Category Archives: Mitch McConnell

Gun Control Dictator?

So I woke up this morning to find a picture posted to Facebook, of a stylized US Constitution that asked me to share if I opposed Obama’s unilateral anti-gun executive action that would circumvent Congress and reminded me that the US was not a dictatorship and that we have Congress for a reason.  Now, normally, I would just ignore this, but the more and more I thought about it…well it really started to just piss me off.  So I decided that I would share my thoughts on the stupidity of this particular picture, (and that comment is directed at the picture and not the original poster).  I also chose not to share this picture so no one could be confused that I agreed with it.

1.  This picture is calling for us to trust a United States Congress that has a 14% approval rating.  Now this means that 86% of Americans just flat don’t like our Congress.  Why is that?  well mainly its because they’re bitterly partisan, so inefficient it borders on being just completely inept, and well to be honest, incapable of accomplishing anything.  Keep this in mind…I believe this applies to the whole of our Congress but primarily leadership in both the Republican and Democratic Caucuses.

2. The picture poses what OUR US President Barrack Obama did yesterday was completely unheard of, well thats not true.  Both Bush the first and Clinton issued executive orders placing restrictions on the importation of certain guns.  They used “unilateral executive action” to accomplish a needed task that Congress was unable to do.

3. So one might ask…what dictatorial moves did Obama make yesterday that harm the very fabric of our Constitution?  He instructed certain federal agencies to remind gun dealers and healthcare workers how to respond to currently written laws, instructed the Department of Justice to use a program currently in place that would make resources available to local school districts and law enforcement agencies to have a greater police presence in our school zones, and called for Congress to consider certain proposals going forward.

What!?!  Wait a minute…are you completely f–ing kidding me?  The President said we’re going to tell a bunch of people to do the job they’re already supposed to be doing….he said we’re going to send some letters, put cops in schools and Congress is going to consider legislation…thats it???  and that has all of these right wing gun nuts in an uproar?

Wow!  I mean seriously NRA…wow.

So I’ll ask anyone out there to kindly update me on how this was the move of a dictator? How was this so harmful?  Hell, to be honest with you, it didn’t do anything…nothing…not one damn thing to solve gun related violence.  If anything, liberals should be mad that he didn’t reach far enough.  We should be mad that he’s sending letters and then asking Congress (remember that group with the 14% approval rating thats incapable of doing anything right) to consider some of the most important gun control legislation of our generation.

So honestly…go suck a d–k NRA, you got what you wanted, the President is basically bowing out of the gun control debate and leaving it up to the Turtle.

Obama to honor UK basketball team on Friday; Louisville Cardinals fan Mitch McConnell refuses to attend

As is customary, the President of the United States of America will welcome the NCAA National Champions — in this case, the University of Kentucky Wildcats — to the White House to honor them for their success.

Coach Cal and the Cats — MKG, Mr. Anthony Davis, Darius Miller and the whole crew — will hang out with Barry Hussein in the late afternoon.

Mitch McConnell, ever spiteful and little-in-heart, is blowing off the President and the Kentucky Wildcats.

As The Hill reports, Mitch is choosing to stay in Louisville that day in preparation for the Derby… which of course doesn’t happen ’til the next day and he could easily enough get to DC and back to the Derby City for a long night of bourbon sipping.

Some pot-smoking Bluegrass GOP operatives have strummed up a conspiracy theory that the entire event was orchestrated to make the Minority Leader look like the little man that he is… but as The Hill goes on to note:

A source close to McConnell says he is more a fan of the Louisville Cardinals, who lost to Kentucky in the semifinals of the NCAA tournament.

McConnell declined to publicly express a preference for either team, however.

Yowza.

Seems like a dumb move to us, but what the hell do we know — maybe Mitch has a hot date at Porcini’s this coming Friday.

Coach Cal, for his part, ignored McConnell’s snub, and instead focused on what was important… the kids.

Apparently the team is really excited to meet President Obama:

“The amazing thing is the first thing that was said when the horn sounded in New Orleans was, ‘We’re going to the White House!’

“It’s one of those moments for these players that they have probably thought about without us even knowing that it was important to them. So I’m excited about the opportunity for them to meet the President of the United States, the Leader of the Free World and someone who is trying to make a difference in their lives.”

Beat Your Wives! — Rand Paul, Mitch McConnell vote AGAINST the Violence Against Women Act

The Senate voted to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act, a 20 year old law that makes it, you know, bad to beat the living shit out of some woman. Republicans hate the law because it’s mean to men. Poor men.

Used to be men could just beat the living shit out of some woman and you know what happened to them? Nothing. Ahh. Those were the days. What has happened to America?

Rand Paul and Mitch McConnell, Kentucky’s two great Senators, stood up for men’s rights and voted against the Violence Against Women Act. Because they believe in freedom and you should be free to beat the living shit out of some woman. Any woman. All of ‘em, in fact. Beat ‘em all.

Especially these five women.

Sonka has more (featuring Rand Paul’s curbstomping woman abuser). But I don’t understand why you would want to continue staring at your computer screen when you could be beating a woman. Because that’s what Rand Paul and Mitch McConnell want you to do.

