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47. I think Biden will be as progressive
Mon Jan 4, 2021, 03:32 PM
Jan 2021

as congress allows. We still don't know who will control the senate, so that is a big factor. Meanwhile, his highest priority will be to get the pandemic under control and get the economy up and running, while reestablishing our diplomatic ties around the world. You can be sure that there will be a handful of Never-Biden liberals, who will find fault with everything he does. I believe we've seen this movie before when Obama took office.

Biden will not be able to please everyone and being he has been in government a long time, he is fully aware of that. You win some, you lose some, and you cut your losses wherever you can. Not terribly sexy, but if you live in a democracy, that is how change comes about in the real world.

We need our idealists and activists. They inspire us and show us what is possible. Then we need our pragmatists, who can make those dreams reality. However, the reality doesn't always match the original ideal 100%, hence that worn out, but very true cliché - "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good".

And for all your disgruntled liberal friends, I would suggest they put their progressive energies into local, state, and congressional races. That is where almost all change originates - from the bottom up, not the top down.

Biden Backing Off Progressive Initiatives? [View all] Proud Liberal Dem Jan 2021 OP
This message was self-deleted by its author AkFemDem Jan 2021 #1
I think that's the better course of action too Proud Liberal Dem Jan 2021 #6
Then why post this? Thekaspervote Jan 2021 #28
Trying to get information Proud Liberal Dem Jan 2021 #31
I think Biden will be as progressive PatSeg Jan 2021 #47
Well said! Vivienne235729 Jan 2021 #55
Staahp! Squinch Jan 2021 #2
He has to back off Polybius Jan 2021 #3
Don't you mean get past conservative republicans in Congress? brush Jan 2021 #18
No, I already know about them Polybius Jan 2021 #19
He's not even in the WH yet and it seems divisiveness is already... brush Jan 2021 #23
That is not true. We have moderates in the house now...we will do what we can...and all Demsrule86 Jan 2021 #35
Are you responding to me or another poster? brush Jan 2021 #39
bluedogs llashram Jan 2021 #24
Which is fine, in those districts a blue dog is usually the best we can do Amishman Jan 2021 #44
yep, I agree llashram Jan 2021 #49
doesnt matter, cuz we cant do shit unless we get the senate samnsara Jan 2021 #4
Legislatively of course Proud Liberal Dem Jan 2021 #8
Nope, we don't have the courts and believe me, it will matter. In 2016 we basically Demsrule86 Jan 2021 #36
"In my opinion according to the things i've read " biden is backing off Fullduplexxx Jan 2021 #5
How exactly is Biden to pass progressive legislation Big Blue Marble Jan 2021 #7
There's a problem right there Miguelito Loveless Jan 2021 #9
I try not to get into it too much with them Proud Liberal Dem Jan 2021 #13
Then we move to the middle and win elections that way. Our survival is at stake. Demsrule86 Jan 2021 #37
It is frustrating to say the least. Miguelito Loveless Jan 2021 #38
THIS !!!! ☝🏾☝🏾☝🏾, I'm sick if the overtly anecdotal post tilting negative towards dems uponit7771 Jan 2021 #57
... LexVegas Jan 2021 #10
The student debt and detention policy proposals that Biden ran on were extremely targeted and WhiskeyGrinder Jan 2021 #11
cool story bro ! stonecutter357 Jan 2021 #12
If there's one thing we're good at, it's a circular firing squad. mac56 Jan 2021 #14
Good Christ, he hasn't even been inaugurated yet! The Velveteen Ocelot Jan 2021 #15
Just to be clear Proud Liberal Dem Jan 2021 #16
FFS, at least let him get sworn in before starting in on him. Crunchy Frog Jan 2021 #17
you could ask your FB friends for documentation and proof for their claims nt msongs Jan 2021 #20
Biden has said he wants to limit student debt forgiveness DeminPennswoods Jan 2021 #21
This must be what they're jumping on then Proud Liberal Dem Jan 2021 #25
Yes, that's my impression, too DeminPennswoods Jan 2021 #48
Maybe we can wait until he takes the Oath of Office? MineralMan Jan 2021 #22
They can't even wait til he's sworn in to start this crap? johnp3907 Jan 2021 #26
I know Proud Liberal Dem Jan 2021 #27
My guess is that he has a very long and still rapidly growing GemDigger Jan 2021 #29
I'm embarrassed I read this. stillcool Jan 2021 #30
More shit-stirring... Wounded Bear Jan 2021 #32
Depends on the Senate what Biden can do...we need unity...how about skipping posts like this? Demsrule86 Jan 2021 #33
Was it John Barron? denbot Jan 2021 #34
Oh for the love of God.. Peacetrain Jan 2021 #40
How would they know? BainsBane Jan 2021 #41
He hasn't even been sworn in yet. Give me a fucking BREAK. SoonerPride Jan 2021 #42
+10000000 AmericanCanuck Jan 2021 #51
Literally don't care greenjar_01 Jan 2021 #43
Did anyone believe the Russian influence machine would just go away when Biden was elected? Midnight Writer Jan 2021 #45
OTOH, maybe some things were planted or exaggerated R B Garr Jan 2021 #46
This message was self-deleted by its author jcgoldie Jan 2021 #50
Yeah, Where's the PROOF? Biden Cha Jan 2021 #52
Personally I don't see any changes mvd Jan 2021 #53
If you have lots of friends like that, you may want to take a good look at yourself. Kaleva Jan 2021 #54
Why not ask them where they get their information & get links. ancianita Jan 2021 #56
BTW what the fuck is a Dem ? stonecutter357 Jan 2021 #58
Shorthand for a Democrat Proud Liberal Dem Jan 2021 #60
Biden's motto is "Never promise anything you can't deliver." betsuni Jan 2021 #59
Trashing...all such article posted here that show dems in disarray will be trashed. We need unity. Demsrule86 Jan 2021 #61
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