NEW Fox News articles can now be heard on audio! On Sunday’s “Inside Politics,” CNN panelists addressed a “vibe shift” in favor of the Democratic Party, claiming that recent Democratic legislative victories demonstrate how party members have “tuned their ideals to reality.”
Democrats seemed particularly upbeat about the situation, according to host Abby Phillip, because numerous pieces of legislation, like the semiconductor chip bill, have cleared both the House and the Senate.
Democrats were “ecstatic,” according to Politico’s Marianne LeVine, since they had not anticipated the Inflation Reduction Act. According to LeVine, Democratic legislators thought they would receive a “narrower health care plan” that Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., had supported.
A vote marathon is presently taking place in the Senate to pass the legislation with budget reconciliation.
CNN panelists discuss Democratic legislative wins and a “vibe shift” in the party. Screenshot/CNN/InsidePolitics (Screenshot/CNN/InsidePolitics)
“I think the fact that the expectations were lowered so much by the assumption that they were going to get a narrower bill, only made this what they see as a pretty big victory for them, and only made the passage of this that much of a bigger deal,” she said.
Phillip noted that Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-VT., was likely to vote for the bill, but that he was “unhappy” with it and offered several amendments that probably would not go through.
Time Magazine’s Molly Ball noted a “vibe shift” for the Democratic Party.
“Theres been sort of a vibe shift in favor of the Democrats. I think in so many ways this bill they feel like sort of fell out of the sky thanks to Joe Manchin suddenly reversing himself. And so it just feels like this thing they didnt expect,” she said Sunday.”And then you have gas prices coming down, the economic news you mentioned, the foreign policy news you mentioned, just after at least a year where it seemed like they just could not catch a break – even on stuff that they sort of had nothing to do with,” Ball said, adding that Democrats were “depressed” over Roe v. Wade being overturned and frustrated over a lack of action on climate change.