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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.

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/mcconnell-pledges-to-be-grim-reaper-for-progressive-policies/ar-BBWbtTf?ocid=spartandhp

    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:

    https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2019/4/24/1852770/-Something-is-really-rotten-in-the-state-of-Kentucky-and-it-s-coming-from-Russia?detail=emaildkre

    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.

    https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/440654-poll-kentuckys-matt-bevin-now-the-most-unpopular-governor-in-us

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

    https://morningconsult.com/2019/01/10/americas-most-and-least-popular-senators-q4-2018/

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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.

    https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2020/04/20/how-mitch-mcconnell-became-trumps-enabler-in-chief?utm_medium=10today.ad3li.20200413.421.2&utm_source=email&utm_content=article&utm_campaign=10-for-today---4.0-styling

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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.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/mcconnell-bringing-the-senate-back-is-an-irresponsible-act-of-partisan-selfishness/2020/05/01/35ba6cca-8b0c-11ea-8ac1-bfb250876b7a_story.html