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Kentucky Democrat Race-Baits McConnell’s Wife; Deletes ‘Asian’ Tweets

Posted on | August 5, 2014 | 35 Comments

Kathy Groob is a Democrat Party stategist in Kentucky, where Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell is fighting for re-election against Democrat Alison Grimes. Saturday, in a complete non sequitur, Groob sent out a series of Twitter messages saying that McConnell’s wife, former Labor Secretary Elaine Chao, “isn’t from KY, she is Asian.”

Groob’s tweets quickly disappeared — indeed, she deleted her entire Twitter account — but not before Phillip Bailey, political editor for Louisville public radio station WFPL screen-capped the “Asian” messages. Democrats rushed to condemn the messages, but this certainly isn’t the first time Chao’s ethnicity has made her the target of Democrat race-card tricks in this campaign. They were doing this stuff last year, back when it was still rumored that movie star Ashley Judd was going to seek the Democrat nomination against McConnell.

Question: How is this different from “birther” attacks on Obama?

How is it that Democrats get a free pass for doing this kind of stuff to Republicans, yet object vehemently to anyone who dares mention that the president’s father was a Kenyan socialist? If “the personal is political” — as feminists have been insisting for more than four decades — why is it these kind of identity-politics arguments are only acceptable if they help elect Democrats and advance a left-wing agenda? Far be it from me to argue that one’s personal experience, including perceptions about ethnicity, are always irrelevant to politics. Dinesh D’Souza (who, last time I checked, wasn’t from Kentucky, either) was roundly vilified for arguing that Obama’s worldview was profoundly influenced by his father’s anti-British/anti-colonialist/anti-capitalist attitudes.

D’Souza’s argument was less “racist” than the arguments of liberals who routinely claim that anyone who opposes Obama is a racist. And certainly, D’Souza’s own worldview has been shaped by his personal experience. In order to be a conservative Indian-American, after all, one must reject the kind of anti-Western attitudes — the residual resentments of colonialism — which D’Souza saw in the attitudes of Obama and Obama’s father. And I would argue that, whatever one’s ethnicity, for any “outsider” or underdog to succeed in America, it is necessary to resist the temptation to resent successful people. If you don’t want to be a loser, you must learn to emulate winners, not envy them.

Whatever your disadvantages in life, or whatever unfair privileges others may enjoy, determination, hard work and an honest character can overcome any obstacle anyone puts in your way. Resolve yourself to work hard despite every discouragement and to learn the lessons of every failure. Study the examples of others who have triumphed over adversity. Make a vow that, whether you ultimately win or lose, no one will ever be able to say that you failed because you didn’t work hard enough. Develop the kind of mental toughness that enables you to survive amid crisis and confusion. Constantly improve your skills, learning whatever you need to know to become better at whatever it is you do. Be flexible and quick to adapt to new circumstances. Learn to recognize opportunity. Become resourceful, so that no problem you encounter leaves you helpless. Most of all, remember that your struggle has a purpose that transcends your narrow selfish desires.

If God has chosen you to do great things, your success will be to His glory. God’s chastisement of your weakness and lack of faith — for this is what your failures really are — should be welcomed with gratitude, for by such chastisement is your faith tested, so that you become more humble, recognizing your debt to God’s grace, even as you grow stronger with each failure. God has some reason for all your toils and setbacks. God is testing you and teaching you, so that you will be ready to fulfill whatever purpose He has for your life. Therefore, thank God for your struggle, and determine to work harder every day to be prepared for whatever He may choose for your task.

This is my belief, and as D’Souza is a Christian, I presume that it is his belief also. Faith in God and a belief in the value of hard work were both crucial to the founding of this nation. We fight to defend our liberty and to defend our faith, and if it should be necessary, we will fight to defend America against any enemy, because we know that America truly represents the last hope for humanity. As Ronald Reagan once said, people come to America in search of freedom, but where will we go if we lose freedom here?

