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Democrats Bug Mitch McConnell Campaign Meeting on Ashley Judd; Media Portrays Judd as Victim

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RUSH: "Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s reelection campaign asked the FBI and the U.S. attorney’s office on Tuesday to investigate how Mother Jones magazine obtained a recording of a February strategy session.  'Senator McConnell’s campaign is working with the FBI and has notified the local U.S. Attorney in Louisville, per FBI request, about these recordings. ... Obviously a recording device of some kind was placed in Senator McConnell’s campaign office without consent.'"

What it was, they recorded a strategery meeting of McConnell staffers talking about opposition research they could use against the actress Ashley Judd who was thinking of running against McConnell in the 2014 Senate race. Now, Judd recently announced that she was not gonna run precisely because of all the things that she has said that they turned up. It would make it very, very difficult for her to explain some of these things on the campaign trial, like she's from Tennessee, but she's running... this woman is a militant pro-abortionist as well. Not quite Kentucky's cup of tea. She's really, really, really, I mean, really way out there on the left.

She even once admitted -- I think I'm pretty sure I'm right about this. She once admitted that she had to go to some kind of therapy to deal with overwhelming control issues, particularly in relationships that she had. She was very domineering, maniacally so, poisoning relationships with her control mechanism that she even admitted to and had to go deal with. Anyway, that's the kind of stuff that's out there, so she's decided not to run, but nevertheless Mother Jones magazine somehow got a recording device in McConnell's office, think Watergate. Think Watergate here.

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Snerdley says, "Hey, this could be the event that you're talking about that nobody thought could happen or nobody expected."

Well, I know everybody thought Watergate was a petty ante thing when it happened and it ballooned. It got out of control, but the problem here is the media isn't gonna have a problem with McConnell's office being bugged. This isn't big enough, Snerdley. This isn't big enough to cause people to start doubting Obama. Ashley Judd didn't have enough base of support for people to feel like they're being short-changed. If anything, I just want to prepare you, if anything, what's gonna happen here, by time you turn on TMZ what we're gonna hear is how mean these guys in McConnell's office were in talking about Ashley Judd, who everybody loves, she's a great actress, she's very cute, she's married to the race car driver, and these mean white Republicans, look at what they were planning for her. That's what's gonna end up here.

The fact that the recording device was there will be overlooked and maybe in fact applauded so that we could find out just how mean and rotten to the core the McConnell staff is. If you don't understand how it's gonna play out, you have not been listening to me. You do not know where our culture is. You do not know what the media is. You think that a recording device that enabled Mother Jones to overhear and find out what McConnell's staffers were doing involving Ashley Judd is gonna benefit McConnell?

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Highly illegal? Nothing is illegal in entrapping Republicans. Nothing is illegal in exposing Republicans. Nothing is illegal in exposing conservatives for who and what they really are. Nothing is illegal when you can find out how sexist and misogynist the McConnell staff is. Nothing's illegal. This is gonna end up being portrayed as a great service, and it might even serve as a launch pad to her comeback in the race.

Snerdley, you can't possibly think that, in the current media climate, that this is gonna hurt Democrats. I'm not talking about with the people. I'm not talking about people who listen to this program. I'm not talking about people that watch Fox News. I'm talking about with the media and the low-information crowd, the TMZ bunch, E! Entertainment Tonight. I'll bet you tonight the sympathetic figure in this story is gonna be Ashley Judd and the kind of mean-spirited sexism that the McConnell campaign was planning against her! And it just shows this "Republican War on Women"! You watch. You watch! I will pledge to buy you an iPhone 6 if I'm wrong. If you're right you buy me -- no, if you're right, you find a way to get my car fixed.

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