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Wed Apr 14, 2021, 12:21 PM

'Constantly rubbing dirt in our face': GOP senators complain Biden keeps passing bills without them

'Constantly rubbing dirt in our face': GOP senators complain Biden keeps passing bills without them
https://www.rawstory.com/joe-biden-senate/

A handful of the Senate's more moderate Republicans thought they would be at the center of legislative negotiations with President Joe Biden, but instead find themselves on the sidelines as Democrats push ahead with a sweeping agenda.

Members of the so-called G-10 say they're eager to negotiate deals with the White House, after steering COVID-19 relief under former president Donald Trump, but they're instead largely irrelevant and unable to shake the GOP reputation as obstructionists, reported Politico.

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Staffers complain that the White House is "constantly rubbing dirt in the face of Republicans" by inviting them to White House meetings as Senate Democrats push through legislation with their narrow majority through reconciliation.

"If you get an invitation to the White House, you go to the White House," said another G-10 staffer. "But regardless, you're damned if you do and damned if you don't. When you go to the White House meeting you risk being used in a feigned attempt at bipartisanship. If you don't go then it's, 'Oh, Republicans won't even meet with me.' It all pivots on whether it's a genuine offer from the White House or just part of their messaging strategy."

The senators -- including Susan Collins (R-ME), Mitt Romney (R-UT), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA) -- may not like the situation, but they grudgingly concede that Biden's White House has firmly grabbed control of the narrative.

"Everything they support is defined as either COVID relief or infrastructure, and everything they oppose is like … Jim Crow voter suppression and evil," said a G-10 aide, "and you constantly just feel like you're in this gaslighting chamber of insanity. But it's working."

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 12:22 PM

1. Says the fuck your feelings crowd.

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Response to East-A-Squared (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 12:56 PM

18. Hey...whiny GOP assholes..shut up and sit down!!!

Dems are in control now...all those long years of forced invisibility "learned us" one thing...playing nice is ok if you're in pre-school but not ok when dealing with the putrid Mitch/Ted/Mario/Josh/Lindsey et al...those sniveling little weasels want a seat at the table...fine...but it's the children's table...get used to it and don't throw your food...

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Response to agingdem (Reply #18)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 03:44 PM

95. the GOPigs are sooooooo unattractive !!! whiny GOP assholes..shut up and sit down!!!

un·at·trac·tive
/ˌənəˈtraktiv/

adjective: unattractive

*** not pleasing or appealing to look at.
*** having no inviting or beneficial features.

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Response to East-A-Squared (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 01:47 PM

52. Ditto. nt

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 12:25 PM

2. Sheesh

they've been rubbing their asses in our faces for decades. Eat shit and live assholes.

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 12:25 PM

3. I swear this reads like the Onion.

I’m surprised they didn’t see this coming. Joe is an old hand at the political game. Plus, when your goals are overwhelmingly popular it’s a lot easier.

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Response to Phoenix61 (Reply #3)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 02:19 PM

68. You're not alone - I checked the link to make sure.

All of the unfounded fears and complaints expressed here are exactly how Republicans behave. They're projecting themselves all over the place, right down to claiming that reality is gaslighting. It's absurd.

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Response to crickets (Reply #68)

Thu Apr 15, 2021, 02:18 AM

137. I know I should be used to it by now, but I just cant stop being astonished

by their blatant projection, gaslighting, and hypocrisy. On every single issue.

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Response to Phoenix61 (Reply #3)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 03:12 PM

83. The whining from Mitch and Cornyn

Was really pathetic this morning, blaming Democrats for everything. It was pitiful coming from Mitch.

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 12:26 PM

4. "G-10"? Where are the other 40?

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Response to Grins (Reply #4)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 01:22 PM

40. Out on the Right Wing

Looking for a way to crash the plane.

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Response to maxsolomon (Reply #40)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 02:00 PM

60. Gremlins is a good description, thank you. The Gremlin Obstruction Party.

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Response to Grins (Reply #4)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 01:58 PM

58. The other 40 are the WD-40

Worthless dirtbags.

