House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) gathered her caucus for a closed-door meeting Monday night to prepare for what one House Democrat has described as the “week from hell.” In a worst-case scenario, Democrats end the week with the bipartisan infrastructure bill defeated, their (less than) $3.5 trillion Build Back Better package dead on arrival, and the government partially shut down, with limited time and options to avert a debt default in roughly two weeks.
It is unlikely Democrats will allow a government shutdown, but a standoff between a handful of centrist and progressive Democrats could very well sink President Biden’s domestic agenda. Pelosi said during the 90-minute meeting that the House will still vote Thursday on the infrastructure bill (BIF), even without a commitment from hardball centrists to support the emerging BBB package, which Pelosi also said will be less than the $3.5 trillion sought by Biden and most other Democrats.
Today she decided to go one step further and didn’t even mention Biden while speaking about Biden’s “Build Back Better” agenda, she even called the Obama agenda.
Was this a Freudian slip?
Watch the video below:
Obama once said he would be fine with running an election from his basement with an earpiece in his ear:
I used to say, if, if I could make an arrangement where I had a stand-in, a front man, a front woman and they had an earpiece in and I was in the basement in my sweats … I’d be fine with that.
Obama made an appearance on “The Late Show” with Stephen Colbert he never wished for a third term, but if he could have had a “stand-in” or a “front-man,” he wouldn’t have minded telling that person what to say.
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