Asked if there was a plan to get as much progressive legislation passed as possible, Sanders replied, “What’s most important is that the ideas we’re fighting for are enormously popular. 70%, 80% of the American people want Medicare to negotiate prescription drug costs, people want to expand Medicare, people want to deal with the crisis of climate. So what we’re talking about is what the American people want.”
False. Progressive ideas are not “enormously popular” except among the far left. What “the American people” want is for leftists like Sanders and to quit destroying the economy.
“We have allowed the Republicans to get away with murder,” Sanders lamented. “They haven’t had to vote on anything. If they want to vote against lowering the cost of prescription drugs, expanding Medicare, dealing with child care, dealing with housing, let them vote and let Manchin and Sinema decide which side they are on. When all of that shakes out, we’ll see where we are. I have the feeling that we will be able to get 50 votes or more on some of these issues. We can put that piece together and then pass something that’s very significant.”
The Democrats have all the political power now and still can’t get any of their massive, Big Government money- and power-grabs passed. The American people who Sanders believes want progressive policies can see just how disastrous those policies are under the Biden administration.