McConnell’s Principles Demand That Chuck Schumer Will Control The Senate No Matter Which Party Is In Majority [Buck Throckmorton]

Here is an unsurprising development, Mitch McConnell has taken a very principled stand, publicly proclaiming that only Democrats are allowed to change Senate rules, and that Chuck Schumer will be in control of the 2021-2022 Senate no matter which party wins a Senate majority.

To be fair, he didn’t word it exactly like that, but that is the effect.

Democratic insiders set up war room to quickly kill the filibuster

Schumer: Senate Democrats would ditch filibuster if needed to push Biden’s agenda through

Barack Obama and Harry Reid are openly calling for the end of the filibuster if the Democrats take control of the Senate. (Obama calls it racist, of course.) Schumer is openly hinting that he’ll eliminate the filibuster if Biden is elected. So in response, McConnell boldly announces that a Republican majority means the filibuster stays in place.

McConnell: Democrats would disfigure Senate by nixing filibuster

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) ripped Democrats on Monday over talk of nixing the legislative filibuster if they win back the majority even as they've used the procedural tactic to block recent GOP legislation. "This threat to permanently disfigure, to disfigure the Senate, has been the latest growing drumbeat in the modern Democratic Party's war against our governing institutions," McConnell said from the Senate floor.

In other words, McConnell has announced that if Republicans hold the Senate, Schumer will have the ability to block any GOP legislation with only 40 Democrat Senators. But If the Democrats win control, then Schumer can pass any legislation with only 50 Senators. Heads Schumer wins. Tails Schumer wins. This type of pre-planned and orchestrated failure is what the GOPe calls “principles.”

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1 Boom!

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 15, 2020 05:41 PM (cfSRQ)

2 Ha!

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 15, 2020 05:41 PM (cfSRQ)

3 Fuck the turtle.

Posted by: Bete at September 15, 2020 05:42 PM (Ojki1)

4 Mitch the bitch.

Posted by: Xipe Totec-MAGAfauna at September 15, 2020 05:42 PM (o2MD2)

5 Hmmm, content is kind of a downer.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 15, 2020 05:42 PM (cfSRQ)

6 Early

Posted by: FtWorthMike at September 15, 2020 05:42 PM (epDn1)

7 Buck Throckmorton stole muh principles.

Posted by: Greta Thunberg, meatball-scented Druid philosopher at September 15, 2020 05:43 PM (EgshT)

8 Why can't Covid find turtles...

Posted by: Bete at September 15, 2020 05:43 PM (Ojki1)

9 Ha top ten and I read it. Rookie mistake. I coulda been a contenda

Posted by: FtWorthMike at September 15, 2020 05:43 PM (epDn1)

10 5 Hmmm, content is kind of a downer.
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 15, 2020 05:42 PM (cfSRQ)


Look at the bright side. Sure as hell beats a nekkid lardass on an ottoman.

Posted by: Xipe Totec-MAGAfauna at September 15, 2020 05:43 PM (o2MD2)

11 hmm that is some strategery there, Cocaine Turtle.

Posted by: BlackOrchid_j9HX3 at September 15, 2020 05:43 PM (j9HX3)

12 Okay, this isn't as dumb as it looks.

Cocaine Mitch is making a play for independent voters to choose the GOP.

This allows GOP candidates to claim that Democrats are total radical leftists, tearing down American institutions.

I can see that shifting votes, actually. Michigan's race is very close, and John James could put some heat on the "respectable" Dem incumbent by asking him why he'd trash senate rules for political advantage.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 15, 2020 05:44 PM (cfSRQ)

13 GOPe: They care. About their pensions, their kickbacks and getting invitations to the right parties.

Posted by: shibumi, married to someone Asymptomatic at September 15, 2020 05:45 PM (ZCiJZ)

14 It will be a one day story if the filibuster is killed.

McConnell should have done it ages ago when Republicans controlled the Senate for so long.

When Harry Reid did it for judicial nominations, did anyone even notice?

Posted by: Blago at September 15, 2020 05:45 PM (3pzBN)

15 Its fucking crazy to see the old Sleepy Joe-like hen McConnell surrender before the fight starts.


Since Ryan went to Fox to finish off that network, McConnell is Biggest ally the Dems have....

Posted by: Voter theater. at September 15, 2020 05:46 PM (HaNza)

16 This is all the fault of the 17th amendment.

Posted by: Captain Hate at September 15, 2020 05:46 PM (y7DUB)

17 Failure Theater and Puppet Show!

Posted by: Guy Smiley at September 15, 2020 05:46 PM (jbF6h)

18 Look at the bright side. Sure as hell beats a nekkid lardass on an ottoman.
Do I have my desktop camera uncovered?

Posted by: FtWorthMike at September 15, 2020 05:46 PM (epDn1)

19 hmm that is some strategery there, Cocaine Turtle.

Posted by: BlackOrchid_j9HX3 at September 15, 2020 05:43 PM (j9HX3)

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It's a bid for the soccer moms to see Democrats as uniformly radical.

Pretty sure Cocaine Mitch has commercials ready to roll branding all the Dem senate candidates as "radicals overturning American traditions."

It's on-brand.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 15, 2020 05:46 PM (cfSRQ)

20 can of cheap beer in the freezer, counting down to 1700 ...

tick

tick

tick

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/365 at September 15, 2020 05:46 PM (O7eE8)

21 I thought that the filibuster was an element of being a Constitutional Republic and that is an element of protecting minority opinion and speech.

IOW it is a protection against simple rule by mob.

Although the Left I think has said it is structural racism.

Posted by: Greange at September 15, 2020 05:47 PM (w+ZtL)

22 If you are looking for who makes laws in this wretched land, don't look at the Senate and House. Look at the staffs of the alphabet agencies and those people wearing black housecoats, carrying gavels.

Posted by: some guy out west at September 15, 2020 05:47 PM (XpDOS)

23 Swamp creature through and through his wife has extensive ties to the Chinese. Hmmm

Posted by: mal at September 15, 2020 05:47 PM (rYlfN)

24 Set your alarm clock!

Posted by: Kevin Corke at September 15, 2020 05:47 PM (gtNWf)

25 Harry Reid. Another fucker who has somehow survived pancreatic cancer, even though it usually kills quickly and painfully. Amazing.

Posted by: Bicentennialguy at September 15, 2020 05:47 PM (iydjf)

26 Wow, that's a real stretch for the McConnel-hate, but go for it.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Riot Girls Special! Color Coordinated Gas Masks 10% Off! at September 15, 2020 05:47 PM (cZjDV)

27 I would vote to preserve the filibuster. I was going to vote Republican, anyway, of course.

But there might be some independents out there who recognize that having the filibuster is a damn good idea, and will support Republican Senate candidates to make sure the Democrats don't have the power to eliminate it.

Posted by: Gridlock at September 15, 2020 05:47 PM (UPYPp)

28 Like I said in the last thread, Like the French held France.

Posted by: jim at September 15, 2020 05:47 PM (ynpvh)

29 Whe you KNOW the other side is going to dump the filibuster if they get the majority it is INSANE for you, the current majority, to keep the filibuster.

Posted by: Voter theater. at September 15, 2020 05:47 PM (HaNza)

30 Maybe a surgical spine implant is needed.

Posted by: Gmac - WTF did you think was going to happen? at September 15, 2020 05:47 PM (qZdIZ)

31 The Turtle did not read The Art of the Deal

Posted by: Guy Smiley at September 15, 2020 05:48 PM (jbF6h)

32 Will there be goats?

Posted by: guy who really likes goats at September 15, 2020 05:48 PM (FG6i1)

33 Hmm. Wonder if someone might want to mention to Mitch that there might be a look at his wife being unregistered foreign agent, and there might be ways to not look to hard at it.

Or maybe that already happened.

Posted by: Bete at September 15, 2020 05:48 PM (Ojki1)

34 "'The Mitch McConnell Failure Theater and Minstrel' show has been brought to you, and is sponsored by, the Chinese Communist Party."

Posted by: ShainS at September 15, 2020 05:48 PM (lwPTa)

35 26 Wow, that's a real stretch for the McConnel-hate, but go for it.


I kind of agree, but I don't get why Mitch telegraphs things like this. Sometimes he stymies me.

not sure that on balance it is helpful

Posted by: BlackOrchid_j9HX3 at September 15, 2020 05:49 PM (j9HX3)

36 It is stuff like this that pisses me off about McConnel nothing like surrendering before the battle even begins. The only thing Mitch has going for him is that the alternative (A Schumer run senate) is just too horrific to consider. Vote Trump and Republican like your life depends on it because it does.

Posted by: Kenny The G from AZ at September 15, 2020 05:49 PM (tSosf)

37 #14: McConnel - when he followed up by killing it fir Supreme Court nominees. He told Reid he would regret killing the fillibuster for lower court nominees.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Riot Girls Special! Color Coordinated Gas Masks 10% Off! at September 15, 2020 05:49 PM (cZjDV)

38 The problem is that the filibuster is part of the ANTI-progressive toolkit.

It serves progressive goals to remove it. (I think)

I am not upset about this, but I am upset that McConnell and the repubs do nothing to roll back progressiveism (except judges, maybe.)

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at September 15, 2020 05:49 PM (LWu6U)

39 Would be kind of stupid to announce they are going to change Senate rules before an election. Especially since McConnell is trying to appeal to people who think the current Senate rules are a good thing.

So I'm going to pass on this particular hair on fire moment.

Besides, Schumer is unlikely to become leader if Trump wins.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at September 15, 2020 05:50 PM (8QOus)

40
Since Ryan went to Fox to finish off that network, McConnell is Biggest ally the Dems have....

Posted by: Voter theater. at September 15, 2020 05:46 PM (HaNza)

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Not even close.

The 9th Circuit has been brought almost to an even split. Other circuits have been flipped.

A Trump-appointed judge just whacked Pennsylvania's Rule by Decree.

I think it's a shrewd play for the independent vote and a way to goad the Dems to say "DAMN RIGHT, WE WILL OVERTURN EVERYTHING ONCE WE GET ULTIMATE POWER!!!1!"

