Friday, November 30, 2007

Special Election Pits Conservative Fletcher Aide Alecia Webb-Edgington Against Former McConnell Aide Kelly White

Its important for Kentucky's conservatives to get out and support the candidate of the Fletcher/Forgy wing of Kentucky's Republican Party, Alecia Webb-Edgington, as she battles for the 63rd District House Seat of Jon Draud.

Many of you are well aware that McConnell's Louisville liberals are trying to shove former McConnell staffer Kelly White down the throats of Conservatives, but this is the chance to give the latest dagger to the reelection hopes of Mitch McConnell.

A vote for Webb-Edgington is a preview of Larry Forgy's victory over Mitch McConnell in the U.S. Senate primary.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

RedState: McConnell Likely To Lose Leadership Position

The leading national conservative blog RedState has a post that suggests the Republicans in the U.S. Senate will overthrow the Louisville liberal Mitch McConnell from his leadership position if the weasel somehow squeaks by Larry Forgy:

After 2008, McConnell either wins or loses. If he loses, John Kyl will probably become Minority Leader, moving up from Whip. If McConnell wins, he might still face a coup if the GOP Senate conference feels the need to go in a new, more conservative direction after a disastrous 2008 election cycle. If the GOP does get slaughtered at the polls, it will likely be moderate Senators bearing the brunt of the voters anger, making the remaining GOP caucus more conservative and more willing to vote their own into leadership. So, Kyl might take the reins then too.

With Kyl as leader, Cornyn will run for Whip, with a reduced number of Republican Senators, but a more conservative group. Sessions will get to Policy, which is what he wants, and that leaves DeMint available to be the Party's message guy in Conference Chair. That'll leave open a slot as VP for Conference, which a good conservative could fill.

Imagine, post 2008, having the top Senate Republicans be, in order: Kyl, Cornyn, DeMint, Sessions, and an as yet to be determined conservative.

McConnell is going to need much greater tricks than his current ads featuring a sexual harasser to tout his leadership position, because it doesn't look like he'll be Republican leader much longer.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

McConnell Has "Giuliani Problems"

No, we aren't not talking about his impending support (also reported by Brett Hall) for his fellow liberal's presidential campaign.

No, we aren't referring to the multiple marriages and divorces of McConnell and Giuliani.

No, we aren't referring to reports of Miss McConnell or Miss Giuliani.

Well, we are referring to a different Miss McConnell and Miss Giuliani. The liberal candidates' own daughters who refuse to support their campaigns! National news stories have been reporting that Giuliani's daughter is supporting Barack Obama, and after hundreds of corporate donors have signed up for Mitch McConnell's campaign, he still has not received the support of his own daughter.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

McConnell Furious That Robbie Rudolph Refuses To Endorse Him

Reports are that Mitch McConnell and his Louisville liberal camp of Anne Northup and Ted Jackson are furious that Robbie Rudolph refuses to go on the record with his support for McConnell's reelection. After desperately scrambling to gain Rudolph's support, the word is that McConnell is now threatening Republicans who join Rudolph and Stan Cave in supporting Larry Forgy's campaign. Governor Fletcher did a superb job at fulfilling his commitment to the backstabbing McConnell by saying he supports McConnell in a primary but of course he did not say he'd support McConnell when Larry Forgy runs as an independent.

Mitch is getting desperate and was steaming after the Governor went on to say he doesn't have the time to discourage Forgy from making a bid! While Robbie Rudolph and others from the Fletcher camp are currently laying the groundwork for Forgy behind the scenes, look for several of them to come out publicly in the coming months.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Hawpe Slams McConnell In Courier-Journal Column

The Courier-Journal's David Hawpe points out that sexual harassment is not the only area where Mitch McConnell has been engaging in historical revisionism lately. It appears Mitch also failed to mention that Kentucky native Earle Clements served as Democratic leader in the Senate and had far more in common with the pork barrel spending liberal McConnell than Alben Barkley ever did. Perhaps that is why the Club for Growth recently slammed McConnell's spending and could be sending Larry Forgy to the U.S. Senate. Hawpe writes:

Speaking of hacks, self-seekers and misdeeds, the aforementioned new McConnell campaign commercial celebrates his mutually supportive relationship with Barkley's grandson, Alben Barkley II.

Does McConnell think everybody has forgotten that Barkley II, as state secretary of agriculture, was involved in a sensational sexual harassment incident? A secretary in the ag commissioner's office, Ann Hester, told the Personnel Board that Barkley once asked her to be his "lover," that he asked to look down her blouse, that he put his arm around her waist and hugged her, and that he often told her she looked "sexy."

McConnell is being endorsed for re-election in his TV ads by a man the Personnel Board found guilty of sexual harassment -- in the same case that became infamous when ag official Gerald Deatherage was required to apologize to female employees for a joking reference to the "little man in the boat." (Used in a salacious way, that's a reference to a part of the female sex organs.)

One election down, another under way. Isn't politics fun?

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Crowley: "A Problem For Mitch"

Looks like heads will be rolling at the McConnell campaign as one can imagine Mitch will be none too happy with his campaign staff's lack of vetting and research behind this first ad debacle.

