Update: I am going to do another post on this, but the Washington Examiner has confirmed that this story is false.
Update: Here is the link to the new post.
Breitbart News was contacted by a source who sat in on a conference call between Mitch McConnell, Karl Rove, American Crossroads President Steven Law and large Republican donors. According to the source, McConnell said that the Tea Party “bullies” need to be punched in the nose.
“McConnell said the Tea Party was ‘nothing but a bunch of bullies,’” the source said. “And he said ‘you know how you deal with schoolyard bullies? You punch them in the nose and that’s what we’re going to do.’”
Apparently, the call took place on October 30. Maybe McConnell should have been more worried about what his bullying Democrat pals were going to do to the Senate instead of conservatives who are actually trying to clean up their messes.
Pointing to how Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid just invoked the “nuclear option,” breaking 225-year old Senate rules to slip through President Obama’s liberal nominees, an aide to a Tea Party lawmaker said that McConnell’s focus on trying to go after the Tea Party has jeopardized Senate Republicans’ chances at actually beating Democrats. “Under Sen. McConnell’s watch, Republicans today just got rolled over by Democrats who pushed the button on the nuclear option, destroying years of well-established Senate order,” the aide said in an email to Breitbart News. “Perhaps if he focused less on destroying the Tea Party and more on defeating Democrats, he’d have more to show for his leadership.” (Read More)
Rove’s spokesman Jonathan Collegio denied that McConnell said anything about punching tea party people, but he did admit that the call took place and the government shutdown was discussed.
Rush Limbaugh weighed in on it this afternoon, and also commented on the Democrats’ nuking the Senate.
As of now, whatever number of Republican votes there are in the Senate mean nothing. In a sense, this is one of the most massive one-day assaults on voter suppression that we’ve ever seen. There are 45 Republican Senators, they were elected by millions of Americans, and they may as well not even be there. The votes of 45 Republicans in the Senate mean nothing now. Zilch, zero, nada. (Read More)
With McConnell leading the Republicans I don’t think their votes meant much before. What a mess.