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Mitch McConnell’s empty promise: We’ll force Obama to rein in government or else risk a shutdown
hotair.com ^ | 8/20/14

Posted on 08/21/2014 5:09:48 AM PDT by cotton1706

Does anyone actually believe this?

I guess Kentucky Republicans who don’t pay attention to politics but who’ll end up deciding this year’s Senate race anyway do.

To repeat: Does anyone actually believe this? McConnell was one of the sharpest Republican critics of the “defund” strategy that produced a government shutdown last fall. Watch the clip below if you need your memory refreshed. He’s fond of saying about it, “There’s no education in the second kick of a mule,” i.e. the GOP paid a political price for the 1995 shutdown and then foolishly paid the same price again in 2013 (although the backlash was blunted by public outrage at the Healthcare.gov meltdown that was happening simultaneously). Quote: “I think we have fully now acquainted our new members with what a losing strategy that is.” He hates shutdowns almost as much as the people in the GOP’s donor class who bankroll him do.

And yet here he is, soothing conservatives who are leery of reelecting him by vowing to take the fight to Obama this time and make him cause a shutdown if he refuses to agree to Republican demands. And he wants you to believe he’s going to do this while prominent Republicans, including his pal Rand Paul, are declaring their candidacies in 2016. It’s the purest nonsense. To believe it, you need to believe that somehow, if Obama vetoes the sort of bill McConnell’s describing here, that the GOP will win the ensuing media war over who “really” caused the shutdown. Which party, do you suppose, will the press hold responsible? Whom did they hold responsible in 1995, when Republicans controlled both houses of Congress and went head to head with a Democratic president? The party that loves government, the bigger the better, or the one that doesn’t?

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: elections
Step one: Fool the people into reelecting me by pretending to be a conservative hard liner

Step two: Once safe reelected, go back to assisting the advance of liberalism and the destruction of any conservative opposition

1 posted on 08/21/2014 5:09:48 AM PDT by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

Empty promises from a hollow man.


2 posted on 08/21/2014 5:11:01 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: COBOL2Java

Let me see, how much support did he give Cruz when he attempted to do just that? Humm, NONE.


3 posted on 08/21/2014 5:12:07 AM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: cotton1706
McConnell Shoots Down Ted Cruz's Plan To Risk Shutdown Over Obamacare

McConnell: Tea Party 'Bullies' Who Need Punch in Nose

Mitch, Mitch, Mitch. You're fooling no one.

4 posted on 08/21/2014 5:16:21 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: cotton1706

“Step two: Once safe reelected, go back to assisting the advance of liberalism and the destruction of any conservative opposition”

No doubt if the GOP takes the Senate, and he becomes majority leader, his first act will be to reinstate full filibuster powers for the minority party. After all, the media, the president, and Harry Reid will tell him it is only fair.


5 posted on 08/21/2014 5:19:32 AM PDT by Soul of the South (Yesterday is gone. Today will be what we make of it.)
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To: Servant of the Cross

“Mitch, Mitch, Mitch. You’re fooling no one.”

He’s fooling those who want “a republican senate.” Not necessarily a conservative senate, just a republican senate. But the senate would be more conservative without him.


6 posted on 08/21/2014 5:22:44 AM PDT by cotton1706 (ThisRepublic.net)
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To: cotton1706

oooooooooooh yeah I bet the democrats are scared spitless Mac /sarc


7 posted on 08/21/2014 5:27:43 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Mouton

Threatening a shutdown then making good on it could be a crime now.


8 posted on 08/21/2014 5:30:15 AM PDT by scrabblehack
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To: cotton1706

I say now who do you, who do you, think you’re foolin...

He is in effect calling all who support a Constitutional Free Republic, fools, it just goes to show how few of us their are as he continues to be elected, albeit always by hook or crook.

Our Free Republic is wasting away.

Revolution Now, to save our Free Republic!

We should start saying it now, say it often, and say it like we mean it, and be prepared to follow through, damn near every thread on FR demands we end comments with Revolution Now, as FDR said “the only thing we have to fear is fear itself”.


9 posted on 08/21/2014 5:35:53 AM PDT by PoloSec ( Believe the Gospel: how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again)
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To: cotton1706

Precisely right.

The destruction of any conservative opposition would be a top GOPe priority. These people are not to be trusted.


10 posted on 08/21/2014 6:00:23 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: cotton1706

He’s fooling those who want “a republican senate.” Not necessarily a conservative senate

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Yep. We’ll never see a true conservative senate as long as the GOPe runs the show.


11 posted on 08/21/2014 6:02:12 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: scrabblehack

I think that only applies in Texas :)


12 posted on 08/21/2014 6:03:59 AM PDT by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: cotton1706

Both wings of the Uniparty love big government. To pretend otherwise is foolishness.


