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Editors' note: Mother Jones illustrator Zina Saunders creates editorial animations riffing on the political news and current events of the week. In this week's animation, Mitch McConnell has kidnapped the country and is making demands. Obama should have learned from the old movies that kidnappers, blackmailers and extortionists are never satisfied with just one hit. As always, that's Saunders doing the voices. Sound effects are courtesy of freesound.org.