Nancy Pelosi knows she’s in trouble.
She held a closed-door meeting with fellow Democrats to try to get a handle on the situation.
But Congressional Democrats knew Nancy Pelosi expected defeat when she said these two words.
Democrats are scrambling to come up with the votes to pass Joe Biden’s socialist spending bill.
Socialist Democrats led by Bernie Sanders were hoping to ram through a $3.5 trillion socialist spending bill that also imposed the Marxist Green New Deal on Americans.
However, Democrat Senators Kyrsten Sinema and Joe Manchin opposed the high level of spending.
And during a caucus meeting on Monday, Pelosi admitted defeat on the larger bill, telling Democrats to “embrace this” fact and forget about the $3.5 trillion pipe dream
“Embrace this,” Pelosi told her fellow Democrats. “And have a narrative of success.”
Even though Democrat priorities like paid family leave, expanding government run healthcare, and job-killing taxes and regulations to fight so-called “climate change” all ended up on the cutting room floor of this massive bill, Pelosi tried to sell the bill as a major win for Democrats.
“As Democratic leaders try to finalize an agreement with Sens. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) this week, major liberal priorities — once seen as red lines — have repeatedly been crossed, pared back or even cut all together. Medicare expansion, new Medicaid coverage and paid leave are all threatening to go the way of a carbon tax and the Clean Electricity Performance Plan: overboard,” POLITICO reported.
As it stands, Democrats are planning on spending as much as $1.75 trillion on socialist welfare programs and so-called “climate change” initiatives, which will only kill jobs and drive inflation ever higher.
But Democrat rank-and-file voter enthusiasm may be depressed due to disappointment over the bill falling short of initial expectations.
This could explain why Pelosi held a “pep rally” to get her caucus prepared for an uphill sales pitch battle to the Party’s own base and swing state voters.
Political Animal News will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.