Berry Craig: Indeed. The Republicans’ bogus claim that their voter laws are aimed at stopping “voter fraud” reminds me of the old white supremacist Southern Democrats who vowed that their blatantly racist Jim Crow voter suppression and segregation laws were based on “states’ rights.”
Berry Craig: McConnell is an old-time Social Darwinist who doesn’t believe business owners have any meaningful responsibility toward the well-being of their workers or their communities.
Berry Craig: Sen. Mitch McConnell is a master at dog whistle politics. He is also the pied piper of pandering to what one of my union buddies calls “the four Gs – God, guns, gays and government.”
Berry Craig: Might the Chao-Bloomberg coal-and-guns guilt-by-association thing cause trouble for the captain of Team Switch, especially among tea party-tilting players who joined only after McConnell beat their guy Bevin in the May primary?
Berry Craig: Alison Lundergan Grimes says it is everybody’s job to boost Bluegrass State employment. She’s the Democrat who wants McConnell’s job.
Berry Craig: I wish a reporter would ask the Senator a simple question: If Grimes really is a coal warrior, why has the United Mine Workers of America endorsed her?
Berry Craig: Any Democrat running for the U.S. House, Senate or the presidency in the Bluegrass State has a tough slog. Kentucky is one of the most conservative states in the most conservative western industrial democracy.
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.