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(Jacobin Magazine)   President Biden can either make friends with Republicans or make progress for America. He cannot do both   (jacobinmag.com) divider line
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2021-01-20 1:25:37 PM  
The GOP is calling for "unity." President Biden mentioned "unity" in his speech.

Problem: the GOP thinks "unity" means no prosecutions.
 
2021-01-20 1:54:50 PM  
You can either choose to subscribe to fallacies of insufficient options, or you can choose not to.
 
2021-01-20 2:42:49 PM  
Unity can be had when the last traitor is dealt with and as severely as the law allows.
Once that to do list is cleared, then anyone who had NO objections to clearing the shiatholes out can most certainly sit at the grownups table.
 
2021-01-20 4:01:48 PM  

vudukungfu: Unity can be had when the last traitor is dealt with and as severely as the law allows.
Once that to do list is cleared, then anyone who had NO objections to clearing the shiatholes out can most certainly sit at the grownups table.


Unity is free provided you aren't making revenue. They do have commercial-only extensions, though.
 
2021-01-20 6:45:46 PM  
As long as they can prove they didn't support the insurrection.
 
2021-01-20 7:29:46 PM  
"Obvious" tag is missing.
 
2021-01-20 7:30:46 PM  
This shiat already?
 
2021-01-20 7:31:03 PM  
Biden talking a good game about bipartisanship so that he can say "see? I tried" when the republicans refuse to work with him is just fine.
 
2021-01-20 7:31:04 PM  

edmo: The GOP is calling for "unity." President Biden mentioned "unity" in his speech.

Problem: the GOP thinks "unity" means no prosecutions.


The Problem is, to democrats that is what it means.


I hope they prove me wrong.
 
2021-01-20 7:31:16 PM  
Oh no.

Anyway.
 
2021-01-20 7:31:41 PM  
fark off.
 
2021-01-20 7:33:44 PM  
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"Unity"
 
2021-01-20 7:34:34 PM  
Republicans are not a monolith.

Biden can be best pals with Liz Cheney AND huck insurrectionist Lindsey Graham into the car shredder of justice.
 
2021-01-20 7:34:38 PM  
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2021-01-20 7:35:37 PM  

Weatherkiss: [i.imgur.com image 680x453]

"Unity"


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2021-01-20 7:37:17 PM  
F the GOP and let them sleep the treasonous and racist bed they made.
 
2021-01-20 7:37:22 PM  
I'm tired of "compromising with some of the GOP some of the time" being conflated with giving in to the worst of them on everything.

With the Senate as it is, legislation isn't going forward without compromise. Making perfect the enemy of good is stupid. Only the privileged can afford to play that game. We see it on Fark all the time, when people shiat on Obama or moderates because they don't get their student loans written off or free healthcare, or when they shiat on Pelosi for funding a decent level of quality of care for migrants in USBP custody.

When you do that, you reveal you don't actually care about the needy, the underprivileged, and minority groups. It is selfish, foolish, ignorant, and stupid.
 
2021-01-20 7:37:31 PM  
All we have to do is point to all those times that Republicans have compromised in the past and say... oh, wait. I see a problem.

Never mind.
 
2021-01-20 7:37:44 PM  
I'll take "Arguments that would've been more helpful during the Dem primary" for $200, Alex.
 
2021-01-20 7:37:47 PM  
The GOP has proven time and again that they don't care for the American people in general.  Time for the adults to come in and tell the kids to STFU or GTFO.  And actually DO THAT.  The R's idea of compromise is "Do what we want or we'll throw a tantrum!"  Enough is enough.
 
2021-01-20 7:38:46 PM  
Did Putin submit this article?
 
2021-01-20 7:38:48 PM  
Recall, Recall
Sixth of Jan
Sedition at the Capitol
the coup was Trump's plan
I see no reason Republican Traitors
should ever expect to receive any favors
 
2021-01-20 7:39:48 PM  

SpaceyCat: The GOP has proven time and again that they don't care for the American people in general.  Time for the adults to come in and tell the kids to STFU or GTFO.  And actually DO THAT.  The R's idea of compromise is "Do what we want or we'll throw a tantrum!"  Enough is enough.


It seems Schumer disagrees agrees with you as he shares power with the devil.
 
2021-01-20 7:40:46 PM  
The Republican version of unity:

Unity Stamp
Youtube AXo_EBR45R0
 
2021-01-20 7:40:47 PM  

lordjupiter: Did Putin submit this article?


Keep farkin' that horse.
 
2021-01-20 7:40:54 PM  

Purple_Urkle: Republicans are not a monolith.

Biden can be best pals with Liz Cheney AND huck insurrectionist Lindsey Graham into the car shredder of justice.


