editorialKENTUCKY  (6/10/2014) – Alison Lundergan Grimes is running a spirited campaign against what she calls a “senator from the past”.  Grimes, a Democrat, is not getting much help from the No. 1 Democrat, President Barack Obama.  

As Grimes enters the stretch against Republican strongman Mitch McConnell, Obama is moving to kill the signature industry of Kentucky ― COAL.  

McConnell seems content to sit back and watch Grimes and her campaign staff squirm as the Obama Administration continues a series of political missteps and administrative blunders.

Grimes is blaming McConnell for his lack of action in stopping her party’s agenda on coal.  This appears to be a most curious way to defeat the second-most powerful, elected Republican in Washington.  

For many, Mitch McConnell is the “poster boy” for why we need term limits.  But, we do not have term limits, and Kentucky voters need to understand the reality of the power structure in Washington, D.C.  

With the Democrats in control of the U.S. Senate, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell holds little sway in overcoming the power of Majority Leader Harry Reid.  Reid, a staunch anti-coal Democrat, not only controls the vote in the Senate, but also decides which bills will be allowed out of committee for floor debate and vote.

To her credit, Grimes went on record early by strongly criticizing Obama for his attack on the coal industry. For decades, the coal industry has been Kentucky’s economic and power generator.  She also went on record early about the VA's deplorable treatment of veterans and calling for VA leader Eric Shinseki’s resignation.

Grimes is attracting a lot of dollars from all over to defeat McConnell.  McConnell is a threat to the anti-coal agenda; but, Grimes is not.  

If Grimes wins, the Democrats will likely continue to control the U.S. Senate and Harry Reid will retain his position as Senate Majority Leader.  If McConnell wins, the Republicans will likely control the U.S. Senate, and McConnell may very well be the Senate Majority Leader.

Republicans in control of both the House and Senate would be able to keep Obama’s administration in check and preempt EPA overreach.  

Grimes has a long, tough road to beat McConnell.  She somehow must convince voters that she can do more for Kentucky as a freshman senator than McConnell as senior senator (and possibly Majority Leader of the U.S. Senate).

SurfKY News Editorial Board

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

Posted on 2/2/14
3/13 - 16
1 DOW 16,209.14
-318.89 (-1.93%)    
2 S&P 1,935.69
-36.49 (-1.85%)    
3 NASDAQ 4,707.25
-69.26 (-1.45%)    
3/13 - 16

Most Read This Week

August 27, 2015 4811

All is Well after MNHHS Lockdown

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
August 31, 2015 4565

Man Convicted of Hopkins Countian's Death Granted…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
August 30, 2015 3682

UPDATED: 'He Fought the Law ... but, the Law Won'

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
August 26, 2015 2911

Man Charged with Theft, Meth, Marijuana Growing

by SurfKY News
August 27, 2015 2500

Kentucky Career Center Blood Drive Aug. 31

by SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

August 06, 2015 17585

Muhlenberg Woman Reportedly Suffers Violent…

by SurfKY News
August 24, 2015 11627

Teen Reports Slasher Attempted to Attack Him on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

August 31, 2015 4565

Man Convicted of Hopkins Countian's Death Granted…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
August 30, 2015 1491

Smoke Fills Business, Upstairs Apartment on Center

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
August 31, 2015 1327

Bremen's Father's Country Hams Kentucky Grand…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
August 30, 2015 1174

Fire at Gas Pump Prompts Firefighters Swift Action

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
August 31, 2015 902

Man's Threats Result in Evacuation of Adjacent…

by SurfKY News
September 01, 2015 874

Central City Gospelfest Planned for September 2

by SurfKY News
August 31, 2015 778

One Injured When Dump Truck Overturns

by SurfKY News
August 31, 2015 728

Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports Released

by SurfKY News
August 31, 2015 687

Faith and Politics

by KET
August 31, 2015 618

Dawson Springs Police Reports Released

by SurfKY News