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Senate Conservatives Fund blames McConnell after Dems go nuclear
10:18 AM 11/22/2013


Alexis Levinson

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell had an eye on November 2014 on Thursday.

Senate Democrats pushed through the nuclear option that morning, curtailing the use of the filibuster and drastically curbing the power of the minority. McConnell pointed to the next Congress as a time when he hoped that he, as the new Senate majority leader, could make a Democratic minority shoulder the consequences of that action.

But on Friday, a conservative group blamed McConnell and what they said was his “weakness” as a minority leader for allowing Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to go nuclear.

Senate Conservatives Fund, an outside group who is backing McConnell’s primary opponent in Kentucky, political newcomer Matt Bevin, blasted McConnell Friday saying the rule change was his fault.

“Harry Reid did this because he knows Republican Leader Mitch McConnell will let him get away with it,” SCF Executive Director Matt Hoskins wrote in an email to the group’s supporters.

“The only way to deter a nuclear attack is to make it clear that the response will be equally devastating. Unfortunately, weakness is the only message Mitch McConnell has sent the Democrats on this issue,” Hoskins wrote.

McConnell’s campaign dismissed that argument as sheer idiocy.

“That argument is so profoundly stupid that it is hard to fully ascertain whether their deficiency is in math or logic,” said McConnell campaign communications director Allison Moore. “It does however help further illuminate why SCF is so bad at what they do.”

Twice already this year, in the face of Democratic threats to invoke the nuclear option after Republicans blocked nominees, the two parties have struck deals to avert the rule change, something Senate Conservatives Fund — which has repeatedly hit McConnell for his role in deals with Democrats, like the fiscal cliff deal on New Year’s Eve — amounted to capitulation.

“Each time Mitch McConnell capitulated, he said it would save the filibuster, but each time it encouraged Harry Reid to go even further. Now radical judicial nominees will sail through on a simple majority vote,” Hoskins wrote.

McConnell, when asked yesterday whether Republicans would now use other methods to stall nominees’ confirmations in retaliation for the move, said: “I don’t think this is a time to be talking about a reprisal. I think it’s at time to be sad about what’s been done to the United States Senate.”

“That’s it?” Hoskins blasted in the email. “Republicans are just sad? If the roles were reversed, Harry Reid and the Democrats would have shut down the Senate by blocking all legislation and by objecting to all procedural requests.”

In the face of the new rules, which significantly decrease the rights of the minority, barring them from filibustering executive and judicial nominees — with the exception of nominees to the Supreme Court — the pressure is on for Republicans to gain the seats necessary for them to regain the majority. Republicans are targeting a group of Democratic Senators who hold seats in red states like Louisiana, Alaska, and Arkansas, and some open seats, in the hopes of flipping the balance.

The National Republican Senatorial Committee lambasted SCF, saying they were making that effort more difficult for Republicans.

“The stakes are so high for 2014 – with the ObamaCare disaster, a ho–hum economy, $17 trillion in debt, and what will be a choice between a checkmated Barack Obama versus an Obama whose party retains control of Washington,” NRSC Communications Director Brad Dayspring said Friday. “The Senate Conservatives Fund’s tactics, whether intended to or not, help Harry Reid and Barack Obama and hurts conservatives and Republicans. It’s great for lining the pockets of their operatives, it’s counterproductive if the goal is a conservative Senate MAJORITY.”

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Re: Senate Conservatives Fund blames McConnell after Dems go nuclear
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2013, 12:18:16 PM »
The Senate Conservative Fund is made up of idiots who oppose any incumbent. 

There was little McConnell could do, if anything.   

Rather than oppose Democrats, the maggots at the SCF are targeting Republicans.
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Re: Senate Conservatives Fund blames McConnell after Dems go nuclear
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2013, 02:34:17 PM »
The Senate Conservative Fund is made up of idiots who oppose any incumbent. 

There was little McConnell could do, if anything.   

Rather than oppose Democrats, the maggots at the SCF are targeting Republicans.

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Re: Senate Conservatives Fund blames McConnell after Dems go nuclear
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2013, 02:49:29 PM »
Why must this guy engage in such vile language when attacking those he opposes? the maggots at the SCF

That is really indicative of something not quite right.
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Re: Senate Conservatives Fund blames McConnell after Dems go nuclear
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2013, 03:05:52 PM »
Why must this guy engage in such vile language when attacking those he opposes? the maggots at the SCF

That is really indicative of something not quite right.

Every group has their haters - unfortunately that includes us.
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Re: Senate Conservatives Fund blames McConnell after Dems go nuclear
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2013, 03:08:18 PM »
"guy"???
how do you know that?
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Re: Senate Conservatives Fund blames McConnell after Dems go nuclear
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2013, 03:14:13 PM »
Every group has their haters - unfortunately that includes us.

No hatred here.  I just don't understand a Conservative Group that consistently targets Conservatives rather than Democrats.  Makes you wonder if, indeed, they are who they say they are.

Follow the money on the SCF; some of their donors are the same people who funded the goofy libertarian who brought down Cucinelli.
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Re: Senate Conservatives Fund blames McConnell after Dems go nuclear
« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2013, 03:18:38 PM »
Why must this guy engage in such vile language when attacking those he opposes? the maggots at the SCF

That is really indicative of something not quite right.

Tell the damned truth, Cincy!

