“Democrats are increasingly willing to accept whatever child-care, healthcare and climate package that Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) would support as they return to Washington this week, hoping to salvage elements of the party’s economic agenda after months of failed negotiations,” the Wall Street Journal reports.
“Party lawmakers have started to change their attitude toward the package as they grapple with the possibility of failing to convert their narrow control of Congress into progress on major party goals. Some have moved away from insisting that the package include particular priorities, instead advocating for the party to notch a result with Mr. Manchin ahead of the midterm elections.”
Playbook: “Not only did Manchin turn his back on that framework a long time ago, he also walked away from an even narrower deal he offered to the White House in December (pre-K, health care and climate). Yet still many on the left are struggling to accept the new reality.”Save to Favorites