On the day President Biden left for his overseas trip, Nancy Pelosi reminded Democrats to avoid embarrassing him by passing two massive spending bills that are part of his “Build Back Better” agenda. Over in the Senate, Democrat Joe Manchin isn’t as concerned about how Biden looks:
— Bloomberg TV (@BloombergTV) November 1, 2021
.@Sen_JoeManchin just blew up @JoeBiden hopes for votes on both big bills this week before House goes home for a break unless democratic progressives yield to his demand that they vote 1st on long delayed bipartisan infrastructure bill https://t.co/dI8ulRUrEn
— Andrea Mitchell (@mitchellreports) November 1, 2021
This isn’t playing well in lefty media-land and elsewhere:
Joe Manchin represents .5% of US population but seems determined to tank Democratic agenda supported by 70-80% of Americans & 96% of Congressional Dems
— Ari Berman (@AriBerman) November 1, 2021
While Joe Manchin has been playing Hamlet on the Build Back Better agenda we have folks struggling to pay for their prescriptions, parents desperate to afford childcare, people struggling to stay in their homes, and a climate emergency that can’t wait.
Enough with the BS!
— Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta (@malcolmkenyatta) November 1, 2021
Ugh. Just nonstop bad faith from @Sen_JoeManchin, cloaked in phony pieties casting him as the only responsible party in town.
If he wants to know why people keep accusing him of operating in bad faith, look no further than what he's saying right now. Baloney from top to bottom.
— Greg Sargent (@ThePlumLineGS) November 1, 2021
Last week: Krysten Sinema is the most despised Democrat in the country.
This week: Joe Manchin says hold my beer.
— Chris D. Jackson (@ChrisDJackson) November 1, 2021
1. This was Mitch McConnell's plan all along.
2. This is what coddling Joe Manchin has done.
3. Sadly, there remains a large group of my fellow Democrats who refuse to see what is right in front of them about Joe Manchin, the second most corrupt member of the U.S. Senate. https://t.co/4Ad0obpM9I
— Don Winslow (@donwinslow) November 1, 2021
Apparently there’s been an impression that a president should automatically have his agenda passed because the same party controls Congress.
Reality is hard for some.
Are you arguing that the President, who barely has a majority in either chamber should rule like a monarch?
Or, that his pride is worth more than average Americans' bank accounts? https://t.co/eSDBLIEl5D
— Big_A (@asomer) November 1, 2021
I see Dems proudly showing their lack of civics education with their attacks in Joe manchin right now 🤡🤡🤡
— Matt Vespa (@mVespa1) November 1, 2021
Pretty sure Joe Manchin doesn't think Democrats are winning Virginia tomorrow.
— Phil Kerpen (@kerpen) November 1, 2021
We sure hope that turns out to be the case!