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Mon Oct 6, 2014, 09:23 AM

Grimes Staff Caught on Hidden Camera: She’s Lying About Support for Coal Industry

“If we can get her elected do you think she is going to do the right thing and she’s gonna try to wipe out that coal industry and go for better resources?” asks an undercover videographer in one segment of the video.

“I absolutely think she is,” responds Fayette County Democratic Party operative Gina Bess.

Grimes said this at a campaign event with Bill Clinton:

“Let me set it straight for you Mitch McConnell. I am the pro-coal candidate in this race,”

But wait...

“She’s saying something positive about coal because she wants to be elected,” said Ros Hines, a staffer in Grimes’ Lexington campaign office. “And in the state of Kentucky, if you are anti-coal, you will not get elected, period, end of conversation.”

“She has to say that,” remarked Juanita Rodriguez of the Warren County Democratic Party. “But you know what? Politics is a game. You do what you have to do to get . … It’s a lying game unfortunately. I really don’t think her heart is 100 percent in backing coal. But she has to say she is because she will not get a high number of votes in this state if she doesn’t. But she’s got to get in there first and she’s gonna say whatever she has to say or do. And that’s the way the political game is played

http://freebeacon.com/politics/grimes-staffers-suggest-kentucky-dem-lies-about-coal-support/

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Reply Grimes Staff Caught on Hidden Camera: She’s Lying About Support for Coal Industry (Original post)
LaughingGull Oct 2014 OP
Cave Dweller Oct 2014 #1
Letmypeoplevote Oct 2014 #11
starcat Oct 2014 #2
Doctor_R Oct 2014 #3
starcat Oct 2014 #4
orson Oct 2014 #5
Doctor_R Oct 2014 #6
orson Oct 2014 #7
Doctor_R Oct 2014 #8
Crazy D Oct 2014 #9
orson Oct 2014 #15
Letmypeoplevote Oct 2014 #10
Tovera Oct 2014 #12
Letmypeoplevote Oct 2014 #13
GiovanniJones Oct 2014 #14

Response to LaughingGull (Original post)

Mon Oct 6, 2014, 09:27 AM

1. No WAY!

A politician lying?

Now, how far down in the polls does she fall now?

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Response to Cave Dweller (Reply #1)

Mon Oct 6, 2014, 02:12 PM

11. What would be more amazing would be to see O'keefe tell the truth

It is sad that O'Keefe is still posting sad little videos that are full of deceptive editing

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Response to LaughingGull (Original post)

Mon Oct 6, 2014, 10:09 AM

2. And that should be that for her. n/t

 

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Response to starcat (Reply #2)

Mon Oct 6, 2014, 10:15 AM

3. If

She had an R after her name, yes. D? Not so much.

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Response to Doctor_R (Reply #3)

Mon Oct 6, 2014, 10:18 AM

4. Oh, Dems will still push her, but a majority of voters will reject her.

 

Of course, Mitch has been pulling away from her in the polls for weeks now anyway.

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Response to starcat (Reply #4)

Mon Oct 6, 2014, 12:31 PM

5. Which is why he's fallen behind?

Makes my day.

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Response to Doctor_R (Reply #6)

Mon Oct 6, 2014, 12:39 PM

7. The trend is not your friend

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Response to orson (Reply #7)

Mon Oct 6, 2014, 12:41 PM

8. Wasn't

sink ahead of Jolly? That didn't work out well either.

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Response to Doctor_R (Reply #8)

Mon Oct 6, 2014, 12:50 PM

9. What liberals can't accept is the only reason McConnell has had low numbers

Is quite a few people in KY think he's been in Washington too long and is too much of a insider. They won't vote for a democrat given the lefts current positions on coal and guns but they don't like Mitch much either.

If Rand hadn't thrown his support behind McConnell in the primary it could have been a wide open race, with the Tea Party backed candidate being on the ballot instead of Mitch.

But then, the left wanted a Hollywood liberal to run for the Senate....that would have been fun to watch

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Response to Crazy D (Reply #9)

Mon Oct 6, 2014, 07:57 PM

15. This Liberal has no trouble understanding

that McConnell's constituents can't stand him. And who knows him better.

