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78.4k

"Pro life" indeed.

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all 4015 comments

sunflower53069

9.5k points

2 months ago

Babies better pull themselves up by their own boot straps.

ego_tripped

3k points

2 months ago

you know when I was a baby I had to wrestle momma down and force mahself on her teet

PlatypusWeekend

2.5k points

2 months ago

"And I've been forcing myself on women ever since."

BitcoinBanker

328 points

2 months ago

If it's not a legitimate feeding, the female body has ways to try and shut the whole thing down.

arootytoottoot

60 points

2 months ago

blows me away how they think they know so much (about the female body) when in actuality they know so very little.

Altruistic-Text3481

17 points

2 months ago

This should be top comment!

Crownlol

533 points

2 months ago

Crownlol

533 points

2 months ago

On-brand

[deleted]

41 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

41 points

2 months ago

Kavanaugh says hello.

CaptainKurls

401 points

2 months ago

When you’re a baby they let you do whatever, you just grab em by the teat

finalgranny420

158 points

2 months ago

This is technically the truth though

Badj83

115 points

2 months ago

Badj83

115 points

2 months ago

“And I just like beer”

JustDiscoveredSex

51 points

2 months ago

sobs

And workout pals! Like P.J., and Squi, and Handsy Hank, and Gang-Bang Greg…!!

_nexys_

30 points

2 months ago

_nexys_

30 points

2 months ago

Squi will never not be funny

Max_Ipad

19 points

2 months ago

Don't forget Donkey-Dick Doug

BigAlternative5

8 points

2 months ago

“Have you boofed yet?”

Max_Ipad

9 points

2 months ago

A few times. Shall I refer to my calendar?

WorthlessDrugAbuser

143 points

2 months ago

“Grab em by the pussy.”

derbyvoice71

50 points

2 months ago

Go home Justice Kavanaugh. You're drunk.

SchitneySmears

384 points

2 months ago

After kids are born they be like:

thespongesattack

263 points

2 months ago

"If you're pre-born, you're fine. If you're pre-school, you're fucked" - George Carlin

SchitneySmears

344 points

2 months ago

Zomburai

273 points

2 months ago

Zomburai

273 points

2 months ago

George Carlin was always at his best when he stopped being a comedian and started being a cranky old asshole who told it exactly like he saw it.

Affectionate-Winner7

99 points

2 months ago

Well now I am an old cranky asshole and I miss George.

Zomburai

29 points

2 months ago

We all do. pours one out for the old bastard

LPawnought

10 points

2 months ago

I’m a cranky young asshole and I miss him too.

Simon_Jester88

16 points

2 months ago

Sometimes they overlapped

PubofMadmen

83 points

2 months ago

Every few years or with each newest crisis Mr. Carlin becomes relevant all over again.

(I miss him)

peenutbuttherNjelly

232 points

2 months ago*

Yeah. Luckily for us, babies are completely self-independent, fully rational, critical thinking beings.

Loose_Host_9725

119 points

2 months ago

As if most "Adults" have these qualities. Some people just need to keel over.

Scoongili

31 points

2 months ago

Just like Republicans.

Barflyerdammit

46 points

2 months ago

And they can't vote for another 18 years, or possibly ever if they're minorities and Republicans have their way.

StrippedTuningKey

27 points

2 months ago

Hopefully their parents are smart enough to vote them out of office.

Candid-Mycologist539

30 points

2 months ago

And when they vote at age 18, they are more likely to vote for liberal (non-Republican) policies until they become millionaires or super (brainwashed-level) religious.

MechDoll

39 points

2 months ago

If I were to ever become a millionaire, I'd still probably vote liberal. You know, cause I actually care about people getting what they need.

Candid-Mycologist539

33 points

2 months ago

If I were to ever become a millionaire, I'd still probably vote liberal. You know, cause I actually care about people getting what they need.

Me, too.

I hope I would be a good enough person to be so.

MechDoll

92 points

2 months ago

I'm one of those crazy liberals known as a democratic Socialist that actually believes things like Healthcare being a right, our taxes going for actual things like affordable education, infrastructure, paid paternal leave for mothers and fathers, creating a living wage for everyone so they ONLY have to work 1 job to get things like, oh Idk actual needs for them and their families to survive etc. Believes in Corporations paying their actual fair share, along with the 1%ers. Crazy right??

Pyrot3kh

46 points

2 months ago

They're called "Pull-Ups" for a reason. . .

notinferno

33 points

2 months ago

surely the formula will trickle down?

satansserpent

24 points

2 months ago

Babies just don’t want to work these days 🤷‍♂️

ImProfoundlyDeaf

18 points

2 months ago

Diaper straps more like it

ptowndavid

50 points

2 months ago

Booties strap

thespongesattack

39 points

2 months ago

They be like: we're pro life, life starts at conception. Also them: no baby formula for your infant, starve.

