‘Born to campaign’: Ashley Judd equates running against Mitch McConnell with rape

Potential U.S. Senate candidate and rape metaphor enthusiast Ashley Judd has compared coal mining to rape and expanded the definition of rape to include owning an iPhone. But surely there are still some rape analogies she hasn’t added to her repertoire, right?

Looks like she did. “I have been raped twice,” she reportedly said at a private dinner last month, “so I think I can handle Mitch McConnell.” So now campaigning against a GOP senator is like rape?

That lovely little tidbit was buried in Howard Fineman’s fawning HuffPo profile of the “fearless” Ashley Judd, but The Daily Caller drew attention to it in an article today.

Gosh, wasn’t it HuffPo that smeared Steven Crowder for supposedly making a rape joke about Judd? But when Judd tosses around the word rape, she gets a virtual lapdance from Fineman. In his March 9 article, Fineman praised Judd’s progressiveness and squeed over how she was “born to campaign.”

Born to campaign … on behalf of Mitch McConnell? If so, she’s doing a bang-up job.

Pro tip for McConnell:

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  • CatHerder

    My eyes have been raped by her idiocy.

  • CatHerder

    My eyes have been raped by her idiocy.

  • Hiraghm

    Good gravy, I get raped a dozen times in a half hour each night… playing 4Story…

    But we really raped the Defugels in Geburah territory, last night…

    • http://twitter.com/conservag Aaron

      Um. Call the cops?

      • Hiraghm

        We ARE the cops 😀

        • wwbdinct

          If YOU are really a cop – then this country is screwed.

          • Hiraghm

            Good lord people… didn’t the words “PLAYING 4STORY” give any clue that I was referring to A VIDEO GAME?

            I’ve played a dozen MMOs, and countless other video games, and everyone I know, who’s played either, “gets” a reference to being “raped” IN-GAME.

            I was expecting someone to criticize my trivialized use of the word “rape” so I could point at hers and cry “hypocrisy!”

          • wwbdinct

            I’ve never heard of 4Story. Whatever. I’ve seen enough of your misogynistic comments here to know that in all reality, you are a nut.

          • Hiraghm

            Any misogyny is in your tiny, little, atrophied mind.

          • http://twitter.com/conservag Aaron

            Sorry. Let’s try this again:

            How dare you use the word “rape” so lightly! I don’t know what you did to those poor Defugels in Geburah, but I doubt it was truly rape.

            You should be ashamed! SHAAAAAME!!

    • http://twitter.com/conservag Aaron

      Um. Call the cops?

  • Hiraghm

    Good gravy, I get raped a dozen times in a half hour each night… playing 4Story…

    But we really raped the Defugels in Geburah territory, last night…

  • tamara1964

    oh good lord…and this woman has an actual following! what in idiot!

    • Hiraghm

      Michelle Malkin follows her on twitter…

      • tamara1964

        so what? lol…it’s not like she would ever vote for her, like the rest of her following

        • Hiraghm

          You didn’t specify. Maybe everyone who follows her does for the same reason Ms Malkin does… intelligence gathering 😀 (though the idea of gathering intelligence from Judd seems rather futile…)

          I don’t follow her on twitter because I couldn’t stand to have my twitter feed polluted with her idiocy.

          • tamara1964

            i hear that. i only follow 37 or 38 people. she didn’t make the cut

      • tamara1964

        so what? lol…it’s not like she would ever vote for her, like the rest of her following

      • wwbdinct

        It’s pretty much her job to do that …..duh!

    • Hiraghm

      Michelle Malkin follows her on twitter…

  • tamara1964

    oh good lord…and this woman has an actual following! what in idiot!

  • http://twitter.com/RookMello Rook Mello

    Every time Judd speaks she rapes my inner ear!

  • http://twitter.com/RookMello Rook Mello

    Every time Judd speaks she rapes my inner ear!

  • BlueStateRepub

    Puffy-faced has-been says what?

    • Rob

      “Rape”

      It’s a serious word and only useable as allegory if it helps OUR cause.

    • Rob

      “Rape”

      It’s a serious word and only useable as allegory if it helps OUR cause.

  • BlueStateRepub

    Puffy-faced has-been says what?

  • JustLikeAnimals

    Her t-shirt in the header reads “This is what a feminist looks like.”

    The t-shirt shop had another one right beside that which read “This is what a psychopath looks like.”

    Me thinks Ashley picked up the wrong shirt.

