Monthly Archives: November 2011

Yarmuth on payroll tax cut

Sen. Mitch McConnell and the Republicans have suddenly changed their tune to support extending the payroll tax cut, which would keep about $1,000 in the pockets of Americans next year. Their caveat? Only if that means protecting the 1 percent from any kind of extra taxation to pay for it. How very noble of them. […]

Thayer’s proposed map would help Yarmuth in Jefferson

Yesterday we covered how Sen. Damon Thayer’s proposed redistricting maps affected the 6th congressional district and Rep. Ben Chandler. But what about John Yarmuth and the 3rd district in Jefferson County? Thayer moves a significant chunk of eastern Jefferson county into the 2nd district, while the 3rd district picks up precincts in the south and […]

Former C-J reporter Steitzer takes job with Edelen’s office

One of our favorite (and missed) Kentucky political reporters is getting back in the Frankfort game. We’ve received word that former Courier-Journal reporter Stephenie Steitzer will be Auditor-elect Adam Edelen’s communications director. Congrats to Stephenie, the only reporter with the gumption to sprint after Rand Paul when he ran away from the media last year […]

Barr would have defeated Chandler under Thayer’s new redistricting map

Sen. Damon Thayer released the map of his proposal to redistrict Kentucky’s congressional districts today, and unlike Greg Stumbo’s draft released two weeks ago, this one doesn’t have a lot of major changes. The only change of real note is in the 6th district, which had a razor-tight race between Ben Chandler and Andy Barr […]

Mayor Fischer holding “virtual talk” extravaganza next week

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer will be all up in your Internets next Monday, as he and his staff will man the Twitter and the MyFace to answer all of your questions about the SUPER Region, Metro Animal Services and reggae. From the mayor’s office: LOUISVILLE (Nov. 28, 2011) – Have a question or suggestion for […]

NRCC going with repetition over facts against Chandler, Obama

Here’s the brand new National Republican Congressional Committee ad attacking Rep. Ben Chandler in the 6th district this week. As you can see, Obama’s stimulus “made the economy worse,” and Chandler is supporting Obama’s new jobs bill, which will obviously make the economy even worser. I’m assuming that the NRCC really doesn’t care much about […]

The EPA’s job-killing War on Coal is neither

Contrary to 65 percent of the political advertisements/rhetoric that we Kentuckians have been subjected to over the last six months, the EPA’s regulations to prevent the coal industry from further poisoning our air and water have not, in fact, destroyed Kentucky jobs and the coal industry. On the contrary, ever since the Beshear-labeled “War on […]

Killer Weed

As November comes to a close, it’s time to bid adieu to the journalism-be-damned, hyper-sensationalized month of television sweeps. It’s a time when “shocking” flavors nearly every bit of news, breathless controversy abounds, and I undoubtedly learn every night “what I need to know to keep my family safe.” So we at LEO have chosen […]

Romney embracing dishonesty as path to victory

GOP presidential candidate/weathervane Mitt Romney has his first big TV ad up in New Hampshire this week, which uses a clip of Barack Obama saying, “If we keep talking about the economy, we’re going to lose.” Pretty damning stuff. Only the clip he uses in the ad leaves out the first part of the quote, […]

KDP getting Forcht money

One of the most bizarre outcomes of this month’s election here in Kentucky was revealed today in Tom Loftus’ article, where he shows that Corbin banker Terry Forcht and his wife contributed $20,000 to the Kentucky Democratic Party in October. Forcht is one of, if not the biggest, financiers of the Republican Party in Kentucky […]