McMahon Aftermath: Republicans Take Aim — At Each Other; Corry Bliss Vs. Chris Shays

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Read what happened when Capitol Bureau Chief Chris Keating talked to former U.S. Rep. Chris Shays and Linda McMahon campaign manager Corry Bliss:

\"\"Shays harshly criticized the campaign of McMahon, who defeated Shays in the Republican primary for the U.S. Senate in August. Bliss was the campaign manager for McMahon, who lost in the general election by 12 percentage points to Democrat Chris Murphy.

Shays said that high-profile operatives made huge amounts of money over the past three years as McMahon spent nearly $100 million in her races in 2010 and 2012.

\"\"“The people advising her were thrilled to take her money, but they knew this was a long shot,’’ Shays said. “Corry Bliss, who ran her campaign, basically left Vermont in shambles, and he’s leaving Connecticut in shambles. But he’s got more money. He made more money. Pat Sullivan [a lobbyist and McMahon adviser] basically has made a pile of money at the expense of his fellow Republicans. And it’s just a shame. He’s a talented guy. He stood in the way of Republicans gaining a Senate seat in 2010 and 2012.’’

Shays added, “In the end, she dissed the Republicans. She ran as an independent. She spent $100 million. She thought she could avoid the press, avoid the editorial boards, and just go on TV and buy an election. She was seriously rebuked, but in the process she helped bring down the rest of the ticket. I think most people knew Chris Murphy was not their strongest candidate, but in spite of that, he won. Chris Murphy wasn’t even known in half the state – any more than I was.’’

\"\"Bliss, who became controversial when he managed the campaign of a Republican candidate who lost the governor’s race in 2010 in Vermont, fired back.

“Congressman Shays is a classless, bitter sore loser who should do the people of Connecticut a favor and keep his mouth shut and move back to Maryland,’’ Bliss said in an interview. “However, I would like to offer a portion of my salary to be used to pay for the psychiatric care that Congressman Shays desperately needs. And lastly, I know that Congressman Shays has dreams of running for governor, and I will keep my opposition research book under my pillow with the hopes of being able to use it, pro bono, if he launches another failed campaign.’’

Bliss added, “Congressman Shays is an unemployed, classless man who has nothing better to do than sit around and pontificate about other people’s campaigns. In his last campaign, he received 30 percent of the vote, and the campaign before that [in 2008] he was running ads with Obama when his campaign funds were being embezzled.’’

When asked more broadly about the charge by Republicans that McMahon’s campaign had become defined by its spending, Bliss said, “I would just say again I feel sorry for Congressman Shays. I think he obviously has no friend and nothing better to do. If and when he gets the psychiatric care that he needs, he’d be a much happier man. He’s just a bitter, sore loser, and that’s no way to go through life.’’

Unlike Bliss, Sullivan declined to comment about Shays.

Describing McMahon as “clueless’’ about the issues, Shays said he would have spent less money on television commercials and more on briefing books for McMahon.

“I would have spent half the money she did, and I would have said, ‘You are going to know these issues cold,’ ‘’ Shays said. “I would give you a briefing paper every two weeks, and we’re going to quiz you on it. She didn’t want to meet the press. ‘’

Shays was particularly irked that McMahon also ran on the Independent Party line in the recent election.

“As soon as the convention was over, she went for the independent,’’ Shays said. “I was absolutely certain she would run as an independent. Or if she lost the primary, then run as an independent against Chris Murphy and Chris Shays – me. I never felt Linda McMahon had any affection for the Republican Party whatsoever, none. I never saw it before 2010.’’

Regarding running on the Independent line, Shays said, “She goes out and collects signatures. She was going to run, win or lose. When she said that to a reporter and the reporter started asking questions, she said she wouldn’t run as an independent if she lost the primary, but I didn’t believe that for a minute.’’

Shays said he was not surprised by McMahon’s recent efforts to tie herself to President Obama, who carried Connecticut by a wide margin.