Remember, the only way Dems get elected is by lying about how radical they are. This is baiting them to admit who they are.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 15, 2020 05:50 PM (cfSRQ)

41 Failure Theater and Puppet Show!

But the GOPe has a bigger dressing room than the puppets.

Posted by: shibumi, married to someone Asymptomatic at September 15, 2020 05:50 PM (ZCiJZ)

42 'I did not get a 'Harumpf' from that senator, Yes, that one on the right. You! Rombley! Yes i mean you.
-Pretend conservative senator

Posted by: Eromero at September 15, 2020 05:51 PM (XhWtx)

43 31 The Turtle did not read The Art of the Deal

Posted by: Guy Smiley at September 15, 2020 05:48 PM (jbF6h)

He read the Art of the Veal.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at September 15, 2020 05:51 PM (KnJdm)

44 the fact is that this is way too nitty gritty for "soccer/wine moms" to grok

and the Left / Dems will just lie and say "oh noes we will keep the filibuster we iz moderate!" to those bints, and they will buy it, and then they'll go and say the opposite to AOC types, who will also buy it. and the press will cover for them.

so it is sort of way too fine a line to walk. I don't think it helps with swaying voters frankly.

and it sounds weak, which DOES influence quite a few voters.

Posted by: BlackOrchid_j9HX3 at September 15, 2020 05:52 PM (j9HX3)

45 McConnell is neck deep in ChiCom money.

Posted by: Joe Mama at September 15, 2020 05:52 PM (w7U/e)

46 Nuking the Judicial Filibuster didn't work out so well for the Democrats.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at September 15, 2020 05:52 PM (yQpMk)

47 Whe you KNOW the other side is going to dump the filibuster if they get
the majority it is INSANE for you, the current majority, to keep the
filibuster.

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No, it's a ready to go excuse for not accomplishing anything, which neatly coincides with the GOP not running on anything.

I mean, if there's no filibuster, why wouldn't they pass a budget?

Posted by: Methos at September 15, 2020 05:52 PM (kOpft)

48 Hey , wait just one minute. Do you think Sen Ron Johnson is talking about subpoenas just to grift from the K Street guys?

Posted by: Asscheeks of Saturn at September 15, 2020 05:52 PM (/VB9J)

49 Unexpectedly.

Posted by: Guy who never expects anything at September 15, 2020 05:52 PM (pmcmT)

50 This is so they can continue Losing With Style.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at September 15, 2020 05:53 PM (oVJmc)

51 Democrats threaten to kill baby if they win.

"IF REPUBLICANS WON'T KILL THE BABY WHEN THEY WIN, IT MEANS THEY'RE WEAK!"

Whine about reductio ad absurdem, but it's the same logic.

Posted by: Apostate at September 15, 2020 05:53 PM (UtgUh)

52 29 Whe you KNOW the other side is going to dump the filibuster if they get the majority it is INSANE for you, the current majority, to keep the filibuster.

Posted by: Voter theater

This is what is meant by "politics is downstream from culture."

The only way to win this battle is to get people to WANT to vote to preserve the filibuster. That means winning the culture. Which we have already lost and are in a damage control mode to save some rich DC families and their wealth before total collapse.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at September 15, 2020 05:53 PM (LWu6U)

53 Turtle needs filibuster cover if Trumo 2.0 gets too radical

Posted by: vmom 2020 - The Translations of Marcus Aurelius at September 15, 2020 05:53 PM (nUhF0)

54 The 9th Circuit has been brought almost to an even split. Other circuits have been flipped.

A Trump-appointed judge just whacked Pennsylvania's Rule by Decree.


Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 15, 2020 05:50 PM (cfSRQ)


And the 9th Circuit just upheld the President's ability to end asylum and send people back to 4 sh*t hole countries. The 9th!!

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at September 15, 2020 05:53 PM (jK8Z7)

55 It is stuff like this that pisses me off about
McConnel nothing like surrendering before the battle even begins.

Posted by: Kenny The G from AZ at September 15, 2020 05:49 PM (tSosf)

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But he's not. He's saying that the GOP is the party of preserving traditions and safeguards, the Democrats are the party of radicals who will smash all the things.

Every Democrat Senate candidate can now be asked "will you overturn this safeguard for liberty?"

It's about bringing in independent voters.

He's not "giving up" a damn thing.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 15, 2020 05:53 PM (cfSRQ)

56 Don't get me started on the Republican Party! The original and always anti-PDT party. The pretend feckless opposition branch of the Dems.

Posted by: Gilded Age II at September 15, 2020 05:53 PM (BRkq2)

57 >>I kind of agree, but I don't get why Mitch telegraphs things like this. Sometimes he stymies me.

>>not sure that on balance it is helpful

I don't favor ending the filibuster because I don't believe in crushing minority rights. If we didn't have minority rights we wouldn't have Trump.

I thought it was dumb idea when Reid ended the filibuster on judges and for him, boy howdy did it turn out to be. More Trump judged cleared today because there is no filibuster because Reid bowed to the voices in his party who told him to end it because they couldn't get Obama radical judges through. Thanks, Harry.

There are a lot of people out there who don't want Democrats to have tyrannical powers and he's trying to warn them about voting for Democrats for Senate.

Doing something stupid just because your opponents might do something stupid doesn't make it smart.

Posted by: JackStraw at September 15, 2020 05:54 PM (ZLI7S)

58 Rules? Rules?

There are no stinking rules.

Make it up as you go along and call it "Progress" or a "Tax "

Posted by: Chief Scofflaw John Roberts at September 15, 2020 05:54 PM (Z+IKu)

59 45
McConnell is neck deep in ChiCom money.

Posted by: Joe Mama at September 15, 2020 05:52 PM (w7U/e)

turtle neck deep.

Posted by: Turtle at September 15, 2020 05:54 PM (pmcmT)

60 45 McConnell is neck deep in ChiCom money.
Posted by: Joe Mama at September 15, 2020 05:52 PM (w7U/e)


The turtle is involved in a shell game ??

Posted by: REDACTED at September 15, 2020 05:54 PM (O+AcM)

61 51 Democrats threaten to kill baby if they win.

"IF REPUBLICANS WON'T KILL THE BABY WHEN THEY WIN, IT MEANS THEY'RE WEAK!"

Whine about reductio ad absurdem, but it's the same logic.
Posted by: Apostate at September 15, 2020 05:53 PM (UtgUh)

Is that kind of a reverse King Solomon?

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at September 15, 2020 05:54 PM (jK8Z7)

62 Just to be clear, the filibuster isn't in the Constitution. It's just one of those arcane Senate rules.

Posted by: Captain Hate at September 15, 2020 05:54 PM (y7DUB)

63 It is stuff like this that pisses me off about McConnel nothing like surrendering before the battle even begins

exactly correct

I do in fact think the Rs should keep the filibuster!

I don't think this moves voters.

I do think it heartens the Left and they're insanely politicized wacko base. anyway it's just pointless and why telegraph softness here? regardless of what you're going to do. on balance it turns off more voters than it appeases (on your side) and it give the leftist wackos something to "concerned conservative" us all with.

I dunno whatever. I'm not hair on fire I'm just like. Why. Did Mitch learn nothing from the past three years?!?! Clearly not.

Posted by: BlackOrchid_j9HX3 at September 15, 2020 05:55 PM (j9HX3)

64
The Harris Administration, with special guest Joe Biden!

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 15, 2020 05:55 PM (mht8P)

65 ugh they're = their

Posted by: BlackOrchid_j9HX3 at September 15, 2020 05:55 PM (j9HX3)

66 Gamera is friend to all children.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at September 15, 2020 05:55 PM (yQpMk)

67 Pointing out that the former President is still eligible to run in 2020, Democrats unveil plan to replace Joe Biden with Jimmy Carter. "Serious upgrade, why didn't we think of this before?"

Posted by: An Observation at September 15, 2020 05:56 PM (FCsYG)

68 and the Left / Dems will just lie and say "oh noes
we will keep the filibuster we iz moderate!"

Posted by: BlackOrchid_j9HX3 at September 15, 2020 05:52 PM (j9HX3)

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But they can't because their leaders have said it will happen.

Look, I get that people want to set their hair on fire but Cocaine Mitch hasn't given up a damn thing!

He's putting the Dems on the side of radicals, overturning honored traditions.


Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 15, 2020 05:56 PM (cfSRQ)

69 62 Just to be clear, the filibuster isn't in the Constitution. It's just one of those arcane Senate rules.
Posted by: Captain Hate at September 15, 2020 05:54 PM (y7DUB)


I would be in favor of bringing back the requirement that they actually stand on the floor and filibuster, Mr. Smith style.

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at September 15, 2020 05:56 PM (jK8Z7)

70 Well at least we got bourbon from Kentucky - fuck all else.

Posted by: Heart of Darkness at September 15, 2020 05:56 PM (nFRLh)

71 What botherz me most recently about CM is the story about not voting on the suggested ambassadors to Afghanistan and Pakistan. They aint neo cons.

Posted by: Asscheeks of Saturn at September 15, 2020 05:57 PM (/VB9J)

72 62 Just to be clear, the filibuster isn't in the Constitution. It's just one of those arcane Senate rules.
Posted by: Captain Hate at September 15, 2020 05:54 PM (y7DUB)

while I like the word "arcane", I find that "old fashioned" fits the bill better

especially at a bar

Posted by: REDACTED at September 15, 2020 05:57 PM (O+AcM)

73 53 Turtle needs filibuster cover if Trumo 2.0 gets too radical


vmom honestly this WAS my first thought. it's a message to trump!!!

I don't trust people like Mitch, I guess. he can be made to do the right thing, clearly, which is good news. but with too much power I don't know ...

Posted by: BlackOrchid_j9HX3 at September 15, 2020 05:57 PM (j9HX3)

74 So are the Republicans still planning to retire 20 or so incumbents and play "innocent bystander"and "objective voice" when the Dems take the Senate?

Someone please name for me the GOP members in Senate and House combined that you (and therefor) PDT can count on.

1. ?
2.

