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McConnell Wins Ky. Primary, Senate Conservatives Fund Immediately Endorses
National Review ^ | 5-20-2014 | Patrick Brennan

Posted on 05/20/2014 8:59:47 PM PDT by smoothsailing

MAY 20, 2014 7:36 PM

McConnell Wins Ky. Primary, Senate Conservatives Fund Immediately Endorses

By Patrick Brennan

Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell had been pulling away from primary challenger Matt Bevin for the last couple months of the Kentucky GOP Senate primary, and he triumphed easily tonight, with news organizations calling the win for him soon after polls closed. He’s leading 60 percent to 35 with 27 percent of precincts reporting.

The Senate Conservatives Fund, a Jim DeMint–linked outside group that’s backed a number of tea-party candidates, had made Bevin one of their key candidates this year, hoping to unseat the minority leader. (SCF-endorsed Ben Sasse triumphed in the Nebraska Republican Senate primary two weeks ago.) But after McConnell triumphed tonight, SCF was quick to endorse his general-election effort, releasing the following statement from executive director Matt Hoskins:

We congratulate Senator McConnell on his victory and urge Republicans in Kentucky to come together to defeat Alison Lundergan Grimes. We thank Matt Bevin for standing up for conservative principles and giving voters a choice in this race. Now it’s time for Republicans to unite for victory in November.

Bevin, a successful businessman, never saw his fundraising take off, and didn’t put as much of his personal money into the race as some had expected him to.

McConnell will face Alison Lundergan Grimes, Kentucky’s secretary of state. The most recent polling has them more or less tied, both below 50 percent, though most expect McConnell will strengthen when he can direct his attention undivided toward the general election.


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1 posted on 05/20/2014 8:59:47 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Does it really matter if they vote for the Dip#@%# or the Pub-E in the fall?


2 posted on 05/20/2014 9:09:54 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; We need a second party!)
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To: smoothsailing

Look at the fact that this turd couldn’t win more than 60% of the Republican vote AND HE IS THE LEADER IN THE SENATE>

This does not bode well for his reelection. Lots of angry Republicans may not vote for this punch bowl turd.


3 posted on 05/20/2014 9:12:58 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: smoothsailing

Conservatives in this country have no representation in Government thay are no ones constituents and everybody’s enemy. The GOP does not deserve conservative support anymore than the DNC..


4 posted on 05/20/2014 9:22:03 PM PDT by Breto (Stranger in a strange land... where did America go?)
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To: Jim from C-Town

I want him to win the election in November. However, why does he have to be Senate Majority Leader? He was already and did a terrible job. Why can’t somebody else be the Leader? The reason i want him is because I want the Senate. I don’t want it 50-50. I want it 58-42....so if we have a few RINOs we still have the committees and room for the RINOs to not vote correctly. 2016 we may lose the Senate again so why not win for two years.


5 posted on 05/20/2014 9:22:08 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Governor Scott Walker 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Yes, it really matters.


6 posted on 05/20/2014 9:25:07 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

There is a word that describes people/groups that spend months/years and millions of dollars telling us all who unconservative/unfit for the job someone is, only to throw their full conservative support behind that unconservative/unfit for the job person.

The word is “FRAUD”. That word also describes those who back and support them.


7 posted on 05/20/2014 9:30:29 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: napscoordinator

“Why can’t somebody else be the Leader?”

Because people “Want him to win in November” and will keep electing their problems.


8 posted on 05/20/2014 9:32:06 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: smoothsailing
How much more self-abuse are you willing to inflict upon yourselves, Appalachia? NICE F*****G GOING, KENTUCKY.

I hope your coal tastes good for dinner.

9 posted on 05/20/2014 9:34:47 PM PDT by Viking2002 (Liberals - destroyers of both men and civilizations. The Fourth Turning Cometh.)
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To: smoothsailing

The Senate Conservatives Fund is showing some “class” here. They’re trying to help McConnell recover from his and his campaign’s self-inflicted wounds by their warring on the Tea Party.

I suspect it will NOT be enough to enable McConnell to prevail in November—his viciousness toward the Tea Party will still be felt in the November election (less than six months from now).


