President Joe Biden’s pretense as a deal-maker is about to be tested by Democrats as a compromise between the party’s rival factions appears to be as elusive as bipartisan agreements.
But with centrist Sen. Joe Manchin and filibuster rules stymieing liberal priorities, the only way for Biden to notch accomplishments before the 2022 midterm elections may be to disappoint the Left and convince House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer to meet Republicans in the middle.
Democrats need to calculate the political price of “not fighting to the end” on top issues. And that includes the idea of rolling back Senate filibuster rules so the party can expand voter access with a simple majority, Donnie Fowler told the Washington Examiner.
“As a procedural issue that most voters don’t have a lot of knowledge about, the political price to be paid for the filibuster probably is a very low price as long as the White