Posted by: Gilded Age II at September 15, 2020 05:57 PM (BRkq2)

75 Comity. I hate that fcuking word.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at September 15, 2020 05:57 PM (7Fj9P)

76 62 Just to be clear, the filibuster isn't in the Constitution. It's just one of those arcane Senate rules.

..........


Thanks. Military brat. Every time I was about to get a chance to take American history we moved.

Posted by: Greange at September 15, 2020 05:57 PM (w+ZtL)

77 Mitch McConnell one of the major players at failure theater.

Posted by: Braenyard at September 15, 2020 05:57 PM (9rYNN)

78 McConnell sucks. There are so many things his leatherback cooter ass could do but won't.

Posted by: f'd at September 15, 2020 05:57 PM (FG6i1)

79 Help, Mr. Wizard!

Posted by: Senate Majority Leader Tooter at September 15, 2020 05:58 PM (oVJmc)

80 while I like the word "arcane", I find that "old fashioned" fits the bill better

especially at a bar
Posted by: REDACTED at September 15, 2020 05:57 PM (O+AcM)


I used the word "penultimate" today. I seriously thought about writing "second to last," but then I said, "Oh, hell, I'm just going to do it."

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at September 15, 2020 05:58 PM (jK8Z7)

81 1. ? Hawley, MO
2. No friggin' idea

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at September 15, 2020 05:58 PM (7Fj9P)

82 Yeah, okay, I consider this a piddling minor thing, but people already are spritzing their scalps with lighter fluid so I'll leave for a while.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 15, 2020 05:59 PM (cfSRQ)

83 I have a slightly different take on it. It's Mitch recognizing that, given the reality of his crapweasel caucus, he probably couldn't scare-up 30-votes to kill the filibuster no matter how intransigent UpChuck and his merry band of terrorists and terrorist sympathizers become.

If UpChuck and cabal are slowing/stopping the OrangeMan's agenda, then so much the better.

We have bigger issues right now, like the survival of this country for the next 4-years; but the GOPe needs to die soon, just not before the Democrats are in open bloody warfare.

Posted by: Doctor.Boom at September 15, 2020 05:59 PM (DU2N9)

84 I really can't argue your point Ace... but I admit it bothers me... especially since they allowed direct election of Senators... The fillibuster is the last bit that makes the Senate different form the house. Once its gone, really... there is not return

Posted by: Inogame at September 15, 2020 05:59 PM (+2xjH)

85 Democrats threaten to kill baby if they win.



"IF REPUBLICANS WON'T KILL THE BABY WHEN THEY WIN, IT MEANS THEY'RE WEAK!"



Whine about reductio ad absurdem, but it's the same logic.

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Except that there's no killing the baby here. The filibuster has no value. It doesn't restrain the Dems in any way, because they'll do away with it at the first opportunity. Meanwhile keeping it on the books means there will never be sufficient votes in the Senate to undo any of the things the Dems have inflicted on us, for example obamacare. Which seems like a pretty important example since that's exactly what happened the last time the Repukes held everything.

Posted by: Methos at September 15, 2020 05:59 PM (kOpft)

86 81 1. ? Hawley, MO
2. No friggin' idea
Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at September 15, 2020 05:58 PM (7Fj9P)

Ted Cruz
Tom Cotton

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at September 15, 2020 05:59 PM (jK8Z7)

87 Not sure I'm buying this

Posted by: Skip at September 15, 2020 05:59 PM (OjZpE)

88 Did the Chicoms fill out the warranty cards on the McConnells?

Posted by: klaftern at September 15, 2020 06:00 PM (RuIsu)

89 Retention of the filibuster is fueled by a longing for lower-R republican government that died long ago. "Conservatives" are the kind of people who would recite Roberts Rules of Order at the top of their lungs while being attacked by a axe-wielding assailant. They're baffled why they have failed to conserve anything ever.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls - now under self-supervision at September 15, 2020 06:00 PM (H5knJ)

90 This is why America can't have nice things.

Turds like McConnel and Schumer float in the punch bowl.

Posted by: torabora at September 15, 2020 06:00 PM (Y274z)

91 We haven't seen McConnell in full blown Senate Leader mode.

He may be what you call "lying" so as to soften his words.

I've reevaluated Mr. McConnell and I suspect he has decided that his "legacy" to the country is the mass conservative judges being appointed (and also not coincidentally filling court seats that have been empty for a while thus backlogging the Federal Judiciary).

I will bide my time and watch and see what he DOES rather than worry about what he says.
Unfortunately I can't vote for a Senator this year so it's up to all you guys out there to make sure we don't wind up on a tall stake after Nov 3.

Posted by: jakee308 at September 15, 2020 06:01 PM (LH/PE)

92 Rather than doing away with the filibuster, I find myself wishing we could do away with the Congress altogether. The SCOTUS is the only real legislative body left, anyways.

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 15, 2020 06:01 PM (Kpl3J)

93 Sorry Buck(and Ace)... Just typed Ace as a reflex.

Posted by: Inogame at September 15, 2020 06:01 PM (+2xjH)

94 I was hoping McConnell would get an effective primary opponent, but taking out an incumbent Senator in a same-same state is neigh impossible.

These fuckers have too much clout in the state. Including the press. Frankly, McConnell's wife Elaine Chao is entirely too close to China for my comfort.

Her being Chinese and all. Though it isn't as bad as I make it sound; she's from Taiwan. And they don't like the ChiComs at all.

All in all, fuck the 17th Amendment. And if I was a resident, I'd vote Mitch over the Dem no matter what.

Posted by: GnuBreed at September 15, 2020 06:01 PM (Z4rgH)

95 Just to be clear, the filibuster isn't in the Constitution. It's just one of those arcane Senate rules.
Posted by: Captain Hate at September 15, 2020 05:54 PM (y7DUB)

while I like the word "arcane", I find that "old fashioned" fits the bill better

especially at a bar
Posted by: REDACTED at September 15, 2020 05:57 PM (O+AcM)


Understood but "known by few" or "mysterious" works for me when the likes of Sheets Byrd or Cocaine Mitch can lord it over rocket surgeons like McCain or Durbin.

Posted by: Captain Hate at September 15, 2020 06:01 PM (y7DUB)

96 I don't trust people like Mitch, I guess
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Nor should you, particularly when he campaigns on protecting "governing institutions", which is to say, the Deep State.

Posted by: Methos at September 15, 2020 06:01 PM (kOpft)

97 McConnell and Schumer will now retire to their chambers for mimosa's and discuss thoroughbred horse breeding.

Posted by: Archer at September 15, 2020 06:02 PM (gmo/4)

98 74 So are the Republicans still planning to retire 20 or so incumbents and play "innocent bystander"and "objective voice" when the Dems take the Senate?

Someone please name for me the GOP members in Senate and House combined that you (and therefor) PDT can count on.

1. ?
2.
Posted by: Gilded Age II at September 15, 2020 05:57 PM (BRkq2)

Count on for what? On most issues you've got near half that are solid, another near half that is mercenary(which is good enough so long as you aren't trying to cut spending), and the remainder which is almost always antagonistic. It varies a good bit depending on what's coming up for a vote though.

Posted by: Someguy at September 15, 2020 06:02 PM (Zm+LZ)

99 Mitch works for the Chamber of Commerce. His job is to make sure Trump gets as little as possible thru Congress. We could win both houses and Mitch won't do a damn thing. Too bad he didn't get Covid.

Posted by: Botched_Lobotomy at September 15, 2020 06:02 PM (lRrON)

100 Turtle is okay with Paolo rogering his wife too.

Posted by: torabora at September 15, 2020 06:03 PM (Y274z)

101 We thought a filibuster was that nut that you sometimes put in a martini. *hic*

Posted by: Wine Moms at September 15, 2020 06:03 PM (EgshT)

102 Certainly the Democrats are getting pissed at getting beat by their own game.

Posted by: Skip at September 15, 2020 06:03 PM (OjZpE)

103 Someone on Twitter just said that Kamelahtoe just visited a Venezuelan restaurant in Doral, FL unannounced. Apparently there was a near riot, and she had to leave. I guess people fleeing Marxism don't particularly like being used as props by Marxists.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at September 15, 2020 06:03 PM (7Fj9P)

104 No, it's a ready to go excuse for not accomplishing anything, which neatly coincides with the GOP not running on anything.

I mean, if there's no filibuster, why wouldn't they pass a budget?


Posted by: Methos at September 15, 2020 05:52 PM (kOpft)


*This* is the purpose of the filibuster.

Similar to judge's rulings taking the place of legislative votes.

Posted by: davidt at September 15, 2020 06:03 PM (l3+k2)

105 80----I used the word "penultimate" today. I seriously thought about writing "second to last," but then I said, "Oh, hell, I'm just going to do it."
Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at September 15, 2020 05:58 PM (jK8Z7)
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Next step on that thrill ride --- although I concede it may be years before you get the perfect opportunity:

antepenultimate

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at September 15, 2020 06:03 PM (M/9m0)

106 Understood but "known by few" or "mysterious" works for me when the likes of Sheets Byrd or Cocaine Mitch can lord it over rocket surgeons like McCain or Durbin.
Posted by: Captain Hate at September 15, 2020 06:01 PM (y7DUB)

oooo, I like "Sheets'

It's mine now, all mine

Posted by: REDACTED at September 15, 2020 06:03 PM (O+AcM)

107 At least when we lose the the country, the Republican epitaph will read "At least they died with their dignity on while constantly being shivved in the back by their enemies. So they had that going for them ..."

Posted by: ShainS at September 15, 2020 06:04 PM (lwPTa)

108 I really can't argue your point Ace... but I admit it bothers me...




Mein Fuhrer ... Ace ...

Posted by: Grump928(C) tugs collar at September 15, 2020 06:04 PM (yQpMk)

109 Anyone need some Pecan wood for their smoker? Have one tree down. So far.

Posted by: CSMBigBird at September 15, 2020 06:04 PM (xInes)

110 It's hard to believe we could win the White House but lose the Senate.
https://tinyurl.com/y48f8d8h (270 to win)

We're now up 53-47 and we'll pick up Doug Jones' seat in Alabama.
Targets are Gardner (CO), Perdue (GA), Ernst (IA), McSally (AZ), Collins (ME), Daines (MT), Tillis (NC). They need 4 of the six if Harris wins the VP, 5 if Trump holds.
Hopefully Trump team GOTV is focusing on these states even if he thinks he has them in the bag. The GOP Senate candidates will win on his coattails.

