Just need him to commit to pardoning Rand Paul's neighbor now. https://t.co/F8K7rBGDJ0
— Daily Trix (@DailyTrix) May 15, 2020
We are months into this crisis. There is simply no excuse for President Trump's failure to implement a national testing strategy.
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) May 15, 2020
New York Times just failing miserably at its mission. https://t.co/6dMcySdDGo
— Tentin Quarantