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Sun Jan 8, 2017, 03:44 PM

 

McConnell: Democrats need to grow up and let Trump nominees get confirmed

Source: Washington Post

Republicans are vowing to press ahead with confirmation hearings this week for Donald Trump’s Cabinet nominees despite the concerns of a federal watchdog that their complex backgrounds are slowing required ethics reviews.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Sunday that there are no plans to alter a packed confirmation calendar, but he vowed that no nominee will earn an up-or-down vote until the requisite background checks are completed by the FBI and a federal ethics office.

“The Democrats are really frustrated that they lost the election,” he told CBS’s “Face the Nation,” adding that he was in a similar situation eight years ago when President Obama took office.

“What did we do? We confirmed seven Cabinet appointments the day President Obama was sworn in. We didn’t like most of them, either. But he won the election,” McConnell said. “So all of these little procedural complaints are related to their frustration at having not only lost the White House, but having lost the Senate. I understand that. But we need to, sort of, grow up here and get past that.”


Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/mcconnell-democrats-need-to-grow-up-and-let-trump-nominees-get-confirmed/2017/01/08/06f97628-d5c6-11e6-9a36-1d296534b31e_story.html



Considering some of the people the Tang Baboon nominated, hell should freeze over before they are confirmed.

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Reply McConnell: Democrats need to grow up and let Trump nominees get confirmed (Original post)
EricMaundry Jan 2017 OP
oldtime dfl_er Jan 2017 #1
lastlib Jan 2017 #25
47of74 Jan 2017 #2
tenorly Jan 2017 #6
cstanleytech Jan 2017 #3
bdamomma Jan 2017 #23
The Velveteen Ocelot Jan 2017 #4
saidsimplesimon Jan 2017 #5
oldtime dfl_er Jan 2017 #15
TeamPooka Jan 2017 #7
Liberalagogo Jan 2017 #8
notdarkyet Jan 2017 #40
annabanana Jan 2017 #9
Thor_MN Jan 2017 #10
MurrayDelph Jan 2017 #11
oldtime dfl_er Jan 2017 #16
bucolic_frolic Jan 2017 #12
turbinetree Jan 2017 #13
ffr Jan 2017 #14
FreeStateDemocrat Jan 2017 #17
bdamomma Jan 2017 #18
Blue Idaho Jan 2017 #19
Rex Jan 2017 #20
andym Jan 2017 #21
Grey Lemercier Jan 2017 #22
AgadorSparticus Jan 2017 #50
roamer65 Jan 2017 #24
tecelote Jan 2017 #26
jmowreader Jan 2017 #27
jehop61 Jan 2017 #31
jmowreader Jan 2017 #33
smirkymonkey Jan 2017 #28
bucolic_frolic Jan 2017 #29
tavernier Jan 2017 #30
DinahMoeHum Jan 2017 #32
coco22 Jan 2017 #34
Gothmog Jan 2017 #35
ehrnst Jan 2017 #36
bucolic_frolic Jan 2017 #37
Retrograde Jan 2017 #38
tarheelsunc Jan 2017 #39
davsand Jan 2017 #41
NNadir Jan 2017 #42
AgadorSparticus Jan 2017 #43
Sunlei Jan 2017 #47
AgadorSparticus Jan 2017 #49
Retrograde Jan 2017 #52
yuiyoshida Jan 2017 #44
Sunlei Jan 2017 #45
Sunlei Jan 2017 #46
harun Jan 2017 #48
brutus smith Jan 2017 #51

Response to EricMaundry (Original post)

Sun Jan 8, 2017, 03:45 PM

1. FU

send him some more turtle food.

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Response to oldtime dfl_er (Reply #1)

Sun Jan 8, 2017, 05:12 PM

25. Proceed with self-fornication, Turtle-Face!

With a chain-saw.

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Response to EricMaundry (Original post)

Sun Jan 8, 2017, 03:45 PM

2. Fornicate You Mitch McConnell

 

No, we actually remember what you did you racist piece of shit.

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Response to 47of74 (Reply #2)

Sun Jan 8, 2017, 03:52 PM

6. Him, and his narco in-laws.

https://www.thenation.com/article/mitch-mcconnells-freighted-ties-shadowy-shipping-company/

Talk about being above the law. Can you imagine if Harry Reid or Chuck Schumer had even one tenth as much dirt!?!

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Response to EricMaundry (Original post)

Sun Jan 8, 2017, 03:50 PM

3. I have a counter proposal Mitch, how about the Dems show Trumps the same level of respect you

and your party showed President Obamas?

