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Fiendish Thingy

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9 Blue Dogs stall infrastructure; CPC: 95 can play that game

It’s called “All or Nothing”.

If the Blue Dogs force a vote on the bipartisan bill before the reconciliation bill, the Progressives, or a significant portion of them, can block passage. Fact is, Pelosi won’t even let it come to the floor if that is the case. The Blue Dogs, on the other hand, are already on record opposing the advancement of the reconciliation bill.

Theoretically, the Blue Dogs are much more vulnerable to charges of “failure to govern”, “gridlock”, and “politics as usual” from their swing state voters than the progressives are in their safe blue districts. Primary challenges from other centrists who support Biden’s agenda, and the fact that 4 of these Blue Dogs may lose their seats in TX/GA to gerrymandering in 2022 should extinguish this political theatre quickly.

So, by all means, Rep. Gottheimer and his band of merry mutineers, please proceed.
Posted by Fiendish Thingy | Tue Aug 24, 2021, 11:25 AM (32 replies)

A Closer Look: as US withdraws from Afghanistan, refugees must be evacuated immediately

Posted by Fiendish Thingy | Mon Aug 16, 2021, 10:08 PM (7 replies)
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