While the legal antics are still being played the results of the Electoral College has Joe Biden at 294…..Trump at 214
This gives Biden the presidency and may God have mercy on our souls.
And this is where I start analyzing his choices for his administration…..
As the title says…Biden wins…..and the peasants dance…..but what does that mean for this country?
Senate stays in the GOP column so Biden will not get to do anything monumental…..
Mitch McConnell, if he keeps the Senate majority, plans to prevent Joe Biden from stacking his Cabinet with liberals and force him to go with more centrist options, like Lael Brainard for Treasury or Tony Blinken for State,
A source close to McConnell tells me a Republican Senate would work with Biden on centrist nominees but no “radical progressives” or ones who are controversial with conservatives.
- The Biden agenda would be severely restricted by GOP control, the source added: “It’s going to be armed camps.”
The big picture: This political reality could result in Biden having a more centrist Cabinet.
- It also gives Biden a ready excuse to reject liberal candidates, like Sens. Elizabeth Warren or Bernie Sanders.
What’s next: Biden may end up leaning more on Democratic senators in blue states, or ex-senators.
In the midst of a killer pandemic and mass unemployment, the Democrats could have offered the nation a universal health care plan, a moratorium on evictions and a guaranteed basic income. Instead, they believed that the key to victory over Trump was to meld neoliberal economics with a neoconservative foreign policy. I don’t know where they got this idea. Probably, the same place Obama got his health insurance plan, the Heritage Foundation.
I predicted after Biden became the candidate that if he won the election nothing “progressive” would ever see the light of day….and nothing has been done to change my mind. All Biden’s “progressive” ideas are just a slogan to fool, the ignorant into believing something will change…..like with Obama in 2008…..nothing will change except the person who sits on the golden toilet in the White House.
At least the candidate I supported in the primaries offered up policies…the best Biden could ever do is offer vaguely worded proposals and the slogans….GOD the slogans!
I hope I am mistaken…..but I seriously doubt it.
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“lego ergo scribo”