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Trey Grayson's "Strange Relationships" Popping Up In Comments
Bluegrass Bulletin ^ | 04/06/2010 | Marcus Carey

Posted on 04/06/2010 3:00:24 PM PDT by speciallybland

Earlier today one person who commented on my post "Rand Paul's Latest Ad Raises Questions" suggested that Trey Grayson has some "strange relationships." Since then others have jumped on the suggestion and begun digging deeper into Grayson's relationship with the group who lobbied for AIG, "DC Navigators, LLC".

It will be remembered that only a few weeks ago the Grayson campaign proudly announced that they had received the endorsement of Dick Cheney. Today we learn that Cheney's daughter, Mary Cheney, has been an officer of the AIG lobbying firm.

Then it was revealed that Cesar V. Conda, the former Cheney aide who spearheaded the effort to undermine Rand Paul on behalf of Grayson, is a "founding principal" at DC Navigators, LLC, now known as "Global Navigators".

What seems to have developed out of this discussion is a much closer tie between Grayson and the firm which lobbied for AIG than might have originally appeared to be the case (merely hosting a beltway fund raiser for Grayson) as suggested by the "Washington Machine" commercial recently aired by Rand Paul.

Which of course raises an interesting question: why would those affiliated with this lobbying group be so opposed to Rand Paul and seemingly so favorable to Trey Grayson?


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Kentucky
KEYWORDS: 2010; elections; kentucky; ky2010; liebertarians; randpaul; ronpaultruthfile; senate; treygrayson
http://treygrayson.info/2010/04/bailout-boy-strikes-again/
1 posted on 04/06/2010 3:00:24 PM PDT by speciallybland
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To: speciallybland

Because Rand Paul comes from crazy gynecology genes.


2 posted on 04/06/2010 3:03:46 PM PDT by ConservativeMind (Hypocrisy: "Animal rightists" who eat meat & pen up pets while accusing hog farmers of cruelty.)
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To: ConservativeMind
Grayson’s problem IMO is he's wholly opened by Mitch McConnell and folks know it.
3 posted on 04/06/2010 3:12:59 PM PDT by Recon Dad ( USMC SSgt Patrick O - 3rd Afghanistan Deployment - Day 168)
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To: speciallybland

If I was a Paulbot, I wouldn’t talk about others’ strange relationships.


4 posted on 04/06/2010 3:13:12 PM PDT by iowamark
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To: ConservativeMind

LOL.


5 posted on 04/06/2010 3:16:06 PM PDT by IMissPresidentReagan (Let us not get bogged down in the small squabbles; Let us get caught up in the big ideas. Palin '12)
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To: speciallybland
"Which of course raises an interesting question: why would those affiliated with this lobbying group be so opposed to Rand Paul and seemingly so favorable to Trey Grayson?"

Ummm, tough question...
it's either a vast conspiracy, or they don't like him very much.

I'll get back to you on that.

6 posted on 04/06/2010 3:21:57 PM PDT by norton
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To: iowamark
What strange relationships do Rand have?

Being the son of Ron Paul doesn't mean anything.

7 posted on 04/06/2010 3:34:16 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Islam is incompatible with American traditions and values)
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To: speciallybland

AIG is Liberal Globalist.....Rand Paul is not. Obvious why AIG and its minions would be so afraid of Paul.

Greyson is the one pushed by another America-hating Globalist, Mitch McConnell.....remember McConnell refused to support Jim Bunning for another term.


8 posted on 04/06/2010 3:38:20 PM PDT by UCFRoadWarrior (JD Hayworth for Senate jdforsenate.com)
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To: UCFRoadWarrior

Agree!


9 posted on 04/06/2010 3:41:58 PM PDT by alicewonders
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist; Allegra; Bluegrass Conservative; skinkinthegrass
"Being the son of Ron Paul doesn't mean anything."

You're right, it doesn't mean anything, it means everything.

10 posted on 04/06/2010 3:47:36 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

I suspect that apple hit just about every branch on the tree as it fell.


11 posted on 04/06/2010 3:48:26 PM PDT by Allegra
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To: fieldmarshaldj
You're right, it doesn't mean anything, it means everything.

Whatever the semantics, it sure is working for him:

Double-digit lead for Rand Paul in multiple polls with the primary just over a month away (May 18).

12 posted on 04/06/2010 3:56:57 PM PDT by speciallybland
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To: speciallybland

Doesn’t change that he’s chin-deep in Truther moneybombs thanks to his family connections.


13 posted on 04/06/2010 4:00:10 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
Even if that was the truth, and you've provided and cannot any solid proof of any significant amount of money coming to Rand Paul from such people, I'd still be a lot less offended by that than getting money from the AIG lobbyists. One bilked American taxpayers of 182 billion dollars, and they're backing ashTrey.
14 posted on 04/06/2010 4:10:05 PM PDT by speciallybland
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To: speciallybland

I have been watching some of these threads for a few months and I notice that no one ever seems to try very hard to sell Trey Grayson, after a month or more of that, I came to the conclusion that Governor Palin and Steve Forbes probably endorsed the better of the two candidates.

