Has Breathitt Co. Become A Republican...

Has Breathitt Co. Become A Republican Stronghold?

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I Wonder

Richmond, KY

#1 Sep 17, 2012
Looking at the last presidential race in 2008, and the way people are talking here in 2012, I wonder if Breathitt County has become a Republican stronghold after all the many years that Democrats carried our county.

In the U.S. House of Representatives we also give Republican Rogers a strong majority each election.

What would the old-timers say? I just wonder.
DoNotWonder

Manchester, KY

#2 Sep 17, 2012
This is Breathitt County.If Breathitt County votes for a Republican once in a while don't be depressed.It makes us look bi-partisan and free to choose.That takes attention away from vote buying,hiring relatives and things like that.

Since: Dec 11

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#3 Sep 18, 2012
To my way of thinking maybe there's more than just politics at play when people who have voted democratic all their lives vote against a democratic candidate for president.
Observer

Nerinx, KY

#4 Sep 18, 2012
maybe redneck racism playing a part? Ya Think?? The people who benefit most from the President who is trying to get them Affordable Health care and pass a Jobs Bill to try to bring a change to this county is Public Enemy #1? The folks here like being controlled by the Corporations who give them NOTHING.
disgusted democrat

Cincinnati, OH

#5 Sep 20, 2012
Maybe the folk in Breathitt County are tired of seeing people in the Coal industry loose their jobs. Maybe they are tired of seeing American money "redistrubited" to nations who would use it to buy weapons to use against us. Maybe they are disgusted because stimulis money was wasted on green energy companies that are now bankrupt. Maybe the sight of people booing our God at the DNC was reprehensible to some people. Maybe folks are disrurbed that there was no mentin or apoligizes for this. Maybe the prez. wasn't speaking for us all when he apologized when our embassy was attacted and our ambassador was killed
I Wonder

Richmond, KY

#6 Sep 20, 2012
President Obama wasn't president in 2008 when voters in our county gave the Republican candidate a solid majority. How did the smart people of Breathitt County know what policies would unfold after the election? Was everyone so pleased with President Bush and the job he did on our country that they wanted that policy continued in 2008? I think not. So for what reason did they vote against Democratic candidate Obama? I wonder.
An Answer

Richmond, KY

#7 Sep 20, 2012
I Wonder wrote:
President Obama wasn't president in 2008 when voters in our county gave the Republican candidate a solid majority. How did the smart people of Breathitt County know what policies would unfold after the election? Was everyone so pleased with President Bush and the job he did on our country that they wanted that policy continued in 2008? I think not. So for what reason did they vote against Democratic candidate Obama? I wonder.
Well, I heard this one out of the mouths of many in BC: "I ain't votin' fer no *insert racial slur here*".
As for me, I voted for McCain in '08 not because I'm a racist. I voted for him because he was the better candidate. He sponsored many bi-partisan bills and knew how to work with both sides in the Senate to get things done. Obama was a junior Senator from Illinois without even a single term of experience in Washington. I also voted for McCain because I knew he wasn't G.W. Bush. He was his own man with a history of bucking the Republican Party platform when he saw something wrong. As president, he would've been the leader of the Republican Party and able to change it's direction.
BTW, I'm an Independent, I'm only registered as a Democrat so I can have a say in local elections. We all know those get decided during the primaries, and Kentucky Law doesn't give Independents the right to vote then.
amigo

Chesterfield, MO

#9 Oct 1, 2012
I Wonder wrote:
President Obama wasn't president in 2008 when voters in our county gave the Republican candidate a solid majority. How did the smart people of Breathitt County know what policies would unfold after the election? Was everyone so pleased with President Bush and the job he did on our country that they wanted that policy continued in 2008? I think not. So for what reason did they vote against Democratic candidate Obama? I wonder.
Because he is a Marxist
worried

Hyden, KY

#10 Oct 1, 2012
Ben Chandler and Obama is taking all our work away from the working people. We don't have nothing to work at. Happy Chandler did not want the mountain parkway to be built when Bert Combs was governor. Happy Chandler said it started no where, it went no where, and you couldn't get off it no where. If it hadn't been for Bert Combs we would still be driving on the old road to lexington. Why do people want to vote for Ben Chandler?

Since: Dec 11

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#11 Oct 1, 2012
With so many people here in this county without health insurance because of pre-existing conditions, I don't see how anyone could vote for Romney. He is against the Affordable Health Law and so many other things that the common people need. He is for the rich. I guess not many of us here are among the 47% he claimed were losers and non-taxpayers. In fact, most of us are. He has a real contempt for poorer Americans for some reason.

Go ahead, and vote for the rich man. He'll be another Bush, but I hope not so bad. He won't even tell us his plans. All he does is bad-mouth President Obama. I have to agree with President Clinton. There is nobody who could repair the damage done by President Bush in four years. So, let's give our President four more years to finish bringing us out of the hole he found when first elected.

