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Politics Trump Praises Moderate Dems for Taking 'Total Advantage' of Progressives in Negotiations

01:26  31 october  2021
01:26  31 october  2021 Source:   newsweek.com

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  How Democrats Got Desperate Progressives gave President Joe Biden a partial victory by passing his infrastructure bill, but the fate of the rest of their agenda remains as uncertain as ever.For months, the feisty left flank of the House Democratic Caucus insisted it would not provide the votes to pass Joe Biden’s $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package until the Senate first approved the rest of the president’s economic agenda. At minimum, progressives said, all 50 Senate Democrats—and especially the chamber’s two most centrist members, Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona—would have to at least commit to Biden’s “Build Back Better” plan.

Lol, American moderate Dems are Cons in any other country. The stuff USA Repubs spew would have you laughed right out of office in Canada and most of Europe. the Democrats did kinda stand for those things, until Bill Clinton took the party to the center-right in the 90s and swore corporate allegiance in return for corporate and billionaire donations. The party membership may not totally agree, especially now, but the party leadership have been center-right and corporate ever since.

Moderate Democrats are sick and tired of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her “squad” dominating the headlines. Thus, to ensure that those four progressive congresswomen do not garner any additional media attention, several House moderates decided to c omplain about them anonymously in interviews with CNN Wednesday. House Democrats were united in their vote to condemn President Donald Trump ’s racist tweets this week, but some Democratic lawmakers are quietly expressing concern that far-left progressives have outsized influence in their caucus …

Former President Donald Trump praised moderate Democrats for what he described as them taking "total advantage" of progressives in negotiations over President Joe Biden's Build Back Better social spending bill.

Former President Donald Trump praised moderate Democrats for taking © MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images Former President Donald Trump praised moderate Democrats for taking "total advantage" of progressives in negotiations over President Joe Biden's Build Back Better agenda in a Saturday statement. In the photos above, moderate Senators Joe Manchin (D-West Virginia) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-Arizona) leave the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. on October 28.

Progressives and moderate Democrats—mainly Senators Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona from the latter group—have been at odds for months as they've negotiated what will be included in the final budget reconciliation package as well as how much the final price tag will be. Biden and Democrats now appear close to a deal, however, with the initial $3.5 trillion proposal scaled down significantly to $1.75 trillion.

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Progressives haven't won a single swing/conservative district in 3 election cycles now (you can make an exception for Katie Porter but Clinton won her district and her race was very close). We can be as progressive as we want but nothing will change until we learn to win Senate races in states such as the Dakotas and the Carolinas. But as far as congressional races go, for moderate Dems to say that they struggled because of progressive candidates in California and NY is preposterous. If all it took for them to lose was for their opponent to yell "socialist!" then they were simply terrible candidates.

Dem voters should also realize it'll only get worse if they don't consistently turn out and vote for Dems , but many don't seem to get this. This is literally what happened with the last stimulus when Democrats reduced the amount to try to negotiate with the GQP, and passed that amount with ZERO Republican support--and later some of those same GQP turds still took credit for the benefits of the bill in their states, despite voting against it.

The former president gave his assessment of the Democrats' talks on Saturday.

"It's wonderful to see the moderate Democrats take such total advantage of the ultra Liberal Progressives in the House. They promised the Progressives everything and are giving them nothing. No wonder AOC +3 are so angry!" Trump said in the statement shared by his spokesperson Liz Harrington.

Despite Trump's assessment, Representative Pramila Jayapal, the chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, has spoken favorably of the framework of the package unveiled by the White House last week. At the same time, she has admitted that progressives are not getting everything they wanted.

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more moderate Dems will come out of the shadows to protect corporate interests and derail progressive agenda. They will be weaker hands. keep in mind that manchin is just the chosen fall guy because of his position as a dem in a red state, the other establishment moderate dems are just as corporatist and complicit in letting obstruction happen without any much internal pushback. if they cared, they'd at least try to shift the media narrative from manchin and moderate dems towards the.

moderate house dems should cooperate to prevent another trump by passing some popular policies. Without moderates and conservatives the democrats would be out of power for all eternity. Yikes, this is even this is early for Dems : throwing in the towel and vote shaming people

Jayapal specifically lamented that paid leave appears to have been stripped from the bill, but she touted other achievements for her caucus.

"We had four other priorities, and every single one of those four priorities, in some shape—you know, some not as strong, but in some shape, did make it into the bill. So really, if you think about it, out of something like, you know, nine priorities, we got seven or eight of them," the Washington Democrat told NPR in an interview from Friday.

Manchin and Sinema have drawn public frustration from progressives as well as Biden during the lengthy negotiations. However, Biden noted in a CNN town hall last week that "every" Democratic senator "is a president" in an evenly divided Senate. In order for the reconciliation bill to pass through the legislative chamber, all 50 members of the Democratic caucus must vote in favor.

Both Manchin and Sinema initially expressed opposition to the bill's $3.5 trillion price tag, despite progressives' assurances that the entire legislation would be paid for. Manchin later forced the White House to strip some key climate change provisions from the bill, raising concerns about how they would impact the coal industry in his state. Sinema also opposed some of the tax increases on the wealthy intended to be in the package.

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Whether Democrats have finally come to an agreement remains to be seen. Axios reported on Saturday that Democratic House leaders are planning to pass the $1.75 trillion package as early as Tuesday. It would then go to the Senate for approval.

Trump's Saturday statement seems at odds with another one he made at the beginning of October. The former president described progressives as "a true powerhouse" after they successfully postponed a vote on separate $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure legislation supported by Manchin and Sinema. The Democratic block has maintained since the outset of talks that they will only vote in favor of the infrastructure bill if it's passed in tandem with the reconciliation package.

"The Progressives gain far more power with the legislation being currently talked about by failing than if it passes. It makes them a true powerhouse," the former president said in an October 1 statement.

Newsweek reached out to Manchin's and Sinema's press representatives for comment but did not immediately receive responses.

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