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Impeach Mitch McConnell!

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    that guy in AZ Wrote:

    Mitch McConnell said today that he plans to be the "grim reaper" for progressive policies if the Republicans hold on to the Senate in 2020, which is EXACTLY what he has been doing since January 2009.

    McConnell is up for re-election in November of 2020. In the 2014 election, he still managed to get 56% of the vote, so it still may be a challenge to get the old fart out of office. McConnell is 77 years old, and had triple bypass heart surgery in 2003.

    McConnell's approval rating, as reflected by both national and statewide poll results, is consistently among the lowest of all U.S. senators. In 2010, the OpenSecrets website ranked McConnell one of the wealthiest members of the U.S. Senate, based on net household worth. His personal wealth was increased after receiving a 2008 personal gift to him and his wife, given by his father-in-law James S. C. Chao after the death of McConnell's mother-in-law, that ranged between $5 and $25 million.

    Since he actually looks like a turtle, pranksters have sent him containers of turtle food.

    Perhaps it's time to send him a dead fish wrapped in a newspaper.

    He's an horrible example of an "human being" Too bad the triple bypass worked. Please give me the barf bucket.
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    The Daily Kos had an interesting story about McConnell this morning:

    The short version is that McConnell (along with Rand Paul) were the reason that the U.S lifted sanctions against Rusal, the aluminum company that plans to invest $200 million in a $1.7 billion aluminum plant in Kentucky. Rusal is partially owned by Oleg Deripaska, who is a Russian mobster.

    Deripaska is the former employer of Trump's first campaign manager, Paul Manafort - and you are well aware of what happened to Manfort.

    McConnell and governor Matt Bevin are planning to point to the aluminum plant as reasons they should get re-elected, but that might be tough.

    Bevin is now the LEAST popular governor in the country.

    Mitch McConnell's approval rating is now 38%, making him one of the least popular senators in the country.

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    That is what you get if you keep the "electoral college" alive; then Kentucky rules the country. May be we should built a "wall" around Kentucky instead of the "'border". They are also super religious; it shows in Rand and Mitch; they can't think "normal" like most "bible" lovers.
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    Heather Cox Richardson had some interesting comments about Moscow Mitch this morning:

    "Our system has a built-in remedy for a president who abuses his power. Our Constitution requires Congress to check a runaway president. The House of Representatives is trying hard to do so, but the Republican Senate refuses.

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has consistently supported Trump as he has attacked our democracy, and a terrific piece by Jane Mayer in the New Yorker today explores why. In a piece entitled “How Mitch McConnell Became Trump’s Enabler-in-Chief,” Mayer argues that McConnell is determined to wield power above all else, and believes that the only way to do that is to control huge financial resources to get his party’s candidates elected. To gather those resources, he needs to work with wealthy donors, including business leaders for whom he does favors.

    McConnell is virtually shutting down Congress to avoid taking up anything that would upset Republican donors. “At the end of 2019,” Mayer writes, “more than two hundred and seventy-five bills, passed by the House of Representatives with bipartisan support, were sitting dormant on McConnell’s desk.” These included an enormously popular bill for lowering the costs of prescription drugs, but McConnell, who gets more contributions from the pharmaceutical industry than any other senator, refused to take it up, saying he opposes “socialist price controls.” Political scientist Norm Ornstein of the right-leaning American Enterprise Institute says McConnell “will go down in history as one of the most significant people in destroying the fundamentals of our constitutional democracy.” He told Mayer, “There isn’t anyone remotely close. There’s nobody as corrupt, in terms of violating the norms of government.”

    McConnell is no fan of Trump, but needs him. McConnell is enormously unpopular in his home state of Kentucky. Voters there love Trump, though, and McConnell's ratings go up whenever he bolsters the president. So while he works to keep money flowing into the coffers of Republican Party leaders, McConnell is careful not to cross Trump, no matter what he does. In turn, his fellow Republicans cannot buck McConnell without losing access to the money and favors that will keep them in office.


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    Exellent story; again as I've said many times: There must be something wrong with the system.The "check's and "balances" are long gone. Sorry to say the Senate is just part of the corrupt system without any oversight. Also the oversight of the 2.2 trillion is out of the door. "Oversight" seems to be an "dirty' word here, like it is an "decease" for the "rich" and "powerful".
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    The New Yorker just published an excellent article about McConnell.

    I skimmed through it this morning, and was amazed at the details it contained. However, due to the fact that it is a VERY long article, I won't even attempt to paraphrase it. If you want to read ALL the details, set aside 30 points, and pour yourself a large glass of wine. Since the story is about a Kentucky politician, you may want to substitute bourbon for the wine.

