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    McConnell will step down as the Senate Republican leader in November

    McConnell will step down as the Senate Republican leader in November after a record run in the job
    BY MICHAEL TACKETT - February 28, 2024

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitch McConnell, the longest-serving Senate leader in history who maintained his power in the face of dramatic convulsions in the Republican Party for almost two decades, will step down from that position in November.

    McConnell, who turned 82 last week, was set to announce his decision Wednesday in the well of the Senate, a place where he looked in awe from its back benches in 1985 when he arrived and where he grew increasingly comfortable in the front row seat afforded the party leaders.

    “One of life’s most underappreciated talents is to know when it’s time to move on to life’s next chapter,” he said in prepared remarks obtained by The Associated Press. “So I stand before you today ... to say that this will be my last term as Republican leader of the Senate.”

    His decision punctuates a powerful ideological transition underway in the Republican Party, from Ronald Reagan’s brand of traditional conservatism and strong international alliances, to the fiery, often isolationist populism of former President Donald Trump.
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    https://apnews.com/article/mitch-mcc...af91a204d7e366
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    Who's next?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 69360 View Post
    Who's next?
    Rand Paul

    Mike Lee
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anti Federalist View Post
    Rand Paul

    Mike Lee
    cue "Dreamer" by Supertramp...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anti Federalist View Post
    Rand Paul

    Mike Lee
    Is that realistically possible?

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    https://twitter.com/USAB4L/status/1762898300850815381
    "Foreign aid is taking money from the poor people of a rich country, and giving it to the rich people of a poor country." - Ron Paul
    "Beware the Military-Industrial-Financial-Pharma-Corporate-Internet-Media-Government Complex." - B4L update of General Dwight D. Eisenhower
    "Debt is the drug, Wall St. Banksters are the dealers, and politicians are the addicts." - B4L
    "Totally free immigration? I've never taken that position. I believe in national sovereignty." - Ron Paul

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    I doubt he makes it that far.
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    What RINO will replace him? I've seen Cornyn suggested - another horrible corrupt bastard. Is senate leader just based upon seniority?
    My two daughters and I were gang-raped by some of the Newcomers. It landed us in the hospital for 3 weeks as several bones were broken. I don't blame them, it was a sexual emergency and I wasn't about to go all white privilege and deny them the release they needed, especially after being stuck in a hotel for months. I see the Newcomers as family now. They are on our side and will help us stop Trump. It is a small price to pay. Anything but Trump.

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    Good riddance!
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    Thanks for NOTHING, Mitch.

    Don't let the door hit you in the @ss.
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    Any realists around here?

    John Thune is 2nd in charge now

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    Quote Originally Posted by vita3 View Post
    Any realists around here?

    John Thune is 2nd in charge now
    What is the 2nd in charge position called? My brain has categorized Thune as bad but I don't recall why. Pro proxy wars, perhaps?
    My two daughters and I were gang-raped by some of the Newcomers. It landed us in the hospital for 3 weeks as several bones were broken. I don't blame them, it was a sexual emergency and I wasn't about to go all white privilege and deny them the release they needed, especially after being stuck in a hotel for months. I see the Newcomers as family now. They are on our side and will help us stop Trump. It is a small price to pay. Anything but Trump.

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    Quote Originally Posted by susano View Post
    What is the 2nd in charge position called?
    Majority Whip.

    The Senate is a kinky place.

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    https://twitter.com/AntiFeder1776/st...51462890434692

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anti Federalist View Post
    https://twitter.com/AntiFeder1776/st...51462890434692

    That's right and there are plenty of RINO scumbags who will be in line to take his place. I guess it's a popularity contest so are most R senators bad or are their enough to beat any RINO candidate?

