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(Politico)   "Pro-McConnell ad links him to Rand Paul." Hold up, this is a "pro" ad?   (politico.com) divider line 31
    More: Amusing, Mitch McConnell, Rand Paul, Kentucky Secretary of State, Grimes, Obama White House, political action committees  
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2013-12-17 08:35:59 AM
Usually the pro version is ad free.
 
2013-12-17 10:12:31 AM
Of course. McConnell is facing a serious challenge from the right, so he has to burnish his "conservative" (read: crazy) credentials.

It's pretty amusing to see the senior senator from Kentucky, who is also the Minority Leader, suck up to a junior senator who isn't even halfway through his first term.
 
2013-12-17 10:12:54 AM
"For Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul, fighting Obamacare isn't about politics. It's a fight for the Kentucky families who are losing their health coverage,"

[ohwaityoureserious]
 
2013-12-17 10:17:48 AM

quatchi: "For Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul, fighting Obamacare isn't about politics. It's a fight for the Kentucky families who are losing their health coverage,"

[ohwaityoureserious]


i.imgur.com

Welcome to the GOP...
 
2013-12-17 10:18:53 AM
"Usually the pro version is ad free."
-- RAND PAUL
 
2013-12-17 10:23:40 AM

quatchi: "For Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul, fighting Obamacare isn't about politics. It's a fight for the Kentucky families who are losing their health coverage,"

[ohwaityoureserious]


Thing is that KY has one of the better implementations of the ACA exchanges in the state, and has been very effective at getting word out about it.  Lots of the poor, strong Republican yokels are getting health insurance for the first time for very cheap, and even if they don't know it's Obamacare and think kynect is an alternative or something, in a year's time it's going to be a VERY VERY hard sell to say "we want to take away kynect!"

Allison Grimes had better hammer McConnell on this HARD next fall, it might actually be a winning strategy.
 
Bf+
2013-12-17 10:23:55 AM
...and by "linked", you mean RAND PAUL plagiarized him?
 
2013-12-17 10:24:15 AM

DemonEater: Thing is that KY has one of the better implementations of the ACA exchanges in the state

country

FTFM
 
2013-12-17 10:25:02 AM
FTA "For Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul, fighting Obamacare isn't about politics. It's a fight for the Kentucky families who are losing their health coverage,"


Wait a tick, here. Kentucky is being held up as one of the only Red State ACA success stories. WTF?
 
2013-12-17 10:27:12 AM
LOL Look at me. I'm the slow kid. Good everyone caught that though.
 
2013-12-17 10:30:01 AM

DemonEater: Thing is that KY has one of the better implementations of the ACA exchanges in the state, and has been very effective at getting word out about it. Lots of the poor, strong Republican yokels are getting health insurance for the first time for very cheap, and even if they don't know it's Obamacare and think kynect is an alternative or something, in a year's time it's going to be a VERY VERY hard sell to say "we want to take away kynect!"


On the other hand, if we can take Kynect away all at once, killing off the waves of old Kentucky DERP with one rough winter, it might be a chance to make actual progress.

Yes, this is what it takes for progress to happen in Kentucky.
 
2013-12-17 10:52:36 AM
it's happening...
 
2013-12-17 11:01:20 AM

DemonEater: quatchi: "For Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul, fighting Obamacare isn't about politics. It's a fight for the Kentucky families who are losing their health coverage,"

[ohwaityoureserious]

Thing is that KY has one of the better implementations of the ACA exchanges in the state, and has been very effective at getting word out about it.  Lots of the poor, strong Republican yokels are getting health insurance for the first time for very cheap, and even if they don't know it's Obamacare and think kynect is an alternative or something, in a year's time it's going to be a VERY VERY hard sell to say "we want to take away kynect!"

Allison Grimes had better hammer McConnell on this HARD next fall, it might actually be a winning strategy.



There was an article about this in (I think) TPM.  A lot of quotes along the lines of "Wow, Kynect is great!  So much better than having Obamacare."
 
2013-12-17 11:01:42 AM

qorkfiend: It's pretty amusing to see the senior senator from Kentucky, who is also the Minority Leader, suck up to a junior senator who isn't even halfway through his first term.


Populism is a stinky cologne.
 
