Any last words before I hit the switch
From the immortal words of one, a bitch is a bitch – Common
Fuck that, ’cause like Common and Cube, I see the bitch in you
And I’m a make the world see it too, motherfucker -Canibus
Matt Bevin has shown himself to be a bitch ever since his election to the governor’s office in November 2015. This has been a long story and it is by no means over.
Republican Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin is throwing a temper tantrum because a federal judge struck down his plan to add work requirements to Medicaid. His response? Taking away dental and vision benefits from nearly 500,000 people. – Splinter
What a sad little man Matt Bevin is. He filed for that waiver shortly after he entered office. In the summer of 2016, the state held three policy meetings on the waiver, in Frankfort, Bowling Green and Harlan.
By coincidence, I was the very first called to speak at the Bowling Green meeting. I can tell you that literally none of the dozens who spoke at that meeting supported that waiver proposal. The Benefind plan (created during the Steve Beshear administration) was a great example for the rest of the country of how Medicare could help citizens. Kentucky has some of the country’s highest obesity rates, diabetes rates, you name it.
Bevin has dismantled Benefind by coming up with KyNect, and making people work for their health care. Never mind that many Medicare recipients either cannot work or already work full-time but can’t afford private insurance. It either hasn’t occurred to Bevin or it has occurred to him and the bitch in him wants to take it out on everyone.
It’s almost as if people with no government experience shouldn’t be elected to high office or something. Maybe Bevin should have started as a state congressman or dog catcher and worked his way up like most people who want to be in politics but aren’t millionaires.
Being from private business, Bevin doesn’t get that he doesn’t own Kentucky. A businessman buys a property, he wants to knock down some walls, paint some other walls a different color, rip out the carpet, etc. etc. This isn’t his property. He still doesn’t realize that he works for Kentucky.
Or he doesn’t care.
The way I see it, we’ve got sixteen more months of this bitch-made motherfucker before the Kentucky gubernatorial election of 2019. We have to vote the bastard out. He was the canary in the coal mine that brought us Trump and brought Brexit to the UK. I feel with all my heart that as important as the 2018 midterms will be, Kentucky in 2019 is the bellwether for the rest of the country.
August 2019 Update: It seems that a lot of Kentucky has begun to agree with me. Unfortunately, it has taken them personally being affected by Bevin sticking his finger in their pies before that happened. Andy Beshear is his Democratic opponent this November and if people actually do what they should have done four years ago and ACTUALLY GO OUT AND VOTE then Beshear will be the next Governor.
I now realize that throwing facts and figures at people like Matt Bevin (and Trump for that matter) doesn’t work. They don’t listen to people who don’t have as money as they do. People like us can’t possibly be as smart as they are because we’re not as rich as they are, according to their logic. Even if they inherited their family business, like Bevin did, or literally got an inheritance and repeated handouts like Trump did. They’re millionaires and billionaires, venture capitalists, people who commit hostile takeovers of business and wield their power like a ball-peen hammer over the heads of the people they now employ.
There are two of kinds of respect you can earn. One is when you pull a gun on someone, much like a bank robber or a terrorist. And the other is when you work for it. When you show people that you’ve earned it and that you deserve their respect because you’ve given it to them return.
Which way do you think Matt Bevin is used to be respected? How would you want to be respected?
November 2019 Update: Andy Beshear (current state Attorney General and son of former governor Steve Beshear) narrowly defeated Bevin in the general election. Bevin lost by about 5,000 votes, refuses to concede, and has called for a canvass, claiming so-called voting irregularities.
When you’re the only Republican to lose a state-wide race in Kentucky, you have to be one incredible asshole. Matt Bevin fit the bill with his toxic alienation. He fought with state workers, teachers, and members of his own party, among many others. He was and is a rich dick and a sore loser on top of it.
And yet he only lost by 5,000 votes. Even the incredibly-popular (in Kentucky) Donald Trump couldn’t get him over the finish line with a Election eve rally at Rupp Arena. Kentuckians turned out in droves. A half-million more voters than four years prior when the Democrats ran the bland, inoffensive, uninspiring Jack Conway.
I’m not even sure Jack Conway is his name and I’m not even going to Google it. Whoever he was, he was so anodyne he couldn’t beat Bevin, a then-libertarian who gave a speech at a cock-fighting rally in 2014.
Andy Beshear is not a charismatic progressive crusader, but he ran a careful campaign, focusing on Kentucky, while Bevin fear-mongered about socialism, abortion, and LGBTQ issues (Boys might pretend their girls to cheat at sports! EGAD!). The one-time libertarian conservative taped his dick to Trump’s dick. Which would be some feat, if Stormy Daniels is telling the truth.