Conservative Democratic Sen. JoeManchin’s recent vow, repeated on Sunday morning, to oppose a reconciliation bill larger than $1.5 trillion is “absolutely not acceptable,” Senate Budget Committee Chair Bernie Sanders made clear this weekend.
We have plus/minused the Berniac movement many times since 2016. We might again note that the strategy makes complete sense on the surface but over time suffers the obvious flaw of getting nowhere. To absorb revolutionary intent into reformist logic is either a brilliant strategy or a deception that in the end serves the status quo.
By the same token the strategy will finally lead to an actual breakout into revolution so defined, too late no doubt. What are the actual results of this strategy that has coopted ‘our revolution’?
This tactic backfires and we see that ‘our revolution’ as a potential has shifted to the alt-right and mirabile dictu a real if hare-brained effort to stage an actual revolutionary insurrection–from the right
Our Revolution members from coast to coast are carrying out our 4-POINT PLAN to fight for a progressive future. From coast to coast, we’re organizing to #1) Defeat Trump by winning back working-class voters in the Midwest; #2) Elect a progressive Congress #3) Build a down-ballot bench of progressive champions and policies; and most critically, #4) Organize a powerful grassroots movement inside the halls of power and outside in the streets to win transformative change after the election!
Source: Our Revolution
“When more than 2,300 people come out in the middle of the hottest summer on record in West Lafayette, Indiana to hear Bernie Sanders talk about the $3.5 trillion Senate reconciliation bill, you’re doing something right.”
The most striking aspect of our current generation is the complete dysfunction of its politicians who cannot really confront the reality coming upon them. This feeble bill at a moment of the onset of catastrophe barely registers as a response and yet is all that the political system can come up with.
Sen. Bernie Sanders slammed Republicans for complaining about Democrats’ use of budget reconciliation, noting that the GOP recently used the same process to force through massive tax cuts for the rich.
In my view, this reconciliation bill is the most consequential legislation for working people since the New Deal. Let’s get it done. pic.twitter.com/F1NDsSsilo
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) August 4, 2021
Sen. Bernie Sanders on GOP voter restriction efforts: "We can disagree on all kinds of issues but taking away the right of people to participate in American democracy is unacceptable and the Congress must address that in any and every way." #CNNSOTU pic.twitter.com/DyQmCXoXKB
— State of the Union (@CNNSotu) June 20, 2021
With Senate Budget Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders leading the push for an ambitious package, Democrats in the upper chamber are reportedly considering a $6 trillion infrastructure bill as bipartisan negotiations continue to produce proposals that fall short of what experts say is needed to combat the climate emergency and rebuild the nation’s crumbling roads, bridges, and water systems.