Saturday, December 14, 2013

Listening Session, Senator McConnell?

Dear Senator McConnell:

I skipped your listening session about your perceived 'war' on coal. However, should you decide to host a listening session on your very real war on truth, I would like to be on the guest list. I have a lot to say.


Monday, November 11, 2013

Another Veterans Day, Another Dishonest Message From Senator McConnell

Dear Senator McConnell:

You really don't care how disgusting you look to the public, or how badly you insult veterans by pretending to care when it's politically advantageous do you?

Help Me Tell My Cousin That, Thanks to You, She Doesn’t Exactly Support The Troops, Senator McConnell

Disgusted as always,


Thursday, October 17, 2013

Again, Mitch McConnell Feigns a Moment of Sanity

As media and easily duped people assist Mitch McConnell in yet another self-serving, fake moment of sanity, please be sure to remind everyone what a dishonest, opportunist, obstructionist, disaster he is.
 You know what would be insane? If a person held a pillow over the face of a helpless person, and then when someone came in and knocked him aside and removed the pillow from his hand, he bragged about removing the pillow from the person's face and saving a life. That would be totally insane. And that is exactly what Mitch McConnell and his allies did last night. The people who are giving him and his party credit for ending the government shutdown are just as insane as he is for giving him any credit. 

Friday, August 16, 2013

Senator McConnell Responds With Lies About Health Care Legislation

Dear Senator McConnell:

You asked me, repeatedly, via television and the internet, to let you know my thoughts about Obamacare. I knew by your use of the word 'Obamacare' that you were fishing for a negative response but, once President Obama warmed up to the name, we all decided to use it. President Obama does care, and it will be nice for his name to stay attached to it so that all of the people who benefit in years to come will associate it with him. 

So, I did as asked. I called. And, I called again. For a while, I thought I would call every time I heard or saw an ad, but even I don't want to dedicate that much of my time to you. I called both your Louisville and Washington offices. I told them that I support Obamacare. I like Obamacare. I know that Obamacare is working for many already, and that we need to fund it so it can work for everyone. I am a huge fan of Obamacare. I love me some Obamacare. I've read the entire bill a couple of times and I've taken a class - that's how much I honestly care about and love Obamacare. Mark me down as a supporter of Obamacare, please, and tell the Senator that I want him to stop lying about Obamacare.

The people who answer phones in your office are friendly and appear to understand English. It should have been perfectly clear to them where I stand on Obamacare. But, as they should, each verified that I was saying I do, indeed, support Obamacare. 

Taking all of the above into consideration, I'm sure you understand how perfectly insulting this response letter is. The only thing I can possible believe is that you not only choose to lie, you want to lie in such a condescending, insulting way that it makes the recipients of these letters hate you. If that's the case, you have succeeded. I hate you, as my Senator and, I'm pretty darned sure, as a person. 

I notice you use 'health care legislation' instead of Obamacare in this letter. That tells me you must have realized how grateful people would be to President Obama for the Affordable Care Act so, now, you want to take it away from him. You also didn't want to call it the Affordable Care Act because that would make it easy for people to research and discover that this letter is packed with lies. How pathetically transparent you are. 

Here are some truths about Obamacare/The Affordable Care Act/health care legislation

New Data Suggests Obamacare Is Actually Bending The Healthcare Cost Curve


Friday, August 9, 2013

I'm Holding My Nose, Too, Senator McConnell

Dear Senator McConnell:

Sadly, there is no pleasure for me in the knowledge that you have been duped by your own party and by your campaign manager. I honestly felt sad for you when I saw this picture. Jesse Benton has used you the same way you have been using ignorant people for decades, and you are forced to pose for this picture and pretend you are happy about it. Ouch! Your chickens have come home to roost right on your face.

I've thought all along  that it was obvious your campaign wasn't really on your side. Senator McConnell, I am going to put all hard feelings aside for a minute and offer you some good advice. You are NOT cool and you only look silly when you try to look that way. You know, sorta like I would look if I colored my hair neon green, pierced my lip, and tattooed a sleeve on my arm? Some things just don't work for everyone. Seriously, both of you look ridiculous in this picture but he won't have to live with it forever the way you will. He can trot right back over to the tea party when he is finished destroying you and they'll welcome his idiocy. You, on the other hand, have just provided another face for people who would rather focus on your appearance than your terrible record to stick on a turtle. It upsets me that you might be remembered as the clown in this race instead of as the worst Senator in history.

