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Why Ashley Judd's Breakup Is Bad News for Mitch McConnell
http://www.nationaljournal.com/politics/why-ashley-judd-s-breakup-is-bad-news-for-mitch-mcconnell-20130130 ^ | January 30, 2013 | Michael Catalini

Posted on 01/30/2013 7:37:02 AM PST by ConservativeStatement

Actress Ashley Judd and Indy Car driver Dario Franchitti are ending their marriage after 11 years, and, yes, the news impacts Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Judd is weighing whether to jump into politics and challenge McConnell in Kentucky in 2014. She was in Washington for the inauguration and attended an event at EMILY's List, the group that backs pro-choice Democratic women running for governor or Congress. Judd even carpooled with Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri, who demonstrated she knows how to win in a red state after defeating the self-injurious Todd Akin.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Politics/Elections; US: Kentucky
KEYWORDS: celebs; divorce; franchitti; judd; mcconnell; races
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The voters can't be fooled by this loudmouth, can they?
1 posted on 01/30/2013 7:37:11 AM PST by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

The voters of Kentucky should remove McConnell one way or the other.


2 posted on 01/30/2013 7:39:10 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: ConservativeStatement

I doubt that Mitch McConnell will prove to be as bad a candidate as Todd Akin was . . .


3 posted on 01/30/2013 7:39:20 AM PST by LRoggy (Peter's Son's Business)
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To: ConservativeStatement
The Cult of Personality dominates today.
4 posted on 01/30/2013 7:40:10 AM PST by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

She’s a deluded, stupid slut who thinks she matters. Just think back to the Oscar show when she walked across the stage, wwearing no panties and gown slit completely up to her crotch. No class! I saw her mother on a clip from Piers Morgan and just about vomitted. What a pack of phony drama queens are the judd b*tches!


5 posted on 01/30/2013 7:40:54 AM PST by pgkdan ( "Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not." ~Thomas Jefferson)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Apparently Judd has some unsavor friends!


6 posted on 01/30/2013 7:41:49 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: ConservativeStatement
Was watching the 24 Hours at Daytona on Sunday and Franchitti was absolutely ebullient during an interview. I will let everyone decide who is happy about pulling the plug on that marriage.
7 posted on 01/30/2013 7:42:56 AM PST by Cyman
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To: afraidfortherepublic

unsavor-unsavory


8 posted on 01/30/2013 7:42:56 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: ConservativeStatement

YES!!!! I will never again have to hear her idiotic musings during an Indy 500 broadcast!

Guess I’ll have to start referring to Dario as “The Former Mr. Judd” now...


9 posted on 01/30/2013 7:43:02 AM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers ("I'm not anti-anything, I just wanna be free." - Mike Muir)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

I hit the mute button during a recent soliloquy (last year?).


10 posted on 01/30/2013 7:45:51 AM PST by ConservativeStatement (Obama is the "Disco Duck" president. A no-substance novelty that reached number one.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Flaky loudmouth. If McConnell got serious there is no telling what he could learn about Ms Judd.


11 posted on 01/30/2013 7:46:13 AM PST by outinyellowdogcountry
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To: ConservativeStatement

The story says that she probably WON’T run and implies that is bad news for McConnell because a “conservative” Democrat will now be his opponent.

Kentucky ain’t Massachusetts, and Mrs Franchitti would have zero chance of winning.


12 posted on 01/30/2013 7:48:01 AM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Can we pay the SAT or ACT folks to put together a aptitude/certification test for candidates?
Hell, even if they had to appear on Jeopardy or Are you smarter than a 5th grader, we could eliminate a fair number of dems and rinos.

Categories:
1. US Constitution
2. Economics 101
3. US State Capitols
4. First aid
5. Military history
6. Common Sense

Any other suggestions?


13 posted on 01/30/2013 7:53:50 AM PST by jonose
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To: ConservativeStatement

Have to wonder when she’ll move to Kentucky to establish residence. She is living in Nashville and has been for quite some time. I think her mother and sister also live there. Saw comments last night on a Univ. of Kentucky basketball chat board wherein one fellow commented his cousin had been doing extensive construction/re-modeling work at her N’ville home. I cannot assume this is in preparation for a move to Kentucky but it might be. Judd is quite liberal.