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Response to Grins (Reply #4)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 03:23 PM

87. Yeah...

Who exactly are these 10 people? On the best of days in a wild fantasy, we MIGHT get Romney, Collins, and Murkowski. Who are the rest? Maybe we should ask Joe Manchin to identify them for us, because there hasn't been 10 cooperative Republicans collectively over the last 30 years.

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Response to WinstonSmith4740 (Reply #87)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 04:13 PM

99. The Politico article names them.

https://www.politico.com/newsletters/playbook/2021/04/14/a-gaslighting-chamber-of-insanity-moderate-republicans-seethe-at-biden-492469

The “G-10” senators are: SHELLEY MOORE CAPITO of West Virginia, BILL CASSIDY of Louisiana, SUSAN COLLINS of Maine, JERRY MORAN of Kansas, LISA MURKOWSKI of Alaska, ROB PORTMAN of Ohio, MITT ROMNEY of Utah, MIKE ROUNDS of South Dakota, THOM TILLIS of North Carolina and TODD YOUNG of Indiana.

I don't know on what planet Todd Young is considered a moderate.

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Response to Chellee (Reply #99)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 06:03 PM

108. Thom Tillis either....

Always abides by the company line.........

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Response to Chellee (Reply #99)

Thu Apr 15, 2021, 11:47 AM

144. Oh, For Crying Out Loud...

...they might as well have listed them as Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, Zorro, the Tooth Fairy, Batman, the Great Pumpkin, Jack Frost, the Great Gazoo, Casper the Friendly Ghost, and Bugs Bunny.

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 12:27 PM

5. LMAO

This made my day.

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Reply #5)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 09:41 PM

125. same here !!! we need a new day care center for the rubes party !!!!!!!!!

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 12:28 PM

6. Owning the repugs. Go team.

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 12:29 PM

7. Kinda like when the cons would signal cooperation the water down a bill over and over then none vote

For it ...

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Response to Fullduplexxx (Reply #7)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 01:08 PM

25. Or when they allow the (D)'s to hold hearings in a broom closet ...

then turn off the mics when they don't like what they're hearing.

All of which actually happened!

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 12:31 PM

8. You're invited, you go, then you complain that all you have to offer is "No"?

That whole "majority rules" thing is a real bear, ain't it? Maybe if you came up with some ideas about the proposals that are presented to you, you could get some of what you want. But if all you bring is "no," then you're going to get shut out of the process. Too bad, so sad. Elections (or so I've heard) have consequences, at least when Democrats lose. Why shouldn't there be consequences when Republicans lose? Suck it up, buttercup.

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Response to gratuitous (Reply #8)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 01:12 PM

32. There used to be conversations, negotiations and compromises in the past ...

That all went away when the (R)'s took over since 1980.

Now they're pi$$ed because the (D)'s are practicing what the (R)'s taught us and now using.
These G-10 are used to getting their way, and have never experienced
conversations, negotiations and compromises.

Suck it up, buttercup.

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 12:31 PM

9. Until I hear from G-14 level staffers, I won't believe a word of it.

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Reply #9)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 01:12 PM

31. LOL!

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 12:31 PM

10. Excellent.

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 12:34 PM

11. And it all comes down to Manchin/Sinema...

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 12:35 PM

12. Oh, the poor dears. They'd rather have Donny tweeting threats at them day in, day out?

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Response to tanyev (Reply #12)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 01:05 PM

23. I mean

Is Biden really in charge if he doesn’t sit around toilet tweeting insults and playing golf all day?!

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Response to Mad_Machine76 (Reply #23)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 03:15 PM

85. Harry Reid

Is helping a little. He has been all over TV. No one asks Mitch. He is old news.

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 12:35 PM

13. Boo Hoo

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 12:39 PM

14. Welcome to the last 20 years as a Democrat, fellas.

At least we're not cackling and throwing beer parties when we do it.

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 12:47 PM

15. Awwww, they must feel like Biff - when he got manure dumped on him.


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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 12:48 PM

16. Bless their hearts.

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 12:55 PM

17. Me Me Me

Actions speak louder than words. Push through the judges Biden nominated without delays as a show of good faith. Offer constructive criticism (in the background, not through the media). Show some humility for crying out loud.

