Skip to comments.The McConnell challenge that wasn’t
Posted on 05/20/2014 12:16:53 PM PDT by Baynative
Matt Bevin seemed like the ideal candidate to challenge Mitch McConnell. The handsome and personable businessman, a father of nine, impressed national conservative groups looking for a chance to knock off the Senate Republican leader.
These groups, from the Senate Conservatives Fund to FreedomWorks, the Tea Party Patriots and the Madison Project, invested more than $1 million in the Kentucky GOP primary. Bevin himself spent more than $3 million, including $1 million of his own fortune.
And, yet, polls indicate hes going to get creamed Tuesday.
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Maybe he will. But he won't do it with my vote. I have watched for 6 years what he did with my last vote. My animosity for that man runs very deep. Even more so after the primary campaign.
Grimes is going to win in November.
That's not a bad thing. McConnell voted the way Reid wanted most of the time anyway. So votes in the Senate won't really change.
We are in a Civil War to the Democrats and Liberal’s advantage.
Why McConnell has provoked this fight is beyond me. It seems we are all being played by the left into our own self-destruction as a force for good.
This race is just beginning!!! Grimes was riding high...just like Wendy Davis (Texas) and Alex Sink (Florida), grimes will go down. Davis (now a has been) will get slaughtered in Texas and Sink has already lost her race to conservative, David Jolly!!! If ya think McConnelll is going down easy.....think again!!! He made mincemeat of Bevin....who should have run a tight race.
My approach is vote Republican or Conservative....destroy the Democrat Party politically. Every vote from our side counts. Sitting on your hands, and not voting, allows Obama to kill more veterans at will....death by government panel choice....yeh....that’s what we all want!!!(NOT)!!!
Here is a homework assignment. Ask 12 randomly selected people how they define a “good man”. Go with that. You shouldn’t, but will be surprised.
Finally, someone is getting a whiff of the truth.
McConnell, Boehner et. al, are called the 'Ruling Class' for a reason.
We went Soviet folks. The "opposition party" is just for show. The Ruling Class works together to establish a Fascist Police State where government is god and we little people must be controlled and regulated because we do not know what is best for us.
If Americans really knew how meaningless their votes are in deciding the direction of the country at this point - they might actually DO SOMETHING about it.
When expedience trumps principles, then submission to tyranny is all that remains for a people who will not risk what it takes to maintain liberty.
Could Mitch lose in November? Yes, he may. Will he lose today? Not a chance.
Not falling for that B.S. line again. We were force-fed and threatened with that garbage ad nauseum in the last election from the Romney supporters.
I will continue to campaign for Conservatives in KY for the Senate seat.
I would rather it go to Grimes than to McConnell, who declared war on Conservatives very publicly.
We do not forget. Not anymore. No more of this 'lesser of two evils' crap.
McConnell kills more vets with his silence and back room deals to cap the knees of anyone attempting to look into the Obama scandals and call out the compromises they make behind our backs.
McConnell made an enemy of Conservatives. He wanted this war. So war it is. I will do everything in my power to make sure McConnell is retired and sent packing this November.
Kentucky, historically, has been a very democrat state (which, again, shouldn't be a surprise.)
So one shouldn't assume how this will translate into the November outcome, based on absolute vote totals in today's primary.
OK, of 45 counties that are reporting, Mitch is leading or has won in 43 counties. I think it’s time to move on. Bevin had potential, but a sitting minority leader of the US Senate is not and never was going to lose the primary.
And Mitch is a liberal that has been voting for Reid's liberal agenda.
It wouldn't bother me in the least if Mitch lost in the general, as long as the repubs retake the senate. Something needs to shake up the leadership. Incumbency is so strong, that it is tough to beat. There should be term limits - I think that would help. It would cut down on the corruption that settles in and that seems to come so naturally to many politicians.
Sir: See....Demographics means a lot. Some folks cannot think strategically!!! The numbers show that Kentucky is basically a “Red” state where Obama has very low approval ratings. The large Republican/Conservative turnout in November. plus the independents jumping to the Pubbies....will deliver a “Red” state, November, 2014!!!
Like I said...i cannot stand Mitch McConnell...he sank Ted Cruz & Mike Lee when both men were dead right about failed Obamacare. but....having said that....i cannot even stand to hear “traitor” Obama open up his “Pajama Boy” mouth. The very sight of him disgusts me!!! I can never forgive his “Benghazi” abandonment of our four public servants...left to die in terror and pain...and, now the VA gig of killing our military veterans by Obama panel choice!!! IMHO....Obama and the entire Democrat Party must be defeated politically...right now!!! McConnell...we can easily take down later.
It is a tragedy that Judas McConnell can even dare run, let alone get reelected... This person is the exact reason why conservatives despair in the GOP. There needs to be better organizational and financial infrastructure to support conservative candidates.
In the real world, when the pubs have had a majority, they have governed like liberals because they have liberal leadership.
So your argument that a majority in the senate means something is historically invalid.
They spend like drunken sailors and grow the size of government.
Your party sucks.
You are so wrong it isn’t even funny.
KY is a YELLOW DOG DEMOCRAT STATE, it went “RedPublican” only due the social issues that went way Left for a lot of church-folks out here.
The only reason the GOP made any headway in this state is the fact the Democrats went full Marxist and the old Guard Democrats felt more at home in the GOP than the NeoMarxist party.
McConnell needs to be defeated in November no matter how it is done. Subterfuge and treason from within and by your won “leadership” is far more deadly to a movement than the enemy you clearly know.
I’d rather see Grimes in that seat than McConnell. She at least has not publicly declared war on Conservatives.
McConnell will do fine in the general. In the end, McConnell’s money and his position in the leadership will make the day.
If McConnell loses, it will be a symptom of an overall problem throughout all Senate races. If conservatives sit out, it’s at their own peril.
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