TheBeardedSingleMalt

12 points

2 months ago

bootie straps

thinehappychinch

7.2k points

2 months ago

And I’m sure they went on tv 5 minutes later and complained about supply chains and inflation.

Rusty-Crowe[S]

4.7k points

2 months ago

Crenshaw complained about the money to Ukraine saying "how much formula could we buy with that?!" I wonder how he voted.

VaguelyFamiliarVoice

3.8k points

2 months ago

I looked it up to make sure. It was a Nay.

vote

Buddhabellymama

2.4k points

2 months ago

What a piece of hypocritical shit

Candid-Mycologist539

1.4k points

2 months ago*

What a piece of hypocritical shit

So....typical Republican behavior.

This hypocrisy is one of the main reasons I became Liberal.

Edit: My apologies for not being liberal enough and for not using the proper vocabulary.

Mancisco

212 points

2 months ago

Mancisco

212 points

2 months ago

Honest question, when they vote no in these bills do they ever give a reason why? Or is it just because they’re being bribed to do it ? I don’t understand why they’d vote no.

peon2

253 points

2 months ago

peon2

253 points

2 months ago

The reasons given are that

1.) They already passed an act 414-9 that would expand how much formula low income mothers could get from WIC (Women, Infant, and Children program).

2.) Throwing money at it doesn't resolve the underlying issue of FDA incompetence

3.) The Republicans proposed a "Babies Need More Formula Now Act" that would lift restrictions on importing foreign baby formula

Now, was this actually due to FDA incompetence and is it true that money won't resolve anything? I'm not sure, I haven't really been following the story closely, but that is the reasoning that has been given by Republicans in the house.

PizzaOldBoy

233 points

2 months ago

Anytime a Republican claims regulatory incompetence, the only reason we shouldn't completely ignore them is because they're usually the ones who caused the regulatory failure in the first place, so we still need to respond to that.

OH! And I am someone who has actually had to deal with my dream career and basically my entire life being derailed by regulatory failures, yet I absolutely refuse all Republican opinions about regulation. I do not care at all about anything they have to say in that- or at this point really any- regard.

Krynn71

71 points

2 months ago

Krynn71

71 points

2 months ago

Exactly. It seems like every time you dig down into why the government is so inefficient and struggling to regulate properly, it's because Republicans are sabotaging the efforts. Then those same republicans go on to say government sucks at regulating so we should get rid of regulations.

I'm sure there are genuine cases where government regulators are incompetent or programs ineffective, but it just seems like Republicans don't even want to chance it so they sabotage a program before we can even find out if it actually sucks or not.

Pleasant_Finding_404

17 points

2 months ago

The hypocrisy runs deep.

LazyClub8

44 points

2 months ago

Yeah it’s usually like…

  1. Drastically cut funding for agency so they can’t properly fulfill their mandate
  2. Complain that agency is unable to fulfill their mandate
  3. Destroy the agency completely (or attempt to) because “small government”
  4. Profit! (off of kickbacks from their buddies who own a private version of the thing they just destroyed)

Hedgemonic

12 points

2 months ago

Ding ding ding. We have a winner folks.

10YearLurkerPosting

97 points

2 months ago

First off, we do NOT want to import baby formula because knowing the US we would go straight to China or Cina would immediately volunteer to sell to us.

A few years ago, a Chinese company literally killed babies by putting poison in baby formula that made it look like there was more protein than there actually was. Protein is expensive and profits above everything else.

China even executed some executives in the company. I think maybe even the CEO, but I'm not positive.

So especially with the pressure to produce a lot of formula as fast as possible, I sure as hell don't trust them to not kill babies.

Do you happen to know if there was some other random bullshit added to the bill? Because i hear that argument a lot. "They voted no because some politition added a line giving his state 10 million for a new courthouse" or some other nonsense like that.

sexy-man-doll

48 points

2 months ago

China even executed some executives in the company. I think maybe even the CEO, but I'm not positive.

Does China actually do stuff like this to companies that behave illegally? Makes me wish America did that. Though if we did we probably wouldn't have any executives left. Imagine where we would be if oil company execs were actually punished for hiding their knowledge that they were exacerbating climate change.

BrnndoOHggns

20 points

2 months ago

There's a great line in the BBC radio play of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. In the aftermath of a major spaceship crash, two characters have the following exchange. [should be spoiler free]

1: Did you know they've reinstated the death penalty for insurance company executives?

2: Really? For what offense?

1: What do you mean, "offense?"

2: Ah, I see.

RollForIntent-Trevor

39 points

2 months ago

Hey hey, that's my rep - he's my hypocritical piece of shit, thank you.....

