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Sat Jan 12, 2019, 02:48 PM

How Come The MSM Won't Ask This Question......

of Mitch McConnell and the rest of the Repugs:

Why won't they cross Trump? Why they fall in line with him all the time and protect him?

The talking heads hypothesize on everything else - but is seems that no one goes there that perhaps the Repugs are in up to their necks with the Russians as well.

In light of the NYT article about Trump as a Russian asset - is it that hard to perceive that other Repugs might be wrapped up with the Russians as well?

What about Limbaugh, Hannity, Coulter and Ingraham and the Fox Network for that matter? Why isn't there ever any speculation that maybe these people might be tied to the Russians as well?

I know we speculate about this here on DU - but it seems like the MSM won't go there.

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Reply How Come The MSM Won't Ask This Question...... (Original post)
global1 Jan 12 OP
mucifer Jan 12 #1
no_hypocrisy Jan 12 #2
UniteFightBack Jan 12 #3
catbyte Jan 12 #12
dalton99a Jan 12 #4
kairos12 Jan 12 #5
LakeSuperiorView Jan 12 #6
Lonestarblue Jan 12 #16
OMGWTF Jan 12 #18
Wellstone ruled Jan 12 #7
Beartracks Jan 12 #8
Power 2 the People Jan 12 #9
Mr. Ected Jan 12 #10
GeorgeGist Jan 12 #11
mahannah Jan 12 #13
Mr.Bill Jan 12 #14
The Wizard Jan 12 #15
ffr Jan 12 #17
hibbing Jan 12 #19
AlexSFCA Jan 12 #20
BigmanPigman Jan 12 #24
NRaleighLiberal Jan 12 #21
Baltimike Jan 12 #22
pnwmom Jan 12 #23
INdemo Jan 12 #25
Corgigal Jan 12 #26
zaj Jan 12 #27
doc03 Jan 12 #28

Response to global1 (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 02:51 PM

1. yup they largely are not mentioning what the HOUSE HAS PASSED re restarting the government

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 02:51 PM

2. Because in so many words, the MSM would be admitting there is a current and ongoing

Constitutional Crisis. It would affect world financial markets, etc.

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 02:52 PM

3. I don't think they should throw out speculations like this without solid proof or else we may as

well be watching fake fox opinion network.

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Response to UniteFightBack (Reply #3)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 04:36 PM

12. Mitch McConnell gave us the proof of him abdicating his constitutional duty.

He refuses to bring anything to the floor for a vote if he thinks POtuS will veto. The Legislative branch is an equal to the Administrative, not subservient to it.

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 02:56 PM

4. McConnell's wife works for Trump

and McConnell's brother-in-law was recently nominated by Trump

https://www.politico.com/story/2018/12/17/mitch-mcconnell-know-run-agency-1033119
Want to run an agency? It helps to know Mitch McConnell
Trump's nominee to run pension agency has a thin resume.
By IAN KULLGREN
12/17/2018 05:10 AM EST

The Trump administration, staring down a $54 billion pension crisis, is placing its faith in a man who is a stranger to most of Washington but for one big connection: His brother-in-law is Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his sister-in-law is Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao.

Gordon Hartogensis has little professional paper trail, and has largely just managed his family’s sprawling investment portfolio after striking gold in a '90s startup and retiring by the time he was 29. But he is expected to gain Senate confirmation by the end of the year to run the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, the troubled government backstop for people whose pension plans have become insolvent.

Hartogensis, 48, who’s married to Chao’s sister, will oversee an agency with nearly 1,000 employees that manages $100 billion in assets and handed out $5.8 billion to more than 861,000 retirees in 2018. He’ll also have to deal with lawmakers as they contemplate a bailout plan that can avert a shortfall of tens of billions of dollars in the corporation’s cash reserves.

Hartogensis’ low public profile and his lack of government and management experience sets him apart from previous occupants of the job, who have typically worked in politics and at federal agencies such as the Treasury Department and the Office of Management and Budget before taking over. The nomination has drawn criticism for that reason.

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 02:59 PM

5. The want the advertising $$ from 2020 Presidential election.

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 03:00 PM

6. How can ONE senator defy the majority?

At some point, it becomes apparent that ONE Senator is holding all of Congress hostage and needs to be held accountable for impeding the government.

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Response to LakeSuperiorView (Reply #6)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 04:53 PM

16. He is not just holding Congress hostage.

He is holding the entire country hostage. The other 99 people in the Senate should draft a demand and oublicky send it to McConnell demanding a vote to reopen the government. Of course, most Republicans will not do this out of fear of retaliation. This behavior has gone beyond ridiculous. We no longer have a functioning government. Is anarchy next? I have already contacted my senators, unfortunately Cruz and Cornyn. What else can be done?

