Trump mini-me Governor Matt Bevin of Kentucky never misses a chance to keep going lower Thankfully, this also applies to his approval rating. But first, Bevin’s latest attack on public school teachers:
More attention must be spent on looking at behavioral health and firearms safety as opposed to the government creating more gun regulations, Bevin said.
“One thing you almost didn't hear anything about while we had people pretending to be sick when they weren't sick and leaving kids unattended to or in situations that they should not have been in — a little girl was shot, 7 years old, by another kid,” he said.
“Because they were somewhere that they weren't intended and because a parent didn't have any option, put them in a situation so that they could go to work, it left these kids in a compromised situation where they encountered a gun and there was not enough awareness.”
There was a teacher sick out because Bevin and the Republicans were trying to change the composition of the teacher’s pension board. Bevin and the Republicans wanted revenge upon the teachers who had protested their attempts to “reform” the state pension system. Teachers were out that day, so obviously, it is all the teachers fault that a little girl was shot.
Bevin has said vile shit before about public school teachers. Bevin claimed that when teachers protested his attempts to screw them over on their pensions children were sexually molested because they were not in school at that time. Also, teachers were “greedy” and “thugs.”
And how has Bevin’s temper tantrums and attacks on public school teachers worked out for him so far? Seems it has contributed to Bevin being the LEAST popular governor for now:
Morning Consult's poll of Kentucky voters showed 33% approved of Bevin while 52% didn't. The poll has a margin of error of plus or minus 1%.
The 19 percentage point gap was the largest among the nation's 50 governors
Because Kentucky is silly, we have our governor race in odd numbered years. And Bevin is up this year. This poll, therefore, is good news for the Democrats. The odd numbered years elections have shitty voter turnout, and because Republicans always show up, it is one big reason why Bevin won in 2015.
However, Bevin has even alienated his fellow Republicans, except for McConnell who benefitted from that corrupt deal to have an aluminum plant open up in KY that is financed by a Russian mobster. But the rest of the Republican Party is “Ugh” when it comes to Bevin. I think the Republican Party will go through the motions to support Bevin, but we will have to wait and see what happens this fall.