It would be nice if I could just sit back with a smirk and say you deserved it. It is killing me to think instead that I should probably campaign for you to win your primary. As disappointing as it has been to have you for my Senator, I know your tea party challenger would be even worse.


 "Two of the worst secrets in politics have now been confirmed. Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul cut a deal where if Paul helps McConnell get reelected in 2014, McConnell will help open doors to the mainstream Republican for Paul when he runs for president in 2016. The second secret revealed is that Rand Paul fully intends to run for president in 2016. Everyone in the country who follows politics already knew this, but there it is straight from the lips of a member of Rand’s own family."   Mitch McConnell Gets Trashed By His Own Campaign Manager In Leaked Audiotape

Jesse Benton on Mitch McConnell: "I'm sorta holding my nose for 2 years"

Mitch McConnell’s Campaign Manager: I’m “Holding My Nose”


Saturday, August 3, 2013

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Alison Grimes Campaign Kick Off

In case you missed it!

Senator McConnell's Chickens Come Home to Roost

Dear Senator McConnell:

Ouch! I can only imagine how you must feel now that your party is lying about you exactly the way you have lied about President Obama. That surely must hurt. My instinct is to offer sympathy but I'm standing strong because I know pain is necessary for growth. It's never too late to learn a little decency so this might be a turning point for you.

"It is in this environment that 15 Kentucky Tea Party groups released a letter last week blasting two national Tea Party groups for endorsing Senator Mitch McConnell, complaining of McConnell’s “Progressive Liberal voting record” and his “willingness to roll over and cede power to President Obama and the Liberals in Washington.”  From the New York Times article: Republicans: Blinded by Self-Righteousness

 Also see: Thom Hartman's Once again, Republicans reject their own plan 

The Republican lawmaker refused to acknowledge that President Obama's plan did exactly what GOP leaders have been calling for – lower the corporate tax rate and simplify the tax code.  Instead, Senator McConnell focused in on infrastructure spending, calling it “extra goodies,” and ignoring the fact that it would put many Americans back to work.  This out-of-the-gate obstruction is just more Republican economic terrorism.  They will oppose anything that the President proposes, no matter how many Republican ideas are included.   - See more at:
The Republican lawmaker refused to acknowledge that President Obama's plan did exactly what GOP leaders have been calling for – lower the corporate tax rate and simplify the tax code.  Instead, Senator McConnell focused in on infrastructure spending, calling it “extra goodies,” and ignoring the fact that it would put many Americans back to work.  This out-of-the-gate obstruction is just more Republican economic terrorism.  They will oppose anything that the President proposes, no matter how many Republican ideas are included.   - See more at:

The Republican lawmaker refused to acknowledge that President Obama's plan did exactly what GOP leaders have been calling for – lower the corporate tax rate and simplify the tax code.  Instead, Senator McConnell focused in on infrastructure spending, calling it “extra goodies,” and ignoring the fact that it would put many Americans back to work.  This out-of-the-gate obstruction is just more Republican economic terrorism.  They will oppose anything that the President proposes, no matter how many Republican ideas are included.   - See more at:
The Republican lawmaker refused to acknowledge that President Obama's plan did exactly what GOP leaders have been calling for – lower the corporate tax rate and simplify the tax code.  Instead, Senator McConnell focused in on infrastructure spending, calling it “extra goodies,” and ignoring the fact that it would put many Americans back to work.  This out-of-the-gate obstruction is just more Republican economic terrorism.  They will oppose anything that the President proposes, no matter how many Republican ideas are included.   - See more at:
The Republican lawmaker refused to acknowledge that President Obama's plan did exactly what GOP leaders have been calling for – lower the corporate tax rate and simplify the tax code.  Instead, Senator McConnell focused in on infrastructure spending, calling it “extra goodies,” and ignoring the fact that it would put many Americans back to work.  This out-of-the-gate obstruction is just more Republican economic terrorism.  They will oppose anything that the President proposes, no matter how many Republican ideas are included.   - See more at:


Monday, July 15, 2013

Keep Showing Your Hand, Senator McConnell

Dear Senator McConnell:

I've enjoyed watching your team (of toddlers? teens?) expose your fears but wonder why you aren't embarrassed. Could it be you are incapable of human emotions? Certainly looks that way.