    • Hiraghm

      She needs one that says, “This is what a misanthrope looks like”.

      I get it; she got raped. And somehow got raped *again* (as opposed to an ongoing rape such as a molestation). So now she hates all men.

      I have no sympathy for her.

      • ForTheRepublic

        Anyone who is raped deserves sympathy. However, that does not have to extend to someone who uses it for their own gain. (and no, I don’t mean to put the monster behind bars).

        • Hiraghm

          I regard her as a philosophical enemy. The harm the philosophy she promotes has already done to the nation makes the word “rape” too inadequate a description.

    • Hiraghm

      She needs one that says, “This is what a misanthrope looks like”.

      I get it; she got raped. And somehow got raped *again* (as opposed to an ongoing rape such as a molestation). So now she hates all men.

      I have no sympathy for her.

    • Brian Roastbeef

      Same shirt. Reversible. The market overlaps so much, they had to make them like that.

      • Peyton

        Freaking Awesome. How about we actually have some made up?

    • Brian Roastbeef

      Same shirt. Reversible. The market overlaps so much, they had to make them like that.

    • Red Fred

      What a fashionista. Awesome fit and design, edgy tee, black lettering…like a blackboard in negative.

  • JustLikeAnimals

    Her t-shirt in the header reads “This is what a feminist looks like.”

    The t-shirt shop had another one right beside that which read “This is what a psychopath looks like.”

    Me thinks Ashley picked up the wrong shirt.

  • Lady 12

    McConnell! Pay attention! DO NOT screw up your campaign the way the rest of the GOP does. Let Judd’s idiotic comments speak for themselves, don’t speak for them. Be the smart party already!

    • Jim

      To quote Brad Pitt in Moneyball: “When your enemies are making mistakes, don’t interrupt them.”

      • Lady 12

        Words of surpassing wisdom. :)

  • Lady 12

    McConnell! Pay attention! DO NOT screw up your campaign the way the rest of the GOP does. Let Judd’s idiotic comments speak for themselves, don’t speak for them. Be the smart party already!

  • CloneSix

    Her constant trivialization of rape is shameful.

    • AlmaAlma

      She needs to deal properly with her history. It would be an awful thing to think that you could never get past rape and family dramas, and get control of your life and move on, but somehow I think it does ‘unbalance’ you.

  • CloneSix

    Her constant trivialization of rape is shameful.

  • Roto

    “Tiiinnn foil!!! GITCHYER TIN FOIL HERE!!! Tiiinnn foil…”

  • Roto

    “Tiiinnn foil!!! GITCHYER TIN FOIL HERE!!! Tiiinnn foil…”

  • $7610427

    Girl, you need to get back into therapy!

  • $7610427

    Girl, you need to get back into therapy!

  • Scott Carroll

    Well in her defense she wasn’t equating the two, she was saying getting raped was worse. Get it? Yeah I don’t either. Damn, Ashley promised me that was a salient point.

  • Scott Carroll

    Well in her defense she wasn’t equating the two, she was saying getting raped was worse. Get it? Yeah I don’t either. Damn, Ashley promised me that was a salient point.

  • tjcuzns

    Does she even know what the word means?

  • tjcuzns

    Does she even know what the word means?

  • Hiraghm

    Anybody visited her website? The literal misanthropy drips. She claims expertise in PTSD, while not exactly admitting she suffers from it.

    http://ashleyjudd.com/2012/11/30/on-invisible-war-and-overcoming-post-traumatic-stress-disorder/

    Her own words are going to be the strongest opposition to her candidacy…

  • Hiraghm

    Anybody visited her website? The literal misanthropy drips. She claims expertise in PTSD, while not exactly admitting she suffers from it.

    http://ashleyjudd.com/2012/11/30/on-invisible-war-and-overcoming-post-traumatic-stress-disorder/

    Her own words are going to be the strongest opposition to her candidacy…

  • Barack Hussein Sharpton

    Vote for Judd or you’re a rapist!

    • Seed_Of_Filth71

      then she will not get the black male vote!

    • beebop1952

      She has announced she isn’t running. How will we fill up the “nothing” space she is leaving behind?

      • Barack Hussein Sharpton

        She isn’t running because…what else…rape!

      • Barack Hussein Sharpton

        She isn’t running because…what else…rape!

      • trixiewoobeans

        A write-in…RAPE.

  • Barack Hussein Sharpton

    Vote for Judd or you’re a rapist!

