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Thursday, October 15, 2020

Steve Benen: Why, exactly, are GOP lawmakers so opposed to giving the economy a boost ahead of Election Day? The official answer from Senate Republicans is that they're now concerned about the deficit. In other words, Republicans are blocking Trump's economic goals today in order to stand in the way of Biden's economic goals tomorrow. If/when a Democratic White House looks to Capitol Hill to create a strong and lasting economic recovery, McConnell is laying the groundwork now to say no.

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This is why we need the Senate. Also why we need to fund one-way tickets to these people's trash heaps of preference.

The Republican turn from democracy is almost complete.

#1 | Posted by Zed at 2020-10-15 12:59 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Vote the ------- out. They are scum. Too many Americans think this is good governance. It is anti life, anti human. They are bugs.

Let's squash them.

#2 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2020-10-15 01:00 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

A GOP strategist who has been consulting with Senate campaigns said Republicans have been carefully laying the groundwork to restrain a Biden administration on federal spending and the budget deficit by talking up concerns about the price tag for another round of virus relief. The thinking, the strategist said, is that it would be very hard politically to agree on spending trillions more now and then in January suddenly embrace fiscal restraint.

www.bloomberg.com

Senate Republicans are in for a rude awakening if they believe the Democrats haven't learned their lessons from 2009. Democrats shouldn't waste a valuable second in cutting the legs right out from whatever is left of the GOP contingent once the blue wave inundates them after all the ballots are counted.

Even with power they repeatedly show themselves unable to put the needs of the people over that of their own political goals. That ends on January 20th if this electorate so decides.

#3 | Posted by tonyroma at 2020-10-15 01:04 PM | Reply

The GOP are scum.

#4 | Posted by Nixon at 2020-10-15 01:08 PM | Reply

Buh bye filibuster. If the GOP traitors are opposed to funding a science based response to COVID and rebuilding the economy using green jobs and infrastructure, then nix the filibuster, and stack the courts, because ANY popular legislation that makes people's lives better will be struck down by Drumpf courts, just like what is about to happen to the ACA and Roe. Dem's CANNOT allow the minority to block what the is good for the majority, period! Minority rule is why Moscow Mitch's singular focus has been on stacking the courts. He recognizes that the days of the GOP ever being a majority party again are gone, so he wants to make sure his rich donors and the GOP can still win in the courts when they can't win at the ballot box. First things first, remove the filibuster for everything, expand the courts, statehood for DC and PR then we can work on getting rid of the racist, antiquated EC and making voting easier, faster with equal access everywhere in the country. We'll make the GOP so small, we could drown them in a bathtub!

#5 | Posted by _Gunslinger_ at 2020-10-15 03:58 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

NIXON

Hopefully, on January 3rd when a new Senate is sworn in, they'll be minority scum.

#6 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-10-15 03:59 PM | Reply

The thinking, the strategist said, is that it would be very hard politically to agree on spending trillions more now and then in January suddenly embrace fiscal restraint.

If Biden wins the WH, I think it very likely that dems will win the Senate and keep the House. If dems do win the senate, their first move should be to end the filibuster. The only reason for not ending it will be that they don't want to do the things that need doing. Of course they will dress it up and say that they are "reaching out" to repubs in an effort to show unity but the reality will be very different.

#7 | Posted by FedUpWithPols at 2020-10-15 03:59 PM | Reply

Republicans seem convinced they're winning the senate.

#8 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-10-15 04:03 PM | Reply

Republicans seem convinced they're winning the senate.

#8 | Posted by ClownShack

Elections always offer possibilities.

The GOP keeping the Senate is insignificant among them.

#9 | Posted by Zed at 2020-10-15 04:04 PM | Reply

The GOP hated the last stimulus package but only backed it because Trump was gung-ho in favor or it and most of the GOP has felt behold to Trump and to do whatever he commanded. Only now that he is finally on his way are some of them willing to cross him.

#10 | Posted by moder8 at 2020-10-15 04:06 PM | Reply

The GOP hated the last stimulus package but only backed it because Trump was gung-ho in favor or it and most of the GOP has felt behold to Trump and to do whatever he commanded. Only now that he is finally on his way are some of them willing to cross him.

