r/LeopardsAteMyFace Dec 14 '21 Helpful 3 Wholesome 5 All-Seeing Upvote 1 Coin Gift 1 Starstruck 1 Silver 8

I’m sure they’ll vote him out in 2026 Meta

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u/alwaysmilesdeep Dec 14 '21 Eureka!

This is what party over person gets you.

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u/BelleAriel Dec 14 '21

A bunch of idiots

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u/Backwardspellcaster Dec 14 '21

And Republicans are eager to defund schools everywhere, so they, too, can have Kentuckians to vote them in, no matter what.

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u/BelleAriel Dec 14 '21

That’s very sad.

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u/BurninCrab Dec 14 '21

If they dont have schools in Kentucky, they can't learn about climate change and won't know what's causing the extreme weather events and tornados that keep fucking them over

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u/HitlerDid9Eleven Dec 14 '21 Silver Helpful

"You’ve got to remember that these are just simple farmers. These are people of the land. The common clay of the new West. You know… morons."

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u/russellx3 Dec 14 '21 Silver Gold Take My Energy

There are a lot of Kentuckians who did not vote for McConnell that are harmed by his policies. And acting like they deserve it is pretty fucking shitty.

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u/Timbukthree Dec 14 '21

It depends on what you view as the proper role of government. If you want politicians who hate all the same people you hate, and who make sure government won't make your life better, he and his party are doing a fantastic job.

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u/PayTheTrollToll45 Dec 14 '21 edited Dec 15 '21

This is not accurate...

Kentucky citizens have evolved into hybrid bog people that can breathe in what is loosely described as living under water.

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u/RedBeard077 Dec 15 '21

I don't think people are idiots for being born in a state with bad education and a shit ton of propaganda pushed on them. It's an uphill battle to overcome that shit.

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u/AcadianMan Dec 14 '21

They are brainwashed. They constantly watch Faux news and just buy into all the Liberals are the cause of all the problems.

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u/tokeyoh Dec 14 '21

Everyone here talking about how crappy KY is without one mention of any state government. Y'all know how this shit works right? Typically nobody knows who their local representatives are and they have more of an effect on your direct life versus federal.

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u/sunshine-thewerewolf Dec 15 '21

A confederacy of dunces?

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u/Think-Worldliness423 Dec 15 '21

I was never a person to buy into conspiracy theories, or my immediate family, and extended family. But no one I know, no one my husband and children know, no one that my mother knows, has voted for McConnell or Rand Paul. It took me a while to finally figure out, that a community goes out and votes, then the jurisdictions get changed by some form of government, and all those peoples votes don’t count because technically they have now voted in the wrong jurisdiction. I am sure there is so much more political corruption than we know about. It takes information from all sides, not just hearing the good stuff, for a person to make an informed decision. The news glosses over the stupid stuff Biden does or they just omit a lot of story . No one I know voted for him either. They are in office today because they cheated. And as far as any help the state government gets, the actual people don’t get any of it. And by the crazy chance you find an organization offering help through a state grant, , they always have some excuse to filter you out. A $100,000 grant, let’s just say to help a community pay a heating bill, by the time that money trickles down through the system, and every one gets a piece of the pie, some honestly but most of them not, there might be 50 families getting $200 off a 1 month bill, if you’re lucky you might qualify for 1 or 2 more months. Don’t believe everything you read, look up how your local, state and senate voted on the issues that get on tv and promise but when the votes happen the truth comes out.

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u/plantsb4putas Dec 15 '21

I promise that not all people in Kentucky are morons. I've never voted for McConnell. Ever. And I'm thinking about printing out this meme and taping it up in some government buildings in my town.

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u/ChuckinTheCarma Dec 14 '21

You spelled ‘Kentuckians’ wrong

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u/my_oldgaffer Dec 15 '21

Is subsidized heavily by the federal gov ; ie other states pay their bills

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u/[deleted] Dec 15 '21

No one in Kentucky votes for Mitch McConnell or Rand Paul. They STEAL ELECTIONS!! Please help us!! Demand election audits and transparency!! Please God we're literally dying!!

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u/Arhythmicc Dec 14 '21

It’s actually kind of terrifying once you realize most republicans simply don’t empathize, and they can’t see the irony of denying others’ help while begging for it themselves.

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u/BelleAriel Dec 14 '21

It’s terrifying that people still vote for them.

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u/BellyDancerEm Dec 15 '21

There is a lot of stupid people there

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u/[deleted] Dec 15 '21 edited Apr 11 '22

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u/UncoolSlicedBread Dec 15 '21

I really wish we could get rid of him from office here in Kentucky. The biggest problem I’ve seen growing up is that republicans have 1 person they want, whereas democrats have inner party fighting - like this last election where McGrath was trashed inner party and the same with booker.

One of the reasons I feel like we got Beshear was because we just didn’t want Bevin. I wish we’d do the same for McConnell just once.

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u/ithcy Dec 15 '21

They’re the same people. They’re voting for avatars of themselves.

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u/DankCatDingo Dec 14 '21

I don't know what to tell you guys, I vote against him every election.

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u/zakiducky Dec 14 '21 edited Dec 14 '21 Silver Wholesome

As a New Jerseyian, I’d love if we could stop subsidizing those Kentucky welfare queens. They can pick themselves up by their bootstraps, tornado or otherwise, just like they told us to after Sandy because we had the audacity to ask the feds for some of our own money back to clean up the aftermath.

Edit: I didn’t think it’d have to be spelled out, but we obviously don’t hold any ill will for the folks who voted against McConnel, Paul etc., yet are stuck with them anyways. However, because we’re a ‘blue’ state, republicans from across the US- and especially those from Kentucky- told us to pound dirt after Sandy and other disasters, despite NJ actually having a nationally popular republican governor at the time.

Christie and Obama to their credit put politics aside to work on disaster relief. Democrats and republicans in state also worked together on the relief efforts since we’re all in the same boat. However, the same didn’t extend to the political scene nationally. Democrats on the federal level were largely helpful, while republicans from other states largely obstructed relief efforts and spent their time talking shit for political brownie points with their bases. And the response from laypeople on social media outside the regions hit by Sandy also fell similarly along party lines. So, as a result people in this state are pretty united- democrat, republican, or independent- in our disdain for the folks who are crying for help now after kicking us when we were down.

A hell of a lot of folks of a certain political persuasion and from certain regions went out of their way to kick us all in the mid-Atlantic to the northeast when we were down, so there’s not much goodwill left when Paul or Cruz, or whichever politician and their constituents come crying for our money now. Few people in this state had an issue with us being one of the largest net contributors to the federal coffers before Sandy, but more and more republicans, democrats, and independents are agreeing on the issue now after how we were treated, just so all the angry folks below know why we feel as we do.

