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How Mitch McConnell crushed the tea party
CNN ^ | 05-21-2014 | Peter Hamby

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.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Kentucky
KEYWORDS: kentucky; lundergangrimes; mattbevin; mcconnell; mitchmcconnell; teaparty
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1 posted on 05/21/2014 9:05:40 AM PDT by PaulCruz2016
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No sale.


2 posted on 05/21/2014 9:07:43 AM PDT by stanne
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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.


3 posted on 05/21/2014 9:07:57 AM PDT by Para-Ord.45 (Americans, happy in tutelage by the reflection that they have chosen their own dictators.)
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To: PaulCruz2016

If I lived in KY I would not vote for him.


4 posted on 05/21/2014 9:08:09 AM PDT by Defiant (Let the Tea Party win, and we will declare peace on the American people and go home.)
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To: PaulCruz2016

Vote Democrat in November; the GOP-e would.


5 posted on 05/21/2014 9:08:28 AM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners. And to the NSA trolls, FU)
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To: PaulCruz2016

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.


6 posted on 05/21/2014 9:08:35 AM PDT by cotton1706 (ThisRepublic.net)
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To: PaulCruz2016

My dislike for Mitch McConnell equals my dislike for Obama.


7 posted on 05/21/2014 9:10:11 AM PDT by austinaero
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To: PaulCruz2016

You mean it wasn’t money and the power of incumbency?


8 posted on 05/21/2014 9:12:21 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: PaulCruz2016

All Hail The RINO!

So it seems.


9 posted on 05/21/2014 9:13:01 AM PDT by onedoug (God derived the function we discovered as mathematics)
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To: PaulCruz2016

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.


10 posted on 05/21/2014 9:13:17 AM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: PaulCruz2016

I don’t feel crushed.


11 posted on 05/21/2014 9:13:25 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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12 posted on 05/21/2014 9:15:01 AM PDT by PaulCruz2016
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Democrats keep their man in office is more like it.


13 posted on 05/21/2014 9:15:43 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: PaulCruz2016; All
Bevin praised cock fighting and dog fighting did he not?

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.

14 posted on 05/21/2014 9:17:34 AM PDT by Kansas58
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McConnell cheated, if not according to the letter of the law, then certainly for all intends and purposes.

Suprise suprise.

15 posted on 05/21/2014 9:17:55 AM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard (Pope Calvin the 1st, defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades)
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To: Para-Ord.45
NOW, if real Americans do what Mark Levin is suggesting, stay home, then the 2 Billion dollar bitch loses in Nov.

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.

16 posted on 05/21/2014 9:18:12 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
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17 posted on 05/21/2014 9:18:45 AM PDT by pabianice (LINE)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
You mean it wasn’t money and the power of incumbency?

Yes. Shows what GOPe $$ can buy - to fight conservatives harder than they fight the Dims.

18 posted on 05/21/2014 9:18:50 AM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: PaulCruz2016

Don’t worry the democrats will make sure he gets re-elected, he’s their best friend.


19 posted on 05/21/2014 9:19:17 AM PDT by McGavin999
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To: Kansas58

No way I’d vote for any dem over McConnell. Don’t like him but seriously? Harry Reid is much much worse.


20 posted on 05/21/2014 9:20:27 AM PDT by arkfreepdom
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