Мобильный 1 Add news
March 2010
April 2010
May 2010June 2010July 2010
August 2010
September 2010October 2010
November 2010
December 2010
January 2011
February 2011March 2011April 2011May 2011June 2011July 2011August 2011September 2011October 2011November 2011December 2011January 2012February 2012March 2012April 2012May 2012June 2012July 2012August 2012September 2012October 2012November 2012December 2012January 2013February 2013March 2013April 2013May 2013June 2013July 2013August 2013September 2013October 2013November 2013December 2013January 2014February 2014March 2014April 2014May 2014June 2014July 2014August 2014September 2014October 2014November 2014December 2014January 2015February 2015March 2015April 2015May 2015June 2015July 2015August 2015September 2015October 2015November 2015December 2015January 2016February 2016March 2016April 2016May 2016June 2016July 2016August 2016September 2016October 2016November 2016December 2016January 2017February 2017March 2017April 2017May 2017June 2017July 2017August 2017September 2017October 2017November 2017December 2017January 2018February 2018March 2018April 2018May 2018June 2018July 2018August 2018September 2018October 2018November 2018December 2018January 2019February 2019March 2019April 2019May 2019June 2019July 2019August 2019September 2019October 2019November 2019December 2019January 2020February 2020March 2020April 2020May 2020June 2020July 2020August 2020September 2020October 2020November 2020December 2020January 2021February 2021March 2021April 2021May 2021June 2021July 2021August 2021September 2021October 2021November 2021December 2021January 2022February 2022March 2022April 2022May 2022June 2022July 2022August 2022
1234567891011121314151617
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
News Every Day |

Progressives say moderates are hampering their attacks on Republicans

Progressives say moderates are hampering their attacks on Republicans

In President Biden’s Washington, Democrats who work across the aisle get extra credit. They’re seen as problem solvers who can bring both sides together. They give something to each party to form consensus, much like Biden himself has done for years. Or at least, that’s the hope.

But for progressives, they’re ruining almost everything. By trying to appease the party out of power, liberals say centrists have taken their eyes off the opposition. Intentionally or not, they believe these moderates are making it more difficult to mount a serious, unified assault against the GOP ahead of November. 

“Establishment Democrats are Republicans’ best friends. If they would just get out of the way, progressives would love to kick Republican ass,” said Cenk Uygur, a Biden critic and host of the left-wing program ‘The Young Turks.’”

“There’s no way that Joe Biden, who has been in love with Republicans his whole life, is ever going to aggressively fight back against them,” Uygur asserted. “He would rather hug a Republican than fight one.”

The belief that moderates are making it harder for the left to fight the GOP is not entirely new. The 50-50 nature of the Senate and the variety of swing districts in the House have contributed to a consensus view that some Democrats will have to craft their legislative votes, language and negotiation style to appeal to conservatives. 

As Biden loses the confidence of the public, however, the cries for a more coordinated push against the GOP have amplified significantly. Progressives want the president to stop with the bipartisan wishcasting and join them in their crusade against the other side.

“The White House does more to attack their own base than to call out the people who are actually undermining their agenda,” said Marianne Williamson, an author and activist who ran as a left-wing Democratic presidential candidate in 2020. 

“When Roosevelt was constantly attacked by what he called ‘forces of greed,’ ‘economic royalists’ and those with ‘lust for power’ — basically the same forces that are blocking us now — he said, ‘I welcome their hatred,’” she said. “We need a response like that today.”

Williamson is not alone. Week after week, activists and liberal lawmakers are calling on the administration and the moderate president specifically to do more to guard against Republicans’ creeping power grab.

On Wednesday, dozens of progressive groups sent a letter to top party officials at the Democratic National Committee, Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee condemning the lack of a cohesive message and offering sharper talking points.  

In the memo, first obtained by The Hill, activists present a clear choice between Republicans and Democrats, with the goal of having leadership circulate it to voters who may be apathetic about showing up for either party.  

