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This is Amy McGrath. We like her!

Very long ago in December of 2016, Sarah Palin got so excited reading about retired Marine Gen. Jim Mattis, the man who would become our current secretary of Defense, that she shouted “HOOHAH,” which is not the thing Marines yell, but is rather a common term for a lady’s vaginals. In actuality, the Marines yell “OORAH,” because they wisely decided many years ago that yelling “VAGINA!” as they charged into battle would just be weird.

Retired Marine Lt. Col. Amy McGrath, a Democrat from Kentucky, obviously won’t make that common Sarah Palin mistake as she runs for Congress to unseat wingnut GOP dickhead Rep. Andy Barr, a guy who votes with Donald Trump 100% of the time. Is Kentucky’s 6th district doable for the Democrats? Trump only won it by 15 points, so sure, why the fuck not, because badass Democrats should be challenging A-hole Republicans in ALL THE DISTRICTS, KATIE. Besides, Marines have that “Can Do” thing going for them, which should prove helpful in such a race.

McGrath has released a really great ad. It is very PEW PEW! BANG BANG! MARINES! That’s just fine with us because A) McGrath is running in KY-06, which in case you are not up on your geography, is not located in Berkeley, B) she was the first lady Marine to fly an F-18 in combat, so she can do what she wants, and C) PEW PEW! BANG BANG! WE ARE A CORPORATIST HILLARY-MONSTER WAR-MONGER DEMOCRAT!

Just kidding, we are not really a war-monger, but we are a pro-military, national security Democrat, so we like it fine, though your mileage and that of other Wonkette writers and editors AHEM may vary. Regardless of whether you are a #War Democrat or a #GivePeaceAChance Democrat, look at this through the lens of a voter in KY-06, which includes the city of Lexington (which is pretty lib-gay) and Frankfort, the little bitty state capital:

Did you like that ad? Did it make you yell “HOOHAH!” like a common Sarah Palin? WELL STOP IT, because that’s still not what Marines say.

We really like how McGrath pivots from “I AM A BIG BAD GRRRR MARINE WHO BEATED UP AL-QAEDA AND THE TALIBAN” to “I AM A BIG BAD GRRRR MARINE WHO WILL SAVE YOUR HEALTHCARE, UNLIKE THAT PIG TURD ANDY BARR!”

And this last part is fantastic:

This is my new mission. To take on a Congress full of career politicians who treat the people of Kentucky like they’re disposable. Some are telling me a Democrat can’t win that battle in Kentucky. That we can’t take back our country for my kids and yours.

WE’LL SEE ABOUT THAT.

WE’LL SEE ABOUT THAT, is what she just said.

Reckon we will!

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  • Joe Beese
    • Spotts1701, Nothingburger Chef

      With a soft-shoe act like that, maybe Zeldin should see about making it on Broadway.

    • jesterpunk

      Remember when Republicans freaked the fuck out and sued over Hillary being involved in policy when Bill was president?

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clinton_health_care_plan_of_1993#Litigation

      • The Rain in Spain’s Therapist

        Republicans also investigated Socks the cat.

        • jesterpunk

          Damn I forgot about that dumbass thing, thanks for reminding me.

    • The Rain in Spain’s Therapist

      When told Ivanka spends zero time with her children, Zeldin replied, “Well, she has great gams!”

    • jowgajen

      “super impressed” with her “intellect and class” = she did not challenge my preconceived ideas and she made my down there area tingle.

    • elviouslyqueer

      If I see one more person gushing over Ivanka’s “class,” I may just scream. She has about as much class as a broken down Walmart scooter.

      • Ill-Advised

        Driver.

    • Yr. Gma

      Intellect and class=left boob and right boob

      • Joe Beese

        I think he meant to say “tits and ass”.

    • UncleTravelingMatt

      Ah yes, “class.” The all-purpose compliment for rich white people with no apparent talents, skills, or abilities.

    • Michael Smith

      There’s a sketch that Pittsburgh’s DVE Morning Show does in which two brothers from Pittsburgh have a comically inept radio commercial for their current money making scheme (they are always the “Pittsburgh [insert product here] Kings”). There’s almost always a point in the commercial in which one brother describes some awful aspect of their product and the other brother responds “that’s classy.” Like “If you hire the Pittsburgh Prom Kings, our cousin Dennis will pick you up in a hearse he fixed up from the junkyard and take you to see a view of the city from Mt. Washington.” “That’s classy.”

      I think that’s the kind of class they are talking about with Ivanka.

    • Celtic_Gnome

      Well, I guess he shut down that line of argument. The things that make Ivanka Trump a great mom and great wife are the kids and Jared, and those were all made in America.

  • MynameisBlarney

    Hehe…

    Pig Turd Kentucky GOP

  • Gayer Than Thou

    I say vote out all the Republicans, then have the purity purge.

    • Vincent Ricola

      Please please please let’s do this in that exact order.

    • BadKitty904

      A Sensible Policy for a Better America.

    • grindstone

      I’m waffling even on the non-pro-choice Democrats, although it sets my goddam teeth on edge to say that. Win the seat, fight the battles.

  • Han Shot First

    HOOHAH!

    Sorry, couldn’t help myself.

  • Bananas Foster

    “But she persevered!”

    Very nice.

  • demodocus

    That is a mistake no granddaughter of a marine would make, either!

  • memzilla Ω

    A reminder that this is 180° from Alison Lundergan Grimes running for Kentucky Governor and frantically avoiding the question of whether she liked Obamacare.

    • armed_bears

      Yeah… that didn’t turn out so well.

  • Michael Smith

    That was great! You get the feeling by the end “wow this woman can accomplish anything, and it seems to run in her blood,” and then she brings it all back home with “So lately they’ve been telling me that a Democrat can’t win in Kentucky…”

    At the same time the whole facing your audience and speaking to them human to human isn’t exactly in fashion right now. That was definitely Obama’s style. But Trump & the gang attracted votes with impersonal scare tactics and encouraging people to hate and blame various Others for America’s problems.

    I sure hope honesty is on the way back. To state the obvious, guys like The Mooch are entertaining but I don’t trust them at all.

    • Celtic_Gnome

      It’s perfectly natural not to trust the Mooch. His own mother always checked that she still had her wedding ring after breastfeeding him.

  • Everrett Fanuelli

    As I pointed it out a couple threads ago, if Kentucky voters are as dumb as Missouri voters she will lose. Jason Kander proved that you could be a badass and still lose to a corrupt moron as long as you have an R next to your name because rubes and idiots vote too.

  • ken_kukec

    “KY-06” — the latest in intimate lubricants?

    • Gayer Than Thou

      KY-01 through -05 caused burning and rashes in lab tests, but you can still buy them in third-world countries.

      • proudgrampa

        Well, I sure hope you weren’t in the human trials…

        • Gayer Than Thou

          My Soros bucks never arrived, and the rent was due.

          • proudgrampa

            Did you miss the big Soros Company meeting? HR was supposed to get in touch and they were gonna explain everything…

      • ken_kukec

        Must be the DDT.

  • proudgrampa

    Me likey.

    Anything to get the RWNJs outta there, though I’m kinda not really a war-monger, but I AM a pro-military, national security Democrat.

  • jesterpunk

    Remember the GOP turned military service into a negative when a democrat is running. See swift boats (Kerry) and what they tried with Duckworth.

    • Everrett Fanuelli

      Just shout “Nancy Pelosi, San Francisco, Elitist, Hollywood” and the rubes will come out in droves

    • UncleTravelingMatt

      Don’t forget noted unpatriotic cowards Max Cleland and Daniel Inouye.

      • Everrett Fanuelli

        Yeah. Max Cleland only gave up 3 appendages. Pussy liberal!

        • Oblios_Cap

          But he hated America.

      • armed_bears

        Good for you to shout out Cleland…

        • armed_bears

          Inouye too, also, of course….

        • UncleTravelingMatt

          In a civilized, grown-up country, Saxby Chambliss would be a footnote, and maybe an object lesson, instead of a Senator.

