Mitch McConnell is going down...
Did anyone catch his recent remarks to the beltway press? The guy has lost it. His voice is failing, and he is scrambling to do what he used to so effortlessly. Even though everyone hates him, his power was undeniable. No longer.
I think Plump exposed him. And pulled back the curtain. He seems so basic now and struggling to get his footing.
|by Anonymous||reply 98||11 hours ago|
He's old. He's unhealthy. He's in no shape to do any bellowing and threatening, which is all the Senate Minority Leader has to do.
And his corrupt wife is going down. When the Feds claw back the money she took from improper business deals she controlled in her job as Secretary of Transportation, Mitch will be broke, too.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||Last Thursday at 9:07 AM|
I picture Mitch being like Dracula; until all the boxes of KY dirt are destroyed where he can possibly hide & a stake put through his heart and garlic stuffed in his mouth, I will not believe he's actually dead
|by Anonymous||reply 3||Last Thursday at 9:11 AM|
Nah, he's just an old man, unworthy of all the expensive socialized medicine he has enjoyed as a senior citizen and as a Senator. His time will run out. And when it does, he'll go directly to Hell with the rest of the Republicans.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||Last Thursday at 9:15 AM|
Well, KY recently changed the law to require the Gov (a Democrat) to pick one of three candidates submitted by the party of the outgoing Senator. So, get ready for Sen. Cameron.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||Last Thursday at 9:15 AM|
There have been rumors for months that Mitch is not well. I think that the loss of the Senate was a tremendous blow to him. Now when he’s out there pleading with corporations not to support democracy he seems weak and crazy. It’s as if he’s not as sharp as he once was.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||Last Thursday at 9:21 AM|
I'll believe it when I see it.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||Last Thursday at 9:22 AM|
Some people age gradually but some people just wake up one day and it’s all over. Time to move him into a retirement home aka federal prison. He is the most corrupt, pay-to-play crook in the history of the senate.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||Last Thursday at 9:24 AM|
If you get a chance, listen to the remarks on audio before you see the visual. They guy is toast.
He is even powerful anymore. He’s a joke. Exposed.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||Last Thursday at 9:25 AM|
This is a link-free thread and largely meaningless as such.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||Last Thursday at 9:37 AM|
Some men who live for power age incredibly fast once they lose it -- The difference in Nelson Rockefeller from when he was still VP and to his death three years later is startling.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||Last Thursday at 9:39 AM|
But didn't Nelson Rockefeller die screwing some woman in bed? Old boy was still getting some.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||Last Thursday at 9:42 AM|
He was still a horny old goat, but he went from looking like a elder statesman to just an elderly man - his looks and bearing really went quickly.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||Last Thursday at 9:45 AM|
Seems like he had a stroke or heart attack.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||Last Thursday at 9:45 AM|
After living through Polio, he turns around and intentionally tried to spread Covid far and wide.
Oh gods of karma, why have you forsaken us?
|by Anonymous||reply 16||Last Thursday at 9:46 AM|
Really, R5? Jesus fuck. They'll stop at nothing to ensure that "elections have consequences" when Republicans win but don't when Democrats do. Straight to hell with them all.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||Last Thursday at 9:46 AM|
Going down on Elaine Chao's dragon pussy! He's not too feeble to enjoy the delights of Elaine's cooch, plus a little anal for dessert!
|by Anonymous||reply 18||Last Thursday at 9:47 AM|
This guy is lol the biggest piece of s$&@ in history. The absolute worst.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||Last Thursday at 9:47 AM|
R12 As VP Rockefeller was powerless. VP has only recently become a powerful position, starting with Al Gore.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||Last Thursday at 9:48 AM|
Until next Fall when dems lose the senate because Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema will continue to block the dems from passing overwhelmingly popular legislation
|by Anonymous||reply 23||Last Thursday at 9:53 AM|
Oops, was going for this one.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||Last Thursday at 9:56 AM|
100% R5 is correct, sadly.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||Last Thursday at 9:57 AM|
R7's post is the only one that matters
|by Anonymous||reply 27||Last Thursday at 9:57 AM|
Mitt Romney is such a wuss. He could be senate minority leader but honestly I think Mitt is very lazy. A lot of the finance types are lazy at. They won’t lift a finger unless something is handed to them or they can “steal” it.
