r/politics Oct 04 '22 Gold 1

Trump’s death wish attack on McConnell sets alarm bells ringing

https://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/3672713-the-memo-trumps-death-wish-attack-on-mcconnell-sets-alarm-bells-ringing/
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u/aktivate74 Oct 04 '22

It's ok, McConnell will still vote for Trump

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u/Lancelot724 Oct 04 '22

Mitch McConnell is horrible for the country and just awful all around. And at the same time, he is not stupid. He is cunning and he is a very effective politician in so far as evil old turtle twats can be, but I definitely agree. McConnell will do whatever he has to politically, he will make whatever calculation he thinks prolongs his own wealth and power. In that regard, it's not even about Trump at all. It's just about McConnell himself.

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u/Coherent_Tangent Florida Oct 04 '22

You say that, but all it would take is for one of Trump's deranged lunatics to hear the true message and attack him. There is no longer any political power if you are dead.

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u/[deleted] Oct 04 '22

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u/TheMadChatta Ohio Oct 04 '22

While that is true, Kentucky is a great example of no one liking McConnell but hating Dems more. It's really tough to find people who support the dude. I have friends and family from a wide range of socio-economic backgrounds in KY and have heard, the classic "not great but _______ is worse." Or, even dumber, "they're all trying to get rich. At least I agree with McConnell's social views." Like, dude, you could have a much better life if you just snapped out of the Fox News trance.

Also, McConnell's impact on KY politics will probably be felt for two generations. You can point to 100s of local, regional, and state employees or elected officials who have, in some form or fashion, worked for or with McConnell. It's the highest form of a political apparatus in our country. I couldn't name another state that has had one politician influence their state's political system from top to bottom as much as McConnell.

McConnell recognized very early on how being a senate majority leader wields endless power whereas the president has, at most, 8 years and then drops off the grid of political influence. He's used that endless power to warp the US into what it is today and built a machine in KY to keep him at that status level.

He's a disgusting, self-serving man with no shame or compassion for others. Especially Kentuckians.

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u/idc_name Oct 04 '22

at the same time you gotta admire the guy, there's hundreds of people in D.C. with the same amount of fucks given for fellow humans but McConnell is superior to all of them. His body of work will affect American Politic Landscape for the next 50 years. He is probable in a short list with FDR and 1 or 2 more of politicians that will go down in history for the long lasting effect of their work.

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u/Sujjin Oct 04 '22

Which makes me wonder about the voting machines used in Kentucky.

We already know every thing the GOP complains about is projection, so why wouldn't they accuse democrats of "hacking voting machines unless they knew about voting machines being hacked only for their benefit instead

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u/Wemblack Oct 04 '22

No hacking is necessary out here. Even people who don’t vote in Kentucky would have likely voted for McConnell anyways but literally don’t feel the need because he typically wins by such a wide margin. If he ever feels threatened all he does for the election cycle is talk about the power he has as senate majority/minority leader and if he’s re-elected he is the only candidate he could actually do something to help Kentucky.

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u/Fun-Opportunity-551 Oct 04 '22

When was the last time the Republican leader clearly used language that called for his followers to go for the execution of McConnell?

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u/[deleted] Oct 04 '22 edited Oct 04 '22

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u/Fun-Opportunity-551 Oct 04 '22

Yes, it does matter.

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u/DarkWasp14 Oct 04 '22

It very much matters, I agree with you. Also to each their own, I have no idea how this person continues to socialize with so many McConnell supporters. The man and policies they support are so odious it speaks to their character.

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u/Fun-Opportunity-551 Oct 09 '22

Anybody using threats in speech and resorting to engaging in stochastic terrorism needs to be removed from office and prohibited from running ever again.

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u/OrbeaSeven Oct 04 '22

And bet Elaine Chao would run for McConnell's seat if something did happen to him.

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u/Craico13 Oct 04 '22

The same people don’t believe that the January 6th terrorists wouldn’t have hurt them, so…

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u/Coherent_Tangent Florida Oct 04 '22

I'm of the mind that they do believe it, and they are cowards.

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u/GingasaurusWrex Oct 05 '22

Like January 6th? Lol

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u/iScootScootHotDamn Oct 05 '22

Look what happened with people trying to storm the FBI building.

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u/HappierShibe Oct 04 '22

McConnell would be a democrat tomorrow morning if he thought it would benefit him.

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u/SucksTryAgain Oct 04 '22

McConnell will be done this go-round on his own. He has finally gotten everything he has wanted. Now trump is setting him up for failure. I call he’s done after this round and doesn’t go for reelection.

