Berry Craig: I wouldn’t bet the farm that Ford’s big-time faith in its unionized Bluegrass State factories will change Governor-Elect Matt Bevin’s mind about Right To Work.
Berry Craig: Trump personifies everything the rest of the world despises about America: casual racism, crass materialism, relentless self-aggrandisement, vulgarity on an epic scale. He is the Ugly American in excelsis
Berry Craig: At least Matt Bevin, the guy Sen. Mitch McConnell’s campaign called an “East Coast con-man” during last year’s GOP senate primary brawl, is a consistent panderer.
Berry Craig: If reactionary Republicans and their Christian rightist followers were to visit just about any college campus in Kentucky, they’d get a pretty good idea that the future is not theirs, even in Bible Belt Kentucky.
Berry Craig: Once more, the social issues – what one of my union buddies calls “the three Gs – God, guns and gays”– have helped elect a reactionary union-buster in my home state.
Berry Craig: Love doesn’t pull punches. “Imagine Ben Carson, but as a woman living in Kentucky, with all the atrocious political positions and appeals to white racists.
Berry Craig: I’m wondering if at least some establishment Republicans are a tad worried that the tea party-tilting, uber-conservative Bevin could be the sequel to One Term Ern.
Berry Craig: Democratic candidate Jack Conway called the Kentucky governor’s election a race “between the mainstream and the extreme.” The extreme won.
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.