Ed Driscoll

The Runner Stumbos

You went full Godwin, man. Never go full Godwin: “Kentucky’s Democratic Speaker of the House Greg Stumbo who at a campaign event Thursday for senatorial candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes compared defeating Sen. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) in 2014 to the allies liberating Europe from the Nazis at the end of World War II,” Noel Sheppard writes at Newsbusters, along with video of Stumbo saying:

GREG STUMBO, SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE (D-KENTUCKY): You know, we’ve got a lot of people who came here tonight to celebrate, and I have to speak to the crowd that when we kicked off this campaign back in July in Lexington. And it reminded me of the feeling that our troops must have had when they liberated the European nations following World War II. Can you imagine what it felt like to know that you were liberating a country? Well, you’re about to liberate your state, you’re about to liberate your state from the worst reign of misabuse that we’ve seen in the last 30 years. You’re about to give us hope.

Moe Lane files this under his “Not Ready For Prime Time Watch:

More via Hot Air, which notes that state Rep. Stumbo is politically pig-ignorant as well as historically so (and rather vile about it, too*); Senator McConnell’s power comes from being a facilitator between the state of Kentucky and the federal government.  He is not an actual ruler or anything. Of course, admitting to objective reality wouldn’t be as much fun for the Democrats then, huh?

And it would be worth asking Stumbo — and Grimes — the question that Jonah Goldberg likes to ask skull-full-of-socialist mush college kids, which eventually inspired Liberal Fascism: “I’ve never met a real social-welfare state leftist who could answer the following question without having to think real hard: ‘Aside from the murder and genocide, what exactly don’t you like about National Socialism?'”

Update: An earlier version of this post somehow truncated half the post due to an Internet error; we didn’t intend for this to be the CROATOAN of blog posts.