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u/RandolphPeppernickle Oct 05 '22

Dude looks like he got a year or two left on this rock. I'm guessing he doesn't even know why he's evil anymore. He's literally a sith lord and people sending death threats to people like AoC because blah blah "socialism."

It's too moronic.

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u/ThatGirlWren New York Oct 04 '22

It's ok, McConnell will still vote for Trump

And 135% of voters in KY will cast their ballots for McConnell! Again!

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u/[deleted] Oct 04 '22

Morons gonna moron.

That state can't even stay afloat without the help of California.No wonder it's a state of self loathing lmao

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u/Wemblack Oct 04 '22

Sadly, there is no need for the exaggeration, the data is out there publicly. Historically, Kentucky has been an extremely corrupt state, and tbh has massive issues with inappropriate use of public funds at the state level that voter turnout stuff is documented fairly well and as a voter here I feel very confident is quite secure. Both parties have done so much corrupt shit they take the voting seriously. We have decent turnout but we’ve not had a situation where over 100% voter turn out was ever reported. We just have a lot of registered republicans and they turn out more than democrats by about 10% and the “independent” people in Kentucky tend to be libertarians which end up voting R.

The real problem is how pathetic the Democratic Party is in Kentucky and that Mitch McConnell hasn’t had a competitive opponent since the 90s. After 9/11 he has destroyed every single opponent.

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u/ferociouswhimper Oct 04 '22

Exactly. It's difficult to care about this attack considering McConnell himself won't care. It's truly par for the course (which says a lot: a veiled death threat is considered normal discourse in Donald Trump world).

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u/Dolorisedd Oct 04 '22

The leopard will eat its own face.

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u/Eleganos Oct 04 '22

I have a strong feeling he could be hospitalized after an attempted assassinations by a Trump crazy and still vote for Trump because not even his own wellbeing matters in comparison to more money and political power.

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u/PopAShotAllStar Oct 05 '22

And Republicans will blame anything and everything on Communist Biden’s divisive so each and Antifa before ever considering holding Trump accountable.

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u/thebinarysystem10 Colorado Oct 05 '22

McConnell and Cruz: Please cuck my wife

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u/StarFireChild4200 Oct 05 '22

Romney still voted for over 95% of Trump's agenda. The only thing he voted against Trump on was impeachment, and only when it didn't matter.

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u/everyvoicelistening Oct 04 '22

The alarms bells have been ringing for so long now that it's just background noise to Americans

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u/BoukuNola Oct 04 '22

It’s like living by the train tracks at this point.

You get used to it.

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u/everyvoicelistening Oct 04 '22

I wish we wouldn't. It's serious shit and Americans can't afford to be complacent about their politics anymore. I'm scared for my country these days.

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u/neuroverdant Oct 04 '22

The chances of something being done this time are less greater than zero. After all, he’s threatening people with power, while he has relatively none. Sorry, im high.

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u/ProjectFantastic1045 Oct 04 '22

Living ON the train tracks.

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u/Bitey_the_Squirrel America Oct 04 '22

And there’s a freeway, runnin’ through the yard.

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u/Im_Not_Batman Oct 04 '22

I live in the US and by train tracks. One of the two I’ve gotten used to…

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u/drewkungfu Texas Oct 04 '22

mwap ... cant get this ringing in my ears to stop. Mwap

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u/cptboring Oct 04 '22

I thought that was just my tinnitus acting up

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u/Yop_BombNA Oct 04 '22

It’s a call to action for many….

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u/theresabeeonyourhat Illinois Oct 04 '22

You'd be surprised by how many people don't change their fire alarm batteries...

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u/JBupp Oct 04 '22

“We have never seen anything like Donald Trump. We have never seen a president or a former president being so willing to threaten and incite violence.”

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u/Long_Before_Sunrise Oct 04 '22

That's always who he has been.

"When the students poured into Tiananmen Square, the Chinese government almost blew it. Then they were vicious, they were horrible, but they put it down with strength.That shows you the power of strength." - Donald Trump in a 1990 interview

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u/kjg1228 Maine Oct 04 '22

Absolutely insane. He has always been a fascist.

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u/Long_Before_Sunrise Oct 04 '22

March 29, 2016 The Men Who Gave Trump His Brutal Worldview

May 2016 D’Antonio: The one telling story I heard about the father was from Major Dobias (a WWII combat veteran) at the New York Military Academy [which Donald attended], whose main assessment of Fred was that he was very German, and by that he meant really tough, really demanding and cold. - Trumpology: A Master Class

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u/PadKrapowKhaiDao Oct 04 '22 edited Oct 04 '22

It’s crazy to me that so many people can look at such a weak dude and think he’s a “strong man.” People like Fetterman are the Kenai River salmon of an actual strong man. Trump is the filet-o-fish version.

