Mitch McConnell Brags About Blocking Obama For 2 Years, Then Laughs About It

  

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Via:  tessylo  •  8 months ago  •  52 comments

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Mitch McConnell Brags About Blocking Obama For 2 Years, Then Laughs About It

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Mitch McConnell Brags About Blocking Obama For 2 Years, Then Laughs About It







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Senate Majority Leader  Mitch McConnell  (R-Ky.) on Thursday night bragged about blocking President  Barack Obama ’s attempt to fill federal judicial vacancies for two years. Then, he laughed about it as he discussed the Republican Party’s effort to stack the courts with conservative judges under President  Donald Trump

“I was shocked that former President Obama left so many vacancies and didn’t try to fill those positions,” Fox News host  Sean Hannity  said to McConnell. 

Obama didn’t leave those vacancies so much as he was blocked from filling them by a GOP-controlled Senate led by McConnell ― something the majority leader was quick to point out. 

“I’ll tell you why,” he said. “I was in charge of what we did the last two years of the Obama administration.” 

Then, he laughed:  


“I will give you full credit for that, and by the way take a bow,” Hannity said. “All right, that was good line!” 

McConnell not only blocked federal judges, he prevented Obama’s Supreme Court nominee  Merrick Garland  from even getting a hearing. In 2018, McConnell told Kentucky Today that the decision to block Garland’s appointment was “ the most consequential decision I’ve made in my entire public career .”

Trump eventually filled that seat with Neil Gorsuch, one of his two Supreme Court appointees.

Trump has had an even bigger impact on the federal courts as a whole. As Vox reported,  more than a quarter of all active judges  on the courts of appeal are now Trump appointees. In fact, Trump has named nearly as many judges in his three years in office (48) as Obama did during his eight-year presidency (55).












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Tessylo
1  seeder  Tessylo    8 months ago

Fucking scumbag.

 
 
 
Ronin2
1.1  Ronin2  replied to  Tessylo @1    8 months ago

He is the Republican version of Harry Reid. How many times did you call Harry a "fucking scumbag"?

What should really gall the left is that Republicans in the Senate are drubbing the Democrats with the very rules Democrats put in place to load the courts with leftist judges. Reid was warned going nuclear on judicial appointments was a moronic move. He didn't listen.

 
 
 
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1.1.1    replied to  Ronin2 @1.1    8 months ago

I was gonna say, pretty sure Harry Reid said something similar about cheating during the presidential elections:

“Well, they can call it whatever they want,” Reid said. “Romney didn’t win, did he?”

https://time.com/3765158/harry-reid-mitt-romney-no-taxes/

 
 
 
Snuffy
1.1.2  Snuffy  replied to  Ronin2 @1.1    8 months ago

Agreed. I hate that congress has devolved to playing party politics over doing the business of the American people but it's nuts when one party changes the rules and then bitches about that change being used against them.

 
 
 
Tessylo
1.1.3  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  Snuffy @1.1.2    8 months ago
'I hate that congress has devolved to playing party politics over doing the business of the American people'

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What business of the American people is this 'president' and his administration and the gop doing other than for themselves and their wealthy benefactors?

 
 
 
XDm9mm
1.1.4  XDm9mm  replied to  Tessylo @1.1.3    8 months ago
What business of the American people is this 'president' and his administration and the gop doing other than for themselves and their wealthy benefactors?

Tax reductions.

Regulation reductions.

FANTASTIC employment improvements.

Fantastic unemployment numbers.

Improving wages.

Great consumer confidence numbers.

Pulled us out of the TPP.

Essentially tore up the Obama Iran Nuclear giveaway.

Pulled us from the Paris climate accord which would have burdened me and my kids financially for the benefit of other countries with limited if any positive benefit to America.

Effectively destroyed the Obama JV Team aka ISIS.   How much land do they control now?

There's more of course, but you're too involved with Trump haters to acknowledge the good that has been and will be done in his SECOND TERM when he's re-elected. 

 
 
 
Tessylo
1.1.5  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  XDm9mm @1.1.4    8 months ago

What business of the American people is this 'president' and his administration and the gop doing other than for themselves and their wealthy benefactors?

As usual you have provided NOTHING.  

