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Dems wonder: Has Biden gone ... MAGA?

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Posted By: Dreadnought, 3/9/2023 2:02:09 PM

An exaggeration? Probably not to progressive Democrats. Since Joe Biden’s attempt to rally his base in the State of the Union speech a month ago, they see Biden’s actions moving his White House closer to that of his predecessor. That’s not an exaggeration, anyway. First, Biden directly contradicted his commitment in that SOTU to independent statehood for DC by endorsing a rare congressional override. Nearly at the same time, his administration began tacking back toward a Trump-era immigration policy on family detentions that Biden himself had explicitly criticized. Most importantly, as Semafor highlights this morning, Biden has failed to engage with Democrats on any of these moves

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 3/9/2023 2:20:24 PM (No. 1421214)
If it means better vote harvesting for the dims in 2024, then, yes.
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