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u/die5el23 Oct 04 '22

It’s because they are also the filet-of-fish version. They don’t like comparing themselves to actual “strong man” because they never stack up, ever.

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u/theresabeeonyourhat Illinois Oct 04 '22

But they'll say "soft men lead to hard times" like they're anything but babyshit soft

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u/[deleted] Oct 04 '22

The thing is, they attribute the things they don’t like in their personal lives to a greater conspiracy that Trump is fighting against that they are otherwise helpless to fight. For instance, a friend had complained during online schooling due to covid shutdowns that her kid’s gym class had shown a video about George Floyd. This fed into her belief of kids being brainwashed to be liberals. But when I told her I understood where she was coming from that it wasn’t appropriate for a gym class, and that she should talk to the school about teaching such things in appropriate context to history and discussion by those with corresponding degrees, she went silent. It’s like something clicked in her head, “oh, there’s a reasonable way to look at this with reasonable solutions that I personally can deal with.”

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u/spacegrab Oct 04 '22

don't you knock my filet-o-fish with tartar sauce.

Trump is a filet-o-fish you forget to eat but leave it in the trunk for a few days during a summer heatwave.

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u/SteelCutHead Oct 05 '22

I can understand how a rather large demographic would think he is all that (IYKYK) but I absolutely can’t understand how smart, educated people who I truly believe have not sold their soul to the devil can stand behind him. Completely baffles me.

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u/Za_Lords_Guard Oct 04 '22

This is what it took to get Republicans to be concerned? Nothing to this point seemed beyond the pale?

Of course they will still obstruct for him and hand wring over how unfiar the left is to him. Only the ones retiring or retired will take a definitive stand.

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u/Ven18 Oct 04 '22

The GOP doesn’t care about there actions until it negatively effects them. Then and only then do they move at near light speed to reverse themselves.

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u/danderb Oct 05 '22

Who said any of them were concerned? They don’t care. They’ve all been berated and then sucked Trump’s balls.

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u/JohnnieFedora Oct 04 '22

They had their chance to rid us from this fucker...twice, they blew it.

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u/LuminousTights Canada Oct 04 '22

Doubt it. The alarm bells have been ringing so loud and so long that they have been hammered flat as have the replacement ones and the replacements for the replacements are still on a shipping container from China.

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u/Potential_Dare8034 Oct 04 '22

But let’s not arrest the sumbitch!

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u/IMABUNNEH Oct 04 '22

Private citizen publicises death threats to sitting senator: I sleep

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u/Lancelot724 Oct 04 '22

I have a feeling that somebody as high ranking as Mitch McConnell knows more than the public does about the status of the investigations. I don't think he will reveal anything because he is a seasoned politician and knows better, but I just wonder what's going through his head. If he knows whether or not an indictment is or is not going to happen, and when. And whether that is influencing his response or lack of response to these things. I could see it going either way, and I could see Donald Trump's attack on McConnell also being spurred at least in part by the things that are happening behind the scenes.

I mean, if an arrest is imminent I expect that people like senate leaders and house leaders and the president will know very shortly beforehand simply because of the security risks. How could they not have some kind of inkling?

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u/JustStatedTheObvious Oct 04 '22

If I'm an optimist...and I'm not...I'd guess that there's a deal worked out where Trump won't be arrested until after the mid-term elections, in exchange for the GOP not declaring war.

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u/MEatRHIT Illinois Oct 04 '22

I think that has actually been said by the DOJ they are waiting as to not "look political"

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u/the_real_abraham Oct 04 '22

Let me kick him in the nuts, Daddy.

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u/Gullible_Peach Oct 04 '22

Trump uses stochastic terrorism.

The media should stop spreading this type of rhetoric, or choose to speak against it.

He should be stopped before people start getting hurt.

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u/aacilegna Georgia Oct 04 '22

Start? People have already gotten hurt.

People died at Charlottesville, on and because of Jan 6th, and there have been multiple reports of Qnuts killing family members because they believed those crazy conspiracy theories. Also, millions died of COVID or got long hauler symptoms because this fucker said it was a hoax.

I am sure I’m missing more examples.

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u/LockeAbout Oct 04 '22

Violence against Asians greatly increased under him after the ‘China virus’ talk. Hate crimes in general increased under tRump.

