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Progressive Democrats lost bigly in 2020

By Eric Holder follow Eric Holder   2020 Nov 4, 12:07pm 290 views   6 comments   watch   nsfw   quote   share    


Democrats hoped for a “blue wave” in 2020 that would put Biden in the White House, shift control of the Senate to Democrats and enlarge the Democratic majority in the House. Democrats would have had full control of legislation, Senate approval of judges and Cabinet officials, and the regulatory machinery of the executive branch.

Instead of a blue wave, however, it seems likely that Biden will win a modest electoral college victory while Republicans maintain a thin margin of control in the Senate. Democrats who mainly want to send Trump packing will get their wish. But hopes for a Biden presidency that goes big on Democratic priorities seems dashed.

If Republicans control the Senate, even by a single vote, it will be extremely hard for Democrats to pass new programs such as Biden’s plans for health care, affordable housing, green energy, expanded education or criminal justice reform. This will be especially bitter for the most left-leaning “progressive” Democrats who support Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. They campaigned enthusiastically for the more moderate Biden in the general election hoping he’d move to the left once elected. But there’s now no reason for Biden to move left, because he’d be pushing programs that alienate some of the centrists who voted for him yet have no chance of becoming law.

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/progressive-democrats-lost-bigly-in-2020-195613696.html
1   HeadSet   ignore (2)   2020 Nov 4, 12:12pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

If Republicans control the Senate, even by a single vote, it will be extremely hard for Democrats to pass new programs such as Biden’s plans for health care,

I dunno. Companies that would benefit bigly from Obamacare have had strong stock price increases today - Cigna, Anthem, United Health, Eli Lily.
2   Patrick   ignore (1)   2021 Mar 14, 4:55pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

https://www.politico.com/news/2021/03/10/bernie-sanders-nevada-harry-reid-474971

Pro-Sanders forces finally get their revenge
Steamrolled by Nevada's Democratic establishment in 2016, Sanders’ supporters have now taken over one of the nation's top state parties — and that could have far-reaching consequences.
3   FuckTheMainstreamMedia   ignore (7)   2021 Mar 14, 5:32pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Patrick says
https://www.politico.com/news/2021/03/10/bernie-sanders-nevada-harry-reid-474971

Pro-Sanders forces finally get their revenge
Steamrolled by Nevada's Democratic establishment in 2016, Sanders’ supporters have now taken over one of the nation's top state parties — and that could have far-reaching consequences.


A friend who lives there claims it will turn the state back red for a while. Nevada long has had a mix of Dems and Republicans and apparently quite a few true moderates. He said as long as the Republicans that run for state and federal office are RINO’s, they’ll win.
4   GlocknLoad   ignore (0)   2021 Mar 14, 5:37pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

FuckTheMainstreamMedia says
He said as long as the Republicans that run for state and federal office are RINO’s, they’ll win.

Is that a tongue-in-cheek comment? How do RINO's bring us back to sanity?
5   FuckTheMainstreamMedia   ignore (7)   2021 Mar 15, 8:58am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

GlocknLoad says
FuckTheMainstreamMedia says
He said as long as the Republicans that run for state and federal office are RINO’s, they’ll win.

Is that a tongue-in-cheek comment? How do RINO's bring us back to sanity?


They are a necessary evil if you want 50 senate seats. None of Trumps legislative achievements get through without moderate Republican senators.
6   Onvacation   ignore (6)   2021 Mar 15, 9:12am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Eric Holder says
They campaigned enthusiastically for the more moderate Biden in the general election hoping he’d move to the left once elected. But there’s now no reason for Biden to move left, because he’d be pushing programs that alienate some of the centrists who voted for him yet have no chance of becoming law.

When you count the votes it doesn't matter who is voting.

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