McConnell Has Been Avoiding the White House 

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is still spry enough to throw the president under a bus:

I actually haven’t been to the White House since August the 6th because my impression was their approach to how to handle this was different than mine and what I insisted that we do in the Senate, which is to wear a mask and practice social distancing.

Mitch McConnell, smarter than he looks.

The Threat Is Coming from Inside the (White) House 

President Trump’s angry insistence in the last minutes of Tuesday’s debate that there was no way the presidential election could be conducted without fraud amounted to an extraordinary declaration by a sitting American president that he would try to throw any outcome into the courts, Congress or the streets if he was not re-elected. … [Trump’s comments] were a stark reminder that the most direct threat to the electoral process now comes from the president of the United States himself.

– David E. Sanger in a “News Analysis” as in not an editorial for The New York Times.

Chris Rock Talks to The New York Times 

When you’re in the clubs, you learn the rain crowd is the best crowd. Any time it’s raining, they really want to be there. The pandemic crowd is really good. “Dude, not only do we want to be here, there is nothing else to do. There’s nothing else to watch. Thank you.”

McConnell Warns Democrats Not to Change Filibuster 

The important thing for our Democratic friends to remember is that you may not be in total control in the future, and anytime you start fiddling around with the rules of the Senate, I think you always need to put yourself in the other fellow’s shoes and just imagine what might happen when the wind shifts.

— Mitch McConnell AKA the senator who has worked the hardest to unravel the much lauded anti-majoritarian norms of the U.S. Senate

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