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #3)

Sun Jan 8, 2017, 04:46 PM

23. this is coming from a man

who wanted President Obama to serve only one term..what a smug man.

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Response to EricMaundry (Original post)

Sun Jan 8, 2017, 03:51 PM

4. Look, Turtle Boy, these aren't "just little procedural complaints."

There's a statute that requires these ethical background checks to be done. What's the point of having hearings now if the ethics reviews turn up all manner of unsavory conflicts of interest (which, in the case of some of these dickbags, is entirely possible)? Won't it be embarrassing for the GOP to have to withdraw a nominee who turns out to have a festering heap of sleazy conflicts of interest problems? It's pretty obvious they want to limit public scrutiny of their corrupt stooges.

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Response to EricMaundry (Original post)

Sun Jan 8, 2017, 03:51 PM

5. reminds me of this response

"You are in the courtroom of world opinion. You have denied they exist, and I want to know if I understood you correctly. I am prepared to wait for my answer until hell freezes over. And I am also prepared to present the evidence in this room!”
Adlai E. Stevenson

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Response to saidsimplesimon (Reply #5)

Sun Jan 8, 2017, 04:26 PM

15. that is

friggin beautiful

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Response to EricMaundry (Original post)

Sun Jan 8, 2017, 04:02 PM

7. That's a very "If you're getting raped, lay back and enjoy it" attitude. Fuck You Mitch.

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Response to EricMaundry (Original post)

Sun Jan 8, 2017, 04:06 PM

8. Your medicine, Mitch....

 

I don't believe you like the taste.

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Response to Liberalagogo (Reply #8)

Sun Jan 8, 2017, 11:44 PM

40. With what I gathered from Sunday morn shows (Joy),

The Obama transition team had all their paperwork for the nominees done. Herr frumpy team has not done their homework, but want a passing grade. Remember these people from school? Thought they were better than everyone else and wanted people like us to do it for them?

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Response to EricMaundry (Original post)

Sun Jan 8, 2017, 04:12 PM

9. six ways from Sunday he should get

fucked

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Response to EricMaundry (Original post)

Sun Jan 8, 2017, 04:13 PM

10. Yeah, nothing should hold up nominations, the Muricans won't stand up for for it.

 

Listen, Mitchy, you hypocritical piece of turtle shit. You took almost a fucking year to NOT do your job to hold one fricking confirmation hearing, now you want to do SEVEN in one day? Fuck off, the people DID speak and 3 million more say that you got it wrong. It takes as long as it takes. Get your sorry ass nominees to fill out their damn applications, in full, give us a couple months to see what the hell they have left out and lied about, then we will have us some investigations, special hearings, spend millions of dollars dragging our heels and then we will get back to you in, oh about, 4 and half years to tell you to fuck off.

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Response to EricMaundry (Original post)

Sun Jan 8, 2017, 04:14 PM

11. Mitch McConnell needs to get kicked in the balls so hard that

a) His turtle head retracts back into his shell,

or

b) The pointy tip of the cowboy boot that did it are sticking out of his mush-mouth.

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Response to MurrayDelph (Reply #11)

Sun Jan 8, 2017, 04:27 PM

16. I like this response

more than I think I should.

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Response to EricMaundry (Original post)

Sun Jan 8, 2017, 04:15 PM

12. Is it 'fair' to 'win' a tainted election?

Trump's criteria, oft repeated: 'fair'

Was it 'fair', Donnie Boy?

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Response to EricMaundry (Original post)

Sun Jan 8, 2017, 04:18 PM

13. Reminds me of how a turtle stuck his head in his shell

and decided along with Grassley and others, to deny a sitting president the opportunity to debate and vote on a U.S. Supreme Court Judge, so in closing turtle---------------------------f**k you and the horse you road in on---------------does this sound grown-up, I really hope not, you should be under f***ing indictment for treason










So again FU and the horse you road in on---------------how's the turtle food?

Do you remember your comments on people having it "to good" on "Food Stamps, or Social Security, here's a reminder t an ass**** making $225,000 a years working for the Koch's brothers, Art Pope and others

http://www.rawstory.com/2015/09/mitch-mcconnell-businesses-suffer-because-people-are-doing-too-good-with-food-stamps/




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Response to EricMaundry (Original post)

Sun Jan 8, 2017, 04:22 PM

14. ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha

FU!


I tell you what, as you as you retire and grow up, we'll follow your lead.

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Response to EricMaundry (Original post)

Sun Jan 8, 2017, 04:28 PM

17. Get out the rubber stamp, the pukes are running the show, so why are they worried about us?

 

Are they afraid someone (anyone, please) will start asking questions and the steamroller might get stopped by public outrage.

