Wednesday, February 27, 2013

A pretty damning anti-Mitch McConnell ad that a progressive group is trying to get on the air in Kentucky.

Okay that one is going to leave a mark.

If you want to help with the funding to broadcast it, you can do so by clicking here.

You know speaking of Mitch McConnell it looks like the Right Wing is so worried about the possibility of Ashley Judd challenging him that they have already started to do opposition research in order to stop her from even seeking the nomination.

Check out the "scandalous" information that the folks over at the Daily Caller dug up about the lovely potential challenger:

Here is a sampling of some of Judd’s most stunning comments: 

— On her decision not to have kids with her husband: “It’s unconscionable to breed, with the number of children who are starving to death in impoverished countries.” 

- On her comparing mountaintop removal to the Rwandan genocide: “President Clinton has repeatedly said doing nothing during the genocide in Rwanda in 1994 is the single greatest regret of the Presidency. Yet here at home, there is full blown environmental genocide and collapse happening, and we are doing nothing. Naturally, I accept that I set myself up for ridicule for using such strong terms, or perhaps outrage from human victims of slaughter.” 

- On fathers giving daughters away at weddings: “To this day, a common vestige of male dominion over a woman’s reproductive status is her father ‘giving’ away her away to her husband at their wedding, and the ongoing practice of women giving up their last names in order to assume the name of their husband’s families, into which they have effectively been traded.” 

- On the coal industry, which employees thousands of Kentuckians: “The era of coal plant is over, unacceptable,” she tweeted in October. 

- On how Christianity “legitimizes” male power over women: “Patriarchal religions, of which Christianity is one, gives us a God that is like a man, a God presented and discussed exclusively in male imagery, which legitimizes and seals male power. It is the intention to dominate, even if the intention to dominate is nowhere visible.” 

- On men: “Throughout history, men have tried to control the means of reproduction, which means trying to control woman. 

You know perhaps it is just me but I don't think that is going to turn off as many potential voters as this dipstick thinks it will. Especially female voters.

But perhaps my favorite miscalculation from this article was their original choice to use the picture below to make Judd appear to be just another airhead with a pretty face.

They have since changed the photo. Perhaps due to the realization they might be perceived as sexist, or perhaps because they realized that if the appearance of Sarah Palin could get the horny male Republicans to show up at the polls in droves, this picture of the gorgeous Ashley Judd might have them jumping over to the Democratic side in order to pull their levers in her honor.

16 comments:

  1. Anonymous4:14 AM

    I think you're onto something, Gryph, with that last paragraph!

    ...and in O/T news, the pee pond is now in lock down for non-members? Man, they REALLY hated being "disliked," just like their queen!

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    1. really? that is hilarious!

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  2. Anonymous4:21 AM

    Compare Ashsley in this sports jersey to Palin (Moore) in Game change

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  3. Anonymous4:23 AM

    Ms. Judd's philosophy is a breath of fresh air. She's going to make this race a joy to watch against that jowly McConnell. He tried to put his chinless self into our Miller - Murkowski race? We'll put our noses in his.

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  4. A very pretty lady, but mostly, I like the way she thinks.

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  5. kathy in KY5:04 AM

    You fail to note the most important aspect of the cheesecake photo -- she's wearing a University of Kentucky shirt. In Kentucky this will outweigh any potential fallout from her comments.

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  6. Anonymous5:20 AM

    That's a University of KENTUCKY jersey she's wearing, with her name shown on the back along with the number 1.

    This is NOT the message they meant to promote!

    Especially not with the subliminal bonus of a very attractive, young and vibrant image.

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  7. Many are not aware she has a Master's degree from Harvard in public policy.

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  8. Anonymous7:23 AM

    "...in order to pull their levers in her honor."

    Snort.

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    1. I didn't catch that bit until you pointed it out. Too funny...had me snorting with laughter too. Thanks.

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  9. I agree with what she says about women being traded, even in modern society. I did not have my father give me away at my wedding, I did not want to be given away at all. I did, however, take my husband's name (because I didn't like my maiden name).

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  10. Anonymous9:42 AM

    I'd vote for Judd any day over McConnell. She's well educated, very smart and would do a hell of a job! She's not a pushover either. And, I'm 70 years old, white and female.

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  11. Anonymous10:22 AM

    The only thing I dislike about Ms Judd is, her "Ann Romney style" of talking down to the public. She did this when Dario, her husband, was racing in NASCAR. She was not perceived as a very gracious lady then. She was vile, somewhat vulgar (ok), but very disrespectful to what she deamed as us lowly patrons of the sport. That said. I would still rather have her than the "Tortoise". I've had enough of the Republican tricks.

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  12. Anonymous11:57 AM

    Eat your heart out, Sarah Palin, you have never and will never look as good as Ms. Judd. And in the education department you are left far far behind. Stick a fork in Sarah, she is 'OVER, DONE'.

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  13. Anonymous4:18 AM

    Tell me the difference in this picture of Judd and the nude frontal centerfold of a Republican Senator?

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  14. Anonymous3:08 PM

    That was a cheesecake shot meant to diminish her, to encourage readers to not take this 'dumb chick' seriously, to mock her. It's a disgusting approach that backfired, bigtime, which is why they had to change the photo.

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