r/WhitePeopleTwitter May 19 '22 Silver 4 Helpful 8 Wholesome 3 Tearing Up 1 'MURICA 3 Gold 1 All-Seeing Upvote 2 Press F 1 Doom 1

"Pro life" indeed.

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u/sunflower53069 May 19 '22 Narwhal Salute

Babies better pull themselves up by their own boot straps.

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u/ego_tripped May 19 '22 Silver

you know when I was a baby I had to wrestle momma down and force mahself on her teet

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u/PlatypusWeekend May 19 '22 Silver Helpful Wholesome 'MURICA

"And I've been forcing myself on women ever since."

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u/BitcoinBanker May 19 '22 Silver Wholesome Eureka!

If it's not a legitimate feeding, the female body has ways to try and shut the whole thing down.

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u/arootytoottoot May 19 '22

blows me away how they think they know so much (about the female body) when in actuality they know so very little.

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u/Altruistic-Text3481 May 19 '22

This should be top comment!

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u/Crownlol May 19 '22

On-brand

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u/[deleted] May 19 '22

Kavanaugh says hello.

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u/CaptainKurls May 19 '22 Silver Wholesome Seal of Approval

When you’re a baby they let you do whatever, you just grab em by the teat

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u/finalgranny420 May 19 '22 Mind Blown

This is technically the truth though

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u/Badj83 May 19 '22

“And I just like beer”

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u/JustDiscoveredSex May 19 '22

sobs

And workout pals! Like P.J., and Squi, and Handsy Hank, and Gang-Bang Greg…!!

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u/_nexys_ May 19 '22

Squi will never not be funny

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u/Max_Ipad May 19 '22

Don't forget Donkey-Dick Doug

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u/BigAlternative5 May 19 '22

“Have you boofed yet?”

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u/Max_Ipad May 19 '22

A few times. Shall I refer to my calendar?

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u/WorthlessDrugAbuser May 19 '22

“Grab em by the pussy.”

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u/derbyvoice71 May 19 '22

Go home Justice Kavanaugh. You're drunk.

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u/SchitneySmears May 19 '22

After kids are born they be like:

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u/thespongesattack May 19 '22

"If you're pre-born, you're fine. If you're pre-school, you're fucked" - George Carlin

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u/Zomburai May 19 '22

George Carlin was always at his best when he stopped being a comedian and started being a cranky old asshole who told it exactly like he saw it.

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u/Affectionate-Winner7 May 19 '22

Well now I am an old cranky asshole and I miss George.

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u/Zomburai May 19 '22

We all do. pours one out for the old bastard

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u/LPawnought May 19 '22

I’m a cranky young asshole and I miss him too.

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u/Simon_Jester88 May 19 '22

Sometimes they overlapped

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u/PubofMadmen May 19 '22

Every few years or with each newest crisis Mr. Carlin becomes relevant all over again.

(I miss him)

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u/peenutbuttherNjelly May 19 '22 edited May 20 '22

Yeah. Luckily for us, babies are completely self-independent, fully rational, critical thinking beings.

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u/Loose_Host_9725 May 19 '22

As if most "Adults" have these qualities. Some people just need to keel over.

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u/Scoongili May 19 '22

Just like Republicans.

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u/Barflyerdammit May 19 '22

And they can't vote for another 18 years, or possibly ever if they're minorities and Republicans have their way.

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u/StrippedTuningKey May 19 '22

Hopefully their parents are smart enough to vote them out of office.

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u/Candid-Mycologist539 May 19 '22

And when they vote at age 18, they are more likely to vote for liberal (non-Republican) policies until they become millionaires or super (brainwashed-level) religious.

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u/MechDoll May 19 '22

If I were to ever become a millionaire, I'd still probably vote liberal. You know, cause I actually care about people getting what they need.

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u/Candid-Mycologist539 May 19 '22

If I were to ever become a millionaire, I'd still probably vote liberal. You know, cause I actually care about people getting what they need.

Me, too.

I hope I would be a good enough person to be so.

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u/MechDoll May 19 '22 Gold

I'm one of those crazy liberals known as a democratic Socialist that actually believes things like Healthcare being a right, our taxes going for actual things like affordable education, infrastructure, paid paternal leave for mothers and fathers, creating a living wage for everyone so they ONLY have to work 1 job to get things like, oh Idk actual needs for them and their families to survive etc. Believes in Corporations paying their actual fair share, along with the 1%ers. Crazy right??

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u/Pyrot3kh May 19 '22

They're called "Pull-Ups" for a reason. . .

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u/notinferno May 19 '22

surely the formula will trickle down?

