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The faux conservative war in Kentucky
Washington Times (D.C), by Judson Phillips

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Posted By:JoniTx, 12/3/2013 9:27:47 AM

WASHINGTON— In the Bluegrass state, there is a war being waged by two faux conservatives. One is Mitch McConnell. He is the Senate Minority Leaders and the incumbent in Kentucky. The other is Matt Bevin, who is his challenger. Bevin is a businessman, originally from Maine, who moved to Kentucky in 1999. McConnell is now regarded as the Godfather of Kentucky politics. Neither is a conservative. McConnell is symptomatic of what is wrong in Washington. He has been there since 1985. He is known around Washington as a deal maker, and that is the huge problem with Mitch McConnell. Last year, when

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: HPmatt, 12/3/2013 9:45:08 AM     (No. 9638080)

Phillips is a McConnell groupie. Did not give any background on Bevins as to his qualifications t/b a Senator (he has an IQ). Attended Washington & Lee - country´s strongest honor code, served in the military, returned ´from up north´ to run his families 100 y/o business in KY.

You want to vote for a proven RINO or an everyman that would be well qualified t/b a better Senator than the current weasel.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Rama41, 12/3/2013 9:48:30 AM     (No. 9638088)

FTA: Bevin is a blank slate.
Who´s funding him. The democrats? This is exactly how we lose elections.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Bubbasuncle, 12/3/2013 9:51:48 AM     (No. 9638094)

FTA:"Bevin’s biggest asset is the fact he is not Mitch McConnell. That is his only asset.
For conservatives, the top priority for 2014 must be the defeat of Mitch McConnell. McConnell has chosen to make war on the Tea Party, and that can be neither forgiven nor forgotten."

And if I was voting in Kentucky it would be enough for me. McConnell continues to undermine Conservatives (like many other country club republicans)and feels comfortable doing so because of his incumbency.

It´s time to biotch-slap these politicians back to reality and remind them that they work for us--not the other way round.

As for claims he is being funded by Democrats, is there proof? Or could this be more pot-stirring from the Rovettes?




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Reply 4 - Posted by: Salt5792, 12/3/2013 9:54:15 AM     (No. 9638103)

McConnell actually has a pretty good conservative voting record.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Coy860, 12/3/2013 10:02:35 AM     (No. 9638124)

McConnell sat there watching the debt and deficit grow year after year after year.
He is out for McConnell. Attacking fellow Republicans visciously, while kissing Harry Reid´s butt do not endear him to me.
His wife was Sec. of Labor for 8 years under Bush. Where are jobs?
Beven knows business, ran a company, made payroll, understands the burdens of gov´t on business.
McConnell must go.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: 49 Ford, 12/3/2013 10:09:06 AM     (No. 9638134)

Poster #2 is absolutely right, and Judson Phillips is a boob.



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Reply 7 - Posted by: god of irony, 12/3/2013 10:34:18 AM     (No. 9638179)

Well let´s not let facts get in the way of a hit piece.

If Bevin is not conservative, then is a good liar. Go to his web and social media sites and see where he stands on issues for yourselves. He sounds conservative to me.

He is not funded by democrats. In fact he has very little donations at all.

As for McConnell´s "conservative voting record", it just shows that he is smart enough to jump on the band wagon at the end of the day. The truth is other than voting with the crowd, McConnell does NOTHING to lead the conservative movement.

I´m a Kentuckian and will not vote for McConnell again under any circumstance.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: StormCnter, 12/3/2013 10:39:24 AM     (No. 9638187)

I´m not in Kentucky, so my opinion is just that, an opinion, but I hope Kentuckians look a little farther into Bevin than "he´s not Mitch McConnell". If they analyze him and they like what they see, good. But, as #2 said, we´ve lost elections we should have won by not vetting our candidates. And #3, let´s make a pact not to name call everyone who disagrees with us, deal?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: cpr, 12/3/2013 10:48:31 AM     (No. 9638210)

