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The Turtle Wants To Move On… To What?

Mitch McConnell
Our friends at Sara Carter’s website reported that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell ripped the Democrat’s collusion narrative to shreds on the Senate floor Tuesday declaring it “case closed.” “This investigation went on for two years, it’s finally over,” said McConnell. Further, McConnell said It’s time to move forward for the sake of the American people.

Jennie Taer reported McConnell appeared frustrated with the ongoing charade saying he invites compromise ‘Whenever our Democratic friends can regain their composure and come back to reality.’

According to Ms. Taer’s reporting, McConnell said in a tweet, “Today I went to the Senate floor to defend President Trump and tell the Democrats it’s time to end this Russia conspiracy spectacle. There was no collusion. CASE CLOSED.”

That’s great, no doubt all conservatives applaud Majority Leader McConnell’s words of support for President Trump and for his demand that Democrats end the obstruction and publicly funded conspiracy theory propagation.

The problem we see is that McConnell has not specified what action he plans to take to (A) force the Democrats to “end this Russia conspiracy spectacle,” and (B) move the Trump agenda forward.

While McConnell and Republican Committee Chairmen, like Senator Lindsey Graham, can refuse to hold any more hearings to give the Democrats a forum, there’s nothing that can keep a Democrat and a TV camera separate.

But we have an idea on how McConnell can move the Senate, and at least part of the Trump agenda forward.

Right now, 35 percent of President Trump’s nominees are still waiting for confirmation in the Senate, with 117 nominations pending in committee and 135 nominations pending on the Senate calendar.

Majority Leader McConnell could drop all other Senate business, such as naming post offices, and proceed with these 253 nominations.

Senators Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas), David Perdue (R-Georgia), and Josh Hawley (R-Missouri) re-introduced the Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy (RAISE) Act, a bill that would spur continued economic growth and raise working Americans' wages by giving priority to the best-skilled immigrants from around the world and reducing overall immigration levels. Representative Francis Rooney (R-Florida) will introduce companion legislation in the House of Representatives.

The RAISE Act is supported by President Trump and has been described by the White House as a bill that "will create a merit-based immigration system that protects our workers, our taxpayers, and our economy."

Right now the RAISE Act is sitting in the Judiciary Committee with no action scheduled.

However, here was what the Senate did Monday (May 6, 2019). While being in Session less than four hours, convening at 3 p.m. and adjourning at 6:53 p.m., it passed the following Resolutions:

National Donate Life Month: Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions was discharged from further consideration of S. Res. 162, supporting the designation of April 2019 as ``National Donate Life Month'', and the resolution was then agreed to. 
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National Minority Health Month: Senate agreed to S. Res. 190, promoting minority health awareness and supporting the goals and ideals of National Minority Health Month in April 2019, which include bringing attention to the health disparities faced by minority populations of the United States such as American Indians, Alaska Natives, Asian Americans, African Americans, Hispanics, and Native Hawaiians or other Pacific Islanders. 
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National Small Business Week: Senate agreed to S. Res. 191, supporting the designation of the week of May 5 through May 11, 2019, as ``National Small Business Week'' and commending the entrepreneurial spirit of small business owners in the United States and the impact that small business owners have on their communities. 
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With Democrats in the House passing bills to frustrate President Trump’s agenda and make socialism seem more palatable to credulous voters in advance of the 2020 election you’d think that Republicans in the Senate would be doing the same – pushing the conservative and Trump agenda and building a record upon which to run.

However, that doesn’t appear to be the direction in which Majority Leader McConnell wants to move the Senate. Instead, he has been counseling Republican Senators up for election in 2020 to run on the pork barrel projects they have brought home to their states and run independently of the President. Which prompts us to ask, the Turtle* may want to move on, but to what?

*The Turtle is Rush Limbaugh’s favorite nick name for McConnell and it fits.

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Move On McConnell

McConnell hates Trump almost as much as the Democrats, but he's stuck with him. Little Mitchie isn't going to give Trump a thimble of water if he finds him dying of thirst in the desert. He's a snake in the grass intent on triangulating. He'll talk a good game, and sometimes play one, but in the end McConnell is about protecting the Ruling Class.