They weren’t “tricked.” They were cooperative. Not “played”—playing along. As active, willing participants, not hapless victims, whether of their own naive stupidity, the wily Democrats, or anything else.
Sorry, but as long as you refuse to open your eyes to the actual state of play there will NEVER be a reckoning of any real consequence, and you’ll go right on being the one who’s getting played.
It’s difficult to get played by a senile old man whose brain has the consistency of pudding, but somehow, Republicans managed that feat today. Failure theater is back, and it’s reaching new heights.
As RedState reported earlier, Biden announced an agreement on a bipartisan infrastructure deal, complete with a grinning Mitt Romney and Lisa Murkowski standing beside him. Following that dog and pony show, the president then proceeded to demonstrate the finer points of existing with cognitive decline. Regardless, according to the Republicans on the negotiating team, this was supposed to be a great victory and show of unity.
Of course, then reality smacked them in the face. Biden, within an hour, let it be known that he would not sign the bipartisan agreement unless he was given everything else he wants in a reconciliation package that would naturally be passed along party lines.
Oh, and speaking of Fraudster Mitt.
Six months. The Afghan government is estimated to collapse six months after a withdrawal of U.S. troops. Politics should never come before our national security interests. The President must reconsider his plan to withdraw all American troops from Afghanistan by September. https://t.co/AWVSUdggwA
— Senator Mitt Romney (@SenatorRomney) June 23, 2021
But back to our original topic. As you would no doubt be entirely unsurprised to learn, Ms Lindsey Graham is enraged by this UNEXPECTED!™ show-betrayal.
Key GOP senators balk at terms of Biden infrastructure bill
WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden’s bipartisan infrastructure deal was thrown in doubt Friday as Republican senators felt “blindsided” by his insistence that it must move in tandem with his bigger package, while the White House doubled down on the strategy and said it should have come as no surprise.
The rare accord over some $1 trillion in investments faced new uncertainty barely 24 hours after Biden strode to the White House driveway, flanked by 10 senators from a bipartisan group, with all sides beaming over the compromise.
Senators were described as “stunned,” “floored” and “frustrated” after Biden publicly put the conditions on accepting their deal, according to two people familiar with the private conversations who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the reactions.
“No deal by extortion!” tweeted Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., on Friday.
Next: Ms Graham vows the appointment of a “blue-ribbon panel” to thoroughly “investigate” this outrageous and dishonorable bait ‘n’ switch, which he vows on the grave of his mama he will “get to the bottom” of. Y’know, for Duh Peepul. Ace, being a more sensible sort, ain’t having any.
The fake anger now is a crucial part of the Failure Theater script– pretend to oppose the socialist agenda, somehow get “tricked” and “beaten,” and then run ads telling your gullible voters that now you’re spittin’ mad and if Republicans just send one hundred more dollars, now you’ll start fighting those treacherous Dems!
Special award to Lindsey Graham for cooperating with the Democrats, again, and now again being “blindsided” and “livid” about the obvious, inevitable betrayal.
Fuck you, you degenerate liars.
Yes, it certainly is. Not to worry, though; after we take back Congress in 2022, you’re gonna see some changes around here, you betcher.