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 12:56 PM

19. "Gaslighting chamber of insanity"?! Gmafb. I can't even with these scumbags

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Response to Arazi (Reply #19)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 01:46 PM

51. "Gaslighting" and "Insanity" ?! Indeed.

Those two words could be used to describe 75% of Trump and Co.'s MO.

How terrible it must be for them to face the fact that Biden's people can communicate clear ideas to the American populace and that the populace can see with their own eyes that Biden's efforts will help them.

Quelle horreure!

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 12:59 PM

20. like WHAT bills?

The Dems got thru Covid relief, and what else?

What with the Chauvin trial and constant Covid focus, I have not heard about any of these bills being rubbed in their faces.

Can anyone list a few bills? I have looked and don't find anything. Lots of plans. Lots of cage rattling. But what bills have been passed?

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Response to RussBLib (Reply #20)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 01:39 PM

47. Are you asking for facts? data? actual information?

Sorry, pardner, those things aren't fashionable any more. I get what you're saying though. In a better world we wouldn't be reduced to bragging about phantoms while listening to others cry over manufactured crises, enumerated ad nauseum by 24/7 fantasy in lieu of a plain speaking media. Who could have guessed that when pamphleteering became digital and wireless, general knowledge would degenerate to propaganda? But I digress.

Nope, I haven't seen or heard of any bills get through both houses either except the relief bill.

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Response to RussBLib (Reply #20)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 03:57 PM

97. Thank you.

They along with Manchin continue to obstruct any progress that America wants.

That wailing is just pure bullshit that they hope will stick.

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 01:01 PM

21. Kinda like the GQP filling judgeships 2017-2021.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #21)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 05:29 PM

102. yeah I think they should take their complaints to Merrick Garland

I'm sure he'll be real sympathetic, given their history of bipartisanship under previous administrations.

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 01:03 PM

22. They're being invited

But complaining about being shut out? And they think that being invited is some kind of trap? Geez.

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Response to Mad_Machine76 (Reply #22)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 01:10 PM

27. Showing up at the table with nothing to offer is not participating.

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Response to NCjack (Reply #27)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 01:14 PM

33. The mouth breathers think looking good and holding down the chair counts as legislating.

That's what they came to DC to do.

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Response to Mad_Machine76 (Reply #22)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 01:50 PM

54. No, they are mad because they are invited...

and they think that it entitles them to dictate legislation to the majority. They will continue to whine because unless Biden is passing a conservative agenda, it isn't bipartisanship.

Also, almost anything can be considered something having to do with infrastructure. Physical infrastructure (roads, bridges, electrical grid, rail, ports, etc...) Social Infrastructure (programs for homelessness, unemployment benefits, child care to allow people to work, and education). Since Reagan, Republicans have allowed both types of infrastructure to rot.

Republicans do not want government to be involved in providing for any of it. They want it all to be private and FOR PROFIT. If someone can't get filthy rich off of it, then it isn't any good to Republican society.

They are playing games. It is time the media stop coddling them and make them answer tough questions, like why they have no apparent interest in fixing any of the problems in the country.

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Response to Caliman73 (Reply #54)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 03:39 PM

94. Your whole post is exactly right, my dear Caliman73!

I urge you to post this as a stand-alone OP. It is That Good!

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Response to Caliman73 (Reply #54)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 08:52 PM

122. Yup. That's been Movement Conservative dogma since at least the 70s:

If a profit can be made from doing something, government shouldn't do it because it is unfairly competing with the private sector.
If a profit cannot be made from doing something, government shouldn't do it because it is unproductive, inefficient, and wasteful.

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 01:06 PM

24. Cue the violins. They need to talk to Moscow Mitch.

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 01:09 PM

26. Love the sound of snowflakes whining in the morning. n/t

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 01:10 PM

28. worst bunch of pissy whiners anywhere - its working, so ignore the fuck out of 'em

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 01:10 PM

29. All they are going to do

Is carry water for McConnell.

And - give stupid ideas for feedback.

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 01:11 PM

30. Gee isn't it the other side of the coin

Gee isn’t it the other side of the coin from when they wouldn’t let any bills come to the floor?

Fuck them. bipartisanship is over.

