Pelosi "decoupled" the bipartisan infrastructure deal this week, which led some Democrats to fear she was folding to Sinema and Manchin. The word “betrayal" might've been used. However, Pelosi told everyone to chill the fuck out.
Chuck Schumer is whining that Pelosi doesn't consult him before making course changes, but why should she? She can keep her flying monkey caucus in line and claims she can deliver the needed Rhino votes, but she's not showing up for the party if Schumer's still stumbling around trying to making last-minute deals to rein in votes in the Senate.
The misguided obsession with “bipartisanship" (for media consumption only) gives Republicans all the leverage, and a front row seat for the potential explosion in the “centrist" versus “progressive" showdown.
The 'Build Back Better agenda is not Joe Biden's Agenda; it's Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal and Elizabeth Warren's Medicare for All and Little Pete Buttigieg's Tax Everything That Moves all wrapped up with Bernie Sanders commie red ribbon of Free Shit For everybody pie-in-the-sky bill.
It needs to be killed with Extreme Prejudice.
Joe Manchin says it's all to much. As for Kyrsten Sinema, democrats may think she's is goofier than a love-struck teenager toking her first joint, but right now she's got their balls in her left hand. Pass the Popcorn.