Watching Kentucky Democrats try to figure out how they got decimated in the November elections has been a lot like an old Seinfeld episode. Sorting through all the “yada yada” has been funny to watch — thanks Speaker Stumbo — but what is most interesting is the lack of self-awareness evident in all the self-delusion.
While Stumbo’s infamous “Democrat Jesus” tirade attempted to make elephants’ lack of availability in ancient Bethlehem an issue and Jack Conway spent millions trying to convince Kentuckians that Matt Bevin’s taxes should keep them awake at night and left-wing shysters Bluegrass Family Values tried to win in 2015 by recycling Mitch McConnell’s worst lies from 2014, none of these held a candle to Kentucky’s 2015 Lie of the Year.
The really big lie that ran Jack Conway and friends out of contention in 2015 was that Matt Bevin was going to take health insurance away from 500,000 people. Conway and Steve Beshear even doubled back and labeled Bevin “callous” for doing what he was never going to do.
FK – I don’t doubt commie care played a part but more likely it was the evangelicals’ anger over the county clerk not doing her ‘job,’ or rather being put in jail for it. But then I didn’t really expect Bevin to win, neither could I vote for him. In fact for the first time in decades I just couldn’t bring myself to vote at all.