Democrats are in a tough spot even before all the confetti has been swept up from January's ObamaStock Festival in DC. In the House they passed a breathtakingly huge spending bill without a single Republican vote. In fact, it was so disgusting that nearly a dozen Democrats defied SanFranNan Pelosi and voted "Nay!"
Now, in the Senate, they will get this monstrosity over to the White House by flying in Teddy the K from his sick bed and getting a couple of sad Rinos to go along. Rinos who balk at $890Billion but say "A-OK" to $840Billion are the problem, not the solution to what ails the "R" brand in America today. So, if D's thought that would give them cover with the voters, they're mistaken. I'm sure the Rinos will be celebrated as "mavericks" by the handmaiden media and the President. The voters still won't be fooled when inflation roars and a stagnant economy grinds along for months on end.
Democrats, facing this, needed to be bucked up a bit. And hey, who better to do that brain-dead cheerleading than Joe Biden? Slow Joe outdid himself this time as he told a couple hundred scared Dems the following:
“But when we do [approve it], I’m sure you’re going to be nailed in ads, ‘Well they voted on that’ 30 second ads. I promise you as [a colleague] once said to me, ‘I’ll come campaign for you or against you, whichever will help you the most in your district.’ And so will the president because, again, we’re all in this together.”
“If we do everything right, if we do it with absolute certainty, there’s still a 30% chance we’re going to get it wrong.”
“The only thing we can get wrong is not reaching a consensus among ourselves…and demonstrating to the American people that we’re thinking small and politically—you have not, you’ve thought big.”
“The slope is pretty steep. The opportunities are great. There were very few decisions that were made [back in some mythical earlier time] that were popular. That’s the bad news folks.”
“This is about all of us, we’re in this together. When it works, as I’m absolutely convinced it will, I’m absolutely convinced, that our best days are ahead of us. I’m not just saying that, I really believe that with every fiber in my being that this is an opportunity.”
Note to Congressional Dems, when Slow Joe repeats "absolutely convinced" and says he's "not just saying that" and that he "believes" this crap "with every fiber in (his) being"-- he's worried sick and you should be too. Think about it, have you ever been part of something indisputably good and a leader said, "Hey gang, we're all in this together!" Sorry, Dems, your Captain is saying, "lower the lifeboats, please don't panic, there should be a seat and innertube for everyone, maybe."
You have just hitched your career to a calamity and Lord O hasn't even been in office a whole month. Good work.