Will Mitch Abandon Trump?

Mitch is baiting Trump to retweet this, if not he’ll green light vulnerable GOP senators to abandon Trump. We are at the cusp of Mitch deciding Trump will cost him his precious majority. This is the Masonic tongues of politics Mitch knows well.

Leader McConnell (@senatemajldr) tweeted at 3:39 PM on Mon, Jun 29, 2020:
We must have no stigma, none, about wearing masks when we leave our homes and come near other people. Wearing simple face coverings is not about protecting ourselves, it is about protecting everyone we encounter.


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  1. the hill about the above:

    Democrat Jaime Harrison is returning fire on Sen. Lindsey Graham (R) in South Carolina’s Senate race with a new ad accusing the GOP stalwart of playing politics with Congress’s coronavirus relief efforts. 
    The six-figure TV and digital ad spot is set to debut Tuesday in all four South Carolina media markets, and marks the first negative ad of Harrison’s general election campaign against Graham. The ad buy comes after Graham’s campaign unveiled an ad attacking Harrison as a “liberal Democrat” with a “far-left agenda.”

  2. This Is Trump’s Plague Now The first coronavirus spike, in late April, can be blamed on the president’s negligence. The second spike, in June, is his own doing.

    What went wrong? Early reopening could only have worked if stringent safety measures, including the use of face masks and social distancing, were incorporated. Yet the president sabotaged the reopening he himself had forced. Throughout his presidency, Trump has subordinated rational policy in order to provoke virulent culture wars. And the mask has become a rallying symbol for his supporters.

  3. Sen. Susan Collins Gives Brett Kavanaugh A Pass For Opposing Abortion Rights Ruling The Maine Republican said the Supreme Court justice she voted to confirm “gave no indication in his dissenting opinion that he supports overturning” Roe v. Wade.
    Oh, how I hope Maine votes Collins out! She gave us Kavanaugh and lectured us afterward on what a fine choice she made. A trash choice.

  4. Trump is facing the thing he dreads most Opinion by Michael D'Antonio

    With his limited mind, deficient heart and empty soul on full display, Trump is discovering that a man who declares “I alone can fix it” runs the risk of being blamed when everything breaks down. This is why his 2016 campaign aide Sam Nunberg says Trump is risking one of the worst defeats in history and political TV host Joe Scarborough is speculating about Trump quitting. Trump is “acting like he doesn’t want to get re-elected,” says Scarborough. “He’s acting like he really wants to lose badly and take the Republican Party down with him.”

  5. Chris Cuomo Calls Out FL Gov DeSantis for Premature Attacks on the Press About Low Covid Rates: ‘He Spoke Too Soon, He Did Too Little’
    This Governor is the worst Trump toad. Its still amazes me how the GOP will kill people out of ignorance for Trump. DeSantis listened to his master and look at Florida. The economy they treasure here, well they put a pin in it. Disney and tourism is a bust for the foreseeable future in large part to the Governor. 

  6. New York Times still whitewashing Kavanaugh's confirmation lies Stop normalizing Eric Boehlert

    That the newest Justice didn’t tell the truth about his views on abortion isn’t surprising, since Kavanaugh lied nearly nonstop during his confirmation hearing — he shattered all precedent and falsified his way through the public process, likely perjuring himself along the way. What’s distressing though, is the realization that the Beltway press wants to help the him whitewash his lying ways and present his confirmation hearing as simply a raucous bout of political jousting between Democrats and Republicans.

  7. From the start Mitch did not like SFB.  He, like all senators, knew he is in his seat until he dies, unlike SFB. Anything Mitch wanted he knew he could outfox stupid, just like an adult can play hide with a baby in a crib.  So he has laid in a plan to outlive SFB and if it came down to keeping his seat or drinking the Kool-Aide, he would keep his seat.  He is letting “the imbecile and idiot” self-destruct and will walk away to avoid being covered in entrails.

  8. But, we won’t forget that he, and others, supported tRUMP when it suited them.
    Tonight at the Aspen Ideas Festival:  Bill Gates and Madeleine Albright, among others, with a performance by the Santa Fe Aspen Ballet.   It’s free to listen.  It’ll give you hope that there are still thoughtful folks out there doing good in the world. 

  9. There is something not happening in the WH that is getting my curiosity built up higher and higher.  Where is Hope Hicks, the daughter perched on spikes, and others who were brought in to keep SFB focused and campaigning for a second term? Wonder boy Kushie, shadow campaign manager is not showing up either.  It is like SFB is under the control of  Putin, Miller and Faux tv. 

  10. TX Gov, Greg Abbott, is still fighting with Dallas County Judge, Clay Jenkins, over making the mask mandate statewide.   Jenkins should be governor. He’s been our Cuomo.  Abbott and Pence used masks like a prop at their presser.  The message was lost on anyone not already taking this seriously.  
    tRUMP says he “alone can fix it” but that he “takes no responsibility.”   What a waste of space. 

