The GOP has been whining since President Biden called them out on their position on Social Security.
Make no mistake, Republicans want to dismantle the American Social Safety Net.
The President is only telling the truth.😒
I mean this with all my heart…the Democrats just need to award the printing contract. EVERY Democrat, not just the President, if they come in contact with the American people, need to hand out the GOP Plan for Social Security and Medicare.
After President Biden pummeled Republicans on Social Security and Medicare during his State of the Union address, Republican leaders urged him to stop telling Americans that the GOP wants to slash those retirement programs. https://t.co/QGjGNnv00A
— NBC News (@NBCNews) February 13, 2023
In their own words. pic.twitter.com/C7HNCJqtSK
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) February 10, 2023
Maybe have some old Republican leaders send that message? That would help clarify things a bit… pic.twitter.com/zyJLoLPxjq
— Peter Petrides (@HappyPete55) February 13, 2023
They 100% do. pic.twitter.com/idVUY9WZE8
— Meat Popsicle (@boja0201) February 13, 2023
It's not just Rick Scott.
156 House Republicans released a plan to raise the retirement age to 70.
RT if you don't want to work till you die!#DontMessWithSocialSecurity pic.twitter.com/8Tyf6SHJtd
— Social Security Works (@SSWorks) February 13, 2023
As Republicans try to divert our attention away from their efforts to cut Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, know that Democrats will remain focused and united to protect these vital lifelines for you. #MondayMotivation
— Nancy Pelosi (@TeamPelosi) February 13, 2023
I have NEVER seen the Republican political and media apparatus this rattled and defensive https://t.co/jAxYcs3ZKD
— the abbot of unreason (an archaeologist) 🥬 (@merovingians) February 11, 2023
There is nothing but telling the truth on the GOP.🤔🤔
NEW: Biden escalates fight over Social Security and Medicare, frustrating Republicans
GOP leaders want Biden to stop saying they’re trying to cut benefits
But Biden is persisting; White House says he won’t stop calling out plans from Scott, Johnson, RSC https://t.co/7TjDRADzcO
— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) February 13, 2023
"Of course we don't want to get rid of Social Security — we just want it on the chopping block every single year, so if we ever get total power again we can show you just how much we don't want to get rid of it!" https://t.co/agyOZLntpG
— Roy Edroso (@edroso) February 12, 2023
LOL. GOPs are flailing so hard about this. Steve Scalise says Biden is lying that GOPs want to cut Social Security. They just want to make a work requirement if you get a check! https://t.co/9CYkAd61li pic.twitter.com/p0ywN1JWqq
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) February 13, 2023
Notice how the same Republican politicians who want to go after Social Security and Medicare also have guaranteed taxpayer-funded pensions?
— No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen (@NoLieWithBTC) February 12, 2023
Maybe if you don’t want to be accused of wiping out social security, you should stop doubling down on your plan to wipe out social security? https://t.co/WDYEGRjDZs
— Ronald Klain (@RonaldKlain) February 9, 2023
lmao i completely forget that under a year ago Fox News grilled Rick Scott about his plan to sunset Social Security — a plan they now claim Scott never had https://t.co/PXRmA56AIA
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) February 12, 2023
Even the subtle GOP hacks are freaking out, Bidens message is working https://t.co/HcdiKJJ0DE
— chekovian jubilee (@CollieYimby) February 13, 2023
Barbara Lee for US Senate (D-CA) (@Needle_of_Arya) tweeted at 6:01 AM on Wed, Feb 15, 2023:
Finding out that Patrick Mahomes’ mom was MAGA reminded me of how universally conservative white Gen-X tends to be, in spite of the outliers I see here on Twitter.
Bob south florida water man (@WaterDean) tweeted at 6:44 AM on Wed, Feb 15, 2023:
South Dakota Passes First Law That Will Force Trans Kids to Detransition https://t.co/arlf16ZvOx Look at them with those shit eating grinds.
Barbara Lee for US Senate (D-CA) (@Needle_of_Arya) tweeted at 5:56 AM on Wed, Feb 15, 2023:
So we’ve seen an entire week of WW coming at women of all other colors in a way that they seldom come at each other~
…both women are white, and the nastiness occurs across real & perceived lines of class, beauty, body shape, or age.
