How Mitch Got Rich

How Mitch McConnell Got Rich

Berry Craig: So arise and get peppy. But it’s easier work just talking about self-reliance while living it up on an inherited fortune.

‘Mad Mitch’

McConnell Blows Lead

Berry Craig: It’s like we’re in the fourth quarter of a smash-mouth, slobber-knocking grid grudge match. Alison Lundergan Grimes has quarterbacked her underdog eleven to a slim lead over powerhouse Team Mitch.

Bluegrass State Barn Builder

Grimes Beating Mitch

Berry Craig: Bluegrass State union volunteers are phone banking, wearing out shoe leather canvassing neighborhoods, passing out fliers and doing all else they can to help Grimes “send Mitch McConnell back to Alabama,” his native state, as she likes to put it.

Mitch the Cynic

Cynical Mitch McConnell

Berry Craig: Whatever their shortcomings, Cooper and Barkley were earnest servants of all Kentuckians, not just the well-heeled and well-connected folks whose dollars McConnell happily takes and whose bidding he gladly does.

McConnell’s Neo-Know-Nothings

Mitch McConnell Race Baiting

Berry Craig: The Know-Nothings are long gone. But their bigotry thumps in the chests of white Kentuckians of the send-’em-all-back-to-Mexico persuasion. Accordingly, Team Mitch and its buddies have shined up the dog whistle.

Mitch’s Mum Moment

McConnell and Koch Brothers

Berry Craig: The Birchers are still around. But they’ve been eclipsed by the Tea Party and like-mined white folks of the Obama’s-a-Kenyan-born-Islamo-Socialist persuasion.

‘Vote, Baby, Vote!’

voter registration drive

Berry Craig: Indeed. The Republicans’ bogus claim that their voter laws are aimed at stopping “voter fraud” reminds me of the old white supremacist Southern Democrats who vowed that their blatantly racist Jim Crow voter suppression and segregation laws were based on “states’ rights.”

Mitch McConnell: The Pied Piper of Pandering

Mitch McConnell Behind

Berry Craig: Sen. Mitch McConnell is a master at dog whistle politics. He is also the pied piper of pandering to what one of my union buddies calls “the four Gs – God, guns, gays and government.”

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