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2021-11-28 11:20:05 AM  
I think Republicans should be careful angering this Biden, fellow. Apparently, he's so powerful that he's creating inflation, high gas prices, etc all over the world.
 
2021-11-28 11:29:28 AM  
To be fair, Republicans have no idea what to do.
 
2021-11-28 11:37:13 AM  
Lower taxes on the rich, of course.
 
2021-11-28 11:38:27 AM  

edmo: To be fair, Republicans have no idea what to do.


Sure they do. Not policy ideas, of course, aside from tax cuts for the rich. But Republicans know to do what they always do; Ignore the problem and create a culture war.
 
2021-11-28 12:45:59 PM  
Kill the poor seems to be their usual plan.
 
2021-11-28 12:49:20 PM  
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2021-11-28 1:40:46 PM  
FFS man, their lack of policies lead to this
 
2021-11-28 1:43:53 PM  
A party cannot hold together in the long term if it simultaneously hates all change and hates everything that ever was and is. It will have to keep mining petty resentments about everything from Sesame Street to the Civil War to stay on the right side of both contradictory orthodoxen.
 
2021-11-28 1:43:57 PM  
Degree of difficulty: not tax cuts
 
2021-11-28 1:44:55 PM  
That is amazing!

"Nothing and blame progressives" is the answer to any question that asks what would Democrats do to fix any of America problems including rising inflation

It is almost like two conservative parties use the same talking points.
 
2021-11-28 1:45:24 PM  
Let's see: will banning critical race theory, vaccine and mask mandates and abortion fix inflation?

I'm thinking yes, so everything will be coming up GQP
 
2021-11-28 1:48:19 PM  
Never interrupt Biden when he's farking things up.
 
2021-11-28 1:49:47 PM  
Hey, it's always worked in the past.
 
2021-11-28 1:50:01 PM  
So ,is it price gouging and disaster capitalism during a pandemic enabled by our government causing inflation or MSNBC would say,those poor people playing the system and abusing job creators for better wages?
 
2021-11-28 1:51:10 PM  

SurfaceTension: Lower taxes on the rich, of course.


Anything besides this is frippery.  It's the same answer it's been for the past almost 30 years.

Might as well ask what a cat would do to solve a differential equation - it's going to do the same thing it always does, scream for food and shiat on the paper with the equation.
 
2021-11-28 1:51:44 PM  
Speaking as a True Progressive, the problem is the Democrat Party.  Pay attention to me so I can give you funny votes!  Feel the scorn of my funny votes!
 
2021-11-28 1:51:46 PM  
Oh, that's not fair. I'm sure Republicans are doing everything they can to make Americas problems worse.

Everything they can without having to get up off their ten-thousand dollar couches that is.
 
2021-11-28 1:53:46 PM  

Rapmaster2000: Speaking as a True Progressive, the problem is the Democrat Party.  Pay attention to me so I can give you funny votes!  Feel the scorn of my funny votes!


The important part is that you made it about you, lil' buddy!
 
2021-11-28 1:55:18 PM  
You forgot ban "those" people from existing
 
2021-11-28 1:55:34 PM  

Notabunny: I think Republicans should be careful angering this Biden, fellow. Apparently, he's so powerful that he's creating inflation, high gas prices, etc all over the world.


They didn't learn from Clinton, and do you know how many people Hillary has personally killed in ninja-like fashion while wearing a pantsuit?
 
2021-11-28 1:55:43 PM  

bthom37: Rapmaster2000: Speaking as a True Progressive, the problem is the Democrat Party.  Pay attention to me so I can give you funny votes!  Feel the scorn of my funny votes!

The important part is that you made it about you, lil' buddy!


I gave this 8 funny votes and me 2 smart votes!
 
2021-11-28 1:56:58 PM  
Republicans, for lack of a better word, are evil.
 
2021-11-28 1:59:29 PM  

Notabunny: edmo: To be fair, Republicans have no idea what to do.

