I made the claim months ago that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is Americas biggest traitor. I now read that others are making similar statements. He has no interest in representing the American people; only his reelection and his party are of any concern for him.
Until Trump’s illegitimate election, McConnell was best known for being America’s leading obstructionist. He is the man who stood before the press early in 2009 and stated that his party would do nothing while Barrack Obama was in office. It was a twofold act; obstructionism and racism. He kept his promise. Not a single positive bill was proposed or passed by his party.
During the 2016 campaign season, McConnell was a leader of the “dump Trump” Republicans in the senate. Today he is Trump’s ‘lackey.’ Along with Lying Paul Ryan, they are attempting to assist Trump in his plans to destroy democracy in America, and divide our nation even further.
Lyin Ryan pushed Trumpcare through the House by a single vote, fully aware that it would be destructive and harm or kill 23 million Americans by eliminating their opportunity to purchase adequate healthcare. He also placed in jeopardy the lives of 131 Americans with preexisting conditions. Now McConnell is attempting to push a watered down version of Trumpcare through the Senate. 22 million Americans would lose their healthcare; 131 million would be unsure if they could receive health insurance, and cuts in Medicaid would be even more drastic while the one-percent would receive over one-half trillion dollars in tax cuts. Many have claimed that McConnell’s bill will create a ‘death panel’ for sick, needy and elderly Americans.
McConnell is a well-documented racist whose frequent tactics against President Obama were unfounded. While running for reelection in Kentucky he offered multiple racist jokes to his supporters; many directly focused upon a sitting president. He opposed mostly African American Washington D.C. From receiving a seat and a vote in the House. When NBC;s Candy Crowley asked him about the claim that the TEA Party was racist, he refused to talk to her.
Last year, an advance text for a McConnell speech said: “For four years, Barack Obama has been running from the nation’s problems. He hasn’t been working to earn reelection. He’s been working to earn a stop on the PGA tour.” Some in congress demanded his resignation.
As far as his remarks about Trump’s many, many golf excursions in only five months; he has ‘no comment.’
Then we must address McConnell’s deplorable position on women’s rights. In his version of Trumpcare, Planned Parenthood would lose 40 percent of its funding for a year. Draconian cuts would be made in Medicaid; two-thirds of those affected will be women. The bill was penned behind closed doors by 13 Republican men; no women and Democrats allowed.
McConnell’s rise to the United States Senate was aided by sexual predator Roger Ailes. He attempted to push a bill through congress banning all abortions after 20 weeks without exception. When senatorial candidate Richard Mourdock stated that pregnancy from a rape was “something God intended,” McConnell rushed to his defense.
McConnell voted against the Family and Medical Leave Act, which guarantees 12 weeks of unpaid leave to employees forced to address illness, or caring for a child or other incapacitated family member. He opposes same-sex marriage, and voted against the Paycheck Fairness Act, and the Equal Pay Act which would have eliminated the gender gap in pay for women. He voted against the Lily Ledbetter act which raises the statute of limitations against claims relating to pay inequality. He has voted against raising the federal minimum wage 20 times; two-thirds of all minimum wage workers are women. He voted against the birth control clause in Obamacare claiming ‘religious freedom.’ We could go on, but suffice it to say that McConnell is useless as America’s greatest bigot and misogynist.
McConnell is celebrating Trump’s illegitimate presidency because he shares the same lack of morals and principles as his fuhrer.
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Op-ed by James Turnage
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