Romney-Ryan Debate - Jackson, KY

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dumbass liberal

Clay City, KY

#21 Aug 19, 2012
OUR ECONOMY WASN'T BAD UNDER EITHER OF THE BUSHS.IT WAS UNDER JIMMY CARTER THAT THE DEMS CHANGED AND NEVER WAS THE ECONOMY THEIRS AGAIN.IT IS BIG GOVERNMENT THAT IS THEIRS TO CLAIM THAT KILLS JOBS AND REGULATES EVERYTHING TO DEATH.OBAMA HAS KILLED THOUSANDS UPON THOUSANDS OF JOBS.HE HAS SINGLE HANDLY ALMOST DESTROYED THE COAL INDUSTRY,THE OIL DRILLING AND OIL EXPLORATION IN THIS COUNTRY.ELECTRIC BILLS ARE YET TO INCREASE DUE TO THE NUMBER OF POWER PLANTS THAT ARE DUE TO BE CLOSED WITHIN THE NEXT FEW YEARS BECUASE OF HIS EPA IMPOSING IMPOSSIBLE RESTRICTIONS ON THEM.THE DEMOCRAT PARTY IS A DISASTER AND IT'S BEEN HIJACKED BY SOCIALIST.MAYBE SOON THERE WILL BE ANOTHER PARTY TO ARISE AND REPLACE THE DEMOCRAT PARTY FOR GOOD.
dumbass liberal

Clay City, KY

#22 Aug 19, 2012
cntryby wrote:
Typical Republican ......"if you ain't like the majority you can just git out"ianybody else watch that south park episode?i<quoted text>
NO I HAVEN'T WATCHED SOUTH PARK SINCE-MAYBE-2002.I KNOW D IS FOR DEMOCRAT,D IS FOR DEAD-BEAT,D IS FOR DELINQUENT,D IS FOR DIP STICK,D IS FOR DUMB,DUMB AND DUMBER AND OF COURSE DUMBASS WHICH THE DEMOCRATS PROUDLY DISPLAY AS THEIR PARTY SYMBOL.ONLY IT'S DISGRACEFUL THAT THEY PAINT THE THING IN THE STARS AND STRIPES.
cntryby

United States

#23 Aug 20, 2012
If you think the Bush's were good for the economy then you are beneath my intelligence level conversation over
dumbass liberal wrote:
OUR ECONOMY WASN'T BAD UNDER EITHER OF THE BUSHS.IT WAS UNDER JIMMY CARTER THAT THE DEMS CHANGED AND NEVER WAS THE ECONOMY THEIRS AGAIN.IT IS BIG GOVERNMENT THAT IS THEIRS TO CLAIM THAT KILLS JOBS AND REGULATES EVERYTHING TO DEATH.OBAMA HAS KILLED THOUSANDS UPON THOUSANDS OF JOBS.HE HAS SINGLE HANDLY ALMOST DESTROYED THE COAL INDUSTRY,THE OIL DRILLING AND OIL EXPLORATION IN THIS COUNTRY.ELECTRIC BILLS ARE YET TO INCREASE DUE TO THE NUMBER OF POWER PLANTS THAT ARE DUE TO BE CLOSED WITHIN THE NEXT FEW YEARS BECUASE OF HIS EPA IMPOSING IMPOSSIBLE RESTRICTIONS ON THEM.THE DEMOCRAT PARTY IS A DISASTER AND IT'S BEEN HIJACKED BY SOCIALIST.MAYBE SOON THERE WILL BE ANOTHER PARTY TO ARISE AND REPLACE THE DEMOCRAT PARTY FOR GOOD.
dumbass liberal

