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Hang It Up, Mitch McConnell

Mitch McConnell – the “Republican” leader of the U.S. Senate – is running for reelection in 2014 (unfortunately). This veteran “Republican in Name Only” – who was instrumental in negotiating last year’s fiscal cliff tax hike – is the embodiment of everything that’s wrong with the GOP, an aging white…

Mitch McConnell – the “Republican” leader of the U.S. Senate – is running for reelection in 2014 (unfortunately).

This veteran “Republican in Name Only” – who was instrumental in negotiating last year’s fiscal cliff tax hike – is the embodiment of everything that’s wrong with the GOP, an aging white man devoid of principle who is utterly beholden to insider special interests. He’s creature of the U.S. Capitol – a slave to the “Evil Empire.”

A welfare statist and crony capitalist, McConnell is also neocon (a.k.a. a global interventionist) and a supporter of the federal government’s domestic spying initiative.

“Basically he spent the entire Bush administration advancing fiscally reckless policies – and has spent the entire Obama administration accommodating the escalation of those same failed policies,” one D.C. insider told us.

McConnell also fought hard in his home state against limited government candidates …

“Mitch McConnell is now the least electable Republican Senator running for reelection in 2014,” a representative of the Senate Conservatives Fund told reporter Chris Cillizza of The Washington Post. “He could lose this race and cost Republicans the majority. He needs to consider whether it might be time to hang it up.”

That’s true …

And ironically, it’s exactly what a spokesman for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) said a few short months ago.

But McConnell isn’t some “happy medium” between polar extremes, he’s a guy who fiscal liberals would probably love (assuming he had the right letter behind his name).

Anyway … Kentucky voters have proven capable of electing strong fiscal conservatives to the U.S. Senate (as they did with Rand Paul in 2010).

Unfortunately they can’t do that in 2014 if the current slate holds … which is why McConnell needs to stand aside. Or why a credible third party alternative – one responsive to the true American middle (fiscal conservatism, social libertarianism) – needs to emerge.

Sooner rather than later …

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46 comments

sweepin July 2, 2013 at 3:17 pm

Good luck with that.

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Smirks July 2, 2013 at 3:49 pm

He, like most of the other clowns running the GOP, are superglued to their seats.

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sweepin July 2, 2013 at 3:17 pm

Good luck with that.

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Smirks July 2, 2013 at 3:49 pm

He, like most of the other clowns running the GOP, are superglued to their seats.

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GrandTango July 2, 2013 at 3:27 pm

Didn’t McConnell do the right thing on Immigration???…and that’s why yall are Gunning for him…Gotta P!$$ you off to lose that one…(which you will in the House, because you failed w/ the GOP in the Senate)…

And FITS, didn’t you liberal Dumb@$$#$ bug the man’s offices, when that leftwing nutjob was talking about running against him???
He may not be the best, but he beats the H#!! of the corrupt liberal Bast@*ds you’d put in there…

Nice try,Idiot, but I doubt the GOP loses that seat…And hopefully, Republicans will get some seats by continuing to Beat the Crap out of your lord, and idol, Obama…

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Sex Wax July 2, 2013 at 3:53 pm

Playing with the magic eight ball again?

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Nölff July 2, 2013 at 4:02 pm

I wonder how many downvotes you’ll earn for that one. I’m going with < 8.

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Baker July 2, 2013 at 3:53 pm

But, Will, is he an “uber-liberal”?

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Baker July 2, 2013 at 3:53 pm

But, Will, is he an “uber-liberal”?

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Nölff July 2, 2013 at 3:55 pm

He looks like a turtle. That’s actually a good picture of him because he’s usually oily.

Seriously, he’s a scumbag who will say anything to keep his job.
If he’s not a RINO, I don’t know what one is. He’s been in there for too many decades.

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Al Franken July 4, 2013 at 10:19 am

No doubt the ugliest cocksucker in the senate.

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Nölff July 2, 2013 at 3:55 pm

He looks like a turtle. Like that giant ass turtle from Never-ending Story. That’s actually a good picture of him because he’s usually oily.

Seriously, he’s a scumbag who will say anything to keep his job. He’s been in there for too many decades.

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Al Franken July 4, 2013 at 10:19 am

No doubt the ugliest cocksucker in the senate.

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tomstickler July 2, 2013 at 4:23 pm

Alison Lundergan Grimes has declared herself to run on the Democratic ticket against McConnell. She currently serves as the KY Secretary of State, and is the daughter of Jerry Lundergan, former chair of the KY Democratic Party.

