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'Cynical Gambit': McConnell Condemned for Pushing Poison Pills in Bid to Tank $2,000 Checks

Except Bush had an actual personality.

Well, I haven’t read that anywhere but a link might enlighten me. McConnell apparently won in a landslide, but it is Kentucky after all, arent they all cousins there?

I’d love to see some.

Does it really matter if McConnell is condemned or not? Not a soul lives there.

As Ron White said, “You can’t fix stupid.”

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McConnell has been leader of the Republican lead Senate since 2015.
McConnell’s wife Elaine Chao is Sec. of Transportation currently, quote from McConnell “The biggest asset I have by far is the only Kentucky woman who served in a president’s cabinet, my wife, Elaine Chao”, they are multimillionaires. Doesn’t matter who the President is, it matters who controls the Senate.
They are the real power couple in Washington, President’s come and go.
Americans are unhappy because they have been attending a party and now they are having no fun. If people were paying attention none of this would be happening just as we have been taught, Newt Gingrich, Tom Delay etc. etc…
What more do you need to know?

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Here is a link:
^https://www.dcreport.org/2020/12/19/mitch-mcconnells-re-election-the-numbers-dont-add-up/ Note to remove carrot character at beginning of link in order to view.

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Yes, just mind boggling! The poor people of Kentucky must be too poor to vote.

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‘Cynical Gambit’: McConnell Condemned for Pushing Poison Pills in Bid to Tank $2,000 Checks

"Senate Republicans are going to try every conceivable way to try to kill the $2,000 checks."

Dear Jake Johnson (fine aggregate news reporter) and Common Dreams editors, please understand that Republicans have much help from across the Duopoly Aisle in trying to poison direct COVID19 financial and housing aid to U.S. citizens . We in the wealthiest nation ever quantified in human history, U.S. whose Pay2Play political representatives already lag far behind the regular monthly DIRECT COVID AID that for most of 2020 our Global Trade rivals yet fellow humans among German citizenry, Croatian citizenry, Slovenian citizenry, Italian citizenry, Spanish citizenry, Danish citizenry, Slovak citizenry, Finnish citizenry, Norway citizenry, Baltic States citizenry, Swedish citizenry and Benelux states’ citizenries have been receiving ongoing monthly across the board checks from their governments to subsidize the necessary PUBLIC HEALTH LOCK-DOWNS of most economic activity.

Our corporate-captured News\Public Affairs broadcasters spend more time illustrating Sports score-boards rather than illustrating this simple Survival Score Board that clearly shows the Winners\Losers of our Neo-Liberal E-CONomic GREED IS GOOD competition\contest among the least among U.S. to remain housed, fed and with access to Medical Care and Public Health for All:
~https://www.statista.com/chart/21496/stimulus-packages-coronavirus-selected-countries/
~https://time.com/5923840/us-pandemic-relief-bill-december/

As for the poisoning of direct aid incentives by so-called Moderate Democrats, here is the story in the Metro Area leading the U.S. in street protests and uprisings against the expense and destructive social outcomes of decades of Militarization of Policing, while also leading the wealthiest nation on earth in Homeless Encampments alongside vacant new construction of Luxury and Market Rate Housing. All here on view for decades in and around PoTown, Ore dba PORTLANDIA:
~https://www.wweek.com/news/2020/12/28/u-s-rep-kurt-schrader-votes-against-2000-federal-stimulus-check/

~https://justfacts.votesmart.org/candidate/political-courage-test/10813/kurt-schrader

Not for nothing the U.S. leads the world many times over in MILITARY EXPENDITURES and Daddy Warbucks’ Global Weapons Proliferation Subsidies while our socio-economic policy outcomes have contributed to the record-breaking concentration of wealth into the fewest Oligarch hands and bank secrecy tax-diverted accounts with Corporate Caliphate money laundering structures in quantified and recorded human history.
~https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/12/10/mili-d10.html
~https://www.healthsystemtracker.org/brief/the-pandemics-effect-on-the-widening-gap-in-mortality-rate-between-the-u-s-and-peer-countries/

What would Jesus’s Military and Public Health budgets (don’t forget Homelessness is a PUBLIC HEALTH and PANDEMIC LIABILITY) look like? What programs would be prioritized to promote LIFE and God’s Creation rather than EARLY and WIDESPREAD CLIMBING DEATH RATES?