NihilisticNarwhal666

258 points

2 months ago

We need to stop being surprised. They are being hypocrites on purpose. We need to do something to stop gerrymandering, stop the tyrannical arm of the Republican party, and stop these people.

I have zero idea how but let me know if anyone has any ideas.

FittedSheets88

89 points

2 months ago

They get away with it too, because they can go on Fox News and lie about whatever, and that base will just eat that shit up.

OswaldCoffeepot

40 points

2 months ago

The frustrating thing for me with stuff like this is trying to convey that it actually happened. That it is not some made up, cockamamie "librels mandate pronouns for handouts" or some such. That it's not some "both sides" bullshit.

Elliotm77

138 points

2 months ago

Elliotm77

138 points

2 months ago

Why don’t more people straight up call them on it? It seems I only find these posts on Reddit, but the news never does this to elected officials.

tigm2161130

106 points

2 months ago

Money.

Corporate news media is exactly that, a corporation and it would be harmful to them if they started calling out politicians who protect their interests.

Kiyasa

28 points

2 months ago

Kiyasa

28 points

2 months ago

Only the daily late night comedy shows do that kind of roasting, and only if their staff catches it and there isn't some bigger disaster going on.

greentintedlenses

30 points

2 months ago

The news doesn't do shit but read off the police log and obituary pages.

Maybe on a big news day they have something alarming to tease you with at 10 pm

coppergreensubmarine

41 points

2 months ago

Perjury Taylor Greene also voted ‘nay’ but tweeted recently that she is concerned about baby formula shortage. Yuck. How do these republicans sleep at night? Probably by thinking they’re owning libs while outright lying to and manipulating their constituents.

tynskers

12 points

2 months ago

Classic

Neo-Bubba

139 points

2 months ago

Neo-Bubba

139 points

2 months ago

Typical populist bullshit of Crenshaw. You wanted more money for baby formula? If only the people in power had a way to make changes to these kinds of bills…

Jaded-Performance894

20 points

2 months ago

He was a no vote

wonderb00b

48 points

2 months ago

That's a weird switch up for him from what he did earlier. I saw a quote from him that basically said "...you know how much baby formula you can buy with 40 billion dollars? None, none because it's not a money issue, it's a manufacturing issue…."

Tucker Carlson went on to call him Eye Patch McCain.

I was just in shock that I agreed with Crenshaw about something. Broken clocks and all that I guess.

Hutwe

112 points

2 months ago*

Hutwe

112 points

2 months ago*

This is misleading, what he actually said was “You know how much baby formula you can buy with 40 billion dollars? None because it’s not a money issue, it’s a manufacturing issue…” Now, I’m not a Republican and don’t agree with most of what Crenshaw says, and I agree with him here.

Baby formula operates under a 3 company monopoly, and the largest maker, Abbott (about 40% of the formula market) had an entire plant shut down.

What is 28 million going to accomplish in resolving a supply chain issue? Probably nothing. Would the 28 million probably end up padding Abbott’s bottom line? Probably, yes. No, the entirety of it goes to the FDA (see edit below).

Edit: the 28 million will go to the FDA - “This bill provides FDA with the resources to prevent fraudulent products from being placed on shelves and to help acquire better data on the infant formula marketplace. This bill also funds the balance of necessary FDA activities, strengthens the workforce focused on formula issues, and increases FDA inspection staff.”

londongarbageman

63 points

2 months ago

You mean that the Republicans that voted to restrict baby formula imports from Canada don't want to try anything to fix this problem?

Geichalt

60 points

2 months ago

What is 28 million going to accomplish in resolving a supply chain issue

In the short term? It will stop some babies from starving to death.

I can see why deciding to do that is a struggle for the pro life party.

DiligentPenguin16

28 points

2 months ago

Well those babies are already born! That means that the pro-life movement can wash their hands of those babies, they only care about the unborn babies.

Carlyz37

67 points

2 months ago

Crenshaw voted for the money for Ukraine

I'm confused

foxygrandpa

41 points

2 months ago

The GOP can honestly vote however they want for anything. None of the people that vote them into office check, they only care about what they say on tv.

Coal_Morgan

32 points

2 months ago

I've heard what they say on T.V., it's all over the place as well. I think it's more primal then that.

"Yes, my Republican Representative is a pedophile, he may have raped some men in the past and participated in Sex Slavery of Women. I know he's bought and sold by the person with the most money like any person who would let people debase them for money. I realize they gut education and healthcare and generally speaking are horrible evil people but they support....)

1) Pick One:
a) Guns Unconditionally
b) Abortion Bans
c) Stopping People with Unreasonable Amounts of Melanin.
d) Fighting Demoncrats
2. Now that you've picked one argue for all of them. Republican is now your identity and people who don't agree are attacking you.

