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Dems Mobilize Campaign To Boot ‘Grim-Reaper’ McConnell | The Beat With Ari Melber | MSNBC

Dems Mobilize Campaign To Boot ‘Grim-Reaper’ McConnell | The Beat With Ari Melber | MSNBC


>>>HE CALLS HIMSELF THE GRIM>>>HE CALLS HIMSELF THE GRIM REAPER. REAPER. HE’S GOT SOME REAPING TO DO WHEN HE’S GOT SOME REAPING TO DO WHEN IT COMES TO HIS OPPONENT. IT COMES TO HIS OPPONENT. FIRST 24 HOURS OF THE NEW MITCH FIRST 24 HOURS OF THE NEW MITCH McCONNELL CHALLENGER AMY McGRATH McCONNELL CHALLENGER AMY McGRATH SMASH PACKAGE FUND RAISING SMASH PACKAGE FUND RAISING RECORDS. RECORDS. $2.5 MILLION, THE MOST EVER $2.5 MILLION, THE MOST EVER RAISED IN THE FIRST DAY OF A RAISED IN THE FIRST DAY OF A SENATE CAMPAIGN 234 ALL OF SENATE CAMPAIGN 234 ALL OF AMERICAN HISTORY. AMERICAN HISTORY. STEVE ISRAEL RAN THE RE-ELECTION STEVE ISRAEL RAN THE RE-ELECTION COMMITTEE FOR THE DEMOCRATS AND COMMITTEE FOR THE DEMOCRATS AND KNOWS HIS WAY AROUND THIS STUFF. KNOWS HIS WAY AROUND THIS STUFF. YOU WOULD LOVE NUMBERS LIKE YOU WOULD LOVE NUMBERS LIKE THAT. THAT.>>THAT BREAKS ALL RECORDS.>>THAT BREAKS ALL RECORDS. IT’S A REFLECTION OF THE IT’S A REFLECTION OF THE SEETHING RESENTMENT DEMOCRATS SEETHING RESENTMENT DEMOCRATS HAVE TOWARDS MITCH McCONNELL. HAVE TOWARDS MITCH McCONNELL. WHEN BARACK OBAMA WAS ELECTED, WHEN BARACK OBAMA WAS ELECTED, FIRST THING MITCH SAYS IS OUR FIRST THING MITCH SAYS IS OUR FIRST JOB IS MAKE HIM A ONE-TERM FIRST JOB IS MAKE HIM A ONE-TERM PRESIDENT. PRESIDENT. THEN HE OBSTRUCTS AND OBSTRUCTS THEN HE OBSTRUCTS AND OBSTRUCTS AND DENIES MERRICK GARLAND. AND DENIES MERRICK GARLAND. THERE IS A SEETHING RESENTMENT. THERE IS A SEETHING RESENTMENT. HERE’S THE THING. HERE’S THE THING. KENTUCKY IS VIEWED AS A RED KENTUCKY IS VIEWED AS A RED MONOLITH BUT IT ISN’T. MONOLITH BUT IT ISN’T. IT HAD A VERY POPULAR TWO-TERM IT HAD A VERY POPULAR TWO-TERM DEMOCRATIC GOVERNOR, STEVE DEMOCRATIC GOVERNOR, STEVE BASHIR TILL 2015. BASHIR TILL 2015.>>REPUBLICANS WOULD TELL YOU>>REPUBLICANS WOULD TELL YOU WHEN IT COMES TO FEDERAL RACES WHEN IT COMES TO FEDERAL RACES THEY DO PRETTY WELL. THEY DO PRETTY WELL.>>IN THIS FEDERAL RACE, MITCH>>IN THIS FEDERAL RACE, MITCH McCONNELL IS POLLING SOMEWHERE McCONNELL IS POLLING SOMEWHERE IN THE MID 30s. IN THE MID 30s.>>WHY IS THAT.>>WHY IS THAT.>>DO PEOPLE IN KENTUCKY, DO>>DO PEOPLE IN KENTUCKY, DO THEY NOT LIKE HIM. THEY NOT LIKE HIM.>>THAT HE REFLECTS EVERYTHING>>THAT HE REFLECTS EVERYTHING THAT IS WRONG IN WASHINGTON, THAT IS WRONG IN WASHINGTON, D.C., THE SWAMP AND THE D.C., THE SWAMP AND THE BUREAUCRACY. BUREAUCRACY. HE’S BEEN AROUND FOR A LONG HE’S BEEN AROUND FOR A LONG TIME. TIME. AMY McGRATH HAS THE RIGHT AMY McGRATH HAS THE RIGHT PROFILE, COMBAT MARINE COMBAT PROFILE, COMBAT MARINE COMBAT PILOT. PILOT. RAN FOR CONGRESS, LOST BY THREE RAN FOR CONGRESS, LOST BY THREE POINTS IN CENTRAL KENTUCKY. POINTS IN CENTRAL KENTUCKY. THE RIGHT PROFILE TO MAKE THIS A THE RIGHT PROFILE TO MAKE THIS A RACE. RACE.