August 26, 2014

Attention, moochers!

Mitch McConnell has some promises for you, and you and you over there. He's not making them to just anyone, either. No, here we have Mitch unbound, just like Mittens was in 2012, while speaking to his Billionaire Bucks at the recent Koch summit.

Among his promises:

To duck the filibuster on the granny-starving budget bill by using - GASP - reconciliation.

To add riders to the bill limiting that uppity black guy's ability to spend money. So you know, he can have no discretion. What were the exact words he used? Oh yeah. "No money can be spent to do this or do that. We're going to go after them on health care, on financial services, on the Environmental Protection Agency..."

Also, he wants all of us bleeding heart liberals to know we believe in all the wrong things. Doggone it, he's not going to debate it anymore when he's in charge. Like helping college students get a degree so they can form a more educated workforce. And extending unemployment is out of the question. No way, no how. Let them all eat cake. Or something.

The content isn't what makes this remarkable. We all know on some level that he thinks this. The remarkable (and damning part) is that he just got caught sharing his true feelings about Americans with his billionaires. And there were lots of them at that Koch meeting. Listen to his tone.

It wasn't just Mitt. It's all of them. We just believe in the wrong things. That's all. Uncle Mitch will fix it.

The Nation:

Just days before he addressed the Koch brothers’ billionaire donor summit, McConnell was instrumental in blocking Senator Elizabeth Warren’s proposal to help Americans refinance their growing student loan debt. Warren’s plan would have been funded by a new minimum tax on America’s wealthiest. After McConnell’s filibuster, Warren began campaigning for Grimes in Kentucky saying, “Mitch McConnell is there for millionaires and billionaires. He is not there for people who are working hard playing by the rules and trying to build a future for themselves.” On the campaign stump, McConnell has said that “not everybody needs to go to Yale” and that cash-strapped students should look into for-profit colleges.

The main thrust of McConnell’s remarks to the Koch conference were about his pet issue,campaign finance, which he regards as a matter of free speech. (A full transcript of McConnell’s remarks is available here). The senator recounted the history of campaign finance reform in America from the twentieth century through today, sharing opinions and personal anecdotes along the way.

Republicans are a joke and if we don't toss their asses out of office in November it's our own damn fault, because WE outnumber THEM.

[Photo credit: DonkeyHotey]

Can you help us out?

For nearly 20 years we have been exposing Washington lies and untangling media deceit, but now Facebook is drowning us in an ocean of right wing lies. Please give a one-time or recurring donation, or buy a year's subscription for an ad-free experience. Thank you.


We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Any comments that are sexist or in any other way deemed hateful by our staff will be deleted and constitute grounds for a ban from posting on the site. Please refer to our Terms of Service for information on our posting policy.