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 Anonymous||reply 16||02/06/2013|
Considering Rove's track record so far, she has nothing to worry about.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||02/06/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 2||02/06/2013|
Well, we know how things worked out for Mr ROve last time he played his disingenuous crap.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||02/06/2013|
It is only one seat.
It is not like she would hold the balance of power if she won.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||02/06/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 5||02/06/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 6||02/06/2013|
The Tea Party is out to get Rove, he ought to be worried.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||02/06/2013|
[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 Anonymous||reply 8||02/06/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 9||02/06/2013|
[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 Anonymous||reply 10||02/06/2013|
I really want her to run. She is the only person charismatic enough to expose McConnell for the evil turtle he is.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||02/06/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 12||02/06/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 13||02/06/2013|
Ashley Judd is charismatic? She has leadership qualities? Where do people get these ideas from?
|by Anonymous||reply 14||02/06/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 15||02/06/2013|
[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 Anonymous||reply 16||02/06/2013|