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EricMaundry

(1,619 posts)
Sun Jan 8, 2017, 04:44 PM Jan 2017

McConnell: Democrats need to grow up and let Trump nominees get confirmed

Source: Washington Post

Republicans are vowing to press ahead with confirmation hearings this week for Donald Trump’s Cabinet nominees despite the concerns of a federal watchdog that their complex backgrounds are slowing required ethics reviews.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Sunday that there are no plans to alter a packed confirmation calendar, but he vowed that no nominee will earn an up-or-down vote until the requisite background checks are completed by the FBI and a federal ethics office.

“The Democrats are really frustrated that they lost the election,” he told CBS’s “Face the Nation,” adding that he was in a similar situation eight years ago when President Obama took office.

“What did we do? We confirmed seven Cabinet appointments the day President Obama was sworn in. We didn’t like most of them, either. But he won the election,” McConnell said. “So all of these little procedural complaints are related to their frustration at having not only lost the White House, but having lost the Senate. I understand that. But we need to, sort of, grow up here and get past that.”


Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/mcconnell-democrats-need-to-grow-up-and-let-trump-nominees-get-confirmed/2017/01/08/06f97628-d5c6-11e6-9a36-1d296534b31e_story.html



Considering some of the people the Tang Baboon nominated, hell should freeze over before they are confirmed.
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McConnell: Democrats need to grow up and let Trump nominees get confirmed (Original Post) EricMaundry Jan 2017 OP
FU oldtime dfl_er Jan 2017 #1
Proceed with self-fornication, Turtle-Face! lastlib Jan 2017 #25
Fornicate You Mitch McConnell 47of74 Jan 2017 #2
Him, and his narco in-laws. tenorly Jan 2017 #6
I have a counter proposal Mitch, how about the Dems show Trumps the same level of respect you cstanleytech Jan 2017 #3
this is coming from a man bdamomma Jan 2017 #23
Look, Turtle Boy, these aren't "just little procedural complaints." The Velveteen Ocelot Jan 2017 #4
reminds me of this response saidsimplesimon Jan 2017 #5
that is oldtime dfl_er Jan 2017 #15
That's a very "If you're getting raped, lay back and enjoy it" attitude. Fuck You Mitch. TeamPooka Jan 2017 #7
Your medicine, Mitch.... Liberalagogo Jan 2017 #8
With what I gathered from Sunday morn shows (Joy), notdarkyet Jan 2017 #40
six ways from Sunday he should get annabanana Jan 2017 #9
Yeah, nothing should hold up nominations, the Muricans won't stand up for for it. Thor_MN Jan 2017 #10
Mitch McConnell needs to get kicked in the balls so hard that MurrayDelph Jan 2017 #11
I like this response oldtime dfl_er Jan 2017 #16
Is it 'fair' to 'win' a tainted election? bucolic_frolic Jan 2017 #12
Reminds me of how a turtle stuck his head in his shell turbinetree Jan 2017 #13
ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha ffr Jan 2017 #14
Get out the rubber stamp, the pukes are running the show, so why are they worried about us? FreeStateDemocrat Jan 2017 #17
how about we all call bdamomma Jan 2017 #18
The last thing in the world Democrats need Blue Idaho Jan 2017 #19
Who the fuck does McCokehead think we are? Republicans? Rex Jan 2017 #20
The same way Mitch put Justice Garland on the fast track for approval. nt. andym Jan 2017 #21
a bedtime story for you, Mitch Grey Lemercier Jan 2017 #22
+1 AgadorSparticus Jan 2017 #50
Let's play a game, Mitch. roamer65 Jan 2017 #24
Democrats need to grow up? tecelote Jan 2017 #26
It would be convenient to just issue a flippant obscenity, but this calls for more than that jmowreader Jan 2017 #27
His wife is well acquainted jehop61 Jan 2017 #31
My dad was a surveyor, which doesn't mean I know how to run a transit jmowreader Jan 2017 #33
No Mitch, Republicans need to grow the fuck up and stop playing games. smirkymonkey Jan 2017 #28
Some of the worst 100 days in American History bucolic_frolic Jan 2017 #29
Be careful your offspring don't grow up speaking Russian tavernier Jan 2017 #30
"Grow up"? You first, Turtle Face DinahMoeHum Jan 2017 #32
MCConnell... coco22 Jan 2017 #34
These nominees have not filled out their paperwork Gothmog Jan 2017 #35
Spit take.... ehrnst Jan 2017 #36
The Rush to Judgment indicates they are terrified of the resistance and the hacking aftermath bucolic_frolic Jan 2017 #37
Projecting much, Mitch? (n/t) Retrograde Jan 2017 #38
Sure, just as long as Merrick Garland is confirmed first. eom tarheelsunc Jan 2017 #39
Mitch needs to go shit in his hat, too. I'll be here waiting. davsand Jan 2017 #41
Live by the sword, die by the sword you traitor supporting idiot. NNadir Jan 2017 #42
Wtf. Is Mitch McConnell losing his mind or what?!?!!! AgadorSparticus Jan 2017 #43
Mitch McConnells wife is one of the 'trump picks'? Ds better question her connections in russia. Sunlei Jan 2017 #47
Yes! I bet he and a few others are eyeball deep in this Russian mess. AgadorSparticus Jan 2017 #49
Payback for keeping Garland off the Supreme Court? Retrograde Jan 2017 #52
Translation: yuiyoshida Jan 2017 #44
In 2009 McConnell demanded Obamas nominees complete everything first & they did. There is a letter. Sunlei Jan 2017 #45
Heres copy of the 2009 demand letter from McConnell. Sunlei Jan 2017 #46
Hope Dem's work as hard to nominate Trump's picks as the GOP worked harun Jan 2017 #48
Schumer should get on 1st thing this morning brutus smith Jan 2017 #51

