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Sun Oct 26, 2014, 03:23 PM

The Lexington Herald-Leader emasculates Mitch McConnell...

http://www.kentucky.com/2014/10/26/3501630/elect-grimes-to-senate-for-a-better.html?fb_action_ids=858097610869807&fb_action_types=og.comments

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But, wait, you say: How can our poor state afford to give up the power that Republican Leader Mitch McConnell has amassed in 30 years in Washington, especially if Republicans take the Senate, making him the majority leader?

McConnell does have power. He commands a perpetual-motion money machine; dollars flow in, favors flow out.

The problem is how McConnell uses his power. He has repeatedly hurt the country to advance his political strategy.

McConnell has sabotaged jobs and transportation bills, even as Kentucky's unemployment exceeds the nation's and an Interstate 75 bridge crumbles over the Ohio River. He blocked tax credits for companies that move jobs back to this country while preserving breaks for those that move jobs overseas. He opposed extending unemployment benefits, while bemoaning the "jobless" recovery. He brags about resolving crises that he helped create.

The Senate may never recover from the bitter paralysis McConnell has inflicted through record filibusters that allow his minority to rule by obstruction.

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Reply The Lexington Herald-Leader emasculates Mitch McConnell... (Original post)
kentuck Oct 2014 OP
BeyondGeography Oct 2014 #1
kentuck Oct 2014 #2
murielm99 Oct 2014 #18
oldandhappy Oct 2014 #28
LittleGirl Oct 2014 #34
kentuck Oct 2014 #37
bulloney Oct 2014 #35
pa28 Oct 2014 #3
WillyT Oct 2014 #4
madamesilverspurs Oct 2014 #5
kentuck Oct 2014 #7
olegramps Oct 2014 #45
kentuck Oct 2014 #6
lastlib Oct 2014 #20
jtuck004 Oct 2014 #8
GeoWilliam750 Oct 2014 #9
Hortensis Oct 2014 #10
Tatiana Oct 2014 #11
TNNurse Oct 2014 #12
Voice for Peace Oct 2014 #14
libdem4life Oct 2014 #29
Voice for Peace Oct 2014 #13
Aerows Oct 2014 #16
Aerows Oct 2014 #15
lpbk2713 Oct 2014 #17
democrank Oct 2014 #19
Scuba Oct 2014 #21
ChiciB1 Oct 2014 #22
Liberal_Dog Oct 2014 #23
blackspade Oct 2014 #24
Tommymac Oct 2014 #25
House of Roberts Oct 2014 #26
calimary Oct 2014 #27
Shrike47 Oct 2014 #30
Jackpine Radical Oct 2014 #40
karynnj Oct 2014 #31
Iwillnevergiveup Oct 2014 #32
Cha Oct 2014 #33
Mister Nightowl Oct 2014 #36
rtracey Oct 2014 #38
L0oniX Oct 2014 #39
heaven05 Oct 2014 #42
GusBob Oct 2014 #41
kentuck Oct 2014 #47
heckles65 Oct 2014 #43
ComtesseDeSpair Oct 2014 #44
Bohunk68 Oct 2014 #46
KamaAina Oct 2014 #48
indepat Oct 2014 #49

Response to kentuck (Original post)

Sun Oct 26, 2014, 03:31 PM

1. Very strong

Along with the DMR endorsement of Braley these papers are begging people in their states to wake the hell up and help themselves. Hope they help.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Sun Oct 26, 2014, 03:34 PM

2. When you think about it...

Newspapers are about the only thing left for people to get honest and factual information, anymore. They are disappearing every day. But we cannot rely upon TV or radio for anything other than propaganda and entertainment. Support your local newspaper if they are giving people the truth.

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Response to kentuck (Reply #2)

Sun Oct 26, 2014, 06:01 PM

18. I am not sure that is true any more.

I subscribe to a local paper that is published daily in a community not far from me. I also read our weekly paper for the news of my rural community. The Freeport Journal Standard charges me a lot for a subscription. The editorial page, and even some of the above-the fold alleged "news" articles are becoming increasingly conservative. Often, those articles are filled with half-truths and downright lies. I am considering canceling my subscription.

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Response to murielm99 (Reply #18)

Sun Oct 26, 2014, 08:40 PM

28. same same

I do not take our paper anymore.

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Response to murielm99 (Reply #18)

Mon Oct 27, 2014, 03:06 AM

34. I haven't had a newspaper in 5 yrs

I get all of my info online now because that way I can filter out the republican b.s. I might check now and then those GOP owned news sites for entertainment value only. And maybe sometimes to find out what the enemy is cooking up because it's always b.s. Well, almost always. A broken clock is right twice a day right?

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Response to murielm99 (Reply #18)

Mon Oct 27, 2014, 06:22 AM

37. "Support your local newspaper if they are giving people the truth."

Yes.