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    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-Ky.) decision to require senators, staff and building employees to descend on the Capitol on Monday — overriding the anti-coronavirus health and safety orders of the executives of the three jurisdictions of the national capital region, is an irresponsible act of partisan selfishness.

    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md.), based upon guidance received from attending Capitol physician Brian Monahan, announced that House lawmakers will not return to Washington next week. “We had no choice,” Pelosi told reporters Tuesday. “If the Capitol physician recommends that we not come back, then we have to take that guidance.”

    But McConnell’s office wouldn’t say whether he even bothered to consult with Monahan. What matters most to the majority leader is getting Senate Republicans back in town so he can ram through more of President Trump’s judicial nominees, including 37-year-old Justin Walker - who was deemed "not qualified" by the American Bar Association.

    How could he be so cavalier with people’s lives? That question also extends to the Trump administration’s treatment of federal employees in the capital area. The Office of Management and Budget and the Office of Personnel Management recently called for agency heads to plan for ways to return government workers to their office buildings and workstations.

    In the D.C. area, there are 360,000 federal employees, most of who are teleworking.

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    jaredsxtn Wrote:

    There is little to zero chance of this ever happening.

    For starters - a Senator can't be impeached. They can be expelled from office, but impeachment is held for officers of the Executive and Judicial branches because it requires actions by both houses of Congress while expulsion only requires the action of the house of Congress the individual serves in.

    Secondly, fifteen Senators have ever been expelled from office since the ratification of our Constitution and not one Senator has been expelled since the antebellum period. Other Senators have had expulsion proceedings, but every one of those proceedings either led to acquittal or resignation.

    All I'm trying to say is that McConnell will have to do a whole lot worse than refuse to hire a special prosecutor to investigate Donald if he were ever going to be expelled from the Senate.

    Jared's right. A senator cannon be impeached. However, there IS a chance that McConnell could be defeated in November.

    Currently, McConnell still has a slight advantage over his Democratic challenger, but it is POSSIBLE that he could lose. More importantly, there are more Republic senate seats up for re-election this year than Democratic seats, which means that there is a real possibility that the Democrats could regain control of the senate. Even if "the turtle" manages to get re-elected, he likely will no longer be charge of the senate.

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    Let's hope so; but even if McConnell is no longer in charge there are still enough idiots in the Senate to block everything. They managed to block the impeachment, and will not change their attitude, unless Trump and Barr/Pence is out. McConnell will still stir the pot if he's re-elected even from home in Kentucky.
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    The "heading of this "thread" is "Impeach McConnell" Somehow that word ("Impeach") is becoming an ridiculous word, especially now the whole "bunch" around Trump should be "impeached". However this stupid word has become totally useless if you can bribe your way out of it, as Trump proved such. Thus nowadays everyone can "stay" and carry out their "crimes" day after day, without any consequences. Only an "election" can change such I guess. But I doubt even if Biden wins, that he will tackle all these "dumb" ways of holding an government in check. So we will even then muddle along until the next disaster, because the "partisan" GOP will not disappear and will make live for Biden horrible. Until the next election then the whole circus will do the same stupid things as before. I guess they (government) absolutely refuses to learn from their mistakes in the past.

    Sorry this country is doomed as it continuous this way and does not drastically updates their laws.

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    McConnell, one of the most high-profile and influential Republicans of the past half-century, is seeking a sixth term to the US Senate. He's also one of the most reviled and despised Republican figures among Democrats, making Kentucky's Senate election one of the most highly-watched races of the year.

    Currently, the US Senate is made up of 53 Republicans, 45 Democrats, and two independents that caucus with Democrats, winning that Democrats need to win back a net total of four seats to have a 51-seat majority (if Biden wins, his vice president would also serve as president of the Senate and would be a tie-breaker vote).

    Not only does not McConnell have a formidable track record and unparalleled stature in the state, but on a demographic level, Kentucky isn't trending Democratic at a rate that could put McConnell in serious danger this year.

    The state largely doesn't fit the demographic profile of many of the other formerly deep-red states like Arizona, Georgia, and Texas that are now trending purple thanks to sizeable blocs of college-educated voters swinging to the Democrats.

    (If you are wondering how McConnell keeps getting elected, consider the fact that Kentucky is one of the LEAST EDUCATED states in the country.

    More than one in 10 Kentucky households earned less than $10,000 in 2013, versus 7.6% of households across the U.S. Additionally, 18.8% of residents lived below the poverty level, the sixth highest rate nationally. Poverty in the state may be due at least in part to low rates of educational attainment. Even those who pursued higher education poverty levels were more likely than most similarly-educated Americans to live below the poverty line. Of the less than 23% of residents who had attained at least a bachelor’s degree in 2013, 13.6% lived in poverty, among the worst rates nationwide.)

