Tag: McConnell

McConnell Has No Trouble With Corporate Speech—as Long as It Takes the Form of Bribery

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The corporate interests that objected to Georgia’s assault on voting rights had, of course, read the bill. They had also read the political tea leaves. They knew that it made sense to join with civil rights campaigners, democracy defenders, and everyone else who has recognized the Republican legislation as a “new Jim Crow” assault on the franchise that seeks to make it harder for people of color to cast ballots.

As is so often the case with McConnell, it was necessary this week to read around the doublespeak in order to get to his actual point: The minority leader has a problem with CEOs who openly and publicly object to the enactment of noxious legislation in Georgia.

Source: McConnell Has No Trouble With Corporate Speech—as Long as It Takes the Form of Bribery

Donald Trump urges US Senate Republicans to dump ‘unsmiling political hack’ Mitch McConnell as leader

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to his supporters at Save America Rally on the Ellipse near the White House in Washington on January 6, 2021. Photo by Yuri Gripas/ABACAPRESS.COM.

Donald Trump has urged Republican senators to dump Mitch McConnell as their leader in the Senate following his withering criticism of the former US president after his impeachment trial.

Donald Trump urges US Senate Republicans to dump ‘unsmiling political hack’ Mitch McConnell as leader

Joe Manchin and Mitch McConnell’s Case Against $2,000 Checks Is Complete Garbage

The $2,000 survival checks for all Americans would immediately deliver enormous benefits to the millions facing eviction, starvation, and bankruptcy. The case against those checks that is currently being argued by Joe Manchin and Mitch McConnell is bogus.

Joe Manchin and Mitch McConnell’s Case Against $2,000 Checks Is Complete Garbage

McConnell Gives Entire Struggling Nation the Finger, and Senate Republicans Let Him Do It | The Smirking Chimp

Moscow Mitch McConnell just did it again. And then did it one more time. He just stopped struggling Americans from getting a $2,000 survival check, again. Apparently just because he can. And to be a troll, actually calling survival checks “socialism for rich people.”

McConnell Gives Entire Struggling Nation the Finger, and Senate Republicans Let Him Do It | The Smirking Chimp

McConnell Is Doing a Really Good Job of Completely Wrecking the Economy for Biden Presidency | The Smirking Chimp

If this is Democracy then there is no future for it

That’s the death spiral McConnell seems to be egging on. A destroyed economy will hurt Joe Biden’s presidency. It might help Republican prospects in 2022 and 2024. That’s all that matters to the Grim Reaper.

McConnell Is Doing a Really Good Job of Completely Wrecking the Economy for Biden Presidency | The Smirking Chimp

McConnell Poisons the Covid-19 Stimulus Negotiations Again with Cruelest Offering Yet | The Smirking Chimp

180,000 more deaths by February and McConnell keeps stalling

This is garbage. It comes at the absolute worst point in the pandemic with an unprecedented surge in cases nationwide and with months ahead before the vaccine helps get us out of the pandemic. Millions are going hungry. And McConnell’s focus is on letting businesses get off scot-free for endangering, even killing, their employees. Oh, and free business meals. Because he is a fucking monster.

McConnell Poisons the Covid-19 Stimulus Negotiations Again with Cruelest Offering Yet | The Smirking Chimp

“That’s His Priority as the Pandemic Rages On”: McConnell Readies Lame Duck Push to Further Pack Courts With Trump’s Judicial Appointees | Common Dreams News

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell gestures while walking out the of the Senate Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 26, 2020.
Shredding America

“He’s lined up votes on SIX Trump judicial nominees (for lifetime seats) instead of passing meaningful Covid relief. That’s his priority as the pandemic rages on,” added Gupta.

“That’s His Priority as the Pandemic Rages On”: McConnell Readies Lame Duck Push to Further Pack Courts With Trump’s Judicial Appointees | Common Dreams News

McConnell Put the Senate in Recess. What Happens Now?

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell at the Russell Senate Office Building in Washington, D.C., U.S. on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020.
Barrett and Relief Stimulus shelved

The Senate went into recess Monday afternoon following the news that at least three Republican senators were waylaid with Covid-19. It was the latest in an ongoing parliamentary battle whose outcome could shape both the judiciary and the Senate for years to come. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell had a near-invincible upper hand in the fight, but now his control is far from certain amid the virus outbreak, which seems to have been spread rapidly by the very ceremony that kicked off the confrontation: a reckless White House party to celebrate the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett.

McConnell Put the Senate in Recess. What Happens Now?

For RBG it was all Principle, for Mitch McConnell it’s all Power | The Smirking Chimp

People in public life tend to fall into one of two broad categories – those who are motivated by principle, and those motivated by power.

For RBG it was all Principle, for Mitch McConnell it’s all Power | The Smirking Chimp

Rushing to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg, McConnell shows power trumps principle | Robert Reich | Opinion | The Guardian

Mitch McConnell speaks at a news conference on Capitol Hill.
Ignore the RBG and forget what I said 5 times

My most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Rushing to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg, McConnell shows power trumps principle | Robert Reich | Opinion | The Guardian

Mitch McConnell Shamelessly Blames Trump’s Crimes For Delayed Pandemic Response | Crooks and Liars

Mitch McConnell Shamelessly Blames Trump's Crimes For Delayed Pandemic Response

Wow, so Mitch McConnell just admitted, whether it’s true or not, that the slow response by the federal government to the COVID-19 was due to Trump’s own criminality. Remember, he was IMPEACHED. Apparently Trump’s federal government can’t chew gum and walk at the same time.

via Mitch McConnell Shamelessly Blames Trump’s Crimes For Delayed Pandemic Response | Crooks and Liars

Lisa Murkowski Is ‘Disturbed’ By McConnell Coordination With Trump On Impeachment | HuffPost Australia

Sen. Lisa Murkowski says she was “disturbed” to hear Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell...

Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski also said she remained undecided on how she would vote in the president’s Senate impeachment trial, according to KTUU.

via Lisa Murkowski Is ‘Disturbed’ By McConnell Coordination With Trump On Impeachment | HuffPost Australia