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Mon Jul 21, 2014, 05:10 PM

Things Go From Bad To Worse for Mitch As Kentucky GOP Leader Resigns To Protest McConnell




http://www.politicususa.com/2014/07/21/bad-worse-mitch-kentucky-gop-leader-resigns-protest-mcconnell.html



Things Go From Bad To Worse for Mitch As Kentucky GOP Leader Resigns To Protest McConnell
By: Jason Easley
Monday, July, 21st, 2014, 2:12 pm


A local Republican Party leader in Kentucky has resigned her position in act of protest against Sen. Mitch McConnell.

According to WFPL:

After serving on the Daviess County Republican Party’s leadership team for almost three years, Owensboro native Barbara Knott had enough.

She resigned on July 10 and the reason was simple; Knott cannot support Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell this fall.

“I have resigned from the executive committee of the Republican Party because I will not support Mitch McConnell,” Knott, chair of the Owensboro Tea Party, said in a telephone interview. “I have a big 4×8 sign in my front yard that says ‘Retire Mitch.’ It’s going to stay there through the election. I will not vote for that man.”

Knott does plan to come out to support other Republican candidates. But in terms of McConnell she is “just fed up” despite voting for him in the past.


When local party leaders are resigning because they can no longer support him, things are getting dire for Mitch McConnell. The only thing that McConnell has going for him is a big pile of money that will be spent by outside groups on his behalf this fall. Sen. McConnell’s campaign has been worst run spectacles of the year. The candidate himself has alternated between gaffes and offensive statements.

Sen. McConnell is using the same playbook that he has been following for decades, but this time it isn’t working. McConnell is not having success trying to tie his Democratic opponent Alison Grimes to President Obama. His Obamacare attacks have gone nowhere, and mostly the senator has looked out of touch with the needs of his constituents on the campaign trail.

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Reply Things Go From Bad To Worse for Mitch As Kentucky GOP Leader Resigns To Protest McConnell (Original post)
babylonsister Jul 2014 OP
Uncle Joe Jul 2014 #1
The Magistrate Jul 2014 #2
daleanime Jul 2014 #18
Hekate Jul 2014 #38
CaliforniaPeggy Jul 2014 #3
Laelth Jul 2014 #4
sheshe2 Jul 2014 #5
TiredOfNo Jul 2014 #15
nikto Jul 2014 #22
defacto7 Jul 2014 #33
cui bono Jul 2014 #40
Sheepshank Jul 2014 #49
barbtries Jul 2014 #43
gratuitous Jul 2014 #6
samsingh Jul 2014 #7
babylonsister Jul 2014 #12
Bandit Jul 2014 #14
lpbk2713 Jul 2014 #8
rocktivity Jul 2014 #9
Jamaal510 Jul 2014 #10
Sick_of_TP Jul 2014 #11
Blue Owl Jul 2014 #13
jmowreader Jul 2014 #16
Plucketeer Jul 2014 #17
rurallib Jul 2014 #19
tabasco Jul 2014 #20
Rozlee Jul 2014 #45
tabasco Jul 2014 #46
Rozlee Jul 2014 #48
Dr Hobbitstein Jul 2014 #21
SunSeeker Jul 2014 #23
rickyhall Jul 2014 #24
NBachers Jul 2014 #25
liberal N proud Jul 2014 #26
iemitsu Jul 2014 #42
Roy Serohz Jul 2014 #27
zentrum Jul 2014 #28
Major Hogwash Jul 2014 #29
kentuck Jul 2014 #30
supercats Jul 2014 #31
Takket Jul 2014 #32
GeorgeGist Jul 2014 #34
libodem Jul 2014 #35
Cha Jul 2014 #36
Ed Suspicious Jul 2014 #37
blackspade Jul 2014 #39
cui bono Jul 2014 #41
riqster Jul 2014 #44
lark Jul 2014 #47

Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Jul 21, 2014, 05:13 PM

1. Kicked and recommended.

Thanks for the thread, babylonsister.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Jul 21, 2014, 05:14 PM

2. Encoraging, Ma'am

I want this fella toppled to the dust, I want him to fall hard....

