New York magazine writer accuses Joe Manchin of putting Biden’s presidency in “mortal danger”
New York magazine writer Jonathan Chait appears to be putting the prospects of a “failed” Biden presidency completely at the feet of Senator Joe Manchin, DW.V.
In an article published Thursday, bluntly titled “Joe Manchin put Biden’s presidency in mortal danger,” Chait lambasted the moderate Democrat’s editorial in the Wall Street Journal for opposing the Biden’s infrastructure bill. 3.5 trillion dollars proposed by his fellow Democrats.
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“He doesn’t ultimately rule out voting for a bill, but he puts Biden’s prospects in mortal danger,” Chait warned. “The greatest danger posed by Manchin’s break bet is that it would destroy the carefully negotiated strategy that Democratic leaders have devised.”
Chait dismissed Manchin’s concerns about inflation and suggested his negotiating tactics would “likely cause mistrust” among lawmakers.
“The delay creates the impression of dysfunction, making Biden and Congress less popular, in turn reducing the popularity of any bill they pass, making Congress more reluctant to support it,” Chait wrote. “Even if Manchin doesn’t want to destroy Biden’s presidency, he can do so by setting off a vortex of failure from which he loses the ability to escape… The biggest risk to the public position of Bill is Manchin and his allies, whose complaints create a narrative that the Big Government Bill is unaffordable. Manchin himself generates the public backlash he warns against. “
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He added: “A needle measuring Manchin’s words was always going to be an ECG, oscillating between health and cardiac arrest. But it’s a signal, not noise. And the signal Manchin sends is worrying. first time, Biden stares at the plausible vision of a failed presidency. “
Manchin, along with Senator Krysten Sinema, D-Arizona, have come under immense pressure from fellow Democrats as well as the media for their continued support for the filibuster, which liberal critics say is blocking the Biden agenda.