Republicans sway as Biden and Democrats beat them with Go Massive Go Quick technique
Democrats in Congress and President Joe Biden have shaken Republicans by moving quickly on their agenda.
The LA Times pointed out that the GOP disability experience led the Democrats to pursue a grand strategy:
The experience was very burning for the Democrats, not least because Republicans had almost entirely rejected Obama’s economic bailout in the worst recession since the Depression. The aftermath is being followed by Democrats today as they attempt to advance President Biden’s $ 1.9 trillion COVID relief plan to offset his desire for bipartisanism – he eventually promised to work with Republicans – against the lesson learned by many from their experience 2009-10 Dragged: Finding Republicans Supporting an ambitious program is likely a breeze.
This is a major reason most of the Democrats in Congress, as well as White House advisors and Biden, are pushing a go-big-go-fast strategy.
Many Democratic voters are also haunted by Republicans ‘obstruction and the Democrats’ vision to do everything possible to get Republican support just to get a firm no, and in Obama’s second term he understood that there was nothing there he would ever agree to the Republicans.
Their strategy was to say no, to run out of time and hope to come to power in 2016.
Republicans would like to go back to the same game plan. They are proposing fake COVID relief laws for public relations purposes to make them look non-partisan, but the reality is that even if Biden accepted the Republican proposal, Republicans would vote against it.
Democrats have learned, so they get big and fast. You don’t waste time waiting for support from across the aisle that never comes.
The result of this strategy was visible almost immediately. Without their bipartisan facade, Republicans are wavering. They spend half their time fighting each other and the other half kissing on Trump.
Republicans don’t know what hit them. Everything they believed they knew about Democrats was wrong, and Biden and his party are more focused on getting things done and using their power than falling into obstructive traps.
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Mr. Easley is the Founder / Executive 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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