McConnell skewers Obamacare and Grimes in 'Twas the Night Before Christmas' radio ad

12/23/2013 10:08 AM

UPDATED: U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell used a holiday hook to poke at Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes as he narrated a re-written, politicized version of “Twas the Night Before Christmas” in a new radio ad Monday.

McConnell wraps the poem around the Affordable Care Act, underscoring his position that the health care law could be the gift that keeps on giving for Republicans in 2014. (Although, Democratic Gov. Steve Beshear said he believes the law will be a boon for Democrats by next fall.)

The political parody of the poem includes lines like: “If you like your plan, you can keep it,” they said with a twinkle in their eye,Newspapers now say that was the year’s biggest lie.

Here it is:

Grimes’ campaign already launched a holiday-themed Web ad earlier this month portraying McConnell as the Grinch.

Charly Norton, Grimes’ campaign spokeswoman, issued a statement in response to the new radio ad, jabbing McConnell for his job approval ratings. The latest Public Policy Polling numbers out this month show McConnell with a 31 percent job approval rating. (Although as Herald-Leader political reporter Sam Youngman noted last week , the poll shouldn’t be taken as gospel).

“As we’ve seen from his insurmountable disapproval ratings, Kentuckians are tired of Mitch McConnell’s silly political games,” Norton said in a statement. “Our campaign looks forward to continuing to hold McConnell accountable as folks across the Commonwealth unite around Alison’s campaign. The people of Kentucky are ready for a new Senator in the new year.”

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