    People I'd be happy with:

    Rand
    Mike Lee
    JD Vance
    Josh Hawley
    Ron Johnson

    Though, other than Rand, I'm not certain on all of their stances on money/weapons for Ukraine and Israel.
    My two daughters and I were gang-raped by some of the Newcomers. It landed us in the hospital for 3 weeks as several bones were broken. I don't blame them, it was a sexual emergency and I wasn't about to go all white privilege and deny them the release they needed, especially after being stuck in a hotel for months. I see the Newcomers as family now. They are on our side and will help us stop Trump. It is a small price to pay. Anything but Trump.

    -GLP poster



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    Quote Originally Posted by acptulsa View Post
    Majority Whip.

    The Senate is a kinky place.
    After seeing that porn video, I'd say so.
    My two daughters and I were gang-raped by some of the Newcomers. It landed us in the hospital for 3 weeks as several bones were broken. I don't blame them, it was a sexual emergency and I wasn't about to go all white privilege and deny them the release they needed, especially after being stuck in a hotel for months. I see the Newcomers as family now. They are on our side and will help us stop Trump. It is a small price to pay. Anything but Trump.

    -GLP poster

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anti Federalist View Post
    I'm not a fan of DC-Draino. He's an ignorant Trump fan-boy who is often correct, but quite by accident most of the time.
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    "Beware the Military-Industrial-Financial-Pharma-Corporate-Internet-Media-Government Complex." - B4L update of General Dwight D. Eisenhower
    "Debt is the drug, Wall St. Banksters are the dealers, and politicians are the addicts." - B4L
    "Totally free immigration? I've never taken that position. I believe in national sovereignty." - Ron Paul

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    BREAKING: House Freedom Caucus has called for Senator Mitch McConnell to be replaced immediately instead of waiting until November

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    Screw end of the year. He should resign right now immediately.
    "Perhaps one of the most important accomplishments of my administration is minding my own business."

    Calvin Coolidge

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    Quote Originally Posted by susano View Post
    Though, other than Rand...
    Nah. It just feels that way when he tries to make a deal with those snakes.


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    Cornyn announced. Thune & Barasso also making plans

    Talks about his long experience doing good things in the senate, but also about how "broken" the senate is and thinks he's the one that could put it back together.

    02/29/24 11:03 AM ET
    “I am asking my Republican colleagues to give me the opportunity to succeed Leader McConnell,” Cornyn said in a statement. “Throughout my time I’ve built a track record of listening to colleagues and seeking consensus, while leading the fight to stop bad policies that are harmful to our nation and the conservative cause.”

    Cornyn pointed to his work in leadership as whip and atop the Senate GOP campaign arm, as well as his recent stretch outside of leadership.

    The Texas Republican added that the Senate is “broken” and that he could play a “major role” in putting it back together.

    “From experience, I have learned what works in the Senate and what does not, and I am confident Senate Republicans can restore our institution to the essential role it serves in our constitutional republic,” he said. “We will improve communication, increase transparency, and ensure inclusion of every Member’s expertise and opinion. We will restore the important role of Senate committees and reestablish the regular appropriations process, rather than lurch from one crisis to another.”...

    https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/...-as-gop-leader
    from the same article, the other 2 awful choices at the top of the list: Thune & Barrasso

    Cornyn is the first to make his bid for leader official, but he is widely expected to face off against Senate Minority Whip John Thune (R-S.D.) and Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) for the post. One Senate Republican told The Hill that Thune and Cornyn were “burning” up the phones of members Wednesday afternoon as they laid the groundwork for a run.

    The Texas Republican is considered a formidable candidate for the position, having served as one of McConnell’s top allies in the upper chamber.

    Thune told reporters shortly after McConnell’s announcement that he would have more to say in the coming days.

    Barrasso maintained that his focus is on the upcoming presidential election and helping to flip the Senate majority after the GOP’s four-year hiatus in the minority. He added that he would talk to members about the direction the conference should head in.
    Last edited by Valli6; 03-01-2024 at 09:21 AM.

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    Trump supporters looking at this news and thinking it's clearly a sign he'll be president again.
    "Perhaps one of the most important accomplishments of my administration is minding my own business."

    Calvin Coolidge

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