Please get all the fact before you vote.
dont believe

Jackson, KY

#12 Oct 2, 2012
Acer Man wrote:
With so many people here in this county without health insurance because of pre-existing conditions, I don't see how anyone could vote for Romney. He is against the Affordable Health Law and so many other things that the common people need. He is for the rich. I guess not many of us here are among the 47% he claimed were losers and non-taxpayers. In fact, most of us are. He has a real contempt for poorer Americans for some reason.
Go ahead, and vote for the rich man. He'll be another Bush, but I hope not so bad. He won't even tell us his plans. All he does is bad-mouth President Obama. I have to agree with President Clinton. There is nobody who could repair the damage done by President Bush in four years. So, let's give our President four more years to finish bringing us out of the hole he found when first elected.
Please get all the fact before you vote.
You don't understand the Obamacare.Yesterday the Independent Payment Advisory Board began to fine hospitals for readmitting Medicare patients within 30 days.Right now IPAB is concentrating on heart attack,stroke and puemonia patients.So if grandpa,grandma or the disabled become a victim of one of these health problems,the hospital will turn them away,maybe they can go to another hospital which would mean traveling farther,but I don't think they will allow that.They are going to expand to stop readmittance within 30 days of heart patients with open heart surgery,stents,heart valve replacement and patients with joint replacement like hip or knee replacements.IPAB wants doctors and hospitals to have a"warranty"on surgery and recovery.That's not possible.You see Obama has began war on senior citizens and the disabled.To him they're not worth the expense.And on Jan.1 the taxmageddon or fiscal cliff is coming and within that is an 11 billion dollar payment cut to doctors who take medicare.The doctors don't get paid that good from medicare now so if their pay is cut,they will stop accepting medicare.This is why Obama will not get most seniors vote,you know they're part of the 47%.They know Obama's healthcare is no healthcare at all.This Obamacare stinks.Romney badmouths Obama,really, Obama hasn't viciously attacked Romney?

Since: Dec 11

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#13 Oct 2, 2012
I still say some health coverage is better than none. People who have health coverage today shout the loudest against the Affordable Health Law. Wonder what they would say if the insurance company suddenly canceled their coverage or if they overspent the lifetime amount that insurance companies now set?

Why shouldn't we spend our money here in the USA on health care before sending money all around the world to fight wars and give it to people who hate America?

Shame on anyone who is against health care for all. Blessed be the poor. Even Romney was for universal health care when he was governor. Now, he has flipflopped on his principles just for a chance of getting a few Tea Party votes.
LMFAO

Pikeville, KY

#14 Oct 2, 2012
Acer Man wrote:
Go ahead, and vote for the rich man.
You mean Obama's poor? That's news to me.
LMFAO

Pikeville, KY

#15 Oct 2, 2012
Healthcare for all? Hell, how about Hummer H3s for all? I could go for that.
dont believe

Jackson, KY

#16 Oct 2, 2012
Acer Man wrote:
I still say some health coverage is better than none. People who have health coverage today shout the loudest against the Affordable Health Law. Wonder what they would say if the insurance company suddenly canceled their coverage or if they overspent the lifetime amount that insurance companies now set?
Why shouldn't we spend our money here in the USA on health care before sending money all around the world to fight wars and give it to people who hate America?
Shame on anyone who is against health care for all. Blessed be the poor. Even Romney was for universal health care when he was governor. Now, he has flipflopped on his principles just for a chance of getting a few Tea Party votes.
Acer,this universal healthcare doesn't work.Young people are going to be required to have health insurance they don't want,don't want to buy,most of them don't need and they won't receive good care.The people over 50 will have "rationed care",well,eventually all healthcare will be rationed.In Britain an average of 5000 people die each year from heart diseases while waiting to see a doctor.In 2 years that will be what happens here,only we are a bigger country and there will be more that die "waiting to see a doctor".We are going to lose a very large number of doctors because they won't be able to make a living from being doctors.They are not going to spend money on heart,cancer,diabetic or any terminal illnesses despite the progress this country has made in medicine.Obamacare is not healthcare for all,rather it will become healthcare for none.Our medical system will deteriote.Obama is already increasing the cost of medicine for people on Medicare starting Jan.1st.He will increase medical cost whenever he chooses.Does anyone want a President to have this much power?He has raised taxes on medical equipment that hospitals buy to increase the cost of what it takes to run a hospital.The fines,the regulations and taxes will close many hospitals and clinics.Then there's the control Obamacare is going to have over people's lives.At least Romney knows that universal healthcare doesn't work.At least Romney knows how capitalism works.Obama wants to go down in history as the man who brought America to it's knees.That's when those who support this man are going to regret.I wonder if they will be ashamed of voting for Obama.
the facts

