Liberals OK with Wire-tapping Republicans But Not Terrorists
That pretty much sums up the liberal mindset today.
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Mother Jones released leaked audio Tuesday from a campaign meeting of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) revealing political campaigns actively research and discuss ways to attack their opponents.
The audio was about 14 minutes of conversation between McConnell and close advisers on the potential vulnerabilities of Ashley Judd, the liberal Hollywood actress who flirted with the idea of running against McConnell in the 2014 Kentucky Senate race.
However, the Mother Jones “scoop” elicited a collective yawn from jaded Beltway media.
“Mitch McConnell discussed the likely vulnerabilities of a possible opponent?” snarked Slate’s Dave Weigel. “He’s history’s greatest monster.”
Judd Legum, editor of the liberal ThinkProgress blog, said, “From my experience, this is an incredibly tame oppo convo.”
“Just sayin: Are we supposed to be scandalized by oppo research?” asked NBC’s Mike O’Brien. “You think every campaign (D or R) doesn’t research stuff like mental health?”