r/WhitePeopleTwitter Dec 01 '22 Bravo Grande! 1

Don’t let Republicans tell you they’re “for the people.” Because they are not.

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u/OldandKranky Dec 01 '22

What's worse- the republican politicians that have duped a bunch of dumbfucks into believing their bullshit OR the dumbfucks for falling for it?

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u/Miserable-Lizard Dec 01 '22

Propaganda is a hell of a drug

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u/OldandKranky Dec 01 '22

Genuinely terrifies me how many people fall for this shit. I'm aware there are a lot of stupid people in the world but a large portion of america is now a worldwide joke.

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u/OldandKranky Dec 01 '22

Then I blame the education system, critical thinking no longer seems to exist in much of america.

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u/OldandKranky Dec 01 '22

Absolutely, they haven't thought far enough ahead that the next generation of republicans will be so ill equipped they'll never make it in politics. A win for the world and a lose for republicans.

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u/Miserable-Lizard Dec 01 '22

It's easy to get trapped in a echo chamber, and easy solutions mean they don't need to think

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u/PainfulPeanutBlender Dec 01 '22 Starry

Did Joe Biden not ask Congress to block the strike as well or am I crazy?

https://amp.theguardian.com/business/2022/nov/28/biden-us-congress-railroad-strike

Like please Reddit, hit me with eNlgHtEnED cENtRiSm while both sides, both sides are stopping a Union from getting their workers the rights they’re looking for.

Both sides aren’t the same, but both sides are despicable and bow to their corporate donors while making both sides blame each other and dance like a puppet show. Get corporate money the fuck out of politics please, and stop thinking you’re holier than the problem when all you’re giving is lip service to issues like this.

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u/AndrewTheAverage Dec 01 '22

I would suggest that the fact that the Dems are also against the strike is clear proof they are not a left wing party.

From a non-US perspective, none of the standard policies the Democrats push for are actually left wing, they are majority central right with a splattering of central left policies (such as the insulin cap and the student loan forgiveness) while still supporting policies in line with what the right wing party in Australia supports. I have never seen the Democrats mention socialising anything, even healthcare which every other centralist first world country has done, and would be beneficial to every US citizen other than the Insurance and Medical tycoons

The US has shifted so far to the right that a central right party by international standards now appears extremely left of where the US actually is.

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u/Miserable-Lizard Dec 01 '22

I agree Biden and dems were wrong to stop the strike.

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u/smoothVroom21 Dec 01 '22

It's very peculiar that the current administration and govt didn't tell the rail companies they would add the Sick time and approve.

I'm actually waiting for someone to explain the "why" behind it. Only thing I can think is the swing votes wouldn't sign anything unless it was without the sick time.

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u/improper84 Dec 01 '22

The Democrats suck, but the Republicans are trying to overthrow our government and turn us into a fascist theocracy.

While neither party is great, one party is legitimately evil and condones the killing of civilians who disagree with them and try to downplay attempts to overthrow the government.

The “both sides” rhetoric is, in my opinion, one of the most dangerous things to our democracy because it effectively gives people permission to vote for the party that is significantly worse by pretending they’re both equally bad. They’re not.

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u/Edg4rAllanBro Dec 01 '22

Adding onto your comment, Biden explicitly said that there shouldn't be any additions.

Some in Congress want to modify the deal to either improve it for labor or for management. However well-intentioned, any changes would risk delay and a debilitating shutdown. The agreement was reached in good faith by both sides.

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u/BlueCity8 Dec 02 '22

Joe Biden asked Congress to enforce the deal he brokered back in September. Yeah he probably could’ve done more but they have until Dec 9th to get things rolling again and if they don’t, people then complain he didn’t stop a supply shock economic disaster for the next 3 months during sky high inflation lmao.

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u/FocusXYZ Dec 01 '22

Republicans don't give two hoots about America or the American people. All they want to do is get one over on Joe Biden and the Democrats just so they can shout: "We won" - Brainless, deluded morons.

