McConnell: "Sucking Up To Donald Trump Is Not A Strategy That Works"

Updated: Sep 23, 2021

And if there's anyone who knows about sucking, it's Mitch "Louisville Fruit Loop" McConnell. Now that everyone in the media is reading Bob Woodward and Bob Costa's book Peril, lots of tidbits are coming out everyday. Yesterday, Lexington Herald Leader reporter David Catanese found a good one: McConnell referred to Señor Trumpanzee as a fading brand and asserted that "the Republican Party is moving away from Trumpism," although apparently not fast enough, since he "views the former president as a weight on his chances of reclaiming the majority next year." McConnell noted, for the locals, that Señor T is "OTTB as they say in Kentucky-- off-the-track thoroughbred. There is a clear trend moving," McConnell said, toward a place where the GOP is not dominated by Trump. McConnell added, 'Sucking up to Donald Trump is not a strategy that works.' If that’s true, it’s not advice being heeded by many Republican candidates who are thus far largely embracing Trumpism and defending the former president at every turn."

Just ask South Carolina's poor senatorial closet queen Lindsey Graham, who spends more time with his head up Trump's ass than anyone else in Congress other than Kevin McCarthy-- and got attacked by Trump last night.

Ever the cold-blooded strategist, McConnell, according to Woodward and Costa, appears to believe he can beat Trump’s “ragtag network,” if one were to ever even come together.
“The only place I can see Trump and me actually at loggerheads would be if he gets behind some clown who clearly can’t win,” McConnell is quoted saying in the book. “To have a chance of getting the Senate back, you have to have the most electable candidates possible.”

"If he gets behind some clown?" IF? Come on. Trump hasn't been endorsing candidates for dog catcher yet... but just short of that. Let's look at the kooks and nutshells either formally endorsed for Senate already or is leaning towards that must have McConnell reaching for the Maalox.

• North Carolina: extremist imbecile Ted Budd

• Georgia: Texas wife beater Herschel Walker

• Ohio: radical loser Josh Mandel

• Missouri: extremist, scandal-ridden Eric Greitens

• Alaska: crackpot Kelly Tshibaka • New Hampshire: Don Bolduc-- Maggi Hassan's own chance at reelection

• Alabama: seditionist Mo Brooks

• Pennsylvania: warmonger/misogynist Sean Parnell

There is also a big question of whether or not Trump endorses one of the South Dakota nut jobs against John Thune, McConnell's right hand man and a frequent Trump target. And at a time when the Republican establishment, both in Wisconsin and in DC, recognizes that neo-fascist loud-mouth Ron Johnson probably can't win reelection and are hoping he retires, Trump has endorsed him and is encouraging him to run again.


As Josh Kraushaar put it in National Journal a few days ago, Trump "handpicking weak candidates in key races and making it near-impossible for moderate candidates to succeed on their own. But GOP voters are still along for the ride. Flamboyant Trumpist candidates that pander to the extremes-- like Ohio’s Josh Mandel and Alabama’s Mo Brooks-- are maintaining leads in upcoming primary contests, while establishment-oriented candidates like Ohio’s Jane Timken or Alabama’s Katie Britt lag behind in early polls. They express support for Trump, but they steer clear of the crazy, and it may doom them." And McConnell's chance for regaining the majority. McConnell isn't going to take it lying down. And George W. Bush may be taking sides as well-- something Trump responded to with typical childish, bullying fury. Watch Bush take down Trump: