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  • Paul: U.S. should “absolutely not” monitor mosques, create Muslim database

    11/23/2015 9:41:10 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 55 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 11/22/2015 | Kevin Wheatley
    Calling Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump’s stance on the topic “disqualifying,” Kentucky U.S. Sen. Rand Paul said on CBS’s ‘Face the Nation’ Sunday that he opposed government surveillance at mosques and establishing databases to track Muslims. “Yes we should follow people who are a risk,” Paul said. “Should we talk to their neighbors and friends, should we talk to their imam? Sure, all of that is legitimate, but should we target mosques and have a database of Muslims? “Absolutely not, and I think that’s disqualifying for both Donald Trump and Marco Rubio to say that we’re going to close down...
  • Outrage After Political Cartoon About Governor Elect Bevin

    11/21/2015 12:49:58 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 22 replies
    WLEX-18 ^ | 11/19/2015
    People are outraged after the Herald Leader published political cartoonist Joel Pett's recent cartoon about Governor Elect Matt Bevin. The cartoon has been viewed by many as an attack on Bevin's adopted children. The Governor Elect is calling Pett a racist and some people are demanding that the paper fire Pett and the entire editorial staff at the Herald Leader. The cartoon, published Thursday, shows Bevin under his desk, shivering with fear. The caption reads, "Sir, they're not terrorists...they're your own adopted kids!" The children referenced in this cartoon are the four Ethiopian children the Governor Elect and his wife...
  • Bevin says Herald-Leader editorial cartoon one of "racial intolerance"

    11/21/2015 8:53:30 AM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 8 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 11/19/2015 | Madeline Janicki
    Gov.-elect Matt Bevin has issued a statement in response to a Lexington Herald-Leader editorial cartoon that took aim at his position on the Syrian refugee crisis. The cartoon, drawn by editorial cartoonist Joel Pett, ran in Thursday’s edition of the Herald-Leader. The drawing shows Bevin hiding under his desk next to a newspaper showing the Eiffel Tower with the headline 'Paris', and a map of Syria lying on the floor. On Bevin’s desk sits framed pictures, an aid holding one saying "Sir they're not terrorist … they're your own adopted kids!" Several lawmakers took to twitter saying that the cartoon...
  • Louisville Rep. Denny Butler switches party affiliation to GOP [Bevin effect]

    11/21/2015 8:46:56 AM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 9 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 11/19/2015 | Nick Storm
    Rep. Denny Butler of Louisville has switched his party affiliation from Democrat to Republican. ... The impetus for Butler’s decision to move from the Democratic ranks to the Republican column may stem from retiring Rep. Larry Clark’s endorsement of Alan Gentry in the Democratic primary to replace him in the 46th House District... “I know there’s been a, sort of a feud down there in the district that Larry Clark represented,” Stumbo said at the Kentucky Association of Counties conference in Lexington. “I assume that has something to do with it, but I hope that he will reconsider. He comes...
  • Trump: To make college affordable, 'we have to start some governmental program'

    11/21/2015 8:35:39 AM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 174 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11/19/2015 | Gabby Morrongiello
    During a town hall Thursday evening in Iowa, Donald Trump told voters the "only way" to make college more affordable for low-income students is "to start some governmental program." The Republican presidential hopeful was asked what measures he would take, as president, to ensure middle-to-low income Americans are able to "pay their tuition [and] afford books while they're going to school." "Well the only way you can do it is you have to start some governmental program and you have governmental programs right now," Trump told the moderator during the forum, which was held at a local community college. "They...
  • Gov.-elect Bevin says Election Day results "a cry for help" from Kentuckians as GOP celebrates wins

