Greenwich Republicans, national style

Greenwich Selectman Peter Tesei (R) with unidentified supporter

Greenwich Selectman Peter Tesei (R) with unidentified athletic  supporter

McConnell vows to “crush Tea Party everywhere”.

Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell predicted the GOP establishment will destroy conservative insurgents attempting to unseat a trio of incumbents in an interview with The New York Times published Sunday.

“I think we are going to crush them everywhere,” McConnell said. “I don’t think they are going to have a single nominee anywhere in the country.”

McConnell is one of three establishment Republicans who are facing primary challengers backed by Tea Party conservative groups. The Senate Conservatives Fund, The Madison Project, and FreedomWorks are supporting Matt Bevin, McConnell’s rival, in Kentucky. All three groups as well as the anti-tax Club For Growth are also throwing their fundraising weight behind Chris McDaniel’s run against Republican Mississippi Senator Thad Cochran. The Madison Project and the Senate Conservatives Fund are also spending to support Milton Wolf, who is challenging Kansas Senator Pat Roberts.

McConnell told the Times he’s confident the challenge from the conservative base will fade out after its first few losses. 

Delusional? I think this quote sums it up: “I know this: Politics doesn’t like losers,” McConnell said. “If you don’t have anything to point to, it is kind of hard to keep it going.”

What, precisely, does the Republican Party have to point to that’s any different than what their Democrat “opponents” offer? At least in Greenwich, Tesei and Campbell can point to their huge wining plurality and claim that residents prefer their brand of ineptitude and smug contempt for taxpayers. Nationally, the GOP doesn’t even have that.

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  1. Reader

    Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, and Ted Cruz are the only senators being talked about as Presidential contenders for 2016. Each of them was an insurgent who defeated an establishment candidate. Why are they contenders? Because their ideas and passion inspire people. We need more Rubios, Pauls, and Cruzes, and fewer Thad Cochrans.

  2. RUBIO - RICE 2016

    Because you say so?

    • hmmm

      Because you say so?

      • RUBIO - RICE 2016

        You, hmmm, made the original comment that Rubio should be voted out. You included no support for your statement. So, I surmised that you had no such support for your statement. This could get very meta, hmmm. Why are you hmmm? Always thinking, but never coming up with anything?

        • hmmm

          hmmm is usually my response to silly comments made by posters; use your comments and your name as an example.

          Rubio is no Cruz or Paul…if I need to explain that to you then it’s not worth explaining.

        • towny

          Rand Paul swept the CPAC straw poll. Rubio and Cruz barely placed.

  3. TheWizard

    I was considering bailing on the republican party and going independent.

    However, here is the reason to stay in. So I can vote against assholes like McConnell in the primaries.

  4. Tawm

    Leftist Dems laugh like at hell at people taking the bait to divide and conquer Conservatives and Republicans…. Who do you think is FUNDING all the easily-caricatured “right wing” extremists that the MSM loves to portray as typical conservatives?

  5. Current RTC member

    Lets hope the Greenwich RTC finally vote to rid the town of its chair Jim Campbell. He has been an absolute disgrace. His treatment towards Sherr last election is only one example as to why he deserves to be tossed. He hides behind closed doors using people to do his dirty work. He preys on the weak ( like Peter no brain Bernstein .) He is as sneaky as they come. So please people give this Randall guy a chance. And finally rid this committee of Campbell, Dadakis, Warzoha and Rogers.

    I applaud Raben, Todd and Decaro for trying at least!