Elaine Chao is not exactly my favorite Republican. She’s not the kind of ferocious, two-fisted, red-meat, right-wing populist who gets me fired up. She’s a Chamber of Commerce type who speaks generally for the interests of big business. Nor is her husband a politician I admire; to be honest, I’m not even sure I would vote for McConnell if I lived in Kentucky. Nevertheless, insofar as Elaine Chao’s ethnicity is of any relevance to this election in Kentucky, it is as an example of how the American Dream is still very much alive. She arrived in America in 1961 as an 8-year-old who didn’t speak English, yet through hard work she got a Harvard MBA, became the Secretary of Labor and married a man who has become the most powerful Republican in Washington.

It is this kind of success story that should make every parent scream at their children: “Turn off that TV! Put down that videogame console! Pick up a book and start studying, you lazy brats! This is America! If Elaine Chao can make it, you’ve got no excuse!”

Such is the true lesson of Elaine Chao’s life, but Democrats . . . well, they’re Democrats, and if appeals to racism or sexism will help elect Democrats, this is what we expect from them. Last summer, when Alison Grimes announced her Democrat candidacy, Kathy Groob gushed all gooey what a wonderful thing it was for women:

Kathy Groob, a Covington-based political consultant and author of the book Pink Politics which focuses on female candidates and the way they can win, is supportive of a Grimes candidacy.
“Alison’s announcement (Monday) is an important step for women in politics in Kentucky and across the country,” said Groob, who attended the press conference in Frankfort. “When a 34-year-old accomplished woman is ready to take on one of the most powerful political men in the country, it’s a great day for women.”

Yeah, “a great day for women.” The feminist message in Kentucky:

“Vote Democrat, because you have a vagina!
And that Republican guy is married to a Chink.”

You stay classy, Kentucky Democrats.



35 Responses to “Kentucky Democrat Race-Baits McConnell’s Wife; Deletes ‘Asian’ Tweets”

  1. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    August 5th, 2014 @ 12:03 pm

    Kathy Groob is a Democrat Party Strategist and a Feminist.

    War on women: No Asians (especially Republicans ones) need apply!

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  4. Quartermaster
    August 5th, 2014 @ 12:22 pm

    I have little use for Chamber of Commerce types. McConnell is that sort of GOPer and is a contemptible individual unworthy of office.

  5. DeadMessenger
    August 5th, 2014 @ 12:37 pm

    It’s almost to the point where members of the legislative branch could simply be called up, as with a jury duty summons, and the results wouldn’t be any worse than they are now.

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  7. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    August 5th, 2014 @ 12:41 pm

    Yes, that is true. But that is not going to stop me from slamming the Democrats when caught in their war on women feminist racist hypocrisy.

  8. RS
    August 5th, 2014 @ 12:43 pm

    The “Asian” bit is about driving black turn-out, as well. Asians are seen as “white” in the sense that they take opportunities from blacks. In short, the reasons the Left are allowed to do this is that Asians are a minority group which has the audacity to refuse to play the victim card. It’s the same with any member of the designated “Victim Class” who refuses to play along. Conservatives are accused of racism when we point out how liberal policies adversely affect those the Left ostensibly seeks to benefit. The Left engages in real Racism by pillorying members of demographics who refuse their “help.”

  9. richard mcenroe
    August 5th, 2014 @ 12:43 pm

    We can’t be bigots, we’re Democrats!

  10. richard mcenroe
    August 5th, 2014 @ 12:45 pm

    No, really, we can’t be bigots, we’re Democrats!

  11. richard mcenroe
    August 5th, 2014 @ 12:45 pm

    No, really, we’re Democrats!

  12. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    August 5th, 2014 @ 12:46 pm

    It has been that way for a long time. William F. Buckley said it years ago: “I would rather be governed by the first 2000 people in the Manhattan phone book than the entire faculty of Harvard.”

  13. Sniffy Pop
    August 5th, 2014 @ 12:50 pm

    Supposedly these people are all about equality and togetherness, and that is total Bull S$%^.

    It seems that it is only racist when a conservative brings up any type of race issue.

    Why in the F would this person even bring up the issue that she is Asian. That is a no brainer, all you have to do is take a look at the lady.

  14. jakee308
    August 5th, 2014 @ 1:30 pm

    And a reason for every parent to demand that their child learn and speak English.

