STFU, Mitch McConnell

Once again, I will note that Donald Trump, in all his white supremacist authoritarian disglory, is not an outlier of the Republican Party, but its inevitable endgame. To wit: Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, sneering at his opposition.
Speaking in Lawrenceburg, Ky., McConnell was met by nearly 1,000 protesters, some of whom chanted "No ban, no wall, Mitch McConnell take our call," the Associated Press reported.

..."They don't much like what I'm doing. They don't share my agenda. But I respect their right to be there and to express themselves, because that's what we do in this country," he continued.

..."And we respect everybody's right to express themselves. Now I'm going to express myself," he said. "Why are they protesting? They didn't like the results of the election."

McConnell said the current administration is pursuing an agenda that "folks outside don't agree with."

"They had their shot in the election. ...But in this country when you win the election you get to make policy. I always remind people, winners make policy and losers go home."
Emphasis mine.

First of all: Fuck you.

Second of all: No, that's not how it's supposed to work in our system of government. We elect presidents, not dictators or kings; and we are meant to have checks and balances provided by the other branches of government, not reflexive rubber-stamping (or reflexive obstructionism) by one party of everything a president wants, irrespective of the will of the people, who instead get a heaping dose of contempt from elected party leadership.

Thirdly: McConnell's repartee about "winners" and "losers" would be awful no matter what, but the fact that his president lost the popular vote by three million votes makes it utter dogshit.

This is Trump's party. They own him.

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