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(6,618 posts)
Mon Jan 16, 2023, 07:02 AM Jan 2023

From the "Stupid Headlines" Dept

In USAToday (today) ,
" What's going to happen in Washington over the next 2 years? Americans don't expect much "

The headline should read:

" Maybe the idea that you just vote for the opposite party at the midterms was a bad idea" instead of asking those same idiots how things will go after they screwed it up.
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(36,587 posts)
1. Here's my version
Mon Jan 16, 2023, 07:37 AM
Jan 2023

Driven by Crazytown Clown Bus, Americans Prepare for White
Knuckle Ride as House Careens to Opening Session


(10,748 posts)
3. The media will do their best to legitimize the actions of the Republican clown car.
Mon Jan 16, 2023, 08:46 AM
Jan 2023

Let’s hope they at least have the sense to call out moderate Republicans (if there are any left) to support raising the debt limit.

The media should also be asking Republicans why they want to cut Social Security and Medicare benefits when Social Security is not part of the general fund and is paid for by individuals and employers—and could be funded for decades by simply removing the earnings cap.

And also ask them why they refuse to cut the billions of dollars in taxpayer-funded subsidies to the fossil fuel industry paid to them annually—both in direct subsidies and in enormous tax advantages for an industry that exacerbated inflation through predatory pricing of gasoline last year to make unprecedented profits.

Of course the media will do no such thing because they don’t want to put Republicans on the spot.


(1,495 posts)
4. The "government is the problem" people
Mon Jan 16, 2023, 08:52 AM
Jan 2023

don't want the government to do much. They want the government to regulate bedrooms and schoolroom and let business handle the rest. Their idea of good government is a government that is divided against itself which can't do much. And this anti-government narrative isn't just the authoritarian right, it has also seeped into the uninformed middle.


(116,265 posts)
6. I expect a WHOLE LOT. . A lot of insanity, hatred, anger and ugliness from putin's
Mon Jan 16, 2023, 09:00 AM
Jan 2023

lapdogs (otherwise known as the gqp), and unending, near-heroic efforts by Democrats to keep our country and our Democracy somehow intact. And I expect a whole lot of exhaustion from sane people who are just trying to live their lives.


(134,278 posts)
8. I literally read the same media talking point in the Philly Inquirer
Mon Jan 16, 2023, 09:04 AM
Jan 2023

by one of a budding new generation of propaganda spewers, including a pseudo-progressive barely a few years out of college and now gifted with the role of a "bureau chief". The below was an article from last week that suddenly appeared on the front page of the print/e-edition of the Philadelphia Inquirer TODAY -

Pennsylvania still hasn’t heard from House Speaker Mark Rozzi after his surprise election, and it’s been over a week

by Gillian McGoldrick
Updated Jan 12, 2023

All of these unknowns suggest that Pennsylvania residents shouldn’t expect much from their state government this year, experts said.



Buried in the same article, is info that the new PA SOH (who is a Democrat who decided to declare himself "independent" to break a stalemate in the PA House as the GOP loons were trying to push off special elections for the 3 Democrats in solid blue districts who needed to be replaced so the loon Cutler, whose party LOST the majority, could still run the show) appointed 6 members (3 from each party) to work on solutions.

But the article claims he has "done nothing and said nothing" and he won't talk to her (despite her only being in that new position for 3 days when the article was written, barely a week after the chambers came into session).


(11,998 posts)
9. Concur 100%. News headlines are way, way to soft with...
Mon Jan 16, 2023, 09:50 AM
Jan 2023

...the uneducated voters. They should read, "What's going to happen in Washington over the next 2 years? Idiotic uneducated, single-issue voters hope not much."

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