Heckuva Party

  • 2000: Seized the White House in a dubious claim to the election.
  • 2001: Cut taxes on the rich.
  • 2001: Ignored warnings of a terrorist attack.
  • 2001–2008: Methodically filled the federal and supreme courts with activist conservative judges.
  • 2002: Passed bipartisan No Child Left Behind act.
  • 2002–2003: Started ill-conceived wars, the second sold to the public with lies.
  • 2003: Cut taxes on the rich!
  • 2004: Defended secret torture of war prisoners.
  • 2008: Crashed the US economy.
  • 2009–2017: Tried to prevent Democrats from providing health care to uninsured Americans.
  • 2016: Backed a racist demagogue who bragged about his sexual assault.
  • 2017–2020: Continued stuffing the courts with active conservatives, many undistinguished, including unprecedented shenanigans to score two new Supreme Court justices.
  • 2017: Tax cuts on the rich!
  • 2018: Amid anti-immigrant hysteria, separated children from parents at the US-Mexico border and housed them in pens.
  • 2020: Grossly mishandled an international pandemic.
  • 2021: Sparked (and later excused/defended) a coup to overturn a legal election.
  • 2021: Embarked on a series of measures to prevent Democrats (i.e. candidates backed by majorities of voters) from winning elections.
  • 2021: Opposed all efforts to address global pandemic, including discouraging vaccinations and preventing schools and businesses from requiring masks.

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Jeff Alworth

Jeff Alworth

Jeff Alworth is the author of several books including The Beer Bible and Cider Made Simple, as well as the co-founder of the political website BlueOregon.