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    Mitch McConnell is a fucking ghoul.

    Where’s a Van Helsing when you need one...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JCAll View Post
    They seem to be saying it's her fault for not retiring a decade ago when the GOP last lost control of the Senate.
    While "Fault..." seems like the wrong word to me...

    A Republican Supreme Court Judge who may very well have had a couple of productive years left stepped down to seemingly make sure that he had a say in the direction things were going to go.

    While she would had to have retired a good bit younger to do the same, wouldn't that make more sense than rolling the dice on having a scenario where the stars align so that you can at some undetermined point in the future?

    Honestly, I am just glad that Thomas hasn't decided to do the same thing as Kennedy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zinderel View Post
    Mitch McConnell is a fucking ghoul.

    Where’s a Van Helsing when you need one...
    The expression, "didn't even wait for the body to get cold" comes to mind on this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BeastieRunner View Post



    Hell has frozen over.

    Trump is the most respectable Republican in the room.
    It wouldn't shock or surprise me if those letters had been prepared weeks, if not months ago, just waiting for RBG to pass away before releasing them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WestPhillyPunisher View Post
    It wouldn't shock or surprise me if those letters had been prepared weeks, if not months ago, just waiting for RBG to pass away before releasing them.
    Mitch McConnell has had a "RBG replacement" letter drafted since he became House Majority Leader. He probably updates it every six months to add extra "f*** you" context to the moment with a s*** eating grin.

    Not even exaggerating.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tendrin View Post
    !@#!ing LOL.
    McConnell mentioned some facts. Do people disagree with those?

    He also said that Republican Senators should not commit publicly to any course of action. Is there disagreement about that?
    Sincerely,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Mets View Post
    McConnell mentioned some facts. Do people disagree with those?

    He also said that Republican Senators should not commit publicly to any course of action. Is there disagreement about that?
    He also said they should keep their powder dry. Why is he threatening civil war?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulBullion View Post
    He also said they should keep their powder dry. Why is he threatening civil war?
    He learned it from watching Obama.

    https://www.politico.com/story/2014/...-agenda-103178

    Seriously, it's a common enough saying.
    Sincerely,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Mets View Post
    McConnell mentioned some facts. Do people disagree with those?

    He also said that Republican Senators should not commit publicly to any course of action. Is there disagreement about that?
    Other than the fact he was probably bullshitting about what he said, not too terribly much. If you think Moscow Mitch won't lean hard on any recalcitrant senator who doesn't toe the party line now that he's thisclose to his wet dream of right wing control of SCOTUS for the next several decades, I have some beachfront property in Montana you might be interested in.
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    On this date in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, as well as 2019, "Crazy/Stupid Republican of the Day" published profiles of U.S. Senator Dean Heller of Nevada, who while first appointed to the Senate as a replacement for John Ensign after he resigned due to being embroiled in a sex scandal, Sen. Heller won election to a full term in 2012 winning with only 46% of the vote over Democrat Shelley Berkley, who pulled down 45% (the other 9% was independents and write-in candidates). Heller’s time in the spotlight has been marred by several extreme positions on issues like pay equality, women’s reproductive rights, gun control, and immigration reform. The man is spitefully partisan enough that he held a photo-op breakfast at an IHOP where a mass shooting had taken place on its one year anniversary to prove to the gun lobby that he didn’t care about people dying to keep him from voting the way he does on gun control. He was one of 18 senators who voted not just to have the 2013 Government Shutdown… but to keep the government closed in the vote to end it 16 days later. Most glaring, though, is how Sen. Heller decided to rally under the banner of racist rancher and tax scofflaw Cliven Bundy in 2013, calling him a “patriot” while criticizing the Bureau of Land Management for “overreach” and praising the “law-abiding Nevadans” on Bundy’s ranch who were pointing assault rifles at government employees doing their jobs and rounding up Bundy’s cattle off of government land. Up until the time that Cliven Bundy decided to teach America “something about the negro”, Dean Heller was proposing Congressional hearings to investigate the BLM and why they were at the Bundy Ranch. Because he clearly thought THEY were in the wrong. And that was just in our FIRST look at Sen. Heller. Our further follow-up looks at Sen. Heller have seen him voting to defund Planned Parenthood based on the fradulent "sting" video produced by the Center for Medical Progress, but yet, failing to vote for funding to prevent the Zika Virus, which certainly couldn’t be a hypocritical stance, no sir. Heller also participated in a filibuster of an attempt to create a Constitutional Amendment to overturn Citizens United, and signed onto a letter to make himself one of the #47Traitors who tried to sabotage ongoing negotiations between the State Department and Iran to forge a nuclear treaty and end decades of standoffs between our two nations. Sen. Heller caved to pressure from the president and people in his own party and voted to repeal the Affordable Care Act, and it looked like the law was as good as dead, with all the Democrats voting with Sen. Lisa Murkowski and Sen. Susan Collins, and Vice-President Mike Pence would be the tiebreaker... but then late John McCain came in and got all dramatic with a "thumbs down"... so Dean Heller was forced to heel by Donald Trump for exactly nothing but bad press. And his constituents sure noticed, as his approval ratings dipped into the low 20s in the wake of the vote. And then, for whatever reason, he decided to be a co-sponsor of the GOP’s last ditch effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act with Sen. Lindsey Graham and Sen. Bill Cassidy, that throws an estimated 32 million (that’s THIRTY-TWO MILLION) people off their health insurance, by far the worst “healthcare reform” bill thought up Republicans yet this term. Could it get worse? Well, how about that in the days after the terror attack carried out by white nationalists on the march in Charlottesville, as people began to identify hate-fueled nitwits from that rally, that people noted one of the more iconic faces there, Peter Cvjetanovic, was traced back just not to being a University of Nevada-Reno student... but that he had met and been photographed with… Dean Heller. Almost a year after the 2016 election, Dean Heller finally admitted he voted for Donald Trump, as Trump's approval ratings also hit their lowest, falling into the 30s, after Charlottesville. Heller was flagging badly enough that even the Koch Brothers bailed on him, and decided not to contribute towards his campaign. Also factor in the ethical scandal of how Sen. Heller decided to pay $50,000 to his own son, who purports himself to be a “Social Media Influencer” for “quality content”. That has drawn the attention of the FEC, because it seems a lot more like Heller is just trying to funnel money to his progeny. All that was enough to ensure that Jacky Rosen became Senator Jacky Rosen, sending Dean Heller packing with only 45% of the vote. He was hoping he might land a nomination to serve in the Department of the Interior after that loss, but Donald Trump’s ego can’t stand the idea that anyone would be in any way critical of him, and as blamed Heller’s loss on “not supporting him enough”, and he’s currently in political limbo, where he deserves to be. As such, we will set aside his profile at this time, and take a look at another kooky Republican today instead. (Current crazy/stupid scoreboard, is now 916-45, since this was established in July 2014.


