Many things were normal for this year's Fancy Farm Picnic. Heat index around 108 degrees. Homemade and professional signs screaming support "for our side" and distrust to the "other side."
The few Democrats speaking assumed the position of being General Custer at the Battle of Little Big Horn. They were a token voice against the avalanche of Republican top grade speakers. Senator Rand Paul. Senator Mitch McConnell, Comer, candidate for Congress, and Kentucky Governor Bevin.
The Republicans had a field day with little to no opposition in their political presence from the Kentucky Democratic Party. This was due to the fact that for the first time in 50 years of modern Fancy Farm events, no leadership from Frankfort Democrats dared to show up at Fancy Farm.