But one has to wonder: How did McConnell not know that Barkley was a convicted sexual harasser? Its only a matter of time until he is pressed on this. Patrick Crowley of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports:
The Huffington Post is reporting that Alben Barkley II, the grandson of Truman VP Alben Barkley and the star of KY U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell's first campaign ad, was convicted of sexually harassing a secretary in 1981 while serving as KY Ag Commissioner.

Politico: "Whats the connection between Mitch McConnell and Alben W. Barkley II?"

The national media is starting to pick up on the story that the Louisville liberal Mitch McConnell is airing a TV ad featuring a convicted sexual harasser. The Politico reports:


GOP heavyweight Senator Mitch McConnell, reports Huffington Post, has some ads that "feature a convicted sexual harasser."

"Back in 1981, the Barkley grandson was convicted of sexually harassing a young secretary. According to an April 7 UPI article from that year:

"Alben W. Barkley II, [then] 36, asked his secretary, Ann Hester, to be his lover, asked to look down her dress on several occasions, once hugged her, and commented she looked 'sexy.''"

"At the time Barkley was serving as the state's Agriculture Commissioner. Because he was an elected official, the
Kentucky Personnel Board personnel board said it did not have the authority to punish him. The secretary said the incidents "forced her to seek a transfer to another state department."

Monday, November 12, 2007

McConnell Airs Ad With Convicted Sexual Harasser

The Louisville liberal McConnell has truly reached a new low. No folks, this latest stunt did not feature our beloved Alben Barkley. McConnell's new ad featured Alben Barkley II, a convicted sexual harasser. The liberal blog Huffington Post reports:

The problem: Barley II is not world's best spokesperson.

Back in 1981, the Barkley grandson was convicted of sexually harassing a young secretary. According to an April 7 UPI article from that year:

"Alben W. Barkley II, [then] 36, asked his secretary, Ann Hester, to be his lover, asked to look down her dress on several occasions, once hugged her, and commented she looked 'sexy.''"

The Nutroots better not get too excited on their blogs. Kentucky's conservatives have an alternative. We have Larry Forgy.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Message To Mitch: 101,328 Is A Little More Than 1

Yes, that is nearly 30,000 more votes than the McConnell puppet Anne Northup carried in the 2007 primary. Of course, when you consider what happened outside of Louisville, the vote for Fletcher/Rudolph was a blowout of historic proportions.

Its not even close. The votes outside of Louisville aren't there for McConnell. The next U.S. Senator from Kentucky will be Larry Forgy. The Associated Press reports:

But McConnell could face a challenge from his own ranks.

Republican Larry Forgy, who barely lost to Democrat Paul Patton in the 1995 gubernatorial election, is considering a Senate run next year as an independent.

Forgy believes McConnell and some other top Republicans abandoned Fletcher, who was indicted during his term on misdemeanor charges that he rewarded politically connected Republicans with jobs at the expense of Democrats. The charges were dropped in a settlement with prosecutors, and Fletcher later maintained the investigation was a witch hunt.

McConnell was silent about Fletcher during the probe and later when the governor fought off a tough challenge from former U.S. Rep. Anne Northup in the GOP primary.

The senator made a few appearances with Fletcher during the fall campaign, saying the governor had done a fine job and deserved another term. Forgy said the damage was already done, and largely blamed McConnell and a few others for the divisive primary.

Some of Forgy's critics have dismissed him as a "one-man party." Forgy replied that "I'd rather be a one-man party than a party of one man. And the bottom line is McConnell needs some critics. If I am one, then that's the way it is."

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Governor Fletcher Gives Forgy The Nod

The Courier-Journal is reporting what everyone in the Fletcher camp already knows: While Governor Fletcher will make good on the pledge to publicly support McConnell after the Louisville liberal McConnell appeared at fundraisers in the general election, Governor Fletcher will not encourage Larry Forgy to give up his bid for the U.S. Senate. The Courier-Journal reports:
Fletcher, for his part, said he's supporting McConnell and encouraged Republicans not to challenge him in a primary or as an independent. But when asked if he would talk to Forgy and urge him not to run, Fletcher said he's going to be awfully busy over of ther the next few months, trying to transition out of the governor's office and find a job in the private sector and all.
Governor Fletcher can leave the public face of the Forgy campaign to Robbie Rudolph, Stan Cave, the Club for Growth, and others. But we all know that the Fletcher machine that trounced McConnell and Northup in the primaries will be fully at work for Larry Forgy.

Rudolph, Cave Continue Laying Groundwork For Forgy Campaign

In phone calls leading up to the Republican Central Committee meeting today and in private meetings around the event, Robbie Rudolph, Stan Cave, and the Club for Growth are sending signals to Governor Fletcher supporters to keep up the work for Larry Forgy. Make no mistake that public calls for unity were simply concessions to the Louisville liberal Mitch McConnell for his appearance at fundraisers during the general election.

However, Larry Forgy gave Mitch an ultimatum: Deliver votes in your hometown of Louisville for Governor Fletcher. The Louisville liberal McConnell failed to deliver.

