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Right-Wingers Have Online Meltdown Over Survey Showing 7 In 10 Dems Won’t Date Republicans

Even though they love to call Democrats and progressives “snowflakes,” it turns out that Republicans, conservatives, and right-wingers are the ones who seem to have a conniption fit whenever they find out how much they’re despised by the majority of Americans.

Such is the case with a new report from Axios which shows a that survey conducted of 850 college students nationwide asking how much they dislike people of the opposite political party did not come out in favor of those on the right hand side of the political spectrum.

Nearly a quarter of college students wouldn’t be friends with someone who voted for the other presidential candidate — with Democrats far more likely to dismiss people than Republicans — according to new Generation Lab/Axios polling.

By the numbers: 5% of Republicans said they wouldn’t be friends with someone from the opposite party, compared to 37% of Democrats.

  • 71% of Democrats wouldn’t go on a date with someone with opposing views, versus 31% of Republicans.
  • 30% of Democrats — and 7% of Republicans — wouldn’t work for someone who voted differently from them.

It probably won’t surprise you to learn that the numbers have gone up dramatically for Democrats since Donald Trump came onto the political scene:

Democrats argue that modern GOP positions, spearheaded by former President Trump — are far outside of the mainstream and polite conversation.

  • Some have expressed unyielding positions on matters of identity — including abortion, LGBTQ rights and immigration — where they argue human rights, and not just policy differences, are at stake.

And women are more likely than men to hold such a stance regarding those of another political persuasion, the poll also found:

  • 41% of women would go on a date with someone who voted for the opposing candidate, compared to 67% of men.
  • 76% of women would work for someone who voted for the other candidate, vs. 86% of men.
  • Just 68% of women — compared to 84% of men — would shop at or support the business of someone of the other party.

As you’d expect, right-wingers immediately took to social media to whine about the Axios report. Take a look:

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Democrats Are About To Expand Medicare – And The GOP Can’t Do Anything About It

Congressional Democrats are about to pass a truly historic $6 trillion budget that will focus on priorities identified by President Joe Biden as fundamental to making sure the United States addresses the problems facing the nation: Crumbling infrastructure, climate change, and the lack of affordable health care for every American.

According to the Washington Post, most of the discussion is taking place in the Senate, which remains evenly split between Democrats and Republicans, 50-50, with Vice President Kamala Harris casting the tiebreaking vote when needed.

One of the biggest changes would be to Medicare:

“(Democrats) are also considering reconciliation as an avenue to pursue changes to Medicare that would lower the eligibility age to 60 from 65, as well as major reforms that expand its coverage to include vision and dental and seek to lower the cost of prescription drugs, according to the three people familiar with the effort.”

Yes, the plan is to use budget reconciliation for the massive budget package, meaning that Senate Republicans cannot filibuster or block the bill reaching the Senate floor and becoming law.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) says he’s convinced there’s unity among Democrats that will be needed to pass the reconciliation package this summer:

“I think there was universal agreement [that] we have a lot of things we have to do to help the American people, and we have to have unity to do it.”

The Biden budget would be paid for with higher taxes on the wealthiest and corporations:

“The reconciliation package is also expected to open the door for changes to the tax code that raise rates on corporations and high-income earners, the sources said. Biden has sought to unwind the 2017 tax cuts approved under then-President Donald Trump to fund his economic agenda, a position that Republicans vehemently oppose.”

Republicans oppose rescinding the tax cut because it benefits their wealthy contributors who help bankroll their campaigns.

It should also be noted that plans to spend on infrastructure, climate change, and health care are wildly popular with voters, so passing such a budget deal could well benefit Democrats in next year’s midterm elections.

Once again, we see that President Biden, Sen. Schumer, and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi have outmaneuvered Republicans, who stand for nothing but obstruction, whining, and lies.

 

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Democrats Just Made Sure Trump Will Have To Testify Under Oath About His Role In The Capitol Riots

A week ago, Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) filed a civil suit against former President Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Donald Trump Jr. and Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL).

According to CNN, this is the second such lawsuit filed against Trump in regard to the Jan. 6 riots at the U.S. Capitol:

The new lawsuit filed on Friday by Swalwell, a California Democrat who helped to lead impeachment arguments against Trump for inciting insurrection, follows a similar suit filed last month by Rep. Bennie Thompson against Trump, Giuliani and the extremist groups the Oath Keepers and Proud Boys. Swalwell’s case makes some of the same claims as Thompson’s — citing a civil rights law meant to counter the Ku Klux Klan’s intimidation of elected officials.

“But it also alleges Trump, Trump Jr., Giuliani and Brooks broke Washington, DC, laws, including an anti-terrorism act, by inciting the riot, and that they aided and abetted violent rioters and inflicted emotional distress on the members of Congress.”

No matter what the result of the two lawsuits turns out to be, it will mean that Trump has to testify under oath regarding what role he may have played, which could leave him open to perjury charges, according to former U.S. Attorney Joyce Vance.

Vance appeared on MSNBC Saturday morning and said that legal action may allow Americans to find out what actually transpired on Jan.6:

“These civil cases are a very interesting aspect of the search for accountability. We’ve seen the flawed impeachment procedure, which failed to hold him accountable despite evidence. We’re looking at the criminal process and criminal investigations ongoing, too early to conclude whether that would ultimately reach former President Trump and his inner circle. These civil cases are a direct and potentially more quick route for the American people to gain the truth.”

