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Democrat Meltdown

Posted on Monday, October 4, 2021
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When intransigence, demagoguery, threats, and word breaking are indulged – they roar back.  As they say, “what goes around comes around.”  Democrats are learning.  If you punt on due process, comity, compromise, respect for law, solvency, and public will, things change.

After two slap-dash impeachments, scalding rhetoric, uncontrolled border, riots in 200 cities, defunding police, and a calamity in Afghanistan – Democrats are collecting an early harvest.

Public perceptions of Democrat respect for due process, judicial rulings, state legislation, and Supreme Court are record low.  The southern border is overrun by Haitians, Central Americans, other nationalities seeking illegal entry.  Drug trafficking is out of control, 96,000 kids dead. Police recruiting, retention, and morale are down, homicide rates skyrocketing.

Domestic and international respect for US leadership is abysmal, foreign press savaging the Biden Administration. Now – as if no one cared – Democrats try to jam $3.5 and $1.2 trillion-dollar bills through both chambers, demanding moderate Senate Democrats trust House radicals (self-styled progressives), and House radicals trust moderate House Democrats.

No dice.  Trust among trust-breakers is thin, no honor among thieves. What we are watching is the operational definition of political comeuppance.  Put differently, this is what happens when those driven by power, sure they can strongarm others, meet and go over the brink together.

I am reminded of the famous scene in “Rebel Without a Cause,” where James Dean takes a “chicken run” with teen peer Buzz.  Neither expects to go over the edge, but Buzz does.

On facts, picking up mid-plot, here is where we are.  Speaker Pelosi, having tried several political tricks to force passage of a $3.5 trillion socialist (power centralizing) spending bill – which would transform state prerogatives to federal, drive national debt over $30 trillion, push up inflation, make bond markets stutter – decided to push the “bipartisan” $1.2 trillion spending bill with “progressive” support, promising their $3.5 trillion bill would follow.

They said, no way.  They do not trust her.  They do not trust moderate House or Senate Democrats to press the $3.5 trillion “go socialism” bill.  Meantime, Senate moderates – like Senators Manchin and Sinema – are apoplectic, as they wanted the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill, and will not “go big” for $3.5 trillion a “human infrastructure” gambit.

Playing God, Pelosi assured the press she would engineer a double vote last week, only to find members of her own caucus do not trust her. Thus, the vote on the $1.2 trillion bipartisan bill got put off, “as the far-left wing of the Democratic caucus refused to back the bill, unless there was an agreement on a separate $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation package” – that is, the $3.5 trillion – “packed with left-wing spending priorities and tax increases.” See, Sinema slams Dem leadership over ‘inexcusable’ failure to hold vote on infrastructure bill.

Meetings with Biden did no good, as the trust at opposing ends of Pennsylvania Avenue – although all Democrats – is hardly better than among House Democrats, or between chambers.

In short, “Democrats conceded that the votes were not there to pass the infrastructure bill, with talks still ongoing with moderate Democrats – including Sinema – to come to an agreement on the reconciliation package.”  Sure, maybe.

Although the larger bill could pass the Senate without facing a filibuster – if 50 votes existed – chances are fading, as moderate Senate Democrats are insisting the bill be considerably smaller.  Senator Manchin put a powerful marker in place – no way he will support $3.5 trillion.  See, Manchin Statement on Infrastrcuture and Reconciliation Negotiations.

Tempers within the Democrat caucus are rising.  After the far left in the House blocked the $1.2 trillion bill, Democrat Senator Sinema came down like a hammer, following Senator Manchin, calling House actions “an ineffective stunt to gain leverage over a separate proposal,” the $3.5 trillion bill.  Her invective got hotter Saturday, questioning their “good faith.” See, e.g., Sen. Kyrsten Sinema: Delayed vote on infrastructure bill ‘inexcusable’ and ‘deeply disappointing’; Sinema slams delay of infrastructure vote: ‘Inexcusable’.

Meantime, President Biden’s influence seems to slide by the day.  Meetings with him last week – including with leading Democrats – did nothing.  Reelection is front-and-center for many.

