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Wed May 24, 2023, 08:57 PM

White House seizes on Gaetz 'hostage' remark on debt ceiling

White House officials Wednesday put a spotlight to remarks by Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) in which he said some Republicans do not feel they should negotiate with their “hostage” in debt ceiling talks.

Biden administration officials pointed to Gaetz’s comments to argue that the GOP has created a “manufactured crisis” around efforts to raise the debt ceiling.

“This is a manufactured crisis, plain and simple,” press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters at a briefing.

“They’re saying the quiet thing out loud, referring to the full faith and credit of the United States as a ‘hostage,’” she added, as Gaetz’s quote was displayed on a screen over her shoulder.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/white-house-seizes-gaetz-hostage-185439341.html

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Reply White House seizes on Gaetz 'hostage' remark on debt ceiling (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin May 24 OP
Hermit-The-Prog May 24 #1
Beachnutt May 24 #2
azureblue May 25 #13
Cha May 24 #3
2naSalit May 24 #4
RKP5637 May 24 #5
grumpyduck May 24 #6
dchill May 24 #7
rubbersole May 24 #8
sarcasmo May 24 #9
BOSSHOG May 24 #10
halfulglas May 24 #11
markodochartaigh May 24 #12
Katcat May 25 #14
Martin68 May 25 #15
NowISeetheLight May 25 #16

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2023, 09:01 PM

1. Hammer on that until the most apathetic could-be-voter knows it.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2023, 09:02 PM

2. I hope Soros is shorting the market and donates

big to our party.
Rethugs will be inadvertantly donating to our side by holding America hostage.

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Response to Beachnutt (Reply #2)

Thu May 25, 2023, 11:41 AM

13. this election will be different

Because we have a whole generation that is really cynical about broadcast media, and generally ignores it. They use social media and, judging from some posts there, they are sick of the GOP's games and lies, and how the GOP has made their lives nearly impossible.

And that the weak spot that should be taken advantage of -let them know why housing prices are up and wages are suppressed - show how the GOP votes to stop wage increases,stop student loan relief, and show how they have given tax breaks to the super rich, like Musk's 200 Billion worth, paying 1.2% tax. If anything will turn them against the GOP is will be showing how giving tax breaks to the super rich, is affecting the new generation's lives. I mean, a steady stream of posts like "multi billionaire xxx payed 1.2% in taxes last year, due to tax breaks. How much did YOU pay in taxes? The GOP does everything it can to hide its connection to the super rich, so broadcast the heck out of.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2023, 09:04 PM

3. Perfect.. Big Mouth Gaetz Hoists

himself.

The White House has a great Putin Caucus Watch Team!

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Response to Cha (Reply #3)

Wed May 24, 2023, 09:23 PM

4. They sure are quick!

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2023, 09:30 PM

5. FFS - Gaetz could run for governor of the Sunshine State in 2026

I've heard this mentioned several times. Time to saw Florida loose and let it sink!

"Several colleagues and those in Florida Republican circles anticipate Gaetz could run for governor of the Sunshine State in 2026 after Gov. Ron DeSantis leaves office. DeSantis is expected to run for the White House in 2024."

https://www.politico.com/news/2023/02/16/matt-gaetz-florida-governor-00083366

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2023, 09:56 PM

6. I love the way the Democrats

are taking their gloves off.

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Response to grumpyduck (Reply #6)

Wed May 24, 2023, 10:12 PM

7. Sure. But now it's time for some bare-knuckle punches!

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Response to grumpyduck (Reply #6)

Wed May 24, 2023, 10:14 PM

8. And leave them off.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2023, 10:19 PM

9. This is perfect attack messaging, keep hammering this home.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2023, 10:31 PM

10. Gaetz one of the 200 hundred

Most brilliant minds in the Republican Party in the entrance left of the toilet. He Matt go out there and give up the game. Show them monsters that we mean business.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2023, 10:48 PM

11. Oops. Now he'll say that's not what he meant.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2023, 11:33 PM

12. Matt Gaetz, Ron DeSantis, and Marjorie Taylor Greene

got swept up in a storm and found themselves in Oz. The Munchkins told the trio that there was a wizard in the castle who could fulfill their wishes and then send them home. As they followed the Yellow Brick Road Ron DeSantis said "When I see the wizard I'm going to ask for a heart." Marjorie Taylor Greene said "I'm going to ask for a brain." Matt Gaetz said "I wonder where Dorothy is?"

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Response to markodochartaigh (Reply #12)

Thu May 25, 2023, 02:10 PM

14. Bwahahahahaha

I did not expect that last line and I snorted coffee from my nose. Ugh 😂😂

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu May 25, 2023, 10:21 PM

15. Democrats need to shout this from the rafters. We all know it's true, and now they've admitted it.

We should hammer this until it is clear to every voter in the country. It's not politics, it's terrorism, thuggery, and anti-democracy.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu May 25, 2023, 11:49 PM

16. Tell Everyone

Thos needs to be all over the news. TV commercials with the quote. Also highlight the scumbags votes to raise the limit without conditions when the orange idiot was in the White House.

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