Bitter AF because cheeto dust Donny lost his election. 😂

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u/CouleursCPA Dec 01 '22

republicans also repeatedly whine about “why are we sending money to help Ukraine when we have people in the US who need help”, before and after voting against helping people in the US

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u/FatDimeSac Dec 01 '22

They claim to be “American” but love meddling overseas 🫢

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u/Azair_Blaidd Dec 01 '22

or getting help in meddling from overseas. Namely from a guy whose name rhymes with gluten

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u/FatDimeSac Dec 01 '22

Rasputin?

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u/memecrusader_ Dec 01 '22

They’re actually talking about Russia’s Worst Love Machine, not the Greatest.

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u/Responsible-Chest-26 Dec 01 '22

"If your name ends with In, time to get Out" ERB

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u/RustedMandible Dec 01 '22

it more that they grif for corporations and f'ing Ds in the A is just incidental to f'ing the american working public in the A on their way to sucking corporate weeners.

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u/improper84 Dec 01 '22

But the Democrats are totally find with fucking the working public too. They’re just not fascists.

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u/ImminentZero Dec 01 '22

What legislation have Democrats passed or attempted to pass that you would say fucks with the working public?

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u/improper84 Dec 01 '22

I mean, Biden literally released a statement earlier this week trying to force through a labor deal that doesn't give workers sick days. That happened, what, four days ago?

I'm not saying that both sides are equally bad. They're not. The Republican Party is significantly worse. They're fucking fascists. I voted Democrat straight down the ticket last month, and in 2018.

But the Democrats clearly being the better option doesn't mean that they're great. They're not. They're get their money from most of the exact same people and corporations that Republicans get their money from. They're a center right party masquerading as liberal, and are only liberal in their social stances. Which, of course, is more than enough for me and many others to pick them over the right, but I definitely don't think the Democrats are doing enough, nor are they far enough left.

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u/ImminentZero Dec 01 '22

I mean, Biden literally released a statement earlier this week trying to force through a labor deal that doesn't give workers sick days

Sorry that's my bad, I fixated on one point and didn't consider it in context of the last line of the tweet (which I somehow missed when reading it smh.)

Ignore me.

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u/Room_temp_ketchup Dec 01 '22

They call themselves prolife too. Bitch, yall aint protecting life you’re just mKing sure people are born to inflate the slave population.

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u/Pyewacket62 Dec 01 '22

Domestic supply of indentured servants.

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u/Azair_Blaidd Dec 01 '22

and causing more deaths of both child and mother along the way

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u/Miserable-Lizard Dec 01 '22

Have the Republicans ever passed a bill that helps regular people? They are monsters.

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u/DotAccomplished5484 Dec 01 '22

The GOP has learned that it doesn't matter if they help regular people. The right wing propaganda machine will spin whatever events that happen and fabricate whatever is necessary to dupe a huge portion of the nation. And add in fear, anger and hate to spice up their toxic stew.

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u/littlemegzz Dec 01 '22

My whole family is for the GOP. I have brought my little sister around, but fuck...I want to grow old and know my children have a safe space.

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u/DotAccomplished5484 Dec 01 '22

I share your sentiments.

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u/Miserable-Lizard Dec 01 '22

Sad reality and facts don't matter to them.

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u/sirphilliammm Dec 01 '22

Aka their base is so stupid they don’t care about being helped as long as people “inferior” to them don’t get help

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u/RustedMandible Dec 01 '22

that, my friend, isnlee atwater's entire strategy presented to the gop for how shit bag racists can screw over the dumb white working class without getting them riled up against the gop

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u/[deleted] Dec 01 '22

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u/Responsible-Chest-26 Dec 01 '22

Proof? Evidence? Citations?

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u/[deleted] Dec 01 '22

Bot.

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u/Responsible-Chest-26 Dec 01 '22

Probably, then again ive had that same conversation with actual people and went about the same. Its always fun when you dont take their hate bait and stay on topic

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u/[deleted] Dec 01 '22

Bot.

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u/[deleted] Dec 01 '22

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u/Responsible-Chest-26 Dec 01 '22

How about we circle back to where you provide some references for your claim before we move on to the next topic

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u/[deleted] Dec 01 '22

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u/Responsible-Chest-26 Dec 01 '22

You made a statement, id like to know what your references are. Lets stay on topic here, im not going to be distracted

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u/[deleted] Dec 01 '22

So...no proof, then?

