While the country is dealing with a whole range of things, Biden and the Democrats have been obsessed with trying to get a giant multi-trillion pork sandwich through by using reconciliation. They’re calling this pork sandwich “infrastructure”, but bridges, roads, and tunnels are a small fraction of the pork. That’s something Americans might care about, but if there’s one thing that Democrats and Republicans in the Senate ought to be able to agree on, it’s pork. And some sort of infrastructure bill.
The Democrat arguments against the fillibuster have been focused on their national vote-rigging scheme, H.R.1 or their Jan 6 commission, both cynical partisan political stunts that they shouldn’t be able to get any Republican votes for.
But why can’t they make a deal with Republicans on infrastructure?
There isn’t an actual answer. Just media hysteria about a “democratic emergency” of some kind that requires abandoning democracy.
Michelle Goldberg, the New York Times’ pet unhinged socialist, attacks “Sinema and Manchin’s Nihilistic Bipartisanship”. That probably sounded better in the original Russian.
In that entire hysterical argument for Democrat fascism, there’s no explanation for why Democrats can’t negotiate infrastructure with Republicans.
The answer very obviously is that the Democrats don’t want to negotiate anything. They want fiat. The “democratic emergency” comes from the Democrats and their leftist media shills like the New York Times.
It always did.