  15. trangbang68
    August 5th, 2014 @ 1:44 pm

    Didn’t Kathy spell her name wrong? I thought the wrd was spelled “Goob”

  16. trangbang68
    August 5th, 2014 @ 1:45 pm

    Just like wrd is spelled “word”

  17. submandave
    August 5th, 2014 @ 2:02 pm

    I think a “No Dogs or Asians on the Grass” sign is appropriate here.

  18. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    August 5th, 2014 @ 2:07 pm

    That would be Kentucky “blue” grass.

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  20. dagwud
    August 5th, 2014 @ 2:36 pm

    Technically speaking, McConnell’s not from KY either. He was born in Alabama.

  21. RKae
    August 5th, 2014 @ 3:17 pm

    Twitter really missed a bet.

    What they should have done when they set up their service was say “Sending out tweets is free… if you want to delete one, well, that’ll cost $5,000.”

    They would have made a fortune off of Alec Baldwin alone!

  22. JoeKlip
    August 5th, 2014 @ 3:25 pm

    You just show Twitter how to make money! Finally

  23. pam1500
    August 5th, 2014 @ 3:29 pm

    I’d be sorrier for McConnell’s wife, but her husband seemed quite comfortable with ginning up false racism frenzies in the Thad Cochran runoff, so there’s that.

  24. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    August 5th, 2014 @ 4:01 pm

    It’s stock price will go up 3x in a day!

  25. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    August 5th, 2014 @ 4:03 pm

    There is a karma quality to all of this.

    Wait, is that racists to say given Mitch’s wife?

  26. ThomasD
    August 5th, 2014 @ 4:17 pm

    Neither McConnell or his wife are from Kentucky – they are 110% inside the beltway people.

  27. JeffS
    August 5th, 2014 @ 4:18 pm

    “Groob” does rhyme with “boob”.

    If that’s sexist, I hereby renounce myself.

  28. Escher's House
    August 5th, 2014 @ 4:42 pm

    Yesterday, I raised the possibility of this anti-Asian attack line, half-jokingly. I didn’t realize it had already come true. Another commenter actually pointed it out.

  29. Ian Deal
    August 5th, 2014 @ 6:02 pm

    McCain missed the big issue here. Whenever the left engages in the behavior they condemn in others, it is essential that we not simply point out the hypocrisy, but spotlight that this is who they are. They don’t really believe in anything other than power. If they actually believed in supporting women, they would have called for Clinton’s impeachment and supported Meg Whitman for governor of CA and Carly Fiorina for senate. When they call Condoleeza Rice Aunt Jemima and Clarence Thomas Uncle Tom they demonstrate that they are racist to the core, willing to stoop to any level to put a black person in his or her place. Their support of Hamas even after the Gaza tunnels are shown stocked with weapons, and even though Hamas’s charter calls for the destruction of Israel clearly demonstrates their anti-semitism. They have tarred Republicans for years with lies and distortions; we must take these opportunities to tar leftists with the truth.

  30. trangbang68
    August 5th, 2014 @ 6:05 pm

    Some village in the Redneck Alps is missing their idiot

  31. Quartermaster
    August 5th, 2014 @ 6:42 pm

    I’ve come across people that new the Turtle before he married his trophy wife. He seems to have been a much different man these days.

  32. dagwud
    August 5th, 2014 @ 6:58 pm

    More than one, actually. With the move to deinstitutionalization, many localities have simply sent them to Congress.

  33. Bob Belvedere
    August 5th, 2014 @ 7:33 pm

    Some of us have been doing this for quite a while, but The Conservative Beautiful People, along with the GOP Establishment, condemn us as Visigoths, Hobbits, and extremists.

  34. Bob Belvedere
    August 5th, 2014 @ 7:35 pm

    A well-balanced analysis, Stacy – well done.

    I have sympathy for Mrs. McConnell, but none for her dessicated Husband, who used similar tactics in Mississippi.

  35. Ian Deal
    August 5th, 2014 @ 8:29 pm

    Keep up the good work, though I would encourage you to give squishy libs an exit strategy, i.e. Obama was a Trojan Horse who fooled a lot of people, or I know you had the best of intentions before you foisted these really bad policies on the nation.