Sure they do. Not policy ideas, of course, aside from tax cuts for the rich. But Republicans know to do what they always do; Ignore the problem and create a culture war.


Oh come on, there are so many tools in the GOP playbook!  Restrict voting rights, close the borders, regulate low income female anatomy, breaking the separation of church and state, exporting jobs to foreign countries, and for companies that remain, removing any kind of employee safety apparatus while destroying the local ecosystem.  Don't forget encouraging mass shootings and squelching any peaceful protest.

They have so many different ways to mix and match these tools.  Surely they can address any of the issues Modern America can have!
 
2021-11-28 2:00:35 PM  

Erebus1954: Never interrupt Biden when he's farking things up.


Dude, the guy can single-handedly institute Soviet-style Communism in just a few WEEKS, with zero popular support. He can create COVID variants, take your guns, give your job to an illegal immigrant, ship you to a FEMA camp, force children to be taught gay kissing and CRT in Kindergarten, and sell the whole country to China. And he can do all this while raping little girls and suffering from end-stage Alzheimer's. I know this because right-wing media told me so.

He'll totally do it, too. All of it. So watch out. This guy is SCARY.
 
2021-11-28 2:01:05 PM  
Inflation is being caused by consumer demand exceeding supply? Well obviously we should raise interest rates and taxes- and that's the sound of me losing every election ever.
 
2021-11-28 2:03:32 PM  

padraig: Republicans, for lack of a better word, are evil.


Hey, I don't lack any better words to describe the current Republican party.
 
2021-11-28 2:08:34 PM  

SurfaceTension: Lower taxes on the rich, of course.


So, what you're saying is, I need to be rich.
 
2021-11-28 2:10:48 PM  
They like the unborn.  How does the unborn vote?  In vetro?
 
2021-11-28 2:22:42 PM  

edmo: To be fair, Republicans have no idea what to do.


I think it's less important to focus on the true statement that they don't know what to do to resolve the situation.

They know exactly what it is that they would do if they were in power.

Still wouldn't resolve the problem, but they get to kick and scream for now.
 
2021-11-28 2:23:51 PM  

meat0918: You forgot ban "those" people from existing


No  Republicans want them "to exist" and support the republican donor, Russian welfare programs.
 
