Still waiting on Mitch McConnell to call for Robert Menendez to resign

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You know it’s funny. You have a corrupt Democrat Senator Robert Menendez on trial for bribery, conspiracy and other charges. The media basically ignores the story, Democrats refuse to answer if what should happen to Menendez when rarely questioned and Mitch McConnell is as silent as can be. Robert Menendez has even been accused of having sex with underage hookers in Dominican Republic in this case. So where are all the calls for him to resign, proven or not?

Still waiting on Mitch McConnell to call for Robert Menendez to resign
Still waiting on Mitch McConnell to call for Robert Menendez to resign

And then there’s the Roy Moore, the Alabama Senate candidate who now has Gloria Allred joining the pile on of women who accuse Moore of sexual harassment when they were teenagers. Mitch McConnell has already decided that he believes these women, without proof and has called for Moore to step aside and drop out of the race which has an election on December 12.

Regardless if you believe the women or Roy Moore, there still is no concrete proof if Moore did what’s claimed. He’s never been sued for it, never been on trial (like Menendez) yet McConnell calls for Moore to drop out and continues to remain silent on Menendez. Do you see how this is an obvious ploy by the GOPe to get rid of Moore because “Big” Luther Strange lost the runoff? You’d have to be blind as a liberal to not see the obvious connection.

Thee answer the this whole Roy Moore situation is quite clear for McConnell and other GOPe scum. Shut the hell up until after the election, seat Moore once he polishes off the slimy Democrat running against him and see what happens. If actual proof of what these women are accusing Roy Moore of are presented, you expel him from the Senate. Then the RINO Alabama governor can appoint Luther Strange again and McConnell gets his butt buddy back.

Yet you have an actual Senator on trial for bribery, corruption and sex with underage hookers, but McConnell remains silent on him? McConnell has got to go.

New Proposed Measure Assigns Power of Martial Law to the Executive

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Independent Sentinel

Mitch McConnell sneaked in a res­ol­u­tion – known as an au­thor­iz­a­tion for the use of mil­it­ary force – on Wednesday night when all anyone could talk about was the blizzard traveling up the East coast.

The media was taken by surprise on Thursday morning.

The purpose is to authorize the president to fight ISIS though in some ways it will limit the next president but what is noteworthy about it is the fact that it does not limit his reach in terms of geography. The fear is that it allows martial law.

From Defense One:

The AUMF put for­ward by Mc­Con­nell would not re­strict the pres­id­ent’s use of ground troops, nor have any lim­its re­lated to time or geo­graphy. Nor would it touch on the is­sue of what to do with the 2001 AUMF, which the Obama ad­min­is­tra­tion has used to at­tack IS­IS des­pite that au­thor­iz­a­tion’s in­struc­tions to use force against those who planned the 9/11 ter­ror­ist at­tacks.

ISIS is in the United States but we are not at a point where we need this extreme measure. Why give this power to this maniac in the White House?

The AUMF, known as “Rule XIV,” has not been placed on the calendar which means it could come up at any time and will. It’s being fast-tracked.

The res­ol­u­tion already has four Re­pub­lic­an co­spon­sors: Sens. Lind­sey Gra­ham, Daniel Coats, Joni Ernst, and Or­rin Hatch.

Some Demo­crats were crit­ic­al of even the pres­id­ent’s own draft AUMF, warn­ing that they’d need ad­di­tion­al re­stric­tions from the ad­min­is­tra­tion on troop levels and geo­graph­ic bound­ar­ies be­fore they could sup­port any au­thor­iz­a­tion, Defense One noted.

There is deep division over this bill and there will be debate. Hopefully they will specify to not include the US.

Obama has enough power to go after ISIS but refuses to do it. His rules of engagement have been absurd.

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The devil will be in the details.

Martial law has no precise meaning but it has common features – it contemplates military force;  government military personnel have the authority to make and enforce civil and criminal laws; and civil liberties are suspended. Martial law was declared by Lincoln during the Civil War – Proclamation 113 – and our National Defense Authorization Act included a provision, now removed, which stripped U.S. citizens of their constitutional rights.

The Revolution Has Begun

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PJ Media

It’s hard to pinpoint exactly when it started, but with Speaker John Boehner’s resignation announcement, there’s no doubt the revolution has begun. Perhaps it was the first time you bookmarked the Drudge Report. Or maybe, when at the Drudge Report, you said: “Who is this Breitbart?” Eric Cantor’s primary loss to Dave Brat was certainly a moment when the revolution was stirring and produced tangible results rather than just internet narrative.

Regardless of when the revolution started, it’s clearly underway.

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Mitch McConnell’s Party Ready to Give Way?

Free Republic

Matt Bevin will be the Republican Gubernatorial nominee this fall in Kentucky.

This surprising conclusion of a bitter, four-person primary took a lot by surprise. Most notably, Mitch McConnell. McConnell handily defeated Bevin last year in the Kentucky Senate primary. Many Tea Party members wrote Bevin off as a bad candidate. McConnell moved on to score a thumping of Alison Lundergan Grimes in the general election. Bevin was pretty much a memory.

Throughout the Gubernatorial race Bevin held third place. Then, at the 11th hour, the two front runners, James Comer and Hal Heiner became embroiled in a mud slinging exhibition. It was one of the dirtiest races in Kentucky history!

