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Sen Cornyn Humiliates Himself and MAGAs: Says Biden is the New FDR, Twitter Roars, ‘CORRECT!’
One of the single biggest issues confronting the Trump-led MAGAs stems from the fact that Trump could never admit that anything might be less than perfect with him as president. We all heard it, things like “the greatest economy in the history of the world, not even close…” So, with Trump as president, no Republican could never acknowledge that there might be a problem with anything.
Meanwhile, people in middle America knew damned well that there was a problem. Even prior to COVID, economic inequality continued to further divide winners and losers, the country was woefully behind in its infrastructure, and then, of course, COVID rolls through and decimates businesses all across the country, putting the nation and the world on the brink of an economic depression.
But things had never been better, according to Trump, or they would be perfect again soon. There was never a plan. Trump couldn’t think analytically. The plan went no further than Trump’s mere presence made everything perfect.
People didn’t buy it. Trump lost. President Biden came in and “woke” most of the country up as to how far behind we’d fallen and has now attacked the problems by being forthright and acknowledging that there are massive issues to tackle to pull this country into the 21st Century. Even some of us on the left didn’t sufficiently appreciate the extent of the issues, at least the non-climate change issues.
But the nation is very much in despair and the danger is real. A nation is never more vulnerable to fascism than when in an economic depression. We all know what happened in Europe and the United States during the Great Depression. The world faced two choices, follow a fascist promising riches and greatness if given full control, or follow democratic-socialist principles with massive stimulus projects to better the country. The U.S., Great Britain, and Canada followed democratic socialism, and we all know what happened to Germany and eventually the Soviet Union.
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Joe Biden likely sees another huge depression on the horizon coming out of COVID. The country must react now and Biden wants to invest in this country with his massive stimulus programs. So far, the nation has rallied behind him with positive approval ratings. The MAGAs have no response and their pitiful bleating can almost be entertaining, especially when it falls flat on its face like John Cornyn did today:
“The era of big government is over,” POTUS Bill Clinton famously declared in his 1996 State of the Union address.
Biden has consciously cloaked himself in the legacy of FDR, to hark back to an earlier age of liberalism when government pulled the country out of despair.
— Senator John Cornyn (@JohnCornyn) May 1, 2021
Ummm, hate to break it to John but much of the nation desperately wants a new FDR to invest in the country. Furthermore, the single biggest GOP-MAGA nightmare is that the nation wakes up to the fact that the government actually can work to help people. The entire GOP’s existence depends upon people hating the government and believing the government screws everything up… while having the most impressive and dominating military to ever exist, an almost laughable contradiction. Oh, and Trump’s mere presence makes everything perfect.
Twitter had an f’ing field day:
Thank you Sen @JohnCornyn for your message.
I appreciate how you reminded the American people that liberalism pulled the country out of despair. That’s what @POTUS and Democrats are doing right now to recover from the pandemic. America is on the move again. Hope you join us. https://t.co/stfwYwR1YP
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) May 2, 2021
I’m not an FDR fan but I think it’s a mistake for conservatives to think this is a winning message
My boomer dad always said that the best two presidents America ever had were Reagan and… wait for it… FDR. Yes, really https://t.co/OwobGl58zP
— Sherman McCoy (@wasphyxiation) May 1, 2021
Correct, many people believed this.
— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) May 1, 2021
Pretty sure FDR is always going to be a more popular model for a President than Bill Clinton so this isn’t the ‘own’ you think it is. https://t.co/1lBUvFaTnG
— Mehdi Hasan (@mehdirhasan) May 1, 2021
So….exactly what this country needs in this moment?
Biden may not have been my first, second or even third choice for President, but he is meeting the moment. https://t.co/Ro5CtBYfFD
— Fredrick Doss (@FredrickDoss) May 1, 2021
Many, many, of us feel the exact same way as above.
First Blackburn, now Cornyn accidentally hiring Dem staffers? https://t.co/5yVQlkdhLJ
— MA politics hater (@SpareBostonian) May 1, 2021
— 𝐅𝐚𝐰𝐚𝐳 𝐒. 𝐀𝐧𝐰𝐚𝐫 (@FSAnwarTX) May 1, 2021
Ted Cruz: "I'm the biggest asshole to ever represent Texas!"
John Cornyn: "Hold my beer" https://t.co/YoZ8OPvfBx
— 𝑴𝒂𝒔𝒌𝒆𝒅 𝑴𝒂𝒈𝒏𝒊𝒇𝒊𝒄𝒆𝒏𝒕 𝑩𝒊𝒕𝒄𝒉 ™ (@MagsBitchs) May 1, 2021
— Andrew Feinberg (@AndrewFeinberg) May 1, 2021
Ummm….. dude needs to hire better staff, unless he and his strategy team think being pro-despair is a winning message in Texas?
Maybe he just learned the wrong lesson from the #CancunCruz situation.
Either way, he's clearly in it to help Texans or Americans have better lives https://t.co/YMgK0bxicF
— Rowan Box (@box_rowan) May 1, 2021
I’m staring at this tweet because I’m confused. Is this supposed to be a negative criticism? https://t.co/TnIMbIRGrE
— DEFUND & ABOLISH POLICE, REFUND OUR COMMUNITIES (@BreeNewsome) May 1, 2021
FDR inherited the disaster of The Great Depression.
Biden inherited the disaster of Trumpism and dip-shits like YOU, @JohnCornyn.
Great crises require great action. https://t.co/cENDJHr2dN
— Billy Ray (@BillyRay5229) May 1, 2021
Oh no! Not government intervention to pull the nation out of despair! https://t.co/LsoyBH6xXO
— Max Berger (@maxberger) May 1, 2021
Did he get hacked or something https://t.co/XUikGvu7Jp
— Philip White (@whiphi) May 1, 2021
I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a party flail on messaging around the pivotal issues facing the country quite like the GOP is right now. https://t.co/0wISaROLOQ
— Jesse Lee (@JesseCharlesLee) May 1, 2021
When Republicans finally get it https://t.co/Z095s3ypnc
— 🇺🇸TrashRat🇺🇸 (@trashytrashrat) May 1, 2021
Oh, you’re so close to getting it. https://t.co/Kh9r4CPS46
— Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) May 1, 2021
Imagine being the kind of elected official who thinks that the government pulling people out of despair during the worst pandemic IN A CENTURY is a bad thing… Good grief. https://t.co/Q7o76wIVtf
— Rabbi Michael Adam Latz #BlackLivesMatter (@RavMABAY) May 2, 2021
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