(RepublicanInformer.com)- In 2010 the Democrats held such massive majorities in both the House and the Senate, there was absolutely nothing stopping them from ramming through deeply unpopular legislation. In 2021, that is not the case.
The Democrats hold the tiniest of majorities in the House while the Senate is split 50/50. And yet Nancy Pelosi seems to think it’s 2010 all over again, and nothing can stop her from jamming enormous spending bills through the House.
Despite the impending August recess looming ever larger, both Speaker Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer are scrambling to get Joe Biden’s massive infrastructure spending bills to a vote.
The problem isn’t just that they lack a decisive majority to jam it through. The Democrats also face a battle between what moderates remain in their caucus and the more vocal far-Left wing.
Pelosi has already said that the House would not take up the bipartisan infrastructure deal negotiated by President Biden and a group of ten bipartisan Senators unless the House’s insane “everything Democrats support is infrastructure” infrastructure bill is also voted on.
And while Pelosi’s far Left radical caucus love her plan, the more moderate Democrats aren’t thrilled at all. Instead, they are urging that the House focus on passing the bipartisan bill alone without linking it to the bill that lacks bipartisan support.
Screeching lunatic Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) who is chairwoman of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, is claiming that the slim Democrat majority means there aren’t enough votes to pass the stand-alone bipartisan bill. This is completely illogical as Republican House members would no doubt be amendable to passing the bipartisan legislation as a stand-alone bill.
But if Pelosi expects the bills to come to the House floor soon, she is mistaken. Even her allies in the House think it’s unlikely they’ll see the Senate bipartisan bill come to the House any time in the near future – mostly because the bill based on the negotiated infrastructure deal hasn’t even been written yet.
Meanwhile, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has warned Democrats that their push to link both infrastructure bills together will mean Republicans in the Senate are not likely to get behind the bipartisan bill.
McConnell, unlike Pelosi and Schumer, is fully aware that this isn’t 2010; the Democrats don’t have overwhelming majorities that signal any kind of national mandate for their agenda. And to damn the torpedoes and push ahead without Republican support may not turn out the way Democrats hope.