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Re: Senate Conservatives Fund blames McConnell after Dems go nuclear
« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2013, 03:19:35 PM »
No hatred here.  I just don't understand a Conservative Group that consistently targets Conservatives rather than Democrats.  Makes you wonder if, indeed, they are who they say they are.

Follow the money on the SCF; some of their donors are the same people who funded the goofy libertarian who brought down Cucinelli.

That works both ways, sink. McConnell if very outspoken when speaking about the Tea Party and/or conservatives.

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Re: Senate Conservatives Fund blames McConnell after Dems go nuclear
« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2013, 03:24:01 PM »
No hatred here.  I just don't understand a Conservative Group that consistently targets Conservatives rather than Democrats.  Makes you wonder if, indeed, they are who they say they are.

Follow the money on the SCF; some of their donors are the same people who funded the goofy libertarian who brought down Cucinelli.

Spare me.. you were not unsurprisingly conspicuously absent from any comments on the thread about the Karl Rove sponsored call to the rich GOPe investors McConnell was on a call with today totally trashing CONSERVATIVE TEA PARTY Republicans... they dont' want us or our votes so good luck EVER taking back the senate or the Presidency.
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Re: Senate Conservatives Fund blames McConnell after Dems go nuclear
« Reply #10 on: November 22, 2013, 03:30:20 PM »
That works both ways, sink. McConnell if very outspoken when speaking about the Tea Party and/or conservatives.

You must be referring to an article posted today that quotes an anonymous donor as saying McConnell referred to the Tea Party as bullies; named sources say he said no such thing.

You are free to believe someone who won't reveal his identity if you want.
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Re: Senate Conservatives Fund blames McConnell after Dems go nuclear
« Reply #11 on: November 22, 2013, 03:31:54 PM »
Spare me.. you were not unsurprisingly conspicuously absent from any comments on the thread about the Karl Rove sponsored call to the rich GOPe investors McConnell was on a call with today totally trashing CONSERVATIVE TEA PARTY Republicans... they dont' want us or our votes so good luck EVER taking back the senate or the Presidency.

Stop that nonsense.  "You" either vote AGAINST these Marxists at the ballot box or you are a "Useful Idiot".

We're way past abstaining on principle.
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Re: Senate Conservatives Fund blames McConnell after Dems go nuclear
« Reply #12 on: November 22, 2013, 03:32:14 PM »
Spare me.. you were not unsurprisingly conspicuously absent from any comments on the thread about the Karl Rove sponsored call to the rich GOPe investors McConnell was on a call with today totally trashing CONSERVATIVE TEA PARTY Republicans... they dont' want us or our votes so good luck EVER taking back the senate or the Presidency.

You believe anonymous sources too, it appears.  The two named sources said McConnell never said what the person-who-will-not-share-his-name said he said.
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Re: Senate Conservatives Fund blames McConnell after Dems go nuclear
« Reply #13 on: November 22, 2013, 03:33:08 PM »
Stop that nonsense.  "You" either vote AGAINST these Marxists at the ballot box or you are a "Useful Idiot".

We're way past abstaining on principle.

Tea Partiers hate other conservatives more than they hate Democrats.
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Re: Senate Conservatives Fund blames McConnell after Dems go nuclear
« Reply #14 on: November 22, 2013, 03:44:35 PM »
Tea Partiers hate other conservatives more than they hate Democrats.

Mitch McConnell is not a conservative.

BTW, Sink.. how long is long enough for someone to tie up a senate seat instead of stepping aside to allow new blood to take their place.  10 years, 20 years, 30 years, 40 years or is it until death do we part?
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Re: Senate Conservatives Fund blames McConnell after Dems go nuclear
« Reply #15 on: November 22, 2013, 03:57:05 PM »
Mitch McConnell is not a conservative.

BTW, Sink.. how long is long enough for someone to tie up a senate seat instead of stepping aside to allow new blood to take their place.  10 years, 20 years, 30 years, 40 years or is it until death do we part?

As long as the voters want him.

This "new blood" you want to replace McConnell has no elective experience, but knows all about benefitting from government bailouts.
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Re: Senate Conservatives Fund blames McConnell after Dems go nuclear
« Reply #16 on: November 22, 2013, 03:59:45 PM »
Mitch McConnell is not a conservative.

BTW, Sink.. how long is long enough for someone to tie up a senate seat instead of stepping aside to allow new blood to take their place.  10 years, 20 years, 30 years, 40 years or is it until death do we part?
Until the voters decide. Or death. Whichever comes first.

Replacing democrats, not Republicans, should be the highest priority for any entity which purports to advance the cause of conservatism.

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Re: Senate Conservatives Fund blames McConnell after Dems go nuclear
« Reply #17 on: November 23, 2013, 12:02:57 AM »
Just crazy.  The SCF seems to have nothing negative to say about the cheating rats.
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Re: Senate Conservatives Fund blames McConnell after Dems go nuclear
« Reply #18 on: November 23, 2013, 12:05:28 AM »
Just crazy.  The SCF seems to have nothing negative to say about the cheating rats.


Neither does Mitch McConnell.
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Re: Senate Conservatives Fund blames McConnell after Dems go nuclear
« Reply #19 on: November 23, 2013, 12:11:50 AM »

Neither does Mitch McConnell.

That statement is ridiculous.
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