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Sun Jul 30, 2017, 04:40 PM

Ha ha: Anti-Trump group blasts Mitch McConnell on 'YOU MAKE US SICK' billboards in his hometown.

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Indivisible Kentucky co-founder Dawn Cooley said her group has been urging the Senator to host a public town hall event since January, and the billboards are the tipping point.

"The 'You make us sick' billboard is in reference to how we feel about the direction of his 'leadership' both in general and today specifically. We strongly disagree with his stance on affordable, quality health care, which we believe is a human right," Cooley said in an email.

McConnell's plan for a clean repeal of the Affordable Care Act was shut down Wednesday evening, as seven Republican senators brought the vote up short 45-55. In a last ditch effort, McConnell and other Senate leaders were expected to organize a vote Thursday of dozens of amendments in what they call a "skinny repeal" of the Affordable Care Act.

"We are astonished that he would open debate on a bill that most of the senate hasnít even seen Ė this is not due process but a blatant abuse of power," Cooley said in an email.


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http://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/local/2017/07/27/local-anti-trump-group-blasts-mcconnell-billboard/516143001/
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/7/30/1685474/-Indivisible-Kentucky-blasts-McConnell-on-billboards-in-his-hometown

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Reply Ha ha: Anti-Trump group blasts Mitch McConnell on 'YOU MAKE US SICK' billboards in his hometown. (Original post)
kpete Jul 30 OP
crazycatlady Jul 30 #1
dalton99a Jul 30 #2
Initech Jul 30 #3
calimary Jul 30 #8
gratuitous Jul 30 #4
MyOwnPeace Jul 30 #13
BigmanPigman Jul 30 #5
ProudLib72 Jul 30 #12
Scarsdale Jul 31 #20
ProudLib72 Jul 31 #36
awesomerwb1 Jul 30 #6
Hortensis Jul 30 #7
gademocrat7 Jul 30 #9
lastlib Jul 31 #21
Towlie Jul 30 #10
ProudMNDemocrat Jul 30 #15
GallopingGhost Jul 31 #28
IronLionZion Jul 31 #29
TexasBushwhacker Jul 31 #35
mobeau69 Jul 30 #11
ailsagirl Jul 30 #14
alp227 Jul 30 #16
ailsagirl Jul 30 #18
barbtries Jul 31 #24
Liberty Belle Jul 30 #17
ailsagirl Jul 30 #19
alfredo Jul 31 #26
alfredo Jul 31 #22
onetexan Jul 31 #23
alfredo Jul 31 #25
lunasun Jul 31 #27
alfredo Jul 31 #33
LAS14 Jul 31 #30
BlancheSplanchnik Jul 31 #31
VaBchTgerLily Jul 31 #32
Aristus Jul 31 #34

Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Jul 30, 2017, 04:43 PM

1. They're onto something

I think billboards are a cheap and effective form of advertising--- especially in rural areas (they should be cheaper there) and they can reach cord cutting millennials.

If I were the state Democratic parties, I'd be putting billboards up near closing factories.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Jul 30, 2017, 04:43 PM

2. Awesome

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Jul 30, 2017, 04:52 PM

3. You make us sick - perfect!!!

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Response to Initech (Reply #3)

Sun Jul 30, 2017, 05:30 PM

8. Hell, if he ever got his way, he'd wind up making them DIE.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Jul 30, 2017, 04:57 PM

4. Good. Now put on a few rallies

Go to Republican strongholds and have some political rallies. Bring in a nationally-known Democrat along with local talent, and have a rally telling people in those areas what the Republicans are doing, and what Democrats will do differently. Talk to the local radio and newspaper people and give them some content without the Fox filter. Encourage local Democrats who often feel outnumbered and ignored by the national party. And make sure everyone is registered to vote.

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Response to gratuitous (Reply #4)

Sun Jul 30, 2017, 06:25 PM

13. GAWD, you're good!

I hope you are working for the Dems somewhere because you seem to have the leadership that we ALL need!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Jul 30, 2017, 05:16 PM

5. Someone on DU posted an anti-Ryan billboard similar to this.

Most of the replies were against it but I thought it was a good idea. In fact Indivisible and a few other groups are taking donations so they can continuing resisting (everyone is a volunteer and are paying for a lot out-of-pocket).

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #5)

Sun Jul 30, 2017, 06:12 PM

12. I was against the Ryan billboard because it had too much print

This billboard, on the other hand, it spot on. It has a good, catchy slogan and a silly picture that everyone will remember.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #12)

Mon Jul 31, 2017, 08:05 AM

20. Silly picture?

THAT is McConnell in all his handsome glory!