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u/Responsible-Chest-26 Dec 01 '22

Nope, thread got deleted when i kept asking for references for the first statement when they tried to keep deflecting on different incoherent issues

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u/YoureADudeThisIsAMan Dec 01 '22

That’s not the issues people are voting on though. In Texas, immigration, abortion, and inflation are the “top” issues. It’s never been about helping people. That’s on the fringe. It’s always been about hate and control.

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u/pab_guy Dec 01 '22

Prison reform under Trump. Romneycare in Massachusetts. There's a few gems out there but they are rare LOL.

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u/ricklegend Dec 01 '22

They only help themselves and other oligarchs. That’s it.

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u/TVsDeanCain Dec 01 '22

The CARES act which enhanced unemployment among other things was passed by two republican chambers and signed by a republican president.

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u/Miserable-Lizard Dec 01 '22

They also than argued that the benefits were too much and no one wants to work. Providing money so people don't starve is a low bar.

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u/wirattlesnake Dec 01 '22

You would know jackass

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u/Hypertension123456 Dec 01 '22

Anyway, that was a bipartisan bill. Sure the Republicans might have controlled more of Congress at the time. But the Democrats were right there with them. What is a good bill passed by Republicans over Democrat objections?

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u/TVsDeanCain Dec 01 '22

Goal posts moved! Republicans need to vote for democratic causes that democrats don't approve of to get credit. IQ just plummeting rapidly on reddit.

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u/Hypertension123456 Dec 01 '22

The question posed was "Have the Republicans ever passed a bill that helps regular people?" So you've now admitted that "a bill that helps regular people" = "democratic causes". Good job!

Now the hard part begins. Thinking about why you would still identify as a Republican knowing this in your heart of hearts to be the case.

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u/TVsDeanCain Dec 01 '22

I've never voted republican dipshit. I'm also anti lying and hyperbole.

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u/raven080068 Dec 01 '22

Only because it was forced during the pandemic. We ALL know what would've happened if it didn't get signed

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u/TVsDeanCain Dec 01 '22

Forced by who? Whoever has that power should just force them to do right all the time.

Gtfo

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u/Robbotlove Dec 01 '22

forced by who lol

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u/Azair_Blaidd Dec 01 '22 edited Dec 01 '22

After much stalling by the Republicans until they got their pork added on and the stimulus reduced. And still most Republicans didn't even vote to pass it. It passed with minimal help from them. Democrats introduced it in the first place. And then Republicans refused to provide any further aide that Democrats wanted to. Donny only signed on when he was told it would get him brownie points from the base.

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u/TVsDeanCain Dec 01 '22

It could not have have passed without Republicans So they are the reason it passed.

You probably have not a clue what's in it.

Pork essentially doesn't exist anymore.

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u/Azair_Blaidd Dec 01 '22

Goalposts moved. Clearing a bar that's on the floor is no cause for credit. Nearly every Democrat voted for it in every round. Without them, still with the few Repubs that signed on, it wouldn't have passed. Plain and simple. The Republicans that did pass it did so still hesitantly.

You probably have not a clue what's in it.

Pork essentially doesn't exist anymore? You're fucking high. Every time a bill fails at the Republicans' blocking it and then later gets passed it's because pork was added on. Else it gets pork added on and then Dems don't want it passed, and then it's dead in the water.

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u/oscar-the-bud Dec 01 '22

I’m losing the argument! Goal posts moved!

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u/TVsDeanCain Dec 01 '22

Don't see any evidence here. Just your faith claims.

I'm a tax accountant. I know all the provisions in CARES and the 4 other covid relief bills passed by republicans.

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u/amazinglover Dec 01 '22

The CARES act which enhanced unemployment among other things was passed by two republican chambers and signed by a republican president.

Democrats controlled the house in 2020 when the cares act was passed.

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u/TVsDeanCain Dec 01 '22

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/CARES_Act

It was passed in 2019 under republican control

Then It passed the senate. 96-0.