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Response to LaughingGull (Original post)

Mon Oct 6, 2014, 02:11 PM

10. WOW-there are people dumb enough to believe an O'Keefe video

It is really very sad that there are people who still believe anything from O'Keefe. That is really sad in that O'Keefe has been caught in some many lies that it is not even funny. Here is some material about O'Keefe's attempt to attack Battleground Texas. O'Keefe had a person film Battleground Texas volunteers registering voters. O'Keefe backed up by that idiot and fool Christian Adams (I will do a thread on this idiot later) claimed the Battleground Texas volunteer broke the law by copying telephone numbers from the voter registrar application. I am a deputy voter registrar and I knew that it was legal to do this but O;Keefe backed up by conservative nut cases and sources claimed that this was a violation of Teas law. http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/james-okeefe-political-disinformation

An idiot referred this attack to Greg Abbott who should have dismissed it out of hand and Abbott referred this matter to a special prosecutor. The Special Prosecutor looked at this matter and concluded that O'Keefe and his legal advisor, Christian Adams, were idiots http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/james-okeefe-political-disinformation

A Texas judge has slapped down an effort by the controversial conservative filmmaker James O’Keefe to put obstacles in the way of a major voter registration drive in the state.

The judge dismissed a complaint that arose from an incendiary video made by O’Keefe’s organization, which purported to show illegal activity by Battleground Texas, a Democratic group that’s working to register Texans to vote. The judge acted after investigators derided the video as “little more than a canard and political disinformation.”

The news is a win for those looking to expand access to the ballot in the Lone Star State—and for state Sen. Wendy Davis, a Democratic candidate for governor there.

In the video, released in February to much fanfare on the right, a Battleground Texas organizer is surreptitiously recorded telling colleagues that the group has held onto phone numbers from voter registration forms that it gathered, and intends to contact people later this year to urge them to vote. O’Keefe claims in the video that this violates Texas election law, which bars registrars from recording phone numbers from voter registration forms. After the video provoked outrage among Texas Republicans, a court assigned two special prosecutors to probe the allegations against Battleground Texas.

In their report, first obtained Monday by the Texas political blog Burnt Orange Report, the special prosecutors wrote that the prohibition on recording phone numbers only applies to the official county registrar, not volunteer registrars like Battleground Texas activists. They submitted a motion to dismiss the complaint, which was approved by the judge.
The reason that the special prosecutors were able to conclude that Battleground Texas' actions were legal was due to a series of legal opinions issued by Greg Abbott as attorney general. I have a copy of a letter sent to Greg Abbott by Battleground Texas' attorneys and it is clear that based on Greg's own opinions this matter should never have been sent to a special prosecutor.

O'Keefe is truly an idiot and will have egg on his face for a long time due to this stunt in Texas.My favorite part of the dismissal was this comment by the special prosecutors http://www.burntorangereport.com/diary/15060/court-rejects-james-okeefes-attacks-on-battleground-texas-describes-video-as-disinformation

The special prosecutor's report ultimately found the content of O'Keefe's video to be "little more than a canard," and "particularly unprofessional.
It is really sad that anyone would believe O'Keefe much less start a thread based on something manufactured by O'Keefe.

Thank you for the laughs

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Response to LaughingGull (Original post)

Mon Oct 6, 2014, 02:33 PM

12. Nothing from (or even citing) Grimes herself? Yawn.

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Response to LaughingGull (Original post)

Mon Oct 6, 2014, 05:08 PM

13. James O'Keefe Brings His Dishonest, Doctored Videos To The World Of Political Campaigns

O'Keefe has a history of telling lies http://mediamatters.org/blog/2014/10/06/james-okeefe-brings-his-dishonest-doctored-vide/201026

Attacking unions, an O'Keefe video purported to show union officials promising to "secure funding" for a company that did nothing but dig holes in the ground. But the unedited video actually showed that the officials were skeptical of the entire scheme.

O'Keefe was caught using two minutes out of a forty-five minute interview to falsely accuse a state office of assisting Medicaid fraud.

An O'Keefe video promoted by Fox News took an NPR executive out of context, leaving the impression that he had disparaged the tea party movement and said NPR was "better off" without federal funding. The full video showed that the Project Veritas video had been edited to leave a false impression, removing the context of the conversation.

In the midst of the 2012 presidential campaign, an O'Keefe video alleged voter fraud from the Obama re-election campaign, but the doctored videos failed to demonstrate any real criminal activity. Another election year video from Project Veritas said "we found ballots being offered out in the name of the dead" but the ballot in question in the unedited video was for someone who was actually alive. O'Keefe's organization released several more videos alleging voter fraud that year, but they were all based on false interpretations of voter ID laws.

An O'Keefe video accused Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner (R-WI) of "excluding whites" from protection under his proposal for a new Voting Rights Amendment Act, but this claim is a complete misreading of the bill, which would include all races in its protection of voting rights.
The attack in Sensenbrenner was really stupid. Sensenbrenner is a republican who I disagree with on a number of issues but the video attacking him was simply full of lies that could not pass a smell test and that idiot Christian Adams vetted these lies for O'Keefe.

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Response to Letmypeoplevote (Reply #13)

Mon Oct 6, 2014, 05:42 PM

14. O'Keefe lies, Grimes lies, McConnell lies...

It's politics, everybody lies.

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