Clay City, KY

#24 Aug 20, 2012
cntryby wrote:
If you think the Bush's were good for the economy then you are beneath my intelligence level conversation over<quoted text>
You seriously need to expand your intelligence level as you call it.I was a Democrat.I come from strong Democrat families.In Breathitt County we are taught from childhood that Democrats are good and Republicans are evil.That Democrats care for the poor and Republicans love the rich and yet there are lots of rich Democrats.I'm not a Republican.But this brainwashing that's been going on in Breathitt County for generations has made it what it is which is a disaster.People are afraid to get outside the bounds of the Democrat Party.You have to look at politicians as people not some kind of god.Politicians can't be trusted whether Democrats or Republicans.People have to hold them accountable.Get over the ideal that Democrats are perfect.People worship politicians and celebreties and stick by them no matter what they do.It's like people who are loyal to certain brands.I don't agree with everything the Bushs did.I disagree with just about everything Obama has done.I sometimes vote for people in both parties.Throw off the chains of slavery to the Democrats,you owe them nothing,be independent and be free.
cntryby

United States

#25 Aug 20, 2012
At leaast we agree on one thing,politicians are all crooks. I don't "worship" politicians but I don't believe the lies that my coal company tells me either. Coal has its ups and Downs more than any other business. I knew that going in and that's a sacrifice I have to live with in order to live in Breathitt County and work for more than 8$ an hour. The Republicans are a majority rule party and weather you like it or not we Appalachians are a minority. We are made fun of and discriminated against more than blacks,Jews,women or any other group. The only presidents that I can remember even visiting the area were Clinton and Johnson. Even though we share the same scots-irish blood that is obviously a requirement to be president they think we are garbage and white trash. The Democratic party prides itself on standing up for the little guy. Sure Obama is not the best president ever but the truth is he is more like us than a billionaire who sends his own money overseas to avoid taxes . The reason your grandparents told you to vote Democrat is because they weren't stupid. They realized that Republicans only benifit the rich white male who chooses to live off other peoples sweat. You can take advise from them or your rich ass coal boss but I'm telling you there are still enough of us that listened to our grandparents to make your vote useless in this county.As far as opening my mind to voting another way, when a common man gets to run for president he has my vote. But as long as we are voting for rich men who all come from the same rich family I will stand for the same core values my grandparents did.
dumbass liberal wrote:
<quoted text>You seriously need to expand your intelligence level as you call it.I was a Democrat.I come from strong Democrat families.In Breathitt County we are taught from childhood that Democrats are good and Republicans are evil.That Democrats care for the poor and Republicans love the rich and yet there are lots of rich Democrats.I'm not a Republican.But this brainwashing that's been going on in Breathitt County for generations has made it what it is which is a disaster.People are afraid to get outside the bounds of the Democrat Party.You have to look at politicians as people not some kind of god.Politicians can't be trusted whether Democrats or Republicans.People have to hold them accountable.Get over the ideal that Democrats are perfect.People worship politicians and celebreties and stick by them no matter what they do.It's like people who are loyal to certain brands.I don't agree with everything the Bushs did.I disagree with just about everything Obama has done.I sometimes vote for people in both parties.Throw off the chains of slavery to the Democrats,you owe them nothing,be independent and be free.
dumbass liberal

