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Mitch McConnell Attacks
Conservative Group for
Endorsing Primary Opponent

Breitbart´s Big Government, by Matthew Boyle

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Posted By:mitzi, 10/20/2013 1:57:53 PM

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s campaign spokeswoman Allison Moore attacked the Senate Conservatives Fund for endorsing McConnell’s primary challenger Matt Bevin on Friday. “Matt Bevin now has the dubious honor of standing with a self-serving D.C. fundraising group that made its name by recruiting and promoting unelectable candidates that ensured Barack Obama a majority in the Senate,” Moore said in a statement to the Washington Post. “They clearly care less about Kentuckians than they do about their reputation for supporting laughably bad candidates. Now they can add a New England bailout recipient who claims he went to MIT to their

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What did McConnell expect to happen? Business as Usual is out of business.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: john56, 10/20/2013 1:59:34 PM     (No. 9573977)

Whadda you complainin´ about Mitch?

You got your dam dam. The rest of us got sold up the river.

Payback is a word that rhymes-with-witch.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: PChristopher, 10/20/2013 2:03:47 PM     (No. 9573982)

Attack all you want... The Walking Dead need to ne expunged from Congress!!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Susannah, 10/20/2013 2:03:55 PM     (No. 9573983)

Bevin was handpicked and financed by the Democratic Party of Kentucky.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: GhostofChesterton, 10/20/2013 2:07:53 PM     (No. 9573992)

So Susannah, you are saying there isn´t a dimes worth of difference between Bevin and McConnell? They both vote with/for Democrats.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Cavallodifiero, 10/20/2013 2:07:59 PM     (No. 9573993)

I believe that it McConnell, McCain and Lindsey Grhamnesty who gave Obama a solid majority in the Senate.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Fat Elvis, 10/20/2013 2:13:14 PM     (No. 9574001)

I smell fear. Mitch McConnell almost makes me wish Ashley Judd would jump back in.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: dman, 10/20/2013 2:17:01 PM     (No. 9574005)

Mitch is reaping what he has sown. Politics ain´t beanbag.

#3: That is why a new party is needed to vet candidates and protect its label and brand. Right now: "Tea Parties" (there are actually many of them) don´t do that - most still try to qualify under 501(c)4. Anyone can claim the label.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: zephyrgirl, 10/20/2013 2:17:10 PM     (No. 9574006)

I´ve seen this assertion elsewhere on this site and what to know: what is the evidence that Bevin was "handpicked and financed" by the Democratic Party?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: ruready?, 10/20/2013 2:27:54 PM     (No. 9574016)

#8 - all the left (including RINOs) has left is death threats, personal attacks and lies.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Cavallodifiero, 10/20/2013 2:28:40 PM     (No. 9574019)

#8 If you are going to be reasonable, logical and try to get to the bottom of things, there will be no room for discussion.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: berthabutt, 10/20/2013 2:30:52 PM     (No. 9574022)

The distinguished Senator McPorkell is feeling his fat being flamed.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Susannah, 10/20/2013 2:32:10 PM     (No. 9574023)

#8, back in February, the Democratic Party of Kentucky announced that it was actively looking for a Tea Party candidate to support and finance in a run against McConnell in the primary. The article was posted on this site, and we discussed it. Lo and hold--Mitch Bevin, a guy from New Hampshire who was educated in Maine and owns a factory in Connecticut. Bevin principal backer is Wendy Caswell, a registered Democrat who last year signed a pledge to support the principles of the Democratic Party. She´s also head of what calls itself the Louisville Tea Party, which suggests that Kentucky has some cognitive dissonance issues.

#4, McConnell voted with the Republicans 100% of the time last year, and has voted with the Republicans 90% of the time in his career. But if you think he should be replaced by someone who´s a Yankee Democratic Party plant, be my guest. Personally, I don´t think it´s a great idea.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: StormCnter, 10/20/2013 2:39:08 PM     (No. 9574032)

#4, when did McConnell "vote with the Democrats"? I don´t know how McConnell will fare in the general election, but it´s hard for me to believe Kentucky Republicans would throw him out for Bevin, who apparently isn´t even a real Republican.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: MinnesotaWildman, 10/20/2013 2:51:55 PM     (No. 9574043)

I just want to know, is Bevin a lunatic like Christine O´Donnell or just a dope like Sharon Angle? Those two candidates sure worked out real well.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Cavallodifiero, 10/20/2013 3:01:23 PM     (No. 9574053)

As devious as the Democrats are I cannot not even begin to imagine that they would announce in advance when they have a partner in place, who they will run against that person. ie Bevins against McConnell!

