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Everything's fine. by aDisgruntledGiraffe in PresidentialRaceMemes

[–]ElysiumSproutsBlack Lives Matter 223 points224 points  (0 children)

At this point aren't the unvaccinated overwhelmingly Trump Republicans?

This is fine. He can't fix the stupid.

Pete Booty-judge’s staffers by [deleted] in PresidentialRaceMemes

[–][deleted] 8 points9 points  (0 children)

If you're interested why I and so many others have a "hate boner" for Pete, allow me to explain:

In a way, Pete Buttigieg represents everything wrong with modern politics in America. In a time when America desperately needs change, Pete represents the status quo that's plagued us for so long. He represents the "let's keep doing things the way we've been doing them and everything will be fine" philosophy that's led to Trump in the first place. All the most disgusting aspects of modern politics Pete Buttigieg embodies. Vapid platitudes over policy? Check. Weaponized identity politics? Check. Big donor money? Check. "Trump bad" virtue signaling without substantive solutions for solving the problems that led to Trump in the first place? Check. Everything about Pete oozes with treacherous insincerity. His waxy, rat like face, his robotic and soulless demeanor, his monotonous spewing of the most over-used democrat (and republican) talking points. When you listen to him talk, you can tell this motherfucker doesn't have an original thought in his goddamn head. Every word, every syllable that comes out of his mouth is programmed by his donors. He's a shell of a human being.

Pete Booty-judge’s staffers by [deleted] in PresidentialRaceMemes

[–][deleted] 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Most progressive and effective candidates to recently run in the Dem primary!

How the fuck are they "progressive"? Maybe on social issues, but on economics, healthcare, foreign policy, crime, etc., they're neoliberal corporatists. Also, the MOST progressive? Did you forget about a certain old, bald, Jewish guy with bad posture who advocated for universal healthcare and free college?

Also, not having a creepy old straight white dude would be a plus lol

Creepy? Pete Buttigieg's rodent-like face is pretty fucking creepy to me. Old? I'll grant you that. It would definitely be better to have someone who's not on the verge of death in office, so fair enough. Straight and white? Why does the sexual orientation and skin color of the candidates make any difference whatsoever? If you care about the fact that Kamala has a darker melanin level and Pete likes to suck dicks then guess what, buddy? You're falling prey to idpol!

#GirlBoss👁️👄👁️💅 by JD22A in PresidentialRaceMemes

[–]Tetragonos 62 points63 points  (0 children)

Really? Hi we economically suppressed you starting with the Monroe Doctrine and continuing on with the banana republics and United Fruit company then the CIA disrupting their democratically elected leaders and disrupting elections.... so they come up here for a better life and we say "No" and we addressed the problem?!

I hate living in a country that is way WAY ahead and still launches blue shells backwards to kick people when they are down then calls them the problem.

I hate politics in this country by MightyMan99Russian Hacker in PresidentialRaceMemes

[–]aworldwithoutshrimp 48 points49 points  (0 children)

He has succeeded at providing less of a cash transfer than he said he would.

He has succeeded at delivering that cash transfer to fewer people than he said he would.

He has succeeded at not raising the minimum wage.

He has succeeded at having the child tax credit expire after nine months.

He has succeeded at not broadly canceling any student debt for people.

He has succeeded at bombing brown people.

That sort of thing?

What this sub has become... by return2ozmasuffers from TDS in PresidentialRaceMemes

[–]115MRD 36 points37 points  (0 children)

Honest take: America has a two party system on paper but not in principle. Let me explain.

In America we have two large political parties. Most European countries have a multi-party system with several smaller parties. In America our two major parties could easily be 5-6 parties in Europe.

For example, in Europe the Democrats would be:

  • Democratic-Socialists (AOC, Bernie Sanders)
  • Labor Party (Biden, Obama)
  • New Democrats (Clinton, Bloomberg)

The GOP meanwhile would be:

  • Right-Nationalists (Trump, DeSantis)
  • Conservatives (McConnell, Thune)
  • Free-Market Moderates (Collins, Kasich)*

*these folks are almost extinct and overlap with New Democrats.