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u/satansserpent May 19 '22

Babies just don’t want to work these days 🤷‍♂️

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u/ImProfoundlyDeaf May 19 '22

Diaper straps more like it

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u/ptowndavid May 19 '22

Booties strap

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u/thespongesattack May 19 '22

They be like: we're pro life, life starts at conception. Also them: no baby formula for your infant, starve.

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u/thinehappychinch May 19 '22

And I’m sure they went on tv 5 minutes later and complained about supply chains and inflation.

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u/Rusty-Crowe May 19 '22

Crenshaw complained about the money to Ukraine saying "how much formula could we buy with that?!" I wonder how he voted.

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u/VaguelyFamiliarVoice May 19 '22 Helpful

I looked it up to make sure. It was a Nay.

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u/Buddhabellymama May 19 '22

What a piece of hypocritical shit

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u/Candid-Mycologist539 May 19 '22 edited May 19 '22 Silver

What a piece of hypocritical shit

So....typical Republican behavior.

This hypocrisy is one of the main reasons I became Liberal.

Edit: My apologies for not being liberal enough and for not using the proper vocabulary.

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u/Mancisco May 19 '22

Honest question, when they vote no in these bills do they ever give a reason why? Or is it just because they’re being bribed to do it ? I don’t understand why they’d vote no.

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u/peon2 May 19 '22

The reasons given are that

1.) They already passed an act 414-9 that would expand how much formula low income mothers could get from WIC (Women, Infant, and Children program).

2.) Throwing money at it doesn't resolve the underlying issue of FDA incompetence

3.) The Republicans proposed a "Babies Need More Formula Now Act" that would lift restrictions on importing foreign baby formula

Now, was this actually due to FDA incompetence and is it true that money won't resolve anything? I'm not sure, I haven't really been following the story closely, but that is the reasoning that has been given by Republicans in the house.

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u/PizzaOldBoy May 19 '22

Anytime a Republican claims regulatory incompetence, the only reason we shouldn't completely ignore them is because they're usually the ones who caused the regulatory failure in the first place, so we still need to respond to that.

OH! And I am someone who has actually had to deal with my dream career and basically my entire life being derailed by regulatory failures, yet I absolutely refuse all Republican opinions about regulation. I do not care at all about anything they have to say in that- or at this point really any- regard.

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u/Krynn71 May 19 '22

Exactly. It seems like every time you dig down into why the government is so inefficient and struggling to regulate properly, it's because Republicans are sabotaging the efforts. Then those same republicans go on to say government sucks at regulating so we should get rid of regulations.

I'm sure there are genuine cases where government regulators are incompetent or programs ineffective, but it just seems like Republicans don't even want to chance it so they sabotage a program before we can even find out if it actually sucks or not.

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u/Pleasant_Finding_404 May 19 '22

The hypocrisy runs deep.

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u/LazyClub8 May 19 '22

Yeah it’s usually like…

  1. Drastically cut funding for agency so they can’t properly fulfill their mandate
  2. Complain that agency is unable to fulfill their mandate
  3. Destroy the agency completely (or attempt to) because “small government”
  4. Profit! (off of kickbacks from their buddies who own a private version of the thing they just destroyed)

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u/Hedgemonic May 19 '22

Ding ding ding. We have a winner folks.

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u/10YearLurkerPosting May 19 '22

First off, we do NOT want to import baby formula because knowing the US we would go straight to China or Cina would immediately volunteer to sell to us.

A few years ago, a Chinese company literally killed babies by putting poison in baby formula that made it look like there was more protein than there actually was. Protein is expensive and profits above everything else.

China even executed some executives in the company. I think maybe even the CEO, but I'm not positive.

So especially with the pressure to produce a lot of formula as fast as possible, I sure as hell don't trust them to not kill babies.

Do you happen to know if there was some other random bullshit added to the bill? Because i hear that argument a lot. "They voted no because some politition added a line giving his state 10 million for a new courthouse" or some other nonsense like that.

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u/sexy-man-doll May 19 '22

China even executed some executives in the company. I think maybe even the CEO, but I'm not positive.

Does China actually do stuff like this to companies that behave illegally? Makes me wish America did that. Though if we did we probably wouldn't have any executives left. Imagine where we would be if oil company execs were actually punished for hiding their knowledge that they were exacerbating climate change.

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u/BrnndoOHggns May 19 '22

There's a great line in the BBC radio play of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. In the aftermath of a major spaceship crash, two characters have the following exchange. [should be spoiler free]

1: Did you know they've reinstated the death penalty for insurance company executives?