“The Republican Party, now led by MAGA extremists, wants to control you,” the draft letter starts. “They want the government and politicians involved in every aspect of your personal life from your health care decisions, to whom you can marry, to what you can read and say. They want to overturn and override the will of the people, to rule only for the wealthy few.”

It goes on to rationalize the lack of traction with Biden’s domestic agenda. “We fell short in passing much of our intended agenda in 2021 and 2022. Why? Because of a razor-slim Senate majority, fierce opposition from MAGA Republicans determined to block the will of the majority of Americans, and a flood of money spent by corporate lobbyists defending the interests of large corporations over the needed change for the American people.”

The acknowledgement of a “razor-slim Senate majority” has progressives particularly fired up. 

The latest instance came just days ago, when the Senate’s highest-profile moderate, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), stated his opposition to moving forward on a climate and tax plan through budget reconciliation. Progressives were outraged, but not surprised, saying that the two-term senator is effectively handing the midterms to Republicans by continuing to buck Democrats’ repeated attempts to pass meaningful bills. 

Biden, frustrated liberals say, has a real problem taking him to task.

“Enough with the ‘my friend Joe Manchin,’ Mr. President,” said Williamson. “He is not your friend.”

Manchin — at times joined by his colleague Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) — have caused animosity within their own party’s ranks since Biden took office. But the anger goes beyond the standard Democratic infighting. With the midterms fast approaching, progressives see the pair as doing more to help the GOP than their own side, and have insinuated that they are intentionally working in opposition to Biden and his vision to move Americans forward.

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) took a megaphone to that anger over the weekend. In an appearance on ABC’s “The Week,” the Vermont independent, who was runner-up to Biden for the Democratic presidential nomination, fumed that Manchin “sabotaged” the president’s best efforts to get Congress to get relevant legislation to his desk before the fall. 

He went on to question the statement that the West Virginia senator acted out of character when he changed course over the recent climate and tax talks. “Nothing new about this,” Sanders said. “The problem was that we continue to talk to Manchin like he was serious. He was not.”

Progressives’ ire toward Manchin goes beyond the latest back and forth. He has long refused to amend or vote to get rid of the Senate’s filibuster, which has prevented Democrats from getting enough votes through their narrow majority in the upper chamber to pass more of Biden’s ambitious bills.

That stalling has worried liberals who see a return of former President Trump as highly probable, if not imminent. Recent reporting in The Washington Post and New York Magazine indicated that Trump has discussed the idea of running again in 2024 and making an announcement sooner than later. 

Even with the threat of a return to GOP control on the horizon, some progressives believe bickering with moderates doesn’t help the party offer much of a defense. Republicans, who recent polls show are close enough to make the control of Congress a toss-up, will continue to attack Biden and fellow Democrats on everything from what they see as socialism to soaring prices plaguing the country. 

Without ways to help bring down the cost of goods and gas, it’s harder to make the case for voters to turn out, and time spent playing hardball against conservatives would be better directed towards getting actual results, some say.

“This all reminds me of [the] George Bernard Shaw quote: ‘never wrestle with a pig. You get dirty and besides the pig likes it,’” said Cullen Tiernan, political director of the SEIU’s New Hampshire chapter and a former Sanders delegate. 

“The Dems in D.C. need to focus on delivering for the American people. Not playing the same endless partisan games, but actually moving the minimum wage and addressing the litany of challenges working people face in this economy,” he said. 









Read also

San Francisco Giants vs. Arizona Diamondbacks live stream, TV channel, start time, odds | August 17

Worst House on the Street viewers have a BIG complaint about woman’s home makeover

‘Play, shut up and run!’ – Kylian Mbappe BLASTED by Frank Leboeuf for PSG strop with Chelsea legend ‘ashamed’


Прямой эфир РБК. Главные новости России и мира сегодня (Прямой эфир ежедневно)

News, articles, comments, with a minute-by-minute update, now on Today24.pro

News Every Day

Roma 2022: David Popovici claims stunning second European title

Today24.pro — latest news 24/7. You can add your news instantly now — here


News Every Day

Roma 2022: David Popovici claims stunning second European title



Sports today


Новости тенниса
Вероника Кудерметова

Вероника Кудерметова пробилась во второй круг турнира в Цинциннати



Спорт в России и мире
Москва

Юные футболисты позировали в фотостудии Спортмастера в новой коллекции Demix


Загрузка...

