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Response to panader0 (Original post)

Fri Nov 5, 2021, 06:20 PM

33. I don't think so. I understand why they did it. It was the only leverage they had.

The infrastructure bill IMO is a watered down bill, which I'm sure was intentional to attract Republicans.

Considering that House Dems wouldn't have had any leverage, I think BBB bill would have been more watered down than it already is or it wouldn't have had a chance to pass at all. They knew they weren't gonna get any GOP support for the BBB bill so the only option was to tie it with the infrastructure bill if they wanted it to pass.

The bills still have the potential for improving Biden's numbers. Biden has time to improve his popularity but the Virginia Democrats didn't. Had we passed the infrastructure, it's possible that Terry McAuliffe would be on his way to the governor's mansion but we will never know. Dems could have passed the infrastructure bill and Terry McAuliffe still could have lost.

I don't think it was mistake. We lost a governorship but the battle continues. We have to ensure we put points on the board for next year's midterms sooner rather than later.

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