Skip to comments.Nelson Co. GOP leaders censure Senator Mitch McConnell after floor speech saying Capitol riot was 'provoked' by Trump
Posted on 01/20/2021 9:45:24 PM PST by Eagle of Liberty
McConnell's speech prompted Nelson County GOP leaders to hold an emergency meeting, voting unanimously to issue a resolution censuring the senate majority leader for his comments.
"This has shown his true colors," Nelson Co. GOP Chairman Don Thrasher said. "We felt today during his floor speech on the senate where he impugned the character of President Trump was unacceptable to us. His whole behavior overall through this whole process of the last week is not consistent with what he promised us when he was running for re-election."
McConnell hasn't said how he will vote in the second impeachment trial of President Trump, but has said it's a "vote of conscience" and will be based on facts. But in light of the impending impeachment trial in the Senate, Thrasher has also proposed a resolution calling on McConnell to vote to acquit Trump.
"Basically calling for Senator McConnell to support President Trump and denounce the second impeachment as divisive," Thrasher said.
"I have at least 50 other chairs and vice chairs that have signed on for our resolution," Thrasher said. "this is a deal-breaker for a lot of Republicans."
Kentucky's GOP central committee will meet for a specially-called meeting Sat. Jan 23 to discuss and vote on the resolution, introduced by Thrasher. There are over 300 members, which included county GOP chairs and vice chairs, as well as all Republican elected state officials.
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Mitch McConnell must be losing his marbles and he claims to be a republican???
Oh noes! I bet Mitch is really scared now!
Bitch McTurtle showed the true (yellow) stripes down his back when he tried to pin the onus of blame on Trump before the facts were in. Even the WaComPo is walking back their accustions of incitement. Let’s see what our Feckless Leader in the Senate does with it now. Is tar and feathers too much, or not enough?
Mitch has been saying this for the last seven days. Loud and clear. They just now decided it wasn’t a good idea?
Mitch has nothing left to lose.
He won’t run for election in 2026 and he will not be picked as majority leader in 2023.
And the Republicans will not kick him out of the party.
Rush called McConnell out the other day for his and his wife’s business ties to Beijing. Telling his audience that Cocaine Mitch is compromised.
Throw his butt out! He can go join Karl Rove’s consulting firm.
But in the mix of things...he holds the serious PAC money and keeps the 2022 senators up for re-election in a controlled way. Trump has to demonstrate that his PAC money is worthless and usher out ten to fifteen of these guys (Rubio at the top).
Another freeper on another thread commented that Trump might release a book in the near future. This might be the reason for all the declassifications: to make it all fair game.
Good Lord, life in the KY Repugnant party.
McConnell flogs them like they’re his manor slaves.
Now they gittin’ uppity.
But it’s about damn time they put the SOB on notice. He blackmailed Trump with this Senate trial, and that’s yet another reason Trump flew South. If he had the “lion of the Senate” on his side, this crap would have gone nowhere.
He should have been thrown in with Trump right at the outset and labeled it what it was: a false flag provocation.
Trump didn’t have a rally to screw with McConnell: it was to provide moral back up to him. Tell the Democrats that the People were outside and they wanted the slates sent back to the States for a re-do.
But Ditch didn’t get that. He was happy to go through the motions and then declare it all over with a shrug of the shoulders: “I tried”.
But we all know...he was part of The Steal, and maybe even a beneficiary of the same tactics at home.
Maybe some day we’ll find out.
It is worthwhile for the Kentucky Republicans to get together and publicly state their position about Quisling Mitch.
It is kinda like telling an adult child that their behavior is disgusting and unacceptable.
They may be financially independent, and your statement may not change their behavior, but you have shown the integrity and fortitude to take a stand and communicate it clearly.
The rank and file Republicans in Kentucky also need to know their leadership (other than the traitor Mitch) is with them.
If more republican senators revolt, Mitch will at least have to step down as minority leader.
It’s time for a new face. Josh Hawley would be a good replacement.
No recall options on Senators but people think it could have been intended in Constitution and might be approveable by Supreme Court.
No state can recall their federal elected officials. That needs to change immediately.
it would be the only explanation why they are so creepy and weird and out of touch with reality
If there has been one politician on these pages we have WARNED ABOUT over the years it is Senator Mitch McConnell. The Senate Majority Leader is the most conniving, cunning and Machiavellian member of the Republican party.
With his positions solidifying CTH warnings for well over a decade, his actions over the past several weeks now highlight the dark background of his politics. Today, McConnell took the final stab at the people’s president as Donald Trump prepares to depart the White House. The bloom is off the ruse:
The institution of the modern UniParty senate chamber requires a voter to understand the shell game. The pea is never where you think it is. The Democrats and Republicans are two wings of the same vulture.
Defenders of the Decepticon schemes rely on our inability to understand a hidden agenda; a secret agenda… However, with more eyes now open this outline will start to make sense.
First, McConnell doesn’t care about holding a majority position in the Senate. Whether he is a majority leader or a minority leader doesn’t matter to McConnell. In fact McConnell’s political skill-set does better in the minority than the majority.
The preferred political position for Mitch McConnell is where he has between 45 and 49 republican Senators, and the Democrats hold the Majority with around 55. Of course with Senator Harry Reid’s retirement, this would now imply Majority leader Chuck Schumer holding office.
Why does McConnell prefer the minority position?
