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McConnell Hates Trump,But I disagree on when it started

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It's being reported that Mitch McConnell hates Donald Trump because of the attack on the Capitol. That's why he's leaving impeachment as an open issue for his side to decide, rather than issuing a position opposing it.

But my guess that hate started not Wednesday after noon, January 6th, but rather early morning January 6th, when it became clear that with two successful Democratic wins in the Georgia run-off elections, he had lost his control of the US Senate. There's no doubt that Donald Trump played a major role in helping the Democratic candidates to defeat the Republican incumbents. But Trump didn't do it alone. Stacy Abrams and Greg Palast played major roles in making sure that people would be able to and encouraged to vote.

It's odd that the reports of McConnell's hate for Trump are uniformly leaving out the fact that Trump probably had a major role in taking down McConnell from being one of the most powerful people in the world.

 

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You're probably right. But it's interesting that his animosity towards Trump for that would eclipse even McConnell's fear of Trump's base (which must be awfully potent in the hills of Kentucky). They're going to want his head on a platter now.

And does he really think that "purging" Trump from the GOP is going to purge it of Trumpism?

I can't wait to see how this plays out...

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I was going to link to Jon Rappaports article about a stop Trump meeting on Jekyll Island before the 2016 where the captains of industry, the corporate media and upper tier GOP and Democratic leaders met with one common goal: Stop Trump!

Poor Jon's Website has been shut down for "violation of terms of service"

What he was getting at is that McConnell and the whole government hated Trump as he was threatening their access to the global feeding trough that they have been profiting from since the second world war.

McConnell always hated him but finally the corporate media and the tech giants have lined everything up to restore great wealth sharing with China at the expense of the middle class. Now he can break cover.

My opinion is that they have overplayed their hand. It's going to swing back the other way. The real talent is in the part that is being shut down, and the boom is going to fall.

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Jon Rappoport is a deliriously insane "independent researcher" and blogger. According to his bio, he "has lectured extensively all over the US on the question: Who runs the world and what can we do about it?" For the last decade, however, he has "operated largely away from the mainstream" because, as he puts it, "[m]y research was not friendly to the conventional media." Indeed. His independent research encompasses "deep politics, conspiracies, alternative health, the potential of the human imagination, mind control, the medical cartel, symbology, and solutions to the takeover of the planet by hidden elites."

He is, for instance, a germ theory denialist, and in his post "Germ theory and depopulation" (discussed here) he argues that "[i]n general, so-called contagious diseases are caused, not by germs, but by IMMUNE SYSTEMS THAT ARE TOO WEAK TO FIGHT OFF THOSE GERMS" (yes, the capitalization is in the original). Indeed, "GERMS ARE A COVER STORY. What do they cover up? The fact that immune systems are the more basic target for depopulationand debilitation of populations." The main tool is of course vaccines, which are weapons the nefarious powers that be use to kill off, well, it is a bit hard to see, partially because Rappoport's post is mostly all-caps from there. At least HIV is a cover story as well.

He has a similar screed on flu vaccines on whale.to if that's the kind of stuff you fancy reading. It is barely grammatical, but at least he gets his enthusiastic anger across rather well.

Currently Rappoport seems to write on various topics for InfoWars. Recently, for instance, Rappoport and InfoWars dubbed Rep. Tim Murphy's bill seeking to reform the way the government addresses mental health services a "diabolical legislative package," since Rappoport thought the legislation would require almost all children to take "psychiatric meds," and that the bill will ultimately give the federal government "a monopoly of the mind." Yeah, that's the way he rolls.

Diagnosis: Hysterically crazy; and his influence is probably not quite as limited as his level of crazy should suggest.

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And he ended up being virulently anti-Trump. I chose the article which was erased because it was hilarious.

If I had known there would be an ad hominem attempt to somehow discredit my observations that there was bipartisan alarm about the threat of Trump's ascendancy, I would have mentioned that Rappaport was waxing poetic after quoting from a Huffington Post report about the meeting, its participants, and its agenda.

The meat of my argument did not involve Mr. Rappaport's sanity at all.

"Here are some of the Island attendees, according to the Huffington Post ("At Secretive Meeting, Tech CEOs And Top Republicans Commiserate, Plot To Stop Trump," 3/7/2016). Get this:

"Apple CEO Tim Cook, Google co-founder Larry Page, Napster creator and Facebook investor Sean Parker, and Tesla Motors and SpaceX honcho Elon Musk all attended. So did Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), political guru Karl Rove, House Speaker Paul Ryan, GOP Sens. Tom Cotton (Ark.), Cory Gardner (Colo.), Tim Scott (S.C.), Rob Portman (Ohio) and Ben Sasse (Neb.), who recently made news by saying he 'cannot support Donald Trump.'