10 posted on 05/20/2014 9:38:40 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: Norm Lenhart

I believe fraud refers to people who hold your pro-Dem rule views while claiming to be for conservatism, or, more so, claiming to care about anything when nihilism is actually all you are pushing.


11 posted on 05/20/2014 9:42:11 PM PDT by ifinnegan
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To: napscoordinator

Once in leadership, it’s almost impossible to blast them out. They never go voluntarily. The only way to take McConnell out of leadership is to elect his rodent opponent.


12 posted on 05/20/2014 9:46:32 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: ifinnegan

Don’t bitch when Mitch gives you amnesty. Just don’t. Sit in your basement and complain to yourself all you like. But don’t come online complaining to the world what your philosophy causes.


13 posted on 05/20/2014 9:48:18 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: AuH2ORepublican; BillyBoy; fieldmarshaldj; campaignPete R-CT; yongin; randita; InterceptPoint

I wonder if Grimes would win a poll of freepers, she’d at least be competitive, which is sickening. A recent poll alleged that a clueless 25% of Bevin supporters would back her in November.

To anyone upset that Bevin lost, that’s like being upset you didn’t win the lottery, he had no chance, weak challengers like him don’t win.


14 posted on 05/20/2014 9:50:55 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: napscoordinator

I want him to win as well. The point is that he couldn’t muster more than 60% of the Republicans to vote for him.


15 posted on 05/20/2014 10:05:39 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Viking2002

Don’t blame Kentuckians. I don’t even know anyone who wanted him back. Must a been a lot of bring home the bacon types out voting using the democommie technique of vote early and vote often. Even the dems had Ditch Mitch on their bumpers.
Coal does not taste good and has a very gritty texture. When your lights go out and you are freezing to death in the dark, don’t think badly of Kentuckians, we warned folks what was coming over 30 years ago. Maybe now as those electric bills climb and the black and brown outs start people will realize what we meant when we told them, if they can do it to us, they can do it to you. Invest in firewood and longjohns.


16 posted on 05/20/2014 10:09:36 PM PDT by Foundahardheadedwoman (God don't have a statute of limitations)
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To: smoothsailing

Looks like Mitch has won the battle but he has certainly lost the war. The overall headcount of voters voting Grimes is more than what Mitch can pull in. I doubt he will pull off any more than 60% of the Bevin voters and its just not going to be enough.

Mitch is toast. If by somehow he wins in November than the jig is up on cheating in both parties.

I have a video business and a big part of my services are tape to DVD transfer and so I see lots of old commercials from peoples tapes. I was doing a dub the other day and damn if there wasnt a McConnell TV ad from the early 90s.

Term limits are the only thing that can save the country. Eff the elites. Heck, I am in Ohio and have Portman to deal with. Will he get my vote next election? No. Screw Vets once, just once, and you lose my vote. Forever.


17 posted on 05/20/2014 10:16:08 PM PDT by Finatic (Sometimes I think it would be nice to just get it on and get it over with. Once and for all.)
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To: Impy
>> To anyone upset that Bevin lost, that’s like being upset you didn’t win the lottery, he had no chance, weak challengers like him don’t win. <<

Good point. I don't know why so many are treating the results in KY tonight as a shocking blow to the Tea Party. McConnell winning easily isn't news. If I lived there, I would have cast a protest vote for Bevin, but he was a long shot from the start, and completely DOA after he gave that speech to the "cockfighting" group. It's like getting upset that Nancy Pelosi was re-elected in San Francisco.

Another one where the outcome is a foregone conclusion is that "Obama's conservative cousin" will lose in Kansas. But in that case, I'm looking forward to the primary because there's nothing wrong with the incumbent and we need that race to go away so we can focus on defeating actual RINOs instead of eating our own.

18 posted on 05/20/2014 10:16:54 PM PDT by BillyBoy (Looking at the weather lately, I could really use some 'global warming' right now!)
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To: AuH2ORepublican; fieldmarshaldj; campaignPete R-CT; yongin; randita; InterceptPoint; Impy

BTW, has anyone heard from the “Rand Paul is our heroic tea party savior and should be the GOP nominee for President in 2016” crowd tonight? ;-)


19 posted on 05/20/2014 10:18:02 PM PDT by BillyBoy (Looking at the weather lately, I could really use some 'global warming' right now!)
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To: Norm Lenhart
Well said.

