Mitch McConnell is the real “Enemy of the People”

This is the person who brought suit against the McCain-Feingold Campaign Finance Law that resulted in the Citizens United Ruling bringing on the scourge of Dark Money.

 

This is the person, when this county was in its worst economic catastrophe since the Great Depression, vowed along with other small unpatriotic conservatives; to obstruct the Obama economic program (in order to make him a one term President) to dig our country out of the policy mistakes Republicans had brought us.

This is the person who led the obstruction of many Obama judicial and executive appointments with no meritorious reasoning. He just wanted to obstruct.

This is the person who would not allow Merrick Garland even the benefit of one Judicial Hearing for his candidacy to the Supreme Court and then had the gall to accuse Democrats of being obstructionist in the Kavanaugh nomination. To be fair, President Obama should have fought harder on this.

This is the person who screamed, “this is politics” when the issue of Russian interference was brought to Congressional leaders before the 2016 elections. In fairness, President Obama should have been stronger and called McConnell out on this.

This is the person that took away the filibuster on Supreme Court Nominees so now we are faced with the placement of an individual accused of sexual assault on the highest court of the land so a Conservative Majority may be present.

This is the person that, along with other reactionaries, fought to eliminate a healthcare reform program, originated by members of his own party simply because a Democratic President embraced them to the detriment of millions of Americans who need the program so they can have health insurance.

Mitch McConnell is the person that has done all these things. He is worse than a plague because a plague does not know what it is doing to the body. It just destroys. McConnell knows what he is doing and the combined maneuvers and acts of him, his accessories and the KKK endorsed candidate and popular vote loser in the White House are making this country an entity that great majority of the country does not want or recognize.

If Democrats do regain power in one or both of the Houses of Congress on November 6, they should immediately launch an investigation into the activities of the hopefully soon to be deposed majority leader and assess whether he committed acts, particularly with regards to Russian interference, that can be construed as treason. At the very least, they should be launching ads campaigning on this “true enemy of the people.”

https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2018/10/04/mcconnell-kavanaugh-vote-david-gergen-ctn-sot-vpx.cnn

https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-partisan/wp/2018/10/04/mitch-mcconnell-conspiracy-theorist/?utm_term=.64c13f959841

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/mitch-mcconnell-the-man-who-broke-america/2017/04/07/8e12f1d8-1bbd-11e7-9887-1a5314b56a08_story.html?utm_term=.598c3bd9c25a

https://www.politico.com/story/2018/01/23/mitch-mcconnell-russia-obama-joe-biden-359531




4 responses to “Mitch McConnell is the real “Enemy of the People”

  1. Frances Perkins

    Senate “traditions” are extremely flexible in the circular logic of McConnell. His history is as fractured as Montgomery’s. Basically anything I need to support my position, I will use to my advantage, history be damned. The Republican party used to be a big tent that allowed conservatives, moderates and even northern liberal Republicans to exist. But now its a party, similar to the Chinese “communist” party, or Putins Russia. No extraneous thoughts allowed. With Trump as the “thought” leader? The only “thought” he has is eternal narcissism.

  2. Frances Perkins

    At least Theodore Bilbo was an honest overt racist and incompetent Senator. There wasn’t much he could do to destroy the Country. McConnell is a dishonest, overt, lying hypocrite. HE CAN do a great job of destroying the Country and returning it the the ideal to the Bilbo era. White, old, Christian only men running things. People of color, drop dead, women, we control you. Oligarch corporations you run the country to your benefit, organized labor, we destroy you. Poor people, decrease the surplus population. A more odious Senate leader there has never been.

  3. AZ BlueMeanie

    Salon and Alternet have an article on the same topic: The “gravedigger of American democracy”: Holocaust historian says Mitch McConnell broke politics, https://www.salon.com/2018/10/05/historian-of-nazism-explains-why-gop-senate-leader-mitch-mcconnell-is-the-gravedigger-of-american-democracy_partner/

    “In a new piece for the “New York Review of Books,” historian Christopher Browning warns that there are troubling parallels between the present-day United States and the days of fascism’s rise in Europe.

    Browning, a specialist in the areas of the Holocaust, Nazi Germany, and world war-era Europe, isn’t arguing that President Donald Trump is a modern Adolf Hitler or that Trumpism is akin to Nazism. But he does argue that certain stress fractures in the society and the international order appear to be re-emerging and that these patterns portend troubling trends for the United States and the rest of the world.

    And there is one figure in American politics that Browning does see as a relatively direct — and troubling — analog to a crucial world war-era figure. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, the Kentucky Republican, is becoming “the gravedigger of American democracy,” Browning wrote, a role played for Germany beginning in the 1930s by President Paul von Hindenburg.

    Hindenburg didn’t defend democracy in Germany. Instead, he unleashed emergency powers in 1930 to appoint chancellors to skirt over political divisions in parliament. Eventually, Hitler became chancellor, when Hindenburg erroneously thought he could be controlled.

    Now, McConnell shows a similar disregard for democracy and likewise opens up the country to serious risk, Browning explain[s].”

    Most ominously, Browning warns that the detrimental effects of figures like McConnell and Trump will last for a long time. However long they stay in power, they will eventually leave — but the damage done to democracy and American institutions may persist for generations.

    • Interesting points but I would never have thought to connect McConnell to Hindenburg. McConnell knows what he was doing. Hindenburg was a senile figurehead of the conservative governing elements of Germany at that time who thought they could tame Hitler. When the Nazi’s staged a rally soon after Hitler was appointed the chancellor, it was reported that Hindenburg thought all the Germans gathered were Russian prisoners of war from the Eastern Front in World War One.