Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Faux-trage Over Grimes ObamaGirl Tweet Convenient Distraction for Both Sides

Really, morons?  This is such a perfect vehicle for Alison Lundergan Grimes' campaign to reject President Obama under cover of defending Kentucky womanhood that I half suspect them of putting the repugs up to it.

Democratic Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes moved quickly Tuesday to label Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell as unfriendly to women after Republican operatives publicized a photo of Grimes' face on the body of a woman in a tight-fitting shirt with her midriff exposed.

The picture, which combined Grimes with the "Obama girl" who gained momentary fame during President Barack Obama's first presidential campaign, was described by the Grimes campaign as a "sexualized attack" that shows McConnell does not stand up for women.

An unnamed staffer at the National Republican Senatorial Committee posted a link on Twitter to the altered photo and asked whether "Grimes Is The New 'Obama Girl'?" The link went to, the blog of Kentucky Republican Marcus Carey.

Iris Wilbur, McConnell's political director, also retweeted the NRSC post on her personal Twitter account.
Meanwhile, federal budget cuts are costing Kentucky farmers $12 million this year. And almost 1 million Kentuckians are going hungry because of cuts to already-inadequate food stamps.

What do McConnell and Grimes have to say about the destructive stupidity of austerity?

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