To get a better grip on the Tea Party movement, we should take a look back to 2008. In a year when angry voters were expected to vote out Republicans, there was one voice in Red that was drawing crowds. No, it wasn’t Sarah Palin. It was Ron Paul. “One of the things that struck me in 2008; it was pretty clear the Democrats were going to take the election,” said Scott … [Read more...] about Tea Party needs to be vetted
Polls don’t always tell the truth. That doesn’t mean they lie; it just means they can be misleading. An example could be found if one followed the polls during Kentucky’s U.S. Senate race between Rand Paul and Jack Conway. In late May Paul was embroiled in a controversy after making remarks to MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow that criticized the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Soon after, he … [Read more...] about Did Kentucky media consumers choose the local narrative?
Watching media cover Kentucky politics this year has never been dull. The latest incident involves Lauren Valle, the moveon.org worker who suffered the infamous head stomp from Rand Paul supporter Tim Profitt. Profitt offered an apology to Valle, but also said she should apologize to him as well.The result of the incident has been predictable. National media has seized on … [Read more...] about Rand Paul, Jack Conway, a boot stomp and the Civil Rights Act of 1964