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Wed Aug 14, 2019, 10:21 PM

Jaws Drop-Rachel Maddow Lays Out Mitch McConnell's Economic Treason

https://www.politicususa.com/2019/08/14/rachel-maddow-mitch-mcconnell-russia.html
Posted on Wed, Aug 14th, 2019 by Jason Easley
Jaws Drop Rachel Maddow Lays Out Mitch McConnell’s Economic Treason
Rachel Maddow explained how Mitch McConnell has allowed Russia to gain an economic foothold in the US so that they can influence US politics from within.

Mitch McConnell committed economic treason

Maddow said:

The short story here about Mitch McConnell is that he, more than anybody else in Washington, has blocked U.S. efforts to constrain or respond to Russia’s recent attacks. That’s why they’re calling him Moscow Mitch now. But in this particular instance, his state, an economically disadvantaged part of his state, got a $200 million investment from a kremlin-connected oligarch immediately after McConnell personally stepped in to make sure sanctions on that oligarch were dropped, despite his role in what happened to our election in 2016 and despite bipartisan support even from his own party for those sanctions. But don’t just look back at this. Look forward. Right? I mean, the FBI says Russia’s going to do to our election in

2020 what they did to it in 2016. No reason to expect 2020 is going to be any different. If Oleg Deripaska is one of the two or three oligarchs Putin looks to get his work done around the world, given what we know he did in 2016, should we expect Deripaska is going to be involved in Russia’s 2020 operations as well? You have to say the odds of that are better now than they were before Mitch Mcconnell sold off this corner of his state in his I mean, after all, before Mcconnell did what he did, Oleg Deripaska might have felt worried about participating in any Russian attack on us in 2020, right? He might have worried about those crippling sanctions that the U.S. Government put on him at least for a while after 2016. I mean, Mcconnell made sure those were gone, but maybe he’d worry if he did more in 2020, he would get those sanctions back or he’d be further sanctioned in his business activities. He might have had to worry about that before Mitch Mcconnell did what he did. But now, Oleg Deripaska’s business activities, the health of his business empire, that’s part and parcel of the hard-scrabble economy in one of Kentucky’s neediest economies.

This is a plant that’s over a billion dollars. 40% owned by the company of this kremlin-connect bed oligarch. You’re not going to be able to sanction him no matter what he does to our 2020 election or whatever else he does at all. It would strangle Kentucky in the process. There would be hundreds, if not thousands of American jobs riding on anything you did to that Russian guy’s company or, frankly, anything you did to bother him. He now holds all of those American jobs in his hand. The U.S. Government does anything to bother him, he can take them away at will. You can’t do anything to his company, not without him exerting that leverage over Kentucky in response. And that damage has already been done.





McConnell did this to cement the relationship between Russia and the Republican Party. Republicans can now claim that Russian business interests, like the one in Kentucky, can’t be sanctioned, because if they are, it will hurt American jobs.

If a future Democratic Congress and president would sanction a Russian oligarch with a business interest in the US, Republicans can use that to claim that Democrats are killing jobs. Moscow Mitch has gone beyond leaving the backdoor unlocked for Russia to interfere in US elections. He has rolled out the red carpet and given Putin a seat at the political table by inviting Russia in through the front door of the US economy.

McConnell’s actions are nothing less than economic treason.

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triron Thursday #10
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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 10:32 PM

1. Rachel often says she's not a lawyer

but she can build a case as strong as anybody can...

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Response to lordsummerisle (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 15, 2019, 12:09 AM

8. Thank god for Rachel

I’m at a point where she’s the only one I watch.

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Response to lordsummerisle (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 15, 2019, 12:09 AM

10. Dr. Maddow (Ph. D. in politics from Oxford) is a Rhode's scholar.

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Response to triron (Reply #10)

Thu Aug 15, 2019, 09:17 AM

24. Pol. Sc.

not politics

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Response to malaise (Reply #24)

Thu Aug 15, 2019, 10:42 AM

29. Thanks. Figured as much. But that's all the reference showed.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 10:47 PM

2. Block A was freaking scary.

Russians, including former Communist Party officials, are using Capitalism to gain control of our governments at state and federal levels.

If McConnell had an ounce of patriotism and brass balls, he would have made certain this deal was nixed, no matter what it cost him.

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Response to Ilsa (Reply #2)

Thu Aug 15, 2019, 12:10 AM

11. Not Moscow mitch

MoscowMitch

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 11:11 PM

3. She laid it all out....But

....the thing that was like a dagger through the heart for me was when she said that Deripaska has written to the governors of eight other states about building aluminum plants in their states.

Here is how it would play out for each of those states, as Rachel said, and cited above, "This is a plant that’s over a billion dollars. 40% owned by the company of this kremlin-connected oligarch. You’re not going to be able to sanction him no matter what he does to our 2020 election or whatever else he does at all. It would strangle Kentucky in the process. There would be hundreds, if not thousands of American jobs riding on anything you did to that Russian guy’s company or, frankly, anything you did to bother him. He now holds all of those American jobs in his hand. The U.S. Government does anything to bother him, he can take them away at will. You can’t do anything to his company, not without him exerting that leverage over Kentucky in response. And that damage has already been done."

