Jobs: [….] first year was the greatest year of job creation in American history, with more than 6 million jobs created.
Unemployment Rate: The unemployment rate dropped from 6.2% when Biden took office to 3.9%, the biggest single year drop in American history.
Unemployment Claims: The average number of Americans filing for unemployment has been near its lowest level since 1969. When the President took office, over 18 million were receiving unemployment benefits, today only 2 million are—also the biggest single year drop in history.
Economic Legislation Passed: Most significant by economic impact of any first-year president.
Child Poverty: Experts estimate the lowest child poverty rate ever in 2021.
Expanded Access to Health Care: Nearly 5 million Americans have newly gained health insurance coverage.
Reduced Hunger: The number of households reporting that they sometimes or often did not have enough food to eat dropped by 32%.
Judges Confirmed: More judges confirmed to lower federal courts than any president since President Kennedy.
Judges That Reflect Our Nation: More Black women appointed to the U.S. Court of Appeals than any president – even over 8 years – in history.
Cabinet: First majority non-white Cabinet in history, with most women in the Cabinet, including first woman Treasury Secretary, first LGBTQ+ and Native American Cabinet officials, and first woman Director of National Intelligence.
Climate Investments: Largest investments ever in the power grid, electric vehicle chargers, and climate resilience.
Clean Water: Largest investment and national, bipartisan plan to get safe and clean drinking water to all Americans.
Cleaner Cars: Strongest vehicle emissions standards ever to save drivers money at the pump and reduce pollution.
Wind: First-ever approvals of large-scale offshore wind projects.
Personnel: Most diverse Administration in history – most women, people of color, disability, LGBTQ+, first generation American, and first-generation college graduates.
Eric Schmitt @Eric_Schmitt
It’s almost as if all the fear mongering around COVID was just one big power play. 1:36 PM · Mar 12, 2022
Some of the responses:
Jason Kander @JasonKander
Replying to @Eric_Schmitt
Are you vaccinated? Did you get the booster? 3:24 PM · Mar 12, 2022
It’s as if the claim about fear mongering around COVID is just another example of Schmitt’s stupidity.
950,000 US deaths; 19,500 MO deaths. Many with long haul COVID and our healthcare system almost breaking. No one should worry about that.
What a ghoul!
20k dead constituents could not be reached for comment.
Help me understand this. I’m not supposed to care about something factual, but whatever you’re selling is legit. Just how much is your snake oil and where can I purchase some?
What is wrong with you? [….]
Day drinking and tweeting again Eric? What’s this even about? See this is why you lose so many lawsuits; all accusation, no context.
It’s almost as if all the COVID-denialism (almost 1 million US deaths!) was just one big power play… (as you, for example, run for senate)
It’s hard for me to understand an elected politician being so openly dismissive of nearly a million dead Americans as @Eric_Schmitt seems to be.
Kinda like “build a wall” bullshit right???
My father died of Covid. You are a horrible person.
So the people who died from COVID were just part of a huge fear mongering power play? You are an idiot.
It’s almost as if you’re a #PoliticalHack.
People have tried to explain the science behind the measures to mitigate the impact of the COVID pandemic to you but obviously you cannot comprehend. So now we just have you spewing forth your vomit of lies and misinformation.
Do you LIKE playing the miserable SOB who people loathe with a passion?
Right, f*ck those petty people that buried family and friends.
So, everyone who has died from Covid don’t really exist? Brick shy of a load Schmitt.
You’re an idiot. Millions have died. What a pathetic existence you live.
Tell that to everyone who lost people. Asshole.
Or you’re just an idiot
My god. What the actual fck is wrong with you? Are you seriously so desperate for attention you sit there and make lists of the most vile things you could say? A lot of people died. A lot are suffering long term effects. This is disgusting and your family should feel shame.
How many of your constituents died from it last week, you monstrous shit?
[….] A month before Donald Trump clinched the Republican nomination, one of his closest allies in Congress — House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy — made a politically explosive assertion in a private conversation on Capitol Hill with his fellow GOP leaders: that Trump could be the beneficiary of payments from Russian President Vladimir Putin.
