Did McConnell come forward once and say “We won’t allow Democrats to raid the Treasury and put $6 trillion burden on our grandchildren. Biden can have a bipartisan infrastructure deal or use reconciliation but we won’t provide any votes to a process that attempts to do both”?
Just know that later when McConnell whines about how outrageous Democrat spending is that he did nothing to actually stop it.
Name me the time that Schumer allowed ten Democrat Senators to negotiate with Trump on a bill that was a central tenant of Democrat ideology like debt and spending is for Republicans.

It never happened.

He showed up in person and blocked everything.

McConnell sold you out.
He couldn’t even come up with funding (a few billion) for a border wall after the base screamed their desire for it in endless rallies throughout 2016 with Senate control and a Republican House.

He isn’t your friend.

You can’t allow him to install Thune as his replacement.
Yet I don’t ever see accounts like @KurtSchlichter or @johncardillo talking about any of this or how defeating Thune could put us on a new path.

Instead they tell you that DeSantis will fix things.

No really. Leave McConnell or his progeny in charge but no worries cuz DeSantis.

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18 Jun
Name me the last time that a Republican House or a Republican Senate forced a vote to require free speech rights on social media?

On constitutional carry?

On ending the abuses of our alphabet agencies using national security to intrude on my privacy?
These are the issues Republicans should be dying on a hill for.

What was the biggest Republican opposition to Trump?

He might end foreign interventions.

He might end or severely curtail immigration.
They allowed people like Sasse and Cheney to openly oppose Trump on the most important issues of our day inside of some rally cry to protect “conservatism”.

Even today their opposition to Trump, including Mitch McConnell himself, is that Trump won’t just co-sign election fraud.
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16 Jun
I had missed this.

But I think the reporter is misinterpreting the significance.

It’s another sign that Noem will challenge Thune.

“Given Noem’s ascendant profile among conservatives, the federal PAC registration is “a pretty strong signal that she probably has national aspirations,” Edwin Bender, the head of The National Institute on Money in State Politics, said.”
Of course because the national media can’t accept that the nomination in 2024 will be Donald Trump, they assume the PAC is a signal that Noem will run for President.

But if you look at how these funds can be used I think you find the true answer.
Read 6 tweets
10 Jun
1/ “Ms. Noem is trying to cement her place as the only female Trump ally echoing the former president’s trigger-the-left approach among the upper tiers of potential 2024 candidates.”

2/ “Ms. Noem had a relatively modest profile during four terms serving in Congress and in her first year as governor. By the end of 2020, however, she had gained the notice of Mr. Trump, who was egging her on to challenge Mr. Thune in his primary next year.”
3/ “She has disclaimed any interest in such a challenge. But her coziness with Mr. Trump and her hiring of the hard-charging Lewandowski, the former president’s onetime campaign manager, has put a chill in her relationship with Mr. Thune, the second-ranking Senate Republican.”
Read 6 tweets
19 May
Here’s the other part of what happened.

Republicans have long complained about dirty voter rolls. But they were always very timid about doing anything about it.

Think about the key states we lost.

In some of the key states there has been Republican control of the legislature and the governorship for many cycles.

Yet it took the calamity of 2020 for them to finally take action to clean voter roles.

It was tinder for the 2020 fire.

Millions of “registered” voters who haven’t actually voted under that registration for many cycles.

They either lost hope in the political process or moved or died. But the registration is still open.

Republicans could have fixed this long ago. It’s long been a problem.

Read 6 tweets
19 May
This is the fact of the matter.

This is what Democrats learned in the 2018 Scott/Nelson loss.

Arguing that already categorized “invalid” ballots should be counted was a losing approach.

Because courts wouldn’t get in the middle of election processes.


But at the same time if the election official said the ballot was valid, whether it was or wasn’t, then by the same token the courts wouldn’t get into the middle of those decisions.

Courts assume election officials are operating in good faith.


Unless you have direct evidence of fraud or conspiracy. Not circumstantial. Direct. It needs to be like an official coming forward or an email describing the intent to violate the law.

Short of that the court assumes all actions were taken in good faith.


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2 May
Did you see how McConnell recently snapped about focusing on the (non Trump) future?

There’s gotta be a ton of cash behind that effort.

That cash goes to the publishers of right wing media and flows downward to the writers and media personalities.

If you were wondering...
The Republican establishment did everything in their power to prevent Trump in 2016.

Do you really think they are not going to do the same now?

If you can’t stop him then create conditions to limit his affect.

Their goals:

1) Prevent Trump

2) Maintain Senate leadership
The right wing media types make their money and forward their careers by forwarding the interests of the money that makes their careers possible.

Those are the facts of life.

As @SuitableAlias points out, sadly we don’t have Greenwood’s or Tracey’s on the right.
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