Maybe Democrats are making a Hail Mary pass for the elusive “values” vote.
Tuesday’s Republican Senate primary in Connecticut was won by Linda McMahon, former chief executive officer of World Wrestling Entertainment (once known as WWF). And Democrats are looking to make her controversial family business a central theme of their campaign against her.
“Today the party of Bob Dole, Jack Kemp and Dick Lugar nominated a candidate who kicks men in the crotch, thinks of scenes of necrophilia as Ã¢â‚¬Ëœentertainment,Ã¢â‚¬â„¢ and runs an operation where women are forced to bark like dogs,” said Democratic National Committee spokesman Hari Sevugan, in a statement e-mailed to Raw Story.
He even e-mailed the video clips to prove it.
“This is what has become of the once grand old party,” Sevugan said.
McMahon spent over $20 million of her large personal fortune to defeat former Republican congressman Rob Simmons, who recently re-entered the race after bowing out months ago. She will face off against the state’s Democratic Attorney General Richard Blumenthal in November’s election.
“But,” argues Greg Sargent of The Washington Post, “she’s prepared to kick Dems in the cro[t]ch and make them bark like dogs, too: McMahon is set to spend $28 million against Richard Blumenthal in a campaign that will make her wrestling matches look like knitting seminars, so she could pose national Dems with a serious groin-ache this fall.”
McMahon, who has touted her success as a businesswoman, has seen her role as WWE CEO make her the subject of controversy even among conservative media. Editor Rich Lowry of The National Review — a magazine that’s generally very friendly to Republicans — called her a “shlock merchant of the first order.”
The video is from WWE, uploaded to YouTube by Bushidostrike.