    • Bobathonic

      I like people who weren’t captured.

  • blarg

    This gives me the feels. But I’m sure they’ll rollout the RatFucker2000 against her. Good luck, Amy!

  • Joe Beese

    This one has fire!

  • Bananas Foster

    ‘Hoohah” is what Trump grunts in pageant dressing rooms.

    • Bobathonic

      You misspelled “gropes”.

  • beingreleased

    “In actuality, the Marines yell “OORAH,” because they wisely decided many years ago that yelling “VAGINA!” as they charged into battle would just be weird.”

    OK – I’m going to have to say that our troops should be yelling “Vagina” in the language of our enemies as they charge into battle. Picture Saving Private Ryan with the troops storming Normandy yelling “Vagina!!!” (which according to google translate is the German word for Vagina. “Scheide” would also work).

    • therblig

      not to mention “Bonsai!!” ,which admittedly, is more about pubic hair grooming. but still rousing.

      • Bobathonic

        How about they go nationalist and yell “MERKIN!”?

        • therblig

          good idea. also weeds out the neo-nazis who yell, “Mein Hair!”

      • I have half a dozen bonsai on a shelf in the garden. Is there something I should know about those?

  • OrdinaryJoe

    We need to get some of those 3 million votes from Cali to Ky so we can get her some extra votes. Hoooohah.

    • BadKitty904

      See above.

  • BadKitty904

    OT: Hackers at DefCon Conference Exploit Vulnerabilities in Voting Machines
    It took less than a day for attendees at the DefCon hacking conference to find and exploit vulnerabilities in five different voting machine types.
    https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2017/07/30/hackers-defcon-conference-exploit-vulnerabilities-voting-machines/523639001/

    • Everrett Fanuelli

      I wonder how many had Kaspersky virus protection loaded during the election?

      • BadKitty904

        You mean Kaspersky, the computer “protection” program created and manufactured in Russia?

        • Celtic_Gnome

          Nice voting machine you got there. Shame if anything happened to it.

          • BadKitty904

            Literally. The federal government has banned the use of Kaspersky software, yet has somehow mysteriously failed to mention the threat to state governments, which still use it…

    • jesterpunk

      There is a wired article from years ago on how you could do it with less then $50 worth of stuff from radio shack.

      • Joe Beese

        Well, Radio Shack is bankrupt now so there’s nothing to worry about.

        • BadKitty904

          GOP? Is that you?

        • armed_bears

          #MAGA!

  • OrG

    I’m a #givepeaceachancer, but I would vote for Ms. McGrath,specially if I lived in Kentucky.

  • Skwerl the Taco Hunter

    I’m more of this kind of Democrat:
    https://media.giphy.com/media/wMAokkbg2bt4c/giphy.gif

    • armed_bears

      Oh yeah. Games of Thrones…. You don’t hear much about that anymore. Still a thing?

      • Skwerl the Taco Hunter

        Not since they replaced the dragons with old Ultraman footage.

        • Bobathonic

          I say it’s an improvement.

      • janecita

        No, winter is here already, so the show is over.

    • janecita

      I’m that kind of Democrat against Republicans.

  • Joe Beese
    • Yr. Gma

      Sorta like the ice cream truck.

  • Resistance Fighter Callyson
  • Bub, the cynical zombie

    I like that. A political ad that doesn’t leave me wanting to break out the bourbon at three o’clock in the afternoon.

  • Spotts1701, Nothingburger Chef

    “Marines I see as two breeds, Rottweilers or Dobermans, because Marines come in two varieties, big and mean, or skinny and mean. They’re aggressive on the attack and tenacious on defense. They’ve got really short hair and they always go for the throat.” – RADM Jay R. Stark

    Never, ever bet against a Marine.

    • jesterpunk

      You know what you call a former Marine?

      • Bananas Foster

        A Marine?

      • Spotts1701, Nothingburger Chef

        A former Marine. They get really tetchy if you use the term “ex-Marine” since that is used for Marines who got booted out on a dishonorable discharge.

        • jesterpunk

          There is no such thing as a former Marine. Ask any Marine and they will tell you the same thing.

          • gallbladder

            My mom retired from nursing a few years ago and she says the same: Once a nurse, always a nurse.

          • Everrett Fanuelli

            Glad I’m a teacher.Once I’m done with that shit, I’m done with that shit

          • gallbladder

            HA!

          • Notreelyhelping

            A pro writer friend told me that the good thing about being a writer is that you never have to retire. The bad thing is you never get to retire.

          • MrTusks

            Shit, I stop being a lawyer at 5 p.m.

          • Courser_Resistance

            Pretty much. And they’ll keep up their nursing licenses forever, too. My almost-mom-in-law kept her license current until she was like 75. She had long ago gotten her masters in family and addiction counseling so hadn’t practiced as a nurse for 30 years. But I guess you work so hard for it, that you hang on with both hands. Also too, I don’t think they had the massive continuing ed requirements back in the day.

      • Edith Prickly

        Sir or Ma’am?

      • Skeptical_thinker

        A marine.

      • Kiri the Unicorn

        There are no such things as “former” Marines.

    • Joe Beese

      Gene Hackman was a Marine. ‘Nuff said.

      • Notreelyhelping

        I was just thinking about how much I miss Hackman’s work: he was the real deal.

        It’s worth noting that Rod Serling, who would have been proud to be called a social justice warrior, was 11th Airborne and won a Purple Heart and Bronze Star.

        Pussy liberals, eh?

        • Joe Beese

          Barbara Hershey, who I adore, said that her scenes with Hackman in Hoosiers were one of the only two times in her long career that she forgot she was acting.

          Morgan Freeman told a similar story on Inside the Actor’s Studio. He said that in the scene where Hackman is torturing him to get information, then threatens to really start hurting him, his visceral reaction of fear was entirely genuine. “That’s his power,” Freeman explained.

          • Notreelyhelping

            “The Conversation” is the one that still blows me away. It’s so restrained and powerful at the same time, and always in the moment. Olympic-grade acting.

    • blarg

      My dad was a Marine. Shipped out from the orphanage to Vietnam at the ripe age of 17. Semper Fi!

    • Steve Cole

      Blah, blah, blah. Jarheads have mutant super powers, only from a distance. The USMC is just as stupid and confused as any other big organization, except the USMC takes great pride in their disorganization. Betting against a jarhead would be safe bet because the USMC actively sabotages. OhhRah! only goes so far. That said, I would certainly vote for the winged grunt on principle. So there.

      • janecita

        The one that I dated back in the day, was a dumbass loser. Betting against him would have been the right thing to do.

        • Steve Cole

          When I decided to join the military, the marine recruiter had a poster which said: “you can be an electronics expert in any branch of the military, so why start w/a marine DI and 1000 pushups?” – I could not answer this question, so I joined the Navy.

  • JD Mulvey

    I love that she directly says she’s a Dem. Conventional wisdom says you avoid mentioning your party in a race like this. Eff those people.

  • I’m a pacifist anti-violence sort of guy like that Jesus feller was, I’d like to see the Defense budget cut in half, but hell, a lady who fought through a male dominated culture, became a combat pilot, and fought Al Qaeda ain’t gonna be taking shit from Paul Ryan, so I’d vote for her if I could.

  • Skwerl the Taco Hunter

    I like the ad.

  • Gayer Than Thou

    Did not expect the twist ending with the husband.

    • Everrett Fanuelli

      Oh, I’m sure the Republicans will infer something about her and her look

    • blarg

      I thought it was just me! The hair threw me off, I guess…

      • janecita

        Now I feel better, I guess I’m not the only terrible person here.

        • armed_bears

          Me too. (And this is on Wonkette’s no-comments section!. We got a ways to go as a country.) But straight or alt-straight, she seems nice. $20 sent her way.

          • Gayer Than Thou

            To be fair, if she is lesbian or lesbian-adjacent (and I don’t know if she is), she would have had to present herself as heterosexual (even now) if she wanted to fulfill her ambition of flying fighter jets in combat for the Marines.

