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dajoki

(10,678 posts)
Tue Apr 23, 2019, 10:25 AM Apr 2019

Mitch McConnell threatens to block everything if Trump loses in 2020

Mitch McConnell threatens to block everything if Trump loses in 2020
Mitch McConnell is already threatening to bring the country to a screeching halt if voters get rid of Trump.
https://shareblue.com/mitch-mcconnell-threat-obstruction-trump-2020-grim-reaper/

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."

That stuff McConnell is so eager to kill? Popular progressive ideas like the Green New Deal and Medicare for All, which would help to clean up the environment and provide even more access to affordable health care. Even if voters reject Trump and the Republican agenda in 2020, McConnell is determined to do what he wants rather than what the voters want.

"I guarantee you that if I'm the last man standing and I'm still the majority leader, it ain't happening," he said. "I can promise you."

<<snip>>

Now McConnell is openly stating he will resort to the same tactics again. If America elects a Democratic president, McConnell will do everything in his power to stop the will of the voters. Again.

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Mitch McConnell threatens to block everything if Trump loses in 2020 (Original Post) dajoki Apr 2019 OP
Republicans have a backbone manor321 Apr 2019 #1
NO they do NOT have backbones, they are TRAITORS for FUCK SAKE Eliot Rosewater Apr 2019 #53
Republicans are traitors and they have a backbone manor321 Apr 2019 #58
For fuck sake, i give up Eliot Rosewater Apr 2019 #59
I Wish You Were Wrong corbettkroehler Apr 2019 #90
No, they just give their base enough to keep them hungry. They serve the 1%, a wholly different cons mahina Apr 2019 #107
That didn't take backbone, that only took greed and self-interest. Surely you don't think ... marble falls Apr 2019 #104
That's not what he said... Baconator Apr 2019 #134
Stupid RichardRay Apr 2019 #112
Democrats need to fight Republicans the way Republicans fight Democrats. Just do it. TeamPooka Apr 2019 #55
That's the point of our dilemma. We need to be sharper and harder about our defense of democracy! The Wielding Truth Apr 2019 #101
Breaking laws and taking cheap shots are OK? marble falls Apr 2019 #122
that is not what i said. I talked about following through on a legislative agenda regardless of the TeamPooka Apr 2019 #123
It's having the majority that makes the difference. JohnZSmith Apr 2019 #133
They also win votes because... dajoki Apr 2019 #140
Tell it to Bernie. I am told he is a Democrat. ehrnst Apr 2019 #71
Democracy For America Action Classifies Sanders As A Democrat corbettkroehler Apr 2019 #94
Perhaps you were unclear as to which post I was responding to: ehrnst Apr 2019 #95
Post removed Post removed Apr 2019 #98
Bernie *turned down the Democratic nomination* in VT to run as an Independent ehrnst Apr 2019 #100
He caucuses with the Dems and is a reliable vote in the Senate. 11 Bravo Apr 2019 #106
My point to that poster was that is that no, Sanders is not a Democratic Senator, no matter what ehrnst Apr 2019 #108
We can do both... dajoki Apr 2019 #109
I agree. I will defer to Speaker Pelosi's judgement on next steps. (nt) ehrnst Apr 2019 #111
It wouldn't be DU if somebody didn't find a way to bash a Democrat. RandySF Apr 2019 #105
In this case the best defense is a better offense. olegramps Apr 2019 #139
Maybe you'll lose too. Corgigal Apr 2019 #2
I question the human part??? LakeArenal Apr 2019 #7
Agreed Corgigal Apr 2019 #8
Everybody knows McConnell will block everything; he's very helpful to Dems by repeating that point. lagomorph777 Apr 2019 #29
No fool. He's rallying division, Hortensis Apr 2019 #45
He's also getting revenge on all his "classmates" for correctly pointing out that he looks a turtle. DemocracyMouse Apr 2019 #72
Lol. No doubt. All the sweeter because he wouldn't Hortensis Apr 2019 #96
This is his play to his constituents... thesquanderer Apr 2019 #42
Fr4ench revolution time !!! off with his NON - HUMAN head !!! He's a monster. trueblue2007 Apr 2019 #92
Turtle soup anyone? SergeStorms Apr 2019 #120
Or maybe.. cannabis_flower Apr 2019 #93
A good chance Mitch won't be around to block anything kentuck Apr 2019 #3
And the Russian hackers have him in the 60's. Mr. Evil Apr 2019 #35
Where are the Hackers for Democracy? -nt CrispyQ Apr 2019 #82
Good question. Mr. Evil Apr 2019 #83
I remember Baconator Apr 2019 #135
Useless attention grabbers. we can do it Apr 2019 #138
That's what I'm thinking PatSeg Apr 2019 #50
the fix is in.. mountain grammy Apr 2019 #54
If we MyOwnPeace Apr 2019 #76
Agree. mountain grammy Apr 2019 #110
He blocks everything already, who's he directing this threat at? Kota Apr 2019 #4
+1 ffr Apr 2019 #17
Right! Thekaspervote Apr 2019 #27
He's telling this to the KY voters FakeNoose Apr 2019 #113
Aaand this goes right into the first attack-ad. DetlefK Apr 2019 #5
It BETTER go into the first attack ad! calimary Apr 2019 #18
And not just in Kentucky MurrayDelph Apr 2019 #47
That's exactly how it should read, too pandr32 Apr 2019 #51
Perfect. Not only does it argue for voting HIM out of office, Chemisse Apr 2019 #99
He is saying he will continue to be an asshole NYMinute Apr 2019 #6
He is up for reelection in 2020, I think. Sanity Claws Apr 2019 #9
The remedy is clear dhol82 Apr 2019 #10
Possibly, Amy McGrath or Matt Jones PunkinPi Apr 2019 #14
Good to know dhol82 Apr 2019 #31
I usually don't advocate for this, but... moose65 Apr 2019 #103
