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“Mitch is a dour, sullen, and unsmiling political hack”: Trump rails against Mitch McConnell

“Mitch is a dour, sullen, and unsmiling political hack”: Trump rails against Mitch McConnell

No kind words for The Republican Party either

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-10-16/mcconnell-blames-entitlements-not-gop-for-rising-deficits

Trump released a scathing statement Tuesday, railing against former Senate Majority Leader McConnell and The Republican Party.

Mincing no words, Trump said:

Statement by Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States of America

The Republican Party can never again be respected or strong with political “leaders” like Sen. Mitch McConnell at its helm. McConnell’s dedication to business as usual, status quo policies, together with his lack of political insight, wisdom, skill, and personality, has rapidly driven him from Majority Leader to Minority Leader, and it will only get worse. The Democrats and Chuck Schumer play McConnell like a fiddle—they’ve never had it so good—and they want to keep it that way! We know our America First agenda is a winner, not McConnell’s Beltway First agenda or Biden’s America Last.

In 2020, I received the most votes of any sitting President in history, almost 75,000,000. Every incumbent House Republican won for the first time in decades, and we flipped 15 seats, almost costing Nancy Pelosi her job. Republicans won majorities in at least 59 of the 98 partisan legislative chambers, and the Democrats failed to flip a single legislative chamber from red to blue. And in “Mitch’s Senate,” over the last two election cycles, I single-handedly saved at least 12 Senate seats, more than eight in the 2020 cycle alone—and then came the Georgia disaster, where we should have won both U.S. Senate seats, but McConnell matched the Democrat offer of $2,000 stimulus checks with $600. How does that work? It became the Democrats’ principal advertisement, and a big winner for them it was. McConnell then put himself, one of the most unpopular politicians in the United States, into the advertisements. Many Republicans in Georgia voted Democrat, or just didn’t vote, because of their anguish at their inept Governor, Brian Kemp, Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, and the Republican Party, for not doing its job on Election Integrity during the 2020 Presidential race.

It was a complete election disaster in Georgia, and certain other swing states. McConnell did nothing, and will never do what needs to be done in order to secure a fair and just electoral system into the future. He doesn’t have what it takes, never did, and never will.

My only regret is that McConnell “begged” for my strong support and endorsement before the great people of Kentucky in the 2020 election, and I gave it to him. He went from one point down to 20 points up, and won. How quickly he forgets. Without my endorsement, McConnell would have lost, and lost badly. Now, his numbers are lower than ever before, he is destroying the Republican side of the Senate, and in so doing, seriously hurting our Country.

Likewise, McConnell has no credibility on China because of his family’s substantial Chinese business holdings. He does nothing on this tremendous economic and military threat.

Mitch is a dour, sullen, and unsmiling political hack, and if Republican Senators are going to stay with him, they will not win again. He will never do what needs to be done, or what is right for our Country. Where necessary and appropriate, I will back primary rivals who espouse Making America Great Again and our policy of America First. We want brilliant, strong, thoughtful, and compassionate leadership.

Prior to the pandemic, we produced the greatest economy and jobs numbers in the history of our Country, and likewise, our economic recovery after Covid was the best in the world. We cut taxes and regulations, rebuilt our military, took care of our Vets, became energy independent, built the wall and stopped the massive inflow of illegals into our Country, and so much more. And now, illegals are pouring in, pipelines are being stopped, taxes will be going up, and we will no longer be energy independent.

This is a big moment for our country, and we cannot let it pass by using third rate “leaders” to dictate our future!

Brutal.

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Comments

Good. I hope everybody listens.

    Trump was being GENEROUS.

    What a POS mcconnell is.

    McConnell deserves it.

    Massinsanity in reply to Dathurtz. | February 16, 2021 at 10:12 pm

    Listens to what? I too am disappointed with Mitch’s take after the trial but McConnell was 100% correct to refuse to support the idiotic $2,000 checks to people who do not need it. You know what blindly sending out $2,000 checks to everyone is called? It’s MMT. It’s what AOC and the rest of squad want. Are “conservatives” now supporting MMT?

    You know who lost the GA senate races? Trump. His absurd narcissism turned off thousands of conservative leaning voters in GA who simply stayed home so now we have a fully D government but Trump couldn’t care less because it’s all about him.

    I will forever admire Mitch for delivering Kavanaugh and Barrett to SCOTUS. He was masterful in getting each onto the court. Is he perfect, of course not but neither is Trump who blew the deficit and debt sky high even before the pandemic. Deficits rob our future generations whether they are created by Democrats or Republicans. On that I am consistent but apparently none of you other “conservatives” agree.

      May you and mconnell live happily ever after. Out of public office.

      Dathurtz in reply to Massinsanity. | February 17, 2021 at 6:14 am

      You know what lost GA? Loose election law enforcement and late night ballot dumps.