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Response to CrackityJones75 (Reply #30)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 05:35 PM

103. Welcome to our DU family.

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Response to niyad (Reply #103)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 06:16 PM

112. Thanks!

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Response to CrackityJones75 (Reply #30)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 09:59 PM

131. Welcome to DU

No bills came to the floor they were in Mitch's scrap pile. I have no pity for the insurrectionist party.

The Democratic leadership should just plow them down. The Repigs have been doing it to us for decades. Let's trickle on them.

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 01:15 PM

34. President Biden won't waste his time with GOP obstructionists.



He wants to make a positive difference.

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Response to lpbk2713 (Reply #34)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 09:43 PM

127. or the American people 's time

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 01:16 PM

35. If they seriously wanted to change the status quo, they'd renounce mcturtle, and

go public with their support of said legislation. And bury frump once and for all.

Not holding my breath.

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 01:16 PM

36. Boo fucking hoo!

The GOP characterized Dems as babykillers, pedophiles and delusional during the last four years. If these asshats want bipartianship, they could have worked to that end during 45's evil reign. Also, it's only gaslighting if it's a lie.

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 01:17 PM

37. Unbelievable.

Last edited Wed Apr 14, 2021, 01:57 PM - Edit history (1)

Just ridiculous!

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ETA: and yet so deeply satisfying!

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 01:18 PM

38. Victims weep because they're part of the antidemocratic sector of the US government

For any Republican, moderate or not, to talk about being trapped in a gaslighting chamber is beyond ridiculous.

I would suggest if they do not want to be labeled with Jim Crow monikers, then they should be speaking out against voter suppression that their own party is pushing. If they want to be considered relevant, then they should be out there criticizing the neo-Nazi stance of a Tucker Carlson, replacement theories that are poisoning the minds of their own electorate.

The victimization tune marks them indelibly as current members of the GOP. Evil is as evil does. They want to be free of the moral complications? Leave the Republican Party and come into the light.

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 01:22 PM

39. Is this Borowitz?


"Everything they support is defined as either COVID relief or infrastructure, and everything they oppose is like … Jim Crow voter suppression and evil," said a G-10 aide, "and you constantly just feel like you're in this gaslighting chamber of insanity. But it's working."

That describes what Republicans have been doing for decades & it reached a peak under Trump.

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 01:26 PM

41. Good. nt

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 01:27 PM

42. They don't participate in good faith and don't vote yes

So...

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 01:32 PM

43. Remember how y'all acted when Obama was POTUS? Nt

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Response to raccoon (Reply #43)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 01:54 PM

56. And earlier. And since.

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 01:34 PM

44. from the originating article from politico & all 10 GOP former trump enablers

https://www.politico.com/newsletters/playbook/2021/04/14/a-gaslighting-chamber-of-insanity-moderate-republicans-seethe-at-biden-492469

snip-The “G-10” senators are: SHELLEY MOORE CAPITO of West Virginia, BILL CASSIDY of Louisiana, SUSAN COLLINS of Maine, JERRY MORAN of Kansas, LISA MURKOWSKI of Alaska, ROB PORTMAN of Ohio, MITT ROMNEY of Utah, MIKE ROUNDS of South Dakota, THOM TILLIS of North Carolina and TODD YOUNG of Indiana.



snip-"In the span of a few months, the G-10 has gone from the center of politics in DONALD TRUMP’S Washington to the policy sidelines in President JOE BIDEN’S.Back to the nightmare. It starts with what they see as some hardwired media narratives they can’t shake: that Biden is a reasonable, deal-making moderate and that Republicans talk about compromise but really just want to obstruct. It’s a perception that has given the White House all the leverage.

While these senators mostly despised Trump, they were the engine of policymaking for his final Covid relief bill. While they mostly respect Biden, they have so far been irrelevant to his legislative push despite his inaugural promise of “unity.”



suffer GOP senators you danced with the devil.

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Response to irisblue (Reply #44)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 01:57 PM

57. Mitt, why don't you remind us again how nobody asked to see your birth certificate?

Or how you lost because of "people who just want stuff."

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 01:35 PM

45. Republicant's aren't being gaslighted - they are being shown to be the hypocrites and anti-country

assholes they are by Biden and Democrats doing what is BEST for the country IMO.

