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  •  But, but, but.. There is no way to speculate... (2+ / 0-)
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    grape crush, JerryNA

    Would he have voted for the Ryan Death Budget?

    He did vote for the Ryan Death Budget.

    No speculation is necessary.

    The staffer's bullshit comment was sent days after the ad went on the air. So the staffer saw the evidence. Nobody was speculating about this fact.

    But the Mitch Knee Jerk Team was compelled to spew out something. So, blah, blah, blah, Obama's fault, blah, blah, blah...

    What disturbs me is that I know that their idiot base voters hear comments like this and interpret it as proof that Grimes is lying somehow. Proof. Fact-free proof.

    Maybe not this time. Too many syllables in speck-you-lay-shun.

    "Never wrestle with a pig: you get dirty and the pig enjoys it"

    by GrumpyOldGeek on Thu Jul 10, 2014 at 10:37:53 AM PDT

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    •  Didn't know this: (1+ / 0-)
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      The staffer's bullshit comment was sent days after the ad went on the air.

      I'm not apologizing for the idiot staffer. I can only speculate (or can I, hmmm?) as to how his statement could be considered anywhere in the same zip code as being a reasonable or marginally honest thing to say.

      It's not. It's a way to avoid talking about McConnell's statements or looking prick-ish and guilty by saying 'no comment'.

      "Believe nothing, no matter where you read it or who has said it, even if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense."

      by grape crush on Thu Jul 10, 2014 at 11:05:03 AM PDT

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      •  Trolling, in other words. (2+ / 0-)
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        The tactic is to distract by inciting outrage. It is meant to put us on the defense. They would defend such "attacks", so they believe that everyone would react this way.

        When our reaction is to mock and ridicule their feeble counter-attacks, they usually double-down and ramp up the stupidity.

        You would think they'd catch on, but they don't. It's been this way forever.  

        The ad went on the air on Tuesday at 6:30 am as reported in an earlier diary by this diarist (Jed).

        The NPR report by Phillip M Baily at WFPL was posted at 5:02 pm on Tuesday after the ad aired and after he solicited comments from the McConnell staffers and the usual Republican Party hacks.

        The usual knee-jerking happened:

        Independent fact-checkers have taken jabs at other Democratic candidates for running similar "Medi-scare" attack ads on GOP incumbents, however.
        Those Independent fact-checkers happen to be Koch-funded "news" outlets.
        McConnell campaign spokeswoman Allison Moore said the Grimes ad is an act of desperation.

        "It says a lot about the candidacy of Alison Lundergan Grimes that she's a full four months away from the election and she already hit the panic button by resorting to the oldest, most cynical attack in the Obama playbook to scare Kentucky seniors," she said.

        Moore went on to say McConnell has fought to protect Medicare, adding Grimes and her allies want to "cut it by $700 billion to pay for Obamacare."

        As usual, the BIG LIE about the $700 billion that Ryan actually included in his Death Budget as a savings gets trotted out right away.

        Moore claims this is an attack ad, an act of desperation, as she attacks Grimes in her own act of desperation. Too sad to be funny.

        The responses go on and on. It won't screw you, just your kids and grandkids. Medicare will bankrupt the country. The debt will destroy all of civilization. The end of the World..... etc.

        There's no doubt that the idiotic tweet came after the ad was aired. The McConnell cult wouldn't have seen it before it was aired.

        The tweet might have been sent in response to a call by the journalist or in response to his report.

        There's no doubt that it was a bone-headed stupid response.

        She's way far ahead of the right wing non-strategy.

        This ad is exceptional. Using the old black and white Tee Vee machines is just plain brilliant.

        All the better for future KY Senator Grimes.

        "Never wrestle with a pig: you get dirty and the pig enjoys it"

        by GrumpyOldGeek on Thu Jul 10, 2014 at 12:01:34 PM PDT

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