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Sat Sep 19, 2020, 11:49 AM

Lawrence O'Donnell: McConnell is not confident that he has enough votes.


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Reply Lawrence O'Donnell: McConnell is not confident that he has enough votes. (Original post)
Nevilledog Sep 19 OP
Walleye Sep 19 #1
Thomas Hurt Sep 19 #2
C_U_L8R Sep 19 #3
bigtree Sep 19 #4
Wellstone ruled Sep 19 #5
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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 11:53 AM

1. Yes Republicans, don't commit yourself to a principal for god sake's

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 11:53 AM

2. hmmm, Maybe Moscow Mitch isn't confident the Pig will win....

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 11:54 AM

3. They fear the backlash.

And they know there are many more of us.
When we unite, we are an unbeatable force of good.
They should be very afraid.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 11:56 AM

4. I don't think he will until after the election, if then

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 12:05 PM

5. O'Donnell knows the scoop when it comes to the Senate.

Remember,he was Senior Staffer on the the Tax Writing Committee and Staffers make Congress happen,despite what most think.

He appears to be in contact with these same Staffers on a on going basis. Occasional Stories pop about the Senate Staffers following his Program on a daily basis.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 12:35 PM

6. I don't think Moscow Mitch wants to have a vote before the election...

as he has a few vulnerable senators in his conference facing tight races—Arizona, Colorado, Maine and North Carolina—who don't want to be put in the position of voting to replace RBG shortly before the election when they didn't vote to replace Scalia long before the election. McConnell might go through the motions and seem enthusiastic for a vote while quietly signalling to Collins et al that it's ok to vote no as he doesn't want them to lose their seats, and his Majority Leadership along with it, and maybe even his own Senate seat.

By holding the vote he will have done his duty to trump, who he probably thinks will lose anyway, and live to fight another day. He has no shame, he may want to wait until the lame duck session anyway and not have to rush things.

We'll see.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Sat Sep 19, 2020, 12:55 PM

7. O'Donnell

Mitch’s position after the Election is complicated by two things:

Mark Kelly of AZ., who will probably win his election, can be seated as early as Nov. 30.

The new Congress is seated on Jan.3, not Jan. 20.

These factors cut down the margin of his majority and also shorten the time to get someone seated.

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