Monday, September 15, 2014

Life With Mitch McConnell Update, 9/15/14

Mitch McConnell desperately defends citizens united in unhinged op-ed 

McConnell says minimum wage hike is a job killer but once the economy rebounds it might make sense (nothing like trying to play both sides, Loser McConnell)





  Disagree with two things Senator Reid said: Mitch McConnell is not his or our friend, and he shouldn't call on Senator McConnell to walk back the ugly things he does. That's just silly.








Received this unsolicited insult in my g-mail box from Diane Umbarger, volunteer@action.gop.com
I’ve been coming out to volunteer for the RNC every weekend for the past few months, and I wanted to give you a quick update from the field.
GOP.com
Sandy,
We haven't met, but I’m an RNC volunteer from Mooresville, NC.
I’ve been coming out to volunteer for the RNC every weekend for the past few months, and I wanted to give you a quick update from the field.
You might think I'm crazy for giving up my free time to knock on doors and talk to voters, but I know it makes a difference.
Let me prove it to you. . .
One day, I was knocking on doors, talking to people about how much this election will change the course of our country. And at one house I met a student who had never voted before. The RNC had given me the intel that he wasn't registered, and I was able to quickly register him and give him the info he needed to get to the voting booth in November.
Another time I was door knocking, I met an elderly couple that was frustrated about the direction of the country. They’d lost hope in their grandchildren’s future and didn’t see why their vote even mattered. I explained how important the Senate election is in North Carolina and put my RNC training to good use describing the gravity of the situation. Finally, they got it and agreed to turn out and vote in November!
This is exciting stuff! Real people are turning out to vote Republican because of conversations with volunteers like me.
I'm obviously passionate about winning back the Senate. So I wanted to email you and encourage you to sign up to volunteer as well.
As a volunteer, you get to speak directly with voters every day where they live. And you get to see the difference you’re making directly to the elections.
In local neighborhoods, the RNC really is the front line for Republican victories. They give me and all the other volunteers the resources, training and data we need to turn out Republican voters.
Join me in helping Republicans win.
See you in the field!
Diane Umbarger
RNC Volunteer
  
Is it legal to combine campaigning and voter registration?
*****
Future of this blog: When Alison Grimes replaces Mitch McConnell as my Senator in November, this will become the Life With Alison Grimes blog, where I will hold her feet to the fire the same as I have his. I started that today by posting this on her Facebook page entry about her new ad in which she shoots a gun. 

I hate feeling used and that is exactly how I feel after seeing this ad. I hate it. Hate, hate, hate it. I have do all I can to help Alison Grimes defeat Mitch McConnell because my state, country, and world can't take another day of that dishonest, destructive obstructionist. So, I will support her campaign and vote for her. And in November, I will change my blog from Life With Mitch McConnell to Life With Alison Grimes and hold her feet to the fire the same as I have his if she continues this ridiculous disregard for Democrats, sensible people who do not want guns in our lives, people who want something better than coal, and the millions of us who support President Obama and dislike the people who keep throwing him under the bus. Very disappointed.

 


Saturday, September 6, 2014

Ouch! Fossil McConnell Tries to Steal President Obama's Campaign Slogan


Dear Senator McConnell:

Enough! Seriously, the embarrassment I feel for you (and my State by extension) is painful.

You, the fossil of change? The irony. The only things that appear to change in your world are your ally, Rand Paul's stances, and that is also pain inducing.

Once again, I remind you that Team Mitch does not seem to be on your side. Your party is still asking stupid questions (so often that they have become cliche) like, "How's that hope and change working for you," making it perfectly obvious they are hopeless regressives. So, your team decides to annoy them by pretending you might sorta wanna be the feeble, 72-year-old agent of change? If it weren't so pathetic, it would be laughable. If Kentucky is stupid enough to elect you again, my guess is the only thing you could possibly change during your next term would be Depends.

This makes your POTUS envy even more obvious, and sad.
 

After 30 years in Senate, McConnell tries to run as 'candidate of change'

 Sandy



Friday, September 5, 2014

How Senator Mitch McConnell Can Redeem Himself

Dear Senator McConnell:

When I saw your campaign ad that tries to attach a negative connotation on President Obama saying, "We don't have a strategy yet," I was confused. First, you are not running against President Obama. Oh, yeah, guess we can chalk that up to your obsessive POTUS envy, and accept it as admission that you know you can't beat Alison Grimes so you are trying, once again, to beat President Obama. (I remind you that you did not make President Obama a one-term President, and despite your obstructionism he has done quite well, so this doesn't look like a winning strategy for you.) 

