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Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is threatening to kill popular legislation and policies if voters elect a Democratic president in the 2020 election. "If I'm still the majority leader in the Senate [in 2020], think of me as the Grim Reaper," McConnell told voters in Owensboro, Kentucky, on Monday. "None of that stuff is going to pass."

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Reminds me of what the Republicans did to fmr Pres Obama.

While fmr Pres Obama was being sworn in, the Republican strategist led a meeting. During that meeting, the Republicans decided on a ~just say no~ policy. There was a most excellent Frontline episode in which those very Republicans were interviewed and they readily admitted to it. It was frightening.

... "None of that stuff is going to pass." ...

Are they the words of a leader in a democracy? Saying such a thing without even knowing what "that stuff" is? Opposing the passage of legislation merely because he is in the minority party, and not because the legislation warrant opposition.

The tribalism is going to kill us.

#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-04-22 11:48 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

To be expected from the Russiapublican party.

#2 | Posted by truthhurts at 2019-04-23 12:25 AM | Reply


@#2 ... To be expected from the Russiapublican party. ...

Billy Bragg - Ideology
www.youtube.com

more recent take
www.youtube.com



When one voice rules the nation
Just because they're on top of the pile
Doesn't mean their vision is the clearest
The voices of the people
Are falling on deaf ears
Our politicians all become careerists
They must declare their interests
But not their company cars
Is there more to a seat in parliament
Then sitting on your arse ...


#3 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-04-23 12:36 AM | Reply

Not a surprise Moscow Mitch.

#4 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2019-04-23 12:44 AM | Reply

After the last two years of being a whiny little bitch about Democrats blocking Fat Nixon?

Shocking.

This is assuming Cocaine Mitch is still in office.

#5 | Posted by Nixon at 2019-04-23 08:17 AM | Reply

This proves that McConnel''s behavior is motivated by racism.

Oh wait...

#6 | Posted by sentinel at 2019-04-23 09:06 AM | Reply

This proves that McConnel''s behavior is motivated by racism.
Oh wait...

#6 | POSTED BY SENTINEL

You're awfully concerned about racism where it doesn't exist.

Guilty conscience?

#7 | Posted by jpw at 2019-04-23 09:57 AM | Reply

In any case, this isn't a surprise. The right showed that this is their idea of governing when they declared it a-OK to elect Representatives and Senators with the sole purpose of obstructing Obama. Doesn't matter that the person was elected by a portion of a single state, "that's what we sent them there to do!" was a common line uttered by angry Tea Partiers.

#8 | Posted by jpw at 2019-04-23 09:59 AM | Reply

Opposing the passage of legislation merely because he is in the minority party, and not because the legislation warrant opposition.
The tribalism is going to kill us. - #1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-04-22 11:48 PM

If he's still the Senate Majority Leader, then by definition he isn't the minority party.

#9 | Posted by Avigdore at 2019-04-23 01:40 PM | Reply

The tribalism is going to kill us.
Lamp

Agreed.

#10 | Posted by 101Chairborne at 2019-04-23 01:48 PM | Reply

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@#9 ... then by definition he isn't the minority party. ...

I could have been clearer.

He is in the majority party in the Senate, but minority in the House, and a Democratic Oval Office.

Thanks for catching that.

#11 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-04-23 09:12 PM | Reply

Tribalism is what got us here.

Ignorance is what is gonna kill us. And Republicans not only built that. They now own it and they revel in it. No more John McCain's left....

No More John McCain's... we don't like that guy anymore...He put his thumb down.

No more John McCain's to tell the old white men (and boaz) and little old ladies who watch Fox News (Trump TV) when she says She "can't trust Obama." Because she "read about him, and he's not, he's not -- he's an Arab." Remember when her comment prompted McCain to immediately shake his head and take the microphone from her. I remember.

"No ma'am," McCain said. "He's a decent family man, a citizen that I just happen to have disagreements with on fundamental issues, and that's what this campaign is all about."

No more John McCain's.


Ignorance IS killing us already.

600,000 Americans will die this year. From Heart Disease. 200,000 of those deaths could have been prevented.

Go ahead and poo poo that. There are so many more disasters just like that lurking in the wings to kill us.

We won't die because of evil bad people. We will be destroyed by our own Ignorance.

So meanwhile, let's build a Big Wall. All the way round us and between us, too. Then we can block out the world and each other and wallow in our own juices until we rot.

Just like Pootin Tootin Putin planned it.

So much for a "More Perfect Union". "A House divided against itself cannot stand."

Thanks Obama.

#12 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-04-23 09:34 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

And this is why i think they're two sides of the same coin...especially leadership. mcConnells statement can't be denied so schumer should be calling him a russian collaborator just like the traitor in the white house and get the ball rollin'. but they're all taking money from citizens united/lobbies so their main focus will remain on getting richer and reelected. I wish I had a rocket launcher

#13 | Posted by 1947steamer at 2019-04-23 10:43 PM | Reply

If the Democrats are on the ball, there's a lot of milage for their senate candidates in the next election with this type of posturing.

Bernie Sanders Fox News town hall showed that there is a section of voters who are nowhere near as partisan as McConnell and who may not like the idea that policies they support will be rejected out of hand for purely political reasons. Pointing out that electing a GOP senator effectively elects McConnell could resonate with this group.

#14 | Posted by Foreigner at 2019-04-23 10:48 PM | Reply

#14 | POSTED BY FOREIGNER

you're right..i think Obama should have called a press conference and told the american public exactly what went down. you have to think that vested interests might have a say

#15 | Posted by 1947steamer at 2019-04-23 11:00 PM | Reply

Part of me thought to google McConnell's age (77) and hope he's dead by then, but the other part reminded me that even if he is some other traitorous douche representing far less than half the country will do the same thing.

#16 | Posted by JOE at 2019-04-23 11:05 PM | Reply

"Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and "nutcases running around on the fringe"

I hadn't realized Nullifidian was Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Things make a lot more sense now.

#17 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-04-23 11:14 PM | Reply

Thee isn't anything bad enough about McConnell that I could say here, he's beneath contempt and we're not allowed to say the kinds of things I would say about that pile of crap. I can't even say I hope he dies. That would be wrong.

#18 | Posted by danni at 2019-04-24 06:42 AM | Reply

Mitch will calm down if his wifey is given a job in the Democratic administration. Say, deputy assistant postmaster to eastern Kentucky, or spokesman for the department of Indian Affairs...

#19 | Posted by catdog at 2019-04-24 09:28 AM | Reply

The old "turtle face". has spoken, and he has the patience of a tortoise, too.......

He did it against Obama....couldn't get the Supreme Court justice elected.......

Voters should REMEMBER what he really stands for....

#20 | Posted by saginawmi at 2019-04-24 10:24 AM | Reply

None of that stuff is going to pass.

That's ok because Trump has shown the incoming dem president how to treat Congress; like an effin door mat.

#21 | Posted by FedUpWithPols at 2019-04-24 10:34 AM | Reply

The tribalism is going to kill us.

#1 | POSTED BY LAMPLIGHTER AT 2019-04-22 11:48 PM | FLAG: | NEWSWORTHY 2

Excellent post, top to bottom. The Democrats engage in it too, but can anyone seriously claim that the Republicans of the past 20+ years, and even more pointedly so, since Trump took office, aren't the worst offenders of our lifetimes in terms of tribalism? Just take a look at Trump's tweet history. He is a slave to his base, and that's it. Name another president who didn't at least make an effort to find common ground. And the rest of the party just falls in line behind whatever crazy, nasty stuff he says or does.

I hate to give Trump credit for strategy. His approach is probably more a reflection of personality defect, but whatever you call it, the GOP at large has bought in, seeing short-term victories as worth the cost to national unity. And I think many of them (not all) are quietly enjoying the vitriolic invective unleashed on those "others" who dare doubt their gospel.

#22 | Posted by cbob at 2019-04-24 02:48 PM | Reply

^^^ and THAT my friend is unforgivable.

#23 | Posted by fresno500 at 2019-04-24 03:16 PM | Reply

One party is worse than the other, but the lesser worse should be ignored.

#24 | Posted by Petrous at 2019-04-24 03:25 PM | Reply

He moaned and whined when Harry Reid blocked everything now he plans on doing the same thing?

#25 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-04-24 06:06 PM | Reply

Good. I hope nothing gets "done" forever.

#26 | Posted by Ben_Berkkake at 2019-04-24 06:17 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"He moaned and whined when Harry Reid blocked everything now he plans on doing the same thing?"

Haven't you noticed? Mitch McConnell is a world-class hypocrite. For example: any guesses on what he'll do if s SCOTUS seat comes up in 2020? Choices are:

1) Be consistent and refuse to entertain a nominee in an election year, or

2) Push the nominee through with every last bone in his body.

Easiest question on the internet today.

#27 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-04-24 06:29 PM | Reply

"He moaned and whined when Harry Reid blocked everything now he plans on doing the same thing?
POSTED BY JEFFJ"

I see JeffJ is already laying the groundwork for his support of McConnell:

No different than what Harry Reid did!

#28 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-04-24 06:35 PM | Reply

I guess he means like the dems are doing now.

#29 | Posted by Sniper at 2019-04-24 06:36 PM | Reply

"muh russia" conspiracy theorists already blocked the first 2 years of Orange Man Bad's presidency, so why is turnabout not fair play?

#30 | Posted by berserkone at 2019-04-25 01:51 AM | Reply

Well,

Good thing Trump set the standard for the use of emergency powers. Congress is irrelevant.

#31 | Posted by dibblda at 2019-04-25 04:37 AM | Reply

We will never get anywhere if the gop 35% of congress or more.

More gridlock.

#32 | Posted by fresno500 at 2019-04-25 02:38 PM | Reply

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