(RoyalPatriot.com )- The Democrats are still very, very angry with moderate Democratic Senator Joe Manchin for standing in the way of President Joe Biden’s extremist “Build Back Better” plan. And instead of thanking him for stopping the Democrats from passing a spending bill that would have made inflation even worse, the White House now reportedly has a rule about Manchin:
Do not talk about Joe Manchin.
Politico reported last week how President Joe Biden’s domestic agenda could hinge on his administration’s ability to just simply be quiet. Authors Eugene Daniels and Adam Cancryn reveal how top officials from the Biden administration are now keeping their ambitions vague and avoiding setting firm deadlines, knowing very well that they aren’t able to pass everything they want in Congress.
Brian Deese, the director of Biden’s National Economic Council, said that he would “quite explicitly not comment on the conversations that are happening” and that he doesn’t think that doing so has “served anyone particularly well.”
Politico reports that there is an administration-wide gag order imposed in the last few weeks to avoid any future embarrassments.
“The administration and its allies spent months last year trying to pressure Manchin into supporting a $1.7 trillion climate and social spending package, only to see the negotiations blow up in December,” the outlet notes, adding that Manchin is now signaling that he is willing to do a deal with the Democrats, while some Democrats are effectively begging him to write the legislation himself to avoid any more embarrassments.
“It’s basically going to be the Manchin reconciliation bill when all is said and done,” one Democrat told Politico.
With just over half a year left until the Republicans potentially take back control of the House of Representatives and the Senate, it’s really just a matter of time for the Democrats. If they want to pass something meaningful, they’ll need Manchin on board…and they’ll need to void more embarrassments.