2013-12-17 11:10:46 AM

a_bilge_monkey: FTA "For Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul, fighting Obamacare isn't about politics. It's a fight for the Kentucky families who are losing their health coverage,"


Wait a tick, here. Kentucky is being held up as one of the only Red State ACA success stories. WTF?


This is why he has to get Rand Pual / Tea Party support ASAP!
 
2013-12-17 11:20:06 AM

a_bilge_monkey: FTA "For Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul, fighting Obamacare isn't about politics. It's a fight for the Kentucky families who are losing their health coverage,"


Wait a tick, here. Kentucky is being held up as one of the only Red State ACA success stories. WTF?


Don't tell the yokels that KYnect is ObamaCare.  It's a secret.
 
2013-12-17 11:28:39 AM
It's mildly amusing that the Republican party's platform is a few months away from "If you like your current insurance plan, we want to take it away from you."
 
2013-12-17 11:34:35 AM
Rand Paul is who McConnell got stuck with instead of his hand picked successor for Jim Bunning, who McConnell and the GOP party machinery threw under the bus. Now I bet they wish they had Bunning back.
 
2013-12-17 11:44:28 AM

uncoveror: Rand Paul is who McConnell got stuck with instead of his hand picked successor for Jim Bunning, who McConnell and the GOP party machinery threw under the bus. Now I bet they wish they had Bunning back.


I want my Bunning back,
Bunning back, Bunning back
Bunniiiiiiiiiiiiiing
Bunning back, libs-
I want my Bunning back libs
 
2013-12-17 12:00:29 PM
I didn't hear the word "re-elect" in that ad about the shiathole situation Kentucky is going through now that Obamacare won't let your favorite doc make his house calls anymore.
 
2013-12-17 12:10:12 PM
Yes it's a "pro" ad.

You fail to consider the intended audience. It is not meant for the voters in KY.  It's meant for the people who really matter: the current cash cows of the conservative movement, all who love Rand Paul.  This isn't populist in the least: it's just plain old political whoring.

He'll run as far to the right as possible to win the primary and fatten his war chest, then moderate his stance and use that momentum and cash to win the general.  This is just laying the groundwork for a future electoral narrative.
 
2013-12-17 12:30:54 PM
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I'm from KY originally.  Moved out west about a year ago.  Rand Paul was insanely popular up until I left.  This right here is an old co-worker's derpy, hyper-Republican husband's picture of their newborn, right around the time Rand Paul was running for the Senate.  Even his relatives were giving him shiat for using his baby's crib for political propaganda, but he defended it with the usual "Socialism" word salad.

The problem with KY is that it never really progresses, which explains the rise of someone like Rand Paul.  Sure, Louisville and Northern KY, which is right next to Cincinnati, have sizable Democratic and even liberal contingents, but the rest of the state is inexorably tied to right-wing politics and oppressive religiosity.  Also, I think a HUGE chunk of Rand Paul's support in the state is young libertarians, which KY has in spades.  They don't quite buy their parents' social conservatism entirely, but haven't been exposed to diversity enough to be empathetic towards the plight of others not exactly like them.
 
2013-12-17 12:48:54 PM

Zerochance: [img.photobucket.com image 320x320]

I'm from KY originally.  Moved out west about a year ago.  Rand Paul was insanely popular up until I left.  This right here is an old co-worker's derpy, hyper-Republican husband's picture of their newborn, right around the time Rand Paul was running for the Senate.  Even his relatives were giving him shiat for using his baby's crib for political propaganda, but he defended it with the usual "Socialism" word salad.

The problem with KY is that it never really progresses, which explains the rise of someone like Rand Paul.  Sure, Louisville and Northern KY, which is right next to Cincinnati, have sizable Democratic and even liberal contingents, but the rest of the state is inexorably tied to right-wing politics and oppressive religiosity.  Also, I think a HUGE chunk of Rand Paul's support in the state is young libertarians, which KY has in spades.  They don't quite buy their parents' social conservatism entirely, but haven't been exposed to diversity enough to be empathetic towards the plight of others not exactly like them.


Don't forget us here in Lexington.  Fayette Co nearly always goes blue.  We have a decent amount of republicans in the state legislature because they like to take a slice of Lexington and pair it with one or two of the surrounding counties.  The one state senate district downtown just went Blue by a 20% margin.
 
2013-12-17 01:07:50 PM

qorkfiend: Of course. McConnell is facing a serious challenge from the right, so he has to burnish his "conservative" (read: crazy) credentials.