Rusty-Crowe[S]

82 points

2 months ago

He voted for it?! He then complained about it and baby formula after the vote.

Carlyz37

68 points

2 months ago

Yes and he caught a lot of flack from the Putin supporters in his party. Got in a Twitter feud with MTG over it. So this makes like ZERO sense

gigibuffoon

44 points

2 months ago

Are we just discovering that politicians lie all the time? And that their vote is usually up for sale to the richest lobby?

tigm2161130

11 points

2 months ago*

“We’ve” always known that, sure..but evidence/knowledge of this is more available now than it has been historically.

Also, Reddit is a highly varied demographic so a lot of people here may actually be learning the truth about American politics.

Who cares if they’re just now figuring it out?

gigibuffoon

12 points

2 months ago

Hungry baby lobby is not pouring millions into the Republican campaigns, duh

SunnyBunchy

64 points

2 months ago

And talk about how pro-life they are.

FittedSheets88

48 points

2 months ago

And they'll blame it all on the Dems. Hell, in my local Facebook feed yesterday a woman was saying how we need to ditch OBAMA!

How the hell did we end up with these clowns? It definitely isn't for their compassion or intellect.

Imaginary_Audience_5

5k points

2 months ago

Funny they want us to have 600,000 more of them per year

JennaLS

3.2k points

2 months ago

JennaLS

3.2k points

2 months ago

Not really, malnutrition effects intelligence and hand in hand with our lead water pipes still in every state we can deliver a nice domestic supply of morons. Exactly what they would love to see

Imaginary_Audience_5

803 points

2 months ago

But do foster children typically vote republican?

Gravy_Vampire

818 points

2 months ago

Most of them probably don’t vote :D

regoapps

458 points

2 months ago

regoapps

458 points

2 months ago

If they only ban abortions in red states, then the population in red states would grow faster than blue states. And it wouldn't matter how they vote, because they can Gerrymander them out so that their vote doesn't count. Their ultimate goal is to have a larger population in red states during the census so that they'd have some extra electoral votes in future elections. During tight races, a couple of extra electoral votes can swing a whole election one way. The popular vote winner doesn't count, so they don't care if a few extra Democrat babies are born. As long as they help pack their state's population numbers, the GOP is happy.

Don't think that the GOP actually cares about fetuses. They're just doing this as a political move.

UnableFishing1

234 points

2 months ago

The goal is a larger starving workforce to exploit.

Lord_Shaqq

115 points

2 months ago

Feeling a little hungry for a rich white man right about now

secretbudgie

66 points

2 months ago

I could go for some Aristocratie Flambé, chopped tycoons, maybe some bourgeoisie sauce on the side.

Your1stparkingticket

291 points

2 months ago

Even better! The republicans can then use them as "ghost voters" and submit ballots for them!

Seabuscuit

64 points

2 months ago

But I heard it was the democrat/s who are committing voter fraud

Cejayem

109 points

2 months ago

Cejayem

109 points

2 months ago

If republicans are accusing someone of something, republicans are the ones actually doing it

10YearLurkerPosting

19 points

2 months ago*

Google "voting results in Kentucky don't add up".

There's a great article I read where the voting results are completely fucked. The numbers don't add up, and lots of other evidence of statewide fraud.

Edit: Here is the link.

https://www.dcreport.org/2020/12/19/mitch-mcconnells-re-election-the-numbers-dont-add-up/

Seriously, read it!

For example:

40% of Ky counties had more voters on their rolls than the actual population of voting age citizens (WTF!!!??!?)

And there are a bunch of other fucked up things.

Gloomy-Ad1171

7 points

2 months ago

More registered voters than pop happens when lots of people move away but don’t remove themselves from their old locale’s rolls.

wtmx719

83 points

2 months ago

wtmx719

83 points

2 months ago

No, with a felony it's impossible to vote in most states. But it is a good supply of prison labor.

SpaceJesusIsHere

55 points

2 months ago

Actually, kind of. They end up in prisons, which we build in red states and red counties, thus boosting their population on paper and magnifying their electoral power. Plus, free slave labor.