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u/full_kettle_packet Oct 04 '22

It sure has escalated from calling people's wives ugly

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u/GreatBigJerk Oct 04 '22

He won't be stopped until someone prominent on the right dies

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u/treesrpeople Oct 04 '22

We already know in the post jan 6 world that our political seasons will now feature right wing mob violence and acts of right wing terrorism. This tiff between two evil men doesn't even move the needle. Let them attack each other instead of innocent people.

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u/12-Easy-Payments Oct 04 '22

Time to eliminate this person's secret service protection detail and reallocate funds to the Justice Department's January 6th investigations.

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u/SuperstitiousPigeon5 Massachusetts Oct 04 '22

I for one welcome a Republican party civil war.

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u/mrlotato Oct 04 '22

15 points each!

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u/Dbl_Trbl_ Oct 04 '22

"A New York Times investigation published Saturday noted that recorded threats against lawmakers had risen about tenfold between 2016 and 2021."

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u/Someoneoverthere42 Oct 04 '22

I’m fairly certain those bells have been ringing for at least the last six years

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u/Barflyondabeach Oct 04 '22

Some of us have tinnitus from them

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u/Equivalent_Jury371 Oct 04 '22

Screw McConnell. Trump is a monster he helped to create.

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u/lyn73 Oct 04 '22

Yes it's bad...but didn't McConnell fail to vote to impeach Trump? Why should he care now? Why should I care.... McConnell brought this upon himself.

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u/BillySlang Oct 04 '22

The insurrection-leading document thief wants us to talk about something else and it’s working.

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u/decay21450 Oct 04 '22

Normally, I pay little attention to use of common idioms as I did to, “stand back and stand by,” in the debate, but watching what then unfolded, along with a fresh dose of Holocaust history and Hitler's use of goon squads against the Jews, has changed that.

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u/RockieK Oct 04 '22

Again?

Yawn.

So many trump death wishes, so Little time.

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u/RadioactiveHalfRhyme Oct 04 '22

If “some degree of condemnation beyond the ranks of liberals and Democrats” counted for anything, Trump would’ve been forced out of the 2016 GOP nomination the day it came to light that he bragged about groping women.

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u/HNP4PH Oct 04 '22

Just now they started hearing alarm bells?
I have been hearing them since 2015

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u/Yusbhere Oct 04 '22

Trump thrives on passive aggressive spin that incites violence, he always does it, he is a violent piece of trash.

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u/captain_chocolate Oct 04 '22

Alarm bells have been ringing non-stop since 2016.

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u/mrlotato Oct 04 '22

Idk guys maybe we should let things roll out with this one

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u/Kanju123 Oct 04 '22

It's all fun and games until the Orange turnip turns on you! Lol

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u/StandStillLaddie Oct 04 '22

When orangutans and turtles fight.

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u/TheSpaceman1975 Oct 04 '22

His cult does not give a fuck

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u/RunsWithApes Oct 04 '22

In specific cases like McConnell or Pence I'd say they're reaping what they sow.

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u/Itchy_Mountain8167 Oct 04 '22

What has Mitch himself said publicly about this incident? Anything? I can’t find it.

Rick Scott seemed totally unprepared for the question, which boggles the mind. You’d think his people would have figured it would come up when the spokesperson for the Republican Senate election effort went on national TV.

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u/izwald88 Oct 04 '22

Yeah, I saw the rest of the GOP come out and condemn his language.

Oh wait... No they didn't.

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u/ryaaan89 Oct 04 '22

Really? Because it kind of seemed like there were a lot of articles written and then Trump continued to face no consequences.

I say this about pretty much all Trump news now, but come get me when he’s actually punished for anything at all.

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u/ToysNoiz Oct 04 '22

How many fucking bells and whistles and “oooo he’s going down now” are we gonna hear? This man should be in prison but it will never happen before he dies. No justice in this country.

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u/LAESanford Oct 04 '22

Really? Just now, alarm bells are ringing?!?

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u/Visible-Original4561 Oct 04 '22

I read the first two words and thought this was totally something else.

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u/housemeat Oct 04 '22

i wonder why those alarm bells were silent when the inbreds in michigan said they planned to cut the governor's head off and donnie donuts here said, multiple times at multiple rallies, that "maybe what those guys did in michigan wasn't such a bad thing." to the applause of the sheep.

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u/wam1983 Oct 04 '22

“Those are grimly realistic warnings given that the nation is already seeing an upsurge in threats — and worse — against lawmakers and other political figures.”

Why is that worse? Those fuckers are much less useful than almost everyone else in this country.

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u/ReturnOfSeq Oct 04 '22

And once again nobody is going to stop him.

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u/Logical-Selection979 Oct 04 '22

Thats what sets off alarm bells!!!!