Posted by: Jack Squat Bupkis at September 15, 2020 06:04 PM (0V/8D)

111 I am not upset about this, but I am upset that McConnell and the repubs do nothing to roll back progressiveism (except judges, maybe.)
Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at September 15, 2020 05:49 PM (LWu6U)

Rolling them back would not be possible without the judiciary first...
Now this is because we sat back and let them have the judiciary, so argument is fair. But without hawaiian judges being replaced any other gains are a lawsuit away.

Posted by: Inogame at September 15, 2020 06:05 PM (+2xjH)

112 Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at September 15, 2020 05:58 PM (jK8Z7)


I always thought that was referring to King Kong's Dick?

Posted by: jakee308 at September 15, 2020 06:05 PM (LH/PE)

113
Senators from Delaware, Illinois, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and Rhode Island are the only democrats with a shot at keeping/winning their seats.

The Senate of the 117th Congress will be filibuster-proof, and McConnell won't know whether to shit or go blind over that fact.

Posted by: fktheleft at September 15, 2020 06:05 PM (lvXKd)

114 103 Someone on Twitter just said that Kamelahtoe just visited a Venezuelan restaurant in Doral, FL unannounced. Apparently there was a near riot, and she had to leave. I guess people fleeing Marxism don't particularly like being used as props by Marxists.

Posted by: Brave Sir Robin at September 15, 2020 06:03 PM (7Fj9P)
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That there be funny.
I hope there's video and it makes the rounds.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at September 15, 2020 06:05 PM (M/9m0)

115

We are so proud of Mitch.

And we have courtside Washington Generals seats, too.

Posted by: Paul Ryan and John Kasich at September 15, 2020 06:05 PM (sy5kK)

116 We're now up 53-47 and we'll pick up Doug Jones' seat in Alabama.



so phrasing's outre now, no ?

Posted by: REDACTED at September 15, 2020 06:05 PM (O+AcM)

117 Of course McConnell doesn't want to get rid of the filibuster. It would never have survived this long if it wasn't primarily of benefit to the majority party.

The whole point of the filibuster is to fool your constituents. You can raise money on an issue you don't actually want to see passed and then allow the minority party to kill it. It's win-win.

Schumer won't get rid of it either, except in specific circumstances where the outcome is important to Senators (as opposed to just the little people), like judges. Now, eventually the filibuster will go away entirely, because it's difficult to answer the question "If you could get rid of it for that other vote, why not for this thing that I care about?" But it's going to take a few more years before all the rubes catch wise.

Posted by: Ace's liver at September 15, 2020 06:05 PM (wGeit)

118 &Trump will get his mind right , My God this place obsesses over the dumbest shit

Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Soleimani at September 15, 2020 06:06 PM (1Dmt5)

119 Yeah. This is on the order of "impeachment of Obama is off the table".

Can't remember who said that.

Posted by: ... at September 15, 2020 06:06 PM (uEbPt)

120 Plenipenultimate.

Posted by: klaftern at September 15, 2020 06:06 PM (RuIsu)

121 I used the word "penultimate" today. I seriously thought about writing "second to last," but then I said, "Oh, hell, I'm just going to do it."

Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at September 15, 2020 05:58 PM (jK8Z7)


The last of the Language Mohicans.

Posted by: GnuBreed at September 15, 2020 06:06 PM (Z4rgH)

122 There once was this guy from Kentucky and he was pretty good at playing rope-a-dope. Made him a champion.

Posted by: SFGoth at September 15, 2020 06:06 PM (KAi1n)

123 It is almost as if there really is a UniParty.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at September 15, 2020 06:06 PM (/Dgcm)

124 119 Yeah. This is on the order of "impeachment of Obama is off the table".

Can't remember who said that.

Posted by: ... at September 15, 2020 06:06 PM (uEbPt)

Crying Boehner.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at September 15, 2020 06:06 PM (KnJdm)

125 Just donated a second round of cash to PDT that I really don't have to spare. Screw it - it's that important.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at September 15, 2020 06:07 PM (EgshT)

126 Next step on that thrill ride --- although I concede it may be years before you get the perfect opportunity:

antepenultimate

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at September 15, 2020 06:03 PM (M/9m0)

________

Used in a sentence: "My favorite uncle was married to my Auntie Penultimate."

Posted by: ShainS at September 15, 2020 06:08 PM (lwPTa)

127 Gamera is friend to all children.
Posted by: Grump928(C) at September 15, 2020 05:55 PM (yQpMk)

Now that's funny!

Love Gamera.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at September 15, 2020 06:09 PM (Z+IKu)

128 My new BLM name is "Urinal". In return for my Original Sin of Whiteness I humbly ask that you piss all over me.


Did I do that right, Pierre? Jonah? Steve? Please keep paying me.

Posted by: The Rev. Colonel David French, For Sale To Any Bidder at September 15, 2020 06:09 PM (gtNWf)

129 The congress is chocked full of people who need to be beaten with a tire iron.

Posted by: Archer at September 15, 2020 06:09 PM (gmo/4)

130 114103 Someone on Twitter just said that Kamelahtoe just visited a Venezuelan restaurant in Doral, FL unannounced


The customers were about to lynch the restaurant owner till they found out he was on their side.

Posted by: Floridachick at September 15, 2020 06:10 PM (ml+CM)

131 Yeah. This is on the order of "impeachment of Obama is off the table".

Can't remember who said that.

Posted by: ... at September 15, 2020 06:06 PM (uEbPt)

Crying Boehner.
Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at September 15, 2020 06:06 PM (KnJdm)


Speaking of Orange Drank, is he still a pot lobbyist?

Posted by: Captain Hate at September 15, 2020 06:10 PM (y7DUB)

132 The Turtle has been around for a loooong time. I'm not his most ardent fan, but he knows more about how the Senate is run than Buck.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at September 15, 2020 06:10 PM (3H9h1)

133 I hate to disagree with the post but McConnell doesn't have the votes to blow up the filibuster even if the Republicans have the majority.

Susan Collins, Murkowski, Romney, Sasse, Gardner, McSally, Rubio, Scott, Toomey would never vote to blow up the filibuster.

Posted by: BetaCuck4Life at September 15, 2020 06:10 PM (FBrfY)

134 Keep in mind; we don't know what Chuckie Schumer has said he would do that would make a real mess for McConnell.

There's a lot of mischief he could get up to especially with Pierre Delicto on hand and the Ugly Sisters from Maine and Alaska.

McConnell's been doing a stellar job while Trump's been there to sign off on the Judge appointments.

Things could easily be worse especially these last two years with malig Nancy ruling the House.


And remember that the House was lost because a lot of GOPe took a powder. Now they're not there and we have a chance to put some folks in with a back bone and a Constitution in their hand.

You never can get your way all the time. 30% is pretty good considering.

Posted by: jakee308 at September 15, 2020 06:11 PM (LH/PE)

135 What's Mattress Back Cameltoe doing in Florida anyway,?

Doesn't she have a job to do in California?

Posted by: torabora at September 15, 2020 06:11 PM (Y274z)

136 I'm going to keep my powder dry on this one.

Posted by: Ben Had at September 15, 2020 06:11 PM (Xogdd)

137 ...cuz O'Bama is under the table?

Posted by: klaftern at September 15, 2020 06:12 PM (RuIsu)

138 We're now up 53-47 and we'll pick up Doug Jones' seat in Alabama.
so phrasing's outre now, no ?
Posted by: REDACTED at September 15, 2020 06:05 PM (O+AcM)

Was in the Mobile area a couple weeks ago and saw a Doug Jones' TV ad.

He looks like a sad, lost puppy who has a spanky-wanky coming for making a boom boom on the rug.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at September 15, 2020 06:12 PM (Z+IKu)

139 Short version, McConnell is going to continue to be Mitch McConnell.

Got it.

Posted by: BurtTC at September 15, 2020 06:12 PM (hku12)

140 The GOP in the main is an illegitimate political party, properly understood.

Their agenda is not that of it's base and voters.

I can't think of a single enduring thing they have accomplished in the last 75 years.

Perhaps a handful of SCOTUS judges, which taken as a whole, hasn't gotten us much.

Clowns.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at September 15, 2020 06:12 PM (RGRr5)

141 Senate election results is most likely D+1. With some coattails, GOP picks up MI and MN to go R+1.

It's not really worth setting your hair on fire right now.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at September 15, 2020 06:13 PM (IIBC7)

142 My outrage meter is in the shop for repairs. Going to be some time before it's fixed. How outraged am I supposed to be about this? On a scale of 1-10 with ten being nkkid on the tower shooting at people outraged.

Posted by: Somewhere south of I-80 at September 15, 2020 06:13 PM (uxUoN)

143 The Turtle has been around for a loooong time. I'm not his most ardent fan, but he knows more about how the Senate is run than Buck.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at September 15, 2020 06:10 PM (3H9h1)


Cocaine Mitch was much better as a minority leader than in charge of the big guns, which pretty well is the hallmark of the GOPe.

Posted by: Captain Hate at September 15, 2020 06:13 PM (y7DUB)

144 126---Used in a sentence: "My favorite uncle was married to my Auntie Penultimate."
Posted by: ShainS at September 15, 2020 06:08 PM (lwPTa)
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Ha!

Hey, one of Mr. DeVille's brothers has had a slew of wives. My kids could refer to the 3rd-to-last that way!!!

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at September 15, 2020 06:13 PM (M/9m0)

145 I used the word "penultimate" today. I seriously thought about writing "second to last," but then I said, "Oh, hell, I'm just going to do it."
Posted by: Caesar North of the Rubicon at September 15, 2020 05:58 PM (jK8Z7)
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Just wait till you get to use "ultimo" (last month), "instant" (this month) and "proximo" (next month)!