Clay City, KY

#26 Aug 20, 2012
cntryby wrote:
At leaast we agree on one thing,politicians are all crooks. I don't "worship" politicians but I don't believe the lies that my coal company tells me either. Coal has its ups and Downs more than any other business. I knew that going in and that's a sacrifice I have to live with in order to live in Breathitt County and work for more than 8$ an hour. The Republicans are a majority rule party and weather you like it or not we Appalachians are a minority. We are made fun of and discriminated against more than blacks,Jews,women or any other group. The only presidents that I can remember even visiting the area were Clinton and Johnson. Even though we share the same scots-irish blood that is obviously a requirement to be president they think we are garbage and white trash. The Democratic party prides itself on standing up for the little guy. Sure Obama is not the best president ever but the truth is he is more like us than a billionaire who sends his own money overseas to avoid taxes . The reason your grandparents told you to vote Democrat is because they weren't stupid. They realized that Republicans only benifit the rich white male who chooses to live off other peoples sweat. You can take advise from them or your rich ass coal boss but I'm telling you there are still enough of us that listened to our grandparents to make your vote useless in this county.As far as opening my mind to voting another way, when a common man gets to run for president he has my vote. But as long as we are voting for rich men who all come from the same rich family I will stand for the same core values my grandparents did.<quoted text>
I don't think you understand the generations who came before us.I remember when John F. Kennedy started the food stamp program,before that though there was the "commodity program" which was something I think they kept running from the depression era.But most people in Breathitt County were ashamed to get foodstamps.There were some on welfare but they kept that secret as best as they could.People survived the best they could,raising their own food,working at what few jobs there were in timber,coal, government jobs,teaching,whatever was available.A ton of people left long before to find jobs somewhere else and never return.I remember when Lyndon Johnson declared "War On Poverty" from some man's porch in Johnson County,but 40 years later the man was still in poverty.Lady Bird Johnson visited Breathitt one time and I remember when Clinton came to Hazard.But the majority of people here are registered Democrats,it doesn't mean they always vote that way.You have to understand some Democrats and some Republicans are "brothers under the skin".Like Hal Rogers,who comes across as an old type Democrat.That's why he keeps being reelected.Kentucky is a different type Democrat state then California is or some of the others.
cntryby

United States

#27 Aug 20, 2012
Now you are talking good sense. I do understand the generations that came before us. The original Eastern KY. Democrat was a man who fought for the south in the civil war. The generations that followed kept voting Democrat because they were the only party on the state level that remembered that they existed. The state of Kentucky is actually a Republican state. We have a Democrat governor only because of the scandals involving the Republican party. Mitch McConnell has had his job since Biblical times. Even though our part of the state votes Democratic the majority of the people in KY. live in Lexington,Louisville,or the Covington area and they are 90% Republican. The reason they think different from us is our people came from settlers from North Carolina and Virginia who were all about a mans rights to live free. Theirs came from German and Polish immigrants who brought their hard headed Catholic ideas with them. I left Breathitt in 1962 for work and only stayed a short period of time because I just couldn't adjust to theese beliefs. Before long we will be just like them because they are starting to make us vote like them. Every weekend Mountain Pkwy.is flooded with Eastern KY. cars going to spend their money in Lexington.
dumbass liberal

Clay City, KY

#28 Aug 20, 2012
All the coal companies aren't owned by rich white Republicans.If the truth be known there are probably more Democrats in coal then Republicans.The coal industry was big donors to Democrats.Al Gore I don't think ever sold his stock in Occidental oil which is in coal most likely because all the big oil companies are in coal and natural gas.It was well known that even Governor Patton was in coal.But the Democrat Party on the national level have abandoned coal for people like the Sierra Club because they get more money doing shakedowns on the coal and oil companies.But Obama is hurting their operation because he is wiping out coal.So it will be interesting to watch.
Sad

Frankfort, KY

#29 Aug 21, 2012
It makes me sad to read these posts and see how Breathitt Countians treat each other because you claim you’re a democrat or republican. Most of declare ourselves one or the other because that’s what or parents were/are and that’s what they are because that’s what their parents were. My parents, grandparents, great grandparent, and so on have always been Democrat which maybe in their day meant something. Most of my adult life I’ve considered myself a Republican (I’m as country as they get and I drive an old beat up F150)only because I felt they represented my values the best. I believe in god and I think he should still be in or schools, I stand up remove my hat and place my hand over my heart during the National Anthem, I believe if you disrespect the United States of America or the flag you should be ran out of this country and have no rights, I believe marriage is between a man and a woman and I believe we as a country should take care of our sick and elderly. I don’t however believe we should be forced to supply food stamps and welfare to every lazy bum that is to sorry to work, I don’t believe Unions are for the worker like they once were, I don’t believe I need the government to tell me what’s best for me, my family or for that matter my county. So am I really a Republican……probably not. Am I a Democrat…..most certainly not. So what does it matter what we all are, we’re Breathitt Countians and there has never been nor will there probably ever be a Democrat or Republican in Washington DC ever give two spits about what we think or need.
cntryby

