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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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Not selling it to us

He is selling it to the establishment. They will be thinking - why would we want a campaign manager from the "revolution".

The RNC Dr. Paul video makes sense now. It was a watered-down presentation designed to hit the right chord with the establishment. Tucking Mitch McConnell in there was a play to make the Ron Paul movement "OK" and then he takes on Benton as his campaign manager to complete the co-option. This has been planned for some time, it is too well orchestrated.

Remember Benton's last instructions to our delegates in Tampa? "Don't go out there and act like cry-babies." He was long-finished with the grassroots at that point. RP delegates were now a liability with regards to his new career path & employers. Benton has been seeking their approval since day one.

"One resists the invasion of armies; one does not resist the invasion of ideas" Victor Hugo


"When the history books are written, it will be said that few Americans have ever done more to protect the First Amendment than Mitch McConnell."

Oh, I could name a few...BTW what part of the Patriot Act and the NDAA that McConnell supports protects the first amendment?


Translation: I sold my soul to the Devil, and now I take my place at his side.

What It Boils Down To

Red is good. Blue is bad. McConnell is pure red and can lead red to win against blue. Ideological purity has no place in the contest. What matters is color purity. McConnell can blend all the hues and shades together to make the pure red needed to beat blue. All hail red. In November Red and Blue victors will continue the feast in D.C. On the menu is soylent green (the real losers).

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Average 1.50 star rating out of 5

so far.

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What kind of bullsxxx is the guy selling? It still stinks.

Memorable hypocrisies from the trash story:

"There is no question Mitch McConnell is the most conservative Republican leader of the Senate in generations."

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2012/09/14/why-i-joined-mitch-mcconne...

"It may not appear like an obvious fit for the chairman of Ron Paul’s presidential campaign to find his next calling with Mitch McConnell, but it makes perfect sense to me."

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2012/09/14/why-i-joined-mitch-mcconne...

"Makes perfect sense"

You are one of the few.

"It may not appear like an obvious fit for the chairman of Ron Paul’s presidential campaign to find his next calling with Mitch McConnell, but it makes perfect sense to me."

Let's see if this logic works elsewhere:

* A size 12 foot may not appear like an obvious fit for a size 5 shoe, but it makes perfect sense to me. (nah...)
* A square peg may not appear like an obvious fit for a round hole, but it makes perfect sense to me. (no...not working)

"One resists the invasion of armies; one does not resist the invasion of ideas" Victor Hugo

LOL! He calls himself "a budding young politico"

Delusions of grandeur.

My comment:

"A budding young politico"-- Delusions of grandeur, Jesse. Nobody is going to donate any money for any campaign you work for. You will be the kiss of death and nobody will want you near their campaign. Might as well start looking for a job selling insurance.

I've never heard

I've never heard one Ron Paul supporter call himself a "budding young politico."

To the contrary, EVERY SINGLE Ron Paul supporter I've met reviles the thought of being a "politico."

Founding Fathers are Not "Leaders"??!!

My favorite line of Jesse's:

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

So, Jesse, Ghandi, Martin Luther, Martin Luther King, Jr., Thomas Jefferson, etc...NONE OF THESE PEOPLE ARE "LEADERS"?!

Jesse, you're a douche.

No, he's not a "douche"

A "douche" has an assumptive connection to cleanliness in its aftermath. Instead, he is what needs a douche.

Wha? .....hey....who stole my country?

How About

"bent on" destroying the Ron Paul campaign and the Liberty movement?

Any suggestions

For a definition of a "Benton", you know like a Santorum only worse.


Benton Defined

A Benton is: An intravenous line like Fang Structure that sucks life and liberty and is completely dependent on the host. An active member of a pervasive species outbreak. Like half Leech, half Snake with an insatiable appetite for recognition and respect, whilst deserving neither.

One day, I'm gonna' change my name to Dale Lee Paul