WTF is #McConnelling?
Campaigns, PACs, advertisers, and PR firms will sometimes put together a B-roll of sorts for other organizations to slap portions of the collection into their own adds, with their own thoughts, and their own ideas. The B-roll isn't meant to be used as the entire ad and that's what someone seems to have misunderstood when they put this ad out for Mitch McConnell.
Aside from being downright creepy, Ole Turkey Neck really doesn't look like smiling is very comfortable.
Democrats, understandably, relentlessly poked fun at the ad. One right wing supporter tried to slough it off as stolen property. Explaining that, "Candidates and the super PACs that support them aren't allowed to share videos, or any other information, in private. So campaigns have increasingly gone public, posting B-roll clips of their candidates shaking hands with all sorts of constituents in hopes that the images wind up in future TV ads."
Jon Stewart got hold of it and added his own music to it ... a lot of music and then asked people to make their own.
Even McConnell's Tea Party opponent had some fun with it.
The "punch in the nose" refrain refers to a donor call McConnell made on Oct. 30, 2013. McConnell told the donors that the Senate Conservatives Fund was full of a "bunch of bullies" he planned to “punch … in the nose,” according to the Washington Examiner.
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