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White House Savagely Trolls Ted Cruz When He Attempts To Take Credit For New Highway In Texas

Poor Ted Cruz. He’s so desperate to pretend that he actually does something other than whine, bitch, and moan for his annual $174,000 salary (that’s $14,500 a month, along with full health care and retirement benefits, all paid for by taxpayers) that he’s now trying to take credit for things he didn’t support and even voted against.

On Wednesday afternoon, Mediaite notes, Cruz made a Twitter posting in which he was clearly patting himself on the back for a new highway in his state.

Cruz tweeted a video of an appearance he made on KAMC TV based in Lubbock, Texas on Sept. 12. In it, Cruz touted his work on an amendment that was added to the fiscal year 2022 omnibus bill. That amendment provided funding for a large highway that will run from Laredo, Texas up through the middle of the country all the way to Canada.

Despite the inclusion of that provision, Cruz nevertheless voted against the bill and his own amendment, which the Senate passed in March, 68-31. The House also passed the legislation and President Joe Biden signed it into law.

Yet despite having cast a vote in opposition to the very highway he now wants to be congratulated for, the Texas senator boasted:

“The Ports to Plains highway will run from Laredo all the way up to North Dakota and into Canada. This project will bring jobs to Texas and millions of dollars to the state. A great bipartisan victory!”

As soon as the White House social media team got a whiff of Teddy’s tweet, they did a combination fact check/trolling effort.

Jaime Harrison, chairman of the Democratic National Committee, also joined the debate.

Mediaite also notes that the White House social media response team has gotten significantly more adept in recent months by hiring Megan Coyne to serve as Deputy Director of Platforms in August, and she hasn’t been shy when it comes to calling out the blatant hypocrisy of Republicans:

After her hiring, the White House put several Republicans on blast for opposing Biden’s student loan debt forgiveness program after they had collectively accepted millions of dollars in forgivable loans under the pandemic-era Paycheck Protection Program.

 

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Peter Doocy Tried To Use Two Old Tweets Against Karine Jean-Pierre – Big Mistake

Fox News correspondent Peter Doocy tried to trip up White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on Tuesday, attempting to call her out for tweets she made in 2016 and comments from President Joe Biden regarding “MAGA Republicans.”

Doocy began by asking:

“So if we’re all in agreement that it is incorrect to say the 2020 election was stolen, what about the 2016 election?”

Jean-Pierre put Doocy on notice that she wasn’t about to relitigate an election from six years ago:

“Look, I’m not gonna go back to where we were or what happened in 2016. We’re going to focus on the here and now, we’re going to focus on what’s happening today. “

She added:

“(The president) believes that’s where [the] majority of Americans are when it comes to protecting our democracy, when it comes to protecting our rights, and when it comes to protecting our freedoms, that’s what we’re going to talk about. That’s what we’re going to focus on on where we are at today.”

And that’s when Doocy decided to play his “gotcha!” card on the press secretary:

“But just in terms of trying to understand the new attention on the MAGA Republicans, you tweeted –”

Jean-Pierre:

“Oh I knew this was coming. I was waiting, Peter, when you were gonna ask me that question.”

Doocy continued:

“Well, you tweeted, ‘Trump stole an election, you tweeted [Georgia GOP governor] Brian Kemp stole an election. If denying election results is extreme now, why wasn’t it then?”

Here’s the tweets Doocy referenced:

That’s when Jean-Pierre put Doocy on full blast:

“So, let’s be really clear that that comparison that you made is just ridiculous,” she responded, as he interrupted. “I have been, I have been, well, you’re asking me, you’re asking me a question. Let me answer it.

“I was, I was talking specifically at the time of what was happening with voting rights, and the what was in danger of voting rights. That’s what I was speaking to at the time. And here’s the thing, I have said, Governor Kemp won the election in Georgia. I’ve been clear about that. I have said President Trump won the election of 2016, and I’ve been clear about that.”

She continued:

“What we are talking about right now is let’s not forget what happened on January 6, 2021. We saw an insurrection, a mob that was incited by the person who occupied this campus, this facility, at that time, and it was an attack on our democracy. Let’s not forget people died that day. Law enforcement were attacked that day. That was the danger that we were seeing at the time. That’s what the President has called out. And that’s what he’s going to continue to call it out.”

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Naming Names: White House Lists The ‘Extreme’ MAGA Republicans Who Promote Violence

Republicans are beside themselves because President Joe Biden referred to some of the most extreme MAGA members of the party and their political leanings as “semi-fascism,” which is an apt description of the ones who urged the January 6, 2021 storming of the Capitol and were even given tours of the building just a day before the insurrection took place that left five people dead and caused millions of dollars in damage.