cstanleytech

(26,284 posts)
3. I have a counter proposal Mitch, how about the Dems show Trumps the same level of respect you
Sun Jan 8, 2017, 04:50 PM
Jan 2017

and your party showed President Obamas?

The Velveteen Ocelot

(115,680 posts)
4. Look, Turtle Boy, these aren't "just little procedural complaints."
Sun Jan 8, 2017, 04:51 PM
Jan 2017

There's a statute that requires these ethical background checks to be done. What's the point of having hearings now if the ethics reviews turn up all manner of unsavory conflicts of interest (which, in the case of some of these dickbags, is entirely possible)? Won't it be embarrassing for the GOP to have to withdraw a nominee who turns out to have a festering heap of sleazy conflicts of interest problems? It's pretty obvious they want to limit public scrutiny of their corrupt stooges.

saidsimplesimon

(7,888 posts)
5. reminds me of this response
Sun Jan 8, 2017, 04:51 PM
Jan 2017

"You are in the courtroom of world opinion. You have denied they exist, and I want to know if I understood you correctly. I am prepared to wait for my answer until hell freezes over. And I am also prepared to present the evidence in this room!”
Adlai E. Stevenson

notdarkyet

(2,226 posts)
40. With what I gathered from Sunday morn shows (Joy),
Mon Jan 9, 2017, 12:44 AM
Jan 2017

The Obama transition team had all their paperwork for the nominees done. Herr frumpy team has not done their homework, but want a passing grade. Remember these people from school? Thought they were better than everyone else and wanted people like us to do it for them?

 

Thor_MN

(11,843 posts)
10. Yeah, nothing should hold up nominations, the Muricans won't stand up for for it.
Sun Jan 8, 2017, 05:13 PM
Jan 2017

Listen, Mitchy, you hypocritical piece of turtle shit. You took almost a fucking year to NOT do your job to hold one fricking confirmation hearing, now you want to do SEVEN in one day? Fuck off, the people DID speak and 3 million more say that you got it wrong. It takes as long as it takes. Get your sorry ass nominees to fill out their damn applications, in full, give us a couple months to see what the hell they have left out and lied about, then we will have us some investigations, special hearings, spend millions of dollars dragging our heels and then we will get back to you in, oh about, 4 and half years to tell you to fuck off.

