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Sun Aug 25, 2019, 12:21 PM

Mitch McConnell is a Russian Asset.

This doesnít mean heís a spy, but neither is it a flip accusation. Russia attacked our country in 2016. It is attacking us today. Its attacks will intensify in 2020. Yet each time we try to raise our defenses to repel the attack, McConnell, the Senate majority leader, blocks us from defending ourselves.

Letís call this what it is: unpatriotic. The Kentucky Republican is, arguably more than any other American, doing Russian President Vladimir Putinís bidding.



https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/mitch-mcconnell-is-a-russian-asset/2019/07/26/02cf3510-afbc-11e9-a0c9-6d2d7818f3da_story.html#click=https://t.co/KuAIjV8bmv

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Reply Mitch McConnell is a Russian Asset. (Original post)
onecaliberal Aug 2019 OP
malaise Aug 2019 #1
iamthebandfanman Aug 2019 #18
malaise Aug 2019 #22
volstork Aug 2019 #2
onecaliberal Aug 2019 #3
triron Aug 2019 #5
uponit7771 Aug 2019 #42
Kid Berwyn Aug 2019 #4
SunSeeker Aug 2019 #6
Pepsidog Aug 2019 #7
bucolic_frolic Aug 2019 #8
FM123 Aug 2019 #10
Salviati Aug 2019 #11
certainot Aug 2019 #40
czarjak Aug 2019 #9
sandensea Aug 2019 #12
onecaliberal Aug 2019 #13
sandensea Aug 2019 #23
Evolve Dammit Aug 2019 #24
onecaliberal Aug 2019 #29
Evolve Dammit Aug 2019 #46
onecaliberal Aug 2019 #49
Evolve Dammit Aug 2019 #51
onecaliberal Aug 2019 #52
Hortensis Aug 2019 #28
sandensea Aug 2019 #31
Hortensis Aug 2019 #32
sandensea Aug 2019 #33
PatrickforO Aug 2019 #14
onecaliberal Aug 2019 #39
47of74 Aug 2019 #15
paleotn Aug 2019 #16
onecaliberal Aug 2019 #17
ElementaryPenguin Aug 2019 #43
smirkymonkey Aug 2019 #19
Ferrets are Cool Aug 2019 #20
onecaliberal Aug 2019 #21
Evolve Dammit Aug 2019 #27
hughee99 Aug 2019 #38
GoCubsGo Aug 2019 #25
bdamomma Aug 2019 #48
Hortensis Aug 2019 #26
samplegirl Aug 2019 #30
Perseus Aug 2019 #37
PandoraAwakened Aug 2019 #34
Mc Mike Aug 2019 #35
Perseus Aug 2019 #36
sprinkleeninow Aug 2019 #41
Eyeball_Kid Aug 2019 #44
onecaliberal Aug 2019 #45
bdamomma Aug 2019 #47
ck4829 Aug 2019 #50

Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Sun Aug 25, 2019, 12:32 PM

1. Get thee to the greatest page

to expose MoscowMitch

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Response to malaise (Reply #1)

Sun Aug 25, 2019, 02:14 PM

18. can i just say...

you know, for as long as ive been around DU and seen you around for all these years...
that damn fake bug gif got me again just now. darn you. lol

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Response to iamthebandfanman (Reply #18)

Sun Aug 25, 2019, 02:42 PM

22. hahahahha

Lil bug has a history - protest

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Sun Aug 25, 2019, 12:35 PM

2. The "tell" for me

was his refusal to allow hearings for Garland. He knew the fix was in.

It's TREASON.

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Response to volstork (Reply #2)

Sun Aug 25, 2019, 12:42 PM

3. Agree. They've done nothing but protect and consolidate

Their ability to cheat, lie, and steal another election.

The House has passed more than 100 pieces of legislation to help Americans, that no neck piece of shit has the balls to call himself the grim reaper. People are too stupid to believe him.

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Response to volstork (Reply #2)

Sun Aug 25, 2019, 01:02 PM

5. Yes NOT just 'unpatriotic'!

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Response to volstork (Reply #2)

Mon Aug 26, 2019, 05:52 AM

42. +1

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Sun Aug 25, 2019, 12:49 PM

4. They don't call him "Moscow Mitch" for nothing.

The traitor earns it.

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Sun Aug 25, 2019, 01:05 PM

6. Excellent piece by Dana Milbank. nt

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Sun Aug 25, 2019, 01:08 PM

7. He is as are many Republicans.

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Sun Aug 25, 2019, 01:10 PM

8. (R) Russia Party

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #8)

Sun Aug 25, 2019, 01:19 PM

10. Exactly!

Why don't they just be honest and call themselves Russpublicans.....

