December 30, 2020

Poison Pill McConnell

Timothy Birdnow

Mitch McConnell is trying to put a series of "poison pills" into any increase in the Democratic Covid Relief increase bill.

According to CNN:

McConnell, with this alternative bill, is tying all of Trump's demands into a single piece of legislation. While aides say it's unclear if the bill will actually come up -- there remains a possibility the 116th Congress comes to an end with no action at all -- should it do so, it would serve as a way to address the President's issues and give the two Georgia Republican senators in tight runoffs something to vote for.
Even without a vote, the existence of the bill itself would appear to address Trump's demands from a Sunday statement that the Senate "start the process for a vote that increases checks to $2,000, repeals Section 230, and starts an investigation into voter fraud."
By introducing the bill and moving to place it on the Senate calendar, McConnell has, technically, started that process. McConnell himself appeared to allude to the very specific language in his earlier Senate floor remarks, noting that the chamber would "begin a process" to address the President's demands.
Trump, however, has continued to beat the drum on the increased payments on Twitter -- and to attack Republican leaders.

McConnell is looking to include an investigation into vote fraud in the bill. It also eliminates "section 230" the legal protection for social media from lawsuits.

Of course, had the President not signed the original bill he wouldn't need McConnell to block this additional funding.

The original bill gave vast sums of money to foreign countries and to pet Democratic projects. The final tally of the bill will be in the trillions. Trump made a lot of noise then signed it with "redlines" meaning he asked "pretty please" that Congress remove the stuff he didn't like. Naturally Pelosi and Schumer just laughed at that.

The "stimulus" as the Democrats call it will accomplish little; without reopening the country it will be merely a life preserver as businesses continue to fail.

It is, of course, important to win the runoff elections, which is why the Democrats created the original monstrosity; they knew the media would not tell the American People what was in it and wanted to make Trump look like the Grinch if he refused to sign it (and by extension the candidates running in the GOP.) Trump clearly understood that. But at this point he should just do what is right and not what might help the GOP, which lifted nary a finger to help him. While winning these seats is critical, given the election was stolen and so will all subsequent elections one wonders how much it really matters who wins this. We are going to lose no matter what; it's just a matter of how fast.

Had McConnell done his job properly in the first place and not passed that monstrous give away, he wouldn't now be forced to poison pill this extra treat for the Democrats. Actually, had he worked with Trump and defended the President (and the nation's electoral integrity) he wouldn't be in this boat. His devious nature is to blame here, in my opinion. McConnell never liked Trump, and gave him at best luke-warm support.

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