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You are a more trusting soul than I.

Oh, no. I'm quite cynical about all of this. I don't believe that Manchin wants to have some type of deal because I'm trusting. I believe that he was willing to negotiate in good faith because he acted in a way that is consistent with him be willing to agree to a deal if there's one to be had.

I don't believe he is willing to sign off on a 'big' bill - whether the $6 trillion bill that progressives maintain was their initial offer or the $3.5 trillion that was the first concrete proposal. That's always been a hard, "no." That, combined with a few red-line dealbreakers (the Hyde Amendment, aggressive 'stick' climate change proposals), were always off the table for him. But he's communicated that to leadership early on, and has acted as though he's willing to negotiate within the areas that might be common ground.

Sometimes there just isn't common ground, even within a party.

Albaby
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