Hopefully, it’s because he’s considering a move that requires no negotiation at all:
Guess the angle on his speech that Fox News leaned into…
Good call on the part of DoJ, upholding basic constitutional protections around sharing food - esp. given the increasingly hostile environments cropping up around providing services for unhoused people. (one of the most extreme examples being the recent horrific attack on Food Not Bombs in Reno).
I wonder what Fox says is a bigger terrorist threat. Probably “taxing the rich.”
I started to write is Dan Littlebong really that stupid, then my internal monologue said “actually, yeah”.
And the “surge” of fentanyl carrying migrants “pouring” over the border, “overwhelming” jack-booted th… I mean our precious law enforcement who have no way to defend themselves against the evil MS-13… /super, extra bitter SSSSSSS
Neither a grace nor an atrocity… yet.
I don’t have any legal analysis to add to the work done by Lawrence Tribe and others. I do have to say that I find it delicious that the wording on the debt in the 14th Amendment was put there to deal with pretty much exactly the situation we face today: a gang of former confederates gain control of Congress and look to wreck the economy to avenge their defeat in the Civil War.
So, is Biden also thinking of invoking the 14th Amendment and saying that the government is not constrained by Republican efforts to default on the debt? I can’t say. I also can’t say what the Republican Supreme Court will do.
But many of us have underestimated Biden before. He managed to get an amazing amount of important legislation through a 50-50 Senate, and with only a narrow Democratic majority in the House. It doesn’t seem likely that he would walk into negotiations with a Republican Speaker indebted to the party’s biggest loons without a backup plan.
Oh wellz. So much for something creative.
I don’t know. Invoking the 14th would inevitably land in court, and given the current makeup of the USSC, I don’t feel good about the odds there. I hope they have a plan B!
I just hope it’s not B for Biden caving to these pyromaniac hostage takers in the Freedum Caucus.
Just mint the freaking coin already.
I’m not sure if there’s any actual signs that this might happen.
Anyway, of course the White House is going to keep saying they aren’t going to invoke 14th, as long as there’s slightest chance of getting the GOP to cooperate. If they use it, it’s going to be with great (feigned) reluctance and much comments about how unfortunate it is that GOP, in their intransigence, is forcing them to do this.
FUCK U Biden.
FUCK U Manchin.
The Senate just passed the debt ceiling 63 to 36.
Any annoying grandstanding from Rand?