A lot of voters stayed home. In fact Republican turnout totaled only 17%. But Bevin’s people did show up. In the end, he had an 83 vote lead, which held after recanvassing the votes.

McConnell has come forth with a lip service endorsement. But, there was some bad blood between camps! It seems that Matt Bevin was actually born in Colorado, and grew up in rural Northern New Hampshire. McConnell positioned him as an “east coast con man” from Connecticut during the primary.

Matt Bevin is an investment banker who moved to Louisville in 1999. Is he all the things that McConnell said? We’ll find out! What we know for certain is that his Democrat opponent, Jack Conway is seen as “Andrew Cuomo South.!”

How Bevin does in the general election in Kentucky could be a bellwether for things to come in America. If he wins, Kentucky can say a Tea Party candidate some consider “slightly to the right of Rand Paul,”defeated a rank in file Establishment Democrat.

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McConnell praises Obama on trade

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The Hill

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) praised President Obama on the “fast-track” trade bill, saying the Democratic commander in chief has “done his country a service.”
“I’d like to thank the President, too. No, you’re not hearing things. President Obama has done his country a service by taking on his base and pushing back on some of the more ridiculous rhetoric we’ve heard,” the Republican leader said. “He was right to remind everyone that ‘you don’t make change through slogans’ or ‘ignoring realities.’ ”

McConnell added that Obama “should be recognized” for his role in the trade fight.

His remarks are the latest example of the unusual political divisions created by the fast-track bill, which will allow the president to get trade deals approved by Congress with a simple majority vote and will prevent the deals from being amended.

Obama and congressional Republicans back fast-track, but most Democrats oppose it, and Senate Democrats voted against the White House earlier this week.

Republicans have used the division to criticize their Democratic colleagues over the trade bill. On Wednesday, Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) said the trade legislation “isn’t the normal story of Democrats versus Republicans.”

“This isn’t a normal story of Democrats versus Republicans or Sen. Reid versus Sen. McConnell,” he said. “Oh, no, this is a story about Sen. Reid versus President Obama.”
Senate leadership struck a deal Wednesday on moving forward on the trade legislation, with senators expected to take a procedural vote on proceeding to the “fast-track” trade bill on Thursday afternoon.

Mitch McConnell Sells Out Again in Iran Nuke Debate

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Freedom Outpost

According to Article II, Section 2 of the Constitution of the united States of America, the president “shall have power, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, to make treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur; … .” But, the Senate is still working on the crafting and passage of the Iran Nuclear Agreement Act that would require Congress to review the “agreement” Obama makes with Iran regarding the ruling Islamic government’s nuclear program. In a not so surprising move, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell “moved to end the debate” on the bipartisan piece of legislation Tuesday evening because “amendments proposed by some Republicans threatened to cost it Democratic support.” The actions by McConnell could bring a vote as early as Thursday to end the debate.

This action by McConnell sets the stage for a vote “in such a way as to ensure maximum bipartisan support and fend off an earlier White House veto threat,” according to CNSnews.com.

Senator Bob Corker (R-TN), Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman and one of the bill’s authors, predicted an “overwhelming” vote in favor of the bill earlier on Tuesday. Now, Republican amendments designed to strengthen the bill will not be considered, according to some proposers.

The move by McConnell was prompted by two amendment strongly supported by Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AK). The amendment supported by Rubio would require “Iranian leadership to acknowledge Israel’s right to exist as a Jewish state” while the amendment supported by Cotton required Iran to take “specified steps, including giving international inspectors full access to suspicious sites, before getting relief from sanctions.” Both Rubio and Cotton blasted the Senate members for being reluctant to vote on the amendments, basically saying, “If you don’t want to vote, leave the Senate.” Cotton had pointed to the fact that Iran continues to say Israel will be “blown off the map” and will have the capability to do so if they attain nuclear weapons.

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Mitch McConnell to Conservatives: Drop Dead

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Yesterday’s Senate vote on the confirmation of Loretta Lynch, President Obama’s nominee to succeed Attorney General Eric Holder, was a classic example of why talk among conservatives of forming a third party alternative to the establishment Republican Party will not die.

Not only did the usual jelly-backed Senate Republicans vote to confirm Lynch, they were led by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, whose job is, ostensibly, to be the leader of the conservative opposition to Obama and his lawless progressive agenda.

In moving the Lynch nomination McConnell broke a pre-election promise that no attorney general nominee would be considered in his Senate if that nominee supported Obama’s executive amnesty, something that Lynch testified she supports.

So McConnell’s vote for Lynch was a sort of “go to hell” moment that conservatives should recognize for what it is: Mitch McConnell saying directly to the conservative Republican grassroots and the conservative movement that opposed Lynch that, despite the fact that conservative voters handed back the Senate majority to the Republican Party in 2014 to make him Senate Majority Leader, he not only doesn’t care what they think, he will go out of his way to disrespect them and confound their policy goals.

Lynch, who testified under oath that she would readily carry out policies contrary to the Constitution could have – indeed should have – been stopped by Republicans in the Senate, but she wasn’t.

(Excerpt) Read more at conservativehq.com