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View Diary: Louisville Courier-Journal whacks McConnell's 'Whac-A-Mole' strategy (27 comments)

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  •  That there is no serious criticism (2+ / 0-)
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    Ishmaelbychoice, blue aardvark

    for having planned to use Ashley Judd's depression as a political weapon suggests that mental health issues (not just saying a candidate is crazy for supporting things you strongly oppose in a manner you find disgusting, but actual problems requiring treatment by a mental health professional) would be a potent attack if the tables were turned and a Republican had such a history.  

    If the question of exploiting such a problem in a race meant the difference between control of a house of Congress or not, can you say you would refuse to go there?

    •  I for one would condemn it being used (2+ / 0-)
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      blue aardvark, athenap

      against anyone running for a legislative office. But... I may react differently if the person were running for the infinitely more intense and critical position of President.

      Gentlemen, you can't fight in here! This is the War Room!

      by bigtimecynic on Mon Apr 15, 2013 at 09:16:12 AM PDT

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    •  It's a real slippery slope sort of thing (0+ / 0-)

      Imagine if all candidates were required to prove their sanity.

      Economics is a social *science*. Can we base future economic decisions on math?

      by blue aardvark on Mon Apr 15, 2013 at 10:26:22 AM PDT

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    •  Mitch (0+ / 0-)

      I dare say "wack-a-mole Mitch" could use the services of a mental health professional, a damn shame he did not get the care he needed before he entered politics.

      old, tired, poor, unemployed, ill, divorced, sick of politicians screwing us over, it only gets worse, think Charles Dickens novel.

      by MDhome on Mon Apr 15, 2013 at 11:18:19 AM PDT

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    •  Not me (1+ / 0-)
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      For one thing, mental health in this country already gets enough of a damaging rap--it doesn't need any more stigma, especially given the rise of ADD/ADHD conditions that will be following the upcoming generations around for the rest of their lives.

      And for another, Judd's suicidal thoughts were self-documented in her autobio, and occurred when she was about twelve years old.

      What this would be, if it were allowed to come to fruition, would be nothing more than Mitch McConnell picking on a twelve-year-old girl. And that's exactly how it should be seen. Mitch McConnell likes to beat up sad little girls.

      Whack-a-mole? Hardly. More like "Lower than a mole's belly on diggin' day" if you're looking for a hillbilly aphorism.

      How does the Republican Congress sit down with all the butthurt over taxing the wealthy?

      by athenap on Mon Apr 15, 2013 at 11:42:32 AM PDT

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