The Vichy pimple opines for The Faux News Channel

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Chutzpah.

Leader McConnell @senatemajldr
My latest Op-Ed: Will Dems work with us, or simply put partisan politics ahead of the country?
[….]
3:43 PM – 13 Nov 2018

Some of the responses:

My latest Op-Ed: F*** off, Treason Turtle.

Paid for by the ShutYoLyingAssUp Super PAC.

Care to comment on Merrick Garland? Or the bipartisan legislation to protect Mueller?

Incredble. You’ve been obstructing and devisive for years, putting party over country and allowing this travesty of a president run amok. Resign, you cretin.#impeachtrump

My latest op-ed: Will the Democrats be the adults in the room, per usual, and work with Republicans—or will they do the exact same thing the hypocrite GOP “leader” McConnell did for 8 years? #GOPhypocrites

Wait, what? hahaha — oh senator, this is rich…… Remember “we’ll make Obama a one term president?” Remember, “we’ll just say no to everything” meeting? Remember Merrick Garland?

LOL. Did you work with President Obama? There’s your answer, you Vichy pimple.

Okay, we’re stealing that.

More notable than Merrick Garland, which speaks to the irony of this article, is that he wrote it for Fox News rather than an outlet that caters to Democrats, betraying his true intentions.

You haven’t worked with Dems for 10 yrs. Now you’re the aggreived party? Most of this country is sick of your crap. I hope it all catches up with you. I hope you have to pay for what you have done to this country and your own party. Jerk.

“One of my proudest moments was when I looked Barack Obama in the eye and I said, ‘Mr. President, you will not fill the Supreme Court vacancy.’ ” – Mitch McConnell

You’ve done more personally to tear down our faith in institutions than any single individual alive. I can’t wait until you’re gone but until then, have a seat.

How about we make Trump a “One Term President”?

See how I just used your thing against you?

Lolololol, I’m hilarious.

“The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president.” – Mitch McConnell (Oct. 23, 2010)

I cannot imagine a hell of nearly enough torment to suit the treason and fuckery you have Inflicted upon people to destroy this nation in favor of the rich. God damn McConnell to motherfucking hell

Hey Yurtle, you mean like how you proudly obstructed Pres. Obama for 8 years you corrupt, calcified, hypocrite

Oh please explain partinship to us when you wouldn’t allow the FBI to issue a statement about RU election interference and you wouldn’t allow Merrick Garland to have a hearing for almost a year. Your the definition of a political hack & I’m praying you have criminal liability.

I suspect you will reap what you’ve sown.

And I think you know that.

Merrick Garland

You’re a terrible human being.

The guy who said his number one legislative priority is making Obama a one-term President and invented excuses to keep a Supreme Court seat open for over a year wants Democrats to put country over politics and work with the other side.

ratio’ed, bitch

You got some nerve, you bag of shit.

I’ll give you one thing:

You do hypocrisy like no other person alive.

By opposing the Trump/McConnell agenda as vigorously as possible, the Democrats would be putting country over partisan politics.

Bingo.

Nobody will work with you. Take it personally. #merrickgarland

Will Dems work on the agenda the Americans people elected them to enact, or simply put doomed efforts to reach out to recalcitrant Repubs who will never reciprocate ahead of the country?

Really mitch. How about Garland? And everything Obama had proposed we wont forget what you did to our country during Obama years or during this administration. You sold our democracy to Russia.

You shameless sack of shit

Pressed for time, quick answer: fuck you.

Merrick Garland says what?

The gall is astronomical here

Coming from you… this is the most ironic thing I’ve seen all year. Congratulations.

Did you say Merrick Garland?

Because Merrick Garland.

This is like the pot calling the kettle the most cynical partisan leader of my lifetime

Dude you are hilarious, will you work with us since we seem to have the majority of solutions.

Remember your response when asked about working across the aisle with Dems under Obama? “The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president.” Yeah…that’s how YOU “put country ahead of partisan politics”, hypocrite.

