PROGRESSIVES WILL NOT USE McCONNELL'S HYPOCRITICAL ANTI-GAY STANCE WHILE HE'S IN THE CLOSET AGAINST HIM IN ATTACK ADS
With Kentuckians growing more and more restless with their senator's role in perpetuating the Bush Regime's pointless "Stay The Course" agenda in Iraq, Mitch McConnell is facing a tough re-election battle next year. This has been exacerbated as it becomes more and more known that he has been a closeted gay man for decades while pushing an anti-gay agenda. He must be breathing a sign of relief today as the progressive group Americans United for Change has made its plans known that they will be tackling McConnell only on his role in advancing the Bush Regime's war policies.
They are launching a six-figure television ad campaign in Kentucky during the April congressional recess that will leave no one in Kentucky unclear about Senate Minority Leader McConnell's role as the chief obstructionist when it comes to most of Congress' desire to move away from the unpopular Stay the Course stance of the Bush Regime. The spot, which makes no allusions to McConnell's sexual status or the fact that he was kicked out of the military for molesting young soldiers, primarily show him making false statements on the Senate floor about progress in Iraq. The statements are contrasted to hard reality-- statistics and footage of American war casualties and chaos in Iraq.
"The fact is we're already on the road to victory in Iraq," McConnell is quoted as saying. Less than a third of Americans still buy this line of crap. At the end, the ad urges voters to call McConnell's office and, "Tell Mitch McConnell: Stop blocking change on Iraq." Take a look:
UPDATE: McCONNELL, BUSH, CHENEY, McCAIN... PEOPLE ARE TIRED OF THEIR PATHETIC SONG AND DANCE ROUTINE. LESS THAN A THIRD BELIEVE A WORD THEY SAY
McConnell and his pals can bleat about how the war is going well, how victory is just around the corner, how you could stroll happily down a street in some lovely unnamed Baghdad neighborhood arm in arm with Bill Bennett, how Iraq is some kind of progressive young democracy fighting for the right to have WalMarts... but the jig is up.
A new Gallup poll shows that only 29 percent of Americans believe the Iraq escalation is making the situation better. Another 43 percent say the escalation is "not making much difference," and 22 percent say it is making conditions in Iraq worse.
In addition, fully 80 percent of Americans "endorse a requirement that U.S. troops meet strict readiness criteria before being deployed to Iraq," while 60 percent "favor a timetable for withdrawing all U.S. troops from Iraq by fall 2008."
McConnell is a symbol for all that is wrong with an out-of-touch politician who has been in Washington entirely too long. It's time for him to be working directly for K Street lobbyists and stop pretending he's representing the people of Kentucky.