GOP Candidate Matt Bevin Bets On The Bigot Vote In His Bid To Become Kentucky Governor

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Kentucky Republican gubernatorial candidate Matt Bevin has tied his hopes on becoming the state’s next governor to standing up proudly for anti-gay bigotry. On Tuesday, Bevin expressed his complete support for homophobic Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis, stating:

I absolutely support her willingness to stand on her First Amendment rights. Without any question I support her.

In the twisted logic of hardcore conservatism, Bevin, who champions the causes of individual liberty and limited government, has cast his lot with a government official denying liberty to the couples she is supposed to represent.

Matt Bevin favors limiting the power of government unless it is actively discriminating against gays and lesbians. Then Bevin morphs into big government’s loudest cheerleader. Apparently he hopes if he waves his pom poms against homosexual marriage frantically enough, the people of Kentucky will elect him to be their bigoted leader.

Mr. Bevin has to wear off the sting of his humiliating 2014 primary loss to Mitch McConnell in the GOP Senate primaries. Bevin ran on the premise that McConnell was “too liberal”, but lost by a lopsided 60-35 percent margin. What better way to redeem himself than to run a 2015 race by doubling down on the anti-gay politics of yesterday? Bevin is betting that Kentucky is still stuck in the 20th century.

By contrast, Bevin’s Democratic opponent, Attorney General Jack Conway, is calling for the state to move forward, adding that:

The good-paying jobs are going to states with policies of inclusivity.

Matt Bevin, however, is not interested in inclusiveness. He knows that in a state that has elected Mitch McConnell senator for three decades, and that has chosen Rand Paul to join him as the state’s junior senator, appealing to narrow-minded conservatism and parochial prejudices might just work. Matt Bevin is betting his political future on The Bluegrass State’s bigotry carrying him to victory. It is up to the voters of Kentucky to prove him wrong.

35 Replies to “GOP Candidate Matt Bevin Bets On The Bigot Vote In His Bid To Become Kentucky Governor”

  1. its a good thing Kentucky is actually good at one thing…

    that would be bourbon…

    they aren’t very good at picking their best and brightest…

  2. I rarely watch our local TV stations. I had no idiot this moron was running for Governor until a few days ago!! Lol. Begin stands about as much chance of being Governor of KY as Voldermort has of entering heaven!

    The ad I saw left me stumped. I think it mentioned McConnell, which is probably why I was stumped. 99.9% of the time, KY elects Democratic Governors. Thank God!

  3. It might work for him. This state has gone full blown bible banging teabilly. Depends on what part of the state your in, as to how damn, pitifully ignorant it gets. Northern Ky is by far the worst. The closer you get to Cincinnati the more teabaggers you get, and they’re just plain bigots. Hate the president, and a sea of Bevin signs everywhere you look. Rand Paul campaigned with him up north and even Mitch gave him a tepid endorsement. Conway needs to run dirty, thats the only thing these shit kickers understand and get off on!

  4. Exactly right Francie … Living in Newport KY – just across the river from Cincinnati feels like the deep south at election time. I live in a seniors building of 150 people, and I doubt that more than a handful have ever voted for anyone without an “R” behind their name. They will vote against “entitlements” (SS, Medicare, Medicaid, etc) even though they are totally dependent on those programs for their survival because of the black guy in their White House. So yeah, Bevin has a real chance.

  5. This is a well orchestrated circus to get people to vote for Matt Bevin. Nothing brings out the vote like anger. So……Matt Bevin is against the constitution which states: Section 228 of the Kentucky Constitution
    I do solemnly swear (or affirm, as the case may be) that I will support the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of this Commonwealth, and be faithful and true to the Commonwealth of Kentucky so long as I continue a citizen thereof, and that I will faithfully execute, to the best of my ability, the office of….. according to law; and I do further solemnly swear (or affirm) that since the adoption of the present Constitution, I, being a citizen of this State, so help me God.

  6. If Conway don’t make the argument when you are elected to Government you follow the rule of law and paint this uber teabagger as a lunatic then he deserves to lose

  7. Agree…….but dems usually run on logic, the tea billies run on emotion…..which makes people irrational!!!!

  8. Your ignorant is showing! Whiskey, horses, basketball, marjuana, Abraham Lincoln, Muhammad Ali, Jennifer Lawrence, the Clooney family. Colonel Sanders, Victor Mature. John Carpenter, Johnny Depp….we’re all created in MY, and then some

  9. I read an article about an interview Dan Savage did with Lawrence O’Donnell. I almost hope I read it wrong because I live in Ky. It said, Davis gave birth to twins five months after her divorce to her first husband. The twins were fathered by her third husband,but were adopted by her second husband! I read it three times and I’m not hitting the crack pipe. Those four guys that married this slug, I’m not so sure about. All I can say is, come on Conway, use it! Bevin can’t spin this. Besides Ky is known for dirty politics.

