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Pic Of The Moment: Pure Cowardice, Or Total Moral Bankruptcy? (Original Post) EarlG Jun 14 OP
Both. jls4561 Jun 14 #1
The repubes have all earned special Brown-Nose distinction BoRaGard Jun 14 #2
I think kacekwl Jun 14 #3
Can't stand that spineless crooked turtle. Dave Bowman Jun 14 #4
Both LetMyPeopleVote Jun 14 #5
Both. greatauntoftriplets Jun 14 #6
Both AND they can't come up with real policy ideas or working leadership...just complaints and grievances dutch777 Jun 14 #7
I dunno... grumpyduck Jun 14 #8
Yes, I think they ARE cowards and morally bankrupt, PatSeg Jun 14 #12
Definitely fear. And intimidation. calimary Jun 14 #25
The terms are not mutually exclusive...nt Wounded Bear Jun 14 #9
Both. niyad Jun 14 #10
Imagine some of them were saying charactor doc03 Jun 14 #11
Yeah, how soon we forget PatSeg Jun 14 #13
I'm pretty sure it's both. ...nt 2naSalit Jun 14 #14
He must have got his quarterly performance evaluation from Sean Hannity. Initech Jun 14 #15
That bottom pic of the supplicating Turtle BumRushDaShow Jun 14 #16
mitch just doesn't want his fellow republicans to kill him for not sucking off their king like the rest of them orleans Jun 14 #17
Notice how Trump covered the top of McConnell's hand with his own? Erda Jun 14 #18
The two are not mutually exclusive. n/t malthaussen Jun 14 #19
MoscowMitch sure is a lowly worm, but like all RepuKKKes, he has a vision for the country. Hermit-The-Prog Jun 14 #20
Just another attempt Blue Idaho Jun 14 #21
Oh, he is still alive. Shucks. twodogsbarking Jun 14 #22
McConnell's not running for re-election - he should have the guts to stand up like a man FakeNoose Jun 14 #23
McConnell should be ashamed of himself calimary Jun 14 #24
McTurtle is just as disgusting as trump to still be backing him after what he said... brush Jun 14 #26
Everyone respect Don Corleone. Kid Berwyn Jun 14 #27
The answer to the question is simply: YES Wonder Why Jun 14 #28
All that and more. Joinfortmill Jun 14 #29
I have no idea what is going on in the brains of people like McConnell when it comes to Trump. patphil Jun 14 #30
It's getting downright creepy. ShazzieB Jun 15 #34
My feelings exactly,. I wonder if Trump gave them all rings, like in the Lord of the Rings books. patphil Jun 15 #36
This message was self-deleted by its author ShazzieB Jun 15 #38
Hmmm... ShazzieB Jun 15 #39
Yup! patphil Jun 15 #40
They are not mutually exclusive n/t whopis01 Jun 14 #31
McTurtle's cognitive abilities have been shell-shocked Blue Owl Jun 15 #32
After January 6, I acually almost sort of liked Mitch for about 5 minutes. ShazzieB Jun 15 #33
Yes. Morally Bankrupt Coward. 4lbs Jun 15 #35
Moscow Mitch at his finest, kiss the ass of the convicted felon trump. republianmushroom Jun 15 #37
Come Crawling czarjak Jun 15 #41
Kentuckey Fried Chickenshit czarjak Jun 20 #42
Whack-A-Mole Mitch needs a damned good one! czarjak Jun 30 #43

dutch777

(3,183 posts)
7. Both AND they can't come up with real policy ideas or working leadership...just complaints and grievances
Fri Jun 14, 2024, 11:08 AM
Jun 14

The latter of which if apparently in alignment with enough ignorant voters can get you elected. And holding power, despite any ability to do something worthwhile with it, is all they care about.

grumpyduck

(6,362 posts)
8. I dunno...
Fri Jun 14, 2024, 11:18 AM
Jun 14

I tend to think fear is in there somewhere.

Fear of what?

Retribution?

Losing Vlad's money?

Blackmail?

Losing protection?

Losing face to their voters?

Etc. etc...

PatSeg

(49,090 posts)
12. Yes, I think they ARE cowards and morally bankrupt,
Fri Jun 14, 2024, 11:52 AM
Jun 14

but there is also fear for many of them, which may vary with each individual.

calimary

(82,537 posts)
25. Definitely fear. And intimidation.
Fri Jun 14, 2024, 02:57 PM
Jun 14

Nobody’s ever said no to this bastard and they’re not inclined to start now.