  • Brian Roastbeef

    YES! All I need is “eating ice cream” or “watching the rerun of Family Guy with the ‘Russian cutaway gag'” and I’ll officially have Ashley-Judd-compares-everything-to-rape bingo!

  • Brian Roastbeef

    YES! All I need is “eating ice cream” or “watching the rerun of Family Guy with the ‘Russian cutaway gag'” and I’ll officially have Ashley-Judd-compares-everything-to-rape bingo!

  • IronButterfly

    Can you imagine Judd and Pelosi at a press conference just free basing… I mean just answering questions off the cuff……. well it would look the same.

  • IronButterfly

    Can you imagine Judd and Pelosi at a press conference just free basing… I mean just answering questions off the cuff……. well it would look the same.

  • Jack Deth

    This is what happens when the under developed brain of a 7 year old is stuck in the emaciated body of a teenager.

  • Jack Deth

    This is what happens when the under developed brain of a 7 year old is stuck in the emaciated body of a teenager.

  • Canadian in USA

    Well, that explains why she’s so angry.

  • Clayton Grant

    Whoopi Goldberg was quick to tweet her support of Judd with; “I know running against Mitch McConnell won’t be rape-rape. It will be something else, but I don’t believe it will be rape-rape.”

  • Rafael Eduardo Peña-Rios Riber

    you know… for a rape victim she sure loves to over use it.
    its like “hey! have i ever told you I had a prostate exam”

  • http://www.facebook.com/liberals.needhelp Liberals Needhelp

    She has a sad and horrifying past. One should give her credence and respect on the topic of abuse and rape, as a victim and advocate.
    BUT, she is also someone whom her own family has stated has emotional and family issues going back years and years……it’s there all the time on the surface.
    Yes, it is foolish and dumb to bring up rape regarding McConnell campaign fight.
    Only reason, and it is very calculated by the DNC:
    Akin
    Murdoch
    Violence Against Women Act GOP opposition
    They will base their campaign on high topic female issues, targets, & fundraising.
    Period.
    Mitch better be ready to handle an actress who an ‘act’ sincere one second, and
    insulted the next, demeaned the next, and angry the next……….
    Her words are calculated, the DNC is working hand in hand w/her………
    Don’t underestimate what a movie star, a smart woman, who can hide a lot of her hyper liberal ideas for a few months in a campaign………can do.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

      Given the wisdom of her recent musings, I take exception to the “smart” label 😉

  • Russel aka ‘Rusty’ Shackleford

    I guess she figures if she rapes Kentucky in return, it will all even out.

  • gracepmc

    Speaks to the quality of the Democrat Party who will all support her.

  • http://phelps.donotremove.net Phelps

    Rape. You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

  • stellatruman

    That comment right there should point out her mental instability and inability to deal with men unless equating them all to rapists

    • Karin_A

      She does sound seriously unhinged.

  • Steve_J

    She can’t handle putting on a coherent press confrence how can she handle a campaign?

  • dadadaist

    That explains a lot.

  • http://twitter.com/Stimulus4U Marty Luther

    Constant “rape” comparison: Linguistic equivalent of Marcia Marcia Marcia!

  • BorderLine Guy

    Look out Michael Ian Black…she’s coming after you next!

  • http://www.unifiedpatriots.com/ JadedByPolitics

    I question her honesty about being raped because having worked w/rape victims I have never met ONE that equates everything in their lives w/that act of control NOR do they speak of it constantly with a blase fair attitude!

    • arrow2010

      Exactly! Real rape victims don’t talk about it.

  • lillymckim

    The Puff speaks…

  • precursor

    She really is a sick person. No wonder Dario Franchitti has divorced her.

  • $36544368

    Just read on Drudge that she has no decided NOT to run for the Senate…she announced this via Twitter…and my apologies if this is posted somewhere else.
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-politics/wp/2013/03/27/ashley-judd-is-not-running-for-senate/

  • Eric Jablow

    After the first time, why did she not do something to keep it from happening again? I assume she did not buy a handgun and get training on how to use it properly.

  • Nate Whilk

    Twitchy posted, “If so, she’s doing a bang-up job.”

    “Bang-up”? Phony accusations of rape joke in 3…2…1…

    • Jim Denney

      “Bang-down” is more like it; she and Lena Dunham tied for last in “The Girl Most Likely to Get Laid After Last Call” contest.

  • VerminMcCann

    Has she really been raped twice?