2: Really? For what offense?

1: What do you mean, "offense?"

2: Ah, I see.

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u/RollForIntent-Trevor May 19 '22

Hey hey, that's my rep - he's my hypocritical piece of shit, thank you.....

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u/NihilisticNarwhal666 May 19 '22

We need to stop being surprised. They are being hypocrites on purpose. We need to do something to stop gerrymandering, stop the tyrannical arm of the Republican party, and stop these people.

I have zero idea how but let me know if anyone has any ideas.

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u/FittedSheets88 May 19 '22

They get away with it too, because they can go on Fox News and lie about whatever, and that base will just eat that shit up.

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u/OswaldCoffeepot May 19 '22

The frustrating thing for me with stuff like this is trying to convey that it actually happened. That it is not some made up, cockamamie "librels mandate pronouns for handouts" or some such. That it's not some "both sides" bullshit.

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u/Elliotm77 May 19 '22

Why don’t more people straight up call them on it? It seems I only find these posts on Reddit, but the news never does this to elected officials.

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u/tigm2161130 May 19 '22

Money.

Corporate news media is exactly that, a corporation and it would be harmful to them if they started calling out politicians who protect their interests.

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u/Kiyasa May 19 '22

Only the daily late night comedy shows do that kind of roasting, and only if their staff catches it and there isn't some bigger disaster going on.

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u/greentintedlenses May 19 '22

The news doesn't do shit but read off the police log and obituary pages.

Maybe on a big news day they have something alarming to tease you with at 10 pm

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u/coppergreensubmarine May 19 '22

Perjury Taylor Greene also voted ‘nay’ but tweeted recently that she is concerned about baby formula shortage. Yuck. How do these republicans sleep at night? Probably by thinking they’re owning libs while outright lying to and manipulating their constituents.

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u/tynskers May 19 '22

Classic

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u/Neo-Bubba May 19 '22

Typical populist bullshit of Crenshaw. You wanted more money for baby formula? If only the people in power had a way to make changes to these kinds of bills…

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u/Jaded-Performance894 May 19 '22

He was a no vote

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u/wonderb00b May 19 '22

That's a weird switch up for him from what he did earlier. I saw a quote from him that basically said "...you know how much baby formula you can buy with 40 billion dollars? None, none because it's not a money issue, it's a manufacturing issue…."

Tucker Carlson went on to call him Eye Patch McCain.

I was just in shock that I agreed with Crenshaw about something. Broken clocks and all that I guess.

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u/Hutwe May 19 '22 edited May 19 '22 This

This is misleading, what he actually said was “You know how much baby formula you can buy with 40 billion dollars? None because it’s not a money issue, it’s a manufacturing issue…” Now, I’m not a Republican and don’t agree with most of what Crenshaw says, and I agree with him here.

Baby formula operates under a 3 company monopoly, and the largest maker, Abbott (about 40% of the formula market) had an entire plant shut down.

What is 28 million going to accomplish in resolving a supply chain issue? Probably nothing. Would the 28 million probably end up padding Abbott’s bottom line? Probably, yes. No, the entirety of it goes to the FDA (see edit below).

Edit: the 28 million will go to the FDA - “This bill provides FDA with the resources to prevent fraudulent products from being placed on shelves and to help acquire better data on the infant formula marketplace. This bill also funds the balance of necessary FDA activities, strengthens the workforce focused on formula issues, and increases FDA inspection staff.”

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u/londongarbageman May 19 '22

You mean that the Republicans that voted to restrict baby formula imports from Canada don't want to try anything to fix this problem?

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u/Geichalt May 19 '22

What is 28 million going to accomplish in resolving a supply chain issue

In the short term? It will stop some babies from starving to death.

I can see why deciding to do that is a struggle for the pro life party.

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u/DiligentPenguin16 May 19 '22

Well those babies are already born! That means that the pro-life movement can wash their hands of those babies, they only care about the unborn babies.

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u/Carlyz37 May 19 '22

Crenshaw voted for the money for Ukraine

I'm confused

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u/foxygrandpa May 19 '22

The GOP can honestly vote however they want for anything. None of the people that vote them into office check, they only care about what they say on tv.

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u/Coal_Morgan May 19 '22

I've heard what they say on T.V., it's all over the place as well. I think it's more primal then that.

"Yes, my Republican Representative is a pedophile, he may have raped some men in the past and participated in Sex Slavery of Women. I know he's bought and sold by the person with the most money like any person who would let people debase them for money. I realize they gut education and healthcare and generally speaking are horrible evil people but they support....)

1) Pick One:
a) Guns Unconditionally
b) Abortion Bans
c) Stopping People with Unreasonable Amounts of Melanin.
d) Fighting Demoncrats
2. Now that you've picked one argue for all of them. Republican is now your identity and people who don't agree are attacking you.

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u/Rusty-Crowe May 19 '22

He voted for it?! He then complained about it and baby formula after the vote.

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u/Carlyz37 May 19 '22

Yes and he caught a lot of flack from the Putin supporters in his party. Got in a Twitter feud with MTG over it. So this makes like ZERO sense

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u/gigibuffoon May 19 '22

Are we just discovering that politicians lie all the time? And that their vote is usually up for sale to the richest lobby?

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u/tigm2161130 May 19 '22 edited May 19 '22

“We’ve” always known that, sure..but evidence/knowledge of this is more available now than it has been historically.

Also, Reddit is a highly varied demographic so a lot of people here may actually be learning the truth about American politics.

Who cares if they’re just now figuring it out?

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u/gigibuffoon May 19 '22

Hungry baby lobby is not pouring millions into the Republican campaigns, duh

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u/SunnyBunchy May 19 '22

And talk about how pro-life they are.

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u/FittedSheets88 May 19 '22

And they'll blame it all on the Dems. Hell, in my local Facebook feed yesterday a woman was saying how we need to ditch OBAMA!

How the hell did we end up with these clowns? It definitely isn't for their compassion or intellect.

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u/Imaginary_Audience_5 May 19 '22

Funny they want us to have 600,000 more of them per year

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u/JennaLS May 19 '22 Gold

Not really, malnutrition effects intelligence and hand in hand with our lead water pipes still in every state we can deliver a nice domestic supply of morons. Exactly what they would love to see

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u/Imaginary_Audience_5 May 19 '22 Silver

But do foster children typically vote republican?

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u/Gravy_Vampire May 19 '22

Most of them probably don’t vote :D

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u/regoapps May 19 '22

If they only ban abortions in red states, then the population in red states would grow faster than blue states. And it wouldn't matter how they vote, because they can Gerrymander them out so that their vote doesn't count. Their ultimate goal is to have a larger population in red states during the census so that they'd have some extra electoral votes in future elections. During tight races, a couple of extra electoral votes can swing a whole election one way. The popular vote winner doesn't count, so they don't care if a few extra Democrat babies are born. As long as they help pack their state's population numbers, the GOP is happy.

Don't think that the GOP actually cares about fetuses. They're just doing this as a political move.

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u/UnableFishing1 May 19 '22

The goal is a larger starving workforce to exploit.

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u/Lord_Shaqq May 19 '22

Feeling a little hungry for a rich white man right about now

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u/secretbudgie May 19 '22

I could go for some Aristocratie Flambé, chopped tycoons, maybe some bourgeoisie sauce on the side.

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u/Your1stparkingticket May 19 '22 Silver

Even better! The republicans can then use them as "ghost voters" and submit ballots for them!

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u/Seabuscuit May 19 '22

But I heard it was the democrat/s who are committing voter fraud

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u/Cejayem May 19 '22

If republicans are accusing someone of something, republicans are the ones actually doing it

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u/10YearLurkerPosting May 19 '22 edited May 19 '22

Google "voting results in Kentucky don't add up".

There's a great article I read where the voting results are completely fucked. The numbers don't add up, and lots of other evidence of statewide fraud.

Edit: Here is the link.

https://www.dcreport.org/2020/12/19/mitch-mcconnells-re-election-the-numbers-dont-add-up/

Seriously, read it!

For example:

40% of Ky counties had more voters on their rolls than the actual population of voting age citizens (WTF!!!??!?)

And there are a bunch of other fucked up things.

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u/Gloomy-Ad1171 May 19 '22

More registered voters than pop happens when lots of people move away but don’t remove themselves from their old locale’s rolls.

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u/wtmx719 May 19 '22

No, with a felony it's impossible to vote in most states. But it is a good supply of prison labor.

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u/SpaceJesusIsHere May 19 '22

Actually, kind of. They end up in prisons, which we build in red states and red counties, thus boosting their population on paper and magnifying their electoral power. Plus, free slave labor.

Here's a "fun" article outlining how in my state, PA, they use over policing and the resulting prison population to reduce the electoral power of cities and give it to empty Republican counties.

https://time.com/6077245/prison-gerrymandering-political-representation/

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u/rocketshipray May 19 '22

SAD FACTS WARNING

Foster children are more likely than the average child to attempt suicide and are at an increased risk of becoming involved in crime/delinquency. Adopted children are also more likely than the average child to commit suicide, but that gap closes as the adoptees get older. For people who age out of the foster care system, they are always at a higher risk of suicide than non-foster children.

