Tuesday, April 17, 2018

McConnell invites Trump to fire Mueller

R.I.P., Republican Party. It's the Trump Party now.

The Republican Party was founded on March 20, 1854, in Ripon, Wisconsin, but came to turn far away from the party of Lincoln when Tricky Dick Nixon embraced his whites-first, caustic, callous so-called Southern strategy.

The no-longer so-grand Grand Old Party then put itself in the ICU when GOP insiders capitulated to Trump, anointed him at their 2016 convention  and, well, you know the rest.

And I think you can declare it dead by suicide today, April 17, 2018, with this development:

McConnell: I won't put legislation to protect Mueller on Senate floor
"I'm the one who decides what we take to the floor, that's my responsibility as the majority leader, we will not be having this on the floor of the Senate," he said.
When asked if he'll be shocked if Trump fired Mueller, McConnell responded, "Yes, I don't think he should and I don't think he will."
Mitch McConnell portrait 2016.jpg 
In other words, Mitch McConnell - - echoing House doormat Paul Ryan - - to Trump: 

'You want Mueller, Dear Leader? Come and get him.

Fineal thought: If you think it's too harsh to say that the GOP is no longer the party of Lincoln, and you weren't convinced by the anti-urban voter ID laws and gerrymandering fromWisconsin to North Carolina to Texas, consider this maneuver also coming to the US Senate floor under McConnell:
The Senate is poised to vote this week to rescind a five-year old Obama-era policy warning auto lenders against allowing minority borrowers to be charged more than their white peers.


Anonymous said...

We all know the GOP is complicit with their win and cheat at any costs. Hopefully they will go down with Trump and Mueller has the goods on them!

Unknown said...

Not trying to split hairs here [LOVE this blog] but I would add that Republicans turned away from the party of Lincoln long, loooooonnnngggggg before Dick Nixon.

James Rowen said...

I admit to some simplification, but felt Nixon should get his due.