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Thu Sep 26, 2019, 09:57 AM

Mitch Mcconnell statement

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Feb 1999


"Time after time, the President came to a fork in the road. Time after time, he had the opportunity to choose the noble and honorable path. Time after time, he chose the path of lies and lawlessness—for the simple reason that he did not want to endanger his hold on public office."

"The President would seek to win at any cost. If it meant lying to the American people. If it meant lying to his Cabinet," he continued. "The name of the game was winning. Winning at any cost."

"He took an oath to faithfully execute the laws of this nation, and he violated that oath," the senator said. "He pledged to be the nation's chief law enforcement officer, and he violated that pledge. He took an oath to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, and he willfully and repeatedly violated that oath."

"I think that the United States Senate has a clear choice," McConnell said at the time. "Do we want to retain President Clinton in office, or do we want to retain our honor, our principle, and our moral authority?"

"For me, and for many members in my impeachment-fatigued party, I choose honor," he said.

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d_r Sep 2019 OP
Iliyah Sep 2019 #1
mountain grammy Sep 2019 #14
StClone Sep 2019 #57
mountain grammy Sep 2019 #60
dewsgirl Sep 2019 #2
cwydro Sep 2019 #6
dewsgirl Sep 2019 #8
cwydro Sep 2019 #12
BigmanPigman Sep 2019 #55
yonder Sep 2019 #20
dewsgirl Sep 2019 #30
malaise Sep 2019 #3
Srkdqltr Sep 2019 #4
world wide wally Sep 2019 #5
ChoppinBroccoli Sep 2019 #7
yonder Sep 2019 #21
bluecollar2 Sep 2019 #47
DFW Sep 2019 #71
bluecollar2 Sep 2019 #73
Chin music Sep 2019 #52
USALiberal Sep 2019 #9
d_r Sep 2019 #11
bdamomma Sep 2019 #10
Alwaysna Sep 2019 #66
Bettie Sep 2019 #13
bucolic_frolic Sep 2019 #15
empedocles Sep 2019 #26
Hermit-The-Prog Sep 2019 #35
MyMission Sep 2019 #39
ancianita Sep 2019 #16
George II Sep 2019 #17
flibbitygiblets Sep 2019 #24
The Mouth Sep 2019 #18
exboyfil Sep 2019 #38
The Mouth Sep 2019 #44
pandr32 Sep 2019 #19
ecstatic Sep 2019 #22
Saviolo Sep 2019 #23
Texin Sep 2019 #25
Doodley Sep 2019 #27
Whiskeytide Sep 2019 #34
lastlib Sep 2019 #40
Cosmocat Sep 2019 #48
mahatmakanejeeves Sep 2019 #28
steventh Sep 2019 #29
maddiemom Sep 2019 #69
SCVDem Sep 2019 #31
lastlib Sep 2019 #42
marble falls Sep 2019 #32
onenote Sep 2019 #33
BlueMTexpat Sep 2019 #36
olegramps Sep 2019 #37
yellowcanine Sep 2019 #41
The Mouth Sep 2019 #45
tiptonic Sep 2019 #43
eppur_se_muova Sep 2019 #46
Beartracks Sep 2019 #49
joost5 Sep 2019 #50
jayschool2013 Sep 2019 #51
AtheistCrusader Sep 2019 #53
Amimnoch Sep 2019 #54
Ferrets are Cool Sep 2019 #56
JDC Sep 2019 #58
BlancheSplanchnik Sep 2019 #59
GETPLANING Sep 2019 #61
SCantiGOP Sep 2019 #62
PatrickforO Sep 2019 #63
notinkansas Sep 2019 #64
NCLefty Sep 2019 #65
Rhiannon12866 Sep 2019 #67
rickyhall Sep 2019 #68
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Response to d_r (Original post)

Thu Sep 26, 2019, 09:58 AM

1. That only pertains to Democratic Presidents . . .

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Response to Iliyah (Reply #1)

Thu Sep 26, 2019, 10:35 AM

14. Exactly!

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Response to mountain grammy (Reply #14)

Thu Sep 26, 2019, 09:46 PM

57. Worse

Clinton was set up to be forced to admit an adult consensual affair or be impeached.

This is what Reps do. Secret meetings on how to destroy Dems. Harass our Progressive leaders. Not for better interests. Not the work of the people. Ignore The Constitution (except to use it as a hammer). No they have one goal and that is to fulfill the wishes of their masters.

