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Thu May 28, 2020, 08:03 AM

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Reply The Lincoln Project has a new target... (Original post)
brooklynite May 2020 OP
Hermit-The-Prog May 2020 #1
fwvinson May 2020 #14
Hermit-The-Prog May 2020 #15
jaxexpat May 2020 #16
Hermit-The-Prog May 2020 #18
sinkingfeeling May 2020 #2
empedocles May 2020 #3
Scarsdale May 2020 #4
Old Terp May 2020 #5
LW1977 May 2020 #6
KS Toronado May 2020 #7
chia May 2020 #8
calimary May 2020 #9
czarjak May 2020 #10
Hortensis May 2020 #11
brer cat May 2020 #22
Hortensis May 2020 #29
grantcart May 2020 #23
OAITW r.2.0 May 2020 #28
marble falls May 2020 #12
Wounded Bear May 2020 #13
Scalded Nun May 2020 #17
FakeNoose May 2020 #19
Raven123 May 2020 #20
uponit7771 May 2020 #21
2Legit May 2020 #24
tom_kelly May 2020 #25
roamer65 May 2020 #26
Fritz Walter May 2020 #27
BComplex May 2020 #30
Cha May 2020 #31
Cha May 2020 #32
iscooterliberally May 2020 #33
wryter2000 May 2020 #34
DemoTex May 2020 #35
cp May 2020 #36
kyburbonkid May 2020 #37
Vinca May 2020 #38
SunSeeker May 2020 #39
Old Crow May 2020 #40

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2020, 08:16 AM

1. The evil, smirking Moscow Mitch needs to be ditched.

Not sure about the hillbilly music and fake accent, but I will assume they did some research.

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Response to Hermit-The-Prog (Reply #1)

Thu May 28, 2020, 09:53 AM

14. I'm afraid that is how we sound in Kentucky. I don't notice, till I hear my own voice.

 

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Response to fwvinson (Reply #14)

Thu May 28, 2020, 09:55 AM

15. Lived here all my life. That sounded more tv-western, to me.

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Response to Hermit-The-Prog (Reply #1)

Thu May 28, 2020, 09:57 AM

16. As a certified, Daviess County, Kentuckian...........

I can say that to most of my fellow hillbillys, the music and accent will be received as authentic more than contrived. Unbelievable to some, I know, but it's true.

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Response to jaxexpat (Reply #16)

Thu May 28, 2020, 10:15 AM

18. Kentucky has many accents

Speech patterns in Kentucky are at least as diverse as its geography. Radio and television have had a slight homogenizing effect, but the accents are still there. Anyone can get a good sampling by watching KET's KY channel.

Owensboro area? You'll sound slightly different than folks in Pikeville, Somerset, Barlow, or Bowling Green, and quite a bit different from Louisville. (Louisville residents need to learn to slow down a little so the rest of us hillbillies can figure out what they're saying).

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2020, 08:17 AM

2. Excellent.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #2)

Thu May 28, 2020, 08:26 AM

3. Exposure

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2020, 08:45 AM

4. Moscow Mitch has done more for

his Chinese father-in-law than he has ever done for Kentucky.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2020, 08:58 AM

5. Lincoln Project does some really good stuff.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2020, 09:12 AM

6. Good, nail him!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2020, 09:12 AM

7. Hope The Lincoln Project keeps going after MoscowMitch

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2020, 09:13 AM

8. Well done

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2020, 09:18 AM

9. LOVE this!!!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2020, 09:24 AM

10. Let's play Whack-a-Mole, Mitch!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2020, 09:27 AM

11. Yes, excellent! KISS and honest, though history will have plenty

to say about McConnell's dreadful damage to America -- even if KY's own history, as said, will be unable to list any meaningful benefits but many betrayals. McConnell was famous for decades among his colleagues of only wanting power, specifically 30 years of wanting the very powerful position he currently holds. His only real goal.

Fascinating read in Vox with Jane Mayer on McConnell:

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is a nihilist. More than any other politician in recent memory, his life is a monument to self-dealing and partisan hackery. His devotion to winning at all costs, to ensuring there are no limits on private money in politics, to bending the rules and shunning public opinion, has done incalculable damage to constitutional norms in the US. As my colleague Andrew Prokop noted back in 2017, McConnell has almost singlehandedly broken the Senate — and with it, American politics.

New Yorker writer Jane Mayer is the latest to take a deep dive into the life and mind of McConnell. In a lengthy profile Mayer ... tries to explain what’s motivating them ... Her answer is familiar: power. It’s the only thing McConnell appears to want, and there’s no ideology behind it, no real worldview, no purpose. But Mayer manages to unearth some new revelations about McConnell’s corruption and some of the behind-the-scenes dealings. ...

Mayer: I guess I thought that he was an ideologue of a certain kind, and what I discovered is that he actually has almost no fixed ideology. It’s pretty hard to find any important issue that he hasn’t switched positions on at some point or another when it was convenient for him. Whether it’s abortion or campaign spending or many other issues, he just switches like a chameleon when he needs to, and I hadn’t really realized how many times he’s done this and how easily he did it.

