Joe Biden @JoeBiden
We are not prepared for a pandemic. Trump has rolled back progress President Obama and I made to strengthen global health security. We need leadership that builds public trust, focuses on real threats, and mobilizes the world to stop outbreaks before they reach our shores.
[….] 3:32 PM · Oct 25, 2019
Liz Mair @LizMair
I’m really done with hearing from the left about court packing. First of all, no, it’s not OK, and I don’t care whether the Constitution bars it or not. We don’t need more erosion or dissolution of norms. Second of all, keeping Merrick Garland off the court isn’t court packing. 9:10 AM · Oct 11, 2020
You built this. Roy Blunt. Rand Paul. Rick Perry. Scott Walker. I could rest my case at this point.
To someone else earlier in conversation:
Liz Mair @LizMair
First of all, no one did more than me to stop Trump in 2016, the king if norm-erosion. So please don’t tag me with what the GOP as a whole is doing— that’s pretty disingenuous. Second, as I said, two wrongs don’t make a right. We don’t need to hasten the race to the bottom. 9:25 AM · Oct 11, 2020
Working the phone banks, knocking the doors, dropping the literature just like the rest of us proles, eh?
Four years ago:
Liz Mair @LizMair
Morning, all. I’m headed to vote for @GovGaryJohnson. If you hate Hillary and Trump, you should, too. Send the major parties a message! 5:45 AM · Nov 8, 2016
The Lord has been busy: having the SEC have football and gifting Trump covid-19. Was He so busy that he forgot about you to get it? If I don’t believe the Lord cares about football, does that make me a religious bigot?
Too bad the Lord didn’t save the 210,000 people that got the Coronavirus because of the GOP’s ineptitude.
But sure, MIZ!
The Lord works in mysterious ways. Fuck 216,000 American citizens but yay football.
Yes! That’s a big win for Jesus! I guess LSU football players have lost favor with God. Of course, that first week loss by Mizzou… not sure how all this plays into the Lord’s divine plan to make Trump our overlord and sovriegn of Christensom. Ask the Proud Boys or Qanon?
Says the Stanford & Yale guy who left Missouri the first chance he got and never came back until he started his political career.
So glad the Lord took a quick break from killing 200K+ Americans so he could help Mizzou win a football game.
You went to Stanford Josh
Yes, football is EXACTLY what concerns my family the most. thanks for making that your top priority, Josh!!!!
Surprised you didn’t thank your orange lord.
College football is what you thank God for? Surprised you could think about anything but your theft of the SCOTUS.
Between all the hate and division in the country, along with the deaths of over 200,000 people in our country alone at the hand of trump and his puppets, I am sure God’s top priority was bringing football back.
Thank the Lord we know your priorities are football first, and suffering Missourians second. Thanks for clearing that up for us. From KMOV: Missouri reached 141,942 cases on Friday. At least 2,409 people have died across the state during the outbreak. #GOPHypocrisy Damn Pharisee.
Yeah, thank the lord. Could you imagine a world where the lord didn’t bring back the sec?It looks like a world where there are still 210,000 dead Americans because of Republican inaction,but there isn’t college football.That would be a terrible world. Lucky we got this world.
Haven’t killed enough of us yet, Hawley?
You have a very very small god, Joshie.
Lol, that’s what you are thankful for?
Wow. You have the tiniest conception of a deity that I’ve ever seen: someone who doesn’t care about His clergy being gassed out of their place of worship so a corrupt criminal racist rapist can hold an impious photo op, but who cares about your personal enjoyment of sports.
Your sky god has nothing to do with football, #heehawley…
Hi, Josh, are you pretending to be an MU fan or just couldn’t resist being a feckless twit?
No one gives a …. about SEC football.
How about stop trying to overturn the ACA?
Is that why over 212,000 Americans are dead because all you so called Christians were praying that your GOD bring back SEC football instead?
You don’t know shit about football
You embarrass true Christians by thinking the Lord cares about SEC football. He’s so much more concerned about caring for his flock. You are an embarrassment to Yale Law, Missouri and Christianity.
Did you wear your red and blue plaid shirt while you watched the game?
lololol jk no way did you watch the game you ridiculous fraud
Lindsey Simmons, the Democratic Party candidate in the 4th Congressional District [2020 file photo].
A thread, last night:
Lindsey Simmons @LynzforCongress
US House candidate, MO-4
Let’s talk about this–the favorite fable of Republicans–That Democrats are socialists who want free stuff.
