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Until Republicans fully admit to these three things, they can't participate in a genuine accounting: * Insurrection was incited by Trump * Rioters were inspired by lies that Republicans themselves fueled * Biggest radical threat is right wing extremism
The next phase of Biden's plan, the caregiving phase, will include another $1 trillion in spending. This draws heavily on core insights of progressive economics, which is why I think @DouthatNYT is off in claiming Biden is primarily repurposing Trumpism:
It's notable that both Tucker and Marjorie Greene responded to the Chauvin verdict with wildly crazy hyperbole about BLM pushing US cities into collapse. Irrevocable detachment from reality in depicting the leftist threat justifies anything in response:
@jbview I think the right balance here is that we need to get more comfortable with the idea that a party can argue for things out of a genuine believe that they're in the national interest even if they're also beneficial to the party. 1/
This is a huge tell. A GOP strategist tells Bloomberg that Senate Republicans don't want a big stimulus bill now because they want to pivot hard to austerity under a Biden presidency, which could cripple it. No wonder McConnell is laughing. New piece:
Holy crap. This is from the new DHS whistleblower complaint. He says he was ordered to "modify" a threat assessment, particularly "the section on White Supremacy" to make "the threat appear less severe," and "include information on the prominence of violent 'left-wing' groups."
1) As Trump ends the year with a flood of lies about his wall, we need to recapture a core truth about this presidency. Trump isn't “twisting the truth” or “stubbornly refusing to admit error.” Trump is engaged in *disinformation.* This is a different thing entirely. *THREAD*