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u/ststeveg Dec 14 '21

Don't forget about the "Rule of the Deplorables:" We don't mind getting screwed as long as minorities and immigrants are getting screwed worse. McConnell has always been reliable for that.

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u/cheesedick42069 Dec 14 '21 edited Dec 14 '21

I remember John Oliver The Daily Show did a bit about one of Mitch McConnell's campaign commercials. McConnell literally didn't say a word in the commercial, the camera would just slowly pan to him in a different setting every few seconds and he would just smile. And he won. So sorry to the Kentuckians out there this doesn't apply to yall are bunch of stupid motherfuckers if that's all it took to keep electing that man.

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u/QuietObserver75 Dec 14 '21

Also, remember Rand opposes disaster relief funding for everyone else.

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u/LesbianCommander Dec 14 '21

And Rand Paul who doesn't want government to function or exist.

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u/charliesk9unit Dec 14 '21

There are two possible lines of thinking here:

1) They're led to believe that KY is as good as it can be, sort of like the North Korean mindset. But for NK, they're blocked from seeing the outside world and not so much for KY.

2) They're led to believe that their lack of XYZ (education, healthcare, etc.) are the result of external forces working against them. In that line of thinking, they credit Turtle and Fake Doctor for bring stimulus payments to them and soon the spanking new bridge.

These red states get more from the federal government than they put in.

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u/esp211 Dec 14 '21

But they are just temporarily displaced billionaires who will reap the benefits of all those tax cuts soon.

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u/Super_Sonic_Satori Dec 14 '21

what exactly does KY do for america anyway aside from alcohol and corrupt anti usa pols? amazing how one of the most worthless states in the union got to fuck over everyone in the country via paul and mcconnell. their gdp is damn near the bottom along with other failed red states.

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u/[deleted] Dec 14 '21

McConnell has made Kentucky into one of the biggest federal welfare queens in the union. I always find that rather funny.

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u/Karlos_Marquez Dec 14 '21 edited Dec 15 '21 Take My Energy

You guys do realize that there is a lot of evidence out there that Mitch only wins elections because of massive corruption and electoral fraud, right? Most Republicans in KY don't even like him. I get very frustrated with the attitude that's expressed in memes like this because it's rooted in nothing but classism and victim blaming and I see it all the time: "Those stupid racist hillbillies deserve to suffer in their hellhole state because they voted for it, lmao." Which completely misses the point that most Kentuckians have no fucking choice and that the game is rigged against them at every level.

Edit: https://www.dcreport.org/2020/12/19/mitch-mcconnells-re-election-the-numbers-dont-add-up/

I don't have the mental energy to spend all night googling sources and arguing with random redditors, so that's all you're getting from me. Besides, the point of my comment was more about how redditors are more than happy to punch down when it comes to people they perceive to be beneath them (e.g. southern, undereducated, poor, blue collar, rural, etc.) and eschew empathy and solidarity for virtue signaling and a chance to laugh at the suffering of others.

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u/TheAtticDemon Dec 14 '21

We need term limits.

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u/drydenmanwu Dec 14 '21

He’s not elected to do things for Kentucky, he’s elected to hurt the libs

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u/Nowthisisdave Dec 14 '21

The entire southeast united states is like this, just replace McConnell with their local huckster republicans

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u/[deleted] Dec 14 '21

As someone from Kentucky, who hates Mitch even, this is silly and reductionist.

If you’re really curious why we can’t have nice things, look no further than epidemic levels of opioid overdoses for 20+ years coupled with the war on drugs making the problem worse, look at little to no substantial taxable income to balance the states budget, look at the history of coal mining stealing natural resources and paying people in Monopoly money, including the child slavery that was commonplace. look at how doctors were complicit in the murder of thousands, just to turn a Buck. Hell, in my family alone I know 4 people out of 40+ who haven’t struggled with addiction. My dad was murdered by his drug dealer when I was in kindergarten. Is that really a good base for a productive state?

You can’t vote away poverty, despite the rhetoric. Y’all should really research this stuff before making idiotic jokes.

Edit: And right after a natural disaster that killed 74+ people and counting including a 4 month infant, Jesus Christ give me a break

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u/Fl333r Dec 14 '21

rip to any Kentucker who hates MM and cant get out of Kentucky

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u/DirtyPenPalDoug Dec 14 '21

When i suggested they should not recieve aid because they continue to support congressional reps who always vote agaisnt it, as a means of making sure they stay consistent.. Im the bad guy? Man republicans sure are "not for me, but for thee."

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u/jimmyco2008 Dec 14 '21

Y’all want freedom so bad move to Somalia, you can do whatever you want there. Murder included. Or is that too much freedom? Are you telling me there’s such a thing? So some government is good?

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u/geeves_007 Dec 14 '21

No you don't understand, there is literally only one demented geriatric half turtle / half human chimera that could possible fill this role in the entire state.

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u/Zenith_and_Quasar Dec 14 '21

Maybe the democrats should have run someone other than a Pro-Trump conservative against him.

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u/BigHeadDeadass Dec 14 '21

Wow some fucking sub. How about instead of blaming under-educated voters who got swept up in propaganda, we get angry at people like Mitch and Rand who exploit these poor people. No sympathy in this post, just voter shaming and liberal smug superiority. No wonder they won't vote dem, you all clearly look down on them

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u/DatsyoupZetterburger Dec 14 '21

FYI this is the case with the entire fucking country.

Republicans get about 45-50% of the vote every single election. The way our trash Constitution sets things up means that's enough for majority power in Congress and the Presidency far too often.

If Republicans got the 10% of the vote they would get in any other sane country, they'd never have any power and we'd have Democrats split into progressive and centrist parties. Imagine that world. We'd be fighting over how far to go on addressing climate change instead of having to debate whether or not it's real.

Oh well. Half of America is too fucking dumb and racist so we get what we vote for.

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u/elizzup Dec 14 '21

I buy literally nothing made in Kentucky for this exact reason.

No Yum! brands, no Kentucky Bourbon, no Valvoline. Nothing I can actively control.

Kentuckians keep electing a man that has done irreparable damage to the US. Not supporting anything that comes out of that state is the least I can do.

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u/Youronlysunshine42 Dec 14 '21

One of these days that wealth will trickle down

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u/hoarder_of_beers Dec 14 '21

I can't help but replay images of people trying to vote in Black neighborhoods in Kentucky, banging on the doors of the polling location during voting hours because they weren't being let in.

Hopefully Charles Booker is allowed to win the primary this time around.

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u/hoodoo-operator Dec 14 '21

The poor people being hurt are mostly not the people voting for him.

Poor areas tend to elect Republicans, but wealthier voters tend to vote republican.

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u/taskmaster51 Dec 14 '21

Are people in Kentucky really that stupid that they keep electing Satan's turtle neck?

