Kevin McCarthy and His Trash Leadership Should Not be Anywhere Near the Speakership

 

After a humungous win in taking an entire state that had been blue for 12 years, Kevin McCarthy could not use the momentum to keep his caucus away from a toxic Congress and President that had been thoroughly rejected merely 72 hours ago. The writing on the wall was clear from voters as are all the various national polls. They want nothing to do with the Biden and Pelosi agenda. The Democrats have the majority for another year. Let them live or die on what they can come to agreement on amongst themselves. The Democrats promised a plan for the virus, infrastructure, paid family leave, amnesty, climate legislation, and free healthcare for illegals when they ran. They ended up in a civil war between their woke progressive caucus and establishment Democrats who wanted to take what they could get. Under McCarthy’s leadership, they got saved.

This is not just about McCarthy being unable to whip his caucus together to ride a clear message sent from voters against having anything to do with this governing agenda. McCarthy like so much of the frauds who run the GOP is a prime part of the problem. When McCarthy is not busy having a sleepover with Frank Luntz so they can get together into the wee hours of the morning, make s’mores, and craft a losing message, he is recruiting people like this.

This is Nicole Malliotakis. She represents an R+11 district in Brooklyn/Staten Island. She is one of McCarthy’s favorite freshmen. She is the daughter of immigrants. She is part Latina. And, forgive me for presuming her gender, she is female. She checks all the social justice warrior boxes the GOP loves to take advantage of because they think Progressives will one day go ‘oh wow, I guess you guys aren’t so bad after all!’ Well, this recruit of McCarthy’s sided with Pelosi to pass this dung heap.

This is who gets the fast track from corrupt GOP leadership. This is who stabs you in the back merely 72 hours after you put your money, blood, sweat, and tears into helping the GOP flip a state. And this recruit should be hung on Kevin McCarthy’s neck. Not being able to wrangle your caucus into not giving this collapsing president and the odious witch Nancy Pelosi a lifeline a mere 72 hours after a massive rebuke of them should make the conversation on making this inept joke speaker a no go. McCarthy actively recruiting and developing people who made it happen should lose him his seat.

And let me tell you about the betrayal of this bill. It is not only that the GOP under the leadership of McCarthy gave this president and speaker a win in which to run against us on next November. That is bad enough. Let us not forget that when Trump was president and we had a majority in both houses, he wanted $25 billion to increase worker wages. He also wanted a wall. Republicans did very little to get these popular programs through and fight for that president even when he had a mandate and all three branches. Instead, they passed corporate tax cuts for woke corporations. As a minority, they made sure to get Biden and Pelosi their $1.2 trillion crapfest on the heels of a massive defeat, thus saving them and their party. And that is not even the worst betrayal still.

This bill gives money to cities that abolish single-family zoning. The Republicans talk about family values and they just passed a bill that attacks families in American cities. They just betrayed their constituents. As if the family was not being attacked enough with critical race theory being fed to their kids in school, degenerate culture being pumped into their homes, their jobs being shipped to China, gas prices rising, inflation, supply line shortages, and the rest. The GOP spits in the face of their constituents by rewarding cities that will create woke zoning laws and destroy single families in their jurisdiction.

We are supposed to fight for the average American. The worker. The family. Children. This bill attacks all of them and the GOP gave its imprimatur to it so the Democrats can run around saying it is bipartisan as a talking point when its negative effects are assailed by conservatives and Republicans, but not when they are claiming Biden and Pelosi got it done singlehandedly and are running against the GOP.

Please continue your chants against Joe Biden. However, do not forget it is also important to chant against Kevin McCarthy and the GOP.

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  1. Ekosj Member
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    And then they wonder when we call them RINOs.   They wonder when we say the Republican Party is more or less useless.   THIS is why!   The national debt goes up a million dollars every few seconds; Social Security is on the verge of bankruptcy, inflation is through the roof and these geniuses tacked on another 1.2 trillion in spending.

    $110 billion, for roads and bridges.

    • $73 billion for electric grid and power infrastructure
    • $66 billion for passenger and freight rail
    • $65 billion for broadband investments
    • $55 billion for water systems and infrastructure
    • $50 billion for Western water storage
    • $39 billion for public transit
    • $25 billion for airports
    • $21 billion for environmental remediation projects
    • $17 billion for ports and waterways
    • $15 billion for electric vehicles
    • $11 billion for road safety

    Thats about 550 billion.   What’s the other 650 billion?