I have seen numerous claims on this site that Bevin is being funded by Democrats, so I did a quick web search on the matter and found nothing to support those claims. Can either of you (or anyone else) help substantiate your claims?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: cpr, 12/3/2013 10:50:33 AM     (No. 9638220)

#8 - would that include "boob"? See #6

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Reply 11 - Posted by: stablemoney, 12/3/2013 10:56:25 AM     (No. 9638231)

McConnell needs to be gone. We don´t need a deal maker with the democrats. We need a fighter. One that fights democrats, not the tea party.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 12/3/2013 10:57:17 AM     (No. 9638234)

Can´t we all just get along to get along? Works well for folks like Ms McConnell and Rodney King.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Susannah, 12/3/2013 10:59:06 AM     (No. 9638241)

Sure, #9. Start here:

www.freebeacon.com/democrats-push-tea-party-primary-challenger-to-mitch-mcconnell

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Reply 14 - Posted by: suedotsue, 12/3/2013 11:08:44 AM     (No. 9638269)

The author of this article, if it´s the same Judson Phillips, is a fake. He founded a large, fake Tea Party group, ie a GOP front group, a few years ago. Right before the 2012 election, he advised his followers not to vote for either Romney or Obama. Not exactly helpful, but that´s how he attempts to fool people as to his real motives. He starts this article in the same provocative fashion, saying both Kentucky candidates are no good. No one should take anything this guy says seriously. He´s a GOP establishment guy pretending to be above it all.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: killerbee, 12/3/2013 11:15:01 AM     (No. 9638283)

Nobody´s a completely blank slate (except Obama). There are people in KY who can vet Bevin. They just have to be willing to do it.

Of course the GOP is going to use the Dem´s tactics against him -- they´ll say he´s funded by Dems, that he´s the one the Dems want, that he´s not conservative no matter what he says -- and they might succeed. The Dems will use the same types of tactics -- send him some money to make conservatives suspicious, or if he´s no good, say he´s the one that has them shaking in their boots -- it´s all a game.

So, someone vet him. I don´t live in KY, but McConnell´s defeat is of interest to all of us. He needs to go.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: StormCnter, 12/3/2013 11:16:35 AM     (No. 9638287)

Aw, #10, surely we can continue to call pundits and writers whatever we want, can´t we? [wink]

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Reply 17 - Posted by: P51DMustang, 12/3/2013 11:37:24 AM     (No. 9638331)

Matt Bevin is being funded by the Senate Conservative Fund, founded by Senator Jim DeMint.

Matt Bevin is a conservative vetted by the Senate Conservative Fund.

Its time for McConnell to go and for Kentucky to elect a new Conservative in Kentucky.

McConnell is going to be primaried, and is behind right now in the polls, he is scared. He can´t support himself with his voting record.

Just a very Old RINO the we need to replace in the Senate. If McConnell was smart, he would step down and do Lobbying, thats what he is good at.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: cpr, 12/3/2013 11:59:05 AM     (No. 9638374)

Thanks, #13

Read the entire article - not a word about funding - lots of tweeting and words - no money.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: cpr, 12/3/2013 12:07:00 PM     (No. 9638388)

Here´s a quote from #13´s "devastating" article:

"While Democrats could benefit from a drawn-out fight between McConnell and Bevin, some Republicans see a bright side to the DSCC fixation on the Kentucky race.

“I hope they keep their keep their obsession with this going,” a non-leadership GOP aide said. “I think it’s a big waste of their time and money.”

Dayspring said the DSCC’s focus on McConnell has led it to ignore vulnerable Democrats, such as Sens. Mary Landrieu (D., La.) and Mark Pryor (D., Ark.), and neglect recruit efforts.

“When our counterparts at the DSCC spend hours upon hours per day obsessing over Mitch McConnell instead of Mary Landrieu or Mark Pryor (which has been the case every day in July), great for us, terrible for them,” he said.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Angry Dumbo, 12/3/2013 12:13:46 PM     (No. 9638402)

If Democrats are funding Bevin, then they should have funded Cuccinelli. He sure could have used the money.


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