Joe Biden’s economic plans are sinking the economy.
It will only get worse if his policies are fully implemented.
Now RINOs handed Biden a win, and their betrayal is worse than anyone thought.
Just when Joe Biden and the Democrats were in the midst of a crushing political defeat, a team of RINOs rescued them at the eleventh hour.
Biden and the Democrats had been in the process of coercing moderate Democrats Kyrsten Sinema and Joe Manchin to cave on their objections to Biden’s absurd Build Back Better agenda.
Sinema and Manchin were comfortable with Biden’s pork-laden infrastructure bill, but the progressive wing of the Democrat Party refused to pass the infrastructure bill unless Build Back Better passed, too.
The impasse was unraveling the Democratic coalition, but 13 useless Republicans jumped in to save the Democrats from themselves.
The baker’s dozen of Republicans filled in the votes Nancy Pelosi couldn’t get from the progressives.
And one poll showed that Biden’s infrastructure bill had cratered in popularity before Republicans charged forth to rescue it.
“Our latest POLITICO/Morning Consult survey found 50% support overall for the legislation. That’s down from 58% when Morning Consult first asked the question in mid-August, shortly after the Senate passed the bill. While support among Democrats (roughly 80%) and independents (45 to 50%) has remained relatively steady, there’s been a striking drop among Republicans. In mid-August, 40% of Republicans supported the bill; now, just 22% do. GOP support dropped 10 points over the past two weeks, when Morning Consult surveyed voters after the House approved the bill.”
The Republican betrayal gave a desperate Biden a much-needed political win.
The 13 Republicans who voted for the infrastructure bill put their political futures in jeopardy.
At least one of them had no political future so it was easier for them to twist the knife.
Anthony Gonzalez of Ohio already announced that he would not be running for re-election, and Adam Kinzinger essentially lost his district after Illinois Democrats rewrote the state electoral map.
Unsurprisingly, four of the 13 House Republicans that voted for infrastructure are four of the ten Republicans that voted to impeach Trump after January 6th.
The Republican base is sick of the spineless representatives who side too frequently with Democrats on important issues.
Congresswoman Nicole Malliotakis, one of the dirty baker’s dozen, explained her decision in a social media post that was severely ratioed (i.e. more comments than retweets and likes combined):
WATCH me explain my vote here 👉https://t.co/y72kOwCWJo
— Nicole Malliotakis (@NMalliotakis) November 6, 2021
Trump apparently voiced his displeasure with the people who voted for infrastructure, and Malliotakis was reportedly “shaken.”
Per a source at the NRCC dinner with Trump last evening: “He railed on 13 Rs who voted for infrastructure with Nicole Malliotakis there. She was visibly shaken by it.” The source added it was a lengthly speech and Trump was friendly with McCarthy.
— Juliegrace Brufke (@juliegraceb) November 9, 2021
The RINOs are about to learn in 2022 just how despised they are by the party base.
Some will retire and some will be primaried.
But even the ones who survive a primary challenge have no real future in the party.