If Biden cannot pull off a miracle in the Virginia race, he is a spent force for the rest of his presidency. It appears that he cannot go through a single week without stepping into one more disaster and every blue Senator and Representative from a purple state that stands for reelection in 2022 will think twice before getting dragged into the quagmire. The best we can expect from this is that States step into the vacuum that’s growing from DC and reassert their powers. Democracy works best at the smallest level. The world will be better for it.
However, it seems like the Clean Electricity part of the bill is dead in the water, thanks to the resolute opposition of Joe Manchin, the Democrat Senator for West Virginia.