Skip to comments.How Mitch McConnell crushed the tea party
Posted on 05/21/2014 9:05:39 AM PDT by PaulCruz2016
Matt Bevin reaches into the breast pocket of his jacket and extracts a wrinkled, yellow piece of paper. "Fraud Alert," it reads, in alarming, official-seeming font. "Sensitive Materials Enclosed. Please Open Immediately."
A Republican he met received the notice in the mail a few weeks ago and showed it to Bevin, who now carries it with him wherever he goes.
Bevin, Mitch McConnell's tea party-backed Republican primary challenger in Kentucky, flattens it out on the table in the back of a community ballroom in Georgetown where he just addressed the Scott County Republican Party's Lincoln Day Dinner. The unfolded paper displays a litany of accusations against Bevin: He praised the Wall Street bailout in 2008. He doesn't pay his taxes. He padded his resume.
"This information is provided as a public service," the notice explains. It's an attack mailer from McConnell's re-election campaign, dressed up to look like an official government notice and sent to thousands of GOP primary voters across Kentucky.
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How Mitch McConnell crushed the tea party
With money, duhh.
NOW, if real Americans do what Mark Levin is suggesting, stay home, then the 2 Billion dollar bitch loses in Nov.
If I lived in KY I would not vote for him.
Vote Democrat in November; the GOP-e would.
With TEN MILLION DOLLARS! That’s how. McConnell works from noon to about four, three days a week. He’s got plenty of time for fundraisers. It’s difficult for ordinary people to battle that.
But we’re doing it anyway.
My dislike for Mitch McConnell equals my dislike for Obama.
You mean it wasn’t money and the power of incumbency?
All Hail The RINO!
So it seems.
Well, let’s see if Tea Partiers stand on principle and don’t vote for him in Nov or if they “hold their nose”. Only then will we know.
I don’t feel crushed.
Democrats keep their man in office is more like it.
Look folks, defeating an incumbent is nearly impossible. I have helped candidates do it before but it is rough going, with far less than a 30% success rate even with good candidates to challenge a sitting office holder.
Suck it up!
We need to flip the Senate to GOP, and the libs will call it an Obama “win” if we do not.
I am not asking you to like Mitch, I don't particularly like the guy. I am asking you to keep your emotions out of this and think.
I've heard several talk show hosts push this tactic, and I think it would be a powerful repudiation of the newest enemies of conservatism.
... In other news, man cuts-off thumbs to spite hands... developing...
Yes. Shows what GOPe $$ can buy - to fight conservatives harder than they fight the Dims.
Don’t worry the democrats will make sure he gets re-elected, he’s their best friend.
No way I’d vote for any dem over McConnell. Don’t like him but seriously? Harry Reid is much much worse.
I will not be voting for Mike Simpson. Why not just start voting for democrats? What’s the difference? Another “conservative” SCOTUS judge?
Like other Freepers are saying, doesn`t matter who wins since 2 democrats are running.
So, why not let the out of the closet one have it .
OK, let’s keep the emotions out of it.
Has O’Connell at any time put the party platform on the backburner in order to either feather his own financial nest or further the democrat platform?
If so, then why would it be unusual for a GOP voter to vote D in an election when the person on the ballot has made a career and a fortune doing the same? If not on the floor, then in the cloak room making sure our bills are either not introduced or so watered down the actually achieve the opposite of what a small government type would want?
Nobody has explained this to me adequately enough. Why would you expect party loyalty in exchange for a career of party disloyalty?
Alea iacta est
I guess it’s the sentiment of some. Not me. I want the senate majority back and keep working to get more and more conservative members. Dems know this and have done the same on the left.
Think about the great accomplishments of the all-GOP congress of 2003 - 2007.
You advocate surrender to Obama.
That is far worse than TEMPORARY acceptance of the GOPe!
Well, did we pass gun restrictions during the years of Republican control?
Did we protect taxpayers from being forced to pay for abortions during the years of Republican control?
GOPe advocates surrender to Obama. Acceptance of the GOPe is just the transitive acceptance of surrender to Obama.