2021-11-28 2:48:05 PM  
Today, Nate Cohn noted in the New York Times that the policies President Joe Biden and the Democrats are putting in place are hugely popular, and yet Biden's own popularity numbers have dropped into the low 40s. It's a weird disconnect that Cohn explains by suggesting that, above all, voters want "normalcy."
Heaven knows that Biden, who took office in the midst of a pandemic that had crashed the economy and has had to deal with an unprecedented insurgency led by his predecessor, has not been able to provide normalcy.
In her own piece, journalist Magdi Semrau suggests that the media bears at least some of the responsibility for this disconnect, since it has given people a sense of the cost of Biden's signature measures without specifying what's in them, focused on negative information (negotiations are portrayed as "disarray," for example), and ignored that Republicans have refused to participate in any lawmaking, choosing instead simply to be obstructionist. As Semrau puts it: "Democrats want to fix bridges, provide childcare and lower drug costs. Republicans don't. These are political facts and voters should be aware of them."
To this I would add that Republican attacks on Democrats, which are simple and emotional, get far more traction and thus far more coverage in the mainstream press than the slow and successful navigation of our complicated world.
In illustration of the unequal weight between emotion and policymaking, Biden's poll numbers took a major hit between mid-August and mid-September, dropping six points. That month saw the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, which was widely portrayed as a disaster at Biden's hands that had badly hurt U.S. credibility. In fact, Biden inherited Trump's deal with the Taliban under which the U.S. promised to withdraw from Afghanistan by May 1, 2021, so long as the Taliban met several requirements, including that it stop killing U.S. soldiers.
When Biden took office, there were only 3500 U.S. troops in Afghanistan, down from a high of 100,000 during the Obama administration. Biden had made no secret of his dislike of the U.S. involvement in Afghanistan and, faced with the problem of whether to honor Trump's agreement or send troops back into the country, committed to complete the withdrawal, although he pushed back the date to September.
What he did not know, in part because Trump's drawdown had taken so many intelligence officers out of the country, was that as soon as Trump's administration cut the deal with the Taliban, Afghan troops began to make their own agreements to lay down their arms. The Biden administration appears to have been surprised by the sudden collapse of the Afghan government on August 15. As the Taliban took the capital city of Kabul, Afghans terrified by the Taliban takeover rushed to the Kabul airport, where an attack killed 13 U.S. military personnel who were trying to manage the crowd.
Republicans reacted to the mid-August chaos by calling for Biden's impeachment, and the press compared the moment to the 1975 fall of Saigon. That coverage overshadowed the extraordinary fact that the U.S. airlifted more than 124,000 people, including about 6000 U.S. citizens, out of Afghanistan in the six weeks before the U.S. officially left. This is the largest airlift in U.S. history-the U.S. evacuated about 7000 out of Saigon-and evacuations have continued since, largely on chartered flights.
By comparison, in October 2019 under Trump, the U.S. simply left Northern Syria without helping former allies; the senior American diplomat in Syria, William V. Roebuck, later said the U.S. had "stood by and watched" an "intention-laced effort at ethnic cleansing." And yet, that lack of evacuation received almost no coverage.
Complicating matters further, rather than agreeing that the withdrawal was a foreign policy disaster, many experts say that it helped U.S. credibility rather than hurt it. According to Graham Allison, the former dean of Harvard Kennedy School, "The anomaly was that we were there, not that we left."
And yet, in mid-September, while 66% of the people in the U.S. supported leaving Afghanistan, 48% thought Biden "seriously mishandled" the situation.
Aside from getting the U.S. out of Afghanistan, is it true that Biden has not accomplished much?
Biden set out to prove that democracies could deliver for their people, and that the U.S. could, once again, lead the world. He promptly reentered the international agreements Trump had left, including the Paris Climate Accords and the World Health Organization, and renewed those Trump had weakened, such as the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Biden set out to lead the world in coronavirus vaccinations, making the U.S. the world's largest donor of vaccines globally, although U.S. vaccinations, which started out fast, slowed significantly after Republicans began to turn supporters against them.
Under Biden, the U.S. has recovered economically from the pandemic faster than other nations that did not invest as heavily in stimulus. In March 2021, the Democrats passed the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan stimulus package to rebuild the economy, and it has worked spectacularly. Real gross domestic product growth this quarter is expected to be 5%, and the stock market has hit new highs, as did Black Friday sales yesterday. Two thirds of Americans are content with their household's financial situation.
The pandemic tangled supply chains both because of shortages and because Americans have shifted spending away from restaurants and services and toward consumer goods. The Biden administration mobilized workers, industry leaders, and port managers to clear the freight piled on wharves. In the past three weeks, the number of containers sitting on docks is down 33%-and shipping prices are down 25%. Major retailers Walmart, Target, and Home Depot all say they have plenty of inventory on hand for the holiday season.
With more than 5.5 million new jobs created in ten months, unemployment claims are the lowest they have been since 1969, prompting House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's (D-CA) office to tweet, "Armstrong Walks the Moon!... Wait, sorry! That's a headline from the last year unemployment claims were this low." Workers' pay has jumped as much as 13% in certain industries, and there are openings across the labor market.
The American Rescue Plan started the reorientation of our government to address the needs of ordinary Americans rather than the wealthy who have dominated our policymaking since 1981. It provided more than $5 billion in rental assistance, for example, and expanded the Child Tax Credit, so that by the end of October, $66 billion had gone to more than 36 million households, cutting the child poverty rate in half.
Over the course of the summer, Biden negotiated an extraordinarily complicated infrastructure package, winning a $1.2 trillion bipartisan bill that will repair roads and bridges and provide broadband across the country, and getting the larger, $2.2 trillion Build Back Better bill through the House. Now before the Senate, the bill calls for universal pre-kindergarten, funding for child care and elder care, a shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy, and protection against climate change.
Has the Biden administration accomplished anything? It has created a sea change in our country, rebuilding its strength by orienting the government away from the supply-side economics that led lawmakers to protect the interests of the wealthy, and toward the far more traditional focus on building the economy by supporting regular Americans.
 
