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d_r

(6,907 posts)
Thu Sep 26, 2019, 09:57 AM Sep 2019

Mitch Mcconnell statement

Last edited Thu Sep 26, 2019, 02:46 PM - Edit history (1)

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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Mitch Mcconnell statement (Original Post) d_r Sep 2019 OP
That only pertains to Democratic Presidents . . . Iliyah Sep 2019 #1
Exactly! mountain grammy Sep 2019 #14
Worse StClone Sep 2019 #57
Even worse.. mountain grammy Sep 2019 #60
OMG really? Did hell just freeze over? dewsgirl Sep 2019 #2
He wasn't saying that about the shitgibbon. cwydro Sep 2019 #6
I was confused. It would have been mind blowing. dewsgirl Sep 2019 #8
Lol, no kidding. cwydro Sep 2019 #12
It would have been The Onion. BigmanPigman Sep 2019 #55
I was dumbstruck as well. Then looking for the Onion tag, yonder Sep 2019 #20
I find myself looking for the onion and Borrowitz multiple dewsgirl Sep 2019 #30
Great OP malaise Sep 2019 #3
To good to be recent. Srkdqltr Sep 2019 #4
I hope somebody reads that at the impeachment hearings world wide wally Sep 2019 #5
Some Democratic Senator Should Copy This Quote And Recite It Back To Him During The Trial ChoppinBroccoli Sep 2019 #7
+1. yonder Sep 2019 #21
Or on the Senate floor... bluecollar2 Sep 2019 #47
At the start of business today, and EVERY day until the next election DFW Sep 2019 #71
+100...n/t bluecollar2 Sep 2019 #73
This message was self-deleted by its author Chin music Sep 2019 #52
Link? Nt USALiberal Sep 2019 #9
link- d_r Sep 2019 #11
The media needs to play bdamomma Sep 2019 #10
Then the devil got screwed because his soul is worthless. Alwaysna Sep 2019 #66
I wish news people would ask him about this Bettie Sep 2019 #13
Deserves a full page ad in Times and Post bucolic_frolic Sep 2019 #15
The next half of trump support. Today helps. Long way to go. empedocles Sep 2019 #26
full page ads, TV, billboards across the land Hermit-The-Prog Sep 2019 #35
Print it but redact any reference to Clinton MyMission Sep 2019 #39
Over a semen stain. He's left that zone and moved into the profitable foreign collusion zone. ancianita Sep 2019 #16
Too bad that's too long for a tweet, would love to send it to him! George II Sep 2019 #17
Send multiple tweets then! Do it for those of us who never touch the twitter machine! flibbitygiblets Sep 2019 #24
Yeah, and watch him The Mouth Sep 2019 #18
Even after the election exboyfil Sep 2019 #38
Would not surprise me in the least The Mouth Sep 2019 #44
I thought this was now! pandr32 Sep 2019 #19
You got me good! nt ecstatic Sep 2019 #22
GIF reaction within: Saviolo Sep 2019 #23
Well that was before Putin turned him to a Russian vampire. Texin Sep 2019 #25
What happened to McConnell, Graham and all these GOP lawmakers to put party loyalty above country? Doodley Sep 2019 #27
Their base expects it of them, and they... Whiskeytide Sep 2019 #34
Loyalty to billionaires and criminals paid better....... eom lastlib Sep 2019 #40
That statement was the very embodiement of party loyalty above country Cosmocat Sep 2019 #48
It took me a while, but I figured out the context of this quote. NT mahatmakanejeeves Sep 2019 #28
February 12, 1999 McConnell statement was released steventh Sep 2019 #29
The headline wasn't misleading. maddiemom Sep 2019 #69
We need exposure! SCVDem Sep 2019 #31
Bill Clinton's penis....... lastlib Sep 2019 #42
Bill Clinton was the Democratic President most Republicans secretly liked ... marble falls Sep 2019 #32
Here is a link to the full McConnell statement (Feb. 12, 1999) onenote Sep 2019 #33
If only he could get as BlueMTexpat Sep 2019 #36
Hypocracisy is a solemn commitment to be a Repubican. No matter if citzen or elected official. olegramps Sep 2019 #37
Okay you had me going for a bit there. Might as well be the Onion. yellowcanine Sep 2019 #41
Yeah, I got played too The Mouth Sep 2019 #45
This message was self-deleted by its author tiptonic Sep 2019 #43
Hmmm ... this needs to be retweeted in a response to 45 ... eppur_se_muova Sep 2019 #46
Well, we'll see if Mitch has any honor left. Beartracks Sep 2019 #49
The hypocrisy meter is broken joost5 Sep 2019 #50
But that was a jayschool2013 Sep 2019 #51
"Aw, baby. That's just what we call "Pillow talk"." AtheistCrusader Sep 2019 #53
President Clinton had the fiber and fortitude to testify before Congress in 1998. Amimnoch Sep 2019 #54
ONLY IF a "D" follows their name. nt Ferrets are Cool Sep 2019 #56
He has never chosen honor in his life. JDC Sep 2019 #58
MoscowMitchMcTraitor couldn't have been any cleaner back then than he is now. BlancheSplanchnik Sep 2019 #59
Projection is the first characteristic of conservatism GETPLANING Sep 2019 #61
True bipartisanship SCantiGOP Sep 2019 #62
Wow. PatrickforO Sep 2019 #63
He chooses honor? notinkansas Sep 2019 #64
Wonderful. I've been thinking a lot about past political stuff in the recent days, like all the NCLefty Sep 2019 #65
I honestly thought he had to be talking about Trump! Rhiannon12866 Sep 2019 #67
Moscow Mitch is so predictable...and honorless rickyhall Sep 2019 #68
I wish that, at the start of every business day in the Senate for the next year...... DFW Sep 2019 #70
Send this to McConnell Brainstormy Sep 2019 #72

