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  • Mitch McConnell's Retirement Announcement has Neutered Him Politically and He Must Go Away Now

    02/28/2024 11:46:03 AM PST · by wildcard_redneck · 42 replies
    Free Republic ^ | Feb. 28, 2024 | Wildcard_redneck
    Sen. Mitch McConnell's retirement announcement has rendered him into a lame duck that cannot effectively fight for America and stop the totalitarian "Democratic" Party. Who is going to try to make a deal with Mitch McConnell unless the deal entails McConnells preemptive surrender? This act of unnecessary self-castration by McConnell is emblematic of the disease epitomized by the Bush, Romney, and Cheney crime families. Only someone who wanted to lose would come up with a stupid stunt like this. The dirty fingerprints of the quisling wing of the Uniparty are all over this mess. As useless as McConnell already was...
  • The Red Wave That Wasn’t

    12/13/2022 12:24:45 PM PST · by absalom01 · 73 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | December 12, 2022 | Bradley Devlin
    Republican voters did their part. When one accumulates the popular vote for House races across the country, Republicans won by three percentage points—a margin that was once just under five points but narrowed as votes from deep-blue districts trickled in over weeks after Election Day. That kind of turnout for Republicans “would normally translate into GOP gains of 20-30 seats,” according to the Cook Political Report. But Republicans have as of early December netted only eight seats, bringing their total in the House to 220. At most, Republicans will hold 222. In races that seemed to be easy flips, Republicans...
  • Report: Mitch McConnell Wants A Truce With Donald Trump

    04/14/2021 2:13:05 PM PDT · by TPIDerek · 102 replies
    The Political Insider ^ | 4.14.21 | Rusty Weiss
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, according to a report in The Hill, is seeking to bury “his running feud with President Trump.” In a discussion with reporters, McConnell (R-KY) expressed no interest in addressing fiery comments by the former President and instead is seeking to unify the Republican Party. “What I’m concentrating on is the future and what we are confronted with here is a totally left-wing administration, with a slight majority in the House, a 50-50 Senate trying to transform America into something no one voted for last year,” he said.
  • Rand Paul Calls For GOP To Oust Two Senators For Lying To Republican Voters

    04/12/2021 6:01:24 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Trending Politics ^ | 04/12/2021 | Martin Walsh
    Kentucky GOP Sen. Rand Paul is sounding the alarm on two Republican senators who are, as he claims, “lying” to conservative voters. While delivering remarks at the Save America Summit in Florida, Paul called for GOP Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins to be “ousted” because they are a “problem” for the party. “This is our problem,” Paul started. “Seven Republicans voted to keep Obamacare. You remember John McCain doing it,” he said. “But here’s the thing: this is our problem.” He continued: “We know the Democrats want to have socialized medicine and nationalized health care. But Republicans say they’re...
  • McConnell tees off on Democrats over impeachment

    10/15/2019 6:54:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    MSN News ^ | October 15, 2019 | Jordain Carney, The Hill
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) teed off against the House impeachment inquiry on Tuesday, marking his first comments since Congress returned from its two-week break. "House Democrats are finally indulging in their impeachment obsession. Full steam ahead," McConnell said during a speech from the Senate floor, adding that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) had "crumbled" to the "left-wing impeachment caucus." "I don't think many of us were expecting to witness a clinic in terms of fairness or due process. But even by their own partisan standards, House Democrats have already found new ways to lower the bar," McConnell added.
  • Trump, Buttigieg raised most presidential campaign money in Kentucky

    08/06/2019 12:51:14 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Insider Louisville ^ | July 26, 2019 | Joe Sonka
    The reelection campaign of President Donald Trump raised far more money from more individual donors in Kentucky than any of the other presidential candidates in the first six months of 2019, with South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg raising the most in the state among the many Democratic contenders. A ProPublica database of Federal Election Commission filings shows that Trump’s campaign raised a total of $256,875 from 877 individual donors in Kentucky this year, exceeding the combined $227,205 that 21 Democratic presidential candidates raised from 478 donors in the state. Trump — who won Kentucky by 30 percentage points in 2016...
  • Trump declares 'hate has no place in our country,' as Dems demand recall of Congress

