This is the kind of politics that voters throughout America and Kentucky find repellant and repulsive. McConnell has reason to be worried about being reelected with his favorable ratings so low that this gutter politics appeals to him and his staff. 

But perhaps this brand of politics is the reason for, not the solution to, McConnell's unpopularity. I have to laugh watching McConnell try to brand himself the victim. 

This is an example of the rich insider Republican victim syndrome I have discussed before. Won't work. He might raise a few nickels from those on the right who relish smear politics, but he ain't gonna help his reelection with this dirty stuff. 

Many Kentucky women will be offended by this, along with quite a number of Kentucky men. McConnell is a better man than this. He should publicly apologize to Judd.