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.