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Karl Rove Running Attack Ad Against Hollywood Liberal Ashley Judd For Even Considering Running for Public Office!

Karl Rove‘s American Crossroads super PAC is running an attack ad against Ashley Judd.

The group released the ad, titled “Ashley’s Story,” on YouTube today and is reportedly putting a $10,000 online ad buy behind it. There are no plans as of now to run it on TV.

The 60 second spot hits Judd on several levels, including her “commitment” to President Obama and Obamacare, the time she called Tennessee “home,” her self-defined “radical” nature and a quote from her own grandmother calling her a “Hollywood liberal.”

The voice-over sums it up at the end of the ad, saying “Ashley Judd: an Obama-following, radical Hollywood liberal, who’s right at home here in Tennessee, I mean Kentucky.”

Rove and his organization apparently views the popular Judd as a liability, as demonstrated by this attempt to define her early as everything Kentucky conservatives hate.

Watch the ad below, via American Crossroads:

by Anonymousreply 1602/06/2013

Considering Rove's track record so far, she has nothing to worry about.

by Anonymousreply 102/06/2013

He must think she's a real threat otherwise the Republicans should WANT her to run. A Democrat being elected in Kentucky is hardly a sure thing.

by Anonymousreply 202/06/2013

Well, we know how things worked out for Mr ROve last time he played his disingenuous crap.

by Anonymousreply 302/06/2013

It is only one seat.

It is not like she would hold the balance of power if she won.

by Anonymousreply 402/06/2013

It should be noted that her mom Naomi Judd is a Registered Republican who is a supporter of Sarah Palin.

Another thing is that Judd is not her legal surname. Her legal name is Ashley Ciminella

by Anonymousreply 502/06/2013

I have no problem with Ashely Judd's politics, but she's the wrong person for Democrats to promote.

She has a lot of qualities that are going to turn off people in Kentucky. The haughty air and pretentiousness will sink her. Her tendency to flaunt $20 vocabulary words (sometimes incorrectly!) when simpler ones will do would be enough.

She's just not down to earth enough. Female politicians have a hard enough time as it is, but if they present themselves as being above it all, they are in for harder time. I don't think she has the self-awareness to correct these issues either.

I'm reminded of stories from people who were with her on an Africa aid trip. Someone linked the article here on a Judd thread a year or two ago. She requested an acupuncturist for some issues she was having. As though one would be available out in the bush. They reported that the trip became more about Judd either whining about something or talking incessantly about herself.

Yeah, she annoys the living bejeezus out of me.

by Anonymousreply 602/06/2013

The Tea Party is out to get Rove, he ought to be worried.

by Anonymousreply 702/06/2013

[quote]It is not like she would hold the balance of power if she won.

True, the Dems will be holding onto the Senate, but wouldn't it be awesome to say bye to Mitch Turtleman McConnell forever?

by Anonymousreply 802/06/2013

R4 is completely wrong. Judd beating McConnell would be THE biggest upset of 2014. McConnell is the highest-ranking Republican in the Senate and is the minority leader. It would be a massive blow to them, particularly if it happened in a state like Kentucky.

by Anonymousreply 902/06/2013

[quote]Another thing is that Judd is not her legal surname. Her legal name is Ashley Ciminella

Mitt Romney's real name is Willard Romney, but that didn't stop him from running under the name Mitt.

by Anonymousreply 1002/06/2013

I really want her to run. She is the only person charismatic enough to expose McConnell for the evil turtle he is.

by Anonymousreply 1102/06/2013

That's how Republicans work. They try to identify people who could be leaders on the other side and take them out before they get put before the voters.

by Anonymousreply 1202/06/2013

True, R12. But by going after Ashley Judd it will raise the same point that R2 mentioned - what are they afraid of? Attacking someone usually means you fear them on some level, otherwise why spend your attention on them?

by Anonymousreply 1302/06/2013

Ashley Judd is charismatic? She has leadership qualities? Where do people get these ideas from?

by Anonymousreply 1402/06/2013

That's all they've got R13. They will never be a majority party, and their whole trick since the 1970s has been personal destruction of anyone on the other side they thought might do a good job for the liberals.

by Anonymousreply 1502/06/2013

[quote]They will never be a majority party

Not true. They have a majority in the House, even though it's a gerrymandered one. It's dangerous to underestimate them.

by Anonymousreply 1602/06/2013
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