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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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To: PaulCruz2016

No sale.


2 posted on 05/21/2014 9:07:43 AM PDT by stanne
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To: PaulCruz2016

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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To: PaulCruz2016

12 posted on 05/21/2014 9:15:01 AM PDT by PaulCruz2016
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To: PaulCruz2016

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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To: PaulCruz2016
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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To: PaulCruz2016

... In other news, man cuts-off thumbs to spite hands... developing...


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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To: PaulCruz2016

21 posted on 05/21/2014 9:22:44 AM PDT by zeebee (There are no coincidences.)
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To: PaulCruz2016

I will not be voting for Mike Simpson. Why not just start voting for democrats? What’s the difference? Another “conservative” SCOTUS judge?


22 posted on 05/21/2014 9:23:47 AM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: fwdude

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 .


23 posted on 05/21/2014 9:24:33 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: Kansas58

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?


24 posted on 05/21/2014 9:25:37 AM PDT by RinaseaofDs (.)
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To: Kansas58
The same message among conservatives given in 2008, 2010 and 2012. Yet, we slip further into oblivion.

No sale.

Alea iacta est

25 posted on 05/21/2014 9:29:18 AM PDT by Jagdgewehr (It will take blood.)
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To: andyk

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.


26 posted on 05/21/2014 9:30:24 AM PDT by arkfreepdom
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To: Kansas58

Think about the great accomplishments of the all-GOP congress of 2003 - 2007.


27 posted on 05/21/2014 9:31:09 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Jagdgewehr
Well you might not like my strategy, but my strategy is infinitely better, on all counts, then YOURS!

You advocate surrender to Obama.

That is far worse than TEMPORARY acceptance of the GOPe!

28 posted on 05/21/2014 9:31:34 AM PDT by Kansas58
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To: skeeter

Well, did we pass gun restrictions during the years of Republican control?

NO!

Did we protect taxpayers from being forced to pay for abortions during the years of Republican control?

YES!!


29 posted on 05/21/2014 9:33:00 AM PDT by Kansas58
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To: Kansas58

GOPe advocates surrender to Obama. Acceptance of the GOPe is just the transitive acceptance of surrender to Obama.

http://mississippiconservativedaily.com/2014/05/20/paul-gallo-cant-name-one-fight-thad-cochran-has-led-against-president-obama-2/

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.


30 posted on 05/21/2014 9:34:40 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: PaulCruz2016

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.


31 posted on 05/21/2014 9:34:57 AM PDT by dadfly
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To: Para-Ord.45

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?


32 posted on 05/21/2014 9:35:32 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: Kansas58
Yes, the occasional bone was thrown to the base. But in spite of having both houses of congress and the white house, did the GOP do anything to slow the inexorable slide into total state control?

Hell no.

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.

33 posted on 05/21/2014 9:37:20 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Kansas58

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....


34 posted on 05/21/2014 9:38:26 AM PDT by Adder (No, Mr. Franklin, we could NOT keep it.)
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To: PaulCruz2016

Good luck without our votes in November, Mitch.


35 posted on 05/21/2014 9:39:35 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Defiant

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.


36 posted on 05/21/2014 9:42:22 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: Kansas58
You advocate surrender to Obama.

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.

37 posted on 05/21/2014 9:43:06 AM PDT by Jagdgewehr (It will take blood.)
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To: Kansas58

No way, no how. I hope Grimes cleans his clock. So screw the GOP-E. It fights harder against Conservatives than against the Rats.


38 posted on 05/21/2014 9:43:40 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: PaulCruz2016

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.


39 posted on 05/21/2014 9:44:03 AM PDT by tennmountainman (Just Say No To Obamacare)
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To: cripplecreek; Norm Lenhart
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?

You noticed that too, eh?

40 posted on 05/21/2014 9:45:30 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: cuban leaf

A vote for a Democrat is a vote for evil. Stay home by all means, but don’t pull the lever for a rat.


41 posted on 05/21/2014 9:45:50 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.

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

42 posted on 05/21/2014 9:46:47 AM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: cripplecreek

With the same mantra when RINO Romney was running?

” Look, let`s just win the election and THEN things will change “


43 posted on 05/21/2014 9:47:17 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: Kansas58
"That is far worse than TEMPORARY acceptance of the GOPe!"

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?

44 posted on 05/21/2014 9:47:39 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: Fiji Hill

Ur right.

RINO Romney would have changed EVERYTHING. Like for instance instituting RonmeyCare nation wide. The program Obama based his model on.


45 posted on 05/21/2014 9:48:52 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: Kansas58
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 don't believe you. Your posting history proves otherwise.
46 posted on 05/21/2014 9:49:03 AM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: arkfreepdom
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.

Problem is, that your approach, "The lesser of two evils", has never been shown to work, in fact, the GOP-E is galloping to the left as we speak, and all the while, for the last decade, people like you have been encouraging everyone to in the same exact approach.

The results on the ground, an ever-leftward leaning GOP, proves your approach does not work.
47 posted on 05/21/2014 9:51:48 AM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: Para-Ord.45

LOL exactly.

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.


48 posted on 05/21/2014 9:52:13 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: PaulCruz2016
Lets see..... a standing minority Senate leader with absolutely overwhelming financial advantage does not get 40% of the vote. Hardly crushing. I'd say in was more like a warning shot from the Tea Party.

The MSM spin to make the tea party look bad is almost laughable.

49 posted on 05/21/2014 9:52:21 AM PDT by catfish1957 (Face it!!!! The government in DC is full of treasonous bastards)
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To: Adder

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!!!!!!


50 posted on 05/21/2014 9:53:25 AM PDT by Kit cat (OBummer must go)
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