There is nothing “free.” We pay taxes.
My last full year of being an attorney I paid $50k in income tax alone. I’d like to get a return on that investment.
[….] 9:08 PM · Oct 9, 2020
I’m paying for public schools that educate young minds so we have an educated workforce that can perform important jobs for billion dollar companies.
I’m subsidizing corporate workforce training.
I’d like to see a return on that investment.
I’m paying for new roads all year long. Roads that are used by the transportation industry. Roads used by Amazon as it profits off of its “Prime” service while paying $0 in taxes.
I’m subsidizing Amazon’s business model.
I’d like to see a return on that investment.
I’m paying for social service programs that go to help folks who aren’t paid a living wage. Helping them get healthcare and housing and other services every human being is entitled while companies like Wal-Mart maximize their profits instead of caring for their workers.
I’m subsidizing their employment benefits.
I’d like to see a return on that investment.
I’d like to know why these industries can cut corners and why I’m expected to pay for it. I’d like to know why their taxes get less and less and mine only increase.
And while I’m paying taxes I’m also giving the government thousands of dollars each month for student loan payments.
Because those same kinds of corporations paid politicians to lower their taxes before I was born. They defunded education. And left my ass with the bill.
So I’m not only subsidizing them now as an adult–I’m subsidizing a tax break they were given when my parents were teenagers.
I’d like to see a return on all those investments.
I’d like to see it in the form of universal healthcare for every single person.
I’d like to see it in the form of universal childcare.
I’d like to see it in the form of paid family leave.
I’d like to see it in the form of fully funded schools for every single kiddo.
I’d like to see it in the form of a paid dividend.
My tax-dollars fund drug research and tech developments that every other investor makes bank on when they succeed but taxpayers get nothing.
We give and we give and we pay and we pay and we fight and fight just to survive.
And the people who keep taking–the people who keep making the laws to benefit themselves and leave us behind–say we want “free stuff.”
No. I’ve paid.
Now, I’m here to collect.
Lindsey Simmons (D) 2020 file photo].
Some of the responses:
Don’t take this wrong cause I 100% agree with you, but Mike is using the words “free stuff” as subtle racism, “only minorities get free stuff”. Our taxes support more white folks than minority folks these days. Pass it on.
It ironic america is the “Land of the Free” but most people don’t have access to basic health care, a yearly check up, some don’t even have clean tap water. Freedom to what poverty.
Taxes are the dues we pay to belong to the Civilization Club. If you want a government that functions and works for the People, it needs to be funded.
I’m a lefty and paid more taxes on a lowly journalist salary that Trump ever has paid as a self-described billionaire. I’ll show mine if he shows his.
If living in poverty @mikeparson is your idea of freedom and you have no empathy for those who have not been able to live with the kind of “freedom” you seem to think you have then your greed is showing. Stop going to that faux church you think will wash your sins away.
But they defend Trump when he doesn’t pay taxes. Trump is the biggest socialist in the country.
Taxation is the price we pay for civilization.
Governor Mike Parson (r) [2018 file photo].
Mike Parson (r), thus:
Mike Parson @mikeparson
Governor candidate, MO
Elections are about choices, and the simple fact is that we are at a critical moment with two different paths.
I am confident that Missourians will choose the path of freedom this November — not free stuff. 8:34 PM · Oct 9, 2020·Sprout Social
Anyone who doesn’t want freedom is welcome to leave. America is the land of the free!
Is that second sentence about stuff? Just asking.
worrying about where your next paycheck is coming from isn’t “freedom.” not being able to feed your family isn’t “freedom.” dying from preventable disease isn’t “freedom.” your definition of freedom is actually suffering. what you call “free stuff” prevents suffering.
While Jeff City is Mike’s second home, SW to Bolivar folks saw him roam. It’s not terribly far; only 2 hours by car. His commutes he took by aerodrome. In abusing the taxpayer purse, only Donald Trump’s golfing was worse.
I want a Governor that doesn’t think lower healthcare costs = free stuff.
Not free stuff, you mean the money we pay you all, taxes. It’s to help all, not just you
Like schools, healthcare, roads, etc. Things we pay taxes for that you keep cutting?
Just along as it doesn’t infringe on YOUR free stuff, right?
Seriously, what free stuff? The CARES money that my county health department is still waiting for? Free ad money? Free airplane rides? What am I getting for free?
What free stuff? There’s free stuff? You mean those basic social services we paid for, that we need, and that you keep cutting or do you mean the free corporate bailouts you all keep funding at the expense of taxpayer health and prosperity?