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Task Group Cluebat at September 15, 2020 06:14 PM (Rk6Cp)

146 53 Turtle needs filibuster cover if Trumo 2.0 gets too radical
Posted by: vmom 2020 - The Translations of Marcus Aurelius at September 15, 2020 05:53 PM (nUhF0)

THIS!!

There are failsafe mechanisms in place to keep the Uniparty in power. Even though the 17th Amendment makes the filibuster a nullity, the GOPe needs plausible deniability to explain to the base why the things they want, they won't get.

You know that's the case, because McConnell will do anything to keep his do-nothing colleagues in place, and starve any true conservative challengers of electoral oxygen to do it.

BTW, what noises has he made to help save Collins? It almost makes me think that he won't mind losing her, for some odd reason.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at September 15, 2020 06:15 PM (6xA3t)

147
Is there a House Minority Leader? What's his name? Why isn't he out there countering Nanzi's lies? You can't turn on the TV without seeing (and, worse, hearing) the Senate Minority Leader. Who's fighting for us in the House?

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 15, 2020 06:15 PM (mht8P)

148 I'm kinda with Mitch on this.

Posted by: Sweet Lou at September 15, 2020 06:15 PM (4DuI9)

149 Aren't Ultimo and Proximo Japanese fighting robots?

Posted by: Archer at September 15, 2020 06:16 PM (gmo/4)

150 Republican politicians are NOT on our side

they're just not sworn to destroy us, like the Dems

the most we can hope for is to leverage events so the GOP sees it more to their advantage to ally with s then with the Dems

Remember, we are the deplorables
the horrible, no-good, hateful deplorables

Posted by: vmom 2020 - The Translations of Marcus Aurelius at September 15, 2020 06:16 PM (nUhF0)

151 16 This is all the fault of the 17th amendment.

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Amen!

Posted by: Pete Seria at September 15, 2020 06:17 PM (7ZQe3)

152 Aren't Ultimo and Proximo Japanese fighting robots?
Posted by: Archer at September 15, 2020 06:16 PM (gmo/4)
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Could very well be. The Japanese are a little weird.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Task Group Cluebat at September 15, 2020 06:17 PM (Rk6Cp)

153 Steve Deace
@SteveDeaceShow

Here is the @BlazeTV video we teased earlier you don't want to miss. We take you inside the methodology of the current batch of presidential election polls, and show you they're complete and total #FakeNews.

Overtime: Is the Polling Wrong? Nope. It's Insulting 9/15/20
Steve does a dive into some recent polling data to reveal just how bad the industry is doing in accurately depicting the electorate for the coming election.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PCC2pR0PB0

3:00 PM Sep 15, 2020

Posted by: BetaCuck4Life at September 15, 2020 06:17 PM (FBrfY)

154 good and cold, but didn't get slushy.

drinking it anyway.



and an icy shot of Field Notes vodka.

Confusion to our enemies !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/365 at September 15, 2020 06:17 PM (O7eE8)

155 The house minority leader is some doofus from CA

Posted by: Archer at September 15, 2020 06:18 PM (gmo/4)

156 This is all the fault of the 17th amendment.

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Amen!
Posted by: Pete Seria at September 15, 2020 06:17 PM (7ZQe3)
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I'm coming to the conclusion that we should repeal pretty much every amendment after the 15th.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Task Group Cluebat at September 15, 2020 06:18 PM (Rk6Cp)

157 Posted by: Captain Hate at September 15, 2020 06:13 PM (y7DUB)
*******
Yeah getting 200 Judges on the courts & 2 SCOTUS Justices Just fucking sucked

Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Soleimani at September 15, 2020 06:18 PM (1Dmt5)

158 Is there a House Minority Leader? What's his name? Why isn't he out there countering Nanzi's lies?


For what it's worth, Wiki says the current House Minority Leader is Kevin McCarthy and the House Minority Whip is Steve Scalise.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at September 15, 2020 06:18 PM (ZSK0i)

159 146
THIS!!

There are failsafe mechanisms in place to keep the Uniparty in power. Even though the 17th Amendment makes the filibuster a nullity, the GOPe needs plausible deniability to explain to the base why the things they want, they won't get.

Yep. It's the ol' "We need the House. Now we need the Senate. Now we need the House, The Senate and the Presidency. Now we need a SUPERMAJORITY!"

Posted by: Guy Smiley at September 15, 2020 06:18 PM (jbF6h)

160 Is there a House Minority Leader? What's his name? Why isn't he out there countering Nanzi's lies? You can't turn on the TV without seeing (and, worse, hearing) the Senate Minority Leader. Who's fighting for us in the House?
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at September 15, 2020 06:15 PM (mht8P)


Kevin McCarthy, I think. He's a Gope. Expecting fire in the belly from him is going to result in disappointment.

Posted by: BurtTC at September 15, 2020 06:18 PM (hku12)

161 Update on the Linux Mint build.


I got everything worked out and moved out my ten-year old Windows 7 machine.


Running VirtualBox Windows 7 Virtual Machine for any remaining work-related MS programs I need, and otherwise, I am fully converted to Linux, including remote desktop to corporate machines for work.


Nice thing about the VM is that you can replicate it and run it elsewhere, such as a laptop, without having to have a separate installation (with all the duplicate Windows update headaches.).

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at September 15, 2020 06:18 PM (KnJdm)

162 >>Cocaine Mitch was much better as a minority leader than in charge of the big guns, which pretty well is the hallmark of the GOPe.

How much did Harry Reid get done once he lost his veto proof majority? Pretty much nothing. That's why Democrats are pushing so hard to gut the filibuster.

I think it's pretty unrealistic to expect anyone to get much done in the Senate no matter who is the Majority Leader given how divided the country is. Maybe it will get a little better after the post election sky screaming has died down but no Democrat was going to cross the aisle and do anything that might be seen as helping Trump in his first term.

Hell, they are already talking down the peace deals.

Posted by: JackStraw at September 15, 2020 06:19 PM (ZLI7S)

163 The Turtle will be in the soup if Trump wins but the Senate is 50-50

Mutt will become an Indy and caucus with dims

Posted by: REDACTED at September 15, 2020 06:19 PM (O+AcM)

164 Every time Mitch comes through for us he shoots in the back with a howitzer

Posted by: thathalfrican - The One at September 15, 2020 06:19 PM (IYHxL)

165 Confusion to our enemies !
Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/365 at September 15, 2020 06:17 PM (O7eE
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Death to the French!

Oh. Wrong war, wrong country.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Task Group Cluebat at September 15, 2020 06:19 PM (Rk6Cp)

166 David French reached the final form of being a cuck.

Posted by: Based Department at September 15, 2020 06:19 PM (AwzqR)

167 Oh and dual monitors work great, and there are drivers for my Logitech G502 mouse and Corsair K95 Keyboard.

So long MS.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at September 15, 2020 06:19 PM (KnJdm)

168 Is there a House Minority Leader? What's his name? Why isn't he out there countering Nanzi's lies? You can't turn on the TV without seeing (and, worse, hearing) the Senate Minority Leader. Who's fighting for us in the House?

Well, to be fair, we really don't have a representative government going back for at least a few generations.

Rush was whining about a Uniparty when Team Blue accomplishes the Glorious Revolution. Many argue it has already been done.

Tell me all of the times the Majority Party allowed Trump to have his recess appointments? Because the sure slow walked if not impeded many of Trump's appointments.

Posted by: 🐧 at September 15, 2020 06:19 PM (C+evo)

169 Testing.

Just testing my new tablet keyboard.

Carry on.

Posted by: chique l'African Viking Queen of Greenland (don't forget that Epstein didn't off hisself) at September 15, 2020 06:19 PM (9hauA)

170 When does Buck get upgraded to full COB? Does his check have to clear?

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at September 15, 2020 06:20 PM (dNzKv)

171 I would make Tom Cotton Senate majority leader. That would pop a few heads on the left.

Posted by: Xipe Totec-MAGAfauna at September 15, 2020 06:20 PM (o2MD2)

172 170 When does Buck get upgraded to full COB? Does his check have to clear?

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at September 15, 2020 06:20 PM (dNzKv)


5 Hobo scalps and a SASE.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at September 15, 2020 06:21 PM (KnJdm)

173 Fine, if you want the filibuster gone, then if the GOP takes the senate, we'll nuke it, just like you wanted.

Suck it, bitches.

Posted by: Goober at September 15, 2020 06:21 PM (Hgvgt)

174 When does Buck get upgraded to full COB?

When he stops stealing my stuff.

Posted by: Greta Thunberg, meatball-scented Druid philosopher at September 15, 2020 06:21 PM (EgshT)

175 171 I would make Tom Cotton Senate majority leader. That would pop a few heads on the left.
Posted by: Xipe Totec-MAGAfauna at September 15, 2020 06:20 PM (o2MD2)

========

The Republican caucus in the Senate votes on that.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, shouting Lawrence! into the desert at September 15, 2020 06:21 PM (UWqZJ)

176 David French reached the final form of being a cuck.
Posted by: Based Department at September 15, 2020 06:19 PM (AwzqR)
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Is that the ball-gag and gimp-suit stage?

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Task Group Cluebat at September 15, 2020 06:21 PM (Rk6Cp)

177 162 >>Cocaine Mitch was much better as a minority leader than in charge of the big guns, which pretty well is the hallmark of the GOPe.

He might get that chance again

Posted by: It's me donna at September 15, 2020 06:21 PM (Zmnko)

178 The GOP in the main is an illegitimate political party, properly understood.

Their agenda is not that of it's base and voters.

I can't think of a single enduring thing they have accomplished in the last 75 years.

Perhaps a handful of SCOTUS judges, which taken as a whole, hasn't gotten us much.

Clowns.
Posted by: Thomas Bender at September 15, 2020 06:12 PM (RGRr5)


People expect politicians to act like something other than politicians, and that's not really their fault.

I would suggest adjusting one's expectations, including not relying on these people to make the world a better place.

Posted by: BurtTC at September 15, 2020 06:21 PM (hku12)

179 If there is a word that exists for being worse than worthless and useless, it's the GOP.
ex. Well, it looks like Charles is a complete GOP.

