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Tea Party Nation Backs McConnell, Declares War on Rival Conservatives
newsmax.com ^ | 5/9/14 | Drew MacKenzie

Posted on 05/09/2014 11:25:32 AM PDT by cotton1706

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has been given a boost by Tea Party Nation after it slammed tea party activist Matt Bevin as a "horrible candidate" and endorsed the incumbent in the GOP primary in Kentucky this month.

The group’s founder, Judson Phillips, revealed his backing on its website while apparently also declaring war on two rival tea party groups, the Madison Project and the Senate Conservatives Fund.

Phillips had initially thrown his support behind McConnell last year for re-election, while saying that tea party favorite Matt Bevin was "a fake conservative."

But Phillips said that he withdrew his endorsement "after the government shutdown last year and McConnell worked against Ted Cruz," the Texas senator who was blamed for causing the crisis in his efforts to defund Obamacare.

"Today that has changed," he said on the group’s website. "Not only do I still believe Matt Bevin is a fake conservative, he is now an incredibly horrible candidate."

"One of the major strikes against Bevin is that he is backed by the Senate Conservatives Fund and the Madison Project," Phillips wrote. Any "candidate backed by these two groups should probably be ignored by conservatives...They pick candidates they want to back who have never held office before and have no record."

The Tea Party Nation boss scolded Bevin for attending a cockfighting event, and then allegedly lying about it before a TV station showed him a "gotcha" video of him in the crowd.

"Someone start sending buckets of Kentucky Fried Chicken to Bevin’s campaign because like Colonel Sanders’ birds, stick a fork in him, he’s done," Phillips wrote. "Bevin is such a bad candidate that it makes it impossible not to support McConnell."

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: elections

1 posted on 05/09/2014 11:25:32 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

One can label oneself as a TEA “Party” member, but it ain’t necessarily so. Actions speak louder than words.


2 posted on 05/09/2014 11:27:32 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: cotton1706

Why so I feel this is the beginning of the end for Conservatism? Probably because it is. Unbelievable.


3 posted on 05/09/2014 11:32:47 AM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: cotton1706
From Wikipedia: "The group [Tea Party Nation] was created by former Shelby County, Tennessee assistant district attorney Judson Phillips in 2009."

Well, those credentials are really impressive... NOT. Who is this dolt?

4 posted on 05/09/2014 11:33:40 AM PDT by Dr. Thorne ("How long, O Lord, holy and true?" - Rev. 6:10)
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To: cotton1706

They’re as much “Tea party nation” as Elizabeth Warren is Cherokee nation.


5 posted on 05/09/2014 11:34:12 AM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: cotton1706

So McConnell wrecks havoc on our economy by submitting to Obama’s agenda, and the biggest criticism of Bevin is this one rally he spoke at a couple months ago?

Perspective is lost in this formerly intelligent nation.


6 posted on 05/09/2014 11:34:23 AM PDT by ilgipper
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To: cotton1706

I don’t trust any national tea party groups, and I’m not a Bevin (or McConnell) fan.


7 posted on 05/09/2014 11:35:38 AM PDT by Darren McCarty (Abortion - legalized murder for convenience)
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To: Paladin2

And there you have it.


8 posted on 05/09/2014 11:36:20 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: RIghtwardHo

“Why so I feel this is the beginning of the end for Conservatism? Probably because it is. Unbelievable.”

It isn’t. Every single candidate for office on the republican side is running right. Hell, even democrats are running right. To get elected. The winds are currently blowing in that direction.

As for McConnell, if he’s defeated on either the 20th or in November, conservatism will be better off.


9 posted on 05/09/2014 11:36:37 AM PDT by cotton1706 (ThisRepublic.net)
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To: cotton1706

I sure hope you are correct my friend.


10 posted on 05/09/2014 11:39:58 AM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: Paladin2

Since there is no single organized faction, anybody can come in and declare themselves “T.E.A. party”, a loose coalition of persons largely dissatisfied with the current direction of the social, economic and moral drift of that territory once known as “the United States of America”.

These faux “front” groups that pretend to represent populist objectives and goals are a most excellent way of spoofing the real conservatives and libertarians.

Sen. McConnell is not part of the resistance to the social, economic and moral drift we see all about us everywhere.

“Go along to get along” is no way to generate honesty in government. Good way to end up wealthy, though.


11 posted on 05/09/2014 11:41:03 AM PDT by alloysteel (Selective and willful ignorance spells doom, to both victim and perpetrator - mostly the perp.)
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To: cotton1706; C. Edmund Wright
More intentional 'Tea Party' primary confusion!

A REALLY clean, and closely contested, Tea Party v. Establishment contest comes next week in Nebraska on May 13: Ben Sasse vs. Osborn/Dinsdale (only because Osborn was getting his clock cleaned by Ben and McConnell and cronies butted in a desperate bid to keep Ben Sasse out of the Senate.)

12 posted on 05/09/2014 11:42:40 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: cotton1706

Beware of infiltrators.

“Affidavits filed by more than half of the 23 candidates from Michigan’s mysterious Tea Party were notarized by the political director of the Oakland County Democratic Party, elections records show, providing more fuel for suspicions that Democrats organized the new party to hurt Republican chances in the November election.

“The party, which most of the tea party movement’s visible leaders in Michigan disavow, also is represented by a Lansing attorney with long ties to state Democrats. And the California-based petition firm hired to collect signatures to qualify the new party for the November ballot was used by Michigan Democrats for another stealth petition drive two years.

