Do you remember when Republicans were hyperventilating about “socialism”?
Do you remember earlier this spring when neoliberal centrists were crowing that Joe Biden was new the FDR and that we were unironically at the dawn of a new progressive era?
Do you remember when the smarter people on the Left like Matt Karp expressed their doubts that the Democrats had the stomach to tax their wealthy professional class base in the coastal suburbs?
Six months into our new progressive era, Joe has delivered a $1,400 check with a lower eligibility threshold (giving people less COVID relief than Trump), Medicare for All is dead, the public option in health care is dead, the $15 minimum wage is dead, taxing Wall Street is dead, raising taxes on the wealthy and Corporate America is dead, the wealth tax is dead, the PRO Act is almost certainly dead and even student loan debt relief which Joe Biden could deliver with the stroke of a pen tomorrow is dead.
Joe Biden is currently in Wisconsin campaigning on his bipartisan infrastructure deal which is more popular with Republicans than Democrats. Meanwhile, the Left is being accommodated on open borders, trannies, censorship and demonizing the police. Liz Cheney is a heroine of the Democrats now. The FBI and CIA are the good guys now. Neocons are now all over CNN and MSNBC. The military-industrial complex and Pentagon generals who support imperialism are the good guys now.
Bernie Sanders can’t even stand up to the SALT Caucus. Look at him. He is tired and defeated.