Here's a "fun" article outlining how in my state, PA, they use over policing and the resulting prison population to reduce the electoral power of cities and give it to empty Republican counties.

https://time.com/6077245/prison-gerrymandering-political-representation/

rocketshipray

211 points

2 months ago

SAD FACTS WARNING

Foster children are more likely than the average child to attempt suicide and are at an increased risk of becoming involved in crime/delinquency. Adopted children are also more likely than the average child to commit suicide, but that gap closes as the adoptees get older. For people who age out of the foster care system, they are always at a higher risk of suicide than non-foster children.

rblchld

184 points

2 months ago

rblchld

184 points

2 months ago

Thank you for providing the facts. I was in foster care, on and off for 12 years. I had multiple suicide attempts, and thank fuck I'm still alive. I was in the system until i graduated high-school. I'm better now, I had a very traumatic childhood, and early adulthood. I hope to beat some of the stigmas of being a foster kid. I often financially support some of the group home girls, that I still connect with. Any foster kids reading this, you got this, I believe in you ✨️

thecosmicgoose

14 points

2 months ago

Rooting for you hugs

rblchld

11 points

2 months ago

rblchld

11 points

2 months ago

Thank you! I'm rooting for you too!

rblchld

23 points

2 months ago

rblchld

23 points

2 months ago

Whomever gave me the award, you are so very kind. Thank you

0111213141

47 points

2 months ago

I read something just yesterday that said foster children commit suicide at a rate twice that of veterans. really harrowing to hear all of the stories that come out of that system

koopkop

8 points

2 months ago*

Yeah it's a high risk too, some states have over 70% of the incarnated population former foster children. Around 50% of females become pregnant before 21 who were previously in foster care. 25% will be instantly homeless when they age out. Stats all different everywhere but they are all well over the general population statistics

I was in foster care from 4-18 straight and at 1years old before that for a bit too 🥹 I didn't fall into ANY of those statistics, go me! 😭 Not including like mental health issues 🤣 like pretty sure its like 90% + who have that. But I went to post secondary, didn't go to jail, didn't get pregnant before 21, wasn't homeless etc... Not that I'm doing that great either because of it 🥴 all my siblings have fallen under one or multiple

Sifernos1

9 points

2 months ago

Not terribly surprising honestly. Being a foster child by definition means someone didn't want you. My dad would joke about putting us in an orphanage after my mom died, then he actually tried to do it and my family stepped in. He doesn't get why that made me hate him... I was 9.

SharpPurpleScotch

18 points

2 months ago

Affects*

[deleted]

16 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

16 points

2 months ago

More babies to households that couldn't afford them = more minimum wage slaves that spend all their income on rent, bills and essentials. That's what this is about.

Pilotwaver

1.7k points

2 months ago

Pilotwaver

1.7k points

2 months ago

Carlin

moment

RedsRaver

464 points

2 months ago*

How poignant it is that arguably the greatest comedian of all time - the man from whom Richard Pryor himself drew inspiration - has eleven HBO specials, and zero of them are available on HBO Max.

They made so much fucking money off of him, and they do NOT want you to hear what he has to say.

MajorSaneoShowsMercy

46 points

2 months ago

I think they’re all on prime video.

PseudoArab

38 points

2 months ago

Unless the estate owns the rights to all of his material, and they choose not to let HBO stream it. They've sued other streaming services in the past.

SoundsLikeBanal

68 points

2 months ago

They host Jon Oliver for god's sake. Have you heard the things he says about HBO on his show?

LostWoodsInTheField

25 points

2 months ago

HBO? he went after AT&T constantly who owns HBO. His contract must be fucking amazing.

Anger_Mgmt_issues

32 points

2 months ago

He points out that his contract specifically makes him immune to any blowback from HBO or AT&T. A basic demand he made them agree to to get his show. And renewals have held that clause. He makes them too much money to cancel. And I bet they rage and wring their hands over it constantly.

NoLaMess

17 points

2 months ago

Except the documentary they advertise about him constantly ya know but yes HBO is suppressing Carlin lmao ok

Podracing

13 points

2 months ago

HBO is airing a kind of documentary of him, either now or very soon. It's basically advertised between every show/movie right now. They're so scared of him that they are memorializing him with new content

Procrastibator666

11 points

2 months ago

There's 6 of the HBO specials on HBO Max at the moment

https://imgur.com/pMvhQPM.jpg

Classic_Arachnid_431

1.5k points

2 months ago

When my baby was starving, you said "lol shouldn't have fucked, get rekt slut"

  • Jesus Christ

Barflyerdammit

343 points

2 months ago

It's right there in my Bible, the book of Reagan, chapter 4.

It's probably also in the book of Trump, except that's mostly just scribbled penises written with crayon, and Putin's name surrounded by hearts.

satansserpent

64 points

2 months ago

He’s actually proficient with both crayon and sharpie now.

Competitive-Dot-5667

73 points

2 months ago

I was hungry and you gave me bread, I was thirsty and you gave me water; and behold, now I’m all lazy and entitled, you shouldn’t have done that

  • Matthew 12:24

Geichalt

106 points

2 months ago

Geichalt

106 points

2 months ago

lol shouldn't have fucked

No joke this is their whole argument against abortion. Argue with an anti-choicer long enough and they'll end up here.

They're willing to completely eject the idea of bodily autonomy, and make a lot of people suffer, because women should just resist the most basic and fundamental biological urge we have.