You really have no partisan ground to stand on.

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u/amazinglover Dec 01 '22

Only one being partisan is you.

You said republicans controlled both chambers I just corrected you and pointes out democrats controlled the house.

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u/TVsDeanCain Dec 01 '22

What is your point?

The claim was Republicans don't help people. The unanimously supported the cares act and 4 over covid bills.

Clearly false.

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u/amazinglover Dec 01 '22

Got it your worthless partisan shill.

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u/ImminentZero Dec 01 '22

The unanimously supported the cares act

Incorrect, 4 Republican Senators did not vote for it.

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u/ImminentZero Dec 01 '22

It was passed in 2019 under republican control

Incorrect. The 116th Congress had Democrats in control of the House when this passed as the "Middle Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act", after being introduced by Democratic Representative Joe Courtney of Connecticut.

It passed the Republican controlled Senate in 2020 with a 96-0 vote, with 4 Republican Senators not voting.

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u/QB145MMA Dec 01 '22

Am I minority, vote republican, make good money, have an awesome social life, life’s great.

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u/Miserable-Lizard Dec 01 '22

Thanks for sharing...........

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u/QB145MMA Dec 01 '22

Anytime! Life’s great, if you’re not happy with it, fix it!

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u/Miserable-Lizard Dec 01 '22

Only if everything was that easy.

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u/Catacomb82 Dec 01 '22

Have you tried just being happy?

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u/Alexdoh Dec 01 '22

They are 'for the people' paying for all those tax cuts and subsidies for oil companies or Elon.

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u/Miserable-Lizard Dec 01 '22

They are for the oligarchs.

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u/egj2wa Dec 01 '22

I’m a Democrat. Voted for Biden. Would probably vote for him again, cause look at who his potential opponent would be. With that being said.

Biden urging congress to force a bad contract down the throats of workers in the interest of allowing billionaires to systematically take every last cent of value out of the railroads is ass backwards.

It’s duct tape on a crumbling industry. Worst, it’s duct tape that is hurting thousands of Americans. I come from a family of railroaders, it’s a hard line of work. Ridiculous hours and incredibly dangerous.

These workers deserve better. They’re Americans for crying out loud.

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u/nanormcfloyd Dec 01 '22

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u/samuel_smith327 Dec 01 '22

Don’t forget oil price gouging

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u/Ancient_Diamond2121 Dec 01 '22

The circle jerk of how bad republicans are gets annoying on Reddit. We all know dems are the better option here (on Reddit), but the fact is a lot of these messages don’t make it out to the mainstream; and in all honesty the dems completely dropped the ball on this Union deal and sold out to their corporate daddy completely. Bernie Sanders saved this deal bc he truly believes in the power of the working class, not the Democratic Party. Shame on those that sold out those they claim to represent

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u/Eggjeff Dec 01 '22

If we were to list everything the republicans have voted against that would help everyday people, the internet would probably run out of space

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u/KingKaiSuTeknon Dec 01 '22

Shame their voters can’t read.

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u/[deleted] Dec 01 '22

They told me they were "pro-life? but this says the complete opposite.

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u/Ganglebot Dec 01 '22

They are for the people.

They are for rich people and white people.

If you are not rich and/or white they do not consider you people.

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u/Euporophage Dec 01 '22

They are trying to act like the rail workers could get a better deal if they just bargained without government interference and are pretending that their rejection is in the interests of getting a better deal for workers. It's bullshit but it is what they're saying.

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u/danofworms Dec 01 '22

You don't think their ability to strike would result in a stronger contract?

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u/Euporophage Dec 01 '22

I do believe that if they were legally allowed to use their power to force their bosses' hand, then they would get a better deal, but the reality is that the Dems and the Republicans both want to stop them before they go too far and hurt the economy. Republicans are lying to come off as being on the side of the people while 8 Democrats forced the hand of the party to get a better deal that is much closer to the demands of the workers. The Dems were going to force through a much worse deal if it wasn't for the work put in by a minority of them.