GOLIKEHELLMACHINE (@golikehellmachi) tweeted at 4:22 PM on Tue, Feb 14, 2023:
if you’re in the house, the firebreather insurrectionist caucus have captured the leader, so you’re looking forward to two years of insanely unpopular messaging bills that are DOA in the senate, the jim jordan hearing show, and not much else.
GOLIKEHELLMACHINE (@golikehellmachi) tweeted at 4:19 PM on Tue, Feb 14, 2023:
if you’re in the senate, right now, rick scott and dark brandon are basically forcing you to answer very dangerous questions about where you stand on social security and medicare that your donors do not want you to answer.
GOLIKEHELLMACHINE (@golikehellmachi) tweeted at 3:56 PM on Tue, Feb 14, 2023:
one thing that i think is true is that the average republican basically doesn’t give a shit about anything at all, which cedes the floor to people like rick scott or MTG or jim jordan, who do. this is also not dark brandon’s problem to solve for them.
GOLIKEHELLMACHINE (@golikehellmachi) tweeted at 3:51 PM on Tue, Feb 14, 2023:
as long as republican senators continue to propose things that could result in cuts to social security or medicaid and the party has not proposed any official alternative to those senators, this is the position of the party.
GOLIKEHELLMACHINE (@golikehellmachi) tweeted at 3:49 PM on Tue, Feb 14, 2023:
again, i understand that senators like ron johnson and rick scott make the job of GOP consultants much harder, but this is absolutely not dark brandon’s problem to solve for them.
BWA HA AH AHA HA HA HA HA
Michael Dobozy (@dobozysaurus) tweeted at 2:28 PM on Tue, Feb 14, 2023:
Biden is much cannier than his critics credit him for. Mitch transparently thinks McCarthy is an absolute fucking idiot, and he thinks Scott is transparently venal. It’s not the venality that bothers him – Mitch is venal too – but the transparency.
cai (@AnneNotation) tweeted at 2:26 PM on Tue, Feb 14, 2023:
It’s increasingly clear how smart it was for Biden to remain respectful with McConnell, freeing McConnell to focus on how much he hates McCarthy and Rick Scott.
You can tell how used to doing this they are, by their complete whining these days.
Plummeting_sloth (@plummetingsloth) tweeted at 4:39 PM on Tue, Feb 14, 2023:
I know the GOP are experts in ref-working, but it’s amazing to watch them bank all their efforts in to trying to get the media to adjudicate this for them. It’s all they have and the flop sweat is so real that even some beltway folks aren’t bothering to try to help
the abbot of unreason (an archaeologist) 🥬 (@merovingians) tweeted at 3:37 PM on Tue, Feb 14, 2023:
if gary peters and like ed markey had circulated a policy paper about nationwide defund efforts I don’t exactly think the media would hesitate to say ‘democratic leadership supports defund’ and that’s the only test that matters, the rest is special pleading
𝕯𝖆𝖓 (trust me) 🍻🏀🏴 (@DanMaynardII) tweeted at 3:52 PM on Tue, Feb 14, 2023:
There’s been a bunch of bemoaning to the refs from the GOP post-SOTU. Like there’s a flopsweat “come on please just let us secretly do the thing we always do?” act.
GOLIKEHELLMACHINE (@golikehellmachi) tweeted at 3:41 PM on Tue, Feb 14, 2023:
and this is kind of how things worked for years, republicans demand cuts but in the vaguest ways possible and then demand democrats make the numbers work, the major difference now is that biden is not playing along
They always want the Democrats to do the work for them.
GOLIKEHELLMACHINE (@golikehellmachi) tweeted at 3:40 PM on Tue, Feb 14, 2023:
also, i just flat-out don’t believe that there’s not a contingent of republicans who want to make cuts — there *obviously* is, ron johnson said it today. what they want is for the white house to make those cuts for them.
Sounds Fair to me.
GOLIKEHELLMACHINE (@golikehellmachi) tweeted at 3:33 PM on Tue, Feb 14, 2023:
if mitch mcconnell and kevin mccarthy want biden to stop speculating about social security and medicare cuts, they should submit a proposed federal budget to negotiate over. until then, the speculation will continue.
Shelby Edwards (@STEWest) tweeted at 8:28 AM on Mon, Feb 13, 2023:
What’s with this framing? “Trashing”, “attacking”… POTUS isn’t “trashing” Republicans, he is simply accurately reporting their stated priorities–and holding them to account. We need more of that.
