Joe Biden’s jobs and infrastructure bills are very popular, so Republicans will try to make them unpopular with constant whining.
Vanity Fair summed up the GOP’s complaint campaign:
McConnell and the Republicans have, of course, already opposed the plan. “I will fight them at every step because I think this is the wrong recipe for America,” the minority leader said in a press conference on Thursday. “The package that you are putting together now, as much as we want to deal with the infrastructure, will not receive any support from our side.” Part of the opposition will be based on characterizing Biden’s plans as “kitchen sink” of lavish progressive demands, as Minority Chairman Kevin McCarthy put it on Thursday.
Another part will complain that they are being excluded from the process. “A Senate that is evenly split between the two parties and a mere majority in the Democratic House is hardly a mandate to do it alone,” Mitt Romney tweeted Thursday. “The president should live up to the bipartisanism he preached in his inaugural address.”
Biden’s plans are supported by both parties. Biden offers Republicans in Congress the chance to be bipartisan, but they believe they can make Biden unpopular by refusing to endorse his ideas. So the president takes his case straight to Republican voters and builds bipartisanship with no Republicans in Congress.
Republicans plan to annoy America to the death with constant whining and complaining, but it doesn’t have to be. House and Senate Republicans could join the process and work with Democrats on a non-partisan infrastructure bill. You make the decision not to do this.
Their whining policy reflects a party with no ideas and no power that can only sit on the sidelines and complain.
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Mr. Easley is the Founder / Senior Editor, White House Press Pool, and a Congressional Correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor’s degree in political science. His thesis focused on public order with a specialization in social reform movements.
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