In fact, “clashing Democratic factions” are “fueling the party’s anxiety about the path forward and their prospects in elections this year and next,” and Biden seems more a bit player than president.  In any event, he produced no consensus. See, e.g., Democratic Clashes Hold Up Biden’s Agenda After Rocky Month.

As if talking to himself, Biden resolved “it does not matter whether it’s in six minutes, six days or six weeks, we’re going to get it done,” and with that exited stage left.

So, what are the stakes, implications of failure, chances Democrats get both bills?  Hard to say, but their current plan is not working – hung up on trust, as tempers continue to rise.

If progressives cannot trust Pelosi, and demand $3.5 trillion in spending, creating resentment among Senate Moderates, nothing happens.  If House progressives cave, they might pass the $1.2 trillion, allowing conference and signing. Getting $3.5 trillion from the Senate seems unlikely.

If tempers continue to rise among Democrats, what was political, professional, and vigorous may turn personal, impossible, and venal.  What we are seeing is what happens when everyone is “throwing down,” and members quick to decry conservatives become a circular firing squad.

Where does it end?  Not clear, but stakes are high. Public perceptions of Democrat professionalism, trust, honor, and fidelity are fast fraying.  The economy is creaking, inflation rising, new spending a heavy burden, markets uneasy.  In a phrase, Democrats are in meltdown.

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PaulE
PaulE
2 years ago

RBC,

Very good article at attempting to avoid addressing the true impact of these two bills passing in any amount or form or laying out what is actually going on with Manchin’s resistance. It takes exceptional skill to spin reality so well, rather than laying out what is really going on between the handful of so-called “moderate” Democrats left in the party and the majority of the party that has been completely taken over by the American socialist movement. If the intent is to shield AMAC members from the reality of what is at stake and the consequences that will result if the Socialists get even part of what they are pushing for, then you would be doing a great disservice to the readers over the long run. Sugar coating reality ultimately is completely counter-productive, as it leaves the readers completely unprepared for what is to follow.

The Democrats’ next step will simply be to remove one or two minor items from the reconciliation bill (that will be inserted in other pending congressional legislation), say it now only costs somewhere between $1.5 and $2.5 trillion dollars no matter its true costs, give Joe Manchin and a few others whatever they want so they can potentially afford to lose their House or Senate seats and retire with more money than they or their families will ever be able to spend. The Democrats will then say they “compromised” with both factions within their own party and both of these bad bills will be enacted into law. Checkmate.

The Democrats learned from their mistakes in 2009 and 2010, that they didn’t press their advantage hard enough when they had total control of Washington to enact more changes that would have ensured they could NOT lose power again. Both these current bills being argued in Congress are meant to fix that problem permanently for the Democrats. Along with the current wide open southern border to flood the country with millions of new, ignorant and compliant Democrat voters. So the Democrats are not about to simply give up and go away quietly. They never give up. They simply regroup and come back harder and more determined to get what they want. Nor do they care about “professionalism, trust, honor, and fidelity”. They are about two things: Money and absolute power as all Socialists do.

PaulE
PaulE
2 years ago

Yet another perfectly reasonable comment being censored by AMAC. Yet AMAC has no problem allowing the Internet scammer Sara to put up her posts on nearly every article run. What an organization.

Fran
Fran
2 years ago

The Dems are no longer AMERICAN CITIZENS, They are FASCIST DICTATORS. I changed the News channel this morning to watch a movie on TMC rather than watch BENITO BIDEN’S LYING SPEECH, blaming PRESIDENT TRUMP , YET AGAIN and STLL , for what is happening now in OUR NATION . I will no longer subject myself to BIDEN’S LIES. He REVOLTS me. The Dems, the progressives, are killing our CONSTITUTION, killing us, our values, our FREEDOM. The Republican’s are COMPLETE WOOSIES. except for a handful. I am leaving the Republican party and going back to what I’ve always been Independent /Conservative . May the Saints preserve us. God Bless America

Eddie Van Halen
Eddie Van Halen
2 years ago

There is next to NO “infuh-structure” in the ‘bill.’ It’s all about feeding every ( D ) communist agenda on the books. My ELDERS used to say that FDR was about 4 tenets – TAX-SPEND-LIE-CONTROL. Things have only got worse over the decades.