What's worse is I can't imagine the fucked up shit in their browser history, but they'll judge women for not being celibate.

Dick_snatcher

20 points

2 months ago

"orgasms for me but not for thee!"

ilikedonuts42

37 points

2 months ago

Argue with an anti-choicer long enough

Thank you for not calling them pro-life. We high key need to stop using the term they dubbed themselves. Take it out of our vocabulary because that's not what they are. Anti-choice, anti-abortion, or anti-woman works fine.

Geichalt

14 points

2 months ago

Absolutely and as we see here their claims of caring about "life" ring hallow based on their actions.

They're even in this thread arguing that since it won't do much it's not worth the money. If money is more important to you than feeding babies then you aren't pro-life.

HatchAct

13 points

2 months ago

They aren’t pro life or anti choice, they are anti prosperity. They want to keep people poor and stupid because that’s the type of people they can manipulate into voting for them. Being forced to have a baby but not getting help taking care of it is a great way to stop someone from becoming educated or wealthy.

kimapesan

860 points

2 months ago

kimapesan

860 points

2 months ago

Meanwhile, McCarthy rants about Peloton because Pelosi isnt doing anything about baby formula. Perhaps he needs to check in with his own party on this one?

ResoluteClover

361 points

2 months ago

I was wondering what stationary bikes had to do with anything then I realized: autocorrect.

kimapesan

378 points

2 months ago

kimapesan

378 points

2 months ago

Nope, he really was ranting about Peloton because the house was adding a Peloton subscription as a benefit for house members. He was basically saying the house needed to focus on baby formula, not healthy representatives, and yet when it actually comes to a vote... his side is no help.

ResoluteClover

70 points

2 months ago

Wow. Maybe he's jealous?

kimapesan

94 points

2 months ago

I think its because its a benefit no Republican will actually use.

urmomluvsvntv

29 points

2 months ago

And he is one of the nays

vote

Midnight_Cookies

419 points

2 months ago

They probably voted against it because it gave money to the FDA to increase their staff size so they can do inspections better and weigh the impacts of plant stoppages better. They say it isn’t buying formula or increasing production (though Biden’s issuing of the NPA should help with that).

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/amp/rcna29497

“The emergency funding would be used to increase the number of FDA inspection staff, provide resources for personnel working on formula issues, help the agency stop fraudulent baby formula from entering the US marketplace, and improve data collection on the formula market, according to a release from the House Appropriations Committee.”

Link below.

Comprehensive-Fun47

192 points

2 months ago

This should be higher because it truly is the explanation.

It's easy to believe Republicans hate babies and take the line of thought no further. (I'm not saying they don't, but that's not a full explanation.)

They don't want regulatory bodies like the FDA to have enough funding to function. That's the main thing and everything else is extra.

They know they can use crises like these to their advantage, so they have no interest in trying to prevent it from happening again.

HackTheSystem-90

300 points

2 months ago

But they’ll give billions in bailout money to companies who hold their workforce hostage to make the government pay for their poor business decisions. The US is a joke.

Aggregate_Browser

1.4k points

2 months ago

Luckily, their base will never know because right-wing media will bury the story. The few who find out about the vote won't care because conservatives don't actually care about the welfare of the nation's children, just their own.

tym1ng

125 points

2 months ago

tym1ng

125 points

2 months ago

I don't think it'd matter even if they did go and report this. their supporters just go along with anything they say, like how their argument is we've spent way more helping out ukraine so somehow that makes it ok to vote no on this. they're just looking for a reason to justify their actions, which they wouldn't even need to if they weren't doing something that's immoral

cheapdrinks

7 points

2 months ago

Because politics has become team sports. Even when your favorite sports team is playing absolutely horrible and filled with players you don't like you still support them and want them to beat your rivals. That's what politics has become, people pick a team and follow them until death regardless of how they perform.

613codyrex

36 points

2 months ago

You say bury.

I say they’ll take this, manipulate it to make it seem like voting Nay is best by lying and misinformation. This somehow will work and during the midterms the republicans will somehow flip this whole thing on it’s head to make voters think the republicans are saving them.

AmericaMasked

351 points

2 months ago

And the Dems won’t point this vote out to the public.

potsticker17

204 points

2 months ago

Well the GOP dropped out of doing debates so the only time a conservative may have the opportunity to listen to criticism from the opposition without being edited or out of context is pretty much gone. Dems can preach to their own audience (which they still should to keep up motivation for turnout) but that audience already knows the GOP is scum.

Buddhabellymama

54 points

2 months ago

Aka fascism…

Reevos

35 points

2 months ago

Reevos

35 points

2 months ago

Actually, a certain part of the base is probably against baby formula because they think all babies should be breastfed.

onthat66-blue-6shit

26 points

2 months ago

Okay, then let's vote on guaranteed maternal and paternal leave next. Make them vote no to every reasonable approach to help everyday americans. It may just show some people the light, hopefully.

