we’re about to pass a 1.9 trillion COVID package but people tweet shit like this to feel Very Smart and then get 32k likes lmao this site sucks.
I beg of you all to please talk to anyone not in Silverlake.
People on this site believe, in earnest, that all that was in the original CARES Act was *just* $1200 checks and nothing else and all that’s in this bill is *just* $1400 checks. Really great job to everyone On Here who helped propagate that charade!
The thing that gets me more than anything else is the confluence of multiple bad faith ideas: not reading the bill, thinking the only thing within the bill are one time checks, a misunderstanding of civics, and believing that the checks are the most effective part of the bill.
Look, at some point Biden is gonna do something legitimately shitty and the left will have to hold him accountable. But right now this is all bad faith straw grasping to show leftie credentials on here that doesn’t feel at all tethered to reality.

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16 Feb
I still see a lot of people aghast that governments still have high approval ratings after rising deaths (Tories in Ontario, UK Tories, even Trump last year to an extent), but it seems like a fundamentally global phenomenon where voters aren't blaming governments for deaths.
Trump absolutely stretched the limit of this phenomenon to the point where he did suffer more than any other global leader, but it also was exactly the type of scenario that underscored literally all of his character flaws. You could not script a worse crisis for him to manage.
Compare that to Boris, or Doug Ford, or Cuomo -- people are willing to say "it's a crisis, it's not *their* fault there's a pandemic" and have a seemingly hard time connecting policy failures to deaths.
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8 Feb
I’ve thought about this every single day since I’ve seen it.
On a related note, I’ve finally started WandaVision.
lmao young Vision, this show rules.
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4 Feb
I still can't believe that McCarthy made his members take this vote. (I mean, I can, he's not very bright)
Staffer: "We're hemorrhaging voters who don't like conspiracy theories and QAnon"

McCarthy: "Okay, so here's what we'll do: we'll make each of our members vote on whether a conspiracy theorist should be on the budget and education committee."

Staffer: "Uh"
I have no idea if this will be effective. But perhaps "your rep voted to put a 9/11 truther on the education committee" has some salience for people.
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4 Feb
this is definitely true if you have brain rot and can’t read but live ur truth luv ❤️
This person isn’t serious (they worked for the Daily Caller) but lefties really need to look in the mirror and realize their “all they gave us were $1200 checks” rhetoric didn’t at all articulate how much stimulus was in the CARES Act... including enhanced UI benefits
I voted for Bernie in the primary and had to watch some of his very online boosters misrepresent a bill that helped millions as “just” giving $1200 and nothing else. It’s the same rhetoric all over again.
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3 Feb
State Senator Kerry Donovan (D-Vail) has filed to run against Lauren Boebert 👀
To be clear, any Dem running here is going to be running uphill -- Dems have fielded real candidates in 2016 (including Donovan's predecessor in CO SD 05), 2018, and 2020 *and* with the addition of an 8th district in CO, it's likely there'll be a red district on the western slope
Not to mention, the general issues with it being a Biden midterm and Biden didn't win the current configuration of CO-03 (Trump won it 52-46, and there's a lot of animosity in the rural areas vs the liberal ski towns and Donovan is from Vail). That being said... Boebert is crazy.
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8 Jan
David Perdue is down by 45,000 votes (and that could go up!) and still hasn’t conceded yet even after every major news organization called the race for Jon Ossoff two days ago. Even Kelly Loeffler conceded.
"Although we won the general election" fuck off
He can't even say Ossoff's name, he thanks "the Democratic Party and his opponent". Sorry you got humiliated by a guy half your age, go back to your private island.
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