He's in that This Will Not Pass book too, you know.
I don't believe for a moment that Mitch ever thought Trump would "go down" as a result of 1/6. He's a bastard, but he's not an idiot, and he knew that there's no way Trump would ever get discarded as long as he had the GOP lock step in his grasp. Yet for there to be any major defection in GOP support, it would require people like McConnell to lead the defection. And yet, McConnell would never do that so long as he could benefit from sitting back and letting Democrats try fruitlessly to impeach him again without GOP help.
So what's the point of McConnell saying these things about the end of Trump? Simple--it's a "come home to the GOP" message to GOP moderates, letting them know that with "sane" people like McConnell running the show, they could trust supporting Republicans again.
If the word “cynical” had a picture, it would be Mitch McConnell’s ugly mug.
And you know why the party willnever discard Trump? He’s a moneymaker for them. Trump’s grip on the base brings in millions of dollars every month. All he has to do is hold a rally and send a shitload of emails and the donations keep pouring in. It’s that simple.
I'm sorely tempted, but I'm pretty sure it would backfire on me.
I would have gone with the 'god seems a real piece of work, why does he inflict such suffering, even on the people who need his help the most?’ but.
As long as they see him as a net plus. The counterargument is he lost winnable races for them, but he's leaned heavily into the narrative that he's still better for them to keep.
"I don't care because God is in charge."
Doesn't that apply to literally EVERYTHING that happens?
I honestly think they would take the money and not having to do anything over having to work to win elections.
Well, when someone says some unseen entity is “in charge” it usually means they’re scared shitless and have basically given up. She does sound like a scared little girl clinging to Daddy Trump’s leg.
Well, it applies when she can't come up with a better answer.
If I told her that a Democrat did something bad, her reaction would have been completely different.
Again, an excellent idea, but I fear I would regret it.
She once cornered me and started lecturing me about something called The Seven Seals. I didn't understand a word of it. I was filled with a combination of fear and pity. Fear for her mental health, and pity that she spends so much time on bullshit.
Democrats can pass (a few!) things with just 50 votes. Manchin being the 50th vote gives him immense power and influence.
By contrast, Republicans need only 40 votes to block (most) things. They already have 50, so Manchin becoming the 51st would be a staggering loss of power and influence for him.
You mean 'inshallah,' right darling?
Also his face.
"He's a bastard, but he's not an idiot"