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Sat Oct 6, 2018, 07:44 PM

Kentucky DUers, is there any hope of McConnell ever getting defeated?

I would love for that to happen.

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Reply Kentucky DUers, is there any hope of McConnell ever getting defeated? (Original post)
Turin_C3PO Oct 2018 OP
dalton99a Oct 2018 #1
Meadowoak Oct 2018 #2
yardwork Oct 2018 #10
standingtall Oct 2018 #12
bdamomma Oct 2018 #3
Norbert Oct 2018 #4
lordsummerisle Oct 2018 #5
Comatose Sphagetti Oct 2018 #6
smirkymonkey Oct 2018 #7
JohnnyLib2 Oct 2018 #8
Golden Raisin Oct 2018 #9
Name removed Oct 2018 #11
lamp_shade Oct 2018 #13
Midwestern Democrat Oct 2018 #14
lamp_shade Oct 2018 #15
No Vested Interest Oct 2018 #17
RhodeIslandOne Oct 2018 #16
PandoraAwakened Oct 2018 #18

Response to Turin_C3PO (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2018, 07:46 PM

1. I think the traitor will go home to Satan before that happens

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Response to Turin_C3PO (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2018, 07:48 PM

2. We are working on it.

The entire state hates him except for Jefferson County (Louisville). But hopefully he will be defeated in 2020.

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Response to Meadowoak (Reply #2)

Sat Oct 6, 2018, 09:43 PM

10. What's with Louisville? Why is it different?

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Response to yardwork (Reply #10)

Sat Oct 6, 2018, 10:15 PM

12. I think he has that backwards the whole state is red except for

Louisville and Lexington.

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Response to Turin_C3PO (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2018, 07:50 PM

3. Can anyone else go

up against him??? Has he done anything for his constituents??? If not he needs to be voted out.

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Response to Turin_C3PO (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2018, 07:52 PM

4. The senate race in 2014 was close for a while

But Grimes would not admit to voting for President Obama. McConnell jumped on that and her campaign was never the same.

You can't let McConnell take the narrative like that.

If Kentucky Attorney General Andy Bashear has a change of heart and runs for the senate instead of governor McConnell will be sent packing.

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Response to Turin_C3PO (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2018, 07:57 PM

5. He'll go out out like Strom Thurmond

drooling in a wheelchair with his staff making the decisions.

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Response to Turin_C3PO (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2018, 08:27 PM

6. No

Ky very rural, white and religious.
He plays to his base and their fears.

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Response to Turin_C3PO (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2018, 08:34 PM

7. I thought he had the lowest approval rating of any senator in the nation?

 

Kentucky can't come up with anything better than McConnell? Even if it is a republican, anything is better than him.

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Response to Turin_C3PO (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2018, 08:45 PM

8. Only by death.


Or senility, and that wouldn't be guaranteed.

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Response to Turin_C3PO (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2018, 09:42 PM

9. Kentucky has graced us with McConnell AND Rand Paul.

Talk about your double-whammy.

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Sun Oct 7, 2018, 03:13 AM

13. I'm 99% sure he'll retire before 2020. nt

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Response to lamp_shade (Reply #13)

Sun Oct 7, 2018, 04:01 AM

14. Agreed - he's 76 now and Senate Majority/Minority Leader is not a position where an aging Senator

can really get by with less than full ability. Robert Byrd is the only Senate Majority/Minority Leader I can think of off the top of my head who remained in the Senate after stepping down as Leader - I suspect McConnell will announce his decision not to seek re-election sometime next year.

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Response to Midwestern Democrat (Reply #14)

Sun Oct 7, 2018, 06:37 AM

15. Likely around the same time Collins announces her retirement. She'll be...

...only and almost 68 by then, but I don't see any other option for her.

As it stands right now, in 2020 there will be 12 D senate seats up for grabs.... Durbin, the oldest of the 12, will be almost 76.
There will be 22 R seats up for grabs:
Inhofe will be almost 86
Roberts will be 84
Alexander will be 80
Enzi, Kyl, McConnell and Risch will all be 76>78
Red states all but.... ya never know.

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Response to Midwestern Democrat (Reply #14)

Sun Oct 14, 2018, 01:42 AM

17. His wife Elaine Cho is a cabinet secretary; her presence there may impact any decision

he would make.
Has McConnell given any indication that he's tired?
There's many Rep. Senators many years older than McConnell.
Giving up power is a hard thing to do.

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Response to Turin_C3PO (Original post)

Sun Oct 7, 2018, 06:53 AM

16. When Rand Paul first ran, Tweety did a Hardball....

 

....from Lexington.

There was a young woman, college age with a Paul sign. Chris asked her why she supported him. Blah blah Washington is broken we need term limits....

So Chris shoots back “Oh so you want Mitch McConnell gone?”

She puts on this coy smile like she got caught and just bats her eyes.

That’s the type of frauds you’re dealing with.

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Response to Turin_C3PO (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2018, 07:28 PM

18. Yes, there is a way to get rid of McConnell

Kentuckians are a proud bunch. If someone were to start hammering away now at how the little guy in Kentucky has been totally conned, snookered by McConnell, it will resonate. While his despicable stance on health care will be the primary force pushing against McConnell in his own state in 2020, the nail in the coffin would be a relentless campaign of framing McConnell for the crook he is. Just keep pounding away at that $800,000 he took from Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska and various other dark money schemes he's been involved in. Compare how his own finances have risen exponentially over the years while fellow Kentuckian's wages have remained stagnant for decades. Make McConnell the poster child of dark money.

Kentuckians don't like to be laughed at. There is, unfortunately, a long history of jokes insulting their intelligence. It's more of a regional thing perpetuated by people in surrounding states, particularly those in Indiana, but nonetheless it has existed for well over 50 years and has spawned its own cottage industry of "How dumb?" jokes. I bring this up NOT to give credence to the jokes, but to simply point out that Kentuckians are highly sensitive about not wanting to be seen as lacking in intelligence. Thus, they have a heightened sense of awareness that if they end up characterized as people who blindly continue to support a local outed con man, this would only give further fuel to the jokes.

Plus, Kentuckians actually have a deep-seated disgust for con men, once they've been outed as such. Believe it or not, there is an old saying that is still often quoted in the hills of Kentucky: "Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me." This should be in every in-state campaign ad within Kentucky against McConnell. Indeed, Dems running against Rethuglican incumbents statewide in Kentucky would be wise to adopt this slogan. It speaks to Kentuckian's roots as proud people who are tired of being maligned and really can't stand being snookered (tRump not withstanding).

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