Berry Craig: In any event, few tea partiers will likely go for Grimes. But more some might hop on the David Patterson bandwagon. Patterson is the almost unknown Libertarian third-party candidate.
Berry Craig: The unions strongly opposed Hitler, who wove his hatred of organized labor into his genocidal anti-Semitism. The latter resulted in the Holocaust, the systematic murder of six million European Jews. Many Jews were in unions, too.
Berry Craig: Grimes, who seems to have no problem in the likeability department, is giving McConnell the run for his political life.
Berry Craig: Beshear’s defense of the state’s anti-gay marriage amendment reminds me yet again of Mark Twain’s evidently apocryphal comment about my native state: “When the end of the world comes, I want to be in Kentucky because it’s always 20 years behind the times.”
Berry Craig: Sen. Mitch McConnell’s new campaign ad suggests he’s no longer vexed by Matt Bevin, his tea party-tilting challenger in the May 20 GOP primary. McConnell apparently figures Bevin is toast and is focusing instead on Allison Lundergan Grimes.
Berry Craig: The GOP keeps kicking down barns that President Barack Obama and the Democrats built. At the same time, the Republicans want us to think they’re the better barn builders.
Berry Craig: Was the Bevin family puppies-and-rainbows looking commercial really a cynical ploy? Did Bevin trot out his daughter to call McConnell a liar figuring he couldn’t lose?
Berry Craig: The media circus over the standoff between rancher Cliven Bundy and the Feds in Nevada reminded me of the time the Ku Klux Klan visited the Kentucky town where I was a newspaper reporter.
Berry Craig: The other day, Grimes swatted another one into the cheap seats after McConnell got the expected NRA endorsement. She promptly tweeted a renewal of her months-old challenge to the senate minority leader to meet her on a gun range.
Berry Craig: What scares Republicans the most is an America that is becoming less white, less conservative and less male dominated. They fret that a more diverse and more tolerant America is potentially a more Democratic America.
Berry Craig: I’d bet the farm that McConnell is none too eager to verbally spar with Kentucky’s “Southern steel magnolia,” who, by the way, once taught kickboxing.
Berry Craig: In Center Right America, politically, religiously and socially, the U.S. is the most conservative Western industrial democracy.
Mitch McConnell Misfire: McConnell figured the CPAC rifle-toting would earn him precious bona fides with skeptical tea partiers.