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(Politico)   House unanimously approves resolution calling for full release of Mueller report, on to the next step of being completely ignored in Mitch McConnell's Senate   (politico.com) divider line
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6 days ago  
It won't matter what that fark Yertle does at this point.

With unanimous (minus the four "present" votes) consent established now, the House Intelligence Committee can just subpoena Mueller personally to read the report out loud into the Congressional Record.
 
6 days ago  

markie_farkie: It won't matter what that fark Yertle does at this point.

With unanimous (minus the four "present" votes) consent established now, the House Intelligence Committee can just subpoena Mueller personally to read the report out loud into the Congressional Record.


Go all Gravel-anch on that biatch!
 
6 days ago  
McConnell may not want to do it, but optics will dictate he probably should hold a vote. Trump vetoing will be a terrible look, even for a president who excels at terrible optics
 
6 days ago  

somedude210: McConnell may not want to do it, but optics will dictate he probably should hold a vote. Trump vetoing will be a terrible look, even for a president who excels at terrible optics


Since when does Mitch McConnell or the Republican Party give a tinker's fart about optics?
 
6 days ago  
Isn't bipartisanship what the senile old turtle wants?
 
6 days ago  

Benevolent Misanthrope: somedude210: McConnell may not want to do it, but optics will dictate he probably should hold a vote. Trump vetoing will be a terrible look, even for a president who excels at terrible optics

Since when does Mitch McConnell or the Republican Party give a tinker's fart about optics?


stuck between a rock and a hard place. If Trump vetoes, it makes him seem like he has even more to hide (if there's NO COLLUSION, then the report will state that, no?)

McConnell may not care if the rumors of him not seeking reelection are true
 
6 days ago  

somedude210: Benevolent Misanthrope: somedude210: McConnell may not want to do it, but optics will dictate he probably should hold a vote. Trump vetoing will be a terrible look, even for a president who excels at terrible optics

Since when does Mitch McConnell or the Republican Party give a tinker's fart about optics?

stuck between a rock and a hard place. If Trump vetoes, it makes him seem like he has even more to hide (if there's NO COLLUSION, then the report will state that, no?)

McConnell may not care if the rumors of him not seeking reelection are true


I just look to his actions around the shutdown, and how unutterably bad it looked for him to refuse to take up anything to stop it.  He had absolutely no f*cks to give about how it looked, he was toeing the Party Line all the way.  Why would this rock and hard place be different?.
 
6 days ago  

Jake Havechek: Isn't bipartisanship what the senile old turtle wants?


Yes. As long as everyone agrees to republican policies.
 
6 days ago  

markie_farkie: It won't matter what that fark Yertle does at this point.

With unanimous (minus the four "present" votes) consent established now, the House Intelligence Committee can just subpoena Mueller personally to read the report out loud into the Congressional Record.


So, a nuclear option could be used on the nuclear option user?
 
6 days ago  

Jake Havechek: Isn't bipartisanship what the senile old turtle wants?


As long as 'bipartisanship' means the Democrats do exactly what the Republicans want, then sure.
 
6 days ago  
I didn't think the House was allowed to pass anything that the Senate Republicans wouldn't unanimously approve of!
 
6 days ago  

markie_farkie: It won't matter what that fark Yertle does at this point.

With unanimous (minus the four "present" votes) consent established now, the House Intelligence Committee can just subpoena Mueller personally to read the report out loud into the Congressional Record.


I would definitely take the day off from work to watch that
 
6 days ago  
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6 days ago  
"Republicans said the resolution was unnecessary and a waste of time.."

Nothing is unnecessary when it come to republicans, if you leave any room whatsoever they will twist, worm, weasel, and spin things.
 
6 days ago  
Unbinding resolution aside, I'm casually optimistic that it was passed unanimously.
 
6 days ago  

markie_farkie: It won't matter what that fark Yertle does at this point.

