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The turtle man (GOP Senate Minority Leader, Mitch McConnell-KY) unloaded on the T-Party yesterday, basically calling them juvenile no-nothing dunderheads led around by the nose at the hand of big money interests.

In a sense that’s sort of like the pot calling the kettle black.  That aptly sums up the standard operating procedure used by most mainstream Republican candidates to corral their potential voting block.

Another area of similarity is the use of race in political campaigns.  The T-Party is just way more upfront.  Racism has long played a central role in GOP election strategy but no more so than with the rise of the T-Party movement in 2010.

But the similarities between these two groups is not enough to delay the all but inevitable internecine war already under way between these two wings of the GOP.  The Senate Conservative Fund has the senior GOP Senator & Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (KY) in their sights as he embarks on his re-election efforts in the 2014 U.S. Senate race back in Kentucky.  T-Party gadfly Sarah Palin has also weighed-in on the 2014 race calling for McConnell’s ouster.

McConnell himself sponsored the very election of fellow Kentuckian and T-Party acolyte Rand Paul to the U.S. Senate back in 2010 and now his nobles oblige is being rewarded by that same T-Party much the same way as befell the frog who ferried the scorpion across the river on his back.

In this well known fable, the frog said to the scorpion how do I know you won’t sting me during the crossing and the scorpion said that would only cause us both to drown.  Of course, halfway across the river the spider stung the frog and when the frog asked why, the scorpion replied:  “I could not help myself.  It is my nature.”  And they both sank into the water and drowned.