Politics, Moderate



Biden Signs Popular American Rescue Plan, Making GOP Look Bad. That’s Cancel Culture!

Rex Huppke, Tribune Content Agency on

President Joe Biden has signed the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan, guaranteeing that struggling Americans will receive swift financial help and states will have the resources to administer coronavirus vaccines and safely reopen schools.

What a jerk.

As a staunch Republican, I find Biden’s willing embrace of legislation that’s supported by more than 75 percent of Americans a clear-cut case of Cancel Culture run amok. Does he know how bad it makes us look to have him signing legislation that will improve the lives of Americans while we vote, en masse, against that legislation and spend time on Fox News loudly complaining about a nonexistent attack on Dr. Seuss?

The president and other Democrats are clearly trying to make us look like an obstructionist political party that is devoid of sound policy ideas, unconcerned about the people we represent and incapable of being taken seriously. We are all those things, BUT BIDEN DOESN’T NEED TO HIGHLIGHT THEM BY TAKING ACTIONS SUPPORTED BY THE PUBLIC!

That’s Cancel Culture, and we will not shut up about it until something new comes along that makes us feel even more outraged.

The key problem here is the American people, whom we love, as long as they don’t ask questions and support our core mission of making sure rich people don’t become slightly less rich. (If you disagree with that mission, you are a socialist and probably a high-ranking member of antifa.)


The American people have not been doing their part in being outraged about the American Rescue Plan. A CBS News poll this week found 75 percent of Americans, including 46 percent of Republicans, approve of the relief package. That falls in line with other polling, including a recent Pew Research Center survey that found 70 percent of Americans support the plan, and 63 percent of “lower-income Republicans and Republican leaners” favor the economic package.

C’mon, Americans. We’ve been telling you this Democratic relief plan is a satanic, socialist, left-wing giveaway that will turn your children into paupers enslaved by Chinese overlords. Since when do you not listen to our dishonest portrayals of legislation?

Don’t make us play that Lee Greenwood “God Bless the USA” song again. Because we’ll do it. I’m serious.

You may have heard some things about the American Rescue Plan that sound appealing. Things like:


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