Kentucky Speaks: Man Gives Mitch McConnell a Thumbs Down While He Votes

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As Sen. Mitch McConnell tried to vote in Kentucky one of his constituents stood behind him and gave him a thumbs down which was captured in a picture for the world to see.

Here is the photographic evidence from Courier-Journal photographer Michael Clevenger:

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The Kentucky Senate election could be much closer than anyone in the media or pollsters believed. Turnout in the several Grimes stronghold areas is ranging from 20%-40% at midday. Sen. McConnell is so unpopular in the state that he can’t go vote without a constituent letting the world know how he feels about being in the polling place as Sen. Gridlock.

It seems that Democrats might be right about 2014 being a turnout election. If the pollsters underestimated Democratic supporting turnout, then it is likely that the polls will be way off. It is clear that Mitch McConnell doesn’t have a five or seven-point lead.

As Election Day is unfolding, we could be seeing why McConnell tried to suppress the Democratic vote in Eastern Kentucky. The incumbent needs to run up big margins in coal country in order to offset the support for Alison Lundergan Grimes in the urban areas of the state. Should McConnell not run up a huge margin in the eastern part of the state, he could lose the election.

The enthusiasm being displayed on the ground for Grimes is a good omen for Democrats. It also matches up with the fact that Grimes drew bigger crowds than McConnell during the campaign. The telltale signs of which direction this election will go in should come fairly early. Grimes has given McConnell the fight of his life, and if everything goes right, she could the shock the mainstream press by becoming the next senator from Kentucky.

17 Replies to “Kentucky Speaks: Man Gives Mitch McConnell a Thumbs Down While He Votes”

  1. I really hope she wins.. Ky deserves better than Mitch…. Vote Blue and put the Blue back in Blue Grass….. Ditch Mitch…

  2. the democrats have 6000 people on the ground. voter turnout is high all across the state, 65%, which is unprecedented for midterms! urban areas have high voter turnout. 20,000 new people were registered to vote this year and 10,000 since obama won re-election in 2012. this bodes well for grimes

  3. The poll numbers are skewed. Most younger people no longer have land-line phones. Mostly, old white people have them. Dems are going to come out on top.

    Superstitious or not — I was voter 444 this morning, my favorite number is 44. The lady who gave my the “I Voted” sticker said that I should go play the lottery. I told her that if my people win, THAT is winning the lottery!

  4. Unreported news: Incredible long lines:
    https://twitter.com/profblmkelley/status/529660289164517376

    https://twitter.com/SuzyKhimm/status/529680548797878273

    https://twitter.com/Eclectablog/status/529675493378101248

    https://twitter.com/NoShock/status/529683884775333888

    IA setting the new record turnout: https://twitter.com/NoShock/status/529685740343795715

    GA: https://twitter.com/owillis/status/529641147665494017

    CO: Dems lead approx. 1.3M outstanding mail ballots +4.8 28.7/23.9 est. 400K will vote 2day or 2x new ballots reported yesterday:
    https://twitter.com/ElectProject/status/529666302269747200

    If you didn’t yet, go vote. Ignored TV pundtwits.

  5. Turnout is NOT confined to KY – it’s high in New England, North Carolina that had record breaking early voting yesterday, Oregon, and even my lackluster precinct today in CA where nothing much is on the ballot.

    This is going to get interesting…

  6. The second best part of Democratic victories is proving the pollsters and the corporate media WRONG! The best part is, of course, would be Democratic victories for the good of the U.S.A.

  7. If your rights are dependent on a government issued document being judged ‘valid,’ you have no rights.

  8. looks like a illegal back there giving the thumbs down Gop need to win senate i agree McConnell is a old dog and we needs fresh meat but with that said democrat’s retaining the senate is a worse case senario

  9. Not even 8 o’clock and they are already calling it. The people have spoken. They want 6 more years.

  10. Song about government greed and corruption. Our politicians work for themselves and not for the people. This song is supposed to send a message that we know what they are doing and it is destroying America and
    We Just Don’t Understand It At All ©2012

    YOU KNOW YOU DON’T REPRESENT THE PEOPLE, POLITICIANS
    THEN YOU TRY TO SHUT DOWN AND LET GOVERNMENT STALL
    YOU’RE GREED AND CORRUPTION IS BAD FOR OUR COUNTRY
    WE JUST DON’T UNDERSTAND IT AT ALL
    NO, WE JUST DON’T UNDERSTAND IT AT ALL

    THE RICH GETTING RICHER IS YOUR NUMBER ONE INTEREST
    THE REST OF US GET POORER TILL WE FALL
    YOU THINK ABOUT YOUR SELVES AND NO ONE ELSE
    WE JUST DON’T UNDERSTAND IT AT ALL
    NO, WE JUST DON’T UNDERSTAND IT AT ALL

    CHORUS
    IGNORE THE ONES IN POVERTY
    FORGET ABOUT OUR ELDERLY
    TAX EVEN MORE THE MIDDLE CLASS
    GIVE CORPORATIONS WHAT THEY ASK
    WE ARE BROKE IS WHAT YOU SAY
    YET VOTE YOURSELVES ANOTHER RAISE
    LET THE BANKS BREAK OUR LAWS
    WE JUST DON’T UNDERSTAND IT AT ALL
    NO, WE JUST DON’T…

  11. Because she tried rethug lite and ran as a blue dog. She deserved to lose. I tried to defend her because a blue dog is better than a teahadist but that has been our mistake. You want to be a democrat? Then act like one

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