 
 
 
JohnRussell
1.1.6  JohnRussell  replied to  XDm9mm @1.1.4    8 months ago

Even with these supposedly wonderful developments Trump remains with the worst sustained approval ratings of any first term president in history. He is the only president since polling began 70 years ago to not reach 50% at any point in his first term. 

YOU like what he has done so you assume everyone should. Sorry, it doesnt work that way.

And the economy is likely no different than it would have been under Clinton. It was already improving under Obama. 

The idea that Trump worked some "miracle" is bizarre. The economy isnt that great to have required a miracle. 

 
 
 
XDm9mm
1.1.7  XDm9mm  replied to  Tessylo @1.1.5    8 months ago
As usual you have provided NOTHING.  

I've provided a small sampling of what he has accomplished for the American people.  That you can't read and digest the information is your own personal problem.  Not mine.  As I indicted elsewhere, get help and have someone read the words to you s-l-o-w-l-y...  

 
 
 
Tessylo
1.1.8  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  XDm9mm @1.1.7    8 months ago

Nope, you got nothing, as usual.  

You repeating the same shit over and over again doesn't make it true.  

 
 
 
MAGA
1.1.9  MAGA  replied to  Tessylo @1.1.3    8 months ago

7,000,000 new jobs, 3.5% unemployment, 3.1% wage increases concentrated toward those at the bottom 20%.  

 
 
 
XDm9mm
1.1.11  XDm9mm  replied to  JohnRussell @1.1.6    8 months ago
He is the only president since polling began 70 years ago to not reach 50% at any point in his first term. 

Polls are as you should have realized by now, essentially useless.  Had they been correct, we would be saying Madam President.

YOU like what he has done so you assume everyone should. Sorry, it doesnt work that way.

Well, show me specifically what people don't like.  Tax reductions?  Less regulations?  Great employment?  Come on JR....  you can list the accomplishments that people don't like, can't you?

And the economy is likely no different than it would have been under Clinton. It was already improving under Obama. 

Granted it was improving under Obama.....  until it flatlined when the FED started rising interest rates and stopped pumping 85 billion a month into the financial markets.  Then, on simply the election of Trump it took off and hasn't looked back since.   And if memory serves me, Clinton DID promise to destroy companies and eliminate the jobs of thousands of Americans, did she not?     

The idea that Trump worked some "miracle" is bizarre. The economy isnt that great to have required a miracle. 

No one is claiming a "miracle", so don't make quotes you can't support.   The economy the markets and the businesses that operate within that economy simply reacted to the promise of finally having the boot of the government removed from their necks.  And the results have been to put it mildly, spectacular.  We are effectively the only economy in the world that at present is not near or in recession or even contraction.   We ARE once again the envy of the world.

 
 
 
XDm9mm
1.1.12  XDm9mm  replied to  Tessylo @1.1.8    8 months ago
Nope, you got nothing, as usual.  

TRUMP, TRUMP, TRUMP, TRUMP, TRUMP, TRUMP, TRUMP, TRUMP, TRUMP, TRUMP.

Please let that drum beat resound in your mind every second of every minute of every hour of every day until President Trump leaves office and the White House in January 2025 when his replacement is inaugurated.

 
 
 
katrix
1.1.13  katrix  replied to  Ronin2 @1.1    8 months ago
He is the Republican version of Harry Reid. How many times did you call Harry a "fucking scumbag"?

Quite often.

 
 
 
Greg Jones
1.1.14  Greg Jones  replied to  Tessylo @1.1.3    8 months ago

You tell us.

 
 
 
Ronin2
1.1.15  Ronin2  replied to  katrix @1.1.13    8 months ago

Yeah, me too.

I am not a fan of the Democrats or Republicans; but I have been broken of my voting for whomever I feel is the best candidate regardless of party. I have been shown the error of my ways. From now on it is the "lesser of two evils". 

 
 
 
Snuffy
1.1.16  Snuffy  replied to  Tessylo @1.1.3    8 months ago
What business of the American people is this 'president' and his administration and the gop doing other than for themselves and their wealthy benefactors?

