Harlem Shake http://wfpl.org en Kentucky College Republicans Defend Harlem Shake Video for Team Mitch http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-college-republicans-defend-harlem-shake-video-team-mitch <p>A group of Kentucky college Republicans are calling out a Tea Party leader who criticized their <a href="http://wfpl.org/post/team-mitch-does-harlem-shake">Harlem Shake video for Sen. Mitch McConnell's re-election</a> campaign.</p><p>The Kentucky Federation of College Republicans approached Team Mitch with the idea, and recorded their version of the meme outside of Churchill Downs in Louisville.</p><p>But United Kentucky Tea Party spokesman John&nbsp;Kemper said Thursday it shows the McConnell campaign is ignoring important issues.</p><p>"Mitch wants to look cool, rather than lead, come on Mitch, probably yet another (campaign manager Jesse) Benton idea. These guys are out of touch with Kentuckians," he said via Facebook.</p><p>In a statement, college Republican chairman Rhett Ramsey says Kemper is only interested in tearing down McConnell and fellow GOP officeholders, and they will no longer support his "aspirations" in politics.</p><p>From KFCR:</p><blockquote><p>Instead of encouraging college students and young voters to promote activism, Mr. Kemper made a swipe at our attempt for fun, civic engagement. It seems like Mr. Kemper is too busy attacking Leader McConnell and fellow republican office holders at every turn, instead of&nbsp;praising youth involvement and&nbsp;acknowledging our efforts in party building. Thu, 07 Mar 2013 21:40:00 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 4388 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky College Republicans Defend Harlem Shake Video for Team Mitch Team Mitch Does the Harlem Shake http://wfpl.org/post/team-mitch-does-harlem-shake <p></p><p>The viral video dance craze of the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/gilad-lotan/the-harlem-shake_b_2804799.html">new Harlem Shake</a> hit the 2014 Kentucky U.S. Senate campaign trail.</p><p>Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell's re-election campaign released their version of the meme. It begins with a person wearing a McConnell mask dancing to the song outside Churchill Down, and well...just watch below.</p><p> Wed, 06 Mar 2013 14:12:57 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 4352 at http://wfpl.org Team Mitch Does the Harlem Shake