Obviously, they are going to paint any effort at finding clarity in the nominees qualifications for office as being obstructionist to making 'merica great again for billionaires!

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Response to EricMaundry (Original post)

Sun Jan 8, 2017, 04:31 PM

18. how about we all call

McConnell's office en masse and ask him what part did he play in to support this asshole.

Telling us and the Democratic party to move on they did this before and we had a war in IRAQ.
Mr Mc Connell can fuck off.

Well I just called his office can't leave messages. Could that be a good sign?

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Response to EricMaundry (Original post)

Sun Jan 8, 2017, 04:35 PM

19. The last thing in the world Democrats need

Is a lecture on anything from Mitch Fucking McConnell.

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Response to EricMaundry (Original post)

Sun Jan 8, 2017, 04:36 PM

20. Who the fuck does McCokehead think we are? Republicans?

 

No fuckwad, some of us can still think for ourselves. We are not like GOPukers and just blindly follow orders!

Go fuck yourself.

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Response to EricMaundry (Original post)

Sun Jan 8, 2017, 04:38 PM

21. The same way Mitch put Justice Garland on the fast track for approval. nt.

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Response to EricMaundry (Original post)

Sun Jan 8, 2017, 04:44 PM

22. a bedtime story for you, Mitch

 

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Response to Grey Lemercier (Reply #22)

Mon Jan 9, 2017, 07:58 AM

50. +1

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Response to EricMaundry (Original post)

Sun Jan 8, 2017, 04:56 PM

24. Let's play a game, Mitch.

It's called "Go hide and fuck yourself".

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Response to EricMaundry (Original post)

Sun Jan 8, 2017, 05:18 PM

26. Democrats need to grow up?

We're having trouble speaking on a Pre-School level.

How about Trump growing up?

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Response to EricMaundry (Original post)

Sun Jan 8, 2017, 05:39 PM

27. It would be convenient to just issue a flippant obscenity, but this calls for more than that

All right, it would be fun too. But I still won't.

Mitch McConnell was the leader of the obstructionist wing of the Republican Party during the presidency of Barack Obama. Obama, by and large, chose reasonable people to fill his administration - and McConnell's gang attempted to quash them all.

Fast forward to now. Trump picked...

a Secretary of State with so many foreign entanglements - including ones with countries hostile to us, like Russia - that anything he does is going to run him into conflicts of interest
an Energy Secretary who ran for president on a pledge to get rid of the Department he's been chosen to lead
a Labor Secretary who hates workers and is trying to get rid of the ones he has
an Education Secretary who despises public education
a Defense Secretary who wants to be the next Gunnery Sergeant Hartmann
an EPA Secretary who's aligned with the fossil fuel industry
an Interior Secretary who almost got kicked out of the Navy for travel fraud
a SBA chief with no knowledge of small business, except maybe the vendors who sell snacks and souvenirs at her wrestling matches
a Transportation Secretary who is married to Mitch McConnell (and, as far as I know, is totally innocent of any knowledge of the commercial transport industry)
an Attorney General whose only problem with the Ku Klux Klan revolves around the refreshments they serve at their meetings
a Housing and Urban Development secretary who hates public housing assistance
a Treasury Secretary who helped create the Great Recession
a Chief Strategist who runs breitbart.com

Shall I go on? I'd really like Trump to explain why he chose these people for the positions he did - especially Ben Carson, who says he doesn't want to work in government in the first place (which explains why he ran for president) and for whom there are two MUCH better positions - head of the FDA and Surgeon General. Did he choose all these people specifically because he knew they'd piss off the Democrats? If so, he needs to withdraw them all and replace them with people who might actually have some skill set running the agency in question.

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Response to jmowreader (Reply #27)

Sun Jan 8, 2017, 05:52 PM

31. His wife is well acquainted

with commercial transportation. Her family owns one of the largest Chinese owned shipping companies in the world! No conflict there

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Response to jehop61 (Reply #31)

Sun Jan 8, 2017, 06:05 PM

33. My dad was a surveyor, which doesn't mean I know how to run a transit

I looked at her bio on Wikipedia, and it appears she knows banking pretty well - but all she knows about transportation is being the agency head.

I guess it's too much to ask for another Deborah Hersman (the NTSB administrator with a commercial driver's license, who grew up investigating train derailments) but you'd think we'd get someone in any of these agencies who want to do something more with them than padlock the door.

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Response to EricMaundry (Original post)

Sun Jan 8, 2017, 05:41 PM

28. No Mitch, Republicans need to grow the fuck up and stop playing games.

You stupid fucking ugly turtle.

