Apparently, Republicans have decided their decades long agenda of slashing government regulation and rules designed to curtail negligent business from cutting corners and conducting their businesses unsafely is the fault of President Joe Biden. Republicans can do this while they literally work to create the conditions for future incidents like this.
I guess Republicans have decided to dust off the old playbook of blaming everything on a Democratic President even and especially things they are responsible for. This time its' the Norfolk Suffolk train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio which Republicans Blame Biden for, similar to how the blamed Barack for the Deepwater Horizon oil rig explosion in 2010.
|Trump returned to the scene of the crime|
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For years, we've witnessed Republican legislatures and executives undermine, neuter, and eliminate regulations and then when a disaster hits, they run to the loving arms of Faux News to blame Democrats.
Think the Texas Power Grid failure, the odious Ted Cruz and doddering Greg Abbott blamed Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Green New Deal.
Do you remember in 2015 when the EPA investigated and attempted to clean up abandoned mines in Colorado and were overwhelmed by the negligent malefeacance of the companies who just up and abandoned the toxic waste products? So that the Animas River was turned into an orange sludge from millions of gallons of waste which spilled into it? Hey, that business in America let someone else clean up your mess and if they fuck it up well that's on them!
Just think back to the election of 2020 when Rightwingers everywhere were screaming, literally screaming, that Joe Brandon was declaring War on American Energy by trying to limit fucking fossil fuels.
Of course, this current deregulation disaster in Ohio has allowed the worst of the rightwing on-line provocateurs like small faced Charlie Kirk and King Bigot Fucker Carlson to declare this was secretly an attack on White People by President Biden and VP Kamala Harris.
It’s very simple. It’s because the war on white people continues. Why would you care for the white working-class voters in eastern Ohio? - Charlie Kirk
This is the other plank of the Republican game plan of always blaming Democratic Presidents for Republican malfeasance; they also cry and moan and bitch non-stop, all day, everyday in the hopes the electorate will give in to their tantrum and let them have control of the government. This worked very well on my Generation X slacker cohorts in 2000 but is having less effect on the Milleninals and Zoomers who've learned to talk trash back to the Twitter trolls and rightwing propagandists and haven't been brain-washed by the BothSides are the same and other rhetorical bullshit rightwingers used on Gen-X and the Boomers to such effect. It certainly worked on White people in Ohio, who voted for Trump for voted for do-nothing Mike DeWine for Governor and know-nothing V.D. Vance for Senator. But, now that the white people of Ohio's votes for Republicans and deregulation are coming back to destroy them and their communities it's time to shift the blame.
The only reason Republicans want the trains to run on time and not derail is because they are planning on using them the same way their ideological ancestors in Germany did; to round-up the people the Republicans hate and send them to death camps.