Wednesday, 30 September 2020

Schumer, in rare move, takes control of floor to force health care vote

quote [ Schumer's surprise steps were extraordinary because such motions are typically offered by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell who controls the Senate and dictates what gets considered on the floor. Schumer has never before tried to force such a cloture vote in his time as the top minority leader, aides said.

The rules say any senator can do what Schumer did Tuesday but senators typically don't take these extreme steps because doing so regularly would shut down the Senate. ]

Strange, could've sworn I spent the last decade or so being told how the democrats didn't have any options available to them. Sorry, kids in concentration camps.

The Democratic Party Abandoning Progressives Is Costing Them Seats

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[by steele@8:36pmGMT]


mechavolt said @ 1:44am GMT on 1st Oct [Score:1 Underrated]
Somewhat relatedly

While I'm not surprised, I was certainly disappointed in Biden's abrupt shit back right last night. I was optimistic when his campaign started working with Sanders and Warren on policy. I'm still voting Biden, but last night was huge "fuck you" to the progressive wing.
steele said @ 5:52pm GMT on 1st Oct
I'm sorry, I feel for ya, I do, but if they had any intention of allowing any of these progressive policies they wouldn't have worked so hard to ratfuck Bernie in the primary in the first place. I mean, they picked Kamala Harris in the middle of nationwide insurrection against the police!💁🏼‍♂️😅
C18H27NO3 said @ 8:31pm GMT on 1st Oct
I'm not thrilled with Biden either, but don't see it as a huge fuck you to the progressive wing. I ask : What do you suppose is the first step in moving toward those progressive policies? Currently with a republican senate (although that might change)?
mechavolt said[2] @ 10:16pm GMT on 1st Oct
He took great pains to distance himself from both the environmentalist- and justice-focused policies that progressives have been pushing lately. I do think that this is our best bet to at least step in the right direction, though.

As to the first step, it's getting the Republicans out, so I'll be voting Biden and down-ticket.

The downside of that is that this does nothing to encourage the Democratic establishment to move left. But the alternative is madness, so I guess it's the only reasonable option.
conception said @ 10:48pm GMT on 2nd Oct
It's hard to say because the people that Biden needs right now aren't progressive. They are people that somehow are swaying between the two candidates and those people aren't progressives. Progressives are already voting Biden.

There's an argument that progressive policies could win more voters but there's a lot of propaganda already out there against them you have to fight uphill against.

So, that is to say, this is all election year bullshit. Who knows what reality will be.

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