The Man Who Put Constipation In The Constitution,                                                                                                                                                         

Obstructionist, Bully, The Grim Reaper

               HIS THEME SONG:

Politicians Who Killed Obamacare and Some People 
Senate Republicans all but admitted defeat in their seven-year quest to overturn the Affordable Care Act, acknowledging that they lacked the votes to make good on their vow to “repeal and replace” President Barack Obama’s signature legislative accomplishment.

Hours after GOP leaders abandoned a bill to overhaul the law known as Obamacare, their fallback plan — a proposal to repeal major parts of the law without replacing them — quickly collapsed. 

A trio of moderate Republicans quashed the idea, saying it would irresponsibly snatch insurance coverage from millions of Americans. “I did not come to Washington to hurt people,” tweeted Sen. Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), who joined Sens. Susan Collins (Maine) and Lisa Murkowski (Alaska) in opposing immediate repeal. 

The collapse of the effort marks a devastating political defeat for congressional Republicans and for President Trump, who had pledged to roll back the Affordable Care Act on “Day One” of his presidency. 

Eventually the program was crushed by tying it to the Tax relief program thanks to McConnell, Ryan and the Supreme Leader, true clone of Adolf Hitler…Donald Trump

And during the pandemic with twenty-million out of work and hundreds of thousands sick with COVID-19 T-RUMP and McConnell are trying again to kill Obamacare.


Old school political player, Senate Minority and now Majority leader (a spinner, in my book he could be called a traitor) made the opening statement on the first days of President Obamas first term that he was out to destroy the Presidents chances for a second term.  Almost  promoting any kind of lies and deceptions as the titular head of his party.   

We pay him to help the country, not ruin it.  His team lost, Americans are better than he thought they were and we saw right through his prejudice, period, his hopes of the South rising again dimmed and hopefully so does his political future. 

Over four hundred bills per year now totaling almost six hundred over eight years lie dead in the House because of him.  If this was Russia he would be deader than the bills. When he has a re-election coming up, hopefully he is not really the one to carry the Republican banner in the Senate.  A new face is needed. Sorely needed.  Compromise and compassion fell the way of obstructionism and freedom of speech became freedom to lie.  

And it was a coal train owned by the KOCH Brothers.  Democracy in their minds is a CORP-OCRACY.  Big business dumped a large part of the 1.3 billion dollars into the election. They tried to buy it. Fortunately for the country the train wrecked and now the TEA PARTY has grabbed the locomotive, which became the base for TRUMP and the biggest abomination the country has ever had. But it too has run off the tracks.   This is Leninist thinking.  Fortunately, most of that train went off the rails but the damage was done and already three to four million people lost their insurance.

SOLUTION: He has cheated the people of this country enough 

and deserves to be hanged, I wouldn’t waste a bullet on him


Obstructionism And Einstein - Cheated All of Us for 30 Years
Thats why I go back to Einstein, when I see things that I don't agree with, and I will do that here often enough for you to believe me.  Basically this is his definition of insanity, “Is doing the same thing over and over and over again and expecting a different outcome. Thats fairly simple, to the point and makes sense to me.

People are getting tired of "NO" because thats the way an idiot thinks. We pay these people to represent us and work out solutions, not to stalemate a government and let the people suffer.

The other problem with No lately seems to be "NO TRUTH". It's not just a party of No, the truth is the victim here. Distortion, lies spearheaded by incompetents seemed to rise to a new level with the advent of the social media, the web and voices of bad choices like the Palin’s, the Gowdy’s the Nunes,  and the Bachman's.  Mostly lies and distortions, snips and snipes from those without creativity, common sense and overburdened by their own stupidity.

If we use the same political insight instead of the talent thats out there, we will achieve the same result. It's the Washington party mentality that leaks down through the system to the state and local levels.  And all parties have the same problem, the choice as to whether the person is there to serve the people or to serve themselves because the stakes are so big.  Ask me, and I’ll bet a good lunch about 70% of Congress is corrupt, lies or cheats, or partymizes ( new word) their votes. nothing but clones and scumbags playing the game. 

It's embedded in the system and nothing will get better unless we change the system.  It appears our system is to serve the party and the politicians and not the people.

Mitch McConnell’s Mantra For The Party
He secretly tried to replace President Obama with an ultra Conservative, preferably with a WHITE GUY.  And the collection of losers, birthers, celebrants, religiously biased nuts who think this is the United States of Jesus, and a mass of unqualified A-Holes all stepped up to the pump.  

And found out the TEA PARTY had bought the gas station and was pumping gas but the guy with the Zippo, was Cruz.  That was then, and now he has TRUMP to contend with.  And like a true scumbag coward after having his wife and father multilated by TRUMPS name calling innuendoes and comments, Senator Cruz, the coward flipped,  and now is another personal ass-kisser to the President. 

