Ever the asshole

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Mitch McConnell:

He’ll try anything to hold off the blue wave. 

Republican leaders are scrambling for ways to stave off the likely blue wave of midterm election victories for Democrats in November. 

The latest desperate maneuver from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is to try to keep Democratic senators off the campaign trail this fall. 

McConnell “is planning to keep the chamber in session for a significant portion of October if not four entire weeks, costing Democrats key campaign trail days and allowing the Senate to continue its work into the fall,” Politico reports. 

By contrast, the House is expected to go on recess during the second half of September and all of October because of the campaign season.

All the GOP monkeys are trying to cover their asses

Mitch McConnell in particular:

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McConnell chased out of another restaurant

WASHINGTON, DC – MAY 21: U.S. Senate Minority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) speaks after a weekly Senate Republican caucus meeting May 21, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. McConnell spoke on various topics including the powerful tornado that hit Oklahoma. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

People, people we are the same
No we’re not the same
‘Cause we don’t know the game
What we need is awareness, we can’t get careless.

— “Fight The Power,” Public Enemy

Poor, poor Mitch. Guess his dining choices are narrowing by the day, and he can’t do drive-thru — he might be justifiably worried about someone spitting in his food! Via Eater:

No restaurant in Louisville, Kentucky, is safe for Mitch McConnell, it seems. Protesters followed the Senate Majority Leader to his dinner destination on Sunday night, blasting Public Enemy’s “Fight the Power” and chanting “no justice, no peace.” McConnell and his group was forced to leave Italian restaurant Sarino mid-meal due to the disturbance, according to the Courier Journal.

[…] A bartender who works at the restaurant next door, Nick Hulstine, saw the protesters coming and offered up his speaker system to play “Fight the Power.” One of the protesters had a mega-phone, and a group of about 10 entered the restaurant while McConnell was dining. According to passers-by, the staff at Sarino wanted to serve McConnell, and were yelling at the protesters to leave. Some staff began to escort the protesters out. Ultimately, it was McConnell who left, with bodyguards and in unmarked cars this time, per the Courier Journal.

Oh, Mitch

GOP Senator Has ‘Family’ Ties With China, 10 Government Contracts Exposed

Every time I think Mitch McConnell might do something right, he quickly proves me wrong. So we’ll see:

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) signaled on Tuesday that he isn’t ready, yet, to change the rules to speed up votes on President Trump’s nominees.

Asked if he would give the proposal a vote, and if he was willing to go “nuclear” to implement the change, the tightlipped GOP leader said, “We’ll see.”

“We continue to discuss whether that will be necessary. An easier way to deal with all this, however, would be to have greater cooperation and the cooperation has picked up some this year,” McConnell told reporters.

He added that “the attitude of the Democrats seems to be better. That’s the best way to solve the problem. To get back to some degree of normalcy.”

A group of GOP senators, led by James Lankford (Okla.), want to cut down on the amount of debate required for nominations once they clear an initial hurdle that shows they have the votes to be confirmed.

Currently, nominations are subjected to an extra 30 hours of debate.

Talking turtle won’t allow vote on Mueller protection

So Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Scum) just gave the go-ahead signal to Trump: He says he won’t allow legislation to protect Bob Mueller from being fired.

He told Neil Cavuto last night on Fox he doesn’t believe Trump will fire him — and he doesn’t want the bill on the floor.

“I don’t think he should fire Mueller and I don’t think he’s going to,” he said. “So this is a piece of legislation that isn’t necessary, in my judgment.

“I’m the one who decides what we take to the floor, that’s my responsibility as the majority leader, we will not be having this on the floor of the Senate,” he said.

Cavuto asked our own Yertle McTurtle if he’d be shocked if Trump fired Mueller. “Yes, I don’t think he should and I don’t think he will,” the turtle croaked.

A bipartisan group of senators introduced a bill last week that would make it harder for fire Mueller, stating that the special counsel can only be fired for “good cause” by a senior Justice Department official.

Former White House chief of staff nails Mitch McConnell for hiding Russian interference in 2016

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On Sunday morning’s Meet The Press with host Chuck Todd, the longtime political correspondent brought on Barack Obama’s former chief of staff Denis McDonough to address lingering questions on what, if anything, could have been done to prevent Vladimir Putin and his Kremlin from interfering in the 2016 presidential election. Continue reading “Former White House chief of staff nails Mitch McConnell for hiding Russian interference in 2016”

CALL YOUR SENATORS: 202-224-3121

Be civil. Tell the intern how this bill affects you and the people you care about. TURN THE SCREWS.

They are telling themselves since they won the election, the rest of us are malcontents. They are fools, as far as the long-time effects are concerned.

See what McConnell did? He listed only $2B for opioid treatment. That means Rob Portman and Shelly Capito will publicly ask for a big increase and maybe a delay in Medicaid reduction.

Then they will call a press conference and announce how hard they fought for their constituent. And of course now they’ll vote for the whole mess.

Then they announce how brave and tough they are to win their ask and thus, now satisfied, they will vote for the bill.

As long as Collins and Murkowski are the only two left, they’ll be allowed to vote against it, and Mike Pence breaks the tie.

The House will pass whatever the Senate sends them, and the rest of us are fucked.

Like this woman, whose daughter has cancer. She confronted Sen. Shelly Capito (WV) over health care bill: