by Alec Kohut
Allison Grimes released an ad showing her shooting a gun and proudly stating that she “is not Barack Obama.”
I agree 100%.
President Barack Obama brought this country back from economic disaster, stood against the radial NRA and gun nuts, killed Bin Laden and defeated Al Queda, is now building a worldwide coalition to destroy ISIS, lowered the deficit, reformed out health care system, saved the American auto industry and was twice elected President of the United States.
No Allison, you are no Barack Obama.
You are a politician whose ambition far surpasses your integrity and intelligence. You are a poser, a two-bit politician that either doesn’t know, or is unwilling to actually stand for something. Instead of standing up to Mitch McConnell and right-wing extremism, you attack President Obama, and try to position yourself as “Republican-lite.”
Trust me you desperate pathetic young lady, when people are given the choice between the genuine article and a cheap worthless imitation, they always opt for the real thing. And when it comes to hating President Obama, Mitch McConnell is the real McCoy.
Even in a state where Obamacare is a smashing success, your cowardice won’t even allow you to fight for the working poor of your home Kentucky who now, finally have decent health coverage. Yes, Allison, you are a damn coward and a disgrace to the Democratic Party.
Of course blaming President Obama for your disastrous and incompetent Senate run is an easy out for you. And I am sure you have hired a team of white Washington consultants telling you day and night that it’s that damn black man in the White House that’s dragging you down. How convenient.
But did you really ever think that you could win over the gun nuts? Did you ever think that you could hate President Obama just enough? Did you really think that running away from the Democratic Party would motivate faithful Kentucky Democrats to get out the vote for you? Did you really think playing “dress-up” and shooting and a gun would fool anyone?
Just how fucking stupid are you?
If you didn’t think you could make a Democratic argument and win, why even run?
Now I’m sure there people reading this commentary that will tell me that in order to keep our “majority” in the Senate we must support the “conservative” Democrats in red states. That we must look at the “big picture,” and win seats wherever we can, anyway we can. I have no problem supporting Democrats that I disagree with if what they are doing represents a fundamental issue important to their constituency.
I can’t disown Alaska Democrat Mark Begich for his stand on oil, any more then the GOP should disown Iowa’s Terry Branstad for his support of wind power. However I can most certainly ask that Democratic candidates at least be Democrats, and not be openly hostile to our Democratic President, and Democratic principles.
So Allison, if you hate President Obama that much and love guns so much, and really want to distance yourself from him, go join the Republican Party. We really don’t need you, or any of your ilk who stand against our President, and against the over 400,000 Kentuckians that now have health care because him.
But please don’t blame my President for your spineless cowardice as your campaign falters and heads for sure defeat. You are the loser, not President Obama.