On my radio show we define a “gaffe” as “when a politician or those associated with politics opens their mouth and the cold-blooded truth comes out.”
Enter Alison Grimes.
For no reasons of her own making, the Democrat nominee for U.S. Senate remains in striking distance of Republican Minority Leader “Ditch” McConnell (R-KY) in the Real Clear Politics polling average. That’s because the feckless Ditch’s “leadership” gives conservatives everything they don’t like about Karl Rove, and none of the things they do (and I’m still not sure what those are).
Thus, McConnell has struggled to pull away in a state Mitt Romney won by more than 20 points in 2012, following the worst primary finish by a Kentucky incumbent senator in nearly 60 years. Almost 126,000 bluegrass conservatives voted for his primary opponent Matt Bevin instead.
However, whatever chances Grimes had of becoming the not-Wendy Davis of 2014 likely evaporated thanks to the return bane of the ruling class—James O’Keefe and his merry band of multi-media muckrakers at Project Veritas.
In their latest video, Project Veritas captures five employees of the Grimes campaign, as well as local Democrat Party officials, admitting on camera they believe Grimes is lying about her support of her state’s vital coal industry.
“She has to say that,” one local Democrat Party official says on camera, regarding Grimes’ claim she’s the “coal candidate” in the race. “Politics is a game. You do what you have to do (to get elected). It’s a lying game unfortunately. I really don’t think her heart is 100% backing coal, but she has to say that because she will not get a high number of votes in this state if she doesn’t.”
Translation: “Of course Grimes is a global-warming cultist. She is a Democrat, after all, and this seems to be the only religion other than hedonism and Islam we tolerate nowadays. But she has to pretend to be a capitalist to win, comrades.”
A staffer at Grimes’ campaign office also says, “She’s saying positive things about coal because she wants to be elected. And in the state of Kentucky, if you are anti-coal, you will not get elected – period – end of conversation.”
Translation: “It’s not flip-flopping, but pandering. It’s important to know the distinction without a difference.”
Those remarks from Grimes’ staffer are likely prescient. Because once Team Ditch has its way with this video, it’s quite likely Grimes will not be elected regardless of her stance on coal, or anything else for that matter.
This is a devastating clip not just for Grimes, but for all those running with President Obama’s record hanging over their heads like the proverbial Sword of Damocles this year.
This is a devastating clip not just for Grimes, but for all those running with President Obama’s record hanging over their heads like the proverbial Sword of Damocles this year. For it encapsulates a lot of voter angst out there. They don’t trust the political class is telling them the truth. They don’t trust the political class puts what’s best for the American people ahead of their own vested interests. They don’t trust the motives and integrity of the political class.
And no one has lost more ground on this front with the American people than Obama himself, who has gone from political messiah to political pariah in one presidency. The “hope and change” of 2008 has become “I’ll settle for some spare change” in 2014.
This is the risk of setting yourself up as a faux Mosaic deliverer. When you don’t come down from the mountain with any stone tablets, the people start beating you with the golden calf they fashioned in your image during your absence.
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