Bidengeddon: Boring, but radical

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  1. Henry Blake

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    It doesn't help that there's seemingly no path for younger congressmen/women to ascend to leadership. I mean, the top 3 in the House can barely form coherent sentences when they're speaking. And then there's feckless Schumer.
     
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  2. Beeds07

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  3. fattus

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    1. Win a perpetually safe seat.
    2. Fundraise like crazy.
    3. Use funds to buy off other politicians.
    4. ???
    5. Profit (literally)
     
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  4. VaxRule

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    She doesnt seem to make enough tv appearances to be a person with presidential aspirations.
     
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  5. Beeds07

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    Shame these idiots don’t get this. A thread





     
  6. kennypowers

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    I’ve always just assumed running for President was a lot less about winning and more about enriching yourself. So yeah, makes sense for her.
     
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  7. Bruce Wayne

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    Shits comical at this point

     
  8. Henry Blake

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    Not a very proactive WH or Congress.
     
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    Psaki mocking the idea of sending tests in the mail to Americans looks great in retrospect. And in the moment.

    ugh
     
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    Vile fucking cunt. Absolutely deserves whatever suffering comes her way.
     
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  12. slogan119

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    How would this impact your FIL’s train mags? Most importantly
     
  13. Name P. Redacted

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    I seem to remember an Iron Mickey saying this a year or two ago and people saying nah man nah
     
  14. ned's head

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  15. IV

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    weird timing?
     
  16. Daniel Ocean

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    not really we’ve had that argument multiple times before and tbqh that is where I feel prior to trump in 16.
     
  17. Pile Driving Miss Daisy

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    Have no idea what your point is here. Did you have an argument with me where I said that it's not worth voting in 2016 or anytime thereafter?
     
  18. Josey Wales

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    This is how congress should be talking about it. Why won’t you vote for the right to vote?



    These “radical fascists” should be how every casual thinks of Cruz, mtg, et al. God knows the left is chalk full of socialists and communists.
     
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  19. Daniel Ocean

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    he didn’t say you he said the thread in general and I agree with that sentiment. We’ve argued itt about that very thing so I didn’t think his statement was off.

    edit : my post was in no way directed at you because I honestly didn’t realize you had posted the tweet he replied to
     
  20. Henry Blake

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    Hold a vote on it every day of the week. Have floor speeches and call out by name the people who vote against it.
     
  21. NCHusker

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    When I dropped Directv Now I told them the reason was because they carried OAN and Newsmax even though it was really because they didn't have an Android TV app. So you're welcome
     
  22. Lyrtch

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    tyfys
     
  23. Name P. Redacted

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    Android? Disgusting
     
  24. Struggler

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    Dad cancelled Directv because AT&T funded OAN. I lost Sunday Ticket. Missed many a Bengals game.
    Which lasts longer the AT&T or Kapernick canceling? My money is on Kap.
     
  25. slogan119

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    How does this make sense? AT&T owns DirecTV, funded OANN as a startup, but now is pulling the plug on them?

    WTF
     
  26. IV

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    how many Daniel Ocean dick picks can a company handle #suckit
     
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  27. IV

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    He was last quoted saying “check out my grand bell” AT&T was like it’s “Graham Bell” and he was like that’s not the point
     
  28. Daniel Ocean

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    eleventy not like I know from experience
     
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  29. IV

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    excuse me sir this is the rose bowl :gfa:
     
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  30. TAS

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    Is there any good reason to do this? A lot of really questionable moves by the Biden admin regarding covid

     
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  31. bwi2

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  33. TAS

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    I understand there are different ways of collecting data and the tweet has some misleading phrasing, I'm still curious if there's a good reason to make this change?
     
  34. bwi2

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    reducing redundant data collection is always good
    and this should have been done much earlier?
     
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  35. TAS

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    Maybe. An article I read made it seem like a unique data point (covid-confirmed deaths in a hospital setting) that may not be captured somewhere else, so I don't know how redundant it is.

    The official press release skips over this particular data point being discontinued, choosing to focus on lesser known data points that are also being discontinued.
     
  36. BudKilmer

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    Use executive orders to do popular shit or get fucked old man

     
  37. afb

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    ill pass on NYT opinions
     
  38. Henry Blake

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    By Maureen Dowd Opinion Columnist

    WASHINGTON — Poor Joe.

    Oh, the tribulations of Job Biden! Kyrsten Sinema humiliated him. Mitch McConnell disrespected him. The Supreme Court blocked him. Vladimir Putin scorned him. Inflation defied him. Covid stalked him. Even Stacey Abrams stiffed him.

    There are any number of sentiments to feel about what the president is enduring right now, and we should feel all of them. Pity, anger, disappointment, embarrassment — and hope that he can get it going, because the alternative is really bad.