Even if you were running against President Obama, it would seem rather pathetic of you to find fault with that statement. I suppose it's difficult for you to understand a man with character; someone who can, will, and does tell the truth. 

This made me think about the sad position you are in - nearing retirement with legacy that will disappoint your offspring and remember you as a dishonest, disgraceful obstructionist. Possibly, a traitor. I'm writing to offer my advice on how you might turn that lemon into lemonade. Possibly be remembered as a true patriot after all.

The American people (I honestly believe I am in a better, more informed position to speak for us than you are) love rebirth stories, especially the ones complete with admissions and apologies. When an addict finally comes clean with the world, they are elevated to super hero status, given book deals, and paraded out on talk shows.

The same could be true for you. All you need to do is admit that you are powerless over your addiction to GOP greed and dishonesty, and that you have given up your hypocrisy and asked a true higher power to save you from that sick addiction. Apologize to Kentucky, America, and the world for all the damage you have done and vow to never, ever, go anywhere near politics again.

I would respect you and bet others would, too.

Sandy

p.s. Are you sure Team Mitch is on your side? Sure doesn't look that way to me.






Thursday, September 4, 2014

Finally, one thing that Mitch McConnell and I can agree on

Dear Senator McConnell:


I'm sure you know how difficult it is for me to admit that you are right about something. Fortunately, I'm strong so I'm toughing this out like a champ.

I just saw your ad that starts out talking about how Washington is broken. That's so true. We have you there, obstructing progress. It's a huge mess.

The ad goes on to say that President Obama (only they don't use the P word, considering your terribly obvious POTUS envy) needs Alison Grimes and Kentucky needs Mitch McConnell. I couldn't agree more. And I am doing everything I can to send Alison to Washington and keep you here in Kentucky.

In a state near shock,

Sandy



Tuesday, September 2, 2014

McConnell Updates 9/2/14

10 reasons Why Dems Will Hold Senate 
     Personally, I'd say Mitch McConnell should be the number one reason. That should scare all voters.

Finally, MSM is unable to ignore this story  

THE WALK - VoteVets Ad in Kentucky 


     "Of course a liberal Obama advocacy group that specializes in misleading ads has descended into Kentucky on behalf of Alison Lundergan Grimes," McConnell spokeswoman Alison Moore said in a statement." Any time someone tells the truth about Senator McConnell, he and his allies/cronies/brain dead supporters call it an attack.

 

      "The senator was intent on bringing up what he considers a questionable deal involving how much the Grimes campaign is paying for its bus. The secretary was equally eager to tell the Farm Bureau that McConnell was rarely in attendance at meetings and hearings of the Senate Agriculture Committee." People with any sense will note that he has to say "questionable" and "potential" because there is no story here - unlike recently recorded statements in which he makes promises to the Kochs, and the unquestionable, very real scandal with his campaign manager. 



Follow the Money, Follow Your Nose: Mitch McConnell, the Ghost of Jesse Benton & Karl Rove’s Banker (Long Read) - See more at: http://www.barefootandprogressive.com/2014/09/follow-the-money-follow-your-nose-mitch-mcconnell-the-ghost-of-jesse-benton-karl-roves-banker-long-read.html#sthash.DGT34dcb.dpuf


Sunday, August 31, 2014

What Can Happen In 30 Years

McConnell News Update: 8/31/14



(Image from Every Voice)


Keeping Their Voters Stupid Keeps Republicans Elected  
 




McConnell's China Problem (Hint: it's not about choosing china for the White House)


A Presidential Level Campaign: Questions for Mitch McConnell and a Benton/Kesari Timeline - See more at: http://www.barefootandprogressive.com/2014/08/mcconnell-benton-kesari-hyllus-sorenson-timeline.html#sthash.7vbDQSui.dpuf

A Presidential Level Campaign: Questions for Mitch McConnell and a Benton/Kesari Timeline - See more at: http://www.barefootandprogressive.com/2014/08/mcconnell-benton-kesari-hyllus-sorenson-timeline.html#sthash.7vbDQSui.dpuf