Right now, Republican senators, reluctantly backing a bailout and stimulus package with totally inadequate $ 600 direct payments to help people survive the COVID-19 economy, are talking about how sad they are to hear Congressional Democrats making noise about the Making use of reconciliation to pass a new law by a simple majority rather than allowing it to be filibustered. They appeal to President Biden to get these mean Democrats to stop trying to help people put food on their tables.
“T.The President is sincere in his commitment to impartiality. That’s how he always operated when he was a senator. And it’s clear from my conversations with him since the election that he wants to keep working like this, ”said Senator Susan Collins. And I’m sure he does – but I hope it’s not about doing what’s right for the public and business. That said, he would not do what Collins wants and support a watered-down aid package.
“This is the smartest and best place for the president to keep his promises of unity,” said Senator Shelley Moore Capito. “This is where I think the President needs to show the leadership of what he said he wanted to do. … He’s the president. I think democratic leaders need to realize that it is his agenda. “And what Republican pretenders for bipartisanship must recognize is that Biden’s agenda is to help people and strengthen the economy, break his promises, and strengthen both the economy and his support in the name of false bipartisanship.
“Part of unifying the country is to solve the problems facing the American people,” White House press secretary Jen Psaki responded when a reporter questioned the Republican bias towards bipartisanism and Biden’s goals Unit used. That’s right: Republicans in Congress aren’t the only people involved in unity, although they may think they are the center of the universe. Noting the numerous polls showing widespread public support for a real aid package, Psaki noted Biden’s contact not only with Republicans in Congress but also with governors and mayors across the country to find out what their needs are.
While Republicans whine about bipartisanism, House Republicans refuse to take action against their own members who the House Democrats literally fear for their lives. Some Republicans have carried or tried to carry guns on the floor of the house and have had tantrums over metal detectors to prevent just that. As on social media, MP Marjorie Taylor Greene reported on the assassination of spokeswoman Nancy Pelosi and other Democratic leaders. When the video of Greene harassing Parkland survivor David Hogg reappeared, Rep. Lauren Boebert responded by… harassing Hogg online. Both Greene and Boebert did what they could to start the uprising at the Capitol.
Democrats literally buy bulletproof vests, in part out of fear of their co-workers, and Republican leaders treat Greene and Boebert as caucus members in good standing. Any Republican in Congress who doesn’t demand that Greene and Boebert face the consequences – and demands it not just in a media interview but with every lever they can to achieve it – can silence partisans entirely. And when they open their mouths without deserving it first, it is up to the media to ignore or downright ridicule and condemn them.
For their part, it is imperative that Democrats seek reconciliation when Republicans refuse to do what is right for the country. And they should disrupt this bipartisanship that whines right in the face of Republicans – heaven knows the past four years have given them a lot of material to work with.