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Title: Right Wing News Endorses Matt Bevin for Senate in Kentucky
Post by: happyg on February 04, 2014, 12:49:37 PM
Title: Re: Right Wing News Endorses Matt Bevin for Senate in Kentucky
Post by: MBB1984 on February 04, 2014, 01:00:56 PM
Sounds like an ideal man to replace McConnell.  McConnell is a poster child for term limits.
Title: Re: Right Wing News Endorses Matt Bevin for Senate in Kentucky
Post by: happyg on February 04, 2014, 01:02:30 PM
Sounds like an ideal man to replace McConnell.  McConnell is a poster child for term limits.

Did you notice that McConnell is even with a democrat? It doesn't look good for him.
Title: Re: Right Wing News Endorses Matt Bevin for Senate in Kentucky
Post by: sinkspur on February 04, 2014, 01:13:26 PM
How come McConnell has double digits leads over Bevins in the two latest polls?

If he can't beat McConnell among Republicans, where are his votes coming from?  Democrats?

McConnell's been in close races before, and he's won every one of them. 
Title: Re: Right Wing News Endorses Matt Bevin for Senate in Kentucky
Post by: massadvj on February 04, 2014, 01:14:20 PM
If McConnell were defeated it would send a massive shock wave through the GOPe.  I hope it happens for that reason alone.
Title: Re: Right Wing News Endorses Matt Bevin for Senate in Kentucky
Post by: sinkspur on February 04, 2014, 01:34:47 PM
If McConnell were defeated it would send a massive shock wave through the GOPe.  I hope it happens for that reason alone.

Well, since John Cornyn stands next in line, it wouldn't be all bad to have him as Majority Leader next year.  But  McConnell's been counted out before..........
Title: Re: Right Wing News Endorses Matt Bevin for Senate in Kentucky
Post by: massadvj on February 04, 2014, 01:43:46 PM
Well, since John Cornyn stands next in line, it wouldn't be all bad to have him as Majority Leader next year.  But  McConnell's been counted out before..........

I didn't say I thought it would happen, just that I'd like to see it happen.  I don't know enough about the race to make predictions, except to predict that the GOPe would get a much needed whiff of the disenfranchisement of the GOP base if McConnell were to lose.
Title: Re: Right Wing News Endorses Matt Bevin for Senate in Kentucky
Post by: happyg on February 04, 2014, 01:53:31 PM
Title: Re: Right Wing News Endorses Matt Bevin for Senate in Kentucky
Post by: Lando Lincoln on February 04, 2014, 02:02:34 PM
Interesting.  Kentucky has closed primaries so I would think that would mitigate the crossovers?
Title: Re: Right Wing News Endorses Matt Bevin for Senate in Kentucky
Post by: Bigun on February 04, 2014, 02:05:47 PM
If McConnell were defeated it would send a massive shock wave through the GOPe.  I hope it happens for that reason alone.

 :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Right Wing News Endorses Matt Bevin for Senate in Kentucky
Post by: Olivia on February 04, 2014, 02:32:17 PM
:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Wow!  Would love to see it happen.  In my state, hope they send Kay Hagan home, also.
Title: Re: Right Wing News Endorses Matt Bevin for Senate in Kentucky
Post by: happyg on February 04, 2014, 02:36:23 PM
Wow!  Would love to see it happen.  In my state, hope they send Kay Hagan home, also.

I hope we get rid of a lot of them, but the big one is to get rid of democrats! I'll take a rino over Obama or Hillary, but pray for a conservative over a rino.
Title: Re: Right Wing News Endorses Matt Bevin for Senate in Kentucky
Post by: Olivia on February 04, 2014, 02:44:07 PM
I hope we get rid of a lot of them, but the big one is to get rid of democrats! I'll take a rino over Obama or Hillary, but pray for a conservative over a rino.

Agreed!   :amen:
Title: Re: Right Wing News Endorses Matt Bevin for Senate in Kentucky
Post by: alicewonders on February 04, 2014, 02:48:12 PM
Interesting.  Kentucky has closed primaries so I would think that would mitigate the crossovers?

They are closed primaries, it's the only reason I'm keeping my Republican registration - so I can vote AGAINST Mitch McConnell!

