Video: McConnell’s wife punches back against ‘anti-women’ attacks in new ad

posted at 4:41 pm on August 5, 2014 by Guy Benson

Reports that Democrats are abandoning their demagogic ‘war on women’ trope must come as news to Sen. Mitch McConnell, whose Democratic opponent has flooded Kentucky’s airwaves with ads that essentially accuse him of favoring violence against women.  Alison Lundergan Grimes has repeated this attack on the campaign trail in an unsubtle bid to open up a decisive gender gap that has yet to materialize, according to a recent poll.  McConnell’s campaign is up with a response ad starring McConnell’s wife, former Labor Secretary Elaine Chao:

“Have you ever noticed how some liberals feel entitled to speak on behalf of all women, as if every woman agrees with Barack Obama? … Supporting the Obama agenda isn’t pro-woman. It’s anti-Kentucky.”

The spot highlights the fact that McConnell co-sponsored the original Violence Against Women Act, and that he supported alternative versions of the recently-updated law, which the ad says would have provided “stronger protections for women than Obama’s agenda will allow.”  The Atlantic’s Molly Ball looked into why some conservatives objected to the re-authorization of VAWA in recent years, and discovered that — surprise! — they harbored substantive concerns about a handful of elements within the bill’s legislative language:

The act’s grants have encouraged states to implement “mandatory-arrest” policies, under which police responding to domestic-violence calls are required to make an arrest. These policies were intended to combat the too-common situation in which a victim is intimidated into recanting an abuse accusation, or officers defer to the “man of the house” and fail to take an abuse claim seriously. But Villegas and other critics say mandatory-arrest laws can backfire. A 2007 study found that states with such laws saw increases in intimate-partner homicides — perhaps because they made victims, who may have wanted the police to intervene without making an arrest, less likely to report abuse before it could escalate out of control. Villegas points to this as an example of VAWA funds being distributed in ways that are well-intentioned but not necessarily best for victims.

Critics also say VAWA has been subject to waste, fraud, and abuse because of insufficient oversight. For example, a Department of Justice audit found that out of 22 randomly selected VAWA grantees, 21 had violated the terms of their grants. Another controversy surrounds a provision in this year’s reauthorization to give tribal governments criminal jurisdiction over non-Indians who commit crimes on reservations. Proponents of the bill say this closes a loophole that allows non-Native American men to abuse Indian women with impunity. But critics say the tribal courts are underresourced and have a history of failing to provide adequate legal protections to defendants. Other controversial new proposals in reauthorizing the act have included a prohibition against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and an expansion of the visa program that grants permanent residency to immigrant victims of abuse. Villegas and others say this latter change opens the door to immigration fraud. In the Senate hearings on VAWA, an American woman testified that her Czech husband falsely accused her of spousal abuse in order to gain residency when they divorced. Because of the law’s protections for “victims,” Julie Poner claimed, she had no recourse to rebut the allegations, and her children were taken from her and put in foster care.

Other Republicans called into question a provision involving Native American tribal courts and US legal sovereignty.  In other words, lawmakers like McConnell raised legitimate issues, including documented unintended consequences and verifiable fraud.  Grimes is counting on Kentucky women to jump to her misleading conclusion that the Senate Republican Leader simply isn’t interested combating misogyny and violent abuse.  Chao is an effective voice in her husband’s defense; she puts a woman’s face on the other side of the issue, and counter-attacks by relentlessly linking Grimes to the deeply unpopular president.  In a fit of pique over the new ad, a Democratic operative in the state posted explicitly racial tweets questioning Chao’s status as a true Kentuckian:

Ms. Groob’s Twitter account has since been deleted.  A liberal group came under fire last year for attacking Chao’s ethnicity, fulminating that she could be the reason why Kentuckians’ jobs “moved to China.”  Chao is from Taiwan.  Another major Grimes supporter — state House Speaker Greg Stumbo — compared McConnell to Nazis earlier this year.  He refused to apologize, and Grimes declined to condemn the incendiary remarks.  Perhaps Grimes’ greatest asset in this race is her maiden name.  She’s the daughter of a prominent Kentucky Democrat.  She certainly hasn’t demonstrated a strong grasp of the issues;  last week, she ignorantly claimed that Israel’s ‘Iron Dome’ missile defense system has helped repel Hamas’ tunnel attacks.  At another rally, she urged supporters to put bumper stickers in their yards – a silly, but ill-timed, mistake.  On a more substantive level, Grimes is an abortion extremist, even opposing bipartisan efforts to restrict abortions after the fifth month of pregnancy.  Her behind-the-scenes rhetoric on a range of ‘progressive’ issue has won Grimes the ardent backing of lefty hardliners like Elizabeth Warren.  If Grimes overcomes both her own liberalism and Obama’s unpopularity in the state to defeat McConnell, Republicans can likely kiss the prospect of a Senate majority goodbye.


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The war on women and bigotry are all from the Left.

Schadenfreude on August 5, 2014 at 4:43 PM

Leftists are always thugs, never liberal.

Schadenfreude on August 5, 2014 at 4:43 PM

Democratics can get away with racism and sexism, they always have. You can do that when you control the media.

slickwillie2001 on August 5, 2014 at 4:43 PM

Mitch McConnell isn’t from Kentucky, he’s from DC.

I am voting for Alison Grimes because Mitch McConnell backed GOP ads in Mississippi told me if I vote for a “conservative” like McConnell I am racist. So I’m just doing what The Turtle wants me to do.

ConstantineXI on August 5, 2014 at 4:44 PM

ConstantineXI, don’t vote at all.

You’ll never wear that grime off, if you vote for that witch.

Schadenfreude on August 5, 2014 at 4:45 PM

Nope. No racism here. Nothing to see.

libfreeordie on June 26, 2014 at 3:15 PM

Girl, bye.

slickwillie2001 on August 5, 2014 at 4:46 PM

Those folks on libfreeordie’s side of the spectrum sure are inclusive n’ stuff.

John the Libertarian on August 5, 2014 at 4:47 PM

Why play the race card?

libfreeordie on May 4, 2014 at 11:40 PM

Leftist racists, always!

Schadenfreude on August 5, 2014 at 4:47 PM

I am voting for Alison Grimes

ConstantineXI on August 5, 2014 at 4:44 PM

Good for you.

thebrokenrattle on August 5, 2014 at 4:49 PM

ConstantineXI, don’t vote at all.

You’ll never wear that grime off, if you vote for that witch.

Schadenfreude on August 5, 2014 at 4:45 PM

McConnell deserves to lose his seat, and the GOP Establishment deserves to lose it’s leader for what they did in Mississippi.

It is McConnell’s fault that I am going to vote for Grimes. Had the election in Mississippi been allowed to proceed honestly, my intent was to just not vote for Senate.

Besides, the GOP is going to win a majority even without McConnell’s seat. Grimes can sit in the minority for 6 years, being forced to vote against the agenda of an increasingly UNPOPULAR lame duck President to have ANY shot at all at re-election in 2018 anyway in a coal state like Kentucky. I doubt she votes much worse than McConnell as a result, and wont’ be in charge of anything at all as well…

ConstantineXI on August 5, 2014 at 4:50 PM

ConstantineXI on August 5, 2014 at 4:44 PM

Be sure to video the holy event and post it on Youtube. That way we can all share the joy joy.

rhombus on August 5, 2014 at 4:51 PM

To hell with McConnell… I hope he loses

tcufrog on August 5, 2014 at 4:52 PM

Schadenfreude on August 5, 2014 at 4:43 PM

‘Classical’ liberalism is, for all practical purposes dead in the Democrat Party.

Today’s Democrats aren’t liberals, nor do they make arguments advocating classical liberalism.

They are all about fascism – expanding the power, control, and reach of government where the people only exist to support and feed a central government administered by the elitist intellectual patrician class.

And as Schad notes, like all fascists, they are little more than thugs.

