[Ed. – This is not likely to age well. Check back with this author after the 2022 midterms.]
President Biden is being told that, in the interest of “unity and bipartisanship,” he must cooperate with Senate Republicans who engaged in a seditious scheme to overturn his 2020 victory and who are now hellbent on preventing him from delivering on the campaign promises that won overwhelming support from the American people.
That’s absurd. Biden does not have to bargain away his mandate in order to pass the $1.9 trillion relief package he has proposed to address the coronavirus pandemic and the economic turbulence that extends from it. He is in a position to secure direct payments to American families, a $15 minimum wage, and aid to local government without the votes of either January 6 insurrectionists or austerity-inclined obstructionists.
Biden and the Democrats can proudly, and effectively, govern without the votes of Republicans. …