          • armed_bears

            Except where the hell is her campaign website? Not even an Act Blue linky?

    • gallbladder

      Never had a preconceived notion, I must admit (such a godless progressive I am.)

    • Michael Smith

      Wingnuts are going to give that guy a lot of crap.

    • Skwerl the Taco Hunter

      I was hoping she was single too.

  • Wild Cat

    it’s too quiet today.

    they must be planning on nuking grenada or panama or some other big threat . . .

    • janecita

      Haiti!

      • Oblios_Cap

        We’ve already fucked those poor folks up enough.

        • janecita

          They are still alive though.

    • BillEGoatSmirk

      General Kelly obviously wrestled the phone out of Donnie’s tiny little hands. After the hissy fit stopped, they slipped him an Ativan in his juice box and put him to bed.

  • Gayer Than Thou

    By the way, I’ve been in the Marine Corps. A couple of times!

  • amb310

    Turd?

    Are we not doing pig doots anymore? Anyone? Doots?

    Ok.

  • Edith Prickly
    • Everrett Fanuelli

      Paul Ryan is such a little pussy.

      • You KNOW he was really afraid of that horse.

      • Edith Prickly

        What else is he going to do, run on his record? BAHAHAHAHAHA

    • Ducksworthy

      Turd.

    • rebecca

      hahahahahahahahahhahahaha

    • Toomush_Inferesistance

      Apparently, Paul can’t even be trusted to wash the dishes at a food shelter…

      • Mehmeisterjr

        Now, now. Dirty dishes are beneath his dignity. Only nice, already-clean dishes for Paulie.

    • gallbladder

      Oh fuck.

    • jowgajen

      Well I guess he’s doubling down on the deplorables. Let’s make that a fool’s bet. You know what to do. https://randybryceforcongress.com/

    • I hope Randy Bryce wins that election.

    • jesterpunk
    • Oblios_Cap

      Ryan certainly looks every part of a pig-fucker.

      • PubOption

        What does Joni Ernst have to say?

    • elviouslyqueer

      More appropriate video for Senorita Ryan:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwATF5dnfq4

    • The Rain in Spain’s Therapist

      Oh, Boy. Another “Southern Yankee”.

    • SullivanSt

      1,956 miles of border.

      Wow, that’s even more than the 1,351 miles it’d take to drive from Janesville to the nearest part of it (Del Rio).

    • Bananas Foster

      That poor fucking horse.

    • Marla

      Yeah, it’s getting too late to save your political career, Ryan.

      Nice Goebbels piece, though.

    • Canis Greyhame

      Now there’s a dude who’s ready to pound a few energy drinks and crush some P90-X. But first, watch him pretend he knows how to ride this horse.

    • Marla

      Did you see any “brown-skinned terrorist” there, Ryan? You fucking idiot. The only terrorist you ever see are the Saudis who you approve the sale of weapons to and they have no problem killing many innocents with.

    • calliecallie

      Jesus! I saw that picture and literally just choked on a piece of apple. I practically had to Heimlich maneuver myself, no kidding. Paul Ryan on a horse! Why don’t you take your shirt off, too, you traitor?

  • Courser_Resistance

    She’s a Woman, a Marine and a Democrat. I’ll take it… and a whole bunch more like her.

  • Toomush_Inferesistance

    WE’LL SEE ABOUT THAT…. I believe we have found the DNC slogan for 2018….

    • Wild Cat

      The DNC slogan for 2018 should be: ANONYMOUS: Why Don’t You Try Hacking Their Fucking Machines to Even Things Up 2018?

      • Everrett Fanuelli

        Yeah! Where are those fuckers when you need them? Playing too much on Steam that’s where they’re at.

        • Wild Cat

          Dems would probably turn away that sort of help. Lewis Lapham wrote back in 2001 that the only way for the Dems to deal with the new reality was to cheat; they should have listened.

          • calliecallie

            The new reality being that the Republicans cheat first.

        • The Rain in Spain’s Therapist

          All they seem to be good for is memes.

  • Vicki Lawrence’s Covfefe

    Damn, this makes me wish I still lived in Lexington so I could vote early and often for her!

  • Lyly Sirivong

    Sometimes, I remind myself that I ought to separate the troops, from the army as an institution and from the military-industrial complex.

    • Bananas Foster

      Just one of the lessons that Vietnam should have taught us.

    • laughingnome

      Yep.

  • BillEGoatSmirk

    Admittedly, I’m having a bad week (month maybe), but that ad brought tears to my eyes. She spoke the truth! I’ve got to round up a few dollars to send to her campaign.

  • TheGrandWazoo2

    I’d like to see ‘how many people did you kill for God and country’ go away as a qualifier for public office. But I’m an old and probably won’t live that long.

    • jesterpunk

      The GOP likes to pretend the left hates this country and the military so having some military members run as Democrats kind of fights back against that a little.

      • It also makes a nice counter because so many of the GOP seem to have been mysteriously “busy doing something else” when it came to serving in the military, despite their chest-beating about how tough they are.

  • lucidamente
    • Wild Cat

      Huh . . Wha . . . Huckabee-Sanders finally had an orgasm?

      • elviouslyqueer

        Only her Real Doll Reince knows for sure.

  • elviouslyqueer
    • Good_Gawd_Yall

      Hey, look on the bright side – at least she confirmed that he broke the law. That’s pretty darn good.

    • Edith Prickly

      SHS chose to wear that gawdawful Little House on the Prairie meets Power Suit abomination on teevee, so I can’t take anything she says seriously.

  • SullivanSt

    That sound you’re hearing, Rep Barr…

    That’s a MAW. You should probably be prepared to eject.

    • Weird Fishes

      He did, he just didn’t get his pants down in time.

      “I swear this never happens.”

      Heh.

  • Jus_Wonderin

    I will donate to this lady! She doesn’t even have to twist my arm.

  • I just googled her, and I can’t find a way to send her munnys.

  • bupkus231

    I only wish that Amy McGrath was taking on more than Andy Barr and, by extension, Mitch McConnell. The things she says in that ad apply to every GOPper in Congress – both House and Senate – and more than a few in lower state and local offices countrywide, and not just in “Dumfuck Kentucky”…

    Every voter is disposable to them ( yeah, even their “base” ) and it’s time to fuck ’em up with those very same votes. Too bad we still have 16 months to go….

  • jesterpunk

    No NBC Trump is not going to suddenly pivot and become Presidential.

    http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/white-house/shake-smoke-clears-finally-trump-s-chance-pivot-n788501

    • NastyBossetti

      Are they kidding with this shit?

      • jesterpunk

        Someone seems to run a similar story every few weeks, he hasn’t pivoted yet and he is 71 way past the age where people change who they are.

        • NastyBossetti

          It’s ridiculous. My neighbor the other day was telling me “I believe people can change, and I think he can change,” and I was like, “Come on! This guy has been in the public eye my entire life. He’s always been a scumbag, he’s still a scumbag, and he is in his 70s. Why the fuck would you think he is capable of change?!”

          • miss_grundy

            Because she doesn’t want to own her vote. She doesn’t want to realize that she voted for a common traitor, who would sell his mother downriver if it would mean more money in his pocket.

          • NastyBossetti

            He didn’t vote for Trump. I think he just thinks he’s being open-minded. And he has said that because Trump is the president and leader of our country, “If Trump fails, we fail,” which is the exact opposite of what I believe.
            Or maybe he just likes to see my eyes bulge out of my head.

        • Dr. Rrrrrobotnik

          He’s, like, twice the age people stop changing, sans a total mental break or brain damage.

        • Mehmeisterjr

          To be fair, he has pivoted plenty but always 360 degrees.

    • Edith Prickly

      For fuck’s sake. Stop trying to make a pivot happen, media lackeys. IT IS NEVER HAPPENING. https://media.giphy.com/media/3h5pe45FM9qUM/giphy.gif

      • AJ Milne

        Oh, but he pivots all the time…

        … around an axis through his ankles when he faceplants in the dirt.

