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One of the most ironic things about republicans celebrating 4 million jobs added (aside from the fact most of those jobs are people returning from temporary layoffs) is that the country lost 30mil+ jobs during Covid. Celebrating 4mil jobs added after losing more than 30mil is like being happy you won $200 on a poker hand when you're down $5k.
 
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One of the most ironic things about republicans celebrating 4 million jobs added (aside from the fact most of those jobs are people returning from temporary layoffs) is that the country lost 30mil+ jobs during Covid. Celebrating 4mil jobs added after losing more than 30mil is like being happy you won $200 on a poker hand when you're down $5k.
Not to mention the weekly report of unemployment claims this week showed 30M continuing filers. The total labor force was 164M in February. It’s hard to take this months 11% unemployment rate seriously considering continuing claims have been pretty steady over the last month
 
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Tucker is a contradiction of everything he stands for. He claims to be fighting against the "elites" of America when he himself is one of them. He gets paid millions to babble on tv and his stepmother is the heiress to Swanson microwave dinners. His family is rich AF but he convinces Billy Bob in his mobile home that he's an "every man" just like him
 

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Tucker is a contradiction of everything he stands for. He claims to be fighting against the "elites" of America when he himself is one of them. He gets paid millions to babble on tv and his stepmother is the heiress to Swanson microwave dinners. His family is rich AF but he convinces Billy Bob in his mobile home that he's an "every man" just like him
Yeah he is just playing a role. It may not match what he believes, or he may not believe in anything at all. He's an entertainer.
 
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Tucker is a contradiction of everything he stands for. He claims to be fighting against the "elites" of America when he himself is one of them. He gets paid millions to babble on tv and his stepmother is the heiress to Swanson microwave dinners. His family is rich AF but he convinces Billy Bob in his mobile home that he's an "every man" just like him
That's most of the Republican party in a nutshell right now. Look at Trump.
 
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White identity politics. Dude has the most white supremacist show on Fox. And he hides it way better than Glen Beck did.

Political parties double down on a strategy before they decide to change. If Biden wins, you will see a ton of dudes running the Trump racism playbook in 2024.
Yeah he is just playing a role. It may not match what he believes, or he may not believe in anything at all. He's an entertainer.
During the Bush years and early in the Obama years, conservatives pundits presented themselves as every men shooting from the hip. We had O'Reilly doing his Irish cop from the 1950's schtick and then we got the pure schmaltz of Glenn Beck. In Obama's second term, a lot of conservatives gained an appreciation for elite education and professions like Lawyer and Judge. They figured that they could run the country through the minoritarian institutions like the Senate, the Courts and maybe even have a State's driven Constitutional convention. Moreover, many conservatives decided that they should match the intellectual prowess of their opponents, especially Obama.

Conservatives have increasingly decided to take on the affect of the gentleman-scholar and to fill that void is Ben Shapiro, Breitbart and the umpteenth version of Tucker Carlson. Tucker is the best at navigating the "facts and logic" while still providing red meat and doing so all at once. The early bet for 2024 GOP nominee is Tom Cotton but Tucker could easily beat Cotton at the game of who is the most scholarly sounding racist.
 
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During the Bush years and early in the Obama years, conservatives pundits presented themselves as every men shooting from the hip. We had O'Reilly doing his Irish cop from the 1950's schtick and then we got the pure schmaltz of Glenn Beck. In Obama's second term, a lot of conservatives gained an appreciation for elite education and professions like Lawyer and Judge. They figured that they could run the country through the minoritarian institutions like the Senate, the Courts and maybe even have a State's driven Constitutional convention. Moreover, many conservatives decided that they should match the intellectual prowess of their opponents, especially Obama.

Conservatives have increasingly decided to take on the affect of the gentleman-scholar and to fill that void is Ben Shapiro, Breitbart and the umpteenth version of Tucker Carlson. Tucker is the best at navigating the "facts and logic" while still providing red meat and doing so all at once. The early bet for 2024 GOP nominee is Tom Cotton but Tucker could easily beat Cotton at the game of who is the most scholarly sounding racist.
In 2024, Candace Owens and Terrence Williams are gonna pick Cotton, how all their conservative fans were dreaming of.
 

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During the Bush years and early in the Obama years, conservatives pundits presented themselves as every men shooting from the hip. We had O'Reilly doing his Irish cop from the 1950's schtick and then we got the pure schmaltz of Glenn Beck. In Obama's second term, a lot of conservatives gained an appreciation for elite education and professions like Lawyer and Judge. They figured that they could run the country through the minoritarian institutions like the Senate, the Courts and maybe even have a State's driven Constitutional convention. Moreover, many conservatives decided that they should match the intellectual prowess of their opponents, especially Obama.

Conservatives have increasingly decided to take on the affect of the gentleman-scholar and to fill that void is Ben Shapiro, Breitbart and the umpteenth version of Tucker Carlson. Tucker is the best at navigating the "facts and logic" while still providing red meat and doing so all at once. The early bet for 2024 GOP nominee is Tom Cotton but Tucker could easily beat Cotton at the game of who is the most scholarly sounding racist.
ok, yes, sure, but why the punchable face?
 
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Don't forget to end it with, "This is GREAT news."

"Babe this is good news. Great news, the best news. It's 👌🏽 HUUUUGE improvement 👌🏽 I only bought 8 pairs of shoes this month, that's incredible! Other people purchased 10,20, even 30 pairs. I only have 8, that's wonderful progress. Look at everyone else and they're not doing anything near only 8 purchases in a month. It's truly something to be proud of"
 
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