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Sun Mar 14, 2021, 11:21 AM

GOP goes on the attack against Biden relief bill



BY JORDAIN CARNEY - 03/13/21 05:00 PM EST

Republicans are going on the attack against the newly signed $1.9 trillion coronavirus bill as they scramble to find a messaging foothold against Democrats' first big win heading into 2022.

GOP lawmakers, who voted in unison against the legislation, are gambling that they'll be able to tamp down the billís popularity in the long run, even as polls have shown it garners broad approval, including from their own voters.

The focus among congressional Republicans is twofold: highlighting provisions they hope will be damaging to Democrats and accusing their political opponents of trying to take credit for an economic recovery Republicans say was set in motion by the Trump administration.

ďIím not surprised that the American public's initial reaction to this, before they know whatís in it, would be positive. The thought of many Americans getting a $1,400 check, why would they not like that?Ē Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said during an interview with "PBS NewsHour."

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https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/543042-gop-goes-on-the-attack-against-biden-relief-bill

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DonViejo Mar 2021 OP
onecaliberal Mar 2021 #1
katmondoo Mar 2021 #2
rickford66 Mar 2021 #3
FlyingPiggy Mar 2021 #4
Proud Liberal Dem Mar 2021 #5

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Mar 14, 2021, 11:23 AM

1. GOP goes on the attack of pandemic aid for Americans.

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Sun Mar 14, 2021, 11:34 AM

2. Screw the GOP

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Sun Mar 14, 2021, 11:38 AM

3. Because no trickle down ?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Mar 14, 2021, 12:20 PM

4. Screw them. It's hard to ignore how good the money in your pocket feels

I donít see republicans giving their stimulus checks back, either. They look and sound so desperate. Ugh

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Sun Mar 14, 2021, 12:35 PM

5. I've noticed a political pattern since Clinton (1993)

Democrats came in to office winning WH and Congress and passed a big economic plan in 1993 to address the Recession then, angering Republicans and getting votes for none of them. Republicans lied and smeared about the package and won Congress in 1994, riding a "populist" wave of anger against government, taxes, "the elite" etc..

After two miserable terms of George W. Bush and a Great Recession to have to deal with, Democrats came into office winning WH and Congress by large margins and immediately passed a Stimulus Plan (which attracted a small number of Republican votes but the package was pared down to win those votes). Republicans lied and smeared about the package- Plus Obamacare- and won the House in 2010 and, later, the Senate in 2014, riding a "populist" wave of anger against government, taxes, "the elite", etc (known as "Tea Party" ).

After one miserable term of Donald Trump and a Pandemic and resulting economic disaster, Democrats came into office winning WH and Congress (by the smallest of margins) and immediately passed a Relief Plan (which got no Republican votes). Republicans are lying and smearing about the package now. The question now is whether Republicans are going to be successful in lying and smearing about that package- or anything else- ride that "wave" into victory/gains in 2022/2024. Going into the final votes, the Relief Plan commanded around 70% of support of all Americans and a substantial number of Republicans (citizens). How they will manage to make "Lemonade" out of those "Lemons" is anybody's guess?

I realize that there are lot of factors and this is somewhat oversimplified but I think that it's pretty accurate.

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