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'Retire Mitch' McConnell signs pop up around Kentucky
« on: February 20, 2014, 08:35:06 AM »
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Signs urging voters to “Retire Mitch” began springing up over the weekend in Louisville, Lexington and northern Kentucky, providing the first concrete evidence of a national tea party group effort to take down U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell.

FreedomWorks for America — which announced last month that it was endorsing McConnell’s Republican primary challenger, Matt Bevin, and would spend up to $500,000 toward that cause — paid for the signs. The group also is organizing others to begin canvassing neighborhoods for Bevin this week, said Russ Walker, FreedomWorks’ national political director.

"We have distributed over 5,000 signs around the Louisville and Lexington area and another 5,000 Bevin signs will be distributed this week,” Walker said.

There are reports of the black and white “Retire Mitch” signs throughout Jefferson County, in Prospect, Jeffersontown, Fern Creek, Valley Station and St. Matthews, in Lexington and in Fort Mitchell.

http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20140217/NEWS010605/302170069/-Retire-Mitch-McConnell-signs-pop-up-around-Kentucky


Senator Mitch McConnell will be 72 years old in 2014.

Born: Feb 20, 1942 (age 72) · Sheffield, Alabama

Spouse: Elaine Chao (1993) · Sherrill Redmon (1968 - 1993)

Party: Republican Party

Office: United States Senator KY (1985 - present)

Education: University of Kentucky · University of Louisville · University of Kentucky College of Law
Timeline

1993: His second wife, whom he married in 1993, is Elaine Chao, the former Secretary of Labor under George W. Bush (the first Asian American woman to serve in the Cabinet).

2001: In August 2001, McConnell introduced the Common Sense Medical Malpractice Reform Act of 2001.

2002: In 2002, he was re-elected with the largest majority by a Republican candidate in Kentucky history.

2008: In June 2008, McConnell introduced the Alternative Minimum Tax and Extenders Tax Relief Act of 2008.

2011: In June 2011, McConnell introduced a Constitutional Balanced Budget Amendment.

2014: In the 2014 election, McConnell will face Louisville businessman Matt Bevin in the Republican primary.

2014: Progress Kentucky, a SuperPAC focused on defeating Mitch McConnell in 2014, hosted a press conference in front of the senator's Louisville office to highlight the report's findings.
"The Tea Party has a right to feel cheated.

When does the Republican Party, put in the majority by the Tea Party, plan to honor its commitment to halt the growth of the Federal monolith and bring the budget back into balance"?

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Re: 'Retire Mitch' McConnell signs pop up around Kentucky
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2014, 08:48:52 AM »
"The Tea Party has a right to feel cheated.

When does the Republican Party, put in the majority by the Tea Party, plan to honor its commitment to halt the growth of the Federal monolith and bring the budget back into balance"?

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Re: 'Retire Mitch' McConnell signs pop up around Kentucky
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2014, 11:33:55 AM »

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Mitch has voted repeatedly to increase the debt limit. Over the past 16 years, Sen. McConnell has voted to increase the debt limit 9 times for a grand total of $6.7 trillion. (CRS Report, 02/15/13)

Mitch talks a good game on taxes, but he voted to increase taxes on 80 percent of Kentuckians in the recent fiscal cliff deal. (RC #251, 01/01/13)

Mitch continuously votes for larger federal government, including No Child Left Behind (RC#371, 12/18/01), Medicare Part D (RC #459, 11/25/03), and the 2007 energy bill that raised taxes and imposed new mandates on automakers. (RC #430, 12/13/07)

Mitch McConnell voted to bail out the big Wall Street banks (RC #213, 10/01/08) and Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (RC #186, 07/26/08) on the backs of Kentucky taxpayers.

Mitch voted for amnesty in 1986 & 2006. (RC #335, 10/17/86) (RC #157, 05/25/06) Mitch's lack of leadership allowed another amnesty bill to sail through the U.S. Senate. (RC #168, 06/27/13)
"The Tea Party has a right to feel cheated.

