Battle Born Collective

Democrats failing to pass the latest voting rights bill will be a ‘make-or-break moment’ for filibuster reform, according to progressive activists

“I think the worst-case scenario for us is to not pass the things we can pass when Democrats are in power in the hopes of preserving this defensive tool, and then having Republicans get rid of it as soon as it stands in their way and passing the bad things we’re afraid of anyway,” Adam Jentleson, executive director of Battle Born Collective and author of “Kill Switch: The Rise of the Modern Senate,” told Insider.

This Is Not Kyrsten Sinema Just Pissing Off the Left

“’This is her just absolutely failing to do Politics 101,’ [Jentleson] tells Molly. ‘Her constituents say they can’t reach her. There’s another story out saying all of her allies, people who supported her in her election, haven’t spoken to her in a year, and here she is popping up in Europe doing fundraising. This is not good politics, not just from a lefty perspective. This is just basic Politics 101 stuff that she is just completely failing at.’”

About last night

Last night was a pivotal moment. Progressives showed that they can and will hold the line for President Biden’s agenda. They also displayed a level of coordination and discipline that is noteworthy. If observers want to know which way the wind is blowing, in the future, they should listen to progressives. Let’s review.