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    Andrew Yang: Moderate Biden Can ‘Mainstream’ Progressive Ideas

    Andrew Yang: Moderate Biden Can ‘Mainstream’ Progressive Ideas

    TONY LEE 30 Jul 2020

    Former Presidential candidate Andrew Yang this week said former Vice President Joe Biden’s moderate image will potentially allow him to enact some of the most progressive policies since the New Deal era.

    “If someone like Joe says, ‘Hey, we need to do things differently on the economy or on climate change,’ that also becomes the mainstream. It’s very powerful. I think Joe has those instincts where he doesn’t try and chime in on every new issue. In part, that will help him move the entire center of gravity. If you look at his proposal on addressing climate change, it was very aggressive and very ambitious, rightfully so, but by being Joe, it becomes the new reasonable,” Yang told Yahoo News this week. “I think that Joe’s administration is going to be one of the most important administrations in decades, in terms of a need for a new New Deal.”

    According to Yahoo, Yang, who popularized the idea of universal basic income during the presidential primary season while bringing attention to the impact automation will have on the economy, believes “that Biden’s long record as a moderate gives him the power to take offbeat ideas like the ones Yang ran on and make them mainstream.”
    I doubt Biden's own former constituents can outline any "moderate" policies Biden is known for in any area. He's one of the last of the typical pols that came out of the 70s: a backslapping, glad-handing, baby-kissing frequenter of state fairs and chicken dinners who does what he is told by the money people. In that, he's similar to various RINOs. On the side, he did well for himself and his son as so many do.

    He was a relatively innocuous puppet of Obama but wasn't allowed to generate any ideas of his own. Good thing since he doesn't appear to have any.

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    That's always been the problem with Democrats since Bill Clinton - moderate in appearance and speeches while pushing for a hard left swing. It's why barely left of center Democrats were fools for thinking Gore was going to be like his former boss.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scott View Post
    That's always been the problem with Democrats since Bill Clinton - moderate in appearance and speeches while pushing for a hard left swing. It's why barely left of center Democrats were fools for thinking Gore was going to be like his former boss.
    How was Bill Clinton "hard left?" Seriously asking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Celeste Chalfonte View Post
    How was Bill Clinton "hard left?" Seriously asking.
    I read it as ‘Bill Clinton was the last of the moderates, and Gore was much more to the left of him’.

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    Ah, could be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Celeste Chalfonte View Post
    How was Bill Clinton "hard left?" Seriously asking.
    I should say, "since after Bill Clinton."
    "What truly matters is not which party controls our government, but whether our government is controlled by the people. January 20th 2017, will be remembered as the day the people became the rulers of this nation again. The forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no longer."

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