The campaign of Alison Lundergan Grimes refrained from pouncing on Sen. Mitch McConnell on Friday when he first said that Kentucky’s state Obamacare exchange would be “unconnected” to the repeal of the Affordable Care Act he advocates for, and didn’t respond yesterday after McConnell’s campaign doubled down on that deception by saying that Kynect could survive if the ACA is repeal.
At last, Grimes’ campaign manager Jonathan Hurst sent LEO Weekly the following statement calling out McConnell for not knowing the difference between fact and fiction.
“Mitch McConnell has been in the fantasyland that is Washington for so long that he cannot tell the difference between fact and fiction,” says Hurst. “McConnell has voted to destroy Kynect – and he has said he will do it again. In the U.S. Senate, Alison Lundergan Grimes will fix the law to ensure it is working for all Kentuckians.”
As I said yesterday, I’m making the assumption that McConnell knows exactly what he’s doing, banking on voters not knowing the difference between the unpopular “Obamacare” and the very popular Kynect that would cease to exist in any recognizable form if the Affordable Care Act is repealed, and assuming the media in Kentucky will not explicitly point out that saying Kynect — and the health insurance coverage of over 400,000 Kentuckians — can survive without the Affordable Care Act is a blatant lie.
McConnell is looking for “He Said, She Said” coverage on his spin, and he appears to be getting his wish inside Kentucky so far. At least Grimes’ campaign is stepping off the sidelines to get her side across now.