Senate minority leader and human/turtle hybrid Sen. Mitch "Missy" McConnell (R-Obstruction) took it in the chops from two of Kentucky's most prominent newspapers, who endorsed challenger Alison Lundergan Grimes for the Senate. Here's part of what they said about Missy (emphasis added):
"…. he lost his way to the point where he now is identified largely as the master of obstruction and gridlock in Washington. Kentucky needs a U.S. senator who sees a higher calling than personal ambition and a greater goal than self-aggrandizement. For those reasons and for her evident potential, we endorse Ms. Grimes for election on Nov. 4." -- yesterday's editorial in the Louisville, KY Courier JournalThen the state's other leading newspaper went in for the kill:
"McConnell does have power. He commands a perpetual-motion money machine; dollars flow in, favors flow out. The problem is how McConnell uses his power. He has repeatedly hurt the country to advance his political strategy.The Kentucky race is extremely close, just eight days before the election. The Democratic Senate Campaign Committee has reversed course from a couple of weeks ago to buy more ad time for Grimes in a last push to send Missy back to Ol' Kentucky for good.
McConnell has sabotaged jobs and transportation bills, even as Kentucky's unemployment exceeds the nation's and an Interstate 75 bridge crumbles over the Ohio River. He blocked tax credits for companies that move jobs back to this country while preserving breaks for those that move jobs overseas. He opposed extending unemployment benefits, while bemoaning the 'jobless' recovery. He brags about resolving crises that he helped create."-- yesterday's editorial in the Lexington, KY Herald-Leader.