    11/15/2015 6:48:51 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 9 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 11/14/2015 | Kevin Wheatley
    With 106 of the state’s 120 counties in his column, Republican Gov.-elect Matt Bevin said the state’s electoral map last week represented “a cry for help from the people of Kentucky” during his remarks to the Republican Party of Kentucky’s state central committee on Saturday. The meeting of top GOP officials doubled as a rallying cry ahead of next year’s legislative races, with Republicans vying for control of the state’s House of Representatives for the first time since 1921. The celebratory mood at the Ramada Plaza in Louisville on Saturday offered a stark contrast with the feeling among Democratic leaders,...
  • His health initiatives in the political crosshairs, Gov. Beshear defends kynect, Medicaid expansion

    11/15/2015 6:42:38 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 2 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 11/14/2015 | Kevin Wheatley
    Gov. Steve Beshear gave a forceful defense of federal health programs he enacted during his final term in office, urging Gov.-elect Matt Bevin, who campaigned aggressively on scrapping the state-based exchange kynect and altering expanded Medicaid, to reconsider his position on Friday. Beshear mentioned Bevin by name repeatedly during a Capitol news conference highlighting recent health progress in the state, pointing to statistics showing increased health coverage and economic activities in his appeal to the Republican. “During election season the political rhetoric tends to be strong and the promises bold,” said Beshear, a Democrat. “But the fun and games are...
  • Dakota Meyer named grand marshal of Gov.-elect Matt Bevin's inaugural parade

    11/13/2015 9:53:46 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 8 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 11/13/2015 | Nick Storm
    Medal of Honor recipient Sgt. Dakota Meyer will serve as grand marshal of Gov.-elect Matt Bevin’s Inaugural Parade, Bevin’s team announced on Friday. Meyer is one of only three living recipients of the Medal of Honor, the military’s highest decoration. On Sept. 8, 2009, the then-21-year-old Meyer is credited with saving 36 Marines from Taliban forces. “It is truly an honor to have Medal of Honor recipient Sergeant Dakota Meyer to serve as our Grand Marshall,” Bevin said in a press release. “We want military veterans and others in uniform to be central figures at this inauguration. This will be...
  • Laugh Alert: Liberals claim GOP cheated to rig election for Bevin

    11/07/2015 3:05:44 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 32 replies
  • House GOP sees fertile ground in 2016 with Bevin win

    11/07/2015 1:21:50 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 8 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 11/4/2015 | Kevin Wheatley
    Their hopes buoyed by a conservative wave that carried Gov.-elect Matt Bevin to a 9-point win on Tuesday, Republicans are optimistic in their prospects to retake control of Kentucky's House of Representatives for the first time since 1921. "I’ve been on the phone since seven o'clock this morning fielding calls from the candidates that we’ve been recruiting and looking at districts where we lacked a little bit of interest to this point," state Rep. Jonathan Shell, chairman of the House Republican Caucus Campaign Committee, told Pure Politics in a phone interview on Wednesday. "And in those districts where we lacked...
  • Removing clerks' names from marriage licenses will be among top priorities of Gov.-elect Matt Bevin

    11/07/2015 1:07:43 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 14 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 11/6/2015 | Kevin Wheatley
    FRANKFORT — Republican Gov.-elect Matt Bevin plans to make marriage licensing one of his first priorities after his inauguration Dec. 8, pledging Friday to take executive action to strip county clerks’ names from the documents. Bevin spoke to the media in the Capitol Rotunda in his first post-election news conference, where he reiterated his plan to shutter Kentucky’s health insurance exchange, kynect, as well as his stance against releasing his tax returns. The state’s next governor spent much of his day at the Capitol meeting with his transition team and legislative leaders, saying he expects to announce his chief of...
  • Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo's Bizarre Election Night Sermon

    11/04/2015 7:41:11 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 17 replies
    KET / YouTube ^ | 11/3/2015 | Speaker Greg Stumbo (D-Kentucky)
    Top-ranking Democrat Greg Stumbo shares his unique hermeneutical approach to Scripture as it relates to the Democratic Party's widespread losses in Kentucky in 2015. The rambling speech also compares Hillary Clinton to a horse with a lady jockey and riffs on Jesus Christ's hypothetical political affiliation.
  • Notice to readers regarding Bluegrass Poll

