McConnell: The Democracy Eating Turtle

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McConnell: The Democracy Eating Turtle

A turtle destroying American democracy? Only cartoons can describe the beast.

This collection of cartoons show how Mitch McConnell:

  • Stacks the Supreme Court with his conservative picks
  • Blocks benefits for working Americans but lavishes tax cuts for wealthy donors
  • Resorts to voter suppression and gerrymandering to cling to power
  • Attempts to gut the Affordable Care Act (ACA) leaving millions without health insurance
  • Condones racism and the Jan 6th insurrection
McConnell Democracy eating turtle destroying American democracy one bite at a time. Cartoons describe the damage.

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Lessons from Saul Alinsky

Saul Alinsky wrote the classic on grassroots organizing titled Rules for Radicals. It provides some of the best advice on confrontational tactics. Alinsky begins this way: What follows is for those who want to change the world from what it is to what they believe it should be. The Prince was written by Machiavelli for the Haves on how to hold power. Rules for Radicals is written for the Have-Nots on how to take it away. His “rules” derive from many successful campaigns where he helped poor people fighting power and privilege. – Citizen’s Handbook

  • Ridicule is a potent weapon that’s hard to counterattack.
  • Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, polarize it.
  • Don’t try to attack abstract corporations or bureaucracies.
  • Identify a responsible individual. Ignore attempts to shift or spread the blame.

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My favorite fifteen

Mitch McConnell use filibuster to gut voting rights.
Republicans rely on voter suppression to cling to office.
Republicans use a stacked Supreme Court to approve voter suppression so they can stay in office.
Minorities: October 13, 2018
Mitch McConnell runs up deficit with big tax cuts
Mitch McConnell blocks benefits to working Americans.
Mitch McConnell stacks the Supreme Court
Mitch McConnell block Merrick Garland but then rushes to confirm Barrett to the Supreme Court just days before an election.
Mitch McConnell stacks the courts with conservative judges
Mitch McConnell stacks the courts
Mitch McConnell ignores Jan 6th insurrrection
Mitch McConnell ignores Jan 6th insurrection and riots
Mitch McConnell ignores Jan 6th insurrection and plans to shut down the government
Mitch McConnell blocks gun control bills to please his NRA donors
Mitch McConnell blocks gun control bills to please his big NRA donors
Mitch McConnell overturn the constitution one bite at a time

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