The Democrats had enough ammo on whoever won without spending a dime, till TRUMP came along and changed the whole game plan for the Republicans and Democrats.  

One by one the mighty best of the GOP, the Magnificent sixteen they were vanquished by you guessed it… money, lies  and TRUMP.   With free advertising by the media for his cause.  

“No majority leader wants written on his tombstone that he presided over the end of the Senate,” the minority leader said. 

He continued: “Breaking the rules to change the rules is un-American. I just hope the majority leader thinks about his legacy, the future of his party, and, most importantly, the future of our country before he acts.”
Are these the words of Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) as the Republican majority changed Senate rules this week to do away with filibusters of Supreme Court nominations? 

Actually, they were uttered in 2013, by then-Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), when Democrats pushed through a similar filibuster change for lesser nominations.   That McConnell did a 180 on the topic — going from the institutional defender of the filibuster to the man who destroyed it — is unsurprising. 

He has frequently shifted his views to suit the needs of the moment. But in this case McConnell was correct in 2013, and what he just did this week was even more ruinous than what he accused the Democrats of doing then. 

By rights, McConnell’s tombstone should say that he presided over the end of the Senate.  And I’d add a second line: “He broke America.” No man has done more in recent years to undermine the functioning of U.S. government. His has been the epitome of unprincipled leadership, the triumph of tactics in service of short-term power. 

After McConnell justified his filibuster-ending “nuclear option” by saying it would be beneficial for the Senate,  Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said this: “Whoever says that is a stupid idiot.”  John was right but McConnell is no idiot. He is a clever man who does what works for him in the moment, consequences be damned. 

Back in 1994, McConnell lamented to the conservative Heritage Foundation that Republicans hadn’t used the filibuster enough: “I am a proud guardian of gridlock. I think gridlock is making a big comeback in the country.” 

For the next quarter-century, he made sure of it. Back then he was fighting all attempts at campaign-finance reform and spending limits, championing disclosure of contributions as the antidote. But when the Supreme Court allowed unlimited “dark money” in campaigns without disclosure, McConnell reversed course and has fought all attempts to enact disclosure. 

McConnell famously declared in 2010: “The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president.”   “Note: At that point he became the contender for the Political Scumbag of the Year”

ProPublica’s Alec MacGillis, author of a McConnell biography, “The Cynic,” reports former Republican senator Robert Bennett’s account of what McConnell told fellow Republicans after Obama’s election: “Mitch said, ‘We have a new president with an approval rating in the 70 percent area. We do not take him on frontally. 
We find issues where we can win, and we begin to take him down, one issue at a time. We create an inventory of losses, so it’s Obama lost on this, Obama lost on that.

And that’s what he did. By 2013, for example, 79 of Obama’s nominees had been blocked by filibusters, compared with 68 in the entire previous history of the Republic. 

After Justice Antonin Scalia’s death was confirmed last year, it took McConnell less than an hour to say that the vacancy should be filled by the next president. He called keeping Obama’s nominee off the court “one of my proudest moments.” 

While other Republicans have at times been willing to criticize President Trump’s outrages, McConnell has been conspicuously quiescent. Although his predecessors at least attempted collegiality, McConnell practices no such niceties (recall his “nevertheless, she persisted” silencing of Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren). 

But most characteristic of McConnell is his tendency to shift his views to suit current exigencies (on the minimum wage, withdrawal from Iraq, earmarks, abortion, labor and civil rights) and his adroitness at gumming up the works: forcing clerks to spend hours reading a bill aloud on the floor; opposing immigration legislation he’d encouraged; asking for a vote on a debt-ceiling proposal and then trying to filibuster it; urging the Obama administration to support a bipartisan debt commission and then voting against it.

Now comes the filibuster’s demise. In the current cycle of partisan escalation, it’s only a matter of time before the filibuster is abolished for all legislation, killing the tradition of unlimited debate in the Senate dating back to 1789. The Founders did this so minority rights would be respected and consensus could be formed — and McConnell is undoing it. 

Two years ago, when a Democrat was in the White House, McConnell said he would only abolish filibusters of Supreme Court justices if there were 67 votes for such a change. This week, he employed a maneuver to do it with 51 votes. It suited his momentary needs, but the damage will remain long after McConnell’s tombstone is engraved.  Truly the word scumbag defines his political beliefs and postures. I have yet to hear truth come from his lips...

Weighed in on the issue of a presidential indictment and impeachment on Friday, an issue on which he has largely declined to comment.  Asked by conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt whether he believes a president can be indicted, the Senate Majority Leader indicated that a president should be subject to a political -- rather than a judicial -- remedy. 

