Biden’s Bad Faith Compromise

WSJ – Instant Bipartisan Double Cross

So, Biden never had any intention of signing the Infrastructure compromise unless it is accompanied by the rest of the progressive wish list. It was bait and switch from the beginning.

I wonder how Manchin feels about having been used?

The GOP is now under no obligation to cooperate with Biden on anything.

22 thoughts on “Biden’s Bad Faith Compromise

  1. Yeah, I really care what Rupert Murdoch thinks.

    “The GOP is now under no obligation to cooperate with Biden on anything.”
    Looks to me like maybe, hopefully President Biden NOW understands that they were NEVER going to cooperate with him on anything.

    So go ahead, try to blame President Biden for the GOP hyper-partisan instransigence that has been obvious since January 20, 2009. The GOP believes in brute force. Time for the Democrats to play by the same rules.

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  2. If he were serious about any of his more progressive policies he wouldn’t have been trying to cooperate with the GOP in the first place. Manchin, Sinema, and “GOP intransigence” are useful tools for an administration that wants to appear more “progressive” (whatever that means anymore) than it is.

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  3. “Every Bill which shall have passed the House of Representatives and the Senate, shall, before it become a Law, be presented to the President of the United States… “. Art 1 s7 c2.

    The government is really big on presentation. When and by whom the Bill is “presented” is at the control of the specific House in which it began. Thus, Pelosi or Shummer will present both bills, the infrastructure and budget simultaneously.

    It is not possible for Biden to sign, or not sign, one in anticipation of receiving the other.

    Remember, Pelosi could have held Trump’s impeachment as long as she wanted…

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    1. So, you have no problem with Biden and Schummer negotiating a compromise on infrastructure in which the GOP accepted spending they didn’t really want in return for removing some of the non-infrastructure items from the bill to arrive at an acceptable bill, only to have the removed items just placed in another bill which the GOP will not agree to, and the infrastructure compromise being held hostage to passing that progressive wish list?

      That’s bad faith.

      Would you buy a house at an agreed on price only to have the seller require you to buy his gnome collection at three times the price of the house in order for him to go through with the sale? Or would you walk away and never seal with that seller again?

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      1. …”you have no problem with Biden and Schummer negotiating a compromise on infrastructure in which the GOP accepted”…

        I point out the similar circumstances of the bipartisan agreement where the GOP got EVERYTHING it asked for on a commission to investigate Jan 6th and then McCarthy killing it.

        “That’s bad faith.”

        HYP…

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      2. Bring a bipartisan Dreamer deal that includes funding for a wall and the president said he would take the heat.

        Senators from both sides arrive at the White House only to be told about “shithole countries” while the president was surrounded by extremists. No deal, of course.

        Perhaps this set the standard for presidential deal making.

        You are making a mountain out of a small turd. The negotiating is still in progress.

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  4. “The GOP is now under no obligation to cooperate with Biden on anything.”

    Mitch McConnell has made it clear so many times in the past, both recent and in 2009, it will NEVER happen.
    He cares only about his own personal power and the Chinese wealth he married into. He cares nothing about this country. The only political leader in this country with an approval rating almost as low as his is some guy who is residing currently in Florida and will be holding some sort of rally in Ohio soon.

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  5. RE: “So, Biden never had any intention of signing the Infrastructure compromise unless it is accompanied by the rest of the progressive wish list. It was bait and switch from the beginning.”

    So it would seem. The important thing to grasp is that bait-and-switch tactics are a sign of weakness. Stumble Joe and his gang can’t sell their agenda on its merits.

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    1. “Stumble Joe and his gang can’t sell their agenda on its merits.”

      At least there is an actual infrastructure agenda to sell. I lost count of the number of “Infrastructure Weeks” we endured under the previous administration in which NOTHING happened.

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      1. You are rapidly becoming the king of irrelevant whataboutisms.

        Nothing is going to happen here because of Biden’s bad faith.

        I just hope Manchin is feeling pissed enough about being used as a stalking horse to switch parites.

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        1. “Nothing is going to happen here because of Biden’s bad faith.”

          Nothing WILL ever happen here because of Mitch McConnell’s failure to care about anything but his own personal power. If you believe otherwise, I hold the deed to an oil rig in Louisiana. Pointing fingers at Biden’s bad faith is just another way for you to ignore the realities.

          Irrelevant? Seriously? How is a comparison between the current and previous administrations irrelevant in this case? It is not truly whataboutism when we are comparing apples to apples. The previous administration promised us numerous times there was going to be an Infrastructure Week. NEVER CAME TO PASS. Todd made a point about the agenda. I made the point that the previous admin kept saying it was part of their agenda and what happened? More nothingness than voter fraud allegations.

          Manchin switched parties is unlikely. He would have done it years sooner if her were going to. Besides he holds more power now that if he were to become one of Magic Mitch’s cronies. He switches the (D) to an (R) he becomes another nobody in the spineless GOP Senate caucus.

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          1. Manchin is not a Trump Republican, which compose most of WVA politicians. He is the lone Democrat because he has deep, respected roots in his state. A big believer in the importance of bipartisan bills, his goal is to get the Democrats to push for them.

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          2. I don’t disagree, I think he truly sees the importance of making policy acceptable to the minority.

            But how many times will he let Biden make a fool of him?

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          3. I think you read too much into Manchin and Biden. We are seeing ten times more negotiating, deal making, and some results with Biden than the previous administration. McConnell has made it known his cooperation is pointless, so those skills take more time.

            Politics at work now instead of attention deficit “gut” decision making.

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          4. Again, if that were the case, he would have done so already. And the Committee to consider the Importance if Underwater Basket Weaving is not really a choice assignment.

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  6. “Biden never had any intention of signing the Infrastructure compromise unless it is accompanied by the rest of the progressive wish list. It was bait and switch from the beginning.”

    As I stated before, it was political theater. An attempt by Biden to try and get more. The weekend showed him it would doom he progress made, so he backed off. It is a negotiating tactic used throughout political history.

    So, too bad, so sad. Your gun jumping proved inaccurate.

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