Twitter Savages GOP Senator Over Shockingly Stupid Tweet Comparing Joe Biden & FDR
Franklin Delano Roosevelt is almost universally admired as of the best American presidents for lifting the United States out of the Great Depression and turning the nation into the most formidable superpower in the known history of human civilization.
But Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) appears to have a dissenting opinion of the 32nd president. On Saturday morning, Cornyn attempted to smear President Joe Biden by comparing him to FDR.
“’The era of big government is over,’ POTUS Bill Clinton famously declared in his 1996 State of the Union address. versus: Biden has consciously cloaked himself in the legacy of FDR, to hark back to an earlier age of liberalism when government pulled the country out of despair,” Cornyn tweeted.
“The era of big government is over,” POTUS Bill Clinton famously declared in his 1996 State of the Union address.
Biden has consciously cloaked himself in the legacy of FDR, to hark back to an earlier age of liberalism when government pulled the country out of despair.
— Senator John Cornyn (@JohnCornyn) May 1, 2021
Born in Texas in 1952 during the post-war economic boom, Cornyn knows better. Thus, the responses he received from the Twitterverse were absolutely – and appropriately – brutal.
Users all but stopped short of castrating the Texas Republican for what they interpreted as an unconditionally stupid take.
“That’s a bad thing?” one poster replied.
……… that's a bad thing?
— burning texas (@ToniinTexas1) May 1, 2021
“FDR is considered one of the greatest presidents in history. He pulled us out of the Great Depression and turned the US into a superpower,” said this history buff.
FDR is considered one of the greatest presidents in history. He pulled us out of the Great Depression and turned the US into a superpower.
— Seth Yoder (@seth_yoder) May 1, 2021
Cornyn must have forgotten that the government’s primary purpose is to protect the wellbeing of its citizens. Or, more likely, Cornyn has his jollies tickled by watching a desperate population squirm, which is totally expected for corporate-owned conservatives like himself.
“Do you even understand your own tweets? ‘…when government pulled the country out of despair.’ Isn’t that precisely what WE THE PEOPLE WANT AND NEED???!!!!” an observer fired back.
Do you even understand your own tweets? “…when government pulled the country out of despair.” Isn’t that precisely what WE THE PEOPLE WANT AND NEED???!!!!
— Maggie Jackson (@MaggieJackson11) May 1, 2021
“What’s bad about government pulling the county out of despair? I’m thinking that EXACTLY what we need right now,” another user said.
What’s bad about government pulling the county out of despair? I’m thinking that EXACTLY what we need right now.
— TamaraVotes.TX (@tamaravotes) May 1, 2021
Perhaps most jarring of all is the arrant tonedeafness that Cornyn has demonstrated on behalf of his party, which has devolved into a cult of corruption and racism.
His indifference is obvious.
I would like our country to be pulled out of despair, so that’s perfect.
— Melissa Courte (@shortsigh44) May 1, 2021
Americans are fed up funding billionaires, millionaires and corporation tax breaks given to them by republicans. The income gap between rich and poor, CEOs and blue collar is the highest it has ever been. Now is the time to build the middle class. Even Jamie Dimon, CEO, knows it.
— LateNighter (@LateNighter5) May 1, 2021
uhh, ok. The the small gov't era went on to deregulate financial markets, which then imploded on themselves a decade later, and required massive public liquidity as a backstop and the transfer of speculative risk to the Federal Reserve.
— A Republic, if you can keep it (@GlennMorin10) May 1, 2021
Thankfully, there are still some reasonable voices within the GOP.
Thank you. 👏👏👏
— maria (@logicBFF) May 1, 2021
Saturday’s tweet was not Cornyn’s only cringeworthy public statement in recent times, however. Last March, Cornyn compared the coronavirus to Corona Extra while the commander in chief to whom he sold his soul stood by and allowed COVID-19 to kill half a million Americans.
I wonder who makes really qood quotes about leadership… definitely not the resident obstructionist from the insurrection caucus who traded 260,000+ lives for billionaire tax cuts and 250 judges to pack the courts. This was your best, and it wasn't good enough. pic.twitter.com/lec94kjt5G
— Charles Rediculons (@rediculons) May 1, 2021