Otherwise they don’t bother.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||Last Thursday at 10:02 AM|
I cannot figure out if he looks ill or old
|by Anonymous||reply 29||Last Thursday at 10:03 AM|
Mitch and Lindsey were "tight" when Lindsey first came to the Senate. Then something happened. Soon afterwards, Lindsey latched onto John McCain who wasn't a pal of Mitch.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||Last Thursday at 10:19 AM|
Mitch would make a poor gentleman caller.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||Last Thursday at 10:23 AM|
[quote] Until next Fall when dems lose the senate because Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema will continue to block the dems from passing overwhelmingly popular legislation
Did you get a check?
|by Anonymous||reply 33||Last Thursday at 10:24 AM|
I don’t understand how someone elderly and ill clings to being a.total bastard day after day.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||Last Thursday at 10:24 AM|
Now it’s about survival. All of his corruption could catch up to him for the first time in history. He is feeling the heat that he never thought he would. The wifey is radioactive in the international community. The usual suspects have sidelined her as she is now under investigation and a threat. His donors thought they were untouchable. The donors have discovered he is untouchable in a different way.
A messy end to any otherwise smooth criminal.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||Last Thursday at 10:29 AM|
In an interview back several years ago, Elaine Chao said Mitch had to do his own laundry and his share of the housework. That sounds like a bearded marriage of convenience.
Obviously Mitch needs to help at home, but she was blunt about her rules.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||Last Thursday at 10:30 AM|
These old fogies never learn. The trick is to take the money and run at the height of your game. Retire with grace and the bodies stay buried.
They just can’t let go of the ‘gavel’” That is way does them in in the end.
These types hang on way too long after the luck starts to run out and statistics catch up.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||Last Thursday at 10:32 AM|
I’m pretty sure they have a maid, regardless of their strong PR game.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||Last Thursday at 10:34 AM|
Mitch isn’t really all that smart or machivlian. He is just marginally intelligent surrounded by a sea of fools.
In the land of the blind...
|by Anonymous||reply 41||Last Thursday at 10:35 AM|
I think McConnell is lightweight. He’s a sheep in wolves clothing.
But everybody in Washington is such a pushover fool. They are all so “scared” of him.
Wusses. The lot of ‘em.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||Last Thursday at 10:36 AM|
This isn’t a spelling bee you hopeless geek.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||Last Thursday at 10:37 AM|
McConnell is no political lightweight. He would step on babies if it enhanced his power. The man is ruthless.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||Last Thursday at 10:38 AM|
The guy is sliding his words and his hands are about to fall off.
Next week he will have a glass eye and a hunch on his back. Now is the time to take this guy out and hold him accountable for 50 years of corruption.
What happened with justice Kennedy? What about the shady judges and him trying his damndest to kill pre-existing coverage.
His former position is what held the power. He is now a sitting duck.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||Last Thursday at 10:40 AM|
I can’t wait for this fucker to die.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||Last Thursday at 10:40 AM|
It would be nice to see him held accountable for all of his atrocities.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||Last Thursday at 10:41 AM|
Despite my pessimism, I do think a reckoning is at hand for old Mitch and it will be so ironic that the person shitting all over him the most is the monster Mitch empowered: Derr Dump, who would've been nearly powerless without Mitch
|by Anonymous||reply 49||Last Thursday at 10:42 AM|
A guy like this can’t afford to make the mistakes he made this week. Not to mention the eroding of his power and mystique under Plump. He was revealed as being nearly human.
Once a guy like this slips, it’s straight down the tubes. Tok many enemies, too many bodies.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||Last Thursday at 10:43 AM|
Mitch and Elaine are heavily invested in her family's international cargo shipping company based in China. Yet the family was granted U.S. citizenship. In her multiple government/cabinet roles, her decisions favored the interests of the family business. While she was Secretary of Transportation, Kentucky business interests got some dandy contracts from the federal government. I expect Pete Buttigieg has plenty of cleaning-up to do at the DofT.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||Last Thursday at 10:45 AM|
“a reckoning is at hand for old Mitch”
Seemingly out of nowhere, a drop of blood in the water.
And then two...
|by Anonymous||reply 52||Last Thursday at 10:46 AM|
This is the downfall I have waiting my whole life for. Come on America. This parasite has done so much damage to this country. I want to see this crook have to testify for 11 hours.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||Last Thursday at 10:48 AM|
I wonder if he’ll have a deathbed conversion like Lee Atwater.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||Last Thursday at 10:55 AM|
This couple has so many sworn enemies that are just waiting for them to slip.
I really think the second that Pump was nominated, that was the end of Yertle. This supports the argument that McConnel is really a weak lightweight in wolfs clothing.
That very day of the nomination, Yertle was done. Like a flimsy piece of paper that has taken 5 years to waft back and forth downward through the air, back and forth from the perch from which it was tossed.
They are paper tigers, who’s power has been held up by Kochs and their relentless and effective PR from the tea party to freedom works to AFP, the Federalist and the whole stinky lot. It’s only about a dozen people and they got this country on puppet stings. Mitch is the public face of the cartel. The way to end this whole pageant is through K street.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||Last Thursday at 10:56 AM|
Someone who is more crafty please make an organizational chart showing how the money goes from Koch to Yertle and then down the chain.