"Along with Ryan, the House was represented by Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Fred Upton (Mich.), Rep. Kevin Brady (Texas) and almost-Speaker Kevin McCarthy (Calif.), sources said, along with leadership figure Cathy McMorris Rodgers (Wash.), Budget Committee Chairman Tom Price (R-Ga.), Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (Texas) and Diane Black (Tenn.).

"Philp Anschutz, the billionaire GOP donor whose company owns a stake in Sea Island, was also there, along with Democratic Rep. John Delaney, who represents Maryland. Arthur Sulzberger, the publisher of The New York Times, was there, too, a Times spokeswoman confirmed."

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I found a copy of the article here's a sample:

I keep writing about the Trump phenomenon because it's explosive. It intrudes on so much business-as-usual political life in America. I really want to drive home this point. People, so many people, are so timid and scared and provincial and tight and they think that the usual parade of ghouls who run for office in this country is acceptable because the candidates mouth empty dead words. People expect the walking smiling dead to run for office. Big grins, empty words. That's considered safe, despite the fact that these hideous creatures are perfectly ready and willing to send planes anywhere to drop bombs on populations for no goddamn good reason. But as long as the candidate has a wan sh*t-eating grin, and as long as says he's caring, it's all right. Then Trump comes along and he's suddenly the Dangerous One. He's suddenly a threat. You mean all those other ghouls weren't? He's H*tler, and they were messiahs? Are you kidding? All of a sudden we have a dangerous Presidential candidate where there were none before? REALLY? People are getting so worked up about the first dangerous candidate in recent memory? REALLY?

I see. Building a wall is the worst idea ever to occur in America? Nothing like it? Ever? What about Vietnam? 1.4 million dead bodies, countless wounded, and even more suffering cancers and birth defects from Agent Orange. That was nothing compared to the suggestion of building a wall on the southern border? What about bombing Libya, ripping that country to shreds? Might have been a mistake, but it was nothing compared with the suggestion to build a wall? Putting in economic sanctions between the two wars in Iraq and thereby killing 500,000 children? Sad, but nothing compared to the suggestion of building a wall?

The White House funding, backing, creating, arming ISIS in conjunction with US allies? Yes, perhaps a regrettable error in judgment, but nothing compared to the suggestion of building a wall?

Bush 1, Clinton, Bush 2, Obama? Angels from heaven.

Trump? The anti-Christ.

Clever?

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One nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize was for Trump being the first president in 39 years to not expand the US military involvement in a conflict or get involved in a new one.

Oh wait! Let me guess! A RIGHT WING POLITICIAN nominated him, therefore one does not need to consider the troublesome facts stated in the nomination.

And, I think that this one statement is the reason why the Corporate Media, the Tech Companies, and the Washington hated him.

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I'm sorry, Don, but this is the same argument that just goes on and on around here and I just haven't the energy (or interest) to argue it again for 500,000th time.

You and your friends have your way of seeing things, and I have mine, and (let's face it) never the twain shall meet...

Be well.

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Wait, what argument are you talking about? The article was about when McConnell started hating Trump. I pointed out that even earlier than the article stated, in fact from the very beginning McConnell has been opposed to Trump.

You countered cleverly that Jon Rappaport was crazy. This had nothing to do with either the logic or the evidence I presented.

I did, however, lampoon the structure of your logic, and I sympathize with your strategy of quitting the field rather than saying anything of substance.

Peace and love, Bro!

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Don, someone at this point in time to advocate the "logic" of Donald Trump deserving the Nobel Peace Prize, has not only abdicated any right to be taken seriously in any context whatsoever, in print or as a human being, but should probably be investigated by the FBI.

"Peace and love, bro..."

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Exactly, you played right into my point.

Is it true or not that that Trump is the first president in 39 years to not further involve the US in foreign military involvement?

Since military involvement is the opposite of peace, that is a definitional context for a Peace Prize.

Your sweeping, contextless, lazy response has the same structure as the rest of your responses. I think you exist in a very unhappy world where at least 70 million of your fellow citizens are not human. Are you frightened in a convenience store?

Again, the discussion was about when McConnell hated Trump.

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But the discussion was with you. And you're a complete idiot.

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Is it true or not that that Trump is the first president in 39 years to not further involve the US in foreign military involvement?

Iran has attacked two tankers in the Gulf, downed a U.S. drone, and in an act of sheer chutzpah in September, reportedly sabotaged Saudi Arabian oil facilities because that kingdom is its enemy and a U.S. ally. And then, last week, Soleimani used the pro-Iranian militia Kataib Hezbollah (KH) in Iraq to attack the U.S. base near Kirkuk killing one American contractor and injuring several American and Iraqi troops.

Two days later, America struck back at five different sites, killing at least 25 KH members in Iraq. This generated massive anti-U.S. protests and the near-siege of the American embassy in Baghdad earlier this week. U.S. military authorities claim that Soleimani orchestrated all this. But it's also the case that Iraqis are becoming wildly cynical about America's continued troop presence whose primary purpose they see not as training Iraqi troops, as America claims, but using their country to retaliate against regional enemies.