Raven (@HistoricalNoOne) tweeted at 8:25 AM on Mon, Feb 13, 2023:
You mean he spoke honestly about what Republicans have spent decades trying to do and saying they’d do?
THEE Harmless Artist (@DunhillPage) tweeted at 10:25 AM on Mon, Feb 13, 2023:
You mean, he accurately described some of their *explicitly stated plans*
If that’s “trashing”, perhaps it’s because the truth about what repubs want to do is, in fact, trash.
As well he should
Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) tweeted at 4:53 PM on Mon, Feb 13, 2023:
Near-term dynamic is the debt ceiling: Republicans say SSec/Medicare cuts are off the table but it’s not clear how that squares with a path to balanced budget. But the bigger dynamic is Biden’s reelection bid: He appears determined to use this as a weapon. https://t.co/7TjDRADzcO
Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) tweeted at 7:57 AM on Mon, Feb 13, 2023:
How does one resolve these competing claims?
Two things are true:
There’s no consensus GOP plan to cut Social Security & Medicare; many don’t want to touch this
There are various individual and faction proposals from Rs to change how the programs work
Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) tweeted at 7:51 AM on Mon, Feb 13, 2023:
What’s Biden basing his attacks on?
—Rick Scott plan to sunset federal laws after 5 yrs
—Ron Johnson calling Social Security a “Ponzi scheme,” wanting annual renewal in approps
—RSC budget reining in SSec benefits, moving to Medicare “premium support”
Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) tweeted at 7:35 AM on Mon, Feb 13, 2023:
White House says protecting “earned benefits” is a top Biden priority.
“Complaining that the President is accurately shining a light on plans they don’t want their constituents to know about is very much not the defense they think,” says @AndrewJBates46.
Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) tweeted at 7:33 AM on Mon, Feb 13, 2023:
Republicans are annoyed.
Scalise, day after SOTU: “I just hope he stops going around the country telling that falsehood because there’s no truth to it.”
The next day, Biden went to Florida and trashed Republicans over Social Security and Medicare.
BWA HA AH AH AH AHH AHA
Steve Schmidt (@SteveSchmidtSES) tweeted at 4:33 PM on Tue, Feb 14, 2023:
“It’s an abomination”
Here is more on why I think Nikki Haley’s lack of character will prevent her from ever becoming president: https://t.co/LrN42Q7ObR https://t.co/oS1okertuL
Oliver Willis (@owillis) tweeted at 2:06 PM on Tue, Feb 14, 2023:
Another GOP senator suggests ending guaranteed government funding of Social Security https://t.co/PFa5CHKiyO
Barack Obama (@BarackObama) tweeted at 8:01 AM on Tue, Feb 14, 2023:
Happy Valentine’s Day to the one and only, @MichelleObama. You make every day feel like an adventure. https://t.co/NfywjrrDxb
They really look good.
These pictures….they are living their best lives.
Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) tweeted at 8:05 AM on Tue, Feb 14, 2023:
Happy Valentine’s Day, @BarackObama! I couldn’t have asked for a better partner to navigate life with. Love you! 💘
Photo credit: Amos Jackson III https://t.co/anfqs1lruz
THIS IS WHY KEEPING THE SENATE WAS SO IMPORTANT.
Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) tweeted at 6:47 AM on Tue, Feb 14, 2023:
New: Joe Biden is poised to secure his landmark 100th judge in the Democratic-led Senate today
Biden & Schumer are outpacing Trump & McConnell at this juncture when it comes to confirming judges https://t.co/BkqRVZU5Lj
Ashley Zavala @ZavalaA
BREAKING: California U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein announces she will not seek reelection in 2024 but will finish out her term. H
She clearly aged out and should have announced sooner. Too bad the younger folks had to give her a shove.
“Caste” by Isabel Wilkerson comes out today in paperback. Here she is on MSNBC being interviewed by Lawrence McDonnell.
Tanesha, BSN RN drinker of white tears (@ERnurse86) tweeted at 9:06 AM on Mon, Feb 13, 2023:
White folks getting mad about things like HBCUs, minority scholarships, Black History Month, affirmative action, African American studies and even the Black national anthem is fucking wild to me because these things came into existence as a direct response to your actions. White… https://t.co/0rt8ujnCdl
BWA HA HA HA HAAH A HAH
Shannon (@kcshannonlee1) tweeted at 10:17 AM on Mon, Feb 13, 2023:
As far as I’m concerned the SB HT show hasn’t been Black enough. I’m waiting for the Wu Tang Clan/Fantasia half time show. Some of the MS Mass choir is surely still alive. Put them up there. These complainers don’t really understand how Black this can get.
