Conway urges Democrats to reject ‘ignorance’ of Paul

August 07, 2010 | | Comments 80

By Jack Brammer and Bill Estep –

MAYFIELD – Democratic U.S. Senate nominee Jack Conway told several hundred people at a Graves County party breakfast Saturday morning that voters must reject the “ignorance” of Republican Rand Paul in the Nov. 2 general election.

“We have to beat back this ignorance, this intolerance and give to the people the government they deserve,” Conway said to loud cheers, adding, “We have the campaign to do it.”

Paul, during an interview after the Graves County Republican breakfast at Graves County High School, said Conway’s problem is that “he will have to run as far as he can from President Obama’s policy.

“He can call me names. That’s OK. But he knows he has Obama to deal with.”

During his speech to about 300 Republicans at the breakfast, Paul noted what will likely be a liability for Conway among many voters: the unpopularity of Obama and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

“Bring Nancy down,” Paul challenged Conway. “I’ll buy her plane ticket. Bring the president down. They’re unpopular in Kentucky because their ideas and their issues are wrong.”

Asked what will happen if Conway uses TV campaign ads to declare that Paul is ignorant and intolerant, Paul said, “We will match him every dollar. People who know me know that I am not intolerant.”

Conway accused his opponent of being “against just about every single government program except those that feather his own nest.”

He mentioned Paul’s decision to break a previous pledge and accept campaign contributions from members of Congress who voted for federal bailouts, Paul’s refusal to term-limit himself even though he supports term-limits generally, and his claims of balancing the federal budget next year without offering specifics this year.

Conway invited attendees to the afternoon Fancy Farm picnic to visit “Rand Paul’s Waffle House,” which Conway’s campaign will staff.

Conway started his speech by alluding to his misstep at last year’s Fancy Farm picnic when he described himself as a “tough son of a bitch.”

The profanity received heavy media attention and caused picnic organizers to put a ban on salty language. Conway later apologized for it.

At Saturday’s breakfast, Conway said he wanted to quote the late President Harry Truman and, “Give them heck.”

Conway also called Republican Senate President David Williams, who is considering a bid for governor next year, the “sourpuss from Burkesville.”

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  1. Larry Wallace says:

    Fancy Farm must be a holiday for mental patients.

  2. Eric says:

    Conway: “Elect me to be Obama’s butt-buddy in the Senate!”

    “That’s not going to happen.” -George Stephanopoulos

  3. Ned says:

    gary g cooper jr, why don’t you go outside and mow your lawn or something. Why waste your day posting (boring) responses on here?

  4. George says:

    You really think praying for a guy who believes in killing innocent babies is going to do any good? You might as well pray for obama as well, he is also a baby killer. He has said if his daughters get knocked up he would support them if they wanted to kill his grandbabies. This is certainly the kind of leader I can support – NOT. Pray all you want, it will not do any good. That is about the only thing the Dems have left this November – prayer.
    And Conway resorts to the what the Dems do best, call people names when you have no argument. That must be the Dems platform this time around. Good luck.

  5. RoscoeRoe says:

    Gary Cooper – too bad you are not the real Gary Cooper but instead just another ignorant western KY hick. The real Gary Cooper was a tough sheriff who kicked butts and took names in High Noon. You are just another moronic tea bagger who reflects the kind of ignorance that has KY in the bottom 10% of most national indicators for quality of life. Oh wait, we are second nationally to West Virginia in number of citizens without teeth. When I read the kind of ridiculous statements by you and your pointy-headed buddies, it makes me realize what a long way we have to go to bring the commonwealth just up to average. Keep electing Mitch and his type and we may eventually take the lead in number of citiziens without teeth. YAAAH!

  6. Tommy Caudill says:


    Let’s say (God forbid) your daughter got raped and pregnant by Charles Manson, would you want your daughter to carry to term this child and be reminded everyday of her ordeal and the man who raped her?

    I mean get real folks you know you wouldn’t nobody would.

    What if the love of your life lay there giving birth and the doctor looked at you and said which one your wife or the child, which would you choose?

  7. Bloviator says:

    Conway’s previous profanity and his current name calling make me question his propriety.

    Additionally, when a candidate resorts to name calling it indicates that he is desperate.

  8. Tommy Caudill says:


    Jesus said: “Judge not, that you be not judged” (Matthew 7:1).

    Does this mean we are never to judge? Certainly not, for Jesus also said: “Do not judge according to appearance, but judge with righteous judgment” (John 7:24).

    We are commanded to exercise righteous judgment. We are forbidden to judge when we are not qualified to do so.

    First we will examine forbidden judgment, then commanded judgment.

