Grimes Hopes Kentucky Voters are Stupid with Reiteration of Lies in New Ads
It’s politics. There are few (if any) politicians at the state or national level who find success without playing dirty. Alison Grimes is taking her campaigns dirty tricks up a few notches by running a new ad making claims that have already been proven to be false.
When caught in a lie, most politicians retract or at least pull down the ads. Grimes doubled down on her claims about opponent Mitch McConnell.
“I am Alison Lundergan Grimes, and this is the Big Sandy power plant in Louisa, Kentucky. They are shutting down half the plant and laying off their workers because Mitch McConnell didn’t fight to get the scrubbers it needs to reduce coal emissions. Instead, Mitch and his wife pocketed $600,000 from enemies of coal, including New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg. I approve this message because the difference between Mitch and me is I will fight for these jobs and no New York anti-coal billionaire will ever buy me off.”
According to the Washington Post:
This particular ad is especially noteworthy because the candidate herself repeats a claim that The Fact Checker has already deemed worthy of Four Pinocchios. Not only does she double down on this falsehood, but she makes another highly questionable assertion as well.
We don’t normally express political opinions about individual candidates on this site, but this one was too egregious to ignore. When a candidate crosses a line of focusing on lies as the cornerstone of her campaign, it does not bode well about a future with her in power.