Around here we have come to know the Congressman for the First Congressional District of Kentucky as Exxon Ed Whitfield. There is a good reason for that. It is because Ed Whitfield does not represent the best interests of the folks in Western Kentucky but uses his position to serve powerful corporations and his own selfish interests. All you have to do is look at his most recent tweet to see that plainly for yourself.
It is no secret that the Mad Doctor with the twisty curls Rand Paul wants to be President. It is also no secret that the now disgraced tea-bagger movement would love nothing more than to elect a radical zealot from their ranks to the White House to continue the destruction of our country wrought by the Corporate Republicans of the last Administration. However, what they really want to keep secret is just what their vision for this country will really be. That is why they are sugar-coating what a "libertarian-Republican" administration would really mean.
We have already seen how Rand Paul cares little about the plight of women anywhere in abusive relationships. We have examined how Rand Paul thinks its okay that women who work just as hard are paid less than men. Unfortunately for working men his ire is not directed just at women who work. You see, Rand Paul has a serious problem with any worker anywhere making decent wages and being able to negotiate to achieve the middle-class. Of course there is a really good reason for that. Rand Paul has been bought and paid for and it sure wasn't by the working people of Kentucky.
Mitch McConnell knows he may be a man in trouble. After four years of using the filibuster rules to obstruct moving our country forward after the failed policies of the George W. Bush years, policies he was instrumental in enacting he is sensing that Kentuckians are catching up with Americans in being sick and tired of his antics. Indeed, he is beginning his reelection bid earlier than ever because he knows one thing. We are tired of his brand of politics that would sacrifice most of the folks in our country at the reward of the very few, himself and his ilk.
Mitch McConnell thinks the tax issue is over. He fully plans on using the upcoming debt ceiling fight to enact draconian cuts to our social safety net. In his long career he has been instrumental in enacting the policies that no only redistributed our wealth upwards but crashed our economy with the greed of the very few. Now he will use all his power to desperately try and keep folks like himself from paying their fair share towards cleaning up the mess they made, while once again asking the middle and lower classes in America to foot the bill.
Murray is a city in Calloway County, Kentucky. It's part of Kentucky's 1st Congressional District and represented by Congressman Ed Whitfield. Calloway County is a Republican county. John McCain received 58.4% of the Calloway County vote in 2008 and Republican Congressman Ed Whitfield received 63.1% of the vote. In 2010 Republican Senator Rand Pauland Republican Congressman Ed Whitfield carried Calloway County handily.
Gladman Humbles was there for the Confederate flag raising ceremony, just outside of Paducah, Kentucky. Gladman, a 80 year old Korean War veteran, wasn't there to participate in the ceremony, he was there to protest and he did so with the flag he fought for. Gladman Humbles was the only protester at the Confederate Flag raising ceremony. Kudos Gladman Humbles!
The Paducah, Ky., City Commission has voted unanimously to oppose the flying of a large Confederate battle flag along busy Interstate 24 near the city.
“That flag stands for slavery and hate,” said Commissioner Gerald Watkins, who proposed the resolution. “This is in your face racism and prejudice. It does not reflect the views of 90 percent of the people of our community.”
Acting Mayor Gayle Kaler and Commissioner Richard Abraham supported Watkins' resolution.
Kentucky voters have a bad habit of getting what they wished for. We vote for far-right idiotic whores who have sold themselves to Corporate America and Communist China to represent us in Washington and that is what we get. A bunch of rich, elitist snobs whose vision has failed our country miserably but has made them and the greediest and least patriotic among us very rich. Now the Mad Doctor Rand Paul is showing once again that a Kentucky Republican is about the worst thing in Washington and cares nothing about their country as long as they can sell themselves to the highest bidder in Corporate America. For the Mad Doctor that winning bidder this week is Big Oil.
In a press release today the Kentucky Retirement Systems, angered at the findings in my report, announced to the world that it had forwarded my SEC report …drum-roll … “to the SEC for its consideration.” They could have saved the postage. After 30 years of dealing with public pension boards, I continue to be amazed at their wildly irrational and defensive responses to legitimate, especially expert, criticisms.
In my report, I concluded that approximately $14 million in undisclosed payments made in connection with the state pension’s investments—millions secretly paid to agents that provided little or no services to the pension—should be recovered. In my opinion, which should come as no surprise (since I am a former SEC attorney), public pensions cannot afford and should not be paying “secret agents” millions for doing virtually nothing. Yet, prior to my independent investigation on behalf of a whistleblower trustee of the fund, KRS and the Kentucky Auditor of Public Accounts, through tortuous reasoning, had concluded that millions in secret payments for doing nothing harmed no one. Read more.
