On notice: Mitch McConnell is ready to “crush” the Tea Party

posted at 6:31 pm on March 9, 2014 by Jazz Shaw

What with all the sweetness and light going on this weekend at CPAC, there really hasn’t been much room set aside for the Hawt Media Topic of the Conservative Civil War. Well, let’s wrap up the weekend with a bit of mudslinging from upper chamber. Doing an interview with the New York Times, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell addressed the issue of three high profile Republican senators who are facing primary challenges from the Right. His conclusion?

We’re going to crush you like the worms that you are, peasants.

Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell predicted the GOP establishment will destroy conservative insurgents attempting to unseat a trio incumbents in an interview with the New York Times published on Sunday.

“I think we are going to crush them everywhere,” McConnell said. “I don’t think they are going to have a single nominee anywhere in the country.”

McConnell is one of three establishment Republicans who are facing primary challengers backed by Tea Party conservative groups. The Senate Conservatives Fund, The Madison Project, and FreedomWorks are supporting Matt Bevin, McConnell’s rival in Kentucky. All three groups as well as the anti-tax Club For Growth are also throwing their fundraising weight behind Chris McDaniel’s run against Republican Mississippi Senator Thad Cochran. The Madison Project and the Senate Conservatives Fund are also spending to support Milton Wolf, who is challenging Kansas Senator Pat Roberts.

It’s always hard to tell whether statements like this are just hubris for show in an attempt to buy some media traction or true confidence. But in this case, it just may turn out that McConnell is finding some room to relax. Chris McDaniel has made some gains in Mississippi, but it looks like Thad Cochran is still holding enough of a lead to feel comfortable. Of course, that primary isn’t until June and a lot can change between now and then. Milton Wolf has definitely eroded Pat Roberts’ favorability numbers in recent months, but the last polling we’ve seen still shows Roberts with a two to one advantage.

As for the long game of McConnell and Matt Bevin, well… what can you say? That 55 to 29 spread doesn’t seem to be budging. But you have to wonder what McConnell was thinking in doing this interview. Even if you’re feeling your oats in the primaries, is the close of CPAC and the dawn of the primary season really the time to be taking a victory lap and doing a bit of an in your face dance for opponents in your own party? November will be all about turnout – as the off years always are – and leaving a sour taste in the mouths of supporters of any of these “upstart whacko-birds” probably isn’t going to do much for the grassroots enthusiasm in the final weeks.

But hey… the guy looks really good doing a Cold Dead Hands impression, eh?


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The B1tch Mitch is back!

/ptooey

gryphon202 on March 9, 2014 at 6:34 PM

Fcuk him…

OmahaConservative on March 9, 2014 at 6:35 PM

It’s always hard to tell whether statements like this are just hubris for show in an attempt to buy some media traction or true confidence.

It doesn’t really matter, does it?

The turtle is the left’s best friend and he’s too stupid to even try to hide that. This is reason #32,935 why the GOP isn’t getting any more votes from me. THey are useless and need to meet their political death as soon as possible. We already have one insane, anti-American leftist party that worships an 84 IQ, Indonesian, Dog-Eating Sukarno clone.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on March 9, 2014 at 6:37 PM

Mitch fails to realize that the tea party voters are not coming back to the plantation and the GOP has lost a big chunk of it’s base. It is no longer an option to hold our noses and pull the lever next to the candidate that is on the GOP side.

TennesseeTuxedo on March 9, 2014 at 6:38 PM

But in this case, it just may turn out that McConnell is finding some room to relax.

He should have done that after the primaries were ovah. What was the last line in “Tora! Tora! Tora!”?
“I fear we may have awoken a sleeping giant.”

Marcus on March 9, 2014 at 6:38 PM

Look at the bright side…at least they are getting more honest as time goes on.

sharrukin on March 9, 2014 at 6:39 PM

From my cold, dead HANDS!

Lanceman on March 9, 2014 at 6:42 PM

Given what the TP has morphed in to, it’s eradication is a worthy goal.