United States

#30 Aug 21, 2012
I think you have got us all wrong. Me and this gentleman "dumbass liberal "are simply expressing our opinions just as the constitution says we can. I don't hate him and I hope he doesn't hate me. Sure we have different opinions but that's what makes this country great. I agree with some of your opinions and disagree with some too. I can't say I am a very religious man but I read the Bible a lot. The way I see it Jesus was also a liberal man. He took in whores and drunks that society had condemned. Personally I think gay marriage is disgusting but God gave us free will so who is the government to take it away. It disgusts me to see gays in public but the truth is this is a free country and if I don't like it maybe I should move to the middle east. We are currently fighting wars against other countries trying to help their citizens gain rights while we take rights away from people here at home. Who are we to judge and take rights away from people when God gives them the right to choose. Let people live their lives for they will have to deal with God when the time comes.
Sad wrote:
It makes me sad to read these posts and see how Breathitt Countians treat each other because you claim you’re a democrat or republican. Most of declare ourselves one or the other because that’s what or parents were/are and that’s what they are because that’s what their parents were. My parents, grandparents, great grandparent, and so on have always been Democrat which maybe in their day meant something. Most of my adult life I’ve considered myself a Republican (I’m as country as they get and I drive an old beat up F150)only because I felt they represented my values the best. I believe in god and I think he should still be in or schools, I stand up remove my hat and place my hand over my heart during the National Anthem, I believe if you disrespect the United States of America or the flag you should be ran out of this country and have no rights, I believe marriage is between a man and a woman and I believe we as a country should take care of our sick and elderly. I don’t however believe we should be forced to supply food stamps and welfare to every lazy bum that is to sorry to work, I don’t believe Unions are for the worker like they once were, I don’t believe I need the government to tell me what’s best for me, my family or for that matter my county. So am I really a Republican……probably not. Am I a Democrat…..most certainly not. So what does it matter what we all are, we’re Breathitt Countians and there has never been nor will there probably ever be a Democrat or Republican in Washington DC ever give two spits about what we think or need.
Sad

Frankfort, KY

#31 Aug 21, 2012
cntryby wrote:
I think you have got us all wrong. Me and this gentleman "dumbass liberal "are simply expressing our opinions just as the constitution says we can. I don't hate him and I hope he doesn't hate me. Sure we have different opinions but that's what makes this country great. I agree with some of your opinions and disagree with some too. I can't say I am a very religious man but I read the Bible a lot. The way I see it Jesus was also a liberal man. He took in whores and drunks that society had condemned. Personally I think gay marriage is disgusting but God gave us free will so who is the government to take it away. It disgusts me to see gays in public but the truth is this is a free country and if I don't like it maybe I should move to the middle east. We are currently fighting wars against other countries trying to help their citizens gain rights while we take rights away from people here at home. Who are we to judge and take rights away from people when God gives them the right to choose. Let people live their lives for they will have to deal with God when the time comes.<quoted text>
lol!!!! No don't get me wrong I agree 110% with you and I don't expect everybody to have the same views. We should be able to voice our opinions. I think you got me wrong on the homosexual stand....well kinda. Here's my opinion on that what people do is their business (live and let live) but when you have parades and boycott businesses their kinda asking for everyone’s opinion. I mean I don't ever feel the need to march up and down the streets proclaim my heterosexuality.:) Plus if I boycotted every business that had views that wasn't mine I'd probably save a bunch of money.