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 01:36 PM

46. That's rich!

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 01:40 PM

48. Republicans can dish it out, but they can't take it.

These fuckers behave a thousand times worse when they controlled both houses of Congress and the White House. They can take their whining and complaints and shove them up their hypocritical asses.

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 01:42 PM

49. Joe keeps pulling the bus over, opening the door, and inviting them in. They keep refusing.

So Joe gets the bus back on the road and moves forward.

That's kind of how life works, guys.

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Response to Midnight Writer (Reply #49)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 08:30 PM

120. He can't help it, if the Repubs then run onto the road and try to obstruct the Progress Bus.

They are lucky if he doesn't back it up, looking for them.

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 01:46 PM

50. Poor babies. nt

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 01:50 PM

53. The Biden administration is insane...

How I long for the level-headed days of Trump

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 01:54 PM

55. Oftimes 45 wouldn't even meet with Democratic Senators

So yeah, in yer faces, GOP Senate Whiners. Turnabout is fair play.

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 01:58 PM

59. Oh, accusing OUR SIDE of fucking GASLIGHTING. Because of course.

If these republicans want 'bi-partisianship', they can FIRST acknowledge 3 things
1 they're in the congressional minority
2 they're free to offer USEFUL addendums to Democratic Ideas
3 MAYBE they'll be allowed half of what they suggest.
Oh, did I mention they're IN THE CONGRESSIONAL FUCKING MINORITY?

if they want to bitch about this, no wonder biden isnt paying attention to them.

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 02:07 PM

61. "gaslighting chamber of insanity" ? Really?

They are 1 president late to the dance to come up that bullshit.

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 02:07 PM

62. Being whiny snowflakes about us doing good things.

It really beggars belief, but that's how those greedy,
degenerate deplorables are.

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 02:11 PM

63. So, they want a Democratic President

to pass Trumpist legislation, which they still won't vote for.

As your side said, kids..."Fuck your feelings"!

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 02:11 PM

64. Awww

Are the bad Democrats keeping them from torturing us with their sadistic policies?

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Response to ejbr (Reply #64)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 02:14 PM

66. Must be an echo chamber in here...

You posted my exact Awww.

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Response to tavernier (Reply #66)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 03:29 PM

91. Awww

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 02:14 PM

65. Maybe they should quit obstructing everything. Maybe they should themselves engage in

debate and compromise with the Democrats, instead of refusing to cooperate and then sitting back and simply accusing the Democrats of rolling over them.

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 02:17 PM

67. Of course, they could just....

govern?

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 02:21 PM

69. Why if this is so sad, it makes me laugh? Just wondering.

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 02:28 PM

70. ...

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Response to SheltieLover (Reply #70)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 05:40 PM

104. A belated congrats on your posting milestone!

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Response to niyad (Reply #104)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 05:46 PM

107. Ty, but what posting milestone?

.

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Response to SheltieLover (Reply #107)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 06:07 PM

109. You reached your 20,000th earlier today.

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Response to niyad (Reply #109)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 06:13 PM

111. Ooooh. Ty!

I never look.

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Response to SheltieLover (Reply #111)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 06:16 PM

113. You are most welcome. EarlG posts them on his Good Day feature.

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Response to niyad (Reply #113)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 06:18 PM

114. Ty again!

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 02:30 PM

71. Boo Flockin' Who -

[link:|


✊!

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 02:46 PM

72. When they have a majority, it's "Winner takes all."

When they don't, it's "You have to give us everything we want as consolation."
They're trumpkins.
Fuck their feelings.
And clean more of them out come next election.

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Response to Grokenstein (Reply #72)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 08:45 PM

121. +1 n/t

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 02:48 PM

73. Since The Only Thing Republicans Support Is Helping The Wealthy Become Wealthier

And destroying the environment by destroying protections, I can see their point.

I guess we aren't interested....

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 02:48 PM

74. When the legislation is extremely

popular with the "American People" they represent then possibly consider voting YES for the good of the people they work for. Instead they vote no because they are afraid of Mitch and trump and Fox news. Spineless and weak.

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 02:56 PM

75. They're whining about Dems having a "messaging strategy"???

Seems to me it’s ABOUT DAMNED TIME we had a messaging strategy!!!

