Mitch McConnell's Dukakis MomentSubmitted by Michael Nystrom on Mon, 03/10/2014 - 19:40
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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