I don't think any of them actually want to be a senator from Kentucky. dhol82 Apr 2019 #116
More reason to resist duforsure Apr 2019 #11
So lets make him the Minority leader Soxfan58 Apr 2019 #12
+1 ffr Apr 2019 #19
THAT MyOwnPeace Apr 2019 #114
Gee Mitch, if you and the republicans lose the Senate how would you do that? still_one Apr 2019 #13
It's called the Filibuster. maxsolomon Apr 2019 #57
Nuclear option. Still In Wisconsin Apr 2019 #63
Legit approach. maxsolomon Apr 2019 #65
McConnel already broke the rules. No more filibuster. What is good for the goose is good for the still_one Apr 2019 #67
There is still a Filibuster. maxsolomon Apr 2019 #73
Now all we need to do is elect Democratic Senators Progressive dog Apr 2019 #15
So you're willing to cut off the planet's nose to spite Jill Stein???? hedda_foil Apr 2019 #66
No, I'm not willing to destroy the US economy Progressive dog Apr 2019 #141
in other words, to hell with America. :( Kurt V. Apr 2019 #16
he really hates helping anyone put his paymasters RT Atlanta Apr 2019 #20
When did Republicans stop obstructing Democrats? watoos Apr 2019 #21
OK, then, Mitch. We'll elect a majority in the Senate, too. MineralMan Apr 2019 #22
His same old lettuce ration is getting a bit wilted... FailureToCommunicate Apr 2019 #23
What an asshole patphil Apr 2019 #24
Hey Yertle, senators can be impeached, too. n/t geardaddy Apr 2019 #25
Ok bigmouth Butterflylady Apr 2019 #26
So good ol' Mitchie McTurtle spartan61 Apr 2019 #28
So he threatens to keep doing what he has been doing all along. iscooterliberally Apr 2019 #30
we need to target Kentucky handmade34 Apr 2019 #32
Actually, it worked out great for him. trev Apr 2019 #33
What makes this chucklehead ellie Apr 2019 #34
If this is on tape it will be a great opposition commercial against him in 2020 kimbutgar Apr 2019 #36
So I guess this shithead is confirming he'll be running for another term. BlueStater Apr 2019 #37
That ought to be illegal FiveGoodMen Apr 2019 #38
This wasn't obvious with Merrick Garland? GOTV or we will live with the consequences. 33taw Apr 2019 #39
We know that, from experience. He doesn't have to say it. Truck on, Democrats! Truck on! nt Honeycombe8 Apr 2019 #40
The Green New Deal could be a real benefit to rural and smaller communities. Lonestarblue Apr 2019 #41
What a surprise. ooky Apr 2019 #43
the Senate democrats when they retake the Senate in 2020 could do the nuclear option beachbum bob Apr 2019 #44
"Would 40 GOP senators support a complete blockade of Senate business?" You must be kidding! hedda_foil Apr 2019 #69
actually, they really can't stop appointments, McConnel already pulled that now, as for legislation beachbum bob Apr 2019 #80
He should run his re-election campaign on that. Turbineguy Apr 2019 #46
He will, in essence. maxsolomon Apr 2019 #60
Hopefully, he will be trying to block Bubba from louis-t Apr 2019 #48
Wait, you're calling for McConnell to be Prison Raped? maxsolomon Apr 2019 #64
In other words, It's Tuesday. Tiggeroshii Apr 2019 #49
Trump's lap dog Mitch... BlueJac Apr 2019 #52
You don't give him enough credit maxsolomon Apr 2019 #75
If. n/t Harker Apr 2019 #56
He'd do it anyway wryter2000 Apr 2019 #61
I'd like to play that quote for every single Democrat who touts the virtues of bipartisanship. Still In Wisconsin Apr 2019 #62
So.... charliea Apr 2019 #68
The Ping May should go down - with Bitchy Mitchy in it. sandensea Apr 2019 #70
and the sun still rises in the east.. stillcool Apr 2019 #74
What one great campaign ad this will be for his INdemo Apr 2019 #77
The party has no interest in democratic governance. Thunderbeast Apr 2019 #78
He needs to be tied in with Putin and Russia. LiberalFighter Apr 2019 #79
Someone's getting a little testy. :D C Moon Apr 2019 #81
McConnell should be sitting on a curb after 2020 election. Rene Apr 2019 #84
I'm sure if our candidate is a bi-partisany type shanny Apr 2019 #85
Re-election SMoss Apr 2019 #86
isn't there anyone of a high profile that can challenge this POS? RussBLib Apr 2019 #87
Try the salmon mousse, Mitch. n/t Harker Apr 2019 #88
There's no sense in yelling at Mitch over this, politics is what it is. Tarc Apr 2019 #89
Mitch McConnell should think about gldstwmn Apr 2019 #91
Since he'll be in the minority, he can't do shit! MoonRiver Apr 2019 #97
What else is new? BeyondGeography Apr 2019 #102
Mitch just made it easier to defeat him. ElementaryPenguin Apr 2019 #115
How is that different than what he already does? Bettie Apr 2019 #117
Then we must make sure your ass is GONE. nt Ferrets are Cool Apr 2019 #118
This depends on Republicans still being the majority in the Senate. Shoonra Apr 2019 #119
What? A new strategy from McConnell? Wow - very impressive. Firestorm49 Apr 2019 #121
Once a traitor always a traitor...................right Moscow Mitch turbinetree Apr 2019 #124
I prefer Cocaine Mitch...and Blankenship's unhinged ads Moostache Apr 2019 #128
Hopefully this mother fucker will drop dead Horse with no Name Apr 2019 #125
How is this different radical noodle Apr 2019 #126
I think I'm having a dejavu all over again. Mitch, you tried that once. We're on to you now. Nitram Apr 2019 #127
kentucky sucks orleans Apr 2019 #129
Ditch Mitch Campaign Linda Ed Apr 2019 #130
What else is new under the sun?? Rhiannon12866 Apr 2019 #131
McTurtle is going to be too busy... JohnZSmith Apr 2019 #132
It's clear McConnell doesn't care anything about his COUNTRY . raccoon Apr 2019 #136
Moscow Mitch duforsure Apr 2019 #137
 