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  2. Bunsen Coolidge
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    @gleneisenhardt – agree with you 100%.  How do we continue the work started in ‘10 with the TEA wave next year?  I think it will be better as some of them have moved up the leadership ranks but until we shift the balance back to We the People, it will be 2 steps forward 1 step back.  It is a long war but I do believe we are headed in the right direction.

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  3. Victor Tango Kilo Member
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    The fact that congressional Republicans can pass a porky “infrastructure” bill for President Brandon, but refused to pass a border security bill or Obamacare repeal for President Trump is everything that’s wrong with the GOP.

    The GOP defines winning as losing slow enough that the Democrats are angry.

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  4. The Reticulator Member
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    Ekosj (View Comment):
    $65 billion for broadband investments

    Those aren’t are expenses but they are not investments.

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  5. Victor Tango Kilo Member
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    Frank Luntz’s roommate is something of a disappointment. I hope he at least keeps the kitchen tidy.

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  6. BDB Coolidge
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    Ekosj (View Comment):

    And then they wonder when we call them RINOs. They wonder when we say the Republican Party is more or less useless. THIS is why! The national debt goes up a million dollars every few seconds; Social Security is on the verge of bankruptcy, inflation is through the roof and these geniuses tacked on another 1.2 trillion in spending.

    $110 billion, for roads and bridges.

    • $73 billion for electric grid and power infrastructure
    • $66 billion for passenger and freight rail
    • $65 billion for broadband investments
    • $55 billion for water systems and infrastructure
    • $50 billion for Western water storage
    • $39 billion for public transit
    • $25 billion for airports
    • $21 billion for environmental remediation projects
    • $17 billion for ports and waterways
    • $15 billion for electric vehicles
    • $11 billion for road safety

    Thats about 550 billion. What’s the other 650 billion?

    A multitude of new offices and swarms of Officers don’t come cheap.

     

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  7. Django Member
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    How long will it take for some cretin to tell us that, like The Turtle, McCarthy is “playing the long game”? 

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  8. Clifford A. Brown Contributor
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    Victor Tango Kilo (View Comment):
    congressional Republicans can pass a porky “infrastructure” bill for President Brandon, but refused to pass a border security bill or Obamacare repeal for President Trump is everything that’s wrong with the GOP.

    Exactly.

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  9. Clifford A. Brown Contributor
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    GlenEisenhardt:

    This bill gives money to cities that abolish single family zoning. The Republicans talk about family values and they just passed a bill that attacks families in American cities. They just betrayed their constituents. As if the family was not being attacked enough with critical race theory being fed to their kids in school, degenerate culture being pumped into their homes, their jobs being shipped to China, gas prices rising, inflation, supply line shortages, and the rest. The GOP spits in the face of their constituents by rewarding cities who will create woke zoning laws and destroy single families in their jurisdiction. We are supposed to fight for the average American. The worker. The family. Children. This bill attacks all of them and the GOP gave its imprimatur to it so the Democrats can run around saying it is bipartisan as a talking point when its negative effects are assailed by conservatives and Republicans, but not when they are claiming Biden and Pelosi got it done singlehandedly and are running against the GOP.

    Please continue your chants of  !@%$ Joe Biden. However, do not forget it is also important to say !@%$ Kevin McCarthy and !@%$ the GOP. 

    This should have every Republican congressman’s line of attack against McCarthy and any Republican he allowed to vote for this monstrosity. 

    No. We don’t need chants. Yes. We do need to demand that each and every Republican candidate first pledge to purge McCarthy from leadership. Any candidate who refuses must be immediately rejected, no other question or position checked. If they lack the clarity and courage now to take a position that can cost them something, they cannot be trusted to keep any future promise. 

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  10. BDB Coolidge
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    Clifford A. Brown (View Comment):
    No. We don’t need chants. Yes. We do need to demand that each and every Republican candidate first pledge to purge McCarthy from leadership.

    Clearly, we need both.  Chants are the only traction we’ve gotten since the coup.

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  11. kedavis Coolidge
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    BDB (View Comment):

    Clifford A. Brown (View Comment):
    No. We don’t need chants. Yes. We do need to demand that each and every Republican candidate first pledge to purge McCarthy from leadership.

    Clearly, we need both. Chants are the only traction we’ve gotten since the coup.

    You know, I bet there are some people who think “Let’s go Brandon!” is actually showing SUPPORT for Brandon Biden.

