By Henry Decker

WATCH: American Crossroads Attacks Ashley Judd In New Ad

February 6, 2013 1:47 pm Category: Memo Pad 68 Comments A+ / A-

Actress/activist Ashley Judd may not have declared her candidacy for Kentucky’s U.S. Senate race in 2014, but that isn’t stopping Karl Rove from attacking her.

American Crossroads, the Rove-led Super PAC, has released an ad slamming Judd, who is reportedly considering a run against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.

“Ashley Judd: an Obama-following, radical, Hollywood liberal who’s right at home here in Tennessee…I mean, Kentucky,” the ad sarcastically says, complete with a hokey record-scratch.

According to MSNBC, the ad will air in Kentucky for two weeks.

That American Crossroads sees it necessary to attack Judd before she even announces whether she’s running should hearten the famed actress. The ad suggests that Republicans see Judd as a serious threat to McConnell, who a December Public Policy Polling poll found to be America’s least popular senator.

Furthermore, if the 2012 elections hold any predictive value, Judd should be ecstatic. After all, American Crossroads and its dark-money sister group Crossroads GPS spent a combined $175,420,435 on 33 general election campaigns, and failed to support a single winning candidate.

UPDATE: Judd’s publicist has responded to the ad in an email to The Washington Post: “Ashley thanks Senator McConnell, Karl Rove, and their negative allies for all the attention as she considers her future political plans, although a decision hasn’t been made yet.”

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  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ZEDCQ4URHFFCKH5THB4DT3G54M Brian

    Get it done, Ashley.

    As for Humpty Dumpty, we’ll take care of him.

    • Chinny Ohia

      It is high time that the people of Kentucky get smart. Why would you send someone to senate or congress who says his main duty is to ensure that the president is a one term president? I expect my congress men and women to fight for me and my state in congress, and also do what is good for the country to ensure that the USA remains number one in the world at all times.
      Yes get it done Ashley

  • Dan Earle

    Are they still paying Karl Rove? Some folks really do have more money than brains.

    • jointerjohn

      Karl Rove gets paid by Wall Street and the 1% uber wealthy, no checks from the RNC are necessary.

      Our job is to convince the people of Kentucky, Tenneesee and the rest of the ignorant south to take their heads out of their asses, vote their wallets instead of their fears.

      Then help them gain the brains and guts to tell their ignorant toothless backwoods in-bred high school drop out preachers at the local Church of God in Christ Baptist Ministry Outreach Beulah Church of Zion that they will not be back. If we do that, and I really believe the time is right, the red states will fade to blue.

    • one_veteran

      Faux no news pays him! he needs to follow Palin and exit the face of the earth.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dominick.vila.1 Dominick Vila

    Looks like the millionaires that gave Karl Rove millions of dollars to fund his demonization campaign last year are ready to let the same losers waste more of their money. Easy come easy go.
    What they are doing to Ashley Judd, before she decides whether or not she is going to run in 2014, reminds me of the policy demonization campaign they engaged in when President Obama announced his candidacy almost five years ago, before any of his policies were even in place.
    This, by the way, is the reason for the harsh treatment against Hillary Clinton.
    They are firing shots across the bow warning potential Democratic candidates of what they can expect if they decide to run in 2014 and beyond. Tactics like this have more to do with the advancement of special interest priorities than the qualifications of potential candidates. It also highlights the pervasive influence of money in American politics.

    • jarheadgene

      And the time is NOW to let those scumbags know the Votes of “WE the PEOPLE” cannot be bought………….at any price. Too many good patriots have paid with blood to get us here.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/HJIWONQOW4EAYMCA4QH2DDJMBU MARK

      Lets hope we see a repeal of the disastrous Citizens United legislation.Perhaps that will help to take the air out of this nonsense.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ed-Baggett/100001869801988 Ed Baggett

    I thought Rove had died (exploded)

  • Ayaya Worenwu

    If Marco Rubio is smart, this is an opportunity for him to change from Republican Party. Years from now he may regret it.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KCS3Y6VPV2ZQPEWGGZLPSKQI7M Maynard

      The reactionary Cubans who escaped Cuba because Castro nationalized or outlawed their sources of privilege and wealth would never back someone who believes in the people, which Democrats are supposed to do. Furthermore, his lying attempt to claim his family escaped Castro’s persecution, when they came here a couple of years earlier, should expose him as a political opportunist unworthy of our trust.

