Steve DiNatale smiling in Fitchburg Kim Davis Smiling in Kentucky

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Steve DiNatale smiling in Fitchburg Kim Davis Smiling in Kentucky

Yes­ter­day was elec­tion day and there are sev­eral sto­ries to tell.

On the local level Steve Dina­tale left the Mass­a­chu­setts State Leg­is­la­ture to run for mayor of fitch­burg and his choice was rewarded with 74% of the vote in a city that has not been shy about vot­ing for repub­li­cans like Scott Brown.

I hope Dina­tale stays in the Mayor’s office a while, he’s a sen­si­ble fel­low who will do a good job plus any attempt to advance fur­ther in state gov­ern­ment would require a choice between his Catholic faith and the Demo­c­rat party and I sus­pect that choice is the rea­son why the city will get the ben­e­fit rather than the entire state.

Their loss is our gain.

Andrew Cou­ture is a good guy and I think he should con­sider run­ning for city council.

In Ken­tucky in a race Democ­rats were expected to win Matt Bevin, Mitch McConnell’s favorite punch­ing bag was expected to lose and the media already had their nar­ra­tive written

Bevin, who polls show is trail­ing by a small mar­gin, appears on the verge of join­ing the list of tea party-​aligned can­di­dates whom estab­lish­ment oper­a­tives will blame for years to come for los­ing a winnable race. Like other Repub­li­cans dam­aged by the party’s Obama-​era civil war, Bevin took unten­able posi­tions in the pri­mary that Democ­rats have turned against him in the gen­eral. And the Repub­li­can businessman’s strat­egy and deci­sions through­out the cam­paign have baf­fled long­time polit­i­cal observers.

As you can guess they hedged his bets with a sin­gle line

They think poll­sters might be miss­ing the anger of rural con­ser­v­a­tives who are most likely to vote, which is what hap­pened in the media polling here in 2014.”

The polls showed him down five, but you know what, peo­ple for­got about, a per­son named Kim Davis

As he trav­els around the state, Bevin’s body man hands out post­cards describ­ing Bevin as “the only can­di­date for gov­er­nor that has stood up for tra­di­tional mar­riage and reli­gious lib­erty.” Bevin has also made appeals to born-​again Chris­tians, urg­ing them to vote to coun­ter­act the polit­i­cal activism of “agnos­tics and athe­ists” and telling them to “stand firm” for their beliefs.

The Advo­cate made it very clear which sides the Demo­c­rat Con­way & the Repub­li­can Bevin are on:

Con­way, on the other hand, is so staunchly pro-[gay]marriage, Kentucky’s for­mer top law­man got choked up when announc­ing in 2014 that he would not appeal a fed­eral judge’s order rec­og­niz­ing same-​sex mar­riages per­formed out of state. “If I did so I would be defend­ing dis­crim­i­na­tion. That I will not do,” Con­way said, which you can watch in the video below

Bevin vis­ited Ken­tucky clerk Davis in jail, where she spent time this sum­mer for refus­ing to grant mar­riage licenses to any cou­ples, cit­ing per­sonal reli­gious beliefs against same-​sex mar­riage. Bevin’s sup­port for Davis became a tent­pole of his cam­paign strategy

Alas for our lib­eral friends the vot­ers of Ken­tucky clearly knew which side they were on too and it wasn’t close

Bevin was able to defy pun­dits, polit­i­cal insid­ers and polling — includ­ing one released by his own cam­paign in Octo­ber that showed him los­ing — and emerge a win­ner Tues­day night.

In the end, it wasn’t even close. Bevin won 107 of the state’s 120 coun­ties on his way to a nine-​point victory.

The real fun part are para­graphs like this gay blogs like this:

Kim Davis’s attor­neys at the Lib­erty Coun­sel sent out a press release con­grat­u­lat­ing Bevin which included a state­ment from Davis herself:

I con­grat­u­late Matt Bevin on his win. I am ecsta­tic. He is such a gen­uine and car­ing per­son. I will be for­ever thank­ful that he came to visit me while I was in jail. At a clerks’ meet­ing he hugged me and said he was pray­ing for me. I am look­ing for­ward to his lead­er­ship as our new Governor.”

Lib­erty Coun­sel attor­ney Mat Staver clucked as well:

The elec­tion was not even close. The lop­sided victory for Matt Bevin stunned most polit­i­cal pun­dits. There is no ques­tion that the issue of reli­gious free­dom and same-​sex mar­riage played a role in the results. The peo­ple favor tra­di­tional val­ues and mar­riage, and they are tired of the polit­i­cal elites rep­re­sented by Gov­er­nor Beshear who are out of touch with ordi­nary, God-​loving cit­i­zens. We look for­ward to work­ing with Gov­er­nor Elect Matt Bevin to accom­mo­date the reli­gious con­vic­tions of Kim Davis and other Ken­tucky clerks. Finally, we will have com­mon sense and the Con­sti­tu­tion pre­vail in Kentucky.”

