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AOC and Other Top Progressives Urge Biden—If Elected—to Deny K Street, Wall Street Execs Top Cabinet Posts

Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/10/16/aoc-and-other-top-progressives-urge-biden-if-elected-deny-k-street-wall-street-execs


In 2024 AOC will be old enough to run for President. I can’t wait!


AOC " in any other country Joe Biden and I would not be in the same party".

I just love this lady! Diogenes would be proud!


We may have to wait a long time, because the corrupt DNC will no doubt do to AOC what they did to Bernie !


Will Biden go the way of Obama and stick with the Wall street crowd or actually get creative?
Wouldn’t it be great to see loans benefit people’s mortgage and loans, college loans, and small business?


Biden will proclaim that he wants to “reach across the aisle to his Republican friends and colleagues,” and “work together for the good of the (ahem) nation.” Then he will proceed to appoint Larry Summers and Jaime Dimon as his chief economic advisors. And his first task will be to shovel billions more dollars into their private bank accounts.


Barely. She will be 35. She just turned 31, so she would be old enough by Election Day.
I wouldn’t be surprised to see a Biden administration offer her another post. Something relatively meaningless (like UN ambassador or a lesser cabinet position) that would keep her off the front pages, and would allow another conservadem to run for her seat.
I believe the saying is, keep your friends close, and your enemies closer. Of course that backfired infamously on the Kennedys, as they looked to neuter LBJ by giving him the VP slot, yet he ended up in the big chair.


I do believe that Geitner, Sommers, Dimon, or all three will be part of Biden’s economic team.
And if they are, his administration will be an abject failure, and Tom Cotton will be president in 2025.


Now that Biden no longer needs progressives, I am confident that he will do whatever he wants.


In human adults, past behavior is the best predictor of future behavior.


And when he ignores them, again, will they finally throw their weight behind the Movement for a Peoples Party and abandon the dem party once and for all?


In 2024 she will probably be in a fascist prison along with the rest of the squad. You think it can’t happen here?


Just because he offers her a post in his admin doesn’t mean she has to/would take it. I would fervently hope she didn’t. If she starts playing the DC political games, then she is lost.


Obama actually campaigned on that, but his promise didn’t even last until his inauguration. The Democrats have been FOS for more than half a century now. Isn’t it time we all caught the clue?


I suspect he’ll have appointments that make more conservative members dissatisfied and more progressive members dissatisfied. Per the Post (see below), he’s tough to gauge in terms of political positioning but generally his time in the Senate indicates he’s in the center to lean left side of the party. The one thing I have read is that Warren and he have developed a real rapport. Additionally, some of his key advisors, like Felicia Wong and Jared Bernstein, are keenly aware of the failures of the Obama administration. Wong is strongly in the more stimulus camp, for example.



Frankly, I’ve seen most of the democratic party in the center, or leaning left in the party.
Some equate him as an equal to trump. Ridiculous.

A fine town hall of Biden’s by the way.


There are hundreds of DC political games. You might want to be more specific.

Congressional games, war mongering games, financial games, etc.
And Warren has a wide range of positions herself.
Just wondering.

How comical ! Biden has served corporate interests for his entire tenure in D.C. To ask ‘credit card’ Joe to consider the problems of the working class is laughable. Even so-called socialist Bernie is backing the swamp creature just as he backed the Hildebeast. AOC and company will have to form a third party if she desires change in this Kleptocracy.


Biden refuses to budge on medicare, student loans, fracking, Heitkamp has been mentioned for big agri secretary already, Dimon for … , Geithner for … , Summers for … , in other words the same old capitalist bs. Which means the most dangerous organization in the world will once again be only 1 or 2 elections away from power, again.

Here today, here tomorrow.

“Insanity is repeating the same mistake and expecting different results.” NA


To be honest, I’m more worried about the Senate than Biden’s appointments. If the Senate is in McConnell’s hands, we are all in trouble. First things first, I guess.