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Two weeks after Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell told a Kentucky newspaper that bringing jobs to the state is "not my job," his campaign on Tuesday released a new television ad saying the exact opposite.

The ad, which will run statewide, declares McConnell to be a job creating "hero," despite his declaration the contrary. Although it doesn't specifically address his remarks, it's a clear attempt to rebut criticism from his Democratic opponent, Kentucky Secretary of State Allison Lundergan Grimes, who has gone after McConnell's "not my job" comment in a video of her own.

Now, with McConnell's campaign taking a different angle on job creation than the senator himself, Grimes can ask the question: Who do you believe—Mitch McConnell in his own words, or the voiceover talent his campaign pays to make him seem not so bad after all?

Originally posted to Daily Kos on Tue May 06, 2014 at 04:30 PM PDT.

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  •  in other news, little mr. can't-drive-worth-sh*t (4+ / 0-)
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    antirove, thomask, PrahaPartizan, Matt Z

    TRAILHEAD of accountability for Bush-2 Crimes? -- Addington's Perpwalk.

    by greenbird on Tue May 06, 2014 at 04:35:35 PM PDT

  •  Shell-shocked turtle? (nt) (1+ / 0-)
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    Think about the baby Jesus. Up in that tower, letting His hair down so that the three wise men could climb up and spin the dreidle and see if there's six more weeks of winter. -- Will and Grace

    by Rikon Snow on Tue May 06, 2014 at 04:39:44 PM PDT

  •  McConnell Has Brought Zilch To Kentucky. (8+ / 0-)

    And Bevin is really hammering this grifter from the right too. Fun to watch the turtle spinning.

  •  And she WILL ask (9+ / 0-)
    Now, with McConnell's campaign taking a different angle on job creation than the senator himself, Grimes can ask the question: Who do you believe—Mitch McConnell in his own words, or the voiceover talent his campaign pays to make him seem not so bad after all?
    Seems to me she's running a tough campaign: the kind of campaign that evokes those old Rosie the Riveter posters.

    Good on ya, Allison! Wish I could vote for you!

    English usage is sometimes more than mere taste, judgment and education - sometimes it's sheer luck, like getting across the street. E. B. White

    by Youffraita on Tue May 06, 2014 at 04:43:03 PM PDT

  •  Pile on this dude. We can take this seat. (5+ / 0-)
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    thomask, CwV, john07801, Ky DEM, Matt Z

    I live under the bridge to the 21st Century.

    by Crashing Vor on Tue May 06, 2014 at 05:02:27 PM PDT

  •  It's 2014 (2+ / 0-)
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    hbk, mommyof3

    and republicans still can't seem to remember that we live in a digital age.....where EVERYTHING you ever said, has been captured, recorded, youtubed, tweeted and documented.....and WILL come back to bite you in the ass.

  •  No Wake! (0+ / 0-)

    I like how they show a water scooter zipping along at top speed after just showing a crowded pier full of boaters and possibly swimmers.  I don't know Lake Cumberland, but zipping along full throttle near people just seems...oh, kinda wrong.

    "Government regulations kill tourism."  In some cases, those regulations are what save lives.  You know, like no drinking, no boating.  ("I can't BELIEVE I was arrested for boating while drunk!  Curse those regulations!")  Not to mention laws preventing dumping garbage into lakes so that you can boat on it.  ("Bob was flying on his Jet-Ski when suddenly he hit this tire someone dropped in and BOOM!  There went Bob...)

    Faith Manages. -- J.M. Straczynski

    by Master Alchemi on Tue May 06, 2014 at 05:16:35 PM PDT

  •  Meh. (1+ / 0-)
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    Grimes falling asleep. This campaign is too cautious to win in November.

    We really need to see some fire in the belly from this campaign. Some willingness to get vicious. I can assure you, McConnell hasnt even begun to go negative. Not even close.

    We havent seen any kind of a story about McConnell. Nothing they are driving home through repetition. You can bet McConnell is going to tell a story about her and that story is going to be all about Obama.

    Im still, after all these months, not seeing the kind of campaign that will be on offense in the fall. Shes been running all year, and not one fired up speech.

    Bevin, giving up on beating Mitch, is already turning his guns on her, ginning up the sexist vote so Mitch doesent have to.

    Fancy Farm is in 10 weeks. She better be ready to make some news. Force McConnell into some traps before then.

  •  He lies (0+ / 0-)

    He lies to his constituents,the press the entire nation and will do and say anything to be re elected.     Time to wise up and elect someone who will do something for the people.  Why not try a Democrat.  Obviously the right wing isn't doing anything for the people of Kentucky.  After all the years McConnell has been elected and re-elected and he hasn't done anything nor have your other right wing politicians so try something different.  What's 6 years compared to the years your current Senator has wasted.  Try the Democrat who will work for the people of Kentucky.  Try a brighter,smiling face for a change.  

  •  Doing nothing is his job, (2+ / 0-)
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    StillAmused, Brooke In Seattle

    his calling, his vocation. Oh, that and collecting gubmint perks of health insurance, pension, and pay, far beyond anything he has ever earned. What a country!

  •  Its true. (0+ / 0-)

    Bringing jobs to KY is not his job. His number one job is (was?) to make President Obama a one term president.

  •  I like ol' Mitch best (0+ / 0-)

    when he stumbles, does high-speed 180s and calmly spills the Republican beans.

    "The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president... That's my single most important political goal, along with every active Republican in the country."

  •  To be honest, I might agree with McConnell? (1+ / 0-)
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    I was under the impression that a national Senator works for the country as a whole, and state representatives are supposed to focus on their states? Especially since the earmark rules changed a few years ago? Shouldn't a national senator be focused on aggregate jobs, and not state specific jobs?
    Or is this just a philosophical difference?

    "We need institutions and cultural norms that make us better than we tend to be. It seems to me that the greatest challenge we now face is to build them." -Sam Harris, neuroscientist

    by MarthaPeregrine on Wed May 07, 2014 at 10:16:10 AM PDT

    •  Kinda sorta (0+ / 0-)

      Senators are supposed to try and help acquire benefits for their states along with the national stuff, when it comes to stuff the govt. does. I can't provide specific examples now (too lazy, don't want to put in the effort), but they are at least supposed to try and fight for their state if it comes to it.

      He's also not supposed to say it, even if it's true, it's like the Obama Pennsylvania quote about 'bitter people clinging to guns and religion'. I KNOW that one is true, but he still shouldn't have said it.

      "Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek." - Barack Obama

      by anshmishra on Wed May 07, 2014 at 03:36:14 PM PDT

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