“There’s two people I think Putin pays: Rohrabacher and Trump,” McCarthy (R-Calif.) said, according to a recording of the June 15, 2016, exchange, which was listened to and verified by The Washington Post. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher is a Californian Republican known in Congress as a fervent defender of Putin and Russia.
House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) immediately interjected, stopping the conversation from further exploring McCarthy’s assertion, and swore the Republicans present to secrecy.
Kevin McCarthy @GOPLeader
These are not Putin gas prices. They are President Biden gas prices. 1:39 PM · Mar 11, 2022
“Россия” (Russia) – a variant of the Russian presidential flag.
Some of the responses:
How much did the Kremlin pay you to tweet this? [….]
You don’t like real Presidents.
You prefer coup plotting Putin puppets, don’t ya Kev? [….]
The blame America first movement [….]
Siding with the brutal dictator who’s currently slaughtering the innocent civilians of a sovereign nation over your own President certainly is a take, Kev.
Fuck off, traitor.
I’m so old, I remember when the price of oil DOUBLED after Saddam invaded Kuwait and Democrats did not respond by trying to score cheap political points. try being a patriot for five minutes, Kev
A true Leader would pull the country together
Not sow division, dishonesty and disinformation. [….]
Kevin McCarthy is not an American representative. Kevin McCarthy is Putin’s representative.
Once upon a time you said that there were two people who Putin paid- Rohrabacher and trump. Then you said “swear to God”.
Well I guess we all know at least one other person Putin now pays, don’t we Kev? [….]
Defending Putin again
How much was your price ?
Your tweets should carry this disclaimer:
“SPONSORED BY THE KREMLIN”
What specific measures would you take that would actually reduce gas prices here?
Not things that sound plausible. Things that are actually in our control and that would actually work.
Does Putin like you to tickle his balls when you’re blowing him like this?
Kevin McCarthy is a Putin apologist.
Whatever you say, comrade. Putin thanks you for your service.
I’m not Putin anything you say as true
Defending Putin again. Today’s GOP, everybody.
You’re defending Putin?
So…. you are now defending Putin?
Who do you represent again?
How’s that Kevin? Give examples please. Oh wait, you can’t.
Hey, hi, you’re a traitor to the United States, have a nice afternoon. [….]
You’re a moron, Kevin.
Says the Putin asset
I see US sanctions on Russia hasn’t stopped you from getting your rubles.
Bummed your rubles are worthless?
Oh cupcake, we know exactly whose these gas prices belong to.
Josh Hawley @HawleyMO
MO farmer sent me Biden Admin’s latest farm producer survey. It asks such important questions for farming as whether farmers identify as transgender, the gender they were at birth, their sexual orientation. For Joe Biden, even farming is about advancing his woke agenda
[….] 10:24 AM · Feb 17, 2022
So, what’s your point?
Some of the responses:
Wouldn’t it be good to know that farming is as diverse as other kinds of jobs in the US?
Josh @HawleyMO shows his ignorance and must not have ever taken a Research Methods course.
Demographic questions on questionnaires for race, gender, education, income group, etc is the gold standard practice for survey research. #Surveys101
@HawleyMO Can you explain how this promotes a ‘woke agenda.’
The USDA provides a wide variety of services to producers that transcend farming ops. They are specifically chartered to provide equity in access to those services and equal opportunity regardless of YOUR bigotry.
It actually is important to know how the dynamics of any profession have changed/are changing over time. Those types of surveys collect an abundance of information. And how else would we know if we didn’t ask questions?
Bingo! Josh doesn’t want anyone to know.
Don’t know how to tell you this Mr Manly, some people have different sexual orientations and are open and comfortable with their situation. You may have hang ups but don’t push them on others.
Gaining information, so as to be informed, is not the same as advancing an agenda. Do you believe that asking questions is the same thing as trying to push opinions or beliefs onto someone?
