Thursday Open Thread- Where is Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader?


Mitch McConnell has been PERSONA NON GRATA.

Mitch McConnell Owns the Government Shutdown, Too

Donald Trump said he’d be “proud” to close the federal government over the wall. But this debacle is still dragging on because Mitch McConnell is unwilling or unable to do his job.


On the rare occasions he has been asked about this sudden bout of amnesia, McConnell has argued that as Senate majority leader, his hands are tied. “The Senate will not waste its time,” he explained on January 2, with a bill that “the President will not sign.” Two days later, from the Senate floor, he added: “Making laws takes a presidential signature. We all learned that in grade school.


Well, McTurtle, you never put the legislation before the 45, to give him an opportunity to VETO or SIGN IT. Reneging on his responsibilities while collecting a salary from our hard earned MONEY!

Feel free to drop any SIGHTINGS or GRUMBLINGS from McTurtle in the comments.

DON’T COUNT ON THE MEDIA TO DO ANY REPORTING ON THE GOP MAJORITY LEADER MIA. He hangs out in the chambers on C-SPAN talking to a camera and an empty chamber.


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40 Responses to Thursday Open Thread- Where is Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader?

  1. eliihass says:


    There’s nothing more infuriatingly devastating than finding out that your husband of 25 years who’s always been far too busy ‘working’ to spend time with you.. too tied-up and booked-up with ‘work’ ‘obligations’ for romance with you.. too ‘preoccupied’ with ‘work’ to make time for a couple-only getaway with you, and instead opts for all-in-one ‘family vacation’ that includes every family member, all manner of friends and a throng of others.. that leaves little time for one on one time or meaningful couple alone-time to tend to heart matters, reconnect and nurture and importantly, rekindle your ‘old’ love-

    Imagine finding out that he’s not only been having an affair with the woman in the couple you’ve known for a while.. (he explains away her name as the sole person with him on the manifest for your private jet by saying it was ‘business’..)

    But he has been finding and making time not just for illicit trysts with her, but to actually romance her, whisk her away on multiple romantic ‘couple’ getaways.. caught at the airport many times hand-holding, boarding yours and his private jet …him doting, all over her, cuddling and kissing up a storm… spending as much romantic ‘alone-time’ with her that he never could find or make time to spend with you..

    Sending her multiple daily love notes, cards, flowers …sextexts.. and ‘steamy’ selfies ..including pictures of his genitalia, that are now privy to the whole world..

    “..’I love you, alive girl. I will show you with my body, and my lips and my eyes, very soon.’

    ‘I want to smell you, I want to breathe you in. I want to hold you tight.… I want to kiss your lips…. I love you. I am in love with you.’

    ‘I miss you. I want to kiss you right now and tuck you in slowly and gently. And maybe in the morning wake you up and not be quite so gentle with you.’

    ‘I am so full of love for you. My heart is growing just so it can have room for you. It’s bigger than it’s ever been and still swelling.’

    ‘I want to hold you tight.… I want to kiss your lips…. I love you. I am in love with you.’

    ‘You know what I want? I want to get a little drunk with you tonight. Not falling down. Just a little drunk. I want to talk to you and plan with you. Listen and laugh … I basically WANT TO BE WITH YOU!!! Then I want to fall asleep with you and wake up tomorrow and read the paper with you and have coffee with you…”

    And then he tries to get ahead of it all with a stupid b.s tweet about how you and him are divorcing but remain ‘cherished friends’ …when he gets a heads-up that his political arch enemies have been trailing him (and her) for 8 months, determined to get something on him, and stumbling upon his betrayal of you …his steamy affair with the also married woman you both know and are friends with …And now the political enemies have surplus damning pictures and other evidential stuff to firmly support the expose that will be splashed on newspaper and magazine and rag covers around the world.. that will not only devastate you and your kids, but will upend and do untold damage to your family unit as it once was… and do lasting damage to you and your kids psyches and lives forever.. .
    There’s no amount of money …not even 160 billion dollars can heal this ultimate betrayal and the global humiliation you and your kids suffer, and will have to endure.. because daddy was having a midlife crisis.. and some opportunistic, surgically-enhanced plastic, fake everything, bimbo who’s successfully social-climbed by selectively hooking up with celebrity after celebrity, black actor, Latino NFLer, Hollywood management honcho, and now, midlife crisis shortman Bezos …she’s now made herself available to your husband …and even gleefully flaunted their sleazy hook-up at the Golden Globes last weekend.. to ensure that the deal was sealed..

    There’s little I hate more than men who cheat on their wives, and I absolutely loathe the women who indulge them..

    Jeff Bezos will get his Karma, but so will Lauren Sanchez..

    • eliihass says:

      Some comments from women reacting to this Bezos cheating-divorce news:

      trust-me, Somewhere , Sweden
      I don’t think people realize how devastating it is to find these things on a spouses phone and realize your life has been a lie and everything just falls apart. It’s soul crushing to see such intimate things said to someone else after so many years. It happened to me and I thought why was I not good enough for him to say those things to me? Cheating spouses don’t realize the devastation they cause with this stuff. It’s all a big weird fantasy in the beginning and then reality sets in. And clearly this plastic lady is using him for his money. No way in she would ever give him a look otherwise. For someone so smart he some how is so dumb.