  11. JarJar was on thin ice after Tulsa.  He’s been sent to whatever small, dark room they assigned him.   The entire family needs to go down, as they have dynastic goals.   An empire of muck. 

  12. the immediate words in mitch’s floor speech imploring the wearing of masks before those quoted by fearless leader in thread topic:

    “We need new routines, new rhythms and new strategies for this new middle ground in between. It’s the task of each family, each small business, each employer and all levels of government to apply common sense and make this happen.”


    common sense?  in critterville? you’re asking too much, mitch.

  13. Too little too late turtle boy
    Ditch Mitch a fungus on democracy  Kentucky should be embarrassed

  14. Craig…  Mitch ditching trump… that’s one of those “I’ll believe it when I see it” things.
    Until then…  he’s still Moscow Mitch.

  15. “Maybe before long, Barr will crank up the white bronco and they’ll go for a ride.”    LOL

  16. Doesn’t seem like Mitch’s twitter handle is going to age well.
    Then again, neither did he.

  17. sturge, thanks for linking that Carville piece in the bulwark.  even tho jesting, james might be right that Rump will set up & star in his own TV network as an excuse to step down in august passing “the baton to mike & nikki”

    a move that would meet Rump lifelong pattern
    1. saves him from officially being certified as a loser
    2. staying & basking in the limelight

  18. Cage them all in G’tmo, including the perjurer kavanaugh. Give them each a book to eat, Chairman trump’s Little Orange Book. And, they might want some water. HAHAHAHAHAHA 

  19. Pence has been a disaster.  He’s a lapdog and a loser just like his handler.  There is no taste for anything tainted by tRUMP, so anyone tied to his administration is a hard pass except with his racist base.  (I’m not sure his base would be very taken with Nikki, either.)

  20. Now is the Summer of our Discontent,
    Made winter by this sleety trump.
    He’s the usurper C-in-C, so he deserves a military send off : firing squad. However, I’d much rather see him emasculated, hanged & burned, the old kkk way . . . .  just sayin’

  21. tRUMP is going to Mt. Rushmore for a photo op of his big, orange head with heads of great  presidents.  No social distancing.  Masks optional.  Happy 4th of July.  It may be your last if you hang out with  the traitor-in-chief. Mask up or just stay home.

  22. In the article he, ”
    Attacking key ally leaders — especially women” meaning May and Merkle.
    He’s an orange bucket of rancid lard and a pig.  Wadda loser!

  23. xrep – The worst thing that could happen to him is he would have to pay his taxes, own up to every misdeed, have the name tRUMP removed from everything, never be allowed to golf, and, not get any attention.

  24. Ms Dallas, I bet the Beast will point at Rushmore and say, “I belong up there !”

  25. Sturg….   I’m half way through a re-read of I Claudius ( read it at least 25 yrs ago).  When I’m done, I’ll dig into Claudius the God ( never read it).  The timing seems most appropriate.
    ps… thank god that Melania isn’t anything like Livia…  or we’d really be fucked.

  26. Ms 21, Wow !
    What an insult to rancid lard buckets. If I were a lard bucket, rather than a merely obese old man, I’d feel hurt by the comparison.
    Btw, once upon time about fifty years ago, I bought a property that came with an empty lard 55 gal lard drum. Empty that is, except for the rancid stench of the lard it had once contained. The pong was both potent and obtrusive. I used it to collect rain water for the garden, which did not lessen the stink, but only immersed it when it was full. One day when I was gone, some people (kids, I s’pose) came through and relieved me of a few of my possessions, including that revolting lard drum. I always wondered what happened to it. Maybe it festered and turned orange.

  27. trump is no claudius. nero, sure. claudius, naaaah. I call on Mr Sturgeone, a great authority on things of antik Greco-Roman, to back me up on this. I mean, for one thing, claudius liked to read. For another thing, claudius wasn’t a vulgar showman, but nero was.

  28. How nice it would be to find a copy of The History of Rome by Claudius.
    This one is no Claudius, Nero definitely more on the mark.  An even stupider and more vain Nero.  A venal, vile, and venomous Nero.  An uglier one, too.  I need to get a second opinion.

  29. Claudius was a survivor. Someone in the guard thought they could control him. 
    It was a wild time for the wealthy and not so wealthy. In some ways it is a bit like Russia before Putin consolidated his power. Just because you were rich didn’t mean you were safe. 
    Renee, Next download Richard III, the one set in 1930’s England
    That was scary, in that “shit this could still happen” If Trump was evil rather than stupid and lazy…..

