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Wed Jun 19, 2019, 12:49 PM

Well, this brightened my day a bit. re: McConnell

MoveOn sent me a snippet from Nate Silver's latest this morning. I like the thought, and hope he's right.

"Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is only three points ahead of a generic Democratic opponent. And more than 60% of the voters in McConnell's home state of Kentucky are saying that 'it's time for someone new' to represent the state."

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Reply Well, this brightened my day a bit. re: McConnell (Original post)
trev Jun 2019 OP
a kennedy Jun 2019 #1
Vinca Jun 2019 #2
Phoenix61 Jun 2019 #4
Ligyron Jun 2019 #40
trev Jun 2019 #7
mahina Jun 2019 #43
Takket Jun 2019 #45
zentrum Jun 2019 #46
bluestarone Jun 2019 #3
riversedge Jun 2019 #5
empedocles Jun 2019 #6
Hulk Jun 2019 #8
Hulk Jun 2019 #9
llmart Jun 2019 #10
Farmer-Rick Jun 2019 #11
yellowdogintexas Jun 2019 #14
phandancer917 Jun 2019 #26
FakeNoose Jun 2019 #12
trev Jun 2019 #15
Lucky Luciano Jun 2019 #35
kyburbonkid Jun 2019 #36
jberryhill Jun 2019 #55
samplegirl Jun 2019 #13
Lonestarblue Jun 2019 #16
serbbral Jun 2019 #17
Honeycombe8 Jun 2019 #18
NastyRiffraff Jun 2019 #19
BadgerMom Jun 2019 #32
NastyRiffraff Jun 2019 #57
Towlie Jun 2019 #49
jmowreader Jun 2019 #51
world wide wally Jun 2019 #20
TheCowsCameHome Jun 2019 #21
Bayard Jun 2019 #22
trev Jun 2019 #23
titanicdave Jun 2019 #24
Vegas Roller Jun 2019 #25
Duppers Jun 2019 #30
saidsimplesimon Jun 2019 #27
trev Jun 2019 #28
saidsimplesimon Jun 2019 #29
BadgerMom Jun 2019 #31
saidsimplesimon Jun 2019 #39
emmaverybo Jun 2019 #33
PatrickforO Jun 2019 #34
lindysalsagal Jun 2019 #37
LiberalLovinLug Jun 2019 #38
The Wizard Jun 2019 #41
trev Jun 2019 #42
FailureToCommunicate Jun 2019 #48
colsohlibgal Jun 2019 #44
trev Jun 2019 #52
Firestorm49 Jun 2019 #47
Horse with no Name Jun 2019 #50
Me. Jun 2019 #53
ecstatic Jun 2019 #54
Proud Liberal Dem Jun 2019 #56

Response to trev (Original post)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 01:00 PM

1. A dream come true if turtleman were to get beat by a Democrat

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Response to trev (Original post)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 01:01 PM

2. I honestly think getting rid of McConnell is as important as getting rid of Trump.

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Response to Vinca (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 01:18 PM

4. Me too. Evil little turtle ain't he? nt

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Response to Phoenix61 (Reply #4)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 08:42 PM

40. He's done about the most damage of any one human being.

Although whether he actually IS human has been a matter of some debate.

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Response to Vinca (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 01:30 PM

7. So do I.

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Response to Vinca (Reply #2)

Thu Jun 20, 2019, 01:06 AM

43. Agreed 100%

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Response to Vinca (Reply #2)

Thu Jun 20, 2019, 08:37 AM

45. I 100% agree

He gas turned the Senate into nothing more than a rubber stamp for lifetime rethug judges and nothing else. He needs to go

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Response to Vinca (Reply #2)

Thu Jun 20, 2019, 08:38 AM

46. Almost more important.

B/c Turtle is below the radar but really really knows how to wield power and block progress.

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Response to trev (Original post)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 01:02 PM

3. WOW one can only HOPE!

THIS would make my day!!

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Response to trev (Original post)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 01:29 PM

5. kick 🌊🌊🌊 #FlipItBlue #BlueWave2020 #VoteThemOUT 🌊🌊🌊

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Response to trev (Original post)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 01:29 PM

6. If McConnell loses . . . would be vulnerable to 'flip'

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Response to trev (Original post)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 01:37 PM

8. In 2020?

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Response to trev (Original post)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 01:41 PM

9. Wonder why they didn't allow the 30 crazies outside join the other cult members inside??

If they had empty seats inside?....8-30 second class cult members would have been thrilled to see the orange fuhrer rant “live”.