I stumbled upon a commenter on the McConnell victory article at Breitbart tonight who was claiming that the Tea Party conservatives are making a big deal out of nothing. He said, "I am 65+ years old and am just as free now as the day I was born." and he added, "I just don't see your gripe."

After he was unpersuaded by my initial brief attempt at expressing why this matters, I decided to throw together a more thorough response. I think we need to be ready to explain that we keep hurting ourselves so long as we coddle these frauds who will not hold their ground in the times of our republic's most desperate challenges. Here is the long response offered in tho hope that it can kindle some ideas for how to express these ideas in conversations with people who seem to have no concept of what's at stake.


To the guy who doesn't really care much about whom we send to Washington

You are comfortable enough to be lulled into a complacency about real changes that are happening all around you.

Just because you're not as impacted as many business owners, you can't see any downside in the hundreds and thousands of new regulations dictated year after year.

Just because you like to pay for abortions, you don't mind that I have to.

Just because you think the concept of marriage is nothing but an antiquated irrational idea, you feel fine about some federal judge wiping out with a stroke of her pen a state's constitutional amendment passed by their electorate to maintain a status quo that has held strong for hundreds if not thousands of years in most western cultures.

You blithely look on from your cozy recliner as our national debt racks up at an astronomical rate, and why should you care? The next generation will have to bear that burden.

If you have grandkids who are in public schools your mind wanders off to some happy diversion to muffle their voices when they start talking about the climate they face in school wherein administrators go to considerable lengths to reduce their exposure to and expression of ideas that don't fit today's box. If those grandkids are looking forward to getting their first jobs, you couldn't care less about the fact their hireability is constantly eroding given that illegal immigrants are warmly welcomed by McConnell and his ilk. Furthermore, why should you be bothered when the government insists on telling unskilled laborers and employers how much they are worth to each other, imposing circumstances in which over a million jobs have to be eliminated?

You're happy to see my earnings commandeered for the sake of welfare services and education costs and incarceration costs for thousands of criminals who pour over our borders every month. Was a close relative of yours robbed or raped or murdered by one them? Of course not so why would that matter to you?

You don't invest your money in any of the many firearms manufacturers who are facing financial institutions that are bullied by Eric Holder's hush-hush program into severing ties with that un-favored industry.

Since you like your health insurance, why would you care that America has now begun deteriorating into a rationed care system that punishes those who, left to their own devices could have done much better. I know, there's nothing exceptional about individual responsibility and salf reliance.

You're already signed up for your health plan so why should you care that the government spent over $500 million of *someone's* money to buy a website that really still doesn't work from the First Lady's High School crush, and then wouldn't even be so accountable as to hand over the real numbers detailing its actual performance. You're not a doctor so why should you worry about what treatments a bureaucrat decides are and are not warranted for your patients?

You're not a teacher so why should you care about curriculum based on Washington's official party line about what is true, what is important and what is the best methodology to impose those views?

You're not tasked with law enforcement in a southwestern border state, so it's of no consequence that the federal government has decided that ICE agents no longer need to work with state police, sheriffs and municipalities to keep illegal immigrants in check. Obviously you weren't one of the American agents killed while staring down the barrel of a Fast and Furious distributed rifle, so how could you find it irritating when Obama suddenly claimed executive privilege to keep that program's documents under lockdown even though he insisted he had never seen them?

You not the parent of a soldier who lost his life when he courageously decided to enter the battle fray in Benghazi, so I realize you chuckle at those parents who are engaged in a struggle for answers about what happened that day. So what if Obama's state department suppressed thousands of pages and hid dozens of relevant witnesses all to help strengthen the president's relection political campaign by maintaining the illusion that terrorism had been nipped in the bud all over the world by that Chicago Kid of ours?

You, yourself, are the kind of feller who could never be mistaken for one who's plotting anything against the government, so it's no trouble to you that the government reads all your emails and tracks all your phone conversations. They can be trusted to be good stewards of that information and never use it in a way that would be untoward, right?

You're not earning a living by sweating it out in a conventional power plant every week day, so you can feel warm and fuzzy on the inside knowing that Solyndra was awarded many millions of dollars in grant money despite its doomed business model, merely because the company was well connected with democrat donors.

You have no interest in sentimental gestures toward the the men who were ready and willing to make the ultimate sacrifice in order to keep America free during WWII, so you're surely a bit tickled by the irony that the National Parks Service was ordered to INCREASE its non-essential man-hour and maintenance costs to make sure those veterans and their fellow citizens would "feel the pain" of barricades when my representatives in congress shutdown the government, attempting on behalf of citizens like me to rein in one of the most costly and ill conceived power grabs ever launched by our government.

Yep everything's going fine. Nothing much has changed. Who cares who gets sent to Washington to run the show?
20 posted on 05/20/2014 10:26:51 PM PDT by ecinkc (Ben Carson might work as a principled outsider vying for POTUS. Whatever happens, NOT Jeb! Never!)
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To: Jim from C-Town
This does not bode well for his reelection. Lots of angry Republicans may not vote for this punch bowl turd.

Lot's of stupid Republicans may not vote for him. Any Republican who fails to vote or fails to vote in such as way as to enhance the Republican candidate's chances has voted for the 'Rat. That's how two-party systems work.


Alison "Half-his-age" Grimes

Hittable, but not votable!

21 posted on 05/20/2014 10:32:45 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: smoothsailing
Bevin, a successful businessman, never saw his fundraising take off, and didn’t put as much of his personal money into the race as some had expected him to.

I have a $2 bill on my desk that moron sent me trying to hustle more cash. All he did with my donation was beg for more.

22 posted on 05/20/2014 10:55:10 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (The tree of liberty needs a rope.)
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To: Foundahardheadedwoman
I'm from the Appalachian MD/WV/PA tri-state. I know of coal country - I grew up in it. I've walked the tracks with coal dust on my feet. There are just too many people who you can hit over the head with a shovel and they still won't see the light coming towards them. Back in the day, we had a thriving rail and coal industry. PPG. Celanese Fibers. Kelly-Springfield. All gone. People are just now beginning to wake up, but too few, too late for places like these, it seems. People are clinging by a thread - to their homes, their families, their sanity. Obama told one of the few truths of his life when he said he was going to shut down the coal industry and energy costs would soar. These folks still voted him in because Daddy and Grandaddy were old-school Democrats, but they didn't listen to the messenger. Now whatever economies there were in those parts are suffering due to that sort of familial political loyalty - nobody saw the light barreling down on them. It wasn't the rhetorical gravy train they naturally assumed it would be. Even the unions got bought, sold, and kicked down the hollow. Just like voting McConnell back in - it isn't the same us vs. them paradigm anymore. There is no real red vs. blue, black vs. white, or however you want to view the chessboard. McConnell is no more a conservative than Harry Reid is. They're all corporate political insiders with their own best interests at the fore. They're all drunk on their own power and self-importance, and all the so-called bickering you hear about going on in Washington is self-serving manipulation to get the upper hand on each other. We're just fodder. Every day, I hear a thousand voices offer a thousand solutions - some noble, others not so much - as to how to solve our problems. I've convinced the whole thing will have to come crashing down into a cloud of dust before it can be rebuilt as the Founders intended, and real opportunity rises from the dirt.

That's my opinion. You're entitled to yours.

23 posted on 05/20/2014 11:33:14 PM PDT by Viking2002 (Liberals - destroyers of both men and civilizations. The Fourth Turning Cometh.)
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To: smoothsailing

Conservatives need to stay home in the general. Let him win with votes from the people he serves, Democrats, or lose to the Democrat.


24 posted on 05/20/2014 11:46:19 PM PDT by Yogafist
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To: Yogafist

Like.

Mcconnell like Tennessee’s Alexander & Corker do their all to undermine Conservatives attempt to advance the Republican party platform in the Senate. I see no point in voting for Democrat lite in the general election. The lesser of two evils is still evil.


25 posted on 05/21/2014 12:21:25 AM PDT by RginTN
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To: House Atreides
It doesn't surprise me that SCF would endorse the party's nominee. I think it illustrates the difference between “us” and “them”. I wasn't alive at the time, but I do recall reading how Reagan fought hard for the nomination in 1976, and then gave his full support to Ford once he was party's nominee.

