Beating a Dead Horse: KDP Style

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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Sucky Rumors on the Internets Update Dept

Does David Hawpe make sense anymore? Steve Beshear and basketball? What? [C-J]

State officials asked the Executive Branch Ethics Commission to investigate Crystal Murray Ducker, former Deputy Secretary of the Transportation Cabinet under Ernie Fletcher, for being (allegedly) improperly employed with a lobbying firm that does business with the state within six months of leaving office. [PolWatchers]

The KDP sucks at communicating with, you know, actual Democrats. So some dirty liberals have created their own little way of getting the word out about the Party’s reorganization in April. (For the record, though, both Jeff Noble and Amanda Flannery have worked their fingers to the bone trying to do the work the rest of the party elite won’t even consider.) [BGR]

The Council on Postsecondary Education asked gubnuh Steve and our fancy lawmakers in Frankfort to stop cutting higher education spending. Translation: The council told the gubnuh to suck it and will fight like cats in a sack if he pisses them off. [Crowley]

Stephen George turned us on to the site ‘Stuff White People Like’ and we almost pee on ourselves every time we visit it. We actually can’t breathe right now because some hilarious shiz from said site just raped our eyes. [Stuff White People Like]

KDP Up in Arms Over Bunning Story

Okay, seriously. We detest Jim Bunning. Awful hack of a man. But come on.

Jennifer Moore needs to get her priorities straight with press releases and email blasts.

She just sent out an email excoriating crazy Senator Jim Bunning for paying his daughter a measly $20,000 a year to bust her ass on his campaign. Read what we had to say about this in a story earlier today.

Why the hell are we paying for email blasts over something so trivial? Why are we wasting our time? We’re all about raking people over the coals for being awful and doing stupid crap– even if it’s for political gain. But what the hell? This is such a non-issue. Seriously– and we’re dirty liberals saying this!

Read the KDP email after the jump…

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KDP Files Ethics Complaint Against Doug Hawkins

You read it right, kids.

Kentucky Democratic Party Chair Jennifer Moore filed a complaint with the do-nothing Louisville Metro Ethics Commission against Doug Hawkins (R-Sombrero Lover).

Hawkins, a current Metro Council member who is running for State Senate against Perry Clark, links to his senate campaign website on his metro council site, something the KDP alleges is a clear violation of the Louisville Metro Ethics Ordinance (it is).

From a KDP press release:

“This is a blatant abuse of power. Doug Hawkins is simply using his position as a Metro Council Member to support his State Senate campaign and that is in violation of the ethics code,” Moore said. “I am confident that, after reviewing our complaint, the Commission will agree.”

While we agree with Moore’s opinion, it’s a little silly to get so up in arms over Kentucky’s most well-known protector of our white women against Mexicans. The citizens of the 37th State Senate District already know Doug Hawkins is insane. Pointing it out to them is a waste of time.

Isn’t there a senate race to meddle in somewhere? Some money to raise? Votes to buy? Maybe some legitimate work to be done… like pointing out idiots like Frank Simon have seriously violated campaign finance law again and again? Never hear anything about the real wrongdoers. We want some real leadership. Not bickering over a website.

Jennifer, don’t you know? Doug will protect you!

Operation Dumbo Dro… er… Gooch!


The ever embarrassing Rep. Jim Gooch (D-Tool) is blocking Stream Saver legislation which would put an end to the destructive practice of dumping mine waste from mountaintop removal into Kentucky’s headwater streams.

In response to the insanity, BlueGrassRoots has launched Operation Gooch.

Is this the kind of party you want? And will anyone stand up and demand his removal from this seat?

Well, let’s find out. Today, I’m unveiling Operation Gooch. We are going to call every single one of these Democrats and ask them- “Do you support or oppose Jim Gooch chairing the Natural Resources and Environment Committee?”

Get involved.

Scott Alexander Nominated in 84th House District

From the KDP press release:

Alexander is the owner of MJ&M Sales, a mining supply company. He previously served as State Representative and is prepared to begin work in the House Chambers immediately.

“I was pleased to learn tonight that Scott Alexander will be the Democratic nominee for the 84th House District vacancy. The nomination process shows that Democrats continue to work together as a united front to nominate quality candidates,” Chair Jennifer Moore said. “Scott’s prior experience in the legislature makes him uniquely qualified to fill this vacancy for the remainder of the term and work to help make the transition smooth for the next Democrat who will be elected in November.”

Is it just us or is it completely silly that the KDP didn’t bother, you know, running someone who is actually on the ballot in 2008 for the 84th District House seat? Why not run someone who could use the next nine or ten months to develop a following and name for themself?

And why isn’t the RPK fielding a candidate?