"Step into my web," said the spider to the fly....

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Response to Sogo (Reply #3)

Thu Aug 15, 2019, 12:09 AM

9. And they want to repeat this in as many states as possible.

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Response to Sogo (Reply #3)

Thu Aug 15, 2019, 02:42 PM

36. And it goes beyond aluminum plants...

think tourist towns and concessions in our national parks... foreigners have already got a major foothold in that industry and are manipulating the tiny towns they over take by buying up all the businesses. If it isn't the russians, it's the chinese, they pay cash and nobody complains when the money goes to them, their workforce get screwed in the end.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 11:17 PM

4. Moscow Mitch -and all the Repubs- are selling out our country!

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Response to FailureToCommunicate (Reply #4)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 11:41 PM

5. And it's all happening right before our very eyes

democracy and the rule of law are dying. If Trump and the senate (McConnell) are re-elected our transformation to an oligarchy will be complete.

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Response to lordsummerisle (Reply #5)

Thu Aug 15, 2019, 09:47 AM

27. happening right before our eyes

so do we step up to the plate, or watch our country turn into Russia. Sorry just really frustrated.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Aug 14, 2019, 11:59 PM

6. Well you know what they say "Moscow Mitch is Putin's B****".

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2019, 12:07 AM

7. We knew our country has been for sale for a long time now.

I am glad that she put it specifically on gun loving, Russian loving Turtle. McTreason has sold Kentucky to the enemy, what is Graham's reason for doing the same? Are there plants going to be built in South Carolina too? Is this one of the 8 other states?

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2019, 12:16 AM

12. It is all about maintaining Repuke control.

4th Reich time folks.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2019, 12:32 AM

13. Rachel was amazing tonight and did a great job on Moscow Mitch

Her A Block was almost 30 minutes long which is a great indicator of the importance of the story

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2019, 12:49 AM

14. Bone chilling, not just for Muscovite Mconnel's treason

But for the Pentagon's detailed report on how allowing Deripaska to invest in the Kentucky aluminum plant is a playbook example of how the Russians influence and deconstruct governments from the inside out.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2019, 12:56 AM

15. A lot cheaper for vlad

than a shooting war.

Hard to figure out who is the bigger victor--the 666kook brothers666 who are destroying the Federal government, or vlad who is dismantling the United States' leadership in the world.

Taking over the U.S, all without firing a shot.

What a turn of events.


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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2019, 01:12 AM

16. think about the Citizens United decision and Moscow Mitch

Installing judges to allow corporations to purchase elections is part of Moscow Mitch's strategy.

Moscow Mitch needs to be impeached and imprisoned for aiding Putin in the attacks on the U.S.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2019, 01:32 AM

17. A friend asked about McGrath...

"What happens to this factory when Amy McGrath takes out Moscow Mitch?"

$200M is a cheap fix for selling out our country. This gov't should have already invested in the depressed areas of this country, as it did during the Roosevelt's and Kennedy's administrations. McConnell should've concentrated on getting that done, not taking money thru the Russians. To me, that's TREASON.

So, I could not answer my friend's question but I did write the following to Amy McGrath's campaign:

When you win this election,
1) What will you do to help rescue the depressed area of Kentucky financially?
2) Will you kill the deal Moscow Mitch made with Deripaska's company?

This is a big problem that must be overcome. Essentially, treasonous Mitch is buying votes of your fellow Kentuckians - while lining his own pockets! What can you do to guarantee their economic future? There must be a way, one that has no connections to Russia, to help these poor Kentuckians.

Sincerely,
Duppers, a very concerned American


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Response to Duppers (Reply #17)

Thu Aug 15, 2019, 11:18 AM

30. I am also writing to her

As a very concerned Kentucky resident.

I think this is also part of tRump's plan. He promised to bring coal jobs back to eastern KY. He can't do that, so he's substituting aluminum instead. Once again, he and Moscow Mitch trying to buy the vote, and getting help from the Russians.

Mitch and tRump are cut from the same cloth--they always come first.

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Response to Thunderbeast (Reply #18)

Thu Aug 15, 2019, 05:43 AM

20. That doesn't apply to this operation.

This Ashland facility won't be a smelting operation that needs bauxite and a vast amt of electricity. This Rusal facility will only produce flat-rolled aluminium products for the U.S. automotive industry.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2019, 08:55 AM

21. One thing is certain.

The Republicans are now firmly the party of Dolt45 and no longer the party of Reagan.

Ronald Reagan or Senile Sam as my father always called him, HATED the Russians with a passion. For all of his gazillion faults, he would never kiss the Kremlin's collective ass unless those lips were attached to a hungry great white shark. Dolt45 and his party have super glued their Lips to Putin's crusty posterior.