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  12. cdor Member
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    This post @gleneisenhardt is so right on the money that I may ask you to be my banker! OK, now that I’ve taken a deep breath and allowed some sense to return to my brain, maybe not my banker. But I wouldn’t mind buying you a drink. In reading Jon Gabriel’s post (main feed–same topic) we have our own members who also fall into the McCarthy style, if not actual leftist Democrat, using the disgusting Ryan/McConnell congress of Trump’s first two years as a cudgel to hammer Trump himself. Nothing could be a bigger lie than what they are promoting…and nothing could be a greater truth than what you have stated in this post.

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  13. BDB Coolidge
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    kedavis (View Comment):

    BDB (View Comment):

    Clifford A. Brown (View Comment):
    No. We don’t need chants. Yes. We do need to demand that each and every Republican candidate first pledge to purge McCarthy from leadership.

    Clearly, we need both. Chants are the only traction we’ve gotten since the coup.

    You know, I bet there are some people who think “Let’s go Brandon!” is actually showing SUPPORT for Brandon Biden.

    Well certainly Joe Biden does.

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  14. cdor Member
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    Ekosj (View Comment):

    And then they wonder when we call them RINOs. They wonder when we say the Republican Party is more or less useless. THIS is why! The national debt goes up a million dollars every few seconds; Social Security is on the verge of bankruptcy, inflation is through the roof and these geniuses tacked on another 1.2 trillion in spending.

    $110 billion, for roads and bridges.

    • $73 billion for electric grid and power infrastructure
    • $66 billion for passenger and freight rail
    • $65 billion for broadband investments
    • $55 billion for water systems and infrastructure
    • $50 billion for Western water storage
    • $39 billion for public transit
    • $25 billion for airports
    • $21 billion for environmental remediation projects
    • $17 billion for ports and waterways
    • $15 billion for electric vehicles
    • $11 billion for road safety

    Thats about 550 billion. What’s the other 650 billion?

    When our congress fools start spending, the cretins never know when to stop. The items you list are important and needed. OK, do those things…and STOP!

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  15. GlenEisenhardt Coolidge
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    Bunsen (View Comment):

    @ gleneisenhardt – agree with you 100%. How do we continue the work started in ‘10 with the TEA wave next year? I think it will be better as some of them have moved up the leadership ranks but until we shift the balance back to We the People, it will be 2 steps forward 1 step back. It is a long war but I do believe we are headed in the right direction.

    I think the key to continue the work is to make sure our grass roots movements are not co-opted and corrupted by the GOP establishment. The GOP establishment are frauds and liars. They like to ride grass roots anger into victories and then squander them by not delivering and gaslighting the base that they are fighting the good fight. We need to make sure these people do what they are told and if they do not they are brought down without hesitation. Kevin McCarthy should go. He has been a duplicitous hack for a long time. We should not suffer his dissembling for one second longer.

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  16. GlenEisenhardt Coolidge
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    Clifford A. Brown (View Comment):
    No. We don’t need chants. Yes. We do need to demand that each and every Republican candidate first pledge to purge McCarthy from leadership. Any candidate who refuses must be immediately rejected, no other question or position checked. If they lack the clarity and courage now to take a position that can cost them something, they cannot be trusted to keep any future promise. 

    Agreed 100%. This party needs to start doing the will of its voters. Traitors need to go without any second thoughts. 

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  17. GlenEisenhardt Coolidge
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    cdor (View Comment):
    Nothing could be a bigger lie than what they are promoting…and nothing could be a greater truth than what you have stated in this post.

    Yup. They just betrayed their own constituents they spent decades claiming they were for. And don’t forget the Senate GOP who voted for this as well.

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  18. Gary Robbins Member
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    Nicole Malliotakis voted for the needs of her district.  Amtrak is served by a two single track 110 year old tunnels under the Hudson, that were gravely damaged by Superstorm Sandy.  Only 24 trains an hour can come into New York if both tunnels are working, if one tunnel is down, only 6 trains an hour can be accommodated.  Having two double track tunnels is critically needed not only by New York State, but by the entire Northeast.  Nicole Malliotakis voted for a critical project desperately need by the voters in her district.

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  19. GlenEisenhardt Coolidge
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    Gary Robbins (View Comment):
    Nicole Malliotakis voted for the needs of her district.

    And she betrayed the needs of the country and the family. And Amtrak is trash and will always be trash. 

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  20. Gary Robbins Member
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    GlenEisenhardt (View Comment):

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):
    Nicole Malliotakis voted for the needs of her district.

    And she betrayed the needs of the country and the family. And Amtrak is trash and will always be trash.

    450 trains a day use the Hudson tunnel.  Amtrak may be trash in much of the country, but in the Northeast, it is critically important.

