andidates commonly ply campaign volunteers with free food and soft drinks. Barbecue and sweet tea are big in my neck of the deep western Kentucky woods. Anyway, the Kentucky Democratic Party has come up with a novel inducement to boost volunteering for its down-to-the-wire, get-out-the-vote effort: an online contest to update “the famous KDP Billboard.” […]
Berry Craig: Politics is a holy war to Bevin. Democrats are not just the other party to this guy — they are the enemy who deserve no quarter.
Berry Craig: “The main reason I’m for Bernie is that he is planting the seeds for a good country. He supports good quality and affordable health care and education and a cleaner environment. A healthy, educated public together makes a good nation.”
“…Matt Bevin proved why Republicans called him an ‘East Coast Con Man’ and a “Pathological Liar.’ Just like he always does, Bevin is lying to Kentuckians—he said on video that seniors on Medicare should be drug tested.”
Berry Craig: The Democrats’ sign seems a sign of the times for Bevin. A trio of polls suggest he might be headed Davey Jones’ way. He was up by three in June, down by three in July and now down by five.
Berry Craig: In another moment demonstrating how unhinged Matt Bevin has become, this afternoon he took a break from not releasing his tax returns to stop by the Kentucky Democratic Party Headquarters and complain about our billboard.
Berry Craig: The zeal of bigots like Davis is fueled, at least in part, by their fear of a future that will not be theirs. They fret over an America that has become more tolerant, diverse and pluralistic. Prejudice is on the wane, even in Bible Belt states like Kentucky.
Berry Craig: The biggest political contingent in this Red State Labor Day parade was for Bernie Sanders
Berry Craig: You’d think a candidate for governor could find a better use for his precious campaign time than responding to a predictable put-down on a sign at the other party’s HQ.
Berry Craig: If you pack a union card like this lifelong Kentuckian does, you ought to thank your lucky stars for liberals like Hubert Humphrey. If it were up to conservatives, we wouldn’t have unions.
Berry Craig: Now it’s “Never argue with a man or woman with a microphone in hand and a video camera rolling over his or her shoulder.” The lesson seems lost on Bevin.
Berry Craig: “The Jefferson Davis statue belongs in a museum, where history is taught, rather than in the state Capitol, where laws are made, where rights are upheld and where we strive for equal justice under the law.”
Berry Craig: Come on, Kentucky Democratic Party. Cut poor Matt Bevin some slack with your online petition against cockfighting and the GOP gubernatorial hopeful.