It’s past time for progressive Democrats to stop focusing on the places they win votes easily, in the cities and the suburbs and to go where the Republicans win by default: rural America.
One of its two major parties is centered on a Big Lie that threatens to blow up the nation, figuratively if not literally.
“I don’t know any part of this country where someone can survive on $7.25.”
The bill includes a $15 minimum wage increase, an extension of unemployment insurance, survival checks, and $20 billion for a national vaccination program.
“The current minimum wage, federally, is $7.25. Now, you can’t live on that.”
It is the first veto override of Trump's presidency.
“You have to be all sorts of twisted to think ‘making poor people more comfortable’ is a bad thing.”
"One major difference between GOP and Dems is that [Republicans] leverage their right flank to gain policy concessions and generate enthusiasm, while Dems lock their left flank in the basement [because] they think that will make Republicans be nicer to them."
"Trump is privately demanding $2,000 stimulus checks. McConnell is quietly fretting over Georgia. Democrats control the leverage, they should demand larger stimulus in the package being negotiated."