    • Mary Theresa

      Arrested development, he’s stuck in the terrible two’s.

    • Joe Beese

      Remember he recited a speech from a teleprompter without picking his nose and the media said “Today he became President”?

      • Dr. Rrrrrobotnik

        Wasn’t just the media, it was Van Jones, clearly suffering some sort of stroke.

    • Dr. Rrrrrobotnik

      Clearly somebody had some copy to make and couldn’t think of anything better.

    • OrG

      Hey NBC, guess what Santa Claus isn’t real.

      • miss_grundy

        Don’t say that, Matt Lauer might cry….

    • Beanz&Berryz

      A Trump pivot would require a complete moral and mental transplant… There’s no pivoting from a lifetime of ignorant assholery.. Damn fucktards…

    • UncleTravelingMatt

      He’s pivoting again? To hear these fuckers tell it, it’s been nothing but non-stop pirouettes since last July.

      • jesterpunk

        Connect a battery to his ass, we could power the world for centuries with all the spinning he has been doing from all these pivots.

      • Viva La Tabula Raza

        Whirling fucking dervish, he must have some Turkish blood.

      • tempus

        Double fouettes.

    • Doug Langley

      Boy, the media sure have been giving Donnie one chance after another. Wait, the same media that kept bellowing “Hillary sent an email? SHE LOST OUR VOTE!!!!!”

      • miss_grundy

        They have been giving him a pass since he announced that he was running for prez. On June 16, 2015 when he announced by saying that Mexicans were rapists and drug dealers and the press gave him a pass I knew that every one of those reporters, editors and news directors were in it for the ratings and the circulation numbers. In any other election, a presidential candidate who would have said this would have been verbally stoned out of the race. This is why I really hate the media in this country sometimes.

    • Thiazin Red

      Does someone come along and wipe their memories periodically? Do they not remember all the times they were sure that this time the pivot was real? But sure, the 38th time will totally be the one.

      • jesterpunk

        38th time this week?

  • Mary Theresa

    More good news:

    Poll: Stabenow leads Kid Rock in race for Michigan Senate seat
    50-42

    • Major_Major_Major

      That 42% for Kid fucking Rock says everything that needs said about the state of our democracy. Going out not with a bang, but with a long, drawn out sad trombone. That or a whoopy cushion fart noise.

      • SullivanSt

        If fucking Kid fucking Rock wins, you know it’s only a matter of time before fucking Ted fucking pantshitting Nugent joins him.

        • Natalie Au Natural Hedonist

          The bad hygiene twins.

      • Mary Theresa

        Yeah, but last week there was an article out that he would win the seat, so hope.

        • Major_Major_Major

          Yeah, I know. But still, Kid fucking Rock. 42% …. People suck, and the many tentacled horrors from the deep need to be let loose sooner rather than later.

          • tempus

            I’ve called Cthulhu. He’s on it.

          • miss_grundy

            I thought there was a retired Republican judge who was going to run against Stabenow but I don’t know if he has announced yet. So, if other Republicans enter the field, that may affect Ritchie’s percentage.

        • SullivanSt

          Stabenow won in 06 (!!) by over 15 points, and in 12 by over 20. This poll is Not Good (TM).

    • Wild Cat

      If Kid Rock is at 42%, there isn’t any good fucking news. Societies can’t operate with this high a level of ignorance.

      • cats530

        Kid “Idiocracy” Rock.

      • miss_grundy

        You would be surprised at the level of ignorance in Michigan….

    • poohbear2

      Shouldn’t Kid Rock be using his real last name? It’s Ritchie. The T must be an addition so he wouldn’t be confused with Richie Rich, who at least didn’t pretend that he wasn’t born with a silver spoon in his mouth.

    • miss_grundy

      I would freakin’ hope so! I mean there are people here in Michigan who make you wonder about the state of education here. But, please, people–that asshole! Debbie needs to keep her seat.

  • whitroth

    Hey! Alexander the Great’s army, charging into battle, yelled LALALALALALALALALA! (Really, you can look it up…), so what would be wrong with yelling VAGINA?

    Or how ’bout just CUCAMONGA!!!!!?

  • Good_Gawd_Yall

    Well, I know y’all have been waiting for someone from Lt. Col. McGrath’s proposed district to weigh in, so here’s my two cents:
    BRING HER ON.
    I love Reggie Thomas, who is also running for Barr’s seat, but he’s black and to be honest, there’s no hope for him. The “lib-gay” Lexingtonites aren’t all that liberal and the district also includes my itty-bitty bright-red town, which is home to an Army depot (the one I was bitching about blowing shit up this morning) Seems like McGrath might have a chance.

    • Questioner

      As someone who also lives in KY-06, I would be sure to vote for anyone who is not Andy Barr. But to be able to vote for someone who is also not tiptoeing around the GOP in KY (and O-care repeal), and who may have a chance, that would truly be exciting!

  • Marla

    Being ex-Marine myself it amazes me how many say “you couldn’t have been a Marine and voted Democrat” (much less have any socialist/Marxist tendencies). Many of those never served in their life – and I’ve come across many who claimed they have but usually can debunk their claims within 5 minutes.

    I’ve give a lot of respect to Amy McGrath, not because she is ex-Marine but because she never took shit from career criminals like the Turtle boy and his lap dog buttfuck bondage buddy Ryan. I have a feeling she will defeat Barr because unlike, Amy McGrath is not a traitor to her county that she loves as deeply as I do.

    Now if we can just get that traitor/Putin-worshiping cocksucker Dana Rohrabacher out of office.

    • Beanz&Berryz

      And you gotta be pretty tough and quick to fly an F-18 that’s trying to squish you against the back of your own damn seat all the time

      • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

        That and landing it on a carrier at night. Talk about precision and nerves of steel. GPS and computer assistance have probably made it easier, but still…

        • Beanz&Berryz

          When I go out on a sailboat with family, my lesson/advice is that the first and last 50 feet are the hardest. At a creeping 1-2 knots of speed. That F-18 has about 50 hard yards, at about 140 knots…. (give or take)

    • Christopher Smith

      Ummmm, I loved your comment already, but ‘lap dog buttfuck bondage buddy Ryan….!’ As a practicing perve, I declare this one of the Internetz WINNERS for today :)

      • Marla

        Tell me what is Ryan doing for America besides licking the Trump urine stains off of McConnell shoes?

        • Christopher Smith

          Trying to learn to suck his own dick? Sorry, but autofellatio has been such a hot topic since Scary Moocher…

          • Marla

            Paul Ryan is an infection to America. I just can’t allow for myself to get started on that asshole in all the ways he has betrayed and sold out his country.

          • Ω cynmac will never surrender

            Hot Topic Everywhere!

          • Mehmeisterjr

            It’s understandable. If Bannon tries to get Ron Jeremy the Mark Twain Award, at least we’ll know why.

      • Vagenda of Rebel Scum

        Just when I thought he couldn’t look any dopier, he tries to ride a horse.

        • Marla

          Well. I’m sure him and McConnell have had plenty of pony play between the two of them.

    • Steve Cole

      I am amazed at how many people project that being a veteran automatically means an affection for flag waving Republicanism. The military is far from being homogeneous. Just curious what MOS you had? Any DLI time?

      • Marla

        I was a communications specialist. I was discharged after three years due to torn ankle ligaments that did not heal properly. I was never deployed.

        • Steve Cole

          Harsh about the medical. By “communications” I am going to project public relations and not some weird milspeak variant. Hehehe….

          • Marla

            Yeah, once you can no longer do drills they have the ways and means to get rid of you.

    • Dr. Rrrrrobotnik

      It’s always blown me away that people just assume the Republicans automatically have a lock on the military, despite being the party that is far more likely to get members of said military killed over pointless shit.

      • Major_Major_Major

        Well, the whole appeal to god and country has become kinda the baseline shtick for the right, so there is an element of self sorting going on. That being said, I did have a ton of lefty shipmates.

        • Dr. Rrrrrobotnik

          Navies have always been the more left-wing branch of the military, regardless of the country; I have no idea why.