While the rest of us are working our a$$es of trying to make ends meet and doing our best, with little or no luck to save for retirement our Kentucky lawmakers have figured out a way to work less for more money, a lot more money. Pension money that is and they did it in record time right under our noses when we weren't paying attention.
I don't know about you but this doesn't sit well with me. These guys/gals have a part time job at best and in the private sector part time employees don't get $hit when it comes to employee benefits. So how about it Kentucky lawmakers? What makes you think you're better than the rest of us?
20 Kentuckians are dead due to the March 2, 2012 tornados and many more have lost their homes due to the February 29, 2012 and March 2, 2012 tornados. So what do the politicians in Elizabethtown, Kentucky do while the folks in their city and county (Hardin County) are struggling to put their lives back together after having their homes destroyed by tornados. They party with their Lincoln stove pipe hats.
I have a message for State Rep. Tim Moore, Hardin County Magistrate Dwight Morgan, Agriculture Commissioner, James Comer, Congressman Brett Guthrie and all the other politicians at that Lincoln Day Dinner: I know a tornado victim first hand and he ain't heard shit from you or any other elected official. Moral values, give me a break!!!
Tim Moore refused to tell citizens where he stands on any of the issues addressed in the 2010 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests from Vote Smart, national media, and prominent political leaders.
Courier Journal FRANKFORT, KY. — A judge struck down the legislative redistricting plan as unconstitutional Tuesday and ordered the 2012 elections to be run in the districts that have been in place for the last decade — unless the House and Senate can pass bills that meet constitutional muster. “The court … concludes that the redistricting cure of House Bill 1 is worse than the malapportionment disease that it is legally required to remedy, at least for two years,” Franklin Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd wrote. Read more.
Kentucky Secretary of State Press Release Tuesday, January 31, 2012.
KYSOS Yesterday, the General Assembly passed and Governor Steve Beshear signed into law House Bill 2, which extends the deadline for congressional candidates to file their nomination papers to 4 p.m. on February 7, 2012. The law does not extend the filing deadline for any other offices.
The Secretary of State’s office is awaiting a ruling from the Hon. Phillip Shepherd, Franklin Circuit Court, regarding the filing deadline for candidates for offices affected by House Bill 1. Unless Judge Shepherd’s decision directs otherwise, the filing deadline for those offices remains today, January 31, at 4 p.m.
Democrat Kenneth S. Stepp has filed to run for congress in Kentucky's 5th Congressional District. Kentucky's 5th Congressional District is currently represented by Republican Congressman Hal Rogers. Below is a video we shot of Kenneth S. Stepp in 2008.
Senator Robert Stivers, we here at Hillbilly Report believe in a safe work place and repudiate violence and it is in that light we just have to ask: Is it possible to get bumps and bruises from double, triple or quadruple dipping? If so you may want to take a look at the place where you work from time to time (Frankfort) and some of the folks employed there. Hell who knows double, triple or quadruple dipping may be dangerous to one's health and cause bumps and bruises.
Think Progress Senate Majority Leader Robert Stivers told police and local media he witnessed Trask first grab doorman John Barton by the neck, but that recollection was strongly disputed by Browning and two other eyewitnesses, Rikka Wallin and Karen Conley.
“It’s a total lie,” said Wallin. “That’s an outright lie, echoed Conley, who organized the protest on Facebook. “I have never seen anything like this in my life.” Both women also reported being shoved and pushed by officers who responded to the scene
A related yet independent rally held by Occupy Lexington and the progressive group Kentuckians for the Commonwealth took place outside the capitol building earlier in the day, and some attendees also reported aggression by capitol police. Read more.
Senator David Williams sir. Do you have video security footage of what occurred outside of your office January 24, 2012? If so would you please release it so we can see what really happened and if Senator Robert Stivers is being truthful about what occurred?
Karen Conley's Facebook I witnessed Stephen (who I don't know) being ATTACKED twice by a suited man standing with David Williams. The suited man lunged TWICE and put his hands on Stephen's throat. The suited man was then briskly pulled into the office with David Williams. David Williams needs to identify who the attacker was - and he needs to do it NOW.
It is my understanding complaints are going to be filed when and if Senator David Williams reveals the name of the alleged attacker.