      I have wondered what the conservative rationale on the $2000 checks was. Interesting points MassInsanity

        Dathurtz in reply to mark311. | February 17, 2021 at 8:07 am

        I’m with ya on that one.

          MarkSmith in reply to Dathurtz. | February 17, 2021 at 9:57 am

          Well if given a choice of send money to Pakistan for gender studies or to the guy down the street out of work and needs to fix his car (yes there is a guy like that), I say give it to the guy down the street. Face it, they are going to give away our government money no matter what. At least keep it here.

          And, no, not a big fan on just giving out money. Rather have it invested in equipment for fishing instead of handing out fish.

      rebelgirl in reply to Massinsanity. | February 17, 2021 at 9:10 am

      I’m a Georgia resident in a one of the reddest counties in the state. It wasn’t completely Trump’s fault at all. First of all,

      I blame Johnny Isakson for not resigning sooner so that we did not have two seats up at one time. Then, you can blame Kemp for picking Loeffler for the seat for lots of reasons.

      With two seats open, it made Georgia into a high profile target for all kinds of leftist attention, campaigns and campaign money. Perdue was an easy target with all the attention paid to both races….now we can talk also about corrupt election officials and winter weather in the red rural areas.

      Could Trump have done better? Possibly so, but it was not entirely his fault at all.

      MarkSmith in reply to Massinsanity. | February 17, 2021 at 9:52 am

      Mitch, is that you? Get a grip…..

        MarkSmith in reply to MarkSmith. | February 17, 2021 at 10:13 am

        just in case it is hard to follow, that was for Massinsanity.

          Massinsanity in reply to MarkSmith. | February 17, 2021 at 12:18 pm

          So you are on board with MMT? I am old enough to remember when conservatives were for fiscal discipline. But Trump runs the deficit through the roof and advocates for MMT and the lap dogs say sure… print, print, print until the dollar is TP.

        Temujin in reply to MarkSmith. | February 17, 2021 at 1:17 pm

        Some people SAY they do not believe in “systematic voter fraud”. They are either seriously uneducated or ill-educated, or they might just live with their head in the sand, or some other convenient recess. I have worked at any number of precincts as an observer or an official challenger. I have never seen and election that did NOT suffer some voter fraud. The 2020 election took voter/election fraud to industrial strength magnitude.

      Sure. And two terrible GOP candidates had nothing to do with it?

      Loeffler was easily painted as a consummate insider, wife of the CEO of NYSE, appointed by a RINO governor, who used her position to enrich herself. Classic Democrat playbook McConnell’s NRSC has seen over and over and over again, but still can’t come up with a viable way to counter this tactic. She did a terrible job – worse than most – making her case against this.

      Purdue didn’t show up for a debate. He managed to test positive for COVID and went into Quarantine in the closing days of the campaign. Idiot. Also couldn’t make the case why he should be re-elected. Ossoff is a moron, and he still couldn’t beat him.

      maxmillion in reply to Massinsanity. | February 17, 2021 at 9:53 pm

      You are a hapless tool. Georgia’s election was brazenly stolen, just as the presidential election was.

      Not to mention kept the filibuster.

      McConnell isn’t someone I agree with on everything but to throw the Trump purity cultism back in their face

      Who loves google, facebook and twitter so much they want a diplomatic war waged on France on their behalf to prevent competition to them?

      I sure don’t but Trump did.

OleDirtyBarrister | February 16, 2021 at 6:04 pm

If only they could have kept him succinct and on-point for the duration.

He delivered the hammer on the head of the mail there.

This is a good takedown. It draws the battle line clearly for the GOP. You can either sink with McConnell or swim with Trump. I don’t see much wiggle room left for a fence sitter.

    Don’t count out the effect of their isolation in the swamp.

    Just look at Nikki Haley: she couldn’t WAIT to publicly turn on PDJT. She’s not a stupid woman. A political hack not worth trusting any more than the likes of McConnell, but a stupid woman. Totally untrustworth, in any event.

      bobguzzardi48 in reply to TheFineReport.com. | February 17, 2021 at 8:49 am

      The Left never ever compromises, never ever appeases, never concedes.

      Nikki Haley will not get a single Leftist or Democratic vote by bashing Pres. Trump and has alienated a significant percentage of the loyal Trump base.

      The Democratic operatives pretending to be journalists will destroy her with invented narratives and “ballot harvesting” remains a viable and effective way to manipulate the vote without detection.

      Bashing Trump is NOT a winning strategy. Nikki Haley is the candidate of the Open Borders/Amnesty/Cheap Labor, Low Tariffs, Free Trade Globalist Chamber of Commerce Bush-McCain-Romney-Sasse Republican. It should be obvious by not that it is futile to appease the Media or compromise with the Left.
      The Left never forgets and never forgives

      For example. “This is an incident of Nikki Haley breaking with Nikki Haley,” said House Dem James Clyburn about the quotes from Haley that are circulating this morning. “Just two or three weeks ago she was admonishing us to ‘leave the man alone,’ now she’s saying we shouldn’t have followed him.”