Pam Smith
Editor
2 years ago

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Paul W
Paul W
2 years ago

But…but…this $3,500,000,000,000 bill will actually be a zero cost bill. Just ask beijing-biden or a myriad of other leftnuts. Either A) These idiots couldn’t pass a remedial economics class for brain damaged chimps or B) They’re lying through their teeth. Of course there’s option C…both A and B. Yeah…I’m going with “C”.

Donald
Donald
2 years ago

If one takes nothing other than infrastructure for old bozo joe and the demorats it is so filled with anything but infrastructure which I think in the average person’s mind is roads, bridges and the likes which ends up with about 10% of the money. To steal old joe’s terminology, “Come on man.” Go on then to nance. She has the audacity to stand there and actually say it will cost nothing and in the next breath say don’t look at it in dollars or figures, but in value. I look at the whole thing as demorat B.S.

Tim Thompson
Tim Thompson
2 years ago

PORK is the only thing they have in a 3.5 trillion dollar bill, it will saddle America with our children’s futures more than likely enslaving them to an ever expanding communist democrat control. God help us if this ever passes.

Steven
Steven
2 years ago

Permission to speak comrade master…

Paul W
Paul W
2 years ago

But…but…this $3,500,000,000,000 bill will actually be a zero cost bill. Just ask beijing-biden or a myriad of other leftist nuts. Either A) These idiots couldn’t pass a remedial economics class for brain damaged chimps or B) They’re lying through their teeth. Of course there’s option C…both A and B. Yeah…I’m going with “C”.
(Take two) Gonna rethink my Amac membership if this comment gets bogged down “Awaiting for approval” Take one contained no profanity or threatening language.

Pete from St Pete
Pete from St Pete
2 years ago

It couldn’t happen to a more deserving group of politicians.

Rik
Rik
2 years ago

Until Republican Party Leadership, and that means ANY Republican House Representative or Senator CALLS OUT THE SO-CALLED DEMOCRATIC PARTY AS COMMUNISTS! . . . You can forget THE TRUTH COMING OUT!

Ed Yale
Ed Yale
2 years ago

The time for a republican to take over but with so many RINO s there seems to be no leadership..The anti Trumpers are killing the GOP rank and file voters..

Walter
Walter
2 years ago

Great article. You hit the nail on the head. There is no honor among thieves! I hope Manchin stays true and not vote for this hypocritical $3.5T bill that only use about 23% of infrastructure. I just wonder what temptation the Dems will offer to buy off Manchin. Who the heck is going to pay for all of this corruption? The price of gas in Colorado Springs, CO is already $4.40/gallon. I know it is worse in other areas. Up about $2/gallon from last year for us. These corrupt crooks in DC are not listening to the American tax payer citizens–Why??

gin
gin
2 years ago

Look at the world around us. We’re all in the same boat. God, who can do things merely by commanding them is the only one who can change the world wide mess. The signs of the times are showing us that He has drawn a line in the sand and is telling us we have to decide if we are on His side or Satan’s. His side is good, as He alone is good. Choose between eternal good or eternal evil. He offers grace through the death of His son on the cross. Trust in that gift for eternal good life. He knocks at the door, but we have to open it. He loves everyone, but we have to make the choice.

Phyl
Phyl
2 years ago

I hope they turn on each other and self implode.

Stephen Russell
Stephen Russell
2 years ago

Love the division Big time Hoorah

Drue
Drue
2 years ago

Do you think Biden voters are starting to see the light? Even the least astute of our citizenry are beginning to get the message. The DemocRATS, starting with Barely awake Biden, inebriated Piglosi, the Squad and shuffling Chuck Schumer are on a mission to bankrupt our country. Is it time for them to go? Just take a look at our DemocRATic run federal government, major cites run by DemocRATs and the lamestream media controlled by the left. No more editorials extolling Biden and vilifying President Trump. Why is that? Is there a message in this madness? Sure there is. Inflation, lawlessness, runaway national debt, COVID hysteria and energy dependence. Wake up America!

