Tea Party People, Libertarians, And Repubs Being Gamed By Tea Party “Insiders”

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Here’s a story which I’ve been following, waiting for it to tell us what I’ve suspected for some time.

Mitch McConnell’s campaign manager resigns

Senator Mitch McConnell’s campaign manager resigned Friday in the wake of a scandal involving former Texas Rep. Ron Paul’s 2012 presidential campaign, where he had been a top aide.

Jesse Benton said the decision to leave the staff of McConnell, R-Ky., “breaks my heart” but “inaccurate press accounts and unsubstantiated media rumors about me and my role in past campaigns” were becoming a distraction in McConnell’s efforts to win re-election in November.

His announcement stems from a political scandal in Iowa. Earlier this week, a former Iowa lawmaker pleaded guilty to federal charges stemming from his switch of support from one Republican presidential candidate to another before the 2012 Iowa caucuses.

Former state Sen. Kent Sorenson received thousands of dollars in “under the table payments” before switching loyalties from Michele Bachmann, whose Iowa campaign he headed, to Paul, then lied to federal investigators about the money, the Justice Department said. Prosecutors refused to say which campaign paid Sorenson.

Benton, a Tea Party insider, worked as a top aide to Paul.

In a separate statement Friday, McConnell’s campaign said the senator “obviously has nothing to do with the Iowa presidential caucus or this investigation, so it would be inappropriate for his campaign to comment on this situation.”

Benton was mentioned in documents gathered during an Iowa state ethics probe of Sorenson, a complaint to the Federal Election Commission and e-mails purported to be from the Ron Paul campaign obtained by the non-partisan Center for Responsive Politics, which monitors federal campaign finance issues, The Courier-Journal of Louisville reported.

McConnell, the Senate minority leader, is in a tight race for a sixth term against Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes, Kentucky’s secretary of state.

Charly Norton, a spokeswoman for the Grimes campaign, said in a statement, “Sen. McConnell owes the people of Kentucky a full account of what he knew and when he knew it.”

In his resignation statement, Benton said, “recently, there have been inaccurate press accounts and unsubstantiated media rumors about me and my role in past campaigns that are politically motivated, unfair and, most importantly, untrue… the press accounts and rumors are particularly hurtful because they are false.

“However, what is most troubling to me is that they risk unfairly undermining and becoming a distraction to this reelection campaign.”

He said his resignation would take effect Saturday.

Okay, did you all follow that?  Bachmann, a former TEA party favorite, had her campaign being run by a person who switched to the libertarian, Ron Paul, for thousands of dollars.  One of libertarian Ron Paul’s top aides, has been running establishment Repub Mitch McConnell’s senate campaign, this year.  

There’s a game being run on the people. 

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8 Responses to Tea Party People, Libertarians, And Repubs Being Gamed By Tea Party “Insiders”

  1. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    Reading between the lines I suspect what is really happening is a grass-roots revolt against the GOP machine is squeezing them all like a boa constrictor, so they are now denouncing their own base as ‘ooh those terrible Tea Partiers’ to get them to shut up and go with the flow, at least until the mid-terms are over.

    Perhaps they should just listen to them instead?

  2. DirkH says:

    Michelle Fields has this habit of making Libtards explode. I love her. She had Matt Damon shout at her (you can find that on youtube) and now she had an old MASH actor explode.
    http://twitchy.com/2014/08/30/trapper-should-shut-his-yapper-former-mash-cast-member-wayne-rogers-explodes-at-michelle-fields/

    • Jim Masterson says:

      I stopped watching MASH when Wayne Rogers started making political, anti-Reagan statements. In his mind, MASH was about peace. Really? I thought it was about war. Apparently he doesn’t know where MASH units are placed.

      Jim

  3. DirkH says:

    Kerry wants a broad coalition against ISIS.
    “The United States will hold the presidency of the United Nations Security Council in September, and we will use that opportunity to continue to build a broad coalition and highlight the danger posed by foreign terrorist fighters, including those who have joined ISIS. […]
    In this battle, there is a role for almost every country. Some will provide military assistance, direct and indirect.”
    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/30/opinion/john-kerry-the-threat-of-isis-demands-a-global-coalition.html?ref=opinion&_r=1
    Maybe include Assad’s Syria? They have some experience fighting ISIS.
    Nope – he only mentions “Syrian moderate opposition”; so… Assad is evil and fights ISIS, and Kerry’s coalition is good and … fights ISIS…

    Tsk. This would have been such a great opportunity to find common ground with Assad and Putin.

    • kim2ooo says:

      Obama and Company [ The Muslim Brotherhood ] don’t want common ground.

    • Bruce of Newcastle says:

      There is no moderate opposition in Syria. There is al-Nusra and there are al-Nusra’s useful idiots, who sell anything they get to al-Nusra. Which is why al-Nusra tolerates them. I wonder if Kerry actually believes in his brain what he says with his mouth?

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