    11/04/2015 7:29:03 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 1 replies
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  • Kentucky Election Recap - GOP now holds majority of state offices

    11/03/2015 9:20:15 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 18 replies
    Governor: Matt Bevin (R) defeats Jack Conway (D) 53% - 44% - GOP gain Lt. Governor: Jenean Hampton (R) defeats Sannie Overly (D) *runs as a ticket with the candidates for governor - GOP gain - first African American to hold statewide office in Kentucky history.. Agriculture Commissioner: Ryan Quarles (R) defeats Jean-Marie Lawson Spann (D) 60% to 40% - GOP hold. This was the only state office the GOP held prior to tonight (James Comer is the incumbent - ran unsuccessfully for governor vs. running for re-election). Treasurer: Allison Ball (R) defeats Rick Nelson (D) 61% to 39% -...
  • Call To Action: It's Election Day in Kentucky - can you help us win?

    11/03/2015 5:00:54 AM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 9 replies
    Good Morning, Fellow FReepers: Today is Election Day in Kentucky - polls are open until 6 PM local time (Eastern for part of the state, Central for the other). This is projected to be a very low turnout election, therefore, boosting the conservative turnout just slightly can help. It's very difficult to get through to national talk shows, but if someone today could happen to get through to shows like Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham, Mike Gallagher, etc. and include in your call with a message similar to the below: "...before I go, I wanted to remind everyone it...
  • Matt Bevin focuses on northern Kentucky with electoral finish line in sight

    10/31/2015 8:19:38 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 9 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 10/31/2015 | Kevin Wheatley
    FLORENCE — After a bruising primary against U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell last year, few would have predicted Bevin, in his second political campaign ever, would be where he is today: potentially becoming the second Republican elected governor since former Gov. Louie Nunn won the office in 1967. Bevin looked to the state’s three northernmost counties to rouse supporters on Saturday, spurring on about 50 volunteers at his Boone County headquarters before they made the door-to-door rounds or continued phone-banking. He made earlier stops in Kenton and Campbell counties ahead of Tuesday’s election. Bevin thumped his three GOP rivals — Agriculture...
  • Charlie Rose's 2nd Grade-Level Question to Marco Rubio on Benghazi

    10/29/2015 6:30:57 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 10 replies ^ | 10/29/2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    Now back to the audio sound bites. Marco Rubio. I'm gonna start there. He was on with Charlie Rose on CBS This Morning. We have two bites, numbers 21 and 22. Remember, Rubio last night? And this really offended 'em on the left, because they were all talking about what a great week Hillary Clinton had last week. Remember? "It was such a great week, boy! Hillary just took 'em to task in the debate and she ran rings around the Benghazi committee. Oh, she had a great week," and Rubio had a great response: "She was exposed as a...
  • Chatter: Conway hold 5-point lead on Bevin in Bluegrass Poll; RGA drops $1M in final week

    10/28/2015 8:24:45 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 13 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 10/28/2015 | Nick Storm
    The last public gubernatorial survey from Bluegrass Poll partners shows Democratic candidate Jack Conway maintaining a slim lead over Republican candidate Matt Bevin. The poll, conducted by SurveyUSA on behalf of the Lexington Herald-Leader, WKYT-TV, the Louisville Courier-Journal, and WHAS-TV, shows Conway leading Bevin 45 percent to 40 percent. Independent candidate Drew Curtis has dropped in polling with 6 percent of the vote, and 10 percent of the survey’s respondents were undecided. The poll survey 798 likely voters between Oct. 23 to 26, and has a margin of error of 3.5 percent. The Conway campaign told the Courier-Journal that they...
  • Full video: Final debate between Matt Bevin (R) and Jack Conway (D) - Kentucky Governor's race

