Skip to comments.Kentucky Getting Ready to Ditch Mitch As Democrat Grimes Leads McConnell 48%-46%
Posted on 06/26/2014 8:30:20 AM PDT by cotton1706
What looked like it could be an anomaly is beginning to look like a real thing in Kentucky. The Democratic challenger to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Alison Lundergan Grimes, is leading in a new poll from Public Policy Polling (PPP) by 2 points, on the heels of McConnells primary win. Thats right if this is McConnells post-primary bump, hes in trouble.
The poll contains a flood of bad news for McConnell. Eighty-nine percent of respondents are more likely to vote for a candidate who will pass legislation to create jobs. By an 80%-14% margin, voters (including 70% of Republicans) want a candidate that will close tax loopholes on millionaires. Seventy-eight percent of voters want a candidate who will end gridlock and partisanship. Seventy-six percent want a candidate that will make sure that the rich and corporations pay their fair share of taxes, and by a margin of 63%-31% voters oppose cutting taxes for the wealthy and corporations.
Mitch McConnell opposes everything that Kentucky voters said they supported in the paragraph above. Whats even worse for McConnell is that voters strongly oppose what he supports. McConnell has been a vocal supporter of tax cuts for the wealthy and corporations. McConnell has personally blocked a wide range of job creation bills in the Senate, and he has publicly admitted that he is using gridlock as a strategy to destroy the Obama presidency.
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Is there some difference between the two I should be aware of?
Well, the likes of McConnell and Boehner will get you to Hell a little bit slower than Reid and Pelosi, but the destination is the same.
What exactly has McConnell done to fight the democrats and Obama?
He fought his GOP primary opponent viciously.
He has NEVER fought the democrats with that same anger.
And this is who you want to lead a majority?
Good riddance to him and Cochran.
GOOD! I loathe McConnell more than I do the MarxoFascists. At least the enemy is clearly defined with Obama and his drones.
Expecting McConnell to do the same damn thing that he orchestrated down in MS with Thad - and continue to campaign against Conservatives rather than Obama and his regime.
I will say it again - the GOP leadership will prefer a MarxoFascist Democrat in their seats than for a Conservative to win them. We no longer have a two-party system. We have The Ruling Class playing oligarchs.
Apparently, my graphic description of what the GOPe’s are doing to
conservatives did not sit well with him.
GOOD. Better Grimes than McConnell. At least we will know who the enemy really is.
What are you going to do about it?
Declare war on the TEA Party like your idol McConnell did?
The Agent of the MarxoFascist Democrats IS McCONNELL!!!!!
Go pound sand.
Bruised his tender sensibilities, eh? Well like you said, the truth hurts.
It's called "cleaning house."
A necessary evil sometimes, but it has to get done or else it will metastasize, like McConnell's deceits spreading to Mississippi.
In this case, it's forcing out the fossils who refuse to leave gracefully. McConnell could have made himself into a king-maker, and worked towards grooming the next generation of the Republican party. Instead, he's desperately clinging onto his own personal power at the expense of the party's larger interests.
Someone on another thread said that the reason the Republican party isn't growing is that the old-timers who are the face of the party are not appealing to the next generation. Getting a Bevin or McDaniels or Brat into Congress is planning for the next generation.
What good does it do the party if they won't plan for their succession? Do we want to be reactive and wait for Cochran or McConnell or Alexander to die in office? Is the strategy to force in a seat-warmer because when he dies in office the governor can bypass the people and appoint a replacement, giving that person the incumbency edge in the next election?
It's better to head them off at the pass and oust them now when they show signs of putting their own self-interest ahead of what's best for the party and the country.
After McConnell helped the disgusting Thad Cochran, he deserves a humiliating defeat
Is there a more Marxist push poll anywhere?
Do you think those evil capitalists should be shot or hanged?
Pray America wakes up
“Better to have a Dem taking accountability...”
AS IF Democrats EVER took responsibility for the messes they created.
Do you remember the “Government shut-down”? The Dems tried to make that “shut-down” look worse than it really was and tried to put the blame for that “shut-down” on the Tea Party.
And guess what! They succeeded! The Tea Party has not yet recovered from that dishonest media-enabled smear.
I think that it is wishful thinking to expect Democrats to honor the standards of “Truth, Justice and The American Way” that conservatives use.
You say, “Set an example so Democrats will learn how to play by our “rules”...”
I say, “Why should the Democrats change “rules” that allow them to “win” because so-called “conservatives”, whenever challenged, simply SURRENDER?
Wonder what kind of ‘flyer’ the GOPe will come up with to overcome this? Maybe they will start fraudulent voting with the Hispanics too or have the Blacks vote several times. LOL
So you admit and advocate supporting Democrats.
Good for Kentucky.... Mitch is as liberal as they come...and frankly he is dumber than any rock I have ever encountered
Oh, good Lord, some of these people are hopeless, cuban leaf...
That kind of thinking is what has put us where we are. Though I confess that once I realized the two parties were just playing “good cop, bad cop” with us, it became much easier to ignore party affiliation (somewhat).
It’s time for No Chin to lose. He is a maggot RINO who let BHO run roughshod over the USA. He watched and picked his nose. Buh-bye.
Ditch McConnell: He showed his true colors in aiding and supporting Cochran and Barbour’s use of Democrat voters in the Mississippi Senate Runoff. He cannot be trusted.
Yeah, the worst sell out Republican-e is better than the best lying jerk off democrat... so, yeah the difference is slight - but real.
On a personal note, I plan to write-in Matt Bevin. It’s either that or no vote for either Grimes or McConnell.
Bevin sent out e-mails begging Conservatives to become GOP Precinct Captains.
Sorry, Matt - I will write you in for November - but I bent there and done that PC shindig before. It’s a monumental and colossal waste of time.
The GOP is gone and dead - the GOP Ruling Class has made it clear and demonstrated they DO NOT WANT Conservatives in their party.
We are past the point of stopping tyranny at the ballot box anyway. It is all and completely corrupted beyond redemption or salvage.
We will have to start over somewhere else.
In TN our two idiot Senators do vote our way 70-80% of the time but it’s the 30-20% of the time when they don’t that count because it’s always on crucial issues.
I want them gone.
Then go vote for ‘em if that’s what you believe.
I ain’t ever gonna again.
I am rooting for the Democrat in this race!
The moderate GOP, once again snatching defeat from the Jaws of victory.
Hold on tight, Midge.
McConnell is a wimpy turd. The GOP needs some of their top guys to lose inorder to make the others get in line and stop bowing down to Obama and actually fight!
When is the election?
“When is the election?”
On the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November.
Ah hell, thought it was before that. Lots of time for the Dem to screw up.
That is where you would be wrong. He demonstrated that he can be vicious, never-relenting and incessant in his attacks during the primary against Bevin. He was doing so for well over a year without let-up on every media avenue out there.
McConnell WILL NOT attack a MarxoFascist Democrat like he will a Conservative.
That would be due to the fact that McConnell is all about the Ruling Class Oligarchy - and he would rather lose to a Marxist Democrat than see the seat go to a Conservative that will not support the Ruling Class Government Cabal.
McConnell is a traitor - plain and simple. He deserves to be unseated by any means possible.
Nice picture -— a turtle (the despicable Mitch McConnell) swaying arm-in-arm with three RATS. It’s a perfect image to reflect the realities in DC these days.