When does the Republican Party, put in the majority by the Tea Party, plan to honor its commitment to halt the growth of the Federal monolith and bring the budget back into balance"?

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Re: 'Retire Mitch' McConnell signs pop up around Kentucky
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2014, 12:11:51 PM »
Correct me if I'm wrong but aren't there a few folks here at TBR who insist it's a good idea to return Mitch and the boys back to the Senate chamber? Something about them being fighters for limited government, lower taxes and such. Hmm.  *hmmmm*
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Re: 'Retire Mitch' McConnell signs pop up around Kentucky
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2014, 12:18:43 PM »
Mitch McConnell is the poster boy of Washington insiders! It's all he's ever known and as long as he's the guy running things in the senate nothing is going to change!
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Re: 'Retire Mitch' McConnell signs pop up around Kentucky
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2014, 12:21:00 PM »
McConnell's opponent, Matt Bevin,  is on record being FOR TARP before he was against it.
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Re: 'Retire Mitch' McConnell signs pop up around Kentucky
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2014, 12:22:41 PM »
Your continual repeating of LIES will never make them the truth Sink! No matter how hard you try!
« Last Edit: February 20, 2014, 12:33:24 PM by Bigun »
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Re: 'Retire Mitch' McConnell signs pop up around Kentucky
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2014, 12:32:24 PM »
McConnell's opponent, Matt Bevin,  is on record being FOR TARP before he was against it.

Link, please.
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Re: 'Retire Mitch' McConnell signs pop up around Kentucky
« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2014, 12:38:40 PM »
Being for TARP is one thing – many fiscal conservatives were – but being for it before you were against it, that's quite another thing. Bevin was on record supporting TARP. Though, I suppose one could choose to believe his explanation for signing the financial statement putting him on record.
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« Last Edit: February 20, 2014, 12:40:32 PM by Gazoo »
"The Tea Party has a right to feel cheated.

When does the Republican Party, put in the majority by the Tea Party, plan to honor its commitment to halt the growth of the Federal monolith and bring the budget back into balance"?

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Re: 'Retire Mitch' McConnell signs pop up around Kentucky
« Reply #11 on: February 20, 2014, 12:41:01 PM »
Your continual repeating of LIES will never make them the truth Sink! No matter how hard you try!


http://www.businessinsider.com/matt-bevin-tarp-problem-mitch-mcconnell-kentucky-primary-2014-2

Bevin's ass is hanging out over his support for TARP in 2008.  No matter what he says, he supported it.
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Re: 'Retire Mitch' McConnell signs pop up around Kentucky
« Reply #12 on: February 20, 2014, 12:42:11 PM »
Being for TARP is one thing – many fiscal conservatives were – but being for it before you were against it, that's quite another thing. Bevin was on record supporting TARP. Though, I suppose one could choose to believe his explanation for signing the financial statement putting him on record.


No.  If Bevin signed a document to his shareholders he didn't support, he could be sued by one or all of them for fiduciary mismanagement.
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Re: 'Retire Mitch' McConnell signs pop up around Kentucky
« Reply #13 on: February 20, 2014, 12:43:46 PM »
**Bevin is Polling to beat the Democrat
**McConnell is Polling to lose to the Democrat


http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2014/senate/ky/kentucky_senate_bevin_vs_grimes-4267.html

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2014/senate/ky/kentucky_senate_mcconnell_vs_grimes-3485.html

People want change.


Ah, you left out one important fact:

McConnell is handily beating Bevin
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Re: 'Retire Mitch' McConnell signs pop up around Kentucky
« Reply #14 on: February 20, 2014, 12:44:58 PM »
Bevin's ass is hanging out over his support for TARP in 2008.  No matter what he says, he supported it.
Sorry to see Bevin may have supported TARP in 2008. Even sorrier to see what Mitch McConnell has been doing - or failing to do - in 2014.
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Re: 'Retire Mitch' McConnell signs pop up around Kentucky
« Reply #15 on: February 20, 2014, 12:47:12 PM »
Sorry to see Bevin may have supported TARP in 2008. Even sorrier to see what Mitch McConnell has been doing - or failing to do - in 2014.