    10/27/2015 7:25:42 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 9 replies
    KET ^ | 10/26/2015 | Kentucky Tonight
    Gubernatorial Candidates - Candidates running for governor of the commonwealth appeared on Mondays edition of Kentucky Tonight on KET. The program featured Republican Matt Bevin and Democrat Jack Conway. Click link for full video.
  • Tensions boil over in final debate between Conway, Bevin ahead of Nov. 3 election

    10/27/2015 7:13:05 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 10/26/2015 | Kevin Wheatley
    LEXINGTON Sitting mere feet from one another in their final gubernatorial debate televised on KET Monday evening, tensions between Democratic Attorney General Jack Conway and Republican Matt Bevin spilled into public view as they tussled on issues like public pensions, health care and the states economy. Conway often laughed aloud during Bevins responses and interjections, drawing animated reactions from the GOP candidate as the Democrat sat, at times, with a forced grin on his face. Both argued simultaneously, drawing moderator Bill Goodman to intervene to get the candidates on track and speak one at a time. Bevin, who released...
  • Full video: Kentucky Gubernatorial Debate [Bevin (R) vs. Conway (D)]

  • RGA's re-emergence brings President Obama back into spotlight with Election Day nearing

    10/20/2015 5:18:40 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 1 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 10/20/2015 | Kevin Wheatley
    The return of the Republican Governors Association to Kentucky television airwaves brings an unpopular national figure back to the states political consciousness: President Barack Obama. The RGA and Republican Attorneys General Association have dumped millions in the state to link Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jack Conway and attorney general candidate Andy Beshear to the president, hoping Obamas poor approval numbers in Kentucky rub off on his fellow Democrats in their respective campaigns for constitutional office. Speaking to Pure Politics after addressing an animated crowd at the AFL-CIOs 31st biennial convention at Louisvilles Crowne Plaza Hotel on Tuesday, Conway dismissed the $1.6...
  • Alison Lundergan Grimes first general election ad promotes 'love' of her job

    10/20/2015 5:15:37 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 6 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 10/20/2015 | Nick Storm
    Democratic Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes is promoting the love her job in her first re-election spot of the campaign. In the 30 second ad Grimes looks directly to the camera promoting her successes in her first term in office. Grimes nonchalantly talks about her run for U.S. Senate in the ad, and the negative ads run against her in the state. The last few years have been noisy in Kentucky, Grimes says in the ad. A lot of attack ads. Believe me, I know. But, my job as Secretary of State is to make sure your vote is...
  • Conway ads turn positive in home stretch of campaign as RGA goes back on air for Bevin

    10/20/2015 4:47:52 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 2 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 10/20/2015 | Nick Storm
    Attorney General Jack Conway has hammered Republican gubernatorial opponent Matt Bevin in recent months over statements on education, taxes and other issues, but as the campaign nears the final days the Democratic candidate has turned positive on-air. Conway still has outside super PAC support in the form of Kentucky Family Values who continue to hammer Bevin in their ads. ... Meanwhile, the Republican Governors Association has gone back on-the-air with a seven figure ad buy in support of Bevin through the end of the election. The group had pulled their ads in late September leaving Bevin essentially alone and...
  • RPK files complaint against Democratic agriculture commissioner candidate

    10/15/2015 8:31:38 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 2 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 10/15/2015 | Nick Storm
    The Republican Party of Kentucky has filed a complaint against Democratic agriculture commissioner candidate Jean Marie Lawson Spann alleging the candidates radio program and corporate sponsorship constitutes a non-reported campaign donation. The eight page complaint filed with the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance states that Jean Marie Lawson Spann and her father Sam Lawson have been illegally using Lawson Marketing, Inc. and its resources to help the campaign. ... The complaint filed with the Registry of Election Finance on Thursday morning provides transcripts from the Jean Marie Ag Show, a weekly radio show broadcast in Glasgow and Bowling Green, from...
  • Conway declines Bevin's invitation for health care debate after Kentucky insurance co-op's closure

    10/15/2015 8:24:45 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 2 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 10/14/2015 | Kevin Wheatley
    Democratic Attorney General Jack Conway says he hopes the next two gubernatorial debates feature questions on the Affordable Care Act, but he will not accept his opponents invitation for a forum focused solely on the topic. Republican Matt Bevin challenged Conway to debate the federal health law on Tuesday, saying Kentuckians deserve to know how each of us would handle the very real and costly flaws of Obamacare. Bevins invitation came days after officials with Kentucky Health Cooperative, a co-op created under the Affordable Care Act that operated in all 120 counties, announced the non-profit insurer would not offer health...

