Hi Elliott,

I think Democrats have learned lessons from the Republican obstruction during the Obama Presidency. Even Biden himself appears less interested in working with Republicans if they outright reject his policies and threaten to undermine his agenda. It is likely that Democrats will end up using reconciliation to pass a COVID relief bill.

Republicans want to be able to hit Democrats in 2022 and in 2024 because Biden didn't get enough COVID relief. This worked for Republicans in 2010, when Republican won back the House with a large majority and picked up Senate seats. Republicans thought the worse Obama did in handling the recovery, the more Republicans benefited electorally. I don't see any reason why Democrats should not pass COVID relief or other popular bills based on a policy or electoral perspective.

I look forward to reading your book when it comes out!


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