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Tue Jun 23, 2020, 07:32 AM

The lack of oversight is not the fault of Donald Trump...

It is the fault of the US Congress, most specifically, the US Senate.

The House does not get to escape scrutiny either. It is not enough to say, "we impeached but the Senate would do nothing about it" and say no more. We will just wait for the next election.

The problem is Mitch McConnell. He is sleep-walking thru the rubble, in which he has done his part. In his quixotic quest to "pack the courts", he has failed in every respect to protect our country and our Constitution. He and his Party should be sent a message on Election Day.

United We Stand, Divided We Fall.

The People of this Country are Americans before they are Republicans or Democrats.

(edited: "He is sleep-walking thru history." )

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Reply The lack of oversight is not the fault of Donald Trump... (Original post)
kentuck Jun 2020 OP
CincyDem Jun 2020 #1
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sop Jun 2020 #4
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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Tue Jun 23, 2020, 07:35 AM

1. He's not sleep-walking...he's proactively dismantling the system in favor of his "new confederacy".

Sleep-walking imples that somehow he's unaware of his impact.

Respectfully, I'd say he's the most aware person in DC these days. He's got the power of the Majority Leader's office and he wields it like a light saber to keep his coalition in line against anything/everything he sees as "wrong" with the progress of the past 60-80 years.

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Response to CincyDem (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 23, 2020, 07:40 AM

3. I think you are probably correct.

I was probably being too charitable to him?

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Response to CincyDem (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 23, 2020, 07:53 AM

4. McConnell understands exactly what he's doing and who he's working for. He is relentless, never

backs down and will stop at nothing to achieve his goals. Mitch is the Terminator of conservative corporate Republicanism. Apparently, he's untouchable in his own state, so the only solution is to demote him to minority leader.

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Response to sop (Reply #4)

Tue Jun 23, 2020, 08:11 AM

5. Agreed. Untouchable.


Today is Kentucky's primary. There are 8 Dems running....most visible being Amy McGrath and, more recently, Charles Booker.

We see all the ads here in Cincinnati because Northern KY is part of our media market and it's a big urban center.

McGrath likely wins the primary in spite of Booker's late surge. Neither have a chance vs. Mitch. I desperately want to like McGrath because of her background and my deep core loathing of Mitch. But she's been tone deaf as a candidate and, in her first foray into the political arena, she couldn't pull out a congressional district win in KY's most liberal district (Lexington). Close, but still not a win.

Honestly I don't know much about Booker's politics other than he popped out of the pack based on his proactive participation in the protest movement over the past month (that McGrath has avoided like the plague).

For different reasons, the likelihood that rural KY will vote for either of these two is absolutely zero...maybe less.

McGrath drew a lot of financial support early on but I believe that most of her money is out of state, showing just how much the nation wants Mitch out. But it's just not going to happen in this dimension.

Mitch's commercials are sickening. The key message: he's tighter with Trump that anyone in washington and he single handedly stopped the "sham impeachment".

So the path to neutering the turtle is through Maine, Arizona, Colorado and a couple other states where the republican incumbent doesn't have zombied electorate by the short hairs.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Tue Jun 23, 2020, 07:40 AM

2. None of what he's doing is sleep-walking...

Bending the courts to serve a hard-line conservative ideology has been a long-term project since the days of "Impeach Earl Warren." The aim is to affect court decisions by affecting who makes those decisions.

Whether it's due to his own personal ideology, serving his big-ticket donors, or a mix of both, none of this stems from a lack of awareness about precisely what he's doing.

And Republicans abandoned being Americans long ago. Or, rather, they convinced themselves that they were the only Americans, and nobody else counted. Much like the Confederates did.

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