manor321

(3,344 posts)
1. Republicans have a backbone
Tue Apr 23, 2019, 10:27 AM
Apr 2019

It's time for Democrats to stand up and fulfill their oath by holding impeachment hearings. Force every Republican to vote to defend Trump's behavior!

Eliot Rosewater

(31,242 posts)
53. NO they do NOT have backbones, they are TRAITORS for FUCK SAKE
Tue Apr 23, 2019, 12:14 PM
Apr 2019

I cant fucking BELIEVE i am reading on this site that cons have backbones and dems dont

wow

 

manor321

(3,344 posts)
58. Republicans are traitors and they have a backbone
Tue Apr 23, 2019, 12:32 PM
Apr 2019

I'm not saying Democrats have no backbone. Many are fighting for impeachment.

However, what did the Democratic party actually do when McConnell refused to have a vote on Garland? They did nothing substantial and allowed everyone to move on. The vast majority of Americans literally had no idea it was even happening.

We can't allow the public to move on from the Mueller report. Democrats would be violating their oath.

corbettkroehler

(1,898 posts)
90. I Wish You Were Wrong
Tue Apr 23, 2019, 01:29 PM
Apr 2019

All we have to do is look at the way McConnell ran the caucus in 2009 and 2010 versus the way Schumer runs the opposition today. The difference is like night and day.

McConnell is far more effective in advancing the will of the Republican base in the Senate and his effectiveness grew by leaps and bounds once he returned as Majority Leader.

Merrick Garland, anyone?

mahina

(17,927 posts)
107. No, they just give their base enough to keep them hungry. They serve the 1%, a wholly different cons
Tue Apr 23, 2019, 02:28 PM
Apr 2019

Tax cuts for billionaires, deregulation and free money for the destroyers if the earth is their real work.

So they lie all day.
I don’t know what has cowed the entire party and basically corrupted them to this point. Maybe you do. I’m all ears. I suspect it’s a combination of whipping up the rabid trump Idiocracy audience, some blackmail, and heaps of money.

We aren’t playing the same game. Since most of our people are actually trying to solve problems and represent their constituents in this corrupt system they have a much harder job and it’s never going to look unified. We do the people’s work.

marble falls

(58,665 posts)
104. That didn't take backbone, that only took greed and self-interest. Surely you don't think ...
Tue Apr 23, 2019, 02:22 PM
Apr 2019

they have a principled stand???

Baconator

(1,459 posts)
134. That's not what he said...
Wed Apr 24, 2019, 04:04 AM
Apr 2019

The point is that McConnell realized a long time ago that literally anything that stops short of blatant and overt illegality is fair game. He's not in this for the greater good of the US. He's in it for himself and in turn the party that he represents as a means to that power.

