Did Manchin and Schumer Successfully Trick McConnell and Senate Republicans?

Posted on AllSides July 28th, 2022
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Politics, Budget Reconciliation, Mitch McConnell, Senate Republicans, Joe Manchin, Chuck Schumer

It does look that way.  Go read this basic timeline from Allahpundit, starting with a legislative threat McConnell issued at the end of last month.  That ultimatum appeared to have worked, with Manchin announcing shortly thereafter that he was pulling the plug on negotiations over a zombie, fallback version of 'Build Back Better.'  He indicated was more interested in another bill passing (which Mitch was threatening to hold up), plus with acute inflation and economic uncertainty ahead, he suggested that his appetite for a climate/spending/tax hike package was gone.  Leftists freaked out,...

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