Nothing dumber than a left trying to win by forcing everyone to conform to narrow views on social issues, which will never happen (that’s why the right uses them to divide), rather than economic populism and class focus. Neoliberalism + liberal feminism = reactionary backlash— Asher Moses (@ashermoses) February 21, 2021
The pretentious liberals piling on to viciously go after anyone who departs from the accepted groupthink on social issues, while saying absolutely nothing about the class inequality or corruption in government, tells you everything you need to know about how bankrupt they are.— Asher Moses (@ashermoses) February 21, 2021
Joe’s coalition is already disintegrating and you’re laughing.
“As he ran for president last year, Joseph R. Biden Jr. contorted his campaign to appease both wings of the Democratic Party, trying to excite progressives with an ambitious policy platform while assuring moderates he opposed structural changes to the political process.
Now, faced with the realities of governing and dual crises of public health and economic stagnation, Mr. Biden is increasingly squeezed by members of his own party who see an inevitable collision course between his deference to Washington norms and his promises of far-reaching change.
Some progressive Democrats, who have been keeping their powder dry on Mr. Biden since he won the presidency, spoke out in frustration after he staked out two moderate positions at a town hall event in Milwaukee on Tuesday: a willingness to negotiate on the $15 minimum wage he had proposed, and skepticism of a sweeping student loan cancellation program. …”
“The inauguration of President Biden as the 46th US President hasn’t produced quite the catharsis that Democrats (and others) had hoped for. After only a few months of one-party rule in Washington, DC—and the sputtering finale of impeachment—there should be fear among Democrats that attention will return to the signs of real damage done to the progressive/liberal project in the wake of its collision with the Trump train.
The shifting of both American political parties into one another’s former political spaces has been head-spinning. The trend of Republicans turning into the party of labor and Democrats becoming a party of capital looks to continue in the 2020s—something few people outside of Pat Buchanan and Ross Perot would have guessed 30 years ago. And it turns out that the promise of a Democrat-voting bloc made up of well-educated whites, blacks, and the growing Hispanic population delivering a decades-long progressive era in American politics is not coming to pass.
For nearly 20 years, this promised “coalition of the ascendant” has coalesced but failed to ascend. In 2009, with the inauguration of Barack Obama, Democrats in the House of Representatives controlled 256 seats and 58 seats in the Senate. In 2021, Democrats under Biden/Harris hold 221 seats in the House, while the Senate is split 50/50.
To be fair, a major caveat to the “coalition” argument involved keeping white working-class voters in the Democrat column while the promised growing populations of Hispanic and urban singleton voters delivered on its demographic determinism. Instead, the raw numbers from the 2020 general election suggest that Trump’s class rhetoric captured parts of the working classes that the Democratic Party had previously thought were untouchable. …”
“President Joe Biden’s green energy agenda is in danger of being engulfed in a fight between organized labor and industry over unionization, wages and other workplace issues.
As the renewable energy industry expands, unions and their allies in Congress are determined to unionize more of the jobs or, at the very least, require the payment of union-equivalent wages. But the industry says such moves would cripple some of their operations. …
The clash is playing out in Congress, where Democrats are cranking out bills filled with carrots for developers of zero-emission infrastructure, but with pro-labor strings attached, including wage requirements, job certification and Buy American provisions. Labor groups skeptical of whether green jobs can adequately replace high-paying union jobs in the fossil industry see these provisions as the bare minimum, while solar and wind producers want to see those labor demands dialed down. …”
Your agenda was going nowhere with the neoliberals split between two parties. Bernie lost twice to them. Now all the neoliberals are concentrated in one party and they are too culturally toxic to working class voters and too concentrated in big metros to have a governing majority in Congress.
Your progressive agenda is dead.
The new Republican wing of the Democratic Party is blocking it.
Note: You stopped “fascism” though. Congratulations.