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Old 05-23-2021, 07:52 AM
 
Location: Eastern Kentucky Proud
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I lived in KY for 17 years then moved for work 15 years ago and I still call the Bluegrass state home. For the life of me I don't know how he keeps getting reelected... he has brought little (if any) bacon home.
My fondness for Mr. McConnell is falling fast but, if it's pork you are looking for, you need to take a look at the 'King of Pork', Congressman Hal Rogers of the Fifth District of Kentucky. Don't believe me? Take a look at Pulaski County and then compare it to any other County in the fifth district and it will be very obvious where the pork is. They (Pulaski County) just started their third clover leaf interchange and don't even have an interstate highway running through the County. I know, that's how politics works, you take care of your homies but, at this point he don't care. Most of the time he don't even have an opponent. At least Mr. McConnell had an opponent, as feeble as she was.


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Old 05-23-2021, 03:16 PM
 
Location: In the Pearl of the Purchase, Ky
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I lived in KY for 17 years then moved for work 15 years ago and I still call the Bluegrass state home. For the life of me I don't know how he keeps getting reelected... he has brought little (if any) bacon home.
Yes he does. Just wait until right before the next time he has to run for office. There will be something for just about everybody....until the Wednesday after the election.
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Old 05-26-2021, 03:33 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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Yes he does. Just wait until right before the next time he has to run for office. There will be something for just about everybody....until the Wednesday after the election.
Mitch has a remarkable talent for taking hypocrisy and bald-faced lying to new heights on a regular basis.
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Old 05-26-2021, 05:08 PM
 
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One thing I've learned over the years is one way to measure the success of a politician is to see how much he/she is disliked by the major opposing party. Not just disliked really but more so despised by the opposing party while maintaining respect and support from an overwhelming majority of politicians from his own party.
Given the animosity shown here towards McConnell mostly by liberals or those who lean left, he must be doing a pretty good job.
If some of you leaning left began to praise him for any of his views and his accomplishments, then I'd begin to worry.
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Old 07-08-2021, 12:25 PM
 
Location: Østenfor sol og vestenfor måne
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So you don't believe in bipartisanship, ...aka Ronald Reagan and Tip O'Neil?
The modern federal GOP platform is not based on policy to improve the opportunities of Americans, but obstructionism.

I mean, Chip Roy (R-Tx) admitted as much.

This is the (federal) Republican modus operendi:

1. Get into power

2. Appoint as many judges as possible

3. Restrict voting access in blue areas

4. Give speeches that rally the base (They're gunna take your guns! We are building a wall to keep <redacted> out!)

5. Don't do much policywise except vote as a block against House Dem initiatives.

6. Collect money from special interests that are benefitting from the few bills, mostly tax relief for the ultra wealthy, that they do introduce

7. Repeat


I am much more impressed (or at least content) with various state Republican officials, but the Congress, the office of the President, and the RNC are even more corrupt than the Dems these days, and that is saying something.

The Dems at the national level aren't much better, but at least they ostensibly act like a representational body, however minimally.
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Old 07-08-2021, 12:59 PM
 
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Like most Pols he is far removed from the normal Kentuckians life. A creature of wealth and washington more concerned with his legacy than what is good for the majority of americans IMO. He always delivered highway funds and kept our military bases open but did not focus on making substantive improvement to schools or healthcare.

It would be interesting to know had Todd Hollenbach won the county judge race in the late 70's, how things may have turned out for Mitch or Todd in their careers. Mitch shook my hand twice in under 5 minutes. I was a student at Uof L in the late 70;s His handlers had him at a entrance to an auditorium glad handing every student he could put his hand out to with Hi I'm Mitch I'm running for office etc then he moves. I go in the auditorium to sit and up he comes on the side aisle and shakes my hand again with the same line.

In his defense how the hell can he recognize so many faces but I did laugh about it when talking to friends about it.

Didn't Hollenbach have some sort of breakdown around that time? Or am I remembering some other politician in the Louisville area.
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Old 07-09-2021, 12:14 AM
 
Location: Lexington, Kentucky
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Interesting article about him
https://www.theatlantic.com/politics...=pocket-newtab
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