All sports news today




Загрузка...

Sports in Russia today

Москва

Определился победитель соревнований по спортивной рыбалке по направлению «юг»


Новости России

Game News

God save us: Tony the Tiger and his milk-cooled PC come to Twitch


Russian.city


Анна Нетребко

Анастасия Решетова, Анна Нетребко и зловещие лица на платьях: 8 образов недели по версии редактора моды


Губернаторы России
Кубок

Обновленный Кубок России по футболу с системой двойного выбывания стартует во вторник


Пока живы, мы помним

Россия заняла первое место в мире по количеству дорожных камер

«Столото»: клиенты «Почты России» в первом полугодии 2022 года выиграли в гослотереи 2,4 млрд рублей

Андрей Воробьев дал старт строительству Южно-Лыткаринской автомагистрали


Суд в Уфе оштрафовал музыканта Юрия Шевчука за дискредитацию ВС России

Александр Розенбаум дал бесплатный концерт в Алтайском селе

Саксофонист Бутман назвал Подмосковье лучшим местом для проведения «Джазовых сезонов»

Музыкант Бутман: Подмосковье — лучшая площадка для фестиваля «Джазовые сезоны»


Цинциннати (WTA). Гарсия, Стивенс вышли во второй круг, Соснович выбыла и другие результаты понедельника

Хачанов вылетел с "Мастерса" в Цинциннати в первом круге

Цинциннати (WTA). Анастасия Потапова не справилась с Симоной Халеп на старте соревнований

Синнер - о победе над Коккинакисом за 3 часа 15 минут: Нет ничего лучше, чем провести такой матч в день рождения



Игорь Маковский открыл VIII Коллегию «Россети Центр» и «Россети Центр и Приволжье» в Москве

Продюсер Вадим Антонов выводит на новый уровень Одинцовский медиахолдинг. 

Большой смысл маленького мультика: в «Артеке» пройдёт фестиваль «Аниматика»

«Центр «А» приглашает на Первый Открытый Международный Фестиваль творчества детей и молодёжи маломобильных групп «Искра».


От оладий до КамАЗов: десятки стран готовятся к Армейским международным играм

«Адский шеф»: Константин Ивлев устроит битву поваров на необитаемом острове

Международное сотрудничество зарождается в «Артеке»

Съемки сериала «Азазель» по роману Акунина завершились в Петербурге


Масштабная выставка о бизнесе «Открытый город» пройдет в парках Подмосковья 20 августа

Еще порядка 19 зданий ввели в эксплуатацию в Подмосковье

Более десяти «школьных базаров» откроется в августе в Подмосковье

Маркетплейс Ozon открыл новый склад в Подмосковье вместе сгоревшего в Истре



Путин в России и мире







Персональные новости
Russian.city

Игорь Бутман

Музыкант Бутман: на фестивале «Джазовые сезоны» выступят иностранные исполнители



News Every Day

Tennis' biggest stars are desperate to play Serena Williams before she retires




Friends of Today24


Загрузка...
Музыкальные новости
"Воскресенье " Олег Митяев



Персональные новости
Близкий друг Путина миллиардер Пугачев. Вся правда о Путине, его семье и деньгах. В гостях у Гордона (2021)

Навальный об уволенном за пост священнике (2021)

Slava Marlow – суперуспех и депрессия в 21 год / вДудь (2021)

Обнаглевшие дети путинской элиты (2021)

Дайте собакам мяса (новый звук) -Владимир Высоцкий

Группа "Рождество" - песня "Так хочется жить!" (Видео с концерта в Киеве группы "РОЖДЕСТВО" в 2011 году в Доме офицеров)

Adriano Celentano Любимая песня Челентано (высочайшая энергетика) talentTV


Moscow.media