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Our Revolution,
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This Fight Is Our Fight,
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Hard Choices,
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Outsider in the White House,
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Republican Leader
A Political Biography of Senator Mitch McConnell

by John David Dyche



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Coming soon!
(Come back for excerpts and book review in spring 2014)

 OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
Abortion
    Ernie Fletcher: 1998: Pro-life, but not on a mission.
Budget & Economy
    Ernie Fletcher: Cure budget ills by eliminating waste, fraud, and abuse.
    Jim Bunning: 2008: $700B bailout bill is socialism.
    Mitch McConnell: 2008 economic bailout: put Main Street ahead of Wall Street.
Civil Rights
    Mitch McConnell: 1963: Witnessed MLK's "I Have a Dream" speech.
    Mitch McConnell: Flag-burning is free speech; no Constitutional amendment.
    Mitch McConnell: Switched to opposing flag-burning amendment.
    Robert Byrd: As Ku Klux Klan member; opposed 1964 Civil Rights Act.
Corporations
    Mitch McConnell: 2008 bailout means firm limit on executive compensation.
Crime
    Mitch McConnell: Supported anti-flag burning amendment; but then changed mind.
Education
    Mitch McConnell: 1983: Appealed to Reagan Democrats on school prayer.
Energy & Oil
    Mitch McConnell: Find more, use less: drill ANWR & off coast.
Environment
    Mitch McConnell: 1979: Killed "garbage-to-steam" plant.
    Mitch McConnell: Got funding for KY's first federal wildlife refuge.
Families & Children
    Mitch McConnell: 1983: Initiative to fingerprint children.
    Paul Patton: 2002: Denied then admitted extramarital affair.
Foreign Policy
    Mitch McConnell: 1983: Don't give away the Panama Canal.
    Mitch McConnell: Opposed "Moscow-centric" focus on former Soviet Union.
Free Trade
    Elaine Chao: 2001: Opposition to Chinese trade is xenophobic hysteria.
    Heritage Foundation: OpEd: Sullied hawkish views for sake of Chinese money.
    Mitch McConnell: 1986: Trade sanctions against apartheid in South Africa.
    Mitch McConnell: Treat Hong Kong separately from China for trade.
    Mitch McConnell: 1994: Firmly supported NAFTA and GATT.
    Steve Beshear: NAFTA favors foreign interests over Kentucky's own.
Government Reform
    Ernie Fletcher: 2005: OpEd: Violated state merit system by improper firing.
    Ernie Fletcher: OpEd: Lost in 2006 after admitting political discrimination.
    Mitch McConnell: Term limits are an idiotic notion.
    Mitch McConnell: 1990: Opposed Motor Voter: just registers uninformed voters.
    Mitch McConnell: Leading opponent of campaign finance reform.
    Mitch McConnell: 2001: Electoral College is the linchpin of American politics.
    Paul Patton: 2002: Called special session for public financing system.
Gun Control
    Mitch McConnell: Declines NRA contributions, but opposes gun control.
Health Care
    Mitch McConnell: 2000 McConnell Miracle: $700M for Kentucky tobacco farmers.
    Mitch McConnell: $10B paid by tobacco companies, but no federal regulation.
    Mitch McConnell: 2007: Expand SCHIP with "Kids First" bill.
Homeland Security
    Ben Chandler: 2004: Focus on protecting military veterans.
    Mitch McConnell: 1969: Opposed ABM deployment, but supported it later.
    Mitch McConnell: 1983: If we spend too little on defense, we lose America.
    Mitch McConnell: 1999: Clean up Paducah uranium enrichment plant.
Jobs
    Ben Chandler: 2003: Focus on job losses from "Bush Economy".
Principles & Values
    Bill Clinton: OpEd: Won with public focus on domestic over foreign issues.
    Elaine Chao: 1993: Married Mitch McConnell on Ronald Reagan's birthday.
    Jim Bunning: 1983: Ran for governor; but lost badly.
    Jim Bunning: I don't read newspaper; I get all my info from Fox News.
    Mitch McConnell: 1957: President of high school student body.
    Mitch McConnell: The best kind of change is gradual change.
    Mitch McConnell: 1993: Married Elaine Chao on Ronald Reagan's birthday.
    Mitch McConnell: Contract With America was a tactical mistake.
    Mitch McConnell: 2001: Accused of improper relationship with Chaos in China.
    Newt Gingrich: OpEd: Great revolutionary but less adept at governing.
    Sarah Palin: OpEd: Palin made most sense in election about change.
    Scotty Baesler: 1998: Won primary as conservative Blue Dog Democrat.
    Scotty Baesler: OpEd: '98 Fancy Farm rant was turning point to campaign loss.
Tax Reform
    Ben Chandler: 2004: No new tax pledge.
    Jim Bunning: AdWatch: Voted for tax breaks but not minimum wage increase.
    Mitch McConnell: 1977 AdWatch: Horse Sense understands when tax cuts are real.
Technology
    Mitch McConnell: 1987: Supported $87.5B earmark-laden highway bill.
    Ronald Reagan: 1987: Vetoed $87.5B earmark-laden highway bill.
War & Peace
    Mitch McConnell: 1967: Against Vietnam war, but enlisted in Army reserves.
    Mitch McConnell: Kuwait war was worth fighting, including avoiding Baghdad.
    Mitch McConnell: 2005 Iraq: Democracy is the ultimate antidote to terrorism.
    Mitch McConnell: Honorable discharge as medically unfit in Vietnam War.


The above quotations are from Republican Leader
A Political Biography of Senator Mitch McConnell

by John David Dyche.

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