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Response to Bettie (Reply #25)

Fri Mar 5, 2021, 05:44 PM

39. Reconciliation dooms HR1 or sends it to the courts... delaying Covid relief for MONTHS!

Everyone knows it wasn't doable. Everyone knows that the Senate is barely evenly split. We only have control of the gavel, and committees. We can't ram-through everything our hearts desire.

Instead of everyone getting all pissy and hateful (and feigning surprise) when something everyone KNOWS IN ADVANCE will fail... wouldn't it be better to focus instead on the things that we CAN do?

Instead of bemoaning the fact that a MW bill will be filibustered... why not think progressively and look FORWARD to what we need to do for the next two years that will help to ELECT FIVE MORE DEMOCRATS to the Senate! Make Manchin irrelevant.

Once that's done (in just two years if we all work together) then the filibuster can be eliminated and a MW bill can be fast-tracked.

It's time to deal with reality, and the reality is that we simply don't have the votes. That's politics.

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