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Beating a Dead Horse: KDP Style

February 29th, 2008 · 8 Comments

Joe Sonka at BlueGrassRoots says exactly what we’re too lazy to say today:

I swear to Jeebus, I don’t enjoy beating a dead horse and I take no pleasure in continuing to point this out… but what the hell is Jennifer Moore doing?

Earlier this week , it was the mass KDP email asking for donations using the Bunning story about paying his daughter $20,000 a year to run his campaign financing. Of all the hideous crimes and travesties of our Republican Senators, that is what you’re going to call out? That’s like prosecuting Jeffrey Dahmer for jaywalking. Let’s aim a little higher, eh?

And today, another bewildering email. This one asks for democrats to call their state senator and ask them to vote no on SB 14, which would eliminate the Secretary of Treasurer office. Nothing wrong with that at all, in fact we need some more of that stuff from the KDP. But this is a bill that everyone knows will never come close to Steve Beshear’s desk. How about doing this stuff for legislation that actually, you know, needs some grassroots support from democrats? And adding insult to injury, we have to hear in the email how Todd “good buddies with crazy fundie bigot Frank Simon” Hollenbach will protect us Kentuckians in office.

Please don’t remind me of that spineless, gutless coward. I beg you. Having him in office almost makes me want the damn bill to pass.

Hrm. I bet Jennifer and Todd will be really happy to see us this evening. Maybe we’ll be tipsy by then.

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Tags: Embarrassing · Frustration · KDP · Todd Hollenbach

8 responses so far ↓

  • 1 nothng but the truth // Feb 29, 2008 at 9:04 pm

    The brunette Jesssica Simpson of Kentucky politics good also send out a fund raising letter bragging about how a Louisville state representative who owns over $10,000 in Chuchill Downs stock has been able to vote on casino legislation with impunity, in clear violation of legislative ethics prohibiting legislatores from conflicts of interest.

    How’s this for the opening sentence: “You better get on our fundraising team quick, if we can get away with corruption like this, you don’t want to get on our bad side. Then Beshear’s chief of staff can add a p.s.: “Don’t get cross ways with us on this”.

    Sweeeeeeet.

  • 2 nothng but the truth // Feb 29, 2008 at 9:07 pm

    Let’s try that again.

    The brunette Jesssica Simpson of Kentucky politics could also send out a fund raising letter bragging about how a Democratic Louisville state representative who owns over $10,000 in Chuchill Downs stock has been able to vote on casino legislation with impunity, in clear violation of legislative ethics prohibiting legislators from conflicts of interest.

    How’s this for the opening sentence: “You better get on our fundraising team quick, if we can get away with corruption like this, you don’t want to get on our bad side. Then Beshear’s chief of staff can add a p.s.: “Don’t get cross ways with us on this”.

    Sweeeeeeet.

  • 3 Cyberhillbilly // Feb 29, 2008 at 9:25 pm

    Jake:

    Maybe the KDP isn’t running on the progressive issues b/c it has concluded that the state is not a left of center state, that those issues that drive left of center bloggers aren’t what drives KY voters.

    Thoughts?

  • 4 Anonymous // Feb 29, 2008 at 9:49 pm

    Someone please tell me why the KDP would oppose a good public policy initiative by eliminating a worthless elected office. Is it because a Republican ran on that platform, a Republican sponsored the bill, or a Democrat currently holds the office?

  • 5 kilowat // Mar 1, 2008 at 7:44 am

    maybe they are part of the Freedom’s Watch

    http://www.mediatransparency.org/story.php?storyID=227

  • 6 Joe Sonka // Mar 1, 2008 at 4:24 pm

    details, damnit, i need fucking details!

    SMACK!!!

    (that sound was c-hillbilly hitting the floor. Vapors!!!)

  • 7 Jake // Mar 1, 2008 at 9:44 pm

    JG: Progressive issues aren’t necessarily “left” of center.

    Thoughts?

  • 8 Rose // Mar 2, 2008 at 8:08 pm

    Nope…they’re not. I know plenty on the “right” who are social progressives.