I’m glad we do! And if they’re complaining, it means 1) it’s effective, and
2) they’re not used to our side having one and they don’t know what to do about it.

I’ll take either one, or both!

Destabilize the enemy. In ANY way(s) possible!

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 03:02 PM

76. When GOPers show that they actually buck McConnell,

then we’re talking turkey. Senators have to walk the walk. If they want to contribute, then START CONTRIBUTING! They don’t need to be led around by the nose. They’re big boys and girls.

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 03:03 PM

77. Biden learned from watching Obama getting blocked

on everything.

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Response to kairos12 (Reply #77)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 03:25 PM

89. GMTA. I figured he'd learned that lesson, plus he had decades in the Senate...

...starting when both sides could actually talk to each other down to the degraded conditions Obama had to try to negotiate.

Biden, like Obama, is a gentleman, but 8 years of watching Obama get screwed over and then watching the entire country get screwed over for 4 years — he knows what kind of monsters he’s dealing with.

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 03:04 PM

78. Buncha snowflakes.

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 03:05 PM

79. Obama was always talking about "unity" and "bipartisanship."

 

Biden seems to have learned that those are impossible luxuries when the GOP is determined to be the party of obstruction above all else.

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Response to politruk (Reply #79)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 09:40 PM

124. It took Obama well over a year to realize they were just playing him.

Biden doesn't need to learn that lesson. I love the combination of reaching out for bipartisanship but quickly moving ahead when it doesn't come. He doesn't waste his time on the GOP's drama.

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 03:09 PM

80. Cassidy, Lisa and Toomey

Are now on the Senate Floor reading Martin Luther Kings letter from the Birmingham jail. Sherrod Brown started. It is really heartwarming to see the 2 parties join.

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 03:11 PM

81. Oh, diddums!

Apparently you've completely forgotten about the gaslighting that's gone on since Reagan, more or less unabated. And bipartisanship? Oh, golly.

It seems a case could be made that, to your part, bipartisanship is a situational concept to be trotted out in the middle of a difficult scene of your psychodrama. Remember these?

"The only good Democrat is a dead Democrat." (retweet)

"Do you identify as a Democrat, or an American?" (survey question)

“The violent mobs... they're Biden people, they're Biden states and cities, they're Democrat states,” and, of red states of red states, “we're doing great and we don't have crime and we don't have this violence.”

“The current American political scenario is not about the Left vs. the Right; it is about the Left vs. common sense.”

I'm sure I could go on all day, finding and pasting these quotes about sincere intentions and bipartisanship, but there seems to be no point. I submit that, your claims to the contrary, your view of bipartisanship needs a little refocusing.

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 03:11 PM

82. Oh, excuse us, Repugnicans.

We forgot that feelings don't matter unless they're GOP feelings. How inconsiderate of us. Our bad!
.
.
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JUST KIDDING!

How does it feel to be on the losing team, loooozers? Enjoy your stay. Meanwhile, we Democrats will be very busy MAKING THINGS HAPPEN!!!

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 03:13 PM

84. poor republican's


too bit loser's getting what they deserve !! 5 yr's of their Putin style of gov. guess what ? bernie madoff is dead today in prison . mr. trump & his con -job's are next for him !! exactly what's in store for him. think about it !!!

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 03:17 PM

86. Boo hoo, MF'ers!

It's not like anyone has consulted the Democrats in Congress THE ENTIRE TIME the orange slug was in office. Screw them.

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 03:24 PM

88. You vote as a monlothic bloc with brain dead dogmatists, you get sidelined

right along with them, no matter how moderate you think you are.

Republicans were consulted on the ACA and some of their input was included but not a single one voted for it.

And now they wonder why nobody bothers with them any more.

While Collens, Murkowski and Romney have voted against the most egregious excesses of the GQP bloc, their votes can't be counted upon for moderate legislation. They have no one to blame but themselves.

It must be shocking to realize the Democrats have finally fired up their own steamroller. It's past due.

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 03:26 PM

90. Poor babies. Poor, poor babies.

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 03:34 PM

92. My violin is out of tune and there aren't enough onions in the world

or horseradish, in my Jewish case.

