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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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Ted Cruz Gets Dragged By Australian Leader When He Tries To Lecture Them On Public Health Measures

Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz is sticking his nose where it doesn’t belong yet again, but this time his annoying chiding of an American ally is being met with a harsh and well-deserved response.

Cruz, who is opposed to any public health mandates such as vaccinations and mask wearing to help control the COVID-19 pandemic, shared a video via Twitter of Australia’s Northern Territory Chief Minister Michael Gunner discussing how citizens would be fined for refusing to follow vaccination rules, along with this snotty remark:

“I love the Aussies. Their history of rugged independence is legendary; I’ve always said Australia is the Texas of the Pacific. The Covid tyranny of their current government is disgraceful and sad. Individual liberty matters. I stand with the people of Australia.”

That was all it took for Gunner to lay a nasty smackdown on Cruz, telling him:

“Hey Ted Cruz, g’day from the Northern Territory in Australia. Here are some facts. Nearly 70,000 Texans have tragically died from COVID. There have been zero deaths in the Territory. Did you know that? Vaccination is so important here because we have vulnerable communities and the oldest continuous living culture on the planet to protect. Did you know that?”

The Australian minister then added:

“We don’t need your lectures, thanks mate. You know nothing about us. And if you stand against a lifesaving vaccine, then you sure as hell don’t stand with Australia. I love Texas (go Longhorns), but when it comes to COVID, I’m glad we are nothing like you.”

 

Exactly. The last person to lecture anyone on combatting COVID is Ted Cruz, who has proven time and time again that he doesn’t give a diddly damn how many Americans die from the virus as long as he and his Republican friends can use the pandemic to push their bogus “freedom of choice” message, which they certainly don’t apply to women and their reproductive rights.

Ted needs to book a one-way flight to Cancun and never return.

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Tucker Carlson Gets Crushed Online After He Mocks ‘Breastfeeding’ Buttigieg For Taking Paternity Leave

You probably recall that back in July, while he was on vacation in Montana, Fox News host Tucker Carlson was approached by a man named Dan Bailey who told him to his face:

“You are the worst human being known to mankind. I want you to know that.”

And now, yet again, Carlson has proved that he is indeed the worst human being known to mankind for comments he made about Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg taking family leave since he and his husband, Chasten, recently adopted twins.

On his show Thursday evening, Carlson not only chided Buttigieg for taking leave (which he’s entitled to under the law), but he also decided he’d toss in a line about how he wondered if “breastfeeding” had worked out.

What in the hell is that all about? Is Carlson just trying to let his audience know he hates Buttigieg because he’s gay, or is he suggesting that two men shouldn’t be allowed to adopt?

Whatever Carlson’s point was, his comments were met with anger and disdain on Twitter:

UPDATE: Secretary Buttigieg responded to Carlson during an appearance on “Deadline: White House, remarking:

“I don’t think that even speaks for most people, on the other side of the aisle from the party that I belong to. This is largely a consensus issue, not just the support for families like mine to have a right to marry and right to be treated equally, but also that families in general. Moms and dads have to be able to support their children including with paid leave.”

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Rob Reiner Said What We’ve All Been Thinking About Sen. Joe Manchin

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) has become the proverbial skunk at the garden party, insisting that he wants drastic changes to the Democratic $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation package.

In an op-ed that was published by the Wall Street Journal, Manchin wrote:

“The nation faces an unprecedented array of challenges and will inevitably encounter additional crises in the future. Yet some in Congress have a strange belief there is an infinite supply of money to deal with any current or future crisis, and that spending trillions upon trillions will have no negative consequence for the future. I disagree.”

That led progressive congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) to slam Manchin on Twitter:

And now award-winning actor and director Rob Reiner is weighing in on Manchin’s comments, and what he has to say perfectly encapsulates exactly what millions of us think anytime we hear that the West Virginia senator is standing in the way of legislation that would help the country.

Here’s the tweet Reiner posted:

Yep. That pretty much says it all. Why in the hell is Joe Manchin suddenly the most powerful man in Washington? He wasn’t elected to that position. Joe Biden was.

But with the Senate evenly divided 50-50 between Democrats and Republicans, Manchin has indeed become the spoiler, able to hold up anything he wants even when his “reasons” are complete bullshit.

Others also joined the discussion on social media:

 

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Eric Swalwell Trolls Jim Jordan On Twitter: ‘Ohio Should Mandate Sexual Assault Reporting For Coaches’

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) seems to have a pathological need to draw attention to himself despite the fact that such attention usually comes back to bite him right on the ass.

Such is the case with a tweet Jordan sent out regarding vaccine mandates, according to Mediaite:

While many prominent conservatives have spoken out and even banned mandates against Covid-19, few have suggested there should be such prohibitions against all vaccine mandates. But on Tuesday, that’s appeared to be what Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) did, tweeting on Tuesday that his state should ban all vax mandates.

Really? All vaccine mandates should be banned? Does that include childhood vaccinations which keep our kids and school safe? Or would Jordan prefer if students were missing months of classroom time because they were constantly contracting one disease after another? Some would even wind up dead as a result, but at least the congressman would have an issue he could put on a bumper sticker.

That led Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) to fire off a devastating response to Jordan, referencing the sexual abuse scandal that took place while Jordan was a wrestling coach at Ohio State University. It has been alleged that Jordan knew abuse was taking place but didn’t report it to university administrators or the authorities:

That’s what you call burning someone down to the ashes on Twitter.

Well done, Congressman Swalwell.