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(Guardian)   The Trolley Problem in US politics: Mitch McConnell is now "looking at Trump, not in the rearview mirror, but looking through the windshield." So, does he swerve?   (theguardian.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, Mitch McConnell, Democratic Party, United States Senate, Republican Party, Donald Trump, Kentucky, Party leaders of the United States Senate, Washington Post  
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2021-11-08 1:18:05 PM  
McConnell has embraced thru words and deeds his support for the terrorist attack on democracy why would he change now when his dream of destroy democracy is coming to fruition and staying on the republican plan to turn the US into a fascist theocracy is only a few years out. Granted Dem leadership is helping by not protecting voting rights and coddling terrorist from prosecution.
 
2021-11-08 1:39:49 PM  
Is it really The Trolley Problem when the participant's preference is probably just to kill everybody?
 
2021-11-08 1:44:59 PM  

Kris_Romm: Is it really The Trolley Problem when the participant's preference is probably just to kill everybody?


MULTITRACK DRIFTING!
 
2021-11-08 1:54:21 PM  
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2021-11-08 2:03:26 PM  
The message from the recent election isn't clear. Can they win by embracing TFG or can they win without him?

It seems that they have to tread a careful line and mostly keep him in the background. But he isn't leash trained so you just can't tell what he'll do. In fact, he doesn't even have an actual plan. That's what likely scares McTerrapin. TFG can't be managed even when you kiss his ass.

He'll swerve if he concludes that doing so will give him back a Senate Majority and the House. But it just isn't clear yet.
 
2021-11-08 2:21:35 PM  
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2021-11-08 2:21:43 PM  
For the first time in the last four cycles the NJ governor didn't flip from the party of the President. It was at best a split decision with a little tilting in favor of Dems. VA has flipped for the last 4 cycles and the Dems had a POS for a candidate anyway
 
2021-11-08 2:22:24 PM  
The problem is Moscow Mitch is far more dangerous than Trump. Just look at the courts.
 
2021-11-08 2:22:26 PM  
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2021-11-08 2:23:27 PM  

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2021-11-08 2:24:34 PM  
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2021-11-08 2:25:45 PM  

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2021-11-08 2:26:42 PM  

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2021-11-08 2:30:23 PM  
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2021-11-08 2:30:53 PM  
A two-year-old's solution to the trolley problem
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2021-11-08 2:31:49 PM  
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2021-11-08 2:32:12 PM  

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2021-11-08 2:35:14 PM  
The funny thing here is how Mitch McConnell's book is going to have a forward from Trump that McConnell wrote.  They're admitting here the forward is a lie, but they don't care.  McConnell knows he'll sell more books with Trump's name on the cover, and Trump is probably getting a small taste.
 
2021-11-08 2:36:29 PM  
With what sense of "through the windshield"?

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2021-11-08 2:36:51 PM  

Troy McClure: The funny thing here is how Mitch McConnell's book is going to have a forward from Trump that McConnell wrote.  They're admitting here the forward is a lie, but they don't care.  McConnell knows he'll sell more books with Trump's name on the cover, and Trump is probably getting a small taste.


You mean a forward that Trump had someone else write.
 
2021-11-08 2:38:49 PM  
Was the introduction legible and made sense and actually referred to McConnell and wasn't just a verbal masturbatory session for trump? If yes to any, then trump didn't write it.
 
2021-11-08 2:39:34 PM  
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2021-11-08 2:40:05 PM  

I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: Troy McClure: The funny thing here is how Mitch McConnell's book is going to have a forward from Trump that McConnell wrote.  They're admitting here the forward is a lie, but they don't care.  McConnell knows he'll sell more books with Trump's name on the cover, and Trump is probably getting a small taste.

You mean a forward that Trump had someone else write.


Foreword, for ward's sake.
 
2021-11-08 2:41:35 PM  
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2021-11-08 2:44:32 PM  
McConnell would have swerved, but someone issued a secret hold on it so his hands were tied.
 
2021-11-08 2:46:09 PM  
My guess.

Someone in the Trump inner circle told Mitch that Trump would write it, but inner circle person wrote it and never told Trump about it.
 
2021-11-08 2:51:09 PM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Kris_Romm: Is it really The Trolley Problem when the participant's preference is probably just to kill everybody?

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2021-11-08 2:57:09 PM  

abb3w: With what sense of "through the windshield"?

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That picture reminds me of that time Republican SD AG Ravnsborg murdered a man then dumped his body in a ditch. Granted he wasn't even charged for stealing the man's glasses that end up in in his vehicle after his head came through the windshield
 
2021-11-08 2:59:11 PM  

I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: Troy McClure: The funny thing here is how Mitch McConnell's book is going to have a forward from Trump that McConnell wrote.  They're admitting here the forward is a lie, but they don't care.  McConnell knows he'll sell more books with Trump's name on the cover, and Trump is probably getting a small taste.

You mean a forward that Trump had someone else write.


This never ceases to crack me up 
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2021-11-08 2:59:40 PM  
Trains/trolleys can't swerve, subby. They can take a siding, but a "swerve" is an instant thing not related to being on fixed tracks. Swerving for a train results in, well, this:

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2021-11-08 3:00:30 PM  
Well of course the dickweed didn't write that forward. He never wrote the books that even have his name as the author. I think the only thing he knows how to write is his name.
 
2021-11-08 3:00:50 PM  
Update on the trolley problem.

Say you are the trolley conductor and the main line is clear and nothing bad will happen if you stay on it. Off on a siding TFG is tied to the tracks. If you turn off the main track and go onto the siding you will run over and kill TFG.

The question is, how many kindergarteners would have to also be tied to the tracks on the siding in front of TFG for you NOT turn the trolley off onto that siding?

That number might be higher than we are all comfortable with...
 
2021-11-08 3:01:52 PM  

Mikey1969: Trains/trolleys can't swerve, subby. They can take a siding, but a "swerve" is an instant thing not related to being on fixed tracks. Swerving for a train results in, well, this:

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Says the person who never tried multi track drifting
 
2021-11-08 3:05:29 PM  

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Re: McConnel still alive:

McConnell had basically agreed to a deal with the devil, but in last minute negotiations demanded amendments that made the whole thing pointless. But since game likes game, the devil gave him immortality and placed him in hell to torture decent people. That's right, we are all in McConnell's dungeon in hell.
 
2021-11-08 3:13:55 PM  
It's Trumps party now. Mitch can get in board or get out of the way.
 
2021-11-08 3:14:13 PM  

Shaggy_C: I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: Troy McClure: The funny thing here is how Mitch McConnell's book is going to have a forward from Trump that McConnell wrote.  They're admitting here the forward is a lie, but they don't care.  McConnell knows he'll sell more books with Trump's name on the cover, and Trump is probably getting a small taste.

You mean a forward that Trump had someone else write.

Foreword, for ward's sake.


Trump problably write it for skin in the game. Written with circumscribed precision. They probably cut a lot down to make it readable. Especially women, they prefer circumscribed forewords. Unless the editor's a hack.
 
2021-11-08 3:20:45 PM  
If you see a fascist in your windshield OR your rearview, you point your car in that direction and you kill him with your car.

/ He's not President, I can say that now.

// Not that it stopped me when he WAS President.

/// Is this too subtle?  I'm happy to clarify.
 
2021-11-08 3:23:31 PM  

kkinnison: Mikey1969: Trains/trolleys can't swerve, subby. They can take a siding, but a "swerve" is an instant thing not related to being on fixed tracks. Swerving for a train results in, well, this:

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Says the person who never tried multi track drifting


Yay Liam!
 
2021-11-08 3:24:57 PM  
McConnell would be slamming on the gas if it were his own mother, given adequate bribecampaign contributions
 
2021-11-08 3:28:21 PM  
The GQP has between now and about 2023ish to figure out what they're going to do about TFG, cause his fat orange ass is going to run again, his ego won't let him do otherwise. Working in their favor, they have plenty of time to plan, what with their only interaction in actual governance being 'No' on everything.
Working against them, they haven't had an original thought since 1950, and don't remember how to come up with a solution to anything.
 
2021-11-08 3:31:34 PM  
A Mitch McConnell memoir?

Damn. I thought my days of vandalism and defacing property were long gone.

Barnes & Noble, here I come.
 
2021-11-08 3:33:49 PM  
In a sane world, Drumpf would have been ousted from politics at the first impeachment, or AT LEAST the second.  But, if not that, after he lost the election, and the caused 2 more seats in GA to flip DEM.

He should have been sent packing.  He should not be part of our political landscape in any way at all.  Legally speaking he should be under indictment for no less than 30 farking felonies at this point.

But no...  This world is not sane.  We are watching the Senate minority leader, advocating for Drumpf leading the party.

Seriously...  There are no words to describe how farking stupid and ridiculous this is.
 
2021-11-08 3:34:46 PM  
I think trump can read on a more-or-less basic level. Just won't wear his glasses in public lest he appear as a beta cuck
 
2021-11-08 3:43:39 PM  
Mango Unchained wrote the forward to Mitch's book
In crayon.
Here's an early peek.
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2021-11-08 3:47:47 PM  
This is one of the rare occasions that I am willing to believe Trump, for two reasons:

1) Trump doesn't write anything at length
2) If Trump did actually write something at length, it definitely wouldn't be to praise someone else, as a forward for their book
 
2021-11-08 3:50:03 PM  
FTFAMcConnell did not dispute Trump's account, about the book The Long Game, telling the paper: "I really don't have anything to add related to him."

You "don't have anything to add" about the fact that the leader of your party and a former (thank Christ) President of the United States is publicly calling you a self-aggrandizing liar?
 
2021-11-08 3:51:05 PM  

abb3w: With what sense of "through the windshield"?

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2021-11-08 3:51:28 PM  

quo vadimus: A Mitch McConnell memoir?

Damn. I thought my days of vandalism and defacing property were long gone.

Barnes & Noble, here I come.


You won't find them at book stores.

As per GOP book marketing policy, 90% of them will be bulk purchases by super PACs and given away as swag at fundraisers and campaign rallies. No one in the general public actually buys these books. Like, with their own cash.
 
2021-11-08 3:51:52 PM  

phamwaa: abb3w: With what sense of "through the windshield"?

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Suddenly, Canada.
 
2021-11-08 3:55:31 PM  
I would love so much for McConnell to be given truth serum and asked for his opinion on Trump, on live TV.
 
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