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Mitch McConnell's Dukakis Moment

The Hill writes:

. . .The photo op of McConnell hoisting the weapon like a defiant defender at the Alamo was supposed to rev up conservative activists. Instead, it has become a target of ridicule.

“McConnell just didn’t look comfortable waving the flintlock musket above his head,” Joseph Gerth wrote in The Courier-Journal, the main newspaper for Louisville, McConnell’s home town.

“Instead or recalling images of Charlton Heston at NRA conventions, where the late actor incited the crowd by raising a similar gun, McConnell looked a bit more like Michael Dukakis riding in a tank or President Barack Obama shooting skeet at Camp David, or Jimmy Carter doing much of anything,” Gerth wrote. . .

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Goes to show you, you can dress up a pig

You can put lipstick on a pig but still its just a self enriching sold out politician pig gorging itself at the troth of extorted and stolen wealth off the backs of the false debt slaves.

Mitchee judgment day is at hand and you have been found to be very slimmy and worthless.

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Michael Nystrom's picture

Face it

He looks ridiculous.

Posturing like that.

It is demeaning.

Why do people fall for that?

TwelveOhOne's picture

I had similar thoughts, both of him and Dukakis

Why do people elect murderers to office? Why does "being good at killing" translate to "being a good civil leader"?

I somewhat understand the historical basis; one who can effectively control large groups in one context, can likely control them in another.

But now that war is just murder-for-hire, I'm surprised that we prop up our murderers with our tax dollars.

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I don't know

looks like he hunts with Cheney is all.

You would have owed me a keyboard

had I dared to have a drink too close to my hubby's work space.

That was drink-spittin' good.

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deacon's picture

But maybe,

Not often enough :)
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If we deny truth before your very eyes,then the rest of what we have to say,is of little consequence

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“With laws shall our land be built up, but with lawlessness laid waste.”
-Njal Thorgeirsson

if those two pictures had a baby:

“With laws shall our land be built up, but with lawlessness laid waste.”
-Njal Thorgeirsson

It was Jesse Benton's idea.

The National Review Online reported Friday that it was not McConnell’s idea to carry the gun onstage. Instead, the American Conservative Union, which sponsors CPAC, asked him to present it to Coburn in recognition of him receiving the National Rifle Association’s “Courage under fire” award.

The Huffington Post’s Howard Fineman, however, reported that McConnell’s campaign manager, Jesse Benton, choreographed the musket scene and was initially pleased with the result.

“Jesse Benton was delighted with his handiwork. ‘Thought it went well,’ he told me after the Thursday show he had choreographed for Mitch McConnell,” wrote Fineman, a respected veteran journalist who formerly served as Newsweek’s chief political correspondent.

yay Jesse Benton! American

yay Jesse Benton!
American Hero #1!

Southern Agrarian

oh, that would be sweet

If Benton's dumb idea would bury him.

“With laws shall our land be built up, but with lawlessness laid waste.”
-Njal Thorgeirsson

Yeah, Mitch - keep taking Jesse's advice..

Please!

deacon's picture

A flintlock?

let me guess,his first as a child :)
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If we deny truth before your very eyes,then the rest of what we have to say,is of little consequence

Michael Nystrom's picture

LOL!

Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes fired off a tweet saying,

“Someone tell @Team_Mitch that’s not the way to hold a gun. KY women do it better. #kysen .”

For that, she was awarded CNN Political Gut Check’s top tweet of the day.

http://www.courier-journal.com/article/20140308/COLUMNISTS21...