Column: Defeat for the Build Back Better plan might not be total disaster for Biden

LA Times

Sen. Joe Manchin’s concerns about the Build Back Better plan should be a clue to Democrats’ future.(J. Scott Applewhite / Associated Press)

You know that old tale about the guy stranded on a rooftop during a flood who beseeches God to rescue him? A neighbor in a rowboat comes and offers to rescue him. “No, I’ve asked God to save me,” the man says. Then a police boat makes the same offer, and he gives the same reply. Finally, a helicopter arrives, same response.

The flood claims the man and when he gets to Heaven he berates the almighty: “I had faith in you, but you didn’t save me. You let me drown. Why?”

God says, “What are you talking about? I sent two boats and a helicopter for you. What more do you want?”

Sen. Joe Manchin III of West Virginia may not be on a rescue mission from God, but the Democrats would be wise to see him that way.

Publish : 2021-12-21 16:41:00

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