Democrats in Washington, from President Biden down, feel pretty good going into Thanksgiving. The huge bipartisan infrastructure bill is law; America is going to get rebuilt. The House has passed the most significant investment in children, education and health care since FDR, and the biggest investment ever to fight carbon pollution and climate change by migrating American industry to renewable fuels. It’s a big deal.
But Democrats know that their future is imperilled. Inflation is haemorrhaging the president’s popularity. The country is still suffering too much from the delta variant of COVID-19. Immigration and crime are hot-button issues. With the culture wars and the “stolen” election, the Trump base is amped up again.
So how should the Democrats govern now? Bruce Wolpe considers this question in this article published by The New York Daily News.