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  21. GlenEisenhardt Coolidge
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    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    GlenEisenhardt (View Comment):

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):
    Nicole Malliotakis voted for the needs of her district.

    And she betrayed the needs of the country and the family. And Amtrak is trash and will always be trash.

    450 trains a day use the Hudson tunnel. Amtrak may be trash in much of the country, but in the Northeast, it is critically important.

    I don’t think poorly run, overfunded, 3rd rate government run commie infrastructure is critically important. I think families are critically important and this bill betrays them all over the country. Conservatives can’t spend decades crying ‘privatize amtrak’ and ‘government is the problem’  and then claim amtrak is a vital necessity we need to pour billions into while betraying families. Miliotakis is also on the record saying she is pro abortion and would not vote to repeal roe v wade. I guess abortions are vital to her district as well. She is garbage and so is McCarthy.

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  22. Victor Tango Kilo Member
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    GlenEisenhardt (View Comment):
    I don’t think poorly run, overfunded, 3rd rate government run commie infrastructure is critically important.

    If Amtrak were critically important, it would be provided by the private sector. 

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  23. cdor Member
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    GlenEisenhardt (View Comment):

    cdor (View Comment):
    Nothing could be a bigger lie than what they are promoting…and nothing could be a greater truth than what you have stated in this post.

    Yup. They just betrayed their own constituents they spent decades claiming they were for. And don’t forget the Senate GOP who voted for this as well.

    It was the Senate GOP that allowed, at the minimum, if not promoted, the Special Counsel Mueller investigation against our own POTUS, thereby hampering Trump from achieving even more of his goals and promises upon which he was elected.

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  24. Tyrion Lannister Inactive
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    For the record I would have voted against the bill.  That said, I wouldn’t get too worked up over this bill.  We knew something terrible was going to pass, Biden has the house and senate.  *Something* was going to get through.  

    It was bad politics to vote for this bill since it saved pelosi, but there are hundreds of house members and they aren’t all on the same page.  I believe they were United against the 3.5 trillion bill, but there was a lot more agreement on the smaller “infrastructure” bill.  

    I mean, Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R–IL), voted for it.  McCarthy has no control over his vote.  He’s an antiTrump R who’s losing his district.  I imagine this goes for several house members.  Also, the only reason this passed is because the senate also voted for it.  There’s a lot of blame to go around, so I don’t think focusing your ire on McCarthy is necessarily fair or particularly productive.  

    I assumed by default something passes.  This is probably it- I doubt they get anything else done.  

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  25. GlenEisenhardt Coolidge
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    Tyrion Lannister (View Comment):

    For the record I would have voted against the bill. That said, I wouldn’t get too worked up over this bill. We knew something terrible was going to pass, Biden has the house and senate. *Something* was going to get through.

    It was bad politics to vote for this bill since it saved pelosi, but there are hundreds of house members and they aren’t all on the same page. I believe they were United against the 3.5 trillion bill, but there was a lot more agreement on the smaller “infrastructure” bill.

    I mean, Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R–IL), voted for it. McCarthy has no control over his vote. He’s an antiTrump R who’s losing his district. I imagine this goes for several house members. Also, the only reason this passed is because the senate also voted for it. There’s a lot of blame to go around, so I don’t think focusing your ire on McCarthy is necessarily fair or particularly productive.

    I assumed by default something passes. This is probably it- I doubt they get anything else done.

    Well why is McCarthy hand selecting proteges who are pro-abortion and helped save Pelosi? Even if it were going to pass because the structural GOP is worthless can the leadership at least not groom people who stand for nothing their base stands for? Is that a lot to ask or should he not be blamed for that as well? 

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  26. Tyrion Lannister Inactive
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    GlenEisenhardt (View Comment):

    Tyrion Lannister (View Comment):

    I mean, Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R–IL), voted for it. McCarthy has no control over his vote. He’s an antiTrump R who’s losing his district. I imagine this goes for several house members. Also, the only reason this passed is because the senate also voted for it. There’s a lot of blame to go around, so I don’t think focusing your ire on McCarthy is necessarily fair or particularly productive.

    I assumed by default something passes. This is probably it- I doubt they get anything else done.

    Well why is McCarthy hand selecting proteges who are pro-abortion and helped save Pelosi? Even if it were going to pass because the structural GOP is worthless can the leadership at least not groom people who stand for nothing their base stands for? Is that a lot to ask or should he not be blamed for that as well?

