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.