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  •  Kentucky is not a right to work state (1+ / 0-)
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    Just to let you know.  I actually was surprised to find out that we were not a right to work state.

    As for Yarmuth, he is in the most "liberal" part of the state there is.  The Louisville area is the most Democratic in KY.  However, we have voted for Republicans before (Anne Northup represented Louisville for 10 years until Yarmuth beat her in 2006).  

    I suspect though that Yarmuth can only go out and criticize Obama to a point in this district.  The reason is that a significant portion of those Democratic and Obama voters in Louisville are African Americans, and they are still some of the most stalwart supporters of Obama.  

    One bit of good news on the chained CPI front and a Grand Bargain was the analysis of Greg Sargent of the Washington Post.  Seems that all the recent "scandals" in Washington have poisoned the well with regards to a Grand Bargain, at least for now.  No Republican wants to work with Obama on any budget deal.

    •  Hey, thanks for the info, Merlin1963. (0+ / 0-)

      I appreciate your argument regarding Yarmuth's reticence.  But I think he's making a huge mistake, nonetheless.

      In my own so-called 'circle' of friends and family, I honestly don't know a single Boomer (or older senior) who would not consider cutting Social Security and Medicare a 'deal breaker.'

      Personally, I would never vote for a Republican (unless there was such a thing as a 'liberal' one, LOL--and we ALL know that does not exist), but I will also not likely pull the lever for any candidate (for any position) who does not staunchly and openly defend against, but even more to the point, cast their vote AGAINST any cuts to the social safety net.

      You're probably right.  But IMHO, he's taking a huge risk, if that's what he's doing.

      A lot of folks sat out both 2010 and 2012 (voting was down substantially among whites in the 2012 Presidential election).

      Hopefully, the Dems (and the Administration) will 'wake up' soon before it's too late.

      Don't forget, the Administration (not the Republicans) has 'led the conversation for austerity' since the ACA was passed, and/or since he appointed the Catfood Commission.

      [BTW, please see my WaPo excerpt posted above.]

      I hope you keep up the good work, and continue to hold Yarmuth's feet to the fire!  

      I've heard him on left radio, and seen him on C-Span.  Actually, I like him a lot.

      But this position could make or break his chances for re-election, [when he's up again] if he's not very careful.  After all, it's 'seniors' who turn out in droves for the midterms. ;-)


      "Only he who can see the invisible, can do the impossible."-- Frank L. Gaines


      by musiccitymollie on Mon May 20, 2013 at 05:39:26 PM PDT

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