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Yang isn't an establishment corporatist democrat. Best to smother him than giving him airtime because that was a mistake that was made in 2016 by giving Trump a ton of coverage propelling to the GOP nomination.

Trump wasn’t “given” airtime, he took it because he produced boffo ratings for the news networks. People were naturally curious and tuned in in droves. The unfortunate side effect of our ratings based commercial television system.

He also spoke to a sadly large portion of the electorate with his race bating, xenophobic language, and that’s why he won.

A return to business as usual might not a successful path forward. We shall see. Blinken & Yellen picked by the president-elect. So may be comforted by the same old hands at the wheel. Me? Not so much.

You need look only at the Florida results, where Republicans picked off a significant portion of the Latino vote by bombarding the populace with messages of “he’s/she’s a socialist.” People don’t want radical, indeed, exactly what they voted for was a return to normalcy.

There are things that can be done within that framework, and recall, with Republicans still in control of the Senate (a situation I expect to continue even after the runoff election in Georgia and *even if Dems win there*) you need Republican votes to get anything done. Putting a serious progressive with radical policies in place only gives the Republicans fodder for 2022 and a sure bet to gum up the works for the next two/four/eight years.
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