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 03:37 PM

93. You'd think it would be a welcome change, considering

what they've been rubbing their faces in for the last four years.

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 03:46 PM

96. Biden is playing them like a master

He can only do it, though, because of their party's total inflexibility.

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 04:35 PM

100. Cry us a fucking River, puke magats.

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 05:05 PM

101. If they didn't already have the siret on their faces

no one would be able to rub it in ... not that anyone is. actually.

But if they would clean up their act there would not be any dirt on them to rub in.

(Like that would ever happen.)

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 05:41 PM

105. "It isn't easy being evil", he complained.


"Everything they support is defined as either COVID relief or infrastructure, and everything they oppose is like … Jim Crow voter suppression and evil," said a G-10 aide, "and you constantly just feel like you're in this gaslighting chamber of insanity. But it's working."

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Response to ExTex (Reply #106)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 08:28 PM

119. Aren't they adorable?

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Response to ExTex (Reply #106)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 09:53 PM

129. How embarrassing for them

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 06:07 PM

110. More empty complaints and no substance. Typical Republicans.

The Senate can only use Reconciliation once per budget. Because the Republicans failed to pass a 2020 budget, this Senate gets two budget bills in the year. That’s it. Thanks to the filibuster, this is all that will happen this year.

Doing it twice because the previous Senate was stupid isn’t ‘rubbing the face’

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 06:38 PM

115. White GOP tears



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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 06:41 PM

116. if it isn't rank hypocrisy,

it's major league projection.

i guess it could be both. it is very republican.

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 07:27 PM

117. Does Old Mitch Think We've Lost Our Memories?

It’s apparently OK when the Republicans do it I guess Mitch?

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 07:35 PM

118. SAYS THE ASSHOLES WHO STOLE A SUPREME COURT SEAT

FUCK, FUCK, FUCK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!

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Response to Skittles (Reply #118)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 09:13 PM

123. Of course. Deference for me - but not for thee.

It is the GOPee way.

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 09:43 PM

126. "Elections have consequences."


Maybe if those guys hadn't decided to go all-in with that fat, orange fascist, they wouldn't have lost the House, Senate, and White House.

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 09:44 PM

128. ..............



STFU.

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 09:57 PM

130. Guess they

don’t like being treated the way they treated Democrats all those years. Don’t know what they expected.

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 10:13 PM

132. Tots and pears

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Wed Apr 14, 2021, 10:20 PM

133. I'm having trouble reading this.

I’ve got 10 years’ worth of dirt in my eyes.

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Thu Apr 15, 2021, 12:15 AM

134. There are no moderate Req's in the senate

There are extreme corporate supporters, extreme trump supporters, and then Requilicans who are lying about not being one of those.

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Thu Apr 15, 2021, 12:19 AM

135. You let Putin into our sacred country, you let white racists attempt to overthrow our country,

you let a criminal in the White House off the hook two times....go to hell GOP!!!

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Response to C Moon (Reply #135)

Thu Apr 15, 2021, 08:30 AM

138. They let Trump off after he tried to violently overthrow the US Government

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Thu Apr 15, 2021, 12:44 AM

136. The Problem Solvers Caucus, Manchin and Synema would take us back to 1980

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Thu Apr 15, 2021, 08:51 AM

139. oh well...

when they were in charge, the bills would be stalled. This way, shit gets done.

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Thu Apr 15, 2021, 09:13 AM

140. News Flash: Democrats complain Republicans keep rubbing hypocrisy in their face.

KY....... ..........

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Thu Apr 15, 2021, 09:14 AM

141. "gaslighting chamber" is a subtle turn of phrase. n/t

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Thu Apr 15, 2021, 09:23 AM

142. President Obama on the other hand was "inclusive"

Expecting a positive outcome through bipartisanship. ACA for example. Compromises made, amendments included, with much time expended -- and to a number they STILL stabbed him in the back when it came time to pass legislation. To Biden's credit, he learns from history, avoids repeating the same mistakes, and proceeds accordingly.

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Thu Apr 15, 2021, 10:52 AM

143. Life is so difficult in the minority...

The fact, alone, these senators are whining about not being able to call the shots demonstrates they have no actual interest in bipartisanship or compromise. “My way or the highway” is their only approach.

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