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Favorite Rejects 2022-06-04
The Hezbollah strategy?
An increasingly mainstream message of gun maximalists is that the *reason* to be armed is so that you can use violence or the threat of it to get your way in the political sphere, basically:"People in government need to worry we'll pump their bodies full of lead if they cross us"
Chris Hayes @chrislhayes
My best guess (an informed guess but also an unconfirmed one so don’t put too much weight on it) is the administration assumed Manchin and others would demand big cuts and thus didn’t think too hard about whether $1.8 trillion was optimal or not.
The way I would put it is that if signing on to 's ten-point plan made you a "Mainstream Democrat in Good Standing" even if you deviated on other topics, that would open the door to much more moderation and be very constructive.