It’s Not About Bevin – It’s About Punishing McConnell
Bill Quick

Kentucky Senate race 2014: Matt Bevin, Mitch McConnell and TARP – John Bresnahan – POLITICO.com

Matt Bevin, who is challenging Sen. Mitch McConnell in a Republican primary, calls the 2008 federal bailout of banks and Wall Street giants “irresponsible” and says he would have opposed it as a senator.

Yet back in 2008, as an investment fund president, Bevin backed the $700 billion Troubled Asset Relief Program, as well as the government takeover of troubled mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. McConnell supported TARP, and the Bevin campaign repeatedly reminds voters that the Senate minority leader calls that vote “one of the finest moments in the history of the Senate.

I don’t care.  In almost every way, Bevin will be better for liberty-minded conservatives that McConnell.  And a big part of the motivation in supporting Bevin is not Bevin qua Bevin, but running McConnell out of power, out of politics, and into retirement as punishment for his manifold transgressions, and as an example to the rest of the Ruling Party that assumes it is invulnerable to the anger of the people.

The hammer may have a flaw or two – but the nail still needs to be pounded, and for that, Matt Bevin will suffice.

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Bill Quick

About Bill Quick

I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.

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