You obviously believed it would take four years of campaigning to win another election. The truth is, your endless campaign - against Ashley Judd, President Obama, and now Alison Lundergan Grimes, has turned out to be a campaign against yourself. The harder you try to harm others, the more you harm yourself.


Your attempt to harm Alison by using her name against her actually became a pleasant ear worm for most people:

And in a couple seconds less, she made you used your own words to make you look quite silly.

Please don't stop, even if Alison isn't ready to play with you yet. Some of us are having a great time watching you.


Wednesday, July 10, 2013

What is your career, Senator McConnell?

Dear Senator McConnell:

Now that  you and your allies/team/abetters/partners-in-lies have made so many public comments about your utter disgust for career politicians, I think it's time for you to explain to us (your constituents, as well as other sane Americans who suffer the consequences of your lies and inaction) exactly what you consider to be your career. You've spent thirty years in the senate but consider something other than politics the career of your life? Please explain.


Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Cheerleaders For Alison Lundergan Grimes

Dear Senator McConnell:

It isn’t often that you do something I can thank you for, so this is a circle-the-date, happy day for me.

Thank you (or team McConnell) for the catchy tune that will surely make Alison Lundergan Grimes a pleasant earworm for everyone who hears it. If I didn't know better, I'd think team McConnell is purposely working against you.

And your attempt to belittle Alison by calling her a cheerleader? I thank you twice for that. Once, because I'm going to have fun with it. A second time because I honestly gave you a little more credit than you deserved and I'm happy to take that back. I thought, although you consistently vote against the best interest of women (and men, and children, and the earth), you refrained from publicizing your misogyny and you were a teeny, tiny, itsy bit better than some of you rape/transvaginal ultrasound allies. My guess is you would rather keep your misogyny (or lack of it, as the case might sorta be) in the closet but you know your party won’t allow it, which makes you their -- ummm, I guess puppet is the nicest way to put it. I’m pretty darned certain there’s more evidence that you are a puppet for your party than there is evidence that Alison Lundergan Grimes is a cheerleader for President Obama. But, one thing I like about you is your consistency, and you have consistently refused to allow facts to get in the way of anything you say, on your own or in your role as puppet.

I’ve decided to make this campaign fun. The prospect of finally getting rid of you makes me giddy so fun  seems the logical way to go. I am going to make a game of taking every stupid thing that you, your team, your party, or your owners try to use to hurt your opponent and turning it around to make it a positive for her. I’m starting with cheerleader. Funny thing about this – I would love nothing more than a puppet-for-Obama Senator in Kentucky so he can finish everything we elected him to do without having to deal with your obstruction, so that whole idea went over like a lead balloon with me. It probably didn’t impress anyone but your base and your owners.

I’ve declared myself a cheerleader for Alison. Already bought some bright, fun sneakers and changed my internet profile pictures to reflect this status. I’m inviting everyone else who wants to Alison Lundergan Grimes replace you in the Senate in 2014 to do the same. 

Anyone else who would like to become an internet cheerleader for Alison Lundergan Grimes can get twibbons here.  The twibbon size is adjustable, and can be used as a small stamp in the corner if covering the whole profile picture isn't an option. 

Let's get this party started, Senator McConnell! 


Saturday, June 15, 2013

What's Poor Senator McConnell to Do Now?

Dear Senator McConnell:

I sent the attached letter to Senator Rand Paul today, as well as sharing it with the world. When asking my friends who all they thought I should copy it to, several said, "Your Senators." Sigh.

That puts me in a tough spot, since Rand Paul is my Senator and you, my other Senator, have been doing your best to convince everyone that you are, or are willing to be, as crazy as he is. So, I'm copying the letter to you. I'm sure your advice to him will be to ignore me since that's what you always do. And your response to me will be, "Thank you for sharing your views with me so I can ignore you. Please join me on my FB page that I also ignore, and on Twitter, where I will never respond."

Seriously, though, I do think you should carefully consider the potential ramifications of the lies and violent rhetoric your party is tossing out. I do believe it will come back to bite. Soon.