          • Steve Cole

            I think the left leaning comes w/the smart ass wisecrack training in A school.

          • Major_Major_Major

            We are smart enough not to want shit in a hole and get shot seems to be closely correlated to not making the worst choice possible for oneself.

          • notaten

            My theory, having spent 21 years in the Navy myself, is a lot of sailors are very well read, because you do have a bit of down time between watches and work. Before the internet, there was nothing else to do but read a book or magazine, and there wasn’t a lot of choice, just read whatever is available. The more you know, the more liberal you become. That’s my theory anyway.

          • Steve Cole

            I am also retired squid, but our book locker not so erudite.

          • Battleship Potemkin for the win

        • OrdinaryJoe

          I happen to think the demographic spread in the Navy more closely reflects America as a whole in comparison to the other services. The nature of service in the Navy is not usually attractive to gun humping, byebull thumping, cristo-fascists. Also, being isolated for long periods of time on a floating metal box, you have to become a bit more introspective and inward looking, open to accepting that you have more similarities than differences with the others in your same situation. Also, and this is important for a young sailor, the chances are greater that you will be exposed to other parts of the world. IMHO.

          • Major_Major_Major

            Again, i think there is definitely some self sorting and biased selection. In general, a lot of my fellow squids joined to see th world and experience other cultures. In general, the army and marines want to shoot shit and blow things up. Don’t get me wrong, I am one of those libtards that likes shooting as a joint, I just prefer paper targets rather than people.

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      • Canned Covfefe

        THIS!

      • BillEGoatSmirk

        We have a fine young Democratic Representative in our 6th District here in MA named Seth Moulton. Multiple degrees from Harvard. Was a Captain in the Marines. Four tours in Iraq. Smart, kick-ass, and hates Trump. Watch for him to be climbing the political food chain.

      • aureolaborealis

        The liberal service members I know keep it pretty quiet.

    • mrFawkes

      Debunked a few who claimed status myself. A Chester Puller, a Tun Tavern, or 6th Marine Corps General Order question stumps ’em every time. Why they try this charade to a Marine thinking they can pull it off…I do not know.

      • Mr. White

        I don’t understand the Stolen Valor types. Definitely some form of mental illness.

        • Mehmeisterjr

          It’s a subset of the group who claim to be somebody else. “Clark Rockefeller,” f’rinstance or the guys who claimed they were Little Rascals back in the day or guys who claim to be retired sportsball players.

          Years ago, there was a guy who pretended to be Stanley Andrews. Who? The actor who played “The Old Ranger” from teevee’s “Death Valley Days.” This fake’s scam was at least a rational scam. He would pocket personal appearance fees from rural county fairs who didn’t have the resources to check his identity.

        • miss_grundy

          Perhaps it gets them some action when the bartender announces last call????

      • Marla

        I met one who claimed after the Marines he worked undercover for the F.B.I. What was so strange about this guy was that he personally knew and could identify every other undercover F.B.I who was currently driving a car.

    • (((fka_donnie_d)))

      Yea, marines who lean left, unpossible!

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smedley_Butler

    • Mr. White

      Thank you for your service and you are now fourth Marine I know of who’s not conservative.

    • YourMom

      Amen to that. WTF is wrong with the CA district that sends this Putin-servicing wanker to Congress????

  • goonemeritus

    Win lose or draw we need to fight for every seat. She seems like a fighter so she will be getting a check from me thanks to the money I saved by switching to off brand hobo beans.

    • Toomush_Inferesistance

      Hobo Beans – Now with Canned Clams!….

      • Canned Covfefe

        Um. No.
        But then I hate beans.

  • NastyBossetti

    I watched the video without sound, and the look on her face when she said, “We’ll see about that” made me believe that we WILL see about that!

    • Shanzgood

      Same here! I was ok until that part and then something went wrong with my screen and made it all blurry.

      • SadDemInTex

        I know

      • Opiwan

        was it the fist pump getting in the way of the screen, or your eyes watering from yelling, “YEAH MOTHERFUCKER!”

        Not that I did either of those things…

    • hillarysleftone

      shit, watch the Kentucky Aviation Hall of Fame video Jenny posted, it’s even better. She had to wait a year to get into the Naval Academy because of ACL surgery. Later she had to wait until vision correction by LASIK was permitted for pilots, before she could even fly.

      Nevertheless, as they say, she persisted.

      She’s gonna win!!

  • SadDemInTex

    Oh Amy, why can’t you be from Texas? ❤️

    • BJW

      Shit, she can come up here to Ohio’s 5 district and show up Bob Chickenshit Latta.

  • canes_pugnaces

    In pure advertising terms, “We’ll see about that” is about twenty-thousand times better than “A Better Deal”, which is objectively so horrible even Dems don’t want to use it. It’ll boil down to Schumer and Pelosi being the only ones who do.

    • OrG

      I still like “Wanna live like a republican, vote for a Democrat”.

      • canes_pugnaces

        I hadn’t heard that. Also, excellent. Too long for a tag, etc., but really great.

    • Vincent Ricola

      It’s befuddling that Dems can be so terrible at slogans and so great at snark.

      • canes_pugnaces

        We use the snark side of our brain. GOPers use the slogan side.

    • Dr. Rrrrrobotnik

      I would kill for this to be a slogan. Pithy, short, and aggressive: everything us normally overly-wordy Dems aren’t.

      That and it’s an awesome time-saving rejoinder to the online flying monkey brigade. All their effort typing wall of text screeds and we just have to respond with 4 words.

      • canes_pugnaces

        My thinking exactly. It is bullet proof.

    • Notreelyhelping

      Yeah: better than what? The GOP’s deal? The New Deal? And how much better? A little bit? A lot? Just a smidge?

      I personally like: Saving America’s Ass Again. It didn’t test well for some reason.

      • jesterpunk

        I would go with “Sigh, I guess we have to be the adults and fix this shit again”.

      • canes_pugnaces

        I believe I included the metrics, such as they are. There’s also, ‘If you scratch, it’ll bleed.”

      • YourMom

        I’d go for SAAA!

      • Cat Angel

        I saw a tweet that suggested Dems just should use ‘Make America Great Again’.

    • Mr. White

      I suggested “Don’t be a dumbass, vote Democrat!” but they didn’t listen.

    • Gayer Than Thou

      “A Better Deal” is still better than what the Republicans are going with: “Don’t Be Stupid, Be A Smarty – Come And Join The Nazi Party!”

  • Vincent Ricola

    Can she please be POTUS?

    • armed_bears

      This is where Presidents come from.

      • KY Marine aviator? She’s already the President from Independence Day!

  • beatbort

    Please, other Dem candidates, watch this ad repeatedly.
    THIS is how you beat GOP fake patriots. Make it about health care and the economy and just tell them you are going to DC to kick ass.

    • Marla

      I don’t think everyone in the GOP is a fake patriot. It just bothers me when people exploit the military for their own political office gain. Democrats are partially to blame for that as well.

      • miss_grundy

        For years, the Republicans would point to the Democrats and say that we were not patriotic. That we didn’t love our country. The difference is that we know our country has flaws and want it to be better and we show our love by trying to make it better for everyone.

        • amrak63

          Now that the Rethugs are willing to accept Vladimir Satanovich Putin interfering in our elections so long as they benefit, they have got no room to talk about lack of patriotism.

      • “I don’t think everyone in the GOP is a fake patriot”

        Voted for Trump? Fake patriot.

  • beatbort

    Just Wikipedia’ed Barr and found:
    * He never served in the military
    * He was a drunken fratty bagger
    * In 1993, he was arrested in Florida and charged with possessing a fake Mississippi driver’s license. He pleaded guilty to the charge
    * In 1999, he was charged with public intoxication in Lexington,
    * He has a 100 percent pro-Trump voting record.
    * He was once an intern on Mitch McConnell’s staff.
    * He is now quaking in his fake combat boots.

    • OrG

      Typical rethug resume.

