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Mon Feb 25, 2013, 04:39 PM

There's a Better Avenue for Discovery with Mitch McConnell than Military Liason..

Before we go off on trying to drag up why McConnell left the military which is speculative and not much relevant to him these days...the avenue for research might be more his current wife and the connections there between how they both have profited and manipulated the system. The divorce from the woman who helped put him through law school and with whom he had three daughters might yield more information about his character and how he moved on to profit from the well-connected Elaine Chao and her family.

I found some interesting things that sure seem more relevant than the old military speculation:

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http://www.politicususa.com/washington-insider-mitch-mcconnell-his-wife.html

Mr. and Mrs. Washington Insider: Mitch McConnell and His Wife
By: Dennis S

The guy is a United States Senator. He’s been fouling up the chamber’s air for 27 years. He’s married to Elaine Chao, a reasonably bright and attractive Taiwanese immigrant (most likely Han Chinese) with a heavyweight CV that includes an 8-year stint as U.S. Secretary of Labor where she spent considerable time leaning on unions. She was also the Director of the Peace Corps and CEO of United Way. She earlier had been a VP of two huge banks. Before her labor gig, she was with the Heritage Foundation; she returned to Heritage in January 2009.

One might ask what a gal like her sees in Mr. Crepey. It seems the attraction is in their mutual sleaze compatibility.

Heritage opened an office in Hong Kong in 1996 and hired Chao to supposedly serve as Heritage’s academic liaison, passing on valuable cultural and scholarly matter for a better understanding of China and the region. In truth, Chao’s apparent lone responsibility was to grease the skids for U.S. manufacturers to cut deals to bring American jobs to non-union cheap labor plants in China. WorldNetDaily reported that she was also a director of an Alabama-based Insurance Company that partnered with the Chinese government. I’m sure she received a handsome stipend for her connections with a U.S. Senator – her husband. And this union-hating, American job exporter becomes U.S. Labor Secretary?

Any thoughtful Republican would consider most of the above to be a conflict of interest, not to mention her board membership of the National Association of Security Dealers. As Church Lady would say – “Isn’t that special.” For Republicans, it’s just another day at the office. Just like Clarence and his Tea Party wife, Virginia (Ginni).

The Senator married this accomplished lady after getting rid of the woman who helped him through law school. Don’t they all?

If you haven’t guessed by now, the object of my disaffection is Kentucky’s Mitch McConnell. He’s my human equivalent of fingernails on a blackboard. While the media concentrates on the madman menagerie that is the U.S. House of Representatives, almost no attention is focused on the equally whacked out Republicans in the senate; every bit as Tea Party-possessed and Obama-hating as their house-bound colleagues.

MUCH MORE of the article at:

http://www.politicususa.com/washington-insider-mitch-mcconnell-his-wife.html


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Chao family gives $40 million to HBS (Harvard Business School)

By Katie Koch, Harvard Staff Writer / October 12, 2012

A family that sent four daughters through Harvard Business School — including former U.S. Labor Secretary Elaine Chao — visited the School on Friday to announce a $40 million gift that will fund scholarships for students of Chinese heritage and support the building of the Ruth Mulan Chu Chao Center for executive education.\

http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/tag/elaine-chao/

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Elaine Chao, Distinguished Fellow

Elaine L. Chao is a Distinguished Fellow at The Heritage Foundation, where she works on jobs, employment, trade, workforce and competitiveness issues.

An immigrant to this country, she arrived at the age of 8 speaking no English. In 2001, Chao became the nation’s 24th secretary of labor and the first American woman of Asian descent to be appointed to a president's Cabinet in the country’s history. The longest-serving secretary of labor since World War II, she is also the only member of President Bush’s Cabinet to serve all eight years of his administration.

Chao's distinguished career spans the public, private and non-profit sectors. During her tenure as labor secretary, the department set new records in worker health and safety; focused on increasing the competitiveness of America’s workforce in a globalized economy and enforced union financial disclosure reporting requirements for the benefit of rank-and-file workers.

Prior to leading the Department of Labor, Chao was president and CEO of United Way of America, director of the Peace Corps, deputy secretary of the Department of Transportation and chairman of the Federal Maritime Commission. She also worked as vice president at Bank of America in San Francisco and at Citicorp in New York City.


Chao received her MBA from the Harvard Business School and a degree in economics from Mount Holyoke College. Honored with innumerable awards for her contributions to public and community service, Chao is also the recipient of 34 honorary doctorate degrees.