Tavit
Tavit
2 years ago

What more can we expect from a Party of stupidity!! All their leaders have a cranial enema!!

Commonasensa
Commonasensa
2 years ago

Isn’t now the time for the much vaunted Mitch and Lindsey to get in there and drive the Republicans to do something….Ah, no, they’ll just sit back and hope the Dems save them from taking any responsibility for anything. Sad, pathetic lack of leadership.

Mary
Mary
2 years ago

I cry every time they try to ram things through. I just pray these democratic and Republican senators keep a strong stanz against this kind of stuff. I miss the America I grew up in. The demonrats are trying to turn us into a communistic country and bankrupt us so we have no other option. There will be no one to rescue us like we’ve done with other countries. Pray for America.

jim carlyle
jim carlyle
2 years ago

What happens when you start with the third string

Luke
Luke
2 years ago

There hasn’t been even one little bit of respect for the American taxpayer for decades. And, these fools are attempting to pass a 3.5 TRILLION dollar budget? Ha!! I’m wondering how much of that money will end up in the pockets of what used to be The People’s House of Representatives? Likely a lot of it. Liars and thieves. The 2020 federal election proved beyond any doubt that money is the only thing that matters to these fools.

Robert Littlejohn
Robert Littlejohn
2 years ago

Never trust a Democrat or a RINO! They’ll stab the true conservatives every time!

Mark T Shea
Mark T Shea
2 years ago

They’re (democrats) beginning to eat them selves . Have at it.

phoenix
phoenix
2 years ago

Could happen to a more deserving crowd. I hope their life is absolutely miserable, but its not. because they are all wealthy as hell and none of this really matters to them. its just a game for them.

Nina Rae
Nina Rae
2 years ago

Answer to my prayers!!

Judy
Judy
2 years ago

What I’ve noticed on Fakebook is they have incorporated their chump Chinese checkers to also supporting the Progressive Commie Socialists on Conservative pages in the comments. I’d really like to believe that there are really only a ‘few thousand’ absolutely brain dead individuals out there. I find it hard to believe that most Leftists don’t see their own free speech being suppressed at some point, the way things are going. I also agree with Paul E. that these demons in our midst won’t just stop pushing even though there’s a little opposition. They WILL drive home everything they want if there isn’t anyone in our government or Supreme Court who will bring these traitors to justice. All the criminals are getting away with everything! I have yet to see anyone, other than someone they choose as a stool pigeon, to push under the bus. Either that, or the Clinton Machine, (Cabal), hires their death squads to get rid of them. This country is in big trouble, I can hardly believe I’m living in it right now. I just finished reading in the book of ‘Daniel’ about how king Nebuchadnezzar was going to destroy all the real intelligent people and Scientists because his magicians and seers couldn’t tell him his dream. Daniel caught wind of it from the king’s hired hit man and he told him that He, Daniel, could explain the kings dream to him. They went before the king and Daniel told him that there was no living human being who could tell him his dream, and that only God knows Deep secrets and explained Nebuchadnezzars dream. The king bowed down before Daniel and his God and confessed that it is our great God who has such knowledge and power. The traitors in our government have LIMITED power, God does not!!

Judy
Judy
2 years ago

I am sick of AMAC waiting on my comments for approval!! By the time it’s approved, it’s three days past the time the article came out! So STUFF IT AMAC, I’m done!!

Rbc
Rbc
2 years ago

Patriot Will, thank you and right you are!

Karen
Karen
2 years ago

That’s good news. Nice to hear something positive. Can’t say I’m in the faith mood yet, but I’ll take whatever we can get. PRAY!

Joe M
Joe M
2 years ago

It couldn’t happen to a nicer bunch of Communists !! Keep praying that GOD will foil their deceitful plans and cause them to stumble at every attempt !!!!!