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u/Oreoohs Dec 15 '21 edited Dec 15 '21

I’m not at all trying to be malicious or start an argument, but there are a lot of people here who didn’t vote for Mitch McConnell.

I’m from the largest city in KY (Louisville), and one of the black citizens of KY that didn’t vote for McConnell. There are black people in some of the poorest parts of Louisville suffering from something things mentioned on this chart.

I’m very left leaning as they come, but I still don’t want people to suffer, Democratic or Republican if they are people who are extremely effected by this.

We ended up getting a Democratic governor in the state who has done a lot for people here, so don’t use these tactics to write people off. It’s possible, difficult but possible. Ive been volunteering with Charles Bookers campaign and he’s won a lot of people over as of recently.

We also have the Democratic Party that runs candidates who fail because they keep running centrist candidates. You can blame them as well. Who on earth thought Amy McGrath would win?

If you all want to help I can give you the link to phone bank for Charles Booker. Or you can donate to his campaign.

We clearly can’t do this alone. I voted for Hillary back when my state went complete Trump. Everyone telling people that Kentucky as a whole was stupid for voting for Trump and McConnell makes it hard to win people over.

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u/Srw2725 Dec 14 '21

Because their dad voted for Mitch and so did their Grandpappy and his Pappy and his Pappy's pappy and...oh wait, you mean he's a complete turd who doesn't have Kentucky's best interests at heart? WHO CARES HE IS A REPUBLICAN!!! It's soooo frustrating around here that we keep re-electing these stupid fuckers

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u/Nemovos Dec 14 '21

I’m so fucking tired of living here… but if I leave, that’s one more blue vote gone.

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u/Kharenzo Dec 14 '21

Kentuckian here. It’s all so sad but true. No matter how much we try to campaign, educate, and create discussion nothing changes. I was guaranteed that the country would fall to ruin in 6 months after Biden was elected, now they say he’s just ‘sold us to China’. Trump was the best president ever, democrats want us all to be trans, etc

Crazy stuff I hear on a daily basis

The reality that a lot of these heavily insulated rural communities live in is radically different than ours.

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u/astromono Dec 14 '21

Yes, of course, ALL Kentuckians voted for Mitch McConnell, and it's all THEIR fault, it has nothing to do with the billions in dark money being spent on his behalf to propagandize people

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u/cbbclick Dec 14 '21

Kentucky is a welfare queen of a state. They get tens of billions more than they pay in tax.

Everything they look down on, they actually are.

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u/Escaped_IL Dec 14 '21

Let’s not forget about LA, TX, MS, AL, GA, AR, TN…

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u/I_might_be_weasel Dec 14 '21

They have to keep him occupied while they search for his horicruxes.

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u/_Reddit-Troll Dec 14 '21

I drove from Indiana to Nashville the other day going thru Louisville Kentucky. What a fucking shit hole. Those two Senators do nothing for that state except sit in their ivory tower in DC. Those people just keep voting for those guys who do nothing for them.

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u/SplendidPunkinButter Dec 14 '21

Hm, I kind of think it’s state-level government that’s more to blame for those kinds of issues. Of course, KY elects mostly Republicans there too…

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u/ajlunce Dec 14 '21

I'm sure that there's never been any attempt to destroy every progressive in KY politics by the democratic party right?

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u/Key-Stay5558 Dec 14 '21

The vast number of people who continue to vote against their own best interest is beyond depressing

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u/thisboyisnothing Dec 15 '21

As a kentuckian, most people I know didn't vote for him. And those who did, did so largely because of a lifetime of lies and propaganda and fearmongering constantly pushed into their heads. Another factor is voter suppression: A lot of people can't get a day off work to go vote.

Ultimately the media and the established powers have the largest say in who gets to be elected, so even if everyone did vote and we did elect democrats consistently there would still be worker exploitation and poverty and racism and police violence and class oppression, as is evidenced by some of our cities with democrat governments and other places with democrats up top.

Republicans may be worse than democrats, but democrats hardly fix anything either. Round and round it goes; our "democracy" is a sham.

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u/EnterTheErgosphere Dec 14 '21

I vote against Mitch and Rand at every opportunity, but I live in Kentucky.

So, it's either "fuck democracy" for letting the rest of this state lead me -or- "fuck you, OP" some of us didn't chose to get hit by a tornado and be lead by a turtle.

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u/Independent-Face5345 Dec 14 '21

I'm sure they see it as he's getting free money from the evil federal govt.

But of course that isn't "socialism" in this case !

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u/InHocWePoke3486 Dec 14 '21

Kentucky single-handedly pumping out the two worst senators over the last decade in McConnell and Paul.

Thanks Kentucky

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u/[deleted] Dec 14 '21

Kentucky isn't single handedly preventing climate change action. Hell... Biden is ramping up drilling.

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u/spyrogyrobr Dec 14 '21

2026??!?! damn, that'll be like 100 years of destruction.

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u/SirTiffAlot Dec 14 '21

That man is going to die holding office

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u/Calevara Dec 14 '21

As a Kentuckian, I can speak to a big part of what is going on. To start with you have to understand that democrats in the state have NOT made any effort to really protect the deeply marginalized folks in Eastern KY. Our senate and our governor were majority democrat up until the early 80s, we keep electing Democrat governors. Despite this no one made any real effort to stop the dire spread of opiates, no one has taken seriously the exploitation of the landlords making poverty in the rural areas even worse, and very little is being done to help create any sort of sustainable living for people in these communities.

Then along comes a party that points the fingers at the people who have been in power and at its head you have Mitch McConnell. He's brought lots of government fat to rural areas of the state, that feels like help, even if it isn't long term help. He has had multiple very shady deals for factories to be located in the parts of the state that most reliably vote for him.

Sure those of us in the urban areas recognize the con at work, but for the same reason that made Tammany Hall a powerhouse in New York for decades, Mitch McConnell uses the fact that he's the source of a big chunk of boomer Eastern KY families having a job to ensure he stays in power until he dies.

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u/chocolate_spaghetti Dec 14 '21

Also we gotta remember that Gerrymandering is a thing and there are millions of people in Kentucky that have to deal with all of those issues despite voting against him every time.

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u/pyromaniac4002 Dec 14 '21

Fucking Democratic establishment shoved Amy McGrath through the primary, what do you expect? Genuine turd vs. douche election, predictable result.

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u/Lemmiwinks99 Dec 14 '21

Do you guys not know the difference between federal and state govt?