#10 | POSTED BY MODER8 AT 2020-10-15 04:06 PM | FLAG:
(CHOOSE)

The GOP loved the stimulus once Drumpf fired the IGs who the Dems intended to be the gatekeepers, which allowed Munchkin to slather the relief on the red states and pass it off to their rich donors while the little guy on mainstreet got screwed!

#11 | Posted by _Gunslinger_ at 2020-10-15 04:13 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

"Only now that he is finally on his way are some of them willing to cross him."

They deserve to go down like rats on the Titanic.

#12 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-10-15 04:29 PM | Reply

The GOP keeping the Senate is insignificant among them.
#9 | POSTED BY ZED

I may be mistaking your response.

But. The Senate isn't insignificant.

The GOP keeping the senate will result in stalemates Biden's entire presidency. (Assuming Biden wins)

Preventing any progress.

#13 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-10-15 04:47 PM | Reply

I think the GOP could pass what Donald wants within the next week. It would be one last desperate attempt to buy the election.

#14 | Posted by Whatsleft at 2020-10-15 05:02 PM | Reply

MODER8 @ #10

"Only now that he is finally on his way are some of them willing to cross him."

It's more likely they're trying to save themselves from the wrath of their constituents back home who are sick and tired of Donald Trump.

#15 | Posted by Twinpac at 2020-10-15 09:14 PM | Reply

McConnell, not Pelosi, balks at Trump's demands on economic aid

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) told reporters yesterday ... that GOP senators are so opposed to the White House's current approach that he won't even bring it to the floor for a vote. Instead, the Kentuckian said, Senate Republicans want a $500 billion package.

www.msnbc.com

#16 | Posted by tonyroma at 2020-10-16 11:20 AM | Reply

As usual, not ONE tidbit of facts in here. Some anonymous person said something. That's all Dems have been going off of in the last 4 years. I'd love to hear the truth but this article doesn't give any of it. If it's true, then report it and the source. If it's not, then it's not news and it's not fact.

Just wait until the Dems are in power and the Reps do the same thing to you. I can't wait to see all of the Libs on here say the exact same thing I just said above.

#17 | Posted by humtake at 2020-10-16 12:07 PM | Reply

"I can't wait to see all of the Libs on here say the exact same thing I just said above.

#17 | POSTED BY HUMTAKE AT 2020-10-16 12:07 PM | REPLY | FLAG"

I can't speak for any other posters, but if I ever find myself saying the exact same things as you on DR, I will be the first poster to ever plonk himself.

#18 | Posted by Foreigner at 2020-10-16 04:46 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Just wait until the Dems are in power and the Reps do the same thing to you.

Like Benghazi? Or Birtherism?

DumTake, you're never worth the read.

#19 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-10-16 04:58 PM | Reply

As usual, not ONE tidbit of facts in here. Some anonymous person said something.

Hey ----------, it you could actually read you would have seen that Mitch McConnell himself is quoted in post 16 - and he's quoted again right here:

McConnell nixes Trump 'big' stimulus proposal

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell appeared to put an end to any pre-election prospects for President Donald Trump's latest big stimulus proposal on Thursday, saying he had no plans to bring to the floor any package at $1.8 trillion or above.

"That's where the administration's willing to go," McConnell said of the $1.8 trillion topline number proposed by Trump. "My members think what we laid out, a half a trillion dollars, highly targeted, is the best way to go."

Asked if a compromise in the higher range was possible, McConnell said: "I don't think so." McConnell's comments effectively put an end to any possibility of the enactment of a large-scale stimulus deal before the election....

www.cnn.com

Got anything else stupid to say?

#20 | Posted by tonyroma at 2020-10-16 08:21 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I wish Mitch McConnell was anonymous. That would have saved America a lot of... a LOT of grief.

I'm still hoping to find that parallel universe where McConnell is an actual animated talking turtle on a Saturday morning kids show.

#21 | Posted by bocaink at 2020-10-17 10:30 AM | Reply

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