Letters to the editor (McConnell taping): April 14

April 14, 2013 

McConnell a coward and a dictator

Regarding the secret taping of part of his campaign staff meeting, Sen. Mitch McConnell either wants to show the crazies that poor Mitch must fight the big, bad left or he wants to show the left and right how low he will fight.

He has to change the subject away from his not facing the loved ones from the Newtown massacre on gun safety. Ninety percent of Americans want some common-sense laws. But McConnell knows what's best (and also who pays for votes) so he and his new best friends did not want the people to have a vote.

What a coward and dictator.

Myrna Sholty

Lexington


One of their own

Why in the world would Sen. Mitch McConnell and his people object to Republican-developed and implemented "Watergate-style tactics?" Has their desire for power and re-election blinded them to history or is it just ignorance?

John C. Wolff Jr.

Lexington


Ignorant staff, destructive senator

Winston Churchill, Abraham Lincoln, Gandhi, John Adams, Buzz Aldrin, William Blake, Johnny Carson, Ray Charles, Agatha Christie, Charles Dickens, Queen Elizabeth II, William Faulkner, Paul Gauguin, Ken Griffrey Jr., Ernest Hemingway, Henry James, Akira Kurosawa, David Letterman, Meriwether Lewis, Isaac Newton, Robert Oppenheimer, Dolly Parton, J.K. Rowling, Teddy Roosevelt, Leo Tolstoy, Mark Twain, Mike Wallace, Oscar Wilde, Tennessee Williams.

All suffered with depression. And all have made much more significant, positive and uplifting contributions to society than Sen. Mitch McConnell and his brand of obstructionist, destructive politics. The next time his ignorant staff chortles over demonizing worthwhile people who battle depression, I suggest he educate them.

Charles Edward Pogue

Georgetown


Keep guns away from Judd, Stein

After reading Merlene Davis' April 11 column about Ashley Judd's and state Sen. Kathy Stein's battles with depression, it should be well documented that neither should be allowed to purchase a firearm. I guess Davis' columns are worth reading occasionally.

John Berry

Richmond


No place to call home

When announcing his conspiracy theory, the disdain in Sen. Mitch McConnell's voice when he said "back in Kentucky" was almost palpable. He might as well have denounced being a Kentuckian. He no longer is one of us. In fact, it is doubtful he ever truly considered himself such.

How sad the voters of Kentucky have allowed this man to hold power for so long. The only thing McConnell has improved in his long service in the United States Senate is his bottom line.

Candace Sacre

Frankfort

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