GOP Super PAC American Crossroads attacked Ashley Judd in a political ad. She's not even said yes to running for Mitch McConnell's senate seat and already the Teapublicans have their panties in a wad! Judd must pose a serious threat to the good ol' boys network there in Kentucky.
Is it okay to be campaigning against someone who hasn't even announced their candidacy? It doesn't seem like a good use of their $10,000.
The Super PAC criticizes Judd for saying "Tennessee is home." Yeah, she lives in Tennessee. Her sister bought her a house there so they could live close to each other. Sister Wynonna, mother Naomi and Ashley all have homes in Tennessee. She also lived in Scotland. Does that make her less qualified to run for a Kentucky senate seat? Ashley spent nearly all of her grade school years in Kentucky. She grew up there. She went to high school in Kentucky and in Tennessee. And then came back to Kentucky to go to college. Clearly, she's familiar enough with Kentucky to represent its citizens.
Something else getting a lot of air-time from Karl Rove and his GOP machine is the quote from Judd, "I don't know a lot of hillbillies who golf." That quote was taken completely out of context from a speech in 2010. Here's the full text, "On another site they built a golf course," said Judd. "I'm not too keen on reinforcing stereotypes about my people, but I don't know a lot of hillbillies who golf." And further comments she said during that same speech, "I am very proud to be a Kentuckian," said Judd, "and, of the many things my Creator has seen fit to allow me to accomplish, being an eastern Kentuckian, is the simple fact that brings me the most honor, the greatest sense of self, I love and am proud of being a hillbilly."
Don't Republicans ever tire of looking stupid when educated liberals research the facts and call them out publicly?
And since when is supporting your President a bad thing?
Hopefully Ashley Judd sees this as her opportunity (and her duty) to put Mitch McConnell out of a job in 2014.
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