Governor Beshear's Statement: “Redistricting is always a partisan process, and the current situation is no exception. However, the action directed by the Senate President to move Senator Kathy Stein’s district in Lexington to northeast Kentucky in order to keep her from being able to run for re-election, and moving western Kentucky Senator Dorsey Ridley’s district to Lexington, goes beyond partisanship. It reflects a personal vindictiveness that should have no place in this process.
However, the deadline for Kentuckians to file for these House and Senate seats is January 31, only 11 days away. Therefore, I am signing House Bill 1 today so that all citizens interested in filing for any of these seats will know what House or Senate district they are in and have time to get their filing papers in order to file for office.
This situation also reinforces my belief that before redistricting occurs again in Kentucky, some type of non-partisan, citizen-based group should be created to participate in the process.”
The lack of political courage is stunning when it comes to Kentucky's state Democratic Senators. Project Vote Smart list all of these Democratic Senators and the positions they have on the issues and you're going to be surprised how may of these so called Democrats refused to provide responses to citizens on the issues. So let's just go down the list of Kentucky's Democratic State Senators and take a peek at their political courage. We will put them into two categories: eunuch's and Democrats. Democrats meaning political courage and eunuch's meaning chicken shit Democrats.
Call Governor Steve Beshear and let him know how you feel about this. His office number is 502-564-2611. I just called January 19, 2012 2:45pm EST and left Governor Beshear a message.
The difference between Sen. Kathy Stein, D-Lexington and Sen. Dorsey Ridley, D-Henderson is political courage and several hundred miles. I guess one could say that Sen. Kathy Stein, D-Lexington has a set of balls and Sen. Dorsey Ridley, D-Henderson doesn't. That's how I would describe it. This is nothing new. Those of us that follow politics have known for a long time the Kentucky Democratic Party is loaded with eunuchs when it comes to political courage.
With the likes of Democratic Senators like Dennis Parrett and Julian Carroll it is no wonder why Kathy Stein's Senate seat is being eliminated. Sure it's a Republican controlled Senate, but I'm here to tell you don't be surprised when you find out some Democrats are happy as Hell about this. This has Julian Carroll wrote all over it and smells to high heaven.
1/13/2012 (Friday the 13th) Congressman Ed Whitfield (Rep. Ky-1) filed to run for Congress. Did Congressman Ed Whitfield (Rep. Ky-1) solemnly swear that his residence is 108 Alumni Avenue Hopkinsville, KY 42240 on the SOS NOTIFICATION AND DECLARATION? That is what the Kentucky Secretary of State's office seems to indicate, however we will have a copy of his NOTIFICATION AND DECLARATION soon to verify this. Update 7:41pm: Click here to view a copy of Ed Whitfield's 2012 NOTIFICATION AND DECLARATION.
We will know for sure if Tea Party folks in Kentucky's 1st Congressional District are serious fiscal conservatives or nothing more than a bunch of phonies willing to support a big spender if the big spender is a Republican, when the Tea Party folks in Kentucky's 1st Congressional District decide to support Congressman Ed Whitfield rather than primary him.
I suggest a real fiscal conservative wouldn't look at Congressman Ed Whitfield's $709,056,825 earmark record with a wink and a smile and wouldn't like the $1.60 billion farm subsidy give away in Kentucky's 1st congressional district. However we here at Hillbilly Report are use to the Tea Party winking and smiling when it comes to "Big Spending" Republicans!
After a huge election victory for Democrats it seems as if the last thing the Conservative zealots at West Kentucky Star would want to do is brag or point out poor performance by candidates. However, here they are reaching to salvage the lone bright spot of a total butt-kicking.
The Mad Doctor and Senator from Kentucky Rand Paul is proving that elections have consequences. The folks in the bluegrass state for some reason last election when Progressive change was needed for sensible debt reduction, regulations that held Wall St. accountable, healthcare, education and a myriad of problems that have beset working families nationwide elected a right-wing zealot whose philosophy borders on anarchy.
The Mad Doctor from Kentucky is at it again. A lunatic elected by a manaical movement, Paul has already told us we should work for less. But less money is not enough for the Mad Doctor. He wants to make sure that Americans give up safety in workplaces if it costs their employers a little profit to keep them safe. Yes, in the twisted world of the modern Republican Party profits trump all, even human life. Now Rand Paul is proving why he was so dangerous to America all along by holding bipartisan legislation to tighten safety standards for oil and gas pipelines hostage.
