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Jesse Benton Responds: Why I joined Mitch McConnell’s team

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By Jesse Benton | Daily Caller

I discovered Mitch McConnell on May 22, 2010.

Of course, as a budding young politico, I had followed Sen. McConnell for more than a decade. I respected his achievements and understood his importance, but it was that day that I was first allowed an inside look at the man who led my party in the United States Senate.

May 22 was five days after Rand Paul’s primary victory and any celebration we enjoyed had been short-lived. The liberal media was circling, the national Democratic machine was cranking up its attacks and Kentucky Republicans were deeply divided after a contentious spring campaign. The tea party won the primary, but the tea party alone would not be enough to win a general election in a state where Democrats held a 2-to-1 registration advantage.

Rand and I rode to Frankfort that morning not knowing what to expect. What we experienced was a very real GOP Unity Rally that had been put together by the only man capable of doing so: Senator Mitch McConnell.

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ONE good thing about Jessie showing his true colors NOW,

is that Rand will have one more opportunity to see what happens to politicians who hire Jessie Benton to run their campaign.

When McConnell loses, maybe the Paul family members won't insist that Rand hire Jessie to run his reelection campaign.

Blowback Time

Its Blowback time for Jesse and Mitch... I am so excited to see him out of the liberty movement. He will be the kiss of death for a candidate.

The job of leader

"The job of leader by definition does not accommodate ideological purity..."

That tells us who you are Mr. Benton.
You should do just fine in your ambitions. First marry into a family that can give you a leg up, then betray the trust placed in you.
Yep, you'll do fine. Until a time of reckoning, anyway.

mgentles

Attention: Jesse and Mitch

If you think we have forgotten your past crimes...guess again.

Benton's Touch on ANY Campaign should be "The Kiss of Death"
and McConnel?
.......Sorry pal...you're now "Collateral Damage"....you will lose.

THIS IS WHAT BLOWBACK MEANS...ALL HANDS ON DECK!

Time for some good old fashioned frontier justice.

"Beyond the blackened skyline, beyond the smoky rain, dreams never turned to ashes up until.........
...Everything CHANGED !!

Jesse IS where Jesse BELONGS. Let him go already.

Bye, bye, so long as the song goes.

Just Realize That Benton Was A User and An Opportunist

Just Realize That Benton Was A User and An Opportunist. He lost because he was found out. Hee will now either realize his sin or die in it. Hate what he did, not him.

So now, it is for us to leave him alone to either sink or swim. No matter what the outcome, he must not be judged to harshly by us. For the same measure we judge, we shall also be judged.

Let us get on with our business of changing the political climate for the better. It will get much worse before it gets better, because the beast knows his time is short. It will be our salvation to hold onto our constitutional beliefs until the very end.

God is with us, just realize it for yourselves...The test of your faith is ongoning....HOLD FAST!

Why I think

Benton is a Dbag.....

Benton's

Moneybomb Mansion...

http://imgur.com/75Mil

When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign: that the dunces are all in confederacy against him. ~J. Swift

Makes me angry

...to see JB's mansion that we paid for. But RP would've had to pay out a lot of money to any other campaign manager too. Granted, Tom Wood's or someone like him would've been a much better choice, and investment of our money. I don't regret making donations to the campaign though, because it was a huge success in spreading the liberty message. JB got his big nice mansion-house, and now he's earned the disrespect of grassroots people nation-wide. No doubt he thinks it was worth it now, but that will change when blowback kicks in full swing.

If Tom Woods says...

...Benton is a shithead, then Benton (and Tate) are shitheads. Enough said.

He's a freakin opportunist who has RP fooled to the max

If I never heard his name again I would be happier. He punked his wife's grandfather up the ying yang with enough power to last several lifetimes.

Keepin' it real.

Likely Benton will do as well for McConnell as for Ron Paul

and Doom that 39-cent neocon.

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Wrong

As he stated, " If conservatives are going to lead America’s comeback, we’re going to need to lean on Mitch McConnell to help build the consensus necessary to guide the way."

If this is the same reason that Ran Paul was impressed and willing to campaign for Romney, they are both WRONG!

If we want conservative come back to America, we need to educate American about liberty, and conservative principle. Mitch McConnell does not represent conservative principles. The principle represent itself, and it is for us to spread the message to the Americans and future generations. If McConnell is for real liberty, he should then support Ron Paul instead of asking Rand Paul to endorse Romney.

Smarmy POS

Smarmy POS

‘Each individual is separated from others by a "taboo of personal isolation"...this "narcissism of minor differences"'
--Sigmund Freud

ROFL Really?!?! The same

ROFL Really?!?! The same Mitch McConnel that set the GOP's legislative goal to be beating Obama at all costs...no say saving the country, preserving liberty or upholding the Constitution!

