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Republicans Don’t Give a Damn About Americans
REPORT: The House could vote as soon as Tuesday night on a $40 billion package of military and humanitarian aid for Ukraine.
Trump wanted $4 billion for his Wall and the GOP couldn’t come up with it. The GOP has had massive power time and time again over the last 40 years and hasn’t secured our border. But they can get behind giving 10 times that amount to a country it isn’t in our interest to worry about.
Why don’t conservatives move as swiftly to stop the endless fentanyl killing Americans? The child molesters destroying our children? How about the murderers and gang members infesting our streets and terrorizing our communities? The GOP will win and they’ll do nothing to stop any of it but fundraise and beg for the White House. A curse on both parties. They’re all trash.
Ben Sasse has spoken up more for Ukraine in the last 24 days than he did for Americans getting forcibly locked down, choked out, and experimented on for 24 months. And he's hardly alone among Republicans. I had almost forgotten he was actually a U.S. Senator.
— Steve Deace (@SteveDeaceShow) May 10, 2022
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He needs to keep that sinecure of his SiriusXM show which means he has moved far to the left…or he was just a token by the RNC because of his skin color…
Which is sad because it would have gotten him out of the Governor’s mansion faster.
This is the same guy who tried the appeal to emotion for his mandated STD vaccine for all kids in Texas.
And Jeb Bush said illegal immigration was an “act of love.” But my favorite part was Jeb’s insistence that we needed those hot, lusty illegal immigrants to keep the population numbers up.
Say what you want about Ukraine, but it does seem like a lot a people want Ukraine to win.
Czech President Milos Zeman has approved 103 Czechs for joining the Armed Forces of Ukraine.
You’ve got the Germans providing heavy weapons to Ukraine with the Green party as the hawkish party.
The Russian invasion of Ukraine has turned the foreign policies of multiple nations upside down.
Which demonstrates that the party is not united on the issue of immigration, as Heavy Water pointed out earlier. And Democrats aren’t united on this issue either, though in general they are far more open to open borders than most Republicans. Like it or not, it’s going to be hard to get anything done on immigration given how politicized the issue has become. The Left is reflexively anti-anything that Trump was in support of, and this of course applies to immigration. Trump didn’t help matters by insulting and alienating Republicans who might have otherwise been brought on board. I know some of you just loved it when Trump would insult other Republicans, but that governing style, while no doubt emotionally satisfying to many of you, makes it harder to accomplish goals which require cooperation and persuasion.
Wait…..I thought Mexico was paying for the wall…….
Seriously this seems like the zero sum type of thinking that progressives use all the time. IF WE PAY FOR BOMBS WE CANT HELP POOR PEOPLE! I don’t see why continuing to fund Ukrainian resistance has any impact on fentanyl abuse or wall building. You seriously think this is an either/or situation??
Accusing people of being progressives because they are hesitant to fund another endless war is so Boomercon I just can’t even.
I’m not sure any government program can stop someone from using fentanyl if they are determined to abuse drugs like that.
Some people value short term pleasure over long term health.
The Ukrainians are the ones doing the fighting and dying. Providing military and humanitarian assistance to Ukraine is not only morally correct but it’s also in our national interest to see Putin defeated in his effort to subjugate Ukraine.
You can’t be serious. The amount of fentanyl in the country is directly related to how uncontrolled the border is.
If you shut down the border you shut down the ones that are straight criminals that aren’t surrendering to border patrol. The got a ways. Got a ways are about 40% of whoever surrenders and lies about asylum. It’s insane. It’s like surrendering to criminals and funding cartels.
You don’t want excess opioids anywhere.
I realize that it’s easier and more fun to tar everyone with the same brush, but here’s a list of the 57 Republicans who voted against aid to Ukraine.
