Mitch McConnell does not like being called “Moscow Mitch.”

By |2019-09-04T06:10:04-08:00September 4th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |22 Comments

Well I think we all know what to do now. 

Courtesy of TPM:

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) doesn’t care for his new nickname.

During a radio interview Tuesday on “The Hugh Hewitt Show,” McConnell said it was “unbelievable” for a “Cold Warrior like me” to be mocked as a Kremlin ally for repeatedly blocking both Democratic and bipartisan bills aimed at curbing Russian election interference.

“It’s an effort to smear me,” the Kentucky Republican told Hewitt. “You know, I can laugh about things like the Grim Reaper, but calling me Moscow Mitch is over the top.”

McConnell also repeated his previous complaint that the moniker was “modern day McCarthyism.”

“This is what we’re up against with the hard left today in America,” he said.

I have been waiting for the Republicans to start using McCarthyism to argue against accusations that they are working with Russia to undermine our democracy. 

The problem is that McCarthyism was smear campaign based on unfounded paranoia, whereas accusations that McConnell is helping the Russians by blocking congressional investigations are based on evidence that he is doing exactly that. 

All I have to say is that if Moscow Mitch hates the monicker “Moscow Mitch,” well that is just too damn bad for Moscow Mitch. 

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22 Comments

  1. Anonymous September 4, 2019 at 12:27 pm

    Boo hoo hoo, let me get out my little violin, Moscow Mitch.

  2. Anonymous September 4, 2019 at 1:18 pm

    Donald Trump’s Hurricane Dorian Map Appears to Be Doctored With a Sharpie to Include Alabama

    This is just insane.

    his is beyond belief. Even by this guy’s standards for cheap lying, this is off the charts, across the floor, down the storm drain, into the river, and long gone off up the gulfstream.

    Remember the other day when the president* said that Hurricane Dorian posed a threat to Alabama, and then the National Weather Service told all the people in Alabama to relax because the president* didn’t know what he was talking about, so they all shouldn’t run off to the Piggly Wiggly to buy 250 loaves of bread? Whereupon, the president* expressed his annoyance at his own National Weather Service for its role in helping him look foolish? Again. (Maybe it was just their turn.) This resulted in a couple of days of social-media snark directed at the president*s Very Great Brain.

    Cut to Wednesday morning in the Oval Office. From NBC News:

    The map Trump displayed was the same as a model produced by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration last week showing the hurricane’s projected path cutting through central Florida— with one key difference. Where the original projection ended, a smaller, black circle that appeared to be drawn in sharpie was produced to include Alabama in the model.
    Sharpie? He either doctored—or had doctored—the map with a freaking Sharpie? I wonder if he did it himself or contracted out the work to the Department Of Embarrassingly Clumsy Fakes, led by Secretary Of Embarrasingly Clumsy Fakes Epstein’s Mother.

    “I know that Alabama was in the original forecast,” Trump told reporters later on Wednesday. “We have a better map… in all cases Alabama was hit… they gave it a 95% chance.” Asked about the discrepancies with the original map, Trump said: “I don’t know. I don’t know.”
    A Sharpie.

    This is just insane.

    It’s also possibly a federal crime.

    https://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/a28916647/donald-trump-hurricane-dorian-map-sharpie/

  3. Anonymously September 4, 2019 at 1:24 pm

    San Francisco just passed a resolution calling the NRA a ‘domestic terrorist organization’

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/09/04/san-francisco-just-passed-resolution-calling-nra-domestic-terrorist-organization/

  4. puck September 4, 2019 at 3:11 pm

    poor little Mitch, how he suffers. he should come here and see the lines around the bock. real suffering brough on by him.

    • Arabella September 4, 2019 at 4:55 pm

      Well .. he did use a sharpie to write a note to Trudeau. So there is a pattern.

  5. puck September 4, 2019 at 3:12 pm

    the food pantry. it’s been a long day.

  6. Anonymously September 4, 2019 at 3:51 pm

    Scarborough Goes OFF on Moscow Mitch: His Legacy is Doing Nothing Against Foreign and Domestic Enemies

    https://www.mediaite.com/tv/joe-scarborough-goes-off-on-moscow-mitch-his-legacy-is-doing-the-work-of-vladimir-putin/

    • VOTE Mo$cow Mitch OUT September 5, 2019 at 8:04 am

      “You look at this guy’s legacy, and it’s going to be two things, I think right now, he’s going to have a legacy of basically doing the work of Vladimir Putin, an ex-KGB agent”

      ” he has been the one person that has killed every one of these bills to protect us from our domestic enemies, that are gunning down our children every day. What’s his end game? What’s his legacy? Where does it end? ” ” {@ the ballot box}

  7. Anonymously September 4, 2019 at 3:57 pm

    How many more names will be added to the list before Mitch McConnell acts on guns?

