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Tue Jul 7, 2020, 09:54 AM

Is it important or necessary that Schumer and McConnell communicate with each other?

Is it best they just wait until the election and let the people decide how to handle the Trump problem?

Because McConnell does not see a problem.

It would do no good to have a strategy if people's worst fears came to fruition?

What would they do if Trump challenges the election results, if he loses?

What would they do if he acts in a totally insane way and does something totally unpredictable? Because he is not mentally stable.

Is there any reason for Schumer and McConnell to try and communicate between now and election day?

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Reply Is it important or necessary that Schumer and McConnell communicate with each other? (Original post)
kentuck Jul 2020 OP
beachbumbob Jul 2020 #1
lagomorph777 Jul 2020 #9
Wounded Bear Jul 2020 #2
kentuck Jul 2020 #3
Wounded Bear Jul 2020 #4
agingdem Jul 2020 #5
HotTeaBag Jul 2020 #6
kentuck Jul 2020 #7
HotTeaBag Jul 2020 #8
agingdem Jul 2020 #10
HotTeaBag Jul 2020 #14
agingdem Jul 2020 #15
HotTeaBag Jul 2020 #16
Wellstone ruled Jul 2020 #13
Proud Liberal Dem Jul 2020 #11
brooklynite Jul 2020 #12

Response to kentuck (Original post)

Tue Jul 7, 2020, 10:13 AM

1. McConnel knows what the problem is with trump and sees no way to work thru it

 

Nov 3rd will solve it

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Response to beachbumbob (Reply #1)

Tue Jul 7, 2020, 10:58 AM

9. Moscow Mitch has no problem with his fellow Putin employee.

Moscow Mitch is the problem. He needs to be removed, or at the very least, demoted.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Tue Jul 7, 2020, 10:20 AM

2. Yes, and McConnell is holding that ability hostage...nt

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #2)

Tue Jul 7, 2020, 10:23 AM

3. Is it impossible to communicate with McConnell?

Is he so out of touch with reality?

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Response to kentuck (Reply #3)

Tue Jul 7, 2020, 10:29 AM

4. Sounds a bit like he's coming around...

but we'll have to see. If he does deign to talk to Schumer, it'll be because of the Amy Effect.

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Response to Wounded Bear (Reply #4)

Tue Jul 7, 2020, 10:45 AM

5. no McConnell is scared shitless

even if he retains his seat there is a very good chance the republicans lose the majority by a lot...and McConnell becomes insignificant and all the crap he inflicted upon the Dems will come back to bite him on the ass...good

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Tue Jul 7, 2020, 10:49 AM

6. My belief is that there is a lot more communication

 

behind the scenes than we are led to believe - more so in the Senate than the House though.

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Response to HotTeaBag (Reply #6)

Tue Jul 7, 2020, 10:52 AM

7. I wish that were true.

I haven't seen any indications of that.

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Response to kentuck (Reply #7)

Tue Jul 7, 2020, 10:56 AM

8. Perhaps it is just wishful thinking on my part

 

but just because we don't see it doesn't necessarily mean it doesn't happen.

Perhaps I'm just confusing the Senate of the past with the Senate of today.

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Response to HotTeaBag (Reply #8)

Tue Jul 7, 2020, 11:09 AM

10. if Mitch wants to save his turtle butt

and if he still has a modicum of political savvy left in his whites-only mind then he should listen to Schumer and do something positive...what are the odds???

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Response to agingdem (Reply #10)

Tue Jul 7, 2020, 11:47 AM

14. I think that for all of the hand-wringing and 'concern'

 

about extending benefits, Mitch has known all along that he was going to do it.

I'm not sure he would have if it weren't an election year and especially HIS election year - and not for nothing, but red states are some of the hardest hit and he knows that his people will eventually hold him accountable if he stands in the way of helping 'regular' Americans.

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Response to HotTeaBag (Reply #14)

Tue Jul 7, 2020, 12:11 PM

15. it's about visuals..

he can go back to his home state and run an ad that says "Hey, all you people of color, old, disabled, poor, and unemployed..look what Mitch McConnell did for you"...blech!

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Response to agingdem (Reply #15)

Tue Jul 7, 2020, 12:14 PM

16. You are absolutely correct.

 

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Response to HotTeaBag (Reply #6)

Tue Jul 7, 2020, 11:22 AM

13. Do not forget,

 

both Chambers are,for the most part,run by Staffers. The Republican Senior Staffers are hard core Tea Party types and have alienated the Democratic Staffers because of zero honesty. You poison the well,it takes a long time to regain trust.

Harry Reid's Chief of Staff has being saying just how bad the relationship is in the Present Senate dealing with the McConnell and leadership staffs. Pure ugly.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Tue Jul 7, 2020, 11:15 AM

11. The only solution to the Trump problem

is November's election, sadly. McConnell and the rest of the Senate GOP don't care what he does.

Schumer should remain engaged in normal Senate legislative business to try to do as much good as he can for the country in the meantime and, hopefully, Senate Majority Leader Schumer won't even have to worry about dealing with Mitch at all next year.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Tue Jul 7, 2020, 11:16 AM

12. So you're saying the Senate doesn't need to do anything for the next four months?

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