Senator Rand Paul:

Regarding: Your words at the “Road to Majority” conference in Washington on June 13, 2013

I take strong objection to your decision to use violent language (ala Good News Club) when speaking to Republican Christians about “liberal elites” who don’t share your/their religious beliefs. Your slick lumping of “liberal elites” in with scary foreigners your fans love to hate so much wasn’t missed. You may think the Rove practice of blaming your perceived enemies for doing exactly what you are doing—waging war-- is clever but I disagree.
Not only do I disagree, I put you on notice now. I believe you are preying on people who are often incapable of thinking for themselves, expecting them to act on your violent rhetoric. Regardless of who was present to hear the speech, I believe your words were carefully chosen to incite your base and I consider that a direct threat to my safety.
You see, Senator Paul, you have a history that sticks with you no matter how you might want to pretend otherwise. We know of at least two women from your past who live in fear of your violent tendencies – your Aqua Buddha kidnapping victim and your curb stomped victim. I know that most abusers get away with the first few, and that the violence escalates as they get away with abuse. That means your next victim(s) should suffer worse than Lauren Valle and I will not remain silent while waiting for that to happen.
There is no room for doubt that your fans, supporters, militia buddies, head-stompers, fellow Republicans and Libertarians are open to your thinly veiled calls to violence. We watched what happened when Sarah Palin and John McCain played this game. They tossed out plenty of violent rhetoric, complete with cross-hairs on posters, to incite violence. (Far as I know, not a single person was curb-stomped for those violent posters, like Lauren was for holding a humorous, non-violent poster that you didn’t like.) I am not alone in thinking that your party’s disgusting pretense that what happened during the McCain/Palin campaign was acceptable and inconsequential was dreadfully dishonest, especially since it was followed with the Gabby Giffords shooting, and other less deadly incidents.
There are consequences for all actions. This letter is to put you on notice that I consider your carefully worded speech to be a call to war against me, a vocal non-Christian, “liberal American elitist” who speaks out every chance I get to warn fellow citizens to pay close attention to what you and your party are doing. There is plenty of evidence (thanks for offering more in your speech yesterday) that you do wish me harm. All I wish for you is that you will be voted out of office and given a reality television show for your next career move.
My father was a peace-loving man in action as well as words. The one time I heard him make what could be considered a threat, it was to tell a man who had threatened me that he should probably hope nothing happened to me since his threat would make him a suspect. I’m saying the same to you. I’ve received small warnings/threats from your patriots [sic] when I’ve spoken the truth about you. Now, I want you to clean up everything you’ve said that could possible incite your base to harm me, or anyone else who doesn’t agree with them or share their religious beliefs. And, in case it’s too late to protect me that way, I’m sending a copy of this letter to everyone who might be able to hold you accountable should I be harmed in any way as a result of your careless decision to use rhetoric to incite violence against those of us who do not share your opinions or religious beliefs.
cc: everyone who might be able to hold you accountable should I be harmed in any way

Thursday, May 2, 2013

A powerful message from Latosha

Dear Mitch McConnell, I think it is in poor taste that you make a HUGE production of coming to "coal country" to discuss resurrecting the coal mining industry, on the same day that 100 teachers in the county school system received pink slips. That is all.
 Latosha L.
(Seconded by Sandy  - all in agreement, please say aye)

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Yes, Senator McConnell, You Really Should Duplicate the Romney Campaign

Dear Senator McConnell: 

Silly you. Buying friends didn't really work for Mitt and it doesn't seem to be working for you, either. Sorta like the empty chair didn't work for Mitt but that didn't stop you from copying. Since you aren't smart enough to be embarrassed, we sane Kentuckians are embarrassed for you.

Please stop continue making a fool of yourself.

Mitch McConnell Ad Wildly Popular With Whatever Bot He’s Paying For YouTube Views



Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Some use bombs but McConnell uses his position to destroy the people of the country

(Thanks to Byron Early for the title)

Dear Senator McConnell:

Regarding: “I think it’s safe to say that for many, the complacency that prevailed prior to September 11th has actually returned.” Mitch McConnell   Taken from the ThinkProgress article and video linked here

Once again, Senator McConnell, your guess at what THE American people are thinking or at what is actually going on in the American government is totally off base. In this case, I think the problem might be that you are thinking in Republican, fear-mongering, war-making terms that seek to protect your home grown terrorists and project every act of terrorism onto people who are not in this country.

I know it’s asking a lot for you to pay attention, but I’m hard-headed this way. Please, do pay attention. You invite us to look at your Facebook page and to read the inanity that your party puts out in the forms of fund-raising letters and editorials that are surely written either to test our sanity or to prove you’ve lost yours. I’m asking you to take a little stroll across the internet. Seriously, you won’t even need to waste tax dollars on Secret Service escorts to experience the violent rhetoric and terrorism being enacted on us by your allies every second of every day.

