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Biden Bungles His Crisis
The Manchin mess and spending spree are a White House misreading the political moment.
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Wonder Land: A crisis may be a terrible thing to waste, but the Manchin mess and spending spree show Joe Biden has found a way to waste the Covid crisis. Images: Everett Collection/Getty Images Composite: Mark Kelly
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June 9, 2021 6:18 pm ET
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Joe Biden was Barack Obama’s vice president-elect in 2008 when future White House colleague Rahm Emanuel posited what became a truism of Democratic politics: “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste. And what I mean by that [is] it’s an opportunity to do things that you think you could not before.”
On the other hand: A crisis is a terrible thing to bungle. 
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