    Yea, I agree with not pushing poor candidates, and maybe the rep you are focusing on is actually terrible.  I don’t know anything at all about her, and I don’t know anything about the other candidates that were running against her or anything about her electorate.  I’ll take your word that it’s an R+11 district.  If that district is a safe R, then we really need to get the most conservative candidate who can win.  Were her primary opponents more moderate than her, or more conservative?  Beats me.

    It’s a New York district.  Even if it’s R+11, I doubt it’s the same kind of R+11 you’d get in Florida, or somewhere in the south.  Maybe the district has a lot of squishy moderates?  Again, I don’t know.  

    If I was in her district, I’d like to know more about her voting record before casting her from the party.  But it’s a decision for her electorate to make- maybe her electorate is very conservative and she’ll pay for this.  Maybe it’s a more moderate R district and she’ll survive her vote.

    I don’t want to make the perfect the enemy of the good.  This is a bad bill, but it could have been much, much worse.  Given how this has played out I don’t think anything else is going to pass.  Manchin got his way.  I think the BBB is dead.  Yea, some R’s voted for it, but I always though we were going to get something.  This was not surprising- it’s almost the sunk cost of losing the Georgia Senate races.  Let me ask you this – would you rather have Susan Collins in Maine, or would you primary her?  If you primary her, do you think a more conservative person can win in Maine?  I have my doubts.  I’d love for every R to be a Ted Cruz.  Sadly, he can’t win in half the country.

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  27. The Reticulator Member
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    Tyrion Lannister (View Comment):
    For the record I would have voted against the bill.  That said, I wouldn’t get too worked up over this bill.  We knew something terrible was going to pass, Biden has the house and senate.  *Something* was going to get through.  

    That’s no reason not to get worked up over it. 

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  28. Tyrion Lannister Inactive
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    The Reticulator (View Comment):

    Tyrion Lannister (View Comment):
    For the record I would have voted against the bill. That said, I wouldn’t get too worked up over this bill. We knew something terrible was going to pass, Biden has the house and senate. *Something* was going to get through.

    That’s no reason not to get worked up over it.

    It’s baked into the cake.  The minute they won the Georgia races I knew we would have a hard two years.  The only thing that has spared us worse is their incompetence.

    However, they already had one big bill this year with special interest payoffs.  This one at least has *some* infrastructure spending.  As long as Manchin doesn’t give in on anything else I think we can limp on.  I’ll change my tune if anything else gets through.

    I’d remind you this is the one area that Trump wasn’t any good- he too was a big spender and never touched entitlements.  I never expected him to since he didn’t campaign on it, but it still stung when we got the stimulus bills.

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  29. The Reticulator Member
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    Tyrion Lannister (View Comment):

    The Reticulator (View Comment):

    Tyrion Lannister (View Comment):
    For the record I would have voted against the bill. That said, I wouldn’t get too worked up over this bill. We knew something terrible was going to pass, Biden has the house and senate. *Something* was going to get through.

    That’s no reason not to get worked up over it.

    It’s baked into the cake. The minute they won the Georgia races I knew we would have a hard two years. The only thing that has spared us worse is their incompetence.

    However, they already had one big bill this year with special interest payoffs. This one at least has *some* infrastructure spending. As long as Manchin doesn’t give in on anything else I think we can limp on. I’ll change my tune if anything else gets through.

    I’d remind you this is the one area that Trump wasn’t any good- he too was a big spender and never touched entitlements. I never expected him to since he didn’t campaign on it, but it still stung when we got the stimulus bills.

       I’m still interested in getting worked up over it and drawing attention to it 24/7. 

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  30. Tyrion Lannister Inactive
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    The Reticulator (View Comment):

    Tyrion Lannister (View Comment):

    The Reticulator (View Comment):

    Tyrion Lannister (View Comment):
    For the record I would have voted against the bill. That said, I wouldn’t get too worked up over this bill. We knew something terrible was going to pass, Biden has the house and senate. *Something* was going to get through.

    That’s no reason not to get worked up over it.

    It’s baked into the cake. The minute they won the Georgia races I knew we would have a hard two years. The only thing that has spared us worse is their incompetence.

    However, they already had one big bill this year with special interest payoffs. This one at least has *some* infrastructure spending. As long as Manchin doesn’t give in on anything else I think we can limp on. I’ll change my tune if anything else gets through.

    I’d remind you this is the one area that Trump wasn’t any good- he too was a big spender and never touched entitlements. I never expected him to since he didn’t campaign on it, but it still stung when we got the stimulus bills.

    I’m still interested in getting worked up over it and drawing attention to it 24/7.

    Fair enough.  At least it will help get out the vote

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