    As hapless as Biden and his coterie are, we can’t give up on the president because he’s all that stands between us and the apocalypse at the hands of Trump, DeSantis, Pence, Kristi Noem and future Chief Justice Amy Coney Barrett.

    President Biden fancied himself another Master of the Senate. Unfortunately, he was thinking about the Senate of 1984. He was supposed to be Mitch McConnell’s equal in senatorial cunning. But, so far, McConnell — the Einstein of obstruction — has been astonishingly successful in ruining Biden’s agenda.

    Biden’s one big accomplishment, infrastructure, was achieved with McConnell’s support because there was enough home-state pork in the bill to fix the potholes on Kentucky’s Bourbon Trail.

    When President Biden went up to the Senate on Thursday to have lunch with the Democrats, after being publicly stabbed in the heart by Sinema, he couldn’t help but lapse into the gauzy mists of the past, the good old days when he could reason with Webster, Clay and Calhoun. (Maybe not with Calhoun.)

    In the private meeting in the Kennedy Caucus Room, Biden said how much it meant to him when he was newly elected to the Senate and Ted Kennedy took him out to lunch, according to some in attendance. The president noted with melancholy that he had seen the Senate dining room empty, where once all the senators hobnobbed and worked out deals in a hive of bipartisan collegiality. Reiterating a point he made in his big voting rights speech in Atlanta, he said that even Strom Thurmond — the onetime segregationist presidential candidate — had become more supportive of voting rights than Republicans are now.

    But slurping navy bean soup with McConnell and John Thune isn’t going to break the fever. No matter how many times Biden mentions Strom Thurmond, he’s not coming back.

    “Strom Thurmond?” Nancy Pelosi said after Biden brought Thurmond up in the voting rights speech in Atlanta. “None of us have a lot of happy memories about Strom Thurmond.”

    The problem has been the same from the start. It’s not the Senate, country or world that Biden longingly remembers. Republicans aren’t open to persuasion. Their goal, as it was with Barack Obama, is to make Biden’s presidency a failure.

    One of the many fallacies of zany/creepy Sinema’s tremulous logic in her Senate speech about why the filibuster must be preserved is that she faults the Democrats for not working harder and striving more to bring Republicans on board for protecting voting rights.

    Psst! Senator Sinema. That’s the whole point. Republicans don’t actually want everyone to vote, unless they’re rural or white. And they don’t want to help Biden. This is all to their advantage. McConnell is not a sucker.

    The Republicans know that making it easier to cast ballots during the pandemic helped elect two freshman Democrats from Georgia and made Chuck Schumer, not McConnell, the leader of the Senate. And McConnell doesn’t want that to happen again. Even though Schumer is such a pushover that he backed down from his promise of a voting rights showdown by Martin Luther King Day because winter weather threatened.

    But Sinema feels more talking is required. “We need robust, sustained strategies that put aside party labels and focus on our democracy,” she declared. Yeah, like that’s going to happen. She’s as delusional about the Senate as Biden is.
    Biden was elected to be Not Trump, to be a comfortable old shoe. He overpromised and underdelivered. People wanted competence and stability and instead we get incompetence and instability.

    Biden is running the White House like a Senate office with his familiar white-guy innermost circle from the old days.

    But the real problem is the president himself, who can’t shake the cobwebs of the Judiciary Committee that held its biggest hearings in the same ornate caucus room where he met with Democrats on Thursday.

    He is too in the weeds on process. He’s so lost in the snows of yesteryear that he is continuing his Amtrak Joe nearly-every-weekend commute to Delaware, albeit with better wheels, trading in the train for Marine One.

    We want the president to rise above it and be an inspirational figure. We don’t want the incremental updates of his negotiations with Joe Manchin.

    We want to see Covid under control. We want to see the sacred right to vote protected. We want the grocery shelves stocked with affordable milk and meat. We want a president who tells us that we will get through this and we will be stronger for it.

    Joe Biden better Build Better or he won’t be Back. If he doesn’t turn it around, he has cleared the way to a Republican rout in this fall’s midterms. And in 2024, who knows how bad it can get?

    Poor us.
     
  39. Where Eagles Dare

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    Ah. Maureen Dowd.

    No thanks
     
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  40. Mix

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    Couldn't pay me to read Dowd shit.
     
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  41. Josey Wales

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    Gosh I hope she talked about how bad it was to get out of Afghanistan.
     
  42. Henry Blake

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    It wasn't bad. Basically how Joe's living the 90s and trying to govern based on those assumptions.
     
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  45. Where Eagles Dare

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    Now VA will not crack the Dem pedo rings
     
  46. The B1G Kucktis

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