Jodey Arrington of Texas
Brian Babin of Texas
Jim Banks of Indiana
Andy Biggs of Arizona
Gus Bilirakis of Florida
Dan Bishop of North Carolina
Lauren Boebert of Colorado
Ken Buck of Colorado
Tim Burchett of Tennessee
Kat Cammack of Florida
Mаdison Cаwthorn of North Cаrolinа
Michаel Cloud of Texаs
Andrew Clyde of Georgiа
Jаmes Comer of Kentucky
Wаrren Dаvidson of Ohio
Scott DesJаrlаis of Tennessee
Byron Donаlds of Floridа
Jeff Duncаn of South Cаrolinа
Ron Estes of Kаnsаs
Russа Fulcher of Indiаnа
Mаtt Gаetz of Floridа
Bob Gibbs of Ohio
Louie Gohmert of Texаs
Bob Good of Virginiа
Pаul Gosаr of Arizonа
Gаrret Grаves of Louisiаnа
Mаrjorie Tаylor Greene of Georgiа
Diаnа Hаrshbаrger of Tennessee
Vicky Hаrtzler of Missouri
Kevin Hern of Oklаhomа
Yvette Herrell of New Mexico
Jody Hice of Georgiа
Clаy Higgins of Louisiаnа
Bill Huizengа of Michigаn
Ronny Jаckson of Texаs
Mike Johnson of Louisiаnа
Jim Jordаn of Ohio
Debbie Lesko of Arizonа
Billy Long of Missouri
Trаcey Mаnn of Kаnsаs
Thomаs Mаssie of Kentucky
Briаn Mаst of Floridа
Mаry Miller of Illinois
Bаrry Moore of Alаbаmа
Troy Nehls of Texаs
Rаlph Normаn of South Cаrolinа
Scott Perry of Pennsylvаniа
John Rose of Tennessee
Mаtthew Rosendаle of Montаnа
Chip Roy of Texаs
Pete Sessions of Texаs
Greg Steube of Floridа
Tom Tiffаny of Wisconsin
Jeff Vаn Drew of New Jersey
Beth Vаn Duyne of Texаs
Bruce Westermаn of Arkаnsаs
Roger Williаms of Texаs.
Thank you. That comment had me grounding off another molar, and I can’t really lose any more.
Even during prohibition people were able to obtain alcohol. So, relying on the government to save you from your own decisions is always going to fail.
People know how harmful cigarettes are. But a substantial number of people smoke cigarettes anyway.
No amount of big government is going to stop people from pursuing the pleasures associated with alcohol, drugs and tobacco.
The thing about fentanyl is, the dealers recklessly lace it with things that kids think they can get away with popping like an oxy. It’s it’s more risk and it facilitates crime because it’s so easy to move powerful amounts.
I would not vote for any of them.
Why is that?
You need to raise the price. You need to limit the distribution. You are funding crime. Also, it’s frequently laced in things that people buy on the street and then it kills them. It compounds problems over ordinary hard drugs. It’s easier to move powerful amounts. If you control the border you are going to use fewer resources for hard drug enforcement.
I was on Demerol for 24 hours years ago and oh my God. I can’t believe people play with that crap, but fentanyl adds another risk.
I support military aid to Ukraine. If a US Congressman or US Senator does not support such aid, I will not vote for that person. It doesn’t matter what their political party affiliation is or how good they are on other issues. If they get that issue wrong, I won’t vote for that person.
OK, you’re a single issue voter. Nothing wrong with that.
Apparently the ridiculous amount of the aid against the multiple domestic issues isn’t a concern.
I had never thought of that rhetoric before. Fentanyl compounds all kinds of problems and all kinds of risks. I get that people aren’t sympathetic to people that fool around with hard drugs, but it chews up resources like nothing else they have to police and clean up after.
There are many issues I care about.
But if a member of Congress fails to vote for aid to Ukraine at a time when Ukraine is in a desperate struggle against Putin’s tyrannical plans, I will not support that member of Congress.
Those members of Congress that you listed have unwittingly allied themselves with Putin. They can not have my support.
I do like the term leader. Some people are born leaders. Shackleton was a leader. Leaders get you where you want to go, and lead by acclamation. Could a manager have saved the crew of the Endurance? Was Merkel a manager or a leader? Could she have saved the Endurance?
Trump’s a leader. I think he had the internals to save the Endurance. Is McConnell a leader, or a wheeler and dealer? He could have sold the boat at salvage, I suppose, and gotten a good price.
The availability of fentanyl does not, in fact, dictate its use. What dictates its use is the desire to feel its effects despite its known dangers. Changing the minds of people who desire that short-term pleasure is not one that the government is likely to be effective at, though I can see boatloads of money going there anyway. I think churches are likely to be more effective.
Fentanyl could be dumped in quantity on my doorstep, but I wouldn’t take it even though it would be available.
Of course I’d like to see our borders secured, for many reasons, but I don’t see it happening because it would require bi-partisan support or at least a de-politicization of the issue.
People want hard drugs. There is no reason to compound it with fentanyl, especially the way we are doing it. Close the border like any ordinary person with a brain would expect.
But the struggles facing the working class are not among them.
You skipped over my last point, but I assume if the aid was for less–say a piddling 10 billion–some or many of them would have cast a different vote. See, you seem unable to realize that the amount matters and are stuck on “aid.”
I’d be a lot happier with the amount if I had any confidence that its management was in competent hands. I am fairly certain that at least some will be helpful to the Ukrainians and I am in favor of helping them, but given the incompetence of this administration I expect waste and possibly worse.
One of these days Lucy’s going to hold the football. I just know it.