The panel on "Press The Meat" was, miraculously, actually worth paying attention to this weekend. John Podhoretz has not moved in his conservatism, but he today sounds almost like a liberal. The topic was Biden's "agenda" and his failure to get it passed already, and how the Democrats are therefore doomed. Podhoretz pointed out LBJ had a 155 seat margin in the House in 1965, and 69 Senators (if the numbers are off, blame my memory). And LBJ passed 79 major pieces of legislation in one year.
Kinzinger defends SCOTUS Shelby County decision striking down VRA sec 5.— Marc E. Elias (@marceelias) October 17, 2021
In 2006, the VRA passed the Senate 98-0.
In 2021, a so-called "moderate" Republican opposes it.
Even Trump's opponents in the GOP oppose minority voting rights. https://t.co/5aox7S8tEO
Biden's approval ratings are down and he's taking a hard hit among the very voters Democrats need to win in 2022 and 2024. As NBC News reported this week, "A Pew Research Center poll found that from July to September, Biden's approval rating fell by 18 points among Black voters, 16 points among Hispanics and 12 points among women." His approval is down 13 points among Democratic voters. As Cleve Wootsen writes in the Washington Post, the "Black and other minority voters who helped fuel Biden's victory" have started to "see what they consider unfulfilled promises and dwindling hope for meaningful change."
You can't brag about how popular your bill is while also complaining nobody knows what's in your bill. https://t.co/VSW3JkOOlN— Bill Scher (@billscher) October 16, 2021
What’s in Build Back Better— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) October 16, 2021
Fill Medicaid gap
Medicare negotiates drug costs
Elder care $
$250-$300/mo child cash
Paid family/medical leave
2-yr free community college
Clean energy money
Tax hikes >$400K + corporations
At least somebody is trying to change the narrative.
Pope Francis says that the protests following the killing of #GeorgeFloyd had the spirit of the Good Samaritan.— Christopher Lamb (@ctrlamb) October 16, 2021
“This movement did not pass by on the other side of the road when it saw the injury to human dignity caused by an abuse of power.” pic.twitter.com/84nfB4R2vD