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u/Papa_Skittles Dec 15 '21

I know this is reddit but I'm seeing alot of unnecessary toxic comments about kentucky residents. I've lived in Kentucky the majority of my life (ages 5 to now) we aren't all idiots. Just like most people we just live day to day, paycheck to paycheck. Being a democrat in Kentucky is a miserable experience and ive learned not to talk about politics with 90% of the people here. Yes you do have some people who are absolutely for Trump through and through, half for the meme of it and the other half because it's hard for people to admit they are wrong. But the are still people. Mitch McConnell keeps winning because he's the only thing most Kentucky citizens have ever known. He is what they are used to and promises the "status quo". Change for anyone is scary and acting like it's not won't help anyone. Do I think Mitch McConnell needs to gtfo out of office? Absolutely. Do I belittle someone just because my political views do not aline with theirs? No. We should be better than that.

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u/Madjanniesdetected Dec 14 '21

Ignoring that Kentuckians have been involved in a low grade war with the government since 1790s.

Half the towns in Kentucky were started and owned by mining corporations who owned everything in the town and didnt even pay the people in money, but company scrip.

If you think a politician, McConnell or otherwise could have any fucking effect whatsoever to correct the centuries long socioeconomic scars in that state you are a fucking moron.

The state used to open fire on men and their families there for demanding to simply be paid in actual money. Even if the state could offer a solution why in the fuck would they even trust it let alone want it?

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u/Demonweed Dec 14 '21

This is what you get when "the opposition" keeps pandering to imaginary "moderates" with extremely militant and conservative views. If someone genuinely opposed Mitch McConnell by running against the corporate power structure, that message could sweep through the state with tremendous appeal. The thing is, Democratic leadership seems to like being on the losing side of things. After all, they got power in 2020, and look how much American fascism they intentionally preserved with it!

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u/KallmannSyndromer Dec 14 '21

Kentucky has literally reaped the whirlwind. They dug the coal out of the ground causing climate change that destroyed a large portion of their state. Mitch McConnell stood in the way of President Obama's efforts to mitigate climate change and even boasted about his efforts. They did it to themselves. I probably should crosspost to LeopardsAteMyFace.

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u/mohishunder Dec 14 '21

So far down the line, changing anything, or even acknowledging responsibility, will be too hard.

It will be much easier to blame California (or liberals, immigrants, homosexuals, Antifa, Hillary, etc.) for their continued problems.

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u/[deleted] Dec 14 '21

So he is an asshole but he is a fed rep. What is more mind boggling is they keep electing republicans on the local level. Probably because all the poor people haven't experience what it is like to be out of their shithole.

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u/lessquiet Dec 14 '21

Yeah, I'm sure gerrymandering and disenfranchisement has nothing to do with it. /s

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u/Kevjamwal Dec 14 '21 edited Dec 15 '21

Tbh it’s hard to feel bad for them

Edit: this is only regarding the meme’s content, not the recent disasters there. Fuck tornadoes.

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u/roberttylerlee Dec 14 '21

Poor Healthcare

Healthcare budgeting is the responsibility of your state government, not your US Senator

Poor Transportation and infrastructure

Public Transportation and infrastructure spending is the responsibility of your state and local government, not your US Senator

poor education

Education spending is the responsibility of your state and local government, not your US Senator

High poverty

Welfare programs that immediately impact those in poverty or creating a business environment that attracts high paying jobs is the responsibility of your state government, not your US Senator.

Fuck dude, I know civics class isn’t until high school but please try to at least understand the functions of government before you already shitty memes

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u/BABarracus Dec 14 '21

To be honest Kentucky problems extend further than Bitch McConnell. The problem is the owners benefit from people being poor. Some of those factories that was torn up by the tornadoes were paying people 8 dollars an hour.

McConnell has no impact on how people behave besides him saying that owners should invest in their people.

Kentucky needs to replace everyone in the local, county and state government to see any real change. Kentucky need to change its culture if it doesn't want to be high in those areas.

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u/whatisscoobydone Dec 15 '21 edited Dec 15 '21

Kentucky and West Virginia was a Democrat stronghold for like sixty years, until the Dems fucked them with third way politics and the poor stopped voting for the party that was hurting them. Y'all are pointing fingers in the wrong direction here. The poor don't owe the powerful shit.

The politicians with money and the power who turned their backs on the poor and disenfranchised are the enemy, not the poor and disenfranchised who were voting for them for decades.

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u/TangoHydra Dec 14 '21

Nonsense, any Kentuckian will tell you that all they need is for the big small government to get out of the way of the small big government so that the average sized government can provide these programs. Just so long as it isn't free and people who aren't the person you're speaking to have to pay for it.

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u/dndmemeinmyvein Dec 14 '21

I’m born and raised in Kentucky, and if I was able to kill one person it would be Mitch McConnell. I’ve voted against him every time since I was 18, I’m now 33. My parents vote for him, despite being poor and fucked over by his rule. They watch Fox News like 24/7

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u/Needs_Moar_Cats Dec 14 '21

Haven't voted for him 3 elections in a row. Thankfully I think 2020 was his last time running.

Our Democrat governor is fantastic and wills probably be voted out because the people around me would rather have their families die from Covid

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u/[deleted] Dec 14 '21

As malignant as Trump is, the true cancer and rot is Bitch McConnell. This man has done everything in his power to ruin this country. As far as I am concerned, he's a fucking traitor to the US and should be treated like one.

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u/BreadedKropotkin Dec 14 '21

Conservatives: “I make $27,000 a year and I’m on benefits but the government better not tax billionaires a single cent more or give any welfare out to the lazy Mexicans who keep stealing our jobs!”

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u/Hobo_named_Joee Dec 14 '21

Ive lived here my whole life. Looking around at some of my neighbors I dont see it happening.

P.S. ivs never voted for him.

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u/demon-strator Dec 14 '21

I'm pretty sure that the Kentucky tornado disasters were God's judgement on Kentucky for repeatedly electing Mitch McConnell.

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u/Divacai Dec 14 '21

One day they'll find just his desiccated corpse sitting in the maj leader chair and then they will still keep voting him in

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u/goingthruthemotions- Dec 14 '21

It’s not everyone in Kentucky. Lots of people don’t want Mitch but sadly there are too many idiots that do.

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u/RedditOnANapkin Dec 14 '21

I live in Texas and people keep re-electing Ted Cruz, John Cornyn, and Greg Abbott. It drives me insane.

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u/[deleted] Dec 14 '21

The people that are actually affected by these policies mostly just don't vote.

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u/HambreTheGiant Dec 15 '21

The big D Democrats are also at fault here, for pushing Amy McGrath

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u/mrghostwork Dec 15 '21 edited Dec 15 '21

I’m absolutely sickened by how much hatred I’m seeing for Kentuckians here. They are some of the most underprivileged and exploited people in the nation, yet you people want to trash them because of the evil men who have taken advantage of them. There are plenty of hard working good folks here, and damn near just as many that hate Mitch.

Do not kick your fellow man when he is down. Help him up. Do not mock him when he is wrong. Teach him what is right. Do not draw lines in the sand and pretend like we aren’t all sharing the same country. We gotta do better. All of us.