It would be a lot easier to think that Rand was deeply flawed if he didn’t have such solid support of the state wide electorate, while the well known Grayson does so poorly among the state’s voters.


15 posted on 04/06/2010 4:10:52 PM PDT by ansel12 ( Why are the non "social conservative" Republicans so unconservative?)
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To: speciallybland

Go look it up, n00b. I’m not doing your work for you. I’m sick of you paid hacks trashing Secretary Grayson for your Truther-supported Paleo moonbat.


16 posted on 04/06/2010 4:31:30 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: ansel12
"I came to the conclusion that Governor Palin and Steve Forbes probably endorsed the better of the two candidates."

And you'd be wrong. They don't know Junior Paul at all.

17 posted on 04/06/2010 4:32:28 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Just admit you’re talking out of your butt. You’ll feel better.


18 posted on 04/06/2010 4:40:41 PM PDT by speciallybland
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To: fieldmarshaldj
No, he's not wrong at all. It's right here for you:

http://www.randpaul2010.com/

"Rand Paul will do the work to fight for lower taxes and spending and for more freedom in Washington" -Steve Forbes

"I’m proud to support great grassroots candidates like Dr. Paul." -Sarah Palin

19 posted on 04/06/2010 4:42:06 PM PDT by speciallybland
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Your post is exactly what I was addressing in post 15.


20 posted on 04/06/2010 4:47:24 PM PDT by ansel12 ( Why are the non "social conservative" Republicans so unconservative?)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; Allegra; ansel12; speciallybland
Hate to burst your bubble, speciallybland (No, I really don't), but your polls are old.

AmSpecBlog Rand Paul, Trey Grayson Both Lead Democrats

Rand Paul and Trey Grayson may be in the midst of a bruising fight for the Republican nomination to succeed Sen. Jim Bunning (R-KY), but they have one thing in common: If nominated, both would beat the Democrats handily.

The latest Rasmussen poll shows Grayson trouncing Dan Mongiardo 53 percent to 33 percent and Jack Conway 52 percent to 32 percent.

Paul beats Mongiardo 52 percent to 37 percent and Conway 50 percent to 36 percent.

There have been no public polls of the Republican primary electorate since the candidates went on the air with their dueling 9/11 commercials.

But Grayson runs a little better among Republicans in these general election match-ups, while Paul does slightly better than Grayson among independents.

21 posted on 04/06/2010 4:52:20 PM PDT by onyx (Facts don't matter. Proof not required. Anything goes! Racial slurs, death threats.....)
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To: onyx

Your poll is not a poll on the primary race, how is it relevant?


22 posted on 04/06/2010 5:21:59 PM PDT by ansel12 ( Why are the non "social conservative" Republicans so unconservative?)
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To: speciallybland; ansel12; Allegra; onyx; IMissPresidentReagan; Bluegrass Conservative
"(Trey Grayson is) the real conservative in this race."

"I'm a lifelong conservative, and I can tell the real thing when I see it. I have looked at the records of both candidates in the race, and it is clear to me that Trey Grayson is right on the issues that matter -- both on fiscal responsibility and on national security." -- Dick Cheney

Junior Paul has ZILCH national security credentials. He is backed to the hilt by deranged moonbat Truthers and anti-Zionist Paleos. A puppet for his daddy trying to buy him a Senate seat and inherit his network of cult followers.

23 posted on 04/07/2010 6:19:59 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
Trey Grayson is a Romney man, the Cheneys are a Romney family.

Dick Cheney wants to homosexualize the military, just like Presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

"One issue I want to clarify concerns President Clinton’s “don’t ask, don’t tell, don’t pursue” military policy. I believe that the Clinton compromise was a step in the right direction. I am also convinced that it is the first of a number of steps that will ultimately lead to gays and lesbians being able to serve openly and honestly in our nation’s military. That goal will only be reached when preventing discrimination against gays and lesbians is a mainstream concern, which is a goal we share."
Sincerely, W. Mitt Romney (with Republican vice President Dick Cheney's help, it is now a "mainstream concern")
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24 posted on 04/07/2010 7:17:59 AM PDT by ansel12 ( Why are the non "social conservative" Republicans so unconservative?)
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To: ansel12

Please point to where Grayson enjoys deep support from homosexual groups and favors open homosexuals serving in the military.


25 posted on 04/07/2010 8:19:58 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Since that has nothing to do with me or any of my posts, I don’t think that will bother with that.


26 posted on 04/07/2010 8:24:31 AM PDT by ansel12 ( Why are the non "social conservative" Republicans so unconservative?)
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To: speciallybland
Wow.... Trey Grayson is supported by people who have jobs! How awful!

One supposes that the mere mention of AIG or "Global Navigators" starts knees twitching over in Rand-land, but I can't work up much outrage over it.

OBTW, it's "Navigators Global," as the author would have learned had he followed his own link to their site.

27 posted on 04/07/2010 8:29:08 AM PDT by r9etb
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To: ansel12

That was the central point of your post. Your “arguments” lately on behalf of this race have crossed into moonbat territory, and that’s more proof of it.


