If you’ve read this blog much then you know that I don’t have the highest regards for Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell. I believe he’s one of the problems with today’s Republican Party.
He’s also the major reason the current senate is controlled by Democrats.
Republican Senators follow McConnell like sheep, and if they don’t (like former fellow Kentucky Senator Jim Bunning didn’t); McConnell will screw them over (big time). Meanwhile since McConnell has been in a leadership position in the U.S. Senate the Democrats have gained the majority.
Democrats may want McConnell to stay around to keep up the good work.
So I had to smile when I heard that McConnell was supposedly secretly recorded in his Kentucky campaign headquarters discussing opposition research against potential challengers, most prominently Ashley Judd.
Mother Jones, a nonprofit news organization, broke the story and you can read the transcript HERE.
Basically the plan from McConnell’s campaign was to use Judd’s mental health and views on religion against her. Judd recently decided not to run for U.S. Senate in Kentucky.
Everything is fair in political campaigns. Everything. Even the information that may be considered illegally obtained and placed into the public is out there for people to see. Even if some staffer from some group is arrested for illegally recording the information, the information is already out there.
By the way, in the not too distant future I will be releasing an upcoming book about opposition research and political campaigns. Stay tuned!
McConnell blamed the left and called it “Nixonian tactics.” I wonder if he realizes that Nixon was a Republican like him. Maybe McConnell has a mole?
To thicken the plot, maybe it was all staged to help McConnell gain some love from Kentuckians – like he’s a victim of a vast left-wing conspiracy? It can also help with his fundraising.
Public Policy Polling (PPP) released a poll on Tuesday that showed “McConnell continues to rank as the most unpopular Senator in the country.”
It’s a big country, too.
PPP reported, “36% of voters approve of the job McConnell is doing to 54% who disapprove.” Those numbers show the path to reelection will not be an easy one.
Meanwhile, McConnell’s campaign said they notified the FBI and asked them to investigate, which means the fun won’t stop for a few more weeks…
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