The Cook Political Report echo’s what Nancy Pelosi , Joe Biden and other Democrats know….
Gains for Democrats in House where erased by the Republicans and media talking about progressive policies in the losing places….
That while Joe Biden cruised to a win fighting against ‘defund the police’ and being defined as a ‘socialist’…
The Democratic Civil War cost the party House seats…..
And now progressives at looking to tell Joe Biden who should place in his admin….
Cook Political Report: “Throughout the cycle, Democrats rolled their eyes at Republicans’ incessant ads on these themes. After all, a minuscule number of House Democrats actually identify as ‘democratic socialists’ or have advocated reducing police funding.”
“But relatively few Democratic challengers aired ads inoculating themselves against these attacks. Most chose to stay on ‘offense’ on healthcare and COVID in their messaging. And, many paid the price. Says one GOP consultant, ‘In 2018, Dems were seen as normal. But after the rise of AOC, the primaries and ‘defund the police,’ it was easier to paint them as radical.’”
“Democrats’ genuinely progressive challengers fared the worst.”
Progressive’s on Biden’s Foreign Policy picks….
In a forceful effort to shape a more progressive foreign policy, a coalition of left-leaning and other groups on Friday will deliver a detailed roster of 100 candidates they recommend for senior posts in the Biden administration, according to organizers and a glossy book of resumes prepared for the president-elect.
The effort marks a new phase for progressive groups, which have criticized the ties to arms-makers of some Cabinet picks and have also lobbied the Biden-Harris team to enlist a more diverse set of views in building out its national security staff….
“This is the first comprehensive and coordinated effort by the left to influence the transition to appoint progressives to national security and foreign policy positions,” she added. “The candidates being recommended are not only qualified but are forward-looking, with no corporate ties or revolving door issues which has been a concern with respect to many of the national security appointments being made by the incoming Biden administration.”…