#12 Sorry it´s just too too coincidental and way to unlikely that the Tea Party would choose the same guy as an opponent that the Democrats wanted.

It´s the same as the number of Democrats saying the Republican party will suffer in 2014 unless they get Ted Cruz under control. Do you think they really care about how the Republicans survive in 2014 elections? Really?

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Reply 16 - Posted by: hamrman, 10/20/2013 3:02:25 PM     (No. 9574057)

Mitch, you caved and sold out the people (with a lot of pork I might add), what did you expect?

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Bohallx, 10/20/2013 3:06:38 PM     (No. 9574062)

Seems to me Blevin needs some credentials.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Lt.Mom, 10/20/2013 3:08:17 PM     (No. 9574064)

Unfortunately, I think that somewhere in the recent past I may have read some of the the same type of information that #12 has written in her comment about Mitch Bevin. I am no fan of Mitch McConnell, but if this information is correct, it would be time for a second look at his opponent. Candidates should be credible, not just available, to challenge and receive support for their election run.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: oh-heck, 10/20/2013 3:09:04 PM     (No. 9574066)

As the minority leader, by definition Mitch will vote with the Republicans. What matters is how many bills passed by the House even get voted on by the Senate. And of those, how many have been changed between the time the Senate votes on cloture and the bill is passed with a simple majority. The latest Continuing Resolution is a good example. The first one went through cloture but had the defunding Obamacare stricken. The other 2 didn´t get a vote. Then McConnell caved and gave a blank check to Obama, weakened Congress on spending limits, and pocketed a couple of billion in pork.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: SpeedMaster, 10/20/2013 3:17:02 PM     (No. 9574071)

It does not matter if Bevin is a "red diaper baby". mitch mcdonnald sold out the conservative cause, thus needs to go. If bevin is a snake so what, mcdonnell was also, we are no worse off. When the RINO´s realize this is our thought process they might vote with their base.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: noparallel, 10/20/2013 3:18:48 PM     (No. 9574076)

Oh Susannah, how many pieces of legislation has McConnell´s fine mind produced in 29 years of legislation? What are they?

What is McConnell´s Heritage Action rating? Uh, oh, Susannah, it´s 79%. Not good, not good at all.

Full-disclosure, Susannah, are you a McConnell staffer or volunteer? I am neither a Bevin staffer or volunteer.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: nevernaught, 10/20/2013 3:19:19 PM     (No. 9574077)

The elections aren´t until November of 2014. Plenty of time to find a genuine Tea Party candidate. ObamaCare will collapse by that time, proving McConnell wrong and Cruz and the Tea Party correct.

This may be a good time to establish a Tea Party candidate in Kentucky under that label for the Senate race. Let both fake Republicans fight it out in the Primary, and tarnish themselves more than they already have. McConnell has already sold out, and Bevin will be labeled by then as a Democrat if true.


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Reply 23 - Posted by: KTWO, 10/20/2013 3:22:13 PM     (No. 9574080)

Sounds as if Kentucky politics is even more vicious than the norm.

And the norm is terrible.

I figure it is certain that Mitch is corrupt as a person and useless as a conservative. So as a first principle there is no sense supporting him ever again.

The Democrats will probably take the seat. That´s too bad but at least conservatives will know where they stand with a Democrat.

As for Bevin, who knows? At least he has the right enemies. That is a good start.



