Under Election Pressure, Loeffler And Perdue Back Trump and Dems’ Push For $2,000 Checks | Talking Points Memo

Sens. Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) and David Perdue (R-GA) on Tuesday indicated they would support President Donald Trump and congressional Democrats’ push to increase COVID-19 relief checks to $2,000 dollars.


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Karma has a year end blowout!

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Desperation, like politics, makes strange bedfellows. I will admit that is a disturbing coyote-gnawing thought.

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I know I am singing to the choir here but these people are despicable.

Thanks for your indulgence.

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Ok, thats weird. Really!?!?? They’re totally on board with this now? Wow. :flushed:

Now, if only we can get Republican voters to stay home and not vote…:smiling_imp:

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God bless the socialist nanny state!

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[“I’ve stood by the President 100 percent of the time, I’m proud to do that,” Loeffler said.]

That looks groovy…until one realizes that Loeffler could be talking about $2K…

or Theresienstadt

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They blinked, which goes to show that they understand the public prefers Democratic proposals.

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This is an interesting example of “Damned if you do or don’t.” Will this populist measure help them more with independents or hurt them more with fiscally conservative Republicans? I guess we’ll know in a week.

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They need to press MM for an up-or-down vote on it.

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Loeffler And Perdue Back Trump and Dems’ Push For $2,000 Checks

Did they not get the memo that Trump folded already? He signed the bill Sunday night—there is no longer pressure to give $2000 to people.

Maybe they were just too busy campaigning…? :frowning:

ETA: God bless Nancy for calling Trump’s bluff!!! :clap::clap::clap:

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I don’t mind having my opinions validated. Any time, just feel free.

But something has come to my attention and it can’t wait. You guys, I offer for your consideration the latest WTF, hot off the griddle:

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Perdue has spent the last 6 years bloviating against the deficit and now he is for 2000.00 checks…what a squish

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Some of that good ole GOP’er socialism. It’s a forgone conclusion that the working class and farming class state of Georgia will elect these two multimillionaires so they can flip flop like this with abandon. The 2K is never coming but Georgians can comfort themselves as they get evicted in the fact they elected a woman that lives in the most expensive home in Atlanta. As they go broke they can ease their pain knowing they elected a guy that trades more in stock value each day than they make in 10 years. Or made in 10 years. But thank God they didn’t elect those damn elitist Dems…

Just wondering…how much assist is a seat in the Senate to that stock trading? Can you imagine how much the owner of the NYSE is going to value the inside info he gets from a Senator wife! Sheeeit Georgia!

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I had a jacket with a lapel like that back in the 80’s.

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Hawley’s in. This is getting away from Mitch quickly.

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Ok so now besides requiring new stationery, new logos painted on the Air Force trucks, now they need new uniforms for Air Force members.
Where’s the new anthem? “Beam me up Scottie”

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Some serious Thunderbirds vibe going on here.

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Via Kevin M. Kruse:

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