To be fair to the American public there were no good alternatives.
@EnglishEuropean As the French political philosopher Joseph de Maistre famously said, "In a democracy, the people get the government they deserve." Those who came to the fore in this election were those who had some basis for assuming that they had some appeal to the electorate. The rest need not - and presumably did not - apply.
WE WARNED YOU LIBERALS ALL OF THIS WOULD HAPPEN IF YOU ELECTED HIM
Have you seen the Republican party recently? Was there any hope for any of them to vote for anything but their own proposals? They didn't even vote for Obamacare, which was a 1993 Republican answer to proper universal health care.You're supposed to vote for things the winning opposition put forward, as long as you can live with them. Supporting and protecting the economy was fine for Republicans under Trump (with the help of Democratic votes), but now it's so amazingly terrible that not a single Republican senator will vote for it.
I'm not fan of either side doing this. The whole whataboutism defense doesn't show strength of your own party. The democrats have power in the senate, house and white house and they can't even agree with themselves to get their major projects passed. Manchin and Sinema are your biggest hurdles. It was always clear the Republicans were going to stonewall just about everything, but he can't even get his own party to use the Republicans tactics against them. It isn't even a moral high ground thing either. If they actually found a way to work together and fix some of the stuff Republicans have rigged in their favor they'd be pretty hard to beat. Your party has flaws from within. Blaming the Republicans for being unable to vote as a group within your own party falls solely on the democrats and to a greater extent Biden's shoulders.
Well, it's not my party but I do prefer them overall. They barely have power in congress, and while I'll agree with you that they should be able to get all their members to vote together when it becomes vital, do you really think that a government where you have two parties that vote entirely as a monolithic block is the right way for things to work? It would only take one or two moderate Republicans to break with their party to get good things to happen for their voters as well.Of course, there's also the excessive use of the filibuster in the hopes that the Democrats will give up and drop it altogether (which would be really stupid, in my opinion, they should make the senators who want to filibuster stand on the floor and explain exactly why). "I am going to ensure that the US defaults on its debts, because I think previously passed legislation was too expensive" would not be all that popular.There's plenty wrong with the Democrats, but also with media coverage of what's going on. They're too compliant, but there's also the recurring narrative that getting a wide majority in the senate is a defeat, when the story should be that Republicans blocked whatever the Democrats were proposing. (There's no problem framing the Texas Democrats' leaving the state that way.)
I just read a proposal for a reformed filibuster: "instead of 60 to sustain a filibuster, you need 41 to sustain a filibuster and they have to stay on the floor and they have to debate". Sounds good to me.
@goaded I apologize for the assumption first off. Second, I'm ALL for reforms of how it works there. The problem is up until recently with Cheney and Kinzinger sort of branching away, Republicans were absolutely in lockstep where democrats infighting kept them from accomplishing much
I couldn't agree more, although it looks more like the whole Republican party branched away from Cheney and Kinzinger than the other way around.
True. Same to a lesser extent with Romney I suppose.
He needs to get his priorities in order because things are going down hill fast. in my opinion I feel if trump was still in office he would have handled these issues better than Biden.
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He needs to wake up and smell the coffee.. He sucks.
* I mean the inflation won't last, not the taming the pandemic, I hope!
True, especially the price of housing it’s ridiculous.
You are correct, he doesn’t know what he’s doing smh