She is married to the Republican leader of the U.S. Senate, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, and they reside in Jefferson County, Ky. Her website is www.ElaineLchao.com.

http://www.heritage.org/about/staff/c/elaine-chao

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Reply There's a Better Avenue for Discovery with Mitch McConnell than Military Liason.. (Original post)
KoKo Feb 2013 OP
Gorp Feb 2013 #1
KoKo Feb 2013 #2
Gorp Feb 2013 #14
MineralMan Feb 2013 #3
KoKo Feb 2013 #4
MineralMan Feb 2013 #5
madinmaryland Feb 2013 #8
MineralMan Feb 2013 #12
madinmaryland Feb 2013 #15
KoKo Feb 2013 #36
KoKo Feb 2013 #33
Cleita Feb 2013 #9
MineralMan Feb 2013 #17
Cleita Feb 2013 #19
MineralMan Feb 2013 #21
Cleita Feb 2013 #22
MineralMan Feb 2013 #26
Cleita Feb 2013 #35
madinmaryland Feb 2013 #6
KoKo Feb 2013 #7
madinmaryland Feb 2013 #10
Cleita Feb 2013 #11
MineralMan Feb 2013 #13
Cleita Feb 2013 #18
MineralMan Feb 2013 #23
KoKo Feb 2013 #29
MineralMan Feb 2013 #32
Bluenorthwest Feb 2013 #37
A Little Weird Feb 2013 #38
DURHAM D Feb 2013 #39
madinmaryland Feb 2013 #16
Cleita Feb 2013 #20
madinmaryland Feb 2013 #24
Cleita Feb 2013 #25
madinmaryland Feb 2013 #27
KoKo Feb 2013 #28
madinmaryland Feb 2013 #30
KoKo Feb 2013 #34
madinmaryland Feb 2013 #40
KoKo Feb 2013 #31

Response to KoKo (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 06:37 PM

1. I'll stick with "morally and intellectually unfit for duty" theory.

 

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Response to Gorp (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 07:32 PM

2. It goes after Gay's though...and doesn't go to the Real Issues.

It's not relevant..

The road leads to his Second Wife and not what he did in Vietnam for Max Importance ...In These Times.. Just Saying.

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Response to KoKo (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 08:33 PM

14. Hey, I was just talking about duty in Congress.

 

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Response to KoKo (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 08:14 PM

3. Argue politics, not personal lives.

That is my response.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 08:18 PM

4. And you think that Mitch McConnell's Second wife is not Political

in nature and her Government Largesse Office Holdings for quite a long time?

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Response to KoKo (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 08:21 PM

5. I do not.

McConnell is a consumate asshole all on his own account. If we cannot defeat him on those grouns, we should move on to other races. He is a waste of time. I do not waste my time.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 08:28 PM

8. I agree with you MM. The whole thing about Turtleman having

a same sex relationship is immaterial at this point, given that we have now legalized same-sex marriage (at least here in Maryland!)

Now if there was something to the effect of sexual abuse, then I might think differently, but going after him for a same sex relationship is bullshit.

I am not sure what this other allegation is.

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Response to madinmaryland (Reply #8)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 08:30 PM

12. Someone doe not like his wife's politics

either.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #12)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 08:33 PM

15. I guess that must be what it is, but isn't that obvious to the most

casual of observers?


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Response to MineralMan (Reply #12)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 09:18 PM

36. Mineral Man...do you know who his wife IS? It seems you don't

and are thinking that others don't know who she is. Do you really believe DU'ers are so uninformed?

Oh Come On....you know better than that Surely...

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 09:12 PM

33. Okay..but you trashed K-Pete as Kos Conspiracy Theorist..

for posting that McConnell might have had a Gay Alliance in the Military that got him Booted out in late 60's and went on a tear around DU cautioning that calling out McConnell for Gay Alliance was NOT THE WAY TO GO...Now...you don't think that calling out his Alliances with a Prominent Chinese Family who recently donated Millions to Harvard for their "Daughters who Attended" deserves attention into how Mitch and Elaine have GAIMED THE DEMOCRATIC SYSTEM?

You gotta be kidding here....

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #3)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 08:28 PM

9. Because that has worked so well up until now.

I say dredge up everything you can on them and throw it at them until something sticks. They are ruining the country and the sooner we rid ourselves of them by exposing them for the degenerates, crooks and/or liars that they may be the better. Turning the other cheek may be fine in social circles but not when we are dealing with the power hungry and greedy.

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Response to Cleita (Reply #9)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 08:35 PM

17. Do you vote in his state?

If not, find something else to do. Do not waste your time.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #17)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 08:36 PM

19. His actions affect the whole nation.

If you don't get that, then don't tell me what to do.

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Response to Cleita (Reply #19)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 08:38 PM

21. He is elected in his own state.

That is the salient point here.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #21)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 08:39 PM

22. The point is to get him unelected and to do that the voters need

to have good reasons not to vote for him.

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Response to Cleita (Reply #22)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 08:46 PM

26. He is from Kentucky,

for jebus sake. They would elect Torquemada there. You have zero chance of getting him unelected there. Do you not have elections in your own state? Are you happy with everyone in office there? Work toward what can be done. Kentucky is a lost cause. Elect Democratic Senators where that is possible. Use your haed, not your heart and do some good.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #26)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 09:16 PM

35. He can do whatever he wants for Kentucky. I want him given the Newt Gingrich treatment.

I want them to get another Senate Minority leader. Or have you not noticed that next to Harry Reid, he's the second most powerful person in the Senate? I have two Democratic Senators. I have done my job. Now it's time to start making the Republicans act like Americans.