MJBrutus on March 9, 2014 at 6:43 PM

They really are getting desperate aren’t they. Hey, McConnell, that kind of talk doesn’t go over well with your voters, assuming you still have any.

crankyoldlady on March 9, 2014 at 6:44 PM

They will grovel in awe of his charisma.

lexhamfox on March 9, 2014 at 6:44 PM

Nice words, and to the NYT no less; really makes a conservative guy feel like opening his wallet for the GOP, yessir.

Bishop on March 9, 2014 at 6:44 PM

I don’t get why this isn’t even on the page on Brietbart and Drudge. They both seem to like to whine AFTER things happen.

Marcus on March 9, 2014 at 6:44 PM

He looks and acts like a b*tch.

Given what the TP has morphed in to, it’s eradication is a worthy goal.

MJBrutus on March 9, 2014 at 6:43 PM

You’re a joke.

CWchangedhisNicagain on March 9, 2014 at 6:45 PM

Well, yeah, it is, Jazz. The Teahadis snarled and spit at Cornyn, but he won easily. They’ll be long gone by Cornyn’s next Senate race in 2020. That threat is slain. And as you note, no Teahadi candidate is even mildly threatening any other Senate incumbent.

It’s our way or the highway. There’s no point in dissembling anymore.

BrianJ on March 9, 2014 at 6:45 PM

The failed shutdown helped cause this. It demoralized the conservative side of the party, and energized the establishment.

Revenant on March 9, 2014 at 6:45 PM

Given what the TP has morphed in to, it’s eradication is a worthy goal.

MJBrutus on March 9, 2014 at 6:43 PM

Yeah, anything that stands for fiscal responsibility, liberty and defending the constitution should be eradicated.

The Notorious G.O.P on March 9, 2014 at 6:46 PM

Mitch is getting a bit ahead of himself. In order for him to become Majority Leader, I suspect he’ll need the help of some grass roots types.

butch on March 9, 2014 at 6:46 PM

I’m going to put this over here since it’s basically a continuation of the Headlines thread…

I would be willing to give them 2 term and the HOR 4 terms max.

conservative tarheel on March 9, 2014 at 3:09 PM

I’ll admit to being at least a little bit of two minds on this. I can see where experience could be of benefit to a legislator.

But, what i keep coming back to is that as soon as they need to worry about being re-elected, they are caught by the system. They have to worry about fundraising. Lobbyists have sway over them.

We have about 330 million people in this country. Are you really saying that there are so few capable of serving that we need to keep recycling them?

Better, I think, that they serve and go home. Let a new one take their place that doesn’t have to worry about what they need to do stay there. They need to worry about what the people back home are going to be saying to them when they inevitably return there.

trigon on March 9, 2014 at 6:42 PM

trigon on March 9, 2014 at 6:46 PM

So the GOP still thinks it doesn’t need conservative voters to win. It’s gonna get blacks, and Hispanics, and lots of those Reagan democrats, cuz…the third time is the charm, I suppose. Okie-dokie.

Rational Thought on March 9, 2014 at 6:46 PM

Hee-eey. Bruti is in here bad-mouthing uuuus.

Lanceman on March 9, 2014 at 6:46 PM

Oh, and Brain too.

Lanceman on March 9, 2014 at 6:47 PM

Markos Moulitos should write the pub agenda.

Murphy9 on March 9, 2014 at 6:47 PM

You have to give the Devil his due, McConnell had the sense to vet Bevins and Wolf. SCF and co. not so much.

smokin hot politics on March 9, 2014 at 6:48 PM

Given what the TP has morphed in to, it’s eradication is a worthy goal.

MJBrutus on March 9, 2014 at 6:43 PM

You have no idea what the TEA Party stands for.

And, everything you think you know is wrong.

You are a glittering jewel of colossal ignorance.

trigon on March 9, 2014 at 6:49 PM

We have about 330 million people in this country. Are you really saying that there are so few capable of serving that we need to keep recycling them?

trigon on March 9, 2014 at 6:46 PM

Word.

I’ve said it over and over. Take a look at the current crop of people in office and ask yourself: How many of them fit the template of who the Founders imagined when they created this representative republic.