Too often we ... enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.~ John F. Kennedy
cntryby

United States

#32 Aug 21, 2012
Agreed live how you want to live but when you rub my nose in it then you have violated my rights.
Sad wrote:
<quoted text>
lol!!!! No don't get me wrong I agree 110% with you and I don't expect everybody to have the same views. We should be able to voice our opinions. I think you got me wrong on the homosexual stand....well kinda. Here's my opinion on that what people do is their business (live and let live) but when you have parades and boycott businesses their kinda asking for everyone’s opinion. I mean I don't ever feel the need to march up and down the streets proclaim my heterosexuality.:) Plus if I boycotted every business that had views that wasn't mine I'd probably save a bunch of money.
Too often we ... enjoy the comfort of opinion without the discomfort of thought.~ John F. Kennedy
dumbass liberal

Clay City, KY

#33 Aug 21, 2012
cntryby wrote:
Now you are talking good sense. I do understand the generations that came before us. The original Eastern KY. Democrat was a man who fought for the south in the civil war. The generations that followed kept voting Democrat because they were the only party on the state level that remembered that they existed. The state of Kentucky is actually a Republican state. We have a Democrat governor only because of the scandals involving the Republican party. Mitch McConnell has had his job since Biblical times. Even though our part of the state votes Democratic the majority of the people in KY. live in Lexington,Louisville,or the Covington area and they are 90% Republican. The reason they think different from us is our people came from settlers from North Carolina and Virginia who were all about a mans rights to live free. Theirs came from German and Polish immigrants who brought their hard headed Catholic ideas with them. I left Breathitt in 1962 for work and only stayed a short period of time because I just couldn't adjust to theese beliefs. Before long we will be just like them because they are starting to make us vote like them. Every weekend Mountain Pkwy.is flooded with Eastern KY. cars going to spend their money in Lexington.
Yes Kentucky is considered to a southern state or some perfer to call it a border state.But it has pretty much stayed in line with the southern states.Applachia is into northern Georgia and Alabama.West Virginia is also more close to the southern states and of course the Applachian ties we all have plays a part.Eastern KY doesn't have enough population to have a voice in anything.That's why the biggest part of coal severance tax went to build infrastructure in other parts of the state.That's why we are last on the list and wait so long to get any good roads or water lines because we have no voting power.And I believe the government would like to own all the resources we have in eastern KY.Aren't you at least suspicious how big the Daniel Boone Forest is getting? They can claim they're preserving the enviroment all they want-but really-there is a lot of coal in there.
cntryby

United States

#34 Aug 21, 2012
I agree 100%. Our people have always been robbed. First of our timber and now of our coal. The government has mastered taking advantage of us. They have always used our crooked local politicians against us by keeping other industries out. This in turn has always forced people to leave for work and keep our population down so we don't have a voice. If nobody ever left the area we would probably have the numbers to have a voice. Chicago, Detroit, Cincinnati and other cities have thrived on our hard working intelligent people for many years. The land we live on is much to valuable to the government for them to let us control. As soon as we learn that our people are really the most valuable resource we may have something but as long as we sell our votes to puppets of the Commonwealth we will have nothing.
dumbass liberal wrote:
<quoted text>Yes Kentucky is considered to a southern state or some perfer to call it a border state.But it has pretty much stayed in line with the southern states.Applachia is into northern Georgia and Alabama.West Virginia is also more close to the southern states and of course the Applachian ties we all have plays a part.Eastern KY doesn't have enough population to have a voice in anything.That's why the biggest part of coal severance tax went to build infrastructure in other parts of the state.That's why we are last on the list and wait so long to get any good roads or water lines because we have no voting power.And I believe the government would like to own all the resources we have in eastern KY.Aren't you at least suspicious how big the Daniel Boone Forest is getting? They can claim they're preserving the enviroment all they want-but really-there is a lot of coal in there.
dumbass liberal

