**Written by Doug Powers
Linda McMahon stepped down as CEO of World Wrestling Entertainment in September 2009 in order to run for the US Senate, and she has since become the Republican nominee from Connecticut.
Since then, the Democrat criticism of McMahon’s connection to the WWE has run rampant:
“Today the party of Bob Dole, Jack Kemp and Dick Lugar nominated a candidate who kicks men in the crotch, thinks of scenes of necrophilia as ‘entertainment,’ and runs an operation where women are forced to bark like dogs. This is what has become of the once grand old party,” Democratic National Committee National Press Secretary Hari Sevugan said.
“Connecticut Republicans today nominated a corporate CEO of WWE, who under her watch violence was peddled to kids, steroid abuse was rampant, yet she made her millions,” U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez of New Jersey, chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Commitee.
Democrats however didn’t seem to have as big a moral issue with the WWE a couple of years ago:
Democratic organizations took a hard line against the company Tuesday night after McMahon beat out former Congressman Rob Simmons in the state Republican primary, accusing her of many things, including profiting from peddling violence to children. But in April 2008, both Democratic presidential candidates joined Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain on “WWE RAW“, the company’s flagship program, to deliver short wrestling-themed campaign spots.
From a 2008 WWE program, here’s Hillary “Pantsuit Punisher” Clinton and Barack “The Vacationator” Obama, along with a cameo from John “Iron Amnesty” McCain:
Whatever your opinion of Linda McMahon, the current state of affairs in Washington is far more shameful than anything the WWE ever produced — with the possible exception of the above clip.
**Written by Doug Powers
Twitter @ThePowersThatBeblog comments powered by Disqus
April 2, 2013 02:11 PM by Doug Powers
April 9, 2013 10:36 PM by Doug Powers
Change: Obama’s convention speech moved from 73,000 seat outdoor stadium to 20,000 seat indoor arena
September 5, 2012 10:39 AM by Doug Powers
June 12, 2012 09:45 AM by Doug Powers
October 30, 2012 07:21 PM by Doug Powers
Daily Caller» IRS union denies ‘smoking gun’ meeting with Obama
Daily Caller» Fox News calls FBI investigation of reporter ‘downright chilling’
Gay Patriot» Surprisingly few actual consequences for outraging Obama
Gay Patriot» Scandal news
Green Room» State Dept has no position on male-only election in Iran
Gay Patriot» Obama advisor always looking for someone else to blame
Green Room» McAuliffe launches Women for Terry, forgets to buy domain name
Green Room» China’s hackers are back at it