Flashback to Alan Grayson’s claims that Republicans want people to “die quickly”
The Senate voted early this morning to pass a Tax Reform bill. That bill is not yet law, because differences with the Tax Reform bill passed by the House need to be worked out in conference.
Nonetheless, this procedural step forward was considered a big win for Trump and Republicans after Senate Republicans could not pass even a weak repeal and replace of Obamacare because of defections. But this time the caucus held together with just one defection, Bob Corker.
How have liberals reacted?
Let’s see if I can put this diplomatically. They totally lost their s–t.
Apparently AMERICA DIED!
America died tonight. Economic suicide adopted to feed the insatiable greed of donors, who have been refusing to dole out $ to GOP until they got their tax cuts. Voters fooled by propaganda and tribal hatred.
Millenials: move away if you can. USA is over. We killed it.
— Kurt "Masks Save Lives" Eichenwald (@kurteichenwald) December 2, 2017
and a majority vote in the Senate was a COUP D’ETAT
The Republican Party is the enemy of the American people. The Senate just passed the Trump Tax Increase, 1:50am, enriching the 1% & concentrating wealth in the hands of the few. Capitalism & Fascism. The coup is underway. Make no mistake about it. EVERYONE OFF THE BENCH! 11/6/18!
— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) December 2, 2017
It was like nuclear war, MILLIONS DIED!
While you were sleeping snug in your beds, DEMOCRACY DIED
American Democracy died last night, on the floor of the United States Senate, while We The People slept snug in our beds.#TaxScamBill
— Julie Walker (@sassyfeminist82) December 2, 2017
— Emily Claire Goldman (@mle_goldman) December 2, 2017
Not sure a televised vote is “darkness,” but it was DEATH nonetheless
And that's it. By a vote of 51-49, taken at nearly 2 a.m. on a Saturday morning, the U.S. Senate has just voted to gut the U.S. tax code, with implications for every American.
A bunch of old white men are applauding as democracy dies in the darkness. pic.twitter.com/UAPFzQyTNg
— Eric Holthaus (@EricHolthaus) December 2, 2017
This may be redundant since America died, but the SENATE DIED too.
The Senate, the greatest deliberative body on earth, has died. No mid-road solutions, no compromise or gentle persuasion, it’s now my way or no way. Truly sickening.
— David Thomas (@vanya42st) December 2, 2017
And AMERICAN ACADEMIA was killed.
The Senate killed American academia and made sure that only wealthy white people are able to afford PhDs in all areas.
— Gabriel Enrique Laborde (@g_laborde) December 2, 2017
In this post-nuclear winter, THERE IS NO AMERICA
Is there any going back after this #TaxBillScam? To America? Does it matter now if Trump is impeached? There’s no America now. Not the one we knew. Sorry, feeling real despair this morning
— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) December 2, 2017
Then Senate Republicans did a victory dance on the bones of their victims
Killed last night? No, they dug up the moldering body of bipartisanship, broke up the skeleton, threw the rest on a bonfire of the last remnants of Senate norms and protocols. Waving the bones they danced around the fire grunting their mantras – trickle down, starve the beast.
— Philip Rhodes (@phr999) December 2, 2017
Middle Class Families are gone.
The Senate has just killed the Middle Class in America. There….I fixed it for you.
Beware November 6, 2018. We will remember.
— Shellie Davis (@Shelliemom1) December 2, 2017
Let’s clarify that, ALL AMERICAN FAMILIES were killed by this vote.
The Senate just killed American families. #GOPTaxPlan
— Lacey Hannan (@LaceyHannan) December 2, 2017
This all reminds me of former Congressman Alan Grayson who, arguing against Republican alternatives to Obamacare, declared that Republicans want people to
Donations tax deductible
to the full extent allowed by law.