A review of what Democratic President Joe Biden and US Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer have put together in the last year and a half….
Ya never know it because Biden’s political team sucks….
They seem to be running on silent which is costing their boss polling points…..
Like his old boss Barack Obama ?
He doesn’t seem to be able sell much of anything….
Politics IS perceptions and Biden gets a ‘F’ in that…..
He’s gonna HAVE TO get better or he and his party are gonna lose their jobs…..
He needs to dust himself off and get up and lead the band…..
A few months ago, it looked like Biden was facing a legislatively failed presidency, with little in the way of a lasting legacy on domestic policy. Today, it seems likely that we’re going to get:
- An economic rescue plan that has helped lead to the lowest unemployment rate in 50 years
- A major investment in American infrastructure, that doubled as an impressive display of bipartisanship
- The first significant gun safety legislation in more than a decade
- Electoral Count Act reform, on a bipartisan basis
- A $280 billion dollar investment in semiconductor manufacturing, as well as American science
- The confirmation of the first Black woman to the Supreme Court
- The Inflation Reduction Act
For a 50-50 Senate, that’s pretty damn impressive….
Right now, Democrats control the presidency, as well as both houses of Congress. It’s worth remembering how tenuous that control is, and how many close calls it’s based on.
- Senator Maggie Hassan won her 2016 election by 500 votes
- Joe Manchin won – in a state Biden received 29% of the vote in – by 19,000 votes in 2018
- In 2020, Republican David Perdue received 49.7% of the vote in the first round against Jon Ossoff – .3% away from avoiding a runoff
- Joe Biden won the tipping point state in the presidential election – Wisconsin – by .6% of the vote
These were close elections, all of which could’ve gone the other way. It’s only through the hard work of thousands of people – organizers, operatives, and staffers around the country – that things turned out the way they did.
Biden Is About to Make History
Playbook: “Passage of the Inflation Reduction Act will make Biden one of the most legislatively successful presidents of the modern era. We once noted that the mismatch between the size of Biden’s ambitions and his margins in Congress made it seem like he was trying to pass a Rhinoceros through a garden hose. It ended up being more like a pony, but it’s still pretty impressive…”
“That’s a nearly $3.5 trillion agenda. The scope of the issues addressed is notable: the pandemic and its economic fallout, highways, bridges, broadband, rail, manufacturing, science, prescription drug prices, health insurance, climate change, deficit reduction and tax equity.”
“He also expanded NATO, passed a new gun safety law and passed a bill to address the effects of vets exposed to toxic burn pits. Five out of seven of these laws — all but the two biggies, the ARP and IRA — received significant Republican support.”
“There’s not much debate anymore over whether Biden has been a consequential president. In the long run, his first two years may be remembered as akin to LBJ when it comes to moving his agenda through Congress.”