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Bidenism can be said to be pragmatic, empathetic, very in touch with popular opinion, wary of giving bad faith opponents easy targets, and very focused on ultimately getting the job done.

In short: do popular things and stay on track.


Even the party’s most left-leaning voices have largely ceded to this popularity-minded framework, with Sen. Bernie Sanders in particular reaping the rewards of guiding a massive reconciliation bill.


[Infrastructure is] one of the least controversial items Congress regularly debates, but for better or worse, it really was at the edge of what a bipartisan Senate could move...

...the Democratic Party hasn’t just bent in Biden’s direction, but so too has the rest of Congress, and crucially, away from McConnellism.

from the comments:

- Also validates “good policy is good politics” adage.

- Do-nothing McConnellism and its brazen obstruction (clearly outside the Constitution on SCOTUS) was tolerated much too long. That alone invited fascists.

- Furthermore, it’s the complete opposite of Trumpism. Trump’s term was defined by bombastic radicalism
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