    Danielle Stella
    Welcome to what is the 916th original profile here at “Crazy/Stupid Republican of the Day”, where we’ll be discussing Danielle Stella, a 2020 candidate for U.S. House of Representatives in Minnesota’s 5th District who was motivated to run for that seat because… frankly, she’s an Islamophobic bigot who was specifically targeting Congresswoman Ilhan Omar. She was being promoted heavily by InfoWars and Alex Jones as a candidate (uh oh) and also had a few posts on social media where she seemed to have positive thoughts regarding the Qanon conspiracy theory. When asked about it, Stella’s campaign confirmed her dedication towards the group, saying she “stands 100% behind the principles of patriotism, unity/inclusiveness (WWG1WGA!) and love for country that Qanon promotes.”

    Stella had the bizarre idea to start demonizing the city of Minneapolis, the place she would be representing in Congress if elected, calling it, “the crime capitol of our country”, because if there’s one place we all think of when we think of violent crime, it’s the Land of 10,000 Lakes. However, this strategy proved extremely ironic when local authorities charged Danielle Stella with felony shoplifting, referring to an incident where she was caught by security at a Target store attempting to shoplift $2327.97 in merchandise on January 9th, 2019 after paying for $50 of merchandise in her cart and attempting to leave with the rest. She claimed to have no memory of the incident, claiming she suffered from PTSD and anxiety that… is not much of a legal defense.

    It must have been a bad case, because she was arrested for shoplifting from a different store on April 4th, 2019, and the police realized she had a warrant out for failing to show up to court for her first offense.

    Not for nothing, in 2009, she was also charged with driving while under the influence of alcohol and fleeing a police officer.

    Danielle Stella refused to drop out of the race of Minnesota’s 5th, which, at this point, she was a longer long shot than she already was… after all, Ilhan Omar won in 2018 by 50 points against her Republican opponent, who was not a conspiracy theorist/shoplifter combo. But then, Stella’s campaign stopped being about winning election and more about death threats. Stella called for Rep. Omar to be hanged in a post on Twitter, claiming that she was a secret Qatari agent working against the interests of the United States. Twitter, normally a slow-acting platform regarding issuing bans, actually deleted her account for it. Well, being Twitter they let her do it twice before they wielded the ban-hammer. Stella ended up sticking it out until the GOP Primary was held, and she lost, getting only 18.6% of the vote, which is approximately 18.6% more than she deserves. The 2119 people not named Danielle Stella who voted for her should all be ashamed.

    We aren’t sure if she runs for office again, but we’re starting to notice a pattern of hard-right trolls living for months by grifting free campaign donations and saying the worst things. Danielle Stella certainly seems the type to persist in such a con.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Mets View Post
    He learned it from watching Obama.

    https://www.politico.com/story/2014/...-agenda-103178

    Seriously, it's a common enough saying.
    Ah, so we ARE supposed to deduct the meaning from the words after all. Not the impression you gave at first.
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    https://www.democratandchronicle.com...et/5836840002/

    2 dead, 14 wounded in mass shooting near Rochester Public Market
    Two young adults, a man and a woman, were killed and 14 people wounded early Saturday in the largest Rochester shooting in memory, an act of violence that occurred at a backyard house party with more than 100 people present.

    The violence occurred on the 200 block of Pennsylvania Avenue, at a residence located not far from the Rochester Public Market.

    The identities of the two victims have not been made public pending notification of next of kin. Acting Police Chief Mark Simmons said both victims were in their late teens or early 20s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Mets View Post
    McConnell mentioned some facts. Do people disagree with those?

    He also said that Republican Senators should not commit publicly to any course of action. Is there disagreement about that?
    I wonder how you're going to spin this when Trump nominates someone and McConnell rushes them through the Senate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevinroc View Post
    I wonder how you're going to spin this when Trump nominates someone and McConnell rushes them through the Senate.
    "Well, it's unified party control so this is how its supposed to work," etc etc etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister Mets View Post
    McConnell mentioned some facts. Do people disagree with those?

    He also said that Republican Senators should not commit publicly to any course of action. Is there disagreement about that?
    You know exactly who he is, Mets, and you know exactly what he wants to do. Don't waste time insulting our intelligence.
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