That's it... period...

Principles don't come into it.

TeamPooka

(24,441 posts)
55. Democrats need to fight Republicans the way Republicans fight Democrats. Just do it.
Tue Apr 23, 2019, 12:15 PM
Apr 2019

Just do what you believe and stand for, regardless of political fallout because you will be honored for fighting for the right thing by your base.

The Wielding Truth

(11,415 posts)
101. That's the point of our dilemma. We need to be sharper and harder about our defense of democracy!
Tue Apr 23, 2019, 02:15 PM
Apr 2019


We need to use our "KICK"!

TeamPooka

(24,441 posts)
123. that is not what i said. I talked about following through on a legislative agenda regardless of the
Tue Apr 23, 2019, 10:10 PM
Apr 2019

opposition.
and framing it to the public in that way.
but thanks for trying to put words in my mouth.
it's rude though, don't do it again.

 

JohnZSmith

(33 posts)
133. It's having the majority that makes the difference.
Wed Apr 24, 2019, 03:11 AM
Apr 2019

Republicans win votes because they have the majority in the Senate, not because they fight dirtier.

It makes zero sense for liberals to repeatedly not bother to show up to support their own candidates and then whine that their leaders don't win votes with a minority. It's an infantile fantasy to want elected leaders to behave like professional wrestlers.

dajoki

(10,678 posts)
140. They also win votes because...
Wed Apr 24, 2019, 10:30 AM
Apr 2019

they have rigged the system with gerrymandering, voter suppression, stacking the courts with unqualified and outright partisan hack judges, etc., etc., etc.

 

ehrnst

(32,640 posts)
71. Tell it to Bernie. I am told he is a Democrat.
Tue Apr 23, 2019, 12:45 PM
Apr 2019
Sanders, one of Trump’s most vocal critics among the Democratic presidential candidates, said he worried that pursuing impeachment would undercut Democrats’ chances of beating him at the ballot box.

“If for the next year and half all Congress is talking about is Trump, Trump, Trump” rather than issues like healthcare and the minimum wage, he said, “I worry that works for Trump’s advantage.

Sanders also put himself in rare disagreement with Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, a 2020 campaign rival who shares most of his progressive views. She was the first major candidate to call for Trump’s impeachment last week after the release of the Mueller report.”


https://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-2020-democratic-candidates-new-hampshire-town-hall-20190422-story.html

corbettkroehler

(1,898 posts)
94. Democracy For America Action Classifies Sanders As A Democrat
Tue Apr 23, 2019, 01:33 PM
Apr 2019

and its members cast more than 94,000 votes naming him the front-runner once again.

http://poll.democracyforamerica.com/results

 

ehrnst

(32,640 posts)
95. Perhaps you were unclear as to which post I was responding to:
Tue Apr 23, 2019, 01:50 PM
Apr 2019

Last edited Tue Apr 23, 2019, 02:21 PM - Edit history (1)

It was this one:



Do you agree with this post that Bernie needs to stand with Democrats on this issue?

But as to your tangent:

The only time Sanders is a Democrat is when he is campaigning for POTUS. The rest of the time, he represents Vermont and votes in the Senate as an Independent.

You may discuss this with his staff if you disagree. This is his listing on Senate.gov.



https://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm




Response to ehrnst (Reply #95)

 

ehrnst

(32,640 posts)
100. Bernie *turned down the Democratic nomination* in VT to run as an Independent
Tue Apr 23, 2019, 02:10 PM
Apr 2019

They elected him as an Independent, and that's how he votes in the Senate. He does not serve in the Senate as a Democrat.

Do you know something that the voters in Vermont and the Senate recordkeepers don't?

11 Bravo

(23,942 posts)
106. He caucuses with the Dems and is a reliable vote in the Senate.
Tue Apr 23, 2019, 02:28 PM
Apr 2019

And no, he's not my preferred candidate.

 

ehrnst

(32,640 posts)
108. My point to that poster was that is that no, Sanders is not a Democratic Senator, no matter what
Tue Apr 23, 2019, 02:35 PM
Apr 2019

Democracy for America says. He is only a Democrat on the POTUS campaign trail - he is an Independent Senator.

The post, which has since been hidden talked about how he was a Democratic nominee for Vermont, so that made him a Democratic Senator, and I reminded them that he turned that nomiation down and ran as an Independent.

My response to this post:

https://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=12040565

was to people who consider him to be a Democrat if they feel this call to Democrats includes Sanders, who is not in favor of impeachment.

olegramps

(8,200 posts)
139. In this case the best defense is a better offense.
Wed Apr 24, 2019, 10:20 AM
Apr 2019

The Democrats need to adopt the tactics of that have been employed by the Republicans. Mainly, attack them as being enemies of the democracy. Repeat the message over and over that they are guilty of attempting to rob us of our freedoms by attempting to create a dictatorship. Attack them as being the enemies of Jesus for their attack on their attacks on working class and poor. Paint them as the party of lawlessness who have given us the most unlawful administrations dating from Nixon, Reagan, Bush and now the supreme lawless Trump. These administrations has seen numerous people indicted for crimes and many sent to prison. Their candidates for any office should be attack daily and condemned as supporters of tyranny. Condemn them as evil un-American, anti-Christian, enemies.











lagomorph777

(30,613 posts)
29. Everybody knows McConnell will block everything; he's very helpful to Dems by repeating that point.
Tue Apr 23, 2019, 11:26 AM
Apr 2019

What a fool. He's killing his majority and possibly his own seat.