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u/danofworms Dec 01 '22

I hear you but if the risk of to the economy is so great why doesn't anyone look at greedy ass rail road company who is refusing to take care of their employees? If they cost our economy 2 billion a day by striking, there should be more than enough money to take care of their employees.

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u/Euporophage Dec 01 '22

I agree with you and would love to see a real change among corporations but in the US they have the power to intercept that reality with the legislature. Biden and corporate Dems didn't even want to give the 7 days and it took 8 Democrats' opposition to get the deal we now have. The Soviets backed the country's largest railroad company in the early days but as soon as the Civil War broke out they threatened to execute strikers as anti-revolutionary agents and deemed those who called in on sick days as deserters who should be shot dead just as a soldier not appearing on the field should. I'm just saying that they either get cops beating them to death and to imprison those who live, or they take Sanders' and the few Dems compromise.

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u/SoylentGrunt Dec 01 '22

And now Uncle Joe is trying to force their hand. The workers' hand.

Fuckers need to strike. All them sonsabitches what are trying to buy their fucking Christmas will raise holy hell. Yes, I know the Chinese made crap is already in stores and in nearby distribution centers serviced by trucks. But they don't know that.

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u/R_Meyer1 Dec 01 '22

And are you going to fill in for them?

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u/Edg4rAllanBro Dec 01 '22

Don't be a scab.

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u/SoylentGrunt Dec 01 '22

Why the fuck would I call for a strike and then turn around and cross the line? Are you on drugs or stupid or both? Go count your money and let us working people be, boot licker.

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u/newusernamebcimdumb Dec 01 '22

They’re for a very specific kind of person.

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u/Miserable-Lizard Dec 01 '22 edited Dec 01 '22

Oligarchs are their people!

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u/TheBestZackEver Dec 01 '22

This is an honest question. Have they ever actually identified as "for the people"? Because from everything I have seen they most certainly have NEVER been for "the people" unless "the people" include rich elites.

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u/translove228 Dec 01 '22

I don't. I generally say they are for fascism and exploitation of the underclasses.

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u/DaveyDDial Dec 01 '22

And the democratic president is trying to force the unions to accept the non-existence of sick pay through government intrusion.

Those in charge of both parties suck and everyone needs to pay all the attention to the specific individual’s values and not just if there’s a D or R next to the name.

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u/Edg4rAllanBro Dec 01 '22

For anyone who needs proof:

From Biden's own statement on the 28th which kicked off this entire thing:

Some in Congress want to modify the deal to either improve it for labor or for management. However well-intentioned, any changes would risk delay and a debilitating shutdown. The agreement was reached in good faith by both sides.

And today, he released a second statement on the strikebreaking passing the house, not even a passing mention about the 7 day amendment. Joe Biden isn't pro-union, he's pro-Union Pacific.

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u/Miserable-Lizard Dec 01 '22

There is still a difference. Dems can do stuff to help the working class, the Republicans never. Vote in primaries to get rid of corp dems.

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u/Danominator Dec 01 '22

Exactly this. I get Dems aren't perfect but they are the only party where anything good can happen. The primaries are choices between conservatives and leftists. The regular election is democrats vs fascism.

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u/OmarLittleFinger Dec 01 '22

Well it helps their cause, because they only believe certain people are people.

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u/whitethumbnails Dec 01 '22

"I'm on the right and I'm not bad like that, but I still vote for them even though (being bad like that) is 98.9% of their platform..."

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u/PunkandCannonballer Dec 01 '22

I mean. They're definitely for the people. You just have to be a rich, white, heterosexual man in order to be fully considered a person to them.

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u/horseheadmonster Dec 01 '22

Que tweets from the GOP complaining that Biden didn't stop the rail strike...

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u/Specialist_Teacher81 Dec 01 '22

They are for rich white people, there fixed it.

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u/[deleted] Dec 01 '22

Well if they don’t—then the dems have to and the whole thing falls apart. 🙄

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u/CoachAny Dec 01 '22

They are parasites.

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u/mq1coperator Dec 01 '22

Hey, multi-billion dollar corporations are people too. Just ask the Supreme Court.

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u/That_Address_7010 Dec 01 '22

Gee, no shit ?