StClone

(11,745 posts)
57. Worse
Thu Sep 26, 2019, 09:46 PM
Sep 2019

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.

mountain grammy

(26,906 posts)
60. Even worse..
Thu Sep 26, 2019, 10:21 PM
Sep 2019

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.

yonder

(9,772 posts)
20. I was dumbstruck as well. Then looking for the Onion tag,
Thu Sep 26, 2019, 11:03 AM
Sep 2019

and finally looking for which president he was referring too.

Wouldn't that have been something?

dewsgirl

(14,961 posts)
30. I find myself looking for the onion and Borrowitz multiple
Thu Sep 26, 2019, 11:31 AM
Sep 2019

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.

ChoppinBroccoli

(3,802 posts)
7. Some Democratic Senator Should Copy This Quote And Recite It Back To Him During The Trial
Thu Sep 26, 2019, 10:14 AM
Sep 2019

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.

DFW

(55,312 posts)
71. At the start of business today, and EVERY day until the next election
Fri Sep 27, 2019, 08:02 AM
Sep 2019

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

Response to ChoppinBroccoli (Reply #7)

bdamomma

(64,669 posts)
10. The media needs to play
Thu Sep 26, 2019, 10:17 AM
Sep 2019

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.

Bettie

(16,588 posts)
13. I wish news people would ask him about this
Thu Sep 26, 2019, 10:26 AM
Sep 2019

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

The Mouth

(3,226 posts)
18. Yeah, and watch him
Thu Sep 26, 2019, 10:50 AM
Sep 2019

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

pandr32

(11,847 posts)
19. I thought this was now!
Thu Sep 26, 2019, 11:02 AM
Sep 2019

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

Doodley

(9,504 posts)
27. What happened to McConnell, Graham and all these GOP lawmakers to put party loyalty above country?
Thu Sep 26, 2019, 11:22 AM
Sep 2019

Whiskeytide

(4,475 posts)
34. Their base expects it of them, and they...
Thu Sep 26, 2019, 11:50 AM
Sep 2019

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

Cosmocat

(14,670 posts)
48. That statement was the very embodiement of party loyalty above country
Thu Sep 26, 2019, 12:38 PM
Sep 2019

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).

steventh

(2,147 posts)
29. February 12, 1999 McConnell statement was released
Thu Sep 26, 2019, 11:31 AM
Sep 2019

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

 

SCVDem

(5,103 posts)
31. We need exposure!
Thu Sep 26, 2019, 11:37 AM
Sep 2019

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?

marble falls

(59,593 posts)
32. Bill Clinton was the Democratic President most Republicans secretly liked ...
Thu Sep 26, 2019, 11:40 AM
Sep 2019

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.

yellowcanine

(35,749 posts)
41. Okay you had me going for a bit there. Might as well be the Onion.
Thu Sep 26, 2019, 12:22 PM
Sep 2019

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

Response to d_r (Original post)

eppur_se_muova

(36,625 posts)
46. Hmmm ... this needs to be retweeted in a response to 45 ...
Thu Sep 26, 2019, 12:32 PM
Sep 2019

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.

Beartracks

(12,983 posts)
49. Well, we'll see if Mitch has any honor left.
Thu Sep 26, 2019, 12:49 PM
Sep 2019

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

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Amimnoch

(4,558 posts)
54. President Clinton had the fiber and fortitude to testify before Congress in 1998.
Thu Sep 26, 2019, 01:06 PM
Sep 2019

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.

BlancheSplanchnik

(20,219 posts)
59. MoscowMitchMcTraitor couldn't have been any cleaner back then than he is now.
Thu Sep 26, 2019, 10:06 PM
Sep 2019

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

SCantiGOP

(13,963 posts)
62. True bipartisanship
Thu Sep 26, 2019, 11:09 PM
Sep 2019

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.

NCLefty

(3,678 posts)
65. Wonderful. I've been thinking a lot about past political stuff in the recent days, like all the
Fri Sep 27, 2019, 01:59 AM
Sep 2019

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

DFW

(55,312 posts)
70. I wish that, at the start of every business day in the Senate for the next year......
Fri Sep 27, 2019, 08:01 AM
Sep 2019

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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