And after you’ve beaten the woman… the stupid federal government will still be there to “protect” her, and they’ll “assist” her, and they’ll give her “services” for “disabilities” you may have inflicted on her (and if you were a real man, like Mitch McConnell or Rand Paul, you would have inflicted disabilities), and those fascist government pinheads will even give her money for legal representation when she seeks protection from you. Because that’s the kind of terrible, offensive stuff the Violence Against Women Act allows for, and it must be stopped.

Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul failed to beat this law into whimpering submission this time around… but get out there and support the Republican Party — support Mitt Romney, support the GOP’s Senate candidates — and soon men everywhere in America will once again be able to beat women freely, as the Founding Fathers desired, without fear the government might hold them accountable, help their victims or treat women like equals.

Go. Now!

Kentucky “Deficit Hawks” Pushing Questionable Energy Scheme

Politico takes a look at the “deficit hawks” who ignore their supposed positions when its in their own interests and they start the article by highlighting the fierce Kentucky threesome of Rand Paul, Mitch McConnell and Ed Whitfield (only one of whom could realilistically be called anything close to “a deficit hawk”):

he Kentucky Republican rode into the Senate last year as a libertarian standard-bearer, promising to shrink the government’s reach and spending power. But as a senator, he has championed the cause of USEC, a company that runs a uranium enrichment plant in Paducah that threatens to close in May, wiping out 1,200 jobs.

So along with fellow GOP lawmakers from Kentucky — Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Rep. Ed Whitfield — Paul has spent much of the past year pressuring the Obama administration to extend new uranium re-enrichment contracts to help keep the plant afloat. Paul’s tactics have included blocking nominations of five Energy Department appointees, one of whom remains in limbo.

Skeptics have expressed doubts about whether a new enrichment contract would allow the plant to operate profitably — it also needs a new power agreement once its current deal with the Tennessee Valley Authority expires — and say it would commit taxpayer dollars in the short term. Still, Paul made his pitch for the enrichment work to Energy Secretary Steven Chu during a February committee hearing.

Read onward, nuclear soldier…

Mitching and Boehning: Republican House and Senate Leaders Write Ridiculous Letter

Attempting to create political leverage wherever they can find it rather than put work into getting America back on track, McConnell and Boner sent a letter to the President of the United States demanding he not do what George W. Bush did:

Republican leaders in Congress have warned President Obama against any attempts to pass last-minute regulations if he loses reelection this year.

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) sent a letter to Obama Wednesday urging him not to pass any “midnight regulations.”

Outgoing presidents typically leave some of their most controversial executive orders until the final days of their term to avoid an expected public backlash.

Something tells me Mitch and Boehn might be getting a bit ahead of themselves.

From WaPo — one wonders where Mitch’s concern was when his own wife was doing the deed:

The letter did not refer to any such regulatory changes made by previous presidents, but McConnell’s wife, Labor Secretary Elaine Chao, was accused of moving with unusual speed in the final months of George W. Bush’s presidency to push through a rule making it tougher to regulate workers’ on-the-job exposure to chemicals and toxins.

The Labor Department quietly posted the proposal in July 2008, before Obama’s eventual victory, and the move angered workplace-safety advocates, labor unions and congressional Democrats, who accused the Bush administration of doing exactly what Republicans now hope Obama will avoid repeating.

In the final months of Bush’s term, federal worker union leaders also pushed to ensure that the White House was not improperly awarding political appointees with senior career government positions at the expense of more qualified workers. But at least 20 Bush-era appointees successfully bypassed the normal federal hiring process and “burrowed in” to career jobs.

And it wasn’t just Mitch McConnell’s wife doing the last-minute regulatin’ back in ’08… it was the entire corrupt Bush Administration:

After spending eight years at the helm of one of the most ideologically driven administrations in American history, George W. Bush is ending his presidency in characteristically aggressive fashion, with a swath of controversial measures designed to reward supporters and enrage opponents.

By the time he vacates the White House, he will have issued a record number of so-called ‘midnight regulations’ – so called because of the stealthy way they appear on the rule books – to undermine the administration of Barack Obama, many of which could take years to undo.

Dozens of new rules have already been introduced which critics say will diminish worker safety, pollute the environment, promote gun use and curtail abortion rights. Many rules promote the interests of large industries, such as coal mining or energy, which have energetically supported Bush during his two terms as president. More are expected this week.

America’s attention is focused on the fate of the beleaguered car industry, still seeking backing in Washington for a multi-billion-dollar bail-out. But behind the scenes, the ‘midnight’ rules are being rushed through with little fanfare and minimal media attention. None of them would be likely to appeal to the incoming Obama team.

The regulations cover a vast policy area, ranging from healthcare to car safety to civil liberties. Many are focused on the environment and seek to ease regulations that limit pollution or restrict harmful industrial practices, such as dumping strip-mining waste.

All Americans — Republican and Democrat alike — are likely shocked by the hypocrisy of Mitch McConnell and John Boehner.

Women Voters Flee From Mitt Romney, Mitch McConnell

The Republican Party’s all-out effort to alienate women voters appears to be working.

