News That Will Drive You To Drink

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(Idea stolen without shame from the much-missed Zaius Nation)

I cannot stress this enough: Never, ever underestimate Nancy Pelosi. Politico Playbook is gonna need some industrial-strength soap to wash the egg off of their faces. But I digest:

House Democrats strike deal to advance infrastructure, voting rights proposals

After hours of infighting, House Democrats on Tuesday struck a deal that would approve their $3.5 trillion budget resolution, set up floor action on the bipartisan infrastructure bill by Sept. 27 and advance voting rights legislation.

Why it matters: The deal is key to advancing Democrats’ top three priorities — all of which are expected to receive little to no House Republican support.

Between the lines: This comes after a showdown between House leadership, progressives and moderate Democrats over the order in which to tackle passing their dual infrastructure bills.

Pelosi stood with the Progressives, too.

  • Moderates failed at their principal goal: strong-arming leadership into voting for the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill first. And while they’ll say they succeeded in getting the party to at least agree to a vote by Sept. 27, the deadline is “non-binding” — making it more of a talking point for the mods and less of a power play.

And here’s the interesting thing to me, barely mentioned here, and not mentioned much of anywhere: the voting rights bill is in this mix. My guess is that is what got everyone to the table and probably across the finish line.

This also sets up Manchin and Sinema to be turds in the punchbowl.

Oh: The WaPo notes the resolution passed 220 to 212 and…

And just for balance, let’s get a conservative take:

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8 Responses to News That Will Drive You To Drink

  1. roket says:

    OMG A showdown? Heaven forbid a lively debate between moderates and progressives with a sweet little legislative package as the result. The horror. The horror.

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  2. Democrats in array.

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  3. Ten Bears says:

    They had their fifteen seconds of fame …

    It actually reminds me of my favorite biblical quote:

    Matthew 6:5-6:

    When you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, who love to stand and pray in the synagogues and on street corners so that others may see them. Amen, I say to you, they have their reward.

    What was it Jesus said about puffed-up pontificating pontificaters puffed-up-edly pontificating on street corners? Oh, right, put it in the closet.

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  4. Weird Dave says:

    Can I have Nancy as my president?



  5. beckymaenot says:

    Hey TG- I love it when Nancy gets shit done. Can we have that Nancy frying TFG photo again soon? You could just put it here for my personal amusement. That’d be ok.


  6. pagan in repose says:

    I saw and heard on the news last night that a newspaper person asked Nancy what kind of deal she did with the Demo’s and she replied, I paraphrase, “There was no deal, they just needed a clarification.” I thought that clarified everything pretty well.


  7. MDavis says:

    Looks like the John Lewis bill passed the house, now.
    Y’all probably know this by now, but I’ve been kinda busy with stuff.

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