U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) answers questions from reporters after the weekly Republican caucus luncheon at the U.S. Capitol in Washington March 11, 2014.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
Personally, I don't think this statement by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell ranks anywhere near the top of the most outrageous things he's said (emphasis added):
"'You know what they have in mind here: global warming,' McConnell told the 100 or so people who gathered over frosted cinnamon rolls at the Sugar & Spice cafe in Benton one recent morning. 'Here you have got us with our liberal president on a jihad to deal with global warming.'"
And neither was this (emphasis also added):
"It's clear they were on a jihad, it strikes me, in the middle of a presidential election trying to silence the voices of the critics in the administration," McConnell said in an interview with Joe Arnold at WHAS-TV.
But it is worth pointing out that by McConnell's own standards, accusing the president of waging "jihad" was tantamount to accusing the president of being terrorist hell-bent on destroying America, because when Kentucky's House Speaker Greg Stumbo said that Alison Lundergan Grimes' decision to run against McConnell reminded him ...
... of the feeling that our troops must have had when they liberated the European nations following World War II ...
... McConnell accused the Grimes campaign of calling him a Nazi. The Kentucky GOP called Gumbo's remarks "appalling" and McConnell himself whined about "the lengths to which they're prepared to descend in order to win the election."

To be clear, I wouldn't demand an apology ... but given Mitch's demonstrably thin skin, it might be fun if someone close to the Grimes campaign found an opportunity to accuse him of waging jihad.

Originally posted to Daily Kos on Mon Jul 14, 2014 at 01:30 PM PDT.

Also republished by My Old Kentucky Kos.

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