Who better to lull you to sleep with his soothing drawl this Christmas than Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, who has a new radio campaign ad that puts his own conservative spin on the classic poem “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas”?
“’Twas the night before Christmas, four years ago,” McConnell recites. “Liberals wanted Obamacare, but Kentucky said no.” He goes on to reference Politifact’s “Lie of the Year” involving President Barack Obama’s promise that Americans could keep their existing health care plans under the Affordable Care Act. Later he rhymes his Democrat opponent’s name, Alison Lundergan Grimes, with “candidate for these times.”
McConnell neglects to mention that thanks to Democratic Governor Steve Beshear, Kentucky has successfully signed up close to 100,000 people for health insurance since the law took effect, or nearly one-fifth of the state’s uninsured population.
Listen to the audio below, via Team Mitch:
UPDATE (12/24/13 11:30am ET): Alison Lundergan Grimes’ campaign submitted the following statement to Mediaite regarding McConnell’s Christmas video, referring to it as more of the senator’s “silly political games.” Read the full statement below:
“As we’ve seen from his insurmountable disapproval ratings, Kentuckians are tired of Mitch McConnell’s silly political games. Our campaign looks forward to continuing to hold McConnell accountable as folks across the Commonwealth unite around Alison’s campaign. The people of Kentucky are ready for a new Senator in the new year.”
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