My Muse, Mitch McConnell

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Elect Alison Lundergan Grimes — Most of us were rooting for entertainer Ashley Judd – one of us — to come home and take on McConnell.

Minding Gaps, McConnell Style

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Berry Craig: McConnell has to take care not to rile a big chunk of his base – old conservative white guys who love it when Rush Limbaugh calls feminists “Feminazis,” when a GOP strategist disses Grimes as an “empty dress” and when a Team Mitch player tweets a photo-shopped image of Grimes as the “Obama Girl.”

‘P’ Is for ‘Paul’ and ‘Plagiarizer’

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Berry Craig: Paul is still a tea party darling. His base – mostly white folks of the Obama’s-a-Kenyan-born-Islamo-Socialist persuasion – doesn’t care if he swipes from Wikipedia or anyplace else, or if he just makes stuff up.

Hi-Yo, Silvers! Away with Chained CPI

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Berry Craig: We didn’t vote, give money, wear out shoe leather going door-to-door or staff phone banks for our union-endorsed candidates – most of them Democrats — so they could go to Washington and help tea party-tilting Republicans eviscerate Social Security.

Hating Obama, Hating Lincoln

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Berry Craig: Republicans see Obama as imperiling their version of “civilization,” meaning a country run by conservative, straight, white male Christians who think capitalism is God’s economic system.

Some Kentucky Politicians Make Sense

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Berry Craig: If nothing else, Gov. Steve Beshear has shown the country that not all Kentucky politicians are “wacko birds” and partisan obstructionists who think the Affordable Care Act is the spawn of Satan.

Bible Lesson on Patriotism

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Berry Craig: Throughout the New Testament, Roberts says, Jesus Christ “talks about the people who are poor and living in poverty. Today, who tries to lift people out of poverty? It’s the labor movement.”

The Texas Tinhorn

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Berry Craig: Cruz and the tea party neo-Fire eaters demand Obama and the Democrats’ unconditional surrender on the Affordable Care Act while they all but pop veins trying to demonize and delegitimize the president and his party.

Poor Little Mitch

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Berry Craig: Character assassination has been McConnell’s stock in trade since he got elected to the senate in 1986.

‘An Injury to One Is the Concern of All’

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Berry Craig: History is plain about what has most benefitted the working class: unions and New Deal-style government action on our behalf. A big part of the New Deal guaranteed our right to organize unions and bargain collectively for better wages, hours, working conditions and benefits.

Will Mitch Get Ditched?

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Berry Craig: Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes is half a loaf to this lifelong Kentuckian. Yet McConnell and Bevin are no loaf. They’re not even the bread wrapper. So Grimes has got my vote.

John Roberts Court Revives Southern Strategy

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Berry Craig: The GOP is using same sort of fakery white supremacist Democrats used when they disfranchised blacks with poll taxes, property requirements for voting and grandfather laws, all the while claiming such devices weren’t racially motivated.

‘Idiot America’

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Berry Craig: All that matters to Rick Perry’s people is that politicians have “common sense” on issues like what one of my union buddies calls “the Four Gs – God (love), guns (love), gays (not love) and government (not love, except for the military).”

Give Me Honest Debate, Not Demonizing

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Berry Craig: Mum was the word from Republicans like Sensenbrenner when their guy in the White House collected the same sort of phone call data. The Bush administration said it was crucial to the “war on terror.”

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