Who voted for Mitch McConnell?
It’s the gold old boy club of a handful of elite wealthy people hiding in the backwoods of Kentucky, that’s who.
“Mitch McConnell will only back a debt limit increase if it includes Medicare cuts, reports Joseph White: "Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) said he won’t support a deal to raise the U.S. federal debt ceiling unless it restrains the growth of Medicare spending, but in an interview aired Sunday on NBC he left open what form that deal could take. 'To get my vote on the debt ceiling..Medicare will be a part of it,' Mr. McConnell said on NBC’s 'Meet the Press,' in response to questions from host David Gregory...Mr. McConnell said a bipartisan deal to resolve the Medicare and debt issues is possible, and drew a parallel between the current budget battle and the early 1980s agreement between President Ronald Reagan and the Democratic Speaker of the House Tip O’Neill that bolstered Social Security."”
Senator Mitch McConnell has told us he's going to run for the senate again in 2014. Maybe he thinks folks in Kentucky will forget his vote to privatize Medicare by 2014 and he may be right, but he's given us the ammunition to take him down in 2014. Furthermore 2014 isn't a Presidential election year and Mitch McConnell won't be able to garner all of the anti Obama sentiment that exist here in Kentucky. He'll be on his own and so will his Congressional pals like Brett Guthrie KY-2, Ed Whitfield KY-1, Geoff Davis KY-4 and Hal Rogers KY-5. All of them voted to privatize Medicare and all of them will be vulnerable in 2014.
If Mitch McConnell seems vulnerable in 2014 and Kentucky decides to run one of their good ol' boy (Republican lite) Democrats against Mitch McConnell, Mitch McConnell will will win again in 2014 and here's why. To beat Senator Mitch McConnell in 2014 we'll need to make this a national effort and a good ol' boy (Republican lite) Democratic candidate won't cut the mustard nationally, but if Kentucky has a real Democrat to run against Mitch the money will come pouring in from all over the United States to defeat Mitch McConnell and that will weaken the down ticket Republican Congressional candidates like Brett Guthrie KY-2, Ed Whitfield KY-1, Geoff Davis KY-4 and Hal Rogers KY-5.
Some folks believe Governor Steve Beshear is positioning himself to run against Mitch McConnell, in 2014, if he, Steve Beshear, wins the 2011 Gubernatorial election, but Steve Beshear is one of those good ol' boy (Republican lite) Democrats that won't garner much national support and won't help Democratic congressional candidates running against Brett Guthrie KY-2, Ed Whitfield KY-1, Geoff Davis KY-4 and Hal Rogers KY-5 in 2014.
We, progressive Democrats, have the opportunity of a lifetime to send senator Mitch McConnell packing in 2014 and pick up some congressional seats and we need to start working on it now without the help of folks like Julian Carroll, the Kentucky (Republican lite) Democratic Party and their Republican pals.”