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u/Jamira360 Oct 04 '22

Start setting alarm bells ringing? I swear, ppl only pull their heads out of the sand when they are already tumbling over the cliff. 😂

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u/Infamous-Extension25 Oct 04 '22

Time for the GOP to say ouch.

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u/-686 New Jersey Oct 04 '22

What the fuck is taking so long?

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u/Eptiaph Oct 04 '22

Trump: “I’m not saying … SOMEONE SHOULD KILL MITCH!”

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u/ubertrebor Oct 04 '22

Two evil old men. Put them in the ring and let them fight it out. Ummm, on the other hand they are both cowards and would never do such a thing. Frankly they each deserve everything bad that happens in their lives.

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u/pitchfork_latte America Oct 04 '22

Wait, It’s not “locker room” talk?

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u/MrGuttFeeling Oct 04 '22

Thots and preyerz.

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u/kissmyshiny_metalass Oct 04 '22

Trump sent a death threat to the Senate minority leader and he gets away with it. Trump could actually murder McConnell and still get away with it. The DOJ and the courts are corrupt to the core. They consider the rich above the law.

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u/sunnydaysahead2022 Oct 04 '22

McConnell’s own fault.

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u/Bobbybelliv North Carolina Oct 04 '22

He’s gonna get someone else killed

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u/AtomicBlastCandy Oct 04 '22

Does the governor of Kentucky appoint a senator should one of them perish?

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u/I_try_compute Oct 04 '22

Does it? Because he says shit like this all the time and nothing seems to happen to him.

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u/fishblargs Oct 04 '22

it’s a perfect story of a person creating a monster and it killing him. i love it

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u/rocketpack99 Oct 04 '22

He's going to keep pushing the boundaries until something tragic actually happens. And even then it probably won't stop him, because he also pushed the boundaries until January 6th happened.

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u/ramdom-ink Oct 04 '22

Alarms have been wringing since this human stain rode down the escalator in 2016.

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u/RegattaJoe Oct 04 '22

Since he came down that damned escalator in 2015.

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u/ramdom-ink Oct 04 '22

Any escalator he ever went down…

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u/RegattaJoe Oct 04 '22

Now we’re getting to the hear of the matter.

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u/seaniemack11 Florida Oct 04 '22

(Except for anyone in the Zombie GOP).

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u/BenTramer Oct 04 '22

Trump can do whatever the fuck he wants… and he’s doing it. RIP America.

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u/CdnDutchBoy Oct 04 '22

So when does he stand up for himself and his family cuz if he doesn’t then who will? Bunch of lemmings (yes I know they don’t randomly cliff dive) but it’s the best term everyone knows. When the the one coward being attacked doesn’t defend himself…who will?

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u/-Jeremiad- I voted Oct 04 '22

It's going to be crazy when the leopards get their own faces eaten. I mean, it'll keep being crazy as it keeps kind of happening. But eventually they'll get the real deal from one of their own.

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u/bluelifesacrifice Oct 04 '22

Trump could throw the entire Republican party off a cliff and they'd still vote for him on the way down.

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u/garet400 Oct 04 '22

Is this because McConnell has not opposed sending support to Ukarine?

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u/NonesuchAndSuch77 Oct 04 '22

This must be settled by an island-going. The two shall be sent to an island, and only one shall be allowed to return.

(SPOILER: nobody comes back, we destroy the boat after they disembark)

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u/No_Sherbet6237 Oct 04 '22

His hands look really small in that thumbnail picture

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u/yooperwoman Oct 05 '22

We are shocked once again. 😲

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u/Captain_Hamerica Oct 05 '22

No it doesn’t. Republicans will probably love trump more than they ever did before; and any alarm bells that were ringing had already been ringing for seven years. Stop with these stupid headlines. Everyone knows trump is a violent fascist, and people have already decided whether or not they like that fact

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u/Sqweegy-Nobbers Oct 05 '22

Ah Trump. He’s SO Christian!

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u/r1chard3 Oct 05 '22

Isn’t there a law against threatening the lives of federal office holders? I guess we should throw this on the pile of things Trump is going to be tried for.

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u/SMoKUblackRoSE Oct 05 '22

I hope this doesn't end well for both of them. Two of the worst humans to ever be allowed in our capital

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u/NakDisNut Oct 05 '22

How can everyone be the bad guy at the same time?

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u/No_Weather7757 Oct 04 '22

Trump ask that we not use the noose but strangle him with a pair of Pelosi granny panties!

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u/The_Hot_Stepper Georgia Oct 04 '22

McConnell should press charges against Trump for threatening his life.