I don't think the same could be said for the Republican establishment in 1980, seeing how they got John Anderson to run as a third-party spoiler.

26 posted on 05/21/2014 12:32:50 AM PDT by eaglescout1998
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To: Jim from C-Town
Perhaps now is the time to put in a kind word for apostasy. Bill Buckley's injunction was always to vote for the most conservative candidate who could win and that rule of thumb made sense when Republican candidates had a measure of conservatism inherent in them. But today there is a real question whether senators who claim the conservative mantle, like Mitch McConnell, are committing more harm than good in Washington.

Perhaps now is the time to indulge in apostasy.

For some time now I have been suggesting that at least in a few races conservatives ought to vote for a third-party candidate to ( in the euphemism of the French in World War I on executing mutineers), encourage the others. I was interested to hear that Mark Levin on his radio show two days ago has sent up a trial balloon to the same effect. Levin does not suggest that this should be done in all races against all Rino incumbents who prevail in primaries and win the nomination, but it should be done selectively to make a point.

It occurs to me that the worst of all possible worlds is for conservatives sit home and watch a Republican incumbent go down to defeat and instead of being credited with holding the balance of power, conservatives will get the blame for being sore heads. We will then go into another election cycle in which the Republican establishment will blame conservatives for yet another loss and insist that a Rino offers the only hope of victory in the general election.

In other words the one thing we conservatives ought not to do is to passively defeat a Rino like Mitch McConnell. We should either openly oppose him with a third-party candidate or we should vote for him to a man, even if every man who pulls the lever with one hand is holding his nose with the other.

The problem is we do not yet have a vehicle within which we can organize so that we can show the world that we are in fact acting in concert and we will act in concert again and again until the establishment has its epiphany. Otherwise we live in the worst of both possible worlds, a Rino victory in spite of conservative opposition or a Rino defeat because conservatives are sore heads. That is not the point we want to make. We want to be a force to be feared and we want to affect and ultimately control policy.


27 posted on 05/21/2014 12:38:44 AM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: smoothsailing

I honestly hope McConnell loses. It really won’t matter who wins now because both candidates are cut from the same cloth, and it will teach conservatives in these states to vote for a true conservative when they have a chance to.


28 posted on 05/21/2014 2:55:24 AM PDT by ducttape45
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To: nathanbedford

Excellent post.


29 posted on 05/21/2014 2:59:48 AM PDT by Soul of the South (Yesterday is gone. Today will be what we make of it.)
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To: nathanbedford
I was interested to hear that Mark Levin on his radio show two days ago has sent up a trial balloon to the same effect. Levin does not suggest that this should be done in all races against all Rino incumbents who prevail in primaries and win the nomination, but it should be done selectively to make a point.

Not to belabor the point, but I think he was hinting at not voting for said establishment candidate. My tag line says it all, I have been so done with the establishment for way too long. It has been a divorce, I am just waiting for our side to move out... Sarah and Mark Levin are you lurking?...

http://therightscoop.com/mark-levin-what-if-we-picked-one-senate-race-in-the-general-election-and-said-dont-vote-for-this-rino/

30 posted on 05/21/2014 3:08:46 AM PDT by taildragger (The E-GOP won't know what hit them, The Party of Reagan is almost here, hang tight folks....)
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To: House Atreides; All
yeah.."Rustler" Reid's *itch McConnell, "declared war"
on Conservatism. We shall NOT forget his deeds/words.
We're not political Opportunist, like he is/has been
..as
another FRiend had said, "He's an Turd in a Punch Bowl."

31 posted on 05/21/2014 3:10:17 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: smoothsailing
We congratulate Senator McConnell on his victory and urge Republicans in Kentucky to come together to defeat Alison Lundergan Grimes. We thank Matt Bevin for standing up for conservative principles and giving voters a choice in this race. Now it’s time for Republicans to unite for victory in November.

P*ss off.

32 posted on 05/21/2014 3:12:33 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (Yehovah saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: smoothsailing

So is Jim DeMint a sell out too? There is no difference between having Harry Reid as speaker over Mitch McConnell? Jeez what a crybaby thread.


33 posted on 05/21/2014 3:22:34 AM PDT by Blackirish
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To: taildragger
Thank you for posting the transcript which confirms that Levin did not advocate running a third-party in opposition to Rino incumbents in selected races.

