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GOP nightmare is here: Sanders Is Budget Chair

Discussion in 'North American Politics' started by sun rise, Jan 19, 2021.

  1. sun rise

    sun rise "This is the Hour of God"
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    The media source is obviously from the left. As far as I'm concerned, I expect the next two years, at least, to be a lot more entertaining than the past 4.

    GOP nightmare about to come true: Senate Budget Committee Chair Bernie Sanders

    The long-held Republican nightmare that a champion of working-class people and the common good — someone who has dedicated his political career to curbing poverty and injustice while denouncing corporate greed, endless war and the cruelty of a for-profit health system that leaves millions upon millions uninsured or without affordable access to care — would assume the powerful position of chairing the Senate Budget Committee is about to become a reality.


    "Time to face the harsh reality, socialist Bernie Sanders will become the chairman of the Senate Budget Committee. He has vowed to use his position to enact his progressive agenda on healthcare, climate, infrastructure spending, and cutting defense spending," Nikki Haley tweeted Saturday.
     
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  2. Jaiket

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    It's nice of Nikki to highlight the positives.
     
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    Sounds good to me.
     
  4. Audie

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    Nightmare for America maybe.
    But then-
    The guy has been feckless since
    forever, that won't change.
     
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    Why are conservatives so opposed to Bernie for being a democratic socialist? Those same conservatives seem to love quoting George Orwell, another democratic socialist.
     
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  6. sun rise

    sun rise "This is the Hour of God"
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    "socialism" has been a swear word for the right for a long long time. Everything that the left proposes is automatically labeled socialism.
     
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  7. SomeRandom

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  8. Audie

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    Um, so, point thereof?
     
  9. Audie

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    Autolabelling is a popular sport on capital hill.
     
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  10. Revoltingest

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    The left & right use pretty much the same definition,
    since both of them call the Scandinavians "socialist".
    For one side, a curse word...for the other, praise.
     
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    three questions:

    1 - why is this a nightmare?
    2 - who is the feckless one?
    3 - how has that person demonstrated fecklessness?
     
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    Like him or not you can't help feeling happy for him. He's been pushing for all of this time, and now he's in a position to try out his ideas.

    How can it be more entertaining that the last for years? Oh you mean for Americans. Ok I hear you.
     
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  14. Sunstone

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    In today's political climate, Eisenhower
    would be a 'nightmare for America'. Imagine
    where his notion governments must lend open
    support to labor unions would get him today. Or,
    for that matter, just about anything he stood for.

    The John Birch people called him a 'communist'
    and declared he was a Soviet mole tasked with
    taking over the Government.

    Back then, the Republicans had Buckley. He
    deplaformed the Birchers on the grounds they
    were too radical to be true conservatives. That's
    what we call it today, 'deplatforming'. Post-Buckley,
    they were reduced to mailing out mimeographed
    copies of their pamphlets to true believers who
    subscribed to them. I think they had a few books,
    too, but their books weren't available in most
    bookstores.

    My high school math teacher was a Bircher. The only
    one I ever personally knew. At least once a week, he
    would take the first 10 - 15 minutes of class to teach
    us something useful. Like how to throw a grenade,
    using a chalk eraser to demonstrate the correct
    technique.

    I know exactly where to go in case America is
    ever over-run by Soviet tanks, thanks to him.

    I think maybe a lot of kids on the right these days
    are learning important life skills.
     
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    So you think that a good infrastructure, a functioning capitalism, a political system run by the people not the oligarchs and a happy community are somehow undesirable by the right? Is it because it feels too much like civilization and too little like the wild west?
     
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    For some of them the idea of anyone anywhere ever doing anything to help other people under any circustance whatsoever really boils their urine.
     
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    Had to look up "feckless" Nice word. Sort of learned what it meant from context, but never sure. Should look up more words. I remember looking up enervate. Boy, was I wrong.
     
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  18. Revoltingest

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    I don't believe in the Oligarch Conspiracy.
    I like having infrastructure...after all, I pay much in taxes & fees to have it.
    I find capitalism chugging along, ie, functioning.
    Civilization is a semi-successful work in progress.
    I suspect that many non-lefties would agree.
     
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    For a country already deeply in debt to dive so
    much deeper strikes this reader as unwise.

    Not that he is free to impose as he wishes.

    Bernie Sanders: How much would his spending plans cost? - BBC News
    Some say only 40 trillion cost, some say
    97.
     
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    You are better at not taking the bait than I am
     
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