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Now we know why Rand Paul has endorsed Mitch McConnell (Vanity)
March 18, 2014 | Din Maker

Posted on 03/18/2014 8:37:58 AM PDT by Din Maker

I just found out some information today that enlightened me as to why Rand Paul has endorsed Mitch McConnell. McConnell's Campaign Manger, Jesse Benton, is part of the Paul family. He is married to Ron Paul's grand daughter and Rand Paul's niece. I wonder if Mitch hiring Rand's nephew-in-law was part of the deal for Rand's endorsement? This is what Benton told the Huffington Post:

"I believe in Senator McConnell and am 100 percent committed to his re-election. Being selected to lead his campaign is one of the great honors of my life and I look forward to victory in November of 2014."

Well, that answers a lot of questions.


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Kentucky; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: apaulogia; apaulogists; jessebenton; kentucky; lundergangrimes; mattbevin; mitchmcconnell; paulbearers; randpaul; randpaultruthfile
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Being Mitch McConnell's Campaign Manager is "one of the greatest honors" of his life???? WHATEVER!!!
1 posted on 03/18/2014 8:37:58 AM PDT by Din Maker
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To: Din Maker

Sort of incestuous isn’t it?


2 posted on 03/18/2014 8:40:32 AM PDT by madison10
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To: Din Maker

Nepotism is part of the GOPe’s and the ruling elite’s modus operandi.


3 posted on 03/18/2014 8:40:49 AM PDT by House Atreides
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To: Din Maker

People in KY will never figure it all out.


4 posted on 03/18/2014 8:40:56 AM PDT by Theodore R. (It was inevitable: Texans will always be for Cornball and George P.!)
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To: Din Maker

bookmark


5 posted on 03/18/2014 8:46:15 AM PDT by dadfly
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To: Din Maker

Maintaining the Oligarchy is more like it.


6 posted on 03/18/2014 8:46:23 AM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: madison10
Sort of incestuous isn’t it?

Hey, as Mayor Daley said,"If you want incest keep it in the family."

7 posted on 03/18/2014 8:46:54 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Din Maker
Jesse Benton's $586,616 Take as a Result of the Ron Paul Campaign

Since there is no longer a Ron Paul POTUS campaign, ol' Jesse has to come up with $586,616 large from somewhere to keep granddaughter Valerie happy, happy, happy ...

8 posted on 03/18/2014 8:48:42 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Din Maker
with respect..
DUH! ..in public, govt., corporate work..that would be called, Nepotism.
"yeah.. Right bo$$, anything/whatever you $ay bo$$"..no blindside here.

9 posted on 03/18/2014 8:49:35 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: Din Maker
Weak excuse to support the traitorous RINO Mitch McConnell.
You take an oath to defend the Constitution and that supercedes mundane family considerations.
Sadly,this exposes another weakness of Rand Paul, who has stated that ObamaCare can not be repealed.
10 posted on 03/18/2014 8:52:49 AM PDT by Amagi (Lenin: "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.")
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To: Din Maker

Why is it only conservatives are willing to overlook political philosophy when family is involved?


11 posted on 03/18/2014 8:53:22 AM PDT by ZULU (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: Theodore R.; All
the *itch McConnell (Wdc-GOP/e) is swamping; his challenger, Matt Bevin.
his (MM) campaign is 24/7 w/RINOs/liberal propagandists all over KY.

12 posted on 03/18/2014 8:57:28 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: Din Maker
Well, fine, now we know where his heart is. Scratch him off, just like Rubio. Is Mike Lee a crook? Who knows? Whose left?They all get up there then say to hell with everyone else.
13 posted on 03/18/2014 9:00:52 AM PDT by ryan71 (The Partisans)
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To: Din Maker

Old saying - birds of a feather flock together. In this case, the birds are not very good, to say the least.


14 posted on 03/18/2014 9:02:37 AM PDT by mulligan (I)
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To: skinkinthegrass

Looks like Perry wants Paul for VP and Walker and Cruz will be running together.


