“If Joe Biden continues making corporate-friendly appointments to his White Home, he’ll danger shortly fracturing the hard-earned goodwill his workforce constructed with progressives to defeat Donald Trump,” Justice Democrats government director Alexandra Rojas stated in an announcement. “A Biden administration dominated by corporate-friendly insiders like Steve Ricchetti and Cedric Richmond won’t assist the President-elect usher in essentially the most progressive Democratic administration in generations.”
Here is the factor, although: What, precisely, did the left count on right here?
Biden spent greater than three many years within the Senate earlier than ascending to the vice presidency. Throughout all of that point, he solid himself as a reasonable pushed by pragmatism and deal-making.
In his just-completed presidential marketing campaign, Biden repeatedly opposed liberal coverage proposals like “Medicare for All” and the “Inexperienced New Deal.”
Given all of that (Biden‘s many years of public service and the whole lot he stated in the middle of the marketing campaign) why would liberals consider that Biden would bend to their wishes when it got here to his senior employees? Or to his Cupboard picks? (Ahem, Elizabeth Warren, ahem).
Biden informed everybody — the left included — precisely what kind of president he could be. One who believed that Trump was an anomaly, that Republicans have been good individuals who might be handled in a post-Trump period and that deal-making and centrist politics have been the fitting method ahead.
He isn’t going to return on it now that he is received the White Home.
The Level: If liberals are upset about Ricchetti and Richmond, nicely, I’ve obtained some unhealthy information for them. Judging by Biden‘s longtime strategy to politics, there’s a lot extra the place that got here from.