    10/11/2015 1:34:04 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 19 replies
    Democrat Jack Conway holds a very slim lead over Republican Matt Bevin as Kentuckys gubernatorial campaign enters its final three weeks. Statewide, 43% of likely voters currently support Conway, while 41% back Bevin, 6% are for independent Drew Curtis and 10% are undecided. Conway has a slightly better positive name recognition ratio. Statewide, 42% have a favorable opinion of him and 30% having an unfavorable view. Bevins ratio is a bit lower at 39% favorable and 34% unfavorable. Bevin, however, is getting a stronger party cross-over vote, which is vital for a GOP candidate to win statewide in Kentucky. Bevin...
  • Matt Bevin Statement on Closing of Kentucky Health Cooperative

    10/11/2015 11:33:22 AM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 17 replies
    Matt Bevin ^ | 10/11/2015
    Republican gubernatorial candidate Matt Bevin issued the following statement regarding the closure of Kentucky Health Cooperative, Inc. "This financial debacle is a direct result of Obamacare, which Governor Beshear was too quick to embrace. Even though it is a disaster for Kentucky taxpayers, Jack Conway still says he would have been proud to vote for Obamacare," said Bevin. "It is the job of the attorney general to watch out for Kentucky consumers. Where has Jack Conway been in investigating this catastrophic co-op? Once again, Jack is playing political games instead of doing his job. The tragic result is that 51,000...
  • Wilmore asked to remove cross from water tower by Freedom From Religion Foundation

    10/10/2015 11:52:59 AM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 43 replies
    Central Kentucky News ^ | 10/09/2015 | Ben Kleppinger
    The City of Wilmore has been asked by the Freedom From Religion Foundation to remove the cross mounted on top of a water tower at Asbury University. In a letter emailed to Mayor Harold Rainwater on Sept. 29, FFRF staff attorney Rebecca Markert warns that it is unlawful for Wilmore to display a patently religious symbol such as a Christian cross on public property. The Wilmore cross, displayed on the city water tower, unabashedly creates the perception of government endorsement of Christianity. It conveys the message to the nearly 30 percent of the U.S. population who are not Christians that...
  • Kentucky Health Cooperative going out of business; 51,000 insurance customers affected

    10/10/2015 8:35:04 AM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 12 replies
    Lexington Herald-Leader ^ | 10/9/2015 | JACK BRAMMER
    FRANKFORT The largest private provider of health insurance policies on Kynect, Kentucky's health insurance exchange, is going out of business. The Louisville-based Kentucky Health Cooperative Inc. announced Friday that it will end current memberships on Dec. 31 and will not add new members because of financial problems. It will not offer health insurance plans on Kynect when open enrollment for 2016 coverage starts on Nov. 1. The cooperative has about 51,000 members in all 120 Kentucky counties. ... Jonathan Gold, press secretary for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, said in an email that the federal government...
  • State Democrats look to make hay from Matt Bevin's "on the draw" comment with senior-citizen voters

    10/08/2015 4:13:00 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 2 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 10/08/2015 | Kevin Wheatley
    FRANKFORT Kentucky Democrats are hoping to capitalize on a comment they say shows Republican Matt Bevins insensitivity toward Medicare recipients during Tuesdays gubernatorial debate, urging about 40 senior citizens to rally against the GOP nominee on Thursday. Bevins campaign, however, is accusing Democrats of targeting seniors with scare tactics weeks before voters elect the next governor Nov. 3. Democrats are seeking to make hay out of an on the draw remark from Bevin. Conway asked Bevin why he favored drug testing Medicare recipients, and the Democrat clarified that he was asking about Medicare, not Medicaid, during his opponents response....
  • KSR Debate: "Would you defund Planned Parenthood?"

