There is a Senate election in Kentucky on Tuesday, November 4 that can greatly affect the entire country. Legalized bribery's best friend in Washington is facing a serious challenger, Alison Lundergan Grimes, Kentucky's current Secretary of State. After 30 years, it is high time that Mitch McConnell was sent packing.
If there were going to be a picture next to the word corruption in the dictionary, it should be his. The absurd lie that money is speech is something he first put forth. Is it free speech when a speeding driver offers a policeman cash to forget about the ticket and let him go? No. That is bribery, and the motorist in question will be going to jail. It is also bribery when a lobbyist offers a legislator cash to vote his way on a bill, or to introduce a bill friendly to his industry. Politicians and lobbyists can wink and nudge, claiming there is no quid pro quo, but anyone with a lick of sense knows better. Mitch McConnell and his ilk are taking bribes, corporate lobbyists are paying bribes. This must end, but can't as long as people like Mitch McConnell are on the hill. It is a shame that only one state gets to vote in this election, as he has been selling the entire nation to the highest bidder since he first came to power 30 years ago.