  • DurdyDawg

    When are we going to stop being apathetic and stop the bully minority from voting in and or allowing incompotent idiots to over-see our lives? Just because they can scream louder doesn’t mean THEIR the majority.. I’m trusting you guys not to tolerate nor re-elect Rove, McConnell or any of their butt sniffing pukiods come 2014.. These treasonous dinasaurs need to lose everything they’ve stolen over the course of their criminal career. Take away their ‘entitlements’ and shove them on the unemployment line like they’ve been doing to us all this time. I’m not saying that Democrats are the answer to our prosperity, but in the same perspective that Pubs were once agog with, I’ll vote for “Anybody but a Republican!!”..

    • CPAinNewYork

      Karl Rove doesn’t hold public office, so we cannot get rid of him through the ballot, but voters in Kentucky can get rid of McConnell by voting for Judd.

      Granted that we despise Rove and McConnell for their political beliefs, but democracy and representative government are just that: If the people in Kentucky want McConnell, they have every right to him. By voting for Ashley Judd, the voters in Kentucky will rid themselves of McConnell and diminish Karl Rove’s power and influence.

  • http://www.facebook.com/terry.brennan.334 Terry Brennan

    Judd is so superior to McConell she should win easily. She’s beautiful and smart and she knows what the word compromise means. The state would be very grateful.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OE3E5OTBJK2TXP7XJE2KVTARLA James D

    Let’s see how long Ole Carl’s Boys begin posting trash here on this site?

    • jarheadgene

      Surprisingly not ONE comment in favor of the A-Hole Mitch yet ! Wow…he REALLY is a P.O.S. !

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OE3E5OTBJK2TXP7XJE2KVTARLA James D

    You have to admit the Republican party has diversity. Unfortunately, it is a mixed bag of nuts.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OE3E5OTBJK2TXP7XJE2KVTARLA James D

    Rove, Rove, Rove your vote, gently, gently down the drain!

    • roguerunners

      Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily the G O P is a pain!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/2BK4GN6CDVOOBMXWHI3KXFAFNE douglas

    The quicker the Republican Party divorces itself from Karl Rove, the better off they will be.
    Rove should be serving time in prison for what he did during President Bush’s administration.
    I just hope someone runs against Mitch McConnell and wins.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/WZG5Z5FXVXAA5PRY2USFW3Q76Y Witnes This!

      Karl Rove is a political pedophile!

  • loveng

    The central visual image that Rove and McConnell’s ad conjures up is that of an overfed little pig and a homely rodent squealing after a beautiful gazelle who has left them in her dust.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KCS3Y6VPV2ZQPEWGGZLPSKQI7M Maynard

      I like the image of Rove as a porky pig, but I think McConnell is more like a homely, disgruntled old turtle.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/HJIWONQOW4EAYMCA4QH2DDJMBU MARK

        Hey wait a minute.Lets not disparage turtles here.They are wise and noble survivors all down through history. McConnell is a worm.Good for fertilizer and fishbait.

        • http://profile.yahoo.com/HJIWONQOW4EAYMCA4QH2DDJMBU MARK

          That goes for Rove as well!

    • latebloomingrandma

      It does smack of some kind of desparation. A very juvenile message dressed up in a slick video. Kind of like that lipstick on a pig thing. I think the tide is turning, finally. After decades of making the word “liberal” into a dirty word, conservatives are soon waking up to the fact that they are now “it.”

  • Pamby50

    You go Ashley!!! Get Momma & sister to join you on the road.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/JCDYOUQPDL6RBF2WIQY7IHJ4BM batavier

    The average, hardworking, tax-paying American, coping as best he/she can with the economic “plagues” visited upon them by none other than St. Reagan of the Trickle-down “epistels” and a slew of smug Rightwing-wannabees following him, must feel proud to follow, in word and deed, the one and only Karl Rove who is indeed a master at APPEALING TO AND BRINGING OUT THE WORST IN PEOPLE!

