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 Post subject: McCONNELL WELCOMES BIDEN
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With the electors having cast their ballots, and having elected Joe Biden as the next President of the United States, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has decided the writing is officially on the wall. And so, on Tuesday, he announced that "The Electoral College has spoken...today I want to congratulate President-elect Joe Biden."

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Normally, the opinion of someone not on the ballot—even if they are one of the highest-profile members of their party—does not matter. But these are not normal times. With Donald Trump and his underlings (e.g., Stephen Miller) insisting that this thing is not over, everyone is watching carefully for signs that the GOP establishment is ready to jump ship and move on. And now, the most establishment Republican of them all has done so. McConnell's announcement gives cover to other members of his party who wish to embrace reality, while at the same time taking cover away from those who want to keep their heads in the sand.

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Now the question is: How does Trump respond? On one hand, he wants to keep collecting money for his "election defense fund," and his ego will presumably never allow him to admit defeat. On the other hand, challenging McConnell directly is something the President has never been willing to do, presumably since the Majority Leader has nearly as much pull in the Party as Trump does. The likelihood is that the Donald just pretends that he didn't hear McConnell's announcement, and continues his current approach to the election, though that will get harder and harder as more high-profile Republicans jump ship.

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And as long as we're talking about Trump allies who are ready to move on, Vladimir Putin also issued a statement Tuesday congratulating Biden on his victory. Again, normally the opinion of the dictatorial leader of the United States' main adversary does not matter, but these aren't normal times. McConnell was Trump's most important domestic ally and Putin was probably his most important foreign ally (him or Benjamin Netanyahu), and now both have turned toward Biden. Oh well, at least the President still has Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) and Sidney Powell.

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Gray_Ghost wrote:
Looks like he has some fans
Louisville police said that they don't have a suspect, since "person who doesn't like Mitch McConnell" doesn't really narrow it down too much.

Something similar happened in San Francisco. Vandals scrawled graffiti on the garage door of Nancy Pelosi. They also left a pig's head in front of her house. Clearly it wasn't the Mafia, since they generally prefer horses' heads as their communication medium. It is not known if the same team perpetrated both acts. While McConnell definitely deserves the blame for killing the $2,000 stimulus, since it would have passed had it come to a vote, Pelosi supported it and got the House to approve it.

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 Post subject: PROFILE IN COWARDICE
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RNC Chair Ronna Romney McDaniel may think she is leading the Republican Party, but now that Donald Trump is stuck in Florida without a Twitter feed, the real leader of the Party is Mitch McConnell, and certainly not the hapless House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA). McConnell has his work cut out for him trying to win the House and Senate in 2022. His biggest task is somehow unifying the Party. Voting to acquit Trump and then trashing him won't solve the problem of the Party being split between Trumpers and anti-Trumpers.

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McConnell's biggest goal is getting his old job back (followed closely by making Joe Biden a one-term president). To achieve #1, he has to avoid losing any (potentially) winnable Senate seats in 2022. First case in point: Arizona. Sen. Mark Kelly (D-AZ) is on the ballot for a full 6-year term in Arizona in 2022. However, the state Republican Party has been taken over by the wackos, who recently condemned former Republican senator Jeff Flake and Cindy McCain for not being Trumpy enough. If the state party tries to run a Trumpy candidate (for example, state chair Kelli Ward) McConnell made it clear that he will intervene and try to defeat such candidate in the primary. Second case in point: North Carolina. There Trump's daughter-in-law, Lara Trump, who has no political experience—except cheerleading for her father-in-law—is toying with a run for the open Senate seat in 2022.

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Unlike Trump, McConnell is honest about his goals and intentions. He said: "My goal is, in every way possible, to have nominees representing the Republican Party who can win in November. Some of them may be people the former president likes. Some of them may not be. The only thing I care about is electability." That is typical McConnell. What he cares about is power, not ideology. If the people of, say, Wyoming, want a super Trumpy Senate candidate, that's fine with him because any Republican can win in Wyoming. In swing states like Arizona, North Carolina, and Georgia, Trumpy candidates probably can't win statewide anymore, so McConnell is going to open the money spigot to defeat them in the primaries. The Trumpish wing of the GOP won't take that lying down, so there are going to be fireworks ahead.

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Complicating McConnell's plan to defeat Trumpish senatorial candidates in winnable states is that some of his members are: (1) very Trumpy and (2) planning to run for president in 2024 as "new, improved Trump" look-alikes. These include Sens. Ted Cruz (TX), Josh Hawley (MO), and Rick Scott (FL), among others. That could lead to situations in Arizona, North Carolina and other states in which McConnell is busy funneling money to a traditional Republican in a primary while Cruz and Hawley are out there vigorously campaigning for that candidate's opponent in order to demonstrate their Trumpishness. Trying to keep the Party together will test McConnell like he has never been tested before. The only thing all Republicans agree on is that Joe Biden is the most left-wing pinko Commie president in the nation's history and his radical agenda would embarrass Karl Marx and Che Guevara.

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