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Mitch McConnell Turns His Back On Kentucky Seniors.

by: Hillbilly

Thu Jul 10, 2014 at 12:43:59 PM EDT

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Mitch McConnell Stops Student Loan Debt Relief And Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) Is Coming To Ky.

by: Hillbilly

Thu Jun 12, 2014 at 18:13:28 PM EDT

Elizabeth Warren: "One way I'm going to start fighting back is I'm going to go down to Kentucky and I'm going to campaign for Alison Lundergan Grimes," Warren said. "She's tough, she's feisty, she endorsed the student loan bill, said she wanted to bring down interest rates for Kentuckians. ... So my view is I'm going to get out there and try to make this happen for her."


Alison Lundergan Grimes: “Senator McConnell’s blatant disregard for the hundreds of thousands of Kentuckians crushed by student loan debt is deeply disconcerting.  This vote against our middle-class families underscores the fact that my opponent has been in Washington for far too long and just does not get it.  I call on the Senate to pass both the legislation to ease student loan burden as well as the bipartisan bill to address problems within the Department of Veterans Affairs.  Kentucky students and veterans deserve a champion who will fight for them in the U.S. Senate – not stand idly by and ignore the needs of real people.

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Mitch McConnell Is A Lot Like Eric Cantor. Arrogant And Out Of Touch!

by: Hillbilly

Wed Jun 11, 2014 at 20:31:20 PM EDT

Senator Mitch McConnell lives in Washington, D.C. (217 C St NE, Washington, District of Columbia 20002 to be exact) and never makes himself publicly available to the average Kentuckian except for one brief yearly appearance at the Fancy Farm Picnic.

I challenge anyone to find where Senator McConnell will be appearing publicly next in Kentucky. Senator McConnell also avoids the press and bloggers while making himself available to the Chamber of Commerce and folks like Mississippi Senator Thad Cochran.

Senator Mitch McConnell has also proposed a debate without an audience. I guess he doesn’t want to endure being that close to common folks for an hour or two. Yes, Senator Mitch McConnell and Eric Cantor are very much alike when it comes to arrogance and ignoring their constituents. Eric Cantor paid the price. Will Mitch?
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Mitch McConnell Invites Alison Lundergan Grimes To Three Lincoln-Douglas Style Debates!

by: Hillbilly

Wed May 21, 2014 at 15:15:33 PM EDT

A Lincoln-Douglas style debate without an audience?

Wall Street Journal
In a letter addressed to Ms. Grimes Wednesday, Mr. McConnell proposed three Lincoln-Douglas-style debates—a format used by Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas in their 1858 Senate race in Illinois. The one-hour debates envisioned by Mr. McConnell would be televised but without a live audience and would allow the candidates to make their points at length with relatively little involvement by a moderator. Read more.
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Alison Lundergan Grimes Wins Dem. Senate Primary Now She Has To Deal With Independent Ed Marksberry

by: Hillbilly

Tue May 20, 2014 at 22:09:01 PM EDT

Alison Lundergan Grimes won the Democratic Senate Primary with 77% of the Democratic vote and that means 23% of democratic voters voted for another Democratic candidate.

Alison Lundergan Grimes has a real chance to defeat Mitch McConnell in the general election but, assuming Mitch McConnell doesn’t become embroiled in a scandal, she’ll need every vote she can get to beat him and Progressive Independent senatorial candidate Ed Marksberry might take away enough votes to keep her from winning.

Seems to me Progressive Independent senatorial candidate Ed Marksberry is in the drivers seat when it comes to Alison Lundergan Grimes having a chance to beat Mitch McConnell.
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Retire Mitch McConnell Yard Sign In Glendale, Kentucky!

by: Hillbilly

Mon May 12, 2014 at 18:36:37 PM EDT

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Matt Bevin, The Kentucky Tea Party, Rand Paul, Mitch McConnell And The NRA!

by: Hillbilly

Thu May 08, 2014 at 13:01:25 PM EDT

Conservative blogger Bluegrass Bruce says: “Want real conservative reform in Washington? Don’t count on the NRA.”

Matt Bevin served four years, on active duty in the military and Senator Mitch McConnell dodged the draft during the Vietnam war. So who do you think the NRA endorsed? They, the NRA, endorsed Senator Mitch McConnell.

No doubt about it, the NRA is a very powerful lobby and thumbing their nose at Tea Party folks here Kentucky doesn’t seem to be a problem with them.

The Kentucky Tea Party movement elected Rand Paul and just as I predicted Rand Paul climbed into Senator Mitch McConnell’s bed and left the Kentucky Tea Party holding an empty bag of promises. No doubt about it Rand Paul has been thoroughly McConnellized!

Remember when we wrote this article? “Senator Mitch McConnell Owns The Kentucky Tea Party And Rand Paul. They Just Don't Know It Yet.” Well Kentucky Tea Party you know it now.
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Matt Bevin Supporter And Blogger "Bluegrass Bruce" Will Never Support Senator Mitch McConnell.

by: Hillbilly

Wed May 07, 2014 at 17:32:42 PM EDT


Bluegrass Bruce
With victory for Mitch McConnell looking increasingly likely, people are starting to wonder whether Matt Bevin’s supporters will vote for McConnell in the general election. Read more.
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Tums for Mitch McConnell's tummy?

by: By BERRY CRAIG

Wed May 07, 2014 at 16:24:36 PM EDT

“What, me worry?” the grinning, snaggle-toothed Alfred E. Neuman, Mad magazine’s cover kid, has been famously asking for umpteen years.

Sen. Mitch McConnell’s new campaign ad suggests he’s no longer vexed by Matt Bevin, his tea party-tilting challenger in the May 20 GOP primary. McConnell apparently figures Bevin is toast.

If I were the captain of Team Mitch, I’d be at least a tad concerned about what Bevin and the Bevinites might do if the vote goes against them -- more on that in a minute.

McConnell’s ad ignores Bevin. It is aimed at Alison Lundergan Grimes, his all but certain Democratic foe. The captain of Team Switch has no serious opposition in the Democratic senatorial primary. McConnell has known that all along.
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How Did Tea Party Money End Up Going To Senator Mitch McConnell's Campaign?

by: Hillbilly

Tue May 06, 2014 at 22:57:04 PM EDT

Conservative blogger Lee Stranahan, is an ex-Breitbart News contributor who was fired by Breitbart News Texas Bureau Chief Brandon Darby in early March, 2014 and Lee Stranahan ain’t happy about Tea Party money going to Republican candidates like Mitch McConnell.

Who is Brandon Darby? Well he was an informant for the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Lee Stranahan

Follow the money.

How did $20,000 in donations that people thought was going to the “Tea Party Movement” end up in the hands of  establishment Republicans Mitch McConnell & John Cornyn?

The transactions don’t show up on the TeaParty.net Leadership Fund list of candidate expenses. It’s all a matter of public record but it’s been hidden by diverting it through a JFC or Joint Fundraising Committee. Read more.

 

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MEMORANDUM For Mitch McConnell: DIRECTIONS TO KENTUCKY!

by: Hillbilly

Fri May 02, 2014 at 19:06:47 PM EDT

 

DATE:  May 2, 2014
TO:  Mitch McConnell
FR:  Kentucky  
 
Just wanted to send a quick reminder that the Kentucky Derby is this weekend, Senator.  You know – in Louisville, only 542 miles away from Duke.  Anyway, it would be great if you could attend.  I think it should be safe – no reporters will ask you questions, you don't have to pretend to have a jobs plan and you can root to your heart's content for the colts while demanding that any fillies at the racetrack be paid less.
 
If you need directions back from your home in Washington to Kentucky (I know how you are Mr. DC!) I have posted a handy link to Google maps below.  So please put coming to the Derby on your to do list. We’re thinking you’ve forgotten about us back here in the Bluegrass.  Also please add to that list coming up with a jobs plan, stopping taking contributions from companies that discriminate against women and learning the facts about increasing the minimum wage.
 
https://maps.google.com

 

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Alison Lundergan Grimes And Mitch McConnell Are On The Same Page Again. The Keystone Pipeline Page.

by: Hillbilly

Fri Apr 25, 2014 at 14:06:19 PM EDT

There was a time when I thought Republicans and Democrats were different. I thought Republicans represented big business and Democrats represented the little guy/gal. I was naive then and when I realized that both Republicans and Democrats were wholly owned by $$$ and the $$$ got their asses kissed and the little guy/gal got their asses kicked I was disappointed and enlightened all at the same time.

So here we go again in 2014 with Alison Lundergan Grimes, Democratic senatorial candidate, and Mitch McConnell, Republican senatorial candidate, speaking from the same $$$ Keystone Pipeline play book. Am I surprised? Not really. Kissing ass for $$$ is nothing new for Kentucky politicians Democrat or Republican.
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Kentucky kid stuff. "I was waiting for 'My dad went to MIT!'"

by: By BERRY CRAIG

Wed Apr 23, 2014 at 18:56:47 PM EDT

This just in from Joseph Gerth of the Louisville Courier Journal:

“Matt Bevin relies on his young daughter, Olivia, to call U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell a liar in his latest television ad, which stars Bevin and his whole clan.”

