Thursday, December 27, 2007

Sore Loser McConnell Still Refuses To Endorse Fletcher/Forgy-Backed Webb-Edgington

You would think the Louisville liberal Mitch McConnell would have learned his lesson after the backlash he experienced from conservatives when he undermined Governor Fletcher. But now McConnell is at it again. After his former aide Kelly White lost the nomination for the northern Kentucky special election to Alecia Webb-Edgington, we heard that McConnell supporters were hesitant to rally around the campaign. Now we know why: Mitch McConnell is still refusing to lift a finger for our conservative nominee, Alecia Webb-Edgington. Not surprising that the Louisville liberal McConnell refuses to endorse her:
Endorsements like these are fairly routine in contested races, but a list of the some GOP heavy hitters are supporting Republican Alecia Webb-Edgington in Kenton County's Jan. 8 special statehouse election.
Wheres Mitch? Looks like the Kentucky Republican Party is going to have to support another Larry Forgy backed candidate without the help of Mitch McConnell.

Monday, December 24, 2007

The Wall Street Journal Goes After Mitch McConnell

The Wall Street Journal is now joining the Washington Times and other national conservative-leaning news outlets that are committed to outing the hypocrisy of the Louisville liberal Mitch McConnell. With the Club for Growth leading the way, Mitch McConnell will finally be called out for his irresponsible tax and spend agenda:
Asked by CNBC's Larry Kudlow last week about earmarks, GOP Senate leader Mitch McConnell replied that, "Well, there certainly have been some bad earmarks in the past. But you've got to remember, you can knock out all the earmarks, and it wouldn't save any money."

Well, $7.4 billion is real money where we come from, and that misses the way in which earmarks have become opportunities for corruption (felon Duke Cunningham) and an incentive for logrolling that increases overall spending. Mr. Bush and the GOP can take one more step toward restoring their fiscal credentials by striking a blow against "nonlegislative" earmarks.

Sunday, December 23, 2007

John McCain's Climb Will Be Mitch McConnell's Demise

John McCain has made no secret of his goal to get rid of Mitch McConnell. With John McCain's rise to the top of the New Hampshire polls, it is increasingly likely that either he or Mike Huckabee will be our nominee.

McConnell's obstructionist tactics over campaign finance reform infuriate John McCain, who is the strongest Republican candidate among Kentucky GOP voters. Now with Larry Forgy already starting with a strong conservative base, John McCain could be at the top of the ticket to help Larry Forgy win enough independents to claim a 3-way general election.

This Republican Presidential primary is shaping up to be terrifying for Mitch McConnell, but with either John McCain or Mike Huckabee at the top of the ticket to boost Larry Forgy, it could be the catapult we need for Kentucky's conservatives.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Mitch McConnell's Arch-Enemy John McCain Is Strongest Republican In KY

Mitch McConnell must be shaking in his heels right now as his arch-enemy John McCain is surging into the lead in the New Hampshire primaries and now has a path to the nomination.

Now Mark Hebert of WHAS reports that John McCain is the strongest Republican candidate in Kentucky.

Clearly not good news for the Louisville liberal McConnell. Especially considering that John McCain will likely be endorsing Larry Forgy for the United States Senate.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

RedState Lining Up Against Mitch McConnell

One of the nation's leading conservative blog may soon be rallying the grassroots all across the country behind the Senate candidacy of Larry Forgy. Check out what Erick Erickson wrote about the cowardly acts of Mitch McConnell in the budget battle this week:

Let's look at the budget battle today.

Pull back the curtain a bit and you see a GOP in Congress that is totally caving in on fiscal responsibility. Instead of supporting an omnibus that is $24 billion over budget and that contains the second highest amount of earmarks in history, the GOP should have gone for a continuing resolution and made the Democrats fund the troops anyway. We would have won that. Instead, we let the Mitch McConnells of the world go the earmark route.

It is okay to cheer the GOP on for making Democrats cave on troop funding, but we need to hold our guys accountable when they promise a big spending fight all year long and then back down like little girls.

While you can see this so called budget victory for the GOP as a short term victory because of troop funding, it is a long term failure because it is an abandonment of the GOP's fiscally conservative base.

Heritage Foundation Leader Hammers Mitch McConnell Again

Robert Bluey is doing the good work on behalf of conservatives around Kentucky and the United States whop are fed up with the Louisville liberal Mitch McConnell's tax and spend agenda that will run up the debt of our childrens' generation for years to come:
It’s hard to understand why Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell was so shortsighted. In exchange for giving up his coveted earmarks, McConnell could have held the growth of government to 2% next year. Instead, it will increase between 4% to 5% under the omnibus. Even House Minority Leader Roy Blunt admitted today during a lunch with conservative bloggers that a continuing resolution would have been catastrophic for the Democrats in comparison to the omnibus.

For as frustrating as it is to watch McConnell roll over, what’s even more disappointing is that President Bush is willing to sign a bill (assuming troop funding for Iraq is added) that violates so many of the principles he’s been fighting for all year. The bill is nearly $20 billion more than Bush’s top-line numberwhen “emergencies” are factored in and comes nowhere close to slashing pork projects in half.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Why Is Mitch McConnell Terrified of Governor Mike Huckabee?

Governor Huckabee is a preacher.
Nobody seems to know the last time Mitch McConnell went to church.

Governor Huckabee represents family values.
Mitch McConnell's own daughter does not even speak to him.

Governor Huckabee opposed the Bush/McConnell amnesty bill.
Mitch McConnell tried to shove a bill giving amnesty to illegal aliens down our throats.

