Putin says, “Leave elections alone? Kiss my asset!”

From HUFFPOST:

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Monday fired back at critics who accused him of being a “Russian asset” after he blocked legislation last week that would have strengthened U.S. election security.

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On Friday, MSNBC host and former GOP Rep. Joe Scarborough lit into McConnell after he blocked two election security measures. Democrats attempted to expedite passage of the measures via a unanimous consent request after Robert Mueller, the former special counsel, testified Wednesday about continued Russian meddling in U.S. elections.

“He is aiding and abetting [Russian President Vladimir] Putin’s ongoing attempts to subvert U.S. democracy, according to the Republican FBI, CIA” and director of national intelligence, Scarborough said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “All Republicans are saying Russia is trying to subvert U.S. democracy, and Moscow Mitch won’t even let the Senate take a vote on it. That is un-American.”

 

Dana Milbank, a columnist for The Washington Post, wrote a post Friday provocatively titled “Mitch McConnell is a Russian asset.” Milbank accused McConnell of being “unpatriotic” and “doing [Putin’s] bidding” by blocking election security legislation.

 

A visibly riled McConnell responded in a blistering speech on Monday, calling Scarborough and Milbank “hyperventilating hacks” who’d distorted his record.

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The Kentucky Republican listed a number of comments he’s made over the years calling for increased vigilance about the threat that Putin poses to the U.S. (He did not, however, mention his role undercutting an effort by the Obama White House to call out the Kremlin’s election meddling just before the 2016 presidential election.)

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Democrats, on the other hand, believe that states and localities can’t respond to election meddling like the federal government can. For that reason, Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) argued last week for the need to institute “mandatory, nation-wide cybersecurity requirements” to election systems.

 

“We would not ask a local sheriff to go to war against the missiles, planes and tanks of the Russian Army,” Wyden said in a bipartisan report released by the Senate Intelligence Committee on Russia’s election meddling.

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The report described how Moscow targeted election systems in all 50 states in 2016 — and how the states were woefully unprepared to respond to cyberattacks.

And let’s not even get into Elaine Chao McConnell raking in the big bucks from her ties to China. Ethel and Julius Rosenberg got fried for less.

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21 responses to “Putin says, “Leave elections alone? Kiss my asset!”

  1. Do you also believe in Pizzagate? Chem-trails?

    The phone company killed JFK?

    How much baseless nonsense do you swallow. Did it all start for you on January 20, 2017 or have you always lacked critical thinking skills?

    • I don’t even own a tinfoil hat. I don’t believe in conspiracies, and I don’t believe in coincidences. Twitler lifted sanctions against a Russian oligarch with strong ties to Putin. McConnell was one of those voices whispering in Twitler’s ear that he should lift the sanctions. Why? Is it just a coincidence that that same oligarch is investing $200 million in Kentucky, just in time for McConnell’s reelection campaign? Why doesn’t McConnell bring up any bills in the Senate that will curtail Russia’s interference in our elections? Is he conspiring or just complicit? Does it matter? The result is the same. I don’t know if he loves Putin, if Putin has kompromat on him or his wife Elaine Chao (who is raking in bucks from China) or if this is all politically convenient to him, because he knows his party won’t hold power without outside interference. It doesn’t matter what the reason is. The bottom line is that he is doing Putin’s bidding, and Putin is laughing his ass off at us. McConnell is not protecting our country. He protects Twitler, no matter what, and Twitler always has the best interests of Putin in mind. If that sounds like a conspiracy theory to you, then you are welcome to visit other sites that are more in line with your thinking. Thanks for visiting.

  2. therub

    calm down michael and take a deep breath. critical thinking skills will help you see the obvious too. btw nonnie, another brilliant poster. i love the details including the long red tie. lol!

    • I am perfectly calm, despite nearly three years of bullshit about Russia, Putin, treason, ad nauseam. I just pity the state of my fellow citizens and their ignorance of geopolitics and US history. Your mileage may vary. Doesn’t make you right.

      • Apparently, you are the only enlightened one with any real information, so I suggest you take it somewhere where it will be appreciated. You know, where Hillary is to blame for almost everything, Julian Assange is a hero, Putin is a good guy, and Jill Stein is a viable alternative. In the meantime, I’m done responding to your bullshit. Have a nice day.

        • Poor baby. Lost your sense of humor so easily? I didn’t realize I was that powerful.

          p.s.; if I actually had as simplistic a world view as you ascribe to me, I’d be very disappointed in my ability to learn. Hillary is no more to blame than Trump, but neither are either of them making things better. Both teams in the duopoly are focused on other goals than making the country or globe better for most of us.

          • My sense of humor is intact, but I don’t like condescending attitudes, rudeness and general assholery. Sorry for not accepting your “evidence” that relies on Stephen Cohen, a known Putin apologist and Ray McGovern who is a 9/11 truther. I guess I wasn’t done responding to you after all. I am now. Take your tinfoil hat elsewhere.

            • The Rosenbergs were tried, convicted of, and executed for “conspiracy to commit espionage.”

              As for Russiagate, I can continue to provide both scholarly and independent journalistic investigative writing that undermines that spook story. You will keep using ad hominem attacks on the sources because you cannot refute the substance of their work. Who is wearing a tin foil hat?

