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Thu Nov 4, 2021, 11:33 AM Nov 2021

I'm staying positive and will support President Biden's agenda & how he must implement it. [View all]

President Biden has consistently tried to get Senator Manchin and Senator Sinema on board and has made compromises to appease their concerns.

If the President Biden says we should pass the infrastructure bill today, I would say "sure thing" and urge my fellow Progressives to do the same.

If President Biden says a 1.75 Build Back Better Bill is the best we can get right now, I will say "fine" again and urge everyone to pass that within weeks at the latest.

As a progressive, I feel it is vital that we continue to support the President and whatever he decides his current agenda has to be in the face of current opposition in Congress.

Let me climb up on a soap box here and use my prophet-in-the-wilderness voice:

Fellow Progressives, don't be left holding the bag as Manchin and Sinema continue to obstruct the President's Build Back Better framework. Don't get blamed for ANY bill not passing. Continue to support the President and his efforts to get both bills passed as soon as possible.

And I'll risk saying this.... you know how the blame game works.

If a progressive Democrat loses an election, we are told it's because they were too progressive.

If a moderate Democrat loses a race, we are told it's because some Democrat, not even a person in a leadership role or holding office or even running for office, said something too progressive.

So, let's not get blamed for not supporting the President's stated objectives, even if he has to modify those due to the political balance in Congress.

/Preacher Mode OFF

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