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #8)

Sun Aug 25, 2019, 01:22 PM

11. mitch mconnell (Я - Moscow)

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #8)

Sun Aug 25, 2019, 09:41 PM

40. tea party was evidence of russian ability to manipulate republican talk radio a decade ago

as goes talk radio so goes the GOP

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Sun Aug 25, 2019, 01:18 PM

9. He just loves a good game of...

Whack-a-Mole!

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Sun Aug 25, 2019, 01:26 PM

12. Soviet Moskvitch:



Russian Moskmitch:

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Response to sandensea (Reply #12)

Sun Aug 25, 2019, 01:36 PM

13. Why doesnt the media ask all those in the congress making millions where its coming from?

Tell the America people who owns these rat bastards.

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Response to onecaliberal (Reply #13)

Sun Aug 25, 2019, 03:14 PM

23. Good question - all the more so given the source (suspected narco Jimmy Chao)

Perhaps the conglomerates than own most media these days don't want it exposed, as they may often be at least a little complicit themselves.

That's another difference between us and most of the rest of the developed world (even some developing countries):

In many other countries, any public official found to be living unusually well for his/her salary, family circumstances, or other easily explained gains (like a successful book, speaking fees, etc.), is promptly subjected to media scrutiny - and possibly formal inquires as well.

Even excessive speaking fees are frowned on in many other places, as they can easily be turned into back-door bribery (I "speak" to Acme Petroleum for $200,000 - and, lo and behold, a month later that pesky bill Acme wanted gets passed).

Such "coincidences" usually become major scandals elsewhere - whether or not there was corrupt intent.

Here, it's bidness as usual.

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Response to onecaliberal (Reply #13)

Sun Aug 25, 2019, 03:15 PM

24. Great question. Let's see where the NRA funneled Russian money went (Rachel?)

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Response to Evolve Dammit (Reply #24)

Sun Aug 25, 2019, 03:26 PM

29. The NRA gave dumpco at least 32 million in 2016. They also donated to most republicans.

They funneled money from Russian oligarchs through the NRA to republicans. Thanks to Citizens united this is basically legal.

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Response to onecaliberal (Reply #29)

Mon Aug 26, 2019, 07:27 PM

46. Thanks. I didn't know that. It still should be called out, specifying names and amounts?

Not sure how hard that would be? I imagine they covered their tracks well.

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Response to Evolve Dammit (Reply #46)

Mon Aug 26, 2019, 07:53 PM

49. They have to report fundraising totals on fundraising disclosure forms.

They didnít try to hide what the NRA gave republicans.

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Response to onecaliberal (Reply #49)

Tue Aug 27, 2019, 03:44 PM

51. If it comes from Russians via NRA, isn't that a huge problem? If not, it sure should be.

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Response to Evolve Dammit (Reply #51)

Tue Aug 27, 2019, 07:46 PM

52. Yes of course it should be intolerable. Thanks to citizens united and superpac's

Itís basically legal.

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Response to sandensea (Reply #12)

Sun Aug 25, 2019, 03:25 PM

28. Moscow Mitch has been Chinese business's man in DC for over 30 years,

a relationship cemented the old-fashioned way by marriage to a daughter of one of the Chinese billionaires with whom he had a mutually beneficial relationship. She brought wealth far, far beyond anything he'd known to the marriage. She also inherited quite a bit when her father died fairly recently. I forget what I read, but seemingly she received more than some of her siblings, raising eyebrows and speculation as to why.

Fwiw, Moscow Mitch has always been famous among those who know him in being far more interested in personal power than personal wealth. It's possible that, like so many others, coming to be surrounded by enormous wealth in DC caused him to eventually feel uncomfortably poor and wanting more. If so, he fixed that in a way that made him immediately and legally wealthy, money laundering through marriage.

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Response to Hortensis (Reply #28)

Sun Aug 25, 2019, 04:31 PM

31. To be fair to him, it ain't illegal to strike gold at the altar

But it is illegal to knowingly receive proceeds from the cocaine trade - even if it is your father-in-law.

Or father outlaw, as the case may be.

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Response to sandensea (Reply #31)

Sun Aug 25, 2019, 04:39 PM

32. Being fair to a man who's sold his influence for over 30 years

would be promising him ethical investigations and trials. So far as public knowledge goes, Moscow Mitch seems to have kept his activities officially legal, sometimes by writing and amending laws to make them so. Such as the law allowing Russians to donate unlimited dark money to his super PAC because donating to him directly is illegal.

From what I've read, the incidental cocaine discovered on one of his father-in-outlaw's cargo ships wouldn't be too illegal for the to be interested in, just far too small potatoes.

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Response to Hortensis (Reply #32)

Sun Aug 25, 2019, 04:43 PM

33. If only.

Bitchy Mitchy may not be too big to fail - but he certainly seems to be too big to jail.