2021-11-28 2:50:37 PM  
And it will work.  The Repubs will be swept back into power purely by using the tried-and-true mantra of 'DEMS SUCK'.

And 10 years down the road dems won't suck anymore because there will be no more dems.
 
2021-11-28 3:06:45 PM  
Now that is completely unfair subby, they'll blame minorities and non white immigrants too.
 
2021-11-28 3:08:56 PM  
Republicans have campaigned for years that government simply doesn't work.  And, when elected, Republicans do everything possible to ensure that's the case.
 
2021-11-28 3:14:08 PM  

To Wish Impossible Things: Republicans have campaigned for years that government simply doesn't work.  And, when elected, Republicans do everything possible to ensure that's the case.


Maybe try some orange jokes. They aren't as old.
 
2021-11-28 3:14:43 PM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: And it will work.  The Repubs will be swept back into power purely by using the tried-and-true mantra of 'DEMS SUCK'.

And 10 years down the road dems won't suck anymore because there will be no more dems.


Well you don't reproduce from being sucked, only farked.
 
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2021-11-28 3:16:23 PM  

edmo: To be fair, Republicans have no idea what to do.


I think it's becoming fairly clear what the legislative agenda would be if they control Congress and the executive in 2024.

1. Federalize all the recent state level voting "reforms" that make it virtually impossible for Democrats to win

2. Some kind of ostensibly anti-CRT "educational freedom act" that attempts to label critical thinking and empathy criminal behaviors

3. Regressive tax cuts
 
2021-11-28 3:26:18 PM  
Giving rich people money:good.
Giving poor people money:bad.
This myth is infused in our economy.
 
2021-11-28 3:27:40 PM  

Mouser: Hey, it's always worked in the past.


And it looks likely to work next year
 
2021-11-28 3:32:57 PM  

ENS: edmo: To be fair, Republicans have no idea what to do.

I think it's becoming fairly clear what the legislative agenda would be if they control Congress and the executive in 2024.

1. Federalize all the recent state level voting "reforms" that make it virtually impossible for Democrats to win

2. Some kind of ostensibly anti-CRT "educational freedom act" that attempts to label critical thinking and empathy criminal behaviors

3. Regressive tax cuts


1 and 2 will be stopped by filibuster, so they'll accomplish nothing except passing tax cuts which Biden will veto. Maybe - he could also sign off on them because bipartisanship.
 
2021-11-28 3:34:45 PM  

Erebus1954: To Wish Impossible Things: Republicans have campaigned for years that government simply doesn't work.  And, when elected, Republicans do everything possible to ensure that's the case.

Maybe try some orange jokes. They aren't as old.


Ain't my fault that the Republicans jumped on the neoliberalism train during the Reagan presidency and have yet to get off.

I'll update my jokes when they update their platform.
 
2021-11-28 3:35:35 PM  

KodosZardoz: Giving rich people money:good.
Giving poor people money:bad.
This myth is infused in our economy.


It's not "giving" when you let people keep more of their own money. This is  the socialist mindset in a nutshell - that the State owns everything and any penny an individual earns is only because the State allows it.
 
2021-11-28 3:44:38 PM  

Rapmaster2000: Speaking as a True Progressive, the problem is the Democrat Party.  Pay attention to me so I can give you funny votes!  Feel the scorn of my funny votes!


