Republicans are claiming that they need bipartisanship and unity on the COVID bundle with out proposing something, and Democrats aren’t falling for it.

Greg Sargent of The Washington Post famous that Democrats have seen this sport earlier than:

What’s the Republican plan? There isn’t one. With whom are Democrats supposed to barter? Over what, precisely? Let’s exit on a limb and recommend that Republicans wish to preserve issues this manner for so long as attainable. They need the general public debate to unfold in a spot the place they get to chorus from saying what they’re for — that’s, chorus from saying what they’re ready to concede to Democrats — whereas concurrently attacking Democrats for not being keen to concede sufficient to them.


The perception that voters will decide Democrats by the dimensions of what they ship on, and never on whether or not they obtain bipartisan cooperation for its personal sake, suggests Democrats have realized the teachings of 2009 and 2010.

Senate Republicans need to impede and decelerate the financial restoration for so long as attainable. They scream about bipartisanship and unity however by no means suggest something. It’s unattainable to have a negotiation if one facet refuses to say what they need and spends all of their time objecting to the opposite facet’s proposal.

The Senate Republicans are pulling from the identical playbook that they used towards President Obama, however this isn’t 2009 anymore. Democrats know the way this sport works, so they aren’t going to waste time attempting to construct bipartisan bridges that Mitch McConnell will burn down.

It’s the similar con.

The Republican Celebration has no concepts. 4 years of Trump’s agendaless presidency and watch Republicans in Congress abandon any pretense of governing confirmed that the GOP as a celebration is simply able to one reply, and that’s no.

Democrats have realized their lesson, and when the financial system is even higher than when Trump was president, it is going to be Biden and his get together reaping the political rewards, whereas Republicans get disregarded within the chilly.

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