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Response to Lonestarblue (Reply #16)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 05:11 PM

18. He is not just holding Congress hostage -- he's RUINING innocent peoples' lives!

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 03:05 PM

7. A local fellow who works at a local

TV affiliate said this when I asked him about this same issue. His memo he received was it was all about the Rethug Access for a conservative view on any news topic. And yes,if he wanted to keep his job,he better go along to get along.

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 03:16 PM

8. Republicans are not separate from Trump, nor he from them. He...

... was born from within the GOP and they continue to enable him. They need each other and feed off eachother. If you direct your ire at one, you must also direct your ire at the other. And in any case, such an ignorant buffoon could not have been made President without the Republicans aiding and abetting him all the way.

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 03:22 PM

9. They love the drama. DramaRatings.

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 03:29 PM

10. The MSM is tethered to neutrality

Unfortunately, most networks don't adhere to those exacting standards and one is actively brainwashing its audience.

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 03:33 PM

11. Corporate media is desparate ...

to prevent the destruction of the Republican Party. My ¢¢

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 04:40 PM

13. Ratings.

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 04:45 PM

14. Now that I think about it,

I can't remember the last time McConnell took any questions from reporters. I remember he was conspicuously absent from that rose garden press conference recently.

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 04:45 PM

15. For starters I'm thinking

Graham, McConnell, Nunes Pompeo .....

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 04:57 PM

17. K&R Why indeed!

Seems like a question that's on everyone's mind and yet they won't ask the most basic of questions.

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 05:14 PM

19. Don't forget Lindsey n/t

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 05:21 PM

20. wikileaks posseses RNC emails

putin is invested in trump big time. Just think for a moment if we have a dem president in 2020 and dem congress - russia and putin will be scrutinized to no end in unity with the rest of developed world. the moment trump is no longer president, he and his family are subject to criminal charges and arrests. He will stop at nothing to hang on to power. Use your imagination of everything that he may possibly do because nothing is off the charts. In the matters of intenrational relations and military, he is virtually unrestrained.

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Response to AlexSFCA (Reply #20)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 05:36 PM

24. Well said.

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 05:27 PM

21. The vast majority of the MSM is now way out of their depth. Sad. (have been for 2 years)

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 05:28 PM

22. Becausethe "liberal media" is really the CONSERVATIVE PRESS, and has been all along. nt

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 05:35 PM

23. Prof Ruth May has asked these questions in the Dallas News

and has some ideas about answers.


https://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/commentary/2018/05/08/putins-proxies-helped-funnel-millions-gop-campaigns

Data from the Federal Election Commission show that Blavatnik's campaign contributions dating back to 2009-10 were fairly balanced across party lines and relatively modest for a billionaire. During that season he contributed $53,400. His contributions increased to $135,552 in 2011-12 and to $273,600 in 2013-14, still bipartisan.

In 2015-16, everything changed. Blavatnik's political contributions soared and made a hard right turn as he pumped $6.35 million into GOP political action committees, with millions of dollars going to top Republican leaders including Sens. Mitch McConnell, Marco Rubio and Lindsey Graham.

In 2017, donations continued, with $41,000 going to both Republican and Democrat candidates, along with $1 million to McConnell's Senate Leadership Fund.




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Response to global1 (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 05:43 PM

25. When Democrats take the Seante back in 2020 along with the White House

I don't want to here this shit that "it would not be good for the country to investigate the Repukes"
For example Turtle Face and his 2.5 mill Russian connection.
I think the Russians came to his aid in the 2014 Senate race.

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 05:46 PM

26. I have no interest of the major media

Asking McConnell a damn thing.

Now tailing him, writing down tags of vehicles in their driveways or vehicles pulled in front of their properties. Pictures of everyone, including where is his wife? It would be nice if the media tracked them, if they don't give a damn about the working person getting paid then they don't deserve the respect to their personal lives. He's dirty, let's start putting it together.

Not allowed to personally invade their space, but allowed to PI the shit out of them. I wonder how many Russians would fall out of trees when we do our reconnaissance?

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 05:50 PM

27. You have to ask, when did Fox start parroting Putin's favored position

And explore everything between then and now. We need to at least question everything.. GOP, NRA, everything related to the conspiracy economy.

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2019, 07:22 PM

28. Because they were also assisted by Russia themselves. nt

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