Athos on August 5, 2014 at 4:53 PM

Besides, the GOP is going to win a majority even without McConnell’s seat. Grimes can sit in the minority for 6 years, being forced to vote against the agenda of an increasingly UNPOPULAR lame duck President to have ANY shot at all at re-election in 2018 anyway in a coal state like Kentucky. I doubt she votes much worse than McConnell as a result, and wont’ be in charge of anything at all as well…

Agree 100%

tcufrog on August 5, 2014 at 4:53 PM

On a more substantive level, Grimes is an abortion extremist

And that is why she will not win here in Kentucky. I mean seriously, a male Republican is tied with her with the Women’s vote this early in the campaign season? Once McConnell breaks out the abortion card she is done.

Johnnyreb on August 5, 2014 at 4:54 PM

It is McConnell’s fault that I am going to vote for Grimes

ConstantineXI on August 5, 2014 at 4:50 PM

You see, the devil made him do it.

thebrokenrattle on August 5, 2014 at 4:54 PM

ConstantineXI on August 5, 2014 at 4:44 PM

Be sure to video the holy event and post it on Youtube. That way we can all share the joy joy.

rhombus on August 5, 2014 at 4:51 PM

McConnell is 72 years old. We are very likely to end up with Alison Grimes ANYWAY finishing his term even if he does win re-election, which is another reason why I am angry with him. He should have stepped aside for a younger member of the Republican delegation to take that seat, but his greed and lust for power will likely have a Democrat governor (if Ernie Fletcher hadn’t turned out to be such an idiot we’d not have this problem) appoint her as his replacement…

ConstantineXI on August 5, 2014 at 4:55 PM

You see, the devil made him do it.

thebrokenrattle on August 5, 2014 at 4:54 PM

I don’t like being called a racist (for having the audacity to want Republicans to ENACT the party PLATFORM) by what is supposed to be my political party, PARTICULARLY by the man who is supposed to be my Senator.

ConstantineXI on August 5, 2014 at 5:00 PM

“Have you ever noticed how some liberals feel entitled to speak on behalf of all women, as if every woman agrees with Barack Obama? … Supporting the Obama agenda isn’t pro-woman. It’s anti-Kentucky.”

I might not be a McConnell fan, but I agree 100% with this sentiment.

Grimes is a leftist radical running as a “moderate”. I have no doubt this race will get very ugly before it’s over. It already is.

cat_owner on August 5, 2014 at 5:03 PM

ConstantineXI on August 5, 2014 at 4:55 PM

The same can be said for Roberts (who will probably win the primary tonight) and Alexander (who will probably win on Thursday).

Not to mention the old man from MS.

cat_owner on August 5, 2014 at 5:04 PM

It is McConnell’s fault that I am going to vote for Grimes. Had the election in Mississippi been allowed to proceed honestly, my intent was to just not vote for Senate.

ConstantineXI on August 5, 2014 at 4:50 PM

I won’t vote for a baby killer, not going to happen with me. I am going to hold my nose and vote McConnell.

Johnnyreb on August 5, 2014 at 5:05 PM

McConnell is 72 years old. We are very likely to end up with Alison Grimes ANYWAY finishing his term even if he does win re-election, which is another reason why I am angry with him.

In case you haven’t noticed, politicians never seem to die. I think they’re lizard people.

Laura Castellano on August 5, 2014 at 5:06 PM

Wow so much hatred. Did you all notice that the thread was about attacks on Elaine Chao. First Chao rebutting the idea that all women think like the shrill stupid partisan whore who was dragged into running since the smart Democrats were unwilling to have to defend Obamacare and Obama in 2014. Then a partisan harpie who decided that she Asians can’t be “true” Kentuckians.

I’m not sure what the litmus test is. Maybe if you drink your mint julep out of a plastic cup or something.

Happy Nomad on August 5, 2014 at 5:11 PM

This is not your father’s Democratic Party.

Today’s Democrats are all socialist, lying scum. All of them. Every single one.

Adjoran on August 5, 2014 at 5:13 PM

I must confess; seeing McConnell take a political ‘punch in the nose’ would be very cathartic. I’d have preferred that his primary challenger had done it, though.

Midas on August 5, 2014 at 5:17 PM

Like Schad, I could never vote for a Dem.

