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Karl Rove welcomes Ashley Judd to the joys of politics

Kinda pitiful really.

As you have probably noticed, actress Ashley Judd, who has become a liberal activist, is thinking about running for the Democratic nomination to challenge Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell when he comes up for reelection in 2014.

So Karl Rove, who explicitly told USA Today that he isn’t interested in seeing a repeat of the Al Franken nightmare, has put together a little attack ad against Judd, just a year and nine months ahead of Election Day 2014.

It’s only an internet ad. It isn’t costing Rove’s “Crossroads” organization much. He warns her there will be more to come. She thanks him for his kind help in making up her mind. Here’s the ad:

Comments (6)

  1. Submitted by Ray Schoch on 02/08/2013 - 04:51 pm.

    ‘s up?

    Were I to live another hundred years – extremely unlikely – I wouldn’t be surprised to see Mr. Rove held up as an example to future students of all that was sleazy and dishonest about American politics of the late 20th and early 21st centuries. To be “Roved” might well enter the lexicon as a term to describe being on the receiving end of a political attack so false and outrageous that one is tempted not to dignify it with a response. That, of course, is the plan. To let the lies putrefy in the sun, their damage done, and having the added benefit of civility working on their behalf.

    Meanwhile, Ms. Judd, welcome to Karl’s world. And be careful what area you decide “just clicks.”

  2. Submitted by Diane Nelson on 02/08/2013 - 06:30 pm.

    That’s Awesome

    Had I not already know known who created this video, I would have thought this was a campaign clip in support of Ashley Judd! To do this before even throwing her hat in the ring says a lot.

    Glad to see the1% effective (and representative of the 1%!!) guy is back in the saddle for the GOP.

  3. Submitted by Thomas Pavey on 02/09/2013 - 09:28 am.


    What is the Al Franken nightmare? He’s put forward some really good legislation and is the type of senator we need more of. He’s actually knowledgeable about technology and the need for changes to laws surrounding the Internet. Most of the other old white guys don’t seem to know what the Internet is. He’s also jumping on the chance to improve mental health care but careful to point out that most mentally ill are victims and warns not to stigmatize people with mental illness. The right wing NRA supporters just blame those people and the entertainment industry…

    Honestly, even if you don’t agree with Franken you should be able to objectively see that he’s thoughtful and good for the progress of this country. Oh wait… Maybe it’s that progress word Rove is afraid of.

    • Submitted by Paul Brandon on 02/09/2013 - 01:30 pm.

      The Al Franken nightmare

      is that even progressive Democrats can defeat Republicans in elections and then govern effectively. That’s Karl Rove’s nightmare.

  4. Submitted by Jon Kingstad on 02/09/2013 - 11:06 am.

    Reptilian brain appeal

    Ads are not designed to make you think. They’re designed to make you react and to not think. This is why I believe advertising is inherently false and misleading. The ad is designed by inauthentic, insincere people to mislead the viewer into “thinking” Ashley Judd is inauthentic and false and has some agenda contrary to what the ad designers believe you believe. That’s what people come to believe is politics today and why they hate it and why it’s hard to get honest people to participate in the process. Explain to me again why spewing a passel of lies into the public airwaves to deceive people about things that are vital to their lives is “free speech” .

  5. Submitted by Ron Gotzman on 02/09/2013 - 09:32 pm.

    I cannot wait for the Eric Black campaign for Ms. Judd by supplying her with the “deficit hawk” label.

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