I promise you (in case you’ve missed the entire gun debate), many of us are not at all complacent about terrorism. We don’t want paranoid, angry, basement militias terrorizing our children and grandchildren by sporting their assault rifles at the zoo, and we don’t want people detonating bombs at the Boston Marathon on tax day, where the Sandy Hook families are being recognized, nor do we want outsiders to attack us. It's plain scary for you to say anything so stupid. 


Disgusted as always,


Friday, April 12, 2013

Mitch McConnell: Not a Convincing Martyr

Dear Senator McConnell:

You might have a few people in the media willing to waste air and print space presenting you as a martyr in the whole “somebody recorded me saying what everyone already knew I was saying about Ashley Judd” fiasco. The rest of us know you are not a martyr, you were not harmed, and you wasted tax dollars calling for an investigation. No, your version of martyrdom is sorta like my Catholic mother’s, “If I were on the floor dying, you’d just step over me,” when she wanted attention.

The only questions left are:

  • Was Progress [sic] Kentucky working for you? It sure looks that way to many of us (I mentioned this in a previous letter, before any of this broke.)
  • Did you cook your own goose since you will be investigated now?

The part of this that doesn’t make me want to scream is that I’m not the only one pointing out your ridiculously false claims that Progress [sic] Kentucky is, or ever was, tied to Kentucky Democrats, or Kentucky progressives, or the left. Kentucky Democrats do not want to make things easy for you and we do not want to hang around with people who call themselves Tea Party to learn how to be like them. We (at least the people I talk to) are appalled by their tactics and actions.

We think we should just sit back and watch you self-destruct until the last possible moment and then announce the candidate who will beat you. We know how you are, and that as soon as you have an opponent to devour, you will call together your little team of ugly people and plan how you will get the media to stop focusing on what a pitiful job you are doing and instead assist you in hurting that person in the most personal way possible. (And you have the nerve to whine that someone said something you didn’t appreciate about your wife – who put herself in the political spectrum where she earned our disdain. Seriously, it takes a lot of gall to be such a hypocrite.)

After reading these articles, I would be embarrassed to admit that I had anything to do with this group. I think you should be ten times as embarrassed to pretend they took you down.

All out of sympathy,


Wednesday, April 10, 2013

McConnell World Getting Uglier

Dear Senator McConnell:

I’m not sure where to start with the surge of garbage that has poured in from McConnell world since I last wrote. I guess I’ll go with the most disappointing first and work my way back to the good news.

Who am I trying to fool? I want to blurt out the good news first to make sure I don’t forget. The most recent polls say you are extremely unpopular with only a 36% approval rate in Kentucky. Everywhere I look, there are new pages, groups, blogs, and memes talking about the horrible things you’ve done, and about how many people dislike you. I flatter myself by believing that my four-year-project has paid off. I smile when I think that your goal was to make President Obama a one-term President while mine was to make sure your name recognition carried with it knowledge of your horrible record. Finally, I can say without doubt that you failed and I succeeded.

Now, I will return to the most disappointing issue.

Mitch McConnell joins far right fringe on guns   I hate to admit this in public but I honestly held out a little hope for you on this one. You are a father, and I am guessing that at least one of your three children might have produced a grandchild although I haven’t verified that. (A Google search for your grandchildren provides a link to my letter On Behalf of My Grandchildren, Senator McConnell, which addresses my grandchildren but not yours.)

When I heard the news about Sandy Hook, my heart shattered. From what I understand, that is true for most people, and many of us have not recovered. I guess I gave you the benefit of the doubt and assumed that you had a heart to shatter. When your new BFF, and my other embarrassing Senator, Rand Paul went public with his nonsense about filibustering any attempt to strengthen gun safety in this country, I decided that validated my belief that as terrible as you are at your job, I still have a sliver more respect for you than I do him. At least I only fear you politically; I fear him politically and physically.

And then you had to jump on the crazy train with him. Oh, what a bittersweet dilemma that creates. On the sweet side, it will hurt your campaign. But, we sane Kentuckians still have to swallow the bitter reality of the whole world laughing at us. (In case you don’t know, the whole world IS watching. My granddaughter gets a kick out of seeing which countries are reading my letters to you. Thanks for that little pleasure.)

