Crossposted from Hillbilly Report.
We have quite a crop of Republicans here in Kentucky. Yes, Kentucky Republicans speak of their "family values" and then vote against everything Kentucky families value. They speak of "Christian values" while they outsource our jobs to godless Communist China and greedily dole out Corporate Welfare and tax cuts for the very rich. Yes, Kentucky Republicans have long said one thing and done another. Take the deficit where as a "leader" in the Republican Party Mitch McConnell rubber-stamped the failed policies that crashed our economy, running up debt along the way to bail out the bankers, causing more debt when the bankers refused to bail out the American people.
This year we have an eccentric, hypocritical candidate running for U.S. Senate even by Kentucky Republican standards and the Republicans that represent us in the House do all they can to vote money away from our working families. Well, today one of the fine Democrats we have running for the House, Ed Marksberry in the Second District not only called out Brett Guthrie on his actions, but called for him to distance himself from the insane ideology of Rand Paul:
"Over the past several months, it seems I can’t open the paper without reading about Rand Paul putting his foot in his mouth," Marksberry said. "Paul has cast Kentuckians in a poor light, clearly showed that he’s way out of the mainstream in his beliefs. Now he’s come out and said the federal government has no business helping Kentucky with our war on drugs. His statements and actions are outrageous and I’m calling on Congressman Brett Guthrie to publicly renounce Mr. Paul and show the people he stands for Kentucky values, not Rand Paul’s out of touch beliefs."
In calling for Guthrie to publicly distance himself from Rand Paul’s campaign and pledge to not campaign on Paul’s behalf, Marksberry points not only to a number of out-of-touch statements Rand Paul has made but also to recent accusations involving Rand Paul’s bizarre drug-fueled college adventures.
"Brett Guthrie shouldn’t sit back while a member of his own party and a candidate for US Senate acts out and says things that are, frankly, embarrassing the Commonwealth and harmful to Kentucky’s future," said Marksberry. "I’ve got a list of questions here that I’d like Brett Guthrie to answer to the people of the 2nd Congressional District and I suggest Congressman Guthrie provide some answers."
Go here to read the questions Marksberry has for Guthrie:
But Marksberry was not done. While the actions of Rand Paul are quite unpredictable, he blasted Brett Guthrie for his actions which unfortunately for Kentucky families are more than predictable:
Marksberry also challenged Brett Guthrie to explain his own actions when the Congressman voted against a recently passed Jobs bill. "While Rand Paul’s comments are reckless and unpredictable, Representative Guthrie’s voting is quite predictable. Last week, he voted no to a jobs bill that would save or create 2,300 teaching jobs here in Kentucky. Nationwide the bill would save or create 158,100 police, firefighters, or nurse’s jobs."
Marksberry pointing out, "This jobs bill was paid for by closing tax loop holes that encourage corporations to ship American jobs overseas. The Congressional Budget Office said the legislation would cut the deficit by 1.4 billion dollars over 10 years. Brett Guthrie predictably votes in favor of corporations and the republican leadership over the working class every time.
Yes, that is the Kentucky Republican Party. Their hypocrisy is quite predictable although many of us in the Commonwealth still wonder exactly what an "Aqua Buddha" is. It will not take long for them to convert Rand Paul to their real religion, Mammon worship as Kentucky Republicans will say or do anything to line the pockets of the greediest and least patriotic among us. They care nothing for debt and deficit as long as the money goes to the Corporations and the very rich, and will not even help working Americans and Kentuckians if it LOWERS the deficit.
We need real representation here in Kentucky. We need average, working Americans who understand our problems because they face them too. On that front, Ed Marksberry is definitely qualified. A Carpenter by trade, he knows how the working class lives because he is one of us. He would fight hard for working families not only in Kentucky, but across America.
Before he can fight for us however, we must fight for him. He needs the resources to challenge the Republican machine and unseat Brett Guthrie. Go here to fight for a real Democrat who will fight for us:
We must fight for real Democrats wherever they may emerge and Ed Marksberry is the real deal!! See his ideas for "Cutting the Budget" here: