Obama's Top Hollywood Mogul Vows to Take Down Mitch McConnell

It's one thing to expect Hollywood to convince young people to sign up for Obamacare, since they're seen as Hollywood-friendly. It's another thing to expect Tinseltown to sway the red state of Kentucky. The Hollywood Reporter relays that one of Barack Obama's staunchest backers, DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg, "is throwing himself completely behind Kentucky secretary of state Alison Lundergan Grimes’ effort to unseat Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell."

Democrats told the magazine that Katzenberg has decided to make the Kentucky senate race the focus of his efforts during the 2014 midterm elections, and Tuesday he sent out a letter urging La La Land liberals to turn out on Grimes’ behalf during a two-day fundraising visit she will make to Los Angeles September 25 and 26. How will this play in Louisville?

Katzenberg wrote that the Los Angeles fundraisers will be "a chance to help [Grimes] seize the momentum and get her campaign off to an early and strong start.” It's like Ashley Judd never dropped her bid.

He described the Grimes-McConnell race as “a pivotal election that can get the Senate working again. ... There is no more important election being held next year in this country. As the Senate’s minority leader since 2007, McConnell has used the filibuster 420 times to block legislation and appointments that were supported by a clear majority of senators. … We are talking about outright obstruction of the democratic process.”

That's funny. When McConnell said his number one policy goal in 2012 was to get rid of Obama, that was treated as a scandalous statement by liberals. Now liberals say removal of McConnell is the only way America can have a "democratic process."

McConnell has a conservative primary challenger in Matt Bevin, but Republicans know the last Democrat to win a U.S. Senate seat in the state was Wendell Ford in 1992. In the 2010 open seat race, Rand Paul crushed liberal hopes for Democrat Jack Conway by 12 points. President Obama won just 38 percent of the vote in Kentucky in 2012, three points worse than he did in  2008.

Tim Graham
Tim Graham
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