Oct 25, 2021
This week, Brie grills California Representative Ro Khanna on why progressives hesitate to call out Joe Biden, along with “rotating villains” Manchin & Sinema, for his role in obstructing democratic policies from a $15 min wage to student debt cancellation. Why should we trust Biden’s “heart” is in the right place on $15 an hour or the infrastructure bills if he declines to use tools in his arsenal — namely executive orders — to advance is own agenda? Is focusing on the good stuff coming out of the infrastructure negotiations merely giving credit where credit is due? Or is it ultimately a tactic used to distract voters from remembering all that was prematurely bargained away by Democrats who seem allergic to leverage? Did progressives miscalculate by not demanding a $15 min wage be included in the “must pass” Covid bill last March? And why isn’t Biden called out as the person responsible for that provision being removed. (Can’t blame the parliamentarian for everything). Brie also asks Khanna about his Colin Powell tribute tweet, and why progressives continue to participate in the hagiography of war criminals.
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