    • Dr. Rrrrrobotnik

      I’m going to go ahead and assume he has found Jesus at several coincidentally difficult times in his life.

      • Steve Cole

        I am going to predict several future salvations

      • miss_grundy

        Has he taken a hike on the Appalachian Trail??????

    • Marla

      Barr is the stereotypical privileged white frat boy male who went to law school for no other reason other then to justify his alcoholism and date rape tendencies.

    • SomeBigRedDog

      But he has a peen so that makes him totes legit.

      *eyeroll*

      • Toomush_Inferesistance

        Not substantiated…

      • Opiwan

        [citation needed]

    • TJ Barke

      So he’s a standard piece of republican shit…

  • jesterpunk

    The Trump administration is going to waive all the environmental rules just to build his tortilla curtain.

    http://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/344772-trump-admin-waives-environmental-laws-for-border-wall-construction

    • Dr. Rrrrrobotnik

      They’re still trying to make that happen, huh?

      • jesterpunk

        Yep and the republican voters over on the Hill are convinced Mexico is going to pay for it somehow.

        • OrG

          They’re really fucking stupid. Or lying.

          • jesterpunk

            I am going to do with the first one.

          • Canned Covfefe

            And, why not both?

          • Beanz&Berryz

            AOT,K

        • disqus_DCiinn37br

          They truly are a deluded bunch of whosits.

      • Opiwan

        Tortilla walls are SO FETCH, GRETCHEN!

    • miss_grundy

      I guess Dolt 45 never read those newspaper articles about the drug cartels building tunnels to move product, huh?????

      • jesterpunk

        Or they could just walk around the damn wall, there is an ocean on one side and they can’t go that far out into the ocean. Also its going to be a fence, good thing no hardware store ever sells anything that cut a fence.

      • AuntyMaude

        Jeez, if he’d ever even watched Weeds on Netflix, he’d know that.

  • Jenny

    This is a winning message!

  • theblackdog

    I love this ad, she pulled no punches about all the idiots in Congress who told her no and yet she still became a fighter pilot

    • Marla

      She specifically targeted McConnell. For that alone I commend her.

  • Les Appentis De la résistance

    I hope that’s her real family and not some stock video family.

    • Saxo the Grammarian

      She mentions her children in the ad, so guessing it’s the real deal.

    • Le Chapeau

      Pretty sure that’s her famiglia.

  • Sedagive ’em Hell

    Now THAT’s how Democrats should run, and how they will win: OWN it, and take no prisoners.

    Damn – I feel a tiny flicker of something feathery in my soul.

    • kareemachan

      I think I had a tiny, um, yeah, tickle. That’s it.

    • miss_grundy

      We need more women like her to run as Democrats. We need to constantly remind the other side that we are just as patriotic–or even more so–than they are.

    • nightmoth

      Ooohhh—Emily Dickinson reference! I love you!

      • Sedagive ’em Hell

        Right back at ya!

    • chimpevil

      Unfortunately, most Dems are the things without feathers.

  • Jenny

    https://youtu.be/uMNNCXdRLOk

    She’s in the KY aviation hall of fame. She’s got more integrity in her molar than all the KY politicians, combined.

    • ChiefOfStaffCaptainHowdy

      Golly, that pic, is like, actually kind of hot.

    • Le Chapeau

      That is well worth the time to watch. Damn, that is one squared away Marine.

  • SomeBigRedDog

    HOOOOOHAH!

    Wait. Did I do it wrong?

  • hendenburg2

    She should have said that Andy Barr can’t handle the truth.

  • canes_pugnaces

    “We’ll See About That” v. “A Better Deal”

    The winner is: “We’ll See About That.” All it needs is ‘Motha Fucka’ as a tag.

    http://www.politico.com/story/2017/08/01/democrats-snub-new-party-message-241191

    • YourMom

      Let’s get the T-shirts made right away! I like “We’ll See About That” all in red, white and blue! fuck yeah!

  • Mr. White

    Marine = Badass. Marine Fighter Pilot = More Badass. Female Marine Fighter Pilot = Super Duper Badass. Go get ’em McGrath!

    • Résistance Land Shark Ω

      Female Marine Fighter Pilot Democrat Representative == Maxine Waters Badass.

      • miss_grundy

        She will persist and reclaim her time…..

  • Mehmeisterjr

    I guess the MGTOW Party will have to attack her lack of ladylike deference or some goddam thing.

    Plus also too, the GOP usually run guys whose battle cry is “Bingo, Eli, Yale” or “Ouch, I have a bone spur!”

    • Ω cynmac will never surrender

      She had her husband and kids in the ad, so they would be reaching on the Lesbos comments. Not that they won’t make them, y’know.

      • Mehmeisterjr

        But of course. Cue the lobster food stamps story on Fair and Balanced.

  • Opiwan

    THAT SABER AND UNIFORM JACKET, THO!!!

    • Komsumverweigerer Ron

      The Marines do know how to dress, don’t they?

  • Beanz&Berryz

    I bet Amy McGrath knows her hoohah from a OORAH!’

  • Internet Hitler

    Wow, Andy Barr, how do you not fall over more?

  • Internet Hitler

    “We’ll see about that…”

    (The “motherfucker” is implied)

    • ChiefOfStaffCaptainHowdy

      Love the screenname.

  • Saxo the Grammarian

    A strong candidate for Wonkette’s coveted Badass Legislator of the Year Award! Let’s get her elected!

  • TJ Barke

    #givepeaceachancebutbereadytobombsomeshit

    • mancityRed6

      last of the last resort.

  • Mavenmaven

    We definitely need more like her. And if she wins, run her for Pres or VP with Elizabeth Warren.

  • AngryNotSoOldHippy .

    “… wingnut GOP dickhead…”

    Tres redundant, gurrrl!

  • Robert Moore

    brought a tear to my eyes … you go girl!!!

  • CeeQ

    “We’ll see about that.”
    Badass mic drop.

  • ⭐️Most Accurate Poster 2017⭐️

    I actually think a bunch of marines charging towards you shouting “VAGINA!” would have numerous but mostly detrimental psychological effects

    • nightmoth

      It might make the Taliban turn around and run.

  • nightmoth

    As a “Give peace a chance, but better not hit me Democrat” I approve this message.

  • boredcatlady

    Daaaaamn…that WAS a good ad. Does she have a sister that is willing to run in Kentucky’s 4th district? Couple of things: loved how she subtly reminded everyone how long Mitch has been senator, saying he didn’t answer her letter. Also too – mentioning that she actually landed on aircraft carriers was a nice jab at W, too. And it did make me fist pump and shout VAGINA!

  • ChiefOfStaffCaptainHowdy

    I think we need to have Bernie Sanders step in and make some unsolicited sideways backhanded remarks to make sure she loses.

    Also, love the headline. 9.99/10, please reuse and recycle frequently.

    • 73angelD

      Sanders calls out Dems who back legislation that hurts Americans. Nothing wrong with that.

      • ChiefOfStaffCaptainHowdy

        Bullshit.

  • mardam422

    Fuckin’ OORAH!!! Where do I donate?

    • Jukesgrrl

      She’ll need all the help she can get. The incumbent has more than $1 million banked and McGrath has about $35,000. Her main problem: she was out of the state for 20 years while in the Marines. Republicans (so in love with the military, doncha know) are hitting her with the “carpetbagger” tag.
      https://www.crowdpac.com/candidates/59036075b64d36eb38a8b1b1/amy-mcgrath

      • Willert

        meanwhile, in the governor’s mansion….

      • Vagenda and Pee-ara

        Surprising!

      • Ratbastards.

  • HorseChestnut

    I like the beauty shot of her medals, all of her many, shiny, REAL medals from US America.

    • Le Chapeau

      Don’t forget the SWORD.

    • Jackie Jones

      YES. REAL. I predict we’ll see a lot more vets running imitating this kick ass Don Draper killer ad. Here’s this woman, just, you know, telling her truth during an era where there are so many old white men in power with zero military records.

  • La forza del resistino

    Good ad. Will you endorse a fellow USN tailhooker John McCain? Another poke in Mitch’s other eye will be liberating after all these years.

  • valgalky23

    As a Kentuckian……THAT’s how a Democrat wins a house seat in KY! About time John Yarmuth had some Dem company in the House.

    • Harbinger08

      Lexington here. I’m excited to see more of her, too. That ad sure looked good. Barr is just a useless idiot, I’d like to see him standing on a debate stage against her. Bet he’ll try to chicken out, or get away with just one debate.

  • deborah

    Wonderful ad! I’m yellin’ OOORAH for my fellow Kentuckian.

  • YourMom

    She’s awesome!

  • Seamus Romney

    No hyperbole. I love her.

    Also too, and am sending her money I don’t have (credit card), and will gladly only eat Costco chicken nuggets for a month to afford it.

    • Vagenda and Pee-ara

      Who’s a good dog? YOU are!!!!

  • m3bosha

    Oh this ad. It gave me all the feels. I especially loved the end bit with her kids to stick it to the “she has to be a lesbian” asshats.

    • House0fTheBlueLights

      Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

      btw if you want a new source of ragegasming, find the military regulations on women’s hair. You’re not allowed to do what the men do and just fucking shave it. You still have to look feminine.

      • You can shave it in the army?

        • House0fTheBlueLights

          Marines and Navy still say no shaving the head for females, although it looks like they are now allowing pixie cuts, which used to be prohibited. Didn’t check Army bc the other two were nearly identical, so it’s probably now across the board. But they used to literally say that haircuts had to present a “feminine” appearance. Progress!

      • HazooToo

        I went through basic, but did not make it any further. The black girls in my platoon would use men’s kits in their hair to keep it tight and short, so they didn’t have to fuck with anything “Lower than your collar.” One night, I used nail trimmers to cut off everything that extended past my collar, and I WOULD have gotten in trouble for it, except my DS was fucking tired of yelling at me to get my hair out of the way.

      • shivaskeeper

        You know men couldn’t shave it unless it was medically documented that less than 50% of the natural hair was remaining until the mid 00’s.

        Regs about hair are most broadly subjective in any case. That one is strictly eye of the beholder on what is in or out.

        Appearance regs are the slowest ones to change. Always have been, always will.

    • Jukesgrrl

      The great ad was done by Mark Putnam who worked on Obama’s 2008 and 2012 campaigns. I guess he takes credit cards because she doesn’t have any money.
      https://www.crowdpac.com/candidates/59036075b64d36eb38a8b1b1/amy-mcgrath

  • Lisa

    OMG. I love a bad ass woman. Kampala and Amy could be a force. Throw in Ironstache for the trifecta!

  • Rags

    10 points for “but she persisted” shoutout!

    • Jackie Jones

      Yep. This brilliant ad reaches out far past Kentucky. She’s really a star with this ad. I want to watch this woman’s career.

  • Harbinger08

    That is my district! THAT IS MY DISTRICT! Sorry, I get excited, but just hate Andy Barr and want him fired so bad. Please be the silver bullet we need, brave warrior woman.

    • JD Mulvey

      We will hold you personally responsible for delivering this seat. Your mission: knock on 30 doors, host 5 houseparties, call 50 people. Go!

      • Harbinger08

        When McConnell last ran I walked door to door canvassing for two solid days. I know where the Dem party headquarters is. I’m sure she can use donations, though, because Barr will be getting a shitpot full of them from out of state .01%ers. He already has over a million set aside and he hasn’t even started raking in the next round of graft yet.

        • JD Mulvey

          Sorry, just being excitable. And kind of a dick. You do your thing, and help Col. McGrath any way you can.

          • Harbinger08

            Not offended at all, I appreciate the sentiment. Besides, you stole my lines, that’s pretty much what I’m going to be saying to peeps around here for the next year. She looks good so far, but I want to see more of her. We are putting together some contenders but I have to say she is the one that has made my heart beat fast.

          • JD Mulvey

            Unite early, and don’t let the media smear campaign divide your side.

          • We Dems do fall in love, don’t we?

    • You’ve got work to do then.

  • House0fTheBlueLights

    And yet, she persisted
    Reclaiming my time
    We’ll see about that.

    Yep.

    All. In.

  • WomanInThePersistence

    I wish I could vote for her. Very, very awesome.

  • aureolaborealis

    Vaguely apropos: Last week I saw my first-ever open carry loon who was, or appeared to be to me, a young lesbian. Unlike the usual goobers, she was not rubbing everyone’s noses in her gun-ownership, but I recognized the hip bag with thigh straps and external magazine pockets for what it was. Or what I think it was. I mean, for all I know, it might have been empty, or full of vegan snacks.

    • Harbinger08

      Wow. How is any of that even vaguely apropos? I’m really stumped here.

      • libtard chick packin methinks was the connexions.
        Though I think she was packin dildos because reasons.

        • Harbinger08

          So he watched this ad for Amy and THAT was the light-bulb that flickered to life.

          • People have different wiring. Me, I thought of that bit in GI Jane where she is doing pushups or whatever in the rain and she is all I am not giving up mother fucker you can’t make me.
            I liked that movie. I REGRET NOTHING.

          • Le Chapeau

            I liked it too.

          • Cat Cafe for the Prosecution

            Directed by Ridley Scott who LIKES STRONG WOMEN

          • UpstateNYObserver

            Doesn’t take much to put a bit of glow in a 1 watt bulb.

          • Le Chapeau

            How far upstate? I was born in Buffalo and raised in Salamanca.

          • UpstateNYObserver

            Northern edge of the Catskills, near Windham

          • Le Chapeau

            I once worked as a reporter in the Delhi bureau of the Oneonta Daily Star. We had bureaus in Stamford, Delhi, Sidney, Walton, in Delaware County. I’ve skied Windham. Moved to Oneonta later, to work on the city desk, and then to Illinois.

          • H0mer0

            ferget it Jake, this is Wonkette!

      • aureolaborealis

        Non-wingnut women occupying roles that wingnut men like to reserve only for themselves. That’s what was happening in my head.

    • Vagenda and Pee-ara

      I’m with Abby Normal Jen on this one – it may have been a dildo, or maybe she was just letting people know not to start any shit with het.

  • CripesAmighty

    Yup. Badass.

  • disqus_lWwzrwNaw6

    Good for her, and to hell with the 15% political deficit in her district. Democrats should be making these sons of bitches fight for it in every district in America: a true Howard Dean/Barack Obama 50 state solution, amped up by an every-fucking-county-in-all-50-states initiative as well. Make the bastards sweat. No more national ops refusing to pour resources into local races. No more thinking that all you have to win is the White House.

  • JD Mulvey

    Since the WH now has a civilian Chief of Staff that everyone insists on calling “General Kelly,” I propose we routinely refer to Amy McGrath as “Lieutenant Colonel Amy McGrath, USMC!”

    • shivaskeeper

      She’s retired. She holds the rank forever more. Just like all military retirees. If up to the retiree whether they use the rank after retirement. Just like you would call a retired doctor, Doctor.

      As long as they aren’t using the rank to represent the military in an official capacity it’s legal.

  • WIDTAP

    McGrath gets the “Duckworth” treatment in 3…2…1….

    • SprinklemagicResistancebuns

      Let them. See where it gets them. I was pleased and proud to vote for Tammy, and to have her representing Illinois in the senate.

  • Le Chapeau

    That ad kicks major booty.

  • Komsumverweigerer Ron

    I like this lady.

  • Jukesgrrl

    BOOYAH! I’m in love. My district’s representative to the House is Republican Martha McSally, an Air Force veteran and the first American woman to fly in combat following the 1991 lifting of the prohibition of women in combat. Sad to say, she has come to a lot different conclusions about what would be good for her constituents than Marine Lt. Col. Amy McGrath has.