14 posted on 01/30/2013 7:54:18 AM PST by miele man
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To: jonose

New #1:

Evidence of a functioning brain.


15 posted on 01/30/2013 7:56:45 AM PST by carriage_hill (AR-10s & AR-15s are the 21st Century's Muskets. The 2nd Amendment is the First Human Right.)
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To: miele man
I have seen her image with a “This is what a feminist looks like (or something similar)” T-shirt. I don't think it is photo shopped.
16 posted on 01/30/2013 8:00:40 AM PST by ConservativeStatement (Obama is the "Disco Duck" president. A no-substance novelty that reached number one.)
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To: ConservativeStatement
The voters can't be fooled by this loudmouth, can they?

Are you kidding? Look who's in the Whitehouse for a 2nd term.

17 posted on 01/30/2013 8:02:09 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Liberty Valance
True but we don't have Kentucky to thank for Obama. :-)
18 posted on 01/30/2013 8:04:25 AM PST by ConservativeStatement (Obama is the "Disco Duck" president. A no-substance novelty that reached number one.)
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To: jonose
I have made a suggestion in the past that every voter should be required to name at least 75% of the U.S. Presidents with when he served. During the summer, I mentioned Chester Arthur to someone and she giggled before saying “We had a President named Arthur?”
19 posted on 01/30/2013 8:06:42 AM PST by ConservativeStatement (Obama is the "Disco Duck" president. A no-substance novelty that reached number one.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Kentucky went for Romney with something like 64% of the vote.


20 posted on 01/30/2013 8:16:46 AM PST by anoldafvet (One million people attended Obama's inauguration, at least 14 of them missed work)
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To: ConservativeStatement

And what are her qualifications for this job?


21 posted on 01/30/2013 8:23:03 AM PST by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: pgkdan
She's a flake. And that's putting it nicely. The list of co worker in Hollywood and Broadway who can't stand is lengthy. I hope the citizens of Kentucky aren't blind to the obvious.

n February 2006, Judd entered a program at Shades of Hope Treatment Center in Buffalo Gap, Texas and stayed for 47 days. She was there because of personal issues, including depression, insomnia and codependency.

22 posted on 01/30/2013 8:27:13 AM PST by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: anoldafvet

And remember this? Taken from a prior Freerepublic post:

Look at the map: Not only does Obama not know how many states there are, he also doesn’t know where they are. During the 2008 primary campaign, he explained why he was trailing Hillary Clinton in Kentucky: “Sen. Clinton, I think, is much better known, coming from a nearby state of Arkansas. So it’s not surprising that she would have an advantage in some of those states in the middle.” Obama’s home state of Illinois, and not Arkansas, shares a border with Kentucky.


23 posted on 01/30/2013 8:27:53 AM PST by ConservativeStatement (Obama is the "Disco Duck" president. A no-substance novelty that reached number one.)
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To: jonose

Ha! Great idea!


24 posted on 01/30/2013 8:35:04 AM PST by Sweet Hour of Prayer
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To: ConservativeStatement; IMissPresidentReagan; CourtneyLeigh; Just Kimberly; Knuckrider; MBohman; ...
thanks, for the post.
A Kentucky Ping.

...for those interested. :D


25 posted on 01/30/2013 8:49:59 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,spend it all today;who can take your income,tax it all away..0'Bozo man can :-)
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To: ConservativeStatement; IMissPresidentReagan; CourtneyLeigh; Just Kimberly; Knuckrider; MBohman; ...
thanks, for the post.
A Kentucky Ping.

...for those interested. :D


26 posted on 01/30/2013 8:50:57 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,spend it all today;who can take your income,tax it all away..0'Bozo man can :-)
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To: Recon by Fire; Dscott_FR; Hawk_n_Ky; MrCraig; stoneface; hihozo; KJCarlock; freedombrigade; ...
A Kentucky Ping.

...for those interested. :D


27 posted on 01/30/2013 8:52:14 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,spend it all today;who can take your income,tax it all away..0'Bozo man can :-)
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To: kentuckycatholiceye; KentuckyGOP; kimmie7; kiss_of_angel_20; kupolitiki; KY Dittohead; ...
A Kentucky Ping.

...for those interested. :D


28 posted on 01/30/2013 8:53:46 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,spend it all today;who can take your income,tax it all away..0'Bozo man can :-)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I think ashley Judd is one of the cutest female actresses around.