RESIST!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2019, 09:11 AM

22. K and R Thanks for posting this..no text.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2019, 09:12 AM

23. It was very well presented

Rec

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2019, 09:31 AM

25. I watched the show last night.

At one point Rachel said that Russian contacts have been made to governors of 8 other states looking to make similar economic arrangements.

The takeover is intended to come from within.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2019, 09:37 AM

26. There's always the corporation status of this company to revoke, and then the corp could be

sold to a business with the interest of the US at the forefront. I am sure they lied on their corporate filing paperwork in order to hide their "silent partners."

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2019, 10:18 AM

28. Russia and the Repubs are united to destroy the Democratic Party.

Just thought I'd underline that.

WE are their huge enemy in the world's most powerful nation and once in control will lead the international alliance that stops Russia, and ruins Putin. They must defeat us before we destroy them.

Damned proud we are!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2019, 11:49 AM

31. Always watch Rachel's first 30 minutes!

She has a great story every night.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2019, 12:54 PM

32. Isn't this the way Reagan, in putting a piece of the arms industry in so many states,

gave so much political control to it and why the NRA has been so powerful? Seems like this sort of thing has been happening for a long time.

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Response to Doitnow (Reply #32)

Thu Aug 15, 2019, 05:12 PM

41. If Reagan did that, he was far from the first.,

Every congressman since time immemorial has wanted a piece of the action for his district.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2019, 01:12 PM

33. MoscowMitch and the rest of the repukes.. The best in pay to play politics

They don't care what they do to this country as long as they "win"... fuckers...
m

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2019, 02:21 PM

34. knr

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2019, 02:38 PM

35. She explained how economics is politics.

Capitalism is all about making the filthy rich richer. If it means selling off parts of our country to the enemies of democracy and criminals, so be it.

Capitalism is the tool used by the filthy rich to destroy democracy.

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Response to Farmer-Rick (Reply #35)

Thu Aug 15, 2019, 02:46 PM

38. +1

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2019, 02:45 PM

37. OMG, WTF, Make it stop! N/t

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Response to LittleGirl (Reply #37)

Thu Aug 15, 2019, 02:49 PM

39. IKR !?!?! There are so many tangible horrible about this admin. One could think they're living in a

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2019, 04:48 PM

40. Economic treason?

Folks, treason is treason is treason.

No need for a qualifier.

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Response to matt819 (Reply #40)

Thu Aug 15, 2019, 05:42 PM

46. Just saw this, my exact response nt

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Response to matt819 (Reply #40)

Thu Aug 15, 2019, 08:41 PM

51. At this stage 'traitorous activities' is more obvious, understandable and acceptable.

Treason, is legally and historically, much more difficult.

[I do agree, treason is the issue, just politically premature, - as the cognoscienti of Pelosi, etc. are quite aware].

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2019, 05:38 PM

42. All for 650 permanent jobs. They're pretending that's so super important.

Yeah, it will employ over 1000 temporary workers, for a year or 2. But them pretending 650 jobs is a game changing life changing improvement is ridiculous.

tRump put thousands of employees out of work at his casinos. Thousands lost their jobs at Carrier in Indiana and Harley Davidson in Kansas, thanks to Rump. Thousands of jobs lost, no big deal. But Kentucky MAY get 650 jobs.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2019, 05:40 PM

43. Mothertruckers!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2019, 05:42 PM

44. Uhhh...why are we putting this "economic" qualifier in front of the treason part?

In fact, I'm not nearly as concerned about the factory as I am about his votes against the security of our elections and his taking down the Russian sanctions themselves. Those actions are treasonous, and they're far from just "economic."

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2019, 05:42 PM

45. And I just watched Handmaid's Tale 1st 3 episodes

So my mind is already freaking.....

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Response to lindysalsagal (Reply #45)

Thu Aug 15, 2019, 07:05 PM

47. My mind has been freaking for over 2 years.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2019, 07:28 PM

48. K and R all day long

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2019, 07:35 PM

49. K&R

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2019, 08:35 PM

50. I can't be right!?

Going over new editorials today I think I'm seeing a shifting of gears; the attacks on Democratic candidates is getting much more personal, and much more sophisticated. And the election is how far away?

And another thing, and I can't be right about this, but does it seem that the republicans have found their "shining city on a hill", and it looks just like modern Russia--culturally and politically?

1. A popular dictator who changes the Constitution whenever necessary to stay in office.
2. An elite economic class totally integrated into the political structure.
3. A dominant church enforcing a conservative social order.
4. Women living in fear of violence from their husbands and boyfriends, because said church blesses the 'macho' man, and police who don't care if women are beaten or killed.
5. Suppression of opposing political parties.
6. Official propaganda news services; conflicting views attributed to 'people who hate our country'.
7. Murder of gays.

And the list goes on--for what hasn't happened yet, you don't have to look to far to find.

I hope I'm wrong.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2019, 09:57 PM

52. Rachel is covering this story tonight

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Thu Aug 15, 2019, 10:17 PM

53. And in Minnesota, in The Boundary Waters is under assault by the Ivanka and Chile................

can be added to this list....................

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