    10/06/2015 8:01:46 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 1 replies
    Matt Bevin: "Flashback to the last debate, when my opponent dodged a question on defunding Planned Parenthood." (video at link)
  • Bluegrass Poll: Republican gains ground in tied race for Kentucky attorney general

    10/03/2015 11:26:26 AM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 1 replies
    Lexington Herald Leader ^ | 10/02/2015 | Jack Brammer and John Cheves
    FRANKFORT The race for Kentucky attorney general slid to the right during the last 60 days as Democrat Andy Beshear lost the seven-point lead he held in July over Republican Whitney Westerfield. Beshear and Westerfield are tied at 38 percent in a new statewide Bluegrass Poll of 701 likely voters conducted Sept. 22-27 by SurveyUSA. Twenty-two percent said they were undecided; 2 percent said they were not following the race. The poll, taken on behalf of the Herald-Leader and WKYT-TV in Lexington and The Courier-Journal and WHAS-TV in Louisville, has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.8...
  • Andy Beshear calls for heroin solutions that his dad already signed into law

    10/01/2015 8:45:10 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 9 replies
    Lexington Herald-Leader ^ | 9/28/2015 | John Cheves
    Andy Beshear, the Democratic nominee for attorney general, has been promoting his plan to fight heroin use in Kentucky, including mandatory minimum prison terms for dealers, better access to anti-overdose medication for emergency workers and a "Good Samaritan law" that legally protects drug users who report an overdose to authorities, all of which he says should be done "without further delay." But Beshear's proposals featured on his campaign website already are the law. They were included in last winter's hotly debated Senate Bill 192, signed by his father, Gov. Steve Beshear, in March, and crafted in part by...
  • Republican AG Association continues to press link between Andy Beshear and President Obama in new ad

    10/01/2015 7:40:10 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat
    cn|2 Pure Poltics ^ | 10/01/2015 | Kevin Wheatley
    The Republican Attorneys General Association has launched a new television ad released Thursday again linking Democratic attorney general candidate Andy Beshear with President Barack Obama. A female narrator in the ad, titled Follow the Money, says Beshear has collected hundreds of thousands from the same liberal donors who funded Barack Obama. Why? Because Beshear would support Obamas policies, putting Obama ahead of Kentucky, the narrator says in the 30-second spot, which can be viewed here: Scott Will, executive director of RAGA, said in a statement, You may not always know what Andy Beshear stands for, but you know who he...
  • Bluegrass Poll: Jack Conway maintains slim lead over Matt Bevin

    09/30/2015 7:54:45 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 11 replies
    Lexington Herald-Leader ^ | September 30, 2015 | Sam Youngman
    Attorney General Jack Conway maintains a nominal five-point lead over Republican Matt Bevin with just more than a month to go in Kentucky's race for governor, according to a new Bluegrass Poll. The poll shows little change from July, with Conway garnering 42 percent support, Bevin with 37 percent and independent Drew Curtis with 7 percent. Fifteen percent of voters say they are undecided. The survey of 701 likely voters was conducted Sept. 22 to 27 by SurveyUSA and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.7 percentage points, which means the race remains a statistical toss-up. The...
  • Hampton, Overly debate hot button issues in second lt. governor debate

    09/28/2015 9:20:58 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 7 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 9/28/2015 | Nick Storm
    ... The topic turned to Hamptons statements on early childhood education during the debate, as Hampton was asked about her comments she made calling federal early childhood education program Head Start a way to get the kids at an even earlier age and just start the indoctrination sooner. ... On Monday, a visibly perspiring Hampton, told the panel at WAVE 3, all we ask is that Head Start funds be evaluated objectively so we can see if they are being used properly, and effectively and efficiently, And, theres no point spending those funds if were not seeing results, Hampton said,...

