Moscow Mitch is the Foghorn Leghorn of Yertles, offering a temporary lift of the debt ceiling
Previous Guy wanted the marker from his driving up the national debt covered, as well as messing with Biden and the the Dems
Trump slammed McConnell over his offer to Democrats to delay a default on the national debt.
“Looks like Mitch McConnell is folding to the Democrats, again,” Trump said on Wednesday.
Former President Donald Trump on Wednesday criticized Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell for announcing a temporary solution to delay a default on the national debt.
“Looks like Mitch McConnell is folding to the Democrats, again,” Trump said in a statement through his leadership PAC, Save America. “He’s got all of the cards with the debt ceiling, it’s time to play the hand. Don’t let them destroy our Country!”
McConnell made a concession on Wednesday afternoon when he offered Democrats a two-month lift of the debt ceiling. Previously, the GOP leader was insistent that Democrats would have to raise the debt ceiling without Republican support – meaning Democrats would have to force its passage through a party-line vote in a lengthy procedural process called reconciliation to bypass the 60-vote Senate filibuster requirement.
But McConnell made it clear that his offer would only delay Democrats’ problem until December, when they would have to figure out how to raise the debt ceiling on their own.
Choking on bad chicken:
It’s possible that McConnell ultimately backed down because Democrats were threatening to “nuke” the filibuster in order to approve a debt ceiling suspension, as POLITICO noted. In fact, President Biden – who previously stressed the need to preserve the filibuster – recently said that scrapping it was becoming a “real possibility.”
“The filibuster is McConnell’s instrument of obstruction,” one Democratic senator told POLITICO. “He wants to protect that at all costs. He was at real risk of overplaying his hand as he faced the growing prospect that we would have 51 votes to waive it for the purpose of dealing with debt.”
… Donald Trump accused Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., of “folding” in the current debt ceiling standoff after the legislator signaled that he would support a short-term extension, allowing the federal government to avoid default for the time being.
There are some cartoons, particularly later ones, where dynamite and guns come into play, but those gags often don’t feel right for the series. Foghorn is about paddles, baseball bats and Rube Goldberg contraptions assembled from the junk lying about the farmyard. If most Looney Tunes cartoons take place in the modern world, complete with the constant threat of being blown to smithereens, Foghorn Leghorn cartoons feel like they take place in an old-fashioned America. Not urban like Bugs or suburban like Elmer Fudd, Foghorn Leghorn and the dog are from the old America that urbanites and suburbanites love to revisit in their stories and sitcoms, a place where life revolves around the farmyard and the fishing hole.
By Looney Tunes standards, there is even a bit of continuity in Foghorn’s cartoons, since he and the dog are almost always portrayed as having a pre-existing rivalry, and the cartoons rarely take place anywhere but on a farm, or in a yard resembling a farm. But what really separates Foghorn from most of his stablemates is the low-stakes world he lives in. Most Looney Tunes characters are driven by the desire to survive or the urge to win. Foghorn is usually driven by boredom: not ours, but his. He gives the impression of being a smart, talkative guy stuck on a farm, where there is no one to talk to except other chickens and a dim-witted dog. He’ll troll Henery, who rarely knows what a chicken looks like, by sending him after other animals, telling him that they’re chickens. Sometimes he’ll let predators loose on the farm, or team up with them, just to stir up trouble and keep himself entertained in this idyllic but dull farm life.
Henery the Chicken Hawk:
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