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Will Tea Partiers Sink Mitch
McConnell’s Kentucky Senate
Reelection Bid?

Daily Beast, by Ben Jacobs

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Posted By:tisHimself, 8/5/2014 11:12:30 PM

The Senate minority leader, long reviled among many on the right for what they see as kowtowing to Democrats, is in a tough race for his seat—and in trouble with the Tea Party. If Alison Lundergan Grimes pulls off an upset victory over Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in November, she may have Tea Partiers to thank. But don’t expect conservative voters to rally to Grimes—they simply aren´t getting behind McConnell. Although the five-term Republican ended up winning a a tough primary challenge from businessman Matt Bevin handily, the race was one of the most vicious and ugly this cycle

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: SheikYerBooty, 8/5/2014 11:24:43 PM     (No. 9954631)

If I lived in KY I wouldn´t vote for the duplicitous snake.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: horacer, 8/5/2014 11:26:24 PM     (No. 9954633)

I will admit there are things about McConnell I respect. He is the strongest advocate for free speech in the senate. But the tactics he uses, endorses or overlooks are vile. Politics is dirty but it should never have gotten this dirty. I think he´ll win, Grimes is a moron, but it would be nice if he led a movement to make the GOP about ideas and not some vile intra party mud fight.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: bighambone, 8/5/2014 11:40:04 PM     (No. 9954643)

It would be something if the liberal media entices enough Kentucky Republicans to abandon McConnell, and him losing causes the Republicans to be one seat short of gaining control of the Senate in the November election.

Talk about shooting yourself in the foot!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: belwhatter, 8/5/2014 11:46:58 PM     (No. 9954652)

Another damned if we do and damned if we don´t situation -

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Reply 5 - Posted by: noparallel, 8/6/2014 12:09:23 AM     (No. 9954669)

okay, so, ir the turtle attracts enough illegals to win, he is responsible for victory. But, if he doesn´t attract enough tea party members to win, they are responsible.

Got it.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: TXknitter, 8/6/2014 12:52:35 AM     (No. 9954691)

McConnell is a well-paid seat warmer who gets nothing accomplished and he needs to go. He will be a disastrous SML and we all know he and his merry band of moderates will not fight the Democrats.



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Reply 7 - Posted by: tnorling, 8/6/2014 1:10:49 AM     (No. 9954709)

What has he accomplished? He wants to keep his seat. There´s no conservative ideology there. Get rid of the parasite. Scum. In a nice suit. Spouting what some want to hear... He´ll do well on K Street. New blood is needed. This guy is not it. Bye Bye....

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Reply 8 - Posted by: tnorling, 8/6/2014 1:15:47 AM     (No. 9954716)

Oooh... There is no strategy.. Bill Buckley said we can feed and house the poor for 2B or so... now, about 8B... or so. Do it and let the economy go... Paul has the idea, and poor old Mitch, um, well, it´s, um... my wife is Oriental, I mean Asian, I mean, I mean... LOSER... You bet and mark my words, boyz... He´s gone

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Nicholveski, 8/6/2014 1:24:20 AM     (No. 9954725)

I´m pro tea party, believe in their idea. It is stupid, dumb and ignorant to cut your nose off to spite your face. You know like the witch from DE, or moron Akin from MO, or what ever the dxx xhit from IA that defeated Sen Lugar. Many time Tea Party candidates just cannot win general elections. In fact Harry Reid wouldn´t even be in the Senate, except we just had to have Tea Party Ingle or what ever her name was.

I would rather have the most liberal Republican than the most conservative Democrat ever elected. The Democrat is going to vote for Harry Reed and Nancy Polosi.

Here is a news flash for you. the FIRST vote in the House and Senate is for the Speaker and Majority Leader

If you can´t understand this then your rationalization is that of a moronic imbecile.



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Reply 10 - Posted by: ketchuplover, 8/6/2014 2:37:24 AM     (No. 9954754)

Whatever the outcome....I´m just hoping that McConnell right now is sweating gallons.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: tank, 8/6/2014 8:35:49 AM     (No. 9954984)

Well, while this moronic imbecile doesn´t want to lose the Senate, if McConnell loses, he can´t blame the Tea Parties, he need only look in the mirror. In order to win votes, you need to court the people who cast them. McConnell has declared open warfare on people who want more conservatism in the GOP. He supported the disaster in Mississippi, and is now forever linked with race-baiting and courting Democrats to defeat a Republican. He has actively cast of the votes of the moronic imbeciles. I´m not responsible for his poor tactics that may lose him an election. Perhaps he can bus some Democrats up from Mississippi to vote for him in November.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: TOOTALL, 8/6/2014 10:08:12 AM     (No. 9955115)

A vote for Grimes is a vote for Obama policies and Clinton Progressivism.

Management without a majority is tough. Politics ain´t beanbag! McC might not be ideal, but look what non-support of a less than perfect candidate got us last go-round!In the Senate and the WH!

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