When an Establishment Democrat tries to pander to the radical wing of their party, they often get ridiculed from both sides of the aisle. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand learned this the hard way when she weighed in on Twitter on the hot topic of infrastructure.
Her Tweet was written in Marxese to catch the attention of Bernie’s Bolsheviks.
Paid leave is infrastructure.
Child care is infrastructure.
Caregiving is infrastructure.
— Kirsten Gillibrand (@SenGillibrand) April 7, 2021
Her list of paid leave, child care, and caregiving being part of infrastructure is ludicrous as none of these are infrastructure by any stretch of the imagination. It was a callback to Senator Bernie Sanders’ call earlier in the week for “human infrastructure.”
“Roads and bridges and tunnels are infrastructure. But I think many of us see a crisis in human infrastructure. When a working-class family can’t find good-quality, affordable child care, that’s human infrastructure,” Sanders told CNN’s Jake Tapper on Sunday.
Various non-infrastructure items have been inserted into the proposed bill already. EIC JD Rucker noted that this is more of a path to Modern Monetary Theory by way of the Green New Deal as only 5% actually goes to roads and bridges.
Conservative Twitter was mocking of Gillibrand’s attempt at political wokeness, as they should be. Senator Ted Cruz pointed out that infrastructure to Democrats is whatever they want to push in their massive bill proposal.
Abortion is infrastructure.
Gun control is infrastructure.
Forced unionization is infrastructure.
Whatever the Left wants is infrastructure.
You know what’s not? Roads & bridges.
ONLY 5% OF BIDEN’s “INFRASTRUCTURE” BILL IS ROADS & BRIDGES. 🤡🤡 https://t.co/jgP3ZEwGCy
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) April 7, 2021
Catturd injected his sarcasm by pretending to be a leftist.
A chair is infrastructure.
Grass is infrastructure.
A dog is infrastructure.
The sky is infrastructure.
Pretending to be a Liberal is fun – 🥳
— Catturd ™ (@catturd2) April 7, 2021
Our EIC invoked The Princess Bride.
You keep using that word.
I do not think it means what you think it means. https://t.co/PDMsCqP4bf
— JD Rucker (@JDRucker) April 7, 2021
The New York Republican Party called her out for protecting Governor Andrew Cuomo all this time.
Protecting Cuomo is infrastructure🤔 https://t.co/EBYVfHTXf5
— New York GOP (@NewYorkGOP) April 7, 2021
South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem asked the obvious question.
So what ISN'T infrastructure? https://t.co/jfbnsCbP0F
— Governor Kristi Noem (@govkristinoem) April 7, 2021
Representative Mark Walker tried to educate the Senator on what is and isn’t infrastructure.
Rural access to broadband is infrastructure.
Upgrading roads and bridges is infrastructure.
Securing our border is infrastructure.
Union boss hands out like the PRO Act is NOT infrastructure.
Biden’s bill is a trojan horse to raise taxes. https://t.co/eHDBsfDUp7
— Mark Walker (@RepMarkWalker) April 7, 2021
Michael Knowles tried to one-up her on silliness.
Chicken is time.
Seven is purple.
Helium is asphalt. https://t.co/qtEdVo6a3M
— Michael Knowles (@michaeljknowles) April 7, 2021
Wayne Dupree escalated the issue to her everlasting soul.
Actually it’s not, but I ain’t the one telling lies and damning my soul to hellfire … so continue https://t.co/q3PxIa9nyT
— Wayne Dupree Media, LLC (@WayneDupreeShow) April 7, 2021
While the right had a great laugh, the left wasn’t running to her defense. Some of the responses to her Tweet from fellow Democrats were less-than-flattering. Her Tweet has nearly 4000 quote retweets while less than 2000 actual retweets, a ratio indicative of disagreement from both sides of the aisle.
Democrats are depending on lunacy to drive their agenda. Doing so requires them to step out and say dumb things in hopes that they’ll inspire… something. Kirsten Gillibrand demonstrated she’s not very good at playing their game.
‘The Purge’ by Big Tech targets conservatives, including us
Just when we thought the Covid-19 lockdowns were ending and our ability to stay afloat was improving, censorship reared its ugly head.
For the last few months, NOQ Report has appealed to our readers for assistance in staying afloat through Covid-19 lockdowns. The downturn in the economy has limited our ability to generate proper ad revenue just as our traffic was skyrocketing. We had our first sustained stretch of three months with over a million visitors in November, December, and January, but February saw a dip.
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