By K. Walker
If you were wondering whether Joe Biden still believed he was unifying the country after three months of non-stop single-handed efforts to bully it into accepting its future as a socialist democracy, the answer is “it depends on how you define unity.”
The Hill reports that “the White House wants to change how people perceive bipartisanship,” arguing that if proposals are backed by one or two Republicans, they should be considered “bipartisan” even if no Republicans in Congress vote for them.
The push toward this Orwellian wet dream comes as the Democrats propose one radical multi-trillion-dollar spending bill after another, all of them effectively Democratic wish lists, while marketing them as something that the general public wants. The “American Rescue Plan” and the looming infrastructure spending bills are prime examples. The approach to governance is so fundamentally lopsided that even White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki accidentally admitted the infrastructure bill isn’t what it seems to be.
Of the bill, “White House chief of staff Ron Klain said this week that Biden hopes the package will attract bipartisan support in Congress but made clear that was not a necessity, opening the door to passing a package using budget reconciliation — the same mechanism used pass the coronavirus bill and dodge a filibuster.”
“We know it has bipartisan support in the country and so we’re going to try our best to get bipartisan support here in Washington,” Klain said during a virtual interview with Politico.
But the “bipartisan support in the country” Klain speaks of is tempered by a few inconvenient truths:
A recent Morning Consult/Politico poll found that a plurality of Republicans — 42 percent — support making improvements to infrastructure, but without tax increases. Thirty-two percent of Republicans say they support infrastructure improvements with tax increases. [Emphasis added]
Ultimately, the only way Democrats can realize their pipe dream of governing from the hard Left and calling their legislative efforts bipartisan is by forcing the Republican Party out of existence through legislative fiat. For those who doubt at this juncture that that’s part of the Democrats’ grand plan for the nation, remember this pithy omen from Biden’s first press conference.
He “doesn’t even know if there will be a Republican Party” in 2024? What more do you need to know?
Cross-posted in modified form at ClashDaily