    09/27/2015 6:06:58 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 77 replies
    Breibart ^ | 9/27/2015 | Pam Key
    Sunday on CNNs State of the Union, House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)9% refused to acknowledge the controversial series of undercover videos showing Planned Parenthood doctors negotiating prices for fetal tissue are real. Pelosi said, I dont stipulate that these videos are real. And the fact is and fact is that the research that is being criticized there is research that has been supported. now. I havent seen Ive seen some news reports of it, but I also know that its not real and you can create any reality that you want. She continued, And I think...
  • Bevin running mate Jenean Hampton says Head Start is for early "indoctrination"

    09/26/2015 5:02:15 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 6 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 09/24/2015 | Nick Storm
    Jenean Hampton, the running mate of Republican gubernatorial candidate Matt Bevin, said the federal early childhood education program known as Head Start is used to indoctrinate young children. Head Start is a federal program providing 3 to 5 year old children from low income families with health and developmental screenings, meals and education services. On the campaign trail in Jessamine County on Tuesday, Hampton told a group at a meet-and-greet in Nicholasville that the program essentially does not serve a purpose. I remember when Head Start began and it was just for low income, very low income kids because they...
  • Overly, Hampton showcase philosophical gulf in first lt. governor debate

    09/23/2015 7:29:33 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 2 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 9/23/2015 | Madeline Janicki
    MIDWAY Set against the back drop of Kentuckys lone women-only college, candidates for lieutenant governor Jenean Hampton a Republican and Rep. Sannie Overly a Democrat went head to head at Midway College tonight. ... Overly said she and running mate Attorney General Jack Conway, want to encourage programs that offer partnerships, a state wide apprentice program, and other opportunities so students can earn while they learn. Hampton spoke of her time of working her way through college, and using loans grants and scholarships. Hampton said that she and Bevin would work to strengthen partnerships and emphasized alternative education. We...
  • I'm a Christian But I'm Totally Not... (BuzzFeed Parody)

    09/22/2015 9:37:59 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 2 replies ^ | 9/22/2015 | TheLutheranSatire
    Video at Link
  • Couples who sued Kim Davis seek order halting use of altered marriage licenses

    09/21/2015 9:36:25 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 29 replies
    Lexington Herald-Leader ^ | September 21, 2015 | Bill Estep
    Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis has interfered with the issuance of marriage forms by her office, raising a concern about the validity of licenses issued since Sept. 14, attorneys for couples who sued Davis argued Monday. The attorneys filed a motion asking U.S. District Judge David L. Bunning to order deputy clerks to use the state's standard form for marriage licenses.
  • Sam Youngman: Conway sweats. A lot.

    09/20/2015 12:56:48 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 6 replies
    Over at the Lexington Herald-Leader, political writer Sam Youngman offers a blistering critique of Jack Conways performance at Tuesday nights debate. Not only did Youngman compare Conway to A 1980s commercial for antiperspirant, but said: Between the Al Gore body language and the 1960 Richard Nixon sweating, Conway looked ill at ease on the stage, and he desperately needs strong debate performances from here on out to break through a political environment that is potentially apocalyptic for Democrats. Conways answer to a question about a sexual harassment case bothered Youngman (among others) The larger problem for Conway came from some...
  • Ahmed, you didnt build that. Radio Shack sold it. #StandWithAhmed

    09/19/2015 9:37:09 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 53 replies
    RedState ^ | 9/18/2015 | Neil Stevents
    The left had a triple whammy of self-congratulation this week when Texas teenager Ahmed was arrested(!) for bringing a bomb to school. The problem is, allegedly, he had brought to school a digital clock he built, to show to class. So this was allegedly a case of Texas being racist and anti-Science! Except most of the facts were wrong. He didnt build the clock, and the school had reason to believe it looked like a bomb. Anthony at Art Voice has taken down the situation thoroughly... Anthony...found that the clock Ahmed allegedly built, was originally sold at Radio Shack. Pictured...
  • Matt Bevin launches football themed first ad of general election