@HawleyMO do you personally know a #Missouri farmer? I’m asking since you live in Virginia
Did he send it to your Senate office or your home address in Virginia?
Being unable to fill out simple demographic questions without contacting your senator seems pretty fragile to me, but what do I know?
This survey was announced in December 2021 and was sent to you then (and was also published online). As a representative of a state where agriculture is such a huge part of the economy, why haven’t you read it before now? (I know you don’t actually live in Missouri, but still.)
And this what keeps @HawleyMO awake at night?
Recognizing and protecting underrepresented groups is important in all industries. And there are much bigger issues in ag than worrying about a survey. Spend your energy on fair pricing and protecting America’s food producers.
And this is relevant to your ability to do your job in what way??
Yes, because these are standard demographic questions. Why do you think this is unusual? You went to Stanford and Yale, I’m sure you saw demographic questionnaires asking about these variables all the time.
Why “even” farming? Is it somehow exempt from the rest of the world?
But, does the letter incite sedition? Asking for a friend…
We see what you did there.
I didn’t know collecting demographic percentages was so offensive to you, Josh Heehaw.
It says personal characteristic, and than asks questions about personal characteristics. What am I missing here?
A Missouri farmer “sent” you something? Thanks for reading. If you ever visited Missouri you could actually speak with some.
So? Tell him to fill out the damn form & you find something better to do.
Why does it bother you?
But you live in Virginia.
It’s a survey. What did he think you were going to do about it since you haven’t done anything at all.
You couldn’t find anything else to be but hurt about today?
I’m more surprised that MO farmer was able to find you in Virginia…[….]
Tell that to the parents missing work at home this week in Missouri because schools are closed due to high case numbers.
Eric, we are not free to drive drunk, run red lights & stop signs, because those “freedoms” have negative effects on ourselves & others.
We are in a pandemic w/a way out, the mitigations were not there before, why would they remain after? We need to fight COVID, not each other!
It wasn’t ineffective until you started messing with the system. Our kids were in school more & even had fewer missed days due to flu and rotoviruses when the strategies were in full play. Illegal, nope, no more illegal than any school dress code. Wrong, again nope. Cite a source
“Hardworking Missourians have invested a lot in their communities & kids’ schools. We need to protect these investments & make sure they’re not wasted in a fight against frivolous lawsuits brought by someone always running for higher office.”
Your tweet is misleading. As per CDC, masks have been shown to be effective. Indeed, they are not 100% effective, but they do offer some protection.
“Calvary?” Do you realize you’ve used a religious term to describe your attack against Covid mitigation? It makes me wonder about your true motivations. [….]
We dont have to wonder. Purely political.
Stop using our tax dollars for these lawsuits! Stop fighting FOR covid! JUST STOP!
1. It is cavalry.
2. 9 days back in school and my middle school had over 10% positive Covid cases without masks. The close contacts outnumbered the student body.
3. Get a dictionary and go donate blood. That might actually help someone.
It is not ineffective. It’s imperfect, yes, but masking reduces the spread of disease significantly (and not just COVID, either). You are lying to people, and you’re not helping anyone but yourself.
calvary however, refers to “an open air depiction of the crucifixion,” or more recently “an experience of intense suffering.”
Eric, I’ve heard meditation and anti- anxiety drugs can help people who struggle with hysteria.
Maybe worth a shot.
Our Hospitals are struggling our schools are struggling we need help. Listen to what the hospitals are saying. Too many people are dying, every life is important. Mask help, help the schools and hospitals by stopping this maddness. This is beyond evil what you are doing!
You just want to be wrong about everything, don’t you?
No, no, and no. It is effective according to experts (you are not one). It is legal according to experts (you are not one). And it is right according to people who have a soul (you do not).
Not ineffective according to the data
Not illegal and you should know better
Not wrong when we are trying to protect our communities as a whole during a pandemic
This pandering to uninformed voters is disgusting
Sir, my kids’ school district had 35 cases as the highest rate with a mask mandate in place. Two after it was allowed to expire, it had gone to over 100. This past week saw 270 cases. We are now shutting down schools because everyone is getting sick. Please stop grandstanding.
trying to climb to the senate on a stack of bodies.
