Join with other liberty minded individuals from across Northern Kentucky for a combined meeting on the 4th Thursday of every month. The combined meetings start at 7pm but arrive at 6:30pm to socialize and meet fellow patriots. The combined monthly meetings are held at the Holiday Inn located at 7905 Freedom Way, Florence, KY 41042. The Holiday Inn Express is easily accessed off US-42 and I-75 at exit number 180.
by Bryan H. Miller
Ken Rechtin's Another Voice: A Democrat's Guide to Voting for Republicans
So here you have it: A Democrat telling you Republicans how to vote in your primary! If you have already made your choice or don’t like being told what to do by a Democrat, you should stop reading right here. But, if you want to know my opinion, keep on reading.
First, I must tell you: “No matter who you choose, you cannot go wrong.” All of your candidates, Matt Bevin (Matt), Hal Heiner (Hal) and James Comer (James) exhibit all the necessary qualities to run as a Republican. Chris McDaniel (Chris), Lt. Governor candidate paired with James Comer, was in the boxing ring for Comer at this debate.
(Please note I have skipped Will T. Scott (Will). He skipped this debate, didn’t even send his running mate or a stand in. He will, at the end of all the shouting and voting, be skipped by the voters as well.)
Matt, Hal, and Chris are all fiscal conservatives. They are pro-business, pro-coal, pro-small government, pro-lower taxes (shifting from income to consumption based tax systems), pro-school choice, pro “right to work”, pro-life, pro-second amendment, and pro-marriage-only-between-a-man-and-a-woman! They all have multi-point plans, blueprints, and maps for the future. They are all anti-federal regulation and anti-Obama. You cannot go wrong with any one of these!
So, how do you make a choice? Based on what?
How about how they dressed and their campaign literature?
Hal and Chris were “dressed for success” in the customary political business suit, starched shirt and appropriate tie. Matt was casually dressed in an open collar dress shirt, dress slacks and coordinated sport coat. (Matt would have won my vote had he opted for blue jeans and red gym shoes!)
Matt’s campaign literature is simple. It contains brief bios of Matt and his running mate, Jenean Hampton, with pictures of them in military garb. Bullet point positions are listed on the last page and the reader is then directed to the website for his full “blueprint for a better Kentucky”. (Why is his plan a blueprint?)
James’s glossy literature is small like Matt’s (5 X 8). Chris McDaniel is relegated to the back page. James’s centerfold is a beautiful family portrait of James with his wife and three children in front of a stall and horse (Pictures with horses are good Kentucky politics).
Hal’s literature is really expensive! The piece that was available on the table and passed out by the paid staffers was full color (8.5 X 11), gloss finish, eight pages with excellent graphics. It has the necessary picture of Hal in hard hat, Hal in business suit, Hal with shirt sleeves rolled up working at a desk, Hal with children and family, Hal with running mate and, the most important picture, Hal with dogs. (Almost, but not quite as good as a horse in Kentucky politics!)
How about how they performed on stage?
Matt was enthusiastic, expressive, and genuine. When on the attack, his barbs were directed towards James and Chris as representing career politicians and all that is wrong in Frankfort.
Chris did a very satisfactory job on the stage. He stuck to the talking point that he and James have the experience in Frankfort to get things done. Chris did an excellent job of defending James’s and his records. But, if their team wins, Chris will not be the Governor, James will. Where was James?
Hal appeared business-like, reserved, cold, and aloof. He was “above the fray”. Hal seemed like a person who was very comfortable in the bankers’ boardrooms. He is a developer of industrial sites. He is an engineer by education and early profession.
So, what do I think?
If you like our junior Senator Rand Paul and Representative Thomas Massie, you’ll love Matt Bevin!
If you like our senior Senator Mitch McConnell, your choice should be James Comer.
If you remember and liked John Y. Brown as Governor, I think that you will really like Hal Heiner.