Via TP, a new Washington Post/ABC News poll finds Mitt trailing Obama by 19% among women voters.

And that’s not all. Barry Hussein is up in several key questions amongst all voters:

  • Beats Romney 10 points, 49 to 39 percent, on “protecting the middle class.”
  • Edges Romney by three points on “creating jobs” and “handling taxes.” Up two points on “supporting small business.”
  • Crushes Romney by 17 points, 53 to 36 percent, on “handling international affairs,” and seven points on “handling terrorism.”
  • Beats Romney eight points on “dealing with social issues such as abortion and gay marriage.”

Mitt Romney has a woman problem. And Mitch McConnell’s not helping.

As Joe noted yesterday, Mitch took to the radio in Louisiville to start his week by debunking the “Republican War on Women”:

“Talk about a manufactured issue — there is no issue,” he said on Louisville, Ky., radio station WHAS-AM. “Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison and Kelly Ayotte from New Hampshire and Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe from Maine I think would be the first to say — and Lisa Murkowski from Alaska — ‘we don’t see any evidence of this.’”

You won’t want to miss what Snow, Collins and Murkowski have to say about this particular topic — read on.

No issue… it is not.

Mitch McConnell Thinks You Are An Idiot.

Here’s a picture Mitch McConnell and the Republican Party hope no one in America internalizes:

Yes, while the Republicans are busy lying about the state of America’s energy policy in a destructive attempt to again mislead voters, the truth is not on their side:

Here’s just one example of Mitch McConnell lying to the American people, from FactCheck.org:

“What [Obama] ought to do is increase public production on public land. Land in federal — within the federal jurisdiction, production is down 14%. He points, however, to increased production that he had nothing to do with. It’s up 96 % on state owned land and private land. The president simply is standing in the way of increasing domestic production.”

McConnell got one thing right — production on federal lands fell by 14% in fiscal year 2011 (after a 15% increase the year before). But overall, oil production on federal lands saw an increase of 1% during the last five fiscal years.

As for Mitch’s other factoid, that production is up nearly 100% on state and private land…

Mitch McConnell incorrectly claimed that oil production is “up 96% on state-owned land and private land,” which isn’t close to being true. Production rose 11% on those lands in fiscal year 2011, the period to which McConnell alluded. Even over the last five fiscal years, the rise has been 15% — not even one-sixth as large as he claimed.

As Mitch said recently (and the rest of the GOP chirped behind him), “It’s my view that the administration’s policies are actually designed to bring about higher gas prices.”

And it’s my view that Mitch McConnell knows full well that he’s lying to the American people, and his only hope is that you are all just stupid enough to believe him.

Rand Paul raising funds for Big Government Mitch

Rand Paul isn’t endorsing Mitch McConnell’s 2014 re-election campaign just yet, but the jellied-haired oracle of freedom is, nonetheless, getting behind Mitch:

Paul attended a fundraiser for McConnell’s reelection campaign on Tuesday evening and Paul’s spokeswoman issued a strong statement of support in response to a query about whether the Tea Party star would endorse McConnell.“Sen. Paul and Leader McConnell have forged a strong relationship and created a number of pieces of legislation on behalf of their shared constituents. It’s clear the commonwealth is best served with their combined efforts now and in the future,” said Moira Bagley, Paul’s communications director.

It is clear, isn’t it?

Mitch McConnell Makes Bleeding Heart Argument Against Ryan/Rogers GOP Budget

Mitch McConnell went on the floor of the Senate and made a little speech about Obama’s health care plan, but all he really did was make an argument against the House GOP’s Budget Plan:

Let’s assume for a moment that McConnell’s telling the truth in all what he says — this requires a suspension of disbelief because anyone willing to believe Mitch McConnell, willing to take him at his word, is necessarily self-deceiving, even if he may occasionally speak truth to his own power.

He says 387,000 more people will be “forced” into Medicaid in Kentucky, resulting in 29% of the population.

Mitch McConnell says:

“It hurts the most vulnerable the most.”

And yet…

McConnell’s 5th District Congressman, Hal Rogers, the head of the House Appropriations Committee, just endorsed Paul Ryan’s GOP budget.

The House GOP’s Ryan/Rogers budget attacks Medicaid with a machete.

The Congressional Budget Office, at Ryan’s own request, examined this Republican budget and found draconian cuts to the Medicaid program which currently covers over 400,000 children in Kentucky:

CBO finds that the Ryan plan would cut programs to help low- and middle-income people afford health insurance — Medicaid, CHIP, and the Affordable Care Act’s subsidies to help near-poor and moderate-income families afford insurance — by more than 75 percent by 2050, with the bulk of the cuts coming from Medicaid.  Spending on these programs would be slashed from between 4¼ and 4½ percent of GDP in 2050 under current policies to just 1 percent of GDP.

Regardless of Obamacare’s impact on Medicaid, Mitch McConnell has just made a stark argument against his own party’s budget plan.

Mitch McConnell stands firmly opposed to the Paul Ryan and Hal Rogers plan to “hurt the most vulnerable.”