Rather than get snarky with the emoji I request you go back and read what I actually wrote. I blame BOTH parties for this as BOTH parties advance party politics over doing the business they were elected to do. Congress seems to have forgotten that one needs to compromise in order to govern and create laws. Our leaders in Washington used to understand this and would work to come to an agreement that would best meet the needs of both sides and come up with some good laws and outcomes. But these days it appears that all they can do is lambast the other side and refuse to accept anything outside of total control.

The best thing I can say about this congress is that at least being as tied up as they are they pass fewer laws and don't mess with people's lives as much.

 
 
 
Ozzwald
1.1.17  Ozzwald  replied to  XDm9mm @1.1.4    8 months ago
Tax reductions.

Don't forget unprecedented tax increases through tariffs.  Reduced taxes for the wealthy through his tax cuts, increased them on the middle class through his tariffs.

Regulation reductions.

Yup, companies can now pollute with no fear of reprisal.

FANTASTIC employment improvements.

As long as you like minimum wage.

Fantastic unemployment numbers.

Yup.  Can you say thanks Obama?

Improving wages.

Care to list what Trump has done to cause this???  Trump who was opposed to a minimum wage.

Great consumer confidence numbers.

Not in him they aren't.

Pulled us out of the TPP.

And the Paris climate change accord.

Working to pull us out of NATO. 

Working to pull us out of 1st world country status and down to 3rd world.

Essentially tore up the Obama Iran Nuclear giveaway.

And thanks to him Iran will have gone nuclear in 2 - 3 years instead of 15.  Yay!!!

Pulled us from the Paris climate accord which would have burdened me and my kids financially for the benefit of other countries with limited if any positive benefit to America.

Because as long as we have money, we don't need a habitable planet?

Effectively destroyed the Obama JV Team aka ISIS.

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Trump's pullout from Syria allowed ISIS to gain strength, intel agency reports

ISIS Reaps Gains of U.S. Pullout From Syria

There's more of course, but you're too involved with Trump haters to acknowledge the good that has been and will be done in his SECOND TERM when he's re-elected. 

Let's see, 2nd term.

  • Outlaw windmills thus curing cancer.
  • Change laws allowing fathers to marry their daughters.
  • Outlaw all migrants, except from Norway.
  • Partner with Putin for an American cyber task force.

How's that for a start?

 
 
 
Tessylo
1.1.18  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  Snuffy @1.1.16    8 months ago

I wasn't talking to you.

 
 
 
Tessylo
1.1.19  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  Ozzwald @1.1.17    8 months ago

Thanks for the actual facts and truth Ozz

 
 
 
XDm9mm
1.1.20  XDm9mm  replied to  Ozzwald @1.1.17    8 months ago
Tax reductions.
Don't forget unprecedented tax increases through tariffs.  Reduced taxes for the wealthy through his tax cuts, increased them on the middle class through his tariffs.

You're paying more in taxes?  Got yourself a new well paying job?

Regulation reductions.
Yup, companies can now pollute with no fear of reprisal.

Nope.  Maybe in your world but not mine.  However, people are able to start new companies with less regulations to hinder them on their path.

FANTASTIC employment improvements.
As long as you like minimum wage.

Maybe you haven't been made aware of the increases in wages ACROSS THE BOARD.

Fantastic unemployment numbers.
Yup.  Can you say thanks Obama?

Obama had shit to do with the uptick.  Once the FED stopped the zero interest rates and pumping 85 billion a month into the financial system, everything flatlined for Obama.  Then when Trump was elected the number all started going up again...  and he hadn't even taken the oat of office yet!!

Improving wages.
Care to list what Trump has done to cause this???  Trump who was opposed to a minimum wage.

Wages tend to go up when record numbers of people are working and unemployment is at record lows.  It's simple for most to understand.

Great consumer confidence numbers.
Not in him they aren't.

Actually, his numbers are in fact going up, and what people think of him is immaterial to CONSUMER CONFIDENCE...  learn the difference.

Pulled us out of the TPP.
And the Paris climate change accord.

Thanks for reminding me.  

Working to pull us out of NATO. 

Hardly.  Working to strengthen NATO but demanding they pull their own financial weight.

Working to pull us out of 1st world country status and down to 3rd world.

Only in your little world.

Essentially tore up the Obama Iran Nuclear giveaway.
And thanks to him Iran will have gone nuclear in 2 - 3 years instead of 15.  Yay!!!

