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The Sexist Conservative Democratic Fear of Ashley Judd

They see her losing the Senate contest – an uphill climb for any Democrat – and potentially poisoning the conservative brand of some state Democrats. – Kentucky Democrats Fear Judd May Drag Down Ticket

SO, LET me get this straight.

Sexist Democrats who are also conservative are afraid that Ashley Judd may lose to Senator Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, even though winning the seat in the first place is “an uphill climb for any Democrat.”

I’m not a Kentuckian and don’t really like the politics of the state, but considering Democrats there are showing themselves to be below the standard that women should accept, which is proven by the reaction to the mere notion of Ashley Judd running, well, it’s pretty clear what really needs to happen.

A shake up in Kentucky Democratic country.

Obama is for raising the minimum wage, so he’s for a living wage.

Equal pay for equal work, including women.

Access to affordable health care.

Expanding manufacturing.

Supports early child education.

Supports the Violence Against Women Act… Lily Ledbetter…

These are the same issues Ashley Judd would be championing if she ran for the Senate, all of which Mitch McConnell is against.

Screw conservative Kentucky Democrats.

Ashley Judd is between 4 and 9 points away from McConnell, the last number from Republicans. But right now they’re tied with women. She’s personable, strong and can speak her mind at a time when Mitch McConnell sounds like 1950.

If nothing else Ashley Judd would give Kentuckians a proud look at what a modern 21st century Democratic female sounds like compared to a 20th century man.

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3 Responses to The Sexist Conservative Democratic Fear of Ashley Judd

  1. spincitysd February 14, 2013 at 4:01 pm #

    If Judd does push on those pocketbook issues she may draw in a lot of purses. My only concern is that she could get slammed as a Carpetbagger. With opposition coming from both Republicans and Blue Dog Democrats I really want her to run as a big FU to the Duopoly. God I would just love it if she won, that would be an even bigger FU to the conventional wisdom.

  2. Cujo359 February 14, 2013 at 5:13 pm #

    Screw conservative Kentucky Democrats.

    And screw conventional wisdom, which is that the ideal choice is between a conservative and a conservative. Funny how it always works out that way when conservatives are doing the analysis, isn’t it?

    In my admittedly limited understanding of the state, Louisville itself is somewhat progressive. Judd ought to appeal there. The rest of the state ranges from conservative to downright crazy, but that’s at least partly because they don’t see progressives actually standing up for anything that is important to them. If Judd can do that, at least rhetorically, she probably has a shot. Plus, don’t forget, even in crazy country there will be some progressives. Give them a reason to get to the polls, and any progressive politician has more of a shot.

    That’s the problem I have with most progressive politicians these days – they don’t stand for anything, really. Conservatives of my acquaintance will generally respect people who stand up for what they believe in. On rare occasions, they’ll even vote for one if their own guy is sufficiently repulsive.

    • Cujo359 February 14, 2013 at 5:15 pm #

      On the minus side, though, 2014 is looking like it will be disastrous for Democrats nationally. They might conceivably make themselves useful to their public and avoid that fate this time, but they didn’t in 2010, and the “leadership” is exactly the same as it was back then.

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