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A House In Transition

On the surface the big story of the week just ended is Nancy Pelosi’s decision to step back from House leadership. To stop there is folly. There is so much more happening in the lower chamber of Congress.

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I Almost Feel Sorry For Mitch

I almost feel sorry for Mitch McConnell. Only almost.
Understandably Mitch McConnell wants to be Senate Majority Leader again. Going into the 2022 election and needing to only net one seat you can see why he felt that could happen. (Here is the scary part: it still may.) Had the GOP recruited and gotten their number one draft choices through the primaries it would be all but a lock. That is not what it looks like less than a month from Election Day.

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… But Remember

Joe Biden is unpopular even with many who voted for him in 2020. Much of this is understandable when you consider that the average American really doesn’t have much of a background in civics and certainly lacks the time and too often the interest to follow politics closely. Most voters can tell you the name of the starting quarterback of their favorite NFL team and his backup but not the names of their state representative, state senator, state Attorney General or state Secretary of State.

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Oh, There Is More

Today’s article is basically a continuation of Sunday’s and certainly of the catch up variety. I am including one new item which I will commence with because much is destined to be left on the cutting room floor.

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Relative Utility

The unresolved issue that garnered the most DC press last week was the infrastructure bill package which is still in limbo as of this writing. It consists of two legislative bills; one a traditional infrastructure package which appears to have bipartisan support (at least in the Senate) and a larger “fix much of what is deficient in America while preparing it for the future bill”. I am of the school of thought that we should be concentrating on the content of the second bill and not its price tag. For the purposes of today’s discussion I will largely break that rule.

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