Are you ready for Kentucky’s Fantasy Politics Draft on November 4th?

Posted by on October 26, 2014
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How’s your Fantasy Football Team doing? I hope it’s doing better than my Kentucky Fantasy Politics Team.

For those of you who play Fantasy Football, what criteria do you use to draft your team and select your weekly competitors? Do you rely on feel-good rhetoric or hardcore facts? The Fantasy Football coaches I know are all about performance stats, weather conditions, injury reports and even if it’s a day or night game. They take a Joe Friday from Dragnet approach – “Just the facts Ma’am.”

Americans take their sports teams seriously. Sadly, the same passion cannot be found in politics. I wonder which one is more important to our family’s future.

I’m one of those freaks who take my Fantasy Politics Team seriously. I track each player’s performance and I draft (vote) the players every May and November who vote for the U.S. Constitution, limited government, fiscal responsibility, free markets, pro-life and traditional values. All these principles are proven winners.

I research several political tracking sources Conservative Review, Heritage Action Scorecard and FreedomWorks.

Here’s how Conservative Review rates my Kentucky team:

U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R) – 95 percent (A)

U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie (R) – 89 percent (B)

U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell (R) – 62 percent (D)

U.S. Rep. Brett Guthrie (R) – 53 percent (F)

U.S. Rep. Andy Barr (R) – 50 percent (F)

U.S. Rep Ed Whitfield (R) – 49 percent (F)

U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers (R) – 46 percent (F)

My team’s average is 63 percent (D). Good grief!

It’s important to note that Democrats are no longer eligible to compete in Fantasy Politics. Since the voting records for Democrats are so horrific, no freedom-loving American ever drafts them. All Democrats are F players. According to Conservative Review the highest rated Democrat is Senator Edward Markey from Massachusetts at 18 percent.

Kentucky is part of the Midwest Section 3 Division with Indiana, Kansas, Ohio and Oklahoma. Kentucky is currently fighting to stay out of last place.

Oklahoma – 74% (C)

Kansas – 72% (C)

Indiana – 69% (D)

Kentucky – 63% (D)

Ohio – 62% (D)

I’m also very concerned that my team is imploding. My A player (Paul) is endorsing my D player (McConnell) instead of an A/B primary challenger (Bevin). My B player (Massie) became a mime during the McConnell/Bevin primary, but he did find his voice to vote for the nearly $1 trillion Farm/Food Stamp Bill. In fact, all Kentucky Republicans in the U.S. House voted for the bill. In contrast, all Republicans from Kansas voted against this bill in spite of their farming interest, Kansas ranks 7th in farm production. What’s happening to my team?

mcconnell grimesSo the big draft pick on November 4th is McConnell (R) or Grimes (D). Since Grimes is an anti-freedom Democrat, she is not an option. In theory, McConnell is my only option, but here are two stats that pushed me over the edge.

  1. Of Obama’s 122 judicial nominees since 2009, McConnell voted to support 97 nominees (80%) who received roll call votes. If you count all judicial votes (roll call, voice and unanimous consent) McConnell’s support for Obama nominees jumps to 88%. What’s the difference between a Democrat and a 63 percent Republican again?

  2. For 13 years, Northern Kentuckians have been told that the Brent Spence Bridge is functionally obsolete. Since 2001, the federal government has spent $40 trillion; however they were unable to find $2.5 billion to repair the nationally important Brent Spence Bridge. Let’s remove a few zeros to make it easier to comprehend. That’s like saying that someone who spent $400,000 could not find $25 to build a critical bridge. What good is the most powerful Republican in the U.S. Senate who can’t find $25?

My Republican “friends” tell me, “Tom, you must vote for Republicans because they suck less than Democrats.” While that may be true, they still suck and America cannot win the battle for freedom with a bunch of anti-freedom soldiers.

I’m also tired of hearing political hacks scream that I must vote for McConnell so the Republicans can take back the Senate. I say so what! Doesn’t it all depend on which kind of Republican we elect? Do we elect A/B Republicans or C/D/F Republicans?

I made a commitment to America that I would only draft (vote) for A/B players. I will not dishonor her greatness and the sacrifices of our brave soldiers by selecting players who wish to participate in the fundamental transformation of America into big government, fiscal irresponsibility and government centralized-planning.

I will vote on November 4th, but I will not vote in the McConnell or Grimes race. As much as we all dislike doing it, occasionally, we must take out the garbage.

Sorry, there are no polls available at the moment.


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Tom Wurtz

President at Tom Wurtz Consulting
Tom Wurtz is the President of Tom Wurtz Consulting and former President & COO of a $70 million consulting firm in Cincinnati, OH. He’s a leadership & profit consultant, keynote speaker, trainer, columnist, founder of the Eagle Leadership Academy and author of three books. He has published over 900 business and libertarian/conservative political articles. In 2012, he unsuccessfully ran for U.S. Congress in Kentucky’s 4th District. Tom resides in Fort Mitchell, Kentucky and has been married to his third-grade sweetheart for 38 years.


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