>>THE MONEY IS BEING NOTICED>>THE MONEY IS BEING NOTICED AND ABOUT HER AND ABOUT THE AND ABOUT HER AND ABOUT THE NATIONALIZING OF THE RACE. NATIONALIZING OF THE RACE. TAKE A LOOK AT THIS BRAND-NEW TAKE A LOOK AT THIS BRAND-NEW CHARACTER IN POLITICS, NEW CHARACTER IN POLITICS, NEW DEMOCRATIC POTENTIAL STAR. DEMOCRATIC POTENTIAL STAR. HERE’S HER AD. HERE’S HER AD.>>EVERYTHING THAT’S WRONG IN>>EVERYTHING THAT’S WRONG IN WASHINGTON HAD TO START SOME WASHINGTON HAD TO START SOME PLACE. PLACE. IT STARTED WITH THIS MAN WHO WAS IT STARTED WITH THIS MAN WHO WAS ELECTED A LIFETIME AGO. ELECTED A LIFETIME AGO. AND WHO HAS BIT BY BIT YEAR BY AND WHO HAS BIT BY BIT YEAR BY YEAR, TURNED WASHINGTON INTO YEAR, TURNED WASHINGTON INTO SOMETHING WE ALL DESPISE. SOMETHING WE ALL DESPISE. WHERE DYSFUNCTION AND CHAOSES WHERE DYSFUNCTION AND CHAOSES ARE POLITICAL WEAPONS, A PLACE ARE POLITICAL WEAPONS, A PLACE WHERE IDEALS GO TO DIE. WHERE IDEALS GO TO DIE.>>IDEALS GO TO DIE.>>IDEALS GO TO DIE.>>FOREBODING.>>FOREBODING.>>AND HE WOULD BE IN HER>>AND HE WOULD BE IN HER POLITICAL NARRATIVE, HE WOULD BE POLITICAL NARRATIVE, HE WOULD BE THE MURDERER. THE MURDERER.>>THAT’S EXACTLY RIGHT.>>THAT’S EXACTLY RIGHT. SHE’S GOING TO PROSECUTE THAT SHE’S GOING TO PROSECUTE THAT CASE. CASE. THERE’S SOMETHING ELSE SHE’S THERE’S SOMETHING ELSE SHE’S DOING RATHER UNCONVENTIONAL. DOING RATHER UNCONVENTIONAL. TRYING TO APPEAL TO TRUMP TRYING TO APPEAL TO TRUMP VOTERS. VOTERS. SHE KNOWS TRUMP WILL BE AT THE SHE KNOWS TRUMP WILL BE AT THE TOP OF THE TICKET. TOP OF THE TICKET. McCONNELL MAY BE IN THE MID 30s McCONNELL MAY BE IN THE MID 30s BUT TRUMP IS STILL DOING VERY BUT TRUMP IS STILL DOING VERY WELL. WELL. McGRATH CAN’T DO WELL UNLESS McGRATH CAN’T DO WELL UNLESS PEOPLE SPLIT THEIR TICKETS. PEOPLE SPLIT THEIR TICKETS. SHE SAID MESH OF MITCH McCONNELL SHE SAID MESH OF MITCH McCONNELL IS BLOCKING DONALD TRUMP FROM IS BLOCKING DONALD TRUMP FROM REDUCING OUR PRESCRIPTION DRUG REDUCING OUR PRESCRIPTION DRUG COSTS. COSTS. IT’S RISKY BUT SMART STRATEGY. IT’S RISKY BUT SMART STRATEGY. SHE NEEDS THOSE TICKET SPLITTERS SHE NEEDS THOSE TICKET SPLITTERS TO COME TO HER. TO COME TO HER.>>SO FAR IT SOUNDS LIKE FOR>>SO FAR IT SOUNDS LIKE FOR PEOPLE WHO DON’T LIKE MITCH PEOPLE WHO DON’T LIKE MITCH McCONNELL A TON OF GOOD NEWS. McCONNELL A TON OF GOOD NEWS. WHAT HAPPENS WHEN SHE HAS TO WHAT HAPPENS WHEN SHE HAS TO BALANCE THIS NATIONAL BALANCE THIS NATIONAL FUND-RAISING SUPPORT, THIS FUND-RAISING SUPPORT, THIS ENTHUSIASM FROM THE RESISTANCE ENTHUSIASM FROM THE RESISTANCE WITH WHAT YOU JUST ALLUDED TO WITH WHAT YOU JUST ALLUDED TO VAGUELY AS IS YOUR WAY, YOU’RE A VAGUELY AS IS YOUR WAY, YOU’RE A POLITICIAN. POLITICIAN.>>I WAS.>>I WAS. RETIRED. RETIRED. I’M LIBERATED. I’M LIBERATED. I’M FREE. I’M FREE.>>YOU’RE NOT ANYMORE.>>YOU’RE NOT ANYMORE.>>I’M FREE.>>I’M FREE.