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Wed Jul 31, 2019, 12:55 PM

Moscow Mitch pretends it's about policy

Mitch McConnell Is Panicking As The ‘Moscow Mitch’ Label Sticks

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has always been shameless in his efforts to ignore what’s best for the country in order to protect his party and his president.

But as the ‘Moscow Mitch’ label continues to stick to him after he refused to advance commonsense election security legislation through the Senate, he looks to be increasingly panicked.

That was clear earlier on Monday as he took to the Senate floor to defend himself from a chorus of backlash that he’s faced in recent days.

On Twitter, the Senate majority leader played damage control, desperately (and laughably) accusing his critics of “doing Putin’s destabilizing work for him.”




As Neera Tanden, president of the Center for American Progress, said on Monday, “Clearly Mitch McConnell is a bit freaked by #MoscowMitch.”




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https://www.politicususa.com/2019/07/29/mitch-mcconnell-is-panicking-as-the-moscow-mitch-label-sticks.html


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Moscow Mitch doesn't want you to notice the millions he's taken from Russian oligarchs directly connected to Putin.

Moscow Mitch doesn't want you to notice how he fought for lifting sanctions against Russian oligarchs directly connected to Putin.

Moscow Mitch wants you to forget that he threatened Obama and blocked informing the public about Russian interference in 2016.

Moscow Mitch wants you to ignore all the warnings about Russian interference in 2020.

Moscow Mitch wants you to forget that he blocks every bill that is designed to secure our elections from foreign interference.

Moscow Mitch wants you to cry with him over "policy disagreements".

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Reply Moscow Mitch pretends it's about policy (Original post)
Hermit-The-Prog Jul 2019 OP
Midnightwalk Jul 2019 #1
smb Jul 2019 #15
trev Aug 2019 #27
Duppers Jul 2019 #2
Hermit-The-Prog Jul 2019 #10
Wellstone ruled Jul 2019 #3
Elwood P Dowd Jul 2019 #4
lagomorph777 Jul 2019 #16
global1 Jul 2019 #5
durablend Jul 2019 #8
Leghorn21 Jul 2019 #6
bdamomma Jul 2019 #13
Hermit-The-Prog Jul 2019 #18
Coleman Jul 2019 #7
Brother Buzz Jul 2019 #11
Hermit-The-Prog Jul 2019 #17
gopiscrap Aug 2019 #29
Roland99 Jul 2019 #9
bdamomma Jul 2019 #12
Guilded Lilly Jul 2019 #14
malaise Jul 2019 #19
Hermit-The-Prog Jul 2019 #20
Hermit-The-Prog Aug 2019 #21
Hermit-The-Prog Aug 2019 #22
dalton99a Aug 2019 #23
Hermit-The-Prog Aug 2019 #24
Hermit-The-Prog Aug 2019 #25
Wounded Bear Aug 2019 #26
moondust Aug 2019 #28
Hermit-The-Prog Aug 2019 #30

Response to Hermit-The-Prog (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 12:59 PM

1. I smell fear

And I think everyone else does as well. Something good has snapped into place.

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Response to Midnightwalk (Reply #1)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 02:20 PM

15. A Stink Of Fear So Strong...

...it can be smelled even over the stink of #MoscowMitch.

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Response to Midnightwalk (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 1, 2019, 03:27 PM

27. There's definitely blood in the water.

It's starting to seep from all the MAGA leadership.

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Response to Hermit-The-Prog (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 01:00 PM

2. EXCELLENT, excellent, excellent.

Put these on Billboards too, throughout Kentucky.

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Response to Duppers (Reply #2)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 01:52 PM

10. yep, Moscow Mitch is on billboards ...

Roland99 reports on MadDogPAC billboards:
https://www.democraticunderground.com/100212334000

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Response to Hermit-The-Prog (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 01:13 PM

3. Social Media has exposed

 

the truths about suspect Politicians. The Moscow Mitch seems to have really set McConnell's hair on fire.

Notice how Little Lindsey has stepped up with his Threat Campaign in order to protect his Pal Moscow Mitch.

