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McConnell and his challenger Bevin attack each other on immigration reform
The Daily Caller ^ | Neil Munro

Posted on 04/07/2014 3:18:25 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal

Matt Bevin, Sen. Mitch McConnell’s primary challenger, told a group of Kentucky voters that American workers are less productive than immigrants.

“For those who think that all these fifteen to twenty million [illegal immigrant] people are here just to take advantage of us and ride the system, you’re wrong,” he said at a diner in Jessamine, Kentucky, in March.

“Most of them are not… but I’ll tell you what, there are more people like that even proportionally that were born here in this country,” he added.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailycaller.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bevin; ditchmitch; kentucky; krikorian; lundergangrimes; mattbevin; mcconnell; mitchmcconnell; numbersusa; senateraces

1 posted on 04/07/2014 3:18:25 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: ObamahatesPACoal
McConnell is a:


2 posted on 04/07/2014 3:20:46 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

Not good, not good at all....


3 posted on 04/07/2014 3:22:23 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (GO WISCONSIN BADGERS GO!)
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

McConnell is an Alien, to Kentucky and to the US.


4 posted on 04/07/2014 3:25:20 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2

You shouldn’t insult weasels that way!


5 posted on 04/07/2014 3:25:26 PM PDT by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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To: Little Ray
Well, Mitch is NOT really all that cute.....

I agree.

6 posted on 04/07/2014 3:28:22 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

Well, I read the article and this doesn’t sound very good to me. It certainly doesn’t show Bevins has thought this thing out very well and appears to make him look less than stellar. McConnell still needs to go but this isn’t encouraging.


7 posted on 04/07/2014 3:32:40 PM PDT by Lake Living
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To: Lake Living

The article seemed designed to make Bevin look as bad as possible by twisting what he was saying. I don’t know anyone that doubts the hard work that many illegal display, nor the laziness of many Americans. That doesn’t change Mitch’s repeated pro amnesty support. Bevin may have done something to draw the turtle/weasel out of his shell.

Ditch Mitch!


8 posted on 04/07/2014 3:41:03 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty or Big Government - you can't have both.)
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To: Lake Living
This is Todd Akin-level weapons-grade stupidity.

I don't know what it is about Republicans and illegal immigration. It makes even conservative stalwarts like Cruz moderate. Cruz doesn't support amnesty, but he supports more H1B visas, guest worker programs and all the other sidebar crap that still undermines the system.

9 posted on 04/07/2014 3:41:07 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (GO WISCONSIN BADGERS GO!)
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To: Lake Living

Bevin’s stance on immigration is disturbing.


10 posted on 04/07/2014 3:44:58 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 ((VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!))
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

What the hell is wrong with these people? Every single Hispanic immigrant I see at Walmart is paying with an EBT card. EVERY SINGLE ONE. 100%. I don’t doubt that many are hard workers, and I also don’t doubt that their crime rate is through the roof, and that they are a huge strain on the system; a system that is failing. Republicans are terrified of being called racist. Until they no longer care about that charge, they are hopeless.


11 posted on 04/07/2014 3:50:21 PM PDT by cdcdawg (Be seeing you...)
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

I am glad to see McConnel starting to mix it up

He looks pathetic, and he must be running scared

IF WE WIN ONLY ONE AS TEA PARTY WE NEED TO WIN THIS ONE


12 posted on 04/07/2014 3:55:31 PM PDT by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period. PALIN/CRUZ 2016)
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To: Paladin2

He don’t look like a stoat. Should Terminate Old Ass Today.


13 posted on 04/07/2014 4:04:32 PM PDT by deadrock (I am someone else.)
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To: deadrock
"He don’t look like a stoat."

"They all look alike to me...."

14 posted on 04/07/2014 4:06:44 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2

He may be a weasel, but he doesn’t support cockfighting.


15 posted on 04/07/2014 4:09:14 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: cdcdawg

“Republicans are terrified of being called racist.”

To overcome their fecklessness maybe they ought to be threatened to pay the taxes that they are all trying to avoid.


16 posted on 04/07/2014 4:12:05 PM PDT by amnestynone (Lindsey Graham is a feckless, duplicitous, treacherous, double dealing backstabbing corksucker.)
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To: Paladin2

That’s some kinda animal racism right there. ;>)


17 posted on 04/07/2014 4:13:07 PM PDT by deadrock (I am someone else.)
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To: FreeAtlanta
I do not doubt that when employers pay decent wages, provide good work conditions, and provide opportunities to get ahead, US workers will be what they historically have been....the hardest working, most innovative, most successful population the world has ever seen.

Bevin sounded good at the beginning, but there were always questions. One is that he had never run for office before, and US Senate is not starting at the bottom. Another is that his background is as a businessman, so we couldn't be sure he wouldn't fall in line with the Chamber of Commerce globalist rhetoric about "those hard working foreigners". He should be praising the American worker if he wants the constitutional conservative vote.

Another disappointment.

18 posted on 04/07/2014 4:13:45 PM PDT by grania
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To: cdcdawg

An inevitable artifact of universal suffrage — doom.


