NEED NOT APPLY: Alison ‘War on Women’ Lundergan Grimes Bad for Public Office

Last week I discussed the primaries here in Kentucky, and the race for Secretary of State was one of them, in which incumbent Alison Lundergan Grimes defeated Charles Lovett in the Democratic Primary. Grimes will go on to face Republican challenger Steve Knipper in the general election.

Needless to say, since Grimes is a Democrat, she needs to be sent home packing come this November. But she also needs to be voted out of office because of her family’s ties to the Clintons and George Soros.

But perhaps the biggest reason she needs to be voted out of office is her personality–particularly when it comes to public speaking. I have witnessed her speak in public on more than one occasion (as well as listening to her on television), and her speeches consist mainly of either scare tactics regarding her opponent(s), appealing to emotion, or trying to fire up the crowd.

She has used these tactics since she entered politics in 2011, when she ran for Secretary of State. Her opponent in the general election, Bill Johnson (R), advocated the idea of requiring photo identification and proof of address in order to vote. Grimes opposed such an idea, claiming that it would disenfranchise the homeless, as well as victims of domestic violence.

Question: just how many homeless people are there in Kentucky, and how many of them are actually registered to vote?

As for domestic violence victims, showing photo identification and proof of address will not reveal their current address to the people they are trying to hide from. Such a claim a by Grimes is part of the “War on Women” strategy.

Grimes also unleashed a television ad stating that presenting photo identification would be a burden on her grandmothers, claiming that they would have to get government-issued identification. Interesting considering Democrats are for big government (including anything that is government-issued), but then again the Democrats have a tendency to rely on voter fraud in order to win elections. Thus it seems that Grimes is not interested in preventing voter fraud.

As previously mentioned, Grimes likes to fire up the crowd. Of course, it is just her supporters that do all the cheering (as I noticed at one event back in 2011).

Grimes went on to defeat Johnson. And apparently she thinks her tactics she used in 2011 would have the same result in 2014, when she squared off against Mitch McConnell for his Senate seat.

At the 2014 Fancy Farm picnic, Grimes unleashed another War on Women tactic, claiming McConnell was against equal pay for women (which, by the way, is myth — read The Politically Incorrect Guide to Women, Sex, and Feminism for more information). She even went so far to compare McConnell to the television series Mad Men, claiming that McConnell treated women unfairly. Here is a video of Grimes’s speech: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgBN2fw9bLk.

So Grimes accused McConnell of being unfair to women, yet she relied on Bill Clinton (a notorious philanderer and womanizer) to help campaign for her. In fact, at one rally here in Owensboro, Grimes had Bill Clinton as one of the speakers, in addition to Governor Steve Beshear and Attorney General Jack Conway (both of whom are also Democrats). One observer would label it “the Clinton Comedy Tour” in the local newspaper.

Grimes would also try to appeal to emotion, claiming McConnell was responsible for the death of one of her grandfathers by voting to increase the cost of Medicare in a television ad.
But her War on Women strategy and her “mediscare” ad would backfire, resulting in the evaporation of her early lead over McConnell in the summer of 2014. McConnell would go on to be re-elected in the general election. It should also be noted that McConnell was a more formidable opponent.

It is unclear if Grimes will continue to rely on the War on Women strategy, scare tactics, the Clintons, and her fiery rhetoric in order to get re-elected. But one thing is clear: Grimes is Kentucky’s version of Nancy Pelosi. In fact, she also looks like a feminine version of the Joker. One might even be tempted to say that she is a joke. So hopefully come November, Kentuckians will vote her out.

Meanwhile, a canvass took place on May 28, in which Matt Bevin was confirmed the winner of the Republican Primary in the Governor’s race. Bevin will face Democrat Jack Conway in the general election.

Image: https://www.flickr.com/photos/donkeyhotey/12817535494/

About the author: Andrew Linn

Andrew Linn is a member of the Owensboro Tea Party and a former Field Representative for the Media Research Center. An ex-Democrat, he became a Republican one week after the 2008 Presidential Election. He has an M.A. in history from the University of Louisville, where he became a member of the Phi Alpha Theta historical honors society. He has also contributed to examiner.com and Right Impulse Media.

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