At Wednesday’s press briefing, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre was asked by CBS News correspondent Nancy Cordes to address the controversy which has arisen in response to the president’s remarks:

“Over the past week or so, we’ve heard many Republicans argue that this President ran a uniter. And now he’s calling MAGA Republicans, which is a very large swath of the American populace, ‘semi-fascists.’ He is arguing that they’re a threat to democracy. Does the White House believe that this is a fair criticism by Republicans that this is not unifying language?”

Jean-Pierre came prepared, responding with names and specifics:

“Representative Paul Gosar (R-AZ) has posted videos depicting him attacking the President and members of Congress.

“You have Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) who has “publicly expressed support for shooting prominent Democratic elected officials and suggesting physically assaulting transgender school officials.

“You have Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-NC), [who] has said falsely if our election system ‘continues to be rigged and continues to be stolen, then it’s going to lead to one place, and that’s bloodshed.’ And just last week, you had Governor Ron DeSantis suggesting that Dr. Fauci should be physically assaulted. And former President Trump has done the same many, many times.”

The press secretary also referenced a headline from the New York Times earlier this month:

“‘As right wing rhetoric escalates, so do threats and violence.’ And so these are things that we have to call out.”

Jean-Pierre concluded by noting:

“I was talking about the ‘soul of the nation,’ something the President has talked about since 2017. When he wrote that article in The Atlantic, and he’s called it out then, he called it out January 6, he called it out Inauguration Day. He called it out last week. He called it out yesterday. So there is been a consistent call out from the President, what he’s seeing from an extreme part of this party of the Republican Party. And historians, I would argue, would say the same.”

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Marjorie Taylor Greene Is ENRAGED That Joe Biden Referred To Her As ‘What’s Her Name’

Now that President Joe Biden and his administration have decided to take off the gloves and fight back against the conspiracy theories, lies, and obstruction of Republicans, GOP members of Congress are finding out what it’s like when a good verbal barb hits home.

Take Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA), one of the nastiest human beings on the face of the planet, a woman who goes out of her way to troll those she disagrees with (usually on Twitter), who was apoplectic this week when the president announced student loan debt relief for millions of Americans.

In response, Greene remarked:

“For for our government just to say, you know, ‘okay, well your debt is completely forgiven.’ Obviously they have an agenda for that they need votes in November. So the timing is a pure coincidence there as well, but it’s completely unfair and taxpayers all over the country, taxpayers that never took out a student loan, taxpayers that pay their bills and and you know, maybe even never went to college or just hard-working people. They shouldn’t have to pay off the great big student loan debt for some college student that piled up massive debt going to some Ivy League school. That’s not fair.”

That led the White House to remind Greene that her family business took a rather large sum of money in Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans that were later forgiven by the federal government.

The Georgia Republican was so upset that about all she could manage to offer in response was to tell the president to “Go to hell.” Of course, if he was going to, the first person he’d see in Hades would be Greene, who is probably a tour guide.

But the president was far from finished with Ms. Greene, telling reporters when asked about her comments:

“I found it absolutely fascinating that some of the folks who were talking about [how] this is big spending are the same people who got $158,000 in PPP money.”

When he tried to give an example, Biden either couldn’t think of Greene’s name or (even better) deliberately refused to call her by name, which would be the ultimate diss.

That absolutely enraged Greene, as was clear by how she reacted on Twitter:

“Well if his dementia wasn’t so bad he could remember. At least President Trump knows everyone’s name. Joe is a career politician that knows nothing about making payroll during a tyrannical government shutdown. He only knows how to buy votes.”

That’s when Twitter took over and got the last laugh on Margie Three Toes.

 

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The Biden Administration Lays The Ultimate Twitter Burn On Marjorie Taylor Greene For Her Hypocrisy

Georgia Republican Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene has spent a good portion of the day complaining about President Joe Biden’s plan to forgive up to $10,000 in student loan debt for millions of Americans, a plan that is being praised by many economists but almost universally panned by members of the GOP.

Greene went on Newsmax to whine about the loan forgiveness program, remarking:

“For for our government just to say, you know, ‘okay, well your debt is completely forgiven.’ Obviously they have an agenda for that they need votes in November. So the timing is a pure coincidence there as well, but it’s completely unfair and taxpayers all over the country, taxpayers that never took out a student loan, taxpayers that pay their bills and and you know, maybe even never went to college or just hard-working people. They shouldn’t have to pay off the great big student loan debt for some college student that piled up massive debt going to some Ivy League school. That’s not fair.”

The led the White House to do something it rarely does: Respond on social media, reminding Greene that she ripped the taxpayers off by taking a Paycheck Protection Plan (PPP) loan for her family business that was later written off by the U.S. Treasury.

As ProPublica has reported, Greene did indeed take $182,300 via a PPP loan on April 10, 2020. And that loan was forgiven to the tune of $183,504, with interest included.

That makes Ms. Greene one hell of a hypocrite.

But the administration wasn’t finished. They called out other Republicans who took PPP loans and had them written off, too:

Facts are terrible things, aren’t they, Marge?