99% of Green New Deal co-sponsors won their 2020 races

99% of Green New Deal co-sponsors won their 2020 races

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first_img– Advertisement –  TOP COMMENTSQUOTATION“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”             ~~Theodore Roosevelt, “Citizenship In A Republic,” (April 23, 1910)TWEET OF THE DAY- Advertisement – “This quick-and-dirty analysis,” Kahn said, “aligns with other data showing that representatives who have sponsored and voted for progressive policies were not punished by voters.”As Common Dreams reported this weekend, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and others pointed out that every single congressional member who ran for reelection this year as a supporter of Medicare for All won their race.Ocasio-Cortez hinted that her team would be “running numbers” on the Green New Deal—of which she is the lead House sponsor—next. As Earther’s analysis showed, the reelection rate for representatives who co-sponsored the Green New Deal resolution was nearly 100% as well, with 92 out of those 93 congressional members retaining their seat.  “Saying progressive policies held Democrats back from expanding their House majority/taking the Senate just doesn’t hold water with data available so far,” Kahn noted on Twitter.THREE OTHER ARTICLES WORTH READINGJohn Kasich Contributed Nothing to Biden’s Election, So Why Should Democrats Listen to His Claptrap? by John Nichols. Kasich claims the left harmed Democrats. Wrong. Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, and movements boosted turnout and helped swing key states.Another Election, Another Round of Poll Bashing. Is That Fair?, by Michael Shulson. Forecasts once again substantially underestimated the extent of support for Trump. But does that mean they failed?- Advertisement – “Repeal every single Obama executive order.” (He has also pledged more specifically to “eliminate every unconstitutional executive order.”)“Repeal Obamacare.” (On Trump’s campaign website, he’s less bullish, promising only to “ask Congress” on day one to repeal Obamacare immediately.)“End the war on coal.““Begin swiftly removing criminal illegal immigrants from this country.” (More specifically, Trump has promised to do this in his “first hour” in office, “day one, before the wall, before anything.”)“Begin working on an impenetrable, physical, tall, powerful, beautiful, southern border wall.” xYou can run all the focus groups you want, come up with the cleverest, catchiest, most perfectest phrase that was ever phrased … if all you do is say it at a press conference & hope the media transmits it, intact, to your target audience … you will lose. Repeatedly.— David Roberts (@drvox) November 9, 2020BLAST FROM THE PASTAt Daily Kos on this date in 2016—Reminder: Donald Trump has made a lot of promises for his first day in the Oval Office:Exactly what a Donald Trump presidency would look like is something that the media rarely grappled with in the run-up to the election. Because issues and governance are boring, amirite? But Mother Jones’ Tim Murphy compiled a list of things Trump had promised to do on his first day in office, and that’s worth revisiting. Here’s a taste:center_img The El Paso Experiment, by Melissa del Bosque​​​​​​​. A Public Defender’s Lonely Fight Against Family Separation. : – Advertisement –last_img

 

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