Posted by: Based Department at September 15, 2020 06:22 PM (AwzqR)

180 I shall become a Democrat only if My God so commands me.

Posted by: Mutt Rombley at September 15, 2020 06:22 PM (jbF6h)

181 Posted by: Ghost Of Qassem Soleimani at September 15, 2020 06:18 PM (1Dmt5)


We've had perhaps two recent examples of what the judicial appointments have done.

1st the Ninth Circuit came out and said the Cali Mag Ban was unconstitutional.

That's like an earthquake in the Ninth. I think it's a couple new judges were Trumps.


2nd was the judge in PA nulled Wolf's epidemic rules as unconstitutional. He is a Trump appointee.

Posted by: jakee308 at September 15, 2020 06:22 PM (LH/PE)

182 Should the dems win the senate, the presidency, keep and hold the house I will endeavor to violate every law they pass. Except, of course, if it benefits me.

Posted by: NOT THAT GUY at September 15, 2020 06:22 PM (kh8w4)

183 David French reached the final form of being a cuck.
Posted by: Based Department at September 15, 2020 06:19 PM (AwzqR)
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Is that the ball-gag and gimp-suit stage?

Cuck Cleanup.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at September 15, 2020 06:22 PM (jbF6h)

184 I narrowly averted a terrible tragedy this afternoon. I almost threw an RNC FR in the trash without opening it, which is my general practice. But, I opened it on a whim, and there inside was... a perfectly good $1 bill!

I sometimes think that TMAGA/RNC takes every penny I send them, & then some, & uses my contributions in their entirety...to send me additional FR solicitations!

Posted by: mnw at September 15, 2020 06:23 PM (Cssks)

185 good for you, flounder !

setting that same thing up for Mrs Eez and her vintage Adobe CS ... when it's done, that will eliminate the last Windows machine in the Chateau !

Hooray !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/365 at September 15, 2020 06:24 PM (O7eE8)

186 184 I narrowly averted a terrible tragedy this afternoon. I almost threw an RNC FR in the trash without opening it, which is my general practice. But, I opened it on a whim, and there inside was... a perfectly good $1 bill!

I sometimes think that TMAGA/RNC takes every penny I send them, & then some, & uses my contributions in their entirety...to send me additional FR solicitations!

Posted by: mnw at September 15, 2020 06:23 PM (Cssks)

Helps to stimulate the economy.

Posted by: Someguy at September 15, 2020 06:24 PM (Zm+LZ)

187 OT: Black Futures Lab is an offshoot of BLM. If you go to their website and click on donate, you will see this message:

*Black Futures Lab is a fiscally sponsored project of the Chinese
Progressive Association. CPA is a 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt organization.
Our tax identification number is 23-7404756. This contribution is
tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law.

It would appear the the CPA is a CCP friendly organization

Posted by: shibumi, married to someone Asymptomatic at September 15, 2020 06:24 PM (ZCiJZ)

188 On the plus side, the Ohio High School that suspended those two football players for carrying a Blue Live Matter style sign has reversed its decision.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at September 15, 2020 06:24 PM (3D/fK)

189 Everyone knows Sundown Joe can't possibly show up and debate. So, let's just invite Kamala Harris. Straight up be honest with America.

If the Democrats think the debates Must Be Cancelled, well, ok, let PDJT debate Kamala in the four hour Joe Rogan deal-e-o. A podcast that would draw every person in the world, it would be ratings gold.

Posted by: Huck Follywood at September 15, 2020 06:24 PM (gtNWf)

190 I'm not a McCarthy fan but pelosi is doing such a good job of making raving lunatic statements why get in her way.

Posted by: Ben Had at September 15, 2020 06:25 PM (Xogdd)

191 >>1st the Ninth Circuit came out and said the Cali Mag Ban was unconstitutional.

>>That's like an earthquake in the Ninth. I think it's a couple new judges were Trumps.

2- 1 decision.

Of the two who voted it was unconstitutional 1 is a Trump judge and one is a GW Bush judge.

The dissenter was an Obama judge.

Posted by: JackStraw at September 15, 2020 06:25 PM (ZLI7S)

192 I cannot imagine any person who is a member of a tribe of people's saying that it's ok if his tribe and it's history and culture is genocided and erased.
David French is ok with it. That is the final form of being a cuck.

Posted by: Based Department at September 15, 2020 06:25 PM (AwzqR)

193 OT: Black Futures Lab is an offshoot of BLM. If you go to their website and click on donate, you will see this message:

*Black Futures Lab is a fiscally sponsored project of the Chinese
Progressive Association. CPA is a 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt organization.
Our tax identification number is 23-7404756. This contribution is
tax-deductible to the extent allowable by law.

It would appear the the CPA is a CCP friendly organization
Posted by: shibumi, married to someone Asymptomatic at September 15, 2020 06:24 PM (ZCiJZ)
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I've always liked Black Labs. But not this kind of Black Lab.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Task Group Cluebat at September 15, 2020 06:25 PM (Rk6Cp)

194 If there is a word that exists for being worse than worthless and useless, it's the GOP.

ex. Well, it looks like Charles is a complete GOP.

Posted by: Based Department at September 15, 2020 06:22 PM (AwzqR)


and effen Todd

Posted by: Count de Monet at September 15, 2020 06:25 PM (DLzZd)

195 Sally's ramping up. Sheets of water going sideways here now with wind gusts approaching 60 mph.

Posted by: fly at September 15, 2020 06:26 PM (2M/TV)

196 McConnell's wife is part of Trump's cabinet (Transportation). I seriously doubt he's willing to just give up the Senate, or its ability to legislate to "Cryin' Chuck" just "because."

The post is horseshit.

Yea... he'll protect comity and all, but seriously....

He'll disappoint and third here, satisfy another third and totally piss off the remainder. Business as usual.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at September 15, 2020 06:26 PM (3H9h1)

197 Is a minority party that hates and wants to overthrow the country and the Constitution entitled to the rights set out for it in said Constitution?

Discuss.

Posted by: ShainS at September 15, 2020 06:27 PM (lwPTa)

198 Of the two who voted it was unconstitutional 1 is a Trump judge and one is a GW Bush judge.

The dissenter was an Obama judge.
Posted by: JackStraw at September 15, 2020 06:25 PM (ZLI7S)
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Quel choc.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Task Group Cluebat at September 15, 2020 06:27 PM (Rk6Cp)

199 @178
Uhmm, the sine quo non in a representative democracy is that representatives, uh, represent the interests of it base and advance an agenda broadly supported by it's voters....

Which the Democrats seem to do for the most part for their voters and the GOP fails spectacularly at.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at September 15, 2020 06:28 PM (RGRr5)

200 Dude, she was worse than a cold dead fish in bed, She GOPeed last night.

Posted by: Based Department at September 15, 2020 06:28 PM (AwzqR)

201 "
I can't think of a single enduring thing they have accomplished in the last 75 years.
"


No ?

Patriot Act ?

FISA courts ?

I'm sure there are more ...


you just said "enduring", not "good for the country".

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/365 at September 15, 2020 06:28 PM (O7eE8)

202 I'm not a McCarthy fan but pelosi is doing such a good job of making raving lunatic statements why get in her way.
Posted by: Ben Had at September 15, 2020 06:25 PM (Xogdd)


Exactly. Other than committee work done by some of the go-getters, there's not really anything the Rs in Congress can do.

I would expect the House to flip this year, and McCarthy will be Speaker, and people here at the ol' AoSHQ will have a new villain to lambaste.

Posted by: BurtTC at September 15, 2020 06:28 PM (hku12)

203 Sally's ramping up. Sheets of water going sideways here now with wind gusts approaching 60 mph.

Posted by: fly at September 15, 2020 06:26 PM (2M/TV)



Nothing big has fallen over yet at my house, but I expect, and in one case hope, that a couple of pines will give it up. I have one that is dead from the bark beetles and I really hope the top comes out of that one. It's a lot easier to drop a 40' pine than a 70' one.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at September 15, 2020 06:29 PM (yQpMk)

204 173
Fine, if you want the filibuster gone, then if the GOP takes the senate, we'll nuke it, just like you wanted.



Suck it, bitches.

Posted by: Goober at September 15, 2020 06:21 PM (Hgvgt)

This captures the real point of the OP. McConnell should be saying, you Dems want to end the filibuster? Fine, we Republicans will end it next term if we hold the Senate. Tell us now why we shouldn't do that.

Posted by: Jack Squat Bupkis at September 15, 2020 06:29 PM (0V/8D)

205 If the Democrats think the debates Must Be
Cancelled, well, ok, let PDJT debate Kamala in the four hour Joe Rogan
deal-e-o. A podcast that would draw every person in the world, it would
be ratings gold.


Posted by: Huck Follywood at September 15, 2020 06:24 PM (gtNWf)


Trump steps up and the first thing he does is asks Kamala how Willie's dick tastes.

Boom! Mic drop. Tho they've tried, the whole world knows she sucked Willie's dick. We knew that before she became a candidate for vp.

She's a opportunistic WHORE and we all know it.


And sure there's probably been a few male Republicans who've tasted the peen to get a political position.

That doesn't make it right.

Posted by: jakee308 at September 15, 2020 06:29 PM (LH/PE)

206 He might get that chance again
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D+3 can't happen without Biden also winning.

So McConnell as minority leader is the least of our worries.

Posted by: Dave in Fla at September 15, 2020 06:29 PM (uf1+I)

207 I like the term Biden's agenda. Hell, that old fool's only agenda is avoiding soiling his depends, at least publicly.

Posted by: Xipe Totec-MAGAfauna at September 15, 2020 06:30 PM (o2MD2)

208 Dunno if Ace is planning on doing a full blog on the idiocy David French vomited up about CRT, but I sure hope so. That needs to be torn apart.