      Ashley, Seattle, United States
      Regardless of the number in the bank account, it appears most men like to be idolized by a desperate woman willing to say anything to get attention. Ladies, just know you didn’t do anything to make your husbandcheat. They will cheat regardless if you’re the best or worst wife in the world. It’s their issues to work out, not yours. However, it is still devastating to say the least when your world comes crashing down. I’ve been with a cheater myself and learned to pick myself up and start over. You will be just fine but it will take time to heal.

      Cappie1995, New England, United States
      Happened to me too 13 years ago…and I’m still trying to piece my life and my shattered self esteem back together.

      myrealitie, Durham, United States, 12 hours ago
      This guy clearly is an absolute moron and jerk to give in to the run of the mill infatuation, and to throw away a good, loving marriage and family. Simply disgraceful. I used to have respect for him but no more.

      GeneraI MacArthur, I HAVE RETURNED, United States
      Leaving your wife of 25 years and destroying your family for a walleyed 50 year old married broad with jugs of silicone? Bat shít Bezos!

      Loveitall, Everywhere, United Kingdom
      He’s an embarrassment to himself. Sorry for his wife and kids.

      Mewsings, Toronto, Canada
      Amicable my a$$; He’ll find out soon enough just how amicable his humiliated wife is when their lawyers start to clash.

      Tiredofitall10, Los Angeles, United States,
      So much for the easy divorce. Sending D— pics when you have teenage kids is very bad.

      Violetrose, Reality town, United States
      Another fake chest, duck face plastic surgery victim destroys a marriage – Bezos might be rich but not smart. I hope his wife takes him to the cleaners.

      Calling80, here and there, United States
      If Bezos and his wife had separated as his camp claimed, why would his wife check the flight manifest? She did because she’s suspicious of her husband and they haven’t separated. The released statement was clearly prepared by his PR. A wife of 25 years who is cheated on is not understanding and nonchalant. Nice try Bezos you idiotic punk.

      Leera, Los Angeles
      Much respect to Bill Gates who is so much smarter than Jeff Bozo. And his wife Melinda is not even hot or young like the wife Bezos cheated on.

      Tricks R 4 Kids, Everywhere, United States
      Hey bezos with the “live girl” with the fake face and boobs…your wife isnt dead – she was just busy raising your children which is exactly what she was supposed to do. Enjoy your midlife crisis. Family and beautiful children didnt make you feel alive its your fault not theirs. Bezos seems to be the one who is dead inside.

      Rrrod, Elsewhere, United States
      Rich or poor, sometimes we men do really..really stupid things.

      HarborWH01, Sydney Harbour, Australia
      Real men don’t cheat.

    • eliihass says:

      Their rebuttal was well-done.. The idea that even some on our side immediately started mocking it – many in a bid to appear ‘even-handed’ in their ‘political critique’, annoyed me to no end..

      The baseless and mostly gratuitous criticism and mockery – even from the left – not only gave the bungling, ridiculous treasonous buffoon and his cohort an out …And all the unnecessary noise and memes ended up taking away focus from, and diminishing the effective and important message and push-back they delivered, and that many low-info folks in this country needed to hear..

      The two Democratic leaders words were spot-on and they were clearly the only 2 adults in that 30 minute period on Network t.v..

      Shame on some on our side, and also those media types who bashed the Democratic rebuttal – the very same media folks who are always looking to give kudos to the buffoon for simply showing up …and effusively cheering him for ‘pivoting to presidential’ if he manages to bungle through a 3 minute prepared TelePrompter speech without making a complete fool of himself..

  2. eliihass says:

    LOL… The Dems have beat treasonous buffoon aka Individual 1 at his game..

    As he’s running around headless and directionless in Texas, with the newly-bearded weasel, trying to distract and suck all the air and attention as usual, Dems announce that Michael Cohen is coming to publicly testify before Congress..

    And the media has now turned their attention away from Individual 1 and his border shenanigans to Breaking News about his indicted co-conspirator’s impending Dem-led Congress visit..

    Well-played, my people, well-played..

  3. rikyrah says:

    Democrats set to grill Mnuchin on easing of some Russia sanctions

    Rep. Adam Schiff talks with Rachel Maddow about what bothers him about the Treasury Department’s decision to lift sanctions on the businesses of one particular Russian oligarch, Oleg Deripaska.

  4. Ametia says:

    Beware when you hear Trump wave a flag for African Americans
    By Donna F. Edwards

    Blacks didn’t buy his attempt to pit one group of low-wage workers against another in 2016, and aren’t buying it now.

    Read more»

  5. I was sitting at my computer last night and my brother walked in and said thank you, Julie. I asked for what? He said…..for being my sister.

    Awe ❤️❤️❤️

  6. rikyrah says:

    The Turtle is hiding out like a crackhead who just stole from the local kingpin.😒😒

  7. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning, Everyone 😀😀😀

  8. Ametia says:

    Good Morning, Everyone. It’s been a week for me.

    How’s it going for you?

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