Bishop on March 9, 2014 at 6:49 PM

The Notorious G.O.P on March 9, 2014 at 6:46 PM

If the TP and those who speak for it truly were interested in advancing those goals I would feel differently about them. As it stands, the movement has devolved in to a society of impractical, counter-productive whiners. They do more to harm the ideals that they nominally espouse than the Donkeys.

MJBrutus on March 9, 2014 at 6:49 PM

If the TP and those who speak for it truly were interested in advancing those goals I would feel differently about them. As it stands, the movement has devolved in to a society of impractical, counter-productive whiners. They do more to harm the ideals that they nominally espouse than the Donkeys.

MJBrutus on March 9, 2014 at 6:49 PM

You are a good progressive.

The Notorious G.O.P on March 9, 2014 at 6:51 PM

The Notorious G.O.P on March 9, 2014 at 6:51 PM

And you have nothing to talk about but me.

MJBrutus on March 9, 2014 at 6:52 PM

Yawn.

Given the utter incompetence of Turtleface in the Senate GOP leadership where is only a doormat for the Democrats, I am glad he finally found his true passion in life: fighting conservatives.

*rolls eyes*

Norwegian on March 9, 2014 at 6:52 PM

Lanceman on March 9, 2014 at 6:46 PM

And sounding just as stupid as the lib.

Tells the noobs all they need to know about little mj.

cozmo on March 9, 2014 at 6:53 PM

Come on. Bruti is just a newer version of Bradky.

Lanceman on March 9, 2014 at 6:53 PM

How many of them fit the template of who the Founders imagined when they created this representative republic.

Bishop on March 9, 2014 at 6:49 PM

Sadly, a lot of them do … which is why the Founders tried to severely limit the power of the federal government :)

If we still had our Constitutional Republic then it wouldn’t matter that the House, Senate and White House are jam-packed with power-hungry, anti-American retards. Their powers would be seriously curtailed and, even in their wildest dreams, they wouldn’t be able to do that much damage.

Sadly, in the lawless, third-world-run American Socialist Superstate, there are no limits on the feral government so everything comes down to the individuals who populate those positions … exactly the wild sort of Democracy that the Founders so detested.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on March 9, 2014 at 6:53 PM

Yes, yes it is all about mean, old Brutus. Let’s make the whole thread about him. That is so much easier than actually saying something worthwhile.

MJBrutus on March 9, 2014 at 6:54 PM

I would feel differently about them.

Sure you would.

They do more to harm the ideals that they nominally espouse than the Donkeys.

MJBrutus on March 9, 2014 at 6:49 PM

The Donkeys love you RINO CINO efftards.

CWchangedhisNicagain on March 9, 2014 at 6:54 PM

Yes, yes it is all about mean, old Brutus. Let’s make the whole thread about him. That is so much easier than actually saying something worthwhile.

MJBrutus on March 9, 2014 at 6:54 PM

Worthwhile. The irony.

CWchangedhisNicagain on March 9, 2014 at 6:54 PM

Mitch fails to realize that the tea party voters are not coming back to the plantation and the GOP has lost a big chunk of it’s base. It is no longer an option to hold our noses and pull the lever next to the candidate that is on the GOP side.

TennesseeTuxedo on March 9, 2014 at 6:38 PM

+1

bw222 on March 9, 2014 at 6:55 PM

Yes, yes it is all about mean, old stupid, annoying Brutus.

MJBrutus on March 9, 2014 at 6:54 PM

FIFY.

Now, continue with your whining self-pity …

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on March 9, 2014 at 6:56 PM

he B1tch Mitch is back!

/ptooey

gryphon202 on March 9, 2014 at 6:34 PM

Fcuk him…

OmahaConservative on March 9, 2014 at 6:35 PM

It’s always hard to tell whether statements like this are just hubris for show in an attempt to buy some media traction or true confidence.

It doesn’t really matter, does it?