I have no problem admitting that I was wrong in assuming that you would feel the pain of every person who lost someone in that massacre, and that you would lie awake at night thinking of all the things you could do to make sure nothing like this ever happens again, and that you would realize there is no way to predict who is mentally unable to handle the responsibility of owning a gun so we must regulate and minimize, and that you would see through the NRA’s ridiculous leap onto school safety when schools are not the problem. I was wrong – very wrong – to assume that you would be anything like the sane, compassionate, fair, logical people in this country.

Second on my complaint list is this: Mitch McConnell Won'tStop Saying That the Left Was "Bugging" His Campaign Office   You know, Senator McConnell, that this is total bull. My guess is that someone in your office defected. You are surely suspecting the same now that you wasted tax dollars on an FBI investigation that came up with nothing. Seriously, old fool would be an improvement over the way you are looking these days. There’s some sweet irony (of the sickenly sweet variety) in your use of tax dollars for this and in the fact that you also waste tax dollars taking secret service to protect you when you visit school children.

Ashley Judd’s words are kinder than mine, and prove that her mental status is certainly much better than yours. "This is yet another example of the politics of personal destruction that embody Mitch McConnell and are pervasive in Washington, D.C," Judd said in the statement. "We expected nothing less from Mitch McConnell and his camp to take a personal struggle such as depression, which many Americans cope with on a daily basis, and turn it into a laughing matter." 

Another sore spot for me is that you and your cronies (or should I say allies so you'll know I'm trying to insult you?) are ruining satire for me and causing friction between me and one of my oldest friends. He suggested that we should label satire because so many people are sharing some of the most inane stories as truth. It’s a sorry state of affairs when Republicans are so absurd that there is no way to exaggerate stories about them to the point that rational people stop and say, “Oh, no, this can’t possibly be true so they laugh.” Here’s the latest example of satire that the intelligent, informed people believed. I hope you will read it and weep.

And then there are usual complaints – the things that never go away so I can’t wait for 2014 to be rid of you. Your obstruction is childish, inexcusable, and harmful. The reason I know you are lying when you claim to be Christian is that if you believed in hell you would know you have earned your spot in the VIP section there.

Wishing you sleepless nights, haunted by visions of children who have been shot with assault rifles,


Wednesday, March 20, 2013

McConnell Madness Brackets Ready

Recently, over in the Facebook Group, No More Life With Mitch McConnell (name reflects anticipated retiring of this blog along with the Senator in 2014), I posted this:

BE ON THE WATCH: I realized today, when I saw Mitch's FB post, that the odds are against him. Any day now, he is bound to slip up and accidentally tell a truth.

So far, that hasn’t happened. In the spirit of March Madness, I created a bracket competition with the accidental truths I would most like to hear Senator McConnell drop. I invite everyone to participate and share with others.

There will be no cash prize but we are all winners if someone replaces his botox injections with truth serum, or he suddenly develops a conscience at this late age. And, to all who predict the winner, I will be forever in awe of your awesomeness.

Should anyone feel cheated because there is no money involved, you are welcome to make a donation to the NOT MITCH fund:

Make checks payable to: Jefferson County Democratic Party

Be sure to add this to the FOR line: Against Mitch McConnell

Mail to:

Jefferson County Democratic Party
640 Barrett Avenue
Louisville, Kentucky 40204 
(per Bill Ryan, Chairman, Jefferson County Democratic Party)

Let the fun begin!

Friday, March 15, 2013

Mitch and Elaine, Sittin' In a Tree

Mitch and Elaine, sittin’ in a tree
First they laugh, then they cry
Then comes the ad
That couldn’t be sorrier if they tried

Seriously, this is how immature the most recent ‘first’ McConnell ad for the campaign really is. I do thank Elaine for jumping in and making herself fair game, though.

For anyone who doesn’t know, many progressives in Kentucky think Mitch McConnell is not a threat and should be easy to defeat in 2014, so Progress Kentucky does not represent us. We distanced ourselves from that group as soon as they favored a primary challenge.

I hear there are people who were not aware that Elaine Chou served as United States Secretary of Labor in the Cabinet of President George W. Bush.  A little about her:

McConnell's first, first ad


McConnell's second, first ad  (for the record, he doesn't work his heart out for Kentucky. He has no heart and the sane citizens of Kentucky know that.)


