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Crossposted from Hillbilly Report.

One thing we have always been sure of around here. Mitch McConnell is a Washington politician that will do anything to keep hold of his power he uses to destroy America and the interests of American workers. One need only look at his record of bailing out the bankers, but refusing to allow any funds to be used to create jobs in our country. Indeed, after obstructing progress for America as a whole and enriching himself in the process McConnell has seen his favorability plummet. Now, it has come to light just how low this piece of garbage would seek to continue shipping jobs overseas and redistributing wealth upwards.

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For a while it appeared that McConnell would have a big name challenger in Ashley Judd. It would have set up a match between Beauty and the Beast from Hell. However, Judd decided to pass on the challenge. Now, thanks to Mother Jones information is coming to light that shows exactly why Judd probably passed on such a contest. Audio taken shows the inner workings and thinking of the McConnell mud machine that will do anything to keep power.

Their strategy included attacking the actress over the fact that she a mental breakdown in the 90s:

But it did not end there. They mocked Judd for her religion. But on deeper reflection it seems as if these "Christians" might know a lot less about "their" religion than Judd did:

Laughter erupted again, with one guy in the meeting exclaiming, "Brother Donkey, Sister Bird!" The group didn't seem to realize that Judd was referring to well-known stories about St. Francis, who once preached a sermon to birds—"my little sisters"—and who referred to his own body as the "Brother Donkey." (In her book, Judd identifies herself as a Christian and often refers to church and prayer.)

With his comrades laughing about Judd's reference to donkeys and birds, the chief presenter remarked, "That's my favorite line so far. Absolute favorite one so far."

Go to Mother Jones to hear all the tapes from the McConnell "warroom":

http://www.motherjones.com/...

It seems too that Judd was not the only woman in the McConnell crosshairs. Alison Ludergan Grimes another potentially strong candidate was discussed also:

After running through Judd's liabilities, the group turned to Alison Lundergan Grimes, the 34-year-old Democratic secretary of the state, who was (and remains) a prospective McConnell challenger. The fellow in charge of the meeting referred to a Freedom of Information Act request filed "through a third party" that aimed to uncover damaging information about her actions in government, and he noted, "The best hit we have on her is her blatantly endorsing the 2008 Democratic national platform." He also claimed "she definitely has a very sort of self-centered, sort of egotistical aspect." His evidence? Grimes "frequently" refers to herself in the third person. And to make this point, he played a recording in which Grimes noted she had made the last name of her in-laws "popular" when she married into their family. He seemed to be working with scraps. As of this meeting, the McConnell squad had not dug up much on Grimes.
Now with all this coming to light thanks to the Mother Jones website the McConnell campaign is whining like the crybaby hypocrites they are. The Senator for Communist China is asking the FBI to waste valuable resources to find out who "bugged" his office:
“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,” McConnell campaign manager Jesse Benton said in a statement.

“Obviously a recording device of some kind was placed in Senator McConnell’s campaign office without consent. By whom and how that was accomplished presumably will be the subject of a criminal investigation.”

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He was joined by the chairman of the NRSC Pat Moran:

"I am glad to read Senator McConnell's campaign is working with the Department of Justice and the FBI to find answers, but as the investigation continues, I am calling upon the Democratic National Committee, the DSCC, Kentucky Democratic State Party and left-leaning 501(C)(3) and (4) organizations like Mother Jones, Think Progress, American Bridge, Organizing For Action, and any other relevant political organizations to state for the record that they had nothing to do with these illegal acts, denounce them, and make clear they have no place in our political debate."
We will allow their very own Tea Baggers to respond to Pat Moran:

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Mother Jones responded:

We are still waiting for Sen. Mitch McConnell to comment on the substance of the story. Before posting this article, we contacted his Senate office and his campaign office—in particular, his campaign manager, Jesse Benton—and no one responded. As the story makes clear, we were recently provided the tape by a source who wished to remain anonymous. We were not involved in the making of the tape, but we published a story on the tape due to its obvious newsworthiness. It is our understanding that the tape was not the product of a Watergate-style bugging operation. We cannot comment beyond that.
All we can say here is far from distancing ourselves from these tapes we here at Hillbilly Report think it is more than wonderful that someone managed to beat the Senator for Communist China at his own game. Even more comical is the whining and gnashing of teeth from the hypocrites that work for him. While we did not create these tapes we sure as hell wish we did and commend the source of these recordings.
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