Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) on Saturday complained about Joe Biden acting more like Franklin Delano Roosevelt than Bill Clinton by seeking to pull the country out of despair.
"'The era of big government is over,' POTUS Bill Clinton famously declared in his 1996 State of the Union address," Cornyn wrote. "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 was ridiculed for his take. Here's some of what people were saying:
@JohnCornyn What’s bad about government pulling the county out of despair? I’m thinking that EXACTLY what we need right now.— TamaraVotes.TX (@TamaraVotes.TX)1619871872.0
I'd rather be pulled out of despair by Democrats than left to rot in despair by Republicans.
— Dr. Lady Sarah, Countess of Edison, Ph.D. (@AngryAnnabella) May 1, 2021
I'm not sure if your comms team is writing these idiotic tweets for you, or if they're just standing by laughing and letting you make a fool of yourself — but either way it's clear they *hate* you.
— Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) May 1, 2021
This is legitimately a glowing endorsement of Biden, and the fact that Cornyn (and his staff) can't see that shows exactly how out of touch they are with working Americans.
Working people want their government to give a shit about them and pull the country out of despair.
— Bhavik Lathia (@bhaviklathia) May 1, 2021
I imagine your social media team would like to be pulled out of despair.
— ZZTodd, Professor Doktor of Antifa Studies ☣ (@ntoddpax) May 1, 2021
You guys are desperate. It is really sad. The country under Trump was headed down the darkest path we've been on in generations, and you don't like it Biden is lifting us out.
— Josh Powers (@powersj_tx) May 1, 2021
Yeah Biden gets it thanks for sharing.
— 4.0 is just 2.0 ² (@PhanArt) 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.
— Seth Yoder (@seth_yoder) May 1, 2021
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
@lauferlaw @JohnCornyn Of course he hasn't. He was hoping it would secede.— Rob Thompson (@Rob Thompson)1619886258.0
Exactly. That's exactly it. That's why we all voted for him, and what we hope he does. I'm so glad you've finally figured it out.
— Dr. Ward Q. Normal (@WardQNormal) May 1, 2021
Pardon, but its more than a bit rich for any Texas politician to rail against 'big gov't' after your power system debacle and the nearly $200B in losses and $20B in Federal bailout it incurred, while your neighboring states saw zero issues.....
You're bad at governing
— Listen occasionally, you may learn something... (@LotaInsLotaOuts) May 1, 2021
I would like our country to be pulled out of despair, so that's perfect.
— Melissa Courte (@shortsigh44) May 1, 2021
@JohnCornyn @llerer @nytimes Pointedly: The rest of that quote from the @llerer column in the @nytimes that you ar… https://t.co/3faeHMkh2W— mollyswordmcdonough 🌊 (@mollyswordmcdonough 🌊)1619887795.0
@DianeKelly @JohnCornyn Don’t forget they’re pro-insurrectionist as well.— DJ *All your traitors are belong to us* Moffett (@DJ *All your traitors are belong to us* Moffett)1619883298.0
Investing in the prospects & wellbeing of all of the American people, not only those who run or own large corporations is necessary to overcome decades of worsening income inequality & collapsing local economies. We all do better when we all do better.
— Joseph Robertson (@poet_economist) May 1, 2021
Kudos to Biden to know how to govern to pull the country out of despair and away from the corruption of the administration that preceded him.
— JoanONo! aka Solomon 1:1 aka Shakespearish (@mimilu) May 1, 2021
@9_tellthetruth @JohnCornyn Of course he does, how else would people work for poverty wages.— Jen DeRosa 🖥🎨👩🏻🌾♥️🏠 (@Jen DeRosa 🖥🎨👩🏻🌾♥️🏠)1619883226.0
How long is an era? Because he said that almost 25 years ago.
Which means maybe it is time for the past 25 years of the GOP tax cuts for the rich era to be over.
I'm looking forward to the era of smart, well run government starting now.
— PCR RitesGood (@pcrritesgood) May 1, 2021
151 Texans died when the state's entire energy grid went down.
Government can help people. When it's not run by Republicans.
— Bathsheba Dreams in Blue (@Inkling61) May 1, 2021
This is actually a good description of what Biden is doing. The GOP's problem is that it doesn't have a good answe… https://t.co/g6mLXwzn1h— James Surowiecki (@James Surowiecki)1619886804.0
I’m staring at this tweet because I’m confused. Is this supposed to be a negative criticism? https://t.co/TnIMbIRGrE— DEFUND & ABOLISH POLICE, REFUND OUR COMMUNITIES (@DEFUND & ABOLISH POLICE, REFUND OUR COMMUNITIES)1619886718.0
You own goaled again champ. https://t.co/9YRFQdqDfX— Sam from Delacroix, LA (@Sam from Delacroix, LA)1619878727.0
FDR inherited the disaster of The Great Depression. Biden inherited the disaster of Trumpism and dip-shits like YOU… https://t.co/FAy3s5rqJ0— Billy Ray (@Billy Ray)1619886696.0
Is this supposed to be an attack because it sounds a lot like an endorsement? https://t.co/EL6VKXmwJw— Ahmed Baba (@Ahmed Baba)1619886533.0
Pretty early for Biden reelection campaign tweets to start but hey https://t.co/tqzEML8xu9— Arthur Chu (@Arthur Chu)1619888345.0
OK who hacked Cornyn's account and started tweeting good stuff https://t.co/NXdOzOpcdv— Noah Smith 🐇 (@Noah Smith 🐇)1619886694.0
Great argument on behalf of Biden. https://t.co/9XGj0wenM0— Jeet Heer (@Jeet Heer)1619884784.0
Twice in the last month John Cornyn has posted tweets that are directly copied and pasted from published articles (… https://t.co/82TEMb8lBA— Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar)1619886234.0