Mitch McConnell is Upset, and Upsetting
Republican Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell’s re-election campaign committee is asking the FBI to investigate how the liberal magazine “Mother Jones” acquired a recording of a discussion in a closed door strategy session.
Rumors that actress and activist Ashley Judd was considering a campaign for his seat, placed enough fear inside McConnell’s camp that they were planning personal attacks on Ms. Judd.
The February 2nd meeting discussed looking into the actresses “mental health history and religion”.
“Senator McConnell’s campaign is working with the FBI and has notified the local U.S. Attorney in Louisville, per FBI request, about these recordings,” said McConnell campaign manager Jesse Benton. “Obviously a recording device of some kind was placed in Sen. McConnell’s campaign office without consent. By whom and how that was accomplished will presumably be the subject of a criminal investigation.”
Not in a single statement did his re-election committee discuss the planned actions of “dirty politics”. Republicans like McConnell, and there are too many of them, do not campaign on the issues, they’re afraid to do so.
Rightfully labeled America’s “least popular Senator”, his Kentucky seat is in jeopardy in 2014. Although Ms. Judd has decided not to make a run for political office, whoever runs against McConnell is expected to create a closely fought battle for his seat.
The rants and raves about the tape are no more than a defensive action. Although Kentucky is a red state, voters are exhausted with his obstructionist tactics. He is one of major architects of Washington’s gridlock. He will not be able to campaign on his accomplishments, they don’t exist. However, he could campaign on many things he blocked from being achieved. Waging a “dirty” campaign is his only hope.
Columnist-The Guardian Express