KY-SEN: Jack Conway Comes Out Swinging

What bugs me most about Rand Paul’s comments isn’t even the substance, the opposition to the Civil Rights Act. It’s the way he characterized the issue: “But what you have to answer when you answer this point of view, which is an abstract, obscure conversation from 1964 that you want to bring up.”

Try telling the folks on the other side of Bull Connor’s dogs that it was an “abstract, obscure conversation.” Try telling that to Emmett Till, or Jonathan Daniels.

If there was ever anyone unfit to hold a US Senate seat, it’s Rand Paul. Fortunately Democratic opponent state AG Jack Conway, who we’ve been pushing here at MyDD for months, has come out swinging. From an e-mail:

Rand Paul's narrow and rigid ideology would have dangerous consequences for Kentucky's working families, veterans, students, disabled citizens, and anyone without a voice in the halls of power.

Students who need federal loans to help pay for college? Sorry. Disabled people facing discrimination on the job? Tough luck. What about a person of color who is refused service at a restaurant? Paul thinks businesses should be free to do that.

Rand Paul says that there's too much government oversight in America today. Really? Does he think that too much government oversight caused the oil spill in the Gulf, the collapse of Wall Street and the housing market crash?

If you think Rand Paul is completely out of touch with the vast majority of Americans, you're right - he is. So it's up to us to stop him. Please make a donation to my campaign today so I can beat Rand Paul in November. I'll stand up for Kentucky. He won't.

Click here to make a donation of $25, $50, or more to my campaign right now. With your help, I can stop Rand Paul's rigid ideology that threatens our fundamental rights and protections.

This is gonna be a fun general election.

Tags: Jack Conway, racism, Civil Rights Act, OFA, KY-Sen, rand paul (all tags)



Ras--muy outlier?

Ras came out with a quickie post-primary poll showing Rand Paul 25 over Conway.  I think we can throw this one out, but I can understand that there's a deep social conservatism that's coming to the surface in this tough economy,.  In Kentucky, it doesn't take much to trigger this. 

Let's see PPP's next poll in Kentucky, and then we'll have a better idea of where this race stands.

by esconded 2010-05-20 09:16PM | 0 recs

what's fun about it?

He's an idiot, possibly a racist, certainly a nativist. It's shameful that this man is a GOP candidate for the Senate then again it was shameful that Sarah Palin was on the GOP ticket in 2008.

It's a sad testament to the state of American politics in  2010. I'm scared shitless that this clown might actually win.

by Charles Lemos 2010-05-21 05:47PM | 0 recs
RE: fun?

As a political junkie, it'll be fun to watch two high profile candidates go at it in a competitive race in an unexpected place, and as an American, it'll be fun to hammer away at a dangerous nutjob like Paul.

by Nathan Empsall 2010-05-22 12:16AM | 0 recs


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