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(The Hill)   Mitch McConnell is a magician with the senate and GOP. A grand wizard, if you will   (thehill.com) divider line
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2020-02-07 9:03:56 AM  
Really? How hard is it say "we won't convict" in advance and then rig the rules to ensure it? This is not high level brain work.
 
2020-02-07 9:28:43 AM  
Yeah.  The GOP is almost all in lock step with one another from Senators on down to preadolescent sons and daughters of right-wingers so it's not that hard for someone in one of their leadership positions to say "do this" and they do it without hesitation.
 
2020-02-07 10:31:06 AM  
Uh huh. Surrendering all your power to a unitary executive -- true "mastery."
 
2020-02-07 10:34:43 AM  
Grand Wizard?  Not even close

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Robert C. Byrd -Democrat, WV
Grand Kleegle of the Klu Klux Klan
 
2020-02-07 10:43:40 AM  
The fix was in from day one, you know it, I know it, everybody knows it.

Now we will see what price they'll pay for the acquittal.   I hope it's high.
 
2020-02-07 10:44:13 AM  

Il Douchey: Grand Wizard?  Not even close

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Robert C. Byrd -Democrat, WV
Grand Kleegle of the Klu Klux Klan


How about something more contemporary from the Senate Majority Leader.

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2020-02-07 11:03:33 AM  
F*cking Sith Lord
 
2020-02-07 11:05:03 AM  
Al Capone was a criminal genius for his ability to eliminate his enemies with nothing but an army of thugs, a truckload of tommy guns, and thousands of corrupt politicians.
 
2020-02-07 11:05:14 AM  
Master of nothing.  Kompromat kept POS president from being convicted.
 
2020-02-07 11:05:26 AM  

Diogenes: Il Douchey: Grand Wizard?  Not even close

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Robert C. Byrd -Democrat, WV
Grand Kleegle of the Klu Klux Klan

How about something more contemporary from the Senate Majority Leader.

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Mitch looking young and quite oKKK in that picture.
 
2020-02-07 11:05:46 AM  

Il Douchey: Grand Wizard?  Not even close

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Robert C. Byrd -Democrat, WV
Grand Kleegle of the Klu Klux Klan


*History Professor*

Your data is
old
it's plagarized
It's defamatory

not only do you get a zero for the course you should leave this institution
 
2020-02-07 11:05:48 AM  
It's easy if you are willing to be a complete hypocritical asshole.

/he is very willing
 
2020-02-07 11:05:50 AM  

Il Douchey: Grand Wizard?  Not even close

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Robert C. Byrd -Democrat, WV
Grand Kleegle of the Klu Klux Klan


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2020-02-07 11:06:10 AM  
It's crazy what running a criminal enterprise based almost entirely around bribery and blackmail will do for you.
 
2020-02-07 11:06:25 AM  
"I'd like to thank all of my accomplices, especially Mitch. Thanks Mitch!"
 
2020-02-07 11:06:27 AM  
fark McConnell and the entire GOP!
 
2020-02-07 11:07:26 AM  
I want to see McConnel suffer more than Trump and that is saying something because I want Trump to suffer for eternity.
 
2020-02-07 11:09:45 AM  
I guess we found the guy that buys convicted felon dinesh d'souza's "history" books.
 
2020-02-07 11:10:06 AM  
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Gonna get a lot of use out of this...
 
2020-02-07 11:10:12 AM  
Mitch McConnell is the hot dogshiat smeared on the boot heel of America.
 
2020-02-07 11:11:38 AM  
Any previous Senate majority leader could have tossed aside decades, if not centuries, of senate decorum, rules and tradition in order to push through partisan legislation and appointees. They all recognized that to do so would divide the country and break our government.

Mitch isn't the high point of Senate leadership.  He's rock bottom.
 
2020-02-07 11:12:05 AM  

Il Douchey: Grand Wizard?  Not even close

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Robert C. Byrd -Democrat, WV
Grand Kleegle of the Klu Klux Klan


That looks photoshopped. Unlike the picture I have of your mother and a donkey.
 
2020-02-07 11:12:07 AM  
Mitch is literally the only Senate leader to not have his party vote in lockstep. Sure he's one of the best in history (re: getting his parties platform done not making america better) but if we're talking impeachment he's the worst.
 
2020-02-07 11:12:15 AM  

MrPoopyPants: Mitch McConnell is the hot dogshiat smeared on the boot heel of America.