    McSally was enthusiastic about repealing the ACA to the point of shouting, “Let’s get this fucking thing done!” in a committee meeting. My rep is also against marriage rights, abortion rights, and while she is inordinately pro-pet, she has a terrible record on the environment and aligns with Betsy DeVos on education. On other controversies, she plays her cards close to the vest. She is silent on most immigration and many border issues, she wouldn’t say who she supported for president (!), and she is reluctant to meet personally with her constituents. The events have to be very structured, where she has complete control. On the other hand, she is more than willing to interact with the Koch Brothers and other conservative donors.

    I hope McGrath, as a Democrat, makes better choices and I wish her luck. The ad is wonderful. Reminds me of the one put out by Randy Bryce, the “Iron Stache” who is on a mission to unseat Paul Ryan. Good luck, Dems! Let’s hear from more of you.

    • Slamtundra

      HaHA! I wrote a nice message to McSally just before I heard that “get this fucking thing done” all asking her to vote no on that thing because I knew she was a good person who would do the right thing blah blah blah. Then I heard her glee at getting that fucking thing done and I wrote again immediately telling her never mind, she sucks.’Cause she sucks man.

      • Jukesgrrl

        Yes, she’s a bitch on wheels. And she likes dogs a lot more than she likes people. She scorns those who can’t overcome odds life throws at them.

    • Jackie Jones

      Next generation of vets who go into politics will not be all GOP. That’s something to look forward to. Something to regret is that we have ANOTHER generation of veterans.

  • Fucking fighter pilot.

    Seriously. Awesome.

    • Teto85

      And a Marine!!

  • gingerwentworth

    So excited when she turned out to have a nice big family too. (Sentimental!)

  • Jackie Jones

    WINNER. This is what Dem Party has to do. Quit letting the GOP own GOD, Military etc. This is brilliant. Top THAT, Dumpy.

    • HooverVilles

      Yes. ^^^^THIS^^^^

    • TheFamilyThalamusPersists

      Agree and have for years. They are currently toothless, and need to become ruthless. That’s all the low information voters care about- who bullies the bestest. Knives to gun fights and all that.

  • Pax Americana Per Ars Smith

    Once I pay my Wonkette toll, I shall throw some of my scarce Ameros to her. I just want to see her kick McConnell in the nether shell when she gets there.

  • Jackie Jones

    A Star is Born.

    • Cat Cafe for the Prosecution

      Until the BernieBros all become “skeptical” and say of course they’d vote for a woman, just not THIS woman.

      • Jackie Jones

        Sigh. Good one.

      • 73angelD

        I’m a Bernie supporter. I’m not a rapey bro but an actual woman who herself has experienced date rape. Why do you feel it necessary to describe all Sanders supporters as rapey frat boys?????

        I would vote for Amy McGrath if I lived in Kentucky and I still dislike Hillary Clinton. It was never about her gender. More to do with her speaking out of both sides of her mouth.

  • ExecutorElassus

    I’m a bit disappointed she didn’t take the obvious route, when talking about her mother’s fight, to say she “persisted.” Would have been a nice bit of shade thrown at Turtle McFuckface.

    • HooverVilles

      Agreed, that would have been a nice touch!

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    • She did say that her mother “persisted”. And she tweaked McConnell for never answering her letter.

      • ExecutorElassus

        Listen again. She said “persevered.”

  • savethispatient

    In actuality, the Marines yell “OORAH,” because they wisely decided many years ago that yelling “VAGINA!” as they charged into battle would just be weird.

    Please tell me CSPAN has archived footage of this Congressional hearing!

  • Andrea Jacobsen

    I think I might be in love with a Kentuckian.

  • (((Aron)))

    As opposed to Lexington, MA which is VERY lib-gay.

    We also have Jill Stein. Ugh.

    • Harbinger08

      Lexington, Ky has a gay mayor. It has a long history of being a gay friendly city.

      • (((Aron)))

        Oh I don’t doubt that. But I think you may have missed the snorky-snark of my point ;)

        • Harbinger08

          That’s often the case for me :D

          • (((Aron)))

            That’s OK: I still <3 you!

      • lurch394

        And it’s home to the University of Kentucky. Smarts and basketball? What’s a Republican to do?

  • TheFamilyThalamusPersists

    HOOHAH11!!!!!!!111

    • (((Aron)))

      VAGINA!!!1!1!!1!!1!1

  • The Librarian

    I love Ms. McGrath. ❤️ Best of luck in her campaign.

  • rEVOLutionist

    Amy McGrath’s ad kicks ASS!!! Progressives – Do not let slithery trolls try to tell you we can’t elect this woman because she’s running as Democrat. Take the party back. #DemEnter

    • 73angelD

      Thank you. Some of the whackadoodles on here lose their damned minds if you criticize a Democratic member of gov’t.

      • (((Aron)))

        And some whackadoodles lose their damned minds if you say a single nice thing about a pol whose name isn’t Bernie Sanders.

        • 73angelD

          You project too much.

          • (((Aron)))

            Nice try.

          • 73angelD

            Clinton loyalists act like rabid dogs. You are one of them. I’m an adult and I don’t expect everyone to agree with what I say 100%. But I don’t refer to them as rapey frat boys. Grow up!

          • (((Aron)))

            Oh look. There’s that Sanders Cultist judgementalism we all know and love.

            With that said, I will never see your comments ever again because A) You have your comment history locked down like a little coward, and B) You just plain aren’t worth my time.

            RussiaToday is THAT way.

            SEE YA!

          • 73angelD

            You’re frothing at the mouth. You should get that checked out.

          • amrak63
    • ChiefOfStaffCaptainHowdy

      Huh?

  • Grokenstein
  • Hazel Blumberg

    Wow! She is kickass and badass. I wish she were running for office here in Florida!

  • Ron Fresquez

    Amy EFFFFFFing ROCKS!!!!

  • Debmcd

    Hell, I’d move to Kentucky just to vote for her. She is the kind of American we need in Congress instead of the pissants we have in the GOP majority now.

    • lurch394

      We’d all fit in within the city limits of Lexington and might do well in Frankfort.

  • Teto85

    OORAH!!!!! Kick some butt and take some names Amy!!!

    I don’t live in your district, state or time zone, but you can count on a donation from me. Go get’em!!!!!

  • lurch394

    Either due to intellect, speech defect, or regional accent, the Army says “Hu-ah!” instead. See Al Pacino in Scent of a Woman.

    • redblack

      i know this is late, but i’ve heard it explained thusly:

      “Heard. Understood. Acknowledged.”

      ergo: “HUA.”

  • lurch394

    We need more lady colonels on our side, like Tammy Duckworth. Their side only has Joni Ernst.

  • Moar Wordz

    I read somewheres ( Romantical novels which bahaaaaahaaaaaa are not always, like, that SMART ) that it’s pronounced O-Rah. Fuck if I know, tho’.
    I prefer OOORAH. Nice emphasis.
    *Not abt. me, not abt. me….*
    Tho’ maybe that’s what they say in the Army, (the unloved and shat upon branch of the military. )
    We have Navy in my family & Airforce & Army, so I got teased if I couldn’t TIE THE BOAT TO THE DOCK CORRECTLY, Katie, you’re doing it all wrong !!!!
    ” Stir yer Stumps ! Loose lips sink ships. Clean that up & DON’T GIVE ME ANY LIP ! CHOP, CHOP !!!!!!!!!!!”
    “I SAID you left your damn frittata in the oven & we’re not making it ! It’s your thing ! Come back & get your damn frittata out of the fucking oven !!!!! It’s almost done !!!! ”

    To be fair, there was some heavy imbibing the night previous & we all had to rise early next day. Then my Dad came & got me because he felt bad for ….(causing me to need therapy)…Bwaaaaaaahaaahaaaa.

    I know some military spawn who are required to call their pops ” Sir. ” That didn’t seem quite fair, if you must know.

    O.K. MAJOR segueway.

    Let’s ask a real Marine, shall we ?

    Wait, I can’t, he was too busy doing Psy ops night previous. Like night vision goggles, a straw to breath underwater, grappeling hooks, a smoke grenade & a stun 🔫. Oh, yah, and a blow dart tipped with an Amazonian neurotoxin.

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