19 posted on 04/07/2014 4:13:56 PM PDT by Cboldt
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To: Cyber Liberty
"he doesn’t support cockfighting."

Yep, two components to that.

20 posted on 04/07/2014 4:15:23 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: FreeAtlanta
"Ditch Mitch!"

And actively keep the tow trucks away from the scene.

21 posted on 04/07/2014 4:17:09 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

This guy’s political instincts and mouth control are non-existent.

—TARP representation letter
—Cockfighting
—This disrespectful remark about American workers

Bevin is clearly not the caliber needed, to replace a wiley old political veteran like McConnel, like him or not.


22 posted on 04/07/2014 4:21:12 PM PDT by truth_seeker
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

Wow...Bevin is some kind of moron, and is now likely finished.


23 posted on 04/07/2014 4:27:42 PM PDT by montag813
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To: Paladin2

Agreed. But Bevin committed one of the worse unforced errors I’ve seen in recent memory.


24 posted on 04/07/2014 4:35:19 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: Paladin2

(I didn’t miss the ironic twist...)


25 posted on 04/07/2014 4:36:14 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: ObamahatesPACoal; All

Turn out the lights; the party’s over. What in the hell was Matt Bevin thinking when he made that stupid remark. He should have known that McConnell and his team would be on that like white on rice. Well, here we go again..... Just damn!!!


26 posted on 04/07/2014 4:53:43 PM PDT by Din Maker (Rand Paul, Rick Perry endorsed McConnell over Bevin. Neither will ever get my vote in 2016.)
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To: Lake Living; All
You're right. That is his "Todd Akin" gaffe.. I look for his financial support to drop off drastically. I haven't read all the comments, but, as much as our FReeper family hates illegal immigration, they will prolly drop Bevin like a bad habit. I am sick over this.
27 posted on 04/07/2014 4:58:16 PM PDT by Din Maker (Rand Paul, Rick Perry endorsed McConnell over Bevin. Neither will ever get my vote in 2016.)
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To: Mr. K

IF WE WIN ONLY ONE AS TEA PARTY WE NEED TO WIN THIS ONE
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As bad as it hurts me to say this, I think you can forget us winning this one. It’s over.


28 posted on 04/07/2014 4:59:57 PM PDT by Din Maker (Rand Paul, Rick Perry endorsed McConnell over Bevin. Neither will ever get my vote in 2016.)
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

I didn’t think Bevin would win but I was hoping he could replace Rand.

Also for the Tea Party candidates who don’t make it in 2014 they can run again in 2016 in some cases there may be another RINO to challenge.

Mitch should offer to step aside for Jeff Sessions in respect to the workers.


29 posted on 04/07/2014 5:12:55 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

In some ways it is good we are vetting candidates especially those that might run again in 2016. Hopefully conservative candidates look at what Bevin said and what Perdue said.

Look at someone like Steve King who never offends locals but gets under the skin of RINOS and liberals. This is why Colbert hates Steve King.

http://edition.cnn.com/2010/POLITICS/09/24/colbert.house.immigration/index.html?hpt=T2

“Maybe we should be spending less time watching Comedy Central and more time considering all the real jobs that are out there — ones that require real hard labor and ones that don’t involve sitting behind a desk,” said Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa.

“If we did we’d realize that every day ... Americans perform the dirtiest, most difficult, most dangerous that can be thrown at them.”

Many of these workers, King said, “would prefer the aroma of fresh dirt to that of the sewage of American elitists who disparage them even as they flush.”


30 posted on 04/07/2014 5:31:08 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

Stupid comments. I hope he does not mean what they appear to say.

This is part of his stance on immigration from his website:

“Matt is committed to prioritizing the fiscal, economic, and security interests of law-abiding Americans and taxpayers. He will work beyond the platitudes and demand that effective enforcement measures are implemented and the magnets that attract illegal immigrants are eliminated. An effective plan that stops the failed cycle of amnesty would include immediate enforcement of all the laws on the books, allowing states like Kentucky to enforce federal immigration laws without fear of reprisal from a rogue administration, and cutting off welfare benefits to those who come here illegally.”

Immediate enforcement of all laws on the books would include deportations.

While the statements quoted in the article are not helpful, we know McConnell has affirmatively backed amnesty in the past and reputedly was whipping for the recent Senate amnesty bill behind the scenes, while publicly opposing it. McConnell has been, and remains, a viper of the lowest order.

Go, Bevin (and talk to the people at NumbersUSA to get the straight story on the toll immigration—including legal immigration—is taking on our country).


31 posted on 04/07/2014 5:50:57 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: cdcdawg

Yep crime, drugs and welfare. Thats what you get when you try to absorb the entire underclass of another nation. We cannot afford it and frankly who wants it? If we wanted to live in a chithole we could move to a poor neighborhood in Mexico.


32 posted on 04/07/2014 6:41:36 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Din Maker

Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?