JudyG46
JudyG46
2 years ago

Well, “isn’t that special”? I still cannot wrap my head around the democrats not seeing the bigger picture!!! All they ever see is the tip of their noses and not beyond. Our economy is crumbling before their very eyes, yet they want to mandate and control everything, and keep spending! I think they don’t care about debt or spending because it’s how they live their everyday, personal lives. Just look what the Clinton’s did while in office with their ‘foundation’, etc. ???? Sheesh! God help us. ????????

JudyG46
JudyG46
2 years ago

Well, “isn’t that special”? I still cannot wrap my head around the democrats not seeing the bigger picture!!! All they ever see is the tip of their noses and not beyond. Our economy is crumbling before their very eyes, yet they want to mandate and control everything, and keep spending! I think they don’t care about debt or spending because it’s how they live their everyday, personal lives. Just look what the Clinton’s did while in office with their ‘foundation’, etc. ???? Sheesh! God help us. ????????

Peter K
Peter K
2 years ago

There is a large number of Trump supporters that really believe he will run in 2024 and win. I voted for Trump, however, I do not believe he will run. Why? His age AND the fact that he was never able to build a White House staff that could be trusted to carry out his agenda. He was often a one man gang which is NOT the way to be the leader. He simply could not build a loyal group of insiders that knew how to navigate the filthy Washington political environment. Yes, ha had people in various positions that talked a lot, but they were there for themselves and future favors paid by those in powerful positions in government and industry.

Of course, this is one person’s opinion and it may be wrong.

Ralph S
Ralph S
2 years ago

Hey incumbent DemonRATs and RINO’s… Get ready for the chorus…
NA NA NA NA,,, NA NA NA NA… HEY HEY HEY… GOODBYE!!!!

Bill
Bill
2 years ago

This is a giant wack-a-mole game for Pelosi. She hammers one political faction down and another pops up in response. It’s fun watching just to see how long she can keep this up before the men in white coats show up. In the meantime, enjoy the show. They will probably find some way to blame it on Trump.

Suzanne
Suzanne
2 years ago

Good. Meltdown is when there’s nothing else to do but trust God. Liberals/progressives/Marxists won’t but conservatives should.

Bill
Bill
2 years ago

Senators Manchin and Cinema should take a hard look at the treatment they are receiving from fellow Democrats and switch parties. Nancy, Chuckie and the Bartender would be positively apoplectic if that occurred.

John
John
2 years ago

Unfortunately, the article fails to address the largest, most damaging elephant in the Capitol building. That is the desperate need for the Congress to increase the federal debt limit. According to information provided by the Secretary of State, unless the debt limit is increased, by 18 October 2021, the U. S. will have to go on a revenue only limitation for federal expenses. This will cause someone in the federal government to decide who gets paid as bills come due and if paid, by how much. The republicans in the Senate and House seem unwilling to address the amount of increase for the federal debt until they know how much the tax increase bill and human infrastructure bills will change the deficit landscape for Fiscal Year 2022 and perhaps beyond. The republicans have already prevailed in blocking the democrats desired approach to increasing the debt limit–spend from now through mid-December 2022 with no debt ceiling. And, the Congress passed a Continuing Resolution Bill that funded the U. S. Government until 3 December 2022. To my knowledge, none of the 12 or 13 appropriation bills for Fiscal Year 2022 have been passed. The democrats seem to have created a perfect storm of woeful financial mismanagement leaving the United States Government and American public in great risk of a significant set of financial chaotic events that could very well lead to a national financial crisis worse than the Great Depression. The clock is ticking.

Jeanine
Jeanine
2 years ago

Does anyone else see this?
The name “Democrat” is taken from “Democracy”. So “Democrat” is an oxymoron.
I have felt that Democrats basically have the wrong name for decades. Democracy is a government by the people with power vested in the people and exercised directly by them or elected agents under fair free election system. Because “Democrats” are big government (always have been) only progressing to Only government…Why are they called Democrats?
The oxymoronic used of the word here, as I said, has bothered me for decades. Because when you are young, learning new vocabulary, this just did not make sense.
I just needed to say that, as I said bothering me for decades.