Appar­ently Judge Bun­ning can jail a clerk for her faith but you can’t jail the electorate.

Expect the MSM to spin this result as hav­ing noth­ing to do with Kim Davis.

Update: Out of curios­ity I did a google and yahoo for any com­ments Ali­son Grimes might have made on the Kim davis case. I didn’t find anything.

On what I’m sure is a totally unre­lated note in a year while Bevin won the governor’s race Grimes man­aged to be re-​elected Sec­re­tary of state by two point margin.

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Yesterday was election day and there are several stories to tell.

On the local level Steve Dinatale left the Massachusetts State Legislature to run for mayor of fitchburg and his choice was rewarded with 74% of the vote in a city that has not been shy about voting for republicans like Scott Brown.

I hope Dinatale stays in the Mayor’s office a while, he’s a sensible fellow who will do a good job plus any attempt to advance further in state government would require a choice between his Catholic faith and the Democrat party and I suspect that choice is the reason why the city will get the benefit rather than the entire state.

Their loss is our gain.

Andrew Couture is a good guy and I think he should consider running for city council.

In Kentucky in a race Democrats were expected to win Matt Bevin, Mitch McConnell’s favorite punching bag was expected to lose and the media already had their narrative written

Bevin, who polls show is trailing by a small margin, appears on the verge of joining the list of tea party-aligned candidates whom establishment operatives will blame for years to come for losing a winnable race. Like other Republicans damaged by the party’s Obama-era civil war, Bevin took untenable positions in the primary that Democrats have turned against him in the general. And the Republican businessman’s strategy and decisions throughout the campaign have baffled longtime political observers.

As you can guess they hedged his bets with a single line

They think pollsters might be missing the anger of rural conservatives who are most likely to vote, which is what happened in the media polling here in 2014.”

The polls showed him down five, but you know what, people forgot about, a person named Kim Davis

As he travels around the state, Bevin’s body man hands out postcards describing Bevin as “the only candidate for governor that has stood up for traditional marriage and religious liberty.” Bevin has also made appeals to born-again Christians, urging them to vote to counteract the political activism of “agnostics and atheists” and telling them to “stand firm” for their beliefs.

The Advocate made it very clear which sides the Democrat Conway & the Republican Bevin are on:

Conway, on the other hand, is so staunchly pro-[gay]marriage, Kentucky’s former top lawman got choked up when announcing in 2014 that he would not appeal a federal judge’s order recognizing same-sex marriages performed out of state. “If I did so I would be defending discrimination. That I will not do,” Conway said, which you can watch in the video below

Bevin visited Kentucky clerk Davis in jail, where she spent time this summer for refusing to grant marriage licenses to any couples, citing personal religious beliefs against same-sex marriage. Bevin’s support for Davis became a tentpole of his campaign strategy

Alas for our liberal friends the voters of Kentucky clearly knew which side they were on too and it wasn’t close

Bevin was able to defy pundits, political insiders and polling — including one released by his own campaign in October that showed him losing — and emerge a winner Tuesday night.

In the end, it wasn’t even close. Bevin won 107 of the state’s 120 counties on his way to a nine-point victory.

The real fun part are paragraphs like this gay blogs like this:

Kim Davis’s attorneys at the Liberty Counsel sent out a press release congratulating Bevin which included a statement from Davis herself:

“I congratulate Matt Bevin on his win. I am ecstatic. He is such a genuine and caring person. I will be forever thankful that he came to visit me while I was in jail. At a clerks’ meeting he hugged me and said he was praying for me. I am looking forward to his leadership as our new Governor.”

Liberty Counsel attorney Mat Staver clucked as well:

“The election was not even close. The lopsided victory for Matt Bevin stunned most political pundits. There is no question that the issue of religious freedom and same-sex marriage played a role in the results. The people favor traditional values and marriage, and they are tired of the political elites represented by Governor Beshear who are out of touch with ordinary, God-loving citizens. We look forward to working with Governor Elect Matt Bevin to accommodate the religious convictions of Kim Davis and other Kentucky clerks. Finally, we will have common sense and the Constitution prevail in Kentucky.”

Apparently Judge Bunning can jail a clerk for her faith but you can’t jail the electorate.

Expect the MSM to spin this result as having nothing to do with Kim Davis.

Update: Out of curiosity I did a google and yahoo for any comments Alison Grimes might have made on the Kim davis case. I didn’t find anything.

On what I’m sure is a totally unrelated note in a year while Bevin won the governor’s race Grimes managed to be re-elected Secretary of state by two point margin.

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