The Hypocrisy of Mitch McConnell

6 Apr

I am considering this a public service announcement, courtesy of my husband, Robert. There are clearly a set of rules for Republicans and a wholly different set of rules for the rest of us. These are the people who have created and sustained 45. Gorsuch is a threat to democracy and a threat to all targeted people.

Please contact your senators and let them know it is not acceptable to continue to put racist, homophobic, misogynists into positions of power.

12 Responses to “The Hypocrisy of Mitch McConnell”

  1. Robert Hulshof-Schmidt April 6, 2017 at 6:19 am #

    Thank you for sharing my comic! If readers like this one, they might enjoy some of my other work:

    • Michael Hulshof-Schmidt April 6, 2017 at 6:24 am #

      Thank you for these brilliant political comics!

    • brianarbenz April 14, 2017 at 4:41 pm #

      As I type this in my apartment, I am 1 and 1/2 blocks from Mitch McConnell’s home. Occasionally, residents of my Louisville neighborhood come across Mitch in — perhaps surprisingly — bohemian coffeehouses and Mideast and Asian restaurants in this eclectic part of Louisville called the Highlands. The fact that Mitch McConnell takes up his in-state residence in the only 5-square mile part of the whole state of Kentucky where he is despised seems a puzzle. I remember Mitch McConnell serving in his first elected position, County Executive for Jefferson County, which includes Louisville. He was elected as a Republican in 1977 with the support of acclaimed civil rights leader Lyman Johnson, the Greater Louisville Central Labor Council and the editorial endorsement of the very liberal leaning Courier-Journal newspaper. McConnell governed as a moderate, even somewhat liberal. He would never have won in this very Democrat community without those endorsements, particularly the Courier-Journal’s. As head of county government, McConnell was comfortable using federal funds to implement government social programs, including WIC, Legal Services, Community Action and Head Start. He never attempted to impede Planned Parenthood at all. He was as pro-architectural preservation and arts funding as his Democratic predecessors. McConnell cooperated very closely with the Democrat-dominated county commissioners and Democrat Louisville Mayor Harvey Sloane. Sloane and McConnell brokered the creation of a government-chartered health insurance program for indigent through the for-profit Humana corporation…. You…. Read….. Right…. Mitch McConnell cooperated fully with a Democrat to help the poor get access to health care. That’s the Mitch McConnell before Money Is Speech.

      • Michael Hulshof-Schmidt April 14, 2017 at 4:53 pm #

        Brian, thank you for commenting here. What a sad devolution of a human being. Do you suppose McConnell lost his way because of the shift during the Reagan years? Peace, Michael.

      • brianarbenz April 14, 2017 at 8:28 pm #

        Actually, I believe McConnell was hiding hid his intentions all along. I read a few years ago in a story published, I believe in The Nation, which examined McConnell in depth that in a college night class on political organizing he taught in 1969, McConnell started by telling the class that you need three things to win a political campaign, then wrote “Money, Money, Money” on the chalk board. That indicates he had a master plan.

      • Michael Hulshof-Schmidt April 15, 2017 at 9:23 am #

        Brian, thank you for sharing that. Sadly, I am not surprised, but am disappointed. I fear there is nothing redeemable about our Mitch. Peace, Michael.

  2. bevanyardleigh April 6, 2017 at 9:20 am #

    Lovely! Thank you for helping us laugh — however uncomfortably — through our tears of frustration.
    The ever-delightful E.J. Dionne summed up the battle for the soul of the Supreme Court, and the GOP’s culpability, brilliantly in his column:

  3. Christine Noble April 7, 2017 at 6:40 am #

    One of the reasons that despite my misgivings during the primary I voted for Hillary in the GE (the alternatives being jokes didn’t help either.)
    We all knew the Republican politicians would do this, what sickens me is their fans being perfectly OK with the hypocrisy.

    • Michael Hulshof-Schmidt April 7, 2017 at 6:50 am #

      Yes, the hypocrisy is overwhelming and sickening. I am in the process of writing another article as I had a disturbing conversation with someone who was defending 45 because he said: “I had to vote for him because I am Catholic and this was a vote for God.” I so wanted to say but I did not: “You need to find a new god.”

  4. Michael Hulshof-Schmidt April 6, 2017 at 3:02 pm #

    Nel, thank you for sharing this! Love and peace, Michael.


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