Sanders Says it Will Be 'Enormously Insulting' if Biden Freezes Leftists Out of Cabinet
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If Democrats do manage to gingerly escort Joe Biden into the Oval Office come January, he and his handlers will have a huge problem: How to reconcile the party‚Äôs more moderate factions with the radical, Marxist-commies that are already demanding a role in his government because they believe they were the ones who elected him.
Already, the radical left is needling Biden for influence. One group linked to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York wants Biden to impose a socialist economic model on America with or without Congress.
The group, New Consensus (which is misnamed, of course) is advising Biden to work through the Federal Reserve and Treasury Department to provide trillions of dollars in low-interest loans to assist small businesses and to ‚Äúbuild the industries of tomorrow,‚ÄĚ Politico reported.
‚ÄúThe plan we‚Äôve just outlined, again, can be pursued with or without formal legislation,‚ÄĚ a memo from the group sent to Biden‚Äôs transition team says. ‚ÄúShould that not happen, as you know, the nation does not have the luxury of waiting for such perks before tackling its most urgent and indeed ‚Äėexistentially‚Äô compelling needs. What can legally be done must quickly be done.‚ÄĚ
Leftist groups aren‚Äôt the only ones haranguing and harassing Biden already. So is Congress‚Äô only undeclared Communist, Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont.
‚ÄúIt seems to me pretty clear that progressive views need to be expressed within a Biden administration,‚ÄĚ Sanders told The AP.
‚ÄúIt would be, for example, enormously insulting if Biden put together a ‚Äėteam of rivals‚Äô ‚ÄĒ and there‚Äôs some discussion that that‚Äôs what he intends to do ‚ÄĒ which might include Republicans and conservative Democrats ‚ÄĒ but which ignored the progressive community.‚ÄĚ
So far, though, Biden doesn‚Äôt seem willing to fill out his administration with left-wing whack jobs who consistently ignore reality and actually think that the Democratic Party machine has a place for you (that would be Sanders we are thinking about).
Biden selected Ron Klain, a longtime Democratic lobbyist, as his chief of staff. Klain represented a group of businesses in the mid-2000s that sought to cap payouts in asbestos lawsuits.
Biden‚Äôs top counselor, Steve Ricchetti, is also a longtime lobbyist who has worked in Democratic politics. Ricchetti played a key role in the Clinton administration in 2000 in helping push through a bill that normalized trade relations with China. ...
Biden is reportedly leaning towards appointing other moderate Democrats to key cabinet positions. CNN reported that Biden is considering former Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel to serve as his Transportation secretary.
The New York Times reported that Biden is leaning towards selecting Federal Reserve governor Lael Brainard to lead the Treasury Department. The Times noted that progressives view Brainard as too moderate to hold the position.
Not exactly 'Bernie people.'
Now, here‚Äôs the thing. Rational Americans know that Joe Biden is getting senile; he has demonstrated as much for the entirety of his campaign.
We also understand that at some point, the Democrat powers that be will find a way to ‚Äėretire‚Äô Joe (25th amendment!) and install his VP, uber-leftist authoritarian Kamala Harris.
But then the party‚Äôs electoral problems will really begin because Americans, by and large, do not want uber-leftism ‚Äď creating a lot more elections Democrats will have to steal.