On Wednesday night, after Sens. Manchinema officially stabbed democracy in the back, there were many calls to break-up the Build Back Better legislation and pass individual bills (which would be immediately filibustered by Republicans) instead of one massive bill.
A lone voice called out:
We are pleased to report that Nancy Smash agreed with us:
The Speaker pointed out that would be a meaningless exercise: Those individual bills would easily be blocked by a GOP filibuster. The Build Back Better bill is being brought up through the reconciliation process, allowing Democrats the chance to push it through with help from all of the party’s 50 senators.
My high school prize for civics paid off again!
Pelosi rattled off the major pieces that she would like to see preserved in a revamped spending package, which she said Democrats may have to “rename.”
We now know that Sen. Manchin’s ego is really the issue here, so for 1/7th of 3/18ths of a point towards your spring midterm, give Pelosi a hand and rename to bill such that Joe Manchin would support it.
I’m going with, “Mining Manchin Millions” myself. It gets to the point.
#2 lead pencils in the comments.