Elizabeth Warren’s War on Mitch McConnell may actually help him (#KYSEN)
Having über liberal Senator with questionable authenticity inject herself into the race for retribution isn’t helpful to Alison Lundergan Grimes
The Kentucky Senate race is essentially tied in the polling. A poll released today by a Republican pollster shows Alison Lundergan Grimes up by 3 points, within the margin of error.
Elizabeth Warren is about to inject herself into the race in a big way.
Warren’s student loan bill, which even an author at liberal Slate.com called “a glorified talking point,” failed to pass an early procedural vote on Wednesday.
In response, Warren declared war on Mitch McConnell, vowing to campaign and raise money for Grimes. The notion of taking political retribution is in keeping with Warren’s vow to have “plenty of blood and teeth left on the floor” of those who oppose her.
HuffPo reports, Elizabeth Warren To Hit Back At Mitch McConnell By Campaigning For Alison Lundergan Grimes:
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) railed against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Wednesday for failing to support her student loan refinancing proposal, which the Senate killed in a 56-38 vote earlier in the day….
When MSNBC’s Chris Hayes asked Warren how she planned to fight back, the senator gave a response that could shake things up in Kentucky, where McConnell faces a tough race for reelection against Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes.
“One way I’m going to start fighting back is I’m going to go down to Kentucky and I’m going to campaign for Alison Lundergan Grimes,” Warren said. “She’s tough, she’s feisty, she endorsed the student loan bill, said she wanted to bring down interest rates for Kentuckians. … So my view is I’m going to get out there and try to make this happen for her.”
Seems to me that making Warren an issue in the race is risky for Grimes.
As HuffPo further reported, McConnell’s campaign previously has been trying to link Grimes to Warren to push the theme that Grimes is too liberal for Kentucky:
In a September fundraising email, McConnell told supporters that Grimes had hired “the top fundraiser from Elizabeth Warren’s record-setting campaign,” calling Warren “the most liberal, anti-business member of the Senate.” He warned that Grimes could have similar success.
In May, McConnell lamented Grimes’ front-and-center appearance on the website for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee in another email to supporters, saying the committee holds events “with the likes” of Warren.
In response to Warren’s announcement, the Republican Party of Kentucky quickly issued a press release, Warren Joins Long List of Liberal Democrats Backing Grimes’ Campaign.
The McConnell campaign provided this statement:
“Elizabeth Warren is yet another anti-coal liberal senator sent by Harry Reid and Barack Obama to assist in their effort to continue enacting their anti-Kentucky agenda by getting Alison Lundergan Grimes elected. If there are any questions as to where Alison stands on the issues, look no further than the records of those in her inner circle.”
This may play well in Massachusetts, but how will it play in Kentucky?
And if Warren does inject herself into the race, will her highly, highly, highly, highly questionable claim to be Native American become an issue?
Will Team Mitch go there, or leave it to others to raise the issue?
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Kentucky has a population of Cherokee, if memory serves.
Wonder if they might be inclined to meet ol’ Princess Running Bare in an open forum…???
But, regardless, I doubt having a carpet-bagging, NE 1% liberal, pretend “friend of the working man” show up will be any kind of plus for Grimes.
Someone in KY should show Liz what a coal miner’s hope looks like with EPAma in office: There’s no light at the end of the tunnel. They don’t have a Fighting Chance.
Just wait! Wouldn’t be surprised to find out some of her ancestors were coal miners
“Will Team Mitch go there, or leave it to others to raise the issue?”
Mitch will go there via surrogates, the group of which may include Rand Paul, who could improve his position with McConnell while setting the lines with a potential opponent in Little Running Mouth. I’ve noticed Paul has an ability for snark, which indiciates a proclivity for snark, and the Cherokee thing is custom made for snark.
Picture a 30 sec TV ad…. they mimic that old environmental PSA with the closeup of the crying Indian chief surveying the trashed plains. While a closeup from behind of the Indian looking out into the fields runs on the right half of screen, the left side shows a parade of headlines about Warren’s Cherokee claims, especially those showing how Warren stole exclusive jobs based on lies. The Indian chief’s head is slowly turning round through this and at the end he’s facing the camera, tear running down his cheek.
Henry – Better yet, make the Indian a woman tribal elder.
Good thinkin’… I’m on it.
Yep, this liar is one of my two federal senators. The other one, Markey, is as certifiably lefty loony as the lying senator. Actually they, along with all other elected Democrats, are all liars: none has the least intention of obeying a word of their Article VI oaths of office.
This loon, who is well into the privileged 1%, may play well in the Gay State. But fortunately KY doesn’t think like the lefty states.
Gay Which State?
Or is that Witch State…….
She thinks college should be free. If she actually believed her own garbage she’d come out and say that.
Manipulating interest rates is EVERYTHING that’s wrong with upper education right now.
Why shouldn’t she?
She got Harvard Law School Free on the broken backs of the First Nations, did she not??????
Were it not for making the Senate math harder to take for a Republican Majority, I would not be sorry to see McConnell defeated even by a Progressive at this stage. At least the people of Kentucky would be smart enough in 6 years to realize their mistake and bounce Grimes from office.
Rags is right, though: The Cherokee population of Kentucky should HOUND Princess Running Bare for an answer and for her documents the instant a foot makes contact to ground in Kentucky, and should openly MOCK and RIDICULE the Senator from Massachusetts until she provides the documents we’ve all been asking for.
I think McConnell’s approach should just use Warren as a bridge to get to the central point Kentuckians need to understand: Grimes will not be independent in Washington. She will be another puppet in Harry Reid’s crooked sideshow to help Obama.
There are no “independent” Democrats in the Senate. They vote with Reid. They all vote with Reid.
The ONLY times they are allowed to vote against Reid is when he doesn’t need their vote and it will help them at home to appear to vote against him. But they need Reid’s permission to do that.
Does Kentucky really want to send another vote for Harry Reid to Washington? That’s all it really boils down to.
And the eventual winner in Georgia should use the same approach against Michelle Nunn.
Fake Cherokee Lizzie Borden, er, Warren, doing a hatchet job on Mitch??????????????
Say it isn’t so.
I don’t want him helped: I want him gone!
Let someone else be Senate Minority/Majority Leader.
He’s done enough damage.
Send him home.