It looks like everyone else has gone to bed so I guess it is up to me to inform you that the Infrastructure Bill has passed. I have no idea what this means for the other bill now that progressives have given up their leverage, but this is still a win. And since Nancy Pelosi can count, members of the progressive caucus were released and able to vote against it due to 14 Republican votes.
Excellent news for John McCain.
WHAAAAT!?! Holy cow. This is a big Biden deal.
In other news, the major city that employs me and around 34,999 other people fired two of my coworkers this week for refusing to get vaxxed. Good. Fuck ’em.
Wait! Cole telling us breaking good news? This is a new day.
I don’t know if I’m excited yet, other than one way or another this will be over by the time my sister gets married on the 22nd so thank goodness for that.
What are the odds we actually get the progressive bill over the line? I’m thinking better than 50%.
And I seem to finally have gotten the coveted # 2 spot.
James E Powell
Clearly, Biden & the Democrats have moved too far to the left.
Well, I’m glad that Bloomberg is characterizing this as a Biden win (which it is). I suspect that we didn’t really give up that much leverage – Manchin is going to do what he is going to do, and if he decides that torpedoing BBB is more important than Biden’s presidency, we are not going to get it (grrrrrrrrr).
Anyways, lets get those dollars and jobs flowing….
I cannot wait for NPRs take on this disaster in the morning. I’ll be driving all morning, so if you hear screaming, it’s me. Maybe I should just get a Tesla with autopilot and put Toonces in the drivers seat.
This is WONDERFUL NEWS!!!
Now, let’s get the BBB passed. Manchin got his way, so let him celebrate, then begrudgingly vote to pass the BBB. (Ha! I jest)
This is excellent news!! For John McCain!!’
ahhh…2007 was a fun time at TPM
Finally! The truth is, the progressives never had nearly as much leverage to force passage of BBB as they thought they had, given the numbers in both houses. “Moderates” always hold the strongest hand in a nearly evenly-divided congress. If we want liberals and progressives to win these battles, we must work our asses off to elect more and better Democrats. Turning away from Democrats for not having sufficient numbers to get everything we want passed will ensure that nothing we want will ever get passed.
As always, I’m late to the party, so no one will read this. If you did, you’d learn that I smiled at the Toonces reference, but just seconds later, I frowned because I have the theme song in my head.
DonnaK is right. I’ve got to make that donation to Four Directions.
Last thought: it is nice to read some John Cole. Didn’t he usta post a long time ago, way back when all this began? Thought I’d heard of him. . . .