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2021-11-28 3:51:48 PM  
Republicans have only one "plan" for anything and everthing: Turn over all power to the ultra wealthy.

When they take control again, the only accomplishments they'll make will be the exact same "accomplishments" they always make... Cut taxes as much as they can get away with on the wealthy and on corporations and remove as many regulations as they can get away with. Both of those are the fastest way to turn over increasing amounts of power to the wealthy.

They won't do anything else, other than keep appointing more and more extreme right wing judges and advisors and so forth.

I can't think of anything else republicans have done in the past 40ish years that isn't just moving money around to rich people. Even the wars have been to enrich their owners.
 
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2021-11-28 3:55:35 PM  

Shaggy_C: ENS: edmo: To be fair, Republicans have no idea what to do.

I think it's becoming fairly clear what the legislative agenda would be if they control Congress and the executive in 2024.

1. Federalize all the recent state level voting "reforms" that make it virtually impossible for Democrats to win

2. Some kind of ostensibly anti-CRT "educational freedom act" that attempts to label critical thinking and empathy criminal behaviors

3. Regressive tax cuts

1 and 2 will be stopped by filibuster, so they'll accomplish nothing except passing tax cuts which Biden will veto. Maybe - he could also sign off on them because bipartisanship.


2024, so I'm assuming Trump or Kid Rock is President.

If they have the same senate split as now there's no way they keep the legislative filibuster. Book it.
 
2021-11-28 4:01:31 PM  
Nothing? Horseshiat. They'll cut billionaire taxes, just like always. I'm sure it'll work this time.
 
2021-11-28 4:02:13 PM  

KodosZardoz: Giving rich people money:good.
Giving poor people money:bad.
This myth is infused in our economy.


It just keeps trickling down.
 
2021-11-28 4:06:40 PM  
Inflation is approaching record highs in the UK as well. That must be the democrat's fault too.
 
2021-11-28 4:38:50 PM  

sinner4ever: That is amazing!

"Nothing and blame progressives" is the answer to any question that asks what would Democrats do to fix any of America problems including rising inflation

It is almost like two conservative parties use the same talking points.


Rather than mocking you, I'm going to point out that if the US actually wanted a progressive party then the Democrats would be a progressive party. But since progressive policies keep losing at the ballot box (and excuses about the senate or gerrymandering or whatever don't matter; the ballot box is the only way we have to determine America's opinion about things whether or not it actually does) then the party can not pursue them where they're not wanted.

When America is ready for progressive policies, it will make sure it votes for the people who are willing to put them into law. Those who can't be bothered to vote because they're not excited enough don't deserve to get what they want.
 
2021-11-28 4:53:57 PM  
Today's missive from Heather Cox Richardson says a few interesting things about this situation.

"
Today, Nate Cohn noted in the New York Times that the policies President Joe Biden and the Democrats are putting in place are hugely popular, and yet Biden's own popularity numbers have dropped into the low 40s. It's a weird disconnect that Cohn explains by suggesting that, above all, voters want "normalcy."

Heaven knows that Biden, who took office in the midst of a pandemic that had crashed the economy and has had to deal with an unprecedented insurgency led by his predecessor, has not been able to provide normalcy.

In her own piece, journalist Magdi Semrau suggests that the media bears at least some of the responsibility for this disconnect, since it has given people a sense of the cost of Biden's signature measures without specifying what's in them, focused on negative information (negotiations are portrayed as "disarray," for example), and ignored that Republicans have refused to participate in any lawmaking, choosing instead simply to be obstructionist. As Semrau puts it: "Democrats want to fix bridges, provide childcare and lower drug costs. Republicans don't. These are political facts and voters should be aware of them."

To this I would add that Republican attacks on Democrats, which are simple and emotional, get far more traction and thus far more coverage in the mainstream press than the slow and successful navigation of our complicated world.
"

Link if you want to read the rest: https://heathercoxrichardson.substack.com/p/november-27-2021
 
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