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Economic Policy Journal: Jesse Benton Jumped Onto A Sinking Ship

Chris Rossini nails it:
Jesse Benton Jumped Onto A Sinking Ship

Maybe Jesse will wake up and realize that being part of the Ron Paul campaign wasn't a stepping stone in his "politico" career and realize he used it to dive off the deep end.

Like the grass roots will flock to McConnell just because Benton is with him.
No chance.

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ecorob's picture

screw benton...

screw mcconnell!

send them BOTH packing, kentucky...

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.

Please, please, can we get

Please, please, can we get one of our people to run against him? Any ideas? I have a feeling it would be another landslide but we need someone to back. This would be so fun to watch!

I really hope a liberty

I really hope a liberty candidate challenges McConnell in the primaries for 2014. Anyone know if there are any plans for that to happen?

This whole Jesse thing still

This whole Jesse thing still makes me shake my head. I can understand Rand Paul but not Jesse. Even if this were to help bridge the gap with leadership you need to explain TO US the reasoning behind it. Let's be honest, why would the pro-liberty people in KY vote for McConnell? If McConnel did a complete 180 and sided with/ voted with Rand then I can see it, but it's not going to happen if McConnell stays the same, Jesse >__<

The Ron Paul grassroots in Kentucky despise McConnell.

Jesse and Rand know this.

They know that McConnell's previous staff and loyalists hate Ron/Rand Pauler's with a passion.

And we can not stand them either.

McConnell is the only one who is confused by this.

I think for Jesse the temporary McConnell gig is just a job, whereas his loyalty is to Rand and Ron.

Jesse is not as bad as you all make him out to be. He is doing exactly as he should do.


Maybe Benton is sinking McConnell from the inside.

There is a history there.

My guess is that McConnell doesn't fully trust Benton but is afraid to "not" use him.

McConnell doesn't want to appear that he is on the opposing side (of Rand/Benton),

So McConnell is going out of his way to make nice by adopting Lincoln's strategy of "Keeping your friends close and your enemies closer."

McConnell knows his good friend to the north, Dick Lugar, just lost to a bogus (fake) tea party candidate; and so now McConnell has become frightened like a squealing pig. He has hired Benton out of fear not to do it.

That is all.


Lol just like Benton sunk Ron Paul from the inside

No this was a clueless hire of an ambition driven politico

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"Japanese sub slammed 2 torpedoes into her, Chief."

"Japanese sub slammed 2 torpedoes into her, Chief," Quint huffs another breath. "We wuz comin' back from deliverin' the bomb, the Tampa FLORIDA bomb, from the isle of Tinian de GOP."

Sharks, men, blood, terror, hardly any survivors. You know the story.

"Soooo... fifteen hundred men went inta the water, three hundred come out, the sharks got the rest, including Jesse Benton, that was the twenty eighth of August 2012."

"Cowards & idiots can come along for the ride but they gotta sit in the back seat!"

Maybe Jesse can weigh in on the wisdom of supporting

Ron Paul.
After all he decided it was better for the party to start rallying around Romney even though his candidate ron Paul was still in the race.

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thats why he got this job...

think he's still on his father-in-law's christmas card list?


its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.

Who are we backing against

Who are we backing against McConnell in 14? Is there a liberty candidate coming forward yet? Where do I donate?

“Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the government take care of him better take a closer look at the American Indian.” ― Henry Ford.

ecorob's picture

she'll get it...


be careful what you ask for, ashley

its 'cos I owe ya, my young friend...
Rockin' the FREE world in Tennessee since 1957!
9/11 Truth.

well, it was fairly obvious

well, it was fairly obvious that Benton wasn't politically savvy...

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

"I believe in Sen. McConnell. He has the unique ability to stand on principle yet keep dialogue open and hold the line yet find common ground with willing partners."
- Jesse Benton

"During the next two years, I will have the privilege of serving as Sen. McConnell’s campaign manager. It is a tremendous opportunity and one that I do not take lightly. This will be much more than just another race for me. I am truly honored to be able to help re-elect a man who can bring Americans together to solve the serious problems we face."
-Jesse Benton

"Much more than just another

"Much more than just another race"?

How many campaigns has Benton managed, exactly? I sure hope Ron Paul's campaigns were not "just another race" to him. We needed at lot more heart than that.


I thought the same thing

he's managed rands and rons...

I hope he puts as much heart into McConnells campaign as he did Rons..

Can hardly wait

To see the ship sink all the way when McConnell gets booted out of congress (hopefully, Benton goes down with him).

Thanks for the article


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Jesse steps up to the plate,here's the pitch-Swung on

And MISSED strike three

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Those that tried to play nice with the republican establishment

And those that tried to purge Ron Paul will be gone themselves in a year or two

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It does not happen by itself

We have to get out there & vote the neo cons out of City, County, State GOP positions

Toss em out - they are no better than

Big govt liberal dems

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