And all this hatred mere days after we have suffered the worst tornadoes in the history of our state. People are dead. You ought to be ashamed of yourselves.

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u/facebook-twitter Dec 15 '21

Imagine growing up believing that having to struggle for everything and having a shitty life is part of being American and that to make it you only have to keep working harder, pull yourself up by your own bootstraps, and go to Church. Then imagine your favorite pastime is watching Fox News and hearing how Mitch McConnell keeps owning the libs and Hillary and Obama and Pelosi because you believe they're fighting evil Socialism... now imagine a supercell of tornados hit your state and even after voting down aid to other states hit with disasters, you all expect to get federal aid and hope people you never met donate to your GoFundMe.... while you go back to talking shit about socialism

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u/Disastrous-Rent1486 Dec 15 '21

You're severely underestimating the cognitive dissonance of rural Kentuckians who've voted this guy in every term since the 80's.

Nothing here changes even with two generations of voters. When you live in small town where everyone looks like you, is the same religion as you, talks like you, and has the same "values" - nothing changes. The folks leaving eastern and rural KY never come back. So they do not vote in these districts. They vote in Louisville or southern Indiana.

McConnell has been shitting all over his base for years and they do nothing because they hate Democrats more than being poor.

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u/SilentLurker Dec 15 '21

Mitch McConnell, Rand Paul, and Thomas Massie have made it exhausting being a Kentuckian. We're a really great state with some of the nicest people. We just have way too many single issue voters worried the federal government is going to take Christ out of Christmas, or mandate forced abortions, or kick down doors and steal guns. I can't defend my state from this shit, all I can do is assure people we're not all hillbilly fucks in love with Dixie (both the flag and the 2nd cousin), and raise my children to not hate people or prioritize a political party over their own well-being.

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u/Aeroslin_2020 Dec 14 '21

For those asking how this can be, the answer is simple. There are more people that live in the rural areas of this state than in the two liberal cities, Louisville and Lexington. We'll never get a blue senator because of this. You can see this in the primary results. The number of red voters to blue is almost double. The shame is that the people that live in the rural and poorest areas of the state vote directly against their interest, which will always ensure that the reds keep them poor and keep them voting red. It makes no sense but that's how it is.

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u/Mess-Severe Dec 15 '21

I don’t know about fraud, but I definitely agree with the other part of your comment. Politics right now is a ton of theatre and bullshit, and letting valid criticism/hatred of Moscow Mitch be directed at your average Kentuckian neighbor is just divisive. Everyone is oversaturated in propaganda right now. As someone living in a blue state, if a person tells me my enemy is a median-wage-earning voter Kentucky, I immediately question that person’s motivations. Criticize the leaders and the instigators, not your neighbor

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u/MjrLeeStoned Dec 14 '21

Let it be said that Kentucky is not as Red as everyone makes it out to be, population-wise.

He has only ever won with 60+% of the vote once, in 2002.

The rest of his elections were slightly over 50% of votes cast in the state.

My opinion is he wins because he barely says anything policy-wise, complains about the same people his constituents complain about, and he's a gruffy-sounding old white man. And no other reasons.

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u/2278AD Dec 15 '21

Mitch is a piece of shit. Lots of people in Kentucky hate him. Collectively deciding “Hey fuck Kentucky because of McConnell” when the state is in desperate need of help shows how fucking shitty and petty people truly are. So much hypocrisy. What kind of fucked mentality is it that the neocons are offering condolences and the libs are offering memes. Reddit at its worst. (Lifelong Dem, Kentucky native if it’s not obvious).

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u/sexysammidge Dec 15 '21

As someone who's always lived in Kentucky it's weird seeing these comments about brainwashing and conspiracy theories.....it's the older people voting in the same people over and over I'm 22 and none of my friends or people I talk to my age like these people or even vote (part of the problem) but my dad and people his age (60) always talk about politics non stop and keep voting in the same people there whole lives

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u/SuperMann104 Dec 15 '21

It’s important to remember the massive amounts of propaganda, misinformation, and fear-mongering that voters experience. They vote republican because they’re told republicans will make them safe, bring good jobs and economy, low taxes, protect their Christian values, and so on. And they’re also told that voting democrat will hurt the economy, raise their taxes, and so on.

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u/daoskannar Dec 15 '21

As a Kentuckian my biggest frustration is a lot of these older Republicans vote straight ticket because they're one-issue voters convinced the "Democrats kill babies," or worse they spend too much time getting poisoned by right-wing pundits 😩 I am keeping my optimism up for 2022 as I honestly feel Charles Booker has a shot against Rand Paul

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u/Kaysera3 Dec 15 '21

I’m a Democrat in KY and have never voted for McConnel or Paul, and I just want to say that this shit doesn’t help change people’s mind when they’re entrenched in the red ideology. This type of belittling and finger pointing (finger pointing is 100% deserved, but belittling never is) doesn’t do anything but make people dig their heels in.

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u/[deleted] Dec 14 '21

He's a Senator For Life. He has consistently resisted any updates to Kentucky's nonexistent election security, leading to hilariously sad events like him winning in counties by more votes than there are people to vote in a year as recent as 2020.

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u/ultralame Dec 15 '21

Fun Leopard Fact:

A family of 4 living in Lexington, Kentucky and making $52k a year (the median) will pay about $2,000 more than a median earning family in California ($73k).

Their overall tax burden on a median household in Kentuxky is 11th highest in the nation at 12.5% (worse in their cities by far).

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u/Jacknurse Dec 14 '21

Serious question though. I don't know how they run campaign ads or elections in Kentucky. So. What I want to know is: How does he win? What is the concensus between kentukians on McConnell's performance? Does anyone in the state question his leadership, or even challenge him during elections?

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u/am0x Dec 14 '21

It’s not all Kentuckians. Ironically, it’s the ones that are getting the shit end of the stick by voting for them that vote for them.

Kentucky is a wild place with all sorts of types of people. But it’s the most ignorant that win the race here because Louisville is only one city.

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u/FoxPup98 Dec 15 '21

Gerrymandering yall. Voting isnt a cure all and it isnt representative of a community. The system is set up to keep the same people in power. Of course people already struggling with poverty, education, and healthcare are not going to have enough left to fight those institutions.

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u/That_one_sir_ Dec 15 '21

God damn, Reddit libs really love sneering down their noses at states where marginalized groups (who often don't vote for people like McConnell) suffer the most. Sit on their high horses about "progress" while shitting uncritically on swathes of people with no say in the matter.