The turtle is the left’s best friend and he’s too stupid to even try to hide that. This is reason #32,935 why the GOP isn’t getting any more votes from me. THey are useless and need to meet their political death as soon as possible. We already have one insane, anti-American leftist party that worships an 84 IQ, Indonesian, Dog-Eating Sukarno clone.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on March 9, 2014 at 6:37 PM

Mitch fails to realize that the tea party voters are not coming back to the plantation and the GOP has lost a big chunk of it’s base. It is no longer an option to hold our noses and pull the lever next to the candidate that is on the GOP side.

TennesseeTuxedo on March 9, 2014 at 6:38 PM

But in this case, it just may turn out that McConnell is finding some room to relax.

He should have done that after the primaries were ovah. What was the last line in “Tora! Tora! Tora!”?
“I fear we may have awoken a sleeping giant.”

Marcus on March 9, 2014 at 6:38 PM

Look at the bright side…at least they are getting more honest as time goes on.

sharrukin on March 9, 2014 at 6:39 PM

From my cold, dead HANDS!

Lanceman on March 9, 2014 at 6:42 PM

Given what the TP has morphed in to, it’s eradication is a worthy goal.

MJBrutus on March 9, 2014 at 6:43 PM

They really are getting desperate aren’t they. Hey, McConnell, that kind of talk doesn’t go over well with your voters, assuming you still have any.

crankyoldlady on March 9, 2014 at 6:44 PM

They will grovel in awe of his charisma.

lexhamfox on March 9, 2014 at 6:44 PM

Nice words, and to the NYT no less; really makes a conservative guy feel like opening his wallet for the GOP, yessir.

Bishop on March 9, 2014 at 6:44 PM

I don’t get why this isn’t even on the page on Brietbart and Drudge. They both seem to like to whine AFTER things happen.

Marcus on March 9, 2014 at 6:44 PM

MJBrutus….hmmm. Seems there was plenty said that did not involve you. You think a lot of yourself. You’re just another pompous jerk0ff.

CWchangedhisNicagain on March 9, 2014 at 6:58 PM

Well, Mitch…My Granny always used to tell me to ‘never count your chickens before they’ve hatched’…y’all would be well advised to heed that advice, pal.

bimmcorp on March 9, 2014 at 6:58 PM

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on March 9, 2014 at 6:53 PM

Well you have a point. Maybe they thought the people might have enough sense to drive out the retards before they became entrenched, but here we are.

Bishop on March 9, 2014 at 6:58 PM

A little new blood would be nice. I think everyone should be primaries, just to keep them honest about their promises. Oh how I wish someone who have had the guts to primary Hilliary in 2000 or even 2006.

MrsGsBoyTommy on March 9, 2014 at 6:58 PM

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on March 9, 2014 at 6:56 PM

Do I really annoy you? That’s a shame. You don’t bother me in the least.

MJBrutus on March 9, 2014 at 6:58 PM

Funny what the MJB types choose to address. The use of logical fallacies is almost all they have.

CWchangedhisNicagain on March 9, 2014 at 6:58 PM

They do more to harm the ideals that they nominally espouse than the Donkeys.

MJBrutus on March 9, 2014 at 6:49 PM

Most of us think the same about you and your ilk Brutus. In fact, it’s difficult to distinguish the Donkeys from the RINOs.

By the way, who is your favorite President? President Dole, President McCain or President Romney? Good thing they were all so electable.

bw222 on March 9, 2014 at 6:59 PM

Given what the TP has morphed in to, it’s eradication is a worthy goal.

MJBrutus on March 9, 2014 at 6:43 PM

A think another worthy goal is to “eradicate” the progressive republicans who have glommed onto the party.

hawkdriver on March 9, 2014 at 7:00 PM

With an attitude such as this, it now makes sense why
he came out on stage at CPAC with a Rifle…

ToddPA on March 9, 2014 at 7:00 PM

Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell predicted the GOP establishment will destroy conservative insurgents attempting to unseat a trio incumbents in an interview with the New York Times published on Sunday.

“I think we are going to crush them everywhere,” McConnell said. “I don’t think they are going to have a single nominee anywhere in the country.”

The political class in action.

“…we…”, Mitch? Could that be the GOPe, dually ensconced in the RNC, and bought and paid for by big business and the Chamber of Commerce?