Mtich McConnell's "team"?

Like a free agent at the end of a controversial season, Benton gets traded to another club. Using the word "team" to describe his political affiliation tells you all you need to know: Benton thinks this is all one big game.

"The state is the great fictitious entity by which everyone seeks to live at the expense of everyone else."
-Frederic Bastiat
www.cerebralindustrialcomplex.com

I love

all the excuses people make for Jesse because he married Ron's granddaughter. Is there any doubt that Jesse would be firmly in the democrats camp.....if he married one of Obama's daughters......or Chelsea Clinton? I wouldn't doubt that for a second. Jesse is a Judas of the highest order.

He never was for liberty. He never was for right. He never was for truth. He is a pathetic little poser for whatever can pad his pockets and protect HIS future. How do I know this? Actions speak louder than words. Neither is good from Jesse Benton.

Jesse Benton: “There is no

Jesse Benton: “There is no question Mitch McConnell is the most conservative Republican leader of the Senate in generations. … Mitch McConnell has shown that regardless of the political party or the public sentiment, he will be an unwavering defender of our constitutional rights. … He has stood in the fire for conservatism …

Really Jesse?

If McConnell is such a firebrand conservative and defender of constitutional rights, then you can of course show us what departments he is advocating to eliminate, his lifetime record of never supporting an unbalanced budget and opposing all debt increases and deficit spending, his opposition to NDAA and Patriot Act and torture and his bills that will repeal such, his bill he is pushing to audit the fed, his stalwart advocacy against the Federal Reserve and fiat theft, and his advocacy for constitutional currency and free competition in currency, his advocacy against the income tax, his phase out of national socialist programs like SS and Medicare, his return of funds from his office budget every year because he is so fiscally responsible, his opposition to warrantless and roving wiretaps, his opposition to TSA, his bills to repeal restrictions on the transport of money and requirements for reporting such, his opposition to the Hitleresque doctrine of preemptive war, his stalwart opposition to any foreign welfare/foreign aid, his opposition to real ID/e-verify/I-9 reporting and other forms of internal passport control mechanisms, his bill to repeal all civil “forfeiture” laws that shift burdens of proof and alte legal standards, his bill to repeal all currency controls, and on and on and on ….

That’s right Jesse, McConnell fails on every single one of those substantive issue. His long records proves rather than being a conservative and defender of constitutional rights McConnell is consistently the very antithesis of conservatism and enemy of constitutional rights.

Let it not be said that we did nothing.-Ron Paul
Stand up for what you believe in, even if you stand alone.-Sophia Magdalena Scholl

wow

I wish I could talk like you!

That is the way Al Gore talks

"There's no question..." Is how all these CFR members start their statements to inject their "roundtable" policies, such as Global Warming.

Keep on talking Jesse.

The phrase ...

"There is no question..." is 'Manipulation 101' in the Snake Oil Salesman's Handbook.

maybe its all a scheme to get

maybe its all a scheme to get in with the bigwigs so theyll trust him to run a rand paul 2016 campaign

Or maybe

Jesse is a complete douche and worthy of only a kick in the teeth.....since that is what he has done to everyone in the liberty movement. I wouldn't give another dime to anything with his name in breathing distance of it. If Rand wants to have Jesse involved at all in a campaign, it will be the death knell of Rand. If Rands own actions haven't already been the death knell.

i wasn't being serious.

i wasn't being serious.

And Jesse...

We didn't donate our money and time so that you could position yourself in the republican party...remember that.

re: The Leader of "my party" in the US Senate

Mr. Benton....
In case you thought this was about "my party" or parties in general....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEzWhPFb0HQ

Both parties are owned by the same money. Money bomb contributors seemed to understand this, how come you (still) don't?

enjoy our/your 30 pieces of silver.

this man is as lost as the

this man is as lost as the rest of this country

"Man?"

...You're being too kind.

Really, Benton?

"Mitch McConnell has shown that regardless of the political party or the public sentiment, he will be an unwavering defender of our constitutional rights."

I'll be sure to thank him for the unwavering defense of a 4 year patriot act extension.

In my humble opinion

Jesse Benton cares about money and power...PERIOD. He could care less about Ron Paul, Liberty or all of you. I will neither up or down the post because Benton is no longer pertinent to anything about the Liberty movement and he no longer deserves any attention BUT I am glad that after leaving Dr Paul's campaign because I was very curious of his next political step and now we all know what and who is truly is. End of story and let's move on to the individuals who are in step with us and need our help and support.