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Flashback: Mitch McConnell tells NYT he wants to crush young conservative challengers
commdiginews.com ^ | 3/13/14 | James Richard Edwards

Posted on 05/07/2014 5:17:13 AM PDT by cotton1706

March 12, 2014 – In a recent interview with The New York Times McConnell said “I think we are going to crush them everywhere… I don’t think they are going to have a single nominee anywhere in the country… I know this: Politics doesn’t like losers, if you don’t have anything to point to, it is kind of hard to keep it going.”

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has finally let America know who his true opponents are, and they aren’t the Democrats. When asked about conservative candidates like Matt Bevin, who is challenging him for his Senate seat in the upcoming 2014 election, he said he is going to “crush” them. Although McConnell has recently been attempting to walk back those comments, it should be very apparent to all Americans that the highest ranking Republican in the Senate sees a large portion of the very people he allegedly represents as his opposition that he wants to “crush.”

McConnell is a perfect example of what the establishment GOP represents. He talks a tough game and then folds and hands the Democrats exactly what they want almost every time. He is less principled than all of the Democrats – at least they, for the most part, are clear about their intentions and their dislike for traditional American values and the free market system. McConnell, like the rest of the GOP leadership in both the Senate and the House of Representatives, talks a good conservative game but never follows through.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bevin; elections; kentucky; lundergangrimes; mattbevin; mcconnell; mitchmcconnell; mitchtheb; senateraces; turtle; turtleboy

1 posted on 05/07/2014 5:17:13 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

Shame on you, Kentucky, for foisting such a despicable man on the nation.


2 posted on 05/07/2014 5:19:48 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: txrefugee

To refresh everyone’s memory, he’s being endorsed by Rand Paul


3 posted on 05/07/2014 5:22:33 AM PDT by ObozoMustGo2012
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To: cotton1706
All politicians hate individualists.

And they REALLY hate disgruntled taxpayers.

4 posted on 05/07/2014 5:28:55 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: ObozoMustGo2012

Because the republican challenger is a. Bonehead.


5 posted on 05/07/2014 5:30:54 AM PDT by boycott
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To: boycott

Bevin? I don’t know who he is, but if I were in Kentucky, I’d be voting anyone but McConnell. He has got to go! RINO lifers like him are destroying our country by caving in to the enemy. Let’s hope there arent 4-5 tea party candidates running with Bevin against McConnel as they will dilute their votes and McConnel will win just like the NC seat that was won by the GOP-e yesterday.


6 posted on 05/07/2014 5:36:08 AM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: cotton1706

Why should we be mad? the voters are the ones that did it.

Now they can stop blowing hot air about hating RINOs because we know they are full of s*it.


7 posted on 05/07/2014 5:39:47 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: VanDeKoik

One would hope the voters will NOT be voting McConnell in for another term. Then again I shake my head about how Reid and Pelosi keep getting voted in even with their public stupidity and lies for all to see.


8 posted on 05/07/2014 5:49:24 AM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: VanDeKoik

“Why should we be mad? the voters are the ones that did it. Why should we be mad? the voters are the ones that did it.”

In North Carolina yesterday Republican voters chose the establishment over conservatives.

Given demographic and social trends, conservatives either need to establish their own party or accept being out of power. The GOP has chosen to go moderate/left. Expecting the party to espouse conservative values or oppose the continuing encroachment on fundamental individual rights is an exercise in futility.


9 posted on 05/07/2014 6:18:35 AM PDT by Soul of the South (Yesterday is gone. Today will be what we make of it.)
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To: cotton1706

Collectivists don’t like competition.


10 posted on 05/07/2014 6:19:23 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: boycott

How exactly is he a bone head?


11 posted on 05/07/2014 9:14:45 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty or Big Government - you can't have both.)
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To: FreeAtlanta

How exactly is he a bone head?


1- Speech before a cock-fighting group.

2- saying Latinos work harder than us.

That’s more than enough for me to call him a bonehead..


12 posted on 05/07/2014 4:10:38 PM PDT by boycott
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To: Blue Highway

Sadly Bevins made a bonehead comment supporting cock fighting, of all things. Now he is down double digits to McConnell and losing ground.. when will these people learn to say I have no opinion on that, it is a non-issue


13 posted on 05/19/2014 11:29:32 PM PDT by DaiHuy (May God save the country, for it is evident the people will not! Millard Fillmore)
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