Depositions, Vance added, should be especially interesting:

“Representative [Eric] Swalwell’s complaint is particularly interesting because it raises claims under the Ku Klux Klan Act, which talks about interference with Congress’ performance of official duties, and files suit in his individual capacity, arguing interference and interference with his well-being and the well-being of others,” said Vance. “Only one of the claims in this complaint have to survive a motion to dismiss, an early preliminary motion that the defendants will file in order to begin the discovery process, and that’s part of the legal proceedings in the civil case where a litigant like Representative Swalwell has the ability to take depositions to ask for documents where there’s actually an obligation that the defendants respond under oath.”

Even if the lawsuits don’t succeed in finding Trump guilty, they could help all of us better understand the connection between the former president and the crowds that stormed the Capitol:

“This could get interesting relatively quickly. It’s too early, I think, to assess whether the suit has a chance of success on the merits.”

Think about Donald Trump giving a deposition and testifying under oath. As much as he lies, the failed one-term president could walk right into a perjury charge in a matter of seconds.

Here’s Joyce Vance on MSNBC:

 

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Democrats Now Have An 83.5% Chance Of Retaking The Senate As Support For The GOP Collapses

For just a moment, imagine the United States Senate no longer under the control of Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Republicans. Legislation would move forward and the upper chamber of Congress would finally work for the people once again instead of merely serving as little more than a judge-confirming rubber stamp for the executive branch.

 

According to Newsweek, Democrats are now on the verge of retaking control of the Senate and are projected to have an 83.5 percent chance of doing so:

“Democrats are being touted for a clean sweep of the House, Senate and the White House in a series of election forecasts.

“At the time of writing, forecasts from Decision Desk give the Democrats an 83.5 percent chance of winning a majority in the Senate, an 83.6 percent percent chance of defeating President Donald Trump, and a greater than 99 percent chance of keeping the House.

“According to those predictions, the party could be in command of all three of these cornerstones of power in the United States following the upcoming elections.”

The Decision Desk forecast isn’t an outlier, either. It closely mirrors another projection from FiveThirtyEight:

“At the time of writing, its analysis suggests that in 68 of 100 scenarios the Democrats would take control of the upper chamber.”

Just last month, Cook Political Report said eight incumbent senators were considered to be in danger of losing their seats when the ballots are counted in November. That trend has continued:

“Two Republican seats are now ‘lean’ (competitive races in which one party has an advantage) Democrat, six seats are ‘toss-ups’ and two are lean Republican. Three further are rated ‘likely’ Republican and 10 ‘solid’ Republican.”

On the Democratic side of the ledger, only one Democratic-held Senate seat (Doug Jones of Alabama) is rated as now leaning to Republicans.

Overall, Democrats only need to win a net of three seats if the Biden-Harris ticket is successful and beats Donald Trump and Mike Pence. In a tie Senate vote, Kamala Harris would cast the tiebreaking vote in her role as president of the Senate.

A Democratic clean sweep would be a huge blow to Republicans, who just four years ago controlled the White House, Senate, and House of Representatives. And the main reason the GOP is facing such a massive blowout is due to their unflagging support of Donald Trump. They have cast their fortunes with him and may soon have to pay the price for that fealty.

 

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WATCH: Jane Sanders REFUSES To Let Sanders Supporter Disrespect Hillary Clinton (VIDEO)

The Democratic race for the 2016 nomination started out incredibly civil and issues-oriented, but in recent weeks things have turned a bit contentious, even downright nasty at times, with the Hillary Clinton camp questioning whether or not challenger Bernie Sanders is really a Democrat (Sanders is a lifelong Independent) and the Sanders campaign even going so far as to question whether or not Clinton is qualified to be President in light of the fact that she has accepted millions in campaign contributions from the banks and other corporate interests she criticizes in debates.

But earlier today on CNN, Jane Sanders quickly rushed to the defense of the former Secretary of State during an interview with Chris Cuomo. Cuomo asked Mrs. Sanders what she thought about Sanders campaign surrogate and healthcare activist Paul Song talking about “corporate Democratic wh*res” who might want to change the healthcare system.

Specifically, Song said:

“Medicare-for-all will never happen if we continue to elect corporate Democratic wh*res who are beholden to big pharma and the private insurance industry instead of us.”

Cuomo remarked of what Song had said to the media:

“That was translated as being code for something about Hillary Clinton. Do you believe that, and what do you want to say about that choice of words?”


Mrs. Sanders handled the question with the same cool, classy aplomb we have come to expect from her:

“I’m sorry, I didn’t hear it at all. Strange choice of words. And I can’t imagine anybody was speaking about Secretary Clinton that way. I don’t know who said that.”

And Jane Sanders then added this perfectly placed comment:

“All the campaigns really need to take some responsibility for what surrogates say.”

Compared to what we’re still seeing on the Republican side, this is refreshing to hear from anyone involved in the Democratic campaign. From the moment the GOP race began — thanks in large part to Donald Trump — there has been an endless barrage of personal insults, even going so far as to include the wives of the top two Republicans, Trump and Ted Cruz. And yet Jane Sanders would have none of it. Nice to see that one need not get down in the dirt in order to win a race for the White House.

Here’s the segment from CNN:

This article was originally published by the same author at BipartisanReport.com.