        Nikki Haley went off prematurely. She was hoping to be the first to trash Trump, in order to get the attention of the remaining RINO mega donors. OOPS, sorry Nikki !!!

      What happens when a “dour, sullen, and unsmiling political hack” meets a scheming, lying soon-to-be-indicted ex-president? Let the Republican’ts fight it out among themselves

    JusticeDelivered in reply to technerd. | February 16, 2021 at 8:27 pm

    GOP either toes Trump’s line, or they are doomed. Can we force GOP swamp critters to step down, cleans the party?

A truth bomb. I can’t wait to see what 2022 brings us. Will it be Whig party 2.0?

Here is what has really changed within the electorate: In terms of 2022 House and Senate races, Trump supporters no longer care if a Democrat takes a particular seat. We lost that fear Nov. 3, 2020. “Most electable” arguments are now meaningless. So, for those Republicans who voted against Trump during the impeachment process, enjoy your vigorous primary season.

    I agree. If they can’t win in the primary, run as independent in the general. 2022 needs to be about first taking the power of the Party. If the base wins in the primary, you know McConnell will do all he can to make that candidate lose. Control of the party is all he cares about. He did it to the Tea Party. Sometimes you have to lose to win.

      Katy L. Stamper in reply to rayc. | February 16, 2021 at 9:04 pm

      While I appreciate Pres. Trump’s statement, and I understand why he chose to back McConnell for reelection, the truth is that everyone knows that pays attention what Ray C said above, which is that McConnell is establishment all the way and he has undercut every tea party candidate that he possibly could.

      Surely President Trump knew this, and so his support for McConnell is something he should’ve thought about a little harder and a little longer.

      Getting rid of McConnell would be one of the best things to happen to this country. McConnell is absolutely thrilled to be rid of Trump and his troublesome voters. I’m surprised he could hold his tongue as long as he did.

        henrybowman in reply to Katy L. Stamper. | February 16, 2021 at 9:22 pm

        If you’re looking forward to serving another four years, in which you will still have to work with the guy, it’s bad tactics to p* him off.

        I think President Trump was expecting to win and yes, he’d have to work with him. In 2024, if McConnell is still around, he will do everything he can to defeat PDJT, including cheating. Trump’s road to the nomination will be harder with McConnell there. Plus, the Party will never be free of the corruption, with those in power still there, even if PDJT doesn’t run. I know there’s no one in power who speaks for me, and what I believe.

        Katy, I don’t think even Trump could fathom the corruption and treason surrounding him.

        He does now – and thanks to him, so do we.

        The apex was that treasonous scumbag William Barr. He alone could have saved the nation from the hell we’re going to go through. But he sold us out. Literally.

          Absolutely right about Barr. And the craven, spineless, shameful denouncements of Trump during he latest impeachment charade by his own party really demonstrates how evil the 2-party system has become.

          I’d like to see Rand Paul run for President. I think a race between him and Gabbard would be good for the nation, but obviously neither the 2 parties of globalist China-suckers nor the Propaganda Wing of the Democratic Party (corporate media)will have anything to do with these two outliers.

Levin last night said if Mitch doesn’t go the Republicans will not win a majority under him.

    I think that’s McConnell’s intention. He is a very small man.

      Sundance at Conservative Treehouse makes a pretty strong case that Mitch prefers the minority, so he can wheel and deal R votes for kickbacks. Plus, he can talk a big game knowing he doesn’t have the votes for it.

        Perhaps. But I strongly doubt McConnell prefers being Minority Leader to Majority Leader. Not nearly as many opportunities for graft!

        Rather, I think McConnell (like the other Franz von Papen Republicans) is 100% convinced that Biden* and the Communists will screw up so badly that a Trump-less GOP will easily sweep into power in 2022 and beyond. That’s why he and others colluded with the Communists to steal the 2020 elections and send Trump into exile.

        Of course, there is a tiny chance – very tiny, mind you! – the Communists will have other plans, plans that don’t exactly include free and fair elections, the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, the rule of law, etc. In that case McConnell and the von Papen Republicans will learn good and hard the old political truism: when you make a deal with the Devil you always end up the junior partner. The fate of the original Franz von Papen should have warned McConnell about the dangers of trying to use genocidal maniacs for his own personal gain, but the Turtle’s arrogance is as blinding as it is ruinous.

          “But I strongly doubt McConnell prefers being Minority Leader to Majority Leader. Not nearly as many opportunities for graft!”

          People without sociopathic ambition can be satisfied with just enough. Remember, during all those years when Avis was “just #2,” they were still making a buttload of money. And #2 never has a fraction of the target on his back that #1 has.