Here's a hint you likely don't know.   Iran had no restrictions on them once the Obama give away ended and that was in a couple of years.

Pulled us from the Paris climate accord which would have burdened me and my kids financially for the benefit of other countries with limited if any positive benefit to America.
Because as long as we have money, we don't need a habitable planet?

Hardly.  But why do we have to do everything and China and India to name a couple MIGHT do something years from now, if ever.

Effectively destroyed the Obama JV Team aka ISIS.

Trump's pullout from Syria allowed ISIS to gain strength, intel agency reports

ISIS Reaps Gains of U.S. Pullout From Syria

Here's a hint.  ISIS formed under Obama and gained control on massive amounts of territory while Obama stood by looking like a fool calling their expansion "contained".   Now remind me, exactly how much territory does ISIS control?????

There's more of course, but you're too involved with Trump haters to acknowledge the good that has been and will be done in his SECOND TERM when he's re-elected. 

Let's see, 2nd term.

  • Outlaw windmills thus curing cancer.
  • Change laws allowing fathers to marry their daughters.
  • Outlaw all migrants, except from Norway.
  • Partner with Putin for an American cyber task force.
How's that for a start?

Wow...   you have a vibrant but nonsensical imagination.  Come back when you have a semblance of reality.

 
 
 
Ozzwald
1.1.21  Ozzwald  replied to  XDm9mm @1.1.20    8 months ago
You're paying more in taxes? 

So this is where you claim I said something different so you can pretend to win your point?

Maybe in your world but not mine.

85 Environmental Rules Being Rolled Back Under Trump

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTIONS ON THE CHOPPING BLOCK

11 ways the Trump administration has gutted environmental and public land protections

Working to strengthen NATO but demanding they pull their own financial weight.

Trump was embarrassed on the first day of the NATO summit, and it shows no one is bothering to take him seriously anymore

NATO Defense Funds Have Been Building for Years, but Trump Wants the Credit

Iran had no restrictions on them once the Obama give away ended and that was in a couple of years.

Iran has called Trump's bluff

Iran Is Getting Closer to a Nuclear Bomb, Thanks to Trump

Iran Takes Another Step To Enrich Uranium, In Another Blow To Nuclear Deal

Trump's Parting Gift: An Iran with Nuclear Weapons?

But why do we have to do everything and China and India to name a couple MIGHT do something years from now, if ever.

What a stupid question...   Because we DO want the world to be habitable in the future?

List of parties to the Paris Agreement

Both China and India are members...

Here's a hint.  ISIS formed under Obama

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If you're just going to post a lie, especially such a well known lie, why do you even bother?

Trump’s False Obama-ISIS Link

Maybe you haven't been made aware of the increases in wages ACROSS THE BOARD.

How did you say that was caused by Trump?

Wow...   you have a vibrant but nonsensical imagination.

 
 
 
MAGA
1.2  MAGA  replied to  Tessylo @1    8 months ago

😂😀🤣😁

 
 
 
SteevieGee
1.3  SteevieGee  replied to  Tessylo @1    8 months ago

So much for upholding the Constitution.

 
 
 
XDm9mm
1.3.1  XDm9mm  replied to  SteevieGee @1.3    8 months ago
So much for upholding the Constitution.

Specifically, what was unconstitutional?   Please, no generalities, suppositions, conjecture or personal 'feelings'.

 
 
 
Greg Jones
1.3.2  Greg Jones  replied to  SteevieGee @1.3    8 months ago

If you're talking about Garland, there is no Constitutional requirement that they had to have hearings, and an up or down vote...

which would end up not confirming him anyway.

 
 
 
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2      8 months ago

Elections have consequences

 
 
 
JBB
2.1  JBB  replied to  @2    8 months ago

Yep, the gop's whooping in 18 lead to impeachment.

 
 
 
user image
2.1.1    replied to  JBB @2.1    8 months ago

Trump is going to be your president in 2020 again because of this impeachment attempt. I have no doubts.

 
 
 
XDm9mm
2.1.2  XDm9mm  replied to  JBB @2.1    8 months ago
Yep, the gop's whooping in 18 lead to impeachment.

Watch the results of that impeachment in the 2020 elections.