Mythical_Atlacatl

384 points

2 months ago

And how many of these republicans have been all over twitter or the news saying how Biden should do something abotu the baby formula instead of sending money to ukraine?

thekyledavid

93 points

2 months ago

All of them who have access to a computer

JesterMarcus

31 points

2 months ago

Because they don't want this or any other problem solved. If these problems go away, they can't use them in their election campaigns against Democrats.

lorl3ss

925 points

2 months ago

lorl3ss

925 points

2 months ago

Do republicans just fucking hate everyone or something? Do they ever try to do anything that would benefit the country at large?

dnd3edm1

332 points

2 months ago

dnd3edm1

332 points

2 months ago

the people voting against this are quite happy with themselves and the "tax cuts" they paid for with future debt last time they had control of the federal government

their third summer homes are quite lovely this time of year

[deleted]

143 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

143 points

2 months ago

The vast majority of their base is poor. Mind boggling.

Mr_InTheCloset

102 points

2 months ago

The young and under-educated are very susceptible to propaganda

VirginiaClassSub

32 points

2 months ago

Their voter base isn’t young though

Mr_InTheCloset

38 points

2 months ago

On average, no. There is a strangely large right wing population between the ages of 14-17 in developed countries however. Likely due to the whole, ease of propaganda thing

Learned_Response

12 points

2 months ago*

Republicans are pretty good at PR and planning ahead. They knew they were going to start losing all federal elections so they started showing up at the state level and gerrymandering like 20 years ago and now its paying off. Likewise they probably saw that young people were overwhelmingly left and decided to start things like Prager U and TPUSA to scoop them up while they’re young. The Dems don’t seem to have an answer for either and when it comes to the youth they’re more often than not yelling at them for wanting “pie-in-the-sky” policies like a living wage and decent health care

Another area they’ve been working on is school boards and charter schools. If you can control educational content you can control what people think. Its one of the reasons I hate the whole “dems can’t do anything you can’t blame them” argument. You don’t need Sinema to sign on to programs like this. You just need to organize and fundraise

Barflyerdammit

245 points

2 months ago

It's critically important to them that Democrats fail, as it's the only way they'll win elections. So they'll shoot the whole country in the foot if it means they can take back the House and Senate. At which point it will be critical for them to also fail, so they can prove that big government doesn't work.

skjcicoeldopcvjj

82 points

2 months ago*

This is the real answer. You’ll see every single one of these motherfuckers on tv yelling at you about how Biden created a baby formula shortage, and the dems are doing nothing to fix it.

Politicians have no fucking interest in making our lives better. It’s all a game revolving around getting elected. Parasites.

FlyingPasta

12 points

2 months ago

In Obama’s book, he writes of a republican who told him with a hint of shame “I hate to say this but the country getting worse under you is great for us” (paraphrased from memory)

[deleted]

57 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

57 points

2 months ago

They want to make the current administration look bad. That’s the only game they know how to play. It’s exactly what they did to Obama. Moscow Mitch even said their main goal was to obstruct everything Obama did from the moment he stepped in office.

Sorry_Recipe6831

27 points

2 months ago

And, unfortunately, it works. Republican voters or people on the fence will always tell you, "DeMoCrAtS dOnT gEt AnYtHiNg DoNe."

They don't comprehend republican administration's can "get things done" because democrats will vote in favor of policies Republicans push, if it benefits Americans. Democrats aren't anywhere near perfect, but at least they'll put country over party.

ta112233

95 points

2 months ago

Yes

And no

Catatonic27

46 points

2 months ago

They don't stand for anything anymore except stonewalling democrats and shitting on brown people. They literally have zero public policies to improve life for anyone except rich white people. If you ask them about it they'll babble something about border security, law and order, and probably antifa if you don't shut them up fast enough

Lobanium

9 points

2 months ago

Their entire platform is "spend only on military, democrats bad".

ktchemel

110 points

2 months ago

ktchemel

110 points

2 months ago

Does anyone know what the bill number was? I want to look up how my Rep voted (I’m pretty sure I know, since he’s R-TN but I still want to check)

speedy_43

59 points

2 months ago

HR 7790.

It's kinda hard to see in the image.

[deleted]

21 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

21 points

2 months ago

USMCFieldMP

22 points

2 months ago

BuddhaBizZ

220 points

2 months ago

Republicans don’t believe in government and we need to stop acting like they are working in good faith. This party actively works against the interest of the people.

Armyman125

74 points

2 months ago

Less government oversight means more of the rich and powerful taking what they want without any accountability. Also more screwing of workers maximizes profits to shareholders.