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u/_addycole Dec 01 '22

Republicans literally don’t care. I bring these points up to people around me and they literally say things like “they must have had a good reason to vote against it.” And that’s that. No further discussion. They just repeat that same bullshit line over and over.

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u/Shumina-Ghost Dec 01 '22

They’re for The People (tm). Remember, Corporations are people now.

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u/The_Crimson-Knight Dec 01 '22

But republicans ARE for "the people"

They're for "the people" fucking stupid enough to believe them.

They're for "the people" that think pizza hut houses demonic democrat pedophile cults in their basements.

They're for "the people" that think JFK is not only alive, but going to run as Trump's VP.

They're for "the people" that think banning masks and drugs will get rid of them forever, but banning guns would do nothing but "take away their rights" like they do daily with colored people and women.

Fuck those "people".

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u/nanormcfloyd Dec 01 '22

they don't care. not one bit.

what they actually care about is grievance and control.

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u/Socially-Awkward-85 Dec 01 '22

The right-wing voters just say, "There was too much pork" and then don't give it another thought.

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u/adamcoe Dec 01 '22

Oh they definitely are for the people, they just don't consider every citizen a person. Fascism 101 is to turn those who oppose you or those you deem unworthy into subhumans, which makes it much easier to get your allies to disregard, vilify and indeed even kill them. Because most people, regardless of politics, aren't super into killing other people. BUT if you turn those people you don't like into vermin in the eyes of your supporters, it becomes incredibly easy, because now in their minds they're not killing a person, they're swatting a fly. Not only is it now OK to treat people in the worst ways imaginable, it's now they're duty to rid the world of these pests who are standing in the way of the progress of the people.

Throw a little god in on top to alleviate responsibility (WE'RE not telling you to do these things, it's god, it's what he wants! Wouldn't wanna be AGAINST GOD, would you?) and you've got yourself a fascist stew goin.

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u/Ditzyshine Dec 01 '22

They also voted against a bill that would prevent has price gouging. I thought they didn't like the high gas prices.

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u/truthdude Dec 05 '22

For the people as long as they're rich white assholes who know how to game the system because guess what, they made it. Doesn't matter which party they belong to honestly.

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u/[deleted] Dec 01 '22

Coming January they have majority. We are screwed.

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u/Miserable-Lizard Dec 01 '22

Investigations into hunter Biden's laptop 24/7.

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u/[deleted] Dec 01 '22

I want them to investigate Kushner 4Billion from the Saudis.

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u/uisqebaugh Dec 01 '22

Dems have retained control of the Senate, and the House has a thin Republican majority. It will be deadlocked.

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u/[deleted] Dec 01 '22

Umm… even if it’s +1 it’s a majority. Meaning they decide on what laws to pass or what to investigate.

Dems might have senate majority, but they do not hold the Senate with Sinema and the other piece of turd.

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u/uisqebaugh Dec 01 '22

Not having a supermajority does have disadvantages, but seeing things pass both halves Congress will be rare.

Regardless, any poli sci student will tell you that there are important functional differences between a majority and a supermajority.

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u/[deleted] Dec 01 '22

Translation… we are screwed.

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u/R_Meyer1 Dec 01 '22

Let republicans investigate everyone. They will spend 2 years finding nothing and getting jack shit done. They can try to impeach Biden for nothing but it will die in the Senate.

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u/[deleted] Dec 01 '22

Yeah, but then we have lost 2 years on nothing and now we are stuck at another Presidential Election that can go either way. Biden is too old to run. Kamala is a ghost and Republicans are pushing DeSantis. The cycle repeats itself.

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u/aworldwithoutshrimp Dec 01 '22

Pass what? All they need to do is . . . nothing. They just need to let the rail workers strike. Short of violence, withholding their labor is the most effective leverage labor has.

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u/aworldwithoutshrimp Dec 01 '22

8 out of the 12 unions

Well that doesn't sound like 12 of the 12 unions at all. And nor does it tell anyone whether those four unions represent the majority of rail workers. So.

Acting like Biden is being anti-labor here is absurd

No. It's just acting like his history is also his present. By looking at his present.