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Reply 24 - Posted by: obviousity, 10/20/2013 3:27:39 PM     (No. 9574086)

Elsewhere it has been written that my sorry Senator, Diane Feinstein, Chairthing of the damn Dam committee, made certain the appropriation was inserted to benefit her husband or husband´s crony, the contractor in the project. Having it reflect poorly on Mitch was just icing on her cake.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: stablemoney, 10/20/2013 3:40:43 PM     (No. 9574101)

I can´t see conservatives endorsing do nothing, and corruption embodied by Mitch McConnell.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Malia2012, 10/20/2013 4:05:29 PM     (No. 9574126)

What #13 said. BTW, does the name Richard Lugar ring a bell? You know the REPUBLICAN Senator who was replaced by a demonrat because Lugar just wasn´t "conservative" enough? How many seats did the GOP LOSE in the last election that should have been WON except for the demands that GOP candidates pass the "purity" test? This includes re-electing the most anti-American "president" in the history of this country just to teach "non-conservatives" a lesson. Well, it worked....While he didn´t acquit himself well during the past couple of weeks, why on earth would anyone think the unknown quantity Matt Bevin would be an improvement? Good Grief!

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Coy860, 10/20/2013 4:11:51 PM     (No. 9574134)

Mark Levin and Glenn Beck have both interviewed Bevin. I heard him on Beck´s show last week, and he sounds like the real TEA party kind of person. We will continue vetting him carefully.
McConnell no longer stands for what we believe in and has to go, even if the TEA party runs Mickey Mouse. The message has to be sent to the establishment Repubs.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: nimby, 10/20/2013 4:12:24 PM     (No. 9574135)

If the shoe fits comes to my mind!! If McConnell cared about Kentuckians he wouldn´t be cutting deals with Reid.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Susannah, 10/20/2013 4:30:51 PM     (No. 9574156)

#27, Levin interviewed Christine O´Donnell and Sharron Angle, and gave them his full-throated endorsement, so I´m not altogether sure I trust his judgment in these matters.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Lynnern, 10/20/2013 4:43:52 PM     (No. 9574172)

#12 got me to do some research. Matt (not Mitch) Bevin went to college in Virginia and moved to Louisville in 1999. He is a strong conservative and has given much to Kentucky and his community. He and his wife have 9 children, 4 of which were adopted from Ethiopia.
Tea Party Chair, Wendy Caswell, may be a registered Democrat, but that just shows that the Tea Party is a mixed group of thinking patriots!

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Reply 31 - Posted by: zephyrgirl, 10/20/2013 4:47:34 PM     (No. 9574176)

Looks like McConnell tried to do what he does best to keep Bevin out of the primary: threaten and bribe. Here´s a link:

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/354228/source-team-mcconnell-tried-threaten-likely-tea-party-opponent-katrina-trinko

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Reply 32 - Posted by: belwhatter, 10/20/2013 5:00:36 PM     (No. 9574187)

Matt Bevin [this is his name] appears to be well credentialed policy wise to take the fight to that dried up stick of deadwood Mc Connell. Bevin espouses Taxed Enough Already principles of smaller less intrusive government and less taxation as opposed to political expediency. What´s not to like about that?

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Reply 33 - Posted by: lil dotty, 10/20/2013 5:01:00 PM     (No. 9574188)

Feel certain the the wise people on this thread will enlighten me. If MM is such a lib hack, why would our Conservative guru be in his corner? Rush L. stated last week the fact Reid commented on MM help in getting this bill thru would be the final nail in MM´s coffin. He would find himself unelectable. WTP have these charlatans across the land. They all come out from under their rock. Not that I care so much what happens to MM, especially if a true solid conservative takes his chair.



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Reply 34 - Posted by: god of irony, 10/20/2013 5:38:46 PM     (No. 9574222)

If Bevin is a leftist he is the biggest liar around. I am pretty sure Beck did his homework before letting him on his program.

With that said, even if he turns out to be liberal lite, I will still vote for him over Harry Reid´s good friend. McConnell has shown the opposite of leadership. He has hid in the shadows and chosen the status quo over conservatism.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: SheikYerBooty, 10/20/2013 5:53:16 PM     (No. 9574231)

I believe the Palin/Cruz hating Karl Rove lemmings as much as I believe Obama and the liberal media.


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Reply 36 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 10/20/2013 5:59:31 PM     (No. 9574238)

Like the man said, "Bevin must be over the target."