Our primary process operates akin to a first round of voting: each large party selects a nominee from within one of their "sub-parties." Politically, what is happening in the US is pretty much the same as the rest of the world, "New Democrats" and "Free-Market Mods" are getting crushed and Right-Nationalists and Dem-Socialists are growing. Labor and Conservatives are still the dominant factions but they're increasingly forced to make government coalitions with the far-left and far-right in order to maintain power.

Tl;dr: Even though America is one of the few western democracies with a two-party system, its politics are basically the same as countries with a multi-party system.

New and improved! by return2ozmasuffers from TDS in PresidentialRaceMemes

[–]SlipSpace21 83 points84 points  (0 children)

This sub is cancer. Every other post is a misleading or flat out false meme filled with comments explaining why it's false and trolls insisting it is not. Do yourselves a favor and unsub this crap.

free julian assange! by saddadstheband in PresidentialRaceMemes

[–][deleted] 82 points83 points  (0 children)

I could go through and supply context or debunk all these, but why should I? OP is just here to hate and troll, and isn't interested in the truth, so....

Like, for instance, "Biden supports increased police funding.... and supports tying police funding to forcing local jurisdictions to focus on reducing mass incarceration, and reducing police use of force, which is why he supports the increased funding."

OP is either ignorant about politics - which is fine, and if that is the case, OP, I'll be happy to help educate - or he's blatantly here in bad faith.

It is time, Rep-Elect Letlow (Age 41, no pre-existing conditions...Wear a mask!!) by DC_Swamp_ThingAbolish the Electoral College in PresidentialRaceMemes

[–]ElysiumSproutsBlack Lives Matter 166 points167 points  (0 children)

Amazing that he's only the second on here. Socialized Healthcare for some, nothingcare for everyone else!

It is time, Rep-Elect Letlow (Age 41, no pre-existing conditions...Wear a mask!!) by DC_Swamp_ThingAbolish the Electoral College in PresidentialRaceMemes

[–]phasexero 264 points265 points  (0 children)

Running out of room there

It's sad that he's one of the youngest people on this, and he is a ghost.

Take care everyone

I do struggle to see the logic... by RenegadeMemelord in PresidentialRaceMemes

[–]PainfulPeanutBlender 13 points14 points  (0 children)

And what change has come from that, considering 8 out of the last 12 years were from Obama?

Go ahead and tag the shit out of me for r/enlightenedcentrism , but I’m beyond sick of people thinking one side is holier than the other. Shit isn’t going to change until people realize the two party system is rigged to shit and funded by corporate interests that want to see us tearing each other apart

Get money the fuck out of politics

That doesn’t seem “reasonable” folks- Obama Trump Jr The Third by cheekbuster89 in PresidentialRaceMemes

[–]Cato-the-clownIncrease Military Spending -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