“In the last two weeks, the TV ad and the handouts – vote for Barack Obama and Linda McMahon. I could have told you she would do that in July,’’ Shays said. “Linda McMahon made her money by telling stories. She’s a storyteller, and she had a great story. She was a grandmother, and she was Jodi Rell.’’

He also said flatly that he “wouldn’t be surprised’’ if the workers who helped McMahon in the cities had accepted McMahon’s money for distributing literature and then headed to the polls to vote “straight Democrat.’’

“She didn’t win many votes in the cities,’’ Shays said.

Shays said McMahon was never going to receive substantial votes in the cities because they are hard-core Democratic neighborhoods.

“A basic course in Politics 101 is you get the votes in undecided and swing districts,’’ Shays said. “The heavily Democratic districts are in. You can make friends, but you’re not going to get votes. It’s a basic tenet.’’

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62 thoughts on “McMahon Aftermath: Republicans Take Aim — At Each Other; Corry Bliss Vs. Chris Shays

  1. Mitch Beck

    I would say to both Congressman Shays and to Corry Bliss that if either of you are concerned for the well-being of the Republican Party in Connecticut and not just yourselves, that this kind of SERIOUSLY embarrassing and unprofessional behavior is beneath the dignity of the Republican Party and especially to ALL OF US in the party who are more concerned about winning elections than airing our personal grievances in public.

    If we are to EVER win anything in this state, this kind of thing MUST STOP IMMEDIATELY!

    1. JonGaltWhereAreYou

      Nothing is kinda and more entertaining the watching two Republicans in a public bare knuckle fight and I for one am titillated by this.

      More please. In fact, let’s watch Linda on all fours with a dog chain around her neck in a ring with Chris Shays dogging her right there in public.

      I’ll pay big money for that.

    2. Chris

      Sorry but I gotta disagree on this. The Republican house is in shambles. McMahon tried to buy a Senate seat, twice. And the rest of the party is too beholden to the large business interests that seem to run the party these days. Today’s Republican party does not represent real Conservatism, it’s just a pro-business party with a hard-socially-conservative pro-religion twist to whip up religious voters.
      Someone needs to point out that the emperor has no clothes. Sure it’s embarrassing, but if it’s not done the Republicans will continue to lose elections and perhaps be replaced by another party. Maybe that’d be a good thing. But if the GOP wants to stay relevant they need to clean their house.

    3. Carlos Piad

      Oh please… please keep at each others throats. Borrowing from your prophet Norquist… republicans going at each other reminds me of rats trapped in a barrel… they get hungry and start eating each other. Please self-destruct or self-deport to Texas. ROTFLOL

  2. Paul

    When it comes to a lack of class it’s hard to argue with an expert like Bliss, not that I have any desire to defend Shays. If anything these two are peas in a pod.

  3. No one you're likely to know....

    This the same Bliss that ran the entire campaign in a pair of jeans?
    Classy.

  4. CT Republican

    Talk about a classless, bitter sore loser. Bliss should look in the mirror and keep his mouth shut. Everything Shays says in this article is completely accurate. Anyone who has ever met Shays knows he is a very refined and intelligent man. If speaking the truth – or in this case – the obvious makes someone bitter or lacking in class then so much for public opinion. It’s curious why Bliss was ever hired to run such a challenging campaign after losing the VT Governor’s race for the Lt. Governor he was managing who was expected to win and a very popular man. Perhaps this was more of Sullivan’s good advice. The only losers here are the CT Republican’s who now lost a second opportunity to win a U.S. Senate seat by running the same candidate and McMahon who helped increase the personal wealth of all those she hired who failed to win her elections by double digits.

    1. CT Dem

      CT Republican is absolutely correct. Shays is a true gentlemen and an asset to the Republican Party.

      I vote for Murphy.
      Yet, if Shays had received the nomination, he would have received the vote of this Democrat.

      CT Republican, thank you.

