Skip to comments.Mitch McConnell: A “Work Horse” for Special Interests
Posted on 04/22/2014 1:20:52 PM PDT by cotton1706
Washington, DC- The latest ad released by Team Mitch, the campaign to reelect moderate Republican Senator from Kentucky Mitch McConnell, makes multiple false claims and attempts to sugar coat the Senators dismal record in Washington. The ad claims that six-term Senator McConnell saved 99% of Kentuckians from an Obama income tax increase, that he fights for Kentucky miners against Obamas war on coal, and that hes leading the fight against ObamaCare.
The statements in the Team Mitch ad could not be further from the truth, and FreedomWorks for America President Matt Kibbe released the following statement to correct the falsehoods throughout the ad:
This latest McConnell ad is an exercise in revisionist half-truths and downright lies. Not only did Mitch McConnell fail to fight ObamaCare when it counted, he voted to fund it, and now claims he wants to work to fix it. Mitch McConnell brags about tax relief, but fails to mention that he personally negotiated with Vice President Biden to raise taxes on 77 percent of U.S. households. During McConnells fight to stop Obamas war on coal, two coal mining companies filed for bankruptcy, coal mining stocks plummeted, and 2,000 Kentucky coal miners lost their jobs in 2013.
The only values, future, and jobs that Mitch McConnell fights for are the ones in the offices of K Street and Congress. Its time to send some new blood to Washington like Matt Bevin, who will put Kentuckians first and take a stand against Obama and the Senate Democrats, not coordinate with them to pass bad legislation.
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All interests are special.
Now that Reid has taken on the mantle of “Rustler”, Mitch can take on the moniker of “Dingy”.
Mitch is “special”, like Mr. Ed.
Attack not in anger, but in sadness, that we must turn against people who many Conservatives used to trust; sadness that they were not up to the task. When you vent anger, those who are not as familiar with the issues, as those here at Free Republic, will want to argue back; will want to stand-up for Republican "leaders," who constantly prattle about how Conservative they are. When you share the idea that you, like those not so familiar with the issues, are sad that some men (and/or women), you wanted to trust, were not up to the task, you have a much better chance of getting those less informed to listen.
Anger, far too often, tends to frighten and evoke negative reactions.
This is tactically very important. We are running out of time to find candidates who will really stand up to those arrayed against our future. We have to maximize our effectiveness.
And, please, don't point out that I am sometimes guilty of the very fallacy that this is intended to warn against. Yes, the failing is admitted. This is not about anyone trying to one up his allies.
I think they meant “prostitute.”
Which end of the horse?
Mitch McConnell: A Horses A$$ for Democrat Special Interests
Mitch McConnell... a lap dog for the dimorats
I’ve come to the conclusion that all incumbents are in a club that keeps incumbents in office. Every now and then they let a new guy win. And that’s only because the incumbent wanted to retire.
I like it, thank you for the tactic.
It’s common knowledge in DC that McConnel and Boehner owe their leadership posistions to their devotion to serving special interests.
WIN WITH BEVIN!
“Ive come to the conclusion that all incumbents are in a club that keeps incumbents in office. Every now and then they let a new guy win. And thats only because the incumbent wanted to retire.”
That’s very true. But lately (that is, since 2010), it’s been a lot harder for incumbents to get reelected or for the preferred to get there. We thwarted Mike Castle and Charlie Crist, removed Arlen Specter, Bob Bennett, Richard Lugar and made Lisa Murkowski fight for her life.
We’re also forcing them to spend all their time fundraising because they’ll need it to spend to destroy. Their “warchests” aren’t scaring people away anymore.
We’re all watching their every move, and their games aren’t working anymore. And they don’t like it. They may be in control and may be able to retain power, but the congress isn’t such a fun place to be anymore. There’s been an enormous amount of turnover since 2006, in both the Senate and the House.
I for one am going to keep fighting them.