McConnell Sidelines GOP On Infrastructure As Democrats Do Grown-Up Work Of Governing | Rachel Maddow 1

McConnell Sidelines GOP On Infrastructure As Democrats Do Grown-Up Work Of Governing | Rachel Maddow

 

Rachel Maddow points out Mitch McConnell's insistence that Republicans will not vote for President Biden's infrastructure bill, effectively relieving Democrats of having to entertain Republicans proposals that would weaken the plan and still not get any Republican support, and also freeing Republicans to focus on the things they care about, like secret message board clairvoyants. Aired on 04/02/2021.
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McConnell Sidelines GOP On Infrastructure As Democrats Do Grown-Up Work Of Governing | Rachel Maddow

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  1. With a 50-50 tie….VP will caste the deciding vote. Murdering Mitch…aka….Yurtle the Turtle…once again…shows us the kind of guy he truly is…and has always been.

    1. The actual bill, if you read it, only gives 5% of the money to improving infrastructure. The rest is for woke causes like diversity and inclusion, given away to other countries, or dumped in the lap of unions. It’s actually disgusting if you bother reading the bill.

    2. @CDS Omaha Do you have a link for the source of your information?
      It doesn’t seem to match anything I can find.

  2. The evil Turtle still thinks he’s in power like he was when Obama was in office and stopped everything Obama tried to pass.

    1. @michael lleb Just woke up from a coma? A reality show hack was elected, got impeached . . . twice, sabotaged a pandemic response in a (failed) bid to win re-election, lost to a guy he swore was senile (that must have hurt). Oh yeah, republicans are the minority party. You’re all caught up.

    2. @Demetria Karnavas Please explain what Biden is doing that is different on the pandemic.

    3. @Manny Montoya Hey Manny Mondummer. Your boy is a “Legend” Biden raising your taxes, gas going up. You got $1400 and a president that doesn’t hurt your “Feelings” Good job!

    1. @Ash Roskell You proved my point perfectly. You believe one side is news and the other side is propaganda. The truth being they all have equal hands in both and that doesn’t take much critical thinking to come to that conclusion. You couldn’t have sounded more like the uninformed, hyperpartisan sheep like I described earlier if you tried. The left always seems to project what they are. Proof is your last comment about “screaming abuse, trolling, being obtuse, and generally offensive” remark. Do you even have the self awareness to realize you check all those boxes just with your comments on this thread? My favorite was the “inability to learn anything” part. You again demonstrate that by your unwillingness to open yourself up to differing viewpoints. I’m not sure whether to find you ludicrously hilarious or pathetically sad

    2. @The Morose Pittbull Fox anchors themselves said they don’t show factual journalism in their legal defense vs dominion. They claimed they are an opinion piece and don’t report real news so therefore they can’t be sued.

    3. @Crystal Lynn Living in a bubble must be tough. I’m sure you have a source or link you can provide. Here’s all I found
      Fox vowed to fight the case in a statement Friday morning: “Fox News Media is proud of our 2020 election coverage, which stands in the highest tradition of American journalism, and will vigorously defend against this baseless lawsuit in court.”

    4. @Crystal Lynn Just to give you a clue on media bias although I’m not certain you will comprehend it
      Investors.com reports: Researchers from Arizona State University and Texas A&M University questioned 462 financial journalists around the country. They followed up with 18 additional interviews. The journalists worked for the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Washington Post, Associated Press and a number of other newspapers.
      What they found surprised them. Even the supposedly hard-nosed financial reporters were overwhelmingly liberal. Of the 462 people surveyed, 17.63% called themselves “very liberal,” while 40.84% described themselves as “somewhat liberal.”
      Media Conservatives: Endangered

      When you add it up, 58.47% admit to being left of center. Along with that, another 37.12% claim to be “moderate.”
      What about the mythic “conservative” financial journalist? In fact, a mere 0.46% of financial journalists called themselves “very conservative,” while just 3.94% said they were “somewhat conservative.” That’s a whopping 4.4% of the total that lean right-of-center.
      That’s a ratio of 13 “liberals” for every one “conservative.” Whatever happened to ideological diversity? Please remember this as you watch the business news or read a financial story in the paper. You might want to take its message with a grain of salt. That’s especially true if the piece seems unduly harsh on the free-market system and its many proven benefits. Or if it lauds socialism as an “answer” to society’s ills.

    1. Not thru budget reconciliation. Nope. There wont he a filibuster then. Tough luck for the trumpfluffers.

  3. Wow who let the dogs out? Peaceful comments during the first twenty minutes, now look at the comments

    1. The maga nuts like to come here and troll as if it makes any difference to anything. The bill will pass and the grown-ups will do what trump couldn’t: Invest in America.

    2. It takes the trolls a few minutes to get their marching orders from St. Petersburg….Russia.

    3. After Trump’s defeat and the failed terrorist insurrection on January 6th, whining on the Internet is all the MAGAs have left.