Tell folks about yourselves The first thing a Kentucky politician, Democrat or Republican, should do is tell the folks he or she is seeking to represent a little bit about themselves like: I love tax cuts, guns, the Ten Commandments, Jesus and the military. I believe the world is 5000 years old, intelligent design is real and gays can be cured.
Last year the Mad Doctor Rand Paul rode a wave of voter discontent and tea-party ignorance to the Senate from Kentucky. As if Kentucky should not be ashamed enough of our delegation to Washington, now we had Rand Paul swearing to "change" the way things were done in Washington. Now after a few months things are becoming clearer. Far from "change", Paul wants to continue the policies that destroyed this country only this time after smoking crack. Yes, it appears as if Rand Paul may be the same old, a lot of talk and no action.
While reading Hillbilly's Sign of the Times, I couldn't help but remember a conversation that I had via email with a Cuzzin' over the weekend.
It started with some maudlin email showing pictures of the Great Depression circa 1938...The ones with the inevitable Okie's living out of their cars, scenes of the Dust Bowl, kids hanging on a mother with a grim visage...You remember, the ones we used to laugh at when shown or referenced by our parents or grand parents who actually lived through it all.
At any rate, there was the caption at the end, intimating that somehow we should still be thankful for what we still have...
A vote in the state Senate here in Kentucky successfully showed just how disgraceful the modern Republican Party can be and all that is wrong with America. You see, in a cheap attempt to appease their Corporate enablers these bought and paid for politicians will go to any lengths. Now it appears as if those lengths include wasting the taxpayers time on idiotic symbolic votes based on grossly misled agendas.
We all remember Rick Scott. Healthcare fearmonger and liar who used his millions to cover for the health insurers and try and defeat healthcare for millions of Americans with lies, idiocy, and propoganda solely designed to enrich folks like him. Well, now that the state of Florida has clearly soaked in too much sun and it has cooked their brains Rick Scott is actually governor of that state. Now, he is using his power to enrich the drug companies at the behest of other states who are fighting prescription pill problems and deaths. Officials in Kentucky, a state hit hard by prescription drug use now are firing back at Scott.
Two essential characters in the crashing of our economy were Kentucky's Senators. Yes, Kentucky has a Senator for Communist China in Mitch McConnell. Added to that they have another Senator from La-La Land Jim Bunning. These fellows were all too happy to rubber-stamp the failed policies of a disgraced President, George W. Bush which led to a crashed economy and millions of unemployed workers. While they are all ready to go to bat for the very rich one thing is certain. They do not want to help the folks their incompetence, pandering to George W. Bush, and supporting Communist China in the Senate destroyed. So to Kentucky's unemployed this year instead of "Merry Christmas" Kentucky Republicans are giving you a big "Screw You"!!
Here we go again. It promises to be an eventful six years as we conduct the Republican Idiot watch. Yes, Rand Paul is surely going to provide a lot of stories of idiocy. Here we go again, and again. Imagine that, Rand Paul said something idiotic.
Ah Kentucky. Home of Bourbon, basketball and bluegrass. Now Kentucky is becoming known for something else however. The rolling Circus sideshow that is our Senate delegation. Leave it to Kentucky to continue sending the Senator for Communist China, Mitch McConnell to Washington to outsource our jobs to his homeland in Asia. Then of course there is outgoing Senator Bunning. It is very well documented the long string of lunacy he brought to the table. Ah, but now Kentucky voters have one-upped even themselves. Now, we will have the rolling circus freakshow officially known as Senator Rand Paul. Here at Hillbilly Report it is going to be a very fun, but painfully insulting ride for the next six years.
November 11th Oak Grove, Kentucky, Veterans Day, Army Specialist Jeff Hanks held a press conference. Now, technically absent without leave (AWOL), Hanks returned to Fort Campbell where he faces possible military charges. Click here to view photos.
Jeff Hanks had this to say at the Press Conference before crossing the street and returning to Fort Campbell. The video is after the fold.
"I know on Veterans Day we're supposed to honor the dead and wounded and vets all around and that's great. I'm totally for for that but you also need to remember the vets that are wounded that you can't see."
"The treatment I got was ridiculous I think that's wide spread and people need to know that."
"The Army wonders why there are so many suicides in the Army well I think there's a reason for that. If people keep hitting the same road blocks I'm hitting no wonder that's happening."
