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How Mitch McConnell Could Win
the Senate, But Lose His Seat

National Journal, by Alex Roarty

Original Article

Posted By:ketchuplover, 2/14/2014 1:59:40 AM

Mitch McConnell´s party has never looked a better bet to retake the Senate. But if they do, he might not be around to enjoy it. (Snip) While a tough race is not a surprise, what does alarm Republicans is how McConnell´s standing has stagnated as the political environment improves for the GOP. President Obama´s still-sagging poll numbers have weakened Democratic incumbents from North Carolina to Alaska—but not in Kentucky. And that means a good year for Republicans isn´t guaranteed to bail out McConnell. "All Senate races are individual," said Billy Piper, the senator´s former longtime chief of staff. "We in D.C.

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Get out of the way, Mitch. And by the way, just when was it, in your 30 years of Washington "service", that you made the switch to serving yourself?

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Grampstosix, 2/14/2014 2:18:48 AM     (No. 9731829)

A thoroughly unimpressive individual. I do not understand how he lasted so long in the Senate.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: david kahane, 2/14/2014 2:55:44 AM     (No. 9731835)

A perfect outcome.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: littleorby, 2/14/2014 3:27:58 AM     (No. 9731845)

The headline doesn´t make much (any), sense. How can McConnell have enough strength to win seats for other senators, yet not enough to win his own?

I don´t live in Kentucky, so I can´t vote for or against McConnell; but, if I did, I would vote for Bevins in the primary. If Bevins should lose to McConnell, then I would vote against McConnell in the general.

I want McConnell out of the senate (period).

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Spidey, 2/14/2014 3:44:54 AM     (No. 9731848)

McConnell isn´t going anywhere and the GOP will fall 2-3 seats short of taking back the Senate.As pathetic as both McConnell and Boehner are at times,things would be a lot different if they had the votes in the senate to actually stonewall Obama.We saw in 2009 what the dems do when they have a clean sweep,hurling this country towards national bankruptcy with their obsession with vote buying.We´re actually lucky Obama kept his pledge of not raising taxes on anyone under a 100K,except for the tobacco tax.

Obama has borrowed redistribution and is killing the middle class without raising taxes because people are scared to spend money,start a business or expand it due to the fact Obama can do all these bypasses of congress.Stealing people´s IRAs is not far fetched,the EU is considering it over there.Liberals are like cornered rats when their funding in under threat.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: dirtyjersey, 2/14/2014 4:24:18 AM     (No. 9731852)

1. The public is fed up with progressives.
2. Mitch McConnell is a progressive.
3. The public is fed up with Mitch McConnell.

And where is the confusion?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: mws50, 2/14/2014 5:21:28 AM     (No. 9731864)

The best results from this coming election would be for Boehner, McConnell, Cornyn, and Cantor to lose their seats and be replaced by common sense republicans. Probably will not happen, but that would send an undeniable message to the establishment that their phony-baloney jobs were on the line.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Judith, 2/14/2014 6:41:20 AM     (No. 9731910)

I think this hysteria about the republicans losing/winning the senate and/or the house is ridiculous. Old adage my brother gave me....if it walks and talks like a duck, it´s a duck. Look at the actions taken by the dems and the republicans since 2007 and you will find we have had dems in charge of both houses with a sprinkling of conservatives throughout. Yes, I´m calling the republicans-we-held-our-noses-to-elect, democrats.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Sunhan65, 2/14/2014 8:24:56 AM     (No. 9732041)

Mitch McConnell is as devoid of character and charisma as it is possible for something called a GOP leader to be. He is the half face of the Republican Party and a vicious little machine politician trying to hold onto his job. Mitch McConnell has collaborated with Obama´s comfort woman, John Boehner, to undermine conservatives in Congress.

Mitch McConnell doesn´t deserve to represent us. He deserves to lose the nomination and will probably lose the election. And this will all be, as always, blamed on conservatives by the Daughters of the American Rove-o-lution on this site.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: kafir091101, 2/14/2014 8:35:42 AM     (No. 9732063)

Although I´m just slightly to the right of Genghis Khan, I´m still going to donate small amounts to both the primary and general election opponents of The Bonner, Canton, McCarthy, Ryan, McConnell and Cornyn.

When you have stage 4 bone cancer in the leg, the leg must come off!

Congressional RINO leadership is gambling with the future of America by not fighting tooth an nail with that Commie POS in the white house.

Instead of standing up on their back feet and fighting like men, they huff and puff in front of the cameras or wring their hands and whimper and cry like little girls.

America likes winners not whiners.

Flush these floaters down the drain!

Kafir

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Reply 10 - Posted by: MirJoy, 2/14/2014 12:12:00 PM     (No. 9732473)

This article in the National Journal tells me - in some kind of convoluted fashion - that the Democrats (read: National Journal) are concerned that Mitch McConnell is going to lose to Matt Bevin in the Republican primary.

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