We elected them TO GET DJT out of the WH.. so you figure it out

Oh Turtle when did you become funny?

eat shit

You have no moral standing to advocate for bipartisanship. You and the President have done more than anyone to destroy statesmanship in our time.

fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu

Don’t worry, McConnell, we’ve been taking notes and studying the #GOP to learn how to cooperate.

#McConnell #gop #partisanpolitics

Mitch McConnell, 2010: “The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president.”

Mitch McConnell, 2018: Democrats probably won’t work with us because I personally reforged Congress into a partisan machine. And it’s all their fault.

Oh will history savage you. The worst of the cynical wretches. You are a bad person, sir.

I’m sure they’re going to work with you just as much as you’ve worked with Democrats over the last ten years.

No. Senate Dems will not work with you unless it’s to pass legislation passed in the House. But we know you have no plans to work with the Dems.

This is the onion right ?

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha GO FUK YOURSELF ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

We will do the same thing you have done. Winter is here.

Mitch is to bipartisanship as Trump is to honesty.

Heh.

My suggestion; hold your breath until you find out in January.

Is this like a DDoS attack where you try to take down twitter’s servers with a massive surge of irony?

You never worked with them. Why should they work with you?

I’m going with the third choice of “we’re going to do what republicans didn’t have the patriotism or courage to do because they’re partisan hacks” Good chat Yurtle!

You schedule that Merrick Garland confirmation hearing yet?

The same way you put partisan politics ahead of human rights, lives, and any consideration of others who aren’t in the 1% white old men’s club?

Oh that’s rich…..

And with that, self awareness died.

This is a parody account right?

Probably not.

Really, it’s not about abortion

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“Of all the Democratic candidates who flipped House seats and gubernatorial offices last week, not a single one ran on a pro-life [anti-choice] platform…” – Fixed it for them.

Really, it’s not about abortion. It’s about controlling others.

That little dustup about the anti-choice boilerplate language inserted into and then removed from the Missouri Democratic Party platform this past Summer? As if that made any difference in the 2018 election here in Missouri?

Show Me.

Pre 1973 medical instruments.

The impact nationally of the anti-choice movement on the Democratic Party wave in Tuesday’s election was exactly…

The Pro-Life Democratic Politician Is Going Extinct
By Sarah Jones

…Of all the Democratic candidates who flipped House seats and gubernatorial offices last week, not a single one ran on a pro-life platform.

As Shellnutt notes in her piece, it’s true that one in five people who support the repeal of Roe v. Wade identify as Democrats. But that’s a small fraction of an already-small demographic, and it doesn’t necessarily follow that the sort of pro-life voter who favors Democrats prioritizes abortion above, say, health care or the economy. There’s still widespread support for Roe. A July Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll found that 71 percent of Americans want to keep Roe; in fact, most Republicans say they oppose repeal. There just doesn’t appear to be a constituency for pro-life Democrats, an observation borne out by electoral results in addition to issue-specific polls. America’s abortion debate isn’t over, and the pro-life Democrat isn’t extinct. Intraparty debates over the exact place pro-life Democrats should or should not occupy will likely continue, but the evidence increasingly favors one conclusion: The party doesn’t need pro-life candidates to win. Democrats achieved a blue wave mostly without them. There’s no reason to think this will change in 2020, or afterward, as the party plots its post-Trump future.

…next to nothing, if at all.

Previously:

The elephant in the room (July 3, 2018)

Against abortion? Don’t have one. (July 6, 2018)

Getting played (July 8, 2018)

And they fixed it (August 11, 2018)

And we shall know them by their whiny, poorly written, rhetorically deficient, bullshit press releases (August 13, 2018)

He couldn’t do a worse job, could he?

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Missouri will have a new Attorney General, since Josh Hawley (r) will be in the U.S. Senate in January.

Via Twitter:

Governor Mike Parson @GovParsonMO
I am proud and pleased today to announce that Eric Schmitt will be Missouri’s next Attorney General. Eric is someone who I highly respect, personally trust, and have full confidence in to serve as Missouri’s chief law enforcement officer.
[….]
9:57 AM – 13 Nov 2018

Gee, who’ll be State Treasurer then?