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Response to StClone (Reply #57)

Thu Sep 26, 2019, 10:21 PM

60. Even worse..

1963 to 1968 Four assassinations of our progressive leaders. Worse than harrassment. set us back decades.

Guess Carter, Clinton and Obama were the lucky ones.. they were only harrassed.

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Response to d_r (Original post)

Thu Sep 26, 2019, 09:59 AM

2. OMG really? Did hell just freeze over?

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Response to dewsgirl (Reply #2)

Thu Sep 26, 2019, 10:10 AM

6. He wasn't saying that about the shitgibbon.

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Response to cwydro (Reply #6)

Thu Sep 26, 2019, 10:14 AM

8. I was confused. It would have been mind blowing.

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Response to dewsgirl (Reply #8)

Thu Sep 26, 2019, 10:24 AM

12. Lol, no kidding.

Sigh.

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Response to dewsgirl (Reply #8)

Thu Sep 26, 2019, 09:10 PM

55. It would have been The Onion.

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Response to dewsgirl (Reply #2)

Thu Sep 26, 2019, 11:03 AM

20. I was dumbstruck as well. Then looking for the Onion tag,

and finally looking for which president he was referring too.

Wouldn't that have been something?

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Response to yonder (Reply #20)

Thu Sep 26, 2019, 11:31 AM

30. I find myself looking for the onion and Borrowitz multiple

Times a day lately. I can relate.
It really would have been something and for about 10 minutes I thought it was. LOL that's what I get for trying to absorb a years worth of news in 24 hours, it's like the news God's have unleashed a hurricane this week.

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Response to d_r (Original post)

Thu Sep 26, 2019, 09:59 AM

3. Great OP

Get thee to the greatest page

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Response to d_r (Original post)

Thu Sep 26, 2019, 10:03 AM

4. To good to be recent.

Not nice too post today.

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Response to d_r (Original post)

Thu Sep 26, 2019, 10:09 AM

5. I hope somebody reads that at the impeachment hearings

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Response to d_r (Original post)

Thu Sep 26, 2019, 10:14 AM

7. Some Democratic Senator Should Copy This Quote And Recite It Back To Him During The Trial

Put his hypocrisy on full display. Then at the end, say something like, "Now that the country knows how you feel about Presidents who put themselves above the law, we'll all be watching very carefully to see how you vote."

If nothing else, you've just handed a solid gold campaign ad to the person challenging him for his Senate seat.

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Response to ChoppinBroccoli (Reply #7)

Thu Sep 26, 2019, 11:05 AM

21. +1.

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Response to ChoppinBroccoli (Reply #7)

Thu Sep 26, 2019, 12:34 PM

47. Or on the Senate floor...

Today..

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Response to bluecollar2 (Reply #47)

Fri Sep 27, 2019, 08:02 AM

71. At the start of business today, and EVERY day until the next election

Except if the name of the sitting president should happen to have changed to Pelosi.

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Response to DFW (Reply #71)

Fri Sep 27, 2019, 10:16 AM

73. +100...n/t

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Response to d_r (Original post)

Thu Sep 26, 2019, 10:16 AM

9. Link? Nt

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Response to d_r (Original post)

Thu Sep 26, 2019, 10:17 AM

10. The media needs to play

that over and over again, McConnell has sold his soul to the devil in this case it's tRump and Russia.

Moscow Mitch, you are a disgrace.

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Response to bdamomma (Reply #10)

Fri Sep 27, 2019, 02:41 AM

66. Then the devil got screwed because his soul is worthless.

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Response to d_r (Original post)

Thu Sep 26, 2019, 10:26 AM

13. I wish news people would ask him about this

if he ever goes before the press. Just read it and ask him to comment on the difference.

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Response to d_r (Original post)

Thu Sep 26, 2019, 10:39 AM

15. Deserves a full page ad in Times and Post

but how do you reach MAGAt's in trailer parks?

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #15)

Thu Sep 26, 2019, 11:21 AM

26. The next half of trump support. Today helps. Long way to go.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #15)

Thu Sep 26, 2019, 11:54 AM

35. full page ads, TV, billboards across the land

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #15)

Thu Sep 26, 2019, 12:19 PM

39. Print it but redact any reference to Clinton

And it would make a great PSA. On Faux.