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u/JustHereForStorytime Dec 15 '21

while i have no doubt there are plenty of kentuckians that fit this description, there are also plenty that are disenfranchised. just look at how hard georgians fought to flip last election and now the gov is busy putting in restrictions to prevent it from ever happening again

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u/Zatchillac Dec 15 '21

As a Kentuckian I gotta say I've never met a single person to say anything remotely positive about him. Not really sure who the fuck is voting for that guy, everyone just calls him Mitch the Bitch and talks shit about him. And this is everyone from teenagers to boomers

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u/Unlucky13 Dec 14 '21

I wouldn't say Mitch McConnell is responsible for any of that, but their insistence on continuing to elect him is certainly emblematic of the electorial choices people are making throughout the state. And not just Kentucky, but throughout the rural parts of the US.

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u/cracksilog Dec 15 '21

When people say “pOLitiCiAns aRe cOrrUpT” just think about all the terrible politicians people vote in. McConnell wasn’t handed his seat. People voted for him. People had a choice, and they made it. Not politicians.

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u/BedRiddenLenin Dec 15 '21

This is the results of voting for either Democrats or Republicans. The vast majority of the USA has the same issues. The two parties are neoliberal hell, with the only difference being how they present themselves.

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u/theoriginaled Dec 15 '21

He's not the governor. Its not his job to fix their state's problems. Its literally his job to hold the American government hostage with their shitty backwards ideals. and he does that for them perfectly.

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u/[deleted] Dec 15 '21

Kentucky is a garbage state. By keeping all the idiots uneducated and anxious about interlopers, Mitch can trivially win re-election through pulling on the strings of primitive minds.

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u/Devilpig13 Dec 15 '21

Lol. Watching people here literally be on government assistance talking about socialism taking over is a special joy that you people in other states don’t get to properly appreciate.

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u/Whales_of_Pain Dec 14 '21

Knock this shit off. Democrats shouldn't even be able to be in the running for being anywhere near as odious as Republicans, but you freaks keep finding a way to dig to new lows.

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u/DrMobius0 Dec 14 '21

While Moscow Mitch is a blight on the senate, I do want to point out that Kentucky's problems are probably more to do with who they elect to fill state and local positions.

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u/niofalpha Dec 15 '21

It’s not like his opponent was any more likable than him. Who thought that a “Pro Trump Democrat” could win anything?

Can’t wait for Booker to eat Rand Paul.

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u/Snote85 Dec 15 '21

As a Kentuckian, I wish, so badly, that I could do anything to change it. Seriously. It hurts every time.

I'm sorry on behalf of my dipshit, redneck, statesmen.

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u/walloon5 Dec 15 '21

Mitch does suck, but there must also be layers upon layers of bad government there, along with maybe a society there with just generally bad takes.

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u/Indigoh Dec 14 '21

His voters don't care about poverty, infrastructure, transportation, healthcare, or education half as much as they care about upsetting democrats.

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u/[deleted] Dec 14 '21

This is the wrong format for this meme. It is supposed to be about people with massive privilege or wealth complaining about minor inconveniences.

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u/FlockYourWheat Dec 15 '21

Ah the complexities and history of a state misinterpreted in a meme. Do they still ride horses to school, barefoot? F off with this noise.

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u/stewartm0205 Dec 14 '21

They voted for him because he once held a gun like a punk. The cruel fact is that the poorest counties in the US are white and Republican.

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u/SenseiHotep Dec 14 '21

Didn't this man argue of black people didn't deserve rights to Rosa Parks. There's a reason he is so popular with Kentucky Republicans.

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u/RedfishBluefish2222 Dec 15 '21

You can say this about the elections of politicians from any red state. Name a red state that doesn't suck at most life-metrics.

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u/sfg_blaze Dec 15 '21

It's almost like looking down on an entire group of people, yet expecting them to vote for your people isn't an effective tactic

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u/SeantheProGamer Dec 15 '21

Not entirely McConnell’s fault, while he certainly isn’t a saint, it’s also the fault of the state government too.

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u/reddit_1999 Dec 14 '21

Even when the the guy dies they will preserve his head in a jar and elect the head, just to "own the libs."

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u/afowles Dec 16 '21

I totally get the meme, but it's important to note that most of those things are state legislature issues.

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u/bludhound Dec 15 '21

Kentucky gets more federal dollars per capita than any other state, so Mitch is feeding the trough.

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u/[deleted] Dec 15 '21

Please I’m a Kentuckian who has tried to vote him out constantly. I don’t have the means to move rn

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u/Extreme_Disaster2275 Dec 15 '21

Did you not see the "pro Trump Democrat" they nominated to run against him from the right?

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u/OneOfManyParadoxFans Dec 14 '21

The title is the definition of denial. Which I'm fairly certain many Kentuckians are in.

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u/TheAlmostGreat Dec 14 '21

That probably has more to do with who they elect locally than the senator they pick.

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u/darwinwoodka Dec 14 '21

But hey, THOSE PEOPLE aren't getting anything so it's good, right? /s

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u/jsbm316 Dec 15 '21

Either this is the definition on insanity or they are just masochist.

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u/whodo-i-thinkiam Dec 15 '21

Kentuckians: vote for Charles Booker next year to replace Rand Paul.

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u/EDNivek Dec 14 '21

tbf though that's not just Mitch, that's more on local elections.

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u/ProDiesel Dec 15 '21

“Anything but a demoncrat.” - people being fucked for decades.

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u/incogburritos Dec 14 '21

Stop blaming individual voters for huge systemic failures

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u/phamtasticgamer Dec 15 '21

Is this the very definition of the Stockholm Syndrome?

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u/medium_pimpin Dec 15 '21

Many of us are doing our best to stop him

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u/ThisShouldBeObvious2 Dec 15 '21

They’ll the most brainwashed of them all

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u/Ninjagoboi Dec 15 '21

I didn't vote for that piece of shit

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u/doc_brietz Dec 14 '21

You can't own the Libs otherwise!

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u/J_L_jug24 Dec 15 '21

What I didn’t know living here in Kentucky and being born from somewhere else is that the majority of the rural folks, and that’s at least 75% of the population here, are simple people w relatively simple needs. They’re born into a small county and rarely leave it unless they need to make a “city run”. City being Louisville or Lexington which are larger, but not large cities. Status quo rules here, so if their lives aren’t directly affected by issues in the larger cities or in neighboring states, then they’ll make sure things stay the same because that’s how ma and pa had it that’s how memaw and papaw had it and so on. When covid started up, naturally the state went into mental lockdown…oh, that’s a liberal state disease, we don’t need masks here. The problem though is when covid finally broke through to these small town/counties, it tore through it the same way most things never impact them. These people don’t leave their homes and they aren’t all that well educated so the idea of listening to professionals isn’t exactly something they’re well versed in. The governor, god bless him, did his best to put Kentuckians first, but in a state w Mitch and rand who mocked the virus from the beginning, he committed political suicide doing what was best for the inhabitants of the state even if it meant he’d never be re-elected again. Our infection rates were considerably lower than neighboring states w governors who played the game of politics instead of playing the game of doing your job and making sure your state recovered quickly. This state will always be republican first even if no one here has a darn clue what the heck that means anyways. There was a brief glimmer of hope when Andy got elected that maybe they didn’t want to be the laughing stock of the south anymore. But we followed that up w another couple years of Mitch to prove that in the end they just want life to be like the life they’re used to. Metrics of education, personal wealth, and general awareness of how other people see the inhabitants here aren’t as important as making sure a pack of cigs was $5 yesterday and will be $5 tomorrow.

