On Tuesday previous some of the partisan and obstructive politicians in current reminiscence made an announcement that beggars perception by claiming that as a result of Democrats launched a invoice that patriarchal Republicans and evangelicals oppose on precept, “the period of bipartisanship is over.”
In fact the comment got here from partisan king “Moscow” Mitch McConnell. Though bipartisanship nonetheless sometimes works in Washington, when it fails miserably it’s all the time all the way down to McConnell. His penchant for obstructing something even one Democrat helps, together with something enshrined within the U.S. Structure, has earned him the label because the Republican malcontent who singlehandedly “broke America” and the most evil man in politics.
It’s no secret that McConnell will go down in historical past as dyed-in-the-wool partisan hack, or that he’s famend for obstructing any laws or supporting any coverage that he supported just because a Democrat got here out to s it. However the audacity of McConnell to state that the explanation bipartisanship is over is as a result of Democrats fail to toe the Republican line and do their bidding is as inherently obscene because the vile creep who uttered these phrases.
McConnell’s comment was over Senate Majority Chief Chuck Schumer having the temerity to introduce laws to convey pay fairness to ladies and members of the LGBTQ group. As an alternative of being sincere and saying he, just like the preponderance of patriarchal Republicans, actually needs to perpetuate the pay disparity that favors white males, he stated this previous to obstructing a easy procedural vote with a filibuster:
“It’s fairly clear the period of bipartisanship is over. The bulk chief is beginning with the so-called paycheck-fairness invoice late this afternoon, which is basically a giveaway to the plaintiffs’ legal professionals in America.
Now it doesn’t matter what McConnell’s absurd cause was for blocking a procedural vote on the invoice. It’s his male bovine excrement assertion that as a result of a bit of laws that handed the Democratic managed Home and Majority Chief Schumer launched it, “the period of bipartisanship is over.”
The prescient query somebody within the Senate ought to have requested McConnell is: “If the period of bipartisanship actually is over, then who ended it you filthy partisan hack?”
The identical factor occurred when a vote got here up on the “bipartisan fee” to research Trump’s January 6 riot and assault on the USA Capitol. McConnell was behind the push for Republicans to defeat the invoice even after he said emphatically and with uncharacteristic candor that everybody with a pulse knew Trump was accountable for inciting riot in opposition to the USA.
Over at MSNBC Steve Benen listed only a few of McConnell’s extra nefarious actions to verify solely Republican insurance policies are superior. Mr. Benen wrote:
“It was McConnell who modified Senate norms to require 60-vote supermajorities on every bit of laws of any significance. It was McConnell who was liable for creating the trendy judicial affirmation wars. It was McConnell who spearheaded each current try to derail campaign-finance reforms.”
In fact McConnell did all the pieces in his energy to cease any and all the pieces democrats proposed throughout President Barack Obama’s tenure, together with thumbing his nostril on the Structure’s course of for filling a Supreme Courtroom emptiness.
He has not too long ago said that he’ll transfer the proverbial Heaven and actual Earth to proceed on that path saying: “a hundred percent of our [Republicans’] focus is stopping this [Biden] administration.”
Based on a ballot in late January of this yr, a whopping 71 % of People need Republicans to work with the Biden Administration in a spirit of bipartisanship to get issues completed.
Nevertheless, like all the pieces the vast majority of People need and hope for, Republicans guided by the partisan punk McConnell won’t ever acquiesce to the desire of the individuals as a result of it means working for the nice of the nation; one thing McConnell and his fascist underlings won’t ever enable as a result of bipartisanship means sharing energy. And anybody with a pulse is aware of all the pieces McConnell works for is energy and never the nice of the nation.
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Born within the South, raised within the Mid-West and California for a well-rounded view of America; it doesn’t look good.
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