    We may not judge according to appearance (John 7:24). This means that we may not judge on the basis of insufficient, superficial information. Outward appearance is often deceptive. “Some men’s sins are clearly evident, preceding them to judgment, but those of some men follow later. Likewise, the good works of some are clearly evident, and those that are otherwise cannot be hidden” (1 Timothy 5:24,25). Righteous judgment must be based on conclusive evidence. We may not judge on the basis of appearance, personal opinions or unsubstantiated suspicions.

    Jesus said: “Judge not, that you be not judged. For with what judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with the same measure you use, it will be measured back to you. And why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye, but do not consider the plank in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me remove the speck out of your eye’; and look, a plank is in your own eye? Hypocrite! First remove the plank from your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck out of your brother’s eye” (Matthew 7:1-5).

    If we condemn someone for something we do ourselves, we bring condemnation upon ourselves. “Therefore you are inexcusable, O man, whoever you are who judge, for in whatever you judge another you condemn yourself; for you who judge practice the same things. But we know that the judgment of God is according to truth against those who practice such things. And do you think this, O man, you who judge those practicing such things, and doing the same, that you will escape the judgment of God?” (Romans 2:1-3). “Therefore be merciful, just as your Father also is merciful. Judge not, and you shall not be judged. Condemn not, and you shall not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven. Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you” (Luke 6:36-38).

    We may not judge in matters of opinion. “Receive one who is weak in the faith, but not to disputes over doubtful things. For one believes he may eat all things, but he who is weak eats only vegetables. Let not him who eats despise him who does not eat, and let not him who does not eat judge him who eats; for God has received him. Who are you to judge another’s servant? To his own master he stands or falls. Indeed, he will be made to stand, for God is able to make him stand” (Romans 14:1-4). “But why do you judge your brother? Or why do you show contempt for your brother? For we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ. For it is written: ‘As I live, says the Lord, Every knee shall bow to Me, and every tongue shall confess to God.’ So then each of us shall give account of himself to God. Therefore let us not judge one another anymore, but rather resolve this, not to put a stumbling block or a cause to fall in our brother’s way” (Romans 14:10-13).

    We may not judge with insufficient knowledge. Paul wrote: “But with me it is a very small thing that I should be judged by you or by a human court. In fact, I do not even judge myself. For I know nothing against myself, yet I am not justified by this; but He who judges me is the Lord. Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord comes, who will both bring to light the hidden things of darkness and reveal the counsels of the hearts; and then each one’s praise will come from God” (1 Corinthians 4:3-5).

    We may not take God’s place in judgment: “Do not speak evil of one another, brethren. He who speaks evil of a brother and judges his brother, speaks evil of the law and judges the law. But if you judge the law, you are not a doer of the law but a judge. There is one Lawgiver, who is able to save and to destroy. Who are you to judge another?” (James 4:11,12).

    We may not condemn the guiltless by neglecting mercy: “But if you had known what this means, ‘I desire mercy and not sacrifice,’ you would not have condemned the guiltless” (Matthew 12:7).

    We must keep these warnings carefully in mind.

    At the same time “Judge not, that you be not judged” is often the wailing cry of false teachers and hardened sinners who misapply the verse to ward off censure for their evil deeds. Do not be intimidated by such people, for Jesus has commanded us to judge with righteous judgment (John 7:24).

    “He who justifies the wicked, and he who condemns the just, both of them alike are an abomination to the LORD” (Proverbs 17:15). “And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them” (Ephesians 5:11).

    “Do not judge according to appearance, but judge with righteous judgment” (John 7:24). This is reminiscent of Leviticus 19:15. “You shall do no injustice in judgment. You shall not be partial to the poor, nor honor the person of the mighty. But in righteousness you shall judge your neighbor.”

    There is a place for righteous judgment. When Christians persist in sin, they are to be judged by their fellow Christians, as Paul explained to the Corinthians: “I wrote to you in my epistle not to keep company with sexually immoral people. Yet I certainly did not mean the sexually immoral people of this world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or idolaters, since then you would need to go out of the world. But now I have written to you not to keep company with anyone named a brother, who is a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a reviler, or a drunkard, or an extortioner — not even to eat with such a person. For what have I to do with judging those also who are outside? Do you not judge those who are inside? But those who are outside God judges. Therefore ‘put away from yourselves that wicked person'” (1 Corinthians 5:9-13).