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Response to The Magistrate (Reply #2)

Mon Jul 21, 2014, 06:51 PM

18. Amen....

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Response to The Magistrate (Reply #2)

Mon Jul 21, 2014, 11:45 PM

38. Amen again. How sweet it would be. nt

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Jul 21, 2014, 05:16 PM

3. When your OWN staff can no longer support your candidacy!



K&R

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Jul 21, 2014, 05:16 PM

4. k&r for exposure. n/t

-Laelth

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Jul 21, 2014, 05:17 PM

5. Yikes!

Good news!

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #5)

Mon Jul 21, 2014, 06:30 PM

15. She's in the Tea Party.

Which means she has ideas and positions that are far worse than those of Mitch.....if that's possible.

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Response to TiredOfNo (Reply #15)

Mon Jul 21, 2014, 07:18 PM

22. Good point

 

We may be trading a moldy ham sandwich (Mitchell)
for cyanide (tea-party), here.


Not something to cheer about, IMO.

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Response to TiredOfNo (Reply #15)

Mon Jul 21, 2014, 10:43 PM

33. Exactly what I was thinking.

I don't know the political climate there but I;m wondering if there is a tea party candidate in the wings. Mitch is bad news but there could be worse.

Then again, maybe a tea party candidate would split the Reps and throw the votes to a Dem in the end. Who knows.

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Response to defacto7 (Reply #33)

Tue Jul 22, 2014, 01:37 AM

40. He already beat the tea party candidate in the GOP primary. But yeah, if they run as a third party

they could split the vote.

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Response to defacto7 (Reply #33)

Tue Jul 22, 2014, 03:55 PM

49. I'm not sure that rabid Tea Party ideology is worse than sneaky slimey Mitch

 

He is an old veteran at all this underhanded political maneruvering. This slimly old fox knows how to rally the RW on the hill and manipulate and massage House Rules to do his bidding. Not sure a hot head on the hill can actually accomplish much.

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Response to TiredOfNo (Reply #15)

Tue Jul 22, 2014, 05:19 AM

43. yep

can only hope the democrat wins.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Jul 21, 2014, 05:18 PM

6. Dear Ms. Knott

Good for you for ending your support for Mr. McConnell over his odious policies. The story doesn't specify which policies you find so objectionable, but may I suggest that you take a good close look at the policies of those other Republican candidates you continue to support?

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Jul 21, 2014, 05:19 PM

7. does she mention why she can't support him any longer?

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Response to samsingh (Reply #7)

Mon Jul 21, 2014, 05:29 PM

12. Not specifically; I was wondering also. nt

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Response to samsingh (Reply #7)

Mon Jul 21, 2014, 06:04 PM

14. She is a Tea Bagger and thinks he is too Liberal.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Jul 21, 2014, 05:21 PM

8. Sux 2B Mitch.






BWAHAHAHA


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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Jul 21, 2014, 05:22 PM

9. Couldn't be worse news than if his own wife had resigned

Which is ridiculous -- women LOVE Mitch!


rocktivity

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Jul 21, 2014, 05:24 PM

10. That turtle's shell is getting shattered. nt

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Jul 21, 2014, 05:26 PM

11. not right enough for the tea party

is the reason she doesn't like him anymore. That's what it sounds like to me.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Jul 21, 2014, 05:32 PM

13. Ta-ta, Toi-tell...

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Jul 21, 2014, 06:30 PM

16. The biggest problem Yertle has is his governor

Republicans nationwide are campaigning on the Horror of Obamacare, which isn't easy to do when your state has a well-operating implementation of it with a half-million people signed up under it.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Jul 21, 2014, 06:39 PM

17. Such a deal!

 

Send the turtle into permanent hibernation. That's what he can do to serve his country.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Jul 21, 2014, 06:56 PM

19. I so look forward to times I can laugh my ass off


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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Jul 21, 2014, 07:00 PM

20. We desperately need this Senate seat

 

I'm scared to death that the rotten, lying varmint Capito is going to win in WV.

That would be a great pity because Natalie Tennant would make a wonderful senator.