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Reply 37 - Posted by: Chippewa, 10/20/2013 6:21:32 PM     (No. 9574250)

The accusation is that he "claims he went to MIT". Does this mean that he did not really go there or that it was only a weekend program or something?? That would be a disqualifying lie if it was true. And don´t get me wrong, I am all for finding a way to retire McConnell.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: yorkiemom, 10/20/2013 6:30:28 PM     (No. 9574260)

As you can see, #3/#12, a lot of people don´t care, if what you have found out about Bevin is really true. They just want a "true conservative." I say lots of luck with that. How many do you really know who stay that way once they are in DC for a few months or years? For all of them, it´s all about the next election and keeping their plush jobs. Cynical, but that´s how I feel.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: Chippewa, 10/20/2013 6:55:42 PM     (No. 9574280)

If Bevin really is the Manchurian tea-partier, lets dump him like last week´s garbage. And shame on those who gave him air time if the allegations are true.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: fritzilou, 10/20/2013 6:58:25 PM     (No. 9574283)

Tonight, my senator, Marco Rubio said that he supports McConnel to retain his leadership position; after that he spoke eloquently to perfection. Why is it that this terrific young man who articulates so well his positions feels the necessity to endorse someone that has outlived his position. McConnell has no understanding of what, we the people want, which is loving and caring for those that are truly in need, lowering taxes so that employers can hire those who are on welfare and food stamps and revive the entreprenuerial spiral in America.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: noparallel, 10/20/2013 6:58:49 PM     (No. 9574284)

#26, what was Karly Rove´s win percentage in the last election?

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Reply 42 - Posted by: god of irony, 10/20/2013 7:16:52 PM     (No. 9574301)

I see the McConnell supporters have adapted the liberal´s Alinsky tactics of freezing and isolating your opponent. How disgusting! You be ashamed of yourselves. Imagine if you attacked democrats instead of conservatives. You might be in the majority.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: Pluperfect, 10/20/2013 7:20:29 PM     (No. 9574303)

#41, are you sure you´re on the right thread? That comment makes no sense.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: Periwinkel, 10/20/2013 7:29:27 PM     (No. 9574309)

First off, it´s Matt (as in Matthew) not Mitch. Second I heard him explain that he never attended MIT, but rather took a correspondence executive course endorsed by MIT. He says he never attended MIT that is a direct lie by Mitch´s campaign oppo research taken from his CV. He seems to be a level headed conservative.

Someday I´ll explain about Wendy Caswell, the founder of the L´ville Tea Party who IS a conservative Democrat.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: fritzilou, 10/20/2013 7:50:27 PM     (No. 9574329)

How else does one express their disgust with what is going on in your own political party? We must support the opposition until they get it. If he wants to be reelected he will change his tactics and be on the side of the people. If not,

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Reply 46 - Posted by: Polecat49, 10/20/2013 7:52:29 PM     (No. 9574335)

OH YES, #29. ND, just look at what the gop leadership helped us get in place of Angle and O´Donnell. Pure trash and Obama liberal, socialist, progressive, marxist, communist democATS. Poor little mitch sold out Republicans and Americans, and now wants to tell us it was our fault for wanting him to stand up for the People who elected him.

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Reply 47 - Posted by: 10chuckarnold65, 10/20/2013 9:45:29 PM     (No. 9574454)

This story is a PERFECT example of how far from reality Mitch Mconnel, and other Rhino´s have gone. That arrogant sh#@ sits there and scolds us for supporting what he calls, unelectable people, and that its our fault Obama is where he is.

HEY MITCH, you arrogant ?$%@#&#, whats the difference between supporting a Tea Party member for office, who may lose, as opposed to voting for people like you, and Boner, only to see you throw in the towel and side with Obama in the end, like you and Boner just did. I´ll vote for a thousand losers before I ever vote for another one of you guys.

Its time to throw these bums out folks, they´ve thrown us under the bus for the last time, and they´ve been there to long.

I hope you people in Kentucky don´t fall for the bribe dressed up as pork he got for making the secret deal with Hussein Obama. Mconnel just proved once and for all, he´s in the tank for Obama..............

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Reply 48 - Posted by: ketchuplover, 10/20/2013 10:22:04 PM     (No. 9574485)

I am tired of leadership from behind.

