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Moscow Mitch

Do you think Mitch McConnell has ever heard of the “Streisand effect?” What that means is that the attempt to hid or censor information has the unintended consequence of publicizing it more, because of the internet.

MSNBC host Joe Scarborough called Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, “Moscow Mitch” after he blocked two elections securities bills.

“Clearly this request is not a serious effort to make a law. Clearly, something so partisan that it only received one single solitary Republican vote in the House is not going to travel through the Senate by unanimous consent,” McConnell said.

After Scarborough’s comment, the term “Moscow Mitch” was trending on twitter.

Since I don’t live on social media as much as I used to, I had not heard about this, but I sure heard about the Senate Majority Leader defending himself in the Senate because he doesn’t like to be made fun of on Twitter.

McConnell and Pelosi are trying to keep there electorate happy. They can’t just worry about the people on the far right or the far left, they have to worry about their moderates. People on the far right and the far left win primaries, but moderates control the election, and Clinton lost moderate Democrats in 2016. McConnell doesn’t want to lose moderate Republicans in 2020, he saw how the House election went.

Election security should be a bipartisan issue, but as we have seen it isn’t. Elections are run by underfunded state election committees. This tantrum by the Senate Majority Leader hopefully will bring a spotlight to this issue and allow others in government to do something about it.

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