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Tue Dec 22, 2020, 02:24 PM

Don't let Mitch McConnell get away with his vile rewriting of history

Opinion by Greg Sargent

Congress passed a new $900 billion economic rescue package on Monday night, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) offered a choice bit of spin on how we got to this moment:
“A few days ago, with a new president-elect of their own party, everything changed,” Mr. McConnell said on Monday. “Democrats suddenly came around to our position that we should find consensus, make law where we agree, and get urgent help out the door.”

Getting the story right here is highly consequential. It will shape the arguments that determine the outcome of the Georgia runoffs — and control of the Senate — and should leave little doubt that continued GOP control means McConnell will strive to sabotage the recovery to cripple Joe Biden’s presidency.

This is what McConnell wants to obscure. Because as he has privately admitted, the failure of Congress to deliver a robust aid package to people is putting his Georgia Sens. Kelly Loeffler (R) and David Perdue (R) at risk.

So McConnell wants voters — especially those in Georgia — to believe Republicans supported generous aid all along, particularly the stimulus checks in the new deal, and that Democrats refused to act to harm President Trump’s reelection campaign.

But the reality is that Democrats were the ones pushing for stimulus checks and robust aid all along, even though it would have helped Trump’s reelection, and McConnell and Republicans were the main obstacles.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/12/22/mcconnell-covid-relief-spin-senate-control/

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Tue Dec 22, 2020, 02:50 PM

1. K&R

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Tue Dec 22, 2020, 03:04 PM

2. K&R

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Tue Dec 22, 2020, 05:07 PM

3. I call BULLSHIT on Mitch the Mouth...

 

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I believe one of the reasons (that REALLY held everything up) was the BAT-SHIT CRAZY republican's refusal to remove liability protection for businesses and corporations that would allow them to KILL PEOPLE.

I'm not too happy with the long wait, but I can certainly understand Pelosi's refusal to allow that to happen.
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