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Response to Scarsdale (Reply #20)

Mon Jul 31, 2017, 09:22 PM

36. It's not him coughing up a hairball?

He looks like he is about to repuke.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Jul 30, 2017, 05:18 PM

6. I like it! nt

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Jul 30, 2017, 05:19 PM

7. #DitchMitch2020. Great! I like this group.

It's all true. He's betrayed Kentuckians for decades, getting reelected by using big-business donations, very much including from Chinese business, to bury his opponents in filthy, negative ads.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Jul 30, 2017, 05:33 PM

9. Spot on.

Mcturdle needs to be defeated.

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Response to gademocrat7 (Reply #9)

Mon Jul 31, 2017, 08:12 AM

21. ...Humiliatingly beaten!!

and then beaten again--with dimensional lumber.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Jul 30, 2017, 06:09 PM

10. 2020 may be too late to save us. How many of these senators could be eliminated next year?

Jeff Flake - Arizona
Roger Wicker - Mississippi
Deb Fischer - Nebraska
Dean Heller - Nevada
Bob Corker - Tennessee
Ted Cruz - Texas
Orrin Hatch - Utah
John Barrasso - Wyoming

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Response to Towlie (Reply #10)

Sun Jul 30, 2017, 06:59 PM

15. All these cowards voted to......


TAKE AWAY Health care from Americans with no real replacement. The have no moral sense of principle for the suffering of their constituents.

Billboards such as these should tie these Republicans to wanting to kill off their constituents. That will get the message across and get voters to think .

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Response to Towlie (Reply #10)

Mon Jul 31, 2017, 12:08 PM

28. Heller folded like a cheap tent

after Twitler's public threat.

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Response to Towlie (Reply #10)

Mon Jul 31, 2017, 01:19 PM

29. Some of these frauds have spoken out against Trump but voted for repeal

Flake has been a frequent critic of Trump but didn't join McCain in the vote.

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Response to Towlie (Reply #10)

Mon Jul 31, 2017, 07:18 PM

35. Cruz is getting hit from both sides

He has a moderate Republican with ties to the oil and gas industry challenging him in the primary.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Jul 30, 2017, 06:12 PM

11. Did anybody else click on that video in the Courier-Journal?

It looks like it was produced by turtle's campaign organization and the Journal uses it in their story. It's nothing but pro-turtle. I looked for a tag "advertisement" but I couldn't find one. WTF kind of bullshit is that?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Jul 30, 2017, 06:38 PM

14. Perfect! How he was elected...

and continued to be re-elected is a mystery to me.

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Response to ailsagirl (Reply #14)

Sun Jul 30, 2017, 07:09 PM

16. 2020 will be his 36th year in office.

Kentucky sure likes to re elect its senators. It last elected a Democrat to the Senate in 1992 (Wendell Ford). https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_United_States_Senators_from_Kentucky

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Response to alp227 (Reply #16)

Sun Jul 30, 2017, 11:24 PM

18. wow-- 36 years

Has he ever done anything worthwhile or has he always been this screwed up?? He's nuts

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Response to alp227 (Reply #16)

Mon Jul 31, 2017, 10:55 AM

24. they must really not pay attention.

just the automatic R. sigh.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Jul 30, 2017, 07:16 PM

17. Nice. Indivisible has this billboard up in Duncan Hunter's district:

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Response to Liberty Belle (Reply #17)

Sun Jul 30, 2017, 11:25 PM

19. Very effective way to get a point across!!

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Response to Liberty Belle (Reply #17)

Mon Jul 31, 2017, 11:37 AM

26. +1

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Jul 31, 2017, 08:36 AM

22. One of my sister's friends funded the billboards.

My sister is 76 and still hitting the streets to protest the oligarch.

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Response to alfredo (Reply #22)

Mon Jul 31, 2017, 09:45 AM

23. Please tell her THANK YOU! Omg this is soooo gooodd and rather humurous

message is short & to the point

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Response to onetexan (Reply #23)

Mon Jul 31, 2017, 11:36 AM

25. I have told her. I only wish I could be there with her.

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Response to alfredo (Reply #22)

Mon Jul 31, 2017, 12:03 PM

27. Thank you sister's friend .... Great billboard

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Response to lunasun (Reply #27)

Mon Jul 31, 2017, 07:06 PM

33. One more hero of the resistance

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Jul 31, 2017, 01:23 PM

30. How can we contribute to the billboard effort. They're surely expensive, no?

I went to the Indivisible web site and could find no way to donate.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Jul 31, 2017, 03:13 PM

31. Nice!!!!!!

Oh yeah!!!! Vote slimemold OUT!!!!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Jul 31, 2017, 03:27 PM

32. LOVE IT!!!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Jul 31, 2017, 07:08 PM

34. Good for the Kentucky Democrats!

All twenty-three of them...

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