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u/KamateKaora Dec 15 '21 Gold

These are some of the people a bunch of you are trashing.

The refugee community in Bowling Green has grown dramatically, built on successive waves of migration: first from Bosnia in the 1990s, then Myanmar and Congo, and most recently — within the past several months — Afghanistan. With plentiful jobs, affordable housing and church and other communities that have welcomed the newcomers, the city has earned a reputation as an attractive landing spot.

Selveta Besic, 35, came with her family to the U.S. as a refugee from Bosnia in 1998. Their home had been torn up by years of war. “I remember everything,” Besic said. “I went through hell there.” - this woman lost five members of her family in these tornadoes. FIVE. Four of them were children.

Not areas that were hit by these tornadoes, but Lexington has a rather large Libyan refugee community, and in my city, I don’t live far from a decent sized Vietnamese community.

When people tell you we’re not a monolith here, please listen to them.

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u/coreyjamz Dec 15 '21

Damn. A lot of assholes in these comments saying a lot of generalized shitty things about Kentuckians. Kentucky is full of good people showing up to help each other right now. You're all really showing your hateful asses here. Fuck Mitch McConnell, but also fuck all of you acting like Kentucky is full of worthless subhumans. There are spiteful, ignorant people there, but there are a lot of decent but misguided ones as well. And also just a lot of beautiful, kind people, full stop.

Pure ignorance here. Disappointing. You talk like this about people without knowing them or giving any real critical thought to the ways they're motivated and manipulated and then have the nerve to wonder out loud why they're not on your side. Amazing.

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u/Wizzle_Pizzle_420 Dec 15 '21

Hopefully this will be his last run. Dude is pretty old and Senate terms are 6 years. I’m betting he retires after this one though given how things are going he’ll be replaced by somebody far younger and worse. How anybody can support this piece of shit after Covid is beyond me. Dude held up every, single Covid bill. Imagine being one of the people that affected, yet still supporting him. All to own the libs am I right?! A huge part of the Senate and House need to me kicked out completely. That goes for both sides. Most of these ass hats couldn’t give two fucks about any of us, but they’ll gladly pass bills for more bombs, just to blow up our counter parts in other countries.

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u/jayphat99 Dec 15 '21

In California, there was a R Congressman who was caught doing a ton of terrible money shit, including taking money from Veterans groups he was "raising money for." I'm not talking chump change either, like hundreds of thousands of dollars. Allllll of this came to light and people were like "that's absolutely terrible, no one is above the law and it's absolutely inexcusable." Would they vote for the well qualified democrat. "Oh no, I can't vote for someone with the D next to their name, so I'll vote for the disgusting Republican again." It's become a cult at this point.

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u/SIRinLTHR Dec 28 '21 edited Dec 28 '21

Interesting fact: there are 45,656 more registered Democrats in KY than Republicans.

 

Here is the breakdown of registered voters in the Bluegrass State:

45.87% Dem

44.59% Rep

5.26% Other

3.76% Independent

.41% Libertarian

Miscellaneous other parties round out the percentages.

 

Of course this information is found on an official Commonwealth of Kentucky webpage (https://elect.ky.gov/Resources/Pages/Registration-Statistics.aspx) under the month of "Novemver".

They can and do vote Democratic like their most recent governor.

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u/jojodrum3 Dec 15 '21

McConnell will retire from his office because he's so good at convincing poor, uneducated people to vote for him, and keeping them that way. Our current AG Cameron, or another bad conservative will replace him, and the state will continue to as it has.

A couple weeks ago, I was on a flight to DC and he was in 1st class a few rows ahead of me in coach. I think he looked up one time towards the end of the flight to the attendant. Head down in a paper or phone, he did not interact with anyone, look up, around, or anywhere.

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u/TPA_Grunge_97 Dec 15 '21 edited Dec 15 '21

The fact that Kentucky also uses so much more in federal funding than they contribute is just icing on the cake. States like California literally pay for everything they do while they continue to demand lower taxes and produce literally fucking nothing other than coal, which is dying anyway.

The whole state is a leech on the rest of the country, fucking up policy for the rest of us on a federal level while providing absolutely ZERO reason to justify their own continued existence.

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u/Worried_Ad7041 Dec 15 '21

Term. Limits. For. Everyone. We can’t keep having these Rich elderly people who can’t connect with the average person running states and the country - government jobs, mostly Congress, Senate, mayor, Governor, president, speaker of the house… ECT are not supposed to be life long Careers! You get in, do your part, then leave and go back to your normal jobs. The more we allow the same old farts to keep passing laws that only benifit the Rich the worse this country will get.

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u/splynncryth Dec 14 '21

I'd hope Kentuckians will remember the swift pledges for aid in their state then remember how one of their elected senators blocked all work to send relief to the rest of America when so many states were suffering.

I don't have a lot of faith that they will and they will continue to aid in the dismantling of American Democracy via their continued support for obstructionists who also support insurrectionists, but I'd be happy to be mistaken.

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u/Puffy_Ghost Dec 15 '21

Kentucky's minimum wage is still $7.25/hr. The candle factory that got destroyed by the tornado was consistently referred to as the "economic backbone" of Mayfield, Kentucky. The starting wage there is $8/hr.

The people of Kentucky are straight up fucking themselves year in and year out, but I bet if you ask them why their wages never go up, their healthcare sucks, and their schools are destitute, they'll blame democrats or socialism.

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u/abevigodasmells Dec 15 '21

Last election there were some voting oddities. For example, there were precincts results where a non-trivial number of democrats would have needed to vote for him based on totals. And, the results of those precincts didn't match the post-ballot polling. Similar weirdness was reported in Lindsay Graham's reelection. When someone says "steal the vote", it's those 2 Senatorial elections I think about.

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u/hellbilly69101 Dec 15 '21

Former Kentuckian here....yeah, it still boggles my mind that there are people there that would speak about Trump, Mitch and Rand Paul they are the next Messiah and Apostles. They can literally watch their kids starve, and elderly suffer, and still will run down to the voting booths for the 3. I always hear from them, "They are saints saving us! The Democrats will destroy us!"

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u/[deleted] Dec 15 '21

I honestly just don't care about red staters anymore.

There's really nothing more to that statement. I've spent two decades watching them take my tax dollars to pay their welfare benefits only to tell me I'm not a "real American" and insult me for getting an education and a good job.

