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Why Won’t Democrats Answer Questions About Kentucky Eavesdropping Scandal?

Posted on | April 12, 2013 | 20 Comments

The minute I mentioned the scandal involving Progress Kentucky’s secret recording of Mitch McConnell, the lady on the phone at the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee said, “I’ll put you through to his voicemail” — meaning DSCC spokesman Justin Barasky, who didn’t return my call. Gee, I wonder why?

The question of connections between Progress Kentucky and Democrat officials is not merely a matter of public relations, but also a matter of federal campaign law, which regulates “coordination” between political campaigns and outside groups. . . .
A Kentucky Democrat said Thursday that the Progress Kentucky activists bragged to him about their secret recording of McConnell. Did anyone at DSCC have knowledge of Progress Kentucky’s recording prior to its publication by David Corn at Mother Jones? McConnell has asked the FBI to investigate the recording, and it is not yet known whether potential violations of federal campaign law are part of that investigation.

You can read the whole thing at Viral Read. I’m not the only reporter getting the runaround from Democrats on this story. Dan Riehl asks: “What Did Brad Woodhouse Know and when did he know it?”

Yeah, as soon as their “progressive” pals get caught in shenanigans, Democrats do their Sergeant Schultz act: “I know nuzzink!



20 Responses to “Why Won’t Democrats Answer Questions About Kentucky Eavesdropping Scandal?”

  1. joethefatman1
    April 12th, 2013 @ 8:10 pm

    RT @smitty_one_each: TOM Why Won’t Democrats Answer Questions About Kentucky Eavesdropping Scandal? #TCOT

  2. skew11
    April 12th, 2013 @ 8:16 pm

    RT @smitty_one_each: TOM Why Won’t Democrats Answer Questions About Kentucky Eavesdropping Scandal? #TCOT

  3. WJJ Hoge
    April 12th, 2013 @ 8:34 pm

    “Why won’t Democrats answer questions about Kentucky eavesdropping scandal?”

    Is that a trick question?

  4. Susan Valentine
    April 12th, 2013 @ 8:42 pm

    Susan Valentine liked this on Facebook.

  5. wimjim19
    April 12th, 2013 @ 9:09 pm

    Discus is rather mysterious. Why can’t they be more straightforward? It acts too much like the Democrats.

  6. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    April 12th, 2013 @ 9:40 pm

    Maybe the same reason they are not reporting on Gosnell’s racism and murder?

  7. Joe Budzinski
    April 12th, 2013 @ 11:12 pm

    Joe Budzinski liked this on Facebook.

  8. gowian
    April 13th, 2013 @ 12:56 am

    If you want to have some fun, do a search on “conservative” outlets and how many times they’ve done stories on Gosnell prior to this week. Apparently, the “liberal” outlets that you hate with every fibre of your being have failed to engage in the conservative activism that you incomprehensibly demand of them. Odd, isn’t it?

  9. Adjoran
    April 13th, 2013 @ 1:39 am

    It’s a murder trial, you idiot. The people who covered OJ, Susan Smith, and Casey Anthony 24/7 can’t mention Gosnell the baby beheader, even though the first three killed fewer all together than Gosnell’s initial charges. He was at it over 20 years, staying too busy to clean the rooms.

  10. Adjoran
    April 13th, 2013 @ 1:40 am

    Not only do Democrats never answer any questions, it is racist to ask them any.

  11. rmnixondeceased
    April 13th, 2013 @ 2:29 am

    Heh. Remember that little story about plumbers in a little place named “WATERGATE”?

  12. K-Bob
    April 13th, 2013 @ 4:57 am

    Lawbreaking certainly qualifies as “News.” Avoiding coverage or burying it in the back pages is “activism.” Which, evidently you demand of them.

  13. Scribe of Slog (McGehee)
    April 13th, 2013 @ 9:12 am

    You mean that local crime story about a third-rate burglary?

  14. Scribe of Slog (McGehee)
    April 13th, 2013 @ 9:13 am

    Maybe the reason conservative “activist” outlets have been reporting on Gosnell is because — as the murder trial is making clear, THERE IS A THERE THERE.

  15. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    April 13th, 2013 @ 10:34 am

    I admit I did not do any posts on Gosnell prior to this week. I did not hear about Gosnell. It took fellow conservatives to make the story known to me.

  16. James Knauer
    April 13th, 2013 @ 11:54 am

    Maybe because the GOP is desperate, having lost so many elections, and presenting ideas to which most of the country recoils, so we must endure yet another distraction from the complete failure of the GOP to govern, particularly in the Senate?

    McConnell makes a terrible victim. And this non-story is not going to generate the votes the GOP absolutely must have to ever win meaningfully again.

  17. Quartermaster
    April 13th, 2013 @ 12:52 pm

    If the country recoils from what the GOP posits, then the country is insane, and the GOP is just engaging in a rear guard action. Frankly, I think the GOP has given up, but it won’t get them the votes they need to win. They will simply fade away as the Whigs did, while the country goes to hell.

    Understand, no country that has lacked virtue has become anything other than a failed state. That is where the US is headed. It is already under God’s judgment, and morons like Obama, the Dimocrats and establicans are just the beginning of sorrows.

  18. Scribe of Slog (McGehee)
    April 13th, 2013 @ 2:36 pm

    You do realize, don’t you, that legislative bodies don’t govern. One house of a legislative body especially doesn’t govern, and the minority party in that house even more so doesn’t govern.

  19. DaMav
    April 13th, 2013 @ 6:31 pm

    WaPo desperately trying to pass the perps off as rogue small fry, not tied to Dem establishment, nothing to see here, time to Move-On.. Glad to see Stace ‘n Smtty on the scent.

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