      1. Bobby

        As a democrat, I would have voted for Shays as well. Republicans don’t understand how many people registered with both parties would have voted for Shays. But the republican party must not have really wanted to win this year, as they nominated a candidate who lost big once already and was destined to lose big again. I will never vote for McMahon. The name of her boat is enough for me to understand that she doesn’t share my values, but her WWE programming and the porn and violence in her programs just disgust me. And as someone who would always look at the issues of each campaign, McMahon didn’t seem inform at any of the debates. She offered no details and made mistakes even I noticed right away (her claim of a national law that forbids gay marriage). I think moderate republicans policies are good, but I couldn’t stand the flood of mail and tv ads that had nothing to do with how they will benefit the state. Shays is a congressmen that I had great respect for, and he stood by his conventions based on principle and not on party. If republican really wanted to win, Shays, Simmons, or Rell are good choices. But if McMahon wants to run for office next election cycle, someone in the party should tell her to run for state senate first and get her political experience first before running for national office.

        1. bill m

          not everyone is for gay marriage, or higher taxes.WWE is porn? are you for real? so gay marriage is ok but simulated hand picked pictures a democrat picked, and says see? this wrestling position shows sexual matter..get off the ms prissy bandwagon. do you accept daytime soap operas that children are able to watch during the day time? or a newspaper thats has stories of rape, teacher student sex, war, murder? here’s a suggestion.. if you dont like wwe, switch to sesame street. why dont we talk about politicians/presidents or heads of CIA that cheat on their wives.. thats something our children can be proud of.

        2. EDS

          Your right as a democrat in this state i blame you, I blame you for the highest taxed state in the union. I blame you for voting for a party that has spent all our income tax money, casino money, highest gas tax in the country, one of the highest sales taxes in the country, and talented people leaving state for better opportunity elsewhere remember over 80% of our legislature is democrat and nobody in this state takes responsibilty for that, how dare you blame republicans in CT for any of our problem.

    2. VilleHillAnnex

      I concur. I find Chris Shays to be a gentleman, political leader.

      Corrie Bliss comes off as a violent, blunt-force instrument. That is exactly what the republican party does not need and what the people of CT will continue to reject.

      BTW, I’m an independent and I could see myself for Chris Shays in the future.

  5. Voted Independent

    Hmmm, Shays comments on the job Corey Bliss did and the track record he had… and Mrs. McMahon’s actions and intentions during the race, contrasting them with what he would have done differently. Bliss replies by attacking Shays’ mental health and says he has no friends and will personally make it his mission to ensure Shays will never hold office again.

    Waah, Mr. Bliss. There’s a way to react to criticism in a professional way and attacking someone’s character isn’t it. And BTW, Mr. Shays is not the only one currently unemployed in this interview.

    Just sayin’…

    1. John P.

      Very clever, the professional wrestling reference embedded in “pencil neck geek” (look it up if you weren’t a fan of the Dr. Demento radio show in high school).

      1. bill m

        think i was jesse ventura who came up with that line when he was actually wrestling..recent governor former navy seal.i hope republicans do their homework the next election, have someone who knows what they are doing and wont fold to the attacks from the left..if anything, get just as nasty if need be but stick to facts and what you have to offer.. not just sound bytes of previous politicians..no one wants more of the same because thats why this state has gone downhill the last 20 years or more.

  6. J

    Jeez Corey, what are you, 5 years old? “He has no friends… he needs psychiatric care… wahhhhhh”

    Just a bunch of whining. You lost. Take it like a man.

  7. Gman

    Maybe all Republicans just don’t get it….and maybe they are all classless. Seems like they treat their own even worse they do Democrats. Shameless party. Grow up you people. Start to talk about the issues and stop throwing blame around. That’s all you people do is blame and vilianize. Maybe you can start to think about Global Warming or something important to this world.

