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FEAR: Networks Mourn Dem ‘Civil Conflict,’ Biden ‘Failure’ Results in ‘Chaos’

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After the Democrats didn’t go their large spending invoice late Thursday evening, the liberal information networks on Friday morning woke viewers with panic, fretting {that a} left-wing “civil conflict” and a “failure” of management by Joe Biden would result in “chaos.” CBS supplied a half-hearted try at salvaging the state of affairs, saying that the President is a “couple stops away from humiliation.” Fairly the praise, huh? 

As we speak present co-host Savannah Guthrie opened the present by warning, “Civil Conflict. Democrats fail to return collectively on a deal for that large trillion greenback infrastructure package deal.” She breathlessly associated that “President Biden’s agenda hanging within the stability because the infighting inside his personal social gathering results in chaos on Capitol Hill.” 

The NBC host lamented, “President Biden’s high legislative precedence hanging within the stability, in limbo.” Peter Alexander contemplated the idea that Biden is probably not all that competent: “You understand he campaigned on his potential to deliver Republicans and Democrats collectively and proper now, he has to show he can merely unite his personal social gathering.” 

On ABC’s Good Morning America, George Stephanopoulos echoed NBC’s issues. He opened the present this fashion: “No deal. Excessive drama and pulling votes on the infrastructure invoice. Can the $3.5 trillion funding package deal transfer ahead? Is Biden’s agenda in jeopardy?” 

Terry Moran supplied gloom for the Democrats: “This morning. the White Home placing a courageous face on what’s a troublesome day for the Biden agenda and Biden presidency.” Describing the chaos, Moran labeled Biden’s efforts as a “failure.” 

On CBS Mornings, John Dickerson supplied an try at pro-Biden spin, declaring that Democrats are nonetheless attempting: “If it will get to nothing and so they get nowhere, then folks have frustration. One of many papers says it’s a humiliation for the President. We’re a pair stops away from humiliation.” 

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Partial transcripts are beneath. Click on “increase” to learn extra. 

CBS This Morning
10/1/2021
7:07 AM ET 

TONY DOKOUPIL: We’re joined by CBS Information Chief political analyst John Dickerson. John, welcome. The debt ceiling situation might be catastrophic for Democrats, not passing something, I feel, could be catastrophic. What is going on on with these payments? 

JOHN DICKERSON: Nicely, you have received a 4 automotive pileup. You’ve got received the payments to maintain the federal government open and the invoice on the debt ceiling. Then you definitely’ve received the invoice on the infrastructure and then you definitely’ve received the invoice on social spending, all arising on the identical time. What’s occurring final evening that had all people there late into the evening and that is been on pause is a debate throughout the Democratic Celebration. The opposite two are debates inside Republicans and Democrats. However this can be a debate throughout the Democratic Celebration in regards to the priorities of the Democratic Celebration which makes it a little bit bit totally different. We’re used to debates in Washington the place relying on the jersey you put on and the group you are on it appears all pre-cooked. This can be a debate inside a celebration, all people’s carrying the identical Jersey. It’s a household debate. That is what occurs with laws. It is messy. There are severe issues at stake. And that appears messy and we’re all watching the messiness. 

DANA JACOBSON: As you level out, it’s totally different as a result of there is a fracture throughout the Democratic Celebration. It was a self-imposed deadline final evening. What truly occurs, the place does there go? 

DICKERSON: Nicely, self-imposed deadlines are vital. Nothing focuses the thoughts like a dangling. 

JACOBSON: True. 

DICKERSON: So what you will have is —  that is actuality hitting. It was by no means going to be the case, and the Democratic Celebration the place you will have one faction the place of their districts they have not voted for a Republican since 1980. And then you definitely received Joe Manchin, who comes from West Virginia. Not a single county in West Virginia has voted for a Democrat since 2008. In order that’s a giant coalition. Tiny little margins. There’s at all times going to be a battle. And that battle is occurring proper now and that’s what’s occurring. They’re attempting to determine with these razor skinny margins the right way to get everybody to agree. 

NATE BURLESON: You say the shutdown isn’t regular sausage making when passing payments in Congress. How is that this totally different? 

DICKERSON: Nicely, I at all times surprise if the sausage making folks wish to are available in and say, “Hey, wait a minute. We do it way more cleanly than this.” The explanation that is totally different is as a result of it’s a household battle. Laws is meant to be messy. You do the messy enterprise of laws so we don’t’ battle one another with our fists. And so what’s occurring right here is it’s a debate. The progressives are saying, “There are actual human beings on the finish of this factor. There are girls who aren’t going to get again into the workforce except they get somebody to handle their youngsters. There’s any person who has a possibility to go to school tho can’t afford it. There are actual issues we fought for and put you in workplace, actual lives on the finish of this.” After which the opposite facet is saying, “Nicely, sure. However you possibly can’t value this a lot as a result of that’s going to harm actual lives too.” The infrastructure invoice may create two million jobs. So, there are actual points right here. So when folks have a look at this, sure it appears messy. Nevertheless it’s the messy push and pull of individuals attempting to determine the right way to get one of the best concepts out of the restricted political house they’ve. And that’s what the entire system was arrange — 

DOKOUPIL: You sound such as you prefer it, John. 