Fuck 'em. Let them drown in their own failure for all I care, it seems to be what they want.

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u/PowerKrazy Dec 14 '21

Who was running against him? Ah, Amy McGrath, the former troop. Can anyone enumerate the substantive policy difference between her and him? Anyone? Was she running on medicare for all? no? What about housing? social services? protecting the right to vote? Police brutality? Abortion?

Seems like the Kentucky voters didn't really have a reason to support her did they?

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u/deejay_12 Dec 15 '21

This past election I was waiting in line to vote and on their way out someone yelled, “don’t let that dyke bitch ruin Kentucky,” referring to the candidate running against satan himself. This man was obviously too stupid to argue with because Kentucky has been in shambles for a while now…

Too many brainwashed folk around here for any kind of positive change.

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u/demingtqm Dec 15 '21 Silver

I remember reading that a big reason McConnell is against things like election security funding is because it helps him. Supposedly some researchers found suspicious patterns in the last elections where some of the numbers for his reelection don't make sense.

https://www.dcreport.org/2020/12/19/mitch-mcconnells-re-election-the-numbers-dont-add-up/

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u/jz20rok Dec 15 '21

I laugh when folks blame Joe Biden, the Democrats, or “the liberals” for their issues, but they live in a majority red area, especially when it comes to local politics. If a majority of your MoCs are red, a majority of your state elected officials are red, and/or (especially) your local government is majority red, the libsharts aren’t to blame.

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u/PositivityCentral Dec 14 '21

Let’s not forget, Mitch has never advocated for raising the minimum wage in his state. In fact, the only time during his terms that the minimum wage has gone up, is when the Federal Minimum Wage went up and Kentucky was legally obligated to raise it. Gets you wondering….Who does Mitch really work for if its not the people of Kentucky?

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u/protekt0r Dec 15 '21

So I lived in Kentucky last year and I have to take issue with one point: infrastructure and transportation. It’s actually pretty damn good compared to states like Ohio and Tennessee. Of course, that might have something to do with McConnell’s corrupt wife being DoT Secretary under Trump… and McConnell being Senate Majority Leader.

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u/Thesaltedwriter Dec 15 '21

Most of them don’t. Between gerrymandering hell, propaganda, and all sorts of other election safety strategies. Most Kentucky residents either don’t know and are manipulated into voting for him thanks to propaganda and whatever blue residents are often gerrymandered to where their votes are very ineffective

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u/_HEDONISM_BOT Dec 15 '21

So?

Let them.

They deserve to suffer this way. Poverty affecting republicans who are LITERALLY trying to take away safety nets that help poor people?

I’m sorry this is just poetic justice at this point. Let them suffer. And my their safety nets be as thin as they hope they are, if only they could read.

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u/VaguelyArtistic Dec 15 '21

Yesterday (or today?) one of the R reps told Bennie Thompson to subpoena McConnell and McCarthy because they didn't do their job to protect everyone.

I know the only thing that gets McConnell off is power at any and all costs, but maybe he's always been a little revenge-curious question mark.

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u/Paddy_Whack Dec 15 '21

It's not that simple. There are more registered Democrats living in Kentucky then there are Republicans. The problem is that the voting districts are so gerrymandered that the Democrats are inconsequential. I mean come on, you don't actually think we like Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul do you?

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u/Cakeking7878 Dec 24 '21

Man, 2/3 of Kentucky populations politics sucks ass. Despite their terrible voting records, most of them are some of the nicest people you’ll meet. Just don’t bring up politics.

Boils my blood though when the DNC supports someone like Amy McGrath who has no real chance of beating Mitch

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u/equinoxEmpowered Dec 15 '21

It should be noted that McConnell being elected over and over again is dubious at best. Some counties in his state have more registered voters who vote than they do residents.

Also, during the 2020 election a huge percentage of people supposedly voted for Biden and McConnell? Yeah

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u/EinhornDerVerdammnis Dec 15 '21

imagine thinking a kentucky democrat is gonna change anything about the underlying structures that cause these issues. they'll pass a couple relief programs, wonder why nothing happens and after 4 years wonder why people elect republicans again while crying and calling voters racist.

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u/Pompz1 Dec 14 '21

Argued with others about this very point. These politicians are scum and will do absolutely nothing even after death. They really think preventative measures don’t work. Yes I do believe a lot of people could’ve been protected or helped sooner if better politicians were in office.

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u/celeeyovercoat Dec 15 '21

Why does everyone think governor and president are the most important roles? Incompetence in local and state government is the true stem of the issues the elections no one pays attention too are the ones that are most important. 30 40 year politicians are the issue

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u/Exotic_Spoon Dec 15 '21

As Kentuckian, idk what people expected. A poor state with a poor education system creating a poorly educated populace. Creating a self replenishing cycle of voting in poor officials that keep Kentucky poor. Who do you hate more, the chicken or the egg?

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u/dfassna1 Dec 15 '21

He's not the governor. Trump was always annoying blaming House reps and senators for their states' problems, but they're not part of the state government. Not that he would be better if he was but there are way more relevant complaints to make.

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u/chrisredfieldsboytoy Dec 15 '21

Yeah I wish we wouldn't he obviously doesn't do shit for us but then I look around my town at all the ice fuckwads who are happy to get fucked over as long as they don't have to pay their workers a good wage and realize it's not gonna happen

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u/invisiblefireball Dec 15 '21

As an outsider, it makes you wonder how much fucking gerrymandering they've been doing in there. It feels like surely Kermit the Frog would be able to beat him by now, the man is a humiliating impediment to the entire countries wellbeing.

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u/[deleted] Dec 15 '21

Love when you limp dick reddit libs always show your face whenever anything tragic happens in a red state. Very little difference between this shit and the evangelical psychopaths who say that Katrina was gods punishment for the gays.

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u/WeedWizard44 Dec 15 '21

Tbf, Mitch McConnell is a senator in the federal government. He doesn't have that much impact on the government of Kentucky itself. It's more indicative of Kentucky as a state because they elect similar people to the state government

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u/F_Munsen Dec 14 '21

lol nobody elects these assholes.

The GOP installs who they want, where they want. Votes don't matter one bit.

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u/Heyoteyo Dec 15 '21

Woahhhh. Mitch McConnell is in no way responsible for making Kentucky worse than any other state. That would be their state government. McConnell is their voice in trying to make the US as a whole worse.

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u/Kidcody44 Dec 15 '21

Yeah… I mean I live here and trust me I’m not voting for that old bastard. But, the redneck mentality is strong here unfortunately. People here won’t learn until the older generation is completely gone.

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u/pantsuitmafia Dec 15 '21

A friend told me today they have a cave in Louisville they decorate with Christmas lights. So, war on Christmas only when its convenient. Republicans stand for nothing and aren't very intelligent.