13 posted on 08/21/2014 6:07:55 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("Compromise" means you've already decided you lost.)
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To: cotton1706

Mitch using the McCain strategy for re-election.

It would be hilarious if it wasn’t so cynical.


14 posted on 08/21/2014 6:11:53 AM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

This degenerate is as dishonest as they come. Business as usual is lieing to potential voters, becoming elected, then, doing whatever he wants. BS. Throw the bum out.


15 posted on 08/21/2014 6:12:59 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Mouton

McConnell needs to get his next dinner with Obama scheduled and go back to taking a nap or whatever he’s been doing for the past six years. Not one person is in jail as a result of all the Obama scandals and lawless acts. The republican party is a joke in internet mail and rightfully so. The only hope they have of winning is with a conservative main candidate for president in 2016. America has had it with them as well as with the lawless democrats.


16 posted on 08/21/2014 6:22:00 AM PDT by MamaDearest
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To: cotton1706

I really won’t shed a tear if he gets his fat a$$ kicked by the Democrap this fall.


17 posted on 08/21/2014 6:24:00 AM PDT by wdk535
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To: cotton1706

Undoing the Obama damage will require a heroic effort, and I see no heroes. Anywhere.


18 posted on 08/21/2014 6:25:51 AM PDT by Spok ("What're you going to believe-me or your own eyes?" -Marx (Groucho))
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To: cotton1706

Laughing so hard I wet my pants!


19 posted on 08/21/2014 6:26:38 AM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: wdk535

Your attitude will destroy this country

It is that sort of foolishness that got us Obama


20 posted on 08/21/2014 6:27:21 AM PDT by bert ((K.E.; N.P.; GOPc.;+12 ..... Obama is public enemy #1)
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To: cotton1706

21 posted on 08/21/2014 6:50:02 AM PDT by skimbell
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To: exit82

Now he’s “Severely” Conservative.


22 posted on 08/21/2014 6:51:15 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: cotton1706

Either he thinks that the voters are completely stupid or he’s even more senile than Thad Cochran.


23 posted on 08/21/2014 7:14:10 AM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: freedomfiter2
Either he thinks that the voters are completely stupid or he’s even more senile than Thad Cochran.

I used to think that a 51 -49 split in Reid's favor would have been great, just to gum up the works, nah, he already has. But... My worse case scenario now is we will end up 50 / 50 and some Jack Wagon on our side will revisit the 50 / 50 power-sharing split and we will be back to that nightmare again.

BTW, I don't think Thad or Mitch pull it out and we get a new Majority Leader and watch it be someone who believes in "comity" like Linsey or Johnny.... Uggh, then it will be 2 more years of an even more absurd Goat Rodeo...

24 posted on 08/21/2014 7:39:42 AM PDT by taildragger (Not my Circus, Not my Monkey ( Boy does that apply to DC...))
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To: bert

Thanks, bert, always good to hear from the Vichy Republicans


25 posted on 08/21/2014 8:59:23 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: cotton1706

Miotch is Soetoro’s biotch.


26 posted on 08/21/2014 11:26:18 AM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: bert

No, that would be the Liberal Booshies and Tokyo Rove. The GOPe is DEAD.


27 posted on 08/21/2014 11:29:23 AM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: VRWC For Truth

If you look closely, you will see the GOPc that comprises most conservatives.

The GOPc includes a broad spectrum of conservatives and does not exclude out of hand


28 posted on 08/21/2014 11:39:28 AM PDT by bert ((K.E.; N.P.; GOPc.;+12 ..... Obama is public enemy #1)
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To: COBOL2Java

They don’t realize it yet they are Vichy in some cases just Party Boy voters who keep chugging the kool-aid promise of keep, calm all is well that GOPE keeps serving.

In reality they are the reason we have obama. All their Republican nominees from Bush 41 to Romney are of their kind. Their senate/house nominees for the most part are their kind, yet they keep getting their butts kicked, then they go into a huddle with themselves and decide it must be someone else’s fault, which is very typical of liberals running from personal responsibility, and of course the GOPE, why they don’t make mistakes, lets try the same thing again, it’s sure to work this time!

The GOPE is the only reason we have obama and harry reid!


29 posted on 08/21/2014 11:39:59 AM PDT by sarge83
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To: cotton1706
The party that loves government, the bigger the better, or the one that doesn’t?

I'm sorry, which one is which again?

30 posted on 08/21/2014 12:27:11 PM PDT by Bubba Ho-Tep ("The rat always knows when he's in with weasels"-- Tom Waits)
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To: cotton1706
Quote: “I think we have fully now acquainted our new members with what a losing strategy that is.”

The shutdown wasn't a losing strategy.

Expecting McConnell to be the face of the Republican media campaign is the losing strategy.

McConnell is a doormat when it comes to confronting the opposition message machine.

-PJ

31 posted on 08/21/2014 12:34:06 PM 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

Who is going to force McConnell to reign in government?


