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Kentucky Getting Ready to Ditch Mitch As Democrat Grimes Leads McConnell 48%-46%
politicsusa.com ^ | 6/26/14 | Sarah Jones

Posted on 06/26/2014 8:30:20 AM PDT by cotton1706

What looked like it could be an anomaly is beginning to look like a real thing in Kentucky. The Democratic challenger to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Alison Lundergan Grimes, is leading in a new poll from Public Policy Polling (PPP) by 2 points, on the heels of McConnell’s primary win. That’s right — if this is McConnell’s post-primary bump, he’s in trouble.

The poll contains a flood of bad news for McConnell. Eighty-nine percent of respondents are more likely to vote for a candidate who will pass legislation to create jobs. By an 80%-14% margin, voters (including 70% of Republicans) want a candidate that will close tax loopholes on millionaires. Seventy-eight percent of voters want a candidate who will end gridlock and partisanship. Seventy-six percent want a candidate that will make sure that the rich and corporations pay their fair share of taxes, and by a margin of 63%-31% voters oppose cutting taxes for the wealthy and corporations.

Mitch McConnell opposes everything that Kentucky voters said they supported in the paragraph above. What’s even worse for McConnell is that voters strongly oppose what he supports. McConnell has been a vocal supporter of tax cuts for the wealthy and corporations. McConnell has personally blocked a wide range of job creation bills in the Senate, and he has publicly admitted that he is using gridlock as a strategy to destroy the Obama presidency.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections; US: Kentucky
KEYWORDS: 2014midterms; elections; ky2014; mcconnell
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Politics USA is obviously liberal. But the poll is interesting.
1 posted on 06/26/2014 8:30:20 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

Good!

To Hell with the damn GOP.


2 posted on 06/26/2014 8:32:28 AM PDT by chris37 (heartless)
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To: cotton1706

Maybe, hopefully, one day people will eventually figure out that taxes on corporations are actually hidden sales taxes which end up hitting the little guy the hardest.


3 posted on 06/26/2014 8:33:41 AM PDT by Trapped Behind Enemy Lines
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To: cotton1706

Sad to say, seeing McConnell defeated will make many FReepers happy.

I hereby create the FR Barn Burner Caucus. (I won’t join it.)


4 posted on 06/26/2014 8:34:17 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: cotton1706

I hope it holds. McConnell needs to go, at all costs.


5 posted on 06/26/2014 8:35:31 AM PDT by dware (3 prohibited topics in mixed company: politics, religion and operating systems...)
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To: don-o

McConnell is an insidious and vile oligarch who should be removed from office, no matter what his party.

To reward him with reelection and with the Majority Leader position would be granting amnesty for all his treachery.


6 posted on 06/26/2014 8:36:10 AM PDT by cotton1706 (ThisRepublic.net)
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To: cotton1706

Have a good old time in the Ditch, Mitch. Ya son of a _____ .


7 posted on 06/26/2014 8:36:10 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: cotton1706

I’d like the Rs to take the senate but it will be nice to see McConnell pleading for his base to come out.


8 posted on 06/26/2014 8:37:17 AM PDT by Principled (Obama: Unblemished by success.)
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To: chris37

Good!

To Hell with the damn GOP.


I am there with you now. After what mitch and the GOPe did in Mississippi, they have lost me for good.


9 posted on 06/26/2014 8:37:25 AM PDT by boycott
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To: cotton1706

This is awful.

Where’s Mitch going to have his scary “you had better do whatever we tell you to do” meetings?

I guess he can walk around his neighborhood telling the guys how to use their lawnmowers in a ‘better’ way. But that no-chin stuttering nice guy act he puts on for TV will get old very quick.


10 posted on 06/26/2014 8:37:39 AM PDT by stanne
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To: cotton1706

Works for me.


11 posted on 06/26/2014 8:37:44 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The more numerous the laws, the more corrupt the government." --Tacitus)
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To: cotton1706

Wondering (hoping) if Cochran’s narrow escape might wake up any fence-sitters to the desperate skulduggery of the Haley Barbour GOP Establishment Propaganda Wing.

In other words, McConnell browbeat his RINO colleagues into spending money if not sweat on Cochran. Did they burn most/all of their powder up on that race to leave McConnell exposed?


