Who could’ve known. It wouldn’t be Manchin, it wouldn’t be McConnell (well, sort of not), it wouldn’t be some Romney that might shift over, nope. It was Kyrsten Sinema and her one vote, ONE vote, that kept the country from getting President Biden’s $3.5 trillion dollar infrastructure bill, aka “Drag the United States Kicking and Screaming into the 21st Century.” The modern version of the New Deal and the Great Society, only 25 years overdue. Sinema is worried about the “human infrastructure,” (meaning caregivers) and the cost. We worry about the cost of doing nothing.
Good thing Kyrsten isn’t getting older. Oh, wait. And she best get used to hearing that term, “human infrastructure” because as that large block of Americans affectionately known as Boomers get increasingly older and increasingly in need the help from children and family, taking away time to make up income, perhaps Sinema will finally then – too late – realize the horrible mistake she made.
Until then, she’s just going to hear it from the Democratic party, including some of her biggest supporters in Arizona. Moreover, we’re not exactly sure who she’s trying to impress. She isn’t going to lose a centrist primary from the left, and she damned sure isn’t going to win over any MAGAs. If there is one safe seat in America right now to go straight party in, it is hers and John Kelly’s (AKA “America’s Greatest Husband.”)
It is time for Krysten to get a call from the big fella. It is time for Joe Biden to ask Kyrsten over for a coffee and then let Joe explain to her what is going to happen if she doesn’t change her mind. Kick her out. It isn’t like having the majority is doing us a lot of good right now. Let her go Republican, put McConnell in the speaker seat. If neither of them are going to fix the filibuster or vote for our programs, the 18 months makes no difference at all.
We aren’t serious, of course, it would make a difference, but right now Kyrsten needs to remember who got her into the position she is in, the people of the state of Arizona, and if the people who voted for her wanted a MAGA, then they damned well had a choice. Biden really does need to put the screws to her. Fly to Arizona, talk about all the projects in Arizona she is holding up. Talk about what a pity it would be to lose such a great senator and talk about perhaps needing someone to challenge her for the seat.
Kyrsten is hearing about it:
Kyrsten Sinema loses her biggest and most important Arizona endorsement, former Attorney General Grant Woods. Woods says, “I don’t know what her problem is, frankly. A lot of us can’t believe her behavior. Why is she even in the Senate?”
BREAKING NEWS: Kyrsten Sinema loses her biggest and most important Arizona endorsement, former Attorney General Grant Woods. Woods says, “I don’t know what her problem is, frankly. A lot of us can’t believe her behavior. Why is she even in the Senate?” RT if you agree with him!
— Occupy Democrats (@OccupyDemocrats) July 28, 2021 
— Dan Nowicki (@dannowicki) July 28, 2021 
.@SenatorSinema  It’s not too late to change your mind and do the right thing.
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) July 28, 2021 
500 Arizona small businesses to @SenatorSinema : “do whatever it takes—including reforming the filibuster” to pass the For the People Act.
— Democratic Coalition (@TheDemCoalition) July 28, 2021 
If you're tired of DINOs like Manchin and Sinema obstructing our agenda for their own selfish reasons, then the answer is to expand our Senate majority. Your RT and small donation supports our efforts in 2022. https://t.co/x88W3t0Z9O 
— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) July 28, 2021 
On behalf of my fellow Arizonans, I must apologize for Kyrsten Sinema. We thought she was a Democrat, but we were sold a bill of goods. For most of us at the time, it was more of a matter of keeping vile trump puppet Martha McSally out of the Senate. I hope you can understand.
— 💀 Scary Larry 💀 🇺🇸🌊✊🏻🗽 (@StompTheGOP) July 28, 2021 
With friends like Krysten Sinema, who needs enemies? https://t.co/lh9AKo1R3O 
— ReallyAmerican.com 🇺🇸 (@ReallyAmerican1) July 28, 2021 
OK here’s how I understand @SenatorSinema  position on the budget now:
She will vote to begin the process on a $3.5T budget. But she will not support an eventual reconciliation package at $3.5T.
— Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) July 28, 2021 
And here is the kiss of death. McConnell looking to pick up a seat, by having Semina move over to the Republican party:
In ominous sign for Dems, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell says he’s pleased that Sinema won’t support $3.5 trillion infrastructure budget resolution: “I was certainly pleased. She is very courageous.”
— Hugo Lowell (@hugolowell) July 28, 2021 
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