To prepare for being President, Joe Biden served for thirty-six years in the Senate, and he was Vice President for eight years under President Biden. Can’t be a much better background to be the Leader of the Free World.
So he knows how to get along with other politicians.
Prize-winning journalist Evan Osnos’ October 2020 book, Joe Biden: The Life, the Run, and What Matters Now, is based on honest reporting, never neglecting his deficits from years past. Biden’s from Delaware, a small border state that clearly experienced and also fostered racial segregation, and many civil rights advocates were very critical of his support against busing.
One aspect of Joe Biden was — and still somewhat is — is his noted loquaciousness; after all, he was a seasoned politician in Washington, to which Osnos refers as “the windbag Mecca” at page 21.
Here’s another great quote from Osnos (p .61): Obama to Biden, as Biden was securing his desire to have a Real Job as VP, “I want your point of view, Joe. I just want it in ten-minutes increments, not sixty-minute increments."
So today, with his legislative agenda hanging in the balance, the President has an open schedule, so he can spend all day talking with moderate, pro-filibuster Democratic Senators such as Manchin and Sinema, and maybe even a few possibly wavering Republican senators (https://www.cnn.com/politics/live-news/congress-government-funding-vote-09-27-21/h_0bf17c6a1febdcb42fde5c506250d339).
Associate solitary reporter Sylvania Juguete and our Chief Congressional Correspondent, associate solitary reporter Melissa Smith, are very pleased to report that, impossible as it may seem, Senator No (Mitch McConnell) will announce, later today, flanked by his usual buddies in the Minority (Barrasso, Thune), that for the good of the country and because he’s willing to Cut a Deal, that he’ll support both Biden’s budget demands, so long as Joe shows up at Churchill Downs as his guest for the next Kentucky Derby.