15 posted on 03/18/2014 9:04:18 AM PDT by txhurl
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To: Din Maker

Looks like Ms Grimes will be the next Senator. Conservatives here are NOT voting for McConnell in the general. He’s going to get stomped.

How can we save this country when the GOP is our biggest enemy??

Amazingly surrealistic, those lily livered pussies will “compromise” with Dems on *anything*, yet they declare a take no prisoners war on their own party base.

More proof that we have a uni party system. The GOP is the slightly less liberal wing of the DemocRAT Party.

I urge all of us to keep fighting, but also to prepare for the worst. Politically and economically. Liberty is dead in America.


16 posted on 03/18/2014 9:04:54 AM PDT by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: Din Maker

Paul has already said he was asked to endorse McConnell before there was any opposition. As much as I’d like to see McConnell gone, I don’t think this is a big deal.


17 posted on 03/18/2014 9:09:59 AM PDT by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: ChildOfThe60s

The GOP IS our biggest enemy. Not Obama. Not the Democrat MarxoFascists.

The traitors within our own ranks who are leading us into dictatorial despotism.

McConnell is running ads non-stop here trashing Bevin. MASSIVELY trashing Bevin and the Senate Conservatives Fund.

That McConnell has announced his victory in the primary here is exactly as I suspected in terms of the Cook County Machine fixing every election with national consequences.

It is amazing to me that a state that put Rand Paul into office over the RINO, would vote an Obama-enabling leader such as McConnell in the primary. It stinks like Cook County again.


18 posted on 03/18/2014 9:14:39 AM PDT by INVAR ("Fart for liberty, fart for freedom and fart proudly!" - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Theodore R.

Some people in Kentucky have “figured it out”. I’m one of them. It’s real simple. Rand Paul supports Mitch McConnell because he thinks Mitch McConnell will be re-elected and will, therefore, be in a good position to help him, Rand Paul, achieve his presidential ambitions. Paul obviously places his personal welfare before what’s best for the citizens of Kentucky. It’s no more complicated that that.


19 posted on 03/18/2014 9:15:44 AM PDT by lakecumberlandvet (Appeasement never works.)
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To: txhurl; All
FINE, ..as long as "Rant" Paul (himself-KY)/Krispy Kreme (himself-NJ) stays off the '16 ticket.
GO! PALIN..CRUZ..WALKER.. WEST..CARSON..(any combination).

20 posted on 03/18/2014 9:18:12 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: skinkinthegrass

Walker/Cruz makes Cruz President of the Senate.


21 posted on 03/18/2014 9:22:49 AM PDT by txhurl
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To: INVAR
The GOP IS our biggest enemy. Not Obama. Not the Democrat MarxoFascists.

The traitors within our own ranks who are leading us into dictatorial despotism.

McConnell is running ads non-stop here trashing Bevin. MASSIVELY trashing Bevin and the Senate Conservatives Fund.

That McConnell has announced his victory in the primary here is exactly as I suspected in terms of the Cook County Machine fixing every election with national consequences.

It is amazing to me that a state that put Rand Paul into office over the RINO, would vote an Obama-enabling leader such as McConnell in the primary. It stinks like Cook County again.

Spoken like a democrat. You do understand how the Republic works? You cannot advance an agenda without controlling a majority? Controlling the majority requires alliances? Those who refuse to support a conservative alliance are nothing more than 0bama enablers. Those who stay home and allow liberals to win elections are worse than any RINO...

22 posted on 03/18/2014 9:29:52 AM PDT by thejokker
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To: Din Maker
McConnell endorsed Rand Paul.

Rand Paul is perhaps merely repaying that courtesy?

23 posted on 03/18/2014 9:32:41 AM PDT by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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To: lakecumberlandvet

If that is the reason to support McConnell, it is a good one.
We do not want to lose Kentucky like we blew sure wins in Indiana with Mourdock, Missouri with Todd Akin, Delaware with O’Donnell, Nevada with Sharon Angle.