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Response to KoKo (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 08:23 PM

6. There is a lot of text there, but what is your point?

A politically connected high-power Washington couple? Kind of like Bob & Elizabeth Dole or...

Bill and Hillary Clinton??

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Response to madinmaryland (Reply #6)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 08:27 PM

7. So...what is Your Problem with my post about "High-Power DC Couple?

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Response to KoKo (Reply #7)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 08:29 PM

10. That's what I am trying to figure out. The OP is basically about a high power dc couple.

and that's it??

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Response to KoKo (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 08:30 PM

11. I'm very much with you. It's time to bring these people down who are ruining our country.

If we can't bring them to justice the old fashioned way, then we are going to have to expose their scandals so those who vote for them see them for what they are.

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Response to Cleita (Reply #11)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 08:33 PM

13. Unless you voe in his state,

you are just wasting your time. Seriously.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #13)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 08:35 PM

18. Well, the Mormons managed to screw up a few things in my state by influencing votes

so I see no reason why we can't influence votes in their state. Also, since McConnell is acting for the nation and not just his state, the rest of us have every reason to want him gone.

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Response to Cleita (Reply #18)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 08:40 PM

23. Good luck to you.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #23)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 09:04 PM

29. That's sort of an "off handed post." Could you reply from

something that isn't a "trash discussion reply?"

Turning OFF DIALOGUE on a Dem Website seems sort of "not within protocol."

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Response to KoKo (Reply #29)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 09:09 PM

32. Yes, it is. nt

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #13)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 09:33 PM

37. Do you vote in his State? Then what do you care? My Senators here are safe as houses

I have plenty of time to support Ashley should she run, and every reason to do so. Outside influences are rife in the politics of my State and my former State of California was flooded with out of State Prop 8 funding. To pretend everyone sticks to their own State only is one hell of a stretch.
'Leave Mitch alone' is a funky subject matter to take up with such passion.

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Response to Bluenorthwest (Reply #37)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 09:43 PM

38. Thank you

I would rec this post if I could.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #13)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 10:11 PM

39. This is silly.

The Koch brothers don't live in every state but yet have managed to greatly influence dozens and dozens of elections - school boards, mayors, state legislators, governors, and the U.S. Senate and House.



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Response to Cleita (Reply #11)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 08:34 PM

16. WHAT SCANDALS???

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Response to madinmaryland (Reply #16)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 08:37 PM

20. Oh there's plenty there. All it takes is someone to dig them up and expose them.

None of those bastards are as pure as the driven snow.

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Response to Cleita (Reply #20)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 08:40 PM

24. Oh FFS. You sound just like Ken Starr. This is fucking pathetic.

If we can't win against a candidate like turtleman, we have to resort to Ken Starr type bullshit.

Fucking pathetic.

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Response to madinmaryland (Reply #24)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 08:43 PM

25. Well, enjoy your future retirement on your chained cpi.

These people aren't going anywhere until we get rid of them. Yes, I could use some Ken Starr bullshit by now. They would be using it on Obama and Harry Reid if they could. We've been going to a gun fight with a knife. It's time to even up the odds.

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Response to Cleita (Reply #25)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 08:47 PM

27. Better yet, put you money where your mouth is. Get out the vote.

Get out there in Kentucky and spread the word for the Democratic Party's candidate. Organize.

Fighting them with a Brietbart/Drudge/O'Keefe stategy only reduces us to their level.

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Response to madinmaryland (Reply #27)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 08:58 PM

28. I think some of the reply's on this thread have been doing that

for awhile now, though. What is it that you get off chiding those of us who've voted and done what our Dem Party has asked of us.

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Response to KoKo (Reply #28)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 09:04 PM

30. Huh?

I didn't say you did not vote (it was someone else who said you are not in Kentucky). Does the Democratic Party want us to pull Ken Starr like slanders out to win? Not that I have heard of.


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Response to madinmaryland (Reply #24)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 09:16 PM

34. You Gotta be Kidding!...Call out of Long Time DU'er as Ken Starr?

How far does this go with you to call out long time DU'ers as supporters of KEN STARR?

Do you actually read your posts?

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Response to KoKo (Reply #34)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 10:27 PM

40. I suggested the tactics you and Cleita are using are reminescent

of Ken Starr. That in no way means you are supporters of Ken Starr, assuming you actually read my post. Tactics and support are two completely different things that I think both of you full well understand.

You all really want to go after rumours (unsubstantiated, of course) about Mitch McConnell?? I will call bullshit on type of "Southern Strategy" every single fucking time.

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Response to Cleita (Reply #20)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 09:06 PM

31. Exactly, Cleita...Remember when DU'ers Used to DIG AND DIG...

and Exposed so much back in the "old days." We need to get back to those times and do more research.

thanks for seeing that!

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