And, from Eric Schmitt (r):

Eric Schmitt @Eric_Schmitt
I’m grateful to @GovParsonMO for the opportunity to serve Missourians as their attorney general and chief law enforcement official.
[….]
10:58 AM – 13 Nov 2018

He continued:

It is an incredible honor to be named the lawyer for 6 million Missourians and I promise to fight each and every day so the next generation of Missourians have the same opportunities I’ve enjoyed in the greatest country on earth.

I believe everyone is granted the right to be treated equally under the law. No matter who you are, what race or religion you are, your background, your creed – every single person is entitled to equality of opportunity and a fair shake under the law.

Translation: “I’m going to continue the lawsuit to remove pre-existing medical conditions protections from Missourians.”

We probably answered our own question.

Previously:

Josh Hawley (r): Who did you say was in charge at the Attorney General’s office? (October 31, 2017)

“Right to Get Paid Less” will be back in Missouri

The job didn’t get finished.

Last Wednesday:

MISSOURI HOUSE: Area voters send all state representatives back to Jefferson City
By Kathryn Hardison, Haoyi Jiang, Tammy Ko and Yuhua Ren Nov 7, 2018

…Chuck Basye [r] won a third two-year term as 47th District state representative with 9,080 votes, or 57 percent, to Adrian Plank’s 6,913, or 43 percent.

[….]

…Basye said he plans to file several bills, including the higher education bills. And he said that if no other lawmaker files “right to work” legislation, he will do so…

And the right wingnut republican majority in the Missouri General Assembly will vote for it. You can bet on it.

Previously:

Proposition A – “Right to Get Paid Less” – loses big (August 7, 2018)

What’s the matter with Johnson County (Missouri)?

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Cognitive dissonance. But then, that’s not really true because there is no exhibited discomfort.

In 2012 Claire McCaskill (D) won Johnson County, Missouri by around 7.5%. In 2018 she lost the county by a much larger margin, over 22%.

2018 election results, via the Johnson County, Missouri County Clerk/Election Authority:

SUMMARY REPORT Unofficial Results
Run Date:11/08/18 November 6, 2018
RUN TIME:12:19 PM General Election

PRECINCTS COUNTED (OF 11) . . . . . 11
REGISTERED VOTERS – TOTAL . . . . . 32,281
BALLOTS CAST – TOTAL. . . . . . . 17,812
VOTER TURNOUT – TOTAL . . . . . . 55.18%

U.S. SENATOR
(VOTE FOR) 1
Josh Hawley (REP). . . . . . . . 10,449 58.98%
Claire McCaskill (DEM) . . . . . . 6,468 36.51%
Japheth Campbell (LIB) . . . . . . 289 1.63%
Jo Crain (GRE). . . . . . . . . 87 .49%
Craig O’Dear (IND) . . . . . . . 407 2.30%
WRITE-IN. . . . . . . . . . . 16 .09%
Total . . . . . . . . . 17,716

The 2012 U.S. Senate results, via the Missouri Secretary of State:

State of Missouri – General Election, November 06, 2012
Official Results
As announced by the Board of State Canvassers on December 05, 2012
[Johnson County]
U.S. Senator
11 of 11 Precincts Reported

Claire McCaskill Democratic 10,197 49.097%
Todd Akin Republican 8,613 41.470%
Jonathan Dine Libertarian 1,959 9.432%
Total Votes: 20,769

There ain’t that many Libertarians in Johnson County, Missouri, not then and not now.

Back to 2018:

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT NO. 1
(VOTE FOR) 1
Yes . . . . . . . . . . . . 10,089 58.10%
No. . . . . . . . . . . . . 7,277 41.90%
Total . . . . . . . . . 17,366

The voted overwhelmingly for ethics, campaign finance, lobbying, and redistricting reform. And yet, they voted for the people opposed to the initiative, including incumbents who they returned to the Missouri General Assembly.