Hortensis

(58,785 posts)
45. No fool. He's rallying division,
Tue Apr 23, 2019, 11:43 AM
Apr 2019

for the purpose of serving the ultrawealthy powers he’s thrown in his lot with. Everyone who knows McConnell says he is a power seeker not an ideologue. Personal power in itself is his big end.

The clear, inevitable end goal is to depower us, not just Democrats, all voters. Until they do that, we can not just constantly thwart their wishes but destroy them. It is about arrogance, greed and constant existential threat for them.

Hortensis

(58,785 posts)
96. Lol. No doubt. All the sweeter because he wouldn't
Tue Apr 23, 2019, 01:51 PM
Apr 2019

dream of exchanging his Chinese billionaire's daughter for the prom queen he fantasized about rescuing from some jock hoodlum.

thesquanderer

(12,047 posts)
42. This is his play to his constituents...
Tue Apr 23, 2019, 11:38 AM
Apr 2019

...to make sure they still vote for him even if they end up not voting for Trump.

SergeStorms

(19,217 posts)
120. Turtle soup anyone?
Tue Apr 23, 2019, 08:44 PM
Apr 2019

I've had deep fried snapping turtle before, and it was delicious. Then again I guess just about anything deep fried doesn't taste too bad.

kentuck

(111,239 posts)
3. A good chance Mitch won't be around to block anything
Tue Apr 23, 2019, 10:29 AM
Apr 2019

From what I read, his approval ratings are in the 30's...

Mr. Evil

(2,893 posts)
83. Good question.
Tue Apr 23, 2019, 01:06 PM
Apr 2019

'Anonymous,' remember them? They seem to have disappeared into the oblivion of anonymity.

PatSeg

(48,385 posts)
50. That's what I'm thinking
Tue Apr 23, 2019, 12:12 PM
Apr 2019

If he faces a good Democratic opponent, he might need to cheat to win. Meanwhile, blocking anything Dems try to do is nothing new for Mitch. He did that to Obama from day one. He is one of the worst things that has happened to our democracy in the 21st century.

mountain grammy

(26,772 posts)
54. the fix is in..
Tue Apr 23, 2019, 12:15 PM
Apr 2019

in Kentucky, right kentuck? That's how I see it. He's positive he'll still be majority leader. What's up with that? Is there any hope at all for unseating this monster?

MyOwnPeace

(16,987 posts)
76. If we
Tue Apr 23, 2019, 12:50 PM
Apr 2019

do the work we need to do (GET OUT THE VOTE!) even if he wins his own seat he would be a part of the minority party - still able to do his slimy shit, but possibly to no avail.
GAWD, I HATE HIM!

FakeNoose

(33,409 posts)
113. He's telling this to the KY voters
Tue Apr 23, 2019, 03:48 PM
Apr 2019

... because he wants to be re-elected. There are a few Democrats left in Kentucky, I'm told. Let's hope the worthy Democratic opponent can rustle up enough votes next year to send ol' Moscow Mitch into retirement.

DetlefK

(16,423 posts)
5. Aaand this goes right into the first attack-ad.
Tue Apr 23, 2019, 10:29 AM
Apr 2019

"Mitch McConnell, the face of obstructionism. He's the reason the government can't get anything done right."

calimary

(81,972 posts)
18. It BETTER go into the first attack ad!
Tue Apr 23, 2019, 11:09 AM
Apr 2019

And the second.

And the third.

And the fourth.

And the fifth.

And you get the idea. Our side damn well better weaponize this, BIGTIME.

Fuck you Mitch. Btw, who owns YOUR ass, Mitch? One of Vlad’s pals?

https://www.democraticunderground.com/100211657130

MurrayDelph

(5,333 posts)
47. And not just in Kentucky
Tue Apr 23, 2019, 11:47 AM
Apr 2019

Every single Republican running for Senate needs to be marked with Mitch as the albatross around their necks.

He can't be Majority Leader if he's in the minority.

And the ad should include the footage of him bragging "I'm the one who decides what gets voted on."

Chemisse

(30,845 posts)
99. Perfect. Not only does it argue for voting HIM out of office,
Tue Apr 23, 2019, 02:03 PM
Apr 2019

But it is a convincing reason to vote against ANY GOP Senate candidate, in order to deprive him the majority needed for him to continue to obstruct.