        He might. But a lot of people are going to bail on the democrat party.

      He does have big turkey waddles.

      JusticeDelivered in reply to TheFineReport.com. | February 16, 2021 at 8:29 pm

      He is small mind, much like Rags.

      Nit just his intention, but his assigned role.

    irv in reply to Skip. | February 16, 2021 at 10:16 pm

    But the republicans PREFER being in the minority. That’s one of the things they like a bout Mitch!

Well, to be honest, McConnell set himself up for this. There were probably around a hundred disguised leftists, generalized anarchists, Qanon fools, and a few misguided nuts who carried out the front line assault on the capitol building, and in return, McConnell proceeded to blame 75 million Trump voters during his post impeachment speech.

In return, NPR and various left-wing news agencies were all pro-McConnell for about five minutes, talking about how he was trying to drive the Republican party away from dangerous right-wing (insert misguided blather here) but they promptly went back to Republicans Are The Devil, and all that bowing at the foot of the media’s throne gained him nothing.

Let’s hear (Comments) from the McConnall supporters. This should get interesting.

    CommoChief in reply to r2468. | February 16, 2021 at 6:55 pm

    Well that would be the voters in KY. Which is kind of an odd thing considering they also elected Rand Paul to the Senate.

      henrybowman in reply to CommoChief. | February 16, 2021 at 9:24 pm

      Not necessarily the voters of Kentucky. The GOPe of Kentucky, surely.

      My personal experience as an Arizona voter is that none of us wanted McCain, but he was always the only name on the ballot. Same problem with the Arizona GOP.

        CommoChief in reply to henrybowman. | February 17, 2021 at 1:05 pm

        Henry,

        The voters in KY elect the Senators from KY.

        Does the r party establishment work to support incumbents at the expense of better, more conservative candidates in r primaries? Yes they do.

        Does the r party establishment intervene into open primary to support the favored establishment candidate v the more conservative/populist candidate? Absolutely yes they do.

        That said if the voters in the KY r primary or any other State want to choose someone else they can find a candidate to rally around and defeat an entrenched incumbent. It won’t be easy but it isn’t impossible.

          henrybowman in reply to CommoChief. | February 17, 2021 at 6:09 pm

          We’ve arrived at the point where constitutional apologists always blame the victims for not being “eternally vigilant,” ignoring the fact that people who have actual lives to live and bread to earn can never pay enough attention to government to compete with people who are being paid with their tax money to devote their full attention to finding ways to circumvent them.

          The concept of “we give scary powers to government and then we apply ‘eternal vigilance’ to make sure they don’t abuse them” is entirely unworkable. You are asking a citizenry who have other jobs and other lives, and who lose money every minute they have to waste watching their government, to ride herd on a bunch of people who go to work every day and draw a paycheck to run that government and discover ways to defeat such control. Distilled to its essentials, the idea is ludicrous, like expecting an office worker to simultaneously and single-handedly rear two toddlers whom she leaves at home each day.

          Limited government is a low-entropy state — tyranny is a high entropy state. The effort required to keep the former from devolving into the latter is simply insupportable.

          Answer honestly: do you check your tire pressure and your auto fluids once a week? Check your tread monthly? Change your belts annually? Rotate your tires? I doubt it. Frankly, the only reason most of us remember to fill the gas tank is that the car stops within a day or two of when we forget. It is your great fortune that (unlike your career politicians) your car does not spend every waking moment chafing at your control of it and scheming at ways to neutralize you, or you would be dead long since.

          I’d like to see you tell the veterans of Athens, Tennessee (1946) that they “can find a candidate to rally around and defeat an entrenched incumbent. It won’t be easy but it isn’t impossible.” It sure as hell wasn’t easy — it took small arms and dynamite. And we are caught in no less of a “machine” currently than these people were in 1946, only ours is now nationwide.

          CommoChief in reply to CommoChief. | February 17, 2021 at 7:11 pm

          Henry,

          As a matter of fact I do perform or pay someone to perform all the maintenance required on my vehicle. I even change out my HVAC filter.

          That doesn’t make me a responsible voter.

          I hear what you are saying. People have lives, they focus on that. Most folks don’t have the inclination to become politically aware much less politically active.

          On the other hand, tech and social media have made it much easier to find out the truth. Hell Rush Limbaugh was the innovator or alternative ‘media’. RIP.

          Money and political machines are tough to overcome. That doesn’t mean don’t try. Look at GA Senate race. Jon Is soft originally ran for Tom Price vacated HoR seat and lost in 2017. He did get his name out and developed contacts and donors. Then ran against Purdue and ended up winning in a runoff.

          It’s way easier to refuse to make any attempt at change. Anything worth accomplishing will require effort, no one, especially me, is saying it’s easy. It isn’t impossible.