Monday, March 4, 2013

Wealth Inequality in America

Just when I think it isn't possible to dislike Senator McConnell any more than I already do, I run across something like this. THIS is what Mitch McConnell represents. Disgusting.

Actress Ashley Judd Speaks on Reproductive Rights | C-SPAN

Dear Senator McConnell: 

I'm posting this here for several reasons.

You are campaigning against her when she hasn't even announced that she is running.

There are people out there who think Ashley Judd is "just" an actress. This will show them how much more she is than an actress, or an activist - she's intelligent, caring, and a beautifully packaged mix of soft and strong. (You should be worried. She's everything you are not.)

And, she made me realize that you, Senator McConnell, are my pig. How cool!

Actress Ashley Judd Speaks on Reproductive Rights | C-SPAN


Thursday, February 21, 2013

Know What's Funnier Than McConnell Filibustering His Own Bill? This.

Dear Senator McConnell:

Thank you for beating out Steven Colbert, Andy Borowitz, and the Onion to provide the best laugh of the day. What an unexpected surprise it was to read that your office had actually taken action after reading a constituent's letter. It was an even better surprise to learn that the one letter that sparked action was based on satire that neither the writer nor your office recognized.

McConnell’s office duped by The Onion-style piece on Gitmo

I've tried to convince people that the Republican brain is incapable of getting or writing satire, probably because satire requires knowledge of the topic, a sense of humor, and the ability to rewrite the truth in a format that allows reasonably intelligent people to recognize and separate exaggeration for humor's sake from the obvious truth. 

It was kind of you and your office to support my belief. The great laugh was a bonus. 

I love satire, the literal form of making fun of something unbearable. Steven Colbert helps many of us laugh off the unbearable at the end of most days thanks to you, our other equally embarrassing Senator from Kentucky, Speaker Boehner, and the rest of your party. (Should I use allies, so you'll know I'm paying attention to the Republican script and am on top of the current word you are trying to demonize?) I never imagined a night when you would offer the comic relief. 

This line made me laugh harder than the others:  "Senator McConnell's office is hyper-vigilant about finding answers to the questions raised by his constituents." That has not been my experience, or the experience of any of my friends. Maybe we need to change the way we ask? 

I'll give it a shot. 
Senator McConnell, is it true that you and your allies purposely mislead THE American People because you have sold your souls to the highest bidders and you want to prove beyond all doubt that your base is stupid enough to believe your lies and vote against their own best interest? Would you believe that's what I read on That I heard it on Rush Limbaugh's show? That it was rolling across the bottom of the FOX screen all day yesterday? That someone in your office accidentally told me that when I called to ask what happened to your soul?  

Wow. I'd better stop typing lies with question marks before someone thinks I lost my mind and conscience and went Republican overnight. 


Friday, February 15, 2013

We Know The Truth, Senator McConnell

And the truth is, you are trying to play the same game but Harry Reid is going to beat you at your own game this time.

Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Rachel Maddow Not the Only One Who Gets to Call Bull Pucky

Dear Senator McConnell:

It’s hard to see your name these days without seeing Super PAC Progress Kentucky hanging onto your slimy coattails, trying desperately to claim some of that overwhelming love and approval you enjoy. So, I can sorta, almost pretend to believe you were being honest in whining about how Democratic liberals are trying to infiltrate conservative groups in the defeat McConnell campaign. Almost. 

(Apologies to sane people who read my letters. That part about overwhelming love and approval didn’t make it past my gag reflexes, either.)

If I were like you, or like Progress Kentucky – totally into saying whatever might suit my purpose instead of the truth – I would  say everything in my experience leads me to believe that your side encouraged some people to create a group, brand themselves with something including the word Progress, and try to embarrass liberals. That is much more believable, and Progress instead of Progressive would make me giggle because it’s so like the way conservatives consistently and childishly use Democrat when they should use Democratic as if they need code words to identify themselves for other idiots.

I’m disappointed in Politico, Mother Jones, and Salon for proving how easy it is for a tiny little fringe group to slide (maybe oil from the slimy coattails helped?) dishonest, self-penned, praisy-chain letters about themselves into MSM. And shame on you for trying to tie this to President Obama or his allies (seriously, laugh out loud hilarious that you think anyone is stupid enough to buy that).

