Gabe Hoffman
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People should remember that even if Mike Johnson becomes Speaker while he might be less of an asshole than Jim Jordan Democrats will be all too happy to remind people of his record especially when he voted against certifying the 2020 election.
12:57 PM - Oct 25, 2023
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Gabe Hoffman
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We are basically looking at a nobody who probably has zero experience in making deals much less counting votes. It also remains to be seen if the GOP Donor class will take to Johnson especially since they lost their best fundraiser in McCarthy. Don't be shocked if Biden eats Johnsons lunch in deals.
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Gabe Hoffman
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In terms of Ukraine aid trying to cut off funding completely will probably be extremely difficult considering that will not sit well with the defense hawks and military industry lobbyists. Ukraine just got ATACMS so the defense industry contractors won't like their potential gravy train halted
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Gabe Hoffman
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I have seen people fretting how Johnson could block Biden's victory if he wins in 2024 but remember the new congress is sworn in first before the EC certification. If Dems take the house back it won't be Johnson in charge of certifying the votes, it will be Hakeem Jefferies. So put in the work.
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Gabe Hoffman
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You want a good idea for a Democrat campaign ad? Put these clips of Johnson on blast repeatedly. I think many pundits still underestimate the saliency of roe and abortions. Or how bout that clip of him and his pals telling reporters to shut up when asked basic questions including aid to Ukraine.
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Gabe Hoffman
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Johnson honestly doesn't feel like a genuine replacement for McCarthy he feels more like a stopgap replacement that was pushed out last minute because Republicans were desperate to find someone who they felt wouldn't ensure a complete electoral disaster next year which is still probably likely.
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Gabe Hoffman
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I have seen people already falling into despair at the prospect of Johnson as speaker, but the best thing we can do is put in the work and make sure we kick as many of those bastards out as we can in 2024. Now is not the time to give up hope. Our main focus should be on ensuring a Biden win.
12:57 PM - Oct 25, 2023
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This is a bit uncharitable but such people need to get their head back in the game. We're not quite done putting this version of American conservatism to bed, so let's take it to the limit one more time.
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01:06 PM - Oct 25, 2023
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