Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Gary Palmer doesn't want you to think about this

Kentucky's two largest newspapers have endorsed Alison Grimes for US Senate. Below are some of the things their editorial says [full editorial can be found here]:
"As targets of probably the costliest U.S. Senate race ever, Kentuckians should do themselves — and the country — a favor by electing Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes.
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But, wait, you say: How can our poor state afford to give up the power that Republican Leader Mitch McConnell has amassed in 30 years in Washington, especially if Republicans take the Senate, making him the majority leader?
McConnell does have power. He commands a perpetual-motion money machine; dollars flow in, favors flow out.
The problem is how McConnell uses his power. He has repeatedly hurt the country to advance his political strategy.
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The Senate may never recover from the bitter paralysis McConnell has inflicted through record filibusters that allow his minority to rule by obstruction.
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His signature cause — flooding elections with ever more money — corrupts. He poses as a champion of the right to criticize the government, but it's really his rich buddies' right to buy the government that he champions.

There's a lot of food for thought there, but Gary Palmer doesn't want you to ingest.

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