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McConnell And Trump Punch It Out

McConnell is winning.

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In a battle of wits between himself and Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, Donald Trump comes to the fight unarmed. Trump is a great populist rabble rouser and had a successful administration. But his time has come and gone. He’s yesterday’s fish, rotting more as days pass.

McConnell is the most powerful Republican in the country and is directly responsible for stopping the Biden agenda on such issues as federal control of elections and the Biden socialist budget. Trump doesn’t care about that. He just resents not having the sole limelight.

FNC: “As the GOP works to recapture the Senate majority in next year’s midterm elections, longtime Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell is making it crystal clear what he thinks of former President Trump’s relitigating of his 2020 election loss to President Biden.

Republicans need a net gain of just one seat in next year’s midterms to regain the majority they lost in January, when they were swept by the Democrats in the twin Georgia runoff elections. And the GOP sees a conducive political climate, with President Biden’s approval ratings underwater in the wake of criticism of his handling of the turbulent U.S. exit from Afghanistan, the sudden rise in COVID-19 cases this summer, the latest surge of migrants trying to cross into the U.S. along the southern border with Mexico, and the rise in inflation.”

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“I do think we need to be thinking about the future and not the past,” McConnell told the press on Capitol Hill on Tuesday. “I think the American people are focusing on this administration, what it’s doing to the country, and it’s my hope the ’22 election will be a referendum on the performance of the current administration, not a rehash of suggestions about what may have happened in 2020,” he said. Excellent counsel. But as usual, Trump is still obsessed with his lost cause and judges everyone and everything by that.

“Mitch McConnell should have challenged that election because even back then, we had plenty of material to challenge that election. He should have challenged the election,” Trump recently and loonily insisted. And for a further stab at the most effective person in his own party? “The Republican Senate needs new leadership…Mitch is not the guy, not the right guy, he’s not doing the job,” Trump said.

His next statement is plainly counterfactual. “He gave [Sen. Charles Schumer of New York and his Democrats on the budget] a lifeline – it’s more than a lifeline, he gave them so much time to figure out what to do because they were in a big bind; they were unable to do anything…He had the weapon and he was able to use it. It’s a shame,” the Palm Beach Republican continued. “That’s not a good thing that happened today. He made a big mistake.” Trump makes a bigger mistake. He fails to realize the world no longer revolves around him.

For more from David Kamioner read him at davidkamioner.substack.com

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David Kamioner is a veteran of U.S. Army Intelligence and an honors graduate of the University of Maryland's European Division. He also served with the Pershing Nuclear Brigade and the First Infantry Division. Subsequent to that he worked for two decades as a political consultant, was part of the American Red Cross Hurricane Katrina disaster relief effort in Louisiana, ran a homeless shelter for veterans in Philadelphia, and taught as a college instructor. He serves as a Contributing Editor for LifeZette.

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lisa
lisa
1 month ago

is this author a dem? sure sounds like it…mitch needs to GO

Stephen Russell
Stephen Russell
1 month ago

Need Election Integrity to NOT rerun Nov again for sure.

lindy
lindy (@lindy)
1 month ago

What kind of BS article is this? McConnell has done nothing but undermine this country and while Trump was President did everything to block the good he was trying to do. McConnell is a pure Rino and the only way he keeps getting elected is because Dominion has his back.

Mary Chapman
Mary Chapman
25 days ago
Reply to  lindy

Oh you are 100% correct!!!! I can’t stand that man and he does need to go. He’s been in way to long. Just like many others have been. We need term limits!!!!

Kenneth Frazier
Kenneth Frazier
1 month ago

You have got to be kidding ! Mitch McConnell is , to put it mildly, in bed with the Chinese. He, along with Hunter Biden and others are a disgrace to our country should be tried and convicted for treason.

Karen
Karen
1 month ago

I don’t know who this author is but he is dead wrong that Trump is ‘rotting fish’. The rotting fish is McConnell himself as Kentucky will never re-elect this hack ever again. He has ditched us more times than I can count.Trump is not concerned with the limelight as he puts it. He is disgusted by the election fraud that took place and is evident in every state. Trump 2024

Libertylost
Libertylost
1 month ago

I am done with this media outlet. Anyone who can support the traitor McConnel, is garbage.

CashGirl
CashGirl
1 month ago

Shame on you lifezette, for claiming that our good President Trump is “rotting fish!!” That’s disgusting and NOT true. President Trump is the best President our country has seen for years, and the country was thriving when he was in charge — much to the chagrin of the demented liberals! As for the voting fraud in 2020, it happened — no doubt in my mind about that. And we need to take steps to ensure it does NOT happen in our upcoming elections. But I don’t disagree that it shouldn’t be the focus of the campaigns — focus on all the good things he did and that we need to get rid of the current socialist regime and re-focus on Making America Great Again! And while it’s definitely time for McConnell and some of the other way too-long termers to retire, President Trump has a lot more to offer America and Americans. I repeat, shame on you lifezette for disparaging him like you did!

rbviau@yahoo.com
[email protected] (@rbviauyahoo-com)
1 month ago

What in the world do you and McConnell think? If 2020 election isn’t settled that Biden DIDN’T win but President Trump won, there will NEVER be an election that can be trusted as LEGAL ever again!!!! Also, Lizette, remember who McConnell is married to – a wealthy Chinese family in hiarchy China!!! McConnell is NOT trustworthy for American patriots, he’s for power and money which is the platform of Communist Democrats!!! What’s wrong with YOU?

