“Democrats have a trifecta and have been unable to pass voting-rights protections,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “And so people can wring their hands and say ‘But Manchin’ all they want, or ‘But Fiery’ is all they want, but at the end of the day, what people see is the consequences of their actions and The results of the investment are their time.”
I think that Correct Rights.
The average voter likely knows one thing about our current politics: Democrats are in control of the White House, the Senate, and the House. They are little familiar with the narrowness of the Democratic majority in those two houses. Or with filibuster rules that prevent any law from going forward without 60 votes.
It certainly isn’t for lack of effort by Biden. He apparently made a point during a Granthshala townhall late last month talking about the narrowness of the Democrats’ margins in the Senate. “When you’re in the United States Senate and you’re the President of the United States and you have 50 Democrats, everyone is a president,” Biden said with a laugh. “everyone.”
However, the reality is closer to AOC’s vision. In voters’ minds, they handed the keys to the state to Democrats, and they haven’t been very pleased with the results.
While there is some broad agreement on the problem facing Democrats, the party diverges broadly on the solution.
The view of most establishment Democrats, including Biden and his White House, is that he needs to focus more on selling what he has done to voters.
ie No However, Ocasio-Cortez’s view. She is not convinced that the Democrats have not sold their achievements well enough, but that the party has been too timid to push the envelope in legislative ways that get the party’s base upbeat and engaged.
If Ocasio-Cortez is right, the next few weeks/months are going to be a bit good for the Democrats. The “Build Back Better” Law. The demands of liberal Democratic Sens are certain to be contested down in the Senate by West Virginia’s Joe Manchin and Arizona’s Carsten Cinema (among others). And then it will be sent back to the House for, effectively a rubber stamp of approval – a move that seems to further alienate the AOC and some of her liberal allies from the process.
Add to this and you get nothing good for the Democrats as they try to find their level ahead of the midterm battle for control of Congress.
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