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Since then "Moscow Mitch" has doubled down.
Comrade Moscow Mitch was criticized for criticizing the "socialism" that is called "the general welfare" in the Preamble while embracing "socialism" in government a la Moscow socialism.
Being a good Samaritan is criticized by Moscow Mitch while he protects the authoritarian efforts of comrade Pootie Poot and comrade Donnah Dump to trash the democratic dynamics of U.S. elections yet again:
"... the Senate majority leader, is incensed by the name 'Moscow Mitch,' and even more miffed that he has been called a 'Russian asset' by critics who accuse him of single-handedly blocking stronger election security measures after Russia’s interference in 2016." - NY Times(emphasis added). Moscow Mitch is like the people who embrace denialism because of a host of now-popular trances (Choose Your Trances Carefully, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8).
"The Kentucky Democratic Party on Wednesday launched a 'Moscow Mitch' online store, making use of a nickname handed to Senate Majority [Comrade] Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) over his blocking of election security legislation.
The party’s online store is promoting red buttons, vinyl stickers, a T-shirt and a cossack hat, all decorated with the phrase, 'Just say nyet! to Moscow Mitch,' in Soviet-style lettering.
The nickname comes after McConnell last week blocked two election security bills, despite warnings from intelligence officials and former special counsel Robert Mueller that Russian interference in the 2020 election was likely to take place.
One of the bills would require the use of paper ballots, and the other would require candidates, campaigns or family members to notify the FBI about assistance offers from foreign governments.
The majority leader's move prompted widespread backlash.
MSNBC host and former GOP congressman Joe Scarborough later called McConnell’s actions 'un-American,' labeling the Kentucky lawmaker 'Moscow Mitch' and accusing him of 'aiding and abetting Vladimir Putin’s ongoing attempts to subvert American democracy.'" - The Hill
"McConnell brought this opprobrium on himself. Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) hit the nail on the head when he declared Tuesday that 'so long as the Senate Republicans prevent legislation from reaching the floor; so long as they oppose additional appropriations to the states; so long as they malign election security provisions as ‘partisan wish lists,’ the critics are right to say Leader McConnell and Republican Senators are blocking election security. Because at the moment that’s true.' Well, at least he didn’t call him Moscow Mitch. McConnell just hates being called Moscow Mitch.
Kentucky voters in 2020 get their chance to render their verdict on McConnell’s loyalty to his oath of office. Either Moscow Mitch, or Democrat and former Marine fighter pilot Amy McGrath? If nothing else, the prospect of that matchup should spur McConnell to bring an election security bill to the floor." - Washington Post
Some of his ardent ideological followers are "acting out" their short game rather than eschewing it:
"In the northeastern state of Connecticut from 2010 to 2017, housing valued at $880 million went up more than three times faster in high-risk flood zones than on safer ground.(Reuters, emphasis added). A big welcome to socialist government comrades and global warming is McCon's thing (because communism and global warming are hoaxes to comrades of Moscow Mitch).
Another East Coast state, New Jersey, outpaced all other states at building homes in high-risk zones, with about 4,500 new homes worth $4.6 billion erected in such areas from 2010 to 2017, the researchers reported."
Denial never does end well.
The previous post in this series is here.
Ode to the Rus People: