NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE M ichael Tomasky argues at The New Republic that Democrats must pass their $3.5 trillion spending boondoggle through the reconciliation process because democracy itself will not survive otherwise. “The Reconciliation Bill Is About Saving Democracy: Democrats have to prove that the government can deliver for people. If they don’t, authoritarianism wins.” That’s the title and subtitle. The argument itself is no better:
Democrats have to be the party of democracy. That . . . means, as Joe Biden repeatedly and correctly says, that they need to show the country that democracy works and can produce positive outcomes. If they don’t manage to come to
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