From the lodge at Oxmoor….this will probably be one of my shortest blogs. Why? Because I am running out of words to describe that spineless, yellow-bellied traitor, Mitch McConnell. Read the editorial in the Sunday Courier- Journal: “Sen. McConnell’s disgraceful drive for secrecy.” Read the article carefully, especially the following quote:
“To Sen. McConnell, speech means one thing: Money. Buckets of it. Tidal waves that one pundit has dubbed the “tsunami of slime” pouring into into largely conservative Super Pacs.
And such donors mostly are secret, thanks to a series of court rulings that began with the U.S. Supreme Court Citizens United ruling of 2010 that lifted limits on contributions to independent, so-called “issue advocacy” groups. That’s why it’s been dubbed “dark money.”
The main reason to defend these wealthy donors is so they can buy the government they want, one which will to protect their wealth and guarantee the future will keep providing them more wealth at the expense of the middle class and the poorest of our fellow human beings, who are the real patriots of our country.
So McConnell is fighting the Disclose Act of 2012, a measure pending in the Senate to require groups to reveal identities of those who donate $10,000 or more. He is determined, it seems, to turn back time and undo the political reforms which cost Nixon the presidency. He even likens President Obama TO Richard Nixon! His feelings sure seem to have changed since a few years ago…
“[Sen. McConnell] was for full disclosure before he turned against it. Yet the Senator was for full disclosure before he turned against it. In 2003, he made this statement on National Public Radio:
“Money is essential in politics and not something that we should feel squeamish about, provided the donations are limited and disclosed, everyone knows who’s supporting everyone else.”
Now he is willing to let the wealthy buy our country and take it to hell in a hand basket. Well, Sen. McConnell, I say HELL NO! My country is not for sale!
Let your voices be heard. Call, write or send smoke signals to our friend Rep. John Yarmouth, who is fighting for us and for protection from a new band of carpetbaggers who think they can buy whatever serves them best.
Let us show that sleazebag Mitch McConnell, Karl Rove and their band of thieves our country is not for sale!