32 posted on 08/21/2014 12:35:30 PM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: taildragger

If it ends up 50-50, then Angus King can ask for a blank check from the Pubbies. If it’s 51-49 or more, King can pound sand IMO.


33 posted on 08/21/2014 12:38:50 PM PDT by Night Hides Not (Remember the Alamo! Remember Goliad! Remember Mississippi!)
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To: cotton1706; All

Mitch “The Bitch” is a savvy campaigner. The only hope for getting him out of the Senate, and preventing him from trying to destroy Conservatives for 6 more years is for EVERY TRUE, CONSERVATIVE AND TEA PARTIER TO SKIP THE SENATE ELECTION ON THE BALLOT ON NOV. 4. You don’t have to vote for a Democrat. If enough of the GOP Base (Conservatives) just don’t vote for McConnell, no way he can win. If Matt Bevins’ supporters and every Conservative, who is cussin’ mad about McConnell aiding and abetting Thad Cochran in his race-baiting tactics in stealing the GOP Primary in Mississippi, just don’t vote for McConnell, he will LOSE!

Just the very thought of that makes me start singing: “Oh happy day....oh happy day....


34 posted on 08/21/2014 5:46:11 PM PDT by Din Maker (I've always been crazy, but, that's the only thing that has kept) me from going insane.)
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To: Servant of the Cross; All

Any person who calls himself/herself a Conservative and then votes for Mitch McConnell, who hates Conservatives and wants to “crush them”, is, in my opinion, a word that rhymes with “wussy”.


35 posted on 08/21/2014 5:49:41 PM PDT by Din Maker (I've always been crazy, but, that's the only thing that has kept) me from going insane.)
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To: cotton1706

“Mitch, Mitch, Mitch. You’re fooling no one.”
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BULLSHIT! Maybe no one on this website, but there are a whole helluva lot of people who are politically uninformed, ignorant and lazy. They vote according to name recognition and “sound bites”.


36 posted on 08/21/2014 6:05:27 PM PDT by Din Maker (I've always been crazy, but, that's the only thing that has kept) me from going insane.)
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To: PoloSec
I say now who do you, who do you, think you’re foolin...

He is in effect calling all who support a Constitutional Free Republic, fools....


NO HE'S NOT! He's a slimey scumbag, but he's not a stupid slimey scumbag.He's speaking to, and counting on, the "political fools" who vote according to the latest sound bite before Election Day.
37 posted on 08/21/2014 6:09:37 PM PDT by Din Maker (I've always been crazy, but, that's the only thing that has kept) me from going insane.)
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To: PoloSec; All

Revolution Now, to save our Free Republic!
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Hell yes! I am so down for it. If someone, with the wherewithal, political status and respect called for and orchestrated a Revolution.... I’m freakin’ there. And, I’m not kidding. What have we got to lose besides the America many of us knew growing up in the ‘50s.


38 posted on 08/21/2014 6:13:00 PM PDT by Din Maker (I've always been crazy, but, that's the only thing that has kept) me from going insane.)
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To: wdk535
I really won’t shed a tear if he gets his fat a$$ kicked by the Democrap this fall.

YES YOU WILL.... YES YOU WILL, and so will I.
(Tears of pure, unadulterated JOY!)
39 posted on 08/21/2014 6:16:15 PM PDT by Din Maker (I've always been crazy, but, that's the only thing that has kept) me from going insane.)
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To: bert
Your attitude will destroy this country

It is that sort of foolishness that got us Obama


You are so full of sh**! What got us Obama was we ran two crappy candidates against him both times, (Your RINO buddies who were as exciting as a footstool.) and every Black, every faggot, every Liberal, every baby killing proponent, and every 18-21 year old idiot TURNED OUT ENMASSE AND VOTED FOR HIM!! That's what "got us Obama".

Don't let people know how ignorant you are by making statements like you made.
40 posted on 08/21/2014 7:30:23 PM PDT by Din Maker (I've always been crazy, but, that's the only thing that has kept) me from going insane.)
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To: taildragger
I don't think Thad or Mitch pull it out and we get a new Majority Leader and watch it be someone who believes in "comity" like Linsey or Johnny....

Oh, how I hope you are right about that. But, don't count on Lindsey Graham getting reelected just yet. He has a Dem opponent; yes, but, the Independent candidate is young, handsome, well-known, has a lot of money and he hates Lindsey Graham. He is giving Graham a run for his money. He will prolly help the Dem get elected by pulling votes from Graham, but, like I say: Don't count on Graham getting reelected just yet.
41 posted on 08/21/2014 7:34:57 PM PDT by Din Maker (I've always been crazy, but, that's the only thing that has kept) me from going insane.)
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To: cotton1706

He’s a politician. Why would he lie?

I blame Kentucky, just like I blame MS for Cochran.


42 posted on 08/22/2014 6:15:47 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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