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Response to EricMaundry (Original post)

Sun Jan 8, 2017, 05:45 PM

29. Some of the worst 100 days in American History

if not world history

These people, like Trump, know no boundaries

Political Borderline Personality Disorder

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Response to EricMaundry (Original post)

Sun Jan 8, 2017, 05:49 PM

30. Be careful your offspring don't grow up speaking Russian

thanks to your efforts, Comrade Meech.

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Response to EricMaundry (Original post)

Sun Jan 8, 2017, 06:04 PM

32. "Grow up"? You first, Turtle Face

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Response to EricMaundry (Original post)

Sun Jan 8, 2017, 06:20 PM

34. MCConnell...

KISS OUR ASSES YOU LYING HYPOCRITICAL POS!!!

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Response to EricMaundry (Original post)

Sun Jan 8, 2017, 06:40 PM

35. These nominees have not filled out their paperwork

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Response to EricMaundry (Original post)

Sun Jan 8, 2017, 07:41 PM

36. Spit take....

 

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Response to EricMaundry (Original post)

Sun Jan 8, 2017, 10:05 PM

37. The Rush to Judgment indicates they are terrified of the resistance and the hacking aftermath

Don't let them break you - resist all you can

They are trying to create a stampede effect - just like they tried for
Romney in 2012 as he led all the polls, and for Sniffles

and coverup the hacking, which I suspect we don't know the half of it

Don't ever believe them --- all news is #FAKE NEWS now, designed to
promote worship for the #FAKE

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Response to EricMaundry (Original post)

Sun Jan 8, 2017, 10:44 PM

38. Projecting much, Mitch? (n/t)

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Response to EricMaundry (Original post)

Sun Jan 8, 2017, 11:08 PM

39. Sure, just as long as Merrick Garland is confirmed first. eom

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Response to EricMaundry (Original post)

Mon Jan 9, 2017, 12:00 AM

41. Mitch needs to go shit in his hat, too. I'll be here waiting.

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Response to EricMaundry (Original post)

Mon Jan 9, 2017, 12:42 AM

42. Live by the sword, die by the sword you traitor supporting idiot.

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Response to EricMaundry (Original post)

Mon Jan 9, 2017, 12:50 AM

43. Wtf. Is Mitch McConnell losing his mind or what?!?!!!

Grow up?!?!! What is he...regressing into a neophyte legislator? Why the fuck is he talking like that? Quit hanging out with dumbasses like Donald. You lose IQ that way. When you confirmed 8 nominees for Obama, were they vetted? I bet they were. Nice try, though. No cigar for you.

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Response to AgadorSparticus (Reply #43)

Mon Jan 9, 2017, 06:11 AM

47. Mitch McConnells wife is one of the 'trump picks'? Ds better question her connections in russia.

how many contacts and who?

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Response to Sunlei (Reply #47)

Mon Jan 9, 2017, 07:40 AM

49. Yes! I bet he and a few others are eyeball deep in this Russian mess.

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Response to Sunlei (Reply #47)

Mon Jan 9, 2017, 03:46 PM

52. Payback for keeping Garland off the Supreme Court?

Proof? Why do I need proof? I'm going to tar Republicans by innuendo, like they seem fond of doing.

Her appointment is payback for something - it's the way Trump operates.

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Response to EricMaundry (Original post)

Mon Jan 9, 2017, 03:01 AM

44. Translation:

"Democrats need to GET OVER IT like they did in 2000 when We stomped on their face, by cheating. "


あなたにファック くたばれ! きさま

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Response to EricMaundry (Original post)

Mon Jan 9, 2017, 05:46 AM

45. In 2009 McConnell demanded Obamas nominees complete everything first & they did. There is a letter.

Of course Obamas transition was much quicker. They finished weeks before the 1/20 date because Obamas team was prepared well in advance.

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Response to Sunlei (Reply #45)

Mon Jan 9, 2017, 05:59 AM

46. Heres copy of the 2009 demand letter from McConnell.

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Response to EricMaundry (Original post)

Mon Jan 9, 2017, 06:17 AM

48. Hope Dem's work as hard to nominate Trump's picks as the GOP worked

on nominating Obama's Supreme Court pick.

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Response to EricMaundry (Original post)

Mon Jan 9, 2017, 08:23 AM

51. Schumer should get on 1st thing this morning

 

and tell turtle and the rest of the repubs to GFYS. Then show his letter from 2009 demanding Obama's picks be vetted. Quit letting repubs control the narrative.

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