In even further updates, we are getting word that it is not only the Fletcher faction that is withholding support for McConnell: Billy Harper has refused to give McConnell his endorsement as well and could deliver significant votes in McCracken County and Western Kentucky for Forgy.

Even more shocking, reports are the McConnell's own daughter is not supporting his reelection campaign as well. More to come...

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Robbie Rudolph May Endorse Forgy Next Week; Will Make Pence Atone For Aiding Beshear

This will be a major development in the 2008 Senate race, and one that will not make the Louisville liberals smile. Reports are the Robbie Rudolph is furious with Mitch McConnell and Steve Pence for not doing enough in Louisville, and now for Steve "Peanuts" Pence actually serving on Steve Beshear's transition team!

Rudolph is expected to tell Republican activists at the central committee meeting on Saturday that he will not be endorsing Mitch McConnell. This should mean only one thing: Look for Rudolph to line up behind a true conservative, Larry Forgy!

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Forgy Appears Ready To Run For Senate

It is clear that Larry Forgy is running the numbers and finding out that he can hold onto the bulk of Governor Fletcher's support and Billy Harper's support, while ceding the Louisville liberal vote to McConnell. However, McConnell wouldn't even help Governor Fletcher in his hometown of Louisville and even the McConnell loyalists there cannot be happy with four years of Governor Beshear. WHAS news reports:

So what's next for Kentucky Republicans after Ernie Fletcher’s loss?

Prominent Republican Larry Forgy says the party is fractured...

But prominent Republican Larry Forgy is not moving on to forgiveness just yet. “The party is fractured today, and it was fractured by a few people at the Republican headquarters in Louisville. This did not have to happen.”

Forgy says he is angry with Northup, Senator Mitch McConnell and Lieutenant Governor Steve Pence. He calls Northup's primary challenge a "fratricidal war," which drained energy and $5 million from the Fletcher campaign...

Forgy says the time for party unity was years ago, at the outset of the merit hiring investigation...

Meanwhile, Larry Forgy tells me he might run against McConnell next year.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

McConnell Fails To Help Governor Fletcher In Louisville

The Louisville liberal Mitch McConnell was warned by Larry Forgy that he could redeem himself by helping the Governor in McConnell's hometown of Louisville. McConnell refused to do more than a token appearance...The results in Louisville with 99 percent of precincts:
Beshear 65.5 percent

Fletcher 34.5 percent
Simply disgraceful. The Louisville liberal is to blame. A 30 point loss in a county where George W. Bush got 49 percent of the vote in 2004:
Kerry 50 percent

Bush 49 percent
If anyone believes McConnell when he says that he helped Governor Fletcher in Louisville, they have to be kidding themselves. Its time to rally around a true conservative, Larry Forgy

Forgy Hammers McConnell On KET For Backstabbing Governor Fletcher

One thing is clear tonight. The Republicans need a true conservative to hold onto the U.S. Senate seat. Mitch McConnell cannot win reelection. He's alienated over half of Kentucky's Republicans by backstabbing Governor Fletcher and he just gave the liberals the Governor's Mansion.

McConnell is sending out his Louisville liberals to beg Forgy not to run. Maybe he should have thought about this before destroying Kentucky's Republican Party and turning his back on rural conservatives. Its a good thing this hypocrite is being exposed. It won't be long until Senator Forgy is sworn in. The Courier-Journal reports:
But Larry Forgy, the 1995 Republican gubernatorial nominee, blamed Northup, U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell and Lt. Gov. Steve Pence, who chose not to run again with Fletcher, for the loss.

“It is the result of the primary. We spent $5 million among Republicans fighting over almost nothing except the desire of three or four people in Louisville and party headquarters — including Sen. McConnell, including Steve Pence, Anne Northup and others — to essentially run this man out of office.”...

Forgy said earlier tonight that he blames U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell and other Republicans for dividing the party.

Williams, in an exasperated tone, pleaded with Forgy not to run against McConnell in the 2008 election.

Forgy Ready To Defeat McConnell

Three strikes and you're out. Tonight marks the second of three losses for Mitch McConnell. His puppet Anne Northup lost in May. Governor Fletcher and our Republican Party faces a historic loss today because of the Louisville liberal.

And next year, a true conservative named Larry Forgy will send McConnell packing back to Louisville...

The Lexington Herald Leader reports:

And then there's the matter of Larry Forgy, the notoriously sharp-tongued Republican former gubernatorial candidate.

Forgy, who went through a bruising and bitter GOP primary race against former U.S. Rep. Larry Hopkins in the 1991 governor's race, wouldn't say last week whether he'll get in the race against McConnell as an independent.

A three-candidate race would add whole new equations to the already complex political calculus of McConnell's re-election bid.

"My mother was a fifth- grade teacher for 45 years. She always told me not to talk about serious matters when I'm angry," Forgy said. "I'm an angry man right now."

Forgy has been unhappy for months with McConnell's level of support for Fletcher over the past few years and said he expected McConnell to work tirelessly for the governor in Louisville, where McConnell got his start in politics.

"I think Ernie Fletcher is one of the finest men I've ever known and he's taken more knives in the back than he has in the front. That's what I'm mad about," said Forgy, who declined to offer details.