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Mitch McConnell has a message for his female and student constituents. Except he really doesn't want you to HEAR it..he just wants you to FEEL it come January because he is ultra-confident you will return him to his position of honor as a US Senator and Senate Minority leader. In the grand tradition of his party he has been caught on tape saying to a few in private what he would not dare utter in public. As Monty Python would say "Nudge, Nudge, Wink, Wink!"

"McConnell smugly informed voters in Buckner, Kentucky that 50% of women voted for him last time and he gave them no preferential treatment so hey. It’s in the bag." (Politicususa)

Hey! What do you know? Mitch further opined on the tape obtained by Leo Weekly that women have it pretty darned great right now and declared sexism pretty much over...

“We’ve come a long way… in pay equity and uh… there are a ton of women CEO’s now running major companies…”
(Politicsususa)

So, Ole Mitch is basically saying that women's issues are not on his radar screen. He figures he has the 50% female vote all locked up and he doesn't even have to promise to address equal pay or women's health or ERA or violence against women..none of that. He can just go back to being the huge turtle shaped doorstop in front of this President and by gum, if need be the next. As Jon Stewart says "Yup, Yup, Yup..."

It isn't just women that get the full measure of Mitch's voracious apathy. Students and their obstacle of affording the spiking cost of attending college and the attendant massive, unforgivable debt they incur are also NOT on his radar screen.

“I think more competition and shopping around for college alternatives is a pretty good idea. This comes from a guy who’s financed three daughters at out-of-state schools.”

“I think the best short term solution is for parents to be very cost conscious in shopping around for higher education alternatives.”

“Not everybody needs to go to Yale.” (Politicsususa)

Hmmm..I've heard this sentiment somewhere before..

Danny Noonan: I planned to go to law school after I graduated, but it looks like my folks won't have enough money to put me through college.
Judge Smails: Well, the world needs ditch diggers, too. (Caddyshack IMDB)

Wow! Judge Smails would have loved Mitch McConnell! Talk about two hearts beating as one. You have hopes and dreams? Well, take a page from the Mitchster..he's paying for HIS daughters. You don't have the money but you have a 150 IQ? Not everybody can go to Yale..the world needs ditch diggers and people to clean pools and dressage horses too..

"American politician, Mitch McConnell has an estimated net worth of $9.8 million, nearly a 30% increase from 2010."
(therichest.com)

What's that you say? Your parents don't have a net worth of $9.8 Million? That is unfortunate..but Mitch has let you know that he has his family covered and your problems just aren't his concern..he has his own problems trying to get reelected and hopefully he can gain another 30% of net worth in the next 4 years.

Mitch's opponent, Alison Lundergan Grimes is a study in contrast to the Mitch ALEC & Koch agenda. She is a champion in the fight for equal pay, women's health, violence against women legislation, education, seniors, energy policy, Social Security, Medicare and Middle Class issues. Read up on her campaign and her take on the issues here:  
http://alisonforkentucky.com/...

We do not have more time to whittle away on legislators who refuse to legislate and who refuse to acknowledge the painful and difficult realities facing the American people at all ages and in all walks of life. Let's not make the mistake of making elected office in the United States an entitlement that is bestowed on the candidate with the most money for nasty and misleading attack ads. It is our futures and the futures of our children we are handing over when we are too lethargic to understand the issues and choices in our election process. Vote for the candidate that remembers YOU the Wednesday after the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November.

http://www.politicususa.com/....

#PDMFNB #p2 #LibCrib #MitchMcConnell #AlisonForKy

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  •  asdf (1+ / 0-)
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    drmah

    This comment isn't actually fair to Mitch (and who'd have thought that was possible?), but I first read it as "I have 50% percent of the women locked up."

  •  "Hun, who are we voting for?" (1+ / 0-)
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    "We're voting for the nigger... "  The lady of the house answering a pollster's question at her front door.  Hubby was in the shower.  When the pollster asked who she was voting for in October of 2008 she asked her hubby.  "Who are we voting for?"  And, THIS was in southern PA.  As posted right here in these very orange pages back in Oct. 2008.  It was that very Diary, in fact, that convinced me that Obama may actually pull off the impossible and win the election.  If voters in southern PA were voting for him...  if he wins PA... well, Obama has a chance!
    But, it was Mitch got me thinking about that lady of the house asking her hubby, "who are WE voting for?"  Mitch might very well be right.  He may have 50% of that vote.  Becuz, regardless of what KY women think about him 50% of them are likely to vote how their hubby TELLS them to vote.  And, yeah, "once in the voting booth... "  Or not.

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    by winkk on Mon Jul 28, 2014 at 11:06:16 AM PDT

    •  Gee, sexist much? n/t (0+ / 0-)

      The word "parent" is supposed to be a VERB, people...

      by wesmorgan1 on Mon Jul 28, 2014 at 12:24:15 PM PDT

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      •  The South being The South... (1+ / 0-)
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        I'm just guessing Mitch may know a thing about how the women folk vote in KY - and may very well "own" 50% of that vote.  Could be wrong.  Hope KY women prove me wrong.

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        by winkk on Mon Jul 28, 2014 at 01:42:22 PM PDT

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        •  Tell you what... (0+ / 0-)

          ...YOU come down to Kentucky and tell my wife that she votes how I tell her to vote...or tell my mom that she EVER voted the way my late father told her to vote...or tell my sister that she has to vote the way her husband tells her to vote...I'll be outside, collecting bets on the condition in which you leave the room.  **laugh**

          If you consider polling significant, McConnell has a -26 favorability among Kentucky women, and Grimes lead him by 12 percentage points among women polled by SurveyUSA for the Bluegrass Poll (a joint poll commissioned by the state's two leading TV stations and two largest newspapers).

          The word "parent" is supposed to be a VERB, people...

          by wesmorgan1 on Mon Jul 28, 2014 at 04:24:43 PM PDT

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        •  Oh, and minimum wage is HUGE for KY women... (0+ / 0-)

          An estimated 250,000 Kentucky women would benefit from an increase in the minimum wage; the National Women's Law Center reports that 7 in 10 minimum wage workers in Kentucky are women.

          Expect Grimes to continue to hammer McConnell on his minimum wage votes...

          The word "parent" is supposed to be a VERB, people...

          by wesmorgan1 on Mon Jul 28, 2014 at 04:27:42 PM PDT

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    •  Southern Pa. (1+ / 0-)
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      was it Southeastern Pa.?
      Tons of Dems.
      Southwestern Pa. if there wow you were right

      In all affairs it's a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted." Bertrand Russell (1872-1970)

      by lippythelion69 on Mon Jul 28, 2014 at 12:37:46 PM PDT

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