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(1,809 posts)
Wed Oct 15, 2014, 12:18 PM Oct 2014

This may be part of reason the DSCC pulled out of KY...

Progressive Group MoveOn Demands Alison Lundergan Grimes Remove Immigration Ad

Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/14/moveon-alison-lundergan-grimes-_n_5985590.html?utm_hp_ref=mostpopular

Democratic Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes is in deep water with progressives and immigration advocates after her campaign ran an ad calling undocumented immigrants "illegal aliens" and bizarrely accusing her opponent, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), of being soft on immigration.

On Tuesday, progressive group MoveOn.org Political Action urged Grimes to take down the ad, calling it "upsetting."

"MoveOn members in Kentucky and across the country are contacting millions of voters to help prevent a Republican takeover of the Senate, and it makes that important work harder when Democrats embrace inflammatory Republican rhetoric," Ilya Sheyman, executive director of MoveOn.org Political Action, said in a statement. "It’s deeply troubling that Grimes would stoop this low in order to try to defeat McConnell, and she needs to take this offensive advertisement off the air immediately."

Grimes' ad, first reported by Vox, criticizes McConnell for voting for "amnesty" -- in 1986. The ad doesn't mention his many votes against immigration reform since, including his opposition to the 2013 Senate bill that Grimes has said she would have supported. (That bill, according to its supporters, was not "amnesty" because of the strict qualifications it would have required before undocumented immigrants could gain legal status.)

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(24,692 posts)
1. Trying to yell "amnesty" louder than the right-wingers is no tactic for a liberal. Still
Wed Oct 15, 2014, 12:43 PM
Oct 2014

she would be 1000 times better than McConnell on every issue, including immigration reform.


(1,809 posts)
2. Almost any barnyard animal would be better than Mitch.
Wed Oct 15, 2014, 12:52 PM
Oct 2014

Not that Allison is a barnyard animal, but this anti-immigration stance is not one I would like to see a Democratic Senator espouse.



(68,644 posts)
10. I'm all for it if it gets her elected. And, her voting record is not anti-immigrant.
Sat Nov 1, 2014, 01:57 PM
Nov 2014

I'm fine with her using the rhetoric.



(30,439 posts)
3. Funny how so many so-called progressives who lambasted Obama for being too conservative
Wed Oct 15, 2014, 12:54 PM
Oct 2014

are fawning over Grimes.


(90,152 posts)
4. Like Truman said, if you want a TRUE conservative vote for the conservative candidate not the
Wed Oct 15, 2014, 12:58 PM
Oct 2014

... person trying to act conservative...

or something like that


(16,380 posts)
6. Thats the quote I keep thinking about.
Wed Oct 15, 2014, 01:07 PM
Oct 2014

I dunno. I hope she wins. The hideous monster she is running against deserve a prison term rather then another 6 years in the senate.



(1,596 posts)
7. That is truly disappointing.
Wed Oct 15, 2014, 02:07 PM
Oct 2014

What a wicked game when you feel like you have to do shit like this. Just be honest, Grimes, that's all you have to do fercripesakes. Oh Yeh, you are a Clinton democrat.



(68,644 posts)
9. I totally support Grimes and I've even sent money to her campaign. And I live in California.
Sat Nov 1, 2014, 01:56 PM
Nov 2014

I suppose some in leadership want to call the shots, even for Grimes as she runs against a RW pig.

Too sad.

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