Sanity Claws

(21,887 posts)
9. He is up for reelection in 2020, I think.
Tue Apr 23, 2019, 10:32 AM
Apr 2019

The Democratic candidate should shout this over and over again. Get the fucker out of there!

moose65

(3,179 posts)
103. I usually don't advocate for this, but...
Tue Apr 23, 2019, 02:21 PM
Apr 2019

I generally don't like it when celebrities run for office, but in this case I think I'd make an exception. Isn't George Clooney from Kentucky? Ashley Judd? Johnny Depp?? Tom Cruise? Maybe a celebrity would put the so-called fear of God into McConnell!

dhol82

(9,369 posts)
116. I don't think any of them actually want to be a senator from Kentucky.
Tue Apr 23, 2019, 05:00 PM
Apr 2019

Maybe Ashley Judd, but I wouldn’t bet the farm on it.

MyOwnPeace

(16,987 posts)
114. THAT
Tue Apr 23, 2019, 04:02 PM
Apr 2019

is the insurance policy to work on. We may not be able to win Kentucky (nice if we could though) but if we win enough Senate seats he is NOT the majority leader.
Great place to start!

maxsolomon

(33,620 posts)
57. It's called the Filibuster.
Tue Apr 23, 2019, 12:28 PM
Apr 2019

See: Obama's 2 terms in office.

He'll block and obstruct until he's dead. KY doesn't have enough Democratic voters to toss him in 2020.

still_one

(92,738 posts)
67. McConnel already broke the rules. No more filibuster. What is good for the goose is good for the
Tue Apr 23, 2019, 12:41 PM
Apr 2019

Gander

maxsolomon

(33,620 posts)
73. There is still a Filibuster.
Tue Apr 23, 2019, 12:48 PM
Apr 2019

Reid removed it for Judiciary nominations, in response to McConnell's obstruction. Which was what McConnell was trying to bait him into doing.

McConnell is good at this. Destroying the remainder of the Filibuster is probably only the way to circumvent his obstruction if the GOP is back in the Minority where they belong.

Comity is dead. Regular order is dead.

Progressive dog

(6,944 posts)
15. Now all we need to do is elect Democratic Senators
Tue Apr 23, 2019, 10:59 AM
Apr 2019

and a Democratic President. If we can't accomplish that, it might be a sign that McConnell is doing what the voters want. The "Green New Deal" failed in this Senate with no yes votes. In fact, McConnell put it to a vote and dared Democratic Senators to support it.
As a Democrat who does vote, support for the "Green New Deal" is something that might persuade me not to vote for a candidate.
From Wikipedia

Since 2006 the Green New Deal has been included in the platforms of multiple Green party candidates, such as Howie Hawkins gubernatorial campaigns in 2010, 2014, and 2018, and Jill Stein's 2012 and 2016 presidential campaigns.[22]

hedda_foil

(16,396 posts)
66. So you're willing to cut off the planet's nose to spite Jill Stein????
Tue Apr 23, 2019, 12:40 PM
Apr 2019

The Green New Deal is a list of related agenda items. It is not not a fully fleshed out set of policies to build on that agenda. That's up to a Democratic president and Congress. I assume you believe that Earth's climate is in immediate deadly peril if progress toward zero emissions is not begun immediately. If that's not the case, please advise.

RT Atlanta

(2,517 posts)
20. he really hates helping anyone put his paymasters
Tue Apr 23, 2019, 11:10 AM
Apr 2019

KY can do better than sending that SOB back to congress.

MineralMan

(146,409 posts)
22. OK, then, Mitch. We'll elect a majority in the Senate, too.
Tue Apr 23, 2019, 11:14 AM
Apr 2019

How will it feel? When you're on your own? With no direction home?

It will feel like you're a rolling stone...

Butterflylady

(3,589 posts)
26. Ok bigmouth
Tue Apr 23, 2019, 11:23 AM
Apr 2019

McConnell, you said you were going to make Obama a one term president, how'd that work out for you.

spartan61

(2,091 posts)
28. So good ol' Mitchie McTurtle
Tue Apr 23, 2019, 11:26 AM
Apr 2019

is planning a repeat performance of the way he treated President Obama for 8years. OUT with this sicko senator!

iscooterliberally

(2,890 posts)
30. So he threatens to keep doing what he has been doing all along.
Tue Apr 23, 2019, 11:26 AM
Apr 2019

I have a feeling that as the house moves forward with its investigations Mitch is going to need to 'duck and cover' if you know what I mean. He should do the country a favor and resign and go back to Kentucky.

handmade34

(22,760 posts)
32. we need to target Kentucky
Tue Apr 23, 2019, 11:28 AM
Apr 2019

hard for 2020

McConnell is large part why the Country is in such disarray

trev

(1,480 posts)
33. Actually, it worked out great for him.
Tue Apr 23, 2019, 11:31 AM
Apr 2019

He obstructed everything. That's why Trump was able to appoint two SCOTUS justices.

