When I saw the ad I couldn’t figure out why Senator Mitch McConnell would post a video like that. It seemed so out of place until I saw a Kentucky Opportunity Coalition ad called "Deserve." When you watch the Kentucky Opportunity Coalition ad called "Deserve" you will notice it includes some of the B-Roll In Senator Mitch McConnell’s “Working for Kentuckians” ad.
We all know Senator Mitch McConnell’s campaign can’t supply a super PAC with video B-Roll to make a Mitch McConnell friendly ad, it’s against the law, but it would be OK to download B-Roll from Senator Mitch McConnell’s Youtube Channel. So we’re back to asking why did Senator Mitch McConnell upload a Youtube B-Roll political ad? Could it be Senator Mitch McConnell was coordinating with a friendly super PAC?
The Kentucky Opportunity Coalition’s treasurer is Caleb Crosby. Does that name ring a bell? It Should because Caleb Crosby is also the treasurer of Karl Rove’s American Crossroads, Crossroads GPS and Kentuckians for Strong Leadership.
I’ve always believed that Senator Mitch McConnell and his campaign is working hand in hand with friendly super PAC’s as I have documented here and here and Senator Mitch McConnell’s B-Roll web ad only strengthens that belief.
Senator Mitch McConnell loves to slip around Kentucky and meet with folks friendly to his campaign. However when he gets wind that someone might attend one of these gatherings and ask a tough question he uses his power to enlist law enforcement to stop that sort of stuff.
Courier Journal U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell’s campaign on Monday barred Joe Sonka, the news editor for LEO Weekly magazine, from attending a press conference following a round-table discussion with veterans. The campaign called on the Louisville Metro Police to make sure that Sonka, who has been critical of McConnell in the past, from entering the conference room at the Hilton Garden Inn, on Crittenden Drive, where the event was held. Read more.
Just about everybody says Mitch McConnell laid an egg at the Conservative Political Action Conference.
Worse for Kentucky’s senior senator, he might have handed the opposition a golden Mike-Dukakis-in-the-tank moment.
The campaign of Alison Lundergan Grimes, McConnell’s almost certain Democratic foe in the fall (provided he beats tea party-tilting Matt Bevin in the May GOP primary), is already pouncing on McConnell’s misfortune. “Biggest Gaffe of the Year” says a fresh press release from Team Switch.
McConnell made his grand entrance at CPAC packing heat. He beamed and brandished what looked like a pioneer-style Kentucky Long Rifle. The smoke pole was a replica – an award from a grateful National Rifle Association to Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., who is retiring for health reasons.
Charlton Heston’s famous gun-hugging brought down the house at NRA conventions. McConnell’s reprise bombed at CPAC.
The only decent applause he got was when he passed the rifle to Coburn. After that, McConnell delivered a brief bloviation full of his usual anti-Democratic sound and fury. But it signified nothing based on the crowd’s not so gung-ho response.
Sen. Mitch McConnell knew about the gross NSA infringements upon the civil rights of American citizens, as an ex officio member of the Senate Intelligence Committee since 2007. But as McConnell cowardly remained silent about those abuses, whistleblower Edward Snowden revealed to us their construction, extent and context. McConnell's reaction was a swift condemnation of Snowden, saying "I hope that he is prosecuted to the full extent of the law."(CBS) Because, you know, surveillance of the American people is necessary and not wrong, except...
By JEFF WIGGINS: President, Western Kentucky AFL-CIO Area Council.
You still want us to believe that you are responsible for the cancer screenings and compensation program for workers at the U.S. Enrichment Corp.’s Paducah gaseous diffusion plant and other nuclear facilities.
But we know that the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, D-Mass., was the lead sponsor of the Energy Employees Occupational Compensation Program Act of 2000, which benefits nuclear workers who have suffered from cancer and other serious illnesses related to radiation exposure.
We know that the legislation passed the House and Senate with strong bipartisan support and that President Bill Clinton and Energy Secretary Bill Richardson, both Democrats, backed the bill.
Sen. McConnell, you took office in 1985. But mum was the word from you about health hazards at the plant until The Washington Post published stories exposing the dangers in 1999. That led to more investigative reporting by the Louisville Courier-Journal.