Is the daily Polling back home causing heart burn? Sure looking that way.

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Response to Hermit-The-Prog (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 01:15 PM

4. Moscow Mitch and Russian Rand.

What's in the Kentucky water that turns them into traitors?

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Response to Elwood P Dowd (Reply #4)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 03:14 PM

16. Don't forget Leningrad Lindsey.

He's as slippery as KY senators.

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Response to Hermit-The-Prog (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 01:22 PM

5. It's Time The Dems Fight Fire With Fire And Adopt Trump's Tactics.....

Trump likes to stick a person with a nickname that catches on and is used by the MSM. Those labels that Trump attaches to his so-called enemies work for him.

We can see that the Moscow Mitch label for McConnell is working. Now the Dems need to come up with nicknames for other prominent Repugs that will stick to them and be picked up by the MSM.

Think of which Repugs you would like to label with a nickname and suggest some nicknames here.

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Response to global1 (Reply #5)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 01:40 PM

8. #LeningradLindsay ?

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Response to Hermit-The-Prog (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 01:22 PM

6. I'm so pleased to see that another variation of "MoscowMitch" is trending today!!

I love how #MoscowMitchTraitor is still trending
after days and days. Let's get together and vote
this obstructionist out!!!





“MoscowMitchTraitor” today

“MoscowMitchMcTraitor” yesterday

oh, what shall we call him tomorrow?? stay tuned

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Response to Leghorn21 (Reply #6)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 01:56 PM

13. any amount of donation

should be considered to vote him out and get in Amy McGrath. Sorry I am unable to post amy mcgrath web page.

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Response to bdamomma (Reply #13)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 05:23 PM

18. Amy McGrath web page

https://amymcgrath.com/

There are 3 other Democratic candidates who have announced, but I think McGrath has the best chance of beating Moscow Mitch.

https://ballotpedia.org/United_States_Senate_election_in_Kentucky,_2020

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Response to Hermit-The-Prog (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 01:38 PM

7. Its not about policy, its about protecting Senators up for re-election

Moscow Mitch doesn't want the Repub Senators to have a track record on voting against the bills he's parked in the eather. Just imagine what could happen to a Senator with a voting record that includes voting against the bills protecting the election.

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Response to Coleman (Reply #7)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 01:53 PM

11. Your theory has merit

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Response to Coleman (Reply #7)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 04:06 PM

17. now Moscow Mitch doesn't feel invulnerable

He thought he was untouchable and would take all the heat for the rest of the Gangsters Of Putin. It would be great if this is his last stand.

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Response to Coleman (Reply #7)

Mon Aug 5, 2019, 11:55 AM

29. welcome to DU

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Response to Hermit-The-Prog (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 01:49 PM

9. K&R

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Response to Hermit-The-Prog (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 01:54 PM

12. I say

we keep pushing and pushing. Lindsay is next.

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Response to Hermit-The-Prog (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 02:04 PM

14. Accountability, Comrade, accountability.

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Response to Hermit-The-Prog (Original post)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 05:25 PM

19. Check this out

https://www.politico.com/story/2019/07/31/mcconnell-staffers-lobbied-russian-backed-kentucky-project-1442550

wo former top staffers to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have lobbied Congress and the Treasury Department on the development of a new Kentucky aluminum mill backed by the Russian aluminum giant Rusal, according to a new lobbying disclosure.

The disclosure comes as Democrats are pushing the Trump administration to review Rusal’s $200 million investment in the Kentucky project — concerned that the mill will supply the Defense Department — and as McConnell weathers criticism for helping block a congressional effort to stop the investment.

The Russian firm was only able to make the investment after it won sanctions relief from penalties the Treasury Department initially imposed in April 2018 on Rusal and other companies owned by Oleg Deripaska, a Russian oligarch and Kremlin ally accused of facilitating Moscow’s nefarious activities, such as seizing land in Ukraine, supplying arms for the Syrian regime and meddling in other countries’ elections.