While at the press conference I met another soldier Brad Baldwin with a similar problem his video is below.
It is no secret that Kentucky elected one of the most unqualified, uncaring, zealous Senators in United States history. After two terms of Jim Bunning it was hard to believe that we could have a Senator even more idiotic than "Screwball Jim" but somehow we have gotten one. However, we are not alone in our shame. Up in Wisconsin voters should also be ashamed for punishing probably the best Senator in the land and definately the most independent minded one.
It should come as no surprise. After running a campaign in which he made many idiotic statements, including telling Americans they should work for less, telling coal miners a certain amount of them dying is fine as long as profit is maintained, and telling Americans they should repeal the Civil Rights Act Rand Paul could not even wait to be sworn in to make an idiot of himself yet again. I guess Kentuckians are just gluttons for punishment with Paul taking over for erratic Senator Bunning or maybe they just do not mind being a laughing stock.
Enough is enough. You get a bunch of loudmouth losers on right-wing radio who hate their country and seek to see it destroyed by Corporate America shilling every day and calling for violence. Then, you have a disgraced, racist, hate-filled movement that slops at the government trough themselves and cannot stand the fact that the elderly, children, and the sick may get the same benefits as they do. It all comes together in a sickening display of idiocy and cowardice that is not only un-American but un-Christian and indeed subhuman.
In the election for my state Senate seat at first I was encouraged. You see, this seat is currently held by Bob Leeper who was a Democrat before he was a Republican before he was an Independent. Yes, this man has a habit of being elected and stabbing those who elected him in the back. Unfortunately he got me once long ago after being elected as a Democrat and switching to a Republican. This makes him the only Republican I ever vote for. When I saw signs springing up everywhere for "Democrat" Rex Smith I was happy. Maybe we would have a Democrat in this office once again. However, upon further review maybe not.
It is really not taking Rand Paul much time at all to be morphed like clay in the hands of Mitch McConnell. Yes, the further away from his primary win he gets, and the more time he spends with the Kentucky Republican taskmaster Rand Paul is being shaped into Mitch McConnell. One need only look at his now rescinded promise to balance the budget in a year to see that. You see, Mitchie-master got to little Ayn through the malted hops and bong resin and let him know that Kentucky Republicans don't balance the budget because that does not leave room for huge tax breaks for Corporations and the very wealthy during a time of "war".
We have quite a crop of Republicans here in Kentucky. Yes, Kentucky Republicans speak of their "family values" and then vote against everything Kentucky families value. They speak of "Christian values" while they outsource our jobs to godless Communist China and greedily dole out Corporate Welfare and tax cuts for the very rich. Yes, Kentucky Republicans have long said one thing and done another. Take the deficit where as a "leader" in the Republican Party Mitch McConnell rubber-stamped the failed policies that crashed our economy, running up debt along the way to bail out the bankers, causing more debt when the bankers refused to bail out the American people.
Overshadowed by the antics of the Kentucky Senate race is the fact that we have some fine men running for the Congress this year in the Bluegrass State. Ed Marksberry, John Waltz, and Jim Holbert are all great Democrats and deserve our support. John Waltz conducted a tour across his district and found out one thing. Folks are pretty scared about their retirement security with the talk of benefits being cut and retirement ages being raised. While Waltz believe budget cuts are inevitable, he has the right mindset to do it rationally.
Republicans across the country are bearing down, hoping that voting against any Democratic proposal will get them back in power this fall to complete their destruction of our country next year. They are running on a platform of hatred for the federal government and while they preach "jobs" they care nothing about saving or creating them if Democrats get credit. They hope to break any power of the federal government and leave all the responsibility on cash-strapped states. Yes, even when the benefits of federal funding come home to their states they still vote no.
Man, Rand Paul sure has a lot of people fooled. The self-proclaimed "Christian Conservatives" of the tea-party movement are first and foremost on that list. Now, while most of these folks are Christian as long as they do not have to follow the preachings of Christ, such as loving your neighbor and not being greedy it appears as if their "leader" Rand Paul fits right in with this self-righteous band of hypocrites. You see, far from Christian values his college days were filled with sacrilegious activities and yes, plenty of good old bong hits not to mention a freaky episode of ritualistic kidnapping.
One thing that keeps shining through in this campaign is not only is Rand Paul's ideology dangerous to this country, it is ignorant. His ideas seek to take this country back to a time of discrimination, death at work, and seeks to starve the federal government of any funding in turn bankrupting the states by forcing them to replace federal money with their own. All this is done under the guise of "small government" but the true mission of this ideology is to let those with money and power prey on the rest of us and make the federal government powerless to stop it.
