President Barack Obama meets with Senate Minority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., in the Oval Office, Aug. 4, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza).This official White House photograph is being made available only for publication by news or
Liberal Democrat Mitch McConnell and President Obama plot strategy to destroy fringe tea partiers
Yesterday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's campaign tried to attack tea party challenger Matt Bevin by saying his support comes from "a small cadre of fringe friends." It's hard to argue with that, but according to the fringe website Breitbart News, the tea party groups don't like being told they are on the fringe:
The accusation that Tea Partiers and supporters of Bevin are “fringe” does not sit well with Kentucky Tea Party leaders, who in a series of interviews with Breitbart News, unloaded on the senior senator from their state.

“I don’t know where the senior senator gets off,” David Dickerson, the head of the Barron County Tea Party told Breitbart News. “It appears to me that first of all they’re saying Matt Bevin’s not legitimate, and now they’re saying the people who are supporting Matt Bevin are not legitimate? It looks to me like if you’re an opponent of Mitch McConnell, Mitch McConnell just thinks you’re not legitimate."

I guess Mitch McConnell forgot the cardinal rule of winning Republican primaries: If you don't have something nice to say about a fringe tea party group, then you shouldn't say anything at all.

Originally posted to The Jed Report on Tue Aug 27, 2013 at 10:14 AM PDT.

Also republished by My Old Kentucky Kos and Daily Kos.

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