MurrayDelph

(5,293 posts)
11. Mitch McConnell needs to get kicked in the balls so hard that
Sun Jan 8, 2017, 05:14 PM
Jan 2017

a) His turtle head retracts back into his shell,

or

b) The pointy tip of the cowboy boot that did it are sticking out of his mush-mouth.

bucolic_frolic

(43,134 posts)
12. Is it 'fair' to 'win' a tainted election?
Sun Jan 8, 2017, 05:15 PM
Jan 2017

Trump's criteria, oft repeated: 'fair'

Was it 'fair', Donnie Boy?

turbinetree

(24,695 posts)
13. Reminds me of how a turtle stuck his head in his shell
Sun Jan 8, 2017, 05:18 PM
Jan 2017

and decided along with Grassley and others, to deny a sitting president the opportunity to debate and vote on a U.S. Supreme Court Judge, so in closing turtle---------------------------f**k you and the horse you road in on---------------does this sound grown-up, I really hope not, you should be under f***ing indictment for treason










So again FU and the horse you road in on---------------how's the turtle food?

Do you remember your comments on people having it "to good" on "Food Stamps, or Social Security, here's a reminder t an ass**** making $225,000 a years working for the Koch's brothers, Art Pope and others

http://www.rawstory.com/2015/09/mitch-mcconnell-businesses-suffer-because-people-are-doing-too-good-with-food-stamps/




ffr

(22,669 posts)
14. ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha
Sun Jan 8, 2017, 05:22 PM
Jan 2017

FU!


I tell you what, as you as you retire and grow up, we'll follow your lead.

 

FreeStateDemocrat

(2,654 posts)
17. Get out the rubber stamp, the pukes are running the show, so why are they worried about us?
Sun Jan 8, 2017, 05:28 PM
Jan 2017

Are they afraid someone (anyone, please) will start asking questions and the steamroller might get stopped by public outrage.

Obviously, they are going to paint any effort at finding clarity in the nominees qualifications for office as being obstructionist to making 'merica great again for billionaires!

bdamomma

(63,837 posts)
18. how about we all call
Sun Jan 8, 2017, 05:31 PM
Jan 2017

McConnell's office en masse and ask him what part did he play in to support this asshole.

Telling us and the Democratic party to move on they did this before and we had a war in IRAQ.
Mr Mc Connell can fuck off.

Well I just called his office can't leave messages. Could that be a good sign?

 

Rex

(65,616 posts)
20. Who the fuck does McCokehead think we are? Republicans?
Sun Jan 8, 2017, 05:36 PM
Jan 2017

No fuckwad, some of us can still think for ourselves. We are not like GOPukers and just blindly follow orders!

Go fuck yourself.

tecelote

(5,122 posts)
26. Democrats need to grow up?
Sun Jan 8, 2017, 06:18 PM
Jan 2017

We're having trouble speaking on a Pre-School level.

How about Trump growing up?

jmowreader

(50,555 posts)
27. It would be convenient to just issue a flippant obscenity, but this calls for more than that
Sun Jan 8, 2017, 06:39 PM
Jan 2017

All right, it would be fun too. But I still won't.

Mitch McConnell was the leader of the obstructionist wing of the Republican Party during the presidency of Barack Obama. Obama, by and large, chose reasonable people to fill his administration - and McConnell's gang attempted to quash them all.

Fast forward to now. Trump picked...

a Secretary of State with so many foreign entanglements - including ones with countries hostile to us, like Russia - that anything he does is going to run him into conflicts of interest
an Energy Secretary who ran for president on a pledge to get rid of the Department he's been chosen to lead
a Labor Secretary who hates workers and is trying to get rid of the ones he has
an Education Secretary who despises public education
a Defense Secretary who wants to be the next Gunnery Sergeant Hartmann
an EPA Secretary who's aligned with the fossil fuel industry
an Interior Secretary who almost got kicked out of the Navy for travel fraud
a SBA chief with no knowledge of small business, except maybe the vendors who sell snacks and souvenirs at her wrestling matches
a Transportation Secretary who is married to Mitch McConnell (and, as far as I know, is totally innocent of any knowledge of the commercial transport industry)
an Attorney General whose only problem with the Ku Klux Klan revolves around the refreshments they serve at their meetings
a Housing and Urban Development secretary who hates public housing assistance
a Treasury Secretary who helped create the Great Recession
a Chief Strategist who runs breitbart.com

