Kudlow cites several factors as evidence of failing Biden agenda

President Joe Biden continues to experience plummeting poll numbers as voters express disillusionment with several key pieces of his agenda.

In an op-ed published by Fox Business on Friday, former U.S. National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow seemed to celebrate the president’s low approval rating as evidence that Americans are rejecting the Democratic Party’s radical leftist trajectory.

“Plenty of help from Kyrsten Sinema”

Kudlow went on to cite inflation, the estimated cost of the Build Back Better spending plan, and supply chain issues as primary reasons for the backlash against the current administration.

Then there is the internal threat to the Democratic agenda posed by moderate U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV).

Progressives have spent an extensive amount of time attempting to convince Manchin to fall in line behind the massive spending bill and break the filibuster so a partisan voting rights proposal could advance through the Senate.

Although he appears to be a lone voice of centrism within the Democratic Party, Kudlow argued that this is not the case.

“The reality is he’s had plenty of help from [Democratic U.S. Sen.] Kyrsten Sinema [of Arizona] and, I’ll bet you, Maggie Hassan in New Hampshire and Catherine Cortez Masto of Nevada, maybe even John Tester of Montana and perhaps even Mark Kelly of Arizona.”

“Democratic leaders who misjudged Mr. Manchin”

Along with a united Republican front opposed to the bill, Kudlow concluded that anywhere between 52 and 56 senators have “caused President Biden to finally say uncle and pause the bill well into next winter.”

While some on the left look at this stalemate between Congress and the White House as evidence that democracy is no longer functioning as intended, such debate and compromise are arguably precisely what the founders envisioned when creating the separate branches of the U.S. government.

As for Manchin, he has clearly found a way to capitalize on the power afforded each individual senator in an evenly divided chamber.

While some in his party view him as an obstructionist who is single-handedly threatening Biden’s legacy, the Wall Street Journal editorial board offered a different take regarding who is ultimately to blame.

“But the fault here lies with Democratic leaders who misjudged Mr. Manchin as well as the political and policy movement,” a recent piece asserted.

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