Posted on | March 9, 2013 | 61 Comments
Ashley Judd (D-Scotland)
“If and when Judd actually tosses her hat into the ring, the race would automatically become the marquee political story of 2014.”
— Alan Schroeder, Huffington Post
One of the important things about appreciating sarcasm is that it helps to understand intent: What is being mocked, and why? Otherwise, the cruel jests may seem entirely pointless and personal.
Here are three facts about Ashley Judd:
- She has been a spokeswoman for the abortion-industry lobbying group, NARAL. You can look it up.
- She is childless, and the failure of her fertility treatments was widely reported. You can look that up, too.
- After pro-life Republican Rick Santorum ended his 2012 presidential campaign, Ashley Judd starred in a “humorous” video that mocked Santorum by comparing his campaign to an abortion.
If you know that I am a pro-life father of six who supported Santorum’s candidacy, it is not necessary to explain why I’m so (ironically) excited by news that Ashley Judd is reportedly moving forward with plans to run for the Senate in Kentucky. A long season of mockery, ending ultimately in the “abortion” of Judd’s own campaign, offers ample opportunity for sweet, sweet payback. So . . .
Ms. Shriveled Lifeless Womb, who disparages motherhood and Ronald Reagan, and has compared coal mining to rape, thinks she’s going to get herself elected Senator in Kentucky. Need I mention she wrote a whole self-dramatizing feminist essay about her puffy face?
This — this — is “the marquee political story of 2014”?
Please, dear God, let this happen. The National Republican Senatorial Committee shares a mock Judd-for-Senate fundraising e-mail:
It’s time for Kentuckians to stand up and be counted.
We need someone representing us in Washington who was a Tennessee delegate for Barack Obama in 2012.
We need someone who believes it is “unconscionable to breed.”
Someone who has compared mountaintop removal mining to Rwandan genocide and has criticized Christianity as a religion that “legitimizes and seals male power.”
Someone who has called the tradition of fathers “giving away” their daughters at weddings “a common vestige of male dominion over a woman’s reproductive status.”
Finally somebody had the courage to say it!
The jokes just write themselves, don’t they? And did anyone ever deserve it more than this Cheerleader for Baby-Killing?
Also, her face is so . . . puffy.
Yet my sarcasm should not be interpreted as meaning that I lack sympathy for the shameful human tragedy that is Ashley Judd.
This was why last year I offered therapeutic suggestions to help her cope with what appears to be a case of post-abortion trauma:
ASHLEY JUDD: A CASE STUDY?
The actress Ashley Judd’s outspoken support of NARAL, and her use of cruel jokes about abortion to mock Rick Santorum, suggest the possibility that Judd is herself post-abortive. Certainly, there is reason to believe that Judd’s strident pro-abortion statements are at least partly motivated by her own personal problems. She has described herself as a survivor of sexual abuse and recounted her history of depression and, in 2006, told Glamour magazine she spent 47 days being treated in a Texas facility for her mental-health issues. According to at least one tabloid account, Judd’s marriage to Indy-car racer Dino Franchitti nearly broke up because of her inability to have children, despite undergoing years of treatment for infertility. Given this background, we cannot dismiss the likelihood that Judd’s pro-abortion politics represent an expression of psychological disturbances, perhaps an attempt to cope by rationalizing her emotional trauma through attacks on scapegoats.
You can read the rest at, “Five Academy Award-Winning Beauties Who Are Moms (Unlike Ashley Judd).”
A woman who spent 47 days being treated for mental-health problems — who is probably on a daily regimen of prescription anti-depressant medications — is certainly deserving of sympathy. This is especially problematic as Judd enters the menopausal phase where she is likely afflicted with a profound sense of grief about the loss of her sexual attractiveness. Remember, she once posed nude while portraying famed sex symbol Marilyn Monroe.
So we must be understanding of the complex psychiatric issues with which Ashley Judd is coping, the severe chronic mental problem of which her “politics” are merely symptoms.
We’re here to help. #Caring
UPDATE: To address criticism in the comments below, a new post: “Clean-Up on Aisle Nine!”