Winner of election takes it all!
Losers have zero power to change anything.


24 posted on 03/18/2014 9:33:58 AM PDT by entropy12 (If you did not vote, you helped elect the community organizer from south side of Chicago.)
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To: Din Maker

Isn’t it pretty much SOP for one Senator from a State to give some tacit endorsement of the other?

I don’t think Rand went so far out on the Mitch limb so as to actually help him defeat the Primary contender.

Cruz more or less held off endorsing any one in any Primary.


25 posted on 03/18/2014 9:40:31 AM PDT by X-spurt (CRUZ missile - armed and ready.)
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To: ChildOfThe60s
Conservatives here are NOT voting for McConnell in the general.

Hey, that's their privilege, but if they then utter one word of complaint about Harry Reid for the next two years, they will have earned a good kick in the nutsack.

Were I in Kentucky, I would certainly campaign and vote for Bevin. But if he does not win the nomination, absolutely no way I would sit back and let the Dem have the seat.

26 posted on 03/18/2014 9:42:40 AM PDT by Eric Pode of Croydon
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To: entropy12

YUMM YUMM Slurp that RINO/GOP-e Kool-Aide MORE!


27 posted on 03/18/2014 9:43:24 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: entropy12

The Taxed Enough Party did not blow Delaware nor Indiana.

You are one dim witted conservative.


28 posted on 03/18/2014 9:43:59 AM PDT by winoneforthegipper ("If you can't ride two horses at once, you probably shouldn't be in the circus" - SP)
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To: winoneforthegipper; entropy12
You are one dim witted conservative.

He's not a conservative, he's just a Republican.
29 posted on 03/18/2014 9:48:30 AM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: ryan71

Whose left? They all get up there then say to hell with everyone else.
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I believe that Mike Lee and Ted Cruz are the real deal.


30 posted on 03/18/2014 9:50:10 AM PDT by Din Maker (Rand Paul, Rick Perry endorse Mitch McConnell over Bevin. Neither will ever get my vote in 2016.)
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To: ryan71

Whose left? They all get up there then say to hell with everyone else.
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I believe that Mike Lee and Ted Cruz are the real deal.


31 posted on 03/18/2014 9:50:11 AM PDT by Din Maker (Rand Paul, Rick Perry endorse Mitch McConnell over Bevin. Neither will ever get my vote in 2016.)
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To: Twotone; All

Paul has already said he was asked to endorse McConnell before there was any opposition.
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I’m so sick and tired of hearing that crap. If that’s true, then the little curly-haired twerp is more stupid than I thought he was. But, it’s not true. It’s a freakin’ lie. He could always change his endorsement once a candidate more a kin to his political philosophy entered the race. Nope. As we say down here in Texas: “That ol; dog won’t hunt.” He’s a lying, little sack of s**t.


32 posted on 03/18/2014 9:58:22 AM PDT by Din Maker (Rand Paul, Rick Perry endorse Mitch McConnell over Bevin. Neither will ever get my vote in 2016.)
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To: Twotone

I don’t think this is a big deal
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Really? Well, here’s my analogy: Mitch McConnell is like the lying, cheating husband whose wife has given him chance after chance. Finally, she just doesn’t give a s**t; she just wants him gone. And to make it worse, the one she thought was her friend, becomes “the other woman” (Rand Paul) and takes up with the man she had who was unfaitfulh to her. Now, she feels betrayed by both. And, she’s through with both of them and they can both go to hell.


33 posted on 03/18/2014 10:02:38 AM PDT by Din Maker (Rand Paul, Rick Perry endorse Mitch McConnell over Bevin. Neither will ever get my vote in 2016.)
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To: entropy12

Interesting that you left Ted Cruz off the list. Senator Cruz is actually trying to change things for the better, but is being cut off at the knees by the likes of McConnell.


34 posted on 03/18/2014 10:08:31 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (For every Ted Cruz we send to DC, I can endure 2-3 "unviable" candidates that beat incumbents.)
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To: entropy12

Matt Bevin is no Mourdock, Akin, O’Donnell or Angle. He is a competent, qualified and capable candidate. Those four were idiots.


