Diary

Kentucky politics opinion

This is an interesting blog editorial about Senator Mitch McConnell and his Kentucky political maneuvering.  It has been 25 years since McConnell brought Kentucky Republicans out of the wilderness with the first statewide victory since 1963.   Since this point, Kentucky has become a predominately Republican voting state even with a majority Democrat registration.   This gives “Emperor Mitch” a lot of leeway in controlling Republican politics in this state.   Every six years I have dutifully joined other Kentuckians in returning McConnell to Washington and spending the next six years in varying degrees of exasperation as he is always political and rarely principled.    This gets even more frustrating when you read about his shenanigans such as in this link.  As conservatives nationwide are calling for the end to politics as usual, the leading Republican in the country is unfortunately the poster child for that behavior.