Daniel Doherty

This rhetorical smear is heinous for so many reasons. But I'll give you one: it’s an apples to oranges comparison. If McConnell loses his job, it will be because the voters sent him packing -- peacefully. By contrast, it took the Allies an alliance with the Soviet Union of all countries to defeat the Nazis, and only after untold lives were lost and a continent laid to waste. There’s a major difference between “liberating” a state from an ostensibly evil incumbent Republican Senate, and liberating the world from “that wicked man” -- Winston Churchill’s famous moniker for the most hated of all Nazis: Adolf Hitler. How one could compare these two events in the same breath is beyond me. Even if he’s speaking extemporaneously here, the remark is as offensive as it is stupid (via NRO's Andrew Johnson):

“It reminded me of the feeling our troops must have had when they liberated the European nations after World War II,” state representative Greg Stumbo said at an event for McConnell’s Democratic challenger, Kentucky’s secretary of state Alison Lundergan Grimes. “Can you imagine what it felt like that you were liberating a country?”

“Well, you’re about to liberate your state from the worst reign of misabuse that we’ve seen in the last 30 years,” he added.

Polls have shown McConnell and Grimes in a close race, although most give McConnell the lead.

Good thing Rep. Greg Stumbo and Ashley Grimes aren’t “close political allies,” or anything. Oh wait. They are…

Remember how Grimes’ campaign kickoff was so poorly orchestrated Rightie media had a field day making fun of it? This might be slightly more embarrassing.


Daniel Doherty

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