  • http://www.facebook.com/richard.cofrancesco.7 Richard Cofrancesco

    I think porky is a little shell shocked has to make amends to his masters for his royal screw up, go Ashley

  • paule33

    The stupid pacs didn’t lose enough money in the Presidential election. They need to put their millions into creating jobs. That is why that had a tax break for the last 10 years. Money can not buy an election. A platform that the majority of Americans agree with is the only way they can win. It must contain common sense and good logic. Obviously we are dealing with Assholes on the right!! It is really a shame.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/IQNV5NV2RS7A7XMJKYHLRBZZ5A Betta

      Left, right, both are two cheeks on the same ass. Felonious criminals all.

      • jarheadgene

        Actually one is more of a misdemeanor side while the other one is CLEARLY Felonious. G.O.P. = P.O.S.

  • adriancrutch

    What is she from both states? Like romney’s from the caymans?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LLH7SFRBBDZ54YLFVP6POB6XAI ANNA

    Judd should be thanking McConnell for all the free publicity! He’s freaked out about the gun control ad that’s gotten so much support in KY too. Time to hang it up, Mitch. You’re a dinosaur. Buh bye!

    • jarheadgene

      LOVE IT!!! Ditch Mitch…..BUH BYE !!!

  • Germansmith

    Well. She is much better looking than McConnell.
    But as a Senator, I hope she remembers she is there to represent the interest of her constituents in her state and not do “whatever Obama wants her to do”

  • ExPAVIC

    Suggestion

    Based on Rove’s performance in the last election, perhaps that fat little pig should find a place to go play with himself, and leave honest, ethical persons to engage in politics.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2ZAYYWSJBABGIW7M5O323XFPIY Steven

    I can just see that fat puddle of pig slop Rove, seething and drooling over the potential loss of McConnell’s seat to a liberal progressive.

    All anyone has to do is ask the question: “Can anyone name ONE good thing McConnell has done for his country during his entire career? Just ONE good, decent thing he’s done for the USA?”

    All Judd has to do is make that question her slogan and we’ll all get to watch Rove and his gaggle of sniveling jerks lose even more money!

  • ChristoD

    Mitch O’Connell is a self destructing ass—- and just replaying his speaches on the Senate floor should sabotage him. Ashley just needs to hang in there and she has a shot. Karl Rove’s record is tarnished at best BUT, it is a CRIMSON RED state so……if Ole Ashley is willing to give it a go, she has as good a chance as any Democrat would in a CRIMSON RED state, I guess.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/JZQD6ZURFK2K63YF6GQMB37OGE linda riddle

    Here we go again. He has nothing to do but sit on his fat a.. and be a bully. I personally cannot stand the man. I agree with Chinny Ohia, the people from Kentucky will hopefully be smart and see thru him. I hope they will see that if Ashley Judd runs and they could put her in, she would definately be for, and look out for the people. Go or it Ashley. I believe you would have a good chance.

  • http://www.facebook.com/markymarq81 Anthony Marquez

    Ashley Judd is a liberal kook who obviously doesn’t know KY. Good luck selling that anti gun, anti coal, pro gay rights agenda there. Many KY families depend on coal.

    This just goes to show how out of touch Hollywood is.

    She should consider running in California. There are enough fruits, flakes and nuts out there to vote for her.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/47LJONNL2IOXCMZDCUPDYLHEMM projectGrayson

      Anthony you have a right to your own opinion no doubt. However it’s clear to most people that outside your hate-filled racist-mongering (hispanic?) skinhead butt kissing coal-sniffing existence that your intellect and culture are limited to that square mile you call a home. If your last name is truly Marquez and you have just a small fraction of latin blood in you consider yourself screwed by the group of real Kentucky in-breds you call your friends. If they were your influence and you feel safe following their beliefs and if somehow they’re triumphant and you’re still a Marquez trust me it won’t last long. You’re the one who is out of touch.

