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Re: Politics, 2021
« Reply #1404 on: November 15, 2020, 07:59:16 AM »
Republican Senate helps Biden stand up to his squad and left wing.  Biden knows how to fight Senate Republicans.  He's done it his entire adult life.  Opposing Senate Republicans defines his career power base.  He doesn't know how to stand up to Bernie, Warren, AOC.  He has no base of power without them.  But IF Republicans win in Georgia on Jan 5, nearly everything short of executive orders needs to go through a Republican Senate.  Cabinet appointments, nominees, legislation, treaties?  Only with Mitch McConnell's blessing.  Ask Justice Garland.

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Trump fux up with the $2,000
« Reply #1405 on: December 28, 2020, 06:59:52 PM »
Trump Gives Schumer an Assist
The President writes a $2,000 check to make Democrats the majority.
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Updated Dec. 28, 2020 8:19 pm



President Trump finally signed the Covid-19 relief bill and 2021 budget on Sunday night, but not before giving a big assist to Democratic hopes of gaining control of the Senate in the two runoff elections on Jan. 5. Current GOP Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is left this week trying to undo the significant political damage.

Mr. Trump had been insisting that Congress write checks of $2,000 each to most Americans, rather than the $600 in the bill. His own Treasury Secretary, Steven Mnuchin, negotiated the $600 figure. But after the bill passed, Mr. Trump decided that wasn’t enough


Never mind that the $2,000 would go to tens of millions of Americans who have kept their jobs and maintained their incomes during the pandemic. It would also add some $350 billion or more to a federal deficit that is already into the trillions of dollars. The economy won’t benefit since the recipients aren’t going to change their behavior knowing it’s merely a one-time check.


Senate Republicans oppose the $2,000 for these sound reasons, but Mr. Trump has put them in a political spot. Democrats immediately joined Mr. Trump’s call for the $2,000, and on Monday they passed the larger amount through the House, 275-134.


That leaves Mr. McConnell with a tough call of barring a vote as Democrats bang away in TV ads in Georgia against GOP incumbents David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler. Or he can hold a vote, which would split the GOP caucus and upset fiscally conservative voters. Either way it amounts to a Donald Trump in-kind contribution to Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Joe Biden.

By all accounts Mr. Trump is angry about his election defeat, and he is lashing out at anyone who won’t indulge his hopeless campaign to overturn it. This includes Senate Republicans, who need to win in Georgia to retain their majority and block Mr. Biden’s ability to indulge the Democratic left.

Mr. Trump’s narcissism isn’t news. But if Republicans lose the two Georgia seats and their majority, Republicans across the country should know to thank Mr. Trump for their 2021 tax increase.

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WSJ: McConnell is right to oppose the $2,000
« Reply #1406 on: December 31, 2020, 05:59:56 AM »
Donald Trump and Chuck Schumer keep demanding another $2,000 in relief checks for their own political reasons, but it looks like Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell may hold them off with some crafty political maneuvering. He’s also right on the policy merits.

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Mr. McConnell has linked the $2,000 checks to Mr. Trump’s other demands to repeal a liability shield for big tech firms and establish a commission to investigate voter fraud. Democrats don’t like the latter two provisions, so a bill with all three isn’t likely to pass the Senate. This betrays that Democrats are merely using the $2,000 checks to help the Democratic candidates in the Georgia Senate runoffs next week.

Mr. Schumer wants the Senate to pass the bill the House passed earlier this week with the $2,000 checks. The Senate Finance Committee staff has examined the details of both the House bill and Mr. Trump’s proposal, and it turns out they’re even worse than we thought in flowing to affluent Americans.


The House bill would increase the $600 checks to $2,000 ($4,000 for joint tax filers) with another $2,000 for each dependent regardless of age. All told the House bill would provide benefits to a family of five making up to $350,000 a year. The cost would add $463.8 billion to the national debt in addition to the $165.7 billion in checks that passed Congress this month. In other words, Democrats want to burden future taxpayers to write even bigger checks to affluent families today.

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Mr. Trump’s proposal is somewhat less spendthrift in leaving payments to children age 18 or younger at $600. But he would still provide benefits to a family of five earning up to $266,000 a year and add $315.5 billion to the debt.

Mr. McConnell called this “another fire hose of borrowed money that encompasses other people who are doing just fine.” The bill that has already passed Congress is better targeted at the unemployed and low-income workers with more cash, more food stamps, more child-care subsidies, and higher jobless benefits.

Even some Keynesian economists who aren’t entirely in the Democratic tank are opposing the $2,000 checks as poorly targeted and unneeded given the pace of economic recovery and vaccine deployment. The press loves the new Trump-Schumer condominium, but Mr. McConnell and Senate Republicans are better serving the country this year and into the future.


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"Joe Biden Compares Ted Cruz, Josh Hawley to Nazi Propagandist Joseph Goebbels"
« Reply #1410 on: January 09, 2021, 09:01:22 AM »
Where is the outrage from anti semitism groups?

