Category Archives: Democrats

Jeffrey Zients Has One Job, Just One Job

And it’s not clear to me why he should be ‘COVID czar’ any longer. I don’t blame him for Omicron, but for a shitty response to Delta. If we had a better response to Delta, or at least learned from … Continue reading

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Manchin Was Negotiating in Bad Faith All Along

So this came across the transom–and most establishment Democrats belatedly agree with it: Manchin on WV radio saying he knew from the beginning he wouldn't support BBB, but let Democrats negotiate. That he got to his "wits end" after staff … Continue reading

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Time to Bribe Manchin

The best definition of chutzpah is a man who murders his parents and then throws himself on the mercy of the court because he is an orphan. This is, of course, a post about Senator (and de facto Co-president) Joe … Continue reading

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Blaming Everyone but Themselves

Have no doubt that, if (and that’s a very likely if) Democrats lose the Senate or the House, moderate Democrats will blame the left for their failures. There’s just one problem with that (boldface mine): It is true that some … Continue reading

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New Democrats and COVID Testing Reimbursement

If one wants to understand why those who used to be called liberal Democrats, and now call themselves everything from progressives, to social democrats, to actual socialists just don’t like ‘moderate’/New Democrats, one only has to look at the Biden’s … Continue reading

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Jan. 6 Insurrection Sympathizers: Not a Minor Threat

One week after the failed Jan. 6 insurrection, I was reminded of something Comrade Thers once wrote (boldface mine): Anyway, what we have here is a situation where a relatively small minority of Americans are claiming the right, ultimately backed … Continue reading

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Will Biden Govern? The Omarova Edition

While political reporters love the drama due to Co-President Manchin’s and Manic Pixie Dream Senator Sinema’s antics, there are several other poorly behaving Democrats who are attempting to block the appointment of an aggressive bank regulator, Saule Omarova, to head … Continue reading

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The One Way Vice President Harris’ Star Could Shine–And Why Democrats Won’t Let It

A couple of weeks ago, there was one of those insiderey anonymously sourced articles about the supposed troubles Vice President Kamala Harris is facing. Rafia Zakaria does a good job showing how Harris has been placed in a no-win situation … Continue reading

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Republican Daddy Will Not Save You: The CBO Edition

One reason professional Democrats suck at their jobs is they don’t replace right-wing ideologues with Democrats (boldface mine): Early in his administration, amid backlash to the Affordable Care Act and the rise of the tea party movement, President Barack Obama … Continue reading

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Over 750,000 Dead and Most of Our Elected Leaders Will Pay No Price for It

In a very good piece, Brian Beutler makes an excellent observation (boldface mine): What troubles me even more than the governing errors, though, is the fact that Republicans were able to become competitive anywhere in any blue territory in the … Continue reading

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