35 posted on 03/18/2014 10:19:25 AM PDT by Din Maker (Rand Paul, Rick Perry endorse Mitch McConnell over Bevin. Neither will ever get my vote in 2016.)
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To: X-spurt

Isn’t it pretty much SOP for one Senator from a State to give some tacit endorsement of the other?
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No! As you said, Ted Cruz did NOT endorse John Cornyn.


36 posted on 03/18/2014 10:22:21 AM PDT by Din Maker (Rand Paul, Rick Perry endorse Mitch McConnell over Bevin. Neither will ever get my vote in 2016.)
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To: Din Maker; All

I don’t think this is a big deal
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Really? Well, here’s my analogy: Mitch McConnell is like the lying, cheating husband whose wife has given him chance after chance. Finally, she just doesn’t give a s**t; she just wants him gone. And to make it worse, the one she thought was her friend, becomes “the other woman” (Rand Paul) and takes up with the man she had who was unfaitfulh to her. Now, she feels betrayed by both. And, she’s through with both of them and they can both go to hell.


37 posted on 03/18/2014 10:25:06 AM PDT by Din Maker (Rand Paul, Rick Perry endorse Mitch McConnell over Bevin. Neither will ever get my vote in 2016.)
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To: txhurl
Walker/Cruz, makes Cruz
President of the Senate.
may not work; it also "effectively isolates" him, too...therefore, it won't fly..
what's needed is an very strong/effective Senate Ldr., willing/able to launch a full throated attack on pResident 0'BlahBlah

38 posted on 03/18/2014 10:33:06 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: ryan71

Right. Paul has been going moderate on some stances and issues and comments over the past several months. No wonder some libertarians would rather support others than Rand. No wonder tea party is confused on him. he is hypocritical. And all over the map.


39 posted on 03/18/2014 10:40:37 AM PDT by Mozilla
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To: Din Maker

First of all, endorsements don’t mean a whole lot and probably mean even less to incumbents than challengers but for people like Rand Paul and Rick Perry to NOT endorse the challenger probably helps McConnell more than the endorsement does.

A shrewd politician builds up favors owed and then cashes them at election time. No doubt McConnell has done something in the past for both and now wants his payback.

This is politics, folks. This is how it works. If it disgusts you, I’m sorry but it is the real world.

A guy like Ted Cruz that doesn’t endorse Cornyn is why he’s despised by colleagues. Others will remember that he failed their loyalty tests. In Cruz’ case, he’s betting his populism will trump his lack of “playing along” but it is a very risky strategy. Washington can be a vicious place when nobody stands up for you.


40 posted on 03/18/2014 10:45:22 AM PDT by OrangeHoof (2001-2008: "Dissent Is Patriotism!" 2009-2016: "Dissent Is Racism!")
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To: Din Maker
And, I thought the McConnell had incriminating pictures of Rand, but maybe they are pictures of Rick Perry.
41 posted on 03/18/2014 10:49:18 AM PDT by 2001convSVT (Going Galt as fast as I can.)
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To: Night Hides Not

I have problem only with stupid candidates, no matter how pure. Cruz, Lee, Rand etc also had opposition from GOPe but they are not stupid and won.

Moral of the story is “Winning is the only thing” per coach Lombardi.


42 posted on 03/18/2014 10:53:24 AM PDT by entropy12 (If you did not vote, you helped elect the community organizer from south side of Chicago.)
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To: SoConPubbie; winoneforthegipper

Nope, just call me a cold hard realist. I stopped being a dreamer after age 25 or so.


43 posted on 03/18/2014 10:54:51 AM PDT by entropy12 (If you did not vote, you helped elect the community organizer from south side of Chicago.)
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To: 2001convSVT

The Tea Party endorsed Rand Paul, I think they now have buyers remorse.

Rand ain’t no Tea Party man, how could he support McConnell who has said so many anti Tea Party things and been behind efforts to destroy the Tea Party movement.


