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May 6, 2021, 11:02 a.m.
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If we don't join Biden on the minimum corporate tax it would be extremely foolish.  What's there to ponder Trudeau?  I have to admit, I didn't think Biden would swing for the fences like this. It is probably the only play the Dems have since they are probably never getting asshats like Manchin to support ending the filibuster and the GOP is going to lie and cheat their way back into power. If people see actual changes in their lives it might not be so easy for the GOP to win without ideas like they always seem to. Apparently his new tax bill will mean that people making less than 75K will not pay federal income tax. Fucking Biden for PM.


 Last edited by: chupacabra on May 6, 2021, 11:03 a.m., edited 1 time in total.
May 6, 2021, 4:29 p.m.
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Posted by: chupacabra

I didn't think Biden would swing for the fences like this. 

It's a charade. https://scheerpost.com/2021/05/03/hedges-dont-be-fooled-by-joe-biden/ Sorry.

May 6, 2021, 7:02 p.m.
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So prior to being elected, Tungsten tells us Biden is basically a Republican who won’t pursue a progressive enough agenda.  Now that he’s been elected and is putting forward a more progressive agenda than anyone expected, he’s doing it in bad faith because he knows it won’t get passed.

I can’t imagine why people hate progressives.  The purity test on that is impassable.

May 7, 2021, 9:11 a.m.
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Posted by: Couch_Surfer

So prior to being elected, Tungsten tells us Biden is basically a Republican who won’t pursue a progressive enough agenda.  Now that he’s been elected and is putting forward a more progressive agenda than anyone expected, he’s doing it in bad faith because he knows it won’t get passed.

I can’t imagine why people hate progressives.  The purity test on that is impassable.

All of these writers have staked their reputations on claiming that both sides are truly evil so they have painted themselves into a corner.  If someone they had shown support for (Bernie??  Maybe) started these initiatives they would applaud them and blame others if they didn't pass, but if Biden does it he is a charlatan because he knows they won't pass.  The truth is that the Democrats can pass these spending measures and will through reconciliation so the next article will be how the money is actually going to the wealthy or some other backdoor.   They don't talk about things like the child tax credit or the massive tax savings for people making under 75K because it runs counter to their black and white, evil v good narrative and they are no longer the white hat hero speaking truth to power.

May 7, 2021, 9:33 a.m.
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Both-Sidesism is such a lazy bullshit trope and the Republicans absolutely love it when lefty Progressives and lazy journalists trot it out because it gives them the air cover they need.

I poke you in the arm, you stab me in the face with a knife. BOTH SIDES ARE VIOLENT!! Dumb.


 Last edited by: Couch_Surfer on May 7, 2021, 9:33 a.m., edited 1 time in total.
May 7, 2021, 11:09 a.m.
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Very dumb.  It also puts people in a position where you either loathe a candidate or cheer them like a Beatles fangirl in the '60s which makes it impossible to criticize them or acknowledge when they do something good.  Trump just made this worse because it was so hard to find anything that he did well and the right accused people of being zealots against him.  Gahh.

I think Canada is in a better position for now because not that many people are total fanbois of our choices (maybe a few ladies for Trudeau), but one charismatic asshole and the whole thing goes up in smoke.

May 7, 2021, 11:28 a.m.
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Like, if Drug Ford skips out on provincial politics to lead the religicon party for a run at PM ... on the strength of promising "buck a beer".

May 7, 2021, 7:20 p.m.
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Posted by: Couch_Surfer

So prior to being elected, Tungsten tells us Biden is basically a Republican who won’t pursue a progressive enough agenda. Now that he’s been elected and is putting forward a more progressive agenda than anyone expected, he’s doing it in bad faith because he knows it won’t get passed.

I can’t imagine why people hate progressives. The purity test on that is impassable.

I'm 'merican. I have special insight to these matters. ; )

https://www.commondreams.org/views/2021/05/10/it-not-time-progressives-be-giving-joe-biden-grade


 Last edited by: tungsten on May 10, 2021, 7:50 a.m., edited 2 times in total.
May 10, 2021, 1:23 p.m.
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Posted by: tungsten

I have special insight to these matters. ; )

Said every conspiracy theorist, ever.

May 11, 2021, 9:35 a.m.
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Posted by: tungsten

Posted by: Couch_Surfer

So prior to being elected, Tungsten tells us Biden is basically a Republican who won’t pursue a progressive enough agenda. Now that he’s been elected and is putting forward a more progressive agenda than anyone expected, he’s doing it in bad faith because he knows it won’t get passed.

I can’t imagine why people hate progressives. The purity test on that is impassable.

I'm 'merican. I have special insight to these matters. ; )

https://www.commondreams.org/views/2021/05/10/it-not-time-progressives-be-giving-joe-biden-grade

For a Common Dreams article that was pretty flattering to Biden IMO.

May 12, 2021, 8:47 p.m.
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Posted by: KenN

Posted by: tungsten

I have special insight to these matters. ; )

Said every conspiracy theorist, ever.

https://blackagendareport.com/democrats-give-grade-joe-bidens-brand-corporate-rule-should-left

Democrats have treated the Biden presidency’s first 100 days as the calm after the Trumpian storm. Yet the real storm of U.S. corporate rule continues, this time without the partisan opposition that existed under Donald J. Trump. So-called progressive Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez asserted that Biden has exceeded her expectations while Pramila Jayapal gave Biden an “A” grade for his performance thus far. Long before these overtures, The Washington Post declared Biden’s bid to "tame” the left a smashing success.


 Last edited by: tungsten on May 13, 2021, 7:40 p.m., edited 2 times in total.
May 13, 2021, 9:32 a.m.
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"So-called progressive Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez" - And the purity tests will continue until nobody is pure enough to take the test

May 13, 2021, 10:41 a.m.
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Posted by: chupacabra

"So-called progressive Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez" - And the purity tests will continue until nobody is pure enough to take the test

Meanwhile Majorie Taylor Greene is attacking her in the halls of congress to defend her Radical Socialist Marxist agenda.  Americans are fucking exhausting.

May 13, 2021, 12:54 p.m.
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Celebrate diversity!

May 13, 2021, 2:01 p.m.
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Posted by: Couch_Surfer

Americans are fucking exhausting.

This sums it up 100%.  Their insanity consumes us all.

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