With unanimous (minus the four "present" votes) consent established now, the House Intelligence Committee can just subpoena Mueller personally to read the report out loud into the Congressional Record.


The four "present" votes:
Gaetz
Goser
Amash
Massie
 
6 days ago  

Lord_Baull: Unbinding resolution aside, I'm casually optimistic that it was passed unanimously.


That surprised me a little, as I figured there would be at least some token GOP pushback.

That said, I'd wager that our definition of "making the report public" is significantly different from theirs.
 
6 days ago  
This vote is kind of surprising to me, despite how obvious it should be. Hell, just from Kansas Ron Estes would have given Trump a hand job if he thought it would have been necessary during the campaign.
 
6 days ago  

fiddlehead: markie_farkie: It won't matter what that fark Yertle does at this point.

With unanimous (minus the four "present" votes) consent established now, the House Intelligence Committee can just subpoena Mueller personally to read the report out loud into the Congressional Record.

The four "present" votes:
Gaetz
Goser
Amash
Massie


So Grapefruit Boy and Louie "Herp a Derp" Gohmert voted for it, but these losers wouldn't?
 
6 days ago  
If this timeline ever comes to an end, I hope McConnell pays the price for his major part of it.  He's giving the car keys to an habitual drunk driver.
 
6 days ago  

Boo_Guy: "Republicans said the resolution was unnecessary and a waste of time.."

Nothing is unnecessary when it come to republicans, if you leave any room whatsoever they will twist, worm, weasel, and spin things.



Coming from the party that votes against their own bills, not surprised.
 
6 days ago  

EyeballKid: I didn't think the House was allowed to pass anything that the Senate Republicans wouldn't unanimously approve of!


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6 days ago  

fiddlehead: markie_farkie: It won't matter what that fark Yertle does at this point.

With unanimous (minus the four "present" votes) consent established now, the House Intelligence Committee can just subpoena Mueller personally to read the report out loud into the Congressional Record.

The four "present" votes:
Gaetz
Goser
Amash
Massie


Disappointed to see Amash on there.
 
6 days ago  

jake_lex: fiddlehead: markie_farkie: It won't matter what that fark Yertle does at this point.

With unanimous (minus the four "present" votes) consent established now, the House Intelligence Committee can just subpoena Mueller personally to read the report out loud into the Congressional Record.

The four "present" votes:
Gaetz
Goser
Amash
Massie

So Grapefruit Boy and Louie "Herp a Derp" Gohmert voted for it, but these losers wouldn't?



Well, knowing Gaetz, he probably thought he was voting himself a gift.
 
6 days ago  

Benevolent Misanthrope: somedude210: Benevolent Misanthrope: somedude210: McConnell may not want to do it, but optics will dictate he probably should hold a vote. Trump vetoing will be a terrible look, even for a president who excels at terrible optics

Since when does Mitch McConnell or the Republican Party give a tinker's fart about optics?

stuck between a rock and a hard place. If Trump vetoes, it makes him seem like he has even more to hide (if there's NO COLLUSION, then the report will state that, no?)

McConnell may not care if the rumors of him not seeking reelection are true

I just look to his actions around the shutdown, and how unutterably bad it looked for him to refuse to take up anything to stop it.  He had absolutely no f*cks to give about how it looked, he was toeing the Party Line all the way.  Why would this rock and hard place be different?.


McConnell probably believes that he is invulnerable.  He owns the state of Kentucky, and he has oceans of dark money he can use.

The sad thing is he's probably right.
 
6 days ago  

Benevolent Misanthrope: somedude210: Benevolent Misanthrope: somedude210: McConnell may not want to do it, but optics will dictate he probably should hold a vote. Trump vetoing will be a terrible look, even for a president who excels at terrible optics

Since when does Mitch McConnell or the Republican Party give a tinker's fart about optics?

stuck between a rock and a hard place. If Trump vetoes, it makes him seem like he has even more to hide (if there's NO COLLUSION, then the report will state that, no?)

