Racist Liberal PAC ‘Apologizes’ for Attacking Elaine Chao

Posted by on Feb 27, 2013 at 8:01 am

These racist lefties never think twice about their actions until they’re called out. If they tweet it, they obviously believe it.

Naturally they offer up some mealy-mouthed excuse after the fact.

A liberal super-PAC that drew the ire of Republicans and Democrats alike for tweets targeting Sen. Mitch McConnell’s (R-Ky.) wife has apologized for what it called an “unnecessary comment.”

“We apologize to the secretary for that unnecessary comment and have deleted the tweets in question. In addition, we have put a review process in place to ensure tweets and other social media communications from Progress KY are reviewed and approved prior to posting,” said Progress Kentucky Executive Director Shawn Reilly in an email issued late Tuesday night.

The group had tweeted earlier this month, in reference to McConnell’s wife, former Labor Secretary Elaine Chao, “This woman has the ear of @McConnellPress — she’s his #wife. May explain why your job moved to #China!”The tweet linked to a webpage run by radio host Jeff Rense.

The page says that Chao, who was born in Taiwan, discriminated against U.S. workers while she served as Labor secretary in former President George W. Bush’s administration.

It drew the ire of both the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) and its Democratic counterpart, with NRSC Communications Director Brad Dayspring calling the tweet “disgusting” and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee national Press Secretary Justin Barasky calling the comments “completely out of line.”

McConnell’s campaign manager, Jesse Benton, said that the group “should be ashamed of themselves” and accused Progress Kentucky of using “blatant race-baiting for political gain.”

Meanwhile, the putative Democrat candidate to face McConnell, the puffy-faced former actress Ashely Judd, tweeted out this generic nonsense.

A little late, Puffy.

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4 Responses to “Racist Liberal PAC ‘Apologizes’ for Attacking Elaine Chao”

  1. zombie Sen. Robert 'sheets' Byrd (D-Hell) on 27/27/13 at 9:58 am

    “that unnecessary comment ”

    Are racist comments ever necessary? For anyone other than a democrat, that is?

  2. red sweater on 27/27/13 at 10:40 am

    Even aside from the racism, the attack doesn’t make sense. Why would someone born in Taiwan (and supposedly more loyal to it than the US) want to send jobs to China? Aren’t they aware of Taiwan’s fight for independence?

  3. gekkobear on 27/27/13 at 10:57 am

    That wasn’t their first response…

    “It’s not an official statement. It’s a Tweet. And we will remove it if it’s wrong,” he says. “I follow Ashley Judd on Twitter and she removed a Tweet the other day, she Tweeted to you Phillip. People make mistakes in Tweets. It happens. Inferring that Elaine Chao is not a U.S. citizen was not our intention.”

    Other messages from Progress’s social networking account about Chao have run for the past several days, saying her “Chinese (money)” is buying state elections.


    Their first response was to double-down on racism. I guess they got in trouble from someone higher up for continued racist attacks.