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Response to trev (Original post)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 01:47 PM

10. Kill three birds with one stone.

Get rid of turtle and trump and turtle's wife is gone too!

Can't wait until that happens.

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Response to trev (Original post)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 01:49 PM

11. As I said in another post most people who live in Kentucky that I know

Dislike Mitch a lot. It's that Mitch has more money than morals and he just fills up the space with his crappy ads. And the people in Kentucky are use to voting for him, it's like a deadly habit they can't quit.

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Response to Farmer-Rick (Reply #11)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 02:34 PM

14. Maybe if he gets primaried out, the Dem can win

It will be easier for a Democrat to defeat an unknown than someone as powerful as McTurtle.

If Jefferson and Fayette counties turn out big percentages, that will be a real boost. Plus a couple of Congressional seats might flip as well.

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Response to Farmer-Rick (Reply #11)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 03:48 PM

26. Just moved to KY 4 years ago

CANNOT WAIT to vote against this SOB!

I fear him as much as the Orange Blimp.

It is strange being here after 30 years as an adult outside of DC (Maryland) - very much outnumbered by the R's -- but I have not spoken to anyone that likes Mitch. Well...one person, but even they call him the Turtle

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Response to trev (Original post)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 01:55 PM

12. This illustrates how gerrymandering is the gift that keeps on giving



From Wikipedia. This shows McConnell's last 5 contests and the last 4 of them he didn't even have to show up. They just lay down and gave it to him.

Here's the Wikipedia link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitch_McConnell

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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #12)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 02:39 PM

15. It has been my experience

(and I've been voting since Reagan) that, in general, people tend to vote for the incumbent. They don't really study issues or positions (which is how the Creationists gained and kept so many offices in the 1980s and 90s). The name is recognizable, so the lever is pulled.

The Democrats have more activist organizations in place now, so I'm hoping more people will pay attention this time.

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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #12)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 05:21 PM

35. How does gerrymandering help a senate election? nt

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Response to Lucky Luciano (Reply #35)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 05:47 PM

36. It doesn't. Senate is popularity contest.

McConnell is just a ruthless campaigner with tons of money. He invented negative campaigning and will abuse the airwaves in an all-out assault to make his opponent look the worst of two. This is the year we attack his patriotism and allegiance to the US Constitution.
He bought off western ky with funding for an EPA superfund site. Now it funding for a Russian oligarch (and Putin loyalist) funded Aluminum processing plant in Bowling Green. Those urban centers need to be flipped to D to have a chance.

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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #12)

Thu Jun 20, 2019, 11:53 AM

55. Gerrymandering has nothing to do with a Senate seat

 


Senators are elected in a statewide vote.

In what possible way is "gerrymandering" a factor, unless you are claiming that the entire boundaries of the State of Kentucky were drawn to protect Mitch McConnell.

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Response to trev (Original post)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 01:57 PM

13. Please let it be so!

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Response to trev (Original post)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 02:47 PM

16. McConnell will be tough to beat.

I’ve lived in Kentucky, and there have always been rumors about how McConnell keeps winning despite his record low approval ratings. Keep in mind that Ky. Has elected Democratic governors at the same time that McConnell won. His election machine is well-oiled and palms well greased.

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Response to trev (Original post)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 02:56 PM

17. EXACTLY!

To be honest, getting rid of Mitch should be the top priority at this time.

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Response to trev (Original post)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 02:59 PM

18. Fingers crossed! nt

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Response to trev (Original post)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 03:01 PM

19. I want us to take the Senate but I want McConnell in particular out

Him and the appalling Lindsey Graham are #1 & 2 on my list of they've gotta go.

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Response to NastyRiffraff (Reply #19)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 04:13 PM

32. Dem Jaime Harrison is opposing Lindsey.

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Response to BadgerMom (Reply #32)

Thu Jun 20, 2019, 02:45 PM

57. I like him!

I've already donated. I think he can win.

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Response to NastyRiffraff (Reply #19)

Thu Jun 20, 2019, 10:53 AM

49. Taking the Senate is much more important that getting any individual senator out.

Without Democratic control, a hypocritical and dishonest Senate majority leader will only be replaced by another hypocritical and dishonest Senate majority leader.

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Response to Towlie (Reply #49)

Thu Jun 20, 2019, 11:34 AM

51. Getting rid of McConnell and Graham is equally important

They know every parliamentary trick there is to hang up good legislation. If we take the Senate and they’re still members, we’re screwed.

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Response to trev (Original post)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 03:02 PM

20. All of our candidates should focus all their negative attention on McConnell

and make Trump jealous.