McConnell may not care if the rumors of him not seeking reelection are true

I just look to his actions around the shutdown, and how unutterably bad it looked for him to refuse to take up anything to stop it.  He had absolutely no f*cks to give about how it looked, he was toeing the Party Line all the way.  Why would this rock and hard place be different?.


It won't be. He'll save some embarrassment for the party and Trump and it won't hurt him. Holding a vote, pass or fail, is worse for him than not. He'll call it "liberal House overreach" or something, declare it ridiculous and move on.
 
6 days ago  

Lord_Baull: jake_lex: fiddlehead: markie_farkie: It won't matter what that fark Yertle does at this point.

With unanimous (minus the four "present" votes) consent established now, the House Intelligence Committee can just subpoena Mueller personally to read the report out loud into the Congressional Record.

The four "present" votes:
Gaetz
Goser
Amash
Massie

So Grapefruit Boy and Louie "Herp a Derp" Gohmert voted for it, but these losers wouldn't?


Well, knowing Gaetz, he probably thought he was voting himself a gift.


Gaetz sayth:
"I've said to millions of Americans on television that I support releasing the Mueller report. I didn't need to embrace Nancy Pelosi's foreword to it today. I take specific exception to the elements of the resolution noting praise for Mueller, without also noting the criticism of his very biased staffing decisions. It's like he was fishing for talent in the Hillary Clinton fan club aquarium,"

Fark off, Gaetz.
 
6 days ago  

jake_lex: Benevolent Misanthrope: somedude210: Benevolent Misanthrope: somedude210: McConnell may not want to do it, but optics will dictate he probably should hold a vote. Trump vetoing will be a terrible look, even for a president who excels at terrible optics

Since when does Mitch McConnell or the Republican Party give a tinker's fart about optics?

stuck between a rock and a hard place. If Trump vetoes, it makes him seem like he has even more to hide (if there's NO COLLUSION, then the report will state that, no?)

McConnell may not care if the rumors of him not seeking reelection are true

I just look to his actions around the shutdown, and how unutterably bad it looked for him to refuse to take up anything to stop it.  He had absolutely no f*cks to give about how it looked, he was toeing the Party Line all the way.  Why would this rock and hard place be different?.

McConnell probably believes that he is invulnerable.  He owns the state of Kentucky, and he has oceans of dark money he can use.

The sad thing is he's probably right.


There's a reason "smart as a Kentucky voter" isn't a common expression.
 
6 days ago  

jake_lex: Benevolent Misanthrope: somedude210: Benevolent Misanthrope: somedude210: McConnell may not want to do it, but optics will dictate he probably should hold a vote. Trump vetoing will be a terrible look, even for a president who excels at terrible optics

Since when does Mitch McConnell or the Republican Party give a tinker's fart about optics?

stuck between a rock and a hard place. If Trump vetoes, it makes him seem like he has even more to hide (if there's NO COLLUSION, then the report will state that, no?)

McConnell may not care if the rumors of him not seeking reelection are true

I just look to his actions around the shutdown, and how unutterably bad it looked for him to refuse to take up anything to stop it.  He had absolutely no f*cks to give about how it looked, he was toeing the Party Line all the way.  Why would this rock and hard place be different?.

McConnell probably believes that he is invulnerable.  He owns the state of Kentucky, and he has oceans of dark money he can use.

The sad thing is he's probably right.


Yep. This invulnerability is being used by the entirety of the nazi senate to tank any tough decisions: if it might get problematic, just don't bring it to the floor, and let the backlash hit yertle square in the nose...to no avail whatsoever because kentucky is that stupid.

/those aren't typos, these assholes don't get capital letters anymore
 
6 days ago  
Don't be fooled, the Republicans only want it made public to give fuel for every single possible conspiracy theory they can make up about the illegitimacy of it. Every single person will be hounded for the tiniest connection to anything liberal, and they'll use it for generations to show how oppressed they are.
 
