Berry Craig: Bevin is so desperate to keep his job that he wants Kentuckians to join him in questioning a demonstrably free and fair election.
Berry Craig: Statewide, the race was close; Beshear won by a tad more than 5,000 votes. The ever-querulous Bevin angrily refuses to concede defeat. “Governing by tantrum has resulted in Donald Trump holding his breath until Kentucky turns blue,” says a meme circulating widely today.
Berry Craig: Best-case scenario: The president is a pathological liar who repeatedly utters falsehoods that no one who does not work at Fox News could possibly believe.
Berry Craig: Kentucky is more 87 percent white; so is our county. I wish I could see evidence hereabouts that many white folks who voted for Trump are abandoning their Great White Hope. I can’t.
Berry Craig: While Trump brags on his bromance with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and on recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, he’s called American Jews ignorant and traitors.
Berry Craig: Trump, Comer and the rest of the GOP are masters of the old white solidarity scam. Rich, white supremacist Democrats in Dixie invented it. They used the con to roll less-well-heeled whites in slavery and Jim Crow times.
Berry Craig: Since it opened early this month, a KDP webstore has sold $500,00 worth of “Moscow Mitch” themed merchandise including bright red buttons, stickers, tee-shirts, brown fake-fur Russian-style hats, shot glasses, Moscow Mule mugs and foam can covers.
Berry Craig: Watch McConnell try to make “Moscow Mitch” another badge of honor bestowed on him by his detractors, be they the “liberal media,” “socialist” Democrats or a renegade ex-Republican from the Sunshine State.
Berry Craig: Trump’s candid comment is more proof, as if more proof were needed, that he is the most morally bankrupt president ever.
Berry Craig: Let’s just say things didn’t go so well for Donald last time round, as Trump Baby spread round the globe like a climate change fuelled wildfire
Berry Craig: The attack ad was from the pro-Edelen Kentuckians for a Better Future. The ad said Beshear defended “some of the worst of the worse” when he was an attorney in private practice.
Berry Craig: Hogs will fly, and kids will stop shooting hoops in Kentucky before Graham makes common cause with Barber and Theoharis, co-chairs of the Poor People’s Campaign. Graham is Trump’s archbishop of bigotry.
Berry Craig: Under his phony populist facade, Trump is just another billionaire—okay, he says he’s a billionaire—Wall Street Republican out to enrich the already rich and bust unions.