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    An open letter to President Barack Obama from Kentucky

    President Barack Obama The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Washington D.C. 20500 Dear Mr. President, We need your help with a unique problem in Kentucky. As you probably know, the Bluegrass State is the only state in the nation to vote against you twice and then take steps to implement both a state-run exchange and the optional Medicaid expansion. While that may not present much | Read More »

    Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear shows America why he doesn’t belong to Mensa

    Kentucky is the only state in the nation to vote against Obama in 2012 and then adopt both major optional provisions of ObamaCare. Fortunately, Kentucky’s Constitution prohibits the governor from unilaterally creating new bureaucracies such as a state-run health benefit exchange. So that’s why some Kentucky tea partiers are suing to cancel his actions. In the first court hearing yesterday, Beshear’s attorney called into question | Read More »

    Kentucky’s ObamaCare fight set to expand

    On Monday May 20, two things will happen that could result in preventing Kentucky from being the only state to reject Obama in the 2012 election but then implement both a state run ObamaCare health insurance exchange and the ObamaCare Medicaid expansion. The first hearing in Franklin County Circuit court of Adams v. Beshear, over shutting down the Kentucky Exchange, will take place at 9am | Read More »

    Kentucky legal challenge on ObamaCare exchange expands

    Late this past week, plaintiffs in Adams v. Beshear picked up vital new weapons and added a novel legal approach which might be fun to watch. First, Adams v. Beshear became Adams, Cloyd and Durand v. Beshear. Michael Dean, of Irvine, Kentucky, then joined the plaintiffs as attorney on the case. Some credit Dean’s aggressive legal tactics with prematurely ending the political career of former state Senator | Read More »

    Update on lawsuit against ObamaCare in Kentucky

    Two very active tea party leaders in Kentucky have joined the lawsuit to force Governor Steve Beshear to follow Kentucky law and stop trying to set up the ObamaCare health insurance “exchange” without legislative approval. Sarah Durand, President of the Louisville Tea Party, has represented liberty issues on the state and national level extremely well for several years. Dawn Cloyd would probably be president of | Read More »

    Mitch McConnell folds on gun rights

    U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell broke his recent silence on guns this morning with an anti-Second Amendment statement inconsistent with the beliefs of his constituents. “I believe the government should focus on keeping firearms out of the hands of criminals and those with mental issues that could cause them to be a threat to society,” McConnell said in a press release. This is the same kind | Read More »

    ObamaCare fight in Kentucky headed to court

    Republican operative David Adams filed a lawsuit this week in Franklin County Circuit Court to force a shutdown of the Kentucky Health Benefit Exchange, the state-run option for ObamaCare in the Bluegrass State. Governor Steve Beshear’s immediate response suggests he knows he has a problem. He said through a spokeswoman the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Kentucky grants him authority to create a new bureaucracy | Read More »

    Can Mitch McConnell buy votes with trinkets?

    When running for re-election in 2008, Sen. Mitch McConnell campaigned heavily on his ability to bring home bacon. He proved the point by voting for bailouts and massive piles of debt most Republicans realize we can’t afford. As the wind has shifted, so, of course, has Sen. McConnell. In fact, he took a break recently from caving in on the next debt ceiling deal to post a | Read More »

    In Kentucky, Paul and Massie surround five lessers

    The federal government won’t be shut down next week in order to protect ObamaCare funding. And that’s supposed to be the good news. At least that’s the case if you get your Republican talking points from Senator Mitch McConnell. It’s a different story, however, if you ask Senator Rand Paul and Representative Thomas Massie. In the last 24 hours, Senate and House bipartisan majorities both passed the | Read More »

    Make GOP the party of cannabis

    The late Gatewood Galbraith’s ardent advocacy of marijuana and hemp was easy to lampoon, but the endurance of his message can revolutionize American politics for those who now embrace it. In short, the Republican party should seek to become the party of cannabis.    Most opinions about repairing the Republican Party now focus on tweaking messaging or more aggressively courting various demographic groups. This approach | Read More »