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Reply 49 - Posted by: HPmatt, 10/21/2013 12:03:44 AM     (No. 9574567)

Matt graduated from Washington & Lee in the ROTC program in 1989. W&L uses Robt E Lee´s code of conduct - a gentlemen will not lie, cheat or steal - school typically kicks out 3-4 people a year for violating the honor code. Served 4 years in 5th Mechanized Infantry Division Artillery Division mustered out at rank of Captain. Moved to Louisville in 1999, in 2008 joined family firm - Bevin Brothers - in operation since 1832.

In my opinion he is a man of honor and character, so would expect endorsement by SCF to boost his ability to perform a ´Ted Cruz´ type miracle with KY voters, unless there are facts to the contrary.

I do not know of rumors, but certainly wouldn´t put it past the rascal Mitch McConnell to play all sorts of dirty tricks to stay in power.

When I was traveling through KY in August the radio in Middlesboro was full of McConnell ads saying how he was so against Obamacare - then he voted against Ted Cruz and with the Democrats when it came to the Cloture vote in the Senate. McConnell´s been in DC too long.

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Reply 50 - Posted by: Sunhan65, 10/21/2013 12:19:58 AM     (No. 9574580)

Mitch McConnell handed Barack Obama a blank check to spend as much as he wants until the next budget "crisis." Whether he did this because he´s an idiot, a crook who was bribed by a dam in his state, or he´s simply just congenitally incapable of standing his ground, I do not know. What I do know is that the people defending McConnell and attacking Bevin told me Mitt Romney was a true conservative who was going to win the presidency walking away over Barack Obama. 

It is clear, in retrospect, that they don´t know what a conservative is, and they don´t know how to win elections. The people they support do not support conservative actions, and they do not win. Mitch McConnell, as has been amply demonstrated over the last four years, is a loser. He lost the political argument to Obama over legislation that 70 percent of the country hates, and now he´s trying not to lose his seat by dumping opposition research on his Republican primary opponent. We´ve seen these Republican losers before. They don´t know what to say, and they don´t know how to win. Enough defending McConnell; it´s time to de-fund him.

They gave Mitch his dam and frankly, my dears, I don´t give one.

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Reply 51 - Posted by: broken01, 10/21/2013 12:18:31 PM     (No. 9575294)

I had the displeasure of watching clips of this mealey mouthed RINO putz´s interview on "DeFace The Nation" with that old buzzard Bob Schieffer. When the buzzard asked about the billion dollar pay off for the dam in his home state old turtle face tried to lie and obfuscate the truth of the matter. Bobby being the old Obama water carrier that he is pressed the cowardy McConnell on this point. He finally lied and said that the dam will not just benefit Kentucky but other states as well. This lying spinless RINO needs to be put out to pasture sooner rather than latter.

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Reply 52 - Posted by: Bohallx, 10/21/2013 2:28:06 PM     (No. 9575538)

Still need some credentials on this Bevin guy ~ all those posts and NOBODY could come up with something solid.



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The idiot hugging the subway pole. The gaggle of friends walking shoulder-to-shoulder down the street. The self-absorbed texter who continues pecking away at the top of the subway stairs. These, and many other offenders, are the rightful targets of the new book “NYC Basic Tips and Etiquette,” (HarperCollins), which should be handed out to newcomers at every point of entry. “If New York City were a game show,” says author and artist Nathan W. Pyle, “the object of the game would be, ‘Just stay out of my way.’ ” Pyle, 31, moved to New York from Ohio in 2008, and it

Illinois Bishop Supports Priest
Who Withheld Communion
from Sen. Dick Durbin
Breitbart Big Government, by Dr. Susan Berry    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 4/4/2014 8:03:10 PM     Post Reply
Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield, Illinois, has expressed support of a priest who refused Holy Communion to Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), who supports abortion. Following the priest’s withholding of the sacrament, Paprocki replied to a pro-life activist’s email about the issue. Matt Abbott at RenewAmerica published the bishop’s response: Dear Mr. [name redacted], Senator Durbin was informed several years ago by his pastor at Blessed Sacrament Parish here in Springfield that he was not permitted to receive Holy Communion per canon 915 of the Code of Canon Law. My predecessor upheld that decision and it remains in effect. It is

