The Democrats are split on crucial issues regarding the Biden administration's agenda. With the time ticking closer to the holiday season, the White House haults its heels in negotiations regarding the President's ambiguous Build Back Better agenda.
When the Democrats took control of all branches of government, it's hard to imagine that ten months later, we'd be looking back wondering what exactly went wrong.
With critical senators such as West Virginia's Joe Manchin, and Arizona's senator Kyrsten Sinema standing in the way of crucial legislation, President Biden is still hopeful some parts of his agenda will push through.
The current state of the democratic party splits into many groups:
— The super progressives that include "the Squad."
— The very progressives; where you'll find Senator Bernie Sanders.
— The new guard; Where you'll find former presidential candidates such as Cory Booker, Pete Buttigieg and Beto O'Rourke.
— The old guard; The group of Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer and President Biden.
— The conservatives among the Democratic Party, with Joe Manchin being the face of Biden's roadblocks.
With this many splits within the Democratic Party, it's hard to imagine how on January 21, 2021, President Biden expected to get anything done.
Democrats don't even agree on infrastructure. The one thing that historically, parties would face with a united front.
Looking in on the GOP, the party is divided into many issues, but when it comes time to step in line, the party will do just that and oust members that refuse to do so. The Democrats must adopt the same energy to get things done.
The problem I see here is that there is no unifier within the party. In the Republican Party, you have leaders that the many wings of the party can look up to, and for the most part, that leader is President Trump.
With the infighting within the Democratic Party, President Biden does not have the same grip within the party, causing problems, especially regarding his agenda.
With the holiday season approaching, Democrats need to get something done, and infrastructure is the most significant gift. Upgrades to basic infrastructure around the country is something to get everyone to rally together
But the immense promise of broadband connection, basic needs in schools across the country, and technological improvements to solidify our position in a technologically advanced 21st century was the most exciting part, in my opinion.
Everyone expected hesitancy coming from the GOP, but the amount of pushback on these improvements coming from the left is something I don't think President Biden was prepared to handle, especially within his first year of office.
I believe that the American people are taking all of this into account when considering what to grade President Biden. According to Gallup polling, with an approval rating of 43%, Americans must see something done from the White House before the year ends.
As for the rest of the party? It's time to stop playing politics.