Moscow Mitch’s attack on Obama’s criticism of Trump’s criminal negligence when dealing with the coronavirus pandemic is pure Trumpism — blatant racism aimed at the former president. The Republican base, especially in Kentucky, is filled with bigots and racists, and one of their favorite punching bags is that uppity black man Obama. Moscow Mitch knows this, and it is why he said the following:
“I think President Obama should’ve kept his mouth shut,” McConnell said on a Trump campaign live-stream event of the former president’s critique of how President Donald Trump has handled the coronavirus pandemic. “I think it’s a little bit classless, frankly, to critique an administration that comes after you. You had your shot. You were there for eight years. I think the tradition that the Bushes set up — of not critiquing the president who comes after you — is a good tradition.”
Even that tool Chris Cillizza called BS on Moscow Mitch’s statement. Now, Cillizza didn’t go after Mitch for his obvious racism. And as an 56 year old white guy, if I can spot the racism you know it has to be bad.
Essentially, Mitch said the following: “STFU you low life N***er!” The “classless” part gives away the game. Mitch knows that he can say “classless” with one of the most famous and successful black man in America, and the white voters back in Kentucky will understand.
You can bet the farm that many a racist in Kentucky is saying, “Damn Straight!” And this is the whole point of attacking Obama. We have coronavirus deaths and economic devastation in Kentucky, and Moscow Mitch is up for reelection. Therefore, with Trump fucking things up, Moscow Mitch has to distract from grim reality. And what better way to distract than going back to the well of racism that works wonders for Republicans in Kentucky?
And Moscow Mitch has worn his “I fucked over Obama at every turn” badge of honor for many years.
- Exploded the use of the filibuster to block bills that Obama supportered.
- Voted for repeal of the ACA on numerous occasions.
- After 2010 Election, used debt ceiling negotiations to impose fiscal austerity to damage recovery from Great Recession.
- After 2014 Election, refused to fill judiciary with Obama judges. Most famous being Merrick Garland.
- Refused to help secure 2016 Election from Russian meddling.
I’m sure I’m missing some other fun bits, but you all know what a turd Moscow Mitch is.
Fifty year old progressive who is a little grumpy after more than 30 years of conservative dominance of the political system. We need to hamstring conservatives and devour their entrails.