>>YOU LOOK A LITTLE BIT LIKE A>>YOU LOOK A LITTLE BIT LIKE A POLITICIAN. POLITICIAN. MY JOB IS TO CALL IT AS I SEE MY JOB IS TO CALL IT AS I SEE IT. IT. YOU’RE ALLUDING TO SOMETHING YOU YOU’RE ALLUDING TO SOMETHING YOU KNOW IS EVERYONE LOVES TO GET KNOW IS EVERYONE LOVES TO GET OUT THERE AND SAY BE STRONG, BE OUT THERE AND SAY BE STRONG, BE TOUGH, BE BLUE, WHATEVER. TOUGH, BE BLUE, WHATEVER. YOU HAD TO WORK WITH PEOPLE YOU HAD TO WORK WITH PEOPLE RUNNING IN SWING DISTRICTS IN RUNNING IN SWING DISTRICTS IN RED DISTRICTS. RED DISTRICTS.>>THAT’S RIGHT.>>THAT’S RIGHT.>>THEY CAN’T JUST SAY>>THEY CAN’T JUST SAY EVERYTHING THAT AN AOC MIGHT EVERYTHING THAT AN AOC MIGHT SAY. SAY.>>YOU’VE GOT TO REFLECT THE>>YOU’VE GOT TO REFLECT THE SENSIBILITIES OF YOUR DISTRICT. SENSIBILITIES OF YOUR DISTRICT. WHEN YOU LUSSEN TO THE CAR RADIO WHEN YOU LUSSEN TO THE CAR RADIO IN, SOME AREAS YOU GET COUNTRY IN, SOME AREAS YOU GET COUNTRY AND OTHERS YOU GET NPR OR ARI AND OTHERS YOU GET NPR OR ARI MELBER ON YOUR SIRIUS RADIO. MELBER ON YOUR SIRIUS RADIO.>>SHOUTOUT.>>SHOUTOUT.>>YOU’VE GOT TO THE REFLECT>>YOU’VE GOT TO THE REFLECT LOCAL SENSIBILITIES. LOCAL SENSIBILITIES.>>YOU THINK THEY CAN.>>YOU THINK THEY CAN.>>SHE’S GOT A MILITARY>>SHE’S GOT A MILITARY BACKGROUND THAT APPEALS TO SKIV BACKGROUND THAT APPEALS TO SKIV EFFORT VOTERS BUT STANDS UP FOR EFFORT VOTERS BUT STANDS UP FOR IMPORTANT ISSUES LIKE REDUCING IMPORTANT ISSUES LIKE REDUCING PRESCRIPTION DRUG COSTS AND PRESCRIPTION DRUG COSTS AND MAKING SURE PEOPLE HAVE MAKING SURE PEOPLE HAVE AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE WHICH IS AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE WHICH IS POPULAR IN KENTUCKY. POPULAR IN KENTUCKY.>>PELOSI VERSUS AOC, IT’S>>PELOSI VERSUS AOC, IT’S HEEDING UP. HEEDING UP.>>UH-HUH.>>UH-HUH.>>NO TWITTER.>>NO TWITTER. WHO IS RIGHT? WHO IS RIGHT?>>PELOSI.>>PELOSI. LOOK, IT’S — I UNDERSTAND IT. LOOK, IT’S — I UNDERSTAND IT. I GET THAT YOU HAVE A GROUP OF I GET THAT YOU HAVE A GROUP OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE COME TO PEOPLE WHO HAVE COME TO CONGRESS. CONGRESS. IT’S A GROUP OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE IT’S A GROUP OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE ONE PRIORITY AND IT IS THEIR ONE PRIORITY AND IT IS THEIR IDEOLOGY. IDEOLOGY. NANCY PELOSI HAS SEVERAL NANCY PELOSI HAS SEVERAL PRIORITIES. PRIORITIES. HER PRIORITY IS BEATING DONALD HER PRIORITY IS BEATING DONALD TRUMP. TRUMP. REFLECTING THE CONSENSUS OF HER REFLECTING THE CONSENSUS OF HER DEMOCRATIC HOUSE CAUCUS. DEMOCRATIC HOUSE CAUCUS. AND MAKING SURE THAT RETAINS THE AND MAKING SURE THAT RETAINS THE DEMOCRATIC MAJORITY. DEMOCRATIC MAJORITY.>>YOU THINK OF THE SPEAKER AS>>YOU THINK OF THE SPEAKER AS BEING STRATEGIC. BEING STRATEGIC.>>YES.>>YES.>>OR PERSONALLY ANNOYED WITH>>OR PERSONALLY ANNOYED WITH THE NEW MEMBERS. THE NEW MEMBERS.>>STRAICTA STRATEGIC.>>STRAICTA STRATEGIC.>>ARE YOU SUGGESTING BEING THE

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