This Obama ally does not want a primary challenge for you and is nowhere close to being alone in that opinion. I’m embarrassed for the fools who think we need anything more than a human body with a pulse to beat you, and disgusted with the ones who imply that the Democratic Party is incapable of handling this. RED FLAG CLUE – if that little group were in the liberal/Democratic/Obama allies loop, they’d know better. Yep, looks like they are either on your side or deceptive, in which case I'd like for you to just keep them.

I’m here to tell you that Keith Rouda has no authority to speak for Kentucky Democrats or Obama allies. He might know a few people who call themselves progress[ives] and who want to chum up with people who call themselves tea party. Seriously, that should make heads explode. It’s like saying, “I’m vegan,” while chewing on prime rib. Or saying, “I’m pro life,” and supporting the death penalty and war. Does NOT make sense. Most of the liberals I know would rather scrub toilets or listen to you whine than associate with violent, racist people who wear tea bags. Progress Kentucky speaking for Kentucky Democrats is just like you speaking for THE American People. It is misleading at best.

Obviously, I’m not a fan of Progress Kentucky. I’m skeptical of any group whose actions are inconsistent with the principles they try to claim. I was mostly kidding when I said everything in my experience leads me to believe that your side encouraged some people to create a group, brand themselves with something including the word Progress, and try to embarrass liberals. Everything in my experience does tell me that but, sadly, I do know that Progress Kentucky has done everything possible to get their name out there, to convince the public that they are the only activists in Kentucky working to defeat you (which could not be farther from the truth), and they have bragged about trying to team up with the tea party. So, much as I know it is like Republican, Rovian tactics to create a mess and blame the other side, this time I’m pretty sure that’s not exactly how it happened.

Let’s just call Progress Kentucky an outlier. Fringe. Some sort of anomaly since neither side wants to claim them. I’ll continue to call you a liar because the article to which this letter refers is total Bull Pucky, and you can continue to call me an Obama ally.



Monday, January 14, 2013

Mitch McConnell Continues to Play Stupid

Dear Senator McConnell:

The President (and his allies)* explained the debt ceiling today, in terms that a seven-year-old child could understand. The debt ceiling is not about new spending; it is about paying the debt that we already owe. Yet, you come out a few hours later and present it dishonestly. Shame on you.

As you know**, both parties are responsible for repaying the debt that we already owe. The Republican Party is responsible for the worst of that debt. We sane Americans (that would be the Obama allies) haven't forgotten about your wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, your ridiculous Bush tax breaks, the welfare you promised to corporations, or your Medicare Part D - ALL unfunded. Should anyone try to forget, I'll remind them.

President Obama said, "We are not a deadbeat nation." Even though he called you out by name at another point in the speech, my inner child (see my bumper sticker for full details) wished so much he would had added to that, "Despite having deadbeat leaders in McConnell and Boehner."

* Why do you keep adding 'and his allies' every time you mention President Obama's name? Does it feel like war talk to you? Do you think your base hates allies?

** I hate when you use 'as you know' in your letters and then follow them with something that sane people know is not true. Hate it! I hate for anyone to use 'as you know' because if the person truly knows, there's no point in telling them again. You can choose for yourself whether to believe I used this to mock you, or to remind you.

Proud President Obama Allie,


Saturday, January 5, 2013

McConnell on Sunday Morning Talk Show Watch Party

Mitch McConnell is scheduled to spread his lies and venom on the Sunday morning talk shows this week (Sunday, January 6, 2013). I am hosting a watch party in the No More Life With Mitch McConnell Facebook group

Anyone with the stomach to watch, the self-control not to throw things at your television, the desire to call him out on his lies, and can handle adult language (since it is almost impossible to watch him without using some adult language) is invited to attend. 

Please invite like-minded friends. (Trolls will be blocked.) 


A letter from Cletus to Senator McConnell re: Fiscal Cliff

(My apologies to Cletus for the delay in posting. This went to a folder than I don't check daily so I didn't see it until today.)

Dear Senator McConnell,

Please consider accepting President Barrack Obama's tax proposal. You arrogance and lack of respect for the president is not becoming of a United States Senator. Do not hold American middle class hostage.
If we fall off the "cliff", I do not expect that you will be re-elected in 2014 and you will not be "laughing" anymore. Again, please consider making the compromise. It's your career. I can afford the 2K hit in taxes; you'll lose your seat in the Senate for 2014. I will work extra hard here in the Green Mountain State to ensure that outcome.