If the GOPe get unelected, their finance/graft/feathernesting financing chain gets broken. This has to happen first. Because the same people that are funding/financing/grafting/corrupting the dims are the ones funding/financing/grafting/corrupting the GOPe.
it’s the same strategy mccain used against jd hayworth in az, bring all the GOP’s party resources and apparatus to bear against the tea party. it works in situations like az and ky, but it’s costly to the enemy and it does limit the future damage the leftist GOPe can do to the nation. thank God for that.
it does, however, illustrate exactly why independent conservatives need a national party to focus our small amount of resources more efficently (for instance, to endorse one candidate, conservative, early on in primary). too bad we don’t yet have our nigel farage.
Have you noticed the usual herd of election season moderate freepers have started to ooze from under the rocks they’ve been hiding under since the last election?
We increased spending to historic levels. Only we increased it less than Obama has. Big deal.
I think its understandable that many of us are sick of the DC shell game.
Agree with you.
Bevin and all the others who lost, fought a hard campaign and didn’t win their primaries.
But the ENEMIES are the dumblecrats on every level.
They have GOT to be removed from power and a Congress instituted that can reign in the executive pen.
WILL they do that? I do not know.
But I DO know that with out a majority in both houses there is absolutely NO chance of doing so.
This treasonous fascist MUST be stopped. The infighting can begin AFTER the election.
Eyes on the goals, folks....
Good luck without our votes in November, Mitch.
I do. I won’t. For the second time in my life I will vote for a democrat.
The first time, btw, was in the early 70’s for Dixie Lee Ray as Washington state governor. She was one of the last of the conservative democrats up there. I liked her because she called out the anti-nuclear-power folks with actual reason and logic.
Far from it.
What you advocate is a Republican majority that is too timid, too Beltway, too weaselly, too bureaucratic, too effete, too liberal, too moderate, too disjointed, etc. etc. etc. to do what is necessary to roll back the headlong march into tyranny and cultural insanity.
No thanks. I don't give two sh!ts if the Republicans retake the senate. The Republicans have demonstrated they are no more trustworthy with our liberties than the Democrats.
It's nice you are hopeful, though. However, nothing will change short of extreme measures.
No way, no how. I hope Grimes cleans his clock. So screw the GOP-E. It fights harder against Conservatives than against the Rats.
The same folks McConnell believes he “crushed” are the same ones he
will need to beat Grimes.
Let’s look at some facts about Ky.
Democrat voters out number GOP voters in KY.
McConnell won his last election by only 6%.
McConnell has a much better opponent this election than his last election.
McConnell has “Trashed” and “Crushed” the same conservative base he will need to win.
So, it won’t take many “crushed” conservatives to stay home to send this
hack packing. If he loses and I predict he will, he will only have himself
to blame for trashing and crushing the same same folks he needed to win.
You noticed that too, eh?
A vote for a Democrat is a vote for evil. Stay home by all means, but don’t pull the lever for a rat.
As did the millions of conservatives who stayed home in 2012 and didn't vote for Romney and saved us from having a RINO as president
With the same mantra when RINO Romney was running?
” Look, let`s just win the election and THEN things will change “
Temporary, hm? That's what I hear every time someone urges me to vote for a moderate/liberal GOPer. Tell me, when exactly is all this "temporary" capitulating going to force the GOPe out and conservatives in?
RINO Romney would have changed EVERYTHING. Like for instance instituting RonmeyCare nation wide. The program Obama based his model on.
In the last primary season they repeatedly posted their “concerns” about conservative candidates. Then when Romney won the primary they announced that “We all gotta come together” and quit posting till the next election.
The MSM spin to make the tea party look bad is almost laughable.
OUR TEA PATRIOTS NEED to RUN on TERM LIMITS !!!!! They will win
with this as a main issue!!!!!! THEY ALSO NEED to stand by term limits
GO HOME after 2 TERMS PERIOD!!!!!!!! Lobbyists would NO LONGER
HAVE THEIR SPECIAL GUY IN THEIR BACK POCKET!!!!!!