I feel as if I just awoke in Bizarro World. Mitch McConnell is having a grassroots money bomb and needs our support.
Seriously? He needs our money? His wealth increased 786% since 2004 to somewhere around $22M in assets and he needs my $25?
Mitch says this wealth is mostly from stock trades, some of which we can safely assume are the result of insider trading since that’s legal for Congress. And why not? You make the rules and regulations that stifles one industry over another, then bet the farm on the one you know will profit. Sweet.
But the actual joke is that, after threatening to punch us in the nose, McConnell’s now bleating that we need to come together as a team and support him, our dear leader.
Seriously? I’d rather vote for Allison. I won’t because I couldn’t pull that lever either. Besides, I have options: like writing in Matt Bevin. Like voting for David Patterson who I know and really like.
The important thing is that we vote based on principle:
Voting on principle precludes voting based solely on party lines. It’s why my friends and I supported Matt Bevin: he is the best person for the job, period. Mitch is not. Just because Mitch is now the only R candidate does not make him more suitable, although, apparently he’s hoping we think so.
Ironically, 30 years ago, Mitch might have championed the idea of voting on principle. But that Mitch is gone forever.
Onward. Tomorrow is going to be a great day. As power-hungry and -ful as he is, even Mitch can’t ruin that for me.
P.S. If you are worried about a Democrat taking the seat, relax. Who’ll notice the difference?
There is Libertarian candidate David Patterson, Independent candidate Ed Marksberry and, thus far, two declared write-in candidates in Robert Edward Ransdell and Gregory Welch.
The only difference would be we wouldn’t feel like Grimes had backstabbed us, as she would unapologetically support Obama instead of saying one thing and doing another. I bet you can’t guess which i respect more.
At least with Grimes, we’ll know ahead of time she’ll be supporting Obama. No… I can’t guess which you respect more. Both are abhorrent.
I noticed a lot of yards around here with a Bevin yard sign and a RETIRE MITCH yard sign. After the election, the Bevin signs were removed as an acknowledgement of the easily duped by lies electorate, but the RETIRE MITCH signs stayed. Those are the crossover to Grimes votes.
I’ve talked to many of these people and they aren’t voting for Grimes for any petty emotional reasons. They have a well articulated logical argument. McConnell and Grimes are the viable candidates. Both are almost too awful to contemplate, but McConnell will vote to advance the big government agenda as much as Grimes while using arcane Senate procedural votes to con many of us into believing he’s a conservative, and McConnell will use his power to sway votes and cut deals behind the scenes that a freshman senator couldn’t do. As such, McConnell represents the greater threat to our nation and our liberty.
I’d take a beating before I’d vote for McConnell. I honestly believe him to be the embodiment of evil, and I do not use that word lightly.
I couldn’t stand McConnell before he was a bad influence on our “good” senator.
Excellent analysis, as usual! “Both are almost too awful to contemplate…” No kidding. Makes me queasy.