Pikeville, KY

#35 Aug 21, 2012
cntryby wrote:
I agree 100%. Our people have always been robbed. First of our timber and now of our coal. The government has mastered taking advantage of us. They have always used our crooked local politicians against us by keeping other industries out. This in turn has always forced people to leave for work and keep our population down so we don't have a voice. If nobody ever left the area we would probably have the numbers to have a voice. Chicago, Detroit, Cincinnati and other cities have thrived on our hard working intelligent people for many years. The land we live on is much to valuable to the government for them to let us control. As soon as we learn that our people are really the most valuable resource we may have something but as long as we sell our votes to puppets of the Commonwealth we will have nothing. <quoted text>
I've been busy.Yeah,I left this area way back in the 60's and it's sad what happened to many of our people though some were quite successful but many others ended up in worse shape then tney would have if they stayed here.There are some of the best and brightest from all over Eastern KY that are all around the country.They call that the "brain drain".But I was trying to think what Paul Patton had ever done for Eastern KY and I don't remember anything signifcant he did,other then pass out a little money to some towns.But Bert Combs did make way for the Mountain Parkway which was a good thing.If he could have had a second term like they do now,he probably would have had other things done.At least he did something for his brethren.
cntryby

United States

#36 Aug 22, 2012
I agree Burt Combs was a great governor. Patton on the other hand did about as much for us as Fletcher which was nothing. He got caught in a scandal similar to Ritchie Farmer. Once again I know all of theese guys are crooks. I guess I just have a problem with people in our area talking about socialism like its a bad thing. What makes us different from city people is that we are raised to help our neighbor. This "I will worry about me and you worry about you" attitude just ain't who we are. It is how people think in big cities where they don't even shed a tear when their neighbor dies.we stand up for eachother and lend a hand when our neighbor needs it and that is socialism. Sure there are people abusing the system but if my tax dollars get ten people high and feed one hungry child I'd say the money was well spent.
dumbass liberal wrote:
<quoted text>I've been busy.Yeah,I left this area way back in the 60's and it's sad what happened to many of our people though some were quite successful but many others ended up in worse shape then tney would have if they stayed here.There are some of the best and brightest from all over Eastern KY that are all around the country.They call that the "brain drain".But I was trying to think what Paul Patton had ever done for Eastern KY and I don't remember anything signifcant he did,other then pass out a little money to some towns.But Bert Combs did make way for the Mountain Parkway which was a good thing.If he could have had a second term like they do now,he probably would have had other things done.At least he did something for his brethren.
dumbass liberal

Clay City, KY

#37 Aug 22, 2012
cntryby wrote:
I agree Burt Combs was a great governor. Patton on the other hand did about as much for us as Fletcher which was nothing. He got caught in a scandal similar to Ritchie Farmer. Once again I know all of theese guys are crooks. I guess I just have a problem with people in our area talking about socialism like its a bad thing. What makes us different from city people is that we are raised to help our neighbor. This "I will worry about me and you worry about you" attitude just ain't who we are. It is how people think in big cities where they don't even shed a tear when their neighbor dies.we stand up for eachother and lend a hand when our neighbor needs it and that is socialism. Sure there are people abusing the system but if my tax dollars get ten people high and feed one hungry child I'd say the money was well spent.<quoted text>
There is no real Republican party in KY.The only candidate that comes close is Rand Paul.Fletcher had problems with people in his administration when he should have been watching them.Farmer was pegged to be a future candidate and that's what the Democrats were afraid of.Democrats have always used state vechiles for personal use and used state money for motel rooms and shopping.People know this,it's no big secret.But it's got to be put in the news so it looks real serious.The whole story from Farmer's viewpoint hasn't been heard.I think the Democrats want to hold the threat against him to keep him out of politics.Which he is already destroyed.But Democrats in this state are being caught from time to time but it never becomes a scandal,the news media ignores it.That's the way it is in KY and they will keep it that way.They can't control Mitch and Rand because if they try that then it goes national and they don't want the conservative media looking at them under the microscope.The best thing Ernie Fletcher did for us was the start of 4 laning route 15.Something no democrat can claim.But as far as 2 parties in state government,it's laughable.Republicans in Frankfort is the imagined opposition.It's the old KY way of"you scratch my back I'll scratch yours".Is Fletcher or Framer facing prison? But man it sounds so serious.
cntryby