Paying $59 to see Bernie makes you a corporate Dem (@Needle_of_Arya) tweeted at 9:23 PM on Mon, Feb 13, 2023:
What even are race relations in America, if this many white women emerge from the closet hating Black women? Hating Black people?
What have Black people done to deserve this? (Nothing.)
I believe this. They haven’t found a way to blame the Biden Administration….
⚖️ 💛🐝THEE Most Passionate Twist🇱🇨🇺🇸 (@Ms_MMMJ) tweeted at 8:15 PM on Mon, Feb 13, 2023:
National media isn’t covering the East Palestine derailment because they haven’t finalized their disaster for Biden narrative yet.
It’s not about informing the public it’s about fomenting outrage for ratings and clicks.
#JoeMama🥁🥁🥁🥁🥁🥁🌻 (@Mama4Obama1) tweeted at 6:04 AM on Tue, Feb 14, 2023:
Nimrata Hayley is not running for President in 2024. She is running to be DeSantis’ Vice President in 2024.That’s why she tweeting bs about CRT and “wokeness”. She was governor of my state SC and it took the murder of 9 black people for her to remove the fvcking Confederate flag.
Paying $59 to see Bernie makes you a corporate Dem (@Needle_of_Arya) tweeted at 5:41 AM on Tue, Feb 14, 2023:
the most common type of white feminism, the white supremacist type, in which it is believed that Black & other colors of women have a *lower place than white women in the social hierarchy based solely on skin color/ethnicity*, and must always be forced back “where they belong.”
No lie told.
When bi-racial Pookey, who robs the liquor store, is described as bi-racial, get back to me. Any other time,he’s BLACK.
Shannon (@kcshannonlee1) tweeted at 1:13 AM on Tue, Feb 14, 2023:
Trust and believe, if those two men were out robbing banks instead of playing in the SB it would be a race matter. It only becomes “Why can’t it just be…” when Black folks do something positive.
Acyn (@Acyn) tweeted at 3:28 PM on Mon, Feb 13, 2023:
Schumer: Republicans erupted during the SOTU when Biden pointed out the obvious, that many in their own party have been open about wanting to target Social Security and Medicare, Rick Scott being among them.. Johnson openly called Social Security a Ponzi scheme https://t.co/gghOti59Cz
Ammar Moussa (@ammarmufasa) tweeted at 8:47 AM on Sun, Feb 12, 2023:
WATCH >> Nikki Haley in 2010 floating cuts to Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. https://t.co/Dow94x8YEn
Reuters Legal (@ReutersLegal) tweeted at 7:10 AM on Tue, Feb 14, 2023:
The U.S. Senate confirmed Cindy Chung, the top federal prosecutor in Pittsburgh, to a seat on the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, making her the first Asian American judge to serve on the Philadelphia-based court @MikeScarcella https://t.co/29wOcJYcdy https://t.co/Y782GP150T
The Chanteezy Is Real ♉️ (@iamchanteezy) tweeted at 7:18 AM on Tue, Feb 14, 2023:
I’m not surprised that Nimrata Nikki Randhawa (aka Nikki Haley) announced her candidacy for President (on the GOP side) against Donald Trump in the primaries for the #2024Elections.
To be honest, she will lose the primaries.
Bob south florida water man (@WaterDean) tweeted at 5:34 AM on Tue, Feb 14, 2023:
‘We need immediate help’: GOP pushing Midwest states to lower minimum age to work, give a 14 year old a job and the employer cannot be held responsible if they get hurt or die sounds about right when it comes to republicans.
President Biden (@POTUS) tweeted at 6:45 PM on Mon, Feb 13, 2023:
The Junk Fee Prevention Act would stop airlines from charging families to sit together.
Baggage fees are bad enough – they shouldn’t be able to treat your kid like a piece of luggage.
Tom Watson (@tomwatson) tweeted at 7:32 AM on Tue, Feb 14, 2023:
The other part I don’t get – complaints that “it’s not being covered.” It is! Lots of news coverage. I’ve seen the story everywhere. The Buttigieg obsession is frankly, weird. Coincidence: he’s the first openly gay cabinet member. Maybe I’m wrong.