Stopped Clock Mitch McConnell Gets it Right on Pelosi 1/6 Commission
Just as a stopped clock is right twice a day, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) does something correct on rare occasions that prevents him from being thrown out of party leadership like Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) recently was. But only just barely.
Should we like Mitch McConnell and forgive him for all the times he’s tried to sell America out on amnesty for the US Chamber of Commerce? Nope. But did he do the right thing last week by whipping votes against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) ridiculously partisan January 6 Commission bill? Yes, he certainly did. Pelosi’s BS insurrection probe is dead in the water.
For the record, I don’t trust Mitch McConnell as far as I could throw him on most conservative issues. And believe me, I could throw him pretty far using the backyard trebuchet that my homeschooled kids have built during our state’s never-ending coronavirus lockdowns. (If you’ve seen our milk cow, please return her. Trebuchet works great!)
McConnell has been a supreme Swamp Creature for years. Remember when he said he’d like to punch all Tea Party members in the nose? I do. It was during the Obamacare debates, which McConnell failed to prevent from passing.
But… credit where credit is due, Mitch McConnell has done America a solid by shutting down Nancy Pelosi’s ridiculously partisan January 6 Commission bill. Apparently, McConnell got off his lazy duff and actually whipped Republican votes in the Senate to defeat it. Democrats won’t be able to break the necessary 60-vote threshold in the Senate after McConnell convinced wobbly GOP Senators Richard Burr (NC), Jerry Moran (KS), Shelley Moore Capito (WV), Thom Tillis (NC) and Rob Portman (OH) to stand firm and vote “No.”
“Republican” Senators Lisa Murkowski (AK), Pierre Delecto (UT), Bill Cassidy (LA), and Susan Collins (ME) will still join with the Democrats to vote “Yes” on Pelosi’s partisan commission, but it won’t do any good.
What have I been telling everyone all along for weeks now? If we make it past roughly May 1st, Joe Biden and the Democrat Party’s entire agenda will be dead in the water. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) won’t budge on nuking the filibuster from the Senate’s rules, and therefore the Democrats won’t be able to find 10 Republicans on any vote to be able to pass any of the Democrats’ radical leftist agenda.
Gun control, amnesty, the Green New Deal, racial reparations and other pet projects that are only supported by your local community college professors stand no chance of passage. There just aren’t 10 GOP votes available on any of these, which is necessary for them to pass and become law.
Pelosi’s January 6 Commission bill, which is now deader than a Biden voter from Wisconsin, was an entirely cynical and partisan attempt to further demonize Trump supporters in the wake of the Capitol Kerfuffle a few months ago. The commission was stacked with a 6 out of 10 majority in favor of Democrats, since House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) saw fit to appoint one Trump-hating Republican to the commission. That would have given the Democrats broad subpoena power and access to the files of intelligence agencies to not only hunt down Trump voters at their homes in all 50 states but was also essentially a renewed FISA warrant against Donald, Melania, Don Jr., Eric, Ivanka and Barron Trump.
If you want a hilarious take on the defeat of Pelosi’s January 6 Commission, check out what Senator Jon Tester (D-MT) had to say about it. Just as an advance warning, however, Jon Tester is not a very smart person, and he blasphemes and uses a lot of swear words because Democrat voters think that’s a sign of toughness. Here’s what Tester whined to Politico:
“We’ve got to get to the bottom of this s**t. J***s. It’s a nonpartisan investigation of what happened. And if it’s because they’re afraid of Trump then they need to get out of office. It’s bulls**t. You make tough decisions in this office or you shouldn’t be here.”
Awww! Poor baby! Sorry, Jonny Bag-of-Donuts Tester, but your party forgot to mark any of the down-ballot races in the 2020 election, so you don’t have a big enough majority in the Senate to pass anything.
We’re… really sorry about that. Hahahahahahahahah!