Lundergan, Stumbo Must Hate Rural America

In a comment on Pat Crowley’s blog, Bill Adkins makes the perfect argument for why it’s effing ridiculous for Jerry Lundergan and Greg Stumbo to attack Barack Obama over telling the truth about rural America.

Sadly, Greg Stumbo seems to be forgetting that he’s a product of rural America and has abandoned his usual solid position on Appalachian/rural issues in order to push the tired candidacy of Hillary Clinton. We like Greg, don’t get me wrong, but this is just embarrassing and out-of-touch.

Like Bill Adkins says, Americans need to figure out if they want someone who will speak the truth or someone who’ll blow smoke up their ass.

Take a look at Obama’s remarks and see if you disagree, Kentuckians:

“You go into these small towns in Pennsylvania and, like a lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing’s replaced them,” Mr. Obama responded, according to a transcript of the fund-raiser published on Friday on The Huffington Post. And they fell through the Clinton administration, and the Bush administration, and each successive administration has said that somehow these communities are gonna regenerate and they have not…”

Obama also said:

“And it’s not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.”

To echo Bill, please tell us where/how Obama is incorrect. We’re borne of the mountains of eastern Kentucky and think it would be difficult to find anyone from rural America who would disagree with Obama’s remarks.

The reality is that rural America has been forgotten, cast aside and crapped on.

Read the rest of this rant after the jump…

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Obama Opening in Louisville

What was that Heather French Smith said about Obama Fever being a myth?

Haha. Boy, was she wrong.


Easily 1,000 people (I stopped counting at 900) showed up for the opening of Barack Obama’s campaign office in Louisville this cold, windy morning. A thousand people who had never shown their face at a political function before today. And Obama himself wasn’t even there to greet them. So I think we can safely say that Louisville is suffering from a severe case of Obama Fever.

Among those spotted in the huge crowd: Jennifer Moore, Kentucky Democratic Party chair; Tim Longmeyer, Louisville-Jefferson County Democratic Party chair; Jim Cauley, Governor Steve Beshear’s Chief of Staff; Congressman Ron Mazzoli; Congressman John Yarmuth; people from all walks of life. The only senatorial candidate who bothered to show up was Michael Cassaro.

Stay tuned. Tons more photos from the rally to come.

UPDATED – PHOTOS @ 3:59 P.M.: See everything after the jump. It’s graphics-intensive, so don’t click the link if you’re on dial-up.

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Obama Campaign Steals Lunsford Idea

What’s that? Oh, yes, Barack Obama has copied the Lunsford-Stumbo Blueprint for Change. Hahahaha.

For real.

How hilarious is this? After all of the controversy the plan caused (courtesy of paid hack Mark Nickolas) during last year’s gubernatorial primary, a presidential campaign has taken the ‘Blueprint for Change’ idea and run with it.

Here’s the original:

Could someone please read both of these and tell us what’s going on? We can’t stop laughing.

Is Kentucky Up for Grabs?

Rep. John Yarmuth (KY-03) on presidentin’ in Kentucky:

“Kentucky is kind of that mix that is going to be hard to predict,” said Yarmuth, who so far is the only one of Kentucky’s eight superdelegates to pledge his support to Obama.

He said he expects Obama do well in Louisville and Northern Kentucky, as well as Lexington with its college campuses, while the southern stretch of Kentucky, which has more in common with Tennessee, will likely go for Clinton.

“It’s going to be the golden triangle against the rest of the state, I guess,” Yarmuth said.

“I think Kentucky is very much up for grabs,” Yarmuth said. “I think you can almost flip a coin at this point.”

Have Jerry Lundergan and Steve Henry (he and the disgraced beauty queen wife have been out campaigning for Hillary, scaring away literally hundreds of votes from the Clinton camp) locked up the Bluegrass for Hillary Clinton? Or will Obama-loving Louisville and Lexington win it all?