Rand Paul Says Ashley Judd is Attractive, Articulate and Doesn’t Represent Kentucky

Ashley Judd

Tea Party representative Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) was on CNN’s State of the Union this morning in an attempt to establish his SOTU address pre-buttal narrative. Asked about the negative ads running against Ashley Judd, Mitch McConnell’s potential 2014 opponent in Kentucky, Rand Paul said she was attractive, articulate and and doesn’t represent Kentucky.

Asked about Karl Rove’s negative ads against Judd in Kentucky, Rand said, “Part of politics is making sure people know about who you are running against. Ashley Judd’s a famous actress, she’s an attractive woman, and presents herself well, and from what I understand, is articulate. But the thing is, she doesn’t really represent Kentucky.”

I guess Rand’s Kentucky doesn’t want to be represented by an attractive, articulate woman. Or maybe it’s that Rove’s GOP PAC Crossroads painted Judd out to be a radical liberal from Tennessee who loves ObamaCare because you should really “know” who is a Muslim Kenyan socialist without a birth certificate, rather than focusing on the people who are still clinging to the Affordable Care Act as a get out the vote tool even though they know they can’t overturn it. After all, the last thing Republicans can afford is to have actual policy discussions with voters.

Rand also offered up his peculiar brand of Tea humor, “When I heard Ashley Judd might run for office I thought maybe it was Parliament since she lives in Scotland half the year.” Oh, European boogeywoman! Good one, Senator.

If Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Republicans aren’t worried about Judd, then why are they going out of their way to attack her? Good question. Mitch McConnell has lowest job approval rating among 90 members of the Senate. His job approval rating is at 37% with a 55% disapproval in Kentucky, according to a Public Policy Polling poll from December. And in a hypothetical match up, Judd was only trailing McConnell by 4% until voters were fed a few tidbits about her, such as her grandmother calling her a Hollywood liberal. Hence, the pre-emptive ads against Judd focusing on her comparative liberalism (also known as wanting Americans to have healthcare) in a conservative state like Kentucky.

Rand contradicted reports that the Tea Party is going to primary McConnell, saying it’s unlikely that the Tea Party would run someone against McConnell. But the European Socialist Hollywood Actress Tennessee loving ObamaCare radical might try to take him on….

Also, in case you thought it was weird that Republicans are giving a double response to President Obama’s State of the Union, Senator Paul assures us this is not weird and it’s also not a problem for the Republicans because he is not going to contradict Marco Rubio in any way. Which begs the question, then why is he giving a second response to Obama?

It’s an “extra response”! Rand danced around this awkward moment, “To me, I see it as extra response, I don’t see it as necessarily divisive. I won’t say anything on there that necessarily is like, ‘Oh, Marco Rubio’s wrong’. He and I don’t always agree, but the thing is, this isn’t about he and I (sic), this is about the Tea Party, which is a grassroots movement, a real movement, millions of Americans who are still concerned about some of the deal making that goes on in Washington.”

Yes, okay Senator. You’re not going to say Rubio is wrong, it’s just going to be an “extra” response because the nation can’t get enough tea rhetoric and the Republicans aren’t trying to run away as fast as they can from the tea damage. Please proceed.

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