THERE’s A MONTH LEFT

GET OFF YOUR ASS AND HELP


33 posted on 04/07/2014 7:18:35 PM PDT by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period. PALIN/CRUZ 2016)
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To: Mr. K

Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?
THERE’s A MONTH LEFT
GET OFF YOUR ASS AND HELP
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Excuse me, Mr. K, but it was the Japanese who bombed Pearl Harbor not the Germans. Now.....

Was it over when Akin made one gaffe in an election we had in our pocket? YES! Was it over when Mourdock in IN made one gaffe? YES! What Bevin said was the sure mark of an amateur. And, I don’t think those ol’ Kentucky boys are going to appreciate him “implying” that illegal Mexicans work harder than they do. And Mitch McConnell will ride this until Election Day to make sure they get the word. Now, to address your last point:

I have been off my ass. I worked tirelessly for Ted Cruz in 2012. I worked my butt off and it paid off. I’ve been in constant contact with the Bevin Campaign via phone and e-mails. I’ve sent money to Bevin in KY and Chris McDaniel in MS. I’m going to be working for Rob Maness in LA, since I only live 7 miles from the LA line. My priority, as far as “leg work” is to see Mary Landrieu defeated. I’m not sitting on my ass.

Have a nice evening.


34 posted on 04/07/2014 7:59:58 PM PDT by Din Maker (Rand Paul, Rick Perry endorsed McConnell over Bevin. Neither will ever get my vote in 2016.)
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To: Din Maker

where did you take your negative cheerleading lessons?

Nice way to bring everyone down..

(And it was the Germans who bombed pearl harbor- just watch “Animal House” and you’ll see)


35 posted on 04/08/2014 7:53:50 AM PDT by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period. PALIN/CRUZ 2016)
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To: cdcdawg

I live in a county overrun with illegals. If they work they work for cash so it looks like they have 0 income. Every single one of them has anchor babies and those babies get full benefits because of their parents 0 income. They get welfare cash, food stamps, WIC, and MediCal (Medicaid)for those anchor babies.
They live very well because it takes them almost nothing to live (it is mostly paid for via welfare received for the anchor babies) and they have all that cash to spend.


36 posted on 04/08/2014 8:37:25 AM PDT by sheana
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To: grania

I am of the anything right of a Democrat (aka. Mitch) is better than Mitch.

It is better to take a chance on a businessman that isn’t “Washington Savy” than to stick with the same azz that we have.


37 posted on 04/08/2014 4:05:55 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty or Big Government - you can't have both.)
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To: Mr. K; Din Maker

That is one of the greatest comedy lines in movie history.

It is too bad that the typical “man on the street” wouldn’t even know that the Germans or Japanese fought us in WWII.

We are in deep trouble.


38 posted on 04/08/2014 4:08:23 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty or Big Government - you can't have both.)
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To: FreeAtlanta
anythng right of a dem (aka Mich) is better than Mitch

Unfortunately, not anymore. Ted Cruz had the budget thing won, if RINOs didn't help the media vilify the "closing" of the government. We can't accomplish anything to stop the invasion of the US, to balance the budget or stop Obamacare because of backstabbers in the Republican Party. It would be even worse if there's ever a majority RINO population in both the HOR and US Senate. We don't need more backstabbers.

39 posted on 04/08/2014 4:14:32 PM PDT by grania
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To: Mr. K

Nice way to bring everyone down..
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I don’t have to bring everyone down. Matt is doing a good enough job by himself. This, Todd Akin moment, was just the final straw. In this electronic information age, it only takes one misstatement to do you in. Matt found his last Saturday. I wish I could have back the money I sent his campaign so I could give it to Chris McDaniel or Ben Sasse or Rob Maness.


40 posted on 04/09/2014 6:42:33 PM PDT by Din Maker (Rand Paul, Rick Perry endorsed McConnell over Bevin. Neither will ever get my vote in 2016.)
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To: truth_seeker; All
This guy’s political instincts and mouth control are non-existent.
—TARP representation letter
—Cockfighting
—This disrespectful remark about American workers
Bevin is clearly not the caliber needed

DING! DING! DING! We have a winner. Why are so many of our Tea Party guys absolute meat-heads? Why can there not be more Tea Party candidates like Ted Cruz, Ben Sasse or Chris McDaniel: Well, this is my last comment on Matt Bevin. I'll spend my energy and money on candidates who don't have sh** for brains.
41 posted on 04/09/2014 6:51:20 PM PDT by Din Maker (Rand Paul, Rick Perry endorsed McConnell over Bevin. Neither will ever get my vote in 2016.)
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

Why do conservative site callamnesty “reform”?


42 posted on 05/02/2014 5:49:20 AM PDT by amnestynone (Lindsey Graham is a feckless, duplicitous, treacherous, double dealing backstabbing corksucker.)
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To: amnestynone

Maybe Bevin and McConnell support more tech visas. That’s not amnesty. That is cheap labor for the tech lobby.

Which I think is partyl implied in what both of them said.

Grimes of course is an imbecile and supports any amnesty bill the media tells her to support even if it allows the GOP to attack her in a state that is 2% Hispanic.


43 posted on 05/02/2014 2:25:33 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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