Democrats in Connecticut are bashing Republican nominee for Governor Linda McMahon for her years as CEO of the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE).
After the primary, Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee spokesman Eric Schultz called WWE programming “violent, sexually explicit material that glorified the exploitation of women, and the mentally disabled.” Democratic National Committee spokesman Hari Sevugan said the GOP 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.”
The Democrats think it despicable that she profited from the attraction which, in their minds, peddles violence especially toward women and children. They implied that anyone who associates with the WWE is of questionable morality, people who would do anything for money. They may be right, because in April 2008, both Hilary Clinton and Barack Obama joined John McCain on “WWE RAW“ to deliver wrestling-themed campaign commercials.
In the video below you can see the future President say:
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“Hey WWE fans, I hope you’re all enjoying the program tonight, For a long time now we’ve had a politics where our leaders go after each other like they’re competing to become King of the Ring instead of coming together to provide universal health care, fix our economy and solve our other problems. That’s what I’m running for president to change.”
“Do you smell what Barack is cooking?” Obama added, a reference to the famous catchphrase of former WWE personality “The Rock,” played by actor Dwayne Johnson.
Future Secretary of State Hillary Clinton also gave a wrestling themed message:
“Hi. I’m Hillary Clinton. Tonight in honor of the WWE, you can call me Hill-Rod,” she said. “This election is starting to feel a lot like King of the Ring. The only difference: The last man standing may just be a woman.”
As the character Big Daddy said in the play “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” There ain’t nuthin’ more powerful than the smell of mendacity!
WWE is an entertainment, just like CSI, Law and Order, and Glee. Nobody says it’s highbrow entertainment, but then again the three shows above aren’t exactly Shakespeare either. As CEO of WWE, Linda McMahon not only made the company a success, but she was able to think ahead and reinvent the company’s products and target audiences, adapting to the changing times, before the WWE faced business crises. That is an excellent resume to apply to be Chief Executive of a State Government.
H/T Daily Caller