Politico Returns To The Gossip Beat

Our Failed Political Press

News at 11.

Tiger Beat on the Potomac (thanks Charlie!) email thingie is oiling up the ol’ Democrats in Disarray narrative already:

The Democratic takeover of the White House and Congress is complete. But the truth is that the party was caught flat-footed by it: Almost no one expected JON OSSOFF and RAPHAEL WARNOCK to both win in Georgia — let alone planned for how they’d run Washington if it happened.

The lack of preparation is now causing confusion among congressional Democratsabout how they should exercise their newfound power in the critical early days of the administration.

The Trump insurrection stench isn’t even out of the Capitol yet, but you know, Politico is already to go with the Failed Biden Presidency.

Conventional wisdom is that presidents have a small window of opportunity to make their mark with a big legislative achievement or, best case, two. Timing is critical, as is sequencing. But beyond a desire to address the pandemic — unquestionably Biden’s first priority — Democrats seem to be all over the place on what their legislative game plan looks like.

That does NOT sound like the iron-fist rule of Nancy Pelosi, which is their other usual framing about the Democrats.

And what, you ask, are they basing this on?

Contrary to two years ago, when the party took the House and leaders articulated a plan for a series of major votes on guns and equality in the first few weeks of the year, no clear agenda has been presented to them byPresident JOE BIDEN, according to interviews with a half-dozen senior Democrats on Wednesday night…

For now, the frustration is contained to a handful of top lawmakers and aides trying to come up with a path forward. But we shall see how long they can keep a lid on it.

In other words, Politico’s got nothing and we’re not even 24 hours into the Biden Administration, so speculating wildly. Gotta say I’m not keen on the Politico re-boot. Brother Pierce nailed it years ago with the Tiger Beat moniker.


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8 Responses to Politico Returns To The Gossip Beat

  1. sos says:

    Errr Merrr Gerrrd!
    A razor thin senate majority!

    Liked by 3 people

  2. retiredeng says:

    The Beltway Press is nothing more than a huge circle jer…. er, knitting circle.

    Liked by 4 people

  3. roket says:

    Patience Tiger Beat. Since there wasn’t a peaceful transfer of power (See 1/6/21) the stench from the swamp water has to be removed first before the flurry of legislation can begin. Stupid.


    • Bruce388 says:

      The brat’s refusal to allow his minions to work with Biden’s team means it’s going to take awhile for them to get up to speed. It’s almost as if the brat hates America.

      Liked by 1 person

  4. spotthedog says:

    I’m thinking some in the press are experiencing withdrawal symptoms, they had become tRump tweet-junkies. They are trying to fill that void.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. glitterbug says:

    Stop hurting my brain, TG 🙂


  6. Green Eagle says:

    Democrats in Disarray! One day after they took control of the White House and the Senate! Republicans were surely not in disarray the day after Trump took over. He had a full range of promises to the American people. None that he intended to keep, of course, but he still wasn’t in disarray- he knew perfectly well what he wanted out of his Presidency. I’m just wondering if anyone expected the mainstream press to act any differently.


  7. MDavis says:

    I read a quote from Biden on his proposed increase in vaccine distribution.
    He called for 100 million vaccinations in 100 days and got back “is that the best you can shoot for? Seems weak!”
    His reply – “when I first outlined this a month ago you lot said it couldn’t be done. Give me a break!”
    It’s the superpower of memory.
    No wonder they whipped out that old “Dems in Disarray” thing. They can’t let facts get in the way of making up a story.


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