    1. Yep print our money into oblivion… tax the US into a 3ed world country… good to know you will be one of the first to fall

  4. The girl once again recited her list:
    “Joffrey Trump, Ivanka, Rorgerstone, Donjuniver, The Kushner, Armory Jordan, Walder Giuliani, Bannon Trant, Tywin Lindell, McEnany, Barr-ic Dondarion, Tedos of Cruz, Illyan Pence, Mitch Mountain…” She paused and stared at the annoyed Sandor Clegaetz before ending the list with his name as she turned over to go to sleep… “And the Hound.”

    1. @Knight-elf Mohawk Thank you… The comparisons may not be perfect, but they almost came along too easily, frighteningly so on a few of them.

  5. Aren’t you forgetting about needing 60% to break the filibuster? Besides, DINO Manchin will break ranks and blow this ship out of the water, just as he has done before 🙁

    1. Manchin breaks ranks when something is bad for his donors. This is actually good for his donors because they will get contracts, so no worries there. The only reason the GOP is against it is that this will make the DEMs even more popular.

    2. @Rick Simon Let’s hope that you’re right. But, there’s still the filibuster. Can’t see that lasting much longer, with Mitch’s mob obstructing everything. But, eliminating it could come back to bite Dems in the aa… future.

    3. @The Hermit
      In every democracy, there are some motions that are so momentous that a two-thirds majority is needed for the motion to pass. But with the filibuster, suddenly the governing party needs 60% for any random motion. That makes no sense.

    4. @Rick Simon I agree. The GQP are their own worst enemies. They give Dems no other choice than to stop the partisan gridlock.
      I hope that the nation is paying attention and votes blue, no matter who.

    1. @Horizon Eyes even if that’s true, and I am not sure it is, it didn’t stop them from using the fillibuster 327 times in 2020.

    2. @Maryella Rose kind of like how the older generations saddle us all with a great interstate system?

  6. As if that was a surprise…One can quickly summarize it for the next 4 years : They will not support anything, nothing at all.

    1. @Everythingsleeps Demonrats haven’t had an idea worth supporting in years. Men using little girld bathrooms,no.Lets pick a random weapon to ban for no good reason…I know AR-15s,NO.Let’s do away with free speech,No. Lets mortgage our great grand childrens futures so we can waste a bunch of money,NO.Lets stop the Keystone pipeline and instead TRUCK energy all over the country in OIL guzzling semis!!!!! No.Lets invited kids to come to the USA and when they get here we’ll throw them in cages!!No. Get the idea? Demonrat ideas are stupid and selfish.

    2. With this new bill at least so REAL ISSUES WILL GET DONE AND BENEFIT ALL. The REPUGNANTS tax cuts only benefitted a few, especially those who didn’t need it.

    3. @living life Not so sleepy Uncle Joe was paying attention when Mitch pulled exactly the same MO during the Obama years . Because Biden isn’t a black man they can’t play the ‘ angry socialist ‘ angle , Obama bent over backwards to appease the GOP and was rebuffed at every new contortion . Lesson learned . McConnell is fighting the last war .

  7. There is no grown ups in all of government. That’s how we have Princeton, Yale, and Harvard grads that can’t balance a budget, but high school drop outs can.

    1. @Matt that’s actually false. Essentially all Bill Clinton and then did was switch balances to another credit card. They never balanced the budget that’s false. America has been in the red for many decades and it’s because of both parties. I truly feel sorry for you people who actually have faith in either party at this point.

    2. @Demetria Karnavas blue collar workers are more well balanced. If it’s about skill then people in the trades should be some of the highest paid people in the world. Everything they do is skilled and none of us can live without their skills or labor. A CEO is not more skilled then a plumber, electrician, carpenter etc.

    3. @Atom No. Clinton ran a surplus and did pay down a portion of the national debt by the end of his second term. It’s easy to Google it to confirm I am correct.

    4. @Atom I’m from a blue collar family and don’t disagree with you about pay. Luckily, my father was a member of a labor union. However, regardless of whether you’re a skilled worker or an educated worker, obtaining either so you can provide for yourself and your family, is the most valuable thing you can possess. That being said, people who don’t understand the inestimable value of an education , likely didn’t care enuf to get one.That’s their decision.

    1. @Marcy O’Kweef which senator blocked a vote on the second stimulus check? I don’t think it was a democrat was it

    2. McConnell and the Republicans did the same for Obama. They cry about bipartisan, yet they only want it for their agenda. Tax cuts for the rich and rushing in conservative judges.

  8. Hehehe love Rachel’s darkly humorous sarcasm blended with sincere “wake up” to those in the right isle to get on board to something great for BOTH.

  9. So no new bridges for Kentucky or any other red state. They really have absolutely no right to benefit in any way from this bill they will all vote against.

  10. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

    1. Improper English. “Per” should not be used in this instance. It should be “as usual”. Sorry, I am incapable of helping myself.

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