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  •  Has it been confirmed that Progress KY did the (0+ / 0-)

    taping?  Have the two people, Shawn Reilly and Curtis Morrison, admitted to it?

    Jacob Conway has walked back his claim that they bragged about it to him.  I'm a little confused as I haven't been closely following the recent details of this story.

    "Evil is a lack of empathy, a total incapacity to feel with their fellow man." - Capt. Gilbert,Psychiatrist, at the end of Nuremberg trials.

    by 417els on Sun Apr 14, 2013 at 07:32:32 AM PDT

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    •  Reilly indicates that Morrison did it (1+ / 0-)
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      and that Reilly was "at most, a witness to Mr. Morrison's criminal activity."  See, for example, here.

      •  Reilly is head of Progress Kentucky (1+ / 0-)
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        Morrison was just a volunteer. And Morrison was NOT the one who sent out the "racist" tweet several months ago. That was done by another volunteer.

        Furthermore, Morrison was not involved with Progress Kentucky for the past few months... he resigned back in February.

        And Morrison is a journalist... was a journalist... he got fired from his alt-weekly job... I would think he should have some protection for his professional line of work. Of course, the al-weekly folks fired him so they could get out of the line of fire and not provide a support system to Morrison's journalism. By many accounts Morrison is a nice guy, but a loose gun. Too politically active. And, from my readings, he's an idealistic chump.

        Everyone is abandoning him. That is sad.

        But, Reilly is ultimately the one in charge and some of the responsibility for any fallout should fall on his shoulders.


        A society grows great when old men plant trees in whose shade they know they shall never sit.

        by bronte17 on Sun Apr 14, 2013 at 09:51:58 AM PDT

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    •  Jacob Conway is an idiot and no friend of (1+ / 0-)
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      Democrats.

      He went on Fox News with Megan Kelly to blow the bullshit around.

      Total idiot. And total audacity to presume that he was "saving" the Democratic Party by snitching.


      A society grows great when old men plant trees in whose shade they know they shall never sit.

      by bronte17 on Sun Apr 14, 2013 at 10:02:03 AM PDT

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      •  Ah, yes. To save the Democrats. So he's the one. (0+ / 0-)

        To this outsider, it sounds like a lot of puzzle pieces are still missing over there in KY.

        Conway seems to have his own stench, along with the entire McConnell compost pile.

        "Evil is a lack of empathy, a total incapacity to feel with their fellow man." - Capt. Gilbert,Psychiatrist, at the end of Nuremberg trials.

        by 417els on Sun Apr 14, 2013 at 02:06:17 PM PDT

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        •  It's a complex puzzle and I'm not sure whether (0+ / 0-)

          all the pieces fit nice and tidy even if you could make them.

          It really does appear that most of the players in this drama are in it for themselves. Reilly is a wanna-be player (probably for the big bucks flowing into a SuperPAC). Conway got on the holier-than-thou soapbox and makes it worse and worse for the Democratic Party that he supposedly champions.

          Reilly is a "nice Catholic boy" and he's a former Republican... kind of a quasi teabagger-leaning financial analyst (who possibly quit his job to start up and manage this supposed SuperPAC). Progress Kentucky is his baby.

          Morrison was a volunteer with them. He did NOT send the tweet pertaining to Elaine Chao and her wealthy Chinese father and all the donations to Mitch's campaigns. That was done by another volunteer. But, Morrison was the "spokesperson" for Progress Kentucky and he wouldn't back down to apologize when pressure was applied over the tone of the tweet.

          And he was a journalist when he (supposedly) recorded the voices coming out of that huge gaping hole in the door that he walked by. Guess he could have kept on walking, but hearing the ugliness that came out and being a journalist.... he stopped and took notes.

          Morrison quit ProgKy back in February. He's broke and unemployed and now in hot water up to his ears... because of his passion and earnestness. A chump is a chump though.


          A society grows great when old men plant trees in whose shade they know they shall never sit.

          by bronte17 on Sun Apr 14, 2013 at 03:15:59 PM PDT

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