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,