I have to wonder what gives McConnell and his fellow senators the right to determine who should be elected in other states, either individually, or under the auspices of the RNC. They can’t make the argument that a senator from Kentucky has the right to decide what voters in Mississippi want from their representative by proxy in the senate.

Could it be that McConnell is a crafty old fox and he really wants to incite the voters to throw the incumbent bums out and elect some real public servants?

No.

He’s just being the GOPe political elitist he’s always been, more interested in clinging to power, the gravy train, and his Washington DC social circle and lifestyle than serving the needs of his constituents, or, more broadly, the nation.

thatsafactjack on March 9, 2014 at 7:00 PM

Do I really annoy you? That’s a shame. You don’t bother me in the least.

MJBrutus on March 9, 2014 at 6:58 PM

There you go again staying on topic. Your topic. Hilarious.

CWchangedhisNicagain on March 9, 2014 at 7:01 PM

This turkey (he even looks like one) should pay more attention to his own re-election. He’s in serious trouble in KENTUCKY. That’s like losing to Samoa in ice hockey.

I’d rather my daughter marry a wino
Than a simpering, whimpering RINO

MaiDee on March 9, 2014 at 7:01 PM

You can bet your sweet arse that with a majority in both House and Senate, the GOP will have some form of amnesty bill passed before the 2016 elections.

butch on March 9, 2014 at 7:01 PM

butch on March 9, 2014 at 7:01 PM

We can hope so.

MJBrutus on March 9, 2014 at 7:02 PM

You can bet your sweet arse that with a majority in both House and Senate, the GOP will have some form of amnesty bill passed before the 2016 elections.

butch on March 9, 2014 at 7:01 PM

The GOP is busy driving out conservatives, we have to be replaced with somebody.

I predict Rubio will be the next Charlie Crist.

Bishop on March 9, 2014 at 7:03 PM

MJBrutus on March 9, 2014 at 6:54 PM

BTW MJ, you on board now for amnesty?

hawkdriver on March 9, 2014 at 7:03 PM

The Teahadis snarled and spit at Cornyn, but he won easily. They’ll be long gone by Cornyn’s next Senate race in 2020. That threat is slain. And as you note, no Teahadi candidate is even mildly threatening any other Senate incumbent.

It’s our way or the highway. There’s no point in dissembling anymore.

BrianJ on March 9, 2014 at 6:45 PM

Well then, BrAIn,I suggest you whip out that wallet of yours and pony up for the good ol’ establishment incompetents.

I sure as hell won’t give a penny to any of ‘em.

jersey taxpayer on March 9, 2014 at 7:04 PM

hawkdriver on March 9, 2014 at 7:03 PM

I think George Will has it right.

MJBrutus on March 9, 2014 at 7:05 PM

What does the MJ stand for?

“The little kid in me likes the frosting side. But the adult in me likes the little kid in me!”

Lanceman on March 9, 2014 at 7:05 PM

McConnell has sold the country out to line his pockets. He cares nothing about freedom, just growing the strength of the federal government. He is nothing but a traitor. Not once has he ever tried to “crush” obozo and the democrats. Scumbag RINO’s like him need to become extinct.

Flange on March 9, 2014 at 7:06 PM

As it stands, the movement has devolved in to a society of impractical, counter-productive whiners. They do more to harm the ideals that they nominally espouse than the Donkeys.

MJBrutus on March 9, 2014 at 6:49 PM

That is so much easier than actually saying something worthwhile.

MJBrutus on March 9, 2014 at 6:54 PM

You have this amazing ability to Scrutinize your own posts.

ToddPA on March 9, 2014 at 7:07 PM

Bishop on March 9, 2014 at 6:58 PM

They did their best to guard against the inevitable retards and power-hungry douchebags. They did pretty well, too, having their system and the nation they created last for 236 years. It was a great run for the greatest nation the world has ever seen. Sadly, the very branch they tried to guard so heavily against political influence – the federal judiciary – turned out to be the most political, left-wise, and that had to spell certain death for the Republic once the right sort of America-hater (a brain-dead, third-world tyrant wannabe) gained power and was allowed to run hog-wild while the retards in Congress were too scared to do anything to stop him (not counting those who actively wanted to help him out). Of course, the Founders had even considered this sort of specific problem and put clear language in the Constitution specifically to disallow third-world, brain-dead, tyrant wannabes from even being eligible for the office.