Posted by: Lament for a Fallen Nation at September 15, 2020 06:30 PM (Gyhs0)

209 5 Hobo scalps and a SASE.
Posted by: flounder,


There isn't niece or nephew around what knows what SASE is

Posted by: weft cut-loop at September 15, 2020 06:30 PM (D2I2k)

210 Grump928(C) where are you?

Posted by: fly at September 15, 2020 06:30 PM (2M/TV)

211 I think the Senate is the least likely toturn over.
And one of Mitch's judges was the one smacking Emperor Wolf and King Murphy around yesterday.

Posted by: Skip at September 15, 2020 06:30 PM (OjZpE)

212 Tell me all of the times the Majority Party allowed Trump to have his recess appointments? Because the sure slow walked if not impeded many of Trump's appointments.

-----------------------

Pretty much ALL of them if one can say it was a mostly peaceful protest.

Posted by: Burnt Toast at September 15, 2020 06:30 PM (/Dgcm)

213 The GOP benefitted from Ried changing the judicial filibuster. I realize the legislative filibuster is a whole nother thing, but still. McConnel has won this game of chicken before.

Posted by: Nick in Tallahassee at September 15, 2020 06:31 PM (svbBD)

214 >>In other words, McConnell has announced that if Republicans hold the Senate, Schumer will have the ability to block any GOP legislation with only 40 Democrat Senators. But If the Democrats win control, then Schumer can pass any legislation with only 50 Senators. Heads Schumer wins
- - - -

Ah. True colors showing.
Reminds me of Arlen Specter making an announcement the morning after W. was re-elected that was essentially "we don;t support W's agenda so we won;t be enacting what he promised."

I really hate Senate Republicans for the most part.

Posted by: Lizzy at September 15, 2020 06:31 PM (bDqIh)

215 Grump928(C) where are you?


The Eastern Shore of Mobile Bay.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at September 15, 2020 06:31 PM (yQpMk)

216 1 I think the Senate is the least likely toturn over.

You don't think McSally, Collins and Gardner are gonna lose?

Posted by: It's me donna at September 15, 2020 06:31 PM (Zmnko)

217 Great post, ace.

Posted by: Dr Spank at September 15, 2020 06:31 PM (nYRaQ)

218 >>The Eastern Shore of Mobile Bay.

What's going on?

Posted by: JackStraw at September 15, 2020 06:32 PM (ZLI7S)

219 can we have some of that wind and rain out here in the west please.

Posted by: nurse ratched at September 15, 2020 06:32 PM (W2Pud)

220 9 can we have some of that wind and rain out here in the west please.

Yes...We need it

Posted by: It's me donna at September 15, 2020 06:32 PM (Zmnko)

221 French doesn't like Cathode Ray Tubes ?

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/365 at September 15, 2020 06:32 PM (O7eE8)

222 I really hate Senate Republicans for the most part.
Posted by: Lizzy at September 15, 2020 06:31 PM (bDqIh)
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They seem to like the taste of Democrat ass.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Task Group Cluebat at September 15, 2020 06:32 PM (Rk6Cp)

223 196 McConnell's wife is part of Trump's cabinet (Transportation). I seriously doubt he's willing to just give up the Senate, or its ability to legislate to "Cryin' Chuck" just "because."

The post is horseshit.

Yea... he'll protect comity and all, but seriously....

He'll disappoint and third here, satisfy another third and totally piss off the remainder. Business as usual.
Posted by: Martini Farmer at September 15, 2020 06:26 PM (3H9h1)

Have you seen the candidates the GOP is backing in the Senate? McSally is about to turn Arizona Blue by herself losing twice in 2 years. That bint in Georgia.
You don't think Mitch will take a dive? That's all the GOP has done for decades. They are the Washington Generals.

Posted by: Based Department at September 15, 2020 06:33 PM (AwzqR)

224 You literally can't see anything on the camera at Dalphin Island.

https://dauphin-island-north1.click2stream.com/

It's just a white out with occasional glimpses of trees.

The storm surge is gonna tear things up down on the coast.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at September 15, 2020 06:33 PM (yQpMk)

225 can we have some of that wind and rain out here in the west please.

Posted by: nurse ratched at September 15, 2020 06:32 PM (W2Pud)
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Yes, please. We'll split it with you.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Task Group Cluebat at September 15, 2020 06:33 PM (Rk6Cp)

226 >>The Eastern Shore of Mobile Bay.

I'm not far away. Just east of the coastal AL-FL line, just over the bridge from Perdido Key.

Posted by: fly at September 15, 2020 06:33 PM (2M/TV)

227 Unless the Constitution is amended, the filibuster is doomed. There are some huge positives to ending the filibuster. The end of failure theater is a big one. But there is no question that the filibuster has also locked in place a lot of bad legislation over the years. The negatives are obvious - much more volatility/instability in terms of lawmaking. Wild swings from conservative policies to progressive ones. Also, as a man of the right, I generally think that Congress should make fewer laws and, in general, requiring a supermajority means fewer laws.

*If* the filibuster is worth keeping and Republicans hold the Senate, McConnell ought to bring an amendment to the floor to make it a permanent fixture of the constitution rather than a senate rule. If Democrats in either house vote to kill it, then accept that the Senate is no different from the house and strip it from the rules. A vote to make it permanent would at least clarify where everyone stands.

Ultimately, the filibuster can only survive if both parties are willing to live with it when they control the senate. If one or both parties aren't willing to live with it, why would either party wait for the other party to take advantage first? That's insane.

Posted by: Mack at September 15, 2020 06:33 PM (/N8JK)

228 What's going on?

Some kind of storm.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at September 15, 2020 06:33 PM (yQpMk)

229 >>They seem to like the taste of Democrat ass.

Yup. Cotton, Cruz and Rand Paul about the only ones that will sometimes be OK. Sometimes.
Am I forgetting anyone?

Posted by: Lizzy at September 15, 2020 06:34 PM (bDqIh)

230 201 "
I can't think of a single enduring thing they have accomplished in the last 75 years.
"


No ?

Patriot Act ?

FISA courts ?

I'm sure there are more ...


you just said "enduring", not "good for the country".
Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/365 at September 15, 2020 06:28 PM (O7eE

Mostly the GOP gets elected to repeal things that Dems have done. Like the Assault Weapons Ban or high taxes.

There was the 1990s welfare reform which might be viewed as rolling back parts of the Great Society program.

Posted by: Someguy at September 15, 2020 06:34 PM (Zm+LZ)

231
Black Futures Lab is a fiscally sponsored project of the Chinese
Progressive Association.


Seems like they would be more interested in Black Lab Futures.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 15, 2020 06:34 PM (63Dwl)

232 Sorry Buck(and Ace)... Just typed Ace as a reflex.
Posted by: Inogame at September 15, 2020 06:01 PM



Ah, the Ace reflex. Closely related to the finger-pokey the F5 key reflex.

Posted by: Hands at September 15, 2020 06:34 PM (786Ro)

233 Am I forgetting anyone

Kennedy from LA

Posted by: It's me donna at September 15, 2020 06:35 PM (Zmnko)

234 >>You don't think Mitch will take a dive? That's all the GOP has done for decades. They are the Washington Generals.

He's currently rubbing Nancy's nose in it and forcing her to keep negotiating instead of giving her anything on bailing out blue shitholes.

Which bill that has passed Nancy's House has made it through the Senate?

Posted by: JackStraw at September 15, 2020 06:35 PM (ZLI7S)

235 There is no honor in losing to your enemies and nemesis. You lose.

Posted by: Based Department at September 15, 2020 06:35 PM (AwzqR)

236 The commercial of Sundowner Joe playing every break on Levin blaims President Trump for Covid-19 and the economic downturn.

Posted by: Skip at September 15, 2020 06:35 PM (OjZpE)

237 I'm not far away. Just east of the coastal AL-FL line, just over the bridge from Perdido Key.

Posted by: fly at September 15, 2020 06:33 PM (2M/TV)



Ooh. I might evac if I was south of the salt line like that. Here it's not going to be much.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at September 15, 2020 06:35 PM (yQpMk)

238
I always point out that Mitch McConnell is a no-good, backstabbing Uniparty grifter who prefers Chinamen and Mexicans to his own people, and that some judicial appointments don't even come close to excusing his prior record.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at September 15, 2020 06:35 PM (jbllq)

239 Ultimately, the filibuster can only survive if both
parties are willing to live with it when they control the senate. If
one or both parties aren't willing to live with it, why would either
party wait for the other party to take advantage first? That's insane.


Posted by: Mack at September 15, 2020 06:33 PM (/N8JK)

Yup

Posted by: Jack Squat Bupkis at September 15, 2020 06:35 PM (0V/8D)

240 lso, as a man of the right, I generally think that Congress should make fewer laws and, in general, requiring a supermajority means fewer laws.
--------
Heck, I'd be good if they went back to meeting only a couple of months per year. They'd get up to less mischief. (One hopes.)

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Task Group Cluebat at September 15, 2020 06:36 PM (Rk6Cp)

241 Just heard on the radio Atlanta Braves had a 95% percent drop in revenues in the 2nd quarter. Wow. I imagine most other teams are in about the same situation.

Not surprising really but seeing that number cheers me ups some. No business can keep that model up long without going bankrupt


I guess going along meekly with the corona hoax and then calling all their white fans racists just when you needed them back most wasn't such a great business plan.

Posted by: Ripley at September 15, 2020 06:36 PM (MxEKc)

242 I could use some rain too. Just got 9 wildlife plots in. Almost time to euthanize some Bambis

Posted by: Xipe Totec-MAGAfauna at September 15, 2020 06:36 PM (o2MD2)

243 Perhaps Trump will deal with McConnell in an appropriate way that will cause him to see the error of his says after the Trump Red Tsunami.

Or maybe after Nanzi Pelousi and Chuck You Schumer are removed fpr being in the proven pay of the ChiComs.

Posted by: Sharkman at September 15, 2020 06:36 PM (QARMO)

244

Form Testudo!

Posted by: Centurion Jones at September 15, 2020 06:36 PM (d6DSt)

245 If the Democrats think the debates Must Be
Cancelled, well, ok, let PDJT debate Kamala in the four hour Joe Rogan
deal-e-o. A podcast that would draw every person in the world, it would
be ratings gold.