And, on medical marijuana:

CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT NO. 2
(VOTE FOR) 1
Yes . . . . . . . . . . . . 11,307 64.39%
No. . . . . . . . . . . . . 6,252 35.61%
Total . . . . . . . . . 17,559

They really liked that initiative. What gives?

The voted overwhelmingly to raise the minimum wage in Missouri:

PROPOSITION B
(VOTE FOR) 1
Yes . . . . . . . . . . . . 10,051 57.25%
No. . . . . . . . . . . . . 7,506 42.75%
Total . . . . . . . . . 17,557

Again, they voted for the republican U.S. Senate candidate opposed to the initiative, and the republican incumbents in the Missouri House, also opposed to the initiative, who they returned to the Missouri General Assembly.

In the August 2018 primary, Johnson County voters voted overwhelmingly against imposing the “right to get paid less” initiative on Missourians:

SUMMARY REPORT All Precincts Reporting 100%
Run Date:08/13/18 August 7, 2018
RUN TIME:02:06 PM Primary Election

Right To Work Question
(VOTE FOR) 1
(WITH 11 OF 11 PRECINCTS COUNTED 100%)
YES . . . . . . . . . . . . 3,294 34.85
NO. . . . . . . . . . . . . 6,157 65.15

Johnson County voters felt even more strongly about this than they did about approving medical marijuana in the November general election. And, yet again, the voted for the republican U.S. Senate candidate who supported the initiative, and the republican incumbents in the Missouri House, also who supported to the initiative, who they returned to the Missouri General Assembly.

Voters in other counties and across the state did the same thing.

What gives?

Previously:

What’s the matter with Saline County? (November 9, 2018)

Putin’s “useful idiot”

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Protesting Donald Trump (r) on the evening of November 8th, in the falling snow, at a demonstration with several hundred in attendance in front of the U.S. Courthouse in downtown Kansas City, Missouri:

“Россия” (Russia) – a variant of the Russian presidential flag – Kansas City, Missouri – November 8, 2018.

The flag of the United States is below it, in the configuration indicating distress.

This afternoon, via Twitter:

Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump
Trying to STEAL two big elections in Florida! We are watching closely!
1:09 PM – 10 Nov 2018

Yep, he’s a useful idiot.

Previously:

Back to the streets – Kansas City, Missouri – November 8, 2018 (November 8, 2019)

Dumber than a cinder block… (November 10, 2018)

Dumber than a cinder block…

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…and twice as dense.

That’s you, too, if you buy into it.

Yesterday, via Twitter:

Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump
Just out — in Arizona, SIGNATURES DON’T MATCH. Electoral corruption – Call for a new Election? We must protect our Democracy!
2:33 PM – 9 Nov 2018

One of the responses:

Signatures not matching does not equal corruption or fraud. Everyone’s signature varies somewhat, and if one signature is on paper and the other is on a device, there can be a lot of variance, especially if the person doesn’t sign on devices often.

Read the sequence. This is all about counting the votes that have been cast in this election. For those of you who have difficulty with reading comprehension and facts (The Faux News Channel, for instance), read this slowly and out loud, that might help you understand it.

1. When voter turnout is higher than expected it takes longer to count the votes because of the volume of ballots which have to be processed.

2. States which have voting by mail have a very high volume. It takes a longer time to count and certify those results due to the very high volume.

3. News media does not count the votes, local election authorities do.

4. Media usually reports on the votes that have been counted, as long as their attention holds. They rarely report on the certified results.

5. Election races are “called” by the media when they believe that the outcome will not be changed by the ballots remaining which have yet to be counted. This is not a certified election result. It’s a bauble for people with short attention spans.

6. Elections are certified by election authorities when all of the votes have been counted.

7. Sometimes, when elections are really close, the media will not “call” the election until it has been certified. Sometimes media makes a mistake and “calls” the election anyway because math is hard for some people.

8. If, at any point, the number of ballots which have not been counted is greater than the reported margin between two candidates, then any media “call” of the race is worthless. That’s how math works.

Thus endeth the lesson.