Ben Chandler is the poster child for a crumbling Democratic coalition. For generations, his party has survived by cobbling together, on one hand, disparate interest groups, and on the other hand, patriotic Americans whose only remaining connection to the national Democratic Party is a flimsy registration card.
Notice that Chandler never mentions he belongs to the same party as Barack Obama or Nancy Pelosi. He deceptively refers to his vote for the wasteful, failed stimulus package as a vote for the “American Recovery Act.” No mention of his votes to force open homosexuals upon our military, destroy Kentucky jobs with Cap-and-Tax, or the behemoth government takeover of our health care system (Chandler voted “yes” on all procedural votes prior to the final vote on the health care bill).
Of particular significance to all my fellow veterans should be the fact that Ben Chandler actively sought to undermine our servicemen’s efforts in Iraq during the toughest days of that war. A war we eventually won — no thanks to him or his party’s leadership.