Google executive resigns from
World Vision board to protest gay policy
Washington Times, by Jessica Chasmar    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 4/4/2014 5:49:33 PM     Post Reply
Google executive Jacquelline Fuller has resigned in protest from the board of international poverty ministry World Vision amid a growing call for her departure after the group’s decision to reinstate its policy excluding gay Christians from becoming missionaries. World Vision had announced last month that its American branch would begin hiring people in same-sex unions who dedicate their lives to God. Just two days later, the group reversed the decision under pressure from evangelical leaders. “The board acknowledged it made a mistake and chose to revert to our longstanding policy requiring sexual abstinence for all single employees and

Mozilla’s Chief Felled by View on Gay Unions
New York Times, by Nick Bilton, Noam Cohen    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 4/4/2014 3:05:45 PM     Post Reply
In Silicon Valley, where personal quirks and even antisocial personalities are tolerated as long as you are building new products and making money, a socially conservative viewpoint may be one trait you have to keep to yourself. On Thursday, Brendan Eich, who has helped develop some of the web’s most important technologies, resigned under pressure as chief executive of Mozilla, the maker of the popular Firefox web browser, just two weeks after taking the job. (snip) While he was being portrayed as an opponent of gay people, Mr. Eich said he believed in inclusiveness within Mozilla and had never discriminated.

Meningitis Outbreak in L.A.´s
Gay Community, Three Dead
Breitbart Big Government, by Robert Wilde    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 4/4/2014 2:52:35 PM     Post Reply
In what the Los Angeles Times is referring to as a meningitis outbreak in L.A.´s gay community, since January 1 there have been eight occurrences of invasive meningococcal disease in L.A. County. Four of those cases have been of gay men, and three of those four have died, officials reported Thursday. North Hollywood and West Hollywood were identified in the Times report as the areas where the sickened men socialized. Invasive meningococcal disease is a serious bacterial infection caused by the bacterium Neisseria meningitidis. The bacteria can invade the body and spread to the blood, brain, or spinal cord, causing

More on donor lists and the
Mozilla oppression
Breitbart The Conversation, by John Hayward    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 4/4/2014 9:31:21 AM     Post Reply
When discussing the thoughtcrime prosecution and ouster of Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich last night, I quoted a passage from a First Things article which appeared to assert that Eich´s donation to the campaign for the Prop 8 gay marriage ban in California in 2008 - the sole reason he was hounded out of his job by a fascist mob - was made public when corrupt agents of the Internal Revenue Service leaked the donor list for the National Organization for Marriage to a gay-rights group. In an update to the post, I mentioned that I had quickly grown doubtful of

Edwards barred from Bunny
Mellon’s funeral
New York Post, by Richard Johnson    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 4/3/2014 8:54:30 AM     Post Reply
John Edwards — who quit his presidential campaign in disgrace when he was caught cheating on his wife — was barred from Bunny Mellon’s funeral by her family. The former US Senator from North Carolina had charmed Rachel Lambert Mellon, known to all as Bunny, into donating $700,000 for his 2008 presidential bid. Prosecutors charged he used some of the money to support his mistress Rielle Hunter, who was then pregnant with his daughter Frances Quinn. When the former politician and his daughter Cate Edwards, who is also his law partner, arrived Friday at Mellon’s funeral at the Trinity Episcopal



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The Federalist, by Grace Olmstead    Original Article
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It’s the stuff of Westerns: a showdown on the desert plains, the big bad government against an underdog farmer. Though the story has only grabbed national headlines in the past several days, rancher Cliven Bundy has illegally grazed cattle on the Nevada land surrounding his farm for over 20 years. He hasn’t paid grazing fees since 1993, and refuses to renew the necessary grazing permit.(Snip)Rather than using the avenues and pathways presented to him, Bundy has staunchly declared his own law and allegiances. Unfortunately, reality doesn’t work this way. If only it did—we could rebel for paying stupid taxes, refuse to

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Breitbart´s Big Government, by AWR Hawkins    Original Article
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