Be that as it may, given the tinderbox like situation in the region, the wise course would have been to lower the temperature by easing sanctions and offering to restart nuclear negotiations with the Iranian regime. Instead, Trump, who had been showing some signs of softening at one point, ended up doing the exact opposite.

Nor should this surprise anyone. Under Trump, America's military footprint has expanded, not shrunk.

For starters, the number of American troops stationed abroad has barely budged 198,000 under President Obama and 194,000 under Trump. In Afghanistan, there are 8,500 more troops on his watch than under Obama's. Meanwhile, Trump has sent more troopsto prop up the murderous king of Saudi Arabia while backing out of his own much-ballyhooed withdrawal plan from Syria.

Trump has expanded the scope of drone warfare. Obama was no slouch when it came to drone bombing. However, Trump upped him, launching 238 drone strikes in his first two years compared to 186 by Obama at the same time in his term. Worse, Trump subsequently reauthorized the CIA to carry out its own drone bombings and rescinded an Obama-era rule requiring the agency to disclose all the civilian casualties it causes. This makes it much easier to attack countries that America isn't technically at war with and much harder to track the death and destruction the U.S. is causing, all of which will only sow the seeds of a future backlash from those it is terrorizing.

Furthermore, far from delivering on his promise of reducing the fiscal burden of America's foreign policy, Trump, who once called U.S. military spending "crazy," has pushed it to levels that even the Pentagon didn't think was imaginable. The defense, or rather offense, budget has gone up a whopping $140 billion on his watch.


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Trump: "I'm Gonna Bomb the Sh*t Out of Them- I Don't Care!": Youtube Video

Trump, who has been critical of U.S. President Barack Obama's strategy on Syria, told his supporter tonight that unlike Obama, he would have no trouble with Russia's bombing campaign.

"So he can't be a friend of" this was a Russian plane. They can't be a friend of ISIS [The Islamic State]. So if Putin wants to bomb I say 'go ahead, go ahead, bomb'. And we can bomb too."

Using profanity to emphasize his point, Trump said he would bomb the oil fields controlled by the Islamic State, which he referred to as ISIS.

"ISIS is making a tremendous amount of money because they have certain oil caps, right? They have certain areas of oil that they took away, they have some in Syria, some in Iraq. I would bomb the sh*t out of 'em," he said.

HuffPo

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" The real talent is in the part that is being shut down,"

Talent at what? Fabricating lies. Fomenting insurrection? Creating mass delusions? Engaging in massive corruption?

Yep, Trump's supporters are great at them.

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I believe what you say about McConnell's attitude before Trump became president. The same was true of Lindsay Graham and many others. But most of them got over their aversion to Trump and became sycophants, McConnell included.

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I've given a 'thumbs up' on all of the comments on this article for a very simple reason. I love confrontation! It's fun and more exciting than a crossword puzzle or ironing toilet paper.

As for the article, I marked it 'Well Said' because Rob Kall is a good writer, very articulate, intelligent, even if the article talks about something about as important and interesting as whether Madonna has had her eyebrows tattooed on. I marked it 'Inspiring' because seeing someone try so hard to make his web site vibrant again by writing an article about Trump is truly inspiring, when the site has already been destroyed by TDS. It's like watching a guy try to plan a special evening for his wife on his wedding anniversary, when he's serving a life sentence for beating her to death with a baseball bat. I marked it 'Funny' because it really is funny! I mean trying to pin down exactly when one psychopathic mutant started hating another psychopathic mutant is like trying to figure out when an ice cube actually melted. And THAT'S hilarious. Anybody else out there find that funny? The ice cube, I mean.

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So you like confrontation, eh, John???

Well, take this:

Nyah, nyah, nyah-nyah, nyah!!!

How'd ya like them apples? Huh?!

I imagine it will be some... time, before you recover from that!!!

Ha!!!

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Hey, A****le, leave Madonna's eyebrows out of this.

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TDS Trump Derangement Syndrome. That's why Joe Biden won by seven million votes.

That's why the Senate and House are now controlled by Democrats.

Perhaps the real TDS, maybe call it Real Trump Derangement Syndrome, or RTDS is what Trump supporters and apologists suffer from-- most recently, the florid delusion that Trump won.

And yes, the site has lost traffic. It's lost traffic from Israel supporters. It's lost traffic from people who are Covid deniers and people who discourage taking safety precautions to prevent Covid. It's also lost traffic from conspiracy theory addicts, particularly the most rabidly obsessed 911 fanatics.

And I'm proud that I have, with the support of the managing and senior editorial teams taken the stances we have. I'll take a reduced readership over pandering to RTDS mental cases who still believe the election was stolen, who approve of what happened at the Capitol.

And the ice cube isn't funny.

Submitted on Thursday, Jan 14, 2021 at 4:37:14 PM

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