However, it’s hard to argue with giving The Turtle some instant karma — good and hard …

ShainS on August 5, 2014 at 5:17 PM

In case you haven’t noticed, politicians never seem to die. I think they’re lizard people.

Laura Castellano on August 5, 2014 at 5:06 PM

Kentucky is too far south for lizard people. They need the cold weather of Minnesota to hibernate between elections.

Mitch just has a really good healthcare plan that the rest of us can’t get. Not a debate for this thread but I’m opposed to term limits for Congress but I think there should be some provision for not being able to perform the duties of the office. Robert Byrd, Teddy Kennedy, Strom Thurmond all became drooling shells that were unaware of what was going on as their staffers helped them push the correct voting button.

The recourse, from my understanding, comes from a recall by the state but that isn’t going to happen. So we need to pass a Constitutional Amendment that sets an upper age limit for serving in Congress.

Happy Nomad on August 5, 2014 at 5:18 PM

Wow so much hatred. Did you all notice that the thread was about attacks on Elaine Chao. First Chao rebutting the idea that all women think like the shrill stupid partisan whore who was dragged into running since the smart Democrats were unwilling to have to defend Obamacare and Obama in 2014. Then a partisan harpie who decided that she Asians can’t be “true” Kentuckians.

I’m not sure what the litmus test is. Maybe if you drink your mint julep out of a plastic cup or something.

Happy Nomad on August 5, 2014 at 5:11 PM

Already vented my spleen on that aspect elsewhere.

Midas on August 5, 2014 at 5:19 PM

I truly love this woman.

libfreeordie on May 20, 2014 at 9:18 PM

Thank you. She is quite a lady.

slickwillie2001 on August 5, 2014 at 5:19 PM

In case you haven’t noticed, politicians never seem to die. I think they’re lizard people.

Laura Castellano on August 5, 2014 at 5:06 PM

The secret to longer life makes one lose their soul.

Politicians sometimes start without said soul.

nobar on August 5, 2014 at 5:21 PM

McConnell deserves to lose his seat, and the GOP Establishment deserves to lose it’s leader for what they did in Mississippi.

It is McConnell’s fault that I am going to vote for Grimes. Had the election in Mississippi been allowed to proceed honestly, my intent was to just not vote for Senate.

Besides, the GOP is going to win a majority even without McConnell’s seat. Grimes can sit in the minority for 6 years, being forced to vote against the agenda of an increasingly UNPOPULAR lame duck President to have ANY shot at all at re-election in 2018 anyway in a coal state like Kentucky. I doubt she votes much worse than McConnell as a result, and wont’ be in charge of anything at all as well…

ConstantineXI on August 5, 2014 at 4:50 PM

Come on. You were howling for McConnell’s defeat before the first primary was held in Mississippi. Your faux-tea-party guy failed to take him down in a primary so now you are conjuring reasons to vote for a liberal Democrat who is just Nancy Pelosi with a drawl.

You really think Alison Grimes will vote any differently than Dick Durbin? She doesn’t even pretend to be conservative on any issue, she is blatantly pro-abortion, pro-union, and she failed to even bring up coal to Harry Reid when he came to Kentucky, after pinky-searing to everyone that she was going to.

Doesn’t Kentucky deserve better than a Harry Reid tool with half a brain? If her name was Alison Smith she would just be a housewife in Shelbyville.

rockmom on August 5, 2014 at 5:26 PM

I don’t like being called a racist (for having the audacity to want Republicans to ENACT the party PLATFORM) by what is supposed to be my political party, PARTICULARLY by the man who is supposed to be my Senator.

ConstantineXI on August 5, 2014 at 5:00 PM

I live in Louisville and I resonate with your posts.

I’m staying home this November and all Novembers for the foreseeable future. I won’t vote for a Dem but I won’t vote for a GOPe either.

fossten on August 5, 2014 at 5:31 PM

Doesn’t Kentucky deserve better than a Harry Reid tool with half a brain?

rockmom on August 5, 2014 at 5:26 PM

That’s about as ironic as it can be.

Does nobody remember that it was MITCH who made the deal with Dingy Harry to end cloture thus allowing the Christmas Eve vote for OCare?