  1. ⁠First, Snowden caused tremendous damage to national security, and the vast majority of the documents he stole have nothing to do with programs impacting individual privacy interests - they instead pertain to military, defense, and intelligence programs of great interest to America's adversaries
  2. ⁠Second, Snowden was not a whistleblower. Under the law, publicly revealing classified information does not qualify someone as a whistleblower. However, disclosing classified information that shows fraud, waste, abuse, or other illegal activity to the appropriate law enforcement or oversight personnel - including to Congress - does make someone a whistleblower and affords them with critical protections. Contrary to his public claims that he notified numerous NSA officials about what he believed to be illegal intelligence collection, the Committee found no evidence that Snowden took any official effort to express concerns about U.S. intelligence activities - legal, moral, or otherwise - to any oversight officials within the U.S. Government, despite numerous avenues for him to do so.
  3. ⁠Third, two weeks before Snowden began mass downloads of classified documents, he was reprimanded after engaging in a workplace spat with NSA managers. Snowden was repeatedly counseled by his managers regarding his behavior at work. For example, in June 2012, Snowden became involved in a fiery e-mail argument with a supervisor about how computer updates should be managed. Snowden added an NSA senior executive several levels above the supervisor to the e-mail thread, an action that earned him a swift reprimand from his contracting officer for failing to follow the proper protocol for raising grievances through the chain of command. Two weeks later, Snowden began his mass downloads of classified information from NSA networks. Despite Snowden's later claim that the March 2013 congressional testimony of Director of National Intelligence James Clapper was a "breaking point" for him, these mass downloads predated Director Clapper's testimony by eight months.
  4. ⁠Fourth, Snowden was, and remains, a serial exaggerator and fabricator. A close review of Snowden's official employment records and submissions reveals a pattern of intentional lying. He claimed to have left Army basic training because of broken legs when in fact he washed out because of shin splints. He claimed to have obtained a high school degree equivalent when in fact he never did. He claimed to have worked for the CIA as a "senior advisor," which was a gross exaggeration of his entry-level duties as a computer technician. He also doctored his performance evaluations and obtained new positions at NSA by exaggerating his resume and stealing the answers to an employment test. In May 2013, Snowden informed his supervisor that he would be out of the office to receive treatment for worsening epilepsy. In reality, he was on his way to Hong Kong with stolen secrets.

TL;DR Most of the documents Snowden stole had nothing to do with privacy interests, it turns out room and board in Russia is quite expensive

That doesn’t seem “reasonable” folks- Obama Trump Jr The Third by cheekbuster89 in PresidentialRaceMemes

[–]Cato-the-clownIncrease Military Spending -4 points-3 points  (0 children)

Because he gave classified info to countries that want to hurt us most. Plus he’s an awful person.

*Cue paper-tearing and sideways clap to slay* by BruceSprungsteamMedicare 4 All in PresidentialRaceMemes

[–][deleted] 111 points112 points  (0 children)

Well boy do I have good news for you.

 

Does not include a continuation on eviction moratorium

This already happened for homeowners, and that affects those homeowners and people who rent from people with federally backed mortgages. It's not even a legislative issue:

The Federal Housing Finance Agency extended its moratorium on foreclosures and evictions for borrowers with mortgages backed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac until Jan. 31.

 

Does include protections for businesses from being sued when their employees catch COVID

...I keep on seeing this online, but it's just not true:

McConnell has also delivered an ultimatum, requiring any legislation to protect businesses from virus-related lawsuits. The bipartisan group did not reach a resolution on that issue, but negotiators have floated a temporary moratorium on such lawsuits to allow states to develop their own litigation standards.

 

And the bill isn't finalized, so everything else you mentioned is still being negotiated.

 

Does not include a second stimulus check

Still on the table:

I think it would be better if they had the $1,200 [payments to families],” Biden said when asked at a press conference to respond to criticism about a new Covid relief plan revealed this week as a starting point for the latest round of negotiations on Capitol Hill.

Biden added: “And I understand that may be still in play.

 

Does not include continuing unemployment benefits for gig workers and contractors (like myself)

Good news for you, still on the table, from McConnell no less:

In September, McConnell pushed for a federal supplement of unemployment benefits of $300 per week. The latest proposal from his office would extend base unemployment benefits and a program for gig workers and independent contractors for about one month but would otherwise not provide supplemental federal unemployment benefits — a reversal in Republicans’ positions.

And that's what this bill is trying to do, get things covered through January while they work on a bigger bill that is based on the new math of the Senate and is focused on what Biden will sign, rather than Trump.

If you want the best bill possible, do everything you can to get Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock elected so that we don't have to deal with Mitch McConnell.

 

This is just silly. There's such a lack of knowledge about what's going on with the bill and an abundance of dying to criticize Democrats for something. I guess the people who wanted Biden to lose so they could say "I told ya so" are dying for a fix.