But I wouldn’t have voted for Marilyn Monroe either.


29 posted on 01/30/2013 8:59:29 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: jonose
7. Government Ethics and Private Mores and the differences.
30 posted on 01/30/2013 9:01:48 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,spend it all today;who can take your income,tax it all away..0'Bozo man can :-)
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To: cuban leaf
I think ashley Judd is one of the cutest female actresses around.
But I wouldn’t have voted for Marilyn Monroe either.
and hopefully the Kentucky voting populace won't vote for this (pretty) bobble-headed moron...
of course; Sen. Mitch "Marble-Mouthed/Go Along to Get Along" McConnell (RINO-GOP/e)
isn't doing him any good by his continued adherent to the Socialist establishment.

31 posted on 01/30/2013 9:12:50 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,spend it all today;who can take your income,tax it all away..0'Bozo man can :-)
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To: ConservativeStatement
McConnell needs to go... HOWEVER, I doubt that most Kentuckians are interested in replacing him with Judd,

She has some popularity, but most of the members of the "good ol' boys" club are NOT interested in anyone other than another one of the "good ol' boys" as a replacement for the ineffective McConnell.

My comment is based on knowing and having several friends who reside in Kentucky.

32 posted on 01/30/2013 9:19:44 AM PST by VideoDoctor
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To: cuban leaf

Change is to was. You haven’t seen a recent photo. Perpetual anger and hate tends to affect appearance.


33 posted on 01/30/2013 9:22:48 AM PST by cyclotic ( Obama's golden halo is really just a rusted hubcap)
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To: cyclotic

The last image I’ve seen of her is in the movie “Ya Ya Sisterhood”.

Did she age? Bummer. ;-)


34 posted on 01/30/2013 9:24:36 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Al Franken?
barak obammy?
John Boenher?

I can go on her forever.


35 posted on 01/30/2013 9:45:36 AM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: cotton1706
Excuse me, this is symptomatic of the group think that occurs here on FR. You don't even stop to think about what you're saying, you're so eager to get the approval of others.

Are you REALLY saying you prefer a Democrat to McConnell?

36 posted on 01/30/2013 10:00:33 AM PST by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma

We tried that in Indiana and wound up with a 97% Baraqqi (Donnelly) in place of an 80% Republican (Lugar) for the next 6 years. It’s a bad tradeoff.


37 posted on 01/30/2013 10:08:19 AM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: nascarnation
Exactly, but it looks like too many on FR do not recognize that fact. They stupidly believe it's more important to purge the "RINOS", even if it means electing Democrats.

I was one of the early posters on FR and it was back before all this group think where we can't think for ourselves. Maybe we had group think but we were all trying to defeat Democrats. Something went wrong. I do not enjoy FR nearly as much as years ago.

38 posted on 01/30/2013 10:38:45 AM PST by Conservativegreatgrandma
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“You don’t even stop to think about what you’re saying, you’re so eager to get the approval of others.
Are you REALLY saying you prefer a Democrat to McConnell?”

I don’t comment on here to get approval. In fact I’m frequently derided.

I would PREFER that McConnell be defeated in a primary, or see the writing on the wall and retire. But since no republican will ever run against or challenge the leadership, then the leadership must be removed, by either a democrat or a republican.

Both McConnell and Cornyn need to go next year so the republicans in the senate will have new leadership. The go along, get along, gentlemen’s handshake, my good buddy Senator Reid crap needs to go. And that will only happen with McConnell’s removal. He’s served long enough and not at all well, the “r” next to his name notwithstanding.


39 posted on 01/30/2013 10:51:39 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

So you do prefer a Democrat to McConnell—this is insanity,


40 posted on 01/30/2013 1:32:46 PM PST by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: cotton1706

So you do prefer a Democrat to McConnell—this is insanity,


41 posted on 01/30/2013 1:33:08 PM PST by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma

Did you even read what I wrote?

McConnell is a piss poor leader. He is constantly helping the democrats and undermining conservatives at every turn. He looks like a turtle and his way of speaking has no energy whatsoever, just a droning quality brought about by reading speeches that he didn’t write to an empty senate chamber.

