In Aug. 23 issue, Russell County News By Barbara Sharp Zimmerman, Columnist
Oh, that Mitch McConnell is such a cut-up.
First he jumps on Bruce Lunsford as being responsible for our astronomical gasoline prices when he, Mitch McConnell, as Senate Minority Leader, has obstructed every measure to develop alternate sources of energy. Now, that’s funny.
Yes, Lunsford was part of the John Y. Brown administration that indexed gasoline taxes to the price of gasoline, and that has resulted in a 12-cent per gallon increase over the past 28 years. That very tax has paid for our state roads and kept us from being deeply in debt for roadwork over the past three decades. But the huge increase in the price of gasoline cannot be attributed to that tax, to Lunsford or the Brown administration; it’s what’s happening all around the nation. Our gas taxes in Kentucky are lower than those in most other states.
Most people just laugh about Mitch and such comical misrepresentations. However, Mitch obviously thinks that he can convince enough ignorant people that this silly story has legitimacy and that they will believe Lunsford is responsible for high gas prices. Ha-ha. That’s a good one.
Course Mitch and his followers are masters of misleading innuendo, especially in funny commercials. I remember a few years back when he used a hound dog to humorously search for his incumbent opponent. People laughed, and bought that dog that wouldn’t hunt – hook, line and sinker.
I am amused especially when Mitch’s jokesters point out that the Democrats have been in control of the U. S. Senate since 2006, and ask why haven’t they accomplished more than they have. Ask that wild and crazy guy Mitch. Just half of the 100 Senators are Democrats; almost half are Republicans; there is one Independent. It takes 60 votes for anything to happen. So what does Mitch do? Opposes everything the Democrats try to do, keeps his fellow Republicans in line with his own reprehensible aims, or threatens a filibuster. There’s some real comic theater for you.
Most recently, Mitch the Mischievous is pretending that he can read minds. He and his humorous minions have concocted a commercial in which they tell us what Lunsford is really thinking when he talks about the energy crisis. And they expect us to buy such garbage – what a hoot!
What a hilarious campaign! Wouldn’t you really like to know what Mitch is muttering between his pursed chicken lips? Would it be something like, “I think I can fool enough of these blithering idiots one more time. Heh-heh.”
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