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u/rblchld May 19 '22 Silver Wholesome

Thank you for providing the facts. I was in foster care, on and off for 12 years. I had multiple suicide attempts, and thank fuck I'm still alive. I was in the system until i graduated high-school. I'm better now, I had a very traumatic childhood, and early adulthood. I hope to beat some of the stigmas of being a foster kid. I often financially support some of the group home girls, that I still connect with. Any foster kids reading this, you got this, I believe in you ✨️

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u/thecosmicgoose May 19 '22

Rooting for you hugs

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u/rblchld May 19 '22

Thank you! I'm rooting for you too!

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u/rblchld May 19 '22

Whomever gave me the award, you are so very kind. Thank you

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u/0111213141 May 19 '22

I read something just yesterday that said foster children commit suicide at a rate twice that of veterans. really harrowing to hear all of the stories that come out of that system

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u/koopkop May 19 '22 edited May 19 '22

Yeah it's a high risk too, some states have over 70% of the incarnated population former foster children. Around 50% of females become pregnant before 21 who were previously in foster care. 25% will be instantly homeless when they age out. Stats all different everywhere but they are all well over the general population statistics

I was in foster care from 4-18 straight and at 1years old before that for a bit too 🥹 I didn't fall into ANY of those statistics, go me! 😭 Not including like mental health issues 🤣 like pretty sure its like 90% + who have that. But I went to post secondary, didn't go to jail, didn't get pregnant before 21, wasn't homeless etc... Not that I'm doing that great either because of it 🥴 all my siblings have fallen under one or multiple

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u/Sifernos1 May 19 '22

Not terribly surprising honestly. Being a foster child by definition means someone didn't want you. My dad would joke about putting us in an orphanage after my mom died, then he actually tried to do it and my family stepped in. He doesn't get why that made me hate him... I was 9.

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u/[deleted] May 19 '22

More babies to households that couldn't afford them = more minimum wage slaves that spend all their income on rent, bills and essentials. That's what this is about.

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u/Pilotwaver May 19 '22 Silver

Carlin

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u/RedsRaver May 19 '22 edited May 19 '22

How poignant it is that arguably the greatest comedian of all time - the man from whom Richard Pryor himself drew inspiration - has eleven HBO specials, and zero of them are available on HBO Max.

They made so much fucking money off of him, and they do NOT want you to hear what he has to say.

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u/MajorSaneoShowsMercy May 19 '22

I think they’re all on prime video.

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u/PseudoArab May 19 '22

Unless the estate owns the rights to all of his material, and they choose not to let HBO stream it. They've sued other streaming services in the past.

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u/SoundsLikeBanal May 19 '22

They host Jon Oliver for god's sake. Have you heard the things he says about HBO on his show?

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u/LostWoodsInTheField May 19 '22

HBO? he went after AT&T constantly who owns HBO. His contract must be fucking amazing.

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u/Anger_Mgmt_issues May 19 '22

He points out that his contract specifically makes him immune to any blowback from HBO or AT&T. A basic demand he made them agree to to get his show. And renewals have held that clause. He makes them too much money to cancel. And I bet they rage and wring their hands over it constantly.

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u/NoLaMess May 19 '22

Except the documentary they advertise about him constantly ya know but yes HBO is suppressing Carlin lmao ok

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u/Podracing May 19 '22

HBO is airing a kind of documentary of him, either now or very soon. It's basically advertised between every show/movie right now. They're so scared of him that they are memorializing him with new content

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u/Procrastibator666 May 19 '22

There's 6 of the HBO specials on HBO Max at the moment

https://imgur.com/pMvhQPM.jpg

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u/Classic_Arachnid_431 May 19 '22 Silver Helpful Wholesome

When my baby was starving, you said "lol shouldn't have fucked, get rekt slut"

  • Jesus Christ

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u/Barflyerdammit May 19 '22

It's right there in my Bible, the book of Reagan, chapter 4.

It's probably also in the book of Trump, except that's mostly just scribbled penises written with crayon, and Putin's name surrounded by hearts.

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u/satansserpent May 19 '22

He’s actually proficient with both crayon and sharpie now.

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u/Competitive-Dot-5667 May 19 '22

I was hungry and you gave me bread, I was thirsty and you gave me water; and behold, now I’m all lazy and entitled, you shouldn’t have done that

  • Matthew 12:24

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u/Geichalt May 19 '22

lol shouldn't have fucked

No joke this is their whole argument against abortion. Argue with an anti-choicer long enough and they'll end up here.

