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it's gunna be a hilarious if Joe Biden's moderate white guy persona allows for more progressive legislation than any explicitly left wing candidate could have gotten done. :lol:
Look at Virginia. Its almost like the Governor wearing blackface made his job easier there when it came to pushing progressive policies.......
 

RIP sleazyy

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Look at Virginia. Its almost like the Governor wearing blackface made his job easier there when it came to pushing progressive policies.......
I brought this up to someone and they thought I was off the mark. We even call him Governor Blackface while supporting his decisions and advocating for him.

Feel like I’m in bizarro world sometimes.
 
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Right now, every remotely good idea in national politics goes to die in the Senate. Getting Trump out improves the chances of things getting better but the Senate has to be cracked. If Biden can work the levers, end the filibuster and get a slim majority of Dems to enact new laws like a new voting rights act, DC and PR statehood and court packing, that alone will have him go down in history as one of our greatest progressive Presidents. Otherwise, Mitch McConnell and the courts will continue to run the country and run it on the terms of the far right.

While it’s a little harder for the GOP to do culture war against a white guy, anyone pushing for even the most modest progressive policies is helping to not only improve the lives of poor people, a disproportionately colored and feminine group, they are also changing the social relationship between the poor and working class on one side and capital, especially small capital holders, on the other. The fact that the, predominantly white, business class could even potentially lose their immense power over their employees or future employees because those employees are slightly less scared and hungry, loss of power will mobilize them even if the President happens to look like them.
 
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dwalk31 dwalk31 , with the news that Trump regrets supporting criminal justice reform, and Trump wasting a huge portion of his time doing nothing, when should we expect the Second Step Act? If I remember correctly, you said there's no reason to believe it won't happen, but it seems like we have quite a few reasons to believe it won't happen.

 
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Conservatives say the Federal government should not be strong, they claim George Washington. They say that the modern day Democratic Part is a legacy of slave owners, they claim Thomas Jefferson. They say that Lincoln shouldn’t have prosecuted the civil war, they claim Lincoln. They say that America’s downfall started with progressivism and its belief that the constitution should be amended and reinterpreted in order to keep pace with changing material realities, conservatives also claim Teddy Roosevelt.

It’s almost as if conservatism is an incoherent mess of cultural signifiers combined with a clear desire to maintain and reinforce hierarchies.
 

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Conservatives say the Federal government should not be strong, they claim George Washington. They say that the modern day Democratic Part is a legacy of slave owners, they claim Thomas Jefferson. They say that Lincoln shouldn’t have prosecuted the civil war, they claim Lincoln. They say that America’s downfall started with progressivism and its belief that the constitution should be amended and reinterpreted in order to keep pace with changing material realities, conservatives also claim Teddy Roosevelt.

It’s almost as if conservatism is an incoherent mess of cultural signifiers combined with a clear desire to maintain and reinforce hierarchies.
Modern conservatives are simply a continuation of King George III's attempt to subjugate the American colonies.
 
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