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Response to trev (Original post)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 03:12 PM

21. He is political target #2, just behind Trump.

Both must be turned out of office.

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Response to trev (Original post)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 03:18 PM

22. I know you're tired of hearing it, BUT

McConnell's poll numbers are in the 30's here. I think Amy McGrath could take him out if the party really gets behind her.

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Response to Bayard (Reply #22)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 03:25 PM

23. Actually, I never tire of hearing such things. :) nt

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Response to trev (Original post)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 03:32 PM

24. ..I Hope That This is True........

.....as I do truly believe that Mitch.....(Turtle McTurtle)......is the very most dangerous senator serving in congress today........

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Response to trev (Original post)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 03:47 PM

25. We need a popular, dream candidate

 

to run against McConnell.

If we have someone lightweight, the KY people - even Democrats would vote for McConnell. It is pathetic.

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Response to Vegas Roller (Reply #25)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 04:07 PM

30. As Bayard posted above, Amy McGrath ?

She's good. 👍

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Response to trev (Original post)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 03:49 PM

27. Thank you, trev, MoveOn and Nate Silver

I'm willing to give Allison Grimes another chance. If she or anyone else in KY willing to stand up and fight to remove and/or jail that serial criminal, Russian infiltrated rule of Mitch. Bring the candidate willing to fight, and I would predict funding would be available.

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Response to saidsimplesimon (Reply #27)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 03:57 PM

28. I'd love to see Kentuckians stand up and fight.

Kentucky is a beautiful state, and the people there are wonderful, IMO. I'd like to see them get better for themselves than McConnell.

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Response to trev (Reply #28)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 04:02 PM

29. "All politics are local."

We need a 50 state strategy. I have not given up on Texas or the deep south.

"Some people call me a dreamer..."

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Response to trev (Original post)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 04:08 PM

31. Who do we have?

The DNC needs to put up a really great candidate.

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Response to BadgerMom (Reply #31)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 06:55 PM

39. I would settle for qualified.

The glitz and glamour is an easy fix. imo

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Response to trev (Original post)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 04:16 PM

33. Happy days. Awful soulless man.

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Response to trev (Original post)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 04:57 PM

34. Oh, man! You're darned right it's time for someone new!

McConnell is a total traitor. Needs to be tried for treason, actually.

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Response to trev (Original post)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 06:03 PM

37. Which is why they stick with frump: He can rig it for all of them.

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Response to trev (Original post)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 06:20 PM

38. Al Franken should run against him

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Response to trev (Original post)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 08:53 PM

41. Mitch has a shitload of Russian

bribe money in off shore money laundry account(s).

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Response to The Wizard (Reply #41)

Wed Jun 19, 2019, 11:36 PM

42. Yup.

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Response to The Wizard (Reply #41)

Thu Jun 20, 2019, 10:03 AM

48. ...AND all the boatloads of $$ from his wife and family!

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Response to trev (Original post)

Thu Jun 20, 2019, 08:34 AM

44. We Need The Senate

That slimy Turtle has already said if a Democrat wins and he remains Speaker that he will block any Supreme Court picks. We need to take back the Senate and send that evil fossil back to his Kentucky Terrarium. So hopefully a very strong candidate steps up and every eligible democratic voter in Kentucky shows up and votes.

Some of the bottom rung Presidential Candidates need to see the light and run for the Senate, like Bullock in Montana.

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Response to colsohlibgal (Reply #44)

Thu Jun 20, 2019, 11:38 AM

52. Yes, we definitely need more good people in the Senate races. nt

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Response to trev (Original post)

Thu Jun 20, 2019, 08:53 AM

47. Nice if it's true.

After the last fiasco of polling during the run up to the elections, I have as much faith in polls as I do weather forecasts.

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Response to trev (Original post)

Thu Jun 20, 2019, 11:15 AM

50. Russia, are you listening?

Sorry but I expect we will have Russian interference to keep him in office, especially when he is infiltrating Kentucky with Russian business.
He is bought and paid for by them. He won’t lose his election...no matter what the people in Kentucky want or vote for.

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Response to trev (Original post)

Thu Jun 20, 2019, 11:41 AM

53. That Would Be Great If He Has A Dem Opponent

Does he?

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Response to trev (Original post)

Thu Jun 20, 2019, 11:46 AM

54. OMG! This is great news! What can we do now to ensure his defeat????! nt

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Response to trev (Original post)

Thu Jun 20, 2019, 11:54 AM

56. We'll see

Hopefully, the Democrats will field a strong candidate whom will make McConnell sweat out of his shell.

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