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Mitch McConnell Publicly Shamed With Billboard Paid For by Fed Up Citizens

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With the current state of American politics, it is easy to vilify people and, even worse, project whole failings of our entire system onto one person. Sure, President Donald Trump is an appalling politician for a million different reasons, but it is not only him. The only reason he has survived for as long as he has is thanks to his loyal allies.

One of those key allies is Sen. Mitch McConnell, the leader of the newly enlarged GOP majority in the Senate. McConnell has always been fiercely pro-Trump, and some residents are sick of it. A small group of them found an ingenious way of expressing their distaste, leaving the poor Senator dumbfounded. Kitsap Sun reports:

An anti-Trump group that says it’s “sick” of Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell dodging its emails, phone calls and social media posts now has a plan it says is too big for him to ignore.

Indivisible Kentucky has purchased two billboards of the Senate majority leader’s face on northbound Interstate 65 in Louisville emblazoned with the phrases “You make us sick” and “We’ve had enough.”

The signs, placed near Cardinal Boulevard and St. Catherine on I-65 N, cost the group more than $10,000. A spokeswoman for Indivisible Kentucky said the funds were raised by the group as well as an anonymous benefactor. One is scheduled to debut this week and the other sometime next week.

Indivisible Kentucky co-founder Dawn Cooley said her group has been urging the Senator to host a public town hall event since January, and the billboards are the tipping point.

“The ‘You make us sick’ billboard is in reference to how we feel about the direction of his ‘leadership’ both in general and today specifically. We strongly disagree with his stance on affordable, quality health care, which we believe is a human right,” Cooley said in an email.

McConnell’s plan for a clean repeal of the Affordable Care Act was shut down Wednesday evening, as seven Republican senators brought the vote up short 45-55. In a last ditch effort, McConnell and other Senate leaders were expected to organize a vote Thursday of dozens of amendments in what they call a “skinny repeal” of the Affordable Care Act.

“We are astonished that he would open debate on a bill that most of the senate hasn’t even seen – this is not due process but a blatant abuse of power,” Cooley said in an email.

Robert Steurer, a spokesman for McConnell, issued the following comment via email: “Liberal activists like Indivisible Kentucky know how to create good street theater, and as an avid supporter of the First Amendment, Senator McConnell believes that all citizens have the right to express their opinions peacefully.”

Steurer said one of the most discussed issues among McConnell and his constituents in Kentucky is “the failing state of Obamacare.”

“These families, individuals and small businesses are suffering, and Senator McConnell will continue to keep their concerns in mind as he votes to provide them relief from the failures of Obamacare.”

The billboards, which are set to be positioned on I-65 for the next two months, are also prompting a viral social media campaign by Indivisible KY.

“We’re inviting citizens to join us in this effort by taking pictures of the billboards (not while driving, of course!) and post them to social media with the hashtag #DitchMitch2020.”

I have a feeling Mitch won’t be so big headed about his politics for some time now – not around Kentucky, at least! More of this, please!


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