For a stark contrast with Jack Conway, the presumptive Democratic Governor nominee, you should choose Matt Bevin. Bevin versus Conway will be much more entertaining than Comer vs Conway or Heiner vs Conway.
So, please remember to vote on May 19th!
Some predicted that Senator McConnell if elected as Majority Leader would not hold the conservative line. This article from Breitbart outlines McConnells failure. These lines from the article say it all:
...it's quite clear from the empirical data that nothing has changed, and Reid's office is clearly quite happy about it. It's as if he's still the Senate Majority Leader.McConnell on the other hand is getting beat all over the place. Whether it's by choice or by accident, either way he currently has no defense for his failures as a leader.
We need to vote these rascals and all the lifetime politicians out of office and get fresh ideas into office.
by Garth Kuhnhein
The speaker for the Thursday, April 23 combined Tea meeting is the Honorable Rick Brueggemann, Circuit Court Judge for Boone/Gallatin County. Come listen and learn from Judge Brueggemann and you will leave with your spirit lifted from his inspirational words. Come meet like minded individuals and share your experiences as we work towards returning limited government, fiscal responsibility and free markets to our great country.
What: Combined NKY Tea meeting
When: Thursday, April 23
Where: Holiday Inn Florence, 7905 Freedom Way, Florence, KY 41042
The best information we have says there are four debates on the schedule with all four candidates.
OLDHAM COUNTY REPUBLICAN WOMEN'S CLUB GUBERNATORIAL DEBATE
Tuesday, April 7th at LaGrange Baptist Church
Commerce Parkway, LaGrange, Ky
Featuring all four candidates; Matt Bevin, James Comer, Hal Heiner and Will T. Scott
Doors open at 6:15 pm
Debate begins at 7:00 pm
LOUISVILLE TEA PARTY 2015 KY GUBERNATORIAL DEBATE!
Thursday, April 16, 2015,
St Matthews Community Center
6PM Doors open
meet all 4 candidates – Matt Bevin, Jamie Comer, Hal Heiner and Will T Scott
7PM Debate begins, moderated by WGTK on air personality Joe Elliot
Live Broadcast on WGTK 970 AM, plus webcast video
Watch live, in person at St Matthews Community Center, 310 10 Pin Ln, St Matthews, KY 40207, across from “The Mall”.
Admission is free, with a $5 recommended donation to the Louisville Tea Party to defray costs.
CN2 KENTUCKY GUBERNATORIAL DEBATE
Tuesday, April 21 at 8:00 pm eastern time.
All four Republican candidates will participate.
The debate will be held in the CN2 Pure Politics Studio in Louisville.
This debate will be televised to more than 600,00 Time Warner customers across Kentucky.
AFP KY: KENTUCKY GOP PRIMARY DEBATE
Americans for Prosperity Kentucky
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 7:00 PM
Bowling Green, KY
Tickets to attend are free but you must go online to reserve them
by Legate Damar
One of the most contentious issues in the recent legislative session of the General Assembly regarded a statewide smoking ban in KY. Thanks to the NKY Legislative Caucus it failed. It’s worthy to note that Adam Koenig, R-Erlanger voted in favor of it along with NKY’s two Democrats (Where local pols stand on Ky. Smoking ban, 2015).
Incontrovertibly the prevalence of smoking in KY is embarrassingly high. A Gallup poll as recent as late 2013 found that it was 30.2 percent (In U.S., Smoking Rate Lowest in Utah, Highest in Kentucky, 2013). Such metrics have prompted our health departments and the KY Chamber of Commerce to promote smoking bans as a means to reduce the prevalence of smoking in our state (Smoking ban has chance in Kentucky legislature, 2015). If we assume that smoking bans would be effective in reducing smoking, the arguments for and against can be distilled down to two basic positions. Anti-smoking zealots believe that it is a public health issue and that the need to reduce smoking and smoking related illnesses trumps private property rights. Libertarians argue that private property is the basic tenet of freedom in a capitalist society and that property owners have a right to establish the rules on their property. Ultimately the market will determine the fate of smoking in KY.