No support from Grimes
Alison Grimes would like to have Kentucky women believe she works and supports us through her views on higher minimum wage, helping unemployed vets find work, and pay equity.
If Grimes supports women in Kentucky, why has she not supported the Legislative Research Commission female staffers who have filed sexual harassment allegations against former Democrat lawmaker John Arnold? Now, we learn that a judge has ordered the LRC to turn over its investigatory findings of the allegations to the attorney who represents the staffers.
Grimes should not make charges against Sen. Mitch McConnell that are wholly unsubstantiated, while she apparently has not stood up for the very women she allegedly supports and who are fellow state employees.
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McConnell hurt students
Sen. Mitch McConnell used the filibuster to block and kill the bill for students to refinance their student loans.
Doubled rates went into effect when Republicans decided to reduce the deficit, using the backs of students and middle-class families, instead of closing the loopholes for the wealthiest and corporations. Sen. Elizabeth Warren had enough votes to get this bill passed.
Now McConnell turns around and blames Democrats when he killed the bill. What gall, spite, malice and intolerable disposition.
McConnell uses the filibuster as a weapon in his rebellion against the founding principle of self-governance by majority rule. Important bills would have become law except for the filibuster, including one that would have required corporations to disclose their political spending, a measure to end the Bush-era tax cuts for the rich and the repeal of special tax deals and subsidies for oil companies.
We need a senator who works for us.
Poser on gun rights
Alison Lundergan Grimes has never acted in her life to reclaim our Second Amendment rights. She now wants us to believe that she will change if we elect her to the Senate. Don't.
If Grimes had joined the National Rifle Association as a life member the very first year she could afford the dues, she'd be bragging about it now.
Grimes has never written a letter to the editor pointing out the fallacies and falsehoods in the Herald-Leader's coverage of Second Amendment issues. She didn't stand up and say "not me" when first lady Michelle Obama said we must elect her in order to enact the Obama anti-Second Amendment agenda.
Grimes has repudiated a lifetime worth of opportunities to help us restore our Second Amendment rights. She won't change
Not another six years
You can't fault Sen. Mitch Mcconnell for wanting to retain his prestigious position.
Apparently he feels that his legacy requires more polishing, even after 30 years of giving the full measure of devotion to the party line.
In the last 30 years Kentucky's position among the 50 states has not benefitted much from his efforts. Our showing is still subterranean in terms of education, economic growth, health of lifestyle, etc.
Kentucky can live through another six years. It probably will. The senator is a pro at winning elections. The state is solidly behind him — way behind. After all this time, it really won't affect the future of the state who sits in the Kentucky seat.
Tired of being fooled
Mitch McConnell is a great campaigner. I remember his Dee Huddleston ads and thought they were funny. Thirty years later, what he has done in office has not been so funny. McConnell has put the interest of the wealthiest people first and done just enough for the less fortunate to keep getting elected.
In 2008, McConnell stated that his No. 1 goal was to make President Barack Obama a one-term president. He failed.
Since Obama cannot run again, you would think McConnell's priorities would be to help Kentuckians have a better life. If voters are going to allow McConnell to win another six years because Obama is still president, then Kentucky deserves what it gets.
McConnell can fool Kentucky voters; but every day that passes, he gets closer to the last voter. I wonder if he will still have that smirk on his face then.
Same old tune
Mitch McConnell seems to be aging fast, forgetting his opponent's name. Her name is Alison Grimes — a young, intelligent woman of great worth and energy.
Barack Obama is our president — a man besieged by a do-nothing Congress. And McConnell, croaking out his resounding "no" like a tree frog after a spring rain, has killed bills promising relief to unemployed families (especially those in mountain counties — forever left sucking the "hind teat."
He is tone-deaf; singing an oldie "Standing on the Promises." And his timing is bad. He had many years to bring that coal truck up the holler loaded with goodies and promises for coal miners he has claimed as his own. But King Coal has seen its best days.
Hand that old beat-up guitar with the E-string missing over to Grimes. She will find a new E-string (for employment) and sing us a song of hope and opportunity.
Mary Lou Brown Byrd
I was a teacher for over 35 years and I not only held my students accountable, I committed myself to preparing for class, keeping my skills up todate, and providing feedback to students regarding their progress and opportunities to improve. It is what many of us do every day.
Can we, then, expect elected officials to do less? In my deepest heart, I cannot understand an elected official accepting a salary, along with retirement benefits, paid by taxpayers, and then not attending all necessary meetings to faithfully discharge the duties of the office.
Alison Lundergan Grimes was one of my students who could be counted on to keep her commitments. She has continued to keep commitments as secretary of state and I have every confidence that she will continue to serve Kentucky with honor if elected to the Senate.
Isn't it time to hold our elected officials accountable?