Rallies Held To Protest Bunning

by Gabe Bullard on March 2, 2010

by Gabe Bullard

Demonstrations are were held across Kentucky Tuesday to urge Senator Jim Bunning to stop blocking an extension of unemployment benefits. At a rally in Louisville, about 50 demonstrators criticized the senator for his actions.

Out of work industrial painter Robert Smith came to the protest after learning his unemployment checks would stop coming next week.

“I went up there to find out, because I ordered my last check yesterday and it was only a piece of a check and I went up there to see if the final extension was there. I talked to my foremen at my work, and we have the work, but nobody wants to start it because of the stinking economy.”

The rally in Louisville was one of three in Kentucky organized by Lieutenant Governor Dan Mongiardo, who is seeking the Democratic nomination for Bunning’s seat. Mongiardio’s Democratic competitors Jack Conway and Maurice Sweeney have also spoken out against Bunning. Republican candidates Rand Paul and Trey Grayson say they support Bunning’s maneuver.

Bunning says he supports the benefits’ extension and other elements of the package that’s stalled in the Senate, but will continue to block the legislation until it’s paid for.

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Kyle Butler March 2, 2010 at 3:15 pm

Thanks for the quick report. Do you have anything on Rand’s pro-bunning rally?

Angela March 2, 2010 at 5:06 pm

Kyle, bluegrassbulletin is reporting that the Dems were outnumbered and fled. As Drudge says….developing.

Dennis March 2, 2010 at 6:43 pm

How Republicans govern:
1: spend like crazy and call opponents who oppose the insanity traitors.
2: if you lose power see #3
3:act like you have no idea how the mess got started – but you’re sure it’s the guys that knew how to balance the budget before you came in.
4:as the fire you started rages out of control – cut holes in the fire hoses as the firefighters are trying to save the victims of your malfeasance – then blame the other guys again.

GOP = Grotesquely Obtuse Pigs

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