“Tough Shit” Says Kentucky Senator Jim Bunning to Unemployed
Kentucky Senator Jim Bunning isn’t running for re-election.
Seems he is retiring as a bitter old man who is taking it out on the people whose unemployment benefits may end today.
he said to the Democrats that asked him to reconsider.
Supporters say the bill is an emergency measure, extending the programs only a month until a longer-term solution can be found.
Bunning, is a former major league Hall of Fame baseball pitcher, and apparently inhaled too much resin while on the mound.
He has cussed out reporters during a telephone call and said the results of a poll he commissioned were “none of your “god damn business.”
He said U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who was being treated for pancreatic cancer at the time, would be dead by year’s end.
During the 2004 campaign, Bunning said that Democratic challenger looked “like one of Saddam Hussein’s sons.”
Carl Hulse and Robert Pear reported:
As the fight drew to a close, Mr. Bunning complained he had been ambushed by the Democrats and was forced to miss the Kentucky-South Carolina basketball game…
“I’m trying to make a point to the people of the United States,”
Senator Mitch McConnell and Senator Jim Bunning.
I’m just so damn proud of our Kentucky Senators.
Senator Bunning was an excellent pitcher, but as a human being, he is a mutant. Further evidence we need to remember that just because someone is a enshrined in The Hall, it doesn’t mean that he is an outstanding human being. Bill
@Bill: well said. I’ll remember this when they induct Mark McGwire. At least Bunning didn’t cheat when playing the game. He got stupid much later in life.
And yet the people of KY voted for this tool. Wonder how those losing their unemployment today feel about him now. Hopefully, they’ll make a smarter choice next time. Glad to see you posting this story, too. I included it in my Sunday Recap this week.
Great minds thinkin’ alike again. 😉
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@injaynesworld: voted for BOTH tools. But Democrats are hopeless. “I don’t belong to organized political party, I’m a Democrat.” We elect Dem governors, but Rep senators, go figure.
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I’ve only been a Kentuckian for a short time, but as far as I can tell all of our elected officials and representatives are batshit crazy. I don’t necessarily blame that phenomenon on the politicians; I blame it on the voters.
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I watched some of that fiasco on CSPAN the other night and wondered what the hell was wrong with that guy. I’m still wondering…
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@Larry: I blame the Evangelicals.
@Unfinished Rambler: He really is not an intelligent man. He basically is an obstructionist McConnell puppet.
Your comments are appreciated. I am dumbfounded at this guy’s arrogance and meanness and stupidity. What has his vote cost after well-meaning senators and the states find other ways to help the unemployed. Total disgust.
Who’s the tools? What Bunning said is true…he just picked a crucial time to make his point. You can’t continue to spend money you don’t have. When all of you idiots are paying the interest only on this 12 trillion plus debt..plus b/c the Federal Gov’t is tax and spend w/o not enough revenue which is his case in point, then don’t B itch. When they come to take your house b/c we can’t even pay the interest only debt to Japan, China, or whoev er..think back to this moment in history. You’re attacking the messenger, not the constitutional wrecking dictatorship representation we have in Washington right now.
Well All I have to say to Mr. “Tough shit” is, I hope the good lord makes it so he loses all his money that he made from the sweat of fellow Kentuckians and he has to live on Social Security Benefits and then when he complains, we all look at him and say “Tough shit”. I think all the Politicians including Obama needs to have all their wealth taken from them and forced to live on government assistance for at least 6 months and let them see how it feels. I bet a lot of politicians will change their minds and there will be no tough shit!