Liberals have taken over sports.
What used to be a place where we could put aside our political biases doesn’t exist anymore.
And now this liberal sports radio host just blasted Senator Mitch McConnell.
When will politics be taken out of sports?
It doesn’t seem like that will happen anytime soon considering so many analysts are raging liberals.
Which is the case with Kentucky sports radio host, Matt Jones, who forced his politics into a recent segment.
He bashed and accused Mitch McConnell of not helping the state of Kentucky.
Wherever your allegiance to McConnell and the rest of the GOP in Congress lies is irrelevant when you openly criticize outside of your expertise.
Actually, to say Jones is a sports expertise might also be a little bit of a stretch.
Now he’s considering running for the 6th Congressional District in Kentucky out of his complete disdain for the Senate Majority Leader.
“Kentucky’s most popular sports radio host is apparently targeting GOP Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and hoping to add to his defeat in his likely upcoming election.
Kentucky Sports Radio host Matt Jones is an unabashed, out and proud left-winger and has set himself up as Mitch McConnell’s antagonist openly announcing that he will work to defeat McConnell if the Senator decides to run for office again in 2020, Politico reported in an extensive March 26 review.
Jones is particularly piqued by the fact that McConnell won’t pick a particular college basketball team to support. The Majority Leader holds degrees from both the University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville. Yet, McConnell has refused to play favorites between the two, insisting he supports both.
Indeed, in a recent call to Jones’ radio show, McConnell said, “It is OK — I know it’s probably not acceptable to you, as an Obama enthusiast — but it’s OK to be for both Louisville and Kentucky.”
Basketball aside, Jones thinks McConnell has been bad for Kentucky.
“What has Mitch McConnell done to help Kentucky?” Jones said during his Politico interview. “Mitch McConnell has been a master—a master,” he says, “at helping wealthy business interests get wealthier. If there is a rich guy Hall of Fame, he should be in it.”
A big supporter of unions, Jones is pro-abortion, pro-gay marriage, and espouses an unexceptional list of left-wing beliefs; but he is one man many Kentucky liberals think might be the ideal candidate to run against McConnell if the Senator decides to run again in 2020.
Jones apparently believes his own hype. “If it’s Mitch McConnell, I can win. And no other Republican will, and I don’t think any other Democrat can. But I can,” the 39-year-old radio host boasted to Politico.
Jones then admitted that he is a strict “ideologue” and not a politician. “I’m not a politician. I’m an ideologue,” he said, “and I think we’re in a time when ideologues win.”
The Kentucky native fashions himself as “the common fan” and thinks he has his finger on the pulse of average Kentucky voters.
But he has also successfully made the move from just sports to political commentary by starting a liberal TV show entitled, Hey Kentucky!, where he routinely attacks Republicans. After branching out from sports, Jones has moderated political debates, hosted political events, and launched the New Kentucky Project, a liberal advocacy group to urge new people to run for office.
Jones’ success has excited Kentucky some liberals and even sparked a movement that urged him to run for the 6th Congressional District. However, after initially saying he would run, Jones dropped out after being told by the Democrat Party that fundraising was more important than ideas. “And that was one of the most depressing things I’d ever heard,” Jones said.
But this time it might be different. Jones says he wants “that battle” of ideas with McConnell. “The idea that a dorky kid from Middlesboro, who lived with his mom, could take down the most powerful politician this state has seen since Henry Clay — how could you not do that?” he said.
Jones is also buoyed by McConnell’s low approval ratings. According to Politico: “One Public Policy Polling survey in August found just 18 percent of Kentucky respondents approved of the job McConnell was doing, while 74 disapproved. A Morning Consult poll in October found 33 percent of those surveyed approved and 55 percent disapproved — making McConnell the least popular senator in the country.”
Jones even claimed that liberals are “On the right side of history.”
What a joke.