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Kentucky Democratic SuperPAC behind McConnell recordings.
Weird, I would’ve bet good money that a staffer or lobbyist had stabbed Mitch in the back. In my defense, I came to that conclusion because I assumed there was some measure of security and secrecy to McConnell’s campaign meetings. Turns out he might as well have broadcast them with a webcam.
Political Wire: A secret recording of a campaign strategy session between Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and his advisors was recorded by leaders of the Progress Kentucky super PAC, Democratic operative Jacob Conway tells WFPL-FM.
The super PAC operatives did not attend the opening of McConnell’s campaign headquarters, but they arrived later and were apparently able to hear the strategy meeting from the hallway.
Said Conway: “One of them held the elevator, the other one did the recording and they left. That was what they told to me from them directly… Apparently the gentlemen overheard the conversation and decided to record it with a phone or recording device they had in their pocket. Could’ve been an iPhone, could’ve been a Flip camera or something like that.”
You could hear all of Mitch’s super-secret campaign plans from the hallway of his building. What is this, some replica Japanese pagoda with paper walls? This whole story gets more and more ridiculous as time goes on. You’d think McConnell were a first term alderman, instead of the minority leader of the US Senate.
[photo by Gage Skidmore]
It is absolutely ridiculous how political people hold “strategy” meetings these days. When you’re being targeted, first of all, you vet everyone at the meeting and you don’t open it up to the public.
Second of all, you meet in a private location. Some place you can secure.
Finally, everyone turns all electronic devices off.
These are not difficult rules, people. They’re common sense. Politics is a chess match and if you show your opponent your strategy, don’t be surprised when they beat you.
Then again - “don’t tell your enemy what they’re doing wrong…”
So, uhm… Mitch McConnell? You keep keeping on with your bad self. *rme*
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“I’m a very patient man,” he said. “We made changes but the time will tell whether they’re big enough. I’m going to wait and build a case. If the Republicans in the Senate don’t start approving some judges, and don’t start helping get some of these nominations done, then we’re going to have to take more action.”
Oh yes by all means let’s wait more and then keep waiting and also after that we can wait a little bit.
Speaking as a parent: when you make a lot of empty threats, children don’t respect you. Without any serious follow through, children will walk all over you.
We told you so, Harry. We told you so, and your empty threats and pathetic whining aren’t helping. You had a chance to fix the Senate, and you failed.
I’m so over Harry Reid. We need a new Senate Majority Leader. If only he seriously cared about legislation as he does keeping power as Majority Leader, he wouldn’t have to worry about being reelected Senate Majority Leader.
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Go Bernie Sanders!
They’ve been talking about removing that damn loophole for years, and have never done it, but Bernie Sanders is my hero, so here’s hoping he and Superwoman Elizabeth Warren can actually get this kind of work done. Lord knows Harry Reid can’t and won’t.
(Source: think-progress, via akapearlofagirl)
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“She’s way damn too liberal for our country, for our state,” he told radio station WMAL. “She hates our biggest industry, which is coal. I say, good luck bringing the ‘I hate coal’ message to Kentucky.” Judd is reportedly considering a run for U.S. Senate in either 2014 or 2016. If she ran in 2014, she would be challenging the top Republican in the upper chamber: Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.). If she waited until 2016, though, she would be up against Paul. Paul went on to mock Judd for splitting her time between the U.S. and Scotland, where her husband was born. Judd is an eighth-generation Kentuckian. “I heard she lives in Scotland, I thought she was running for Parliament,” Paul said.”
Rand Paul: Ashley Judd ‘Way Damn Too Liberal’ For Kentucky (via apsies)
Highest honour I can give any person considering a run for office, is if I’d work for them for free.. especially if I’d be willing to canvass for them. (Looking at you, former County Commissioner Garcia.. ;o) ) I’d do just that for only a handful of people, and remarkably, they’re all women. Add Ashley Judd to that list. And, I don’t think I’m the only one, which is why she would win the ground game, if she hired people that understood that the ground game is everything. It’s the only way to unseat a person as powerful and with pockets as deep as Mitch McConnell.