Skip to comments.KY-Sen. 2010: Trey Grayson gave keynote speech at Van Jones-sponsored climate change event
Posted on 11/29/2009 12:28:33 PM PST by rabscuttle385
Trey Grayson, a Republican candidate for US Senate, was the keynote speaker on the issue of global warming last year at Eastern Kentucky University as part of the National Focus the Nation event.
Now, why is that such a big deal? Well, the Special Adviser for Green Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation for Focus the Nation is none other than Van Jones. Yes, that's right, the self-proclaimed communist Obama hired to be the Green Jobs Czar that had to tuck tail and resign at midnight.
Now, let's back up a bit. Here's a bit of history on Focus the Nation. They are a "climate change" advocate group that supports Cap and Trade and all kinds of other crap. their supporters are a who's who of the liberal progressive DC bunch, including Ma'am Boxer, Pelosi, Arlen Specter, all the way up to Obama himself. Last January, they conducted webcasts and "teach-ins" in over 1900 high school and college campuses across the country, and now they are working on what they call "The Road to Copenhagen." Oh, you remember the upcoming Copenhagen event, right? The one that, if the treaty is signed and ratified, will literally override the Constitution. Yeah, nice, right?
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Ted Grayson , just another turd wrapped in human skin masquerading as a Republican.
Looks like there’s another Rino in the woodpile!
You think we're kidding?
If he is associated with Van Jones; he is worse than a RINO.
Is this race DeDe Scozzafava all over again?
Where is Republican Wildcat? He’s hot on this issue!! Big Grayson supporter!
As I recall, Rand Paul is also in the Pub primary! That should make it easier for the Pubs to pick him. Who is the Dem candidate?
Grayson is a RINO for coddling Van Jones, George Soros, and their assorted "progressive" machinations.
Anyone who continues to back him while knowing of his insidious affiliations is a RINO and a fool.
Maybe there’s an innocent explanation for this, but it certainly looks bad.
I’m backing Grayson, Rabs. The longer this campaign continues, the more disgust I have for Rand Paul and his father’s attempts to buy Junior a Senate seat for which he has no qualifications, has done nothing for Conservatism or for the KY GOP (I’d never even heard of Junior until he decided he wanted a Senate seat), and all the while downplaying or hiding his links to his Paleo backers and his father’s fundraising network. I abhor all this sleaze thrown at a good man who has done a good job during his 6 years as KY Sec of State.
Trey Grayson: http://www.jointreygrayson.com/
Bill Johnson: http://kentuckybill.com/
Rand Paul: http://www.randpaul2010.com/
pps: If anyone has a website for the other (conservative)
candidates, please FR_mail me...thanks.
I disagree. I think both are qualified to be a senator. I’d like to see some military service and neither man makes the grade on that criteria. Aside from that, my question is are they electable and if both are, who is the Reagan Republican in this race? I’d love to see where their differences are, and/or which one refuses to take a stand. By now, we should know where they stand on all issues, from socializing medicine and tax policies to the flag burning amendment, homosexualizing the military, gun control and immigration.
Thanks for the PING, skink. This lifelong Kentuckian and lifelong Republican knows of NOTHING GOOD that Grayson has ever done for this state or the party.
Who is the Reagan Republican ? Well, Grayson is a party switcher and was too young to cast a vote in the ‘80s. He did support Bubba in college, but grew up and got with the program. As for Rand Paul, given that his father WAS the anti-Reagan who opposed him for President, Rand cannot claim that mantle, either.
Frankly, I’d say Grayson is closer to the Reagan mode, but there’s no “perfect” viable candidate in the race. My problems with Rand are that he had no visibility before this seat was appearing to come open, he’s just using his father’s name and fundraising network to buy the nomination. He has no public record, no accomplishments. He had ample opportunity to have run for lesser office and build a record. It’d be a different story, perhaps, if he were running a kamikaze bid in a state with no viable Republican to run, but we’ve already got an experienced candidate in who has won statewide twice.
Virtually all the sleaze and slander has been coming exclusively from Paul’s camp, the Soros and Van Jones associations, which are so ludicrously over the top (because, oh, yeah, Soros is real interested in Kentucky and a lesser statewide official - makes perfect sense, y’know ? I’d be surprised if Soros has even set foot in Kentucky). It’s crap like this which is going to inflict enormous damage on the eventual nominee, and the Dems could very well take this as a result.
And what are all the great things Junior Paul has done for the state of Kentucky and the KY Republican Party ? Nobody I know heard of this guy until he declared to run. Just using daddy’s name and connections to buy a high office he has zilch qualifications and accomplishments for.
You preceeded me to posting on this thread, and did so by trashing Dr. Rand Paul yet again, and repeating your talking point about Grayson being a “man who has done a good job during his 6 years as KY Sec of State,” and saying that “nobody I know heard of this guy until he declared to run.” As far as I know, you have never lived a day of your life in Kentucky, and have never been active in the Republican Party of Kentucky. I have lived here my entire life, and been involved in the party for over fifteen years. And all my friends know plenty about both candidates. Still waiting to hear about all these wonderful things Grayson has done in his current office. If I am wrong about your experience in the state, please correct me.
In other words, again, Junior Paul has done jack squat.
FRiend, is it true that Grayson gave the keynote speech at this conference? If so, this doesn’t sound like “sleaze” to me—it seems like a real problem.