Here’s the thing about President Biden and his party in 2021: They’re no longer scared.

They’re not defensive, or constantly looking over their shoulders, or making preemptive concessions to Republicans.

They have learned an essential lesson. Voters always say they like bipartisanship, because most Americans prefer people to be nice to each other and work together. But what they care more about is solving problems and getting things done. If the party in charge fails in that essential duty, endless bend-over-backward negotiations and a big, inclusive “process” won’t save them.