TARP was necessary.

  I use TARP as a litmus test.  Those who are still opposed to it are economic ignoramuses.
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Re: 'Retire Mitch' McConnell signs pop up around Kentucky
« Reply #16 on: February 20, 2014, 12:52:03 PM »
http://www.businessinsider.com/matt-bevin-tarp-problem-mitch-mcconnell-kentucky-primary-2014-2


Wow. I never thought I would live to see the day that the media and most especially HuffyPost flooded the news to support McConnell.


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/11/matt-bevin-tarp_n_4767612.html


As the kids say, weak sauce. And no one headlined this.

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Bevin's campaign said Tuesday he has always opposed TARP. The campaign said another Veracity official wrote the 2008 report, and Bevin's signature was a formality.
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Re: 'Retire Mitch' McConnell signs pop up around Kentucky
« Reply #17 on: February 20, 2014, 12:53:49 PM »
TARP was necessary.

  I use TARP as a litmus test.  Those who are still opposed to it are economic ignoramuses.

Most likely true. But the Clinton CRAct started the hellfire snowball. That goes way underreported.
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Re: 'Retire Mitch' McConnell signs pop up around Kentucky
« Reply #18 on: February 20, 2014, 12:54:02 PM »
But Bevin is saying that it was Bondi's judgment that he was signing off on. Two issues here. Was Bevin for TARP or not, and was Bevin responsible for holding the same judgment as his financial guy, Bondi. A case can be made for Bevin compartmentalizing that point. I'm sure Bevin is counting on that getting him through this.
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Re: 'Retire Mitch' McConnell signs pop up around Kentucky
« Reply #19 on: February 20, 2014, 01:03:32 PM »
"The Tea Party has a right to feel cheated.

When does the Republican Party, put in the majority by the Tea Party, plan to honor its commitment to halt the growth of the Federal monolith and bring the budget back into balance"?

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Re: 'Retire Mitch' McConnell signs pop up around Kentucky
« Reply #20 on: February 20, 2014, 01:05:49 PM »
But Bevin is saying that it was Bondi's judgment that he was signing off on. Two issues here. Was Bevin for TARP or not, and was Bevin responsible for holding the same judgment as his financial guy, Bondi. A case can be made for Bevin compartmentalizing that point. I'm sure Bevin is counting on that getting him through this.

What would you have done had you been in Bevin's place?

Made Bondi re-write the report even though it was due and there was no time for that  or signed the report that was put in front of you.

I guess we are now going to need signing statements to accompany financial reports!
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Re: 'Retire Mitch' McConnell signs pop up around Kentucky
« Reply #21 on: February 20, 2014, 01:24:14 PM »
The polling updated has them tied with Bevin beating Grimes.

Kentucky is strange.
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Re: 'Retire Mitch' McConnell signs pop up around Kentucky
« Reply #22 on: February 20, 2014, 01:47:48 PM »
Incorrect ghostrider

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2014/senate/ky/kentucky_senate_mcconnell_vs_grimes-3485.html



No. YOU are incorrect.  According to the RCP average, McConnell has a THIRTY-ONE POINT lead over Bevin.
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Re: 'Retire Mitch' McConnell signs pop up around Kentucky
« Reply #23 on: February 20, 2014, 02:27:54 PM »

No. YOU are incorrect.  According to the RCP average, McConnell has a THIRTY-ONE POINT lead over Bevin.

Link to a recent poll?

They are now tied with Bevin beating the dem.
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When does the Republican Party, put in the majority by the Tea Party, plan to honor its commitment to halt the growth of the Federal monolith and bring the budget back into balance"?

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Re: 'Retire Mitch' McConnell signs pop up around Kentucky
« Reply #24 on: February 20, 2014, 02:30:44 PM »
Dear Sink,

Senator Mitch McConnell is 72 years old.he.needs.to.retire
"The Tea Party has a right to feel cheated.

When does the Republican Party, put in the majority by the Tea Party, plan to honor its commitment to halt the growth of the Federal monolith and bring the budget back into balance"?


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