There is strong voter support for “a” coronavirus relief package, so it’s “bipartisan” legislation. Or something.
Democrats love to redefine words to suit their purposes, and the latest example of this from the Biden White House is a doozy. They are reportedly calling the Democrat-only support for Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID (aka the Pelosi Payoff) bill “bipartisan.”
Both Democrats and Republicans have long abused the word, of course. Legislation passed with a mere handful of—or even only one or two—opposition party votes is hailed as “bipartisan” because politicians understand that a good segment of the American people prefer legislation that is not rammed through by one party.
The Biden White House is taking this one step further. Now, apparently, “bipartisan” means without a single member of the GOP supporting the legislation . . . just polling showing that some GOP mayors, “officials outside Washington,” and voters do support it.
In a bid to align his unity pitch with his pursuit of a bold agenda, President Joe Biden has been selling his $1.9 trillion Covid-19 package as bipartisan.
But that message crashed into a hard reality early Saturday morning when the House passed the bill — without a single Republican vote.
In recent weeks, Biden’s chief of staff Ron Klain has marshaled the White House messaging apparatus to make the case that the president’s aid package is bipartisan, not because any GOP lawmakers have signed on, but because polls show it has support from a large majority of the public, and because some Republican mayors and officials outside Washington have backed it.
The bill now heads to the Senate, where it also lacks GOP support.
Lacking GOP support doesn’t mean, according to the Biden White House, that it’s a partisan bill being shoved through by one party.
Just ask White House chief of staff, Ron Klain.
More evidence: the American Rescue Plan IS a bipartisan plan — one that unifies this country! https://t.co/wslD0ITPWW
— Ronald Klain (@WHCOS) February 9, 2021
The support for “a” Wuhan coronavirus relief package cited by ABC News is not support for Biden’s $1.9 trillion boondoggle. Even if it were, American voters do not vote on legislation; their elected representatives do. And not one GOP representative voted for it in the House, and it seems unlikely a single GOP senator will, either.
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