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bluewater

(5,376 posts)
Thu Nov 4, 2021, 12:33 PM Nov 2021

I'm staying positive and will support President Biden's agenda & how he must implement it.

President Biden has consistently tried to get Senator Manchin and Senator Sinema on board and has made compromises to appease their concerns.

If the President Biden says we should pass the infrastructure bill today, I would say "sure thing" and urge my fellow Progressives to do the same.

If President Biden says a 1.75 Build Back Better Bill is the best we can get right now, I will say "fine" again and urge everyone to pass that within weeks at the latest.

As a progressive, I feel it is vital that we continue to support the President and whatever he decides his current agenda has to be in the face of current opposition in Congress.

Let me climb up on a soap box here and use my prophet-in-the-wilderness voice:

Fellow Progressives, don't be left holding the bag as Manchin and Sinema continue to obstruct the President's Build Back Better framework. Don't get blamed for ANY bill not passing. Continue to support the President and his efforts to get both bills passed as soon as possible.

And I'll risk saying this.... you know how the blame game works.

If a progressive Democrat loses an election, we are told it's because they were too progressive.

If a moderate Democrat loses a race, we are told it's because some Democrat, not even a person in a leadership role or holding office or even running for office, said something too progressive.

So, let's not get blamed for not supporting the President's stated objectives, even if he has to modify those due to the political balance in Congress.

/Preacher Mode OFF

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I'm staying positive and will support President Biden's agenda & how he must implement it. (Original Post) bluewater Nov 2021 OP
Passing infrastructure Bettie Nov 2021 #1
"And progressives will still be blamed for it." bluewater Nov 2021 #3
Nevada checking in ampm Nov 2021 #2
He should just start Exec Ordering a bunch of shit leftstreet Nov 2021 #4
+1000 bluewater Nov 2021 #5
Exactly. I don't understand why Biden hasn't started it. LakeArenal Nov 2021 #6
Good points. bluewater Nov 2021 #7
We are doing Busterscruggs Nov 2021 #8
Making compromises completely misses the point. lagomorph777 Nov 2021 #9
I understand that Manchin and Sinema could very well kill the BBB bill. bluewater Nov 2021 #10

Bettie

(16,089 posts)
1. Passing infrastructure
Thu Nov 4, 2021, 12:41 PM
Nov 2021

will ensure that BBB is completely dead.

And progressives will still be blamed for it.

bluewater

(5,376 posts)
3. "And progressives will still be blamed for it."
Thu Nov 4, 2021, 12:45 PM
Nov 2021

No doubt some people will try to blame progressives, but at least here on DU the vast majority will know that would be bullshit.

But I take your point.

ampm

(301 posts)
2. Nevada checking in
Thu Nov 4, 2021, 12:42 PM
Nov 2021

I'm, angry but I agree. I feel like I'm living in the Lord of the Rings movie, and Joe M is doing his masters biding moscowmitch to bring us fighting on the side of justice down

LakeArenal

(28,817 posts)
6. Exactly. I don't understand why Biden hasn't started it.
Thu Nov 4, 2021, 12:53 PM
Nov 2021

Also work to end the filibuster. Manchin isn’t going to support that. But do it. Show the world what the Republicans with
Man-chins support are doing.

We have to end this stalemate. Start pissing the right off instead of begging.

Make a stink. Trump shit all over us. A stink is the least we can do.

 

Busterscruggs

(448 posts)
8. We are doing
Thu Nov 4, 2021, 02:26 PM
Nov 2021

All the correct things. The progressive agenda is solid. Just because Virginia chose poorly doesn't mean we need to change course on anything.

lagomorph777

(30,613 posts)
9. Making compromises completely misses the point.
Thu Nov 4, 2021, 02:29 PM
Nov 2021

The only thing SineManchin want is retirement money. Currently, that is coming from fossil fuels and Pharma. Pay them off and get them the fuck out of the way. Compromise makes us weaker.

bluewater

(5,376 posts)
10. I understand that Manchin and Sinema could very well kill the BBB bill.
Thu Nov 4, 2021, 03:46 PM
Nov 2021

All the rest of us can do is ask that it gets brought to a vote and we vote to pass it.

But I take your point.

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