            • Not sure how you will try to insult Blumenthal, whose book REPUBLICAN GOMORRAH should be required reading.

              None of the sources I use are pro-Trump. And even if someone debunking Russiagate is pro-Trump, that doesn’t automatically make their investigation or analysis wrong or dishonest. I wish I could call Mueller or some of the people touting Russiagate as trustworthy and fair minded in their reporting as are the people I am citing. But I don’t think you view or read reportage or analysis that contradicts your beliefs. You just make ad hominem responses.

    • Thanks, Loonie! 😀 Don’t bother replying to this guy. He can only hear the echo within his own ass.

      • Stay classy! You, of course, are out there researching a wide range of sources and carefully consider well-documented work that dissents from your own viewpoint. Like for example. . . and then there’s. . .

        On the other hand, I’ve presented you with links to just a couple of countless sources I draw upon to analyze Russiagate and the new McCarthyism that you seem all too eager to accept with literally no evidence at all. Someone stating that such evidence exists isn’t quite the same as getting a chance to see at least some tiny fragment of the allegedly tons of proof that Russians hacked the DNC servers (too bad the FBI was never allowed to examine those servers, but hey! We can trust the claims of a private firm owned by someone who has a well-known ax to grind against Putin!).

        I have no use for Mr. Trump. I didn’t vote for him and never will. But I do care about ramping up global tensions between the US and Russia over what appears to be nonsense cooked up by Robbie Mook, John Podesta, a couple of anti-Trump people in the FBI, a lawyer here, a British spook there, ad nauseam. It’s not hard to grasp what the motives are for pushing Russiagate or to find real evidence as to how it was invented and sold to the Trump-hysterical public (stirred well by the mainstream media). Trump is big business for corporate news. MSNBC (particularly Maddow) leaped into prominence thanks to him. And they’re fading now that Russiagate is dying. (How embarrassing the Mueller Report and his pathetic “testimony” have been for the Russiagate/Impeachment True Believers). Any neutral observer knows perfectly well that there’s not going to be an impeachment trial of Trump before the 2020 elections. And if there were one, he would not be convicted. It’s all absurd political theater, just like the Starr Report and moronic impeachment hearings/trial for Bill Clinton were in the late 1990s.

        Is this the future of American politics? Every 20 years, the out party makes a pathetic attempt to impeach the other party’s president, knowing full-well that there will not be a conviction? It just gets increasingly moronic. But when you falsely accuse Russia just because you want to “get” the current POTUS, you’re clinically insane.

        Insult me as crudely as you like. Doesn’t in any way make your non-analysis close to being true.

  3. Dear Raisinettes,

    As you can see, someone who thinks he is the authority on everything is commenting here. You know my policy of allowing other voices here, even when I don’t agree with them. In this case, I have responded to this person here and on Facebook. I have already told him I won’t respond to him again. I have better things to do with my time. However, I think the videos he posted need to be rebutted. I won’t do it in detail, but I will encourage people to google the names and websites that are included in the videos. You will find that the people in the videos are connected to The Nation, which has morphed into a Russian apologist site, RT, the Russian propaganda network and a lot of other sketchy people and organizations. One of the videos is from the Jimmy Dore show. Jimmy Dore is a comedian who embraces the Seth Rich conspiracy bullshit. I don’t think I need to say more about him. As for his guest, William Binney,he’s a former NSA agent who retired in October 2001. The NSA ruined his business, so he has an axe to grind. He also subscribes to the Seth Rich conspiracy theory, says that Obama tapped Twitler’s phones, and he appears on stellar shows like InfoWars and Alex Jones. You can make your own judgment.

    As for our visitor, as I said, I will not respond to him anymore, but if you want to, you are welcome to do so.

    • How predictable can you be?

      Not a single substantive word about content. Just ad hominem. Some of your current fans might start to think your knowledge of the issues is awfully thin. Anyone can hurl epithets de jure. Russophobia is so fashionable again! Are your idols Roy Cohn, Dick Nixon, Tailgunner Joe McCarthy? They are likely all proud of your groundless dismissal of anyone not swallowing the Russiagate story with zero consideration that it’s bogus. I wonder if you’ll hold up a list of “known Communists” in the State Department!

      If rejecting Russophobia is a crime, I belong on Death Row. Where you belong is not for me to judge.

    • p.s.: you communicated with me on Facebook? Perhaps I’ve forgotten or missed that it was you. I tend to remember real names better than noms de net. To my knowledge, your attacks have all been here.

  4. therub

    nonnie, i applaud you for providing a site that allows all to express their opinions. i believe it’s important to be aware of and listen to those with opposing views. at the same time it’s a shame we humans have trouble agreeing to disagree with respect, but that’s how it is.

    • I don’t mind when someone expresses their opinions, and I don’t care if they are rude to me. However, when they are rude to my friends, they have crossed the line.

  5. Tortmaster

    I’m going to steal a bunch of these (with attribution of course). Great, funny stuff, nonnie! Greg

    • Steal away, Greg. No mask necessary. 😉 What a treat to see you here. 😀

      P.S. If you see one you like that has that pesky Photobucket watermark, let me know and I’ll replace it. Little by little I am trying to replace all of them. Good thing I copied them all over from Photobucket before they started their shenanigans. First they replaced all the images with a box and now they put the watermark on them. So annoying! 🙄

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