    When Christians come in conflict, some wise man should be found to judge between his brethren: “Dare any of you, having a matter against another, go to law before the unrighteous, and not before the saints? Do you not know that the saints will judge the world? And if the world will be judged by you, are you unworthy to judge the smallest matters? Do you not know that we shall judge angels? How much more, things that pertain to this life? If then you have judgments concerning things pertaining to this life, do you appoint those who are least esteemed by the church to judge? I say this to your shame. Is it so, that there is not a wise man among you, not even one, who will be able to judge between his brethren?” (1 Corinthians 6:1-5).

    We may not reserve judgment when faced with clear manifestations of evil. Jesus reprimanded the church at Thyatira: “Nevertheless I have a few things against you, because you allow that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess, to teach and beguile My servants to commit sexual immorality and to eat things sacrificed to idols” (Revelation 2:20). What if false teaching on divorce and remarriage leads God’s people to commit sexual immorality? Will God hold us guiltless if we allow such to be taught, and if we fellowship people Jesus says are committing adultery? (Matthew 5:31,32; 19:9; Mark 10:11,12; Luke 16:18).

    Many commands of God require the exercise of righteous judgment.

    “But we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you withdraw from every brother who walks disorderly and not according to the tradition which he received from us” (2 Thessalonians 3:6).

    “And if anyone does not obey our word in this epistle, note that person and do not keep company with him, that he may be ashamed. Yet do not count him as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother” (2 Thessalonians 3:14,15).

    “Teach and exhort these things. If anyone teaches otherwise and does not consent to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness, he is proud, knowing nothing, but is obsessed with disputes and arguments over words, from which come envy, strife, reviling, evil suspicions, useless wrangling of men of corrupt minds and destitute of the truth, who suppose that godliness is a means of gain. From such withdraw yourself” (2 Timothy 6:2b-5).

    “Now I urge you, brethren, note those who cause divisions and offenses, contrary to the doctrine which you learned, and avoid them. For those who are such do not serve our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly, and by smooth words and flattering speech deceive the hearts of the simple” (Romans 16:17,18).

    All these commands require the careful exercise of righteousness judgment. Do not be deceived by smooth words and flattering speech. Beware of wolves who come to you with a sheep’s skin.

    We must be careful not to make unqualified judgments. But we must judge appropriately when commanded to do so. “Do not judge according to appearance, but judge with righteous judgment” (John 7:24).

    See people we have no right to judge anyone except we be qualified, and then only righteous judgment. We must be careful to call someone a sinner when we do the same or worse.

  9. Langston says:

    Roscoe, when you talk about Kentucky’s low ranking as compared to other states, please ask yourself which political party has ruled this state, almost exclusively, for over a century. I think that same political party has reigned in West Virginia for just as long.

  10. Bill Adkins says:

    Jack Conway is standing tall where too many stand silent. Rand Paul spreads the plague of AIDS (Acquired Intellect Deficiency Syndrome), a result of far too much Tea while watching fools like Glenn Beck. Stand away from stupid, far away. Vote Jack Conway and Democratic this fall.

  11. joe says:

    the only things i can tell that rand paul supports is removing elevators from buildings making handicapped people stay on the first floor and bringing back “whites only” restaurants, as he takes our country back (to the 1950’s)

  12. Paulette Yates says:

    We in Kentucky have a choice this November. The choice is the difference in the philosophy of the two parties. One thinks control by Government is the way to go and the other Local control,where control is needed. There are few comments above that are helpful in swaying a voter one way or the other. I do see a lot of misinformation. The Democrats must believe the way to win is false accusations. Joe, I don’t know where you get the idea Mr. Paul wants “white only” restaurants?? Miss information?? And B. Adkins..your comment does indicate an acquired intellect deficiency…however not in the way I think you meant. If we are to control spending and bad policy, we must do so at the local level. Electing Mr. Conway will give us more of what we have. I believe this is wrong and wish to reverse Obama policies.

  13. GermantownDem says:

    No way I will support my party on this one. Conway is just too liberal on Obama’s health takeover, cap and trade, and abortion and guns. I proudly support Rand Paul to take the fight to liberals like Obama and Pelosi.

  14. Bill Adkins says:

    Dear Paulette, had your tea today? Glenn Beck and the Tea Party disseminate disinformation and the Big Lie along with a healthy dose of mangled history every day. You obviously like your junk in heaping helpings and it is reflected in your Acquired Intellect Deficiency Syndrome symptoms.

  15. Tommy Caudill says:

    I just want to know, where were the conservatives when we gave tax cuts to the top 2% that weren’t paid for but will add more than $5 trillion to our debt? Where were they when the Constitution was broke to government complete control of our lives including listening to our phone calls without a warrant? Where were they on all these spending bills and not a single one paid for?

  16. Tommy Caudill says:

    Please explain the hypocrisy from the conservatives today.