          No one thought DJT could actually win the r nomination much less a general election when he announced in 2015, yet he did.

          Things are only impossible if you don’t try. Refusing to make the attempt to win is the only way to ensure defeat.

    Massinsanity in reply to r2468. | February 16, 2021 at 10:15 pm

    Kavanaugh and Barrett.

    Both of them?

McConnell got what he asked for.

He shouldn’t be surprised if he knows and understands Trump at all. Which he probably doesn’t. He’s more likely as clueless an elitist as he ever was.

Trump doesn’t throw the first punch but when hit he hits backs as hard as he can. And he keeps hitting.

He fights. That’s why he was elected. That’s why he got at least 75 million votes. That’s why he has the support he has. That’s why he will continue to have that support.

Actual conservatives are sick and fucking tired of this one-way ‘unity’ bullshit where ‘real Republicans’ are allowed to attack Trump and his supporters at the drop of the hat and answering back is WANTING DEMOCRATS TO WIN.

You don’t get to punch Trump and his supporters in the face and then whine that you’re in a fight.

    Paddy M in reply to Olinser. | February 16, 2021 at 7:36 pm

    Seconded. Turtle Mitch just gave the Ds plenty of fodder last week and knew exactly what he was doing. I don’t regret leaving his race blank on the ballot.

    Massinsanity in reply to Olinser. | February 16, 2021 at 10:17 pm

    Well Mr. “Actual Conservative” do you support MMT? Because apparently Trump does.

    I guess deficits don’t matter.

        Massinsanity in reply to TheFineReport.com. | February 17, 2021 at 12:20 pm

        Really? You should read more.

          Maybe you should learn basic composition skills and always spell out an obscure acronym on first use. More useful than being rude and insulting.

          Massinsanity in reply to Massinsanity. | February 17, 2021 at 3:47 pm

          You should read more too Ray. Modern Monetary Theory, which is based on the idea that countries can print as much of their own currency as they want without implication, is beloved on the extreme left. It is the foundation for “free” higher ed, “free” pre school child care, “free” nationalized health care, “baby bonds” for everyone… etc, etc, etc.

          Apparently Trump loves it too. Free money for everyone! Such a conservative concept!

          Why stop at $2,000 (which is really $12,000+ for a family of 5)? Why not $5,000, $10,000… fuck it, let’s just print $1,000,000 for everyone and maybe we can win an election!!!

        felixrigidus in reply to TheFineReport.com. | February 17, 2021 at 1:29 pm

        Monkey Man Team?
        Masked Marxist Terrorists?
        Massinsanity’s Mighty Turd?

        There are many possibilities.
        But I am sure Insanity will enlighten us gladly as to what he wants it to mean…

          henrybowman in reply to felixrigidus. | February 17, 2021 at 6:14 pm

          To me, it sounded like one of those TV sports where two guys get into a ring of unusual shape and turn each other into meat counter loss-leaders.

Blaming President Trump for GOPe subterfuge is rich. McConnell and the GOPe continue to destroy the GOP. If they demand that the GOP remain “their” party then so be it…. A majority of voters want something more and better for THEMSELVES …not McConnell.

Hint: If HR1 and HR 127 pass… there is no need or value for the GOP.

I wonder how he really feels? No recrossing burnt bridges. Good luck.

    If you are clever, you burn a bridge for a good reason: so you never go back.

    They need us. We don’t need them.

    We have enough support and resources to not only secede, but to thrive once we’re out. McConnell will be dragged of his home and massacred by the mobs we leave behind. (He sure as hell ain’t coming with US if we leave.)

He’s not wrong–you don’t catch Schumer or Pelosi doing stuff like this, which is why they win, and why the GOP is a bunch of losers

Frankly, I don’t care for any of these politicians, but they have to stop criticizing each other and unify against the Democrats. These circular firing squads are giving the Dems the space they need to destroy our individual rights.

The Dems, together with their media partners, have eliminated free speech from the Internet and the airwaves. They have eliminated freedom of religion by ordering churches to close and cancelling anyone who backs religious principles. Now that he’s eliminated the First Amendment, Biden has begun his attack on the Second with new proposed bills that will make the ownership of firearms dependent on government approval.

Republicans, Independents, Libertarians, and anyone who isn’t a Socialist must form some sort of alliance to work against the Democrats. It’s time to stop bickering among ourselves and find common ground to fight the Dems and regain our free speech, freedom of religion, and the right to bear arms.

    henrybowman in reply to OldProf2. | February 16, 2021 at 9:28 pm

    Independents can’t form an alliance, because they’re leaderless. Libertarians could form an alliance, but it would be like the Army seeking help from the Boy Scouts.