      • http://www.facebook.com/markymarq81 Anthony Marquez

        That is the most ignorant statement I’ve ever heard. Yeah I am Hispanic, what does that have to do with anything? We’re talking about Kentucky, not California, not New York, not Massachusetts. The family I have in KY are white and are my wife’s family. Ashley Judd, like most liberals, are out of touch do gooder snobs who think they know everything and know whats best for people, but really dont have a clue. Ashley Judd’s views represent a very small minority in KY. There is a reason why Romney beat Obama by 20 points there. They dont want what the elite liberals are offering.

  • http://twitter.com/ply32 Brandy

    I live in Kentucky and its time the people in Kentucky wake up. McConnell has done nothing for the people of Kentucky or for the people of this country. Sure hope Ashley runs against him. This is just one example of why there should be term limits in Congress. Someone who has been in Congress for 28 years and all they can say is my main duty is to make sure President Obama is only a one term president when the country needed to come together. Out with McConnell and Rand Paul too

  • Al Stacer

    We really need to have a few ads that show clips of Rove’s insightful comments on election night as he made up things to deny that Obama was obviously winning. Can anyone who lives so deep in the bubble of right wing denial, have anything useful to say to the American people? Can we allow people like Rove, an ideologue who is willing to cost the American taxpayers millions to prevent raising the debt ceiling, when raising the ceiling has been done in a bi-partisan manner for 70 years in order to maintain the full faith and credit of the US for obligations incurred by the people’s representatives in years past(not the future budget, but paying for past obligations), can we allow lockstep, impractical reactionaries like Rove to have so much influence on our politics? Ms. Judd “radicalism” would be a breath of fresh compared to the radical 19th century bs perpetrated by Rove.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jesse.villarreal.334 Jesse Villarreal

    Thak you Karal Markes ugh I mean Roe without you how could we have sent 4000 men to die in Iraq and substain a 8 year war looking for a murder that your Prisident coundn’t find in Pakistan even though he paid Pakistani officials millions each year to help us find Osama Bin Ladden. A War that tanked our economy and left us with the near second great depression. Yes rail against a President who has taken us from 10% unemployment to 7% a feat you said couldn’t be done and ended a War your pals couldn’t win!!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/Kyotosun Peter D. Kimura

    Unfortunately the Republican Agenda to make Obama a One-Term Wonder FAILED miserably. I strongly feel that the entire Bush administration should be behind bars to include Carl Rove and company. And talk about term limited Senate and Representatives sounds like a very good idea!! Miserable Mitch McConnell needs to go. I am very, very happy that Romney lost!!!Who is Grover the Rover Norquist anyways??I feel Grover the Rover Norquist is nothing but a financial terrorist!!!We are forgeting that when Clinton let office we had a surplus, and at the end of Bush administration we were bleeding money, jobs and our pride. So SHUT the F@#% up, Carl Rove.

  • bchrista

    Get rid of Citizens United and fix the system so that no one person or entity can donate more that 100,000 dollars to anyone canidate and maybe you’ll get rid of thee Karl Roves of the world, throw in the Kock Brothers, and any of those billionaire vote padders and maybe we can get a legtimate election system in place, well that’s a start, then the next thing is to throw anybodys ass in jail that tries to rig an election and then the people will have a chance to get the canidate they voted for, and after that get rid of the Electorial College and set term limits and we’ll be home free. It’s time to get rid of all those Representatives that have found a home in office, it’s time we get some fresh new blood in office.

  • rtggap

    thanks Karl

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KCS3Y6VPV2ZQPEWGGZLPSKQI7M Maynard

    Rove still has not been indicted for his role in stealing the Ohio presidential election vote in 2004 or the death of his electronic vote theft guru, Connell, who died mysteriously when the plane he was piloting blew up just before landing. Connell had been subpoenaed to testify in the vote fraud investigation and his lawyer had petitioned the court for protection in that he feared Karl . There is no statute of limitations on murder, and I hope it will continue to be investigated.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/3KGZDT72MFXQXT5BECVMTZLTKY emory&blessie

    Karl Rove and McConnell are SCARED! COWARDS!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NEBUCSF4TSQEUC6FWBCHGCYJOI Matt

    as for that fat pompous jack ass karl rove getting rid of him is the main reason people have the right to bear arms in this country.he is one slimey p.o.s.who is lower than whale shit

  • one_veteran

    Just when I thought Rove and McConnell couldn’t stoop any lower, they crawl under the snake den!