    08/05/2019 3:32:49 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 4, 2019 | Gregg Re
    President Trump on Sunday forcefully denounced two mass shootings in Ohio and Texas, saying "hate has no place in our country." As the president spoke, top Democratic presidential candidates -- including Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, and Cory Booker -- demanded Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell recall Congress from its recess, currently slated to last until the second week of September, to vote on initiatives to curb gun violence. Addressing reporters in Morristown, New Jersey, Trump promised "we're going to take care" of the problem. He said he's been speaking to the attorney general, FBI director and members of Congress and...
  • Egypt pyramids for grain not pharoahs: presidential hopeful Carson

    11/04/2015 8:42:52 PM PST · by entropy12 · 90 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 1 Hour ago | AFP
    The retired neurosurgeon seeking his party's nomination for the White House made these remarks in a 1998 address at Andrews University, a school associated with the Seventh-day Adventist Church, to which he belongs, in a video posted Wednesday on Buzzfeed. The church is a conservative evangelical Christian one. "My own personal theory is that Joseph built the pyramids to store grain," Carson said.
  • McConnell: Blocking Garland was "most consequential thing I've ever done"

    02/07/2019 2:43:23 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    Axios ^ | January 22, 2019 | Khorri Atkinson
    Senator Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who blocked former President Obama's Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland from ever having a hearing in 2016, told the New York Times Magazine that his "decision not to fill the [Justice Antonin] Scalia vacancy" was the "most consequential thing I've ever done." The big picture: McConnell cited "a longstanding tradition of not filling vacancies on the Supreme Court in the middle of a presidential election year" in his refusal to even meet with Garland after the death of Scalia — a tradition deemed "false" and "entirely a matter of circumstance" by Politifact. Since Trump's...
  • Rand Paul's approval rating in Kentucku

    01/11/2019 9:54:42 AM PST · by RandFan · 17 replies
    43% approve, 38% disapprove. That's a net positive rating of 5%. In contrast, the Turtle's approval rating is 38% approve and 47% disapprove.. a negative rating of -9% McConnell has one of the worst ratings in America.
  • Trump, Biden to campaign in Kentucky congressional district

    10/05/2018 6:39:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | October 5, 2018 | Adam Beam, The Associated Press
    President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden will campaign next week in Kentucky, with each seeking to sway a hotly contested 6th Congressional District race that could help determine which party controls the House of Representatives next year. Republican U.S. Rep. Andy Barr is in a tight race with Democrat Amy McGrath, a retired Marine fighter pilot. Trump's campaign said Friday it will hold a rally in Richmond, Kentucky, on Oct. 13. It will be Trump's third visit to Kentucky, but his first venture outside of the state's largest city of Louisville. Trump will appear at the Alumni...
  • The Latest: Politicians pay tribute to McCain; Trump silent

    08/24/2018 11:53:08 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 104 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 24, 2018 | The Associated Press
    American political leaders of both parties are paying tribute and offering prayers for ailing Arizona Sen. John McCain, but President Donald Trump has so far been silent. Neither the White House nor the president has yet spoken out after McCain's family announced Friday that the former prisoner of war and longtime public servant would no longer seek medical treatment for an aggressive form of brain cancer. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell are praising McCain and offering prayers for his family, as is Mitt Romney, the GOP's 2012 presidential nominee....
  • Rand Paul breaks with Republicans as he doubts Trump supreme court pick

    07/15/2018 8:12:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    MSN News ^ | July 15, 2018 | Edward Helmore, The Manchester Guardian
    Breaking with many Republican colleagues, the Kentucky senator Rand Paul has revealed his concern over Donald Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to replace Anthony Kennedy on the supreme court. Paul told Fox and Friends on Sunday he was worried Kavanaugh, a judge on the DC circuit court of appeals, could cancel out supreme court justice Neil Gorsuch’s vote on fourth-amendment cases and allow the federal government to collect the phone records of millions of Americans. Kavanaugh’s confirmation rests on a knife edge. Republicans hold a 51-49 advantage in the Senate. They need a simple majority or a tie broken by...
  • Mitch McConnell Loved His ‘Tough Wife’ Elaine Chao Standing Up to Protesters