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Response to d_r (Original post)

Thu Sep 26, 2019, 10:42 AM

16. Over a semen stain. He's left that zone and moved into the profitable foreign collusion zone.

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Response to d_r (Original post)

Thu Sep 26, 2019, 10:45 AM

17. Too bad that's too long for a tweet, would love to send it to him!

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Response to George II (Reply #17)

Thu Sep 26, 2019, 11:10 AM

24. Send multiple tweets then! Do it for those of us who never touch the twitter machine!

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Response to d_r (Original post)

Thu Sep 26, 2019, 10:50 AM

18. Yeah, and watch him

forced another SCOTUS justice through the Senate if he has the chance, even if it's a day before the election.

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Response to The Mouth (Reply #18)

Thu Sep 26, 2019, 12:18 PM

38. Even after the election

If Dems win both Pres and Senate, Thomas retires the next day.

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Response to exboyfil (Reply #38)

Thu Sep 26, 2019, 12:30 PM

44. Would not surprise me in the least

Prayers for RBG, and hopefully good security, too.

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Response to d_r (Original post)

Thu Sep 26, 2019, 11:02 AM

19. I thought this was now!

It should be! Mitch needs to be confronted with his own words over much less.

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Response to d_r (Original post)

Thu Sep 26, 2019, 11:05 AM

22. You got me good! nt

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Response to d_r (Original post)

Thu Sep 26, 2019, 11:08 AM

23. GIF reaction within:

?itemid=13620240

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Response to d_r (Original post)

Thu Sep 26, 2019, 11:13 AM

25. Well that was before Putin turned him to a Russian vampire.

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Response to d_r (Original post)

Thu Sep 26, 2019, 11:22 AM

27. What happened to McConnell, Graham and all these GOP lawmakers to put party loyalty above country?

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Response to Doodley (Reply #27)

Thu Sep 26, 2019, 11:50 AM

34. Their base expects it of them, and they...

... want the votes of their base. It is that simple. They are morally bankrupt.

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Response to Doodley (Reply #27)

Thu Sep 26, 2019, 12:21 PM

40. Loyalty to billionaires and criminals paid better....... eom

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Response to Doodley (Reply #27)

Thu Sep 26, 2019, 12:38 PM

48. That statement was the very embodiement of party loyalty above country

I lived through that shit, and even as a young man I saw them for the craven partisan scumbags they were then.

They spent Clinton's entire term relentllessly doing what they claim Ds are doing with 45 now, trying to take him down.

They investigated the fan mail to their fucking pet cat, it was nuts.

Never found anything of any substance, until they stumbled on the blue dress, and they made Clinton's stepping out on his wife into the kind of end times bullshit that statement relayed.

As with BHO, they acted similarly and inversely to how they make 45 out to be so great - making two good presidents into all that was unholy and unamerican (and frankly Carter, too, long before these puke bags took over).

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Response to d_r (Original post)

Thu Sep 26, 2019, 11:24 AM

28. It took me a while, but I figured out the context of this quote. NT

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Response to d_r (Original post)

Thu Sep 26, 2019, 11:31 AM

29. February 12, 1999 McConnell statement was released

Please update your OP to show the 1999 statement date so your headline is no longer misleading. Thank you.

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Response to steventh (Reply #29)

Fri Sep 27, 2019, 07:54 AM

69. The headline wasn't misleading.

The edit does help anyone not acutely attuned to irony.

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Response to d_r (Original post)

Thu Sep 26, 2019, 11:37 AM

31. We need exposure!

 

Maybe Steyer can rent the big screens in Times Square showing loops of sensible Lindsay and hypocrite Moscow Mitch.

Let everyone see the change based on politics.

How is a BJ worse than treason?

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Response to SCVDem (Reply #31)

Thu Sep 26, 2019, 12:23 PM

42. Bill Clinton's penis.......

....and treason was more profitable.

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Response to d_r (Original post)

Thu Sep 26, 2019, 11:40 AM

32. Bill Clinton was the Democratic President most Republicans secretly liked ...

his economy is the basis of a lot of their business success and wealth. And at the same time Black Americans started redeveloping a middle class and had falling unemployment rates. Truly a tide that raised all boats and lowered deficits. Something no Republican ever did. Particularly W and Donnie Two Scoops.

