Dems to Fund Tea Party Candidates Against McConnell to Help Judd



Written by Ben Shapiro

Intent on splitting the Republican Party – exploiting seams on illegal immigration and gun control, to start – Democratic leaders have hit upon a new strategy to destroy any semblance of Republican coherence: backing Tea Party candidates they believe will fail, and in the process, weakening whoever wins the Republican primary in a general election. It’s a Machiavellian maneuver meant to sow the seeds of discord.

First on their hit list: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), who has long been under fire for his handling of issues including the fiscal cliff. Democrats want to hurt him in the primary to clear the path for a possible Senator Ashley Judd (D-Scotland).

According to Politico:

Big Democratic donors, local liberal activists and a left-leaning super PAC in Kentucky are telling tea partiers that they are poised to throw financial and organizational support behind a right-wing candidate should one try to defeat the powerful GOP leader in a 2014 primary fight. The idea: Soften up McConnell and make him vulnerable in a general election in Kentucky.

It’s not just Politico. According to John Kemper III, spokesperson for the United Tea Party of Kentucky, “I have talked to some Democratic donors in the state who are concerned about McConnell staying in office.” Daniel Logsdon of the Kentucky Democratic Party adds, “Democrats would explore ‘all avenues’ to defeat McConnell … tea party challenge … something that helps.”

Herman Cain has this one pegged exactly right: “Whoever these Tea Party activists are, if you are listening to the sound of my voice—don’t be fooled!  Of course they want to help get rid of Mitch McConnell. And whoever unseats him in the primary they will proceed to destroy them so that Democrats can get in office.  Don you see the picture? And remember, I know something about how people can politically try to destroy you. I’ve been to that rodeo.”



  1. If the Republican party keeps trying, one after another, (Marko Rubio) to push through suicidal schemes to give amnesty to illegal aliens, the Democrats will not have to do anything. Any legal status for illegal aliens will before long create legal Democrat voters. And not the little 11 million the left keeps repeating but 20 to 30 million (remember Anchor Babies and "chain migration?") — see Immigration And Republican delusions of getting any significant increase in the hispanic vote are — delusions (see Heather Mc Donald at the Mahattan Institute). See how many votes the Republicans will loose if they keep pushing Marko (constantly vacillating) Rubio and his amnesty (not called amnesty) schemes.

    If other honest conservatives want to have a united coalition they had better support us in a no nonsense stand that all illegal aliens MUST LEAVE THE COUNTRY and hard control of the border. These demands are non- negotiable. If you support us on our hot botton issues we will support you on yours — fair enouch?

  2. I think it's an insult to Mexicans to claim that Democrats granting them citizenship will make them loyal Democrat voters.

    Loyal ________ voters are of low intelligence, lack insight and waste their votes blindly.

    We must all vote for the best candidate regardless of background or origin, and with a single intent in mind: Future American Prosperity.

    Fight the Democrats in granting amnesty because you know what's best for the country. That's all you can ever do. It can't get more simple than that.

  3. Ben,

    These Kentucky Democrats want "to destroy any semblance of Republican coherence" you say?

    You remind me of that dastardly plot by Nixon's supporters, CREEP, to ship prostitutes to a Democratic convention.

    Too late, my friend, too late.