    06/29/2018 4:27:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    Newsweek ^ | June 29, 2018 | Greg Price
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell showered his wife, Elaine Chao, with praise Thursday night, over her confrontation with protesters who wanted the Kentucky Republican to answer for immigrant children being separated from their parents at the U.S. southern border. Chao, who serves as transportation secretary, told the demonstrators to “leave my husband alone” as the couple departed an event at Georgetown University on Wednesday evening. McConnell explained he told his wife to hop into the waiting car, but Chao leapt into action....
  • Georgetown Protesters Harass Mitch McConnell — Elaine Chao Fights Back

    06/26/2018 7:41:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | June 26, 2018 | Amber Athey
    Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao told a group of protesters at Georgetown University to back off when they began harassing her husband, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. McConnell and Chao were leaving an event at Georgetown University on Monday night when they were confronted by a group of protesters who repeatedly asked McConnell why he was separating families and played audio of children crying at the border. WATCH: (VIDEO-AT-LINK) The protesters swarmed the SUV set to take McConnell and Chao off campus, and Chao immediately jumped into defense mode. WATCH: (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Chao repeatedly screamed at the protesters, “leave my husband...
  • Democratic Congressional Candidate: Trump's Win Felt Like The 9/11 Terror Attacks

    06/21/2018 11:04:56 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Townhall ^ | June 18, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    When you venture into these two areas while making a political point, it’s guaranteed that it’ll blow up in your face: Saying x, y, or z is like Hitler, or making any Nazi reference, and describing any event that you didn’t like as devastating as the 9/11 terror attacks. No, unless you’re specifically talking about Nazis from history or neo-Nazis, their loser counterparts, then nothing outside of those who espouse the race-based National Socialism is like the Nazis. And unless it’s a legitimate terror attack in which the carnage is beyond description, then nothing is as devastating as September 11....
  • Vanity - Citizen speaks out: Senate kill the "sixty vote"...TODAY!!!

    07/19/2017 5:46:54 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 17 replies
    Totally useless, "Never Trumper:, Republican Senate Leader, Mitch McConnell should call for a Senate vote today to eliminate the "Sixty Vote" rule in the Senate. Simple, folks...Fifty One votes makes for a majority. End of story!!! Let's see if this weak sister of a back stabbing, lie telling, Republican leader has any spine or loyalty to his party, country and the American people. McConnell pass that law ...NOW, or resign this complete failure and Trump traitor to boot!!! You could lead your way out of a cardboard box.
  • Vanity - Should Mitch McConnell & Paul Ryan resign?

    07/18/2017 12:24:57 PM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 55 replies
    Both Mitch McConnell & Paul Ryan are total failures at leadership and, are 100% "Never Trumpers". I ask you good folks this simple question. Should both Mitch McConnell & Paul Ryan be thrown out by their own caucuses or plainly be forced to resign immediately?
  • ‘Trump Played Me For A Fool’: Disgruntled KY Trump Supporter Laments Not Having Voted For Hillary

    05/28/2017 1:57:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    Guardians of Democracy ^ | May 27, 2017 | Staff
    Elliott County in Eastern Kentucky, which has voted for a Democrat for president in every election for 144 years, overwhelmingly went for Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton, by a vote of 2,000 to 740. The county remains overwhelmingly Democratic in its registration, with 4,580 registered Democrats and 429 registered Republicans, according to the Lexington Herald Leader. This week, CNN visited Elliott County, which is among the poorest in the country with a staggering poverty rate of over 34% and which has one of the highest percentages of people in the nation who rely on federal benefit programs. CNN sat down...
  • Ro Khanna Wants to Give Working-Class Households $1 Trillion

    04/28/2017 1:12:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | April 28, 2017 | Annie Lowrey
    Ro Khanna has a $1 trillion plan to fatten Americans’ wallets. The newly elected member of Congress, who represents Silicon Valley, has become a loud progressive voice on the Hill during his brief tenure there. The way he sees it, Democrats have failed by not offering families a radical plan to end wage stagnation and bring prosperity to the middle class once again. He is working on a bill he believes will do just that, by boosting the Earned Income Tax Credit to provide as much as $6,000 a year for individuals and $12,000 for families. (That would roughly double...