Republicans Are Mad Joe Biden Isn’t Uniting The Nation Around The GOP Agenda

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  1. JoeNation
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    Dang those rascally Democrats!

    Just two weeks after the Capitol riot inspired by their own voter fraud lies, Republicans say the new president’s policies are dividing the nation.

    Republican lawmakers suddenly have a lot of thoughts on how to heal the nation ― and none of them has to do with addressing the insurrection that Donald Trump’s supporters mounted at the U.S. Capitol two weeks ago in an attempt to overturn election results.

    GOP legislators have been reluctant to accept their own responsibility for stoking massive divisions in the country. But in the two days since President Joe Biden took office, Senate and House members have been twisting his call for unity into attacks on his agenda.

    In his inaugural address Wednesday, Biden called on Americans to come together to confront the “rise in political extremism, white supremacy, domestic terrorism,” in order to “restore the soul and to secure the future of America.”

    “We can treat each other with dignity and respect. We can join forces, stop the shouting, and lower the temperature. For without unity, there is no peace, only bitterness and fury,” the president added, standing on the same platform where pro-Trump rioters had invaded the Capitol on Jan. 6.

    In response, Republican lawmakers are arguing that Biden’s policies will only hurt unity. In other words, according to these lawmakers, the only way to heal the nation after a violent mob tried to overturn an election that put Democrats in power, is to do exactly what Republicans want.

    Here are some of the policies that Republicans have claimed would undermine national unity:

    Restoring National Monuments

    As part of a broader first-day executive order to “protect public health and the environment and restore science,” Biden ordered a review of Trump’s rollbacks of national monuments ― a first step toward his own promise to restore the sites.

    Ten Utah Republicans, including Sen. Mitt Romney and Gov. Spencer Cox, issued a joint statement this week decrying the move, saying it “will only deepen divisions in this country.”

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    Barring Oil And Gas Drilling On Federal Lands, Rejoining The Paris Climate Accord, Stopping The Keystone XL Pipeline

    On his first day in office, Biden issued a temporary moratorium on oil and gas drilling on federal lands.

    Halting fossil fuel development in Alaska’s pristine Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in the middle of a rapidly worsening global climate crisis? That would go against “healing” the nation, Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) said. Sullivan immediately called the move “divisive.”

    “In his inaugural address, President Biden called for national unity and healing. However, just hours earlier, his administration took their cues from radical environmentalists in issuing punitive and divisive actions against Alaska, many other resource development states, and whole sectors of our economy,” Sullivan said in a statement.

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    Impeaching And Putting Trump On Trial

    Last week, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said that Trump “bears responsibility” for the attack that left five people dead at the Capitol, adding that Trump “should have immediately denounced the mob when he saw what was unfolding.”

    But McCarthy has already backtracked, saying this week that Trump didn’t provoke the rioters and that holding the former president accountable in an impeachment trial and otherwise taking a stand against that sort of violence would tear the nation apart.

    In polls conducted before Trump was impeached for the second time, Americans were largely split along party lines on whether he should have been removed from office and disqualified from holding future office, although there was slightly more appetite this time around.

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    https://www.huffpost.com/entry/republicans-unity-biden-agenda_n_600b11e6c5b6f401aea41f08
     
  2. FryDaddyJr

    FryDaddyJr Well-Known Member

  3. Mopar Dude

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    Well of course Biden won’t follow the GOP agenda. It would be folly to think otherwise. I do believe that halting the pipeline and barring oil and gas drilling on federal lands is short sighted. It will only serve to increase fuel costs at a time when a huge slice of struggling Americans can ill afford any increases in their cost of living. I understand why he has choosen to do it and it has nothing to do with healing the nations wounds.
     
  4. FryDaddyJr

    FryDaddyJr Well-Known Member

    Fox News Already Warning of Biden Concentration Camps

     
  5. JoeNation
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    I disagree. There is such an incredible glut of oil right now that pumping more oil would only drive prices down further and put oil companies in a position that they couldn't afford to stay in business. They need oil at about $70 a barrel to break even. The last thing we need to do is flood the market with more oil. This is a perfect time to push oil alternatives. Nobody is making money pumping oil except the Saudis. Let's hit them were it really hurts right now. Drive oil consumption down even further.
     
  6. Mopar Dude

    Mopar Dude Well-Known Member

    I see it more along the line of Trumps wall. It actually accomplishes little but plays well to the voter base.
     
  7. FryDaddyJr

    FryDaddyJr Well-Known Member


    that contradicts what you just posted though
     
  8. Mopar Dude

    Mopar Dude Well-Known Member

    Not sure that I follow. Both were short sighted proposals that had little more effect other than playing well to their respective voting base.
     
  9. c jay
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    c jay Well-Known Member

    The pipe line is a delivery system replacing trucks with a more efficient pipe line. So I guess we will be pushing more trucks down the road. Or, we can expect a limitation of shale oil and fracking. No more energy independence. Back into fiddling in the Middle East. More bush wars. Back to the status quo.

    Can I call him Status Quo Joe?
     
  10. FryDaddyJr

    FryDaddyJr Well-Known Member

    no more mountaintop removal. looks like all the seniors and children will freeze to death now. derrrp
     
  11. FryDaddyJr

    FryDaddyJr Well-Known Member

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