Sunday, February 17, 2008

A Precautionary Tale for Progressives

As we all suspected, the withdrawal last week of Andrew Horne from the race to unseat Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell was the tip of a huge, ugly, downright evil iceberg.

As well as we have all learned the lesson of the 2007 "Democratic" majority in Congress - that Democrats in power cannot be trusted as far as you can throw them - what happened to the Senate race in Kentucky proves that it's even worse than you thought.

Progressive bloggers in Kentucky have been chewing nails and spitting rust on this all week, but MediaCzech of Kentucky's first progressive blog, BlueGrassRoots, nails the backstabbing bastards to the ground in a passionate polemic that every progressive in the country should memorize.

What we have is Paul Hackett: the sequel. Only worse. In Paul Hackett’s case, the establishment threw their weight behind a progressive candidate with a great chance of winning. Here in KY, they’ve just rigged the system to nominate a slimy, DINO, government defrauding, nursing home slumlord with no chance of beating Mitch McConnell in an election this November.

OK, I know what some of you are thinking now… “How dare you give Mitch McConnell a free pass?!”

Well, let me tell you something. It does the progressive movement in KY NO GOOD to sugarcoat the situation and live in a positive fantasy world. What we need is a healthy dose of reality to let KY progressives know where we are, what we’re up against, and be able to form a coherent strategy for how we’re going to take the KDP and our state government back.

Trust me: it just gets better. Read the whole thing.

Then check out Chuck Schumer's pathetic, whining response.

Cross-posted as Blue in the Bluegrass.