6 days ago  
Yes, release it all! After 2 1/2 years of this insanity we deserve to see what we paid for in this investigation.
 
6 days ago  

EyeballKid: jake_lex: Benevolent Misanthrope: somedude210: Benevolent Misanthrope: somedude210: McConnell may not want to do it, but optics will dictate he probably should hold a vote. Trump vetoing will be a terrible look, even for a president who excels at terrible optics

Since when does Mitch McConnell or the Republican Party give a tinker's fart about optics?

stuck between a rock and a hard place. If Trump vetoes, it makes him seem like he has even more to hide (if there's NO COLLUSION, then the report will state that, no?)

McConnell may not care if the rumors of him not seeking reelection are true

I just look to his actions around the shutdown, and how unutterably bad it looked for him to refuse to take up anything to stop it.  He had absolutely no f*cks to give about how it looked, he was toeing the Party Line all the way.  Why would this rock and hard place be different?.

McConnell probably believes that he is invulnerable.  He owns the state of Kentucky, and he has oceans of dark money he can use.

The sad thing is he's probably right.

There's a reason "smart as a Kentucky voter" isn't a common expression.


it isn't now, but I'm sure as hell gonna start using it sarcastically
 
6 days ago  
59-41, Senate votes to block emergency declaration over border wall, setting up Trump's first veto
 
6 days ago  
Well slap my ass and call me Nancy.  I'm honestly shocked McConnell took it directly to a vote.

Anyone want to give the over/under on the override vote?
 
6 days ago  

ValisIV: Don't be fooled, the Republicans only want it made public to give fuel for every single possible conspiracy theory they can make up about the illegitimacy of it. Every single person will be hounded for the tiniest connection to anything liberal, and they'll use it for generations to show how oppressed they are.


I imagine Hannity is drawing up new yarn-wall charts to have at the ready!
 
6 days ago  
420-0

I look forward to 69 senators voting for it.
 
6 days ago  

PenguinCam: markie_farkie: It won't matter what that fark Yertle does at this point.

With unanimous (minus the four "present" votes) consent established now, the House Intelligence Committee can just subpoena Mueller personally to read the report out loud into the Congressional Record.

So, a nuclear option could be used on the nuclear option user?


That would be such a beautiful thing to see. To watch it happen would make it worth almost anything.

As long as Trump didn't try to cut the cable. I do know one thing, though. He will not leave voluntarily, and he has to go. He cannot be allowed to complete his term. America can't afford it.
 
6 days ago  

Boo_Guy: "Republicans said the resolution was unnecessary and a waste of time.."

Nothing is unnecessary when it come to republicans, if you leave any room whatsoever they will twist, worm, weasel, and spin things.


Or just blatantly lie.
 
6 days ago  

EyeballKid: jake_lex: Benevolent Misanthrope: somedude210: Benevolent Misanthrope: somedude210: McConnell may not want to do it, but optics will dictate he probably should hold a vote. Trump vetoing will be a terrible look, even for a president who excels at terrible optics

Since when does Mitch McConnell or the Republican Party give a tinker's fart about optics?

stuck between a rock and a hard place. If Trump vetoes, it makes him seem like he has even more to hide (if there's NO COLLUSION, then the report will state that, no?)

McConnell may not care if the rumors of him not seeking reelection are true

I just look to his actions around the shutdown, and how unutterably bad it looked for him to refuse to take up anything to stop it.  He had absolutely no f*cks to give about how it looked, he was toeing the Party Line all the way.  Why would this rock and hard place be different?.

McConnell probably believes that he is invulnerable.  He owns the state of Kentucky, and he has oceans of dark money he can use.

The sad thing is he's probably right.

There's a reason "smart as a Kentucky voter" isn't a common expression.


Come on they are all the "Common Clay of the West"
 
6 days ago  

jayhawk88: This vote is kind of surprising to me, despite how obvious it should be. Hell, just from Kansas Ron Estes would have given Trump a hand job if he thought it would have been necessary during the campaign.


