Thursday, October 21, 2021


I'll give Biden credit. I don't quite get the point of the "GET A BIPARTISAN DEAL" desire, and whatever PR benefit it might have had has been completely obscured by the predictable shenanigans, but at least he did manage to get Republicans to vote for the infrastructure bill.

Joe Manchin was not as successful. "Make bills worse so we can hold hands on the Capitol steps" seems dumb to me, but it's certainly dumb (as we remember from the Obama years) when the hand holding photo never even happens! And, of course, when the bill can't even pass!

(Yes I know this stuff is, in part, to get the shittiest Democrats on board, too, but the bipartisan infrastructure deal was also Biden's thing.)