    McConnell defeated Alison Lundergan Grimes, the 2014 Democratic nominee, by 16 percentage points six years ago, and Trump carried the state by a nearly 30-point margin in the 2016 election.

    The money race: McGrath has raised over $46 million and has $16.2 million in cash on hand, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. McConnell has raised over $36 million and has $16.6 million in cash on hand.

    The most recent poll conducted by Morning Consult from September 11 to 20 found McConnell ahead by 15 points among likely voters, earning 52% of respondents' support compared to 37% for McGrath.

    Another survey of the race conducted by Quinnipiac University from September 10 to 14 found McConnell leading McGrath by 12 percentage points, 53% to 41%, among likely voters.

    If the Democrats don't regain control of the Senate, McConnell will continue to obstruct everything that comes his way.

    A 2012 poll and a 2016 poll each found that McConnell had the lowest home-state approval rating of any sitting senator. With a 49% disapproval rate in 2017, McConnell had the highest disapproval rating of all senators - but he is still likely to get re-elected.

    In May 2019, McConnell's brother-in-law Gordon Hartogensis, who is married to Chao's sister Grace, was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as director of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC), a part of the Labor Department. McConnell voted to confirm. McConnell's wife, Elaine Chao, was head of the Labor Department from 2001-2009.

    McConnell will be 79 years old next February, and he had triple bypass surgery in 2003. The best we can all hope for is that he dies in his sleep.

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    Again it shows how backwards this country is. In any "normal" country such an horrible person from such an "tiny" nothing State would not have this kind of influence. As I've said a million times the government structure as well the voting system is absolutely corrupted all the way to make all of this possible. The same applies for Presidents who drag in their whole family just like him. This country needs an "big" broom to clean up all this terrible "shit", but they rather stick to all the nutty B.S. because they are used to it and refuse to look at other countries where the system works. ( Even Canada has not that much turmoil)

    I bet he will stay and make life miserable for Biden( if he wins??? if Trump, then he will stay until he dies)

    No people this country will never learn from their mistakes; they only make things even worse.

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    Impeachment of turtleface may not be necessary, he recently faw down and broke his face and bruised his hands, it's what happens when we get elderly, I recently slipped in my tub-shower, had it not been for a sturdy grab bar mounted on the wall by my landlord's maintenance guy, I might have been typing from a hospital bed.

    "McConnell says 'no concerns' despite visible bandages and bruises"

    Maybe turtleface ought to think about retirement, in a nursing facility?

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    Trump privately told donors this past week that it will be “very tough” for Republicans to keep control of the Senate in the upcoming election because some of the party’s senators are candidates he cannot support. *

    “I think the Senate is tough actually. The Senate is very tough,” Trump said at a fundraiser Thursday at the Nashville Marriott, according to an attendee. “There are a couple senators I can’t really get involved in. I just can’t do it. You lose your soul if you do. I can’t help some of them. I don’t want to help some of them.”

    The president — in a sentiment not shared by many of his party’s top officials and strategists — said he instead thinks the Republicans “are going to take back the House.” And many strategists involved in Senate races say the party’s chances at keeping the chamber are undermined by the president’s unscripted, divisive rhetoric and his low poll numbers in key states.

    Senate Republicans have known for days that the probability of the party losing control of the upper chamber has increased drastically, with even Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) pegging his bid to keep power as “50-50” in a recent radio interview.

    * At the fundraiser, Trump lamented that he could not send federal forces into some of the cities that were racked by violence and protests this summer.

    “Unless it’s a strict emergency, we’re not allowed to go in. We’re going to find more and more emergencies,” he said.

    Trump also bashed the news media, Rep. Adam B. Schiff (D-Calif.), the House Intelligence Committee chairman who led the impeachment investigation of Trump, and the obsession from some Democrats with discussing Russian disinformation — comments that closely aligned with what he has said recently at public rallies.

    There were no tough questions, the attendee said. Trump was lavishly praised by those present for his work on the coronavirus pandemic, and his effort taking on the “medical swamp,” in the words of one guest.

    Tickets for the private fundraiser went for up to $250,000.

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    The old fart won his 7th term in Kentucky, but that does mean that he will remain president of the Senate.

    As of this morning, the Senate races are tied, at 47 each. Six states are still up for grabs. It's entirely possible that the final tally could be 50-50, but Kamala Harris would become the tie-breaker. It appears that the Democrats may expand their control of the House of Representatives, which would mean the that "guys in white hats" would control all three branches of the government - the exact opposite of 2016.