Instead because Covid number quadrupled without masks our schools are now closed for at least a week. Congratulations Eric you screwed parents even harder
“The calvary is coming”
Seriously, who says that? What a doofus.
We are in the midst of a generational public health crisis and you want to play Bootheel Braveheart. Stop taking yourself so seriously and work to fight the real problem at hand.
Senator Roy Blunt @RoyBlunt
Over the last 2 years, Congress has provided more than $80 billion for the administration to improve & expand COVID-19 testing capabilities. Congress, and the American people, need to know the administration’s strategy & how @HHSgov is using taxpayer funding. 11:12 AM · Jan 4, 2022
“Over the last 2 years…”
Joe Biden was sworn in as President on January 20, 2021, less than twelve months ago.
On March 18, 2021, nine months ago, the U.S. Senate voted to confirm Xavier Becerra as Secretary of Health and Human Services. The vote was 50-49.
Question: On the Nomination (Confirmation: Xavier Becerra, of California, to be Secretary of Health and Human Services)
Vote Number: 125
Vote Date: March 18, 2021, 11:59 AM
Required For Majority: 1/2
Vote Result: Nomination Confirmed
Nomination Number: PN78-2
Nomination Description: Xavier Becerra, of California, to be Secretary of Health and Human Services
Not Voting 1
Blunt (R-MO), Nay
Roy Blunt (r) voted “No”.
What an asshole.
Some of the Twitter responses to Roy Blunt (r):
Suddenly, you’re so concerned.
We noticed that, too.
Were you worried in summer 2020 when we learned Jared Kushner spent tax payer $ on test kits and held them back? I had covid in July 2020 and waited in line 5 days in a row for 2 hours a day to get a test. We still don’t have an answer about where those tests went? Why?
Isn’t this a state problem? Isn’t the money sent to them to manage this??
Isn’t this where MO AGO sues? How is a mask mandate considered “government control” but suing school districts and county health to prohibit masks not “government control”?
There is a test shortage because Republicans refuse to get vaccinated. According to Gallup, 40% of Republicans “don’t plan” to get vaccinated, versus 26% of Independents and just 3% of Democrats. Use your voice to convince Republicans to get vaccinated.
What happened, Roy? Didn’t get a cut you were expecting? Your state fights protection measures in court, & distorts test/case results. Biden is ramping tests up mega-fold. If people would get vaxxed & practice safety measures, we wouldn’t need so many tests. Help w/ solutions
Republicans were in charge the first year. The only plan was the President’s son-in-law telling Governors to “work the phones.”
After Trump said stop testing? Parson says MO has a stock pile of tests. Where the hell are they? Might want to take a look at your party/cult.
Roy, the governor of the state you represent (but don’t live in) just washed his hands of Covid mitigation.
Meanwhile, we are again hitting unprecedented Covid infection rates. The ICUs are near capacity AGAIN.
Why not find out WHY our Governor is AWOL in this fight?
Because you are just a spectator in the government. Apparently
2 years ago?
Who was president then?
Well what does it matter our Governor says get it, deal with it, and what happens happens. Mo. from a GOP leadership perspective has no intention of doing anything to mitigate the virus anymore. Parsons says we’re GOOD, the kings have spoken so the commoners must submit.
They ain’t wrong. Get vaccinated or prepare for misery. But you keep going with “Death & Freeedumb”, because that’s you.
Where is the fault in stating facts when all other options and opportunities have been rebuffed?
I’m confused. Are you saying the WH should force them to get vaccinated, @HawleyMO? They had their freedom of choice, period, and chose to put their community at peril.
It’s a self-selected out group—people who refuse vaccination and other commonsense measures because, you know, “liberty”
Maybe you should be promoting vaccines in MO and working to protect the health of your constituents?
Whitehouse not wrong there comrade.
