Bernie Sanders: ‘Enormously insulting’ if Biden ignores progressives in his administration

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    • #380119
      JonLP
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      WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, leaders of the Democratic Party’s left wing, are at risk of being excluded from the senior ranks of President-elect Joe Biden‘s administration as the incoming president balances the demands of his party’s progressive base against the political realities of a narrowly divided Senate.

      The liberal New England senators remain interested in serving in Biden’s Cabinet, but even some of their allies recognize they face major political hurdles getting there. Sensing disappointment, progressive leaders have reluctantly begun to express support for less-controversial alternatives.

      Warren, whose political career has been defined by efforts to diminish the power of big banks, is the progressive movement’s top choice for Treasury secretary. Sanders, a self-described democratic socialist, reiterated his desire to serve as Biden’s Labor secretary on Thursday, describing himself as particularly well-suited “to focus on the many crises facing working families in this country.”

      “It seems to me pretty clear that progressive views need to be expressed within a Biden administration,” Sanders told The Associated Press. “It would be, for example, enormously insulting if Biden put together a ‘team of rivals’ — and there’s some discussion that that’s what he intends to do — which might include Republicans and conservative Democrats — but which ignored the progressive community. I think that would be very, very unfortunate.”

      https://www.foxnews.com/politics/bernie-sanders-biden-progressives-in-his-administration.amp?cmpid=prn_newsstand&__twitter_impression=true

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    • #380132
      rudycantfail
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      Pleading with Biden and the right wing Democratic Party establishment who fucks the left at every opportunity. Please give us a little representation.
      if I knew they were going to fuck the left then of course Bernie did too.

    • #380135
      Satan
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      EVERYBODY in his fucking cabinet would be a progressive, because that is exactly what Biden & Scamala are NOT. Nor are Schumer & Pelosi.

      "Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable". - John F. Kennedy

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      doh1304
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    • #380147
      Snort McDork
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      And to let you how bad it might be, I saw a video (which I can’t find now) from the Hill which was titled “Biden Considering Shillary” for something.

      Which reminds me of an old car commercial:

      “Here’s Cal Worthington and his dog Shillary”!!!

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      • #380149
        Satan
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        Don’t have a copy of any of the new ones handy, but here’s one of the classics….

        "Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable". - John F. Kennedy

      • #380192
        Haikugal
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        @snortmcdork I saw where she was awarded the position of Ambassador to the UN…LOL It’s all too plausible .

        The DNC “big tent” excludes Nina Turner but includes John Kasich.
        God, guns, and gobbledygook...we live in an aquarium of nightmares.

    • #380151
      djean111
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      nothing will.  Give it up, please.  I do think that taking you out of the Senate and putting you in as Secretary of Labor would be a big fat waste of you, because it is not like Biden or Pelosi or Schumer give a flying fuck about labor.  So, IMO, all you could really do is make proposals and give impassioned speeches.  You would merely be a bit of faux progressive decoration for progressives.  You could “enforce and administer” current legislation, but only make suggestions about new legislation.  To someone who considers progressives as terrorists, and has bragged about beating you.  Also,  Pelosi and Schumer would not have to put up with your terrorist progressive demands.  Much easier on them all if you are stifled.  Because face it – if you got that slot and Biden refused to do fuck all for labor, you would still implore us to vote for the blue in 2022 and 2024.

    • #380158
      Punxsutawney
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      And it was clear as hell this was going to happen all along. Is he still your friend Bernie? How foolish do you feel now. It’s beyond me how someone in his position can’t see this coming, or understand that Biden has only served wealth his entire career.

      Whining/Begging is going to get it done at this point.

      In America, “Liberty” means “Free to Die in Service of Capital” - Amfortas the hippie.

      Most of today’s elites have the moral and social reasoning capacities of spoiled toddlers.

      “People of privilege will always risk their complete destruction rather than surrender any material part of their advantage...but the privileged also feel that their privileges, however egregious they may seem to others, are a solemn, basic, God-right. The sensitivity of the poor to injustice is a trivial thing c

    • #380159
      3fingerbrown
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      He is already ignoring you Bernie! Once again for those in the back: If Joe Biden didn’t commit to any progressive policies back in March, when he was about one primary loss away from possibly dropping out of the race altogether, why would he give a rat’s fat ass about anything progressives say or want after he not only won (stole) the nomination, but then went and won the damn presidential election itself? It really is a shame to see Bernie go out like this.

      All governments lie to their citizen's, but only Americans believe theirs.

    • #380176
      SinMentiras SinVerguenza
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      When he wins in the primary against a lefty, Joe states he will not be doing Socialist policy because “I beat the socialist”.