It's pretty amusing to see the senior senator from Kentucky, who is also the Minority Leader, suck up to a junior senator who isn't even halfway through his first term.


Good for Randy for being the less limpwristed empty suit with no serious ideas to the table then, I guess.
 
2013-12-17 01:13:11 PM
colonel0sanders:
Don't forget us here in Lexington.  Fayette Co nearly always goes blue.  We have a decent amount of republicans in the state legislature because they like to take a slice of Lexington and pair it with one or two of the surrounding counties.  The one state senate district downtown just went Blue by a 20% margin.

Was just about to say almost exactly this. The three more metropolitan areas of the states are reasonably progressive, but the rest of the state generally thinks 'diversity' means occasionally trying different kinds of beers. It's more than a bit frustrating- I LOVE Lexington but much of the rest of the state drives me nuts.
 
2013-12-17 01:18:03 PM

ArkPanda: DemonEater: quatchi: "For Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul, fighting Obamacare isn't about politics. It's a fight for the Kentucky families who are losing their health coverage,"

[ohwaityoureserious]

Thing is that KY has one of the better implementations of the ACA exchanges in the state, and has been very effective at getting word out about it.  Lots of the poor, strong Republican yokels are getting health insurance for the first time for very cheap, and even if they don't know it's Obamacare and think kynect is an alternative or something, in a year's time it's going to be a VERY VERY hard sell to say "we want to take away kynect!"

Allison Grimes had better hammer McConnell on this HARD next fall, it might actually be a winning strategy.


There was an article about this in (I think) TPM.  A lot of quotes along the lines of "Wow, Kynect is great!  So much better than having Obamacare."


So this person:

1.bp.blogspot.com

Is from Kentucky?
 
2013-12-17 01:35:27 PM

Ashyukun: colonel0sanders:
Don't forget us here in Lexington.  Fayette Co nearly always goes blue.  We have a decent amount of republicans in the state legislature because they like to take a slice of Lexington and pair it with one or two of the surrounding counties.  The one state senate district downtown just went Blue by a 20% margin.

Was just about to say almost exactly this. The three more metropolitan areas of the states are reasonably progressive, but the rest of the state generally thinks 'diversity' means occasionally trying different kinds of beers. It's more than a bit frustrating- I LOVE Lexington but much of the rest of the state drives me nuts.




I actually believe my rural county tends to go blue aside from Obama (who, to be fair, didn't even really try to win Kentucky). Until recently there was a pretty strong pro-union style liberal streak. It's been weird to see how successful the anti-union messaging has been.
 
2013-12-17 01:48:20 PM

doloresonthedottedline: I actually believe my rural county tends to go blue aside from Obama (who, to be fair, didn't even really try to win Kentucky).


Which, I don't blame him.  I lived in Louisville, the "big, liberal" city, and the sheer mention of Obama made people uncomfortable.
 
2013-12-17 02:12:25 PM

doloresonthedottedline: Ashyukun: colonel0sanders:
Don't forget us here in Lexington.  Fayette Co nearly always goes blue.  We have a decent amount of republicans in the state legislature because they like to take a slice of Lexington and pair it with one or two of the surrounding counties.  The one state senate district downtown just went Blue by a 20% margin.

Was just about to say almost exactly this. The three more metropolitan areas of the states are reasonably progressive, but the rest of the state generally thinks 'diversity' means occasionally trying different kinds of beers. It's more than a bit frustrating- I LOVE Lexington but much of the rest of the state drives me nuts.

I actually believe my rural county tends to go blue aside from Obama (who, to be fair, didn't even really try to win Kentucky). Until recently there was a pretty strong pro-union style liberal streak. It's been weird to see how successful the anti-union messaging has been.


I agree, Kentucky isn't traditionally super-red.  Clinton won in KY twice, and only two of the last 15 governors have been republicans.  It's entirely possible for Grimes to beat McConnell.  Even if she doesn't, there's likely to be absurd amounts of money spent on this race.  It'll be interesting to watch, for sure.
 
2013-12-17 03:05:03 PM
where's the chart showing Kentucky as the state with the largest signups for Obamacare? I am disappoint.
 
2013-12-17 07:19:55 PM
Why post these links? It's just another farking paywall site. Screw em!
 
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