I do.

fossten on August 5, 2014 at 5:33 PM

Wow so much hatred. Did you all notice that the thread was about attacks on Elaine Chao. First Chao rebutting the idea that all women think like the shrill stupid partisan whore who was dragged into running since the smart Democrats were unwilling to have to defend Obamacare and Obama in 2014. Then a partisan harpie who decided that she Asians can’t be “true” Kentuckians.

I’m not sure what the litmus test is. Maybe if you drink your mint julep out of a plastic cup or something.

Happy Nomad on August 5, 2014 at 5:11 PM

Actually the attack on Chao came after McConnell recognized her as a Kentuckian at the Fancy Farm picnic last Saturday. It’s fair game to challenge that, as she was not raised in Kentucky and they met in Washington. I doubt she spends much time in Kentucky. But throwing in the “she isn’t Kentuckian, she’s Asian” line is racist.

Some Democrats clearly think Kentucky voters are racist — of course, they must be since they voted 60-40 against The One — and if Dems keep pointing out that McConnell’s wife isn’t white, all those racist hillbillies might vote against him. It’s terrible. And obviously McConnell isn’t worried about that or he wouldn’t be putting Elaine in his ads.

rockmom on August 5, 2014 at 5:34 PM

Does nobody remember that it was MITCH who made the deal with Dingy Harry to end cloture thus allowing the Christmas Eve vote for OCare?

I do.

fossten on August 5, 2014 at 5:33 PM

I remember that, but not quite the way you do.

rockmom on August 5, 2014 at 5:36 PM

On a more substantive level, Grimes is an abortion extremist, even opposing bipartisan efforts to restrict abortions after the fifth month of pregnancy.

Thank you for phrasing this this way. Exactly right.

cptacek on August 5, 2014 at 5:40 PM

McConnell deserves to lose his seat, and the GOP Establishment deserves to lose it’s leader for what they did in Mississippi.

It is McConnell’s fault that I am going to vote for Grimes. Had the election in Mississippi been allowed to proceed honestly, my intent was to just not vote for Senate.

Besides, the GOP is going to win a majority even without McConnell’s seat. Grimes can sit in the minority for 6 years, being forced to vote against the agenda of an increasingly UNPOPULAR lame duck President to have ANY shot at all at re-election in 2018 anyway in a coal state like Kentucky. I doubt she votes much worse than McConnell as a result, and wont’ be in charge of anything at all as well…

ConstantineXI on August 5, 2014 at 4:50 PM

Yeah, that shows how “conservative” you are…voting for the abortion extremist Democrat. Good call. You’re delusional if you think she would be no worse than McConnell, and moreso if you think the GOP will still win a Senate majority even if he loses. It’s not a guarantee if he wins.

I really don’t get it. Rewarding the Democratic Party doesn’t accomplish anything.

changer1701 on August 5, 2014 at 5:43 PM

I might not be a McConnell fan, but I agree 100% with this sentiment.

Grimes is a leftist radical running as a “moderate”. I have no doubt this race will get very ugly before it’s over. It already is.

cat_owner on August 5, 2014 at 5:03 PM

I don’t even think she is running as a moderate. She is simply trying to push the “Mitch doesn’t care about you” meme. She sold her soul to the progressive Hollywood money people who are bankrolling her.

I have a Senator who actually ran as a moderate and claimed all of his career to be pro-life (Bob Casey.) But once Obama was elected he voted 100% with Reid on everything, and I mean everything. The only vote he took recently that was against Obama was on the nomination of Debo Adegbile, and he had to do that or he had zero chance of being reelected in 2014.

So I know damn well that a cipher like Alison Grimes will never vote like a moderate. She’ll vote however Dirty Harry tells her too. He will not care if she is a one-term Senator either, as long as he takes down the Evil Witch McConnell and does everything he can to help Obama in his last two years to destroy America.

A vote for Grimes is a vote for Harry Reid and Obama.

rockmom on August 5, 2014 at 5:43 PM

In a fit of pique over the new ad, a Democratic operative in the state posted explicitly racial tweets questioning Chao’s status as a true Kentuckian

Try “racist”.

