Amy McGrath calls out Sen. Mitch McConnell for posting a photo of her name on a tombstone

  
Via:  tessylo  •  4 months ago  •  12 comments

Amy McGrath calls out Sen. Mitch McConnell for posting a photo of her name on a tombstone

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Amy McGrath calls out Sen. Mitch McConnell for posting a photo of her name on a tombstone



aaaa2f80-fa39-11e8-8fbf-da9c00b689c4   Sarah Ladd, USA TODAY   4 hours ago  






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There's   a new zinger in the ongoing saga   between Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his rival, Amy McGrath, who hopes to unseat him in November 2020. 

McGrath called McConnell out on Twitter on Monday after his campaign Twitter account posted a photo of tombstones Saturday. One of the headstones, among others inscribed with "socialism" and "Green New Deal," bore McGrath's name. 

Team Mitch's original tweet included a picture of him smiling and the picture of the fake tombstones stuck in the ground near two Team Mitch campaign signs and a 'Matt Bevin for Governor' sign. 

"The Grim Reaper of Socialism at #FancyFarm today," was the caption. "#FancyFarm139."

McGrath responded Monday around noon. She posted the photo of the tombstones, writing, "Hours after the El Paso shooting, Mitch McConnell proudly tweeted this photo. I find it so troubling that our politics have become so nasty and personal that the Senate Majority Leader thinks it's appropriate to use imagery of the death of a political opponent (me) as messaging."

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Reach breaking news reporter Sarah Ladd at sladd@courier-journal.com. Follow her on Twitter at @ladd_sarah.  

This article originally appeared on Louisville Courier Journal:   Mitch McConnell foe Amy McGrath calls him out for tombstone post



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Tessylo
1  seeder  Tessylo    4 months ago

Moscow Mitch is such a scummy little bitch.

I heard he broke his shoulder.

Too Bad!

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
1.1  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Tessylo @1    4 months ago

His shell is already cracked as it is.

 
 
 
Trout Giggles
2  Trout Giggles    4 months ago

I didn't mean to do it...but I ran over a turtle in driveway the other day. And then Moscow Mitch breaks his shoulder.

Is that what they call voodoo?

 
 
 
Ozzwald
2.1  Ozzwald  replied to  Trout Giggles @2    4 months ago
I didn't mean to do it...but I ran over a turtle in driveway the other day. And then Moscow Mitch breaks his shoulder. Is that what they call voodoo?

Only one way to tell.  Accidentally run over a few more.

Nah....never mind.  Couldn't do it to those poor turtles, it's not their fault they share some genetic disposition with the guy.

 
 
 
Tacos!
3  Tacos!    4 months ago

Why? Why is this kind of thing necessary to get people pumped up? Somebody sat down and thought it was a good idea to make tombstones and put the names of real people on them. Is there nothing in the brains of these folks that thinks that might be obnoxious?

It really seems more and more like politics serves as an outlet for a lot of people who want to indulge their sickest thoughts and impulses. As a society, we excuse it all the time. We say politics is a dirty game. Politics is a contact sport. As if this no limits kind of behavior is just good sporting fun when it's supposed to be about sacrifice and service.

Complaining about this will get you labeled a "snowflake" of course, and there may sometimes be merit in that criticism if it's loaded with too much hysteria. By that, I mean I'm disgusted by this but not necessarily fearful of it. I don't think this is going to push ordinary folks into going and killing these people, but it is in poor taste and I can't think of a reason why it's worthy of defending.

 
 
 
Split Personality
3.1  Split Personality  replied to  Tacos! @3    4 months ago
Is there nothing in the brains of these folks that thinks that might be obnoxious?

Team Mitch again.  This is what happens when (mostly male) high schoolers and college students get involved with things above their maturity level.

Sitting Senators and their people, however, have no excuse to fall back on, for tacitly supporting and spreading the manure instead of condemning it immediately.

 
 
 
Split Personality
3.1.1  Split Personality  replied to  Split Personality @3.1    4 months ago

512

 
 
 
Ender
4  Ender    4 months ago

The sad thing is, I realized McConnell was first elected to the senate the same year I graduated high school.

That is ridiculous. Talk about a career in politics.

His time 'serving' has well expired.

 
 
 
Raven Wing
4.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Ender @4    4 months ago
Talk about a career in politics

That is because his re-elections are guaranteed by the wealthy family of his Chinese wife, who is now serving in one of Trumps essential positions. Thus Russia is not the only country that has their hands deep in McConnell's re-election campaigns. 

From what I hear and read, there are not enough fools in KY that like McConnell to keep him in Congress for so long. For all his egotistical smugness and self-adoration, he will get his Karma one day, and history will not treat him kindly.

 
 
 
Kavika
5  Kavika     4 months ago

If you compare McGraphs military service to McConnell, Mitch comes up well short. 

 
 
 
Raven Wing
5.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Kavika @5    4 months ago

I don't think you can say that McConnell actually served in the Military, as;

In March 1967, shortly before the expiration of his educational draft deferment upon graduation from law school, McConnell enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserve as a private at Louisville, Kentucky . This was a coveted position because the Reserve units were mostly kept out of combat during the Vietnam War . Shortly after his arrival, he was diagnosed with optic neuritis and was deemed medically unfit for military service. After five weeks at Fort Knox , he was honorably discharged .

I wonder how his medical condition was not noticed during his physical exam before being accepted into service. There's more interesting info here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitch_McConnell

 
 
 
Raven Wing
5.1.1  Raven Wing  replied to  Raven Wing @5.1    4 months ago

Forgot to add......McConnell's length of time in the Military; 

His first day of training at Fort Knox  was July 9, 1967, two days after taking the  bar exam , and his last day was August 15, 1967. 
 
 
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