As we work our way through this miserable age of political bullshit in the time of coronavirus, the focus on just how terrible and cruel are Republicans is obvious to anyone with walking-around sense. There’s only two political parties in the US that has any actual power (the rest are personal crusades) and one of those consists of an entire crowd of batshit-crazy assholes without a care for anyone, even their own voters.
We’re in the midst of an “uncivil war” with Republicans cheating.
The GOP is packed with racists, turds and self-centered creeps, like Ron Johnson, who blubbered that the insurrectionists/rioters at the Jan. 6 Capitol melee were not black, so it was safe: ‘“Now, had the tables been turned — Joe, this could get me in trouble — had the tables been turned, and President Trump won the election and those were tens of thousands of Black Lives Matter and Antifa protesters, I might have been a little concerned.”‘
Seemingly, Republicans are not only incompetent, but are gosh-awful at keeping people alive, too. An attribute which worsen the COVID pandemic — according to a new study released kast week, GOPers in charge allowed the virus to spread: ‘“Governors’ party affiliation may have contributed to a range of policy decisions that, together, influenced the spread of the virus.”‘
Including the T-Rump in-chief.
Americans will remember (h/t tweet Daily Kos):
Actually: Every single Republican Senator and Representative who voted for the bill will be there.
— James Fallows (@JamesFallows) March 12, 2021
However, Republicans are already a bunch of no-shows with bullshit scenarios — Paul Waldman at The Washington Post last Thursday:
But that’s not what Republicans are saying now that President Biden is about to sign the $1.9 trillion relief bill that just passed Congress.
Just the opposite: They’re saying the good times are on their way. They just want voters to know that Biden shouldn’t get any of the credit.
“We’re about to have a boom,” said Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Wednesday.
“It will have absolutely nothing to do with this $1.9 trillion.”
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) made the same argument, predicting “an American comeback,” but adding: “It won’t be because of this liberal bill.”
Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) took a victory lap over an amendment he co-sponsored targeting help to restaurants, even though he voted against the bill along with every other Republican.
That got him plenty of mockery, but it shows the difficult position Republicans are in: When the boom comes, and Democrats repeat over and over that it’s because of the ARP, just saying “Nuh uh!” won’t get them very far.
A posture that could turn-around and bite them on their miserable asses — for instance, per The Hill, also last Thursday:
Some may believe that Republican opposition to the COVID-19 relief bill is a cynical political tactic that they will try to weaponize in the 2022 midterm elections.
That will not work, however.
We are already seeing a Republican senator brazenly try to take credit for the influx of financial relief his district will receive, despite not supporting it when he had the chance to vote for it.
Other Republicans will be more than happy to attend ceremonies or opening events in their home districts courtesy of money from the American Rescue Plan.
They also will attack Democrats for passing a bill solely on a partisan vote. But whose fault is that?
Democrats, it turns out, learned their lesson from 2009, most likely because President Biden personally lived it.
Back then, as now, President Obama and then-Vice President Biden wanted to pass a bipartisan measure to help save the economy from certain financial ruin.
To gain support from Republicans, the measure was watered down to an $800 billion package that fell short of what the economy needed to benefit all Americans, leading to an anemic recovery with many economic sectors and workers left behind. Donald Trump rose from the ashes of that resentment.
Bernie Sanders pretty-well hit the reality of Americans right now — everybody wants to work together, but fuck Republicans (NPR this morning): ‘And when the American people get those $1,400 checks, they’re not going to be sitting around saying, “Oh, my goodness, this is not good, we didn’t have any Republican support.” I think they’re going to be understanding that finally, that the United States Congress, the president, are beginning to respond to their needs.‘
And for further reading on the horrid break-down of the GOP, Digby has a couple of detailed posts here and here (she can sure crank some great copy on a continous roll, huh?) on how shit-faced the entire organuzation. In the same vein with a more personal note, Vixen Strangely also has a post with a righteous-bite on the shitty ass of the Republican shit-breathers.
Racist, cruel morons:
(Illustration: Pablo Picasso’s ‘The Weeping Woman [La Femme qui pleure],’ found here)