Matt Bevin, Anti-Gay Tea Party Republican Becomes 2nd GOP Governor Of Kentucky In 4 Decades

  • metta

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    Nov 04, 2015 3:02 AM GMT


    Anti-Gay Tea Party Republican Becomes Second GOP Governor Of Kentucky In Four Decades

    "Matt Bevin just won the governorship in a state that is 2-1 Democrat and has had a Dem governor 13 of last 15 times." Tanner Hesterberg

    http://www.thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/davidbadash/breaking_anti_gay_tea_party_republican_becomes_second_gop_governor_of_kentucky_in_four_decades
  • roadbikeRob

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    Nov 04, 2015 3:05 AM GMT
    It's Kentucky a very conservative, mostly rural, poor state so I am not surprised at the outcome of this election.
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    Nov 04, 2015 4:03 AM GMT
    roadbikeRob saidIt's Kentucky a very conservative, mostly rural, poor state so I am not surprised at the outcome of this election.

    Yeah, I lived there for a couple of years, late 1969-1971. My best friend was Black. Wow, did I have some problems taking him with me into nice "White" restaurants, or just being seen associating with him.

    I hated to expose him to that, but neither was I gonna back down to those ignorant red-necks. If he was a friend of mine you can guarantee he was smarter than most of them, for all their superior White attitude, maybe he was smarter than me.

    I simply don't associate with dunces. Well, except maybe to help them out. But this guy didn't need any help from me in the intellectual department. Rather, I learned from him instead. You become smarter by absorbing all the intelligence around you, and rejecting the notion that you're the smartest cookie in the box.

    My parents always told me: only associate with people smarter than you are. That's how you learn. Associating with less intelligent people will gain you nothing, except some hollow conceit, and you'll acquire nothing but their ignorance.

    My Black Kentucky friend was as smart as anyone I knew. But don't try telling that to the red-necks, who are superior in every way by virtue of their lighter skin color.
  • rnch

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    Nov 04, 2015 6:41 AM GMT
    This kind of stupidity is what happens when people do not get out and vote.



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    Nov 04, 2015 7:34 AM GMT

    This had Attorney General Jack Conway leading going into Tuesdays vote. Did republicans outnumber democrats in the voting booth? Or did the christian terrorists in this state come out? wow, absolutely backwards icon_confused.gif



    Democrat favored in Kentucky governor's race amid focus on gay marriage
    http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/11/02/us-kentucky-election-idUSKCN0SR25U20151102#Tr3bXC2ZPvtElgAA.97

    Bevin is not a favorite of establishment Republicans. He ran as a Tea Party candidate against U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell in the 2014 Republican primary and said in a September debate that he supported Ben Carson for president over Kentucky's other Republican U.S. senator, Rand Paul.


  • roadbikeRob

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    Nov 04, 2015 12:55 PM GMT
    The thing that cracks me up is that Kentucky is not only a state but is also a commonwealth. Well it is definitely the most ignorant, backward commonwealth as evidenced by those dumb tea party lunatics prevailing in the governor's election. Pretty goddamned sad. I wonder how both Louisville and Lexington voted since they are both reviled by the backwoods rejects and moonshiners.
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    Nov 04, 2015 2:11 PM GMT
    Some self-proclaimed political commentators/strategists are saying that this is a bad omen for Democrats in 2016. These are the same folks who predicted over 3 months ago that Trump's candidacy would collapse in 1-2 weeks, yet here we are and The Donald is still at the top mocking his Republican opponents.
  • metta

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    Nov 04, 2015 5:52 PM GMT
    400,000 People Could Lose Their Health Care Because No One Turned Out To Vote Yesterday

    "it is likely that many low-income Kentucky residents will literally die because so few people cast a ballot in the state’s gubernatorial race"


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    "Bevin, by contrast, is a staunch opponent of Obamacare who has promised to shut down the state-run health care exchange. Last February, when asked about the law’s Medicaid expansion, Bevin responded unequivocally — “Absolutely. No question about it. I would reverse that immediately.”


    http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2015/11/04/3719110/400000-people-could-lose-their-health-care-because-no-one-turned-out-to-vote-yesterday/
  • roadbikeRob

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    Nov 05, 2015 2:11 PM GMT
    metta said400,000 People Could Lose Their Health Care Because No One Turned Out To Vote Yesterday

    "it is likely that many low-income Kentucky residents will literally die because so few people cast a ballot in the state’s gubernatorial race"


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    "Bevin, by contrast, is a staunch opponent of Obamacare who has promised to shut down the state-run health care exchange. Last February, when asked about the law’s Medicaid expansion, Bevin responded unequivocally — “Absolutely. No question about it. I would reverse that immediately.”


    http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2015/11/04/3719110/400000-people-could-lose-their-health-care-because-no-one-turned-out-to-vote-yesterday/
    Well I guess that is what Kentuckians get for not bothering to vote and letting these tea party radicals get their way. Life goes on.icon_neutral.gif
  • metta

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    Nov 08, 2015 4:44 PM GMT
    Analysis Of Kentucky Election Results Indicates Fraud



    http://www.addictinginfo.org/2015/11/08/analysis-of-kentucky-election-results-indicates-fraud-video/
  • metta

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    Nov 10, 2015 8:39 PM GMT
    Kentucky confronts the consequences of its decision


    http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/kentucky-confronts-the-consequences-its-decision