  30. i’d try to think of a contemporary Republican analogue to Claudius, but i’ll be Goddamned if i can tell which of them are just playing dumb, and which are just plain evil🤷‍♂️
    (i suppose that’s the whole idea)

  31. He has now proclaimed himself (by tweet) to be 
    I swear to god.  

  32. God: “Go to the White House and find me one righteous man and I will spare this land.”
    Abraham: “Um, Trump fired them all.”
    *fire, brimstone*

  33. Sturge as I told a friend on twitter. 
    He has tethered himself to a stake and is fighting the lost cause, He will die before he puts the mask on.
    LOL, Aeiii, fricking idiot.

  34. Reminded me of the Stanza of the Month:
    Oh God said to Abraham, “Kill me a son”Abe says, “Man, you must be puttin’ me on”God say, “No.” Abe say, “What?”God say, “You can do what you want Abe, butThe next time you see me comin’ you better run”Well Abe says, “Where do you want this killin’ done?”God says, “Out on Highway 61”

  35. Hey, maybe Trump can run on the fact that he is responsible for delivering more good American Christians to heaven than any other modern President!
    Just trying to help. 👼😭🇺🇸

  36. One last thing:
    65% if Americans identify as “Christian”
    128000 U.S. Covid-19 deaths, so far
    (128000 x .65) = 83200
    So, that’s 83-thousand dead American Christians on trump’s watch (so far).

  37. lol…  trump isn’t Claudius….  it’s just fun to read what real political intrigue looked like.  Also reading anything about the Ptolemy’s in Egypt…  now they were a fun bunch!
    Jack….  looks like a very interesting movie.  I’ll have to see if we can get it on demand or on Amazon Prime.

  38. Karen Essex, two good books:
    Her two-volume novel, Kleopatra and Pharaoh, published in 2001 and 2002 respectively, reimagined the queen as a shrewd ruler and diplomat. Essex also adapted the books into a screenplay for Warner Bros.

  39. Sturgeone

    Not sure I care for the way that song ends:


     Now the rovin’ gambler he was very bored
    He was tryin’ to create a next world war
    He found a promoter who nearly fell off the floor
    He said I never engaged in this kind of thing before
    But yes I think it can be very easily done
    We’ll just put some bleachers out in the sun
    And have it on Highway 61

  40. BTW
    In answer to your question and the topic of the day. will Mitch abandoned Trump? NO he can’t even if he wants to he and trump are tied together tighter than a pair of siamese twins. Too many pictures and statements. All I can say is “Hey, Mitch, enjoy your turn in the barrel”

  41. xrep – I’ll bet that’s exactly what he’ll say to whomever is stupid enough to listen to him.  Do folks ride their motorcycles to Sturgis the rest of the year or just for their yearly get-together?   Just wondering who’ll turn out?  There’s not a lot to do in SD.   It is, of course, another stunt to distract from the terrible way he’s treated the military.   Treasonous monster!

  42. Wow, is right! (I always wince when someone is pro-life and pro-gun, but OK, his message gets to the fools still supporting a lying imbecile.)  Remove tRUMP from office now.  Pence, too!  They were BOTH aware of the bounties Poo-tin placed on our troops.   I don’t hear Moscow Mitch making noise about this.  No, now Yertle has decided to embrace the mask.   He’s trying to distract and help SFB, too.   

  43. Democrats flip a state Senate seat for first time since 2010 & more election results BY JACK BRAMMER

    Kentucky Democrats were gleeful and optimistic Tuesday after flipping a state Senate seat in a district that President Trump won by more than 12 percentage points in 2016.

  44. Senate strips provision from intelligence bill requiring campaigns to report foreign election help

    (CNN)The Senate will incorporate the annual intelligence policy legislation into the National Defense Authorization Act — but only after stripping language from the intelligence bill that would have required presidential campaigns to report offers of foreign election help.

    Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia, the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, said Tuesday that Senate Republicans forced the removal of the election reporting provision as a condition to include the intelligence bill on the must-pass defense policy legislation.
    Earlier this month, the Senate Intelligence Committee approved an amendment on an 8-7 vote from Warner and GOP Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, which added a provision to the Intelligence Authorization Act requiring campaigns to notify federal authorities about offers of foreign election help.

  45. y’all forgot Caligula.  now that’s a man after his own heart if he had one.

    wiki: it is known that during his brief reign, Caligula worked to increase the unconstrained personal power of the emperor, as opposed to countervailing powers within the principate. He directed much of his attention to ambitious construction projects and luxurious dwellings for himself,

  46. Madeleine Albright spoke at the Aspen Ideas Festival tonight.  Her comments on the spread of fascism around the world were interesting/disturbing.   She hasn’t lost a step.   It should be up on YouTube tomorrow.

  47. Deep breaths, BiD.  You only get one go at this, regardless of who is President.

  48. Caligula worked under the disempowering handicap of golf courses not having been invented yet. 

  49. The Dick Van Dyke Show, created, produced and written by Carl Reiner.  One or two episodes before bed. It still holds up.

  50. I guess I shouldn’t make any plans to buy one of those low dollar prepaid European vacation packages, Americans being PNG there. Oh well. 

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