Congressional Democrats’ Moderates Are Being Played

Senator Joe Manchin (D., W.V.) presides during a nominations hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., September 21, 2021. (Elizabeth Frantz/Reuters)
They’re starting to realize it, too.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE F or the last two months, a ragtag group of parvenue political extremists has somehow managed to convince the leadership of the Democratic Party that what the swiftly ailing Biden presidency really needs at this moment is an acrimonious standoff over spending. More impressive yet, these radicals have managed to make it seem as if the blame for the standoff lies not at their own gormandizing feet, but with those whom they have routinely harassed. If, as they must, the Democrats wish to avoid a further collapse in their fortunes, they must snap out of this reverie and call their browbeaters’

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