I notice you didn’t say they are wrong.
Makes sense to me. Be an American and get vaccinated.
It makes sense to anyone who isn’t stupid…and evil.
Somebody needed to say it.
Right. The message is a warning. If you aren’t vaccinated you are at much greater risk than if you were vaccinated. And I get it, that’s scary. So of course blame the messenger.
It’s the truth, bro.
Did your phone records get subpoenaed? Scared?
Where’s the lie, Josh?
So? He’s right.
Yeah well they’re not wrong.
How do you sleep at night?
The truth seems to threaten you and your narrative. Try this, it is simpler and may help you understand: if you jump in front of a speeding train, it will hit you. You may die. Your choice, your freedom to jump or not to jump. A simple IQ test.
People who get vaccinated have common sense and care for others. You and your ilk are the outliers. Its about other people. Raise your fist to that.
It’s the stone-cold truth: if you’re vaccinated you will most likely live, if you’re not vaccinated you’ll most likely die. It isn’t hard to understand, but it seems effing impossible for Republicans and Fox to communicate.
If by “out group” you mean unvaccinated yes you are more likely to get sick and die from covid. Facts are not your strong suit.
Eric Schmitt @Eric_Schmitt
[….] Breaking: Congrats to the citizens of Jackson County Missouri! I appreciate the Jackson County legislature heeding my warning and following the law by rejecting an illegal mask mandate today. We The People are fighting back. Freedom is winning. #NoMaskMandates 11:17 AM · Dec 13, 2021
What an asshole.
Some of the responses:
Freedom to lower the Republican voter count in Missouri by encouraging the spread of Covid is an interesting campaign stance.
I am confused yet again by you. Do you believe in local entities setting laws for their citizens or your powerful arm determining what people can and cant do? I thought you stood for local choices. Oh wait, not if they don’t agree with your wants.
Wait. #freedom = siding with #Covid = being a #Bully while using #Missouri taxpayer dollars?
Who knew that a piece of fabric on the face would be such a huge deal…it’s like you want ppl to get sick…do you personally go maskless? Have you personally gotten vaccinated? If so, your telling ppl not too? Seems hypocritical to me
Wearing a mask or not does not constitute freedom. Y’all want to be victims so bad. Luckily most people and retailers in Jackson County still mask up.
How much did you sell your soul for Eric?
Covid is winning.
“heeding your warning” not exactly the verbiage we would expect a professional state official to make. Sounds a lot like a “threat” made by a “bully” was taken. You don’t run the state Eric and the sooner you learn that the better off we will all be.
“heeding my warning”
This guy is just a bully.
2 week MO Covid count up almost 100%. Are you deaf and dumb or just dumb.
How are we 2 years in and folks don’t understand how masks work? Y’all are so willfully ignorant you’ll kill your kids teacher. Disgusting.
You literally have no constitutional authority in this situation, so all of this is shameless grandstanding for ignorant people who don’t know any better. You, however, do know better. It’s embarrassing the office you hold.
Sick and tired of you imposing your political views over our health! So sad that most Republicans could care less about people and only concerned with their personal elections.
You are fighting to make sure more people get sick and die. Masks have been scientifically proven to reduce virus spread. Your policies are anti-science, pro-virus and pro-death. You should be ashamed of yourself.
You are an embarrassment. Not sure of your motives, but declaring sound public health measures that prevent Covid spread illegal is causing harm and risking lives.
Senator Roy Blunt @RoyBlunt
The Biden administration’s vaccine mandate will have a harmful impact on U.S. employers, adding to the labor force and supply chain challenges that are already roiling the economy. 4:32 PM · Dec 7, 2021
What an ass.
Some of the comments:
Actually, not having a vaccine mandate and doing nothing to combat vaccine hesitancy is killing more Trump supporters than Biden supporters.
That’s “pro-life” for you.
And people dying or having to take off time from work for being sick or taking care of a loved one doesn’t have a negative impact? If your party hadn’t politicized the pandemic and has persuaded people that vaccines are bad, things would be much better.