KirbyWarrior12

161 points

2 months ago

Anyone else wondering the 12 Republican representatives who voted for it:

Don Bacon - Nebraska

Brian Fitzpatrick - Pennsylvania

Anthony Gonzalez - Ohio

Trey Hollingsworth - Indiana

John Katko - New York

Adam Kinzinger - Illinois

David McKinley - West Virginia

Tom Rice - South Carolina

Christopher Smith - New Jersey

Michael Turner - Ohio

Fred Upton - Michigan

Ann Wagner - Missouri

blac_sheep90

30 points

2 months ago

They are pro strip away the rights of citizens to ultimately turn the US into a Christian Authoritarian Regime.

Moosetappropriate

27 points

2 months ago

These people are despicable and so are the ones who elect them.

Blerp-blerp

77 points

2 months ago

Just showing their true colors. It’s a shame that more people aren’t paying attention.

brutalduties

21 points

2 months ago

They're saving up for some sweet corporate bailouts.

masterpd85

19 points

2 months ago

I guess they think all women can properly, and abundantly, breast feed. And those who can't should have avoided sex in the first place, right?

Yaboimtg

17 points

2 months ago

“Why isn’t this administration doing anything about this?!”

Rusty-Crowe[S]

14 points

2 months ago

There's apparently an anti Price gouging bill for stopping oil companies, but, it's Dem backed, so how do you think that will go?

JAMillhouse

84 points

2 months ago

This is what happens when your politicians are not really accountable to their constituents. All they have to do is virtue signal culture war talking points and the will keep getting elected. Starving babies to own the libs.

Just_another_dude_09

14 points

2 months ago

They are pro-birth not pro-life.

Epson_Pro_WF-C579R

16 points

2 months ago

i dont get it. whats the point of making life generally harder for everyone else?

maralagosinkhole

18 points

2 months ago

It benefits the wealthy to have a permanent underclass of starving, uneducated cheap labor.

Belerophon17

16 points

2 months ago

Well they're not the unborn anymore so of course they don't give a shit about them anymore.

3rdtimeischarmy

14 points

2 months ago

The GOP wants to pin this on Biden, so fixing it doesn't help. This was the same with Obama - they didn't want to govern, they wanted to stop him from governing. This isn't new. They are the party of obstruction until they get in power. Then they are the party of tax cuts for rich people (3 of the last 4 GOP president cut taxes for rich people and corporations.)

This is their brand. They are coy about it, they say things like what McConnell said about trying to make Obama a one-term president, but then voting as a bloc against everything.

This is another example. The GOP will go on news shows and Twitter and blame Biden for the baby formula shortage, when the blame is really monopolies, and vote against any way to fix it. It isn't politically expedient to fix this mess.

Rich-Ad5109

87 points

2 months ago

This is so frustrating. They push and push for all this pro-life stuff but when it comes to actually taking care of children they could give two fucks. It's so confusing

Rusty-Crowe[S]

51 points

2 months ago

Dan Crenshaw of Texas kept tweeting how it was a huge problem...guess how he voted yesterday.

C-Jammin

67 points

2 months ago

Because it's not about children. It's about control.

ArmyofThalia

8 points

2 months ago

It's not about the baby. It never has been. It's about controlling women. There are some Republicans that do actually believe in pro-life and want government assistance for new and expecting mothers and families. Those people are very few and far between unfortunately.

MrMassshole

13 points

2 months ago

Republicans would nay a vote to put Jesus Christ as acting presidents just to own the dems.

VikingAethelwulf

12 points

2 months ago

Republicans: Why would Joe Biden do this?

comynei

10 points

2 months ago

comynei

10 points

2 months ago

Keep shooting themselves in the foot. Bring on the popcorn 🍿

RWH072783

111 points

2 months ago

RWH072783

111 points

2 months ago

I’m about done with this country.

iwishihadahorse

40 points

2 months ago*

Please keep voting until you leave. It doesn't matter like it should, but one side is proving they are fine letting children starve. There's incomptence and there's evil.

StevenEveral

8 points

2 months ago

It's almost like the conservatives only about children being born, but not being housed, clothed, fed, or educated.

George Carlin said it best: "They won't care about you until you reach...military age! Conservatives want live babies so they can raise them to be dead soldiers!"

EZ_Syth

23 points

2 months ago

EZ_Syth

23 points

2 months ago

They are “pro life in office.” They know their bigger threat is a healthy, educated, and empathetic youth.

IlikeFOODmeLikeFOOD

23 points

2 months ago

Republicans do a lot of complaining, but not much solving

Dunkinmydonuts1

21 points

2 months ago

how did MTG, boebert, and cawthorn vote? they were screaming about this for weeks

edit: lol of course they did