Governor Huckabee will create a Veterans Bill of Rights.
Mitch McConnell thinks its OK when "professional soldiers" are killed.

Governor Huckabee believes in balancing the budget and fiscal responsibility.
Mitch McConnell support pushed Senate legislation in support of Las Vegas casino gambling.

Governor Huckabee sounds a lot more like Larry Forgy, dont you think?...

Conservative Leader Calls Out Mitch McConnell For His Tax and Spend Agenda

Heritage Foundation leader Robert Bluey penned a column in TownHall this week that hammered the Louisville liberal Mitch McConnell for his tax and spend policies. Bluey also pointed out what we learned from McConnell's backstabbing of Governor Ernie Fletcher: Mitch McConnell is willing to throw conservatives off the bridge if it will help him gain a few political points. Hopefully Larry Forgy will be soon be calling more attention to McConnell's tactics! Bluey writes:
These actions alone bring the total to $23 billion more than Bush requested -- and that’s before anyone has even seen the actual omnibus itself. How did the extra money get through without the Capitol Hill press corps even noticing?

It’s partly the fault of partisan Republicans, who relish the opportunity to kick Democrats while they’re down. It doesn’t help that several of the GOP’s Senate leaders, including Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, are veteran appropriators who might swallow more spending if it means another week’s worth of bad headlines for Democrats. House Republicans appear more likely to hold firm, launching a "Butcher Shop” to expose the pork projects in the spending bill.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

McConnell May Cost Us Special Election

It appears McConnell's Louisville liberals are starting to grumble that Larry Forgy may be making significant inroads in Northern Kentucky after Mitch McConnell's failed attempt to push his former employee Kelly White for the GOP nomination to fill Jon Draud's seat. Instead, Northern Kentucky Republicans selected Fletcher Homeland Security Director Alecia Webb-Edgington and reports around the blogosphere are that many McConnell/White supporters are staying home instead of supporting our conservative nominee.

If Mitch McConnell does not start campaigning hard for Webb-Edgington, you can look for Larry Forgy to carry Kenton County by a nice margin come election day!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Stumbo Poll Shows Larry Forgy In Close Race

Reports are circulating through Kentucky this week that Greg Stumbo will soon release his poll numbers and they are extremely encouraging for true conservatives around the Commonwealth. Rumors are that Stumbo included a 3 way polling question to test how he stacked up against Mitch McConnell and Larry Forgy. The results appear that Larry Forgy is nearly within the margin of error (+/- 4.5 percent):
28. If the election for the U.S. Senate were held today, for whom would you vote?

1. Republican Mitch McConnell - 34 percent
2. Democrat Greg Stumbo - 31 percent
3. Independent Larry Forgy - 27 percent
The Democrats appear headed to an expensive primary with Greg Stumbo, Andrew Horne, and Greg Fischer. True Conservatives already know this is our big chance. With a little help from the Club for Growth, Larry Forgy will be taking the lead in no time!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Club For Growth Ready To Back Forgy

The Louisville liberal must be shaking at the thought of press releases like these from the Club for Growth. We hear an announcement from Larry Forgy is imminent and it looks like he has some friends with several million dollars to spend ensuring that a tax and spend liberal cannot masquerade as a Republican Senator from Kentucky:

Club for Growth Criticizes McConnell Plan on Omnibus

Washington - In response to Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s press conference this afternoon on the Omnibus bill, Club for Growth President Pat Toomey issued the following statement:

“It is a shame to see the highest ranking Republicans in the Senate move to the left of the Democrats on earmarks. For weeks, House Republicans stood strong against wasteful spending, resulting in a victory when Democratic Representative David Obey proposed eliminating all earmarks from the Omnibus Appropriations bill in order to reduce the bill’s price tag to meet the President’s request. We think this is a fantastic idea and applaud Obey for recognizing that earmarks are the least worthy component of the Omnibus bill.”

“Unfortunately, Senator McConnell and Trent Lott are perpetuating the practice of wasteful pork-barrel spending. Rather than part with his own and his colleagues’ pet projects, Senator McConnell announced his intention to offer an amendment that will reduce spending in the Omnibus bill by about two percent across the board, including earmarks. Trent Lott jumped to Senator McConnell’s defense, arguing that ‘Earmarks are justified and legitimate . . . I wouldn't give up my earmarks.’ We disagree. The earmarking process is inherently abusive. The earmarks are not subjected to committee hearings, competitive bidding, or other normal vetting processes. This is why the earmarking practice must end. We have even recently seen earmarks famously abused as a currency of corruption. Senators McConnell and Lott’s support for pork projects in the Omnibus is a sad statement about the priorities of the Republican Leadership in the Senate.”

Friday, December 7, 2007

Fletcher/Forgy Backed Webb-Edgington Defeats McConnell-Backed White For GOP Nomination

A huge victory for the Larry Forgy camp over Mitch McConnell's Louisville liberals today. Northern Kentucky will be huge for the GOP Senate primary since Forgy will likely carry central Kentucky by a huge margin and McConnell will be favored in his hometown of Louisville. However, it looks like northern Kentucky is trending towards Forgy as his favored candidate for the Jan. 8 special election to the State House defeated another Mitch McConnell puppet:

Webb-Edgington was chosen by a secret ballot of the Kenton County Republican Party Executive Committee. She is running for the Kenton County suburban seat vacated by Edgewood Republican Jon Draud, who on Monday became Kentucky Education Commissioner.

She was nominated over former Kenton County Commissioner Steve Arlinghaus – a surprise, late entry into the mix – and Kelly White, a former aide to Kentucky U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell.