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Mitch McConnell at War
National Review Online, by Jonathan Strong

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Posted By:SpeedMaster, 11/8/2013 5:14:37 AM

Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell likes to say, “If someone flicks a pebble at you, you hurl a boulder back at him.” His political team is just as emphatic. Some Republicans in Kentucky who flirted with working for his primary opponent, Matt Bevin, were told by the McConnell allies that they would get the “death penalty.” Another frequent warning: “Mitch McConnell doesn’t take prisoners.” McConnell’s team “shoots the wounded on the battlefield as a matter of course,” says University of Virginia professor Larry Sabato. A former GOP leadership aide who has seen the McConnell operation up close sounds terrified. “They’re all


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Reply 1 - Posted by: twculver, 11/8/2013 5:36:35 AM     (No. 9603993)

Time to send a contribution to Bevin and another to the Senate Conservative Fund.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: lana720, 11/8/2013 5:41:25 AM     (No. 9603995)

These are all reasons why he must go!
If he´s such a fighter, why doesn´t he ever stand up to the sniveling Reid? Or, does he save it for contenders from his own party? In either case, his tactics are wrong.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: sinic, 11/8/2013 5:47:21 AM     (No. 9603999)

Why do I despise them ALL? Let me count the ways. Dang, I´ve run out of digits. There´s something about that bucket of gasbags known as the US Senate that makes me want to spit...and it´s on both sides of the aisle. I wonder how long it´ll take the Tea Party types in the Senate to turn to the usual SOP.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Judith, 11/8/2013 6:07:42 AM     (No. 9604009)

I guess that if he is that tough a fighter, then he must really WANT to collude with obama and the dems.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Attila DiMedici, 11/8/2013 6:17:10 AM     (No. 9604013)

Mitch McConnell is making it clear that if he loses the primary, he will oppose the Republican nominee. Which means that, if he wins the nomination, conservatives are under no obligation to support him.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: judy, 11/8/2013 6:18:42 AM     (No. 9604014)

When is he going to use this vile energy on Reid & the won ? These DC elitists really love their cushy life time taxpayer funded jobs.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: WhamDBambam, 11/8/2013 6:27:57 AM     (No. 9604019)

Ticks can be hard to remove.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: dittohead, 11/8/2013 6:39:44 AM     (No. 9604028)

Sent Bevin a contribution weeks ago when Mitch fought against Cruz - and will be sending more if I can scrape it up.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Periwinkel, 11/8/2013 6:49:49 AM     (No. 9604032)

FTA: "But the blacklisting of Jamestown has deeply unsettled people involved in the behind-the-scenes machinery of GOP politics. Senator John Cornyn of Texas also canceled a small contract with the firm, which produces political television ads for a wide array of GOP candidates, including many moderates. Cornyn has sought to distance himself from this action, though. “I’m not involved,” he told me."

Just in case the Moderate Girls are reading this. Again, John Cornyn is not on the side of the Conservatives as they keep reminding us. Cornyn is right in the middle of the war on Conservatives and denying it all the way home..just like McCain and Graham!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: MirJoy, 11/8/2013 6:59:31 AM     (No. 9604041)

Pity that McConnell can´t "war" against our 17 trillion dollar debt; ObamaCare; Fast and Furious; the IRS, NSC, and other assorted scandals.

I guess we should be grateful that

FTA: "McConnell can´t easily pursue these grassroots donors - they´re aren´t professional politicians and they´re far from D.C."

God help our country. It´s no wonder that Billy Graham weeps.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Spidey, 11/8/2013 7:05:55 AM     (No. 9604048)

I´m no McConnell defender by any stretch but it wouldn´t do any good to The next leader in line will be an a establishment lackey anyway.We blew the Lugar seat with a last minute gaffe by Murdock.I´m not a bandwagon person who believes in shooting my own feet.The only thing that matters in the senate is numbers and we can´t lose any safe seats.

On the other hand I´d love to see Boehner,Cantor and Ryan ran out of town. Make Trey Gowdy the speaker and Steve King majority leader.Ryan isn´t even the brain behind his budget plan,a former Reagan economist is.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Not your typical New Yorker, 11/8/2013 7:10:53 AM     (No. 9604057)

"Politics ain´t beanbag."

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Coy860, 11/8/2013 7:19:08 AM     (No. 9604069)

McConnell acts as a lacky for Reid. What difference does it make if a democrat wins his seat? The democrats are rolling us with McConnell as minority leader anyway.
We HAVE to at least try to unseat him. Make a statement. "Don´t cross the TEA Party".