Just a reminder that Amy McGrath needs support.

Y'all can donate here.
 
2020-02-07 11:12:27 AM  
There's no grand scheme here, this doesn't require any amazing political acumen on the part of Moscow Mitch, or certainly not Trump.

Our system has always depended on the people within it restraining themselves, on the executive branch being willing to be overseen by the legislative and willing to respect orders from the judicial.  It really has nothing in it that can truly deal with what happens when one branch -- especially the executive -- simply refuses to accept that authority.  It can't deal with someone like Moscow Mitch completely short-circuiting the process for his own gain.

In a lot of ways, we're lucky that it hadn't happened earlier.  It was always there in the system, ready to be exploited, if someone was willing to.  And we finally found people willing to.
 
2020-02-07 11:12:49 AM  

Il Douchey: Grand Wizard?  Not even close

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Robert C. Byrd -Democrat, WV
Grand Kleegle of the Klu Klux Klan


Once again, user name checks out.

Don't ever change. Keep on being a massive douche.
 
2020-02-07 11:13:42 AM  
Purposely fawning column has no purpose.
 
2020-02-07 11:14:21 AM  
It takes about as much mental wizardry to have a majority, announce you're going to work with the white house on the defense, craft the rules to mitigate as much damage as possible, still have to have much of the senate say he's guilty but vote to acquit anyway, as it is to be a money launderer running a business called Fraud Guarantee.
 
2020-02-07 11:14:49 AM  
Until Moscow Mitch is minority leader - or better still on wingnut welfare - this country will stagnate. Unable to consider any bills passed by a Democratic house, simply because of the source .... I think that speaks for itself, on many different topics.

/The noose and the rapist, the fields' overseer
//The [agent]s of orange, the priests of Hiroshima.
///Amazing how 1999 RATM was prescient
 
2020-02-07 11:14:59 AM  

Officer Barrelroll: It's easy if you are willing to be a complete hypocritical asshole.

/he is very willing


It's pretty bleak that that is all it takes to dismantle our government.
 
2020-02-07 11:15:44 AM  

Officer Barrelroll: It's easy if you are willing to be a complete hypocritical asshole.

/he is very willing


Exactly.

Well... sorrrta?  It's not really hypocrisy if one is just utterly selfish and self-centered and amoral and greedy, is it?

If one is a sociopath and/or selfish and/or ignorant and/or hate-filled enough to live *solely* under the operating rule of "do whatever is best for me right now, right in this instant, forget what I've claimed in the past and ignore utterly any potential future negative ramifications" ... life seems pretty easy.

Right now, there are _far_ too few comeuppances delivered to people like that -- from the asshole who shouts at the barista to the majority leader of the Senate.
 
2020-02-07 11:15:57 AM  
Moscow Mitch does what his boss told him with the support of a Senate under the threat of his boss. What a magnificent piece of work that is.
 
2020-02-07 11:16:07 AM  
Is they, or is they not his constituents?
 
2020-02-07 11:16:52 AM  
Yeah covering for your criminal President, a real "victory."
 
2020-02-07 11:17:18 AM  
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2020-02-07 11:17:45 AM  

tbf2010: ///Amazing how 1999 RATM was prescient


Not really prescient if nothing changes, is it?

Similarly, it's both impressive and utterly depressing/heart-breaking to watch old West Wings and see that they could be aired today without many updates.
 
2020-02-07 11:19:25 AM  

Il Douchey: Grand Wizard?  Not even close

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Robert C. Byrd -Democrat, WV
Grand Kleegle of the Klu Klux Klan


https://thehill.com/blogs/congress-bl​o​g/lawmaker-news/106809-robert-byrd-a-t​rue-statesman-rep-john-lewis

"Sen. Robert Byrd was publicly embarrassed about his membership in the Klan. It was something he apologized for over and over, time and time again, calling his involvement with the organization "a sad mistake" and stating that "intolerance had no place in America." It became most evident that he had dramatically changed his views after the loss of his grandson in an auto accident. He then realized that black people loved their children just as much as he loved his own. Senator Byrd sought change and with that change he became one of the staunchest supporters of civil rights I had ever seen."

- John Lewis
 
2020-02-07 11:19:31 AM  

Il Douchey: Grand Wizard?  Not even close

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Grand Kleegle of the Klu Klux Klan



Uh huh.