Levin leaves it in the air saying, " I don’t know why we shouldn’t educate these people and punch them back in the nose – pick one race and say you’re going to lose this race here. " Levin himself would be the first to ask, who is "we?" Does he mean his own microphone, does he mean conservatives in general?

This is why I think you need the vehicle of a third-party candidate. Policy and the person become one in politics, especially American politics and one needs a paladin to advance the argument against that Rino and make it clear that there is a coherent coordinated movement bringing him down for good and sound policy reasons.


34 posted on 05/21/2014 3:32:25 AM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: Impy
Not upset now. I was upset when McConnell increased the debt 12+ times, greased funding for Obamacare, and fought for the bailouts. I'm just leaving the GOP.

I'd never vote for Grimes but I don't care about what is out of my influence.

35 posted on 05/21/2014 4:09:36 AM PDT by Theophilus (Be as prolific as you are pro-life.)
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To: smoothsailing

I voted for Bevin, even though his chances were slim. Come November, I’ll write his name in. No way will I hold my nose and vote for McConnell. The difference between McConnell and the Rat is the difference between driving over a cliff at 60mph vs. 90mph.

Voting for the ‘lesser of two evils’ is still voting for evil. I won’t partake in that.


36 posted on 05/21/2014 4:58:07 AM PDT by ItsOurTimeNow ("Scheming demons dressed in kingly guise, beating down the multitudes and scoffing at the wise.")
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To: smoothsailing

I’m not sure that winning the Senate is a good thing if it appears that the House will remain in opposing hands.

I think that will enable the 2016 campaign to be all about how the right wingers have screwed up the country.

Better to allow the country to be able to lay the blame completely on the party in power in the White House.


37 posted on 05/21/2014 5:02:16 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: Viking2002

Here is what you need to understand, when the Feds passed the Mine Safety and Health Act we knew its purpose was to put small operators out of business, we knew that by shutting down a mine it was theft by unlawful taking, we knew that when we could not get our day in court and be judged by a jury of our peers that it was totally unlawful, we knew that when the Feds began to inspect coal mines that did not sell their coal out of state it was a power grab and a stealing of state rights, we knew that when the Feds came in one day and declared all our equipment to be illegal and shut us down, that it was an unlawful act and theft. We knew when the Feds declared all mines to be gassy, meaning contained methane in explosive amounts that for large number of mines it was a lie to put us under the Feds thumb. We knew that the noose had been placed around our necks and would be tightened slowly till we expired. We knew when the power of press got behind the Feds to pass these unlawful laws that the free press was a lie.
This was well over thirty years ago and we fought the Feds on our own with no help. We knew that if they could do this to us they would find others like Cliven Bundy to destroy and we raised the alarm and warned you and all others we could by fighting every step of the way.
Unless you owned a small coal company you do not know or like many in the general population you bought into the children working in coal mines, the evil owners who didn’t care about the men who worked for them, we tried to tell you, you would not listen because it didn’t effect you, not then. Now when we have been driven out of business and you are seeing direct effects on you, Ky is suddenly important.
We are ignorant hillbillies that created our own problems by electing a$$holes, you see, your ox is being gored now as ours was.
Every day a new regulation is passed by some SOB in Washington that impacts your life, now all you folks are starting to wake up after we were fighting the takeover, over 30 years ago, us ignorant hillbillies. We knew you would never wake up after the firat couple of years when we told you what was happening to us and it would come to your doorstep one day if you did not help us fight. You didn’t, you watched hockey or football while your rights were stolen away because it was just a bunch of ignorant hillbillies being screwed, you never saw the big picture.
It is just peachy that you grew up in coal country but unless you felt the point of the Federal spear in your side, you do not have any more clue than the loons in Cali or New York of what went on that led to what is happening now. We knew that until it caused your tv to go off you would not start to squeal, till your comfy life was directly impacted you would not stand up. We thought you would have stood up years ago, but you did not. We were mistaken, we thought that you were Americans, like us and actually had a set, you aren’t and you don’t.
So when you call us F****** hillbillies, you need to take a close look and ask yourself what did I do during the war. You see it started long ago and the cavalry did not show up. We know that it makes no difference now what corrupt politician is elected, it is just too late. To quote one of the Founders,’may your chains sit lightly on your shoulders.....’, I am sure you know the rest of it.
If I sound bitter and angry it is because I am. I will admit that watching folks suddenly wake up and realize they have been royally screwed is not viewed without a certain amount of glee on my and others parts that were there and fought both inside and out of court. Now we are forced to fight once more, this time to the death, us ignorant F****** hillbillies will not go gently into that good night, no we won’t.


