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    mad Hometown paper blasts McConnell over Iraq revelation

    Mitch McConnell is a HUGE ass. Read on.

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    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is taking some serious heat from his hometown newspaper for the revelation in George W. Bush's memoir that McConnell asked the president to pull some troops out of Iraq to boost the GOP's chances in the 2006 election. As we reported yesterday, McConnell at the exact same time was publicly accusing Democrats of endangering America because of their calls to withdraw troops from Iraq.
    In an editorial today titled "McConnell's true colors," the Louisville Courier-Journal writes (emphasis ours):

    At the time that Sen. McConnell was privately advising Mr. Bush to reduce troop levels in Iraq, he was elsewhere excoriating congressional Democrats who had urged the same thing. “The Democrat[ic] leadership finally agrees on something — unfortunately it's retreat,” Sen. McConnell had said in a statement on Sept. 5, 2006, about a Democratic letter to Mr. Bush appealing for cuts in troop levels. Sen. McConnell, who publicly was a stout defender of the war and Mr. Bush's conduct of the conflict, accused the Democrats of advocating a position that would endanger Americans and leave Iraqis at the mercy of al-Qaida.
    Unless he is prepared to call a former president of his own party a liar, Mr. McConnell has a choice. He can admit that he did not actually believe the Iraq mission was vital to American security, regardless of what he said at the time. Or he can explain why the fortunes of the Republican Party are of greater importance than the safety of the United States.

    McConnell was asked about this at an event yesterday and he again declined to deny the story. "Well, as I just said, you know, I led the surge effort in the Senate," he told a Kentucky Fox affiliate.

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    Re: Hometown paper blasts McConnell over Iraq revelation

    Has the DP public missed this somehow?
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    Re: Hometown paper blasts McConnell over Iraq revelation

    i await the day that mcconnell comes out of the closet..

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    Re: Hometown paper blasts McConnell over Iraq revelation

    Quote Originally Posted by WhyteRash View Post
    i await the day that mcconnell comes out of the closet..
    What does him being gay have to do with anything.
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    Re: Hometown paper blasts McConnell over Iraq revelation

    what a .... career politician

    I'm well aware the majority of politicians do this type of stuff behind closed doors, but it still makes me sick when I see it.

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    Re: Hometown paper blasts McConnell over Iraq revelation

    Quote Originally Posted by The Giant Noodle View Post
    Has the DP public missed this somehow?
    yes. you couldn't pay me to Read Bush's tripe he calls a book

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    Re: Hometown paper blasts McConnell over Iraq revelation

    Politicians have done this in the past, used people fighting overseas to promote their party and agenda. Its such a low hypocracy.

    McConnell is a cowardly weasel of a narcissist who really only cares about his own desires.
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    Re: Hometown paper blasts McConnell over Iraq revelation

    I already knew he was a scum bag when he said the greatest priority for the new Republican House is to deny Obama a second presidency. Rather than you know, helping ease the current economic crisis.

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    Re: Hometown paper blasts McConnell over Iraq revelation

    You mean that a newspaper that endorsed Jack Conway, Obama, Kerry and McConnell's democratic opponent from the last election doesn't like McConnell? Holy ****, this is big.
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    Re: Hometown paper blasts McConnell over Iraq revelation

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    You mean that a newspaper that endorsed Jack Conway, Obama, Kerry and McConnell's democratic opponent from the last election doesn't like McConnell? Holy ****, this is big.
    If it endorses him or not is beside the point, it doesn't make it any less true. The guy is such a big asshole he didn't even endorse Rand Paul and the guy Rand Paul took the place of even though he was a little nuts, says he's an asshole too. McConnell and Bohner are just two peas in a asshole pod. I look forward to when McConnell is gone.
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