Is Joe Going Low Energy? Readers Respond. #9

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From TPM Reader SB

How do you explain Biden’s actions? why the heel turn, and why now? He had to know republicans wouldn’t back down. He knew he was amping up his supporters who think it’s past time someone told the legislative terrorists to make our day. He was putting some drag on the markets. He was undoubtedly making some republicans quite nervous. (He was undoubtedly making some democrats nervous too.) Why do all of that for, as far as I can tell, absolutely nothing?

Did he get anything out of it? Is he somehow in a strong negotiating position than he’d have been in if he’d started earlier and without all the noise about not doing so? It’s not just the outcome, and the outcomes to come, that took the wind out of my sails today, it’s the apparent lack of strategy. —

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