The Politics of Relief

  
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The Senate is set to debate the Biden administration’s COVID-19 relief package this week, and today the gang talks about the politics of getting it passed. Steve posits the administration’s strategy is more focused on public opinion, rather than what Republicans want: “They say ‘we care about bipartisanship outside the beltway, not inside the beltway.’” Along with the relief bill, the group discusses the ongoing situation in Afghanistan and debates whether an “endless war” in the country is a good idea or a bad one. Jonah and Sarah disagree on how important voting actually is. And finally, some good old-fashioned election punditry. The hosts talk about the strategy memo that came out from the GOP on how to retake the House in 2022.

Show Notes:

-The Remnant with Michael Strain

-Morning Consult polling on COVID stimulus 

-“Last Exit From Afghanistan” by Dexter Firkins

-SCOTUSblog write up of the Arizona voting rights case

-House GOP 2022 strategy memo

-Democratic Party autopsy - New York magazine