BumRushDaShow

(133,640 posts)
16. That bottom pic of the supplicating Turtle
Fri Jun 14, 2024, 12:16 PM
Jun 14

will go down in infamy.

But then from one crook to another...

orleans

(34,290 posts)
17. mitch just doesn't want his fellow republicans to kill him for not sucking off their king like the rest of them
Fri Jun 14, 2024, 12:43 PM
Jun 14

keep doing

ewww

Erda

(117 posts)
18. Notice how Trump covered the top of McConnell's hand with his own?
Fri Jun 14, 2024, 12:48 PM
Jun 14

To me, that is significant body language expressing "I own you, I dominate you, I can force you to endure my touch."

Blue Idaho

(5,491 posts)
21. Just another attempt
Fri Jun 14, 2024, 01:50 PM
Jun 14

To normalize TSF and send another wave of amnesia over the general population about just what a corrupt fucked up mess the last Trump administration was.

FakeNoose

(33,930 posts)
23. McConnell's not running for re-election - he should have the guts to stand up like a man
Fri Jun 14, 2024, 02:26 PM
Jun 14

Instead ... he crawls like a turtle.

calimary

(82,537 posts)
24. McConnell should be ashamed of himself
Fri Jun 14, 2024, 02:30 PM
Jun 14

but of course he won’t be.

He’s certainly got his “presidential kneepads”, though.

brush

(55,179 posts)
26. McTurtle is just as disgusting as trump to still be backing him after what he said...
Fri Jun 14, 2024, 03:05 PM
Jun 14

about trump's responsibility for J6.

Maybe even more disgusting and despicable because he's still of sound min...when he's not dithering, that is.

Trump isn't.

And did I mention craven when talking about McTurtle?

patphil

(6,484 posts)
30. I have no idea what is going on in the brains of people like McConnell when it comes to Trump.
Fri Jun 14, 2024, 03:32 PM
Jun 14

What kind of hold does he have over these people?
So many Republicans standing around just waiting for a chance to grovel at his feet.
Trump is looking more and more like Hitler 2.0 every day.
It's pretty damn scary.

ShazzieB

(17,225 posts)
34. It's getting downright creepy.
Sat Jun 15, 2024, 12:54 AM
Jun 15

The sycophancy just gets worse and worse, more and more exaggerated. They've almost turned into a parody of themselves.

They creep me the fuck out!

Response to patphil (Reply #36)

ShazzieB

(17,225 posts)
39. Hmmm...
Sat Jun 15, 2024, 02:16 PM
Jun 15

Let's see, how does that inscription go again?

One Ring to rule them all,
One Ring to find them,
One Ring to bring them all,
And in the darkness bind them.


Wow, that fits all right!

ShazzieB

(17,225 posts)
33. After January 6, I acually almost sort of liked Mitch for about 5 minutes.
Sat Jun 15, 2024, 12:50 AM
Jun 15

When he made that speech (or was it speeches, I can't remember) ripping TSF a new one over the insurrection, I was cheered and amazed. "Wow," I thought, "maybe this guy isn't 100% pure evil after all."

Ha ha ha on me. We all know how that turned out. And Mitch wasn't the only one, either. Having the living daylights scared out of them had a surprising (though brief) effect on a lot of those Republicans. They actually sounded halfway sensible for a couple of seconds there. It's just a damned shame it didn't last.

4lbs

(7,051 posts)
35. Yes. Morally Bankrupt Coward.
Sat Jun 15, 2024, 10:49 AM
Jun 15

MBC.

Both of them.

The lizard on the left would probably rather sniff the butt of the lizard on the right (them farts smell real good!), but they are on TV so they'll just shake hands for now.

Butt-sniffing will happen later out of camera range?

Uncle Tim Scott on the far left probably thinking along the lines of "I love this man. How do I get in on that action? My tongue, his bung."

republianmushroom

(15,328 posts)
37. Moscow Mitch at his finest, kiss the ass of the convicted felon trump.
Sat Jun 15, 2024, 01:48 PM
Jun 15

40 months and counting (includes foot dragging)

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