Have been thinking about this. Demoralization among Dems - driven overwhelmingly by dawdling on Capitol Hill, maybe secondarily by slow motion investigations - is endangering the outcome in the Virginia Gov's race.
2/ There is a big and dangerous disconnect. It's hard to see any sense that there is any sense of urgency in DC about bringing this legislative round to a close. It's actually very urgent. Everyone with a vote who is negotiating in the press (which includes almost everyone) ...
3/ desperately needs to STFU. Get in a room get to where this ends up. Pass the legislation and move on. Obviously everyone is angling for their desired outcome. And that's totally understandable. But they're arguing over how to do the house renovation while the house is ...
4/ starting to burn down. There's a lot of negotiating and legislating logic to all this. But the future is going to be decided in by-elections and the midterm. On that front it's urgent. I see little sign they get the urgency.
5/ Get in a room, figure out the final scope, pass it.

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