Certainty: The NFL knows who its greatest player of all time is.
Uncertainty: The near-term and forever future of the Biden legislative agenda and ability to fight the pandemic.
To be clear, I don’t really know the answers to the questions below.
But I am compensated for pretending to be sure of that about which I cannot possibly be definitive.
But since all y’all must be armed with cast-iron certitude, here you go:
WHAT IF THE BIDEN ADMINISTRATION STARTS TO NEGOTIATE THE $1.9 COVID RELIEF PRICETAG DOWNWARD IN ORDER TO WIN TEN SENATE REPUBLICAN VOTES?
Answer: The left would say “We didn’t work our fingers to the bone to get Joe Biden elected in order to let [INSERT NAME OF THE TENTH MOST “MODERATE” REPUBLICAN SENATOR HERE] determine America’s present and future!” and/but Biden would never find the tenth vote after an endless series of goalpost movements.
WHAT IF THE DEMOCRATS TRIED TO PASS A SKINNY BILL BEFORE THE IMPEACHMENT TRIAL BEGINS THAT INCLUDED SIMPLY MORE MONEY FOR VACCINE DISTRIBUTION AND SOME VERY TARGETED RELIEF FOR LOWER-INCOME FAMILIES?
Answer: It would pass if there were a snap secret ballot in both chambers of Congress, but in the real world it would create massive bipartisan, bicameral complexities that would imperil the prospects of the larger package that Democrats insist is vital.
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