What the heck is wrong with those people?
A Democrat operative and activist trying to unseat Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell from his Kentucky Senate seat is backtracking badly — and trying to cover up — after a race-based attack on McConnell’s wife over the weekend.
And that wife is one of the most accomplished women in America of any ethnicity: Elaine Chao, who spent eight years as Labor secretary under President George W. Bush.
In a series of Twitter posts, the activist, Kathy Groob, slammed McConnell repeatedly for being married to an Asian woman, even though Groob herself launched an angry attack last year on another liberal, progressive Kentucky group that argued bizarrely that Chao’s ethnic background might explain why American companies are opening factories in China.
I wrote about that at the time (“Progress Kentucky: inbred, racist, xenophobic hicks“*): but I must admit that I thought that such behavior was tossed into the same Garbage Dump of Inane Stupidity as was the Ashley Judd campaign. Imagine my surprise to discover that the Democrats still wanted to use that line of attack, only this time in the service of a somewhat more plausible candidate! …Silly me. I should know by now that you can’t expect Democratic attack hacks to behave in a civilized fashion; you have to make them.
One last thought, here: you ever notice how Southern Democrats are disproportionately the ‘heroes’ of stories like this? Yeah, that’s because they’re never taught proper behavior and decorum. The smart ones learn to cover their tracks: the dumb ones… well. Eventually they say something that people can’t ignore. Personally, in some ways I prefer the GOP’s situation: it’s harsh, unfair, and very, very Darwinian.
Moe Lane (crosspost)
*As you probably could guess: I don’t find that sort of thing amusing. Much like I didn’t find it amusing when South Carolina Democratic hack Dick Harpootlian used the exact same kind of not-from-around-here-you-can-tell-by-looking-at-her race-baiting sneer about Nikki Haley. Southern Democratic operatives surely do like to throw dirt at minority Republicans, now don’t they?
…And my next three observations were all uniformly nasty, so I won’t make them. I don’t want to become these people. I just want to see them lose.