August 20, 2014
GOP Women: @Team_Mitch fights for women's issues #kysen
GOP women: McConnell fights for women’s issues
The alternate reality that Alison Lundergan Grimes is trying to create as it relates to representing Kentucky women is becoming difficult to watch. It’s quite clear that Alison’s interpretation of “women’s issues” is basically any part of the Obama agenda she can use as a political weapon to misrepresent opponents as misogynists. Nobody, least of all Kentucky women, benefit from her exploitation of women under the guise of actually caring about our interests.
As women who represent Kentuckians, we’re constantly reminded that every issue is a woman’s issue. We’re interested in jobs, the economy, health care, education, transportation, foreign policy, our troops and veterans, day care, retirement, security, illegal drugs, and instilling Kentucky values in the next generation.
So what is a “woman’s issue”? If you ask us, it boils down to this: We care an awful lot more about what a candidate does, than what they say.
Just last year, Democratic Rep. John Arnold was accused of gross sexual harassment of multiple women in our state capitol. Alison Lundergan Grimes couldn’t bring it upon herself to utter a word of support for the victims until it became a political liability for her. She looked the other way as some involved in the investigation tried to brush it under the rug. She accepted a campaign contribution from the accused as the horrific details of his behavior came to light. We can’t help but believe that Alison would’ve been leading the charge if the offender was a Republican and she thought it could bring some political gain.
Contrast that with Mitch McConnell, who challenged one of the most powerful and influential senators in his own party, Finance Committee Chairman Bob Packwood, when it was revealed Sen. Packwood was sexually harassing women. Even as members of his own party appeared reluctant to proceed, McConnell stood up to his colleagues, stood up for the women who were victimized, and ultimately recommended Packwood’s expulsion from the Senate.
Mitch McConnell has been an incredibly strong voice for women and the attempts to denigrate his service are pathetic. Perhaps nothing induces eye-rolling faster than Alison Lundergan Grimes’ performance outrage as she attempts to twist everything Sen. McConnell says into an offense against women. As if someone who voices no concern with her father’s restaurant “Hugh Jass Burgers,” featuring menu items such as “Charlotte’s Rack,” and the “Tiny Tush,” has suddenly reinvented herself as a feminist crusader.
In his personal life, McConnell is the father of three daughters and the husband of Kentucky’s only woman to serve in a president’s cabinet. His first chief of staff in the Senate was a woman and his current chief of staff is a woman. He surrounds himself with more strong women than anyone, man or woman, we know.
For Alison Lundergan Grimes, “women’s issues” are just a tactic for her campaign. For Mitch McConnell, it’s always been something to fight for.
SENATE PRESIDENT PRO TEM KATIE STINE
Senate District 24 –
SEN. JULIE DENTON
Senate District 36 –
SEN. SARA BETH GREGORY
Senate District 16 –
SEN. ALICE FORGY KERR
Senate District 12 –
REP. JULIE RAQUE ADAMS
House District 32 –
REP. REGINA BUNCH
House District 82 –
REP. KIM KING
House District 55 –
REP. DONNA MAYFIELD
House District 73 –
REP. SUZANNE MILES
House District 7 –
REP. MARIE RADER
House District 89 –
REP. DIANE ST. ONGE
House District 63 –
REP. ADDIA WUCHNER
House District 66 –
REP. JILL YORK
House District 96 –
The signers are all Republican members of the Kentucky General Assembly
For Alison Lundergan Grimes, “women’s issues” are just a tactic for her campaign. For Mitch McConnell, it’s always been something to fight for. GOP Women of KY General Assembly