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McConnell Is Back To Stalling Any & All Progress

November 8th, 2012 · 5 Comments

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Here’s footage of Ben Chandler conceding and Andy Barr giving his victory speech. [Bluegrass Politics]

Advisers to Mittens Romney insisted Wednesday that they were surprised by the scale of their loss to President Barack Obama, while big-time GOP donors griped about the campaign’s unflinching confidence in the final stretch. [Politico]

This guy speaks in Kentucky a bunch and now he’s maybe leading China to an internet of energy. [The Times]

A Harlan County coal company and two supervisors admitted Wednesday that they willfully exposed miners to the risk of being hurt or killed by rock falls. [H-L

Time magazine's Michael Scherer talked with a group of Obama campaign advisers this past weekend, and provided an inside look at some of the data and targeting tactics behind the president's re-election. [ProPublica]

The KET people say Candy Barr will be on their teevee box on Sunday. One to One airs at 1:00 P.M. Eastern. [Press Release]

President Barack Obama’s election victory on Tuesday may give him the opportunity to deepen his liberal imprint on the U.S. Supreme Court. [Reuters]

There’s a writ of election in the 16th State Senate District. [SoS]

The biggest corporate contributor in the 2012 election so far doesn’t appear to make anything — other than very large contributions to a conservative super PAC. Specialty Group Inc., of Knoxville, Tenn., donated nearly $5.3 million between Oct. 1 and Oct. 11 to FreedomWorks for America, which is affiliated with former GOP House Majority Leader Dick Armey. [CPI]

Mitch McConnell is already back to obstruction at all costs. He has a severe Napoleon Complex. [WaPo]

The election wasn’t the only news in Richmond on Tuesday. Turns out somebody made about $24,000 worth of news during a traffic stop. [Richmond Register]

Foreclosure review pays consultant $4 for each $1 to homeowners. Consumer groups have been quick to criticize the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency’s independent foreclosure look-back reviews for giving the banks under scrutiny too much say in the process of reviewing their own loans. [American Banker]

Forget complicated vote recounts. A tie in a city council race in eastern Kentucky was settled the easy way, with a coin toss. [WKYT]

President Obama’s re-election and the retention of a Democratic majority in the Senate means the likelihood of a repeal of the Affordable Care Act has receded. [NPR]

Tags: Andy Barr · Barack Obama · Ben Chandler · Campaign Finance · Corruption · Eastern Kentucky · Environment · Health Care · Mitch McConnell · Presidential Race

5 responses so far ↓

  • 1 CASEY E // Nov 8, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    how much longer will our state allow Mitch to hold up anything that is even remotely good for the country?? just because a democrat brings something up doesnt mean it is bad…. i am surprised he hasnt let go with the ” nothing will happen as all i want to do is make the president look bad”….. reminds me of the “leader” in KY senate that we just got rid of……

  • 2 Novena // Nov 8, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    “Go, Casey E.!”

    With the new composition of the U.S. Senate, favoring Democrats even more, bloviating Mitch will become even more irrelevant to the present and future of Amurka. That is a good sign of progress to come. What now, Mitch? You can no longer make unseating Obama your one and only aim in life.

  • 3 UKeye // Nov 8, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    Casey E,

    Sorry, you didn’t get rid of KY Senate President. Steve did – by buying him off.
    Can you do that with Mitch?

  • 4 J // Nov 8, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    “Dick Armey” is the most appropriate, representative GOP name that I have ever seen. No matter how many times I see that man’s name, I always laugh.

  • 5 Monica // Nov 9, 2012 at 10:49 am

    Would it be worth it to get rid of Mitch by appointing him to the Supreme Court?

    Oh, wait. That must not be a good idea because a bit of vomit just came in my mouth.