“I’m a lawyer, but not a good one.  ‘ED: FIRST WORD OF TRUTH McCONNELL EVER SPOKE’ The Justice Department, I gather, has taken the position under a president of both parties that the appropriate remedy for presidential misbehavior is impeachment,” McConnell told Hewitt in a taped MSNBC interview. "I'm not an expert on this, but I hear that's the case."

It also comes as the President has become increasingly fixated on the idea of impeachment, warning Thursday during a campaign rally in Montana that the country would "turn into a third world country" if he is impeached.   Trump said that if Democrats control Congress, it “ doesn't matter" if he's done a good job, he will be impeached anyway, encouraging his supporters to vote in the midterm elections.  “If it does happen, impeachment, it’s your fault, because you didn't go out to vote. You didn't go out to vote. You didn’t go out to vote,” he said.

“Never gone without a pay raise for himself, quadrupled his net worth on the backs of hardworking Kentuckians that can’t afford it.”   In her forceful speech accepting the Democratic nomination for Kentucky’s high-profile Senate race, Grimes contrasted Sen. Mitch McConnell’s long opposition to the minimum wage with a startling claim—that he has given himself pay raises and “quadrupled his net worth on the backs of hardworking Kentuckians that can’t afford it.”

The implication, of course, is that increase in McConnell’s wealth came from being on the public payroll. Is that the case? 

McConnell is a 30-year veteran of the Senate, having first entered the chamber in 1985. A senator earned $75,100 in 1985, and it has risen to $174,000 as of 2009, Senate records show.  No pay raise has taken placed since then.

As Republican leader of the Senate, McConnell earns an even higher salary–$193,400. However, his office has announced that he donates as much as $5,100 a year to an undisclosed charity because he does not want to accept the federal contribution to his health premiums associated with the Affordable Care Act.

The Grimes campaign points to two instances, in 2001 and 2003, when McConnell voted that an amendment halting an automatic pay raise of $4,900 was not germane and voted to block an amendment that would have delayed a $3,400 increase, respectively.  (Neither vote directly increased pay.) McConnell’s office counted eight recorded votes since he became leader in 2007 in which McConnell voted against giving himself a pay raise.

But a focus on pay raises is a red herring when looking at McConnell’s finances.  Lawmakers are required to file personal financial disclosure forms listing their assets within broad ranges (such as $5 million to $25 million), making it difficult to get a precise sense of a lawmaker’s wealth. Still, the Center for Responsive Politics ranks McConnell as the 10th richest senator, with a net worth of between $9.2 million and $36.5 million.

McConnell’s average wealth of $22.8 million puts him well above the Senate average. Oddly, however, before 2008 McConnell was well below the Senate average. In 2004, his average net worth was $3.1 million, compared to a Senate average of $14.5 million.  That’s almost a sevenfold increase in 10 years. McConnell has quadrupled his net worth since 2007, when it was $7.8 million.

So what happened in 2008? His financial disclosure form tells the story—suddenly there appeared a tax-exempt money market fund, valued at between $5 million and $25 million, listed as a “gift from a filer’s relative.”

How Others Describe Him
McConnell, 68, is owlish, phlegmatic, and gray, and often looks bothered, as though lunch isn’t agreeing with him. He has been described as having “the natural charisma of an oyster.” Yet you sense that this is not so much a burden as a choice, that he has pared away any qualities extraneous to his political advancement. McConnell has the relentless drive and ambition you frequently encounter in Washington. But unlike so many others, he longs to be not president but majority leader of the Senate—a position conferred by his peers and not voters, so geniality and popularity with the press don’t interest him. “Every answer he ever gives is geared toward strategy within the Senate,” says his friend Senator Robert Bennett of Utah, meaning this as a compliment. 

McConnell nevertheless manipulates the press masterfully, using methods that are head-smackingly obvious and yet still elude most politicians. He knows exactly what he wants to say, repeats it with emphasis, then stops. He will not be drawn out, and has no compunction about refusing questions. He would never make Boehner’s mistake, because he won’t entertain hypotheticals. “We don’t issue a whole lot of currency,” his spokesman says. What McConnell does say makes news. 

At the press conference, reporters jockeyed to throw him off message and extract some further bit that might drive the story forward. His unvarying reply when asked about Boehner was: “It does not make sense to raise taxes in a recession,” a phrase he uttered nine times in barely as many minutes. The effect was like watching a swarm of mosquitoes encounter a bug zapper. After he wrapped up the proceedings, the reporters broke their huddle and scurried to button­hole individual senators. 

ATCH 10-27-2020