    RODOLFO JULIO ARCO, 57; Kameron Karltess Brown, 30; Raul Garcia, 35; Mary Granados, 29; Joseph Griffith, 40; Leilah Hernandez, 15; Edwin Peregrino, 25.

    Add those seven individuals, randomly slaughtered Saturday by a shooter in the West Texas cities of Midland and Odessa, to the toll of those lost to America’s gun insanity. And then pose this question:

    https://beta.washingtonpost.com/opinions/how-many-more-names-will-be-added-to-the-list-before-mitch-mcconnell-acts-on-guns/2019/09/03/5c111634-ba07-11e9-b3b4-2bb69e8c4e39_story.html

    Washington Post Runs Full-Page Editorial Calling for Action on Gun Control: ‘Do Something, Mr. McConnell’

    The piece opens by listing the name and age of each of the seven victims of the Odessa, Texas shooting that also left at least 25 wounded on Saturday.

    “What if there was a mass shooting in the United States not once or twice or four or six times monthly, but every single day, a big one, the kind that electrifies social media and squats for days on Page 1 — would that be enough to move Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell from his insistent inertia on gun safety?” the Post Editorial Board asks. “Would any volume of bloodshed convince the Kentucky Republican that Congress faces a moral imperative to act? Thirty-eight people were slain in three such shootings in August — in Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso, as well as West Texas — and still Senate Republicans and President Trump refuse to act.”

    https://www.mediaite.com/print/washington-post-runs-full-page-editorial-calling-for-action-on-gun-control-do-something-mr-mcconnell/

  8. Anonymously September 4, 2019 at 8:36 pm

    ‘Muzzle Mitch’ McConnell loves free speech — except if it’s criticizing him: Columnist

    …..“McConnell, who styles himself a champion of free speech, has lately not been such a fan of free speech directed against him. The psychological boo-boos done to his thin skin have stirred him to hypocrisy,” wrote Milbank. “On radio host (and Post contributor) Hugh Hewitt’s show this week, McConnell renewed his complaint that calling him Moscow Mitch is unacceptable — ‘modern-day McCarthyism,’ he said. ‘You know, I can laugh about things like the Grim Reaper, but calling me Moscow Mitch is over the top.’”

    “McCarthyism, by definition, is a type of defamation using indiscriminate allegations based on unsubstantiated charges. But the allegations underlying Moscow Mitch are specific and well-substantiated,” wrote Milbank. “He has blocked virtually every meaningful bill to prevent a repeat of Russia’s 2016 election interference. He led the effort to help a Russian oligarch’s business evade sanctions, and when that business then made a substantial investment in Kentucky, former McConnell aides lobbied for it.”

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/09/muzzle-mitch-mcconnell-loves-free-speech-except-if-its-criticizing-him-columnist/

    • Koch Dealer September 5, 2019 at 7:16 am

      I call him Tooter Turtle
      ‘” Drizzle, Drazzle, Drozzle, Drome; time for this one to come home.”‘

  9. Anonymous September 4, 2019 at 9:57 pm

    But he was just fine with his playground bully labeling Pocahontas, Lying Ted, etc as long as the GOP was winning elections. But now that the tables are turned and he is the target suddenly he wants everyone to be courteous adults. This from the petty asshole who vowed to obstruct that uppity black man who dared to win the presidency and stole a Supreme Court seat.

    Well, fuck him.

    MOSCOW MITCH MOSCOW MITCH MOSCOW MITCH!

    • Anonymously September 4, 2019 at 11:52 pm

      The Senate majority leader is distressed that people are calling him names. First there was “Moscow Mitch” (because he refuses to do anything significant to stop Russian interference in U.S. elections), and then there was “Massacre Mitch” and even “Murder Turtle” (because he refuses to take up gun-violence legislation despite massacre after massacre). At the risk of hurting the Kentucky Republican’s tender feelings still further, I suggest another moniker: Muzzle Mitch.

      McConnell, who styles himself a champion of free speech, has lately not been such a fan of free speech directed against him. The psychological boo-boos done to his thin skin have stirred him to hypocrisy.

      https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/a-new-nickname-for-mcconnell-muzzle-mitch/2019/09/04/ad078212-cf47-11e9-8c1c-7c8ee785b855_story.html

  10. OP September 5, 2019 at 8:01 am

    https://www.politicususa.com/2019/09/05/opinion-we-can-be-better-than-sending-sick-people-to-certain-death.html

    Welcome to the Trumpian version of McCarthyismIn 2020, we have an opportunity to reject this sort of decision-making that looks upon immigrants as a threat or a burden. We have to make that rejection emphatic and clear to those who made Trump’s presidency possible – here and in the Kremlin.

  11. Deli September 5, 2019 at 8:17 am

    Epstein had his name.

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