Mitch McConnell didn't like the Tea Party from the get-go, but he was a shrewd enough political player to carry their water when he had to. Those days are over. He has survived their onslaught, and from here on out expect him to call the shots.
David Williams' colossal failure as a candidate cut across every demographic segment in Kentucky. Over a fifth of tea party voters say they will reject him today and vote for Democrat Steve Beshear. Republicans can't blame their mess on Gatewood Galbraith splitting the vote, either. If anything, Galbraith may pull more votes from Beshear than Williams.
If liberals are successful in using muscles they haven't flexed in 40 years, the Democratic Party will find itself as divided as the Republican Party is today. Whether that is good or bad is a matter of perspective.
Local news for Aug. 12, 2011
"While Democrats would like to lay blame on the Tea Party for the current economic failure, it is their President who has failed in leadership, failed to lower unemployment, failed to rescue our economy, failed to prevent a downgrade of our debt, and failed to control spending."
The debt ceiling issue has bared the fact that the Republican Party is now so fractured that it cannot constructively participate in governance. It is time for Mitch McConnell and John Boehner to provide the leadership they are paid to provide.
In laying out his "last resort" plan for dealing with the debt ceiling, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell [R-KY] finally made the call. "Houston, we have a problem."
A summary of local news for April 1, 2011
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Local news for Nov. 9, 2010
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'There's no greater threat to our country than the (national) debt,' says fiscally conservative, regulation-abhorring U.S. Senate candidate Rand Paul.
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