28 posted on 04/07/2010 8:38:28 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

No the central point of my post was Dick Cheney, I don’t know how you could have missed that, read it again.

It is troubling to see you turn on me in a personal way because I agree with Governor Palin and the electorate of Kentucky over your second place choice, but if you look at that post again, I was addressing your making a big deal of the Cheney endorsement, Dick Cheney is nothing but a gays in the military, establishment endorsement to me with this race being a little of the larger Romney establishment element versus the Palin conservative element choosing sides.

Personally I value Governor Palin’s endorsement over the pro-gay Dick Cheney.


29 posted on 04/07/2010 8:49:43 AM PDT by ansel12 ( Why are the non "social conservative" Republicans so unconservative?)
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To: ansel12

Nope, your point was to smear Trey Grayson and falsely accuse him of being a supporter of open homosexuals in the military and gay rights causes.


30 posted on 04/07/2010 8:51:55 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
No, but it is interesting to be on the receiving end of your tactics, they seem to be based purely on personalizing and forming a false argument for a poster that does not agree with you.

You wanted to play at Dick Cheney's endorsement being all important with special emphasis on "and on national security." -- Dick Cheney ", it isn't all important, Dick Cheney wants to homosexualize the military.

"Trey Grayson is a Romney man, the Cheneys are a Romney family.

Dick Cheney wants to homosexualize the military, just like Presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

"One issue I want to clarify concerns President Clinton’s “don’t ask, don’t tell, don’t pursue” military policy. I believe that the Clinton compromise was a step in the right direction. I am also convinced that it is the first of a number of steps that will ultimately lead to gays and lesbians being able to serve openly and honestly in our nation’s military. That goal will only be reached when preventing discrimination against gays and lesbians is a mainstream concern, which is a goal we share."
Sincerely, W. Mitt Romney (with Republican vice President Dick Cheney's help, it is now a "mainstream concern")
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31 posted on 04/07/2010 9:02:29 AM PDT by ansel12 ( Why are the non "social conservative" Republicans so unconservative?)
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To: fieldmarshaldj; ansel12

For clarification purposes only. Here is Cheney’s direct quotes from his acb interview on this week.

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KARL: OK, “don’t ask/don’t tell” — you’re a former defense secretary — should this policy be repealed?

CHENEY: Twenty years ago, the military were strong advocates of “don’t ask/don’t tell,” when I was secretary of defense. I think things have changed significantly since then. I see that Don Mullen — or Mike Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has indicated his belief that we ought to support a change in the policy. So I think — my guess is the policy will be changed.

KARL: And do you think that’s a good thing? I mean, is it time to allow gays and lesbians to serve openly in the military?

CHENEY: I think the society has moved on. I think it’s partly a generational question. I say, I’m reluctant to second-guess the military in this regard, because they’re the ones that have got to make the judgment about how these policies affect the military capability of our — of our units, and that first requirement that you have to look at all the time is whether or not they’re still capable of achieving their mission, and does the policy change, i.e., putting gays in the force, affect their ability to perform their mission?

When the chiefs come forward and say, “We think we can do it,” then it strikes me that it’s — it’s time to reconsider the policy. And I think Admiral Mullen said that.

http://abcnews.go.com/ThisWeek/week-transcript-vice-president-dick-cheney/story?id=9818034&page=4

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32 posted on 04/07/2010 12:21:39 PM PDT by onyx (Facts don't matter. Proof not required. Anything goes! Racial slurs, death threats.....)
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To: speciallybland

Senator Bunning shouldn’t be replaced by an establishment type guy. I’m rooting for Rand.


33 posted on 04/07/2010 12:29:28 PM PDT by NeoCaveman ("workers of the world unite, it's not just a slogan anymore" SEIU's Andy Stern)
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To: onyx

Cheney has jumped on board the “gay military” train.

That is a powerful endorsement coming from the recent Republican Vice President.


34 posted on 04/07/2010 12:32:12 PM PDT by ansel12 ( Why are the non "social conservative" Republicans so unconservative?)
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To: skinkinthegrass

Bluegrass Bump for this important article from Marcus Carey?


35 posted on 04/07/2010 1:45:10 PM PDT by RonPaulLives (I won't be a neo-pawn in the game.)
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To: IMissPresidentReagan; CourtneyLeigh; Just Kimberly; Knuckrider; MBohman; republicanbob1; jcwky; ...
Bluegrass Bump for this important article from Marcus Carey?

A Kentucky Ping.

...for those interested.

Rand Paul: http://www.randpaul2010.com/
Trey Grayson: www.treygraysonforsenate.com
Bill Johnson: http://kentuckybill.com


36 posted on 04/09/2010 8:21:55 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (Zer0 to the voters: "Here's my DeathCARE Plan"...now....just die (quicky), please. :^)
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To: speciallybland

What outrages me about Grayson is that he’s in charge of ‘ensuring there’s no voter fraud’. The fact he’s not removed himself as the sect’y of state in KY while running for office is unacceptable. I will NOT vote for this goon.


37 posted on 04/09/2010 11:44:28 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper (Fix bayonets!)
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