38 posted on 05/21/2014 6:06:01 AM PDT by Foundahardheadedwoman (God don't have a statute of limitations)
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To: Viking2002

Coal? They will be eating dirt once Bammy finishes all his executive orders with full dim and RINO support.


39 posted on 05/21/2014 6:08:58 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: Blackirish
Jeez what a crybaby thread.

Hopefully it's just frustration and freepers blowing off steam.

The winning strategy is simple, remember the Buckley Rule, plus never vote for the Democrat, and always go vote.

40 posted on 05/21/2014 6:11:04 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: nathanbedford

If we could not muster the votes for Bevin in the primary, how can we expect to muster them for a TP candidate in the general? ~Devil’s Advocate

It would please me immensely to see Levin & Rush coordinate such a movement. I participated in Operation Chaos in 2008 in Texas, as did many, many others. We won the nomination for Hillary. Then Obama stole it from her via caucus fraud. (Witnessed that myself.) Which is to say that a coordinated movement can succeed. Maybe I need to share my Operation Chaos experience with Levin.


41 posted on 05/21/2014 10:27:12 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: nathanbedford

OC 2008 was so successful in Texas that I was elected as a Clinton delegate for the district. Never voted D before in my life.


42 posted on 05/21/2014 10:30:18 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: Foundahardheadedwoman

You totally missed my POV, but, whatever. Good luck.


43 posted on 05/21/2014 2:47:52 PM PDT by Viking2002 (Liberals - destroyers of both men and civilizations. The Fourth Turning Cometh.)
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To: smoothsailing

“But after McConnell triumphed tonight, SCF was quick to endorse his general-election effort,”

McConnell needs SCF endorsement like he needs a hole in the head.

DeMint and SCF got embarassed and are now trying to cover up.


44 posted on 05/21/2014 7:04:15 PM PDT by staytrue
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To: Viking2002

“McConnell is no more a conservative than Harry Reid is.”

Okay.


45 posted on 05/21/2014 7:06:32 PM PDT by staytrue
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To: House Atreides

“The Senate Conservatives Fund is showing some “class” here.”

No they are not. They got embarassed and are in “cover your rear mode”.


46 posted on 05/21/2014 7:07:34 PM PDT by staytrue
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To: ducttape45

“I honestly hope McConnell loses.”

Okay. But pardon me if I disagree and believe that McConnell will win.


47 posted on 05/21/2014 7:11:26 PM PDT by staytrue
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To: staytrue

I see it as a unity move by SCF. It’s also consistent with the Buckley rule.


48 posted on 05/21/2014 7:27:35 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing; All

Buckley’s rule only applied when there were two parties in opposition. Provably that is no longer the case. All the GOP support for amnesty, screwing vets, investigations that go nowhere and a thousand other daily examples posted on FR show that to be unarguably the case.

How do you vote for the more conservative of two when both are fully on board with opposing conservatism? I want someone still clinging to the GOP to explain why their guys are closeted democrats acting in Obama, not America’s interest. Then explain why we should assist them by empowering them with our vote.


49 posted on 05/21/2014 8:34:51 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Norm Lenhart
Buckley’s rule only applied when there were two parties in opposition.

Your premise is incorrect. Buckley's rule was never about two opposing parties.

It was first articulated by Bill Buckley to inform employees of National Review who the magazine would officially endorse and support in the 1964 Republican primary race between Nelson Rockefeller and Barry Goldwater.

Buckley announced that “National Review will support the rightwardmost viable candidate.” Everyone knew he meant Goldwater, and the Buckley Rule was born.

Born to guide conservatives in Republican primaries.

Those honest conservatives who voted in the Republican primary in Kentucky voted for Matt Bevin, it's as simple as that.

50 posted on 05/21/2014 9:20:39 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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