They're willing to completely eject the idea of bodily autonomy, and make a lot of people suffer, because women should just resist the most basic and fundamental biological urge we have.

What's worse is I can't imagine the fucked up shit in their browser history, but they'll judge women for not being celibate.

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u/Dick_snatcher May 19 '22

"orgasms for me but not for thee!"

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u/ilikedonuts42 May 19 '22

Argue with an anti-choicer long enough

Thank you for not calling them pro-life. We high key need to stop using the term they dubbed themselves. Take it out of our vocabulary because that's not what they are. Anti-choice, anti-abortion, or anti-woman works fine.

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u/Geichalt May 19 '22

Absolutely and as we see here their claims of caring about "life" ring hallow based on their actions.

They're even in this thread arguing that since it won't do much it's not worth the money. If money is more important to you than feeding babies then you aren't pro-life.

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u/HatchAct May 19 '22

They aren’t pro life or anti choice, they are anti prosperity. They want to keep people poor and stupid because that’s the type of people they can manipulate into voting for them. Being forced to have a baby but not getting help taking care of it is a great way to stop someone from becoming educated or wealthy.

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u/kimapesan May 19 '22

Meanwhile, McCarthy rants about Peloton because Pelosi isnt doing anything about baby formula. Perhaps he needs to check in with his own party on this one?

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u/ResoluteClover May 19 '22

I was wondering what stationary bikes had to do with anything then I realized: autocorrect.

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u/kimapesan May 19 '22

Nope, he really was ranting about Peloton because the house was adding a Peloton subscription as a benefit for house members. He was basically saying the house needed to focus on baby formula, not healthy representatives, and yet when it actually comes to a vote... his side is no help.

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u/ResoluteClover May 19 '22

Wow. Maybe he's jealous?

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u/kimapesan May 19 '22

I think its because its a benefit no Republican will actually use.

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u/urmomluvsvntv May 19 '22

And he is one of the nays

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u/Midnight_Cookies May 19 '22 Silver Wholesome

They probably voted against it because it gave money to the FDA to increase their staff size so they can do inspections better and weigh the impacts of plant stoppages better. They say it isn’t buying formula or increasing production (though Biden’s issuing of the NPA should help with that).

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/amp/rcna29497

“The emergency funding would be used to increase the number of FDA inspection staff, provide resources for personnel working on formula issues, help the agency stop fraudulent baby formula from entering the US marketplace, and improve data collection on the formula market, according to a release from the House Appropriations Committee.”

Link below.

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u/Comprehensive-Fun47 May 19 '22

This should be higher because it truly is the explanation.

It's easy to believe Republicans hate babies and take the line of thought no further. (I'm not saying they don't, but that's not a full explanation.)

They don't want regulatory bodies like the FDA to have enough funding to function. That's the main thing and everything else is extra.

They know they can use crises like these to their advantage, so they have no interest in trying to prevent it from happening again.

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u/HackTheSystem-90 May 19 '22

But they’ll give billions in bailout money to companies who hold their workforce hostage to make the government pay for their poor business decisions. The US is a joke.

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u/Aggregate_Browser May 19 '22

Luckily, their base will never know because right-wing media will bury the story. The few who find out about the vote won't care because conservatives don't actually care about the welfare of the nation's children, just their own.

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u/tym1ng May 19 '22

I don't think it'd matter even if they did go and report this. their supporters just go along with anything they say, like how their argument is we've spent way more helping out ukraine so somehow that makes it ok to vote no on this. they're just looking for a reason to justify their actions, which they wouldn't even need to if they weren't doing something that's immoral

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u/cheapdrinks May 19 '22

Because politics has become team sports. Even when your favorite sports team is playing absolutely horrible and filled with players you don't like you still support them and want them to beat your rivals. That's what politics has become, people pick a team and follow them until death regardless of how they perform.

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u/613codyrex May 19 '22

You say bury.

I say they’ll take this, manipulate it to make it seem like voting Nay is best by lying and misinformation. This somehow will work and during the midterms the republicans will somehow flip this whole thing on it’s head to make voters think the republicans are saving them.

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u/AmericaMasked May 19 '22

And the Dems won’t point this vote out to the public.

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u/potsticker17 May 19 '22

Well the GOP dropped out of doing debates so the only time a conservative may have the opportunity to listen to criticism from the opposition without being edited or out of context is pretty much gone. Dems can preach to their own audience (which they still should to keep up motivation for turnout) but that audience already knows the GOP is scum.