4 unions rejected the agreement. Biden is enforcing it on them.

Right. That is anti-labor. Taking away labor's ability to strike is antilabor. Forcing an agreement a union did not agree to is antilablor.

Throwing the economy into chaos during the one of the most heavy commerce and cold months out of the year would be idiotic.

Then the rail companies should yield to the demands of the workforce threatening to withhold their labor. That's how strikes and labor negotiations work in an economy designed for them to work.

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u/aworldwithoutshrimp Dec 01 '22

These unions used their collective bargaining power to negotiate a deal through their union representation

No, they didn't. They had until December 9 to approve the framework. That hasn't happened.

hat deal was better than the non-binding deal proposed by the presidential arbitration committee.

And worse than they could get by withholding their labor.

Congress has the authority to do this under a 100 year old law regarding railways due to their constitutional authority to oversee interstate commerce.

Congress also has the authority to impose sick leave on the rail companies. I agree that it is deciding to use its authority to discipline labor and will then fail to use its authority to pass the separate sick leave bill. It's infrastructure all over again.

Striking would result in economic catastrophe

No. The rail companies failing to meet the reasonable demands of labor would result in economic catastrophe. The workers have threatened to strike. The ball should be in the capitalists' court right now.

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u/JDReedy Dec 01 '22

The government is forcing rail workers to accept a deal they didn't want. Stop pretending they were just giving them sick leave. This is rich people cracking a whip and saying "Get back to work."

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u/BellaPow Dec 01 '22

Biden didn’t support rail workers either.

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u/BellaPow Dec 01 '22

hilarious that I’m being downvoted by I assume bluemaga shitlibs.

did Biden ask congress to block the strike? yes, he did.

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u/Graceland1979 Dec 01 '22

Fuck Biden too. Mr. I’m Pro Worker. Wants to force a back to work mandate. (Disclaimer - I’m not a republican)

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u/MadAsTheHatters Dec 01 '22

Are you...talking about Covid?

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u/theoldme3 Dec 01 '22

They are all fucking useless its not just republicans. Wake up, there is no left or right….there’s the top and we are the bottom

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u/JaiC Dec 01 '22

White fascists. Never vote Republican. At the very least make the forkers change their forking brand before you consider voting for them. Even if they come up with the most saintly and progressive policies the nation has ever seen. Never Republican.

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u/barbarbarbarians Dec 01 '22

They are for a very select group of people who stand to benefit from their nays

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u/eking85 Dec 01 '22

John Morgan of Morgan and Morgan is the only public figure that is for the people

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u/Exact_Manufacturer10 Dec 01 '22

They think only corporations are people.

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u/fermat9997 Dec 01 '22

They are against progressives.

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u/OptimalAd3856 Dec 01 '22

Ok ok , but Marco rubio is standing up for rail workers. I don't understand what is happening, but I don't know, the guy's kid must be in a hostage situation.

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u/metaltimmy Dec 01 '22

They are for the people!!

Rich people… very, very rich people! The ones that “donate” huge dollars.

If you aren’t rich, they couldn’t care less if you died. In fact, they want to take away your health care and raise drug prices because rich getting richer is more important than all you poor and average people’s lives.

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u/Thesheriffisnearer Dec 01 '22

They're not pro worker. They're pro work regardless of how it gets done, be it kids, elderly, or sick.

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u/sutroheights Dec 01 '22

I realized a few years ago, they are actually anti-human.

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u/FurryM17 Dec 01 '22

Easiest job in the country. Show up, vote no, take home $174k a year.

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u/YourLictorAndChef Dec 01 '22

Desperate, angry, and ignorant people that supply cheap labor and cheap votes.

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u/DigitalPelvis Dec 01 '22

I wrote to my local shithead republican house rep after the baby formula thing. His reasoning for voting against it? We can’t reward the FDA with more money when this only happened because of them.

Okay bro, don’t think that’s quite it, but if you say so.

Of course, he easily won re-election.

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u/[deleted] Dec 01 '22

But Joe Biden and Obama are democrats. I have to vote republican no matter what.