Maybe something like Finland’s, a nation state bordered by 2 military powers in the 20th Century that was militarily occupied by both Russia and Sweden with their language and national cohesion threatened with little global aid, advocacy or any other means of existential support:
~https://www.equaltimes.org/finland-s-housing-first-policy

Mitch Ritter\Paradigm Sifters, Code Shifters and Song Chasers
Lay-Low Studios, Ore-Wa (Refuge of Atonement Seekers)
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Those living closest to the ground will suffer disproportionately from any systemic collapse.

I don’t cheer any impending French Style Revolution any more than I cheer the Neo-Feudal Continuity that attended our Lordly Founding Fathers (our Mothers were chattel to be accounted for like the rest of a white male land-owner’s estate) so-called revolution that over-threw a monarchy. If Social Evolution and the triumph with policy privileging of co-operation and cohesion over competition and atomization takes longer, I take it on faith in the superiority of Divine Creation that such a course is necessary. That’s my own adaptation to the condition of our Human Condition.

Mitch Ritter\Paradigm Sifters, Code Shifters and Song Chasers
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Maybe not, @Phred_Pharkel has a link on another thread here at CD that shows McConnell’s votes are very inconsistent, more votes than registered voters in some counties, and more votes in counties that are very strong democratic counties. There’s a good chance the voting machines elected McConnell, instead of the voters of KY.

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See how politely they play? All it is is “cynical.” A “gambit.”

Those of us “on the ground” know that it is far, far worse than that.

But the majority in Congress simply do not care.

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Never saw that coming. Nope.

I’ve got my own petty grievances with Bernie and a perma-grudge against all movements that devolve into Cults of Personality. Having said that, here is an anthem that we didn’t pay enough attention to back in 2016 when the DNC showed U.S. what institutional corruption has come to in this United States of Duopoly. I may have supported Prof Elizabeth Warren at the top of the Presidential ticket due to her competency and demonstrated tenacity in taking Wall Street back to a well-regulated and legally enforced\criminally prosecuted state of existence for its corporate officers, but I definitely supported Bernie as VP and Life Insurance Policy as the Socialist In Waiting should another Unhinged Individualist with or without conspiratorial cabal choose to attempt to assassinate another real small “d” democratic reformer of our Inverted Totalitarian fascistic feudal freak show…

It took an Amazigh-Algerian refugee bard of civil war during the Algerian Era of Halliburton Corporate and Remote Colonial supremacy (before China moved in to better organize one of the wealthiest resource rich nations in Africa), namely Moh Alileche recording back then in Homeless Encampment Crowded Cheek to Jowl with new construction of Financialized for Global Investors to Park Their Idle Hoarded Currency in the Safety Deposit Boxes In the Sky (to quote Columbia U. Prof Saskia Sassen) Luxury and Market Rate mostly vacant housing here on the front lines of PoTown, Ore to set Bernie’s Public Interest commitment to music in this well-dedicated anthem:

Time to Change the System

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•Oct 30, 2019
Med Moh Alileche

Dedicated to Mr. Sanders

~https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDdcYVZkrVQ

Mitch Ritter\Paradigm Sifters, Code Shifters and Song Chasers
Lay-Low Studios, Ore-Wa (Refuge of Atonement Seekers)
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Honest to God McConnel should be … I would say it but it is against the law to do so.

I’ll drop it here again

BUSTED? Why the numbers behind Mitch McConnell’s re-election don’t add up ~https://www.rawstory.com/2020/12/why-the-numbers-behind-mitch-mcconnells-re-election-dont-add-up/

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Thanks Phred.

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Trump may refuse to sign a bill without the poison pills but Republicans will try to make Democrats look bad for not signing one with the poison pills. Either way, Trump avoids signing a bill, either because the Repubs won’t sign the Dems bill, or vice versa and one will never get to his desk.

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Thank you for the link. If this is as blatant as the article makes it out to be one wonders why no protests or investigations were forthcoming.

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Something for Greg Palast to look into.

I’m not surprised that these types of stories do not appear in the mainstream media. I’m not big on ‘conspiracy theories,’ but think there have been a lot of shenanigans by the powers that be that they will not allow to see the light of day.