ONLYJB1
ONLYJB1
1 month ago

Mitch, you’re holding a pair of dueces. You really are no match for President Trump! Do something right for once mitch. We all know what a Rino you really are.

Greg Pelzer
Greg Pelzer
1 month ago

If Mitch McConell is the best thing the Republicans have going for them, the Party is in BIG TROUBLE ! Trump 2024 !

Darold Schaffer
Darold Schaffer
1 month ago

Bullsh-t How do I unsubscribe from this garbage

MikefromTexas
MikefromTexas
1 month ago

Hum, he will say anything to get people on his side. Trump is telling it like it happened and he gets my vote again if he runs.

EMG
EMG
1 month ago

Nice try Kamonier, but you are wrong again-as usual! You and McConnell underestimate the support for Trump and the dislike for McConnell with the voters.

Old Goat
Old Goat
1 month ago

Trump is still the unchallenged leader of the GOP

William Preiss
William Preiss (@banjobill48)
1 month ago

David Kamioner has written some good articles, but I’m sick of his anti-Trump “benders”. Trump did a helluva lot of good in America when it was most needed in the four years between the presidencies of two Marxist America-haters. If not for Trump, it’s possible that America as we know it would be truly gone for good. Wake up, David.

Stephen G.
Stephen G.
1 month ago

Sorry Mitch, but Trump was right, You should have never crumbled and gave in to the Demorats. I also agree that you need to step down and let someone else run the Republican Party in the senate. The Commie-rats never give in to the Republicans, ever, so it’s time the Republicans start playing hard ball and show them that two can play that game. So far you and some Republicans have shown that you have no backbone which Trump has tried to instill and the demorats hatted it. That’s one of the reasons the Commie/socialists democrats looked for any reason to impeach Trump and if they couldn’t find one then they made one up.. Step down Mitch, and let someone else get this country back on track, someone who knows how to stand up to the Communists. BRING BACK TRUMP!!!!!

sackwack
sackwack
1 month ago

Hey Kamioner: Are you on another planet? Trump is not yesterday’s fish. You are. He is more popular today than when in office. Just look at his rallies. Just look at the stock yesterday on his new Truth social media. You are one of the main reasons Lifezette barely has any commenters these days. Time for you to retire, not Trump.

cheryl D
cheryl D (@stageangel)
1 month ago

This article is BS. I live in Kentucky. Most of us, can’t stand him. I do not know of ANYONE who has given up, supporting Trump.

Greenman21
Greenman21
1 month ago

There’s a whole load of people making a whole simple mistake – Take your eyes off the Demonrats for one moment and they’ll tear your throat out !
McConnell is a major part of the problem – not the solution to removing the commies from power.
So Trump likes the limelight – so what ! Trump puts the right people in the right places to get the job done – and if they don’t do it HE FIRES THEM !! The American Electorate should take a leaf out of Trumps’ Book – and get rid of the obstacles to a proper Republican Government – starting with all the RINO’s – including McConnell.

LibertarianCicero
LibertarianCicero (@libertariancicero)
1 month ago

Mr. Author, if you think McConnell is winning, you are incredibly stupid. I have seen you put up such nonsense before, but enough is enough. It is Trump supported candidates for the Senate who are doing well, not the McConnell ones. McConnell is currently unpopular with Republicans in the country, for caving to Schumer on the debt ceiling. Donald Trump is still the most popular Republican in the country. It is Trump Republicans taking over state parties. I know you are an out of touch Establishment Never Trump dimwit, but try living in reality. The time of McConnell, Loser Liz Cheney and such is over. Poll after poll shows that Republicans want the party to be like Trump, not McConnell. Get your head out of your tukhus and get a clue, or a functioning brain.

mbr722
mbr722
1 month ago

McConnell is as embarrassing as having Biden for president. He crawls along making excuses for the democrats. So what if President Trump keeps reminding us of 2020. If we aren’t reminded constantly we will keep doing the same dumb things because we don’t learn from the past!

Donald
Donald (@dlmn1957gmail-com)
1 month ago

Trump 2024 nd Republicans 2022

James Stratton
James Stratton
1 month ago

You are a loser and all wet. McConnell is a corrupt weasel.

Mary C. Blood
Mary C. Blood
1 month ago

I thought this was a onservative site. Guess not! Looks like I will be opting out of here and looking for real conservative pages. I don’t appreciate this author’s personal comments. He does not appear to be a trained journalist.

Stan Stanfield
Stan Stanfield
1 month ago

I can’t tell you how wrong you are, David. If the 2020 stolen election is not set to rights (via the forensic audits going on), there won’t BE any more elections. The NWO crowd don’t believe in such democratic niceties as two-party systems: It’s their way or the highway. We are facing totalitarianism at its ‘finest’. Trump is the man of the hour. If you don’t like his personality, that’s one thing. But you are throwing the baby out with the bathwater. Bad move.

Keep watching. You will see how this atrocious situation plays out. And it will be a fact that it took a strong leader like Trump to take these vermin on, and beat them at this political chess game going on As for McConnell: Another matter. First things first.