• @Dagwood222@lemm.ee
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    523 months ago

    GOP will claim to be ‘pro life’ and then vote to allow IVF. Then they’ll say that they hate the bill.

    • Bakkoda
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      73 months ago

      You don’t… You don’t think they were… Lying, do you?

  • the post of tom joad
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    Duckworth is trying to pass the proposal through unanimous consent, meaning even one senator’s objection would cause the bill not to pass.

    so it is in her estimation, knowingly useless and performative.

    Sen. J.D. Vance (R-OH) said that, while he has not yet looked specifically at Duckworth’s bill, “it’s idiotic for us to take the bait” in regards to Democrats using the bill to force Republicans to publicly declare whether or not they support IVF.

    and the republicans know it too.

    so what exactly is the point?

    in my opinion, it is the standard democrat cynicism. it is simply something that in the future can be used as a bullet point for her future candidacy. without context, one could write ‘honestly’ she “fought” for IVF.

    and how many will link her ‘fight’ uncritically in the future? i bet more than a few.

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      Back in the before times, bills would come to a vote and bills that had virtually total support would go thru with unanimous consent. Now, bills are blocked from being voted on so that Senators aren’t on the record being shitbags. As you quoted Vance saying, ““it’s idiotic for us to take the bait” in regards to Democrats using the bill to force Republicans to publicly declare whether or not they support IVF.”

      Think about that statement from a Senator, then marvel at how fundamentally different he sees the job of a Senator from say, you or me or regular humans.

      Duckworth is putting a face to whoever opposes a wildly popular issue, IVF treatment. It causes people to think about the issue, because legislators are in fact advocators (you know, in complete contrast to Vance trying to hide what he advocates for). There’s nothing performative about it.

      in my opinion, it is the standard democrat cynicism. it is simply something that in the future can be used as a bullet point for her future candidacy. without context, one could write ‘honestly’ she “fought” for IVF.

      For Duckworth and for many people, IVF is a opportunity that is basically magic. It changes their lives and it gives them the opportunity to have children. There are few things more powerful than that, and it’s tone deaf to an extreme degree to think that something is performative just because it isn’t targeted at you.

      I mean, usually I’d say you’re being a petulant childish asshole, but I’m trying to be better too.

      It’s ok if everything isn’t important to you, champ. It can be important to others and we can support that. There will be Republican supporters of IVF that wanna know too.

    • @Chee_Koala@lemmy.world
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      13 months ago

      What else can the Senate minority do Mr joad? Do you feel it would be better if the Senate minority just crossed their arms and wait it out?

      • the post of tom joad
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        It is standard practice for someone lacking information on a given topic to derisively ask those they disagree with to become masters of said topic, then nit-picking anything that person might come up with.

        This is a boring pattern. Let us change it.

        Do you feel it would be better if the Senate minority just crossed their arms and wait it out?

        This is actually the point i was making. What they are doing amounts to crossing their arms in my estimation.

        Performative grandstanding, tough guy tweeting and fundraising. Uselessness is their MO imo.

        As for what i want from them? To do what i asked them to, successfully represent me. I don’t care how it’s done. Does that sound unfair? It shouldn’t, it should sound familiar. It sounds like what you and i are expected to do at our jobs every day. Our excuses do not save us from getting axed. We are not allowed to place blame on our co-workers. We get it done, or we’re gone.

        Just like any other job they’re subject to a performance review. In this case my review holds little weight, but i don’t need you going to bat for them, i need you to take them to task. I need you to stop accepting their excuses.

        Until enough people do, why should their performance increase? What evidence have you picked up during your lifetime that compels you to take them at their word, that they’ll do better next quarter “as long as you hire some of their friends to help them do the job” they are currently, and for a long time have utterly failed to do?

  • @MotoAsh@lemmy.world
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    Holy shit Democrats yet again proving how dumb they are. Giving the clowns the stage turns it in to a clown show… Every. Time. Stop allowing the clowns to control the stage.

      • @MotoAsh@lemmy.world
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        By perpetually treating Republicans like they are engaging in good faith, Democrats allow them to pull the Overton Window to the right. Again and again, and after decades of it, fascists are now being treated as if they weren’t direct enemies of Americans less than 100 years ago.

        Peoples’ grandparents fought to keep these ideologies out of the world, and now Democrats are going, “wait wait, let them cook!”

        Fucking insanity.

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          383 months ago

          That’s not what’s happening at all.

          Republicans are saying they support IVF. Their policies and judicial judgments are saying otherwise. So how do you determine if they’re telling the truth?

          Democrats are you going allow Republicans to vote in favor of IVF at the federal level. Those that do presumably actually support IVF or just violated their own values. Those that don’t are lying and can be called out during this election season.

          Democrats know Republicans are acting in bad faith. That’s why they’re trapping them.

            • @KevonLooney@lemm.ee
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              You don’t convince the opposition to vote for your candidate. You energize your own voters. This proves to Democratic voters that there are no good Republicans on this issue.

              • @PeepinGoodArgs@reddthat.com
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                53 months ago

                Given the close margins, convincing the opposition to not vote for their candidate is effectively a vote for your candidate.

                And we know there are no good Republicans on any issue.

              • @MotoAsh@lemmy.world
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                “You don’t convince your opposition to vote for you…”

                Yes EXACTLY. Why do Democrats CONSTANTLY make appeals to the right, then?

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                  to convince low information democratic voters to vote for them without providing material benefit. To create “faith” that dem’s hearts are in the right place without proof

                • stown
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                  -123 months ago

                  You make some excellent points and I want to say that I think it is really unfortunate you got hit by the downvote bus.

            • @Boddhisatva@lemmy.world
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              One in five women from 15 to 49 years of age suffer from infertility. That means that a large number of people that vote republican have benefited from IVF, hope to benefit from IVF or have a loved one who has or would. Demonstrating to them that their representative is trying to block that access can convince them to either vote for a different candidate or not vote at all. Either is a win for the Democrats.

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                I agree IVF is good. What the fuck are you defending?

                My point is REPUBLICANS DON’T CARE!! You can point out how terrible and hypocritical it is all day, every day, and NOTHING WILL CHANGE.

                I’m saying this is a proven bad tactic to use against Republicans. Republican in-fighting is NOTHING like Democrat infighting. They WILL pull together when it comes to harming others. Every. Time.

                • @Boddhisatva@lemmy.world
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                  I’m not talking about the candidates, I’m talking about their voters. Their voters do care but they are badly uninformed and misinformed about a lot of things. Making them wake up and smell what they’re voting for is a good strategy.

    • Neato
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      113 months ago

      Yeah, ensuring reproductive freedom is dumb.

        • Neato
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          133 months ago

          bill through the Senate that would federally protect Americans’ right to access IVF

          Republicans want to DEFEND IVF? News to me bucko.