12 posted on 06/26/2014 8:37:48 AM PDT by relictele (Principiis obsta & Finem respice - Resist The Beginnings & Consider The Ends)
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To: don-o

Exactly.

Nothing in life is perfect, LEAST of all politics.

Perhaps I am suffering from blue state traumatic stress syndrome, but after putting up for more than twenty years of the likes of Boxer and Feinstein, McConnell and even Cochran look very good in comparison.


13 posted on 06/26/2014 8:38:46 AM PDT by Trapped Behind Enemy Lines
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To: cotton1706

McConnell need to go. Better a DEM hold that seat than GOP. McConnell is sabotaging Conservatives by pretending to be on our side


14 posted on 06/26/2014 8:39:08 AM PDT by 4rcane
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To: chris37

If I could I might vote for a Dem just to get Graham and Mcconnell out.


15 posted on 06/26/2014 8:39:25 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: cotton1706
Poll also indicated that 98% of the respondents love kittens and fluffy clouds and Mitch has consistently supported plans to kill cats and eleminate pretty skies.

Look, I have no love for Mitch, but this "poll" proves nothing. KY should have got rid of the guy in the primary, however...

16 posted on 06/26/2014 8:40:48 AM PDT by Martin Tell (Victrix causa diis placuit sed victa Catoni.)
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To: don-o
Considering that McConnell provided the critical cloture votes to further Reid's agenda, you bet I'll be happy to see a liberal republican Senate leader politically destroyed.

Every single liberal republican needs to be politically destroyed at either the primary or in the general election.

/johnny

17 posted on 06/26/2014 8:41:49 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: cotton1706

GOOD I HOPE HE DOES LOSE
AND COCHRAN TOO
AND THAT GIRL LINDSAY GRAHAM TOO


18 posted on 06/26/2014 8:42:07 AM PDT by Mr. K (Palin/Cruz 2016)
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To: cotton1706

TPubbies — vote for the same [McConnell, Cochran, etc.] and expect a different result or cross the aisle to clean the cesspool?

If the TPubbies stay irate, the GOP might see a repeat of 2012 and fail to get the Senate again.

Another session with Reid as Majority Leader or ‘vote for the same and expect a different result’? Which is the lesser of 2 evils there?


19 posted on 06/26/2014 8:43:15 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Principled

Wouldn’t that be priceless? Mitch looking at us with those puppy dog eyes, pleading for support from the Tea Party?


20 posted on 06/26/2014 8:43:33 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: cotton1706
Politics USA is obviously liberal. But the poll is interesting.

But still within the margin of error. This will be a tight race to the end.

21 posted on 06/26/2014 8:43:57 AM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: cotton1706
McConnell is an insidious and vile oligarch who should be removed from office, no matter what his party.

Let's stipulate to that. Then if the Senate comes out 50 - 50, you actually prefer a Senator who certainly will kowtow to Harry Reid, every time? Because that is what you will get. A better plan might be to put the heat on Mitch to own his failures and repent of his sins.

22 posted on 06/26/2014 8:44:10 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: cotton1706

Ditch Mitch in KY.
Ditch Cochran in MS.

That will send a strong message to the GOPe’s.
Don’t piss on us. Don’t $hit on us. Don’t call us racist against members
of your own party, or you will pay a heavy price.


23 posted on 06/26/2014 8:44:10 AM PDT by tennmountainman (True conservatives don't like being pissed on by their own party!)
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To: boycott; RummyChick

The friend of my enemy is also my enemy.

I can’t support a democrat, which also means I cannot support a republican.


24 posted on 06/26/2014 8:44:16 AM PDT by chris37 (heartless)
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To: cotton1706
Good.

I hope that McConnell's scorched earth strategy ends up burning him in the end.

He may get the candidates that he wanted, but he won't be there himself to enjoy the fruits of his betrayals of the base.

-PJ

25 posted on 06/26/2014 8:44:18 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: cotton1706

The most electable Republican, eh...at this point, I hope she wins.


26 posted on 06/26/2014 8:45:26 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: don-o

No, it won’t make me happy. It is what it is. McConnell is 100% responsible for his own fate.