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Response to tabasco (Reply #20)

Tue Jul 22, 2014, 10:54 AM

45. I'm surprised WV has ever had any Democrat leaders.

It's such a hotbed of conservatism and evangelical right-wingers. I've noticed a lot of rumbles from my in-laws up there recently against the coal companies and their fury over the Elk River incident though. They refuse to eat at this one restaurant because they say it's owned by the daughter of one of the coal magnates. Before, they always bought the conservative talk show line that Big Coal was king and its CEO's and owners benevolent overseers of the state economy. I'm not holding my breath, though. Conservatives seem to be getting a lot of mileage over immigration hysteria up there and my in-laws are really infected with it, which is bizarre. My little grandson rules the roost up there and he's 1/4 Hispanic from my side of the family.

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Response to Rozlee (Reply #45)

Tue Jul 22, 2014, 11:17 AM

46. West Virginia isn't quite Oklahoma

 

but there's a lot of ignorance, which the pukes thrive on.

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Response to tabasco (Reply #46)

Tue Jul 22, 2014, 01:55 PM

48. Well, it's not like I have much room to talk.

I'm from Texas.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Jul 21, 2014, 07:02 PM

21. Wow!

 

Here's to hoping we can dump his ass from Congress this November. Put the Tea Party bastards out on their asses!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Jul 21, 2014, 07:19 PM

23. Knott is a dumbass, but more power to her.

I mean, I don't see any daylight between McConnell's positions and that of the Tea Party. But if Knott thinks there is, and won't vote for him because he supported Cochran over McDaniel, then that is good news.

But Dems shouldn't rely on the bluster of a tea bagger like Knott. We still must do everything we can to get the Dem vote out in November.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Jul 21, 2014, 07:45 PM

24. Dinkie Morris thinks they'll win big and he's always wrong

I'm thinkin they won't because of immigration, Obamacare or lack of it and their War on Women. We may not get the House back but we may get a filibuster proof Senate which would br nice if a couple of old white men die off SCOTUS

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Jul 21, 2014, 08:00 PM

25. *Gloat*Gloat*Gloat*

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Jul 21, 2014, 08:11 PM

26. ...



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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #26)

Tue Jul 22, 2014, 01:46 AM

42. Boy, he is sure working hard in that video.

And he's on the side of women and factory workers. Who knew? And his right hand man is black!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Jul 21, 2014, 08:34 PM

27. So, the tortoise might NOT win this race?

 

As the OP said,

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Jul 21, 2014, 08:37 PM

28. But, is it because

...she's a Bagger and he's not rightwing enough? The article doesn't make clear if she's not supporting him for the right reasons or the wrong reasons. I gather this is the GOP internal civil war of loons vs. corporates?

Still, I get how, either way, this helps Grimes.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Jul 21, 2014, 08:51 PM

29. If you say,"I have a big 4×8 sign in my front yard . . . "

. . . hiding the engine sitting in the bath tub . . you just might be a redneck!

Where's Jeff Foxworthy when you need him?

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Jul 21, 2014, 09:00 PM

30. They are pissed because Mitch supported the wrong guy....

...in the Mississippi race. He supported Thad Cochran.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Jul 21, 2014, 09:35 PM

31. Good....

 

Let's send him to a rubber room, which is where he belongs!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Jul 21, 2014, 10:08 PM

32. i want to see this dirtbag go down in flames. get him Alison!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Jul 21, 2014, 11:03 PM

34. Quite a stretch ...

from
Daviess County Republican Party’s leadership team


to

Kentucky GOP Leader


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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Jul 21, 2014, 11:09 PM

35. I can't wait until he is gone

The whole Republican party has devolved into aiding foreign and domestic terrorism.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Jul 21, 2014, 11:13 PM

36. Dawg, even some republicons step away from the mitch koolaid and say..

No, this wrong. mahalo babylonsistah~

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Jul 21, 2014, 11:23 PM

37. It's great, but it's an attack from the right. That saddens me. McConnell no longer right-wing

enough to satisfy his voters should send chills down all our spines.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Jul 22, 2014, 12:22 AM

39. He, he!



This has been years coming.
Mitch is a terrible senator.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Jul 22, 2014, 01:44 AM

41. Is she the one responsible for that attack ad that was shown on John Oliver's show?


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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Jul 22, 2014, 07:58 AM

44. If we GOTFV, we can capitalize on this.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Jul 22, 2014, 01:37 PM

47. Hahahahahahahahahahahaha!!

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