  10. The ones we send to Washington to be our senators, weren’t even born here. McConnell, Alabama,(thanks for nothing). Paul, don’t know and don’t care. Now if we elect Bevin, Conn will have tossed some garbage our way. I understand wanting to get rid of the toxic waste from your states, but WTF!

  11. “I absolutely support her willingness to stand on her First Amendment rights. Without any question I support her.”

    That makes absolutely no sense whatsoever. She is in violation of the first amendment which states that the government cannot establish a religion. As a government employee, she is a representative of the government and therefore cannot promote a religion in the process of doing her job which she is obviously doing. She and Mr. Bevin should actually read the 1ST Amendment before attempting to hide behind it.

  12. “best and brightest” left Kentucky years ago, obviously. That clerk refusing to issue licenses to gay couples has been divorced 3 times, committed adultry on numerous occasions. I do not think SHE is certain who the fathers of her children are, husband #1, #2, #3 or #4. What a shining example of Christianity this woman is. Is she the ONLY female in that town, or the only “easy” one, I wonder?

  13. This woman obviously must have some “hidden talent” or there is a shortage of willing, (unavailable) women in her town!! Were any of them her cousin?

  14. Rowan County Attorney Throws County Clerk Under Bus in Interview

    The Kentucky Trial Court Review is a long-standing and well-respected publication that reports on all of the trial courts in Kentucky. Its senior editor scored an exclusive interview with the Rowan County Kentucky Attorney about the on-going dispute with County Clerk Kim Davis over marriage equality.
    Read More
    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/09/03/1417914/-Rowan-County-Attorney-Throws-County-Clerk-Under-Bus-in-Interview

  15. Scarsdale, you ask “…is she the ONLY female in that town, or the only “easy” one, I wonder?”?

    I offer that she has a job. a good paying one, I further hope, not for long.

  16. The Republican president of the Kentucky state Senate has asked a federal judge to withhold his ruling ordering a county clerk to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

    Republican Senate President Robert Stivers says U.S. District Judge David Bunning needs to give the state legislature time to pass a law that would exempt Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis from having to issue marriage licenses. The state legislature is not in session and won’t be until January. Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear has refused to call for a special session, arguing it would waste taxpayer money for an issue that only affects one clerk.
    Read More
    http://www.kentucky.com/2015/09/02/4016199_news-briefs-from-around-kentucky.html?rh=1

  17. We all know that a “blivit” is 4 lbs. of crap in a 2 lb. sack..so a “bevin” must be at least 8 lbs. of crap in that same sack.

  18. I wonder if her supporters would equally support a Hindu official who refused to give out hunting and fishing licenses because they don’t believe in killing animals, or an orthodox Jewish official who refused to give out licenses to businesses that operate on the Sabbath?

  19. These knuckleheads have lost what little minds they once had

    Judge tells couple they can’t get divorced because of gay marriage
    [Hamilton County Chancellor Jeffrey Atherton] said the Supreme Court must clarify “when a marriage is no longer a marriage.” Otherwise, he contended, state courts are impaired from addressing marriage and divorce litigation altogether.
    “The conclusion reached by this Court is that Tennesseans have been deemed by the U.S. Supreme Court to be incompetent to define and address such keystone/central institutions such as marriage, and, thereby, at minimum, contested divorces,” Atherton wrote.
    http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/local/story/2015/sep/03/judge-declines-divorce-case-citing-gay-marria/323201/

  20. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) said Davis’ resistance is “the American way.” Since when has it been the American way for an elected official to impose their personal religious beliefs on other citizens? Doesn’t the Declaration of Independence say something about having a decent respect for the opinions of others?

    Nowhere in the Declaration of Independence or Constitution does it say anything about being able to impose one’s opinions on others who do not share those opinions.

    Religious freedom means that all our religious opinions are equal. That a belief is sincerely held doesn’t give it any more weight or legitimacy than any other opinion that may or may not be as sincerely held.

    Ms. Davis, Matt Bevin and other politicians supporting her simply don’t like the US Constitution. And neither does radical Islam. Ms. Davis and those politicians who support her sound like radical islamists themselves. It’s hard to tell the difference of one from the other.

  21. Breaking: KY clerk Kim Davis led from court…
    As being reported on MSNBC the judge ordered KY county clerk Kim
    Davis to be placed in federal custody on direct contempt of court charges. The hearing is still in progress,
    ” Direct contempt? That is contempt in front of the judge, not just disobedience to an order. Did she tell him no to his face?”

    According to coverage, the judge advised her that she had no right to refuse to comply, and was she prepared to resume her duties and issue licenses. She advised him she could not do so, and he ordered her remanded into federal custody…
    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/09/03/1418071/-Breaking-Kim-Davis-led-from-court

  22. Good grief tired old guy, if, this is the truth…it is an example of extreme stupidity!! Out of 150 people, only a hand full with the ability to think for themselves? Thank you God I was BORN IN MN. 82 years and still think for my self,& will continue. To the complete dismay of my Son.

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