It’s not been a good day for Alison Lundergan Grimes. Actually, it’s not been a good couple of weeks for the Democrat hoping to unseat Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. Polls showed her with a chance to win, then video of her refusing to answer whether she voted for President Barack Obama from an editorial board meeting surfaced.
The video of Grimes dodging a simple question was quickly followed by another, and the condemnation of MSNBC’s Chuck Todd, saying her dodge “disqualified” her.
During a Senate debate on Monday, she again refused to answer that simple question, citing the sanctity of the secret ballot.
Earlier today, with momentum having left her, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee pulled their money out of the race; a sign of lost faith in winning.
To add insult to injury, Vox, the liberal activist site, ran a piece today pointing out an ad the Grimes campaign has been running attacking McConnell on “amnesty” and “benefits for 3 million illegal aliens” by voting for the Reagan immigration reform bill way back in 1986.
But Democrats support amnesty, and “illegal alien” is a forbidden word since no person, in their worldview, can be “illegal.”
Vox reports, “But what’s even weirder is that Grimes is running this ad while continuing to support a path to citizenship for unauthorized immigrants.” (Emphasis added, since this is the current allowed progressive nomenclature for illegal aliens.)
“Notably,” Vox continues. “The new anti-amnesty ad is unlisted on YouTube — Vox found it thanks to a link on a Louisville Courant blog. That means it doesn’t show up on Grimes’ main YouTube page and isn’t searchable — minimizing the likelihood that out-of-state supporters will see it.”
More to the point, the video is “unlisted,” according the YouTube embedding link, which advises users to “Be considerate and think twice before sharing.” A warning that does not appear on any of the campaigns other videos.
Well, Vox saw it, and they showed it to the world outside Kentucky.
The pro-amnesty group America’s Voice told Buzzfeed, the add “smacks of desperation. It’s a real eye-roller. First of all, when Democrats try to get to the right of Republicans on immigration it just doesn’t work. Number two, she’s attacking him for a vote in 1986? Really?”
Arturo Carmona, executive director of the pro-amnesty group Presente.org, told Buzzfeed, “She’s basically using the lives of millions of undocumented immigrants to advance her political aspirations. It’s totally morally reprehensible. It represents the worst of the Democratic Party and an increasingly dying breed across the nation when you look at the Democratic Party in particular.”
Within two week, Alison Lundergan Grimes, no newbie to electoral politics, has gone from Democrats’ hope to unseat the Republican leader in the Senate to a pariah, abandoned by her party and attacked by their allies. And it all started with her refusal to answer a simple question everyone already knew the answer to, because the President is so unpopular in Kentucky. A stunning turn of events, but that’s politics.