  8. JRCT

    G.O.P. = Grand OLD Party (emphasis on OLD)
    Grand OUTDATED Party (Speaks for itself)
    Grand OUTLANDISH Party (These two are working on that one)
    Grand OBTUSE Party (It fits)
    Grand OBSTINATE Party (You can say that again)
    Grand OLYMPIC Party (Self image – NOT)

    1. EDS

      JRCT

      Democrat stands let steel hard working peoples money. Every financial managzine in the world rate CT as one of the top 3 most expensive place to live. progessives (and I say that kindly) nearly ruined this country once. As a middle aged man now I rejected the michael stivick notion of the world, it has now been rebranded, but ultimalry will be rejected again. Progressives dont believe in individualism. They believe in a designed society that they think will be most best for all and it sucks. As a republican I think we should stay out of peoples homes, I do think though I don;t have to subject to pop culture issues in my everyday life. I will tell you how out of touch New Englanders have become. In MA they voted out a moderate like Scott Brown and put in The Tea Party type liberal instead, dont be hypocrates.

  9. Woodbury Dave

    As a CT Democrat, this artcile has to be one of my all-time favorites. Thanks, Chris. Thanks, Cory. :)

  10. DrHunterSThompson

    Entertainment at it’s best! Can’t blame Bliss for taking the highest paid job he could find. It was just with a loser, that’s all. While I agree with Shays to a certain degree, the fact remains that she was a train wreck of a candidate. I’m surprised at the number of votes she got.

    Without quality candidates the republicans have no shot at one of the higher offices. And it would seem a quality republican candidate could take the governorship in a couple years, but I don’t see who that could be just yet.

    HST

  11. Mark Pappa

    Ignorance is Bliss and Bliss is ignorant. Let’s see him get elect to congress and balance a budget. Bliss should keep his money and fix his Tourette syndrome.

      1. Mark

        Yes. That article was trash. All I had was an idea, nothing more. Bliss has Rennie take a shot at me because I supported the Delegate Disclosure Resolution. I’m a big boy, whatever.

  12. J. Boyle

    Those two should be marooned on a desert island together doomed forever to wave for help from the eternally circling Sexy Bitch.

  13. 29morgan

    I heard that when Bliss ran a campaign in Maine the people up there thought he was so corrupt and vile they almost tarred and feathered him on a rocket out of their state. I truly feel most people in Ct feel the same way. I have never in my lifetime (65 years) ever seen such a comtemptible, swinish, filthy, foul mouthed, nasty, nefarious, wicked, wretched, miserable, immoral, iniquitious, unworthy campaign manager in the history of CT and I’m a Republican! Is there no decency left anymore? Furthermore I blame Ms. Linda on promoting this style of campaign where the end justify the means. She would have sold her own grandchildren to the lowest bidder to win this election. What a terrible example of a women, mother and grandmother. Thankfully the people of CT are “value strong” and rejected her villanous behavior. I can’t tell you how proud I am today of my state and my country. Murphy/McMahon – David vs Goliath and the good guys won. YEA!!

    1. Robert John

      @29Morgan. Wow-nicely put! I don’t even live in CT but your comments could easily sum up any number of election contests this year. You should be writing your own blog.

    2. VilleHillAnnex

      I’m not surprised at all by Linda and her campaign manager’s tactics.

      After all, it’s almost exactly how the so-called story lines play out in her WWE wrestling shows. They hit their opponent in the head with chair, pull his pants down, then hit him in the face with a pie. That is what people like them call entertainment.

      Their sense of reality is seriously warped. I’m relieved that the people of CT didn’t fall victim to the political entertainment that she was peddling.

  14. AJ Perea

    KEEPING IT THOUGHTFULLY HONEST: Hey mr. Boehner, you and your right wing immature clowns lost the election big time except in red states where your boys gerrymandered house districts! THE INCONVENIENT: Just continue your unacceptable losing policies and in two years the republican party will be out of the political business! Maybe you can get hired as consultants on FOX! America’s middle Class is fed up with you and your irresponsible idiots with you past four years of class war on the Middle Class America!