    Edit: At least her incidents of rape are decreasing. http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2013/03/ashley-judd-dc-im-three-time-rape-survivor

  • Junie3

    She was raped of her brain, not her little flower.

  • Jim DeAcutis

    She’s also a blithering idiot so she’s perfect for the Dems….

  • maplebob23

    She’s like the female version of Joe Biden. Clinton/Judd 2016!

  • anilpetra

    Congratulations to “Bone Collector” Karl Rove and the rest of the gang at American Crossroads.

    Knockout punch!

    Keep it coming.

  • anilpetra

    Congratulations to “Bone Collector” Karl Rove and the rest of the gang at American Crossroads.

    Knockout punch!

    Keep it coming.

  • http://baldilocks-talking.blogspot.com/ Juliette Akinyi Ochieng

    That photo of her looking like the lunatic that she is never gets old.

  • http://baldilocks-talking.blogspot.com/ Juliette Akinyi Ochieng

    That photo of her looking like the lunatic that she is never gets old.

  • http://www.facebook.com/brett.mcmicken Brett McMicken

    mama, she’s craaaazzzzyyyyy!!!!!

  • Roto

    Update: Ashley Judd has announced via Twitter that she will not run for Senate. “After serious and thorough contemplation, I realize that my responsibilities & energy at this time need to be focused on my family,” she wrote.

    Huh? “… my responsibilities & energy at this time need to be focused on my family”??? What family? Dario wised up and got the heII away from her. Naomi just finished a movie and does speaking engagements, while Wynonna got married last year and is touring.

    • Princess_Jen

      Therapy dog or something, amiright?

  • http://batman-news.com SalmonDaze

    What? Wait, I thought Charlize Theron was running for Senate. Who’s that again?

  • moonsbreath

    Perhaps her hubby should stop driving in circles and get her to a doctor!

  • JINNASH

    Did she report it? Was there an investigation? Any evidence? I hope this isn’t another Duke Lacross case.

  • Axelgreaser

    ASHLEY OUT…MICHELLE OBAMA IN? WHAT TERRIFIC NEWS FOR MY BROKE STATE OF ILLINOIS! So the FLOTUS is coming back to Chicago for the ‘fourth time’ since her husbands first Presidential election? Well, now…THAT must mean something. How wonderful. Maybe I’ll be able to run up and get her to sign a copy of this months VOGUE featuring one of the most beautiful women in the world on its cover: Her! What could it cost me, perhaps $8 or so for the Vogue and two tanks of ‘ObamaGas’ at nearly $5/gal. at around $120 for the trip? Maybe not. Maybe she would come to me and visit the rest of the downstate proletariat! Wouldn’t that ‘visual’ look awesome, especially if running for office? The Obama’s love, love love ‘visuals.’ She should run, but would she really have to run? Couldn’t she just ‘Robo-Call’ the whole election in like our most recently jailed politician, Jackson, Jr. did? It saved him a lot of time he was then able to rechannel into buying antiques and fancy watches with the campaign money he saved. Our Illinois Democrats are always on their toes effectively spending both their time and our money wisely! If Mrs. Obama went that route, she could just blow into town twice, not even visit downstate because we are hopelessly in the grip of the political whims of Chicago. We don’t count. That way she can instead, oh, I don’t know, pick out new fabrics, etc. for the Oahu mansion, wall paper’s etc., make one appearance and blurt: “I have always been so proud of my country”, something like that, wave the VOGUE around in the air, get her hair extensions tightened and be back at the White House for dinner! And certainly, who would know better how to fix Illinois than an Obama, when after all, THEY put us into the poor house along with their new Marxist-Socialist Democratic Party. Maybe I’ll go up, what the heck. Would she mind signing last months VOGUE? I could probably swipe one from a laundromat to save on gas.

    Based on her previous politically related work assignments in Chicago, when she was affectionately known as the ‘patient dumper’, I think I have the perfect campaign slogan: “Pay To Play And Lean Forward With That Cash Darlin’!” Too long?

  • http://www.facebook.com/138900508 Patrick Dennehy

    “If it wasn’t for pick-pockets I’d have no sex life at all.” Rodney Dangerfield

    Replying to the comment above doesn’t equal an endorsement…

  • http://www.facebook.com/138900508 Patrick Dennehy

    “If it wasn’t for pick-pockets I’d have no sex life at all.” Rodney Dangerfield

    Replying to the comment above doesn’t equal an endorsement…