  17. Tommy Caudill says:

    I wrote these tweets to House republicans, but they won’t write me back, wander why?

    TommyCaudill @hcfpac Come on, you know you want to get all those people off unemployment, so you don’t have to keep voting against their benefits.
    less than 5 seconds ago via web
    Delete .
    TommyCaudill @hcfpac Wouldn’t you like to help all those poor Americans who started losing their jobs in 2007? Don’t you like to help your fellow man?
    3 minutes ago via web
    Delete .
    TommyCaudill @hcfpac Come on you can tell me where the jobs are and how they would be created if the Bush tax cuts were left in place. I’ll keep it quiet
    4 minutes ago via web
    Delete .
    TommyCaudill @hcfpac We’ve had 10 years of the Bush tax cuts, but; where are all the jobs these tax cuts would create? Explain how they would help now!!!

  18. Tommy Caudill says:

    When are conservatives going to quit lying to themselves, and be honest to the people the Bush tax cuts wouldn’t create a single job? I mean we’ve had ten years and anyone with two bad eyes can see they haven’t done one thing to improve the economy.

  19. Tommy Caudill says:

    What happens, people start telling the truth and conservatives leave? I guess Jack Nicholson was right “you can’t handle the truth.”

  20. Paulette Yates says:

    Mr. Adkins. As a matter of fact I engage in tea each and every day. I challenge you to prove anything Mr. Beck says as false. Most information he gives are direct quotes or audios or visuals. You obviously read the blogs and do not Watch or listen yourself. Too bad. Truth is what we need today. By the way, I will be at the 8/28 rally.

  21. Paulette Yates says:

    If you think the tax cuts of the Bush administration did no good, wait until you see what happens when they expire.

  22. Tommy Caudill says:


    Even John Boehner and Mike Pence agreed on Meet the Press that the Bush tax cuts were not paid for and would not be paid for under their leadership, and said they were open to raising the retirement age. Now that’s a party you can trust with your future. And this is the party of fiscal responsibility; yeah right.

    Are you rich, do you make more than $250 thousand, where did these tax cuts help you?

  23. […] back this ignorance, this intolerance and give to the people the government they deserve,” said Conway in a speech over the weekend at the 130th annual Fancy Farm picnic, a widely anticipated […]

  24. […] back this ignorance, this intolerance and give to the people the government they deserve,” said Conway in a speech over the weekend at the 130th annual Fancy Farm picnic, a widely anticipated […]

  25. […] back this ignorance, this intolerance and give to the people the government they deserve,” said Conway in a speech over the weekend at the 130th annual Fancy Farm picnic, a widely anticipated […]

  26. Paulette Yates says:

    I am retired and on a very limited income, thanks in part to Mr. Obama. These tax cuts do not effect me directly. However every house hold with kids are affected. The businesses will retract further and not much will be gained from them. The gain they anticipate from the expiration of these cuts will be lost in revenue as historically happens when the economy is struggling. Raising the retirement age???Well, when SS was instituted, life expectancy was 70 years, give or take a couple. That is not true today. Refusal to revamp this system will result in no one collecting from it. It will go broke..even Mr. Obama agrees with that. To stick your head in the sand and refuse to make change will doom you (as I will probably no longer be here) not only as a nation but as a people.

  27. Tommy Caudill says:

    When you say low income, is it lower than $400 per month? That’s what my mother draws from SS. How do you think President Obama contributed to your being retired on a limited income; please explain.

  28. Paulette Yates says:

    Please see posting on face page

  29. […] back this ignorance, this intolerance and give to the people the government they deserve,” said Conway in a speech over the weekend at the 130th annual Fancy Farm picnic, a widely anticipated […]

  30. Rick says:

    I came from another country 23 yrs ago to seek the American dream. I feel like I did fulfill most of that dream but the last few yeaars it seems like it’s fading away. Coming from another country gives you a different perspective on what’s happening to America. This Great Country is nothing like it was when I first arrived. It’s lost it’s International influence around the world. Many countries mock the united states for its stupid politcal correctness on so many issues that is crippling this nation. I’ve also seen how “Truth” in this country is fading away. I’m an Independent and to me I vote according to “Truth”. Doesn’t matter if it’s for a Republican or Democrat as long as it’s for a candidate or party that is truthful and also meets my political views. I sometimes feel people are either completely blinded or simply ignorant about politcal issues. There is corruption on both politcal parties but I’ve never seen such blindness on the Democrat side that I see today. I don’t believe it’s those in power that are blinded I beleive it’s the people who are not informed enough. For someone to vote for a party just b/c they’ve always vote for them is pure ignorance and quite Truthfully stupid. I hope this election people truly look inside and vote for what matters.