McConnell had full control for two years, and he really only managed to pass one major piece of partisan legislation (tax bill).

Democrats have only had four months. They've already passed the relief bill. Working on two more major bills. Way ahead of McConnell's snail pace.
You have to get past the fictional narrative that Trump and McConnell were magically and instantly doing everything they wanted. That just flat out never happened. They got very, very little of their own stated agenda accomplished. It's just how it goes – even with full control.
Also, Biden is on pace to confirm far more judges, far more quickly, than McConnell did. You may not know that, since the media is giving zero coverage to the onslaught of judge confirmations the the Senate has scheduled for this month. But it's true.
And while Trump tried to do a lot by executive order, most of it got shot down by the courts (much of it by his own judges), because he didn't stick to the limits of what executive orders are allowed to do.
Two fictional narratives are undermining us.

The first is that Trump and McConnell moved faster and got more done, which is hugely false (look it up).

The second is that the Democrats can somehow magically do things faster just because you'd like them to. That's absurd.
The media and the pundits spent four years basically lying to you each day about what Trump and McConnell were getting done, because they wanted to paint daily ratings-friendly doomsday scenarios about all hope being lost. You believed it. You still believe it. It's still false.
It's made worse by the sheer number of you who didn't become politically active until the Trump era. Not only were you lied to about the Trump-McConnell pace, you have no prior frame of reference for how long things SHOULD take – or what the legislative process looks like.
Some of you probably vaguely remember how long it took to pass Obamacare, even with a supermajority. It was what, fourteen months? That's just the process. That's how major legislation works. And from the outside, it looked like it was going to die every step of the way.
The most effective fear mongering trope for pundits is when they insist that if something hasn't happened yet, it means it'll never happen. It's logical gibberish, but when repeated enough times, you just sort of accept that it's true.
The infrastructure bill will happen. Voting rights legislation will happen. Neither of them will happen as remotely soon as you'd like them to happen. Both of them will look "doomed" from the outside every step of the way. And then they'll pass, you'll wonder how it happened.
And then at some point you'll realize this is just how it happens. 95% of politics, particularly on the legislative side, takes place behind closed doors. Public statements are just posturing. You win if you can apply more leverage and pressure than the other side can.
Your Democratic leaders are ten thousand times more politically savvy than you are. But even they can't get much done without your support. So do you want to fight alongside them and win, or do you want to whine about them and lose? It always comes down to that. Choose wisely.

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9 Jun
You all MUST get over the fictional doomsday narrative that voting rights legislation has to pass right this second or we're all dead. That's nonsense. Back in the real world, voting rights doesn't have to pass any time soon. It just has to pass before the midterms – and it will.
I could get ten times as many likes, retweets, followers, and page views if I were willing to push the doomsday hyperbole that voting rights legislation must happen right this second or ALL HOPE IS LOST. But I refuse to push that crap, because it's false. And counter productive.
Most liberal pundits only exist to sell you this doomsday hyperbole, so you'll give them likes and retweets, and so you'll believe they're smarter and fiercer than the Democratic Party leadership. Your job is to not fall for this sky is falling nonsense. It'll paralyze you.
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7 Jun
The biggest piece of fiction in all of politics is that Mitch McConnell had some kind of magic wand control over his caucus. He did not. He spent forever wrestling with Collins, Murkowski, etc, on every bill. It was an ugly, slow, tortured process. Always that way on both sides.
The problem is that the media spent four years pretending McConnell was instantly getting everything he wanted without any difficulty. Even though your eyes kept showing you that this was never remotely true, the media has convinced you to believe it anyway.
So now that you believe a fictional previous four years where McConnell magically got everything in an instant, you’re outraged that Schumer isn’t able to pull off the same magic. Except in reality McConnell was constantly plagued by exactly what Schumer is plagued with.
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7 Jun
1) Those of you calling for Chuck Schumer to step down as Majority Leader are being really stupid. We don't know what's currently going on behind the scenes, which is where 95% of politics takes place. We don't know what results Schumer will get on a voting rights bill.
2) We do know that by calling for Schumer's head in the middle of a legislative battle, YOU'RE giving up on the voting rights bill, while Schumer and the Democrats are still fighting to win. That makes YOU the problem. YOU are sabotaging your own side, just to fulfill your rage.
3) Do you really think Chuck Schumer is just refusing to wave a magic wand, and that some other Democratic Senator would step in as Majority Leader right now and wave that magic wand? Is that really your childlike simplistic perception of how politics works?
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7 Jun
I've said all along that Trump would lose the election (which he did) and then he'd go to prison (he's currently being indicted). So I was right all along.

Now these trolls are pretending that I was always saying Trump would go to prison THAT SAME DAY. Bunch of silly clowns 🤡
Yeah that's it, I was really predicting that Trump would going to be dragged out of the White House and arrested the same day as my tweet 😆 No one is stupid enough to believe that's what I meant, right? Please tell me no one has a negative IQ like that 🤪 The stupid just burns.
Why was I saying all along that Trump would end up in prison? Because the Manhattan DA has been in the process of criminally indicting for financial crimes him since late 2019 (widely documented). So it was always a given that if he lost the election, New York would arrest him.
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7 Jun
1) Manchin and Murkowski both need voting rights legislation to pass in order to get reelected in their red states (Murkowski will be primaried from the right). It’s why voting rights legislation will ultimately pass. But neither wants to be seen as rigging their own reelection.
2) What I mean by that is they’ll each face a far right reelection opponent who will accuse them of having “rigged” their own reelection by supporting voting rights legislation. And a lot of red state voters will fall for this line of crap.
3) So yeah, Manchin is doing everything he can to give the appearance that he’s against voting rights legislation, because that helps him in his reelection bid. But he’ll have to pass voting rights legislation, because that also helps him in his reelection bid.
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7 Jun
95% of politics takes place behind closed doors.

When politicians (of either party) speak publicly, it’s just posturing.

You can’t take what they say as fact.

Political pundits never acknowledge this.

So most people have a fictional understanding of the political process.
The Democrats really are fighting to the death for you. The republicans really are fighting to the death for themselves. No, the two parties are not conspiring with each other. Don’t misunderstand my tweet. But almost NONE of politics takes place in public. Doesn’t work that way.
Accordingly, political battles are basically never won by stomping your feet, speaking in absolutes, or immediately making the “boldest” move you can think of. That stuff is actually how you lose a political battle.
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