I've never been confident we can take the Senate. What's needed is for someone to defeat him. But I'm betting Republicans love him.

kimbutgar

(21,468 posts)
36. If this is on tape it will be a great opposition commercial against him in 2020
Tue Apr 23, 2019, 11:33 AM
Apr 2019

His opponent needs to use it to show that nothing gets done to help the American people because McConnell is an obstructionist. Raise social security payments NO, MedicAre for all No rebuild the infrastructure No because Mitch says NO! I can just see the ad being run all over the media inKentucky and the billboards Mitch says NO!

Voters let’s say No to Mitch being re elected in 2020!

BlueStater

(7,596 posts)
37. So I guess this shithead is confirming he'll be running for another term.
Tue Apr 23, 2019, 11:34 AM
Apr 2019

Let's boot his ass out of office. It's Kentucky, but he's not popular there and he's running in a presidential election year when turnout will be higher.

Lonestarblue

(10,481 posts)
41. The Green New Deal could be a real benefit to rural and smaller communities.
Tue Apr 23, 2019, 11:38 AM
Apr 2019

The federal government spends around $26 billion per year on subsidies to prop up the fossil fuel industry. If those subsidies were taken away from fossil fuel companies, which are already highly profitable without them, and used to prop up alternative energy companies that agree to locate in less urban communities, jobs would be created in areas that are suffering now. For example, you can locate a solar panel or wind turbine manufacturer anywhere, but if you work in the oil or gas industry, you have to move to where those resources are located. Out-of-work miners could have good jobs without having to move. Those companies and jobs bring in more tax revenue for the community, which also helps to maintain healthcare options. Rural hospitals have been closing at an alarming rate because there is not enough money to keep them operating (at least at the profit levels their mostly corporate owners demand).

Democratic candidates really need to show how the Green New Deal could benefit rural communities with jobs and more prosperity and without increased taxes simply by stopping the needless subsidies of fossil fuel companies and using that money to subsidize alternative energy.

 

beachbum bob

(10,437 posts)
44. the Senate democrats when they retake the Senate in 2020 could do the nuclear option
Tue Apr 23, 2019, 11:39 AM
Apr 2019

on reducing the filibuster to its CORE use of having to maintain CONSTANT 24/7 speaking by ONE senator...lets see how long any filibuster would last with McConnel's threat. Besides, what if McConnel isn't in the Senate or not the minority leader? Would 40 GOP senators support a complete blockade of Senate business?

hedda_foil

(16,396 posts)
69. "Would 40 GOP senators support a complete blockade of Senate business?" You must be kidding!
Tue Apr 23, 2019, 12:44 PM
Apr 2019

Of course they would if it stopped Democrats from making appointments and passing our legislative initiatives into law.

 

beachbum bob

(10,437 posts)
80. actually, they really can't stop appointments, McConnel already pulled that now, as for legislation
Tue Apr 23, 2019, 01:02 PM
Apr 2019

as many GOP senators are up for re-election in 2022 that are at risk as in in 2020, the democrats could win a 67 seat majority if GOP screws up.

Turbineguy

(37,547 posts)
46. He should run his re-election campaign on that.
Tue Apr 23, 2019, 11:45 AM
Apr 2019

"You elect me, you pay me, I do nothing!"

(OK, he'll do tax cuts for the rich and suck up to Putin)

maxsolomon

(33,620 posts)
60. He will, in essence.
Tue Apr 23, 2019, 12:33 PM
Apr 2019

"If you re-elect me (for the 6th time), I will continue to stop the Liberals from giving America away to the Blacks and Browns no matter what the Northeast and West Coast want."

That message plays well in the South, and has for 154 years.

maxsolomon

(33,620 posts)
64. Wait, you're calling for McConnell to be Prison Raped?
Tue Apr 23, 2019, 12:38 PM
Apr 2019

Hilarious. Prison Rape is just hilarious.

McConnell will die in his own bed in about 5-10 years, probably still serving in the Senate, and will be feted with a State Funeral like McCain was. He'll never face any consequences for his actions, least of all an extrajudicial sexual assault, and you know it.

 

Tiggeroshii

(11,088 posts)
49. In other words, It's Tuesday.
Tue Apr 23, 2019, 12:06 PM
Apr 2019

Let's save him from that burden and relieve his party from control of the Senate.

maxsolomon

(33,620 posts)
75. You don't give him enough credit
Tue Apr 23, 2019, 12:50 PM
Apr 2019

He's getting everything he wants, and he barely says a word to support President Asshole.

No need to oppose Trump as they want the same things.