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Response to d_r (Original post)

Thu Sep 26, 2019, 11:43 AM

33. Here is a link to the full McConnell statement (Feb. 12, 1999)

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Response to d_r (Original post)

Thu Sep 26, 2019, 11:54 AM

36. If only he could get as

exercised about someone who actually breaks the law.

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Response to d_r (Original post)

Thu Sep 26, 2019, 11:59 AM

37. Hypocracisy is a solemn commitment to be a Repubican. No matter if citzen or elected official.

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Response to d_r (Original post)

Thu Sep 26, 2019, 12:22 PM

41. Okay you had me going for a bit there. Might as well be the Onion.

McConnell would never say that about the current resident of the WH.

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Response to yellowcanine (Reply #41)

Thu Sep 26, 2019, 12:32 PM

45. Yeah, I got played too

Brilliant post.

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Response to d_r (Original post)

Thu Sep 26, 2019, 12:32 PM

46. Hmmm ... this needs to be retweeted in a response to 45 ...

Not into Twitter myself, but imagine 45's reaction before he figures out (i.e.: someone else points out) that it's not about him.

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Response to d_r (Original post)

Thu Sep 26, 2019, 12:49 PM

49. Well, we'll see if Mitch has any honor left.

The last several years of his performance say "no."

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Response to d_r (Original post)

Thu Sep 26, 2019, 12:51 PM

50. The hypocrisy meter is broken

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Response to d_r (Original post)

Thu Sep 26, 2019, 12:54 PM

51. But that was a

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Response to d_r (Original post)

Thu Sep 26, 2019, 01:01 PM

53. "Aw, baby. That's just what we call "Pillow talk"."

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Response to d_r (Original post)

Thu Sep 26, 2019, 01:06 PM

54. President Clinton had the fiber and fortitude to testify before Congress in 1998.

 

Hope Cheetolini gets subpoenaed. I hope Congress doesn't allow him to get away with a drafted, crafted written statement like the Mueller investigation did. Make shitbag appear in person. He'll incriminate himself without his teleprompter and carefully prepared statements.

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Response to d_r (Original post)

Thu Sep 26, 2019, 09:16 PM

56. ONLY IF a "D" follows their name. nt

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Response to d_r (Original post)

Thu Sep 26, 2019, 09:56 PM

58. He has never chosen honor in his life.

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Response to d_r (Original post)

Thu Sep 26, 2019, 10:06 PM

59. MoscowMitchMcTraitor couldn't have been any cleaner back then than he is now.

He just hates Democrats. And loves money. The scumbag.

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Response to d_r (Original post)

Thu Sep 26, 2019, 10:32 PM

61. Projection is the first characteristic of conservatism

Mark these words

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Response to d_r (Original post)

Thu Sep 26, 2019, 11:09 PM

62. True bipartisanship

The GOP will agree to stand with the Democrats for the good of the country and impeach .... Bill Clinton again!

And by the way, fuck you Lindsey Graham.

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Response to d_r (Original post)

Thu Sep 26, 2019, 11:19 PM

63. Wow.

It totally blows me away, McConnell mentioning honor and saying he chooses it.

What a joke.

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Response to d_r (Original post)

Fri Sep 27, 2019, 12:44 AM

64. He chooses honor?

Doesn't have any of his own. Did he plan on stealing it from somebody?

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Response to d_r (Original post)

Fri Sep 27, 2019, 01:59 AM

65. Wonderful. I've been thinking a lot about past political stuff in the recent days, like all the

people who called for Obama to be impeached, including Dennis Kucinich (D) (for Libyan bombing) and Blake Farenthold (R-of dick pic fame) for not being American (birtherism). What. A. World...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Efforts_to_impeach_Barack_Obama

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Response to d_r (Original post)

Fri Sep 27, 2019, 05:46 AM

67. I honestly thought he had to be talking about Trump!

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Response to d_r (Original post)

Fri Sep 27, 2019, 05:59 AM

68. Moscow Mitch is so predictable...and honorless

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Response to d_r (Original post)

Fri Sep 27, 2019, 08:01 AM

70. I wish that, at the start of every business day in the Senate for the next year......

That some Democratic Senator would read the first three paragraphs, make sure it got into the Congressional Record every day, citing the author of those three paragraphs, and then say, "WELL, Senator McConnell? Do you stand by your words?"

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Response to d_r (Original post)

Fri Sep 27, 2019, 09:32 AM

72. Send this to McConnell

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