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Mitch McConnell Got Bugged Like Watergate Except Not And Everyone Sucks

Are you trying to make sense of this whole story about Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, whose office may or may not have been bugged like Watergate only not as interesting? So are we! Do you understand it? Neither do we! But that’s okay; we will give it the ol’ “hair and skin academy” try to Wonksplain it anyway. You’re welcome. Read more on Mitch McConnell Got Bugged Like Watergate Except Not And Everyone Sucks…
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Anti-McConnell Super-PAC Tweets Stupid Racist Things About Mitch McConnell’s Wife

In any political operation, there’s this thing called “message discipline.” Not only does it mean staying on the talking points (“It’s the Economy, stupid!”), but of course it also means Don’t hand your opponent a gift by saying something so incredibly stupid and offensive that it lends itself to a headline like “Liberal Super PAC Goes After Mitch McConnell’s ‘Chinese’ Wife.'” Which, unfortunately, is exactly the idiotic thing that an as-yet unnamed volunteer for Progress Kentucky did on February 14. The tweet implied that McConnell’s wife, Taiwan-born Elaine Chao, who served as George W. Bush’s Labor Secretary, might be “why your job moved to China!” To make matters worse,the tweet linked to an article at the conspiracy website rense.com, which is one of those places that makes WorldNetDaily look like friggin’ Reuters. Read more on Anti-McConnell Super-PAC Tweets Stupid Racist Things About Mitch McConnell’s Wife…