Category Archives: endorsements

Paul camp thinks Dobson is flipping

David Adams is telling everyone and their gold broker that fundamentalist hate loon James Dobson is flipping his endorsement of Trey Grayson Monday morning to Rand Paul.

Paulbots are wetting themselves over this news, and will be sure to tell us today why this is another reason that progressives should support Rand Paul.

Speaking of James Dobson, here’s some of the rally in D.C. this weekend that he supported/promoted. Good people:

Andy Barr touts Mica endorsement

This is an actual press release from Andy Barr’s congressional campaign. I swear, I’m not making this up:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
April 26, 2010

Contact: Andy Hightower
(859) 492-6686

Tea Party Organizer Mica Sims Endorses Andy Barr for Congress

LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY – Mica Sims, a conservative activist and organizer of Tea Parties in Lexington, announced today on www.MicaSims.com that she is supporting Andy Barr in Kentucky’s Sixth District Congressional race.

“Andy is exactly what Kentucky needs for a congressman,” Sims wrote. “He is a fiscal conservative who will go to Washington and fight for the people of the 6th district. Many can look at Washington and know what needs to be fixed but few can say ‘THIS is what we need to do to fix the problems.’ Andy has consistently been an advocate for smaller government and more accountability. We do not need more career politicians, we need more WE THE PEOPLE to get up and fight for the common folks in Lexington and surrounding counties.”

“I am honored to have Mica’s support for our effort to reconnect the American people to their government,” said Andy Barr. “The Tea Party movement represents many voices, but most of us share a concern that the process in Washington is broken – with backroom deals, trillion-dollar bailouts and thousand-page bills that no one has read. We need new leadership that will stop the career politicians and their reckless tax-and-spend policies that are bankrupting our country.”

“I will continue to reach out to all citizens across the district who share our concerns and invite them to join our effort.”

This is great. A few questions for Andy Barr:

-Do you also think it’s acceptable to call Nancy Pelosi “Nazi Pelosi”?

-Do you agree with Mica that Dr. George Tiller’s assassin is a hero comparable to Valkyrie?

-Do you agree that President Obama ordered rescue workers in Haiti to not rescue Americans?

-Do you agree that parents should have pulled their students out of school last year so that kids didn’t have to listen to Obama’s communist indoctrination of working hard, reaching your potential and washing your hands?

-Do you agree that it is appropriate to question whether Obama is a US citizen?

-Do you agree that women who have abortion should be tried for murder?

-If someone left a message on your Facebook wall praying for Obama to die, would you leave it up, denounce it, or delete it?

If someone could pass these questions along to Mr. Barr, I’d appreciate it.

James Dobson endorses Trey Grayson

In case you didn’t realize already from the highly touted endorsements of Dick Cheney and Rick Santorum, no one may ever again use the phrase “moderate Republican” when referring to Trey Grayson, from here to eternity:

Florence, Kentucky – Dr. James Dobson, founder of Focus on the Family, announced today that he is endorsing Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson in the Republican primary for U.S. Senate.

“Trey Grayson is the only candidate with the conviction to lead on the issues that matter to Kentucky families. His unwavering commitment to the sanctity of human life and the family resonates with me. I know that he will be a leader on these issues, not just another Senator who checks the box. As a matter of conscience, I encourage Kentuckians to support Trey Grayson on May 18th,” said Dobson.

Grayson commented, “I am humbled to have the endorsement of Dr. Dobson. He is a well-respected leader on the issues of life and family, which are important to the foundation of our country. If I am elected, Kentuckians have my word that I will be a strong, conservative voice for them in the U.S. Senate. ”

Dr. Dobson is endorsing Trey Grayson as a private individual and not on behalf of any non-profit organization.

Courier Journal passes on both Grayson and Paul

None of the above:

Yet Dr. Paul, for all his support of smaller government and his interest in the tax-reduction ideas of the tea partiers, is neither an angry nor resentful person. He’s thoughtful and witty in an elfin sort of way. Yet his candidacy has been embraced by such extremists as former Gov. Sarah Palin, Dr. Frank Simon and the tea party movement.

Mr. Grayson seems to have been blindsided by all of this. He seems physically and mentally dazed, and uncomfortable in his own skin as he responds by rolling out extreme right-wing positions. His rapid movement to the far right leaves many wondering what he really stands for.

How different these two men are from the Republican statesmen who once represented Kentucky in Congress — John Sherman Cooper, Thruston B. Morton and Marlow W. Cook. While often adhering to traditional Republican perspective on economic conservatism, they reflected an open-minded, independent moderation — heirs of Henry Clay in fact.
The party of Mitch McConnell has betrayed that legacy and the good people who shaped it. Not surprisingly, Sen. Cook — now in retirement in Florida — frequently supports Democrats.

This newspaper cannot recommend either of this year’s principal candidates to Republican voters. But we hope that members of the GOP with some degree of perspective will ponder the direction in which their party is moving — and vow to do something to put it back on a constructive course.

Frank Simon endorses Rand Paul (UPDATE)

Just got word that Frank Simon’s lunatic group Freedoms Heritage Forum has officially endorsed Rand Paul in the Republican primary for US Senate. Simon is currently mailing out his “voter guide” to disciples around the state right now.

Simon also endorsed Jim Gooch in the House 12th, and James Buckmaster in the Democratic Senate primary (be thankful The Buck is in this race, Lt. Dan). Simon also endorsed David Eaton, a Democrat running in the Senate 20th.

Also of note is that Simon specifically says of Trey Grayson: “Did not come to the TEA Party of KY meetings and did not fill out and return our questionnaire”.

Congratulations on gaining the support of the most homophobic, anti-woman lunatic in the entire state, Rand. Liberty Christ, ftw.

(scan of voter guide coming soon)

UPDATE: here’s a reminder of the questions Rand Paul had to answer in order to get Frank Simon’s endorsement.

Cue excuses of WMLP’s in the comments on why progressives should really support Rand Paul…

UPDATE #2: Here’s the voting guide:

Grayson pulls out another failed national Republican figure

This is getting sadder, yet more entertaining, by the minute:

Rudy Giuliani on Monday accused Kentucky GOP Senate candidate Rand Paul of being part of the “blame America first crowd.”

The former New York mayor on Monday endorsed Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson in the GOP Senate primary, and he proceeded to go after Paul, Grayson’s primary opponent, in some pretty stark terms. He didn’t mention Paul by name, but the target is clear.

Following a line of attack Grayson has used against Paul, Giuliani said Grayson “is not part of the ‘blame America first’ crowd that wants to bestow the rights of U.S. citizens on terrorists and point fingers at America for somehow causing 9/11.”

“Kentucky needs a Senator who understands the threat posed by our enemies abroad,” Giuliani said. “I witnessed firsthand the destruction and loss of life our enemies can cause. Like me, Trey Grayson knows we must stay on offense against terrorism, and he supports using all the essential tools we have in that fight, including monitoring the conversations and activities of suspected foreign terrorists as allowed by the Patriot Act.”

This begs the question: when will Trey Grayson run out of failed and extremely unpopular national figures to endorse his campaign?

Also, it now looks like a battle between “Noun, verb, 9/11″ and “Noun, verb, Liberty”…