Joe Biden is sitting by helplessly as a bystander as his presidency flies off the rails.
But it is not the Republicans derailing the Biden agenda.
And a Democrat civil war just erupted that doomed Joe Biden with this bad news.
Joe Biden pinned his hopes for a political comeback on Congress passing a $3.5 trillion spending bill.
Bernie Sanders drafted the bill to turn America into a socialist nation by creating a massive new welfare state.
But since Democrats plan to ram the bill through the Senate using the reconciliation process, Biden needs all 50 Democrat senators on board.
That is not the case, as West Virginia Democrat Joe Manchin opposes the $3.5 trillion bill for being too expensive and creating an entitlement society.
Bernie Sanders thought it was a good idea to publish an op-ed in the West Virginia Gazette – the largest paper in Manchin’s home state – and take Manchin to task for not supporting his socialist welfare state bill.
“The $3.5 trillion Build Back Better bill, supported by President Biden and almost all Democrats in Congress, is an unprecedented effort to finally address the long-neglected crises facing working families and demand that the wealthiest people and largest corporations in the country start paying their fair share of taxes. In fact, this legislation would be paid for by ending loopholes and raising taxes on the 1% and large profitable corporations,” Sanders wrote.
Manchin did not respond well.
The West Virginia Democrat released a statement on social media blasting Sanders as an out-of-state bully noting that the majority of the Senate – Manchin, his fellow Democrat Kyrsten Sinema, and all fifty Republicans – opposed the socialist welfare package as it would drive the inflation crisis to punishing levels of pain and nothing to address the supply chain crisis caused by the shutdowns supported by Democrat Governors.
— Senator Joe Manchin (@Sen_JoeManchin) October 15, 2021
Manchin and Sanders openly feuding does not bode well for Biden’s socialist spending bill and his political comeback, with the main issue dividing Democrats is the lack of trust between moderates and socialists.
Sanders’ op-ed only furthered that chasm between the two factions.
Renewed Right will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.