To say that there is a growing sense of buyer’s remorse in the Democratic Party would be a bit of an understatement. You have for the past two months seen the setup of what the Biden Administration wants to do.
Now that some of the rank and file Democrats are learning more and more about what Joe Biden wants to do, they suddenly aren’t so quick to go along with it.
Any time someone comes to their senses is a time to celebrate, and then once we are done with that, we have to fight.
Democrats are already turning on Joe Biden, as most conservatives expected. They stood for him when he was running against President Trump because they wanted Trump gone.
Senator Joe Manchin, a West Virginia Democrat who is known as one of the most moderate members of the Democrat caucus, told the Washington Post on January 8 that he would “absolutely not” support passing a round of $2,000 stimulus checks as a first priority.
The $2,000 stimulus checks are a key component of Joe Biden’s plans upon taking office. President Trump tried to push Congress to raise the amount of the most recent stimulus checks from $600 to $2,000, but he was unsuccessful as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell blocked the increase in the Senate.
A spokesperson for Manchin has since clarified his statements, saying that the senator is not against the stimulus checks, he just doesn’t think that should be the first priority.
After the Georgia Senate runoffs that took place on January 5, the results of which are disputed due to evidence of similar fraud and irregularities as were observed during the presidential election, Democrats now control the Senate.
The balance of power in the Senate is 50-50, with the vice president breaking the tie. As it appears that Joe Biden will be inaugurated on January 20, this would mean that Kamala Harris is the tie breaker.