    1. AJ Perea

      UP CORRECTION OF TYPOS!KEEPING IT THOUGHTFULLY HONEST: Hey mr. Boehner, you and your right wing immature clowns lost the election big time except in red states where your boys gerrymandered house districts! THE INCONVENIENT TRUTH: Just continue your unacceptable losing policies and in two years the republican party will be out of the political business! Maybe you can get hired as consultants on FOX! America’s middle Class is fed up with you and your irresponsible idiots with you past four years of class war on the Middle Class America!

  15. IgnoranceIsBliss

    Please tell me this guy is from outside CT. Can’t wait for him to get the hell out of here.

  16. Joe Visconti

    Hey Hey Hey!!! Whatza matter with calling out Democrat Linda McMahon? Linda gave to Rhambo (Rham Emmanuel)to get Congress of her back when Vince was on his way to the Big House for Drugs in the WWE. The deal was struck long ago and far away.

    Shays nailed it during the UCONN debate but the sleeping media didn’t give a darn cuz their bosses were raking in Linda’s ill gotten gains (Graziano come on man). The big hypocrite in the room is surely the CT Media except for Powell & Hacket who did then what Shays is doing now, saying the truth.

    As for whether Shays could have won, that wouldn’t have been a stretch to think since the entire television audience of CT would not have needed vomit bags every day when they turned on their TV Sets to see another ” Im a Freaking Job Creator that’s afraid to do interviews” AD.

    Listen folks t aint the end of the world, for those with brains we (like that) can always make out and since the majority of CT voters think the D’s are fighting for them then I say why try and wake them up anymore? There’s something to be said about enough is enough with sounding the tax alarms or hey we might just not be able to sustain printing money to pass around the neighborhoods for much longer.

    And for Bliss, what did anyone expect, he’s the Linda/Vince Doppleganger. Corey doesn’t say what Linda/Vince doesn’t want him to.

    But I digress. Chris Shays should continue to nail the crap out of Linda/Bliss and while he’s at t he should continue what I started and call out the rest of the I’m a job creator cheerleading squad including the “CTGOP Delegates,RTC Chairmen, State Central Members and the rest of the on the take machine”.

    And last but not least Mr Tom Foley deserves ALL the Gosh Darn (@!*%^+K%$#) blame for his Donor Blocking Scheme of Greenwich Money.

    Go ahead Tom, stick your big fat hat in the ring and watch us dismantle you out of the gate. It will be kinda like watching what the last thing the Mayor of Hiroshima said, and what did he say?…… “What the Hell was that!!!”

  17. Thomas

    It is worth noting that the proof is in the pudding. Linda M. got almost 30% of the vote in Bridgeport – half of which came from the independent party line.

  18. ACooke108

    Rewread Bliss’ comments. All he knows is attack attack attack. And that’s all his party did towards Obama.
    How’d that work out for any of them?

  19. Newmildem

    Mitch Beck says:
    November 9, 2012 at 11:44 am
    SERIOUSLY embarrassing and unprofessional behavior is beneath the dignity of the Republican Party

    With Bush, Cheney, Hannity,Beck,OReilly,Coulter, Trump, Palin Limbaugh, the Terry Sciavo affair, an avoidable war in Iraq with trillion $ price tag can there seriously be anything benieth the dignity of the Rebublican party?

  20. jim

    The sad reality is that there are no Republicans in CT. All politicians that call themselves such are fooling very few people.

  21. Indyview1

    The over-targeted, over-mailed, over-robocalled, over-advertised, over-televised, over-mailbox-littered, exhausted voters have already decided who needs professional, psychiatric help for their OCCD – Obsessive Compulsive Campaigning Disorder.

  22. John

    cory bliss just sucked on the mcmahon money teat. has he sucked it dry? remains to be seen. her kids, shaun and stephanie, should be raising holy hell about their mother aquandering her inheritance for people that fail at their jobs, and that is the final test.

