Well, I guess we shouldn’t be shocked about this. The New York Times had a good piece about a possible new symptom of the Wuhan coronavirus: loss of smell. And then, they come up with this garbage. Well, to be more precise, their editorial board decided to come up with this nonsense. It’s pure comedy. And once again, it just shows how the elite media thinks the American voter is truly this dumb. Granted, these people are liars. They’re corrupt, but this time there’s just too much evidence that points to the Democrats being the ones who decided to flip off the American worker. The publication’s op-ed this week blamed Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for blowing up the Wuhan coronavirus relief bill (via NYT):
Leave it to the @nytimes to allow an absolute lie to be printed... and no less by their own editorial board.— Erin Perrine (@ErinMPerrine) March 23, 2020
This is bad for journalism and print media as a whole.
Democrats blocked the Coronavirus bill. Today’s vote record, for reference. pic.twitter.com/hkUL9X6vdQ
“Blocking passage.” This isn’t just hackery or spin. It’s an insulting lie from unserious partisans who care nothing about the truth. It’s up-is-down propaganda that doesn’t resemble journalism. Anyone associated with writing it should be embarrassed. https://t.co/9LNAKn7BhN— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) March 23, 2020
Please join me on this incredible journey. pic.twitter.com/OM7zFzSNeO— JERRY DUNLEAVY (@JerryDunleavy) March 23, 2020
The NY Times thinks you're stupid enough to fall for Mitch McConnell blocking his own legislation. That's how far gone these people are.— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) March 23, 2020
Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky failed to do his job this weekend. As the economy spiraled downward, Mr. McConnell, the Senate majority leader, said he would produce a bipartisan bailout bill authorizing an infusion of desperately needed aid.
Instead, Mr. McConnell emerged on Sunday evening with a bill that would provide a lot of help for corporate executives and shareholders, and not nearly enough for American workers. It would let the Treasury Department hand out hundreds of billions of dollars to corporations — potentially including businesses owned by President Trump — without requiring a binding commitment to preserve jobs and wages. And the bailouts could remain secret for six months.
Senate Democrats, refusing to play along, blocked the bill in a procedural vote on Sunday night and again on Monday afternoon. But responsibility for the deadlock rests squarely on Mr. McConnell’s shoulders.
What Pelosi blew up a bipartisan deal for:— Elizabeth Harrington (@LizRNC) March 24, 2020
1,400+ pages of radical Democrat fantasies
Mentions "diversity" 60+ times
Govt mandated race reports
Gender quotas for scientists and boardrooms
In the middle of a pandemic. What a joke. pic.twitter.com/UkAtDzpM7Y
WaPo on the emerging deal, which sounds...very much like the broad strokes of the bipartisan framework Schumer has been deceitfully calling a “Republican-only” bill & that other Dems have falsely claimed wouldn’t help workers or small businesses: https://t.co/3o5IoiafRN pic.twitter.com/xa3MrlzjcG— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) March 24, 2020
This is absolutely nonsensical.— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) March 24, 2020
It makes sense to pause payments on student loans interest free for as long as the COVID-19 crisis goes, but this money is not aimed to help the impact of coronavirus but to tuck in a goal of progressives during a crisis to score a political win. https://t.co/Tl3bA3etnI
There is no "slush fund." The Dem House bill had the same oversight. There are numerous provisions governing who gets the loans. But they've gotten this talking point going now so it will be endlessly repeated. https://t.co/LzwVeugAwR— David Harsanyi (@davidharsanyi) March 24, 2020
When Senate Dems inevitably end this idiotic madness, I’ll be eager to see how much of the “Republican-only” bill Schumer’s been lying about will remain intact. Spoiler: Almost all of it, because it was already bipartisan. https://t.co/a76vqTzWTJ— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) March 24, 2020
Wow this really sounds like — what’s the term I’m looking for? — oh that’s it, a slush fund! https://t.co/Of778lo3tw— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) March 24, 2020
Saturday: Schumer ‘delighted’ and pleasantly ‘surprised’ by the bipartisan process on rescue bill.— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) March 24, 2020
Sunday: Schumer leads filibuster against “Republican only” bill...that his members had been helping craft for days, winning multiple major concessions.
Monday: Another filibuster. https://t.co/bynjFSwFvI
That’s a very interesting interpretation of history. And we all know that the Left has zero comprehension of history, so we shouldn’t expect their clowns in the media to grasp it either. The Democrats co-wrote the bill, you morons. It was McConnell’s bill—and he decided to set off a controlled explosion to kill it. Please! I don’t know what drugs they’re taking up there or what glue they’re sniffing. Heck, maybe this was written after a brutal session of the choking game, but it’s wrong. Chucky Chuck is on video saying this was a bipartisan bill, but passing this legislation aimed at protecting American workers and businesses impacted by the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak would be a win for Trump. Democrats had to stop that, so they filibustered the bill and as expected, the markets tanked on Monday. The Senate worked all week on this, while the House was in recess. Speaker Nancy Pelosi decided to fly back and kill all the work that was done on this because the Kennedy Center needs $35 million, the IRS needs $600 million, and doctors need to be allowed to perform late-term abortions. It’s a social justice warrior pile of crap—the alternate House relief bill. It’s literally written by communists, but all of this is McConnell’s fault. Pelosi signaling that this deal was dead is Mitch’s fault. Democrats co-writing the bill in the Senate is Mitch’s fault. The cocaine must be great at the New York Times’ office. Actually, no—it’s not great. It’s made them all mentally challenged.
UPDATE: And after all that huffing, the Republicans, Trump, McConnell, and the country won. Democrats have been beaten. We have a deal and it's pretty much the same bill that was going to be voted on before Pelosi attempted to derail this measure with her pork:
At last, we have a deal.— Leader McConnell (@senatemajldr) March 25, 2020
After days of intense discussions, the Senate has reached a bipartisan agreement on a historic relief package for this pandemic.
We’re going to pass this legislation later today.
Them: Millions could die, and tens of millions’ finances could be destroyed— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) March 25, 2020
Also them: We still can’t quite accept the relief bill we helped write. https://t.co/cZmhRmi4X9
Senior GOP source re Schumer’s take on the deal:— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) March 25, 2020
- It’s the same bill “with marginal changes.”
- He’s “trying to take credit” for the structure he filibustered and delayed for “small ball” alterations.
- Face saving exercise, Dems realized this couldn’t drag on much longer.
#BREAKING: WH & Congress strike $2 TRILLION measure to aid American workers & businesses during coronavirus outbreak— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) March 25, 2020
UPDATE II: And now Pelosi is dragging her feet? But it's Mitch's fault, right?
To be abundantly, 100% clear: This means the House is not likely to vote on the Senate’s coronavirus bill today. https://t.co/nl71PF1jLn— Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) March 25, 2020