The Founders did everything they could, but white guilt shat all over their genius creation and helped bring the final demise of the American Constitutional Republic.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on March 9, 2014 at 7:08 PM

Big surprise that MJB does not believe in the sovereignty of the USA.
/

CWchangedhisNicagain on March 9, 2014 at 7:08 PM

Does Mitch really have it in the bag? He and McCain are always wannabe strong leaders against the conservatives. Feeling very confident these days. Strategy seems very offensive! I think it’s time to send a donation to Bevin to crush that ugly worm. I’m so mad right now, I could eat a worm and then throw it up. It’s no wonder that Obama has had free reign to tell the Senate how to help destroy the country. You are worthless pond scum, McConnell.

mobydutch on March 9, 2014 at 7:08 PM

butch on March 9, 2014 at 7:01 PM

We can hope so.

MJBrutus on March 9, 2014 at 7:02 PM

lol, never mind.

So, the GOP rank and file wants amnesty. The leaders want it and they want it. They caved on repeal of obamacare and they allowed vets to take cuts while government employees maintained or increased their colas.

WTH?

We’re told not to say a fucking word about any social issue because it might jeopardize some insignificant fraction of a voting block that never would vote GOP anyway.

So …

Fiscal Responsibility
Defense
Vets
Abortion
Amnesty
Caved on the ACA

Tell me again why I’m voting for anything remotely associated with the GOP?

hawkdriver on March 9, 2014 at 7:09 PM

You can bet your sweet arse that with a majority in both House and Senate, the GOP will have some form of amnesty bill passed before the 2016 elections.

butch on March 9, 2014 at 7:01 PM

When did you last contact your Senator, Representative, or President about your stance on amnesty?

CWchangedhisNicagain on March 9, 2014 at 7:10 PM

What does the MJ stand for?

Lanceman on March 9, 2014 at 7:05 PM

He stands for putting country ahead of party and of ideology. He stands for evaluating each issue on its own merits rather than reflexively going with what “his” side says is inarguably right.

MJBrutus on March 9, 2014 at 7:10 PM

If Matt Bevin doesn’t beat him, I hope he enjoys going down to Allison-Hyphenated-Dash-Name.

ConstantineXI on March 9, 2014 at 7:10 PM

We can hope so.

MJBrutus on March 9, 2014 at 7:02 PM

You could just post this everytime you make a comment.

sharrukin on March 9, 2014 at 7:10 PM

MJ stands for Democrats.

CWchangedhisNicagain on March 9, 2014 at 7:11 PM

The Tea Party doesn’t kill parties. Big government kills parties.

eucher on March 9, 2014 at 7:12 PM

He stands for putting country ahead of party and of ideology. He stands for evaluating each issue on its own merits rather than reflexively going with what “his” side says is inarguably right.

MJBrutus on March 9, 2014 at 7:10 PM

Yeah. Remember how the establishment under Bush continued to run up the debt? Remember how under Bush the establishment continued to increase the size of government?

Good times…

God forgive me for bad-mouthing my buddy W., but it was necessary in this case.

Lanceman on March 9, 2014 at 7:13 PM

Mitch McConnell is ready to “crush” the Tea Party

Big tent. Whigs, Soon. Mark it down Mitch.

Bmore on March 9, 2014 at 7:13 PM

Given what the TP has morphed in to, it’s eradication is a worthy goal.

MJBrutus on March 9, 2014 at 6:43 PM

You’re a joke.

CWchangedhisNicagain on March 9, 2014 at 6:45 PM

Brutus is scared of the spectre of the mythological socon boogie man..

melle1228 on March 9, 2014 at 7:13 PM

Big Gov types like McConnell only care about more Big Gov. Just at a slower rate than your average Dem.