Because they think they'll be vindicated. Since DOJ won't indict a sitting Pres, and won't include negative info on those they chose not to indict, however dirty, there won't be anything about 2Scoops in the report.

This could backfire on them, fingers crossed.
 
6 days ago  

EyeballKid: jake_lex: Benevolent Misanthrope: somedude210: Benevolent Misanthrope: somedude210: McConnell may not want to do it, but optics will dictate he probably should hold a vote. Trump vetoing will be a terrible look, even for a president who excels at terrible optics

Since when does Mitch McConnell or the Republican Party give a tinker's fart about optics?

stuck between a rock and a hard place. If Trump vetoes, it makes him seem like he has even more to hide (if there's NO COLLUSION, then the report will state that, no?)

McConnell may not care if the rumors of him not seeking reelection are true

I just look to his actions around the shutdown, and how unutterably bad it looked for him to refuse to take up anything to stop it.  He had absolutely no f*cks to give about how it looked, he was toeing the Party Line all the way.  Why would this rock and hard place be different?.

McConnell probably believes that he is invulnerable.  He owns the state of Kentucky, and he has oceans of dark money he can use.

The sad thing is he's probably right.

There's a reason "smart as a Kentucky voter" isn't a common expression.


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6 days ago  

KCinPA: Yes, release it all! After 2 1/2 years of this insanity we deserve to see what we paid for in this investigation.


We paid nothing - it made money, thanks to Manafort.
 
6 days ago  

SharkInfested: jayhawk88: This vote is kind of surprising to me, despite how obvious it should be. Hell, just from Kansas Ron Estes would have given Trump a hand job if he thought it would have been necessary during the campaign.

Because they think they'll be vindicated. Since DOJ won't indict a sitting Pres, and won't include negative info on those they chose not to indict, however dirty, there won't be anything about 2Scoops in the report.

This could backfire on them, fingers crossed.


Mueller can petition the court to forward the grand jury evidence (normally sealed) to the House. That is what the Watergate prosecutors did for Nixon.
 
6 days ago  

palelizard: Benevolent Misanthrope: somedude210: Benevolent Misanthrope: somedude210: McConnell may not want to do it, but optics will dictate he probably should hold a vote. Trump vetoing will be a terrible look, even for a president who excels at terrible optics

Since when does Mitch McConnell or the Republican Party give a tinker's fart about optics?

stuck between a rock and a hard place. If Trump vetoes, it makes him seem like he has even more to hide (if there's NO COLLUSION, then the report will state that, no?)

McConnell may not care if the rumors of him not seeking reelection are true

I just look to his actions around the shutdown, and how unutterably bad it looked for him to refuse to take up anything to stop it.  He had absolutely no f*cks to give about how it looked, he was toeing the Party Line all the way.  Why would this rock and hard place be different?.

It won't be. He'll save some embarrassment for the party and Trump and it won't hurt him. Holding a vote, pass or fail, is worse for him than not. He'll call it "liberal House overreach" or something, declare it ridiculous and move on.


This sounds right to me.
 
6 days ago  
We don't have to make every decision based on what Turtle wants or doesn't want or might say or do.

fark Turtle. fark him and all the Republicans.
 
6 days ago  
OF COURSE the House Republicans want the report released.  Once it's released, the Democrats have nothing further they can throw at Trump.  Since Pelosi has already conceded that Trump's not getting removed from office via impeachment, making the report public does less damage than keeping it a secret and giving Democrats a platform to harp on "what are they hiding?"
 
5 days ago  

Lord_Baull: Boo_Guy: "Republicans said the resolution was unnecessary and a waste of time.."

Nothing is unnecessary when it come to republicans, if you leave any room whatsoever they will twist, worm, weasel, and spin things.


Coming from the party that votes against filibusters their own bills, not surprised.


Even more ridiculous.
 
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