Obviously, if McConnell puts sec 230 repeal and $2,000 checks in one bill, it will not become law.— Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) December 29, 2020
1) It won’t pass the Senate
2) House is done.
#BREAKING: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell introduces competing bill for $2K stimulus checks. It would also repeal Section 230 and set up commission to study voter fraud.— One America News (@OANN) December 29, 2020
— $2,000 checks— Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) December 29, 2020
— Repeal 230
— A comission to study election fraud.
That’s what McConnell is pushing
It does not look like the $2,000 checks will be heading for the president’s desk https://t.co/aIMHvrnsaL
Here’s the full McConnell poison pill bill that nukes the internet economy by repealing Section 230 in order for people to get the $2,000 they desperately need https://t.co/TWr5tOl7bZ— Andrew Couts (@AndrewCouts) December 29, 2020
I’ve asked Senator Perdue at two campaign stops today if he’d call on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to bring a vote on $2,000 checks, which he said he he supports, to the Senate Floor, but he’s ignored the question both times. https://t.co/aXaH4PRYKl— DJ Judd (@DJJudd) December 29, 2020
lol the Senate bill that combines $2k checks with Sec. 230 repeal appears to have a blue slip problem. This means it can't pass the Congress even if it accidentally passes the Senate. ¯\_(?)_/¯ pic.twitter.com/GqgO1i4g4G— Rachel Bovard (@rachelbovard) December 30, 2020
“I can’t guarantee a victory, but all I can ask of McConnell is let democracy play out. If he wants to vote against it, vote against it,” says Sen. Sanders after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell blocks vote to increase direct COVID relief payments to $2,000. pic.twitter.com/Fd16FjNvAE— PBS NewsHour (@NewsHour) December 30, 2020
You can forget about getting a $2,000 stimulus check.
You can also forget about the Republican Party becoming the party of economic populism and the working class. “National Populism” has always been a con to dupe swing voters.
If that wasn’t the case, McConnell would hold a vote on a stand alone bill. 5 Republican senators have said they are willing to vote for it. Instead, McConnell has attached it to repealing Section 230 and Trump’s voter fraud commission in order to kill any chance that the bill will pass. How much is the support of working class populist voters worth to the Republican Party? Exactly $600.
Note: The fight over the stimulus bill was such a slap in the face that I took the extraordinary step of endorsing Ossoff and Warnock. Going forward, it is clear that the Democrats will be the party of economic populism and the GOP will shrink into the party of performance art “deficit hawks.” There is no room for White identity or economic populism in the GOP.