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Marco Rubio Gets Hit With Furious Backlash For Calling The Child Tax Credit ‘Socialism’

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) is absolutely furious that the Biden administration wants to make the $300 per child tax credit permanent, and seems to be suggesting that children should have to work instead of letting their parents get a small break on their taxes.

Perhaps sensing that he’s already on the verge of losing to his likely Democratic challenger, Rep. Val Demmings, in next year’s Senate election, Rubio thought he’d brand the child tax credit “socialism.”

Is Rubio under the impression that the government pays parents $300 a month so they don’t send their kids to work? Or he is suggesting that anyone getting a meager child tax credit will stay home and benefit from that paltry sum?

Either way, Rubio’s arithmetic is all fouled up. It costs a hell of a lot more than $300 a month to feed, clothe, and care for a child. Any parent can tell you that. So are we supposed to let those who earn the least provide for their kids when they’re having trouble keeping a roof over their heads?

Apparently, Rubio thinks waging class warfare over $300 is going to get him lots of votes in Florida, which only proves just how utterly clueless he is and always will be.

The Florida senator was pelted with well-deserved online backlash for his snotty tweet:

Time for Florida to dump Marco Rubio and get a senator who gives a damn about them.

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Pro-Trumper Who Lost Congressional Bid By 20 Points Now Claims She Won: ‘The Election Was Stolen’

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Laura Loomer is a far right conspiracy theorist who also happens to be (surprise!) a fanatical supporter of failed, one-term, twice-impeached former President Donald Trump.

Loomer ran for a congressional seat in Florida during the 2020 election and got her clock cleaned, losing by over 80,000 votes, a full 20 points behind the Democrat, Rep. Lois Frankel, who emerged victorious in the 21st district of the Sunshine State.

But Loomer is now claiming (much like the orange menace who was once president) that she lost because the election was stolen from her.

Appearing on a podcast hosted by Joe Pags, Loomer had this to say:

“I won. I won, the election was stolen, just like it was stolen from Donald Trump. I won my election.”

Loomer’s comments set off a firestorm of ridicule on Twitter:

There’s an old expression, “Lose with dignity and celebrate with grace.” Clearly, Republicans have no idea what that means.

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#TrumpInHiding Trends On Twitter After GOP Bars Donald From VA Governor Race

There’s an incredibly contentious (and closely watched) gubernatorial race taking place in the state of Virginia which pits Democrat Terry McAuliffe against Republican Glenn Youngkin, and it’s bringing lots of attention to the state as a possible harbinger of what can be expected in the 2022 midterm elections.

As you’d expect, Democrats have been sending their political stars to Virginia to campaign for McAuliffe. Among those who have made an appearance for the Democrat: President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden; former President Barack Obama; and Stacey Abrams.

You’d think the GOP would counter with the biggest name in their party, former President Donald Trump. But they haven’t, and Youngkin has taken great pains to distance himself from the Donald, The Hill reports:


Democrats are trolling Donald Trump over Virginia GOP gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin’s efforts to distance himself from the former president, including by flying a plane near his Mar-a-Lago resort asking why Youngkin won’t let Trump campaign with him in Virginia.

Add to that a brilliant video from the good folks at MediasTouch, and what you have is a viral posting along with a trending hashtag on Twitter: #TrumpInHiding. Here’s the video:

Since that video was posted on social media, the new hashtag has been used nearly 32,000 times by Twitter users, sending it through the proverbial roof and no doubt enraging Trump, who can’t respond because he’s banned from Twitter and Facebook.

Want to see some of the tweets trolling Trump? Of course you do:

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Lindsey Graham Gets Mocked For Saying ‘40,000 Brazilians With Gucci Bags’ Are Invading Connecticut

Someone really needs to stage an intervention for Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) because he’s starting to sound like some of the deranged primetime hosts on Fox News and is even fabricating facts and figures, much like his good “friend,” the failed, one-term, twice-impeached former president, Donald Trump.

Matter of fact, Graham was appearing in Sean Hannity’s show when he began spinning a bizarre (and mostly fact-free) tale about Brazilian immigrants coming into the United States so they can make their way to Connecticut.

Yes, he really said that.

Specifically, Graham told Hannity:

“Now, what [Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro] Mayorkas did today, calling off all the raids of worksite, is going to be another incentive for people to come, because the word is out. You come, you claim asylum, you never leave. The policy choices of Biden are all over the world now.

“We had 40,000 Brazilians come through the Yuma Sector alone headed for Connecticut wearing designer clothes and Gucci bags. This is not economic migration anymore.

“People see an open America. Theyโ€™re taking advantage of us. And it wonโ€™t be long before a terrorist gets in this crowd.”

A terrorist? You mean like the group of Proud Boy domestic terrorists who showed up at the Capitol on Jan. 6 and proceeded to engage in all sorts of illegal behavior, including the beating of numerous law enforcement officers? No need for them to immigrate because they’re already here even though every last one of them needs to be in prison for the next 100 or so years.

The Washington Post was unable to verify Graham’s massive lie, but a spokesperson for the senator was only too happy to double down on the fabrication:

Kevin Bishop, a spokesman for Graham, defended the senatorโ€™s comments, citing what he saw during his recent trip to the border and news reports about Brazilian immigrants. Bishop also provided photographs of luggage and shoes taken at the border.

โ€œThey have had thousands of Brazilians coming through there,โ€ Bishop said. โ€œAs Senator Graham noted in Yuma, the luggage was nicer than his own.โ€

None of the luggage in the photos provided to The Washington Post appeared to be Gucci. The most obvious clothing in the photos was a pair of fairly clean Puma tennis shoes without shoelaces.

Quite clearly, Lindsey made up his story just so he could go on Hannity’s show and terrify the gullible lemmings who watch the network and believe the BS they’re fed.

Twitter users, however, were only too happy to provide the mocking the senator so richly deserved:

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Gaetzโ€™s Friends Are Afraid To Text Him For Fear The FBI Is Monitoring His Communications: Report

The few friends that Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) has left are terrified to send him text messages or other forms of electronic communications because they assume the FBI is monitoring every move the embattled congressman makes.

Business Insider reports that the allegations that Gaetz may have sexually trafficked an underage girl have led many who know him to cut all ties:

Matt Gaetz’s friends think twice these days before texting the Florida Republican congressman. “They know that there’s a massive investigation going on,” one Gaetz friend told Insider. “That makes people hesitant to reach out.'”Another of Gaetz’s friends agreed, saying, “It’s a natural sort of reaction. No one wants to inject themselves into anything while there’s 16 dozen people looking into everything that comes into that phone.”

Back in April, Politico reported that federal agents had seized an iPhone belonging to Gaetz:

Gaetzโ€™s predicament as the subject of a serious investigation became clearer this winter when federal agents executed a search warrant and seized his iPhone, according to interviews with three people who were told of the matter by Gaetz, who changed his phone number in late December. Around that time, the sources said, federal agents also seized his former girlfriendโ€™s phone before she went into work in the morning. She declined comment.

Most of those who know Gaetz and the allegations against him are convinced it’s just a matter of time before he’s indicted, arrested, and put on trial on charges that could potentially send him to prison for the rest of his life:

Gaetz’s former classmates at William & Mary Law School recently received a save the date for their 15-year reunion next April. Some joked that Gaetz might attend with federal agents. His former law school classmates are “anticipating his indictment,” said one of his ex-classmates, said the report. For now, Florida politicos, Washington Republicans, and others who know Gaetz say they’re waiting to see what’s next in the legal drama, even though the headlines have died down. “Everybody’s kind of sitting back with popcorn,” said one Republican source who worked with Gaetz in Florida.