Category Archives: Mitch McConnell

Mitch McConnell: Part-time First Amendment advocate, full-time coward

(Photo by Alton Strupp/Courier-Journal) As you’ve probably heard by now, Sen. Mitch McConnell’s campaign manager Jesse Benton threatened to have police arrest me for covering his press conference at a hotel in Louisville on Monday, then followed through on that threat by ordering a Louisville police officer to block me from entering the room. This […]

McConnell’s debt plan dubbed the ‘Pontius Pilate Act,’ tea party backlash continues

Remember back in the days when D.C. Republicans were too busy fighting amongst themselves to launch a united front against Democrats? Well, thanks to Mitch McConnell’s debt ceiling plan compromise with President Obama and Harry Reid, it appears we are back to the good ol’ days. McConnell’s complicated plan, which would essentially allow Obama to […]

Mayor Fischer and Sen. Paul meet

At a formal meeting Friday, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer welcomed U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-KY, to his office where the two discussed ways they can work together in order to advance the city and state’s needs. From the Mayor’s Office: It was the first formal meeting between Fischer and Paul and it follows a meeting […]

Mitch moonwalks on earmarks

Proving that we are all tea partiers now, U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, is reversing his well-known position on earmarks and now supports a moratorium on the special funding requests.

GOP Death Watch: Special Thunderdome Edition

When beloved U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell and all-time favorite radio personality Rush Limbaugh get busy together, the music they make isn’t exactly beautiful. In fact, the sounds generated from their lovemaking don’t register in the human aural spectrum, but can be compared to the high-frequency squeaking of two giant shithouse rats circling around the same […]

Yarmuth vs. McConnell on health care

This week I wrote a cover story about the emergence of two Kentucky leaders in the national debate over reforming health care. U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., is the communications adviser for the House Democrats, who two weeks ago foisted a draft plan that includes the so-called public option, a government-run health care plan that […]

MoveOn delivers petition to McConnell office

Seeking to persuade Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-KY, to support President-elect Barack Obama’s economic stimulus package, about a dozen members of endured the bitter chills of winter outside the federal courthouse to deliver a petition to the senior senator’s Louisville office today. “We had over 1,500 signatures in support of Obama’s economic recovery plan,” says […]

The end of Recorder-gate

The most transparent political stunt of Mitch McConnell’s re-election campaign is officially over. A grand jury in Marshall County yesterday declined to indict Democrat Bruce Lunsford and/or members of his campaign staff for allegedly “stealing” a digital audio recorder from Richard St. Onge III, a young staffer for the National Republican Senatorial Committee who had […]

Lunchbox: Hanging Mr. Hope

$2.28: The price for a gallon of gas at my pit stop. Tanking the American economy is one way to lower gas prices. Grand(iose) jury: A Marshall County grand jury will decide — probably late next week — whether criminal charges are warranted in Recorder-gate, the faux controversy sparked when a GOP operative stashed an […]

And now, for something more entertaining

Both Bruce Lunsford and the DSCC are upping the ante with new ads that crib the classic McConnell style of attack advertising: Lighthearted, weird, funny, but biting. Bread and circuses. Also included is one of the original “Hounds” ads McConnell ran in 1984 against Dee Huddleston. Here ya go.  [youtube][/youtube][youtube][/youtube][youtube][/youtube]