I am still washing off the stink of the crap that bastard has dropped on us here during the primary campaign. The fact that we have no palatable alternative doesn’t mean I will voluntarily be his butt boy.

McConnell used to be a judge advocate in Jefferson County back when. Jefferson County is spelled LIBERAL CORRUPTION.


27 posted on 06/26/2014 8:46:01 AM PDT by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: don-o

Just because you like being dumped on and pissed on does not mean
the rest of us get our kicks from it.


28 posted on 06/26/2014 8:46:08 AM PDT by tennmountainman (True conservatives don't like being pissed on by their own party!)
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To: TomGuy
Failing to oust Reid as Majority Leader is a problem that can be fixed in two years.

Failing to oust the RINO Establishment is a problem that will continue indefinitely until the voters roll up their sleeves and do it.

29 posted on 06/26/2014 8:46:20 AM PDT by koanhead
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To: tennmountainman

Where do you keep your hay after you burn your barn down?


30 posted on 06/26/2014 8:47:18 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: Trapped Behind Enemy Lines
McConnell and even Cochran look very good in comparison.

Enjoy getting stabbed in the back, huh? How'd 2000-2006 work out for ya? If memory serves, we had a R controlled House, Senate AND WH. We got the Patriot Act. No thanks. I'm done voting for the lesser of evil.

31 posted on 06/26/2014 8:48:08 AM PDT by dware (3 prohibited topics in mixed company: politics, religion and operating systems...)
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To: don-o

No change from liberals until you join. We want the GOP back without liberals. It will not change unless we elect Conservatives.


32 posted on 06/26/2014 8:48:14 AM PDT by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: DoodleDawg

Grimes is a good looking woman. Voters are stupid, ignorant and shallow. Looks matter to them.

This country has the government it deserves. A minority of us don’t deserve it, but we got it anyway.


33 posted on 06/26/2014 8:49:14 AM PDT by ChildOfThe60s ((If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: cotton1706

What are these tax loops on millionaires? Short of starting your own foundation where you give yourself lots of free perks and bennies, I just don’t know of any tax loops. And a million dollars is not enough to start a non profit foundation of any significance. Especially since most folks are going to spend their first two or three million making their own lives more comfortable - paying a landscaper, private school for the kids, nice cars, etc.


34 posted on 06/26/2014 8:49:42 AM PDT by old and tired
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To: don-o

If McConnell loses, he will have only himself to blame.

You can’t continuously spit in the faces of your base, and then expect the base to turn around and vote for you. Unless you are a sociopath.


36 posted on 06/26/2014 8:50:49 AM PDT by rottndog ('Live Free Or Die' Ain't just words on a bumber sticker...or a tagline.)
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To: old and tired

Oh, and I’d be all for closing the stupid non-profit loophole, but that’s going to put an awful lot of regular joes and janes out of jobs.


37 posted on 06/26/2014 8:51:52 AM PDT by old and tired
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To: rottndog

Some people enjoy being spit on. It floats their boat.


38 posted on 06/26/2014 8:52:32 AM PDT by tennmountainman (True conservatives don't like being pissed on by their own party!)
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To: Martin Tell
Look, I have no love for Mitch, but this "poll" proves nothing

The poll shows people, even a majority of conservatives, will tend to always answer YES to poll questions asking whether we should tax the rich more, tax corporations more, etc. You could tax the rich 100%, and take the same poll tomorrow and get the same results.

This is a PPP poll which is a Democrat operation. They have a decent track record as polls go, but they also pull shenanigans like when they released that poll showing Akin still beating Claire in order to persuade him to stay in the race. Every other poll showed exactly the opposite. Akin never had a chance once he made a fool out of himself on the rape Q&A, and PPP knew it.

While there is an anti incumbency mood, my guess is once McConnell gets his machine rolling he will win by 4-5 points or more. Obama is just too unpopular in the South and in coal country and Grimes probably can't get the stink of Obama off her.