Where are all these Republican hating Jews we see on the airwaves and in the news reports
every day ?

Where is their outrage?

They are comparing Cruz Hawley to Nazis? 




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The outrage [lack thereof] is the racist and nazi fatigue showing.  It's what they do when it's not gang rape and pubic hair on a coke can.

And says he is a Uniter?  More like cleanse us and unite the left, which he can't do either. The first sentence he speaks without hate speech toward Republicans, AOC will call for his head.

Cruz, Hawley wanted vote fraud investigated.  That's what his people wanted on Kavanaugh, and Russia collusion, and Ukraine phone call.  He's calling his own VP a Nazi.
https://abc7news.com/politics/kamala-harris-calls-for-new-investigation-into-brett-kavanaugh/5546024/

Problem with the Nazi analogies is the 6 million incinerated and the 75 million killed in WWII.  Did Cruz, Hawley - and Kamala Harris - do that?
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The left projects like an IMAX theater.


The outrage [lack thereof] is the racist and nazi fatigue showing.  It's what they do when it's not gang rape and pubic hair on a coke can.

And says he is a Uniter?  More like cleanse us and unite the left, which he can't do either. The first sentence he speaks without hate speech toward Republicans, AOC will call for his head.

Cruz, Hawley wanted vote fraud investigated.  That's what his people wanted on Kavanaugh, and Russia collusion, and Ukraine phone call.  He's calling his own VP a Nazi.
https://abc7news.com/politics/kamala-harris-calls-for-new-investigation-into-brett-kavanaugh/5546024/

Problem with the Nazi analogies is the 6 million incinerated and the 75 million killed in WWII.  Did Cruz, Hawley - and Kamala Harris - do that?


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The political parties switched demographic groups
« Reply #1414 on: February 10, 2021, 09:05:02 AM »
Does anyone remember the terms "Rich Republican" and "blue collar Democrats"?

Now nearly all the richest businessmen are Democrats and the workers are Republicans.

Country Club Republicans are liberal elite Democrats.

The switch is almost complete.  26 of the 27 richest congressional districts are represented by Democrats:

https://cnsnews.com/article/washington/terence-p-jeffrey/26-27-richest-congressional-districts-represented-democrats

Meanwhile blacks and Hispanics are trending Republican.  What this means, nobody knows.

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The post Trump flag
« Reply #1415 on: February 21, 2021, 01:07:08 PM »


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Why exactly is Joe Manchin a Democrat?
« Reply #1417 on: February 24, 2021, 08:19:54 AM »
Did search on this very question and this comes up with helps provide better understanding of the answer:

https://www.wvpublic.org/news/2018-10-12/why-is-joe-manchin-a-democrat


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Politics: Ignore individuals, follow policies
« Reply #1418 on: February 25, 2021, 09:10:10 AM »
Nassim Taleb:
Ignore individuals, follow policies.
https://mobile.twitter.com/nntaleb/status/1361688955373187072
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[Doug]  Trump was his own worst enemy in this regard.

But take Ted Cruz for example.  He knew as he did it, took the family to Mexico during the freeze, the 'optics' were terrible.  Now I hear him graveling with endless apologies.  Put that aside.  What are the policies Texas and the US needs to NEVER have this happen again?  Vote for who is mostly likely to do that.

G M teased me about changing the minds of my liberal friends.  Studying that further, I find they hated Trump, voted Biden, and are maybe subconsciously aware that those policies were (mostly) good for the country and these policies aren't.

"Center Left" means they vote Dem but reject the ideas of the radical Left.  But voting Dem brings with it the policies of the far Left.  Examples are here on every thread.  Shutting down oil before we have the alternative.  Subsidize what doesn't work.  Socialize everything important.  Fly planeloads of cash to Iran - in euros!  Fascism in the IRS.  Censorship in the universities. "Modern Monetary Theory" where even pretending to care about budget, deficit, debt is a thing of the past.  This is not what 'Center Left' wants, but it is what they vote for.  How do we call that out and pick off some of those votes?

What they hate is not the economy of the Republican governance, best income growth and lowest minority unemployment in recent history.  How could they hate that, they never knew it.  They hate the caricature of the individuals conservatives that is painted and so widely disseminated.

Trump fell into their trap, but the trap is set no matter who takes that role.  We still don't know how to shift the debate to policies, and results.
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Re: Politics
« Reply #1419 on: February 25, 2021, 09:57:59 AM »
"Trump fell into their trap, but the trap is set no matter who takes that role.  We still don't know how to shift the debate to policies, and results."

"ut take Ted Cruz for example.  He knew as he did it, took the family to Mexico during the freeze, the 'optics' were terrible.  Now I hear him graveling with endless apologies.  Put that aside.  What are the policies Texas and the US needs to NEVER have this happen again?  Vote for who is mostly likely to do that"

STOP The groveling.  Apologize and admit it was wrong

and then focus on how to fix
and why he is the best one for Texas

Why do we keep allowing the left control the topic?