I get why Republicans donít like Joe Biden. They think anyone to the left of Jeb Bush is a godless socialist.
What I donít understand is why people on the left are disappointed by Biden. And I really donít understand the contempt that someone like Indy! has for him.
Biden has overcome incredible hurdles to advance progressive priorities.
Back in 2019, it was a question whether any Democrat could beat Trump. Defying most predictions, he won the Democratic nomination and the White House -- by 7 million votes. He did that mostly by being normal and not scaring people. In January of 2021, Democrats won the two special elections in Georgia, giving the Democrats a 50-50 (plus VP) majority in the Senate.
Despite an evenly divided Senate and a slim majority in the House, he passed some of the most consequential and progressive legislation this country has seen since the 1960s. Clinton and Obama had larger Democratic majorities, but they didnít get nearly as much legislation passed in their first terms. And he persuaded both Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema to pass this legislation. No easy task.
We do not live in a dictatorship, despite the efforts of Donald Trump. To pass legislation, you have to get votes from at least half a chamber. And that means you have to get progressives, liberals and moderates to find common ground. Thereís no way to do this without compromise.
It sounds like you are holding Biden to an impossible standard.
So my question for Indy!: If you have so much contempt for Biden, who do you think could have 1) gotten elected, 2) helped Ossoff and Warnock get over the finish line in Georgia, and 3) accomplished more with slim majorities in both houses?
Who is this political superhero?
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