Lastly, it is almost sad logging in here now sometimes. Post after post, thread after thread of people rooting for Democrats to defeat Republicans. As if there was some magical time when Republicans were uber conservatives and this current incarnation of the "establishment" is more liberal than ever. As if the go-along, get-along, Bob Michel Republicans of the 50's, 60's, 70's, 80's, etc, weren't just as, if not more, milquetoast than what we've got now. Geeze people, get a grip, the TEA Party is forcing the Republican party, the only viable alternative to Democrats, to the right. Even when we don't win, we've generally pushed the "establishment" candidate to the more conservative side. All this rooting for Republican senate incumbents to lose to Democrats is just self defeating and stupid.

40 posted on 06/26/2014 8:53:51 AM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: don-o

If I can make it any clearer, I will: I OPENLY ADVOCATE THE DEFEAT OF REPUBLICAN SENATOR MITCH MCCONNELL OF KENTUCKY.

He is a very dangerous man. He has ceded enormous power to the position of Majority Leader in numerous “handshake agreements” with Harry Reid. He thought he would be Majority Leader by now but all the Establishment’s worthless nominees (including Mitt Romney) went down in flames in November, 2012. He lusts after power and such a man should never be granted it.

There are a number of seats that can be gained to make up for McConnell’s loss.


41 posted on 06/26/2014 8:54:07 AM PDT by cotton1706 (ThisRepublic.net)
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To: relictele

Cochran will lose Mississippi, had cochran been able to win the primary in an honest honorable way I would have done what I’ve always done, support the gop primary winner with money, work, and the votes of myself and family. cochran, his handlers, the barbours and the Mississippi gop can go to hell. It’s time to burn the barn and salt the earth.


43 posted on 06/26/2014 8:54:47 AM PDT by duffee (NO poll tax, NO tax on firearms, ammunition or gun safes. NO gun free zones.)
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To: don-o
It's not a barn. I don't care about hay. Talk about the Senate, not useless analogies.

We can frustrate the Senate if we hold the House. The only issue is Supreme Court nominees.

Even McConnell was willing to let a Senate seat go Democrat for a term. His strategy was centered around the idea that he had a better chance at retaking the Democrat-held seat in a red state than he would if a Tea Party conservative held the seat outright. McConnell didn't want the conservative coalition to grow in the Senate, because he knows he can't control it.

If McConnell thinks it's better to let a Democrat who can be ousted later have it instead of the uncontrollable conservative who will stay, then so do I.

Good-bye McConnell!

-PJ

44 posted on 06/26/2014 8:54:56 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: cotton1706

Public Policy Polling (PPP) is a left-wing Democrat outfit and skew all their polls favorably toward left-wing Democrats. Therefore, they have no credibility and I put no stock in their polling results.


45 posted on 06/26/2014 8:55:19 AM PDT by DestroyLiberalism
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To: Trapped Behind Enemy Lines; don-o
"If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures." - Alexander Hamilton
46 posted on 06/26/2014 8:55:23 AM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: don-o
Let's stipulate to that. Then if the Senate comes out 50 - 50, you actually prefer a Senator who certainly will kowtow to Harry Reid, every time? Because that is what you will get. A better plan might be to put the heat on Mitch to own his failures and repent of his sins.

A few days ago, these people demonstrated that they are willing to disenfranchise their own party voters, smear them with racist tactics, and actually programmed the system so that Democrats selected a GOP candidate.

I now reject the premise that having these people in power would be a favorable alternative to Reid.

47 posted on 06/26/2014 8:56:39 AM PDT by wolf24
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To: Longbow1969

Ah, another one who enjoys being pissed on by the GOPe’s.
They will continue to give it as long as you enjoy taking it.


48 posted on 06/26/2014 8:57:00 AM PDT by tennmountainman (True conservatives don't like being pissed on by their own party!)
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To: Longbow1969

“Lastly, it is almost sad logging in here now sometimes. Post after post, thread after thread of people rooting for Democrats to defeat Republicans.”

There are two republicans that definitely deserve defeat for their treachery, Graham and McConnell (and maybe Cochran but he’s senile and others worked for him). They don’t deserve votes just because they call themselves republicans.


49 posted on 06/26/2014 8:57:09 AM PDT by cotton1706 (ThisRepublic.net)
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To: chris37

How about “to hell with Democrats’...


50 posted on 06/26/2014 8:57:40 AM PDT by GOPJ (Hey IRS - those receipts you wanted? The dog ate 'em. -New Name:"Washington Thinskins" -FR. coloeo)
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