    Massinsanity in reply to OldProf2. | February 16, 2021 at 10:20 pm

    I would add fiscal and monetary constraint to you list of core values for Republicans to support but apparently the Trump cult doesn’t believe in these anymore. Just print, debase and repeat. Until you can’t.

The USA got decades of politicians shrugging their shoulders and telling We the People: “Golly gee y’all, governing you is hard, we’ve done the best we could, sorry everything sucks!” mitch mcconnell was in the middle of all that. And he got filthy rich along the way. PDJT came to town and kicked all these swamp creatures dead in their azzes, exposing them as the corrupt frauds they are. Americans have seen what the America first policy can do. mitch wants to leisurely drive the GOPe back to the country club. PDJT is driving it to a garage for a complete MAGA rebuild. The old days of politics are over. This biden/harris BS is temporary cover for the swamp, the contrast between MAGA and biden’s dark winter dooms the democrats to eventual failure and collapse. The uniparty RINOs are going to join them on the ash heap of history.

“then came the Georgia disaster, where we should have won both U.S. Senate seats, but McConnell matched the Democrat offer of $2,000 stimulus checks with $600. How does that work?”

Seriously, how well is the argument going to resound with the MAGA constituency that “we lost Georgia because we should have bribed the gibs at least as much as the Democrats did?”

    CommoChief in reply to henrybowman. | February 17, 2021 at 1:25 pm

    The fact is voting for the $2K check then would likely have salvaged one of the Senate seats.

    Instead, both are in d hands. These d will, along with VP Harris vote to spend another $1,400. So, the money will go out the door anyway and r lost Senate control.

    Maybe a more practical and pragmatic approach would have been to keep the Senate in r control by approval of an expenditure which was going to happen regardless?

“Mitch is a dour, sullen, and unsmiling political hack,” and those are his good points. McConnell is a turd.

No more Mr. Nice Guy, the 45th President exposes Sen. McConnell for the loser and sell-out that he is. MAGA wins for the Republican Party and for the country.

The “Know It All” Democrats never ever compromise and relentlessly on offence and attack, demonize, demean and insult those who with a contemptuous and condescending snobbish disdain that is remarkable for its consistency.

It is impossible to negotiate with Democrats: they never compromise or concede anything and, frequently, are not acting on good faith.

Statement by Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States of America

The Republican Party can never again be respected or strong with political “leaders” like Sen. Mitch McConnell at its helm. McConnell’s dedication to business as usual, status quo policies, together with his lack of political insight, wisdom, skill, and personality, has rapidly driven him from Majority Leader to Minority Leader, and it will only get worse. The Democrats and Chuck Schumer play McConnell like a fiddle—they’ve never had it so good—and they want to keep it that way! We know our America First agenda is a winner, not McConnell’s Beltway First agenda or Biden’s America Last. READ MORE

Can someone explain when “conservative” was redefined as “miserly”? Refusing necessary aid to victims of natural disasters (or in this case of government measures to combat a natural disaster) is conservative? How?

Can someone please explain?

    felixrigidus in reply to felixrigidus. | February 17, 2021 at 1:33 pm

    Oh, Mr. Massinsanity has no arguments? I’m waiting.

    Massinsanity in reply to felixrigidus. | February 17, 2021 at 3:55 pm

    Ummm, since when does sending $2,000-14,000+ to every household making less than $300,000 make one iota of sense? Unemployment has dropped remarkably and sits in the 6s. Outside of restaurants, hotels and airlines the economy is booming. Market is flying, housing is flying, auto companies are killing it. Tech companies are slaying it.

    Why the (*U&% would anyone who claims to be a conservative want to send all this printed money to people who don’t need it?

    PPP was a good idea, targeted relief makes sense but blasting printed cash everywhere when we are already living in an insane Fed created ZIRP environment blowing bubbles at every turn is a colossally stupid idea.

    But Trump lost the election because Mitch wouldn’t support helicopter money for everyone… Please.

    I say well done Mitch on that one.

      CommoChief in reply to Massinsanity. | February 17, 2021 at 5:04 pm

      So instead of defusing the campaign issue of $2,000 check v $600 check by simply agreeing to the $2,000 McConnell said no.

      Because McConnell said no, both seats were lost in the runoff and of course that suited Senate control to the d who will vote to spend the money anyway.

      So here we see how ‘muh principles’ are distorting the results. We are way past the point of being concerned about deficits. McConnell allowed how many trillions to be spent by the Federal government?

      It isn’t that deficits don’t matter. They do. The issue is we can’t put that toothpaste back in the tube. These deficits at current levels are going to bite us in the ass and no one cares.

      The fed reserve can’t allow interest rates to rise because of the hit we would take to simply pay interest on existing debt. Therefore they won’t allow rates to rise. They will do so until they can’t. Then all Hell breaks loose in financial markets.

      Another point, the financial industry doesn’t want rates to rise either. The banks don’t want to pay interest on deposits. They want to earn fees on folks continuing to refinance debt.