United States

#38 Aug 22, 2012
The same thing that ended Paul Patton ended Ritchie Farmer. No matter what party if you are in politics you are under a microscope. Ritchie Farmer got in because he was a wildcat plain and simple. Any former cat can do anything he wants in this state. Regardless of party affiliation or past experience Travis Ford could run for anything he wanted in this state and win by a landslide.
dumbass liberal wrote:
<quoted text>There is no real Republican party in KY.The only candidate that comes close is Rand Paul.Fletcher had problems with people in his administration when he should have been watching them.Farmer was pegged to be a future candidate and that's what the Democrats were afraid of.Democrats have always used state vechiles for personal use and used state money for motel rooms and shopping.People know this,it's no big secret.But it's got to be put in the news so it looks real serious.The whole story from Farmer's viewpoint hasn't been heard.I think the Democrats want to hold the threat against him to keep him out of politics.Which he is already destroyed.But Democrats in this state are being caught from time to time but it never becomes a scandal,the news media ignores it.That's the way it is in KY and they will keep it that way.They can't control Mitch and Rand because if they try that then it goes national and they don't want the conservative media looking at them under the microscope.The best thing Ernie Fletcher did for us was the start of 4 laning route 15.Something no democrat can claim.But as far as 2 parties in state government,it's laughable.Republicans in Frankfort is the imagined opposition.It's the old KY way of"you scratch my back I'll scratch yours".Is Fletcher or Framer facing prison? But man it sounds so serious.
dumbass liberal

Clay City, KY

#39 Aug 22, 2012
cntryby wrote:
The same thing that ended Paul Patton ended Ritchie Farmer. No matter what party if you are in politics you are under a microscope. Ritchie Farmer got in because he was a wildcat plain and simple. Any former cat can do anything he wants in this state. Regardless of party affiliation or past experience Travis Ford could run for anything he wanted in this state and win by a landslide.<quoted text>
Yeah,Travis Ford could run as a Democrat and do as he is told and probably get 4 terms.But I think Richie Farmer was being pegged as a replacement for Mitch and Fletcher as a replacement for Bunning.The boys in Frankfort couldn't have that because they want those 2 Senate seats back for money.It doesn't matter if a Republican is the White House,it's the Senate where money comes from and what it comes for is more important to them then anything else especially if it comes with loose strings.And besides from Bert Combs forward if a governor does 1 thing in Eastern KY,he or she pays a price.Ever notice that?Martha Layne Collins got treated worse then Ernie Fletcher or Farmer.If you remember she replaced the bridge at MT.Carmel because she promised to when she ran for governor.She had some other projects in Eastern KY but I don't remember what they were.I thought she was a good governor.
cntryby

United States

#40 Aug 22, 2012
Collins was a great one. She was responsible for projects all over the state. I couldn't say for sure but I bet she created more state work than any governor. The only problem with state work in Kentucky is the Codells get half of the profit no matter what. State construction projects in Kentucky are the worst case of obvious croneyism (hope i spelled that right)in the state. Most people aren't aware of it but they have had a hand in almost every state construction project since the days of Henry Clay. After countless million dollar mistakes they continue to stay in.business and get the work. If I am not mistaken they built our new courthouse that went almost two years over schedule.
dumbass liberal wrote:
<quoted text>Yeah,Travis Ford could run as a Democrat and do as he is told and probably get 4 terms.But I think Richie Farmer was being pegged as a replacement for Mitch and Fletcher as a replacement for Bunning.The boys in Frankfort couldn't have that because they want those 2 Senate seats back for money.It doesn't matter if a Republican is the White House,it's the Senate where money comes from and what it comes for is more important to them then anything else especially if it comes with loose strings.And besides from Bert Combs forward if a governor does 1 thing in Eastern KY,he or she pays a price.Ever notice that?Martha Layne Collins got treated worse then Ernie Fletcher or Farmer.If you remember she replaced the bridge at MT.Carmel because she promised to when she ran for governor.She had some other projects in Eastern KY but I don't remember what they were.I thought she was a good governor.

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