Three lesser-known Dems have also formally declared, while at least three others, including Heather French Henry, former Miss America and wife of former KY Lt Gov Steve Henry are testing the waters.

Now, if we could just persuade the Randites to run a real crackpot against Mitch in the Republican primary, we can pop some corn!

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tomstickler July 2, 2013 at 4:23 pm

Alison Lundergan Grimes has declared herself to run on the Democratic ticket against McConnell. She currently serves as the KY Secretary of State, and is the daughter of Jerry Lundergan, former chair of the KY Democratic Party.

Three lesser-known Dems have also formally declared, while at least three others, including Heather French Henry, former Miss America and wife of former KY Lt Gov Steve Henry are testing the waters.

Now, if we could just persuade the Randites to run a real crackpot against Mitch in the Republican primary, we can pop some corn!

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CNSYD July 2, 2013 at 4:27 pm

Have no fear. Mitch has been waiting for Sic Willie to tell him what to do. You know Sic Willie is such a player in KY politics. Or maybe its that Sic Willie plays with KY.

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CNSYD July 2, 2013 at 4:27 pm

Have no fear. Mitch has been waiting for Sic Willie to tell him what to do. You know Sic Willie is such a player in KY politics. Or maybe its that Sic Willie plays with KY.

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lawzoo July 2, 2013 at 4:32 pm

The only person who could love Miss McConnell…..as I understand it…is our Lil’ Senior
Sen-a-poo Lindsey “Lohan” Graham.

No Lips is a reprehensible , back stabbing HINO (either Human or Heterosexual ).
Never been FOR anything in his life just a worthless pol. who lives to be elected .

Govern….Hell No !

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lawzoo July 2, 2013 at 4:32 pm

The only person who could love Miss McConnell…..as I understand it…is our Lil’ Senior
Sen-a-poo Lindsey “Lohan” Graham.

No Lips is a reprehensible , back stabbing HINO (either Human or Heterosexual ).
Never been FOR anything in his life just a worthless pol. who lives to be elected .

Govern….Hell No !

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9" July 2, 2013 at 4:38 pm

Wow! In a few short lines,you used every meaningless cliche in your arsenal!

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9" July 2, 2013 at 4:38 pm

Wow! In a few short lines,you used every meaningless cliche in your arsenal!

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? July 2, 2013 at 5:01 pm

I guess someone missed the memo on McConnell hiring Ron Paul’s former, yet traitorous campaign manager Jesse Benton so he could help woo quasi libertarians over to his camp and become butt buddies with RAND PAUL.

Rand Paul and McConnell are just starting to cozy up to each other…yet you suggest they are dramatically different…score 1 for the neocon.

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? July 2, 2013 at 5:01 pm

I guess someone missed the memo on McConnell hiring Ron Paul’s former, yet traitorous campaign manager Jesse Benton so he could help woo quasi libertarians over to his camp and become butt buddies with RAND PAUL.

Rand Paul and McConnell are just starting to cozy up to each other…yet you suggest they are dramatically different…score 1 for the neocon.

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GrandTango July 2, 2013 at 5:43 pm

FITS attack on non-liberals now, is to act like FITS cares if an office-holder is a RINO…FITS, you fool no one…McConnell is better than the FAILURE in the White House…So suck that…

That said: FITS is a John McCain Moderate. In FITS’ website early days, FITS wrote a creepy attack on Warren Tompkins, Columbia consultant..

In it, FITS bemoaned and lamented the fact that Tompkins, and the Bush Campaign, GUTTED FITS’ moderate hero John McCain…
FITS still has not gotten over the fact that Bush ran, and governed a lot, to the right of the moderates like FITS and McCain…

FITS: A Conservative will Kick your Stupid @$$ EVERYTIME. You put McCain as the nominee, and he cozied up to Obama, like you, and lost…. So STFU. You got your shot w/ moderate candidates…and like ALWAYS, you lost.

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Jan July 2, 2013 at 7:00 pm

By the failure in the White House you mean Bush, right? You may be right there. A lot of good things that have happened since the voters kicked the Republicans out of the White House:

1. Stock Market up almost 100%

2. Unemployment Down

3. GDP UP

4. Annual deficit as a Percentage of GDP down every year since Bush’s last budget year.

5. Housing Prices up

6. Consumer Confidence Up

7. Bush’s two trillion dollar disaster in Iraq almost over

8. War in Afghanistan winding down

9. Bin Laden dead

10. Gaddafi dead

11. Fewer Americans killed by terrorist attacks under Obama than under Bush

12. Fewer Diplomats killed by terrorists under Obama than under Bush

13. GM saved and making money

14. Banking system stabilized

15. US Crude Oil Production Up

16. US Crude Oil Imports Down

17. Republicans blocked from killing Medicare

18. Republicans blocked from privatizing Social Security
19. Investor confidence up

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GrandTango July 2, 2013 at 8:02 pm

Really???…Google ‘Obama’s Approval ratings” and the 2014 elections get closer…Congress will just keep kicking Obama’s @$$….Dumb@$$….

