My Muse, Mitch McConnell

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*+-Elect Alison Lundergan Grimes — Most of us were rooting for entertainer Ashley Judd – one of us — to come home and take on McConnell.

Minding Gaps, McConnell Style

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*+-Berry Craig: McConnell has to take care not to rile a big chunk of his base – old conservative white guys who love it when Rush Limbaugh calls feminists “Feminazis,” when a GOP strategist disses Grimes as an “empty dress” and when a Team Mitch player tweets a photo-shopped image of Grimes as the “Obama Girl.”

‘P’ Is for ‘Paul’ and ‘Plagiarizer’

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*+-Berry Craig: Paul is still a tea party darling. His base – mostly white folks of the Obama’s-a-Kenyan-born-Islamo-Socialist persuasion – doesn’t care if he swipes from Wikipedia or anyplace else, or if he just makes stuff up.

Hi-Yo, Silvers! Away with Chained CPI

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*+-Berry Craig: We didn’t vote, give money, wear out shoe leather going door-to-door or staff phone banks for our union-endorsed candidates – most of them Democrats — so they could go to Washington and help tea party-tilting Republicans eviscerate Social Security.