CWchangedhisNicagain on March 9, 2014 at 7:14 PM

So, assuming McConnell wins the primary, the only options left for us peasants is to sit out the vote (not a good idea, there are local elections as well), vote but not vote in the Senate race, or vote for the democrat.

SouthernGent on March 9, 2014 at 7:14 PM

Yeah. Remember how the establishment under Bush continued to run up the debt? Remember how under Bush the establishment continued to increase the size of government?

Good times…

God forgive me for bad-mouthing my buddy W., but it was necessary in this case.

Lanceman on March 9, 2014 at 7:13 PM

Forget Bush, look to McConnell’s leadership in the Senate.

melle1228 on March 9, 2014 at 7:15 PM

They’re all trying to break that fool’s record for longest time in office.

Though let’s be honest, someone who’s been a politician for 20+ years has their finger on the pulse of the private sector to a degree that none of you dimwits could ever hope to match.

Bishop on March 9, 2014 at 7:16 PM

We can hope so.

MJBrutus on March 9, 2014 at 7:02 PM

Passing amnesty before 2016 will do nothing except guarantee the end of the GOP. What a fool.

DisneyFan on March 9, 2014 at 7:16 PM

Huh. I’m a socon!

Lanceman on March 9, 2014 at 7:17 PM

The Teahadis snarled and spit at Cornyn, but he won easily. They’ll be long gone by Cornyn’s next Senate race in 2020. That threat is slain. And as you note, no Teahadi candidate is even mildly threatening any other Senate incumbent.

It’s our way or the highway. There’s no point in dissembling anymore.

BrianJ on March 9, 2014 at 6:45 PM

Good, they won the primary.. Hope they win the election without us “Teahadis.” BTW, I don’t even know what the fvck that is.

Apparently if you want the GOP to follow their own party platform; YOU are the extremist.. Ugh..

melle1228 on March 9, 2014 at 7:17 PM

Brutus is scared of the spectre of the mythological socon boogie man..

melle1228 on March 9, 2014 at 7:13 PM

IMO he is willing to go along with the lies and slander. This one has little character.

CWchangedhisNicagain on March 9, 2014 at 7:17 PM

MJBrutus on March 9, 2014 at 6:43 PM

BrianJ on March 9, 2014 at 6:45 PM

Birds Of A Feather?

Bmore on March 9, 2014 at 7:17 PM

If Matt Bevin doesn’t beat him, I hope he enjoys going down to Allison-Hyphenated-Dash-Name.

ConstantineXI on March 9, 2014 at 7:10 PM

Grimey!

22044 on March 9, 2014 at 7:18 PM

When I see a 782 year old Turtle Man coming at me telling me he’s going to crush me? Well by gosh by gollie, I fall right in line with the GOP Country Club Clazz.

/Mitch? You are going to lose. Cash out while you can! Join Dingy Reid – ya’ll KNOW ya take the showers together and such and much. Bless your heart.

Key West Reader on March 9, 2014 at 7:18 PM

Notice: the McConnells and MJBs work harder to defeat TP types than they do Dems of any stripe. Fcku them.

CWchangedhisNicagain on March 9, 2014 at 7:18 PM

The RNC called for a handout last night.Told them not to bother me again until their testicles dropped.

SweetSensationalist on March 9, 2014 at 7:19 PM

hawkdriver say bad word get comment canked

hawkdriver on March 9, 2014 at 7:03 PM

I think George Will has it right.

MJBrutus on March 9, 2014 at 7:05 PM

Thanks. If he has an article rationalizing what was probably the last thing we might beg the GOP to fight for, I’ll pass. I take it he’s pro amnesty also?