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Willie boy is here July 2, 2013 at 7:05 pm

But is this not the case with most all Republicans and Democrats who have been in elected office for more than 6-8 years?
They all need to go and the people need to initiate term limits, at the ballot box if we cannot get a law limiting terms in office.
Even if they get elected with the best of intentions, the system, the money and easy women soon corrupt them. They loose their morals and ethics after about 2 terms. The system is repleat with the examples of this.

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Willie boy is here July 2, 2013 at 7:05 pm

But is this not the case with most all Republicans and Democrats who have been in elected office for more than 6-8 years?
They all need to go and the people need to initiate term limits, at the ballot box if we cannot get a law limiting terms in office.
Even if they get elected with the best of intentions, the system, the money and easy women soon corrupt them. They loose their morals and ethics after about 2 terms. The system is repleat with the examples of this.

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GrandTango July 2, 2013 at 7:59 pm

Hey FITS: (Read below, you Dumb@$$)…and think about 2014 elections…the cheaters will not come out in the Midterms, w/o yours, and their, lord on the ballot…

Obama’s Approval Rating Hits Historic Low

Obama’s approval ratings have been steadily falling for quite some time now. So are you really surprised?
President Obama’s approval rating tumbled to a record low as Americans reacted to the government’s sweeping surveillance programs and other scandals, according to the latest IBD/TIPP Presidential Leadership Index.
The Presidential Leadership Index fell to 43.2 from 48.9 a month earlier. The 11.7% slide was the worst since Obama took office. For the fourth straight month, the reading stood below 50, signaling disapproval.

Obama’s crashing, w/o a clue….that’s what really has you scared $#!*less…W/o Congress, you’ll keep getting your @$$ kicked…won’t you???

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Hey, Idiot???? July 4, 2013 at 10:28 am

Speaking of approval ratings, Dumbass:

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Gallup Poll. June 20-24, 2013. N=2,048 adults nationwide. Margin of error ± 3.

“Do you approve or disapprove of the way the Republicans in Congress are handling their job?”
Approve Disapprove unsure

% % %
6/20-24/13 26 69 6
9/15-18/11 26 68 5
7/15-17/11 28 65 7
3/25-27/11 31 63 5
8/27-30/10 32 63 5
5/24-25/10 31 64 5
3/26-28/10 33 61 5
9/11-13/09 27 70 3
3/27-29/09 30 61 8
2/20-22/09 36 56 8
12/12-14/08 25 69 6

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GrandTango July 4, 2013 at 10:46 am

That’s a national poll for people elected in small, more-local, less-media-controlled districts, you brain-dead @$$-hole…

Your poll worthless, like you, as a practical matter….

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PPP July 4, 2013 at 11:25 am

Dn’t get it, T? Congress has a lower approval level than the president no matter which poll you chose.

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GrandTango July 4, 2013 at 3:27 pm

But a VAST VAST majority of those “LOW POLLING” Congress members will get re-elected…

The voters don’t hate their Congress member…They’ll re-elect them…

And w/ a GOP Congress, we just need to keep slapping the living $#!* out of Obama, at every turn…and the people will Squeal w/ favor….

Just watch…

d d July 8, 2013 at 10:11 am

You are such an alarmist and cherry-pick your facts, T. Geezzz, you are so predictable.

Tom Daschle July 3, 2013 at 8:30 am

I’m certainly not the president of the McConnell fan club, but there is no chance in hell he gets beat. Gone are the days in which Kentucky sends Dems to Washington.

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Tom Daschle July 3, 2013 at 8:30 am

I’m certainly not the president of the McConnell fan club, but there is no chance in hell he gets beat. Gone are the days in which Kentucky sends Dems to Washington.

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Southernationalist July 3, 2013 at 11:31 am

Better the Kentucky Snapping Turtle than some whining Feminazi who spends most of her time examining her seldom used vagina.

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Southernationalist July 3, 2013 at 11:31 am

Better the Kentucky Snapping Turtle than some whining Feminazi who spends most of her time examining her seldom used vagina.

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john norton July 7, 2013 at 6:10 am

He makes me sick… ~ !

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john norton July 7, 2013 at 6:10 am

He makes me sick… ~ !

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