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Response to malaise (Reply #19)

Wed Jul 31, 2019, 05:30 PM

20. even the picture makes me mad

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Response to Hermit-The-Prog (Original post)

Thu Aug 1, 2019, 02:06 AM

21. 'Moscow Mitch,' the other useful idiot


By Star-Ledger Editorial Board

As we continue to pick apart Robert Mueller’s findings, and debate the meaning of “obstruction of justice,” remember his undisputed warning:

The Russians will mess with next year’s election, just like they did in 2016.

[ ... ]

So here is the question we should be focused on now: Why is Mitch McConnell sitting on bills to fortify our defenses?

The simple answer is Donald Trump, and the Senate Majority Leader’s subservience. But darker possibilities loom. We’ll get to those in a minute.

[ ... ]



Look a bit deeper, though, and you’ll find other unseemly explanations -- the perks “Moscow Mitch” gets from Russian oligarchs with close ties to the Kremlin, who dump money into GOP campaigns and his home state.

Like Oleg Deripaska, the Kremlin ally behind the world’s second-largest aluminum company, called Rusal. The Treasury Department accused this tycoon of aiding Russia’s misdeeds, and put sanctions on him and his company as punishment for the hacking of our 2016 election.

[ ... ]

https://www.nj.com/opinion/2019/07/moscow-mitch-the-other-useful-idiot-editorial.html?outputType=amp

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Response to Hermit-The-Prog (Original post)

Thu Aug 1, 2019, 12:55 PM

22. 'Moscow Mitch' McConnell 'fuming' with trolling


New pressure on the top Republican in the Senate, Mitch McConnell, who blocked a series of elections security bills despite warnings from Bob Mueller and American intelligence that Russia is still at it. McConnell is furious with his new ‘Moscow Mitch’ nickname as progressive groups put up billboards in McConnell's home state of Kentucky showing McConnell in a Russian military uniform.

Aug. 1, 2019

http://www.msnbc.com/the-beat-with-ari/watch/-moscow-mitch-mcconnell-fuming-with-trolling-65081925887

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Response to Hermit-The-Prog (Original post)

Thu Aug 1, 2019, 01:07 PM

23. Kick

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #23)

Thu Aug 1, 2019, 02:42 PM

24. love that toon; whether suit or shell, it's still Putin's hand

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Response to Hermit-The-Prog (Original post)

Thu Aug 1, 2019, 02:44 PM

25. 'Moscow Mitch' puts McConnell on defense over election security


[ ... ]

But while McConnell touted his opposition to election-related legislation as efforts to block Democrats from seeking partisan advantage from a crisis, the majority leader also has effectively stuffed a number of bipartisan bills into a legislative drawer.

In a May hearing, Blunt pointed to McConnell as the reason why election security legislation wasn't debated on the chamber's floor last year and wouldn't be this year either.

Stalled bipartisan proposals include the Secure Elections Act written by Republican Sen. James Lankford of Oklahoma with Democrat Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota in the previous Congress, as well as Klobuchar's Honest Ads Act requiring disclosure of election ads on the Internet, which is co-sponsored by GOP Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham.

"We were blocked at the Rules Committee," Klobuchar said on the Senate floor Thursday. "This is not about one election or one party. This is about our democracy and our national security."

Lankford has said the window for upgrading election systems before 2020 has closed. Even if new standards and funding are passed to aid states with upgrades for things like paper ballot backups, he said, there's not enough time to put them into effect. Lankford said this week he's still working on a new version of his bill.

[ ... ]

https://www.stamfordadvocate.com/news/article/Moscow-Mitch-puts-McConnell-on-defense-over-14273048.php

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Response to Hermit-The-Prog (Original post)

Thu Aug 1, 2019, 03:08 PM

26. It's about Moscow Mitch's policy of blocking legislation to secure our elections...

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Response to Hermit-The-Prog (Original post)

Thu Aug 1, 2019, 04:09 PM

28. Somebody tell Moscow Mitch

to reread his oath of office. It doesn't say anything about maximizing his party's control of government through whatever means necessary, but it does say this:

"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic..."

Moscow Mitch is derelict in his duties and betraying his oath of office. Lock him up.

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