“Democrats have also been busted using a phony Tea Party candidate to split the vote for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. They have also funded professional smear campaigns against Tea Parties, impotently tried to copy them with their own “grassroots” movement, and were even caught trying to infiltrate them to discredit the cause from within.


13 posted on 05/09/2014 11:42:45 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (WoT News: Rantburg.com)
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To: Servant of the Cross

Sasse was just endorsed by Gary Bauer and also Pat Toomey, for whatever it’s worth. He has the broadest support of any candidate, but McConnell is still trying to defeat him, FOR IF YOU DO NOT BOW DOWN TO MITCH, YOU WILL BE DESTROYED.

So the people will have take over by nominating Sasse on Tuesday. And Mitch will just have to deal with it!


14 posted on 05/09/2014 11:46:08 AM PDT by cotton1706 (ThisRepublic.net)
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To: cotton1706; All
Tripe..NewsMax, has joined; "Reid's *itch's" War on Conservatives
just follow the $$$$..the 'Rats are spreading dissension amongst
Conservatives.

15 posted on 05/09/2014 11:46:09 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Bathhouse/"Rustler" Reid? :-)
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To: RIghtwardHo

We went Soviet in 2009.

Cook County went national.

Despite all the evidence, most even here are saddled with a fatal case of Normalcy Bias.

The words ‘coup’ & ‘fundamental transformation’ mean nothing to a people who are willfully ignorant of reality.

Civilizations collapse. Republics moreso.

America pretends it is somehow immune,when even Reagan warned us that freedom was only 1 generation away from extinction.

We are already 2 generations removed from the concepts of limited government and liberty being in the forefront of the American mind.


16 posted on 05/09/2014 11:58:37 AM PDT by INVAR ("Fart for liberty, fart for freedom and fart proudly!" - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: cotton1706
They pick candidates they want to back who have never held office before and have no record."

That's a plus in my book. It's about time we got citizen legislators that have never held office before. Look at what we get for electing those that have!

This guy is a Tea Party phoney.

17 posted on 05/09/2014 12:04:43 PM PDT by Fledermaus (Conservatives are all that's left to defend the Constitution. Dems hate it, and Repubs don't care.)
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To: RIghtwardHo
Why so I feel this is the beginning of the end for Conservatism?

Not while we're breathing.
18 posted on 05/09/2014 12:06:07 PM PDT by Resettozero
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To: RIghtwardHo

“This is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. It is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.” — Churchill


19 posted on 05/09/2014 12:07:48 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: cotton1706

Fraud group. Establishment hacks. You’re an idiot if you donate to them.


20 posted on 05/09/2014 12:08:36 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: Darren McCarty

If you met Matt Bevin, you would be.


21 posted on 05/09/2014 12:10:03 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: FreedomPoster
"And there you have it."

Where's that going to get you; in the end?

22 posted on 05/09/2014 12:25:17 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: cotton1706

I’m thinkin’ that I should contribute to Mitch’s ‘rat opponent to get right with the IRS and NSA....


23 posted on 05/09/2014 12:27:15 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Viennacon

“Fraud group. Establishment hacks. You’re an idiot if you donate to them.”

No doubt if they’re for McConnell, who has undermined conservatism for years.


24 posted on 05/09/2014 12:34:48 PM PDT by cotton1706 (ThisRepublic.net)
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To: Paladin2

More of same, unfortunately. And we’ve had a lot of the same from Mitch for a number of decades.


25 posted on 05/09/2014 12:40:32 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: cotton1706

The Tea Party Nation has, by this action, outed themselves as a big government front group.

Bevin (along with every other conservative candidate running against establishment candidates) is not a perfect candidate by any means, but if he rode down the streets of Louisville on a bicycle, nude, in broad daylight, he would still pose less of a threat to our freedoms than McConnell.

Any individual or organization who says “I will support the establishment, big government guy who has voted for trillions of dollars of debt over several decades because his opponent, though espousing limited government, went to a meeting where there was a Nazi/cockfight/space alien/take your pick” is suffering from an imbalance in logic (to say the least).

Since they have singed on with McConnell, if I see the Tea Party Nation supporting a candidate, I will in the future do a good amount of due diligence before I would consider backing that candidate.


26 posted on 05/09/2014 12:57:12 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: SharpRightTurn

And that’s why I post all of these stories. So we know who is on our side and who isn’t.

I could sort-of understand if they endorsed McConnell if he won the primary, but not before. They’re just trying to get in good with him, and that’s sickening.


27 posted on 05/09/2014 1:05:03 PM PDT by cotton1706 (ThisRepublic.net)
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To: cotton1706

RE-ELECT NO ONE!


28 posted on 05/09/2014 1:13:32 PM PDT by PATRIOT1876
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To: cotton1706

Something smells rally rotten here...


29 posted on 05/09/2014 2:04:58 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Paladin2

Everyone needs to cross over and vote for boner and mcconnels rat opponents. It would be worth the sacrifice. Think about it, we would be reducing the GOPe power base inside the party


30 posted on 05/09/2014 2:30:34 PM PDT by bigtoona
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To: bigtoona

Yep, I find that to be a good object lesson to the anointed.


31 posted on 05/09/2014 3:20:58 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: cotton1706

Fine..... Once McConnell has secured the GOP nomination, he might be surprised to find out just how much clout the “real” Conservatives have in Kentucky when they JOYFULLY commit political treason and help Alison Lundergan Grimes defeat his sorry, RINO a** in the General Election.


32 posted on 05/10/2014 2:39:18 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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