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It is such a height of hypocrisy. This should anger people who are not hyper partisan.

Wanting to turn around centuries of precedent. And worse they are doing it to federalize a states issue. And they want to do it because they feel it will help them retain power.

If they overturn the filibuster it is going to come back at them in a big way. This is a serious issue.
 
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It is such a height of hypocrisy. Wanting to turn around centuries of precedent. And worse they are doing it to federalize a states issue. And they want to do it because they feel it will help them retain power.

If they overturn the filibuster it is going to come back at them in a big way. This is a serious issue.
I wholeheartedly agree. That’s why Rs are baiting them (as I would). I don’t think they will bc of what happened w judicial nominees. I hope they don’t.

But this country has serious voting issues that do need addressed. I don’t know if the current proposal is the way to go but we definitely need changes.

some of the proposal is good. Expanding early in person voting to 15 days prior to include 2 weekends is a good idea. Voting machine manufacturing must take place in the US is a good thing. Some form of voter id which could include utility bill is a good thing. Ending gerrymandering in s a great thing. Streamlining registration and same day registration is a good thing. Making changes to and strengthening security of absentee is a good thing.
 
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https://nypost.com/2022/01/12/cnn-sees-ratings-dive-by-90-from-2021-coverage/

CNN’s ratings took a nosedive by a massive 90 percent both overall and in the all-important demographic coveted by advertisers in the first week of the new year.
The Jeff Zucker-led cable news network averaged just 548,000 viewers during the week of Jan. 3 — a major drop from the nearly 2.7 million viewers for the same week in 2021, according to Nielsen ratings.
The year-ago ratings were jolted by the left-leaning network’s coverage of the Jan. 6 attack on the US Capitol, which resulted in CNN having its most-watched day since Ted Turner launched the news outlet in 1980.
But on the one-year anniversary of the attacks, viewers flipped over to CNN’s right-wing rival, Fox News, which topped the ratings for coverage of the event.
CNN has been plagued by a cascade of high-profile scandals, most notably the firing of its primetime star Chris Cuomo after the anchor was found to be secretly aiding the defense of his embattled older brother, former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, over sexual harassment allegations that resulted in his resignation.
 
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https://nypost.com/2022/01/12/cnn-sees-ratings-dive-by-90-from-2021-coverage/

CNN’s ratings took a nosedive by a massive 90 percent both overall and in the all-important demographic coveted by advertisers in the first week of the new year.
The Jeff Zucker-led cable news network averaged just 548,000 viewers during the week of Jan. 3 — a major drop from the nearly 2.7 million viewers for the same week in 2021, according to Nielsen ratings.
The year-ago ratings were jolted by the left-leaning network’s coverage of the Jan. 6 attack on the US Capitol, which resulted in CNN having its most-watched day since Ted Turner launched the news outlet in 1980.
But on the one-year anniversary of the attacks, viewers flipped over to CNN’s right-wing rival, Fox News, which topped the ratings for coverage of the event.
CNN has been plagued by a cascade of high-profile scandals, most notably the firing of its primetime star Chris Cuomo after the anchor was found to be secretly aiding the defense of his embattled older brother, former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, over sexual harassment allegations that resulted in his resignation.
And then throw in the CNN producer accused of child sex crimes.
 

gundysburner

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Teen Truckers driving across state lines now

https://twitter.com/HuffPostPol/status/1482094932424802304
These remarks are from October, when the Administration was also declining to buy millions of COVID tests because 'nobody saw a variant coming', according to Psaki. Mind you, Buttigieg was on parental leave at the time, so downplaying the supply chain issues was not as important as defending his absence.

Don't care what side of the aisle you're on, these are just stunning admissions of a total lack of awareness.


"White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki delivered a wry putdown on Tuesday as she responded to a New York Times reporter asking about delays to 'furniture, dishwashers and treadmills' amid continuing pressure to explain why the president had not acted faster on supply chain problems.
'The tragedy of the treadmill that's delayed,' she responded.
Yet the backlash came fast, from commentators who would normally have enjoyed watching the New York Times' worldview being put deftly in its place."


"White House chief of staff Ron Klain on Wednesday retweeted a Harvard professor who wrote that issues in supply and employment were “high class problems”.
“Most of the economic problems we're facing (inflation, supply chains, etc.) are high class problems,” wrote Jason Furman, a professor who previously served as a White House economic adviser under Barack Obama.