Bevin is the tea party hero challenging McConnell in next month’s Kentucky Republican primary.

The ad opens with Olivia, one of Bevin’s nine bairns, piping: "Mitch McConnell is telling a bunch of lies about my dad. Don't be fooled.”



The ad must have really riled Team Mitch. One of the players couldn’t resist taking a swipe at the Bevin bunch with a tweet: “I was waiting for ‘My dad went to MIT!'”

Slamming little kids is not smart politics.
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Mitch McConnell Supports The Kentucky Economy By Outsourcing Campaign Work To Texas?

by: Hillbilly

Mon Apr 21, 2014 at 18:05:49 PM EDT

It seems that senator Senator Mitch McConnell would rather pay folks in Texas like Harris Media for his campaign websites and videos rather than hire talented home grown Kentuckians. Reckon that’s why they can’t tell the difference between Duke and Kentucky when it comes to basketball?

The upside to this is Harris Media will retweet Team Mitch tweets. Who said retweets weren’t expensive?

 

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Why Is Mitch McConnell Smiling? Let Us Know What You Think.

by: Hillbilly

Thu Apr 17, 2014 at 16:53:59 PM EDT

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Senator Mitch McConnell Is Catching Hell On His Facebook Page!

by: Hillbilly

Fri Apr 11, 2014 at 15:13:10 PM EDT

Team Mitch made the following Facebook post: “This Election in Kentucky is really about who leads the U.S. Senate in 2015!

COMMENT with 'GOP' if you want a Republican to replace Harry Reid as Senate Majority Leader.”


Click here to see the Facebook post and the comments Senator Mitch McConnell didn’t expect.
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Republicans reprise Jim Crow, that dirty bird

by: By BERRY CRAIG

Sun Mar 30, 2014 at 12:33:19 PM EDT

History really doesn’t repeat itself.

But there are parallels between the 1890s and today in voter suppression laws motivated by white conservatives’ fears of growing minority strength at the ballot box.

In the 1890s, the suppressors were Democrats. Now they are Republicans.
         
When Populist James B. Weaver ran for president in 1892, he hoped his fledgling party could unite poor farmers and workers, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion or anything else.

“The interests of rural and civil labor are the same; their enemies are identical,” the Populist platform said.

Those “enemies” were rich Republican business and factory owners and bankers up North and wealthy Democrats, most of them big landowners, down South.
     
A rising tide of Populism scared Republican and Democratic powers-that-be. But the Populists especially unnerved Dixie’s white supremacist “Bourbon” Democrats.
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Life Lesson For Mitch McConnell. Money Can't Buy You Love Or A Good Political Ad.

by: Hillbilly

Wed Mar 26, 2014 at 17:25:28 PM EDT

Senator Mitch McConnell is loaded with money and so is Team Mitch and it seems that Team Mitch is working very hard to use all of that money to buy love and good political ads. The problem is: Money can’t buy a constituent’s love and it can’t buy a good political ad. Both require hard work and real commitments, and that’s something Senator Mitch McConnell and Team Mitch don’t seem to understand.

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What's worse than a Cardinal sin in Kentucky?

by: By BERRY CRAIG

Wed Mar 26, 2014 at 14:58:21 PM EDT

Mitch McConnell has finally done it.

Kentucky’s senior senator has been caught in a transgression worse than a Cardinal Sin in my native Bluegrass State. He’s committed a Wildcat Sin.

A shiny new campaign ad from Team Mitch pictured a purported pair of University of Kentucky Big Blue Wildcat basketball players hugging after a big win.

Hey, the timing seemed perfect: March Madness, Sweet Sixteen and all that. The beloved Big Blue is in the hunt for another national basketball championship.

To cover their guy’s bases, okay, a baseball metaphor, the Team Mitch ad crafters also inserted a University of Louisville Cardinal cager in the commercial.

Go Big Red! 

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What's worse than a Cardinal sin in Kentucky?

by: By BERRY CRAIG

Wed Mar 26, 2014 at 14:58:21 PM EDT

Mitch McConnell has finally done it.

Kentucky’s senior senator has been caught in a transgression worse than a Cardinal Sin in my native Bluegrass State. He’s committed a Wildcat Sin.

A shiny new campaign ad from Team Mitch pictured a purported pair of University of Kentucky Big Blue Wildcat basketball players hugging after a big win.

Hey, the timing seemed perfect: March Madness, Sweet Sixteen and all that. The beloved Big Blue is in the hunt for another national basketball championship.

To cover their guy’s bases, okay, a baseball metaphor, the Team Mitch ad crafters also inserted a University of Louisville Cardinal cager in the commercial.

Go Big Red! 

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