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Tsk, tsk, tsk.  Poor Mitch McConnell.  Here he is obstructing all of that demon bastard Obama's handiwork, and his fellow Republicans go and make a deal with Harry Reid on some of Obama's nominees behind his back.  I mean it is not like McConnell failed to make Obama a one term President, but he is not taking this little setback well.

Here is a statement released by McConnell's campaign manager, Jesse Benton, supposedly targeting Alison Lundergan Grimes for some of her latest comments in the Kentucky Senate race:

"Secretary Grimes' bold pronouncement that efforts to repeal Obamacare are somehow a "waste" is cold comfort to the countless Kentuckians who will be negatively affected by this misguided law. And while she may play political games, the reality is she was recruited to run by Obama allies who are executing a war on coal. If she was elected, it would ensure that a Nevadan who says 'coal makes us sick' would set the agenda in the Senate instead of a Kentuckian who is a champion for coal."
Now, we have the usual genuflecting to the coal companies that all Kentucky politicians seem to be required to do.  And we have the dreaded Obamacare thrown in for good measure.  But last time I checked, most voters in Kentucky don't know who that Nevadan might be.  In fact, I'd say it is a waste of time to include Harry Reid in political skirmishes in Kentucky.  

I think someone pissed in McConnell's Cherrios.

Originally posted to Merlin1963 on Thu Jul 18, 2013 at 06:59 PM PDT.

Also republished by My Old Kentucky Kos.

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Comment Preferences

  •  Of course who he should be stabbing is (0+ / 0-)

    that cranky old guy from Arizona. He was the one that brokered the deal from the R side.

    If I ran this circus, things would be DIFFERENT!

    by CwV on Thu Jul 18, 2013 at 07:20:55 PM PDT

  •  Poor Mitch. (2+ / 0-)
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    mommyof3, SCFrog

    There are a couple of scratches showing through his veneer of invincibility.

  •  Well, Mitch, "Thousands of Kentuckians have been.. (1+ / 0-)
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    mommyof3

    "negatively affected by" their "misguided" Senator.  

    Maybe they'll finally wake up and keep McConnell home so he can spend his time running PR campaigns for the coal industry.

  •  A huge chunk of the Commonwealth... (2+ / 0-)
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    alice kleeman, Shippo1776

    could care less about the coal industry as an issue... and there actually are some folks in the coal-producing/ supporting areas who are wising up.  "Coal" as an industry doesn't care about Kentucky... it's about the $$$.  

    And that's what McConnell really cares about as well... rile 'em up for campaign donations.

    Our country can survive war, disease, and poverty... what it cannot do without is justice.

    by mommyof3 on Thu Jul 18, 2013 at 07:45:43 PM PDT

  •  Speaking of Kentucky (3+ / 0-)
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    Shippo1776, ichibon, Tinfoil Hat

    GM's plant in Bowling Green would have closed if Yertle McTurtle had his way, with 900 workers in the streets and many more laid off at local suppliers.  Good thing for Kentucky McConnell lost the auto fight.

  •  Couldn't happen.. (0+ / 0-)

    to a nicer asshole. Now make my life complete (mostly) and have his seat turn Democratic next cycle.

  •  McTurtle may be in bigger trouble in Kentucky (3+ / 0-)
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    freerad, ichibon, Tinfoil Hat

    then we are privy to right now.  A.L-Grimes gave a speech to a group of deep pocket donators and fund raisers that brought them to their feet in a standing ovation last week on Nantucket.  HufPo coverage of it said this reaction from this crowd never happened before in past years at this event.  Bill Clinton was the one who pushed for her to run and convinced the Democrats that she could give a good run.  In the mean time some of the old Republican bulls whispered in Reed's ear they were ready to vote for closure on appointments and Reed started talking tough to the Minority Leader.  Then McCain said behind closed doors that he had the votes for all but 2 and there would be the vote on closure for replacements picks.  Reed went with it.  Then afterwards McTurtle's explanation on this was called Bullsh%& in caucus with Republicans.  I would say he is losing ground also at home as well as with his caucus.  The split is now showing in the Republican Party that has been hinted at for a while in the media.  

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