Lindsey Graham is a vacillating, slithering little worm.  He's going be a problem.  Mr. Weathervane.
 
2021-01-20 7:41:03 PM  
The world had unity with Germany but ONLY after it was thoroughly de-nazified.

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2021-01-20 7:41:32 PM  
If Trump does make the patriot party, and splits the republican party. There is a possibility that Biden could do both. The crazies, and assholes would leave the party leaving the defeated douchebags willing to do anything to keep their jobs. They will probably side with Biden than work with Trump crazies. At least that is what I am hoping in this one scenario.
 
2021-01-20 7:41:56 PM  
Ever since Newt Gingrich in the '90s, if you give Republicans an inch, they take a mile. Every time the Democrats assume they are dealing in good faith, Republicans have proven that assumption incorrect.

Enough.

Either everyone lives under the rule of law, or nobody does. We demand accountability. We demand justice.
 
2021-01-20 7:43:21 PM  
If there is anything worth working with the Republicans on, I'd love to hear it.

Hell, if there's policy that originates from "moderates and centrists" that is actually worth exploring (and isn't already supported by progressives), I'd love to hear it.

I keep asking, and I keep getting a lot of non-answers.
 
2021-01-20 7:43:34 PM  
After consequences.

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2021-01-20 7:44:06 PM  

demonfaerie: If Trump does make the patriot party, and splits the republican party. There is a possibility that Biden could do both. The crazies, and assholes would leave the party leaving the defeated douchebags willing to do anything to keep their jobs. They will probably side with Biden than work with Trump crazies. At least that is what I am hoping in this one scenario.


Man, i hope trump does fracture the party because that is what he is good at, destroying any possibilities of salvaging anything of value.  Look at all his bankruptcies, every one of them ends up a complete shiatshow where almost everyone loses as trump drags things out into the realm of the absurd.
 
2021-01-20 7:44:14 PM  

AAAAGGGGHHHH: The world had unity with Germany but ONLY after it was thoroughly de-nazified.

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Stop with the cringe wet dreams. No one is going to face any real consequences.
 
2021-01-20 7:44:55 PM  

austerity101: If there is anything worth working with the Republicans on, I'd love to hear it.

Hell, if there's policy that originates from "moderates and centrists" that is actually worth exploring (and isn't already supported by progressives), I'd love to hear it.

I keep asking, and I keep getting a lot of non-answers.


A public option.
 
2021-01-20 7:46:06 PM  
Josh Hawley, Lindsey Graham, and Ted Cruz should be expelled from the Senate as an example to both House and Senate. That Boebert woman who was tweeting Pelosi's location to the terrorists should be gone too. I'm sure I'm forgetting someone else in the mix. But if the MAGAs leftover after that won't fall in line and get with the program, then eject them as well.

I wouldn't care if they replaced every Republican in Congress who sided with Trump. In fact, we'd be better off as a country if they were replaced. You should have no involvement in the government of the United States if you cannot respect the electoral process of the United States.
 
2021-01-20 7:46:16 PM  

austerity101: If there is anything worth working with the Republicans on, I'd love to hear it.

Hell, if there's policy that originates from "moderates and centrists" that is actually worth exploring (and isn't already supported by progressives), I'd love to hear it.

I keep asking, and I keep getting a lot of non-answers.


Re-electing Donald Trump in 2024.
 
2021-01-20 7:46:16 PM  

Diogenes: You can either choose to subscribe to fallacies of insufficient options, or you can choose not to.


And if you choose not to decide...
 
2021-01-20 7:46:24 PM  
The GOP is in an existential crisis.

If they don't pivot away from Trump** (and at least closer to the right side of history) then they are the Party Of Trump.

Biden has very little to do with it.
 
2021-01-20 7:46:52 PM  

Diogenes: You can either choose to subscribe to fallacies of insufficient options, or you can choose not to.


It's more like incorrect options.

Biden can a) not be friends with the Republicans and make progress, or b) not be friends with Republicans and not make progress.

The Republicans will never be his friends. They've proven that.
 
2021-01-20 7:46:54 PM  

Pincy: Diogenes: You can either choose to subscribe to fallacies of insufficient options, or you can choose not to.

And if you choose not to decide...


I think you're allllmost there.
 
2021-01-20 7:47:39 PM  
The left and the right occupy wildly different realities.  "Unity" will require the right learning to accept reality or the left giving in to the right's madness.

Neither is going to happen, so unless Biden accepts that he's going to have to govern without broad bipartisan support, he's going to have a long administration of getting jack, shiat, and nothing done.
 
2021-01-20 7:47:49 PM  

I Like Bread: I'll take "Arguments that would've been more helpful during the Dem primary" for $200, Alex.