I’m fine with a vaccine mandate. If you don’t want to get vaccinated, it’s very simple: either submit to a regular test, or stay in your house so you don’t put others in harm’s way.
The vaccine mandate will provide a safer work environment for employees. As someone who is impacted every day, I couldn’t disagree with you more.
How will it be harmful? I want facts! Not propaganda and sound bites!
It’s in his nature.
You know what’s had a harmful impact on US employers? The death of 800,000 Americans from Covid. A free and safe vaccine is available.
You have a harmful impact on your constituents every day. How is making sure we protect one another a bad thing?
People dying of COVID-19 add a strain on the supply chain. Maybe help stop the spread?
Nope….you are wrong
If people would rather lose their jobs that save their own lives and health and the lives and health of others, it’s not the fault of those trying to save lives with a minor requirement.
Stop working for American death and disease.
You have jello for brains
That’s quite generous.
It’ll save lives so of course Roy is against it! Why did trump Republicans want Americans to suffer and die???
In blue states they have been enforcing this rule and have near 100% compliance. Anyway hospitals already require employees to vaccinate for other things. Stop undermining the effort to fight Covid.
You are consistently a terrible person
Look dude, as Americans we work hard and are generous. We don’t need YOUR KIND who steals what they want then changes the law.
People with YOUR KIND of deviousness have been allowed to stay hidden for too long.
Your legacy is tied to trump.
Hope you choke on it.
Own it, Roy.
Bad combover. Check. Too long red tie. Check. Orange spray tan. Check. Tiny hands. Check. Cluelessness. Check…
Senator Roy Blunt @RoyBlunt
Americans deserve more details on how the administration will use vaccines to combat COVID-19 with clear and concise plans that put science ahead of politics.
[….] 1:12 PM · Sep 24, 2021
Have you ever met Mike Parson (r)? Just asking.
As always, there is much hilarity in the responses:
Arsonists demand to know what the fire department is going to do about all these fires in his neighborhood.[….]
Look at the map of Blue & Red States & compare it to vaccination rates. It is so obvious that Trump States reject the vaccines his administration claims to have developed.
Republicans at the federal and state level are to blame for unvaccinated people. The adults who I know who haven’t gotten vaccinated are all Republicans. I can’t understand how Republicans are ok that their voters are dying because of misinformation. Don’t you care about them?
Step 1: end Fox News
Step 2: end Facebook
Step 3: national mask mandates because states like Missouri put Republican anti science ahead of health
Step 4: national vaccine mandates because states like Missouri can’t let its citizens die fast enough to end this
Says the Senator who failed to vote for the commission to investigate the 1/6 assault on our Capital because he had enough details.
You should be pressing Governors if you actually want to accomplish something because the overwhelming majority of vaccine issues are at the state level.
Putting science ahead of politics sounds nice. Maybe you should try it once in a while, Roy.
Don’t hold your breath.
My God. How much more info do people need? Covid = bad, vaccine = good.
Oh, whatever happened to the party of personal responsibility? Here’s a plan – go to one of the 1,000’s of vaccine sites and get the shot.
Get the shot. Protect yourself and neighbors. How hard is that?
I’m sure you have @GovParsonMO‘s phone number. Maybe give him a ring on this one.
You can’t be serious with this. How about you start in our home state where only half the population is vaccinated. What are YOU doing?
WTAF is wrong with you? Joe Biden got the vaccine out to all Americans in an incredible amount of time for free. Talk to your Republican pals about why we are still dealing with Covid.
You are infuriating! You backed a narcissist who never had a plan. How dare you
Science. 2 shots. That’s all you need to tell your constituents. This isn’t hard. Stop being obtuse.
Impossible. It’s Roy Blunt (r) you’re talking about.
Poor Roy. This Twitter stuff really isn’t working for you. You should have a talk with however on your staff that posts these tweets because I have yet to see one single tweet from your account that make one damn bit of sense. Poor dumb bastard!