Whether you're a Republican, Democrat, Libertarian or independent, there's something we all can agree upon: Fabulousness! Have a look at what some local personalities wore during Election 2012
Former writer says C-J 'has its liberals, but also its conservatives and centrists.'
One protest this week highlighted the flood of money and corporate influence into politics. Another highlighted the question of whether, given this flood, the voice of the people can still be heard.
Congress gets set to pass a 1,209 page, $1 trillion spending bill. At a dense $827 million of spending per page, few members of Congress will have much idea what is in the bill, seeing as they will have had less than 48 hours to consider it. Kentucky Congressman and Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee Hal Rogers (R-Ky) says "it is good to see that responsible leadership and good governance can triumph.”
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.
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.
Mitch McConnell often beats Democrats by bringing guns to knife fights. But this summer he has dynamite. It may not work out.
Senator McConnell knows that using the debt ceiling to cut federal spending would be like sewing your lips together to lose weight. It can't happen.