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Surprise: Grimes won’t condemn top supporter’s McConnell/Nazi comparison

posted at 11:19 am on January 20, 2014 by

Ed covered this story late last week, and the Washington Free Beacon has a follow-up:

Kentucky Democratic Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes refused to condemn remarks by a top lawmaker in her state that likened Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell to the Nazis. When introducing Grimes at a campaign event on Thursday, Kentucky Speaker of the House Greg Stumbo, a Democrat, said learning Grimes would run against McConnell “reminded me of the feeling our troops must have had when they liberated the European nations after World War II. Can you imagine what it felt like that you were liberating a country?” he said. When asked about his comments on Friday, Grimes declined to denounce Stumbo’s remarks.

Grimes accused reporters of trying to put “words in her mouth” by asking her about Speaker Stumbo’s incendiary remarks.  Will the press give her a pass on this?  I’m generally not a fan of  manufactured outrage and endless demands that candidates disavow every little un-PC thing someone on their “team” says.  But this is the standard Democrats have erected.  Recall that virtually every Republican under the sun was asked to denounce Todd Akin’s rape comments in the 2012 cycle. And even then, his statement was exploited by Democrats to tar the entire GOP as anti-women.  I’m also reminded of the firestorm that erupted when Bill Cunningham — a hard-hitting radio talk show host — introduced John McCain at a campaign rally in 2008.  Cunningham referred to McCain’s opponent as “Barack Hussein Obama” (his actual given name, mind you) three times, which Democrats and the media furiously rebuked as a racial dog whistle.  The Republican candidate apologized “profusely” and immediately for the incident, according to an ABC News report.  In last week’s episode, the dynamics were nearly identical — except Stumbo, unlike Cunningham, is a high-ranking elected official.  His invocation of Nazi imagery was just as gratuitous as anything Cunningham said, and can’t be justified by any innocent explanation.  If the party roles were reversed, Grimes would have been raked over the coals for days in the national press, and Republicans from Oregon to New Hampshire would be asked to comment on what was said in Kentucky.  I’ll leave you with another prominent Democrat casually shrugging off nasty attacks leveled by supporters.  You stay classy, Wendy:

Wendy Davis’s campaign is mocking Greg Abbott for being in a wheelchair. No, I am not kidding. Wendy Davis can only claim she raised $12 million by including the fundraising totals of “her Senate account, gubernatorial account and a political action committee formed with Battleground Texas that’s dedicated to her election. Battleground Texas was formed to help Texas Democrats, who have not won a statewide election in 20 years.” It is very important for the media to note that Davis is including Battleground Texas as her money. Back in October, Battleground Texas mocked Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott for being paralyzed and in a wheelchair. At the time, Wendy Davis’s campaign said that they could not be held responsible for Battleground Texas, because they were separate entities. Today, Wendy Davis wants to claim Battleground Texas’s campaign cash as her own to hype herself. She can’t have it both ways. If Wendy Davis is going to join herself at the hip with Battleground Texas, she’s going to have to own Battleground Texas’s foot in mouth disease too.

They play by different rules, and they know it.

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It’s more of the Left’s ongoing delusional lecturing. Similar to their refusal to acknowledge that the K*K was intentionally created by the Democratic Party as a domestic terrorist organization for purposes of “discouraging” the poor — BLACK AND WHITE — from voting as Republicans.

At the time the DNC established that hideous org., newly freed ‘slaves’ (Black) were newly founded property owners (some of them) along with the newly founded property owners (Whites) in rural areas. Property owners were considered voters, you established your residency when registering to vote by owning property in that area. Most of these registerd as Republicans — the GOP the first choice at that time of the new-found voters described above. Thus, the DNC launched a pervasive terrorist org. (K*K) to either scare these people away from areas of DNC dominance or to discourage, so to speak, those who remained there and persisted in voting Republican.

Just confront any Democrat today with that information (which is in the Congressional Record — it’s sworn testimony in the Record by Dems involved) and they’ll run off in utter denial at the facts, never acknowledging any of it.

The “Nazis” were Socialists. They were, so to speak, Germany’s comparable Democrats run amok. Socialists are fascistic in their views and when left unopposed, work their way to fascism as history so proves time and time again. Disagree with Socialists? You’ll find your life and reputation destroyed…by Socialists.

Lourdes on January 20, 2014 at 11:34 AM

Why can’t Wendy Davis (aka Abortion Barbie) have it both ways? She always has, all her life.

She was a single mother at 21 (not 19 as she claimed) because she divorced her husband and moved to better digs. (Which I presume he paid for.) Then she marries a rich lawyer, 13 years older than her whom she persuades to pay to finish up her BA (at TCU) and her law degree (at Harvard). He pillages his 401K to pay for it. Then she dumps him right after he makes the last payment for her tuition.

And, oh by the way, the two daughters opt to stay with the ex-husband, including the guy’s step-daughter, who isn’t biologically related to him.

Of course Davis thinks she can have it both ways.

No Truce With Kings on January 20, 2014 at 11:47 AM

Democrats are just despicable – once, and always, the party of the KKK.

ramesees on January 20, 2014 at 1:12 PM

Whenever Dems do stuff like this, it’s totally on conservatives to make them own it and eat it in radio and TV ads. If conservatives fail to do that they deserve to lose.

Marcola on January 20, 2014 at 1:25 PM

Wendy Davis wants to claim Battleground Texas’s campaign cash as her own to hype herself. She can’t have it both ways.

….expecting Maddow to report on this tonight.

BobMbx on January 20, 2014 at 3:30 PM

I’m reminded of the 2006 campaign and the GOP rep (from Florida? I forget the name) that was used as an albatross around Republican necks that year, too.

The examples are endless.

Midas on January 20, 2014 at 3:36 PM

Yup. Awful Mark Foley = “culture of corruption” = national narrative.

Guy Benson on January 20, 2014 at 3:44 PM

Is Allison Grimey related to this guy?

22044 on January 20, 2014 at 6:33 PM

…so it’s a Nazi…against a Communist?

KOOLAID2 on January 20, 2014 at 10:34 PM

Allison lundergen grimes is a left wing mime.

crrr6 on January 21, 2014 at 8:12 AM

Grimes accused reporters

Now I’m not a Godwin’s law supporter. If anyone has read my comments here you know that. Primarily because of its misuse or abuse. The left uses it in place of the race card when and where its more appropriate. Accusing your opponent (or your discoverer) of what you’re doing is the last act of a scoundrel and the first tactic of a democrat.
McConnell like Bush/s has a long standing of straying from true conservatism. Turning his back on his conservative base has made him an easy target. His powerful position makes him a most desirable one. The fact that Washington has slipped into a mote of Stalinism on his watch makes him due.
History is full of fine leaders that lost their way before their careers were over. McConnell is guilty of this. Men are not angels even though they too have been known to fall.
Go fishing Mitch. Go to hell Allison Grimes you Stalinist scumbag.

onomo on January 21, 2014 at 9:32 AM