44 posted on 03/18/2014 10:58:17 AM PDT by Zenjitsuman (New Boss Nancy Pelosi)
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To: Zenjitsuman

Let me add that if you turn on your friends Rand the Tea Party who backed you when nobody in the GOPe would give you a second thought, then I don’t trust you at all.

Loyalty to ones friends first then deal making with the GOPe
on your terms without shafting your friends. If you can’t live that way I have little use for you.

Paul should be Backing Matt Bevin if he really is sympatico
with Tea Party principles


45 posted on 03/18/2014 11:05:06 AM PDT by Zenjitsuman (New Boss Nancy Pelosi)
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To: Din Maker

Ron Paul’s Campaign Manager Will Work for Mitch McConnell
http://www.slate.com/blogs/weigel/2012/09/13/jesse_benton_here_s_why_ron_paul_s_spokesman_will_work_for_mitch_mcconnell.html


46 posted on 03/18/2014 11:06:05 AM PDT by Mozilla
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To: Servant of the Cross

Yep, makes sense of why Rand gave up medicine and went into the family business.


47 posted on 03/18/2014 11:08:28 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: thejokker
Spoken like a democrat.

Spoken like a Ruling Class MarxoFascist stooge who hates Conservatives.

You do understand how the Republic works?

You do understand how treason to support a coup works? Your pals McConnell and Boehner have done more to advance Obama's agenda and silence Conservative opposition than the Democrats have.

You cannot advance an agenda without controlling a majority?

Don't hand us that crap. Your GOP Establishment HAD A CONTROLLING MAJORITY FOR 6 YEARS. YOUR GOP ESTABLISHMENT got us into this mess, spent more than any other Administration and greased the skids for Obama. Why the hell do you think they lost in 2006????

Those who refuse to support a conservative alliance are nothing more than 0bama enablers.

Get bent, you are projecting. McConnell and Boehner are NOT any kind of Conservatives and they have done more to enable Obama than another. Who handed him a blank check? Who tore into Cruz and Lee? Exactly - your Judenrat GOP leadership.

Those who stay home and allow liberals to win elections are worse than any RINO…

So are those who support traitors and demand everyone else sacrifice principles for party. You people foisted Dole, McCain and Romney on us. Now you are pushing Christy or Jeb. We're DONE with your party.

BTW, none of us stayed home. We simply voted for Conservatives. We know that is a great sin to RINO party hacks like yourself.

48 posted on 03/18/2014 11:08:57 AM PDT by INVAR ("Fart for liberty, fart for freedom and fart proudly!" - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Din Maker

It seems to me that Rand Paul is a little bit Paultard, a little bit GOPe, and a little bit conservative. I think he’s more Paultard than he lets on, because he knows he can’t go too far with his father’s views. I hope Cruz stays far away from him. He’s better than a pure GOPe kind of guy, a McConnell or Boehner or (God forbid) McCain, but not much.


49 posted on 03/18/2014 11:08:58 AM PDT by Defiant (Let the Tea Party win, and we will declare peace on the American people and go home.)
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To: Din Maker

Jesse Benton, campaign manager for Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), said that he was holding his nose while working for McConnell and thinking of the long-term best interests of Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), according to a recording of a phone conversation posted by the Economic Policy Journal, a libertarian-leaning website.

“Between you and me, I’m sorta holdin’ my nose for two years, cause what we’re doin’ here is gonna be a big benefit to Rand in 2016, so that’s the long vision,” Benton reportedly said, apparently referring to a possible presidential run by Paul.

According to the Economic Policy Journal, the recorded conversation took place between Benton and Dennis Fusaro of the Reformed Theological Seminary on Jan. 9, 2013. Fusaro confirmed to the Weekly Standard that he made and later released the recording.

http://www.economicpolicyjournal.com/2013/08/mitch-mcconnell-campaign-manager-im.html


50 posted on 03/18/2014 11:09:02 AM PDT by Mozilla
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