Senate Majority “Leader” Mitch “Mouthful of Muffin” McConnell is this week’s Big Fucking Douchebag. Why? Because after obstructing President Obama’s selection of Merrick Garland for 11 months—which effectively destroyed what credibility the U.S. senate had remaining—he took the “nuclear” step of changing voting rules to end a filibuster on Gorsuch.

All this within the context of McConnell and his party engaging in unprecedented obstruction of all of Obama’s judicial nominees—at every level.

Let’s have a look at just a quick slice of the hypocrisy:

▶️ Then & Now No. 1 (NYTimes)
1970 Mitch: “The president is elected by the people to carry out” that all-important SCOTUS function.

Feb. 2016 Mitch: “This SCOTUS vacancy should not be filled” because the American people need to have their say.

▶️ Then & Now No. 2 (CNN)
2005 Mitch: during the Dubya administration: “In a Democracy an up-or-down vote should be given to a president’s judicial nominees.”

2016 Mitch: “We’ve already made it very clear that a nomination for the Supreme Court by this president will not be filled this year.”

▶️ Then & Now No. 3 (YouTube)
2016 Mitch: the President “sends a nominee to us and we decide whether or not to act on it.” Merrick Garland “will not be considered.”

2017 Mitch: “apparently there’s a new standard now, which is to not confirm a Supreme Court nominee at all.”

There’s a qualitative difference between holding up judicial nominees and imposing an 11-month blockade against a compromise Supreme Court nominee because Republicans hold President Obama in contempt. — Steve Bennen

McConnell is famous for saying his No. 1 goal was making sure President Obama only served one term. We are where we are today because of the GOP’s hatred of That Black Guy Before, including this wretched 19-chin Underwater Turtle hypocrite.

When Orangina Thinskin is impeached, Dems need to go gunning for Gorsuch. That’s what the GOP would do; now that we’re in full-on political warfare, those are the necessary next steps.

I gladly, gleefully add Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R.-Ky.) to the CrankyYank BFD Hall of Shame.

Featured image via Art Gutter on YouTube.

 

Coming soon: a tweetstorm and caution on the purists attempting to hijack the liberal agenda.

 

Coming soon: an update on my Treason Party post.

 

 

As one of my comedy heroes, Louis C.K. (Portlandia, American Hustle) is hosting Saturday Night Live this weekend. Expect fireworks. Expect laughs. Expect a long and juicy monologue, and expect him to make a shit-ton of fun of Trump.

A lesser-known factoid about Louis: he’s also a fortune-teller. He sent this prescient e-mail (left) to his fans warning them that Trump is a lying sack of shit.

In the letter he extols the virtues of traditional American conservatives—you know, the non-hysterical kind who actually, like, govern—and says he thinks it would be good for the country to elect a candidate in that vein that after President Obama.

“Trump is not that,” he wrote. “He’s an insane bigot. He is dangerous.” Later in the letter he pleads with his conservative-leaning fans to consider John Kasich, but: “We shouldn’t have to vote for someone because they’re not a shocking cunt billionaire liar.” Indeed.

Please also see Louis’ visit to The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, where he calls Trump a “rotten lying sack of shit.” WATCH:

 

My painting Titled: Nantucket Reds Brant Point. 12×16 oil on canvas. #nantucket #fineart #luxury

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This week we pay a visit to Brant Point on Nantucket Island via artist Christopher Wheat. His watercolors are simple artistic captures of my childhood summer spot. Make sure to head over to his Instagram feed for more great works inspired by island scenes. ❏

 

That’s a wrap guys! We’ll see you right back here next Thursday at 2 p.m. (Writer’s note: it’s been a bit of a week here in the ATL. I’ll finish my post later on today so please stay tuned!)


Will Pollocksideways is an Atlanta-based freelance multimedia journalist focusing on pop-culture, politics, journalism & media, retail, real estate, travel, politics, and human-interest stories. 

He is the author of two books (Pizza for Good & Leaving Triscuit), with more on the way. Sign up for the mailing list, follow on TwitterFacebook and Instagram—and check out the book links below.

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