Trump re-elected.  GOP control of the Senate and very possibly a super majority in the House.  

 
 
 
Tessylo
2.1.3  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  XDm9mm @2.1.2    8 months ago

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Greg Jones
2.1.4  Greg Jones  replied to  JBB @2.1    8 months ago

Pointless and idiotic impeachment, perhaps.

Removal from office....never.

 
 
 
Tessylo
3  seeder  Tessylo    8 months ago

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Fuckabee and the gop are out of their fucking minds.  

 
 
 
Just Jim NC TttH
3.1  Just Jim NC TttH  replied to  Tessylo @3    8 months ago

Triggered over another nothing burger. He admitted it was a tongue in cheek comment due to the fact that Mr. Trump hasn't had the time without harassment to do his job and therefore should get credit for that time.

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Tessylo
3.1.1  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @3.1    8 months ago

Do his job?

When does he have the time for that what with his rallies and watching Faux 'news' and 5 hours of twitter a day?

Shitler?

Twitler?

Those are better names for the turd 'president'

What do you think?

 
 
 
XDm9mm
3.1.2  XDm9mm  replied to  Just Jim NC TttH @3.1    8 months ago
Triggered over another nothing burger

That some can't even get a laugh out of something is absolutely hysterical in and of itself.

Trump must be having a NASCAR race along with leading a marching band in their minds 24x7.   

Maybe that Kingsman scene of exploding heads will actually come true on the left when he is re-elected in 2020.  One can only hope!!

 
 
 
Tessylo
3.1.3  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  XDm9mm @3.1.2    8 months ago

I'm curious.  Did you used to work for Blackwater?

 
 
 
XDm9mm
3.1.4  XDm9mm  replied to  Tessylo @3.1.3    8 months ago
Did you used to work for Blackwater?

Nope.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
3.1.5  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Tessylo @3.1.1    8 months ago

Hair Twittler

 
 
 
Tessylo
4  seeder  Tessylo    8 months ago

FUCK MOSCOW MITCH.  PUTIN'S LITTLE BITCH!

 
 
 
Greg Jones
4.1  Greg Jones  replied to  Tessylo @4    8 months ago

Let it all out Tessy. It's good therapy for ya.

Here's hoping that Trump will continue to pack the courts.

 
 
 
bugsy
4.1.1  bugsy  replied to  Greg Jones @4.1    8 months ago

She thinks EVERYBODY that does not think lockstep with her is a Putin bitch.......sad, really.

 
 
 
XDm9mm
4.1.2  XDm9mm  replied to  bugsy @4.1.1    8 months ago

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bugsy
4.1.3  bugsy  replied to  XDm9mm @4.1.2    8 months ago

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Tessylo
4.1.4  seeder  Tessylo  replied to  Greg Jones @4.1    8 months ago

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Tacos!
4.2  Tacos!  replied to  Tessylo @4    8 months ago

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bugsy
4.2.1  bugsy  replied to  Tacos! @4.2    8 months ago

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Paula Bartholomew
4.3  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  Tessylo @4    8 months ago

He seriously needs to be investigated, him and his wife.

 
 
 
Tacos!
5  Tacos!    8 months ago
“I was shocked that former President Obama left so many vacancies and didn’t try to fill those positions,” Fox News host  Sean Hannity  said to McConnell.  Obama didn’t leave those vacancies so much as he was blocked from filling them by a GOP-controlled Senate led by McConnell

That's sort of an incomplete account.

Obama did leave some vacancies without nominations to fill them, and that's not unusual. There's always a lot of vacancies and presidents don't fill them all right away. There's a bunch right now that Trump hasn't filled.

It's also not as if everything Obama did was blocked. About 3/4 of Obama's nominations were confirmed. Even when Republicans controlled the Senate, several of his nominations were confirmed. A few, whose nominations lapsed, were actually renominated by Trump.

Also, it seems a little late in the game to get offended by nominations being blocked. Several of President Bush's nominations were blocked by Democrats in the Senate. It goes around; it comes around.

 
 
 
Tessylo
6  seeder  Tessylo    8 months ago

I wasn't talking to you snuffy

 
 
 
Tessylo
7  seeder  Tessylo    8 months ago

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