Are Moderate Democrats in Danger After Passing the Infrastructure Deal?

Are Moderates Democrats in Danger After Passing the Infrastructure Deal?

( – Late Friday night, November 5, the House passed a $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill and sent it to President Biden’s desk for his signature. For months, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) coupled the bills together to provide leverage for the Left. When she uncoupled them, she paved the way for 13 House Republicans to join moderate Democrats. That was the easy part.

Many people are wondering if House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is sacrificing Moderate House members. The House will prepare to deal with President Biden’s $1.75 trillion semi-Socialist Build Back Better proposal in the coming weeks. The partisan reconciliation bill is full of left-wing wish lists, including expanded Medicare, climate change proposals, electric car subsidies, prescription drug reforms and free community college.

The White House withheld most of the items from the framework that moderate Democratic Sens. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) will not support. In an evenly divided Senate, all Democrats must vote together, or the bill dies.

Pelosi will try to convince Moderates this is a once-in-a-generation vote that demands a political sacrifice. Can she pull it off? Not if you listen to Moderate Democratic Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D-VA). After the Virginia elections on November 2 that saw Republicans flip the governorship, lieutenant governorship and the statehouse, Spanberger asked who elected Joe Biden to be FDR? She says most people who voted for Biden did so to restore a sense of normalcy to the government and end the chaos.

As Biden’s approval ratings drop and he drags down the Left with him, the GOP is targeting 70 vulnerable House Democrats. Not only is momentum with them, but so is history.

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