House Republicans, like Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA), couldn’t fight the bill, so he shouted socialist.
House Republicans like Rep. Steve Scalise can only shout socialism because they can’t explain why they oppose the incentive for the American people. pic.twitter.com/qJPBTHY9aC
– Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) March 9, 2021
Scalise was an example of the House Republicans trying to convince themselves that any incentive that doesn’t go to the rich is socialism.
Speaking at the House House Republican leadership’s weekly press conference, Rep. Scalise said, “We are focused on getting the House back. If you look, the NRCC took the Democrats off guard in January. It shows you that people are realizing that Spokesman Pelosi’s socialist agenda has far too little to do with the mainstream of the country. We’ll keep working to get the house back and raise the money it takes to choose more good candidates like Ashley Henson here, who has already led battles to reopen schools, so we’ll keep fighting for hard-working families continue to promote a socialist agenda. “
Most of the Biden stimulus goes to individuals. The top one percent will not get anything in the biden stimulus, while the bottom twenty percent will see a 20 percent increase in their income. House Republicans are trying to sell a bill that has been the most popular bill since 2007 as socialism.
The screaming socialism about the strategy of popular legislation did not work in 2020 and will not be successful in 2022.
For more discussions on this story, join our Rachel Maddow and MSNBC groups.
Follow and like PoliticusUSA on Facebook
Mr. Easley is the Founder / Senior Editor, White House Press Pool, and a Congressional Correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor’s degree in political science. His thesis focused on public order with a specialization in social reform movements.
Awards and professional memberships
Member of the Society of Professional Journalists and the American Political Science Association