And the GOP is still 'the party of Lincoln.' Riiiiight.
 
2020-02-07 11:20:18 AM  

Badmoodman: Purposely fawning column has no purpose.


"What a genius he is that he was able to hold together his caucus except for one of them despite more and more evidence coming out that Trump was guilty, 17 of the acquittal voters conceding that the president's behavior was improper, and Trump absolutely showing no contrition and going right back to work doing it again once 'exonerated'. Clearly this will gain him a massive political bonus and not make Trump a millstone in November for vulnerable Senate Republicans, threatening his ability to maintain his position as majority leader."
 
2020-02-07 11:23:21 AM  
I think Donald Trump is more popular in Kentucky today than he was when he got elected

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2020-02-07 11:24:35 AM  
Doesn't every jury trial end with a party with the defendants with jurors bragging about how they were instrumental in thwarting the process?
 
2020-02-07 11:24:42 AM  

SFSailor: tbf2010: ///Amazing how 1999 RATM was prescient

Not really prescient if nothing changes, is it?

Similarly, it's both impressive and utterly depressing/heart-breaking to watch old West Wings and see that they could be aired today without many updates.


I just posted something to that effect! (With accompanying lyrics, 'natch)

I'm trying. If I wasn't poor I'd be running to oust my Rep, he's a trumpy waste of space. Local and state government pays ~18k a year. I can't survive on that - so it's "community organizer" for me. I've heard tell that you can translate that into political power.

/Fist in the air in the land of hypocrisy
 
2020-02-07 11:26:00 AM  
What really bugs me about this impeachment trial -

If this was something where the evidence the crime was committed is very convincing you'd expect 10-20 republicans to vote to impeach.

If the evidence is really poor you'd expect 10-20 democrats to vote to acquit.

If things were really fuzzy you'd expect 10-15 democrats to acquit and 10-15 republicans to vote to impeach.

The fact that it was so perfectly split among party lines just shows to prove that this had nothing to do with the evidence.  It was entirely about towing the party line.

But that's not what bugs me.  It's the fact that if this had happened in say, 1878, that people would be burning down DC right now.  I am offended that people can see this and not immediately be driven to outrage and take to the streets protesting and demanding action. Instead everyone's just moved to "well I guess we vote them out in November".
 
2020-02-07 11:26:56 AM  

edmo: Really? How hard is it say "we won't convict" in advance and then rig the rules to ensure it? This is not high level brain work.


Yeah; there's no particular genius in being bloodlessly duplicitous and self-serving.  That's just psychopathy.
 
2020-02-07 11:27:00 AM  
I demonstrated mastery of my coffee pot this morning.  I hit the "on" switch.
 
2020-02-07 11:27:44 AM  
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2020-02-07 11:28:55 AM  

GermanGoodness: fark McConnell and the entire GOP!


You can't offend the turtle; he has a very tough shell.

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2020-02-07 11:29:11 AM  

Delezaio: What really bugs me about this impeachment trial -

If this was something where the evidence the crime was committed is very convincing you'd expect 10-20 republicans to vote to impeach.

If the evidence is really poor you'd expect 10-20 democrats to vote to acquit.

If things were really fuzzy you'd expect 10-15 democrats to acquit and 10-15 republicans to vote to impeach.

The fact that it was so perfectly split among party lines just shows to prove that this had nothing to do with the evidence.  It was entirely about towing the party line.

But that's not what bugs me.  It's the fact that if this had happened in say, 1878, that people would be burning down DC right now.  I am offended that people can see this and not immediately be driven to outrage and take to the streets protesting and demanding action. Instead everyone's just moved to "well I guess we vote them out in November".


It's amazing the complacency you can foster when your population is better off than most of the rest of the world, and also intensely aware of how sharp the knife's edge between relative prosperity and utter ruin they're standing on is.
 
2020-02-07 11:31:02 AM  

Delezaio: What really bugs me about this impeachment trial -

If this was something where the evidence the crime was committed is very convincing you'd expect 10-20 republicans to vote to impeach.

If the evidence is really poor you'd expect 10-20 democrats to vote to acquit.

If things were really fuzzy you'd expect 10-15 democrats to acquit and 10-15 republicans to vote to impeach.


And when the party line vote is also along the very question of whether the Senate will hear from witnesses or look at new evidence?
 
2020-02-07 11:32:11 AM  
The Hill is a white nationalist fascist promoting site.
 
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