It has always been so disappointing in the past how the rightwing media machine would always overrun and destroy anything Democrats did.
Recently I've been seeing a number of ads doing two important things right - Touting accomplishments AND bluntly telling what republicons want to do.
Just today, I've seen at least four different ads on the Food Network spelling out four different things that will save Americans money. And my favorite, that bullet-points what Democrats have passed, then warns in plain language what republicons intend to do, then says straight out "vote for Democrats".
It's about time plain-spoken ads like that saturate TV. Along with the way the WH has been immediately publicizing how much loan forgiveness was gotten by every republicon who opens their filthy mouths about the student loan announcement.
They're doing great now, I hope the keep it up and keep up that type of ad and response.
to whatever communication director or whoever it is that is responsible.
and that it's not Manchin's fault for derailing all the voting protections.
Looks to me, more like republicons looked at why some of their dirty tricks didn't work and are taking action so it won't fail again.
Why can't Democrats see that?????
and came far too close for comfort to stealing it from Biden too. Despite a 7 million vote lead. The BS with the electoral college is a different topic, and just one way republicons exploit the shitty system.
Of the few Sanders supporters I knew personally who ended up voting for MF45, not ONE of them would ever have voted for Clinton, and most would not have voted for any Democrat. I never did and still don't understand the hatred they had, and they couldn't explain it rationally to me.
BTW, what does PUMA mean?
The Senate and House Democrats get millions more votes every cycle, yet republicons nearly always control things.
Failing to show up isn't the problem. Doing nothing about republicon cheating and stealing is.
I don't think I'll ever get tired of running across this pic
and I haven't actually seen anyone say that Democrats are deliberately setting themselves up for failure. The truth is, MF45 along with his corrupt family and criminal associates are working to obstruct and block. Also continuing to commit crimes. Openly.
They have help from complicit republicons. Who are almost certainly their co-conspirators.
Someone is paying the lawyers, we all know MF45 doesn't pay his bills.
The thing missing is the sense of extreme urgency from too many on our side. EVERY democrat needs to be as urgent, or more, in delivering justice to them as they are in avoiding it.
The shop-worn scolding about us failing to "be patient" has gone on long past its expiration date. While it's likely true that indictments will follow completed investigations, they have all committed a multitude of crimes that are not related to each other and they SHOULD HAVE BEEN ARRESTED for. An arrest on something unrelated doesn't interfere with an investigation. Would a murder suspect expect to drive 100 mph, shoplift, write a bad check and not be arrested for those things because of the murder investigation? Hell no! But that's exactly what is happening with the MF45 crime empire.
Here's something else that's past its expiration date. Unless I missed something, the obstruction statute of limitations against MF45 expires this month. Mueller left a clear road map for prosecuting MF45, with the only thing stopping him being his statement not to prosecute a "sitting" president. MF45 is no longer "sitting".
No charges, and no explanation. And if the clock hasn't run out on that yet, there are only a few days left in the 5 year SoL.
That's why we're impatient. Democracy is being destroyed right in front of us and there is little or nothing we can do but vote, and they're working to make sure we can't even do that. It is not wrong at all to be impatient, and in fact, terrified at the future we can see being shaped.
We all want to see them convicted, but the clock is ticking, time is not on our side, and "being patient" may well equate to counting a lot of chickens that never do hatch.
So that's why many people feel like this guy:
I look for your threads, and nearly always agree completely, but I think you are a little off-target with this one.
every time they hear a Democrat offer up that sad rationalization. So do the corporations lined up to dig their greedy hands into the BIF trough. Or maybe they just howl with laughter at us.
But what about the human beings that BBB was intended to help? I have no kids, paid my student loan, etc, so many of those programs wouldn't directly benefit me but there are MILLIONS of people that would have been helped. Millions. Human beings, not corporations. The whole damn country would move in a better direction.
I don't know why this has to be said yet again, but as always, it is the progressives who got fucked over (along with the public, btw). Progressives who were forced to compromise repeatedly to appease a couple of tools deployed by corporations and billionaires. Then after getting the will of corporations done, one of the tools pronounced BBB "dead", like no one else matters.
And apparently, that's the case. No one worked harder to support Biden and his agenda than the progressives in the House and Senate. No one. Yet the progressives are constantly smeared and expected to give in and toe the corporate line. Accepting crumbs or nothing.
Don't even start with that lame "why aren't you blaming republicans" because it is unworthy and an embarrassment to anyone trying that. We expect republicon scum to oppose anything that helps working people instead of billionaires & corporations. Not because they should, but because it is what they do. Like the sun rises in the east whether it is acknowledged or not, condemnation of, and disgust with, republicans is a given. It doesn't need to be stated in every conversation.
We also expect criticism and feeble excuses from the right on rightwing sources. It is constantly disappointing to have rightwing points expressed on a Democratic message board to defend mediocrity and slam progressives.
Because, again, it is the PROGRESSIVES who support Biden and want to work for Americans, not the republicons. Also not the "conservadems" "corporate dems" or whatever they call themselves. They're the ones who got in the way again.
The House Dems who voted against the BIF did so because Manchin/Sinema keep going back on the agreement to pass the entire package, despite progressives constantly being expected to compromise and give in while conservadems never do. Their vote DID NOT keep it from passing, had that been the case I expect Pelosi would not have let them vote against it.
Manchin/Sinema on the other hand, ARE keeping the BBB from passing. Unlike everyone else, they move goalposts and in Sinema's case refuse to clearly state what she wants. Although, their weaseling and changing do make it clear what they're working for, and it's not Biden or us.
Progressives, from The Squad to Sanders, have worked their asses off supporting Biden and the total BBB package. Manchin/Sinema are working against Biden, and frankly AGAINST Democratic values.
That is why.