In introducing Alison Lundergan Grimes at a political event in Kentucky, Thursday night, Democrat Greg Stumbo managed to compare defeating Sen. McConnell to liberating Europe from Nazis. Lundergan-Grimes is running against McConnell in the US Senate race in Kentucky.
“You know we’ve got lot of people who came here tonight to celebrate, and I happened to speak to the crowd when we kicked off this campaign back in July in Lexington”, Stumbo began. “And it reminded me of the feeling that our troops must have had when they liberated the European nations following World War Two. Can you imagine what it felt like to know that you were liberating a country? Well you are about to liberate your state, you are about to liberate your state, from the worst reign of misabuse that we’ve seen in the last thirty years. You are about to give us hope.”
I get that Senator McConnell is not everyone’s cup of tea, but is comparing the staunchly pro-life, pro 1st and pro 2nd Amendment Republican Minority Leader to a NAZI just a little bit overwrought? Are not McConnell’s policy preferences the very antithesis of Naziism?
Senator McConnell is currently engaging in political warfare against Obama’s EPA and Democrats for imposing job-destroying regulations on the Coal industry.
Senate Republican leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) moved Thursday to force a Senate vote on one of the prime regulations in President Barack Obama’s climate plan, a move that would force vulnerable Democrats to take a public stance on the controversial rule heading into the midterm elections.
McConnell is launching his attack as a disapproval resolution under the Congressional Review Act, a seldom-invoked law that allows lawmakers to repeal a regulation with a simple majority vote.
Obama would certainly veto the resolution if it passes, and Republicans wouldn’t have the votes to override him. But in the meantime, Democrats facing tight reelection fights would have to vote for or against the Environmental Protection Agency’s attempt to throttle greenhouse gas emissions from future coal-burning power plants.
“So the majority leader and his Democratic caucus now have a choice,” McConnell said. “Are they going to stand with the coal families under attack in places like Kentucky and West Virginia and Colorado, or are they going to continue to stand with the powerful left-wing special interests that want to see their jobs completely eliminated.”
Stumbo wants to “liberate” Kentucky from this terrible “misabuse.”