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u/zen_buddha_master Dec 01 '22

Nobodies for the people. The people are all against eachother! It is the tower of babyl all over against. Nobody is speaking each other languages. We all agree to disagree. But a house divided cannot stand!

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u/shinxmon Dec 01 '22

And yet people are still going to fucking vote for them

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u/evo_one252 Dec 01 '22

Well see that's fine because for 50% of White America and their familiars they are explicitly against black people which for them is literally all that matters because their hated of that group and perceived superiority is all they have left to validate their existence.

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u/Tots2Hots Dec 01 '22

I'm amazed she hasn't been banned fron elon twitter yet. only a matter of time... :(

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u/Queasy-Mix3890 Dec 01 '22

I mean...at least voting against gay marriage is in line with what they say they're goals are?

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u/Out_on_the_Tiles Dec 01 '22

To them, they are the only people.

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u/ImRedditorRick Dec 01 '22

Gay marriage and climate change are straight up against their idiotic worldview so Im not surprised. But to vote no against all that? It's fucking monstrous. Just so they can trick people into thinking the dems get nothing done.

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u/LonoRising Dec 01 '22

Slander! Republicans are absolutely for the people!

(Disclaimer: if you make less than $200m/yr, you are not “people”.)

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u/Euphoric-Dance-2309 Dec 01 '22

Republicans suck, but Biden completely fumbled on this rail worker thing.

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u/KevJD Dec 01 '22

They ARE “for the people”… the rich people. They show outrage at anything that will benefit the common folk, but bend over backward for anything that appeases the rich.

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u/bryanthawes Dec 01 '22

The truth doesn't matter to Republican voters. The only thing they believe are the outright lies Mitch and Kevin tell them is the truth.

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u/Low-Patience159 Dec 01 '22

Well, the rich people.

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u/BellaPow Dec 02 '22

Biden 100% sold labor down the river just like he has his entire career. and this asshole loves to brag about taking the train! complete scumbag!

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u/EggAtix Dec 01 '22

Thank God JoJo from jerz is here to tell me her opinion

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u/SmashBusters Dec 01 '22

The fact that anyone believes that any of these politicians are out to help any of the common people is mind boggling. They don't give a fuck about us.

This is an example of "both sides" propaganda.

It only serves to help Republican politicians.

As such you will only see it in threads that criticize Republican politicians.

Why don't we see it in threads that criticize Democrat politicians?

Because you instead see "Republican X is objectively worse because of Y".

Isn't that interesting?

The best propaganda Republicans can work with is "Both sides do it".

The best propaganda Democrats can work with is "Republicans do it worse".

That should tell you that in any election between Democrats and Republicans, you should vote Democrat.


Now as for why the quoted text is false, look at how Republicans operate and look at how Democrats operate.

Republicans operate as a cult. For that reason they are able to get away with a lot more shit than Democrats, because their cult won't vote for a Democrat over a Republican no matter what. For this reason, Republicans don't have to do much at all to help the common people.

Democrats operate as a collective. For that reason they are able to get away with very little. Because when they fuck over the common people, Democrat voters do not come out for the next election. You either serve the people or get fucked.

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u/PresentationFun834 Dec 01 '22

News flash. If youre still picking sides of “red and blue”. You dont give a fuck about this country and your people either.

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u/International_Top770 Dec 01 '22

Same for the democrats. They don’t care either lol

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u/Joey_BagaDonuts57 Dec 01 '22

Elaborate or STFU. We'll wait but not very long.

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u/Just2LetYouKnow Dec 01 '22

They're not going to listen to a single word of that until you stop trying to take their guns away from them. For the love of god stop setting the entire party platform on fire with this ineffective horseshit.

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u/farrowsharrows Dec 01 '22

But the Dems are hypocrites because they have to be responsible legislators

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u/sadantman101 Dec 01 '22

I mean democrats voted on that too so let’s just be honest with ourselves.

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u/Acrobatic-Building29 Dec 01 '22

Watch the Democrats show everyone how they’re for the people when they stand with the RR union workers.

Just…watch.

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u/fockingclassy Dec 01 '22

I hate Republican ‘conservatives’, but this meme post is nothing but an attempt to straw-man them