      You and I agree that deficit spending and modern monetary theory (MMT) is a bad idea that will lead to a bad end. Our opinion doesn’t count. The decisions have already been made. Spending $2K v $600 isn’t a drop in the bucket. Refusing to do so likely cost at least one of the GA seats.

        I thought it was Pelosi who sat on it because she didn’t want to give Trump a win?

          CommoChief in reply to bhwms. | February 18, 2021 at 10:11 am

          Had the Senate and WH simply said ‘send us a stand alone bill for the $2K payment’ then the issue of obstruction is put squarely on Pelosi.

          Pelosi did send up a bill loaded with poison pills the stopped negotiating pre Presidential election. However, we are discussing the period post Presidential election, focusing on the GA Senate runoffs. Negotiations were going on and Pelosi did publicly agree to the idea of $2K payment because she knew this would put McConnell in opposition.

          Politics is very similar to judo. Use the opponents momentum against them, allow their inertia to pull or push them off balance by going with their movement temporarily to secure a better long term outcome.

          Unfortunately, many folks think politics is like 18th century boxing, toe the line and bludgeon your opponent into submission or unconsciousness. If one is the weaker opponent then that is blindingly stupid your stronger bigger opponent is much more likely to win. Relying on a ‘punchers’ chance is using hope as the strategy which is almost always unsuccessful.

      felixrigidus in reply to Massinsanity. | February 18, 2021 at 11:54 am

      What you describe does not make any sense, of course.
      It is not precisely what we’re dealing with here, though.

      Helping efficiently is certainly impossible if bureaucracy is given any say. To cut through the red tape is probably cheaper than unleashing another bureaucratic monster. Let’s not forget that for quite a few people the situation is not a consequence of the pandemic but rather of the government’s actions to “combat” it, in other words, it is not a hand-out but a lot of these people are entitled to get it qua (part of) damages.

      Also please take into account that we do not live in La-La-Land and political calculation is part of determining a rational course of action. Given that this maneuver of Mitch cost the Senate majority and not only did it not prevent this measure but it ensures that you cannot prevent worse for at least two years.

        Massinsanity in reply to felixrigidus. | February 18, 2021 at 3:27 pm

        Several here parrot Trump in saying that Mitch’s refusal to support $2,000 handouts adding another Trillion to the national debt lost GA without one shred of proof that was the determining factor.

        Could it be that Trump’s complete lack of action in supporting the GA R candidates hurt? Or that when he finally showed up in GA he made it into a (self) pity party? Or that he attacked the R leadership in GA relentlessly even though GA alone wouldn’t not help his desperate attempts to secure a win.

        I said it on this site back in November that Rs should focus 100% of their energy on the GA races because they were at risk despite early assurances from everyone that split government was all but guaranteed but Trump did the opposite then has the gall to accuse McConnell of costing Rs the senate.

        What a joke.

          felixrigidus in reply to Massinsanity. | February 19, 2021 at 12:45 am

          Nomen est omen, indeed.
          Complete lack? Talk about delusion.

          felixrigidus in reply to Massinsanity. | February 19, 2021 at 1:11 am

          Massinsanity said something on this site and Trump has the gall not to do what he’s told?

          You are not the only one warning that given the obvious vulnerabilities of the election that had been exploited that the Democrats would bring all their game to cheat their way to taking the Senate. If the GOPe types had taken an interest in finding out whether the election was “fortified” instead of claiming without evidence it was all on the up-and-up, maybe one of these run-offs would not have been necessary? Just assuming signature match would have been done to a standard resembling a signature match instead of a “there are squiggles on papers that is a match” approach this Democrat enabling run-offs would not have been necessary.

          But in their arrogance GOPe types thought that it was perfect: they could screw over Trump and more importantly the unwashed Trump voters, and keep the slimmest of Senate majorities. They just didn’t realize that they were not any longer the darlings of their Chamber of Commerce paymasters, that had long thrown in with Democrats. And who can blame them? Democrats promise easy access to cheap illegal labor, and for all their talk they are not free market capitalists but all in for the crony capitalism that the swamp provides.

freespeechfanatic | February 17, 2021 at 8:47 am

“This is a big moment for our country, and we cannot let it pass…”

We already did. Too little too late, Mr. President.

I think Trump fairly well summed up how most Americans feel about Mitch and his minions in leadership roles.

I think Trump fairly well summed up how most Americans feel about Mitch and his minions in leadership roles.

Hopefully, Kentuckians let McConnell know he’s in his last term.

DOUR = Democrat Operative Under Republican ?

In 2016 Trump beat the worst and most despicable candidate by less than 100,000 votes. In 2020 he lost to a man who cannot think and spent the campaign in a basement. Tie your hitch too tightly to Trump and you’re not going to win many elections–certainly not presidential elections. (I voted for him twice and am thankful for what he did. But I don’t believe that Republicans need to, or should, walk lockstep with Trump.)

