Update: Dissension in the Ranks of KDP

Last week we told you about dissension in the ranks of the Kentucky Democratic Party over nominees for the Kentucky Board of Elections. The state parties (rather, the two most vote-getting parties as of the most recent election) are each legally required to submit at least five names to to the governor as nominees for the board. Unfortunately, KDP chairperson Jennifer Moore was being cagey with information before a State Central Executive Committee conference call and some members of the committee were angered at being kept in the dark. An uproar was born.

We published an email revealing the dissent and in the process of doing so, discovered that party leadership only planned on submitting three (3) names to the governor. Dozens of people wrote in, complained, flipped out, got up in arms, foamed and everything else short of getting the vapors. Their outrage over the silly lack of understanding of the KRS on KDP’s part must have worked because the party came through with– wait for it– five names.

Those names, along with the price they paid for their nomination after the jump…

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Oh Snap Monday! Perverts, Jane Fonda, Misery

Basically, perverts are everywhere. Everyone is a flipping child predator these days. Priests, GOP leaders, clowns, R. Kelly, teachers. Seriously. Bob McKee, a Republican leader in Maryland who this year sponsored legislation protecting children from perverts like him, was arrested and canned for being a pervert. Ugh. Can you imagine such a thing? Another Republican arrested for perversion. [Washington Post]

The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has confirmed their fear and hatred of the gays. The Louisville-based organization ruled last week that foot tappers and pantsuit wearers everywhere are forever banned from leadership positions. There’s an exception, though, for those homos living in chastity and those living in sham marriages. [H-L]

Vice presidentin’, Jane Fonda, Stumbo showing leadership, and miserable experiences after the jump…

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BGR Sets Sights on KDP, DSCC, Others

And by sets sights we mean completely excoriates everyone.

Exactly what we’ve been thinking lately.

Here’s a taste:

It does the progressive movement in KY NO GOOD to sugarcoat the situation and live in a positive fantasy world. What we need is a healthy dose of reality to let KY progressives know where we are, what we’re up against, and be able to form a coherent strategy for how we’re going to take the KDP and our state government back.

What I refuse to do is give people false hope. (sorry Barack, there is such a thing). And telling people that Bruce Lunsford can beat Mitch McConnell in a November election, in my opinion, would be doing just that. People’s time and money are quite valuable, and telling people that Lunsford has a chance, in my opinion, would be irresponsible on my part. Especially when that hopeless fight is for the aforementioned slimy DINO gov’t defrauding nursing home slumlord and Achim Bergmann, who has no interest in moving KY in a progressive direction and is laughing his way to the bank right now.

First of all, let’s get this fact out of the way. Chuck Schumer has no intention of competing against Mitch McConnell, and has no intention of spending a single dime on KY.

Steve Beshear has made a conscious decision not to challenge Mitch McConnell this Fall. Beshear’s first intent is to please his big $$$ donors who put him into office, particularly Bluegrass Freedom Fund/Achim Bergman, and the horse and gambling interests which have been well documented.

Read the entire thing. Go. Read. It.

Senate Floor Like Cats In a Sack

All hell broke loose on the Senate floor today with David Williams, Julian Carroll and Katie Stine all going insane. We hope somebody caught this on film!

UPDATE (11 a.m.): Fiery debate lasted for about 45 minutes Friday morning on the Senate floor over Gov. Steve Beshear’s expanded gambling proposal.

Senate President David Williams, R-Burkesville, got the ball rolling by welcoming state Rep. Greg Stumbo back to the General Assembly.

Williams then challenged members who support expanded gaming — not just allowing voters to decide — to stand up. Just three senators — Denise Harper Angel, Tim Shaughnessy and David Boswell — did so.

“Three out of 38, there you are governor, you’ve got a long way to go,” Williams said.

Stine and Carroll argued over the rule that calls for senators to address the chair and not other senators directly and then Carroll said: “As attractive as you are, I need to look other places,” referring to his desire to address Williams.

CRAAAAZY. This gambling bit is one big, hot mess and we can pretty much guarantee NOTHING will be accomplished on anything else for at least, oh, forever. We’re waiting to hear if Governor Steve Beshear plans to show some leadership and if the KDP plans to do the same. Definitely not holding our breath.

Dissension in the Ranks of KDP

We have learned from a leader at the Kentucky Democratic Party of serious unrest and disagreement among Party leaders over the KDP’s three nominees to the State Board of Elections.

Tomorrow at 5:00 P.M. the KDP’s State Central Executive Committee will hold a conference call organized by Chair Jennifer Moore in which there are plans to discuss the three nominees. However– big however– several SCEC members are unhappy and feeling pressured because they’re unable to get information about the nominees prior to the call in order to be prepared, as they should.

See what one SCEC member had to say in a confidential email to KDP officials along with our reaction after the jump…

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