The Republican Party knows no shame or humility. In their witch hunt to capitalize politically on an American tragedy they seem to have forgotten one thing. While four Americans tragically lost their lives in Benghazi on Sept. 11, 2012 while Barack Obama was President, nearly three thousand lost their lives on American soil under a Republican President who had warning on Sept. 11, 2001.
Roll Call A video posted on the Politico website featuring Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s chief of staff has been taken down after the Kentucky Republican’s office objected to its placement on a page designed to solicit advertisers.
The good news is, we can still see the video of Mitch McConnell's chief of staff, Josh Holmes, promoting Politico here and here. The bad news is, senate ethics rules prohibit senators and their staff from making endorsements. Reckon Mitch McConnell will call the FBI to investigate this?
It seems to me Kentucky Democrats have Senator Mitch McConnell right where they want him. He, Senator Mitch McConnell, attacks what he perceives to be ferocious evil Kentucky Democratic giants only to find out the ferocious evil Kentucky Democratic giants are just imaginary mirages.
Currently Senator Mitch McConnell is Whacking moles thinking they are ferocious evil Kentucky Democratic giants, when in fact he is playing the child's game of Whac-A-Mole. It's a sad tale and one has to wonder when and or if Senator Mitch McConnell will start attacking windmills thinking the windmills are ferocious evil Kentucky Democratic giants.
I kind of feel sorry for the guy and his knight errantry and I believe it would serve those thinking of running against him to wait until the last minute to announce their candidacy, thus leaving Senator Mitch McConnell with only shadows, moles and windmills to attack. Just sayin' be patient and let this play out. Who knows what might happen 6 months from now when a real Democratic giant announces. Senator Mitch McConnell might think they're a windmill.
Since Ashley Judd declined to run against the Senator for Communist China Mitch McConnell he has yet to draw a big name challenge from the Democratic side. Thus far also, the Kentucky Tea party has whined and bickered but have shown themselves as all talk and no backbone and have failed to produce a primary challenger. So far only two candidates have stepped up to attempt to take this seat back from the Communist Chinese. Louisville musician and music promoter Bennie J. Smith and former Congressional candidate and contractor whom we respect greatly here, Ed Marksberry. That could be changing soon.
Murray State University administrators have shown their true colors. They invite a person, Senator Mitch McConnell, that has shown total disrespect for students all over America to speak to the students he has shown no respect for. In doing this the Murray State University administrators have aligned themselves with a self serving politician that proudly voted against legislation that would keep student loan interest rates low, voted against expanding pell grants and voted against providing emergency funds for schools and teachers suffering as a result of the Great Recession.
I suggest the Murray State administrators could have found someone better to speak at their 2013 commencement. However it's nice to know where the Murray State administrators stand when it comes to their students. They seem to stand with the one percent and the politically powerful that seem to be intent on fleecing college students and lining the pockets of college administrators. Shame on you Murray State University!
Senator Mitch McConnell is scheduled to speak at Murray State University's commencement on May 11, 2013 and not all of the students are happy about that. They have started a Facebook page entitled Ditch Mitch, Murray State. Click here to visit their Facebook page.
Mitch McConnell is making a fool of himself once again. While most of America waits to find out exactly what happened and who was responsible for the bombings in Boston McConnell has set out to do one thing. Score political points and somehow validate the failed reactions to previous terror attacks that he rubber-stamped. So now instead of waiting with the rest of us and trying to find out the truth behind the bombings in Boston he is doing what he does best. Hypocritically blaming someone else. He seizes upon one terror attack and completely ignores many others.
One thing the "McConnell tapes" may be doing. Finally, for once exposing the disgrace that is the "leadership" of the Kentucky Democratic Party. This group of folks seems best at doing two things. Denying the Progressive ideals they are supposed to espouse, and of course snatching defeat out of the jaws of victory. Now these tapes have made one thing clear. Either the Kentucky Democratic Party simply does not care to defeat Mitch McConnell, or they actually would like to see him reelected.
Courier Journal The Democratic official who implicated two Progress Kentucky members in the surreptitious recording of a Mitch McConnell campaign strategy meeting backed away from a key portion of his story Friday, saying he may have never talked to one of the men he accused. Read more.
CREW Washington, D.C. — Today, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) asked the FBI and the Senate Select Committee on Ethics to investigate whether Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) violated federal law and Senate rules by misusing Senate staff or resources to conduct opposition research on potential campaign opponents. Read CREW's complaints to: The FBI The Senate Select Committee on Ethics
Disclaimer: Here at Hillbilly Report we do not condone the use of the Hillbilly Heroin. It makes you into Rush Limbaugh.
Rush Limbaugh helped Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) accuse Democrats of bugging his Kentucky campaign headquarters, despite a report by NBC's Chuck Todd that a sweep of McConnell's campaign office found no evidence of a bug.
Moreover, it is legal in Kentucky to record a private conversation if at least one party to that conversation consents. Therefore, as Media Matters previously noted, right-wing media can only claim that the recording was obtained illegally by portraying McConnell's conversation as "bugged."
By now most people have heard about the leaked tapes from the office of Mitch McConnell and the ensuing hissy-fit it drew from the Senator for Communist China. Of course as always with McConnell it was some left-wing conspiracy against him because of the "noble" work he has been doing for this country. And also as always with McConnell it was a new way for him to do his favorite thing. Raise money off gullible Americans. Now after whining to the FBI the McConnell "brain-trust" is reporting that progress is being made in the "investigation".
New York Times In the tape, McConnell aides acknowledged that they had less material against another potential Democratic challenger, Alison Lundergan Grimes, Kentucky’s secretary of state. David Adams, a Tea Party activist in Kentucky, said Mr. McConnell’s concern about threats from the left was misplaced.
“It’s going to come from the right,” said Mr. Adams, who is seeking a conservative opponent to Mr. McConnell. “The fact that he’s coming unglued about this thing should make clear to observers that he may not be ready for the challenge that lies ahead.” Read more.
After reading Mother Jones transcript of Mitch McConnell's campaign committee meeting one could conclude that Southeast Christian Church supports senator Mitch McConnell's 2014 re-election bid. I hope that's not the case and I hope the folks at Southeast Christian Church clear this up for us.
Mother Jones Judd's voice: I still choose the God of my understanding as the God of my childhood. I have to expand my God concept from time to time, and you know particularly I enjoy native faith practices, and have a very nature-based God concept. I'd like to think I'm like St. Francis in that way. Brother Donkey, Sister Bird. [Laughter.]
Mother Jones Presenter: So, again…[Laughter.] So, that's sort of the tip of the iceberg. Like I said, you know, we're still drilling down and there's a wealth of material, and it's just hard to get all the way around it.
With Alison Lundergan Grimes it's sort of more traditional issues, as far as, you know, needle in a haystack sort of the inversion of that. Through a third party we've got a state FOIA request that's been pending for some time regarding various and sundry parts of her administration, that department. I hope we'll have it soon, but that's outstanding, and it should be here soon.
The best hit we have on her is her blatantly endorsing the 2008 Democratic national platform. This sort of goes back to the Kyle Simmons adage about be careful what you say to friends.
One thing we have always been sure of around here. Mitch McConnell is a Washington politician that will do anything to keep hold of his power he uses to destroy America and the interests of American workers. One need only look at his record of bailing out the bankers, but refusing to allow any funds to be used to create jobs in our country. Indeed, after obstructing progress for America as a whole and enriching himself in the process McConnell has seen his favorability plummet. Now, it has come to light just how low this piece of garbage would seek to continue shipping jobs overseas and redistributing wealth upwards.