The Unfortunate Life Of Mitch McConnell! From Jim Bunning To Rand Paul!

Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell has been the Minority Leader of the Senate since 2007, and is serving his fifth term, the longest serving Kentucky senator in American history!

A strong conservative, but part of the “establishment”, he has been cursed having to serve alongside a Senator considered by many to be part of the “lunatic fringe”–Senator Jim Bunning, the former baseball player and Hall of Famer, who is usually regarded as one of the absolutely worst senators in American history!

Bunning was a constant critic of McConnell right up to the end, when he finally decided not to run for a third Senate term! He was an embarrassment in so many ways, in his actions and statements! McConnell was certainly relieved when Bunning finally bowed out of the race!

McConnell backed Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Greyson to succeed Bunning, but Rand Paul, the son of Texas Congressman Ron Paul, and like his father, a libertarian and Tea Party activist, was endorsed by Bunning!

Yesterday, Paul soundly defeated Greyson, a real slap in the face to McConnell, and based on Rand Paul’s past statements, McConnell might almost wish Bunning had stayed in the Senate! 🙂

Rand Paul has called for the abolition of the Americans With Disabilities Act, the Department of Education, the Internal Revenue Service, and the Federal Reserve, and supports a balanced budget amendment, term limits, and repeal of the Civil Rights Act of 1964! He promotes constant tax cuts and smaller government, and is a critic of the government “bailout” of Wall Street and the Obama Health Care reform! He also is against abortion rights, including in cases of rape and incest!

Besides being an extremist in so many ways, which will be fully exposed by Democratic nominee Jack Conway in the fall campaign, Rand Paul has made it clear that he has no intention of being friendly with McConnell, even with the fact that McConnell is the Republican leader in the Senate!

So even those who are not fans of Mitch McConnell must have some sympathy for him, as it is a shame that he has weird, extremist colleagues from his home state that he has to, somehow, coexist with and tolerate! 🙁

2 comments on “The Unfortunate Life Of Mitch McConnell! From Jim Bunning To Rand Paul!

  1. Linda May 19, 2010 7:58 pm

    I’m a great supporter of President Obama and the Democrats, and I think the tea-partiers are sipping something other than tea. That said, I’m pretty sure it was RON PAUL, not RAND who wanted to repeal the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Let’s not become like “them.” Let’s stick to the truth. (If you can find where RAND said that, please let us know.)

  2. Ronald May 19, 2010 8:45 pm

    If you look up the Louisville Courier Journal interview with Rand Paul, he does indeed say that private businessmen should NOT be forced to serve anyone they do not wish to be dealing with. This is a libertarian view which in effect allows discrimination because of the belief in the right of private business to avoid regulation by government! Therefore, effectively, this means Rand Paul is against enforcement of the Civil Rights Act of 1964! You can be sure this issue will be brought up in the fall campaign of Jack Conway, the Democratic nominee for the Senate, running against Rand Paul!

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