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Mon Aug 27, 2018, 08:07 AM

Kentucky senators McConnell and Paul find themselves on opposite sides. Again.

WASHINGTON -- Mitch McConnell’s primary mission: To show the Senate is efficient and workmanlike — and avoid a costly government shutdown just before the critical November election.

His chief nemesis this week: His Kentucky colleague, Republican Rand Paul. Again.

They represent the same state, often vote the same way, and share the same conservative philosophy. But their approaches are radically different. McConnell, the Senate majority leader, is a consensus-builder. Paul doesn’t mind going it alone. McConnell will avoid ideological conflict for the sake of collegiality. Paul doesn’t mind tying up the Senate by pressing his views.

The taciturn McConnell is a loyalist to his party and the Senate. The libertarian-leaning Paul has cultivated a reputation as a free agent who seemingly relishes the opportunity to challenge the party.

Rad more: https://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/article217128400.html

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TexasTowelie Aug 2018 OP
The Genealogist Aug 2018 #1
tonyt53 Aug 2018 #2
lsewpershad Aug 2018 #3
Bayard Aug 2018 #4
negoldie Aug 2018 #5
world wide wally Aug 2018 #6

Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon Aug 27, 2018, 08:31 AM

1. Poor mitch

Is old Randipoo getting in his way? I doubt it is all that bad. I'm sure they both sit at the table at the end of the day and count their rubles together like the red of the crooks in their party.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon Aug 27, 2018, 09:16 AM

2. They are both worthless fucking assholes with no souls. Yeah, I'm a Kentuckian.

 

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Response to tonyt53 (Reply #2)

Mon Aug 27, 2018, 10:53 AM

3. Agree

+1

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon Aug 27, 2018, 11:29 AM

4. Thirded

Another Kentuckian.

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Response to Bayard (Reply #4)

Mon Aug 27, 2018, 04:16 PM

5. Native Kentuckian here

I hate them both! Never voted for them and they really don't reflect most Kentuckians. They vote against our best interest, then election time starts and all we get is the divisive god, guns, gays.....and coal. This rally's the yahoos that don't know they are being taken to vote against their own self interest, then the vicious cycle starts gain.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Mon Aug 27, 2018, 04:47 PM

6. Paul just makes a show of "going it alone"

He always makes a big fuss about everything but what has he EVER gone out on a limb for?
He is in total lockstep with McConnell

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