Shall I go on? I'd really like Trump to explain why he chose these people for the positions he did - especially Ben Carson, who says he doesn't want to work in government in the first place (which explains why he ran for president) and for whom there are two MUCH better positions - head of the FDA and Surgeon General. Did he choose all these people specifically because he knew they'd piss off the Democrats? If so, he needs to withdraw them all and replace them with people who might actually have some skill set running the agency in question.

jehop61

(1,735 posts)
31. His wife is well acquainted
Sun Jan 8, 2017, 06:52 PM
Jan 2017

with commercial transportation. Her family owns one of the largest Chinese owned shipping companies in the world! No conflict there

jmowreader

(50,555 posts)
33. My dad was a surveyor, which doesn't mean I know how to run a transit
Sun Jan 8, 2017, 07:05 PM
Jan 2017

I looked at her bio on Wikipedia, and it appears she knows banking pretty well - but all she knows about transportation is being the agency head.

I guess it's too much to ask for another Deborah Hersman (the NTSB administrator with a commercial driver's license, who grew up investigating train derailments) but you'd think we'd get someone in any of these agencies who want to do something more with them than padlock the door.

bucolic_frolic

(43,134 posts)
29. Some of the worst 100 days in American History
Sun Jan 8, 2017, 06:45 PM
Jan 2017

if not world history

These people, like Trump, know no boundaries

Political Borderline Personality Disorder

bucolic_frolic

(43,134 posts)
37. The Rush to Judgment indicates they are terrified of the resistance and the hacking aftermath
Sun Jan 8, 2017, 11:05 PM
Jan 2017

Don't let them break you - resist all you can

They are trying to create a stampede effect - just like they tried for
Romney in 2012 as he led all the polls, and for Sniffles

and coverup the hacking, which I suspect we don't know the half of it

Don't ever believe them --- all news is #FAKE NEWS now, designed to
promote worship for the #FAKE

AgadorSparticus

(7,963 posts)
43. Wtf. Is Mitch McConnell losing his mind or what?!?!!!
Mon Jan 9, 2017, 01:50 AM
Jan 2017

Grow up?!?!! What is he...regressing into a neophyte legislator? Why the fuck is he talking like that? Quit hanging out with dumbasses like Donald. You lose IQ that way. When you confirmed 8 nominees for Obama, were they vetted? I bet they were. Nice try, though. No cigar for you.

Sunlei

(22,651 posts)
47. Mitch McConnells wife is one of the 'trump picks'? Ds better question her connections in russia.
Mon Jan 9, 2017, 07:11 AM
Jan 2017

how many contacts and who?

Retrograde

(10,133 posts)
52. Payback for keeping Garland off the Supreme Court?
Mon Jan 9, 2017, 04:46 PM
Jan 2017

Proof? Why do I need proof? I'm going to tar Republicans by innuendo, like they seem fond of doing.

Her appointment is payback for something - it's the way Trump operates.

yuiyoshida

(41,831 posts)
44. Translation:
Mon Jan 9, 2017, 04:01 AM
Jan 2017

"Democrats need to GET OVER IT like they did in 2000 when We stomped on their face, by cheating. "


あなたにファック くたばれ! きさま

Sunlei

(22,651 posts)
45. In 2009 McConnell demanded Obamas nominees complete everything first & they did. There is a letter.
Mon Jan 9, 2017, 06:46 AM
Jan 2017

Of course Obamas transition was much quicker. They finished weeks before the 1/20 date because Obamas team was prepared well in advance.

harun

(11,348 posts)
48. Hope Dem's work as hard to nominate Trump's picks as the GOP worked
Mon Jan 9, 2017, 07:17 AM
Jan 2017

on nominating Obama's Supreme Court pick.

 

brutus smith

(685 posts)
51. Schumer should get on 1st thing this morning
Mon Jan 9, 2017, 09:23 AM
Jan 2017

and tell turtle and the rest of the repubs to GFYS. Then show his letter from 2009 demanding Obama's picks be vetted. Quit letting repubs control the narrative.

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