President Joe Biden is not doing so well. After a laughable performance at the G7 summit, he is facing several issues at home that threaten to render his presidency impotent.
The president, along with Democrats in the House and Senate, is having a hell of a time getting his radical, transformational agenda to come to fruition. Their apparent inability to make progress in key areas like gun control, infrastructure, voting rights, and several others is not a good look for Biden’s presidency.
To make matters worse, Biden is not finding it easy to mollify the hard-left faction of the Democratic Party. From the beginning, it was evident that walking the tightrope between the moderate and radical elements of the party was going to be an insurmountable undertaking. Now, we are seeing that the poor guy can’t win for losing.
The move towards hammering out a deal on infrastructure seems to be Biden’s best bet for getting a win. But advancing towards a solution in this area is a slog, with both sides trying to work out their differences and find a semblance of consensus. Sen. John Thune (R-SD) recently told reporters that the group working on the proposal is moving forward but “a lot of details … need to be filled in.”
There is also the matter of the voting rights bills that the Democrats seek to shove through the legislature. CNN reported:
In another potentially positive sign for the President, conservative West Virginia Democrat Sen. Joe Manchin, a major impediment to progressive dreams of a transformational presidency, is circulating changes and proposed additions to two voting rights bills. Those bills are seen by Democrats as the best hope of countering scores of statehouse measures drawn up by Republicans that make it harder to vote and easier to rig the results of elections.
However, despite CNN’s optimism, it is unlikely that Democrats will be able to put enough butter on these bills to slide them through. Even with the advantages that Democrats have in the House and Senate, ramming through what would essentially be a federal takeover of state elections
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