U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell, Republican-Kentucky and KY Secretary of State Alison Lundergan-Grimes, Democrat-Kentucky, Fancy Farm, Getty Images 2014
LEXINGTON, Kentucky – Their debate has just concluded but the war has just begun.
They met for an hour tonight. One-on-one under the klieg lights of Kentucky Educational Television’s, “Comment on Kentucky” hosted by Bill Goodman.
It was, nearly, everything, we have come to expect from these two. Not unlike that of Douglas ‘Wrong Way’ Corrigan. Always flying high, flying fast, but flying in the wrong direction.
And so it goes…
But I’m deeply troubled and frankly ashamed of our state’s Public Broadcaster, Kentucky Educational Television (K.E.T.).
Kentucky Educational Television (K.E.T.) Logo …
Just like ‘Wrong Way’ Corrigan they too have been flying high, flying fast and flying, most certainly, in the wrong direction.
Clearly the battle lines have been drawn. The Kentucky long-knives are out. The political establishment is entrenched, dug-in, and well-heeled to a fault. You see, they are stuck with these two candidates. Lundergan-Grimes and McConnell.
But hey! You gotta dance with the one that brung ya, right?
Truth be told neither political party standard-bearer between Frankfort, KY. and Washington, D.C. really and truly wanted these two candidates.
With McConnell the Grand Old Party had hoped that after 30 years in the United States Senate he would just figure its time to retire. ‘I’ve accomplished, truthfully, all I can here.’ With the exception of Majority Leader. A feat that hasn’t been achieved by a politician from the Bluegrass State since, Alben W. Barkley, former Congressman, U.S. Senator and former Vice President of the United States of America from Paducah, KY. U.S.A..
McConnell wishes to have his name, his political bona-fide as it were, contrasted and compared with Mr. Barkley but from the Republican side of the ledger. He’s done everything that he can or ever could to achieve such a feat. To obtain such a lofty goal. But time and memorial such has eluded him. He’s like the Chicago Cubs of Politics. Because to be Majority Leader of the United States Senate amounts to winning the World Series. It is a powerful position. Barkley himself made it a National Institution. Seconded only, so they say by, a fella named Lyndon Baines Johnson. Surely, you’ve heard of him, haven’t you?
McConnell wants his name on a U.S. Senate Office Building or wing somewhere. Can you imagine? Addressing a letter to U.S. Senator so-in-so in McConnell Senate Office Building? This is what he wants. Up there with the greats like Sam Rayburn. Richard Russell. Philip Hart.
The Russell Senate Office Building …
McConnell needs that, much to the chagrin of the establish in both Frankfort and Washington, D.C. Chief amongst the cha-grinners is U.S. Senator John Cornyn, Republican-Texas.
John Cornyn, in his own humble estimations has well-earned his stripes. Well-earned his bona fides himself. After all keeping John McCain hosed down and Ted Cruz under control is a full-time job in and of it self.
So John Cornyn feels he’s due. A lot of people feel he’s due. And maybe, just maybe he is. BUT not in Addison Mitchell McConnell, Jr.’s right honorable mind. McConnell feels like this is it. If I don’t get this done. If I don’t pull this off then I’m finished, politically. And maybe he is. Maybe he should be?
To begin to just wind things down, bow out gracefully, look for the exits. Going out, on top.
Matt Bevin …
And during the 2013-2014 Republican Primary they thought, thought now, that they had found someone who would show Mitch McConnell the exits. Matt Bevin had it all. Looks. Charm. Personality. Charisma. All the things that Mitch McConnell needs wrapped up in a pulse. #justsayin
Bevin was supposed to be the one. But like so many before and no doubt so many after, until McConnell himself decides its time to leave, Matt Bevin, succumbed to the political juggernaut that is Mitch McConnell.
And so it goes…
The Democratic Party, both nationally and state-wide, in Kentucky has long feared of a candidate for high office who is all hat and no cattle.
Kentucky Barbie 2014
And in Kentucky Secretary of State and 2014 Candidate for United States Senate Alison Lundergan-Grimes they’ve got that and more.
Try as they may, try as they might though they couldn’t get rid of her. Ashley Judd be damned. Lundergan-Grimes family name and husband is entirely to synonymous with state politics. Her father, former Kentucky State Representative Jerry Lundergan, is both an asset and a liability. He just is. Sweet man BUT the all hat, no cattle apple don’t fall to far from the tree.
So they are stuck with the difference. And the difference, politically socially and ecumenically, couldn’t be more telling. More compellingly due to speak out against. In my opinion anyways, and I dare say a whole lot more.
And so the establishment thinks that they have one. That Libertarian Candidate for United States Senate, David Patterson, 2014 is all done. ‘Ain’t gonna see him no more.’
Mr. David Patterson, Libertarian Candidate for United States Senate, Kentucky 2014
He will just dry up and blow away. In state-wide polls that we conduct, we control, etc., his name is never ever mentioned even if we do talk to the ‘occasional supporter’ we don’t record their answers to phone polls correctly. So there’s that.
Cook the books as much as we can. Batten down the hatches. Yeah! We should be able to survive this one.
We are only gonna do one BIG DEBATE anyways, that was tonight, and we are just gonna play that aged-old game of ignore and snore as much as we can when it comes to Patterson. ‘Yeah you know its tough, I guess, to be a third-political-party-type person never ever feel like you are being heard from. Always feelin’ left out. It’s tough. But I’m just gonna run my race, do my best to win and go on and represent the people, all the people of Kentucky, in the United States Senate.’
And so it goes…
But I am here to tell you, here to conclude that although the battle, this battle is over with, the war to be heard, to be represented and reflect the will of the people, all of the people across the Commonwealth, isn’t!
Liberty. Freedom. Information. Knowledge. Peace. ALL are STILL HERE. STILL standing. STILL strong! We represent a Movement far greater than any one candidate. Any one ideal. Party. Faction. Fraction. We Represent Us. We The People of the United States of America REPRESENT a clear-cut majority of individuals bathed in the sunlight of disinfectant from your wanton political ways and means.
Try as you may, try as you might you cannot silence us. We are to many in number. To many in stature. Standing. Community.
We are E. Pluribus Unum. Out of many one! One nation. One voice. One Collective. And we declare war on you. War on the Establishment. War with a people, if you want to call them that, that are truly in their last throes. Their last days on this earth. Their last moment in the sun.
We have the power. We hold all the cards. They know it. They know that we know this. And it scares and pisses them off at the same time. They are loosing control. They have been waging an unwinnable war against. Living out a dream that is fast fading from memory. There time is done!
#Vote #VoteBetter #VoteSmarter #VoteLibertarian … See you at the polls on November the 4th 2014!