Veteran Democratic Party strategist James Carville explained on MSNBC on Wednesday why he thinks his party is failing on President Joe Biden's "Build Back Better" agenda.
"Democrats in Congress are asked to do very popular thing. It doesn't take much courage to negotiate prescription drug prices. It doesn't take much courage to raise taxes on the wealthy. It doesn't take much courage for expand health care," Carville told anchor Ari Melber.
He went on to complain about progressives putting pressure on Sens. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) and suggested Biden needed to get the key players in the room and cut a deal on the reconciliation bill, which combines with the Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework to comprise the White House's "Build Back Better" program.
"But this is idiotic strategy I'm seeing," Carville said.
"They didn't get out in the country enough, didn't sell it enough," he said. "I don't know why they didn't do a better job of selling this."
"Start selling. Sell. It's popular," Carville lectured.
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