Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Lundergan Grimes' warriors against women set to invade Hazard

Shortly after Alison Lundergan Grimes released an ad accusing Sen. Mitch McConnell of being hostile to so-called women's issues, two things happened.

Her campaign announced that former President Bill Clinton would be coming to Kentucky to keynote a rally for her.

Then, Kentucky House Speaker Greg Stumbo held a news conference, in which he said he would attend the rally and he reiterated his support for her. The rally is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 6, in Hazard.

The timing couldn't have been better, the irony any thicker and the hypocrisy any more pronounced.

For all the talk about a Republican "war on women," we can think of no two politicians who have been more hostile to women than Democrats Clinton and Stumbo. Their sordid legacies are a matter of record. It goes beyond personal behavior. (There are still people who think Clinton was impeached because of a sexual act with an intern, instead of for perjury and obstruction of justice in a sexual harassment case). Both of these men used the power of their positions and the legal system in an attempt to absolve themselves of responsibility for their despicable acts.

And then there were the actions of a notorious northern Kentucky female Democrat operative this past weekend, who used the occasion of the annual Fancy Farm picnic to launch a racist and sexist rant on Twitter against Mitch McConnell's wife, the highly accomplished Elaine Chao, because she's Asian and therefore not a real Kentucky woman.

We have said it before, and we will say it again. Alison Lundergan Grimes loses all credibility to speak about women's issues if she takes the stage with and accepts the support of Bill Clinton and Greg Stumbo. She's already trying to mislead female voters into believing that just because she has a vagina and they do too, she is the only candidate capable of representing them in the Senate.

And where is the McConnell campaign? Why hasn't Bill Cliinton's history with Paula Jones, Juanita Broaddrick and Kathleen Willey been mentioned in advance of his visit? It's almost as if this subject is off-limits for some reason. This is an area where the vaunted McConnell political machine ought to be front and center. It seems as if Lundergan Grimes' handlers sense McConnell's unwillingness to emphasize this hypocrisy and are willing to take their chances with Clinton, who still remains popular among Democrats despite his impeachment and disbarment. If we ran McConnell's campaign, we'd be pointing out this hypocrisy nonstop.

It's sad but true that there are a lot of women who would love to have the opportunity for Clinton to stain their blue dress. And we hear through the grapevine that the mother of Stumbo's out-of-wedlock child still carries a torch for him, even though he failed to pay child support for years and then sued her for political harassment when she did try to collect what he owed her. Yet these same women will be drawn to their presence when they try to rally support for Lundergan Grimes.

Lundergan Grimes may be a female, but she has a set of testes the size of basketballs to claim to be a champion of women's issues but then trot out Bill Clinton, a serial abuser of women, to endorse her and campaign for her. It's hypocrisy of the greatest magnitude, but no one else seems willing to point that out. But that's why we're here -- to put forth the truth and say the things that no other conservative outlet in Kentucky has the guts to say.

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