So, we’re not allowed to say a damn word any anything associated with “social issues” because it might alienate some small percentage of a minority voting block that’s 99 percent liberal and Donk to start. This isn’t the year for abortion (*again) and most of the GOP establishment is fine with baby-killing anyway. The GOP secured government employees their COLA or allowed it to increase while vets took a COLA hit. So the list is looking like this …

Fiscal Responsibility
Amnesty
Defense
Vets
Abortion

Tell me again what’s left that I’m compelled to support the GOP over?

hawkdriver on March 9, 2014 at 7:19 PM

Fiscal Responsibility
Amnesty
Defense
Vets
Abortion

Tell me again what’s left that I’m compelled to support the GOP over?

hawkdriver on March 9, 2014 at 7:19 PM

Exactly.. They aren’t even following their own platform, but apparently we are supposed to respect their vision and trust their judgment like good little peasants.

melle1228 on March 9, 2014 at 7:20 PM

“his” side

MJBrutus on March 9, 2014 at 7:10 PM

You have no side. No real convictions. You’re a mercenary like most liberals.

CWchangedhisNicagain on March 9, 2014 at 7:20 PM

The Teahadis snarled and spit at Cornyn, but he won easily. They’ll be long gone by Cornyn’s next Senate race in 2020. That threat is slain. And as you note, no Teahadi candidate is even mildly threatening any other Senate incumbent.

It’s our way or the highway. There’s no point in dissembling anymore.

BrianJ on March 9, 2014 at 6:45 PM

The Teahadi Slayer is in Da House!!

ToddPA on March 9, 2014 at 7:21 PM

Yes, yes it is all about mean, old Brutus. Let’s make the whole thread about him. That is so much easier than actually saying something worthwhile.

MJBrutus on March 9, 2014 at 6:54 PM

Actually, no it is not. But your a jacka$$, and when you bray, you annoy folks here. When they slap you down, you start up with the martyr syndrome.

If you don’t want to be the butt of accurate jokes, then say something intelligent. Otherwise, STFU.

captnjoe on March 9, 2014 at 7:22 PM

drat, missed the /tag

captnjoe on March 9, 2014 at 7:23 PM

Bmore on March 9, 2014 at 7:17 PM

The love that will not be spoken.

cozmo on March 9, 2014 at 7:25 PM

captnjoe on March 9, 2014 at 7:23 PM

Never have understood the tag thingy. I do it this way.

Bmore on March 9, 2014 at 7:25 PM

Given what the TP has morphed in to, it’s eradication is a worthy goal.

MJBrutus on March 9, 2014 at 6:43 PM

Read all the post before posting and while it seems you are a target, maybe you earned the grief as I don’t know you, to me the questions should be….(1) In your view what was the mission of the Tea Party at its founding and (2) In your view what has it become?

Simple questions and simple answers.

HonestLib on March 9, 2014 at 7:26 PM

Yeah. Remember how the establishment under Bush continued to run up the debt? Remember how under Bush the establishment continued to increase the size of government?

Good times…

God forgive me for bad-mouthing my buddy W., but it was necessary in this case.

Lanceman on March 9, 2014 at 7:13 PM

YEP!

ladyingray on March 9, 2014 at 7:26 PM

It’s our way or the highway. There’s no point in dissembling anymore.

BrianJ on March 9, 2014 at 6:45 PM

Cupcake, you’re not fooling anyone. You’re a Moby acting like GOP establishment and trying to alienate us from the GOP for support. Unnecessary this time since they’re doing a fine job themselves. But please carry on if it makes you feel better.

hawkdriver on March 9, 2014 at 7:26 PM

cozmo on March 9, 2014 at 7:25 PM

I don’t even like quoting the noms anymore. Soon I won’t at all. ; )

Bmore on March 9, 2014 at 7:27 PM

Donations to Karl Rove’s Groups Plummet 98% After Declaring War Against the Tea Party

This is one way to hurt ‘em folks. Cut off the flow of money to PACs who support those who have their boot on our throats.

And that includes the RNC.

Flora Duh on March 9, 2014 at 7:27 PM

If you don’t want to be the butt of accurate jokes, then say something intelligent. Otherwise, STFU.

captnjoe on March 9, 2014 at 7:22 PM

Make me.

MJBrutus on March 9, 2014 at 7:27 PM

Make me.

MJBrutus on March 9, 2014 at 7:27 PM

Oh, real machure!

Lanceman on March 9, 2014 at 7:27 PM

Teahadi

Anyone who uses this term is seriously clueless about the realities of this world.

CWchangedhisNicagain on March 9, 2014 at 7:27 PM

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