    09/18/2015 3:17:04 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 2 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 9/18/2015 | Nick Storm
    Republican candidate for governor Matt Bevin has launched his first campaign ad of the general election which features a football themed attack against Democratic candidate Jack Conway. The ad plays heavily on ESPN styling with head-to-head matchup graphics pitting Bevin and Conway. Conways playbook supports Obamas liberal agenda that means Obamacare and Obamas job-killing Cap and Trade Plan, an announcer says. Conway will take us the wrong way. The ad follows the same track as recent Republican Governors Association ads which target Conway for his support of Obama. Leading Kentuckys team of greater prosperity is outsider businessman Matt Bevin,...
  • Conway Cites Owning A Female Dog When Asked How He's Made Kentucky Safer For Women

    09/17/2015 8:20:19 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 6 replies
    Conway Cites Owning A Female Dog When Asked How He's Made Kentucky Safer For Women - video
  • Gubernatorial candidates spar in first televised debate

    09/15/2015 10:19:53 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 5 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 9/15/2015 | Nick Storm
    LOUISVILLE The three candidates for governor met Tuesday night at Belleramine University in an hour-long debate where social issues took a sharper focus. Democratic candidate Jack Conway, Republican candidate Matt Bevin and independent candidate Drew Curtis shared the spotlight on Tuesday night in Louisville at the debate sponsored by The Courier Journal, WHAS-TV, WKYT-TV and the Lexington Herald-Leader. Bevin and a visibly sweating Conway exchanged barbs over state pension plans and same-sex marriage from the stage as a crowd of 300 people watched on from the Cralle Center. All the while Curtis slipped in and out of the wider...
  • GOP attempts to tie Andy Beshear to President Obama in latest ad

    09/14/2015 8:59:27 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 2 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 9/14/2015 | Nick Storm
    The Republican Attorneys General Association is launching another ad attempting to connect the dots between Democratic attorney general candidate Andy Beshear and President Barack Obama. The ad is beginning to run as the campaign for Beshear launched the first two ads of their advertising campaign, totaling more than $1 million. A search of FCC documents shows that RAGA purchased $100,000 worth of ad time over the course of a week in the Lexington, Louisville and Cincinnati television markets. RAGA never returned multiple calls from Pure Politics seeking comment on the ad on Monday. The ad from the group says that...
  • Wendell Berry: The new racism embodied in total contempt for Obama

    09/13/2015 9:05:05 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 55 replies
    Lexington Herald-Leader ^ | 9/13/2015 | Wendell Berry
    ...Nobody can doubt that virtually all of the president's political enemies would vehemently defend themselves against a charge of racism. Virtually all of them observe the forms and taboos of political correctness. If any very visible one of their own should insult the president by a recognized racial slur, they would all join in the predictable outrage. But the paramount fact of this moment in the history of racism is that you don't have to denominate the president by a recognized racial slur when his very name can be used as a synonym. This subtilized racism is not only a...
  • Bob Babbage on the impact of Kim Davis, Kentucky's bellwether status and fall campaigns

    09/12/2015 11:04:28 AM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 3 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 9/11/2015 | Nick Storm
    With the campaigns focusing on their fall strategy and increasing their television presence, politicians are being forced to react to the controversy surrounding Democratic Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis. Bob Babbage, the former Democratic secretary of state and managing partner of Lexington-based lobbying firm Babbage Cofounder, described the Davis situation as significant in the political realm not just in 2015, but likely for politicians in years to come. No public poll has been taken since Daviss incarceration and release for contempt of court, but Babbage said the conventional wisdom is that she helps GOP candidate Matt Bevin in the short-term....