Posted by: Huck Follywood

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Sorry, but masks work, and we've seen Biden deliver pizza with zero concern for giving or receiving the COVIDs. Why would debates need to be cancelled?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Y'all better work this sh*t out, because you don't want us to at September 15, 2020 06:36 PM (ySswD)

246 What JackStraw said.

Posted by: Ben Had at September 15, 2020 06:37 PM (Xogdd)

247 Perhaps Trump will deal with McConnell in an appropriate way that will cause him to see the error of his says after the Trump Red Tsunami.


Speed the Day of the Rake.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at September 15, 2020 06:37 PM (yQpMk)

248 That "but masks work" is a joke pointing out that there is nothing to fear so long as you've got your lucky rabbit's foot.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Y'all better work this sh*t out, because you don't want us to at September 15, 2020 06:37 PM (ySswD)

249 Which bill in the GOP's House made it past Mitch in the Senate?

He killed 75% of House bills 2016-18 in the Senate, including all major agenda items besides that tax-reform.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at September 15, 2020 06:37 PM (jbllq)

250 On the face of it, it does seem that way..
But McConnell cannot make any changes until he's assured a GOP majority.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at September 15, 2020 06:38 PM (CjFDo)

251 Just had a gust that sounded like an airliner going over. Still no cracking sounds or big thuds though.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at September 15, 2020 06:38 PM (yQpMk)

252 251 Just had a gust that sounded like an airliner going over. Still no cracking sounds or big thuds though

You have a generator?

Posted by: It's me donna at September 15, 2020 06:38 PM (Zmnko)

253 Nood, Harris-Biden Follies

Posted by: filbert at September 15, 2020 06:38 PM (NiXyF)

254 Which bill that has passed Nancy's House has made it through the Senate?
Posted by: JackStraw at September 15, 2020 06:35 PM (ZLI7S)

All the ones bailing out billionaires while the GOP voted no on the 2nd Trump 1200 direct check, which Trump wanted. Cutting unemployment. Same shit throwing the middle class Americans under the bus for immigrants and billionaires and corporations.
They agree on that.
They agree on an anti-white platform as well.

Posted by: Based Department at September 15, 2020 06:39 PM (AwzqR)

255 The Senate and House. all of the despised D.C. is an over bloated central temple with priests lost in their bubble, It is time to starve them of their ill-gotten power. A government, in a free society, is only as strong as the people grant. Remind them Nov. election day.

Posted by: Psycochicken at September 15, 2020 06:39 PM (uTquT)

256 You have a generator?


A big one and a tiny one but I also live a block from the substation so we have never had to wait long for power even after a Cat 4 or 5.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at September 15, 2020 06:39 PM (yQpMk)

257 I can see the Democrats doing what the Donks in Masachusetts do every time a Republican is elected Governor and they have a chance at replacing a rep or Senator, change the rules on their way out the door.

So if the Donks take over they nuke the filibuster, advance their agenda unimpeded, if they lose the Senate, they restore the filibuster as their last act before the GOP takes over and rely on the GOP being the mangy dogs they are.
Rinse and repeat as necessary.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at September 15, 2020 06:40 PM (RGRr5)

258 219 can we have some of that wind and rain out here in the west please.

Posted by: nurse ratched at September 15, 2020 06:32 PM (W2Pud)


You've come to the right place to ask, cuz those around here have connections with the Weather Controllers, or so I've been told.

And besides, you said please.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at September 15, 2020 06:40 PM (sy5kK)

259 I like follies

Posted by: Skip at September 15, 2020 06:40 PM (OjZpE)

260
>>Cocaine Mitch was much better as a minority leader than in
charge of the big guns, which pretty well is the hallmark of the GOPe.


Yeah they pretty much hate #winning, Trump-style.

Cuts into their profits from bribes and Swamp money.

Posted by: deplorable unperson - refuse to accept the Mask of the Beast at September 15, 2020 06:42 PM (Bk0np)

261 >>Ooh. I might evac if I was south of the salt line like that. Here it's not going to be much.

We're in Flood Zone A. My property elevation is nine feet about sea level. The house sits another couple feet above that. Evac order right now is voluntary. When the tide was in earlier this morning, water was overflowing the canal that abuts the property. It has since receded a bit, but will come back with high tide tomorrow morning, of course.

Posted by: fly at September 15, 2020 06:42 PM (2M/TV)

262 >>Which bill in the GOP's House made it past Mitch in the Senate?

I know you know this, particularly in a thread about the filibuster, but Republicans don't have 60 votes. They arguably have a reliable 50 and not enough to end the filibuster even if Mitch wanted to.

So why do you think anything major is going to get done in such a divided country?

Nothing big is going to pass until we either get 60 Senators or the country starts to become less divided. That's just reality. Blaming it all on Cocaine Mitch is convenient but it's not really fair.

Not letting bad shit happen is a much more meaningful measure of success. Mitch isn't my guy and I want stuff done as much as anyone but I also want a Ferrari and that ain't happening soon either.

Posted by: JackStraw at September 15, 2020 06:43 PM (ZLI7S)

263 I suspect there are a lot of temporary treatments for sundowning that are not used in general because they would wreak havoc on a person if used every day (like meth.)

So I wonder if they are planning to meth him up and have him look great in the debates, and this is all about lowering expectations so that when he looks OK people think they were gaslighted and gropin Joe is fine.

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at September 15, 2020 06:43 PM (LWu6U)

264 We are going to lose seats in the Senate this cycle, though I think we still keep the majority. McConnell doesn't have the votes to discard the filibuster and would be insane to signal that he was going to do it before the election in any event.

I think Earnst (IA), Collins (ME), Daines (MT), Loeffler (GA), and Perdue (GA) win, along with Tuberville (AL)

Losers are McSally (AZ, will have lost BOTH Senate seats), Tillis (NC, though he still has a shot), James (MI, will underperform Trump), Gardner (CO), and Lewis (MN)

That gives us 51 seats. I guarantee that there would be defectors (Romney, Murkowski, Sasse) on a vote to kill the filibuster. McConnell is making a virtue out of necessity.

Posted by: Seldom at September 15, 2020 06:47 PM (bcekj)

265 The problem with the GOPe nuking the filibuster is on things that matter you'll still get your Gang of Four, Gang of One, Gang of Two.

However many Gang are needed to fuck us. It's all theater.

Posted by: ... at September 15, 2020 06:48 PM (uEbPt)

266 Oh but Joe Manchin and Tulsi are gonna switch parties any day now.

Posted by: ... at September 15, 2020 06:49 PM (uEbPt)

267 Losers are McSally (AZ, will have lost BOTH Senate seats)


McSally will have lost them both.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at September 15, 2020 06:49 PM (yQpMk)

268 Since the legislative branch has ceded most of its power to the Executive and Judicial branches, why does this even matter?

Posted by: Sweet Lou at September 15, 2020 06:50 PM (4DuI9)

269 I think Earnst (IA), Collins (ME), Daines (MT), Loeffler (GA), and Perdue (GA) win, along with Tuberville (AL)

Losers are McSally (AZ, will have lost BOTH Senate seats), Tillis (NC, though he still has a shot), James (MI, will underperform Trump), Gardner (CO), and Lewis (MN)

That gives us 51 seats. I guarantee that there would be defectors (Romney, Murkowski, Sasse) on a vote to kill the filibuster. McConnell is making a virtue out of necessity.
Posted by: Seldom at September 15, 2020 06:47 PM (bcekj)

I wouldn't bet on Loeffler, she is hated by a large percentage of the base in Georgia. Collins isn't doing so well in Maine either from Maine friends I have who have family summer property up there for a few generations.

Posted by: Based Department at September 15, 2020 06:54 PM (AwzqR)

270 Not letting bad shit happen is a much more meaningful measure of success. Mitch isn't my guy and I want stuff done as much as anyone but I also want a Ferrari and that ain't happening soon either.
Posted by: JackStraw at September 15, 2020 06:43 PM (ZLI7S)

JackStraw, nothing but bad shit has happened since the 80's for late Gen Xers and younger. If you call falling slowly into the abyss instead of falling slightly faster into the abyss a success, we have much different definitions of winning and success.

Posted by: Based Department at September 15, 2020 06:58 PM (AwzqR)

271 Life is WAY too short for cheap beer - many things, actually but particularly cheap beer.

Posted by: Woodsey at September 15, 2020 07:07 PM (0iRrz)

272 McSally will have lost them both.
Posted by: Grump928


* * * * *

I'm writing in against McSally here in AZ. She is a back-stabbing dysfunctional McCain-ite. We got her out of the way and our idiot RINO governor put her right back on our heads.

Posted by: Ludlow Drive at September 15, 2020 07:09 PM (0iRrz)

273 Great example of "Failure Theater"

The GOP handicaps itself and then 6 months later says "gosh golly we just didn't have the votes to stop x from passing, but if you send us more money for our re-election campaigns..."

Posted by: Fenrisulven at September 15, 2020 07:30 PM (TNHVJ)

274 "This allows GOP candidates to claim that Democrats are total radical leftists, tearing down American institutions."

To who? The media won't report on the GOP's great propaganda victory.

Posted by: Fenrisulven at September 15, 2020 07:31 PM (TNHVJ)

275 The donkey-commies have told us what they will do, why are we not doing it?

This is how you get uniparty politicians 6 feet under.... not that I would complain or even be a part of it.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Totally Unserious at September 15, 2020 08:06 PM (pw+jk)

276 As of McConnell has principles. How much money is involved?

Posted by: jimveejr at September 15, 2020 10:08 PM (VWnzu)

277 Can you believe after decades of McConnel on his knees to placate and satisfy democrats, except briefly, he hasn't changed at all !
I'm shocked i tell yah, utterly shocked. I'm shocked i could be so shocked of how shocking McConnel can be, of not changing over so many decades and how clueless some can be of the obvious.

Posted by: ron n. at September 16, 2020 02:19 AM (om5HK)

278 Yes shocking to see William Kristol's favorite senator is a do nothing neocon POS.

Posted by: TrumpedUP at September 16, 2020 04:34 PM (zMisp)

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Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
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