Mayer: What’s interesting, and MacGillis writes about this in his book on McConnell, is that this very much reflects the trajectory of the Republican Party since maybe the Reagan years. I covered Reagan for the Wall Street Journal and there was at least some content to the ideology at that point, which was sort of a rebellion against liberalism in favor of small government. But all we have now, and McConnell really exemplifies this, is a cult of winning. ... Based on what people around him told me, I think he would have been just as happy, if not happier, if Trump had been defeated because then he, McConnell, would’ve been the most important Republican in the country and the most powerful.

Vox: You could say that McConnell is a reflection of his times, or you could say that he helped make the times what they are. I’d argue it’s the latter — what do you think?

Mayer: Oh, I totally agree that it’s the latter. He’s not just a passive bystander in this. McConnell is an active participant in this devolution; he has helped push the country in a certain direction. I interviewed a historian who I didn’t end up quoting in the end but who’s an expert in the rise of Hitler before World War II, and he was likening McConnell to Paul von Hindenburg, a German statesman who was part of the political establishment and thought he could control an autocrat and realized too late that he had unleashed something he couldn’t contain. ... McConnell is just chasing power wherever it takes him, and in doing that, he has actively shaped the world we’re in right now. ...

It’s all tactical, no strategy, no vision. I talked to John Yarmuth, a Democratic congressman from Louisville, who told me that McConnell’s very smart but he’s not intellectual. If you tried to have a conversation with him about some big issue that we’re facing as a society, like climate change or artificial intelligence, he wouldn’t be able to have that conversation and he wouldn’t be interested in it. He’s interested in winning and nothing else. ...

https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2020/4/30/21234505/mitch-mcconnell-trump-republican-party-jane-mayer


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Response to Hortensis (Reply #11)

Thu May 28, 2020, 10:28 AM

22. That's a great read.

Thanks, Hortensis.

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Response to brer cat (Reply #22)

Thu May 28, 2020, 11:16 AM

29. :) Thanks, Jane Mayer. She and others have

examined McConnell before, but how interesting that some of McConnell's colleagues believe he'd have actually preferred Democrat Hillary as president. His party would have been weaker, but he would have been the most powerful person in it, instead of just one of a pair who together are almost overwhelmingly powerful, to the point they may still succeed in bringing our nation down.

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Response to Hortensis (Reply #11)

Thu May 28, 2020, 10:29 AM

23. Nihilist is the perfect characterization for McConnell.

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Response to Hortensis (Reply #11)

Thu May 28, 2020, 11:03 AM

28. Republicans are pretty could at simple messaging. Usually, it is BS aimed at Democrats, but

it is just is probably more effective when aimed at Republican voters.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2020, 09:50 AM

12. Moscow's Mitch is ripe for a fall.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2020, 09:52 AM

13. Good job! nt

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2020, 10:10 AM

17. I am so glad there is a concerted effort to oust this evil bastard

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2020, 10:22 AM

19. No mention of his wife Elaine Chao

She deserves her own separate skewering!

I really HOPE this is the last of Moscow Mitch. Retire the fraud in 2020.


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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2020, 10:25 AM

20. Has Mitch been targeted by Republicans in the past?

I agree Mitch should go, but it seems like it took a long time for his party to figure out (or admit) it.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2020, 10:27 AM

21. Not a damn thing

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2020, 10:37 AM

24. It's kinda nice

that the Republicans are doing what the Democrats can't bring themselves to do. Republicans never seem to have a problem going for the jugular. The Lincoln Project has been killing it lately against their own. Whoda thunk it?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2020, 10:41 AM

25. I love it! n/t

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2020, 10:44 AM

26. Money well spent.

We got to vote on who to go after. Moscow Mitch overwhelmingly won.

Ditch Mitch!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2020, 10:58 AM

27. "Liking" and posting a reply are all very well and good

But we should resolve to do more.
As soon as I got my COVID-Payment from the IRS, I sent a good-sized chunk of it to LtCol. Amy McGrath's campaign. She has a solid chance to unseat Yertl McTurtle, but that sub-reptile had a huge war-chest even before she decided to run.

Honestly, any amount will help!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2020, 12:16 PM

30. Great ad!

I'm glad these guys are on our side. (?)

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2020, 03:51 PM

31. They said they were going to Go After repub Senators

too.

Appreciate The Lincoln Project.. interesting they just went after moscowmitch's wealth.

Now it's Richmitch.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2020, 03:53 PM

32. Retweeted!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2020, 04:40 PM

33. Moscow Mitch McGunmassacre, the dim reaper.

Good riddance to bad news. F that guy.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2020, 05:11 PM

34. Wow

I didn’t know they were going to go after other Republicans. Good on them.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2020, 05:37 PM

35. Masked Mitch



Looks like a jockstrap for his many chins. Might as well be, because he is certainly without balls.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2020, 07:09 PM

36. Oooh! Popcorn while I watch

Thanks for posting this.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2020, 07:15 PM

37. The video speaks the trurth.

But of course, we don't all speak with that much of a country accent.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2020, 08:21 PM

38. Great ad! The Lincoln Project knows how to kick butt.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu May 28, 2020, 10:37 PM

39. K & R

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2020, 12:08 AM

40. Great to see this. The ad is very savvy. Kentucky accent spot-on. (N/T)

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