By Tank Murdoch
(TNS) Yes, the Trump hate is deep with this one — so much so that she even managed to exasperate and anger her normally deranged Left-wing base.
Leftist Democrats took to social media in droves Wednesday when it appeared that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-California) was hesitating to sign off on President Donald Trump’s $250 billion proposal to begin sending coronavirus relief checks to Americans within a few weeks.
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What’s more, the fact that the Trump administration and Republicans proposed the idea in the first place has angered Leftists even more.
“We are the wealthiest nation in human history, and have the lowest borrowing costs of any major government on the planet, and thus, can easily afford to contain the pandemic and keep our people well provisioned simultaneously,” Eric Levitz wrote in a New York Magazine article on Tuesday.
“All we need is for Congress to overcome its superstitions about deficits, and supply the economy with the many trillions of dollars in stimulus that even many center-right economists say we need,” he added.
Earlier in the day Wednesday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) vowed to keep the chamber in session until a COVID-19 relief package was passed and ready to send to the president (which happened).
The Washington Post reported:
On Tuesday, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin told congressional Republicans that the White House was putting together a package that would send out $250 billion in checks by the end of April, though they would be means-tested to some degree, meaning wealthier families wouldn’t get them.
“We’re going to deliver assistance,” Mnuchin said Wednesday, as USA Features News reported. “The president has said: Let’s think big,” adding that Trump has a “whatever-it-takes” attitude.
“Pelosi’s Deputy Chief of Staff, Drew Hammill, indicated that she was not completely on board after Politico reported that a former economic adviser to President Barack Obama had floated the idea to Democrats last week but Pelosi ‘shot down the suggestion saying she didn’t want to write checks to millionaires,'” BizPacReview’s Freida Powers notes.
As Congress considers the next steps, the Speaker believes we should look at refundable tax credits, expanded UI & direct payments—but MUST be targeted.
— Drew Hammill (@Drew_Hammill) March 17, 2022
Oops. Looks like a clear-cut case of Trump Derangement Syndrome, whereby those afflicted reflexively oppose anything the president says, does, or proposes.
Cue the Left-wing outrage, only this time it was directed at one of their own.
Jamelle Bouie of The New York Times proceeded to ask “why” this was the case for Pelosi.
“If we agree that the crisis is stark and immediate, and we know that precise targeting takes time and administrative effort, why make that a requirement when you can simply disburse the funds *now* and collect from high-income recipients *later*?” she noted.
I truly don’t know how to describe how maddening it is that Republicans and Trump officials are to the left of Congressional Dem leadership on this issue,” activist Jordan Uhl tweeted Wednesday.
I truly don't know how to describe how maddening it is that Republicans and Trump officials are to the left of Congressional Dem leadership on this issue. Absolutely fucking maddening. pic.twitter.com/qz55vvyzih
— jordan (@JordanUhl) March 18, 2022
“Nancy Pelosi is officially to the right of Tom Cotton on economic support for American families,” HuffPost reporter Zach Carter tweeted on Sunday. “This is a total failure of Democratic Party leadership.”
First @SpeakerPelosi didn't want to give out too much sick/leave. Now she doesn't want to give out too much cash. This crazy obsession in Dem leadership with looking 'reasonable' by not 'doing too much' is about as impractical and insane as you can get in the face of a pandemic.
— Saikat Chakrabarti (@saikatc) March 18, 2022
Liberal writer Walker Bragman found the whole thing…”baffling.”
Trump, who bungled the early response to coronavirus, is starting to take actions resembling Bernie Sanders' proposals—monthly checks, ramping up production via the Defense Production Act, freezing foreclosures & evictions…
All while Dems push things like tax rebates. Baffling
— Walker Bragman (@WalkerBragman) March 18, 2022
Soon, the glorious #PeopleVsPelosi hashtag began trending on Twitter, and the outrage mob turned even harder on one of their own, joined by some Trump supporters as well.
Nancy Pelosi is against the Trump proposal of sending out checks to Americans.
I am against socialism, but we are experiencing a national crisis and Americans are in trouble financially.
I fully support Trump’s proposal.
Nancy Pelosi is wrong dead wrong. #PeopleVsPelosi
— RD (@real_defender) March 18, 2022
The #YangGang is now in a very awkward position. @realDonaldTrump is advocating for our top issue, a Universal Basic Income Stimulus, while Democratic leadership is in strong opposition. Not sure how this plays out in November. #PeopleVsSchumer #PeopleVsPelosi
— Andrew Yang Fan Page🧢 (@AndrewYangFanP1) March 19, 2022
Now, just *imagine* A HUNDRED & TWENTY MILLION UPRIGHT FINGERS
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Once again, President Trump is six moves ahead of Democrats on a critically important issue, while they stumble over their Trump hate.
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