R.J. from Arizona
R.J. from Arizona
2 years ago

The democratic party cannot implode fast enough.

Sean Richman
Sean Richman
2 years ago

Lets face it,the democrats and their agenda is doomed to failure.There are still many more true patriotic AMERICANS than what the dimwhit democrats know.The AMERICAN people really need to wake up and realize that nothing is free and when the country runs out of money because the taxpayers realize that why work to support the politicians and the rest of the deadbeats,THE COUNTRY IS BROKE.WE,AS A COUNTRY,ARE BURNT TOAST.

Ginger
Ginger
2 years ago

I never thought America could be brought lower after Obama but I was sure wrong. Biden has definitely put what was once the “United” States in the sewer!! We are no longer UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!!!! Our own National Guard has turned their weapons on the people by supposedly defending the peoples Capital!!! How dare they!!! And for who? PELOSI!!! The Democrats don’t care about the people and quite frankly neither do the Republicans!!! All they want is MONEY and POWER!! None of them work for the people anymore!!!

Hal
Hal
2 years ago

Yes, the DemocRat meltdown has a very distinctive odor .. reminiscent of what come out of the south end of a north running bull. The DemocRat Party has become a potpourri of political incompetence and a movement to hide their Communist actions in the cloak of a Constitutional Democracy. And two keys have been paramount in their success so far:(1) the overwhelming control of the news media to serve as their propaganda outlet (with a couple or so exceptions) and; (2) the successful rigging of the elections. The government can’t really control by law the obvious and overwhelming bias in favor of serving as the DemocRat propaganda outlet, but alert and informed intelligent citizenry can do so by closely monitoring polling/elections and dropping subscriptions to those news outlets that are propaganda outlets … except the DemocRats learned how to do that and get away with it given the lax procedures used in the last major National election. If Ameicans want to MAGA, elections have to be cleaned up of their lack of honesty and rigging.

jocko
jocko
2 years ago

ALLSHOULD MELT LIKE THE WICKED WITCH OF THE EAST, ALA ”OZ.”

D.P.
D.P.
2 years ago

Meltdown….that’s when it gets so hot, you turn into goo. Testing again

Denise
Denise
2 years ago

Oh what to do!!!! Tempers are rising in the democrat caucas….the sky is falling, the sky is falling!!
Fortunately we still have committed conservative sources that tell the whole truth and nothing but the truth…so far, (and they’re under attack from the leftist predators). No editing, censoring, covering up. The entire end game of the democrats is for one goal and one goal only: complete and utter destruction of our Constitutional Republic and ultimately complete control of your every day existence…think China where literally your every move is on surveillance cameras.
They have, piecemeal by piecemeal, eaten away at our Republic while citizens pursued the American dream, content to leave the running of the country to politicians…George Wallace, not a favorite of those of us on the right once said a big truth: “There’s not a dimes worth of difference between democrats and Republicans.” With a few principled and strong exceptions willing to actually protect our Republic…very few.
I pray it’s not to late to turn our America around, and with great hope, the democrats are so unstable, so manically focused on our destruction and their “coming kingdom”, they’ll begin to savage their own and ultimately destroy themselves in the process…we can only hope.
Meanwhile write, call, make appointments and go visit if possible, your representatives. A few letters and calls here and there are easy to ignore…I’ve seen it happen in the past when thousands of fed up citizens never let up on their local ‘representatives’. Numbers matter. Sometimes we must be as annoying as a fire ant. These politicians think they’re sacrosanct…untouchable….not according to our Constitution, Bill of RIGHTS, AND our Declaration of Independence.
P.S. if you’re not on some federal agency or politician’s hit list…why not?

Melvin Johnson
Melvin Johnson
2 years ago

Enjoy your articles, very informative.

Steven W. Anderson
Steven W. Anderson
2 years ago

I pray that both spending bills fail. The truth is that the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill is filled with unrelated items that total about half of the total amount. AMAC needs to encourage Senators Manchin and Cinema to hold the line.

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