Claire McCaskill @clairecmc
The question is….who gave this story to Politico. It’s embarrassing for Schmitt. Why didn’t someone explain this to him? Which Senator or his staff leaked this? I will hazard a guess. And it rhymes with folly.
Ann Wagner @AnnLWagner
Missourians know how to balance their budget – the federal government should too. 9:07 AM · Apr 28, 2022
Show us you don’t really know much about social media without telling us you don’t know much about social media.
There is hilarity in the responses:
So you regret your vote to give billionaires a tax cut?
Says the woman who voted to blow up the deficit.
I was on a tele-town hall with you when you said the reason you ran for office originally was because you thought the Democrats were being fiscally irresponsible. Then you voted for the Trump tax scam.
You weren’t worried about balancing the budget when you gave big tax cuts to the ultra rich and corporations.
They know how to underfund public education too. Should the feds do that as well? 49 state fund education and teacher salaries better than MO.
Tip O’Neill used to have a great retort when Reagan would call for a balance budget amendment. He would say if President Reagan wanted a balanced budget, he should just send one up. What could possibly be the response to that putdown?
Y’all made this mess. We clean it up. Every time.
Easy for you to say that while you’re out of power. Wasn’t so easy for you to vote that way from 2016-2020 though.
Republicans controlled both houses of Congress and the presidency from 2016–2018 and did not balance the budget. Why not?
So sick of the constant whining with no actual plans or policies put forward. Last I heard you voted to blow up the budget with the trump tax cuts for the wealthy.
Aren’t you the federal government? Haven’t you been the federal government for a while?
Someone tell Ann we’re roasting her over here. Does her social team even look back at the crap they tweet?
You have room to talk. You voted for a tax reform bill that added trillions $ to the national debt with absolutely no way to pay for it. #Hypocrite
Republicans like @annlwagner only care about the federal deficit when a Democrat is in the WH. They look the other way when a Republican is in office. The hypocrisy is stunning!
What we’ve all come to expect from Denny Hoskins (r):
Senator Denny Hoskins, CPA @DLHoskins
THANK YOU to everyone who has contacted me in support of a 7R-1D congressional map! Time to stand up and fight for liberty!
[….] 5:10 PM · Feb 7, 2022 from Missouri State Capitol
The irony always escapes Denny Hoskins (r):
Who can reply?
People @DLHoskins follows or mentioned can reply
Problem solved, eh?
We already did some of the math:
…The total Congressional vote for either Democrats or Republicans in Missouri in 2020 was 2,896,117. The total Congressional vote for Republican candidates in 2020 was 1,723,982 (59.53%). The total Congressional vote for Democratic candidates was 1,172,135 (40.47%)…
kilgore trout, stonks autographer @KT_So_It_Goes
I do not understand how mcdonalds can serve two billion hamburgers every year but when I order five million at the drive thru it overwhelms the system
[….] 3:45 PM · Mar 21, 2020
Nah, probably not.
Some of the other responses to the first Tweet:
In fairness, there’s a lot you don’t understand.
But it’s because if you go to the hospital with COVID-19, you will require much more intensive care than if you go to the hospital with the flu and healthcare workers are vaccinated against the flu.
I know it is impossible for stupid people to understand why they’re stupid, but GOD you’re stupid.
Perhaps talk to an expert rather than kissing the mirror and you might figure out why you’re stupid. But I know – youre too stupid to know you need to talk to an expert.
You could’ve just stopped with “I do not understand ” because it’s very obvious how your ignorance is a suit you wear proudly.
Because you’re an idiot. Those 370K-670K flu hospitalizations span 5 months. And C19 cases are *on top* of that. Further, no one is immune to C19 and 20% of cases require hospitalization. Do the math. Left to run its course, it could be 320M x 20% = 64M potential patients. See?
Sure, happy to explain, Bill. COVID19 is at least 30x more lethal than flu. People that die from it first require hours and days of intensive care, as do the people who survive.
Right now 1/5 patients who are COVID positive are sick enough to need hospital admission. It is uncommon for people with flu to get sick enough to need admission let alone ICU care. Also flu is not as contagious so we see cases spread over many months instead of all at once.
Ah yes, media hype.
That’s why in Italy the military is collecting coffins because the morgues are overwhelmed.
That’s why all those air carriers grounded 90% of their planes.
That’s why borders are closed.
Because of media hype.
Because those flu patients aren’t in the hospital all at once, and if they’re hospitalized, have a much lower risk of needing intubation/ventilation.
Are you trolling, or genuinely opining on a topic you appear to know virtually nothing about?
It might be faster to just list the things you do understand
We can explain it to you but we can’t understand it for you
When I see something this dumb, I think maybe I was too harsh on Gigli
I would tell you to zip it, but you don’t understand zippers either.
It just doesn’t make any sense! And like, it’s ridiculous that the soil can absorb ~32 inches of rain every year, but we get just eight inches in a couple hours and suddenly there are severe floods! The world is just so illogical!!
I drink hundreds of glasses of water per year and yet I threw up after drinking a mere 40 glasses today.
^Do you see the issue or should I find smaller words?
I’d say there’s a lot you don’t understand, you cabbage.