‘Free stuff’ – i.e. unemployment benefits to save working families in a pandemic – would go a long way toward keeping this country afloat.
Remember when we chose Medicaid expansion??
@Mikeparson is forgetting who pays a Governor’s paycheck. The government pays handouts to pharma, farmers, wall street, but do go on about these people who want free things
What do MO farmers think the bailout was?
What free stuff? I pay more taxes than Trump does and I’m a teacher.
You handed out covid for free all over my hometown, unmasked.
That’s not the pitch you made to the farmers @mikeparson
What in the actual heck are you talking about?
But you like free plane rides.
I mean, the rich folks are getting more and more “free stuff” every day — just ask the so-called billionaire who paid $750 in income tax and ZERO in income tax in 10 of the 15 years. So, I guess I don’t understand your point.
Yes, when I have to buy my own PPE for my classroom because you have cut education to the bone, the choices that I have are endless. Thank you.
You weren’t even elected to this office (“free stuff” indeed!), but you’ve used it to do extraordinary damage to Missouri and Missourians. Horrible person, horrible governor.
It’s not freedom or free stuff, Hayseed. It’s life or death. And you just don’t give a damn about Missourians. If you did, you’d wear a mask. It’s a simple fact.
Free stuff like the healthcare taxpayers give governors? Free stuff like your free travel paid for by taxpayers? That kind of free stuff? Free stuff like billions in tax cuts for billionaires? Free like a home paid for by taxpayers? That kind of free?
So does that mean you’re gonna stop giving tax breaks to large corps for no reason?
How offensive that you consider state services that we fund via our state taxes ‘free stuff’. And this freedom talk is a false choice and nothing more than an empty platitude.
So, any service paid with taxes is “free stuff.” You are a simple minded rube, Mike.
Josh Hawley @HawleyMO
As Democrats have been hoping & begging for, the Commission on Presidential Debates cancelled in-person debates for the rest of campaign. Now cancel the Commission. It’s a disgrace #LetThemDebate 8:00 AM · Oct 8, 2020
Sycophants got to sycophant.
Some of the comments:
During a Kennedy-Nixon debate, each candidate was in a separate studio. Why do the debates have to be in-person? I guess because if the President can’t have it his way, he’ll take his ball and go home.
This is exactly why I left the Republican Party. The old white dudes will be gone soon enough, but the next generation of #GOP is even worse. Republicans are a party of the past – no forward thinking, no big tent. The party is about to implode & they refuse to see it.
The President (and a handful of his closest aids) contracted the coronavirus. Why on earth would you think it’s a good idea to debate in person? Uhh.
Are you serious? Trump has COVID. People who claim to be pro-life sure as hell are cavalier with the lives and health of others.
But they didn’t cancel the debate, Senator. It’s your guy who’s refusing to debate, no matter how you spin it, and he did it so fast that it looks like he’s relieved. Spin that.
Taking your ball and going home, Senator Karen?
Maybe you shoulda prayed harder.
The Commission made the correct decision here. This administration’s failure to be transparent about their positive diagnoses shows they cannot be trusted. No one should want to be near any of them right now.
You think Trump has them on the run after his tour de force performance in the first debate, huh?
Tell us more about the “cancel culture”
Josh hasn’t heard that Trump has COVID.
Yeah, the whole “let’s not risk exposing debate teams, the crew setting up the debates, family and friends, to the coronavirus,” truly is a Dem thing.
How horrible, amiright?
He doesn’t want them to be able to cut him off and switch screens.
Do you just think COVID isn’t a thing?
I wouldn’t want to be in the same room as any soulless disease vectors either.
The president is infected with a contagious and deadly virus bc he did not follow safety guidelines that could have protected himself and others. But he feels 20 years younger bc he was injected with human embryonic stem cells. Thoughts?
Trump is the super spreader. You go stand by him and then go hug your family….is that a good idea?
Rep. Jason Smith @RepJasonSmith
Prince Harry and Megan Markle are using foreign titles to campaign against President Trump and interfere with our election. Today, I asked the British Government to put a stop to it.
[….] 11:02 AM · Oct 9, 2020
Claire McCaskill @clairecmc
We have a Governor who was too afraid to do anything but follow the Trump playbook on Covid, including getting the virus. It has caused death and economic destruction in my state. We are at a new hospitalization record today in Missouri. Shameful. Vote. 7:51 AM · Oct 9, 2020