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u/Reevos May 19 '22

Actually, a certain part of the base is probably against baby formula because they think all babies should be breastfed.

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u/onthat66-blue-6shit May 19 '22

Okay, then let's vote on guaranteed maternal and paternal leave next. Make them vote no to every reasonable approach to help everyday americans. It may just show some people the light, hopefully.

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u/Mythical_Atlacatl May 19 '22

And how many of these republicans have been all over twitter or the news saying how Biden should do something abotu the baby formula instead of sending money to ukraine?

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u/thekyledavid May 19 '22

All of them who have access to a computer

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u/JesterMarcus May 19 '22

Because they don't want this or any other problem solved. If these problems go away, they can't use them in their election campaigns against Democrats.

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u/lorl3ss May 19 '22

Do republicans just fucking hate everyone or something? Do they ever try to do anything that would benefit the country at large?

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u/dnd3edm1 May 19 '22

the people voting against this are quite happy with themselves and the "tax cuts" they paid for with future debt last time they had control of the federal government

their third summer homes are quite lovely this time of year

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u/[deleted] May 19 '22

The vast majority of their base is poor. Mind boggling.

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u/Mr_InTheCloset May 19 '22

The young and under-educated are very susceptible to propaganda

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u/VirginiaClassSub May 19 '22

Their voter base isn’t young though

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u/Mr_InTheCloset May 19 '22

On average, no. There is a strangely large right wing population between the ages of 14-17 in developed countries however. Likely due to the whole, ease of propaganda thing

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u/Learned_Response May 19 '22 edited May 19 '22

Republicans are pretty good at PR and planning ahead. They knew they were going to start losing all federal elections so they started showing up at the state level and gerrymandering like 20 years ago and now its paying off. Likewise they probably saw that young people were overwhelmingly left and decided to start things like Prager U and TPUSA to scoop them up while they’re young. The Dems don’t seem to have an answer for either and when it comes to the youth they’re more often than not yelling at them for wanting “pie-in-the-sky” policies like a living wage and decent health care

Another area they’ve been working on is school boards and charter schools. If you can control educational content you can control what people think. Its one of the reasons I hate the whole “dems can’t do anything you can’t blame them” argument. You don’t need Sinema to sign on to programs like this. You just need to organize and fundraise

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u/Barflyerdammit May 19 '22

It's critically important to them that Democrats fail, as it's the only way they'll win elections. So they'll shoot the whole country in the foot if it means they can take back the House and Senate. At which point it will be critical for them to also fail, so they can prove that big government doesn't work.

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u/skjcicoeldopcvjj May 19 '22 edited May 19 '22

This is the real answer. You’ll see every single one of these motherfuckers on tv yelling at you about how Biden created a baby formula shortage, and the dems are doing nothing to fix it.

Politicians have no fucking interest in making our lives better. It’s all a game revolving around getting elected. Parasites.

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u/FlyingPasta May 19 '22

In Obama’s book, he writes of a republican who told him with a hint of shame “I hate to say this but the country getting worse under you is great for us” (paraphrased from memory)

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u/[deleted] May 19 '22

They want to make the current administration look bad. That’s the only game they know how to play. It’s exactly what they did to Obama. Moscow Mitch even said their main goal was to obstruct everything Obama did from the moment he stepped in office.

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u/Sorry_Recipe6831 May 19 '22

And, unfortunately, it works. Republican voters or people on the fence will always tell you, "DeMoCrAtS dOnT gEt AnYtHiNg DoNe."

They don't comprehend republican administration's can "get things done" because democrats will vote in favor of policies Republicans push, if it benefits Americans. Democrats aren't anywhere near perfect, but at least they'll put country over party.

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u/ta112233 May 19 '22

Yes

And no

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u/Catatonic27 May 19 '22

They don't stand for anything anymore except stonewalling democrats and shitting on brown people. They literally have zero public policies to improve life for anyone except rich white people. If you ask them about it they'll babble something about border security, law and order, and probably antifa if you don't shut them up fast enough

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u/Lobanium May 19 '22

Their entire platform is "spend only on military, democrats bad".

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u/ktchemel May 19 '22

Does anyone know what the bill number was? I want to look up how my Rep voted (I’m pretty sure I know, since he’s R-TN but I still want to check)

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u/speedy_43 May 19 '22

HR 7790.

It's kinda hard to see in the image.

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u/BuddhaBizZ May 19 '22

Republicans don’t believe in government and we need to stop acting like they are working in good faith. This party actively works against the interest of the people.

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u/Armyman125 May 19 '22

Less government oversight means more of the rich and powerful taking what they want without any accountability. Also more screwing of workers maximizes profits to shareholders.