      On the other hand, when he wins in the general against a righty, Joe states his intention to “reach across the isle” … bla bla bla.  There is never the same defiant “I beat the fascist capitalist”.

      I would throw some ill intentioned insult at that plagiarizing, lying, and arrogant weasel; but the human comedy that is tragic theater has already taken care of that for me over the next few years.  We will watch this real life Jeff Dunham puppet get more feeble by the day as the job takes its toll on his unhealthy ass.

      I say that mofo Joe will end up being more disliked by the public in the long run than Hillary the Hun because he just wants to be “the guy” in the history book.  There is a difference in making history or being in the history books by virtue of position.  His milquetoast solutions will not solve anything and after 4 years we will have little Ivanka Trump going full tilt nazi.  The same “I’ll show you” look that Trump got at the correspondents dinner where Obama roasted him is the same look she got when all the world leaders haughtily disrespected her (she thought) as she tried to bully her way into the conversation of the G8 or G10 or whatever that meeting of global leading pricks is called.  And yes, women can be pricks also Johnson.

      • #380193
        PolecatHollerer
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        When he wins in the primary against a lefty, Joe states he will not be doing Socialist policy because “I beat the socialist”.

        On the other hand, when he wins in the general against a righty, Joe states his intention to “reach across the isle” … bla bla bla.  There is never the same defiant “I beat the fascist capitalist”.

        Very well said!

        If you give a man enough rope, it will be six inches too short. This is not the nature of rope- it is the nature of man.

    • #380178
      incognito
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      lumping the snake🐍 and Bernie together as “Progressives?” Are memories so short? Or is that a sorry attempt at propaganda?
      The very wench who helped destroy Bernie’s campaign by refusing to drop out when she had zero chance of winning? And called him a misogynist, lying about a meeting they had. And doing it all on an open mic. Warren is no Progressive.

      And for Bernard – since it would be insulting for Biden to not include Progressives, Biden will not include Progressives. When on earth will you stop being so damn naive?

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      Ohio Barbarian
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      …as the incoming president balances the demands of his party’s progressive base against the political realities of a narrowly divided Senate.

      Biden’s not “balancing” anything. He’s a neoliberal corporatist, and is in the tank for the oligarchical financial capitalist order. Progressives have no place in such an order, and Biden’s not going to give them one. The AP is just flat-out lying on that one.

      But wait! There’s more! Notice that phrase “political realities”? It’s just not politically realistic, you see, for Biden to press for any progressive policies because, just like poor Barack Obama, he just doesn’t have the votes. Never mind the fact that Joe Biden could, by executive order, eliminate all student loan debt and extend Medicare to every American citizen as an emergency measure during a pandemic and then campaign against those who oppose him.

      Oh no. Those little facts will never be brought up by the corporate media; it would piss off their advertisers! The same will apply to withdrawing American troops from any country they are currently deployed in–that wouldn’t be realistic.

      It’s all so predictable it makes me nauseous.

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    • #380187
      MizzGrizz
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      ..and still is,to think he’d ever be welcome in a cabinet whose leader bragged about having beaten him.And Joe wouldn’t have beaten him,had the party not rigged the primary.

    • #380248
      Utopian Leftist
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      doing so would piss off his legions of Republiscum fans . . . You know, the ones in his fantasy world, where he is Big Dawg.

      Besides, where else are you peon’s going to turn? Big Dawg no malarkey Joe-Toe don’t need no dog face pony soldier peon progressives in his hip new admin, Son.

      "All fascism is a result of a failure of the left to provide a viable alternative." ~ Trotsky

    • #380257
      Jan Boehmerman
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      Now that he’s won,  why should Joe change his tune?

    • #380259
      beemerphill
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      It is hard to imagine that ANYONE expected Joe to have any real progressive voices in positions of power and influence. He never intended to include Bernie and will not include any people who might steer our government in a Socialist direction. Perhaps Bernie is playing some game that is too deep and complicated for us to understand, or perhaps he really is that stupid. Joe and Harris are not good enough sports to share any power with Bernie.

      beemerphill

    • #380282
      Fugitive Birdie
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      “America can always be counted on to do the right thing…

      … after they have tried everything else.”

    • #380288
      yourout
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      Know that’s complete bullshit.

      One of the things I tend to like about you is you don’t say stuff like that normally.

    • #380356
      Snort McDork
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      “Life Stinks” where he pounds on the door of the church in the rain begging to come in because he’s hungry and cold.

      The priest inside screems: We’re closed, go away! Then softly says, “My Son”.


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