United States

#17 Oct 2, 2012
Acer Man wrote:
With so many people here in this county without health insurance because of pre-existing conditions, I don't see how anyone could vote for Romney. He is against the Affordable Health Law and so many other things that the common people need. He is for the rich. I guess not many of us here are among the 47% he claimed were losers and non-taxpayers. In fact, most of us are. He has a real contempt for poorer Americans for some reason.
Go ahead, and vote for the rich man. He'll be another Bush, but I hope not so bad. He won't even tell us his plans. All he does is bad-mouth President Obama. I have to agree with President Clinton. There is nobody who could repair the damage done by President Bush in four years. So, let's give our President four more years to finish bringing us out of the hole he found when first elected.
Please get all the fact before you vote.
The fact is Obamacare doesn't promise or provide you with healthcare it promises you a fine for not haveing it, and what do you get for that fine of several hundred a month, nothing. he is forceing insurance companies to insure people with costly problems , and do you think the insurance company is going to take that loss , no thier not their going to raise the rates on people who have it to cover that cost . all your gettting is a fine for not haveing it and a raise in premiums if you do. Plus breaking medicare if it is so wonderful why do they have to bleed medicare dry to fund it. you need to get your facts strait.it's a big pile of dung. as for the rich man Obama is now rich too , from your tax dollars stolen over the past four years , Romney earned his .
dont believe

Jackson, KY

#18 Oct 2, 2012
the facts wrote:
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The fact is Obamacare doesn't promise or provide you with healthcare it promises you a fine for not haveing it, and what do you get for that fine of several hundred a month, nothing. he is forceing insurance companies to insure people with costly problems , and do you think the insurance company is going to take that loss , no thier not their going to raise the rates on people who have it to cover that cost . all your gettting is a fine for not haveing it and a raise in premiums if you do. Plus breaking medicare if it is so wonderful why do they have to bleed medicare dry to fund it. you need to get your facts strait.it's a big pile of dung. as for the rich man Obama is now rich too , from your tax dollars stolen over the past four years , Romney earned his .
I agree with you.I have seen people right here in Breathitt County all my life run other people in the ground over being "rich" whilst they themselves had the most as far as being rich.That's the way it is with Democrats(and I'm not bashing).It's standard Democrat procedure- they accuse their opponent of being wealthy and an oppresser of the poor while the accuser keeps attention away from his wealth and all his wealthy friends.And truth be known Obama probably has a greater number of wealthy friends then Romney.
Observer

Lexington, KY

#19 Oct 2, 2012
Yes. All the Democrats have given us is Health Care, Education, Roads, bridges, Social Security and Federal and State jobs. Republicans have given us a coal industry that is taking ALL of the money elsewhere, and handing out a few jobs while they fill our streams with MUD. voting for a Republican in East Ky is not a very intelligent choice...... but there is always racism to fall back on.
dont believe

Jackson, KY

#20 Oct 2, 2012
Observer wrote:
Yes. All the Democrats have given us is Health Care, Education, Roads, bridges, Social Security and Federal and State jobs. Republicans have given us a coal industry that is taking ALL of the money elsewhere, and handing out a few jobs while they fill our streams with MUD. voting for a Republican in East Ky is not a very intelligent choice...... but there is always racism to fall back on.
You know as well as I do that Democrats didn't give us all these things by themselves.Republicans pay taxes too,so Republicans helped pay for these things and they're mismanaged by Democrats.Democrats have destroyed our education system.We had a governor by the name of Paul Patton,a Democrat, who was from Pike County, who at one time schemed with another partner,a Democrat, in coal to bring cheap Mexican labor to eastern KY to work in the coal mines.Now who owned all the coal mines that dumped all the mud in the rivers?A coal operator in KY most likely had to be Democrat.Did you ever hear of the coal severance tax? Who took the biggest part of that coal severance tax and used it in other parts of the state? It was Democrats.You can give all the credit to the Democrats for the new affordable healthcare.The Republicans didn't vote for it.So yes please do at every opportunity you have to give praise and thanks to Obama for the new "healthcare".And Obama couldn't possibly be racist...ALTHOUGH..he "worshipped" at Jeremiah Wright's church.

Since: Dec 11

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#21 Oct 2, 2012
I tell you, if we don't calm down our country is headed for bad times when Democrats hate Republicans and Republicans hate Democrats. It seems to me we have forgotten we are all Americans. It also seems that many are now putting their party above their country. As our state motto says, "United we stand, divided we fall" -- and these are the truest words I can offer in these days of hatred and division. Just listen and read to some of the comments now coming out of the mouths of many Americans. And for what. What real difference does it matter who is president, the Congress controls the purse and so much more. Not since the days just before the American Civil War have such feelings been so keen and destructive.

I may not agree with how you vote, but I will never hold it against you.

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