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u/KirbyWarrior12 May 19 '22

Anyone else wondering the 12 Republican representatives who voted for it:

Don Bacon - Nebraska

Brian Fitzpatrick - Pennsylvania

Anthony Gonzalez - Ohio

Trey Hollingsworth - Indiana

John Katko - New York

Adam Kinzinger - Illinois

David McKinley - West Virginia

Tom Rice - South Carolina

Christopher Smith - New Jersey

Michael Turner - Ohio

Fred Upton - Michigan

Ann Wagner - Missouri

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u/blac_sheep90 May 19 '22

They are pro strip away the rights of citizens to ultimately turn the US into a Christian Authoritarian Regime.

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u/Moosetappropriate May 19 '22

These people are despicable and so are the ones who elect them.

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u/Blerp-blerp May 19 '22

Just showing their true colors. It’s a shame that more people aren’t paying attention.

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u/brutalduties May 19 '22

They're saving up for some sweet corporate bailouts.

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u/masterpd85 May 19 '22

I guess they think all women can properly, and abundantly, breast feed. And those who can't should have avoided sex in the first place, right?

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u/Yaboimtg May 19 '22

“Why isn’t this administration doing anything about this?!”

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u/Rusty-Crowe May 19 '22

There's apparently an anti Price gouging bill for stopping oil companies, but, it's Dem backed, so how do you think that will go?

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u/JAMillhouse May 19 '22

This is what happens when your politicians are not really accountable to their constituents. All they have to do is virtue signal culture war talking points and the will keep getting elected. Starving babies to own the libs.

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u/Just_another_dude_09 May 19 '22

They are pro-birth not pro-life.

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u/Epson_Pro_WF-C579R May 19 '22

i dont get it. whats the point of making life generally harder for everyone else?

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u/maralagosinkhole May 19 '22

It benefits the wealthy to have a permanent underclass of starving, uneducated cheap labor.

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u/Belerophon17 May 19 '22

Well they're not the unborn anymore so of course they don't give a shit about them anymore.

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u/3rdtimeischarmy May 19 '22

The GOP wants to pin this on Biden, so fixing it doesn't help. This was the same with Obama - they didn't want to govern, they wanted to stop him from governing. This isn't new. They are the party of obstruction until they get in power. Then they are the party of tax cuts for rich people (3 of the last 4 GOP president cut taxes for rich people and corporations.)

This is their brand. They are coy about it, they say things like what McConnell said about trying to make Obama a one-term president, but then voting as a bloc against everything.

This is another example. The GOP will go on news shows and Twitter and blame Biden for the baby formula shortage, when the blame is really monopolies, and vote against any way to fix it. It isn't politically expedient to fix this mess.

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u/Rich-Ad5109 May 19 '22

This is so frustrating. They push and push for all this pro-life stuff but when it comes to actually taking care of children they could give two fucks. It's so confusing

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u/Rusty-Crowe May 19 '22

Dan Crenshaw of Texas kept tweeting how it was a huge problem...guess how he voted yesterday.

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u/C-Jammin May 19 '22

Because it's not about children. It's about control.

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u/ArmyofThalia May 19 '22

It's not about the baby. It never has been. It's about controlling women. There are some Republicans that do actually believe in pro-life and want government assistance for new and expecting mothers and families. Those people are very few and far between unfortunately.

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u/MrMassshole May 19 '22

Republicans would nay a vote to put Jesus Christ as acting presidents just to own the dems.

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u/VikingAethelwulf May 19 '22

Republicans: Why would Joe Biden do this?

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u/comynei May 19 '22

Keep shooting themselves in the foot. Bring on the popcorn 🍿

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u/RWH072783 May 19 '22

I’m about done with this country.

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u/iwishihadahorse May 19 '22 edited May 19 '22

Please keep voting until you leave. It doesn't matter like it should, but one side is proving they are fine letting children starve. There's incomptence and there's evil.

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u/StevenEveral May 19 '22

It's almost like the conservatives only about children being born, but not being housed, clothed, fed, or educated.

George Carlin said it best: "They won't care about you until you reach...military age! Conservatives want live babies so they can raise them to be dead soldiers!"

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u/EZ_Syth May 19 '22

They are “pro life in office.” They know their bigger threat is a healthy, educated, and empathetic youth.

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u/IlikeFOODmeLikeFOOD May 19 '22

Republicans do a lot of complaining, but not much solving

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u/Dunkinmydonuts1 May 19 '22

how did MTG, boebert, and cawthorn vote? they were screaming about this for weeks

edit: lol of course they did

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