We were saying it during the Dem Primary but Lobbyists were claiming we were being unreasonable.

Let's see how it will pl...

Sorry, that statement was filibustered.
 
2021-01-20 7:48:06 PM  

Smackledorfer: I'm tired of "compromising with some of the GOP some of the time" being conflated with giving in to the worst of them on everything.

With the Senate as it is, legislation isn't going forward without compromise. Making perfect the enemy of good is stupid. Only the privileged can afford to play that game. We see it on Fark all the time, when people shiat on Obama or moderates because they don't get their student loans written off or free healthcare, or when they shiat on Pelosi for funding a decent level of quality of care for migrants in USBP custody.

When you do that, you reveal you don't actually care about the needy, the underprivileged, and minority groups. It is selfish, foolish, ignorant, and stupid.


Hmm, now you're speaking for the needy? I'm betting that you aren't one of them.

As someone who's lived my adult life in poverty without healthcare I'm done with these calls for unity with traitors
 
2021-01-20 7:49:10 PM  

austerity101: If there is anything worth working with the Republicans on, I'd love to hear it.

Hell, if there's policy that originates from "moderates and centrists" that is actually worth exploring (and isn't already supported by progressives), I'd love to hear it.

I keep asking, and I keep getting a lot of non-answers.


Republican's goal is to stop Biden from doing anything useful.

If you "work with republicans" you're going to get mired in BS.

Remember "I move, you move" under 2bama?

Joe has the votes. Put the pedal to the floor.
 
2021-01-20 7:49:49 PM  

edmo: The GOP is calling for "unity." President Biden mentioned "unity" in his speech.

Problem: the GOP thinks "unity" means no prosecutions.


They're begging for it.  Means they need it politically.
Shameless in the face of what they have done.

Unity?  *Limited* prosecutions?
Because face it we could probably obliterate the party with RICO charges.

Okay.
In trade for Constitutional Amendments that truly enshrine irrevocable protections and rights for all Americans.

We need a new Bill of Rights.

Environment, Health, UBI, Law Enforcement, EC & Gerrymandering.
All this and more needs attention and time to work.
Give us a decade of unhindered governance.
Take a break from radicalizing terrorists.

Tell us your lives aren't better afterwards.  Honestly.
 
2021-01-20 7:49:57 PM  
At last check democrats controlled the executive branch and the legislative branch with a simple majority. Unless members of the judicial branch are willing to jeopardize lifetime appointments with partisan rulings I don't see much more than puffery standing in the way of progress. Let the steamroller proceed, full speed ahead.
 
2021-01-20 7:49:58 PM  
It's Biden. He'll do a Ford 2.0.
Yeah, yeah. Biden is 1000x better than Trump. But that shouldn't excuse him or his example trying to heal by letting the disease go free.
 
2021-01-20 7:50:10 PM  

Pecunia non olet: austerity101: If there is anything worth working with the Republicans on, I'd love to hear it.

Hell, if there's policy that originates from "moderates and centrists" that is actually worth exploring (and isn't already supported by progressives), I'd love to hear it.

I keep asking, and I keep getting a lot of non-answers.

A public option.


Considering a public option is listed by Jacobin in their list of things Obama failed to support, it seems that this isn't actually a centrist policy, and it's already supported by progressives.
 
2021-01-20 7:50:46 PM  

wesmon: Smackledorfer: I'm tired of "compromising with some of the GOP some of the time" being conflated with giving in to the worst of them on everything.

With the Senate as it is, legislation isn't going forward without compromise. Making perfect the enemy of good is stupid. Only the privileged can afford to play that game. We see it on Fark all the time, when people shiat on Obama or moderates because they don't get their student loans written off or free healthcare, or when they shiat on Pelosi for funding a decent level of quality of care for migrants in USBP custody.

When you do that, you reveal you don't actually care about the needy, the underprivileged, and minority groups. It is selfish, foolish, ignorant, and stupid.

Hmm, now you're speaking for the needy? I'm betting that you aren't one of them.

As someone who's lived my adult life in poverty without healthcare I'm done with these calls for unity with traitors


Note that the people calling for unity with Republicans are the same ones who rail against Medicare For All and deride it as Unpopular.
 
2021-01-20 7:51:02 PM  

Pecunia non olet: AAAAGGGGHHHH: The world had unity with Germany but ONLY after it was thoroughly de-nazified.

[Fark user image 850x551]

Stop with the cringe wet dreams. No one is going to face any real consequences.


The rioters themselves are going to face federal prison terms. They f*cked up perpetrating their terrorist attack in DC, where there's a real possibility of impaneling juries with no MAGAts.
 
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