Skip to main content

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) answers questions from reporters after the weekly Republican caucus luncheon at the U.S. Capitol in Washington March 11, 2014.  REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
Personally, I don't think this statement by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell ranks anywhere near the top of the most outrageous things he's said (emphasis added):
"'You know what they have in mind here: global warming,' McConnell told the 100 or so people who gathered over frosted cinnamon rolls at the Sugar & Spice cafe in Benton one recent morning. 'Here you have got us with our liberal president on a jihad to deal with global warming.'"
And neither was this (emphasis also added):
"It's clear they were on a jihad, it strikes me, in the middle of a presidential election trying to silence the voices of the critics in the administration," McConnell said in an interview with Joe Arnold at WHAS-TV.
But it is worth pointing out that by McConnell's own standards, accusing the president of waging "jihad" was tantamount to accusing the president of being terrorist hell-bent on destroying America, because when Kentucky's House Speaker Greg Stumbo said that Alison Lundergan Grimes' decision to run against McConnell reminded him ...
... of the feeling that our troops must have had when they liberated the European nations following World War II ...
... McConnell accused the Grimes campaign of calling him a Nazi. The Kentucky GOP called Gumbo's remarks "appalling" and McConnell himself whined about "the lengths to which they're prepared to descend in order to win the election."

To be clear, I wouldn't demand an apology ... but given Mitch's demonstrably thin skin, it might be fun if someone close to the Grimes campaign found an opportunity to accuse him of waging jihad.

Originally posted to Daily Kos on Mon Jul 14, 2014 at 01:30 PM PDT.

Also republished by My Old Kentucky Kos.

Your Email has been sent.
You must add at least one tag to this diary before publishing it.

Add keywords that describe this diary. Separate multiple keywords with commas.
Tagging tips - Search For Tags - Browse For Tags


More Tagging tips:

A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for "Barack Obama," is this a diary they'd be trying to find?

Use a person's full name, without any title. Senator Obama may become President Obama, and Michelle Obama might run for office.

If your diary covers an election or elected official, use election tags, which are generally the state abbreviation followed by the office. CA-01 is the first district House seat. CA-Sen covers both senate races. NY-GOV covers the New York governor's race.

Tags do not compound: that is, "education reform" is a completely different tag from "education". A tag like "reform" alone is probably not meaningful.

Consider if one or more of these tags fits your diary: Civil Rights, Community, Congress, Culture, Economy, Education, Elections, Energy, Environment, Health Care, International, Labor, Law, Media, Meta, National Security, Science, Transportation, or White House. If your diary is specific to a state, consider adding the state (California, Texas, etc). Keep in mind, though, that there are many wonderful and important diaries that don't fit in any of these tags. Don't worry if yours doesn't.

You can add a private note to this diary when hotlisting it:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from your hotlist?
Are you sure you want to remove your recommendation? You can only recommend a diary once, so you will not be able to re-recommend it afterwards.
Rescue this diary, and add a note:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from Rescue?
Choose where to republish this diary. The diary will be added to the queue for that group. Publish it from the queue to make it appear.

You must be a member of a group to use this feature.

Add a quick update to your diary without changing the diary itself:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary?
(The diary will be removed from the site and returned to your drafts for further editing.)
(The diary will be removed.)
Are you sure you want to save these changes to the published diary?

Comment Preferences

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site