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Sun Aug 25, 2019, 01:59 PM

14. Well, based on his actions, I'm going to have to say that I think McConnell

is more than just a Russian asset. I honestly think he is a traitor.

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Response to PatrickforO (Reply #14)

Sun Aug 25, 2019, 08:26 PM

39. Definitely a traitor.

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Sun Aug 25, 2019, 02:08 PM

15. Time for the daily reminder that the Senate Majority Leader is Moscow Mitch

And I will fucking well call him that forever.

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Sun Aug 25, 2019, 02:12 PM

16. Treason

McConnell is complicit with the overthrow of part of the US government by assisting in rigging the 2016 presidential election. For all practical purposes, the executive branch is now controlled by a foreign power. A soft coup.

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Response to paleotn (Reply #16)

Sun Aug 25, 2019, 02:13 PM

17. Exactly. The media is complicit.

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Response to paleotn (Reply #16)

Mon Aug 26, 2019, 05:55 AM

43. Precisely, paleotn!

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Sun Aug 25, 2019, 02:14 PM

19. It's pretty obvious.

Which is why I think Mitch is so frightened of Democrats being in power and investigating this whole Russian mess in earnest. He will spend the rest of his life in prison.

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Sun Aug 25, 2019, 02:17 PM

20. It used to mean something to be a Russian asset. Now, it just means you have

an R behind your name.

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Reply #20)

Sun Aug 25, 2019, 02:35 PM

21. Long gone are the days when Mittens called Russia, Americas biggest foreign threat.

Last edited Sun Aug 25, 2019, 04:37 PM - Edit history (1)

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Reply #20)

Sun Aug 25, 2019, 03:20 PM

27. If that's the case (and I also think it may be a large %), it needs exposure before 2020

I can't get Kevin McCarthy's quote to leave my brain, about the "two people I think Putin pays" (Rohrbacher and Trump). I think he said "swear to god" before Paul Ryan jumped in about it staying "in the family." Scum. All of them.

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Reply #20)

Sun Aug 25, 2019, 06:46 PM

38. I know what is best for America, so anyone who disagrees with me

Is advocating for something that is not in Americaís best interests, and therefore, something that benefits our enemies. Iím not saying we have to agree on everything, but if we donít, youíre doing the work of our enemies.

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Sun Aug 25, 2019, 03:16 PM

25. He and his wife are also highly likely Chinese assets, as well.

I'd bet money on it.

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Response to GoCubsGo (Reply #25)

Mon Aug 26, 2019, 07:38 PM

48. let them

move to China.

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Sun Aug 25, 2019, 03:16 PM

26. Yes. Demonstrably and deliberately.

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Sun Aug 25, 2019, 04:16 PM

30. If this would of

been a democrat that would of be locked up long ago!

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Response to samplegirl (Reply #30)

Sun Aug 25, 2019, 06:25 PM

37. We need to stop thinking that way, start demanding from our elected officials to do the right thing

Democrats need to become more aggressive and not allow republicans to go after Democrats if they have not shown the same "courage" against one of their own when it merited.

When we say "a democrat would have..." it stops us right there, we go into "well, nothing happens to republicans", and all that has to stop.

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Sun Aug 25, 2019, 05:01 PM

34. K & R. n/t

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Sun Aug 25, 2019, 05:41 PM

35. Also, a Russian Asshat.

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Sun Aug 25, 2019, 06:21 PM

36. Let's call this what it is: TREASON

Unpatriotic is to subtle of a term for Moscow-Mitch, the reality is treason. Whether he conspired directly or not with Russia he became an accessory when he stopped Obama from bringing the issue to the citizens. Lets pretend there was no direct connection, he still helped the enemy attack this country, if that is not treason I don't know what is.

It is exactly what Benedict Arnold did, the only difference are the times and the technology.

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Mon Aug 26, 2019, 12:25 AM

41. Mitch McConnell is a Russian Ass

et.


Right-o? Ain't that how the title reads?

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Mon Aug 26, 2019, 09:29 AM

44. Moscow Mitch cut a deal with Deripaska. Aluminum plant in Kentucky. Presumably, big money.

So what is Mitch doing in return? Any guesses?

Moscow Mitch is compromised. He's now a Russian asset, and has been so since at least 2016. He's as traitorous as Trumpy. He has no loyalty to his country. He is only loyal to money.

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Response to Eyeball_Kid (Reply #44)

Mon Aug 26, 2019, 11:14 AM

45. Russia is looking to go into other states with these plants holding the states hostage

Over jobs.

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Mon Aug 26, 2019, 07:37 PM

47. Vote his ass out

come Kentuckians throw his ass out!! He's vile and he has been vile for a long time.

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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Tue Aug 27, 2019, 04:45 AM

50. K&R

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