    MarkSmith in reply to Stuytown. | February 17, 2021 at 10:18 am

    Trump is not the issue, the GOP is. Republicans can do what ever they want to. I am a Conservative that votes mostly for Republicans. Unless the Republicans get their act together and get people that are not Globalist that want to give me job away to India or some other foreign country, It does not matter who I vote for. They serve no useful purpose.

    “Systematic Voter Fraud” (I kinda like that phrase) must end. The GOP has done zip to end it.

      The only legislation Trump ever sought he got.

      There is no systemic voter fraud.

      You know what?

      Pretending voter fraud cost Trump the election has already cost us elections because it is a lie and it is a lie that prevents us from fighting the ways it was rigged.

      Great job empowering mainstream media by giving them an issue they are right about and the overwhelming majority of Americans know your lying about.

      Look at the polls people blame Trump for the Jan 6th riots. It isn’t because they think he said anything on Jan 6th to do it it is because they don’t think the election was stolen and are furious that he pretended he won.

        bhwms in reply to Danny. | February 19, 2021 at 12:41 pm

        Ever worked on an election? As an election worker?

        I did for years as an election official in my town. I’ve witnessed voter fraud and attempted voter fraud in every federal election I worked. We reported every instance, as required by law, to the state AG, who promptly shelved almost all of the complaints. Then, when asked, they respond with, “We have had no prosecution of voter fraud – it doesn’t exist.”

        The AG finally moved off the dime on one because Project Veritas highlighted their failure.. This didn’t happen in my town but this shows how easy it is.

        https://youtu.be/NantHZQ6kvo

        What you are saying is a LIE.

        Further, corruption is in the open in the form of laws and unconstitutional changes to laws codifying the ability to commit fraud. Same day registration, allowing out of state ID, and signing an affidavit attesting to “I live here” is an open invitation to people showing up to vote who do not live here and have no intention of moving here.

        So stick to your story and be known as a LIAR, or retract it.

    Massinsanity in reply to Stuytown. | February 17, 2021 at 3:57 pm

    Well said

IMO, DJT is mostly correct.

McConnell has been interfering with r primaries and choosing losers and costing seats. McConnell and the other uni party establishment don’t want a MAGA agenda because it disrupts their gig of pretending to support the base while enriching their friends and family and big donors.

The more populist brand of r is ascendant right now v the establishment types. That is unlikely to change. Expect more primary challenges. Heck we should all support that. Being put into a competitive primary forces candidates to remember who elects them, especially candidates in ‘safe’ general election districts / States.

    The Democrats agenda would already have been passed by a 51 seat majority if Mitch McConnell had been the Trump stooge everyone insists he should be and obeyed him and did away with the filibuster.

Trump is convinced if he brings down Republican Party low enough he could ride in as the party savior.

To do that he already cost us the senate and appears to be working overtime now to prevent any midterm backlash against Biden.

    bhwms in reply to Danny. | February 19, 2021 at 12:47 pm

    And the GA losses had nothing to do with two horrible candidates, running two mediocre to horrible campaigns, with RINO’s running the election apparatus, including illegally entering into a consent decree with no Constitutional authority to do so, and Mark Elias of Perkins-Coie (Russia Dossier) going to Stacey Abram’s sister to get a court order?

    Sure, it’s all Trump. Did he and his campaign make mistakes? Yes. But you have to look at the whole situation and not live with unicorns and cheshire cats smoking hookahs.

    You’re delusional.

      Danny in reply to bhwms. | February 19, 2021 at 2:38 pm

      1. Feel free to ask the professor if you disagree but in this country you follow what a federal judge orders you to do it is the law. If a Democrat state had a law allowing minors and illegal aliens to vote overturned by a federal judge you would not be happy if the governor declared the judge was biased and wrong and therefore his state would not be following his/her ruling. The exact same principle applies here. The state of Georgia lost in court to a judge I think is biased and wrong.

      2. It had to do with Trump costing them votes by telling the people they needed to turn out the elections of their state are rigged and working overtime to try to undermine confidence in elections.

      Horrible candidates? The ones who had won Georgia senate races when Trump wasn’t there?

      Brian Kemp won in 2018 with identical demographics despite 2018 being a wave year for Democrats.

      Trump didn’t want them to win and did everything he could to make sure they didn’t.

      By the way without Trump’s interference Perdue actually outperformed Trump in Georgia in 2020; Trump however ran a campaign aimed at preventing Republican turnout.

      Trump has also been running a don’t vote effort nationwide. Convince people elections are rigged and fewer of them will bother voting it is that simple.

      Democrats won the senate thanks to Trump’s heroic efforts on their behalf to convince Republicans voting is pointless.

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