“We wouldn't have had them if the unemployment rate was still 10 per cent. We would instead have had a much worse problem”.
It came within hours of Mr Klain writing that supply chain issues were “like many other problems we have inherited” – suggesting that the Trump administration was at fault."
 

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I wholeheartedly agree. That’s why Rs are baiting them (as I would). I don’t think they will bc of what happened w judicial nominees. I hope they don’t.

But this country has serious voting issues that do need addressed. I don’t know if the current proposal is the way to go but we definitely need changes.

some of the proposal is good. Expanding early in person voting to 15 days prior to include 2 weekends is a good idea. Voting machine manufacturing must take place in the US is a good thing. Some form of voter id which could include utility bill is a good thing. Ending gerrymandering in s a great thing. Streamlining registration and same day registration is a good thing. Making changes to and strengthening security of absentee is a good thing.
for the second time in two weeks a States Supreme Court has struck down voting map changes as illegal gerrymandering in favor of GOP in state. Last week was Louisiana (i think) and this week

https://twitter.com/Reuters/status/1482106608658309124
 

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https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/poli...biden-polling-memo/ar-AASMQjk?ocid=entnewsntp

The White House wants to get something straight: President Joe Biden is unpopular. But he's not that unpopular.

Yes, really.

Witness a polling memo released Thursday night by deputy White House chief of staff Jen O'Malley Dillon that takes issue with a new Quinnipiac University poll that shows Biden's job approval at a meager 33%.





"This week's Quinnipiac poll, just like Quinnipiac's poll for the last five months, is very likely an outlier," writes Dillon.

As evidence, she cites the FiveThirtyEight running poll average (of all polls conducted) that shows Biden with an average job approval score of 43%. She blames Biden's low numbers in the Q poll on the higher-than-average percentage of people saying they "don't know" in response to the question of whether they approve or disapprove of the job Biden is doing." Concludes Dillon: "This is likely in part because Quinnipiac still exclusively uses a method called RDD (Random Digit Dialing, calling phone numbers at random) to collect data, a method which many major organizations have abandoned."
Which, maybe!

But, take a step back here. This is the Biden White House fighting to make sure that roughly four in ten people approve of the job the President is doing -- as opposed to one in three approving. Even if we take Dillon at her word -- and I think we should! -- then Biden is in rough shape politically.
 
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"The U.K.-based Guardian newspaper wondered aloud Tuesday why Joe Biden is one of the most unpopular presidents in U.S. history, calling his low esteem a “puzzle.”

“Joe Biden ends his first year in office at a particularly bleak moment for a US president who promised competency and normalcy,” writes Lauren Gambino for the notoriously left-wing Guardian.

“After winning more votes than any presidential candidate in American history, Biden is now – just 12 months later – one of the country’s most unpopular presidents,” Gambino asserts, noting that a Quinnipiac poll released last week found Biden with a “dire” 33 percent approval rating.

As signals of his end-of-year blues, much of Biden’s domestic agenda “is stalled on Capitol Hill,” the virus is “once again raging out of control,” his vaccine mandate for large employers “was blocked” by the Supreme Court, inflation is at “a nearly 40-year high,” and diplomatic talks have “failed to pull Russia back from the brink of war with Ukraine,” the article contends."
 
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"The U.K.-based Guardian newspaper wondered aloud Tuesday why Joe Biden is one of the most unpopular presidents in U.S. history, calling his low esteem a “puzzle.”

“Joe Biden ends his first year in office at a particularly bleak moment for a US president who promised competency and normalcy,” writes Lauren Gambino for the notoriously left-wing Guardian.

“After winning more votes than any presidential candidate in American history, Biden is now – just 12 months later – one of the country’s most unpopular presidents,” Gambino asserts, noting that a Quinnipiac poll released last week found Biden with a “dire” 33 percent approval rating.

As signals of his end-of-year blues, much of Biden’s domestic agenda “is stalled on Capitol Hill,” the virus is “once again raging out of control,” his vaccine mandate for large employers “was blocked” by the Supreme Court, inflation is at “a nearly 40-year high,” and diplomatic talks have “failed to pull Russia back from the brink of war with Ukraine,” the article contends."
Let’s not forget the southern porous border.