If McConnell could be re-elected but would be a back-bencher like he used to be I would be happy to see him re-elected. But as republican leader he is terrible. Ideally I want him defeated in a primary so the republican can go on to defeat the democrat. But either way, he must be defeated so a stronger, younger, more-able, more-energetic leadership can rise up. He won’t step aside and nobody will try to remove him, and even if they did, his senate buddies would rally around him. Therefore it’s up to the people of Kentucky to choose somebody else to represent them in the senate.


42 posted on 01/30/2013 2:05:02 PM PST by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706
Your strategy stinks. Once you get a Democrat in there, they may be there for decades. I am almost to the point that I despise what Free Republic has become because there are too many on FR who believe that we can win by losing. That is nuts. We never give up captured territory--we hang on until we can improve our team.

You probably don't want someone like Scott Brown and are glad we have that wicked fruitcake woman, Elizabeth Warren. If we wait to get 100% of what we want, we're going to be electing Democrats forever. You, and others like you, had better start looking at the big picture and stop with this preference of Democrats to a Republican you do not like. Dumb, dumb, dumb.

43 posted on 01/30/2013 2:33:42 PM PST by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma

Boy you only see what you want to see, don’t you. I don’t have a preference for democrats. I want the democratic handmaidens removed from office.

“We never give up captured territory—we hang on until we can improve our team.”

How exactly to we improve our team by keeping the same worthless people and the same worthless leaders?? I guess we just wait for senate seats to open up and go after those, is that it? That’s how we end up with “republican” senators like Jeffords and Specter and Murkowski. Of course when seats do open up, the NRSC and the RNC support such candidates as Charlie Crist, now a democrat and Lincoln Chafee, now a democrat.

Mitch McConnell is 70 years old and has been in the senate since 1986. Don’t you think it’s time for him to step aside?? If a politician screws you over, do you keep voting for him or her just because there’s an “r” next to their name on the ballot? Isn’t that convenient...for them. No matter what they do, they will never have to face comeuppance for their votes because they have enough sheeple to keep any challenger from tossing them from office.

And just to flip your wig even further, no I don’t want someone like Scott Brown. I voted for him in 2010 when he ran as a conservative then once he was elected he voted continually with the democrats. I left his office blank on my ballot in November and will again should he be the nominee for the special election here. I will support whoever runs against him in the primary. Brown will be another Jim Jeffords who will all of a sudden become “uncomfortable” with the republican party.

And just so you know, I am looking at the big picture, which is to elect as many conservatives as possible, not as many republicans as possible. That means keeping up the pressure on the wobbly ones in office to vote conservative or be challenged. I hope McConnell’s support goes down down down so he’ll be forced to retire. Kentucky just elected Rand Paul two years ago. McConnell’s not the only person in the state that can beat a democrat.


44 posted on 01/30/2013 2:54:02 PM PST by cotton1706
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma

I agree with your comments very much.


45 posted on 01/30/2013 3:46:10 PM PST by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: cotton1706
You are a political illiterate and obviously think you're eventually going to be able to create Heaven on Earth and it is NEVER going to happen. We must go for the best we can get. You are the friend of liberalism and you make Democrats' jobs easier.

Do you understand the necessity of a Republican majority? Do you realize how this sausage is made?

There's only ONE strategy that pays off in the long run and that is Wm F. Buckley's strategy of always voting for the most conservative THAT CAN WIN!! Winning is everything, without it, we have nothing.

If you like Democrat majorities, keep doing what you're doing because you're electing Democrats.

46 posted on 01/30/2013 3:54:07 PM PST by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: cotton1706
To show you how schizo are today's Freepers, I have already seen Freepers tear into Rand Paul--he's not good enough either.

These Freepers are committing political suicide. If I were George Soros, I would help fund Free Republic because there are many on here who are Democrats' best friends. It's time to wake up and stop helping Democrats.

47 posted on 01/30/2013 3:58:01 PM PST by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: ConservativeStatement

The only concern I have about Ashley Judd is that she is a prominent fixture at UK basketball games, and as popular as UK basketball is in that state, that worries me.


48 posted on 01/30/2013 3:58:06 PM PST by Marathoner (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: cotton1706
Republican Congressional Leadership is old, tired, and out of fresh ideas. All they want now is to be like Robert Byrd and die in office rather than step aside and let someone younger take the reins.

-PJ

49 posted on 01/30/2013 4:07:07 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

50 posted on 01/30/2013 4:17:23 PM PST by x
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