  23. John

    if there arent any republicans in CT jim, its because the extremists in the party have left us behind..

  24. linxmill

    Well said, 29morgan! One of a few reasons I voted for Murphy was the way McMahon campaigned. After all, the only thing I learned about her was that she’s mean, vile, sneaky, deceiving, etc. It this a person I’d like to represent CT? Definitely, not.
    As for Bliss… The guy lost several campaigns before, who on Earth was that “smart” to hire him again? Ah,yeah, Linda.
    Next time somebody hires him – and I hope we’ll never have him here again! – we’ll know for sure who’d be a loser.

  25. Ron

    I’m a Democrat and don’t care how much Republicans harm each other, but, on “Morning Joe” (joe Scarbourgh) the day after the election, he said basically the same thing as Shays- the the Ct. Reps threw away 2 chances to get 2 Senate seats that Simmons in ’10 and Shays in ’10 could have won. As a Dem, I was thrilled Linda was running. Teh more she spent, the more her campaign contridicted itself and turned voters off.

  26. Mike1776

    Republican Party today = circular firing squad. A fate they richly deserve for choosing the unpatriotic path of hate-mongering, war-mongering and lies. This unseemly bickering in Connecticut is just one example.

  27. DinX

    McMahon would have sold her soul to Satan … er, wait, she already did that to the Tea Party, same thing.

    Oh well. Let’s hope she moves WWF out of CT, just like she is threatening. See ya!

  28. Ctgop

    After working this campaign cycle I have never met a worse representative for the GOP than bliss. He has proved to be useless with running campaigns as he has lost enough seats for republicans already. He is an unemployed loser who has worked his way out of ever working for a decent candidate again.

  29. Georgep

    Bliss lost by a huge margin after having every resource at his disposal. What a joke 42
    Million spent and he can’t even get within ten. Good job.

  30. Joe Visconti

    Hey Hey Hey!!! Whatza matter with calling out Democrat Linda McMahon? Linda gave to Rhambo (Rham Emmanuel)to get Congress off her back when Vince was on his way to congressional investigations surrounding drugs in the WWE (WACK WOMEN ENTERTAINMENT). The deal with RHAM was struck long ago and far away and Shays nailed it when he asked Linda if this was the reason she gave $$$ to the DCCC during the UCONN debate.

    As for whether Shays could have won, that wouldn’t have been a stretch to think since the entire television audience of CT would not have needed vomit bags for months upon months as they turned on their TV Sets to see thousands of ” Im a Job Creator that’s afraid to do interviews” ADS.

    Listen folks it aint the end of the world with the Democrats winning EVERYTHING, for those of us with brains, we (like that) can always make out in life and since the majority of CT voters think the D’s are fighting for them then I say why try and wake them up anymore? There’s something to be said about enough is enough with sounding the tax alarms or hey we might just not be able to sustain printing money to pass around the neighborhoods for much longer. The GOP needs to be he Party of Voting present as witness’s to all the debt, chaos, misery etc that will happen under complete domination by the State and the Demoncrat Party. Remember even Prohibition was overturned in Congress after a decade, Obama Care will follow suit but only until after years of failed Healthcare and skyrocketing costs with inferior service.

    And for Bliss, what did anyone expect, he’s the Linda/Vince Doppleganger. Corry doesn’t say what Linda/Vince doesn’t want him to. Linda couldn’t debate a frog she’s so inept and Corry gets mad at Mr Statesman Chris Shays?

    But I digress. Chris Shays should continue to nail Linda/Vince/Bliss and while he’s at it he should continue what I started and call out the rest of the I’m a job creator cheerleading squad including the “CTGOP Delegates,RTC Chairmen, State Central Members and the rest of the on the take machine that got us here”.

    And last but not least Mr Tom Foley deserves ALL the blame in the world for his Donor Blocking Program of Greenwich Money towards anyone but Linda. Tom, I can’t wait for you to announce your rerun for Governor, are we at the Kingsview gonna have a ball with that!