This effects every single person in America. It’s a parallel goverment and they run things down to the county level.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||Last Thursday at 10:57 AM|
How Mitch treated Merrick Garland when Obama nominated Garland for the SCOTUS, was very disgusting. The hypocrisy shown later with the railroaded Amy Comey Barrett nomination, was disgraceful.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||Last Thursday at 10:59 AM|
This old motherfucker is just crazy. He seriously said that corporations should stay out of politics, but of course still make their regular donations. Stay out of our business but show me the money, Delta, Coke,....
|by Anonymous||reply 60||Last Thursday at 11:06 AM|
R45, he doesn’t have the strength to crush a baby. What he would do is sell the baby on the market and then leak it to the media that he stepped on the baby and then Fox and the Kochtopus would push memes that he is so scary and strong but really Plump exposed the whole thing as a sham so it’s all moot.
We have been in slow motion realizing that Plump completely ruined the RNC and took it for all it’s worth.
It will never recover and neither will Mitch. The Koch set will move on to someone new. K Street will crown a new king.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||Last Thursday at 11:07 AM|
Let me tell you what is stupid. Staying in the bank after it’s already been robbed. And that is what Mitch did.
This fool. Plump flushed Mitch down the toilet and it’s just now sinking in with the public.
Paul Ryan was the smart one. Not Mitch.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||Last Thursday at 11:10 AM|
Maybe Merrick Garland will have something finally on Mitch, though of course, he can't acknowledge anything but being impartial. But he'd probably relish the opportunity to delegate to other prosecutors lots of investigations of Yertle and Chao.
|by Anonymous||reply 63||Last Thursday at 11:11 AM|
"Age cannot wither him
Nor custom stale his infinite variety..."
GRRR! WOOF! He's 100% all Southern he-man!
|by Anonymous||reply 64||Last Thursday at 11:11 AM|
[quote]The Senate minority leader said corporations "have a right to participate in a political process" but should do so without alienating "an awful lot of people."
LOL - not liking Citizen's United, eh?
Live by the sword, Moscow Mitch. Live by the sword.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||Last Thursday at 11:12 AM|
[Quote]How Mitch treated Merrick Garland when Obama nominated Garland for the SCOTUS, was very disgusting. The hypocrisy shown later with the railroaded Amy Comey Barrett nomination, was disgraceful.
And I hope Democrats will never forget this. Unfortunately they seem to have a very short memory.
It's so funny how they all complain about bipartisanship now that they are no longer in power. Biden and the Dems should tell them to fuck off and go to hell.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||Last Thursday at 11:12 AM|
And the new king must be immediately neutered. We can never anyone to do what Mitch the son of a cunt did to us. Never again.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||Last Thursday at 11:17 AM|
[quote]We have been in slow motion realizing that Plump completely ruined the RNC and took it for all it’s worth.
What does the convention have to do with this?
|by Anonymous||reply 68||Last Thursday at 11:28 AM|
Don't forget that this married man, this champion of family values, was kicked out of the Army for sucking cock and mysteriously was able to keep it secret for decades.
|by Anonymous||reply 69||Last Thursday at 11:29 AM|
I would like see someone throw acid in his face and watch him burn like the Wicked Witch in the Wizard of Oz.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||Last Thursday at 11:31 AM|
A vile human being. Honestly he and Trump are like comic book villains, but without the brains and twice the evil.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||Last Thursday at 11:47 AM|
Thank God they are stupid. How much more badly fucked would we be if they were smart? Putin is behind this as well.. He has to be stopped.
|by Anonymous||reply 72||Last Thursday at 11:50 AM|
Don't you love how Mitch made the Coke and MLB statements about politics and about Republic vs Democrats? "Guess what, Republicans drink Coke and like baseball, too" (veiled threat). He's trying to thread a very small needle there, basically admitting that making it easy to vote is something only Democrats will fight for, politicizing the defense of constitutional rights, and yet still declaring he's willing to take their money. Do you think even he knows what he's trying to do with that mishegoss?
|by Anonymous||reply 73||Last Thursday at 12:02 PM|
He's a rotting corpse..rotting from the inside out from his putrid, decaying innards...the result of the caustic acid of his corruption and lies. It's taken over his body and brain, and is like a flesh eating amoeba.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||Last Thursday at 12:05 PM|
It was predicted long ago on the psychic thread that MM would be destroyed once he lost power. I hope it is brutal and very painful.
|by Anonymous||reply 75||Last Thursday at 12:09 PM|
He tried to pander to the Trumpistas, by telling the corporations to stay out of politics. So then he had to add, “but sending checks is good.” He truly fucked up. He knows it. His attempt at backtracking is lame. Unfortunately, the trumpistas won’t notice.
|by Anonymous||reply 77||Last Thursday at 1:03 PM|
Kentucky keeps returning this P.O.S. and his GQP colleagues keep making him their leader.
Basically, MoscowMitch is defending party moves to basically disenfranchise black voters. Rather than supporting some policies that would appeal to a significant number of black voters, the GQP has chosen to suppress the vote in order to cheat. This will backfire in due time.
|by Anonymous||reply 78||Last Thursday at 1:25 PM|
Mitch knows he won't be finishing out his Senate term. He's already been trying to get the KY legislature to change the rules so that he can hand pick his successor, the AG who was trying to bury evidence in the Breonna Taylor shooting. But he's a black guy, so the GQP's can check off that box and declare they're not racist.
|by Anonymous||reply 79||Last Thursday at 1:36 PM|
[quote]Maybe Merrick Garland will have something finally on Mitch, though of course, he can't acknowledge anything but being impartial. But he'd probably relish the opportunity to delegate to other prosecutors lots of investigations of Yertle and Chao.
"tHE PoLiTIcS OF PErsoNal dEStrUctiON"
|by Anonymous||reply 80||Last Thursday at 1:38 PM|
Saw him on TV the other night and he has had his face pulled a bit as it's now very smooth, and he has had some procedure to reduce that wattle. I think he just sees the handwriting on the wall and is moving on, or knows that he will need to negotiate his exit in return for a lesser sentence or no prosecution of his Asian beard.
|by Anonymous||reply 81||Last Thursday at 1:39 PM|
From what R5 says, R79, he's already succeeded.
|by Anonymous||reply 82||Last Thursday at 1:43 PM|
And Joe Manchin just gave him a present in an op-ed piece the former wrote.
|by Anonymous||reply 83||Last Thursday at 1:48 PM|
Thanks R82, I hadn't heard that. I just looked it up and saw that the governor vetoed it but the legislature over-ruled it. It could be challenged in court, sounds like. Kentucky is just about as corrupt as Florida it seems.
|by Anonymous||reply 84||Last Thursday at 1:49 PM|
Maybe Manchin has some personal scandal. Paging Kirstin Gillibrand!
|by Anonymous||reply 85||Last Thursday at 1:50 PM|
[quote]It will never recover and neither will Mitch. The Koch set will move on to someone new. K Street will crown a new king.
No doubt the two ugly stepsisters Ted Cruz & Hawley are dualing for that crown as we speak
|by Anonymous||reply 86||Last Thursday at 2:33 PM|
Roy Blunt is not running again and I think he would've ascended to be the Senate leader if Turtle dies, but now that he's not running who would be next in line to be the GQP Senate leader? Closet case John Thune of SD? Or one of the more odious types like Little Marco or Lyin' Ted?
|by Anonymous||reply 88||Last Friday at 1:53 PM|
[quote]The Senate minority leader said corporations "have a right to participate in a political process" but should do so without alienating "an awful lot of people."
Gee, he doesn't seem to mind that his shit state (and others like it) with its no money, a population smaller than NYC alone and a completely regressive, antiquated, racist ideology has alienated a lot of people in places like NY, CA, MA, NJ, CT, etc.
|by Anonymous||reply 89||Last Friday at 2:00 PM|
When he heard Biden wants to expand the Supreme Court, he probably crumpled in tears.
|by Anonymous||reply 90||Last Friday at 2:16 PM|
R89 thinks these vile people actually give a fuck about their constituents, people from other states or their well being. Look at Ted Cruz heading to a Riz Carlton in Cancun, while kids where freezing in their beds.
|by Anonymous||reply 91||Last Friday at 4:25 PM|
R91, those constituents are stupid enough to support them all over and over and over again.
|by Anonymous||reply 92||Last Friday at 4:27 PM|
[quote]Maybe Manchin has some personal scandal.
If it involves sex with a relative, it won't matter -- he's from West Virginia.
|by Anonymous||reply 93||Last Friday at 6:04 PM|
Well, to be fair, Moscow Mitch has been going down for decades...on other dudes at any rate.
|by Anonymous||reply 95||18 hours ago|
This is a Weekend at Bernie's situation. Mitch McConnell is already dead and Joe Manchin's DINO fist is planted firmly up Mitch's ass to wiggle him from time to time just to give Manchin's/the GQP's agenda a little more clout.
But no one pays attention to a corpse except, of course, a dying Party of corpses.
|by Anonymous||reply 96||17 hours ago|
R88, I've been auditioning for a couple years.
|by Anonymous||reply 97||15 hours ago|
Did KY change that law already? That was fast.
KY Gov. Andrew Beshear should IGNORE it and appoint a Democrat anyway, and then force the courts to take their sweet time figuring out who is right and what they must do. In the interim the Dem Senate placeholder can be the 50th vote for all kinds of legislation! This is what Republicans would do!
|by Anonymous||reply 98||11 hours ago|