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As 'Working Class Revolt' Topples Kentucky's Trump-Backed Governor, a Warning to McConnell: 'You're Next'

On a road trip Monday, I saw a large Moscow Mitch billboard south of Louisville.

That sportscaster had better run against McConnell. McGrath isn’t worth the time of day.

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Thank You! Terrific Post. I agree with you. Democrats are as evil as any republican.

This is absolutely true, which is depressing when you think about it. Not exactly an overwhelming mandate. Still, enough of us did come through. As a rule, it’s two blue counties versus the other 118 red ones.

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It has nothing to do with the electorate there. Most of the poor and working class spend their days scratching out a meager existence. They end up the same whether it’s a Republican or Democrat. It’s the reason why most people don’t vote. They supported Bernie there In 2016. A recent rally there had close to 20,000. Give people something to vote for and they will vote. Your post reminds me of Hillary’s deplorable remark. No, that truck driver or farmer or auto worker might not have your perceived level of intelligence and education; but they weren’t being offered anything from Hillary. Obama lied and screwed us over too. Not much different from what Trump told them when he lied about healthcare and jobs.

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Please see Nancy Pelosi’s recent statement on Medicare for all. The democrats have no intention of giving us anything either. The devil you wish to slay is the wealthy donor class. The two parties are just their servants.

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Whether or not to impeach Trump is one thing, I personally don’t think it should be included as one of the things the Democrats should do to win elections. In fact, given the mood of the country and the concern people have about actual issues impacting them, a strong case could be made that it will actually not help the Democrats electorally, it could also be a means for absolutely worthless Democrats like Pelosi, Hoyer and Schumer to focus on something outside of actual issues because they have dick to offer anyone on policy. Again, not saying he shouldn’t be impeached, although I think it is telling that these worthless Democrats didn’t do a damn thing about impeaching him earlier when there were stronger case to be made on his impeachment and only went after him when he attacked a corrupt one of their own. Nixon too did far worse things, far greater constitutional violations to groups on the left. He committed horrific war crimes, carpet bombed Cambodia illegally and he undermined a peace negotiations for electoral gain. It wasn’t until he went after the Democratic Party that he faced impeachment.

This election is a good thing, but I think most national Democrats are so corrupt and have such strong class and ideological biases, that they will see what they want to see, per usual. Pelosi can see polls on issues, she is a horrible human being and is corrupt, but she isn’t stupid. She will not take any lessons from this that some on the left are because her class and ideological biases will not let her. And for every Bernie in her party, there are three people very much like her. They have a class interest opposed to the public, and so does her donors. Same with Schumer, racist police lapdog Pete, Hoyer and most others in charge of that party.

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I certainly agree with the part about trump. I am trying to ignore him as completely as I can. I just wish the press corps would do the same.

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Agreed, with the addition at the top of the list of AIPAC.

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Now what will the republicans do to overturn the results of the election and keep their man in office. Isn’t that their strategy? They don’t care about votes or democracy…its who can win by deceit.

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It is very likely that Nixon was set up by people within the right wing. The break in was more or less a botched job where they were meant to be caught. Nixon had gone to far with things like the EPA and wage and price controls.The right wing would never stand for that kind of stuff.

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Yes, it is time for the people to stand up against the Republicans, ALEC, The Heritage Foundation, The Federalist Society and put them in the place they should be in a truly democratic country.

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Agreed.

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I saw that several coal country counties in eastern KY are turning blue.

But hey, it’s a conservative state. And let’s face it, the d-party brand sucks.

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I have to take issue with your framing of the people of kentucky along with your “finger pointing”.
I don’t believe that ranking states will help us to develop a progressive movement-- who’s the prettiest, strongest, smartest is basically an arrogant way of saying “I’m this and you’re not!” Here’s an article that ranks states. [https://www.insider.com/us-states-public-education-system-ranked-us-news-world-report-2019-4#2-new-jersey-49]
Take a look at the top and bottom. Florida is #2. They just elected a zionist republican governor. New Mexico is near the bottom. Dems are pretty sure they’re moving their way.
There are many examples that highlight the Democratic party’s demise: Hillary’s “deplorable” framing, Tom Friedman’s many articles about how the undereducated losers will need to get more education in the new smart economy, etc.
Don’t belittle Kentucky voters. They are real people. Most identify with the Republican talking points and values. Most get their information/propaganda from Fox News. That’s an addiction they have developed but they will never switch to the Democrat press (MSNBC, CNN, Wapo, NY Times) because they are not welcome in that clique. If we on the left increase our efforts to challenge our own bias, cliques, addictions and assumptions we will begin to see more people turn in our direction. We need the deplorables but we must earn their respect by working on ourselves instead of finger pointing. Kentucky could mark an early shift. It’s happened before.

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I love that Republicans are calling Dems commies now - they’re going to make Communism an acceptable ideology in the mainstream by doing so (much like they made socialism acceptable by calling Obama one).

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Just a note of caution.

Kendra Brooks ran WFP because there was a limit on how many seats on the Philly City Council Dems could hold, which is undemocratic as hell in itself. She’s a Dem in reality, and the WFP is a Dem stepchild.

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We can only hope Kentucky voters wake up and recognize that homegrown Republican carpet baggers, not minorities or liberals, are their enemies.

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Better step your voter suppression game up, Republicans!

This is a friendly reminder to everyone that Beshear ran as a moderate, and won as a moderate.

There has been a question put forward as to whether you should bank on the moderates or the progressives. My thought is that you need both, as either have the power to sink us.