  31. Atttude

    Bliss is done and hopefully so too is Shays. Don’t forget, Shays got crushed in the primary too, it wasn’t some little Tea Party putsch that got McMahon the seat.
    Of course, it’s really hard to run as a Republican when you’re basically a Fairfield County Dem with a slightly nicer country club.

  32. frosty

    Don’t know Bliss but the McMahon campaign was terrible as was the candidate. ‘Vince and I met in church’. Give me a break! What has this got do with being a senator? Her ads were disgusting which kinda fits her background as ceo of a borderline pornography business.

  33. sneto

    McMahon had Corry Bliss.

    Shays had Matt Wylie.

    Both campaigns left a lot to be desired. Can’t the GOP do better?

  34. Ray stanczak

    Didn’t you republicans understand that by adopting angry old white racists and fundamentalists that they might just have their own agenda. Kind of like Reagan’s “freedom fighters”? What a bunch of geniuses. See you in the history books.

  35. Catspaw

    Connecticut citizens found the WWE candidate so embarrassing they voted against the $100 million dollar wrestler. We thought the GOP couldn’t top Palin for a bubble-headed egotist. What the WWE candidate forgot was that when you’re that old it’s hard camouflage barefaced avarice by batting your eye lashes.

    Selling violence to children for thirty years is no qualification for a Senator. The WWE candidate is so far out of touch with reality she probably still thinks it’s an accomplishment to demean women while selling her misanthropic fictions to a global audience.

    The WWE candidate proved you can have a lot of money and still foolishly show how little you care and how little you know at the same time. In that light the WWE person was a perfect representation of what the GOP has become at the national level and in world opinion.

    Chris Shay has plenty to offer and is correct in much of his analysis of the WWE campaign.

    Corry Bliss should have learned long ago to keep his mouth shut. “I would like to offer a portion of my salary to be used to pay for the psychiatric care that Congressman Shays desperately needs.”?? No surprise that type of thinking headed up the WWE candidate’s campaign; seems like they’re both at the same intellectual level.

    In the end the GOP has become like the old Twilight Zone episode where the ventriloquist’s dummy takes over the ventriloquist. Simply said their warped creation has become the party of angry rich people ready to blame anyone but themselves for the economic meltdown of George W. Bush’s Wars and their eight years of terrorizing America.

    The WWE candidate was just a manifestation of this selfish and greedy bunch who use racism and anti-women rhetoric with a heaping helping of flat earth science to endear themselves to an electorate that has no reason to continue to believe their grotesque lies.

    Instead of learning anything from their disasters they now give up their Job Creator smoke screen to embrace the Job Crater threats too many of them are now making. Punishing the innocent is poor salesmanship for a political party and the pain they are too ready to cause will be long remembered by future voters.

    When only money matters there’s nothing that matters but money, and blaming someone else for your failures. Meet Linda McMahon, oh, wait you already have.

  36. MikeR

    Linda came apart in the debates with Murphy. Her lack of knowledge of the issues finally came through. Shays is right but he should remain quiet and dignified, like he usually is. Lets face it, McMahon bought the nomination twice, from candidates who were more qualified and had a better chance of beating the opponent. If Simmons or Shays had the money she spent we might have two republicans in the Senate right now.

  37. The Whole Sordid Truth

    It has fascinated me that no one seems to have reported on the true source of Linda’s millions. Twas not from the day-to-day operations of WWE that she (according to her) raised up from the ashes but rather from the essentially bogus Initial Public Offering of WWE stock. Bogus because, thanks to NYSE rules, although stock was sold, control remains tightly vested (over 90% of the voting power) within the McMahon family.
    Just what did investors get for their millions of dollars? The same smoke and mirrors Linda tried to pawn off twice on Election Days.
    Maybe the common voting people of Connecticut are a whole lot smarter than sophisticated investors.

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