Kentucky’s Democrat is pissing us off

Allison Lundergan Grimes needs a spine (from the Washington Post):

Alison Lundergan Grimes (D), who is trying to unseat Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R) this fall, appeared before the Louisville Courier-Journal editorial board on Thursday to make her pitch for their endorsement. The life-long Democrat, whose father represented Kentucky for the party in the state House and who herself has been on the ballot in the state on the Democratic ticket, was asked a simple question. Did she vote for President Obama in 2008 and 2012?

And she didn’t answer. Repeatedly.

As much as I hate Fox News, I have to use this video clip:

Hey, Allison. Two things:

1) The answer is yes. Democrats running for state office vote for Democrats as president.

2) If you want to give a Republican answer, you should have run against Mitch McConnell in the primary.

Anyway, this is the correct answer:

“Yes, I voted for him,” you say, “but I’ve been disappointed by a lot of the things he’s done, particularly on COAL and JOBS and GUNS” or whatever. It’s simple. And then you can say, “but I backed Hillary in the primary” and so on and so on. 2008 was a landmark year, a wave for Democrats, when Obama’s approval was sky-high. Of course she voted for him! Dodging the question looks like she’s trying to hide her position, which is never the face you want to show .