 

Still In Wisconsin

(4,450 posts)
62. I'd like to play that quote for every single Democrat who touts the virtues of bipartisanship.
Tue Apr 23, 2019, 12:36 PM
Apr 2019

Forget working with the Republicans. We must destroy them.

charliea

(264 posts)
68. So....
Tue Apr 23, 2019, 12:43 PM
Apr 2019

He thinks he'll be in the Senate after 2020. I hope that's as delusional as I think it should be.

stillcool

(32,626 posts)
74. and the sun still rises in the east..
Tue Apr 23, 2019, 12:48 PM
Apr 2019

Mitch McConnell is why state elections are so very important. If people took all the passion they have invested in electing one person, and diverted it to all the individuals who represent them, we would not be in Trump-land. The last election cycle someone told me that the election of a President was the most important election, because they 'set the tone'. Trump has certainly done that, but he could not have done anything without the full support of the majority Republican party.

SMoss

(112 posts)
86. Re-election
Tue Apr 23, 2019, 01:15 PM
Apr 2019

McTurtle and tRump could get re-elected. The Ruskies hacked the voting systems of many states. I personally think that it is too convenient the tRump won by 75, 000 or so votes over 3 states and just enough not to trip automatic recounts. Easy to rig vote counting in KY. McTurtle got millions for his last campaign from the Russians through 2 Russian owned US companies.

RussBLib

(9,117 posts)
87. isn't there anyone of a high profile that can challenge this POS?
Tue Apr 23, 2019, 01:16 PM
Apr 2019

Kentucky has a lot of Democrats living there. Anyone?

Tarc

(10,479 posts)
89. There's no sense in yelling at Mitch over this, politics is what it is.
Tue Apr 23, 2019, 01:18 PM
Apr 2019

What we do is bring this to the voters and say "this is the reason you need to vote for the D's in 2020.

Bettie

(16,231 posts)
117. How is that different than what he already does?
Tue Apr 23, 2019, 05:17 PM
Apr 2019

Seriously, how is it any different.

He's garbage and he'll continue to be garbage. Oh NO! Mitch, say it isn't so!

Shoonra

(525 posts)
119. This depends on Republicans still being the majority in the Senate.
Tue Apr 23, 2019, 08:14 PM
Apr 2019

McConnell qualifies his threat with "If I'm still majority leader". To be the majority leader he won't be "the last man standing" - he must have at least 50 Senators standing behind him. If the Dems can advance a dozen or so seats, Moscow Mitch will become Minority Leader and can block very little.

Moostache

(9,919 posts)
128. I prefer Cocaine Mitch...and Blankenship's unhinged ads
Tue Apr 23, 2019, 11:10 PM
Apr 2019


There was another one where the racist Blankenship went after "Mitch's China family" or something like that...

Nitram

(23,390 posts)
127. I think I'm having a dejavu all over again. Mitch, you tried that once. We're on to you now.
Tue Apr 23, 2019, 10:49 PM
Apr 2019

The American people are on to you now. Soon you will have no place but your shell to hide.

orleans

(34,196 posts)
129. kentucky sucks
Tue Apr 23, 2019, 11:33 PM
Apr 2019

if they'd stop electing that prick they might not suck as much and be a lot better off.

Linda Ed

(494 posts)
130. Ditch Mitch Campaign
Wed Apr 24, 2019, 12:12 AM
Apr 2019

“There is incredible grassroots energy for Amy McGrath to run against Mitch McConnell,” said Ryan Aquilina, executive director of the Ditch Mitch Fund. “We had one of our best days ever in terms of fundraising, and that proves in no uncertain terms just how much appetite there is for Amy to run and to defeat Mitch McConnell.”

National Democrats have been aggressively courting McGrath to run for the seat, but her team has not said whether she has made a decision. A call to her campaign headquarters was not immediately returned Tuesday.

McGrath’s House campaign attracted national attention with a viral web video introducing her candidacy. She won the Democratic primary by beating Lexington Mayor Jim Gray, whom national Democrats had recruited to run against her. She was only 3 points behind Andy Barr...

I believe many people would send Amy McGrath campaign funds ,,,she is awesome! I would donate..and I am not in her state..

Rhiannon12866

(209,216 posts)
131. What else is new under the sun??
Wed Apr 24, 2019, 02:07 AM
Apr 2019

And this is why it's imperative that we take back the Senate as well. He's impeded our government and stopped progress for far too long. I often think of how much more President Obama, the smartest guy in any room, could have accomplished if not for this stubborn sorehead standing in his way - and this country's!

 

JohnZSmith

(33 posts)
132. McTurtle is going to be too busy...
Wed Apr 24, 2019, 03:04 AM
Apr 2019

...trying to stay out of prison to carry out his laughable threat.

raccoon

(31,176 posts)
136. It's clear McConnell doesn't care anything about his COUNTRY .
Wed Apr 24, 2019, 06:28 AM
Apr 2019

The hatefulness is strong in this one.

duforsure

(11,885 posts)
137. Moscow Mitch
Wed Apr 24, 2019, 07:02 AM
Apr 2019

Showing nothing but contempt for America, its people, and OUR Democracy. Not surprised he and trump are on the same page with putin, and against the rule of law and its destruction now. His being held accountable for his crimes will be another clear act of making American Justice system believed again,and with the trumps too. Criminals have no place in OUR government.

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