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Our democracy won’t survive 6 more years with McConnell

Kentuckians are poised to re-elect Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.  But as a Kentuckian myself, I wonder:  What are they thinking?  Surely they know how dysfunctional Congress is, but maybe not McConnell’s role in making it that way.  The presidential race has sucked the focus away from this key race.  But to be frank:  Whether or not you dump Trump, if you keep McConnell—you’re screwed.  Here’s what you can expect: a 1)   Dereliction of Duty After Obama’s election, McConnell met with key leaders to craft a manifesto to obstruct Democrat-led legislation:  Just say NO.  GOP senators were instructed to say …

What died on Mitch’s desk?

If there’s one thing that Republicans and Democrats can agree on, it’s that Mitch McConnell must GO.  Americans are frustrated.  They need forward progress on legislation that matters to them, including coronavirus relief.  As Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell gets to choose which bills are put on the Senate calendar for debate and vote.  But Mitch is Congress’s Kingpin of Obstruction.  Bills passed by the House of Representatives have been sent to the Senate—and died on Mitch’s desk because he refused to bring them up for vote. Not a few.  Not dozens.  We’re talking hundreds.  Hundreds of bills that received …

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