I don't understand the poll results though.  A race between Bevins and Grimes has less voter participation than one between McConnell and Grimes, with both losing votes, but Grimes losing more Democrats.  I would think Democrats in the state would be more motivated to vote if McConnell was knocked out in the primaries.  I wonder if Dems are manipulating the poll to make Kentuckians think Mitch can't win and to throw their support to Bevins? 

I don't put any slimy thing past these people and I know that Kentucky's Senate seat is in the crosshairs now because of Mitch's unpopularity. 
Title: Re: Right Wing News Endorses Matt Bevin for Senate in Kentucky
Post by: Bigun on February 04, 2014, 02:48:23 PM
Wow!  Would love to see it happen.  In my state, hope they send Kay Hagan home, also.

Kay Hagan is a democrat and Obamacare supporter so I think she WILL loose. What Victor is talking about however is the message a Mitch McConnell loss would send the GOPe! He's right about that and if Texas sends John Cornyn packing as well the earth will truly shake!
 
Title: Re: Right Wing News Endorses Matt Bevin for Senate in Kentucky
Post by: Rapunzel on February 04, 2014, 02:54:56 PM
I've watched Bevins interviews, he is a well-spoken conservative.  McConnell does lead by double digits, however his lead has dropped over 20 points since he came out trashing conservatives. 
Title: Re: Right Wing News Endorses Matt Bevin for Senate in Kentucky
Post by: Olivia on February 04, 2014, 03:15:13 PM
I've watched Bevins interviews, he is a well-spoken conservative.  McConnell does lead by double digits, however his lead has dropped over 20 points since he came out trashing conservatives.

Can someone tell me what these "established republicans" have against conservatives? 
It doesn't make sense!   :pondering:
Title: Re: Right Wing News Endorses Matt Bevin for Senate in Kentucky
Post by: Bigun on February 04, 2014, 03:19:56 PM
Can someone tell me what these "established republicans" have against conservatives? 
It doesn't make sense!   :pondering:

OH yes it does when viewed from their prospective! It makes all the sense in the world!

If actual conservatives every manage to get control in Washington their inside the beltway game comes to a screeching halt and they know it! No more siphoning off  billions of $ into their cronies pockets etc etc.
Title: Re: Right Wing News Endorses Matt Bevin for Senate in Kentucky
Post by: happyg on February 04, 2014, 03:21:18 PM
Can someone tell me what these "established republicans" have against conservatives? 
It doesn't make sense!   :pondering:

My view is that the 'established republicans' think they are conservative enough to get by. They believe anyone more conservative than they are, are either radical, or not compromising enough to suit them. They lack commitment to their values, or what the claim as values. How can you be anti immigration, and make concessions for illegal aliens? How can you hate ACA, and allow it to continue? How can you be pro 2nd Amendment, and being amenable to new gun laws?

Many republicans think we are radicals?  Conservatives stand by the Constitution, and that is not being radical. They are radicals for venturing so far from the Constitution.
Title: Re: Right Wing News Endorses Matt Bevin for Senate in Kentucky
Post by: Bigun on February 04, 2014, 03:28:35 PM
My view is that the 'established republicans' think they are conservative enough to get by. They believe anyone more conservative than they are, are either radical, or not compromising enough to suit them. They lack commitment to their values, or what the claim as values. How can you be anti immigration, and make concessions for illegal aliens? How can you hate ACA, and allow it to continue? How can you be pro 2nd Amendment, and being amenable to new gun laws?

Many republicans think we are radicals?  Conservatives stand by the Constitution, and that is not being radical. They are radicals for venturing so far from the Constitution.

I'll guarantee you that anyone in Washington who stands on Constitutional principals when casting his vote at all times will be labeled  an extreme radical very quickly!
Title: Re: Right Wing News Endorses Matt Bevin for Senate in Kentucky
Post by: Olivia on February 04, 2014, 03:46:51 PM
OH yes it does when viewed from their prospective! It makes all the sense in the world!

If actual conservatives every manage to get control in Washington their inside the beltway game comes to a screeching halt and they know it! No more siphoning off  billions of $ into their cronies pockets etc etc.

It's a known fact that most of Washington is corrupt and getting worse by the year. 
How most of our "leaders" become millionaires just by serving in Congress.
It's shocking how the American people let it happen.