Joe Biden is exclusively emphasizing the infrastructure bill now. He is positioning himself to take a victory lap over a bill that was never in question.
He doesn’t seem to want to talk anymore about the Reconciliation Bill. That’s the one that would have made health care more accessible and affordable, lowered the cost of higher education, and ensured that everybody got an equal chance to vote.
So he’s going to raise his tiny, wrinkled fists in victory, and his aides will explain that, in the name of pragmatism, the Democrats were once again unable to do anything to improve anybody’s life. But, they will say, if they win the next election, then we’ll certainly be able to have those things.
“Ever get the feeling you’ve been cheated?” ~John Lydon