    Fat Boy Rove wants more people that think like him, but he doesn’t think.

    This is the idiot that still beleives their are wepons of mass distruction in Iraq.

  • mjw1952

    Yes, that is exactly what you need. A thinking liberal. Hope you are smart enough to vote for someone who wants to bring the country forward, not back into the 20th (19th?) century.

  • Mark Ginn

    They must really like her, as they’ve just given her free publicity. Keep it up, dippleheads

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IAQFBEZBH4KQ7QVQN574JGY7DU Nancy

    She WILL flush his toilet, ROYALLY!

  • judgeglenda

    go a shley we need to be rid of mcconnel i’m ashamed to be a kentuckian with the reps we now have.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YON5CEPPJAEFNBL3S52UI5BYHA Raymond

    I have to say, Ashley Judd has brains and Karl Rowe does not. NOT a difficult decison as to who I will be with. He’s a loser.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Janet-Ramos/999931024 Janet Ramos

    Go for it ASHLEY….We can dump the dumpster…McConnell

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Phyllis-Rogers/100001357173302 Phyllis Rogers

    Because some of us fill each person is responsible for there own actions, and should take the responsibility them selves does not make us republican are democrat, because i believe in Jesus Christ does not mean I can judge an adult in there pursuit of happiness, How can any American support the republican party when 4 years ago they made a vow to keep the president from bringing positive influence in related areas are any area, which in turn was them turning there backs on Americans all across this nation that needed help, If they had been democrats you would have seen law suits, news out lets, and probably efforts to fire, terminate, and imprison, What is treason, it is simple

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/X2KKGDYW2F5T5XUT6233KBNWSI robert

    “Obama following Hollywood liberal. . . ” Isn’t that special. They may as well have just called her a “N*****-lover”. When you sum it up, that’s what they called her. These people has not learned anything from the whipping they took in the polls last year. We need to finish the job of getting them all out of there in 2014 so that America can move forward instead of backward.

  • Michael Espinoza

    Ashley, I live in New Mexico and if I thought my one vote would make a difference and help you to win the senate race in Kentucky I’d move there in a nanosecond. Do the citizens of Kentucky and the U.S. a favor and help remove Mitch McConnell from the Senate. Make a difference Ashley and let Karl Rove and his allies flush more of their precious political views down the toilet along with their wealth. Please don’t let them frighten you off with their scare tactics and narrow conservative thinking. By the way I’m also a registered Republican since 1980 and this is not the party I believed in when I first registered. They’ve become the party of hate and intolerance and no longer represent any real majority. Please run.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/X2KKGDYW2F5T5XUT6233KBNWSI robert

    Ya Betta redneckonoze! Betta flappin’ her gums like two flappin’ butt cheeks!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/X2KKGDYW2F5T5XUT6233KBNWSI robert

    James D, they’re imps and trolls are already here. Betta.

  • ridemybroom

    Ashley Judd./…i would love to see you run and WIN !!!….i would think you can and will succeed in beating the hell out of that spineless bastard of Kentucky they call a senator…he is a decendant of lucifer himdself…get in there and run, then make him eat his own young…!!!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/QJHCZ2ZRQRLMJNSMWJM7ME5D2M Thomas

    Ryan . The democrats took 700 billion from Medicar care and moved it over to Obama Care
    The V.P yelled ” No we didn’t !! ” But now we see that ” We ” Did !
    So Brian . That is ” Getting it done ? ”

  • paule33

    Here we go again, any body that would give Karl Rove money is a fool. He lost in every state that had adds in. McConnell can be beaten right now by Mickey Mouse. He spent his last 4 years making Obama a one term President. That got him very far. But we the people who are paying got nothing but aggravation. It i time for him to go. I would vote for Ashley, because she is sure better looking.

  • http://www.facebook.com/sandy.hawkslange.3 Sandy Hawks Lange

    I knew I liked Ashley Judd for her acting skills and now I hope to like her even more for her political skills. I stopped watching Tom Selleck and Clint Eastwood because of their political stance and started buying the Dixie Chicks because of theirs. Go Ashley.

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