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Tue May 12, 2020, 06:48 AM

McConnell: Obama should have "kept his mouth shut"

https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/11/politics/mitch-mcconnell-barack-obama-coronavirus-response/index.html

NN)Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Monday slammed former President Barack Obama for criticizing the Trump administration's response to the coronavirus pandemic during a private call last week, asserting that he "should have kept his mouth shut."

"I think it's a little bit classless, frankly, to critique an administration that comes after you," McConnell told President Donald Trump's daughter-in-law, Lara Trump, during a Trump campaign live stream. "You had your shot, you were there for eight years. I think the tradition that the Bush's set up -- of not critiquing the president who comes after you -- is a good tradition."

His comments come after Obama described the Trump administration's coronavirus response "an absolute chaotic disaster" during a private call on Friday with people who worked for him in the White House. The critique marked a rare break in custom for Obama who has occasionally criticized Trump -- such as when he ended the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program and in the wake of the President's first travel ban executive order.

President Donald Trump, meanwhile, has had a years-long fixation with Obama that predates his presidential campaign and has repeatedly disparaged his predecessor with unfounded conspiracy theories.

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Reply McConnell: Obama should have "kept his mouth shut" (Original post)
Takket May 2020 OP
ProfessorGAC May 2020 #1
malaise May 2020 #8
Andy823 May 2020 #16
MiniMe May 2020 #19
SharonAnn May 2020 #20
SpaceNeedle May 2020 #2
PJMcK May 2020 #3
dem4decades May 2020 #4
Alacritous Crier May 2020 #14
kentuck May 2020 #5
genxlib May 2020 #6
Jamastiene May 2020 #7
spanone May 2020 #9
doc03 May 2020 #10
samsingh May 2020 #11
TheCowsCameHome May 2020 #12
JenniferJuniper May 2020 #13
FakeNoose May 2020 #15
Frustratedlady May 2020 #17
bearsfootball516 May 2020 #18
lame54 May 2020 #21

Response to Takket (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 06:51 AM

1. Idiots On Parade

Hey, Mr Chao!
It was also protocol for sitting presidents to not talk ill of their immediate predecessor.
But, that ship has sailed.
Can dish it, but can't take it, Mitchy-boy?

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Response to ProfessorGAC (Reply #1)

Tue May 12, 2020, 07:22 AM

8. He actually used these words

"I think it's a little bit classless, frankly, to critique an administration that comes after you,"

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Response to malaise (Reply #8)

Tue May 12, 2020, 08:10 AM

16. Well if anyone knows about

being classless, it would be Mitch!

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Response to malaise (Reply #8)

Tue May 12, 2020, 05:47 PM

19. I think it is a lot classless to accuse the administration that came before you a criminal with

no proof.

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Response to ProfessorGAC (Reply #1)

Tue May 12, 2020, 05:52 PM

20. Trump should've kept his mouth shut. Presidents don't disparage predecessors.

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Response to Takket (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 06:57 AM

2. Fuck McConnell

 

People were not dying by the tens of thousands due to presidential incompetence in previous admins.

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Response to Takket (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 07:00 AM

3. Hey, McConnell

Do you realize what a hypocrite you are? Trump has been bad-mouthing his predecessors since before he took office.

Your criticism of President Obama is laughable at best, more probably it's just another pathetic belch from your bottomless pit of bullshit.

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Response to Takket (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 07:02 AM

4. Does Trump want Mitch to have his wife ask China anything about the virus?

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Response to dem4decades (Reply #4)

Tue May 12, 2020, 08:02 AM

14. +1

This is the DU member formerly known as Alacritous Crier.

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Response to Takket (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 07:04 AM

5. McConnell Should Not Have Kept His Mouth Shut

Is more appropriate.

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Response to Takket (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 07:08 AM

6. I am quite certain that Trump will go quietly and never criticize his successor

And I am certain that Mitch will take Trump to task for anything he does say.

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Response to Takket (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 07:19 AM

7. Fuck him.

Obama left Trump with everything he would have needed to handle this pandemic.

Trump got rid of things that would have left us sitting pretty to handle this pandemic. Trump dismantled it all. He fired this person and that person. Trump did everything he could to throw away all that would have helped handle this pandemic. It's his own damn fault.

Fuck that turtle beaked, brain damaged, heartless piece of shit.

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Response to Takket (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 07:25 AM

9. Fuck you mitch.

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Response to Takket (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 07:38 AM

10. Obama is supposed to keep his mouth shut while that fat ass dictator

blames him for everything since WWII.

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Response to Takket (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 07:40 AM

11. Could Moscow Mitch show some love for the US instead of Russia?

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Response to Takket (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 07:53 AM

12. Crawl back in your shell, you worthless

fucker.

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Response to Takket (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 07:55 AM

13. "Classless"?

If Obama is classless, what does that make his Dear Leader?

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Response to Takket (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 08:04 AM

15. Moscow Mitch - that ship has already sailed long ago

It's way too late for you to talk about what's "classy" and "classless" since you clearly don't know the difference. The ship has sailed and it's going down fast - with YOU on it.



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Response to Takket (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 09:08 AM

17. McConnell's racist hate makes him look uglier even without photos. He's ugly inside.

Obama didn't have "his shot" because McConnell stood in the way with that stupid smirk on his face. He's stood in that same stance with Democrats, ever since.

That is why people think you are so evil, Moscow Mitch. Your hate oozes from every pore in your body and that makes us ill.

I suggest you take your own advice and shut the hell up!

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Response to Takket (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 09:42 AM

18. Man, it would be amazing if McGrath ousted him.

I don't expect it, being Kentucky. But I can dream, right?

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Response to Takket (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 05:58 PM

21. Shut your lettuce hole

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