One thing that may be getting lost in the shuffle of having a tea-party zealot running for Senate in Kentucky is the fine slate of Democratic candidates we have running for Congress this year here. Candidates that are Washington outsiders and understand the problems that face real Kentuckians and Americans because they themselves are there facing those problems with us everyday. A good example of that is Ed Marksberry in Kentucky's Second Congressional district. Far from being a Washington elitist who is out of touch with working Kentucky and America, Ed is a Carpenter who wants to bring working values back to Washington and fight for them.
The wars in the middle-east have dragged on for far too long. As someone opposed to the Iraq War from the beginning, and who realizes we long ago under incompetent leadership lost the window of opportunity to capture Osama bin Laden and do any real good in Afghanistan, it is frustrating to see our party carrying on the disgraceful legacy of men like Dick Cheney and George W. Bush. Why carry on a legacy created upon a lie?? What is really frustrating is how many politicians are more than willing to cower in fear rather than speak out about the fact that we have wasted too many young lives and too much national treasure, and quite frankly our troops deserve better from all of us than to have been sent into the wrong war in the wrong places at the wrong time with the wrong equipment and continue to be sent there over and over again.
In his anti-government crusade Rand Paul seeks to leave many folks behind. From the unemployed, to minorities that business owners do not like and now to Kentucky's farmers Rand Paul's heartless campaign to "starve the beast" leaves millions of people behind. Even in a farming state, Rand Paul wishes to end farm subsidies because quite frankly, he does not want Corporate America or the very wealthy to pay taxes. Over here in Western Kentucky that position would threaten many livelihoods.
I wrote this diary, "John Waltz Continues to Show Strength" yesterday when I realized that the Waltz campaign had put up a very strong showing in fundraising for the last quarter. However, now it appears as if I put it up before I realized just how strong this showing really was. You see, as a political newcomer and a Progressive in a red area John Waltz did the unthinkable. He actually OUT-RAISED the sitting Republican Geoff Davis. Even more remarkable is that Waltz smoked Davis in donations from individuals.
Rand Paul speaking at the Kentucky Freedom Festival July 10, 2010, in Frankfort, Kentucky. Hey Rand Paul Jack Conway ain't hard to find. He's here in Kentucky standing up for real people. This Video was shot with iPhone 4.
In his quest to keep the rich and Corporate America from paying any taxes Rand Paul continually shows us one thing. He just does not get it. Yes, because of his hatred of the federal government his "starve the beast" mentality would actually "starve Kentucky" and deny us much needed federal money. Paul's answer?? Let our cash-strapped state pay for everything itself.
Click here to view photos of the event. The videos are after the fold. I hope the Kentucky Democratic Party and the Jack Conway campaign read this, because I have some advice for both of them. The Kentucky Democratic Party has had it's head in the sand for over a year now and has let the Tea Party folks capture the imagination of regular people here in Kentucky. We here at Hillbilly Report warned them, but it appears they were too busy looking for Republicans to raise their money and reading some blogs here in Kentucky, that seem to be more interested in their advertising revenues, rather than taking the time to get off their asses to go out in the field and see what's really going on here in Kentucky. As for Jack Conway, he needs to grow a pair and stop talking like "One Tough Son of a Bitch" and start acting like one. To tell you the truth I've had enough of "Wussie World" here in Kentucky.
It is an enigma I have long struggled to understand. Anyone in the state of Kentucky voting Republican. For a while now we have had mostly Republican representation in the Congress except for the mixed bag voting record of Blue Dog Ben Chandler. Only with the inclusion of Congressman Awesome John Yarmuth from the Third District have working Kentucky families had a solid voice in the Congress on all issues. Now the price of voting against our own interests is catching up with us.
For a long time now we have had a problem in Kentucky. While our state has a wide majority of Democrats, we have several Congressional seats that remain Republican, have two Republican Senators, and vote on a national level in Presidential elections Republican. Now it appears as if we will have a leader of our state party who donated to the two worst Republicans of all, disgraced former Governor Ernie Fletcher and the Darth Vader of Kentucky politics, Mitch McConnell. To me, this shows the weakness of our party as a whole. There are too many apologists for the Corporate Republican ideology within our state and national party and the best thing they can do is leave our party, not lead it.