JACOBSON: I do know. Folks at house are so annoyed by it. 

DICKERSON: Nicely, it’s irritating, certain. Since you need stuff to occur rapidly. However that is totally different than the traditional frustration. Proper? Nevertheless it’s additionally the frustration that was constructed into the system. That it’s going to be messy and lengthy. Now, if it will get to nothing and so they get nowhere, then folks have frustration. One of many papers says it’s a humiliation for the President. We’re a pair stops away from humiliation. 

DOKOUPIL: Couple stops away. 

DICKERSON: In the event that they go one thing as we speak, that’s a fairly quick humiliation and also you get progress. 

JACOBSON: And in the event you go one thing, reminiscences are very quick. 

 

Good Morning America 
10/1/2021

STEPHANOPOULOS: No deal. Excessive drama and pulling votes on the infrastructure invoice. Can the $3.5 trillion funding package deal transfer ahead? Is Biden’s agenda in jeopardy?  

TERRY MORAN: This morning the White Home placing a courageous face on what’s a troublesome day for the Biden agenda and Biden presidency. Aides insisting that is one step in what’s at all times the lengthy, troublesome means of passing main laws, democracy is messy they preserve telling us. Final evening within the ultimate scramble to get one thing, something handed on the hill. It appeared greater than messy right here. Nobody actually appeared to have an actual grasp of what was happening. Plans modified forwards and backwards on whether or not the president would make a public assertion. He hasn’t spoken publicly since Monday and the temper right here went from giddy hopes to exhaustion and resignation. There’s simply no papering over how robust a blow that is to President Biden. He’s the chief of his social gathering. Democrats set this deadline and. He didn’t unite the social gathering to get it executed. However they’re placing their shoulders to the wheel. As you heard from Rachel there. In an announcement final evening after it was throughout press secretary Jen Psaki saying progress has been made however, quote, “we are going to want some extra time to complete the work,” beginning very first thing this morning. George. 

As we speak
10/01/21
7:00 AM TEASE

SAVANNAH GUTHRIE: Good morning, breaking information. Civil Conflict. Democrats fail to return collectively on a deal for that large trillion greenback infrastructure package deal. President Biden’s agenda hanging within the stability because the infighting inside his personal social gathering results in chaos on Capitol Hill. Speaker of the Home Nancy Pelosi vowing they’ll vote on it as we speak. So what does it imply for you? We’re reside in Washington with the very newest.

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7:03 AM SEGMENT

GUTHRIE: We’re going to start, although, in Washington, that in a single day drama. President Biden’s high legislative precedence hanging within the stability, in limbo. Democrats unable to get on the identical web page in the case of the hefty price ticket to enhance the nation’s infrastructure. An important vote on that placed on maintain. NBC’s Peter Alexander on the White Home for us. It was a late evening, Peter, good morning, however no progress.

PETER ALEXANDER: Yeah, Savannah, that’s precisely proper. The Democrats in a single day, they dropped plans for that promised vote on a bipartisan infrastructure invoice as Democratic leaders got here up shy of putting a deal that may unite the feuding factions of their social gathering round a separate, a lot greater coverage plan.

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ALEXANDER: Democrats nonetheless debating these two key proposals, a trillion greenback bipartisan infrastructure invoice and a bigger plan that may make investments trillions extra into well being care, training, and local weather applications. One of many Senate’s key swing votes, reasonable Joe Manchin, revealing Thursday he would additionally assist the larger invoice if it’s $3.5 trillion price ticket shrank to $1.5 trillion.

SEN. JOE MANCHIN: Let’s have a look at every invoice on its deserves. There’s lots of good in each of them, we must always be capable to come to an settlement.

ALEXANDER: Progressives pushing again in opposition to that smaller determine and threatening to vote down the infrastructure invoice if the bigger plan isn’t able to go.

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ALEXANDER: Nonetheless, lawmakers aren’t any nearer to resolving one other self-inflicted disaster, a doubtlessly catastrophic default on the nation’s debt that may occur if Congress doesn’t increase or droop the nation’s borrowing restrict by October 18th. Republicans to this point have refused to assist, attempting to make Democrats pay a value for elevating the debt ceiling on their very own, regardless that it covers previous spending authorized by each events. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen delivering this dire warning if Congress fails to behave.

JANET YELLEN: Our nation would seemingly face a monetary disaster and financial recession consequently.

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ALEXANDER: And what Democrats are attempting to do proper now’s to carve out a framework, merely a framework, for that big social coverage and local weather plan that may fulfill each Progressives and moderates. And the stakes are significantly enormous for the President, for President Biden. You understand he campaigned on his potential to deliver Republicans and Democrats collectively and proper now, he has to show he can merely unite his personal social gathering.