The answer is where you have had to actually follow Mitch McConnell closely to see how he works. When the Majority has around 52 to 55 seats, they need McConnell to give them 8 to 9 votes to overcome the three-fifths (60 vote) threshold for their legislative needs. It is in the process of trade and payment for those 8 to 9 votes where McConnell makes more money, and holds more power, than as a sitting Majority Leader.
The 60 vote threshold, and McConnell’s incredible skillset in the minority, is where he shines. Each of the needed votes to achieve sixty is worth buckets of indulgence to the minority leader and those on K-Street who need the Senate to support their legislative constructs. The votes to get to sixty are worth a lot of money.
This institutional dynamic is the currency of affluence and influence in the Senate; this is why Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell never changed the Senate rules for legislative passage. This is why the filibuster was retained and why the 60 vote threshold was always beneficial to both parties. The color of the flag atop the spire matters not.
Except for budget passage (reconciliation); and McConnell being forced by intransigence in the era of Trump resistance to change the judicial vote threshold to 51; McConnell would never consider changing the legislative threshold (60 votes) to a simple majority (51 votes) because it would be removing his favored position.
A simple majority vote is adverse to the institutional interests. That is why McConnell retained it during his reign as majority leader; as did Harry Reid before him.
The process of selling votes to the 60-vote threshold in the Senate is where the UniParty operates; and where the status of maximum financial benefit for the minority exists.
As a majority leader with 52 GOP senators, McConnell needed to purchase eight or nine votes for each legislative priority.
Mitch McConnell doesn’t like being the purchaser, he prefers being the vote seller where his skill-set as a broker really shines.
McConnell is much better at extracting terms for his vote sales, than being the purchaser for the votes of an intransigent minority wing. This is why the current Senate doesn’t pass many bills.
With Democrats in the majority, and McConnell as minority leader, we will see much more legislation pass because Chuck Schumer is a more well financed buyer (K-Street) and McConnell is a much better seller. Whenever we have this republican minority dynamic it always leaves people confused because few really watch what McConnell is doing.
McConnell takes his favorite 18 controlled GOP senators (Decepticons) and he brokers their votes on an ‘as needed’ basis. The eight to ten senators he selects each time get compensated in the process. McConnell rotates the financial beneficiaries on a bill-by-bill basis. As a consequence each of the 18 or so McConnell senators get quite wealthy over time, and McConnell gains additional power and influence.
McConnell decides who takes committee positions, those committee positions are worth money to K-Street purchasers of legislation. That’s one aspect to his power.
McConnell also hand-selects which senators will provide the votes to the majority to reach the 60 vote threshold. He uses a formula of favoritism, loyalty and studies the election cycles to determine who in his tribe will sell their votes and gain. That is the second aspect to his power.
If any of the republican Senators attempt to disrupt this UniParty business model McConnell excommunicates them from the legislative process; the best reference for the ‘excommunicado’ approach is former U.S. Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC).
Additional references for how McConnell operates this scheme as the Minority Leader can be found in the Corker-Cardin amendment which allowed the Iran nuclear deal/payments under Obama; and/or the “fast track” Trade Promotion Authority deal for TPP passage, again for President Obama’s maximum benefit.
In these two examples McConnell worked with Harry Reid to flip the vote threshold from two-thirds (super-majority) need to approve, to two-thirds (super-majority) needed to deny. They flipped the dynamic in order to give Obama the tools he needed for the Iran deal and the Trans-Pacific-Partnership trade agreement (TPP).
[SIDEBAR – Within TPP Minority Leader Mitch McConnell was again working on the priorities of U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Tom Donohue. McConnell and Donohue have been working together on UniParty trade and domestic legislative issues for around twenty years. It is well established that Senate Leader Mitch McConnell has one major career alliance that has been unbroken and unchanged for well over two decades. That alliance is with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and specifically with CoC President Tom Donohue.
CoC President Tom Donohue represents Wall Street interests and supports: all multinational trade deals, open-border immigration policies, amnesty legislative constructs, and all of the issues that have generally irked common-sense GOP voters for the same period of time.
Tom Donohue is the biggest lobbyist spender in DC every year, by a mile.
To remind ourselves how Minority and Majority Senator McConnell took down the threat of the Tea Party revisit these old articles:
Hopefully, now you can see how the business model within the senate is lucrative from a financial standpoint. Selling votes from the minority position is worth a lot of money. Additionally, the power dynamic is essentially even within this process. The majority holds political and financial power… and the minority holds enough political power to keep the majority in check (as well as mutually beneficial financial power).
For those who understand the dynamic the next obvious point is: what happens when Schumer takes the majority, eliminates the filibuster and takes legislative passage to a simple majority (51-votes)? This is, after all, what the far-left has promised to do.
From McConnell’s position if the Democrats are the party that changes the precedent for Senate legislative passage, he feels it will provide him ammunition to retake control in the 2022 mid-term; and he wouldn’t be the historic figure to have changed the rules.
McConnell counts on the GOPe machinery (RNC), the purchased and allied Wall Street media, and his K-street backers to assist him in getting back in power. The righteous donation requests from the political and financial class are always enhanced by the extremes and outrage. If Schumer kills the filibuster and takes the senate to a simple majority McConnell will weaponize the maneuver against his “friend across the aisle”.
That’s the way the Machiavellian processes work…. they GOPe do not care what your opinion is about it.
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