Del Dolemonte on August 5, 2014 at 5:44 PM

I remember that, but not quite the way you do.

rockmom on August 5, 2014 at 5:36 PM

Congratulations. I distinctly remember you vehemently defending Boehner’s .00000000001% budget cut in the first year after the 2010 elections, too. Your theme was, he did the best he could.

Your track record doesn’t scintillate.

fossten on August 5, 2014 at 5:44 PM

I really don’t get it. Rewarding the Democratic Party doesn’t accomplish anything.

changer1701 on August 5, 2014 at 5:43 PM

Huh. Tell that to the GOPe, apparently they think it does, because they reward them plenty.

Or are they just the dumbest party in the history of the world?

Tough choice there, eh comrade?

fossten on August 5, 2014 at 5:45 PM

And McConnell has been consistent in his support of Harry Reid since 2010.

fossten on August 5, 2014 at 5:48 PM

A vote for Grimes McConnell is a vote for Harry Reid and Obama.

rockmom on August 5, 2014 at 5:43 PM

FIFY

fossten on August 5, 2014 at 5:50 PM

A vote for Grimes is a vote for Harry Reid and Obama.

rockmom on August 5, 2014 at 5:43 PM

This; an albatross that needs to be slung over the necks of all the Grimes conservative voters.

thebrokenrattle on August 5, 2014 at 5:52 PM

I predict a McConnell win by 10, just because Grimey’s campaign will be a disaster.

22044 on August 5, 2014 at 5:52 PM

I predict a McConnell win by 10, just because Grimey’s campaign will be a disaster.

22044 on August 5, 2014 at 5:52 PM

I agree. She is a disaster and Obama’s approval rating may actually be in single digits in Kentucky by Election Day.

rockmom on August 5, 2014 at 5:55 PM

rockmom on August 5, 2014 at 5:43 PM

There is no such thing as a moderate dim. The radical left controls the party, and Congressional dims vote the way their “leadership” tells them too.

However, the media helpfully refers to red and purple state dims as “centrists” even though their votes prove otherwise.

They can all themselves “centrist” or “moderate” all they like, but anyone voting lock step with Reid or Pelosi is a leftist.

And the dims are the EXTREMIST on the abortion issue. Even so called pro choice people often disagree with late term abortions.

cat_owner on August 5, 2014 at 5:56 PM

Frog-face and Constantine think they are so superior. And principled.

They are actually narcissistic whiny idiots, as are so many in the so-called conservative base.

Do you think anyone really cares about your “protest” vote? This is America, you’re free to enable Obama and the Dems if that’s your preference.

But don’t pretend you’re smart and honorable. And stop complaining about how much harm the libs are doing to the country. You are part of the problem.

Meredith on August 5, 2014 at 6:08 PM

Elaine Chiao is an amnesty supporter and scornful of US workers

She is an even more horrible person than McConnell himself…

http://24ahead.com/blog/archives/006823.html

I know the Dem is awful. How else are we going to get rid of McConnell?

We have to kick him out. If he cared so much about his seat he wouldn’t have made this necessary…

rightwingyahooo on August 5, 2014 at 6:09 PM

Elaine should start the ad with, “Alison Grimes is an ignorant redneck and a lying b!tch.”

Ward Cleaver on August 5, 2014 at 6:10 PM

Elaine Chiao is an amnesty supporter and scornful of US workers

She is an even more horrible person than McConnell himself…

http://24ahead.com/blog/archives/006823.html

I know the Dem is awful. How else are we going to get rid of McConnell?

We have to kick him out. If he cared so much about his seat he wouldn’t have made this necessary…

rightwingyahooo on August 5, 2014 at 6:09 PM

Which would mean we’d have to pick up yet another seat to offset his.

Ward Cleaver on August 5, 2014 at 6:11 PM

But don’t pretend you’re smart and honorable. And stop complaining about how much harm the libs are doing to the country. You are part of the problem.

Meredith on August 5, 2014 at 6:08 PM

Good thing we nominated President Romney, though, amirite? Because electable!

fossten on August 5, 2014 at 6:25 PM

Which would mean we’d have to pick up yet another seat to offset his.