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Reply 14 - Posted by: pgvoisin, 11/8/2013 7:22:06 AM     (No. 9604073)

"Michie" fights for his power not for our rights.

Time for him to go and collect his million dollar pension for leaving our children a massive debt bill.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Pros7767, 11/8/2013 7:27:25 AM     (No. 9604079)

Nominate for a Must Read so we all know what is going on with the Party leaders.

Too bad he doesn´t fight this hard for the American people. He´s got to go.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: horacer, 11/8/2013 7:30:24 AM     (No. 9604082)

Politics is a dirty business, who knew. I´m shocked. There are no vestal virgins in national elections. I like DeMint and McConnell. No one has defended free speech more forcefully than McConnell. It´s McConnell vs FEC not DeMint. I appreciate DeMint´s advocacy for conservative principles. It´s unfortunate to see them on opposite sides. We should be working to defeat the modern left not carve out our own niche among conservatives.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: littleorby, 11/8/2013 7:45:58 AM     (No. 9604101)

#11: Your thinking is muddled.

You say on the one hand, only numbers in the senate are important, which does not make sense; then, you state you would like to see Boehner, et el booted from the House.

Why do numbers matter in the Senate, but not in the House?

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Gretchen, 11/8/2013 7:47:12 AM     (No. 9604102)

He´s a real tiger within the GOP, but a pussycat with Reid. What is wrong with this picture?

Please, the guy must go. He needs to be TP´d.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 11/8/2013 7:53:12 AM     (No. 9604109)

Oh yeah , he´s a real defender of free speech. Under his watch, making fun of anyone is "bullying" and you can go to political prison for using the "N-word"- not the real one but the one I just typed. Miss McConnell has done nothing but watch the progressives run things and make sure that nothing stands between him and his feathered nest as this article points out.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: cyberspace cadet, 11/8/2013 8:36:09 AM     (No. 9604182)

Tired of loosing with losers like McConnell. We need a two party system.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: HPmatt, 11/8/2013 8:56:40 AM     (No. 9604211)

Have given to SCF and Bevin directly. This kind of noblesse has to be killed. McConnell has never earned an honest dollar in his life - always been on the teat in Washington after law school. I am sure politics has been very good for him and his family - just like Harry Reid. I am sure all the dam builders are helping him out after getting $2 billion in funding as part of Ted Cruz´ ´shutdown´. McConnell has t/b laughing at that one - Cruz gets the blame and my buddies in KY give me a kickback.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Pinchem, 11/8/2013 9:21:58 AM     (No. 9604251)

I would like to see McConnell (sorry I can´t refer to him as a Senator) stand up in the Senate and PROVE his mother was an honorable woman by demonstrating she did teach him Honesty, Ethics, Integrity and Respect for America.

His actions so far indicate that he is an "obama hindlicking" traitor to Constitution and the Republic it stands for.

Please McConnell, don´t tell me I´m wrong, don´t fuss at me, just PROVE ME WRONG by your actions.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Lone Star Csar, 11/8/2013 9:56:23 AM     (No. 9604286)

McConnell and his buddy/co-conspirator Cornyn need to go now. They´ll fight like tigers for their membership in the club, but they´ll roll over and purr for the Dems if they get their bellies rubbed. In truth, they will fight in the Senate, only its against conservatives. Despicable to claim to be conservative when they shadow-caucus with Reid and his ilk. The stakes are nothing less than our freedom and our childrens´. The further we do down this road, the costlier it will be to restore our freedom. All the blood, sweat and tears it costs can be laid at the feet of turncoats like McConnell, Cornyn and McCain.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: judy, 11/8/2013 10:02:58 AM     (No. 9604302)

It´s getting very difficult to support the republican party when people like Boehner,who removed tea party members from committees, RNC not supporting Cuccicinelli & McConnell´s threats. Funny how brave these liberals are when attacking repubs & wimps when going after dems.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Up2Here, 11/8/2013 10:08:55 AM     (No. 9604308)

Boy, is Mark Levin on to something with term limits.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: fritzilou, 11/8/2013 11:11:14 AM     (No. 9604396)

Yes, Mitch McConnell is a fierce fighter when it comes to fighting against true conservatives, but when it comes to fighting the Democrats, he is a pussy cat. Donate to Bevin ; this article says it all about McConnell.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: AntiStatist, 11/8/2013 9:04:45 PM     (No. 9605116)

McConnell will fight to the death- for McConnell. That means never fighting Democrats who could put up a candidate against his re-election.

Fight for Kentucky? A little, for show.

Fight for Americans? Well, there never seems to be the right time. Might irritate Reid; can´t do that.

McConnell is part of the problem.

For America? Never.

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