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Response to kentuck (Reply #2)

Mon Oct 27, 2014, 05:44 AM

35. I disagree with your statement about newspapers.

Where I live, we have a libertarian-owned newspaper that has a RW slant to most articles it publishes. They get their slant in the headlines if not in the report itself. For example, in Sunday's edition, front page, the headline states that the incumbent congressman's opponent is an "activist" which is a code word for anti-business liberal. And this paper's editorial pages will have tons of columns giving you the bullshit about the virtues of the hallowed "free market," getting government completely out of our lives, and so forth. The incumbent congressman that the paper supports is a teabagger on steroids who trots all over the place trying to drum up support for hearings on Benghazi, the IRS debacle, repealing the ACA and the other red herring issues he wants to waste our taxpayer dollars on. Then in the next breath he brags about how he's so conscientious about carefully spending our taxpayer dollars while never seeing an increase in military spending he doesn't support.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Sun Oct 26, 2014, 03:35 PM

3. Brutal but fair. n/t

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Sun Oct 26, 2014, 03:37 PM

4. HUGE K & R !!! - Thank You !!!

 


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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Sun Oct 26, 2014, 03:43 PM

5. Now THAT

is how an endorsement should be framed.

Rather puts the Denver Post to shame.

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Reply #5)

Sun Oct 26, 2014, 03:47 PM

7. Amen to that!

I don't know what happened to the Post?? Cory Gardner is pulling an elaborate deception on the voters of Colorado and the Post is assisting him with his crime.

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Response to madamesilverspurs (Reply #5)

Mon Oct 27, 2014, 02:09 PM

45. The Denver Post is nothing more than a Republican rag.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Sun Oct 26, 2014, 03:45 PM

6. And more of the castration...

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And McConnell is pushing two outlandish deceptions:

■ This election's outcome can reverse coal's decline in Eastern Kentucky. McConnell harps on 7,000 coal jobs lost under Obama. But what of the 20,000 coal jobs lost in his first 24 years in Washington? Why has he offered no plan for this inevitable economic transition, even now? Grimes pledges support for economic diversification and benefits for sick miners.

■ You can keep Kynect while he repeals the Affordable Care Act. Reality: If McConnell has his way, a half-million Kentuckians will lose access to health care and the state will lose a chance to tackle costly ills like addiction, diabetes and cancer.

Kentuckians can't do much to stop a Supreme Court majority that's enabling the corrosion of our democracy by unlimited, secret contributions, in court cases bearing McConnell's stamp.

Kentuckians can send a powerful message on Nov. 4 and carve out a better future by retiring McConnell and making Grimes their senator.

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Response to kentuck (Reply #6)

Sun Oct 26, 2014, 07:08 PM

20. That's gotta leave welts!

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Sun Oct 26, 2014, 03:49 PM

8. Can't be much to it on a turtle. n/t

 

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Sun Oct 26, 2014, 03:52 PM

9. One must remember

That McConnell has seldom won his seat by a wide margin. It would be nice if he would just talk to a seat rather than occupy it.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Sun Oct 26, 2014, 03:59 PM

10. This editorial says McConnell is in it for personal power. I've read that about him in other

sources, that his personal ideology is personal power.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Sun Oct 26, 2014, 04:06 PM

11. K&R. This is brutal. Amen to newspapers still telling the truth to the people.

"The problem is how McConnell uses his power. He has repeatedly hurt the country to advance his political strategy."

And THIS....

"He brags about resolving crises that he helped create."

They are spot on. This is an outstanding editorial. Like Pat Roberts, Mitch McConnell's time is just about up. He has hurt his country and his state. He could care less about everyday Kentucky residents trying their best to make ends meet.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Sun Oct 26, 2014, 04:22 PM

12. Holy cow

This is so much more than an endorsement of her. It is an explanation of why he is so bad for the state and the country.

I cannot vote in KY.... or Florida..or NC or all those other states that may possibly replace some horrific Senators, but I know there are people in those states working hard for their replacements.

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Response to TNNurse (Reply #12)

Sun Oct 26, 2014, 05:19 PM

14. seriously! they hate everything about him!

 

my word! what a delight to read!

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Response to TNNurse (Reply #12)

Sun Oct 26, 2014, 08:44 PM

29. Thanks for the photo of Molly...how I miss her.

 

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Sun Oct 26, 2014, 05:18 PM

13. OUCH! They really stuck it to him.. I hope people read it.

 

Vote out his corrupt self.

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Response to Voice for Peace (Reply #13)

Sun Oct 26, 2014, 05:25 PM

16. AMEN to that! n/t

 

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Sun Oct 26, 2014, 05:23 PM

15. Vote him OUT!

 

He's been a horrible minority leader, and he certainly wouldn't be better as majority leaders.

Vote him OUT!

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Sun Oct 26, 2014, 05:35 PM

17. Love it ... "He has repeatedly hurt the country to advance his political strategy."





That crystallizes TurkeyNeck right there in just a few words.

Bravo to the Herald-Leader.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Sun Oct 26, 2014, 06:15 PM

19. Mitch McConnell deserves every single one of those barbs

and then some.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Sun Oct 26, 2014, 07:14 PM

21. Wow, loving it!!!

 

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Sun Oct 26, 2014, 07:40 PM

22. I Wonder If This Will Make Any Difference...

time will tell.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Sun Oct 26, 2014, 07:44 PM

23. K & R

I remain cautiously optimistic.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Sun Oct 26, 2014, 08:07 PM

24. I hope this makes an impact

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Sun Oct 26, 2014, 08:09 PM

25. K & R & Tweeted

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Sun Oct 26, 2014, 08:32 PM

26. I hope the Grimes campaign

can get these endorsements into ads in time to make a difference.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Sun Oct 26, 2014, 08:39 PM

27. Just another big fat SORE LOSERMAN.

For the life of me I do NOT understand why the Dems aren't showering, avalanching, dumping wholesale on him with THAT label. I'd be smearing that ALL OVER HIM with every breath I would draw, from the very first days it became apparent, early-on in the Obama years. WHY THE HELL DON'T THEY????? WHY HAVEN'T THEY???? What the hell is wrong with them? Still gotta keep playing nice? SHIT. He deserves that and MORE. But I would rain that down on his miserable head every minute of every hour of every day, shove it down his throat and up his ass, and laminate it on him. RELENTLESSLY.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Sun Oct 26, 2014, 09:10 PM

30. The word 'emasculate' implies possession of qualities McConnell lacks.

He 's just a nasty little drone...

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Response to Shrike47 (Reply #30)

Mon Oct 27, 2014, 11:41 AM

40. I was thinking--

Send out Joni Ernst

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Sun Oct 26, 2014, 09:38 PM

31. Great and really strong, but looking at a link for 2008/2004 endorsements - they went Obama/Kerry

The value is that they make a really good case.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Sun Oct 26, 2014, 11:20 PM

32. A pleasure to read this, truly

McConnell can obfuscate all he wants, but the truth lies in these words because his record is being held up. His goal: "Make Obama a one-term President." Yeah, right - that's why you got re-elected to the Senate. Lord God almighty, I feel as strongly about getting this joker out as I did about NOT electing Bush, McCain and Romoney.

This piece really lays it out, and hope Allison can capitalize on it.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Mon Oct 27, 2014, 02:27 AM

33. Good to see, kentuck! 2 or 3 dead eye graphics to denote just what the Lexington Journal is sayin'





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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Mon Oct 27, 2014, 06:00 AM

36. 0:43 mark

 

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Mon Oct 27, 2014, 11:17 AM

38. Of ALL

 

Of all the election stuff this year, I wouldn't even mind if the Senate went to GOP.. (i know, I know)... I would LOVE to see McConnell beaten.....what a pleasure it would be to watch C-Span and hear all the BS ...we love you shit the Senate would say on Mitch's last day...

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Mon Oct 27, 2014, 11:26 AM

39. I hope they used gloves.

 

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Response to L0oniX (Reply #39)

Mon Oct 27, 2014, 11:59 AM

42. I can't help it

 

Thanks for my lighthearted chuckle of the day, now back to serious. What about.......

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Mon Oct 27, 2014, 11:54 AM

41. This thread was mentioned on the Thom Hartmann program today

about 8 mins in

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Response to GusBob (Reply #41)

Mon Oct 27, 2014, 02:29 PM

47. Wow!

That's good!

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Mon Oct 27, 2014, 12:40 PM

43. Mitch McConnell is the Konstantin Chernenko

of American politics. Remember Chernenko?

He was an old Soviet apparatchik who was given the General Secretary's job in 1984. He had no positive accomplishments, no ideas, promised no change. He was given power by the Soviet elite that was scared shitless of a number of trends that they couldn't stop. To me it was the first sign that our geopolitical rival had lost confidence in itself. Likewise, if McConnell gets the Senate Majority leader's job next Tuesday, he'll have been elected largely by old men and women who have convinced themselves this country has a crappy future.

Hopefully McConnell's hold on power won't last much longer than Chernenko's.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Mon Oct 27, 2014, 01:00 PM

44. "Emasculates"?

Exactly what does gender have to do with being called out for political corruption, treason, and stupidity? Can't you think of a better way to phrase this that doesn't imply that men are strong and women are weak?

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Response to ComtesseDeSpair (Reply #44)

Mon Oct 27, 2014, 02:24 PM

46. Well, as a poster stated above,

send in the pig castration expert from Iowa who just happens to be a woman. Would that mollify you?

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Mon Oct 27, 2014, 02:30 PM

48. What did they use? These?

 

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Mon Oct 27, 2014, 02:51 PM

49. McConnell ranks right up there in the stratified air with the felonious five imo as to who/what

group has inflicted the most harm on this country with malice of forethought. May their names will live in infamy and may they soon be swept up in the rapture.

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