Ward Cleaver on August 5, 2014 at 6:11 PM

And in 2020, we can…

rightwingyahooo on August 5, 2014 at 6:26 PM

“…she urged supporters to put bumper stickers in their yards – a silly, but ill-timed, mistake. “

I don’t think its silly. After all, when the Democrat/Marxist/Progressive/Socialists finish with their war on energy, we won’t have automobiles.

Just bumpers.

She’s helping us prepare.

oldleprechaun on August 5, 2014 at 6:40 PM

Yeah, I’ll take the guy with a lifetime ACU rating of 90% and had a 100% ACU rating last year over just about any Dem.

GOPRanknFile on August 5, 2014 at 6:52 PM

Elaine should start the ad with, “Alison Grimes is an ignorant redneck and a lying b!tch.”

Ward Cleaver on August 5, 2014 at 6:10 PM

This almost had me tears.

UnstChem on August 5, 2014 at 7:12 PM

Besides, the GOP is going to win a majority even without McConnell’s seat. Grimes can sit in the minority for 6 years, being forced to vote against the agenda of an increasingly UNPOPULAR lame duck President to have ANY shot at all at re-election in 2018 anyway in a coal state like Kentucky. I doubt she votes much worse than McConnell as a result, and wont’ be in charge of anything at all as well…
ConstantineXI on August 5, 2014 at 4:50 PM

Thank you and I hope more join you or stay home. I think the gop will win overall but even if not, getting rid of the turtle trumps the gop winning. When that happens the GOPe will have to decide whether to have a come to Jesus moment or go all out against conservatives in 2016. That should make it more important than usual. Personally, I’m leaning towards relagating the gop to history along with the dodo and whigs.

AH_C on August 5, 2014 at 8:17 PM

If Grimes overcomes both her own liberalism and Obama’s unpopularity in the state to defeat McConnell, Republicans can likely kiss the prospect of a Senate majority goodbye.

Well, she’s getting help from dumbies that think a vote against the incumbent and for the dem will change our country for the better.

Vince on August 5, 2014 at 8:18 PM

But don’t pretend you’re smart and honorable. And stop complaining about how much harm the libs are doing to the country. You are part of the problem.
Meredith on August 5, 2014 at 6:08 PM

Heh. Aren’t you the smart one? To which I reply you are part of the problem we’re in which preceded oboobie, that of big govt republicans.

Thank God the founding fathers gave us the means to vote exactly as we please for any reason we deem relevant. That you berate those for not voting in lockstep with you without a smidgeon of reasoning as to why your way is better just reveals your inner tyrant.

Give my regards to President Romney and Veep Ryan at the WH gala this weekend.

AH_C on August 5, 2014 at 8:24 PM

I don’t like being called a racist (for having the audacity to want Republicans to ENACT the party PLATFORM) by what is supposed to be my political party, PARTICULARLY by the man who is supposed to be my Senator.

ConstantineXI on August 5, 2014 at 5:00 PM

Again, the democrats have claimed responsibility for the ads.

You are just looking for an excuse to f- things up more. Want to vote for democrats? Vote for democrats. Just don’t pretend you are a conservative.

V7_Sport on August 5, 2014 at 8:50 PM

Thank you and I hope more join you or stay home. I think the gop will win overall but even if not, getting rid of the turtle trumps the gop winning. When that happens the GOPe will have to decide whether to have a come to Jesus moment or go all out against conservatives in 2016. That should make it more important than usual. Personally, I’m leaning towards relagating the gop to history along with the dodo and whigs.

AH_C on August 5, 2014 at 8:17 PM

I think you and the rest of the idiots who think the way to political power is to lose elections are going to be the ones to go. Meanwhile the country suffers.

V7_Sport on August 5, 2014 at 8:53 PM

Again, the democrats have claimed responsibility for the ads.

You are just looking for an excuse to f- things up more. Want to vote for democrats? Vote for democrats. Just don’t pretend you are a conservative.

V7_Sport on August 5, 2014 at 8:50 PM

For some folks, facts just don’t matter.

GOPRanknFile on August 5, 2014 at 9:23 PM