The Build Back Better/reconciliation bill is still a moving target, no one knows what is in it or how it will be financed. But what we do know is pretty straight forward:
- Only 48 /100 Senators are supporting it
- Our Failed Political Press ™ is horse-racing the reporting
- Manchinema are terrible Democrats
Also, Our Failed Political Press ™ has so normalized Republican intransigence that none of their reporting has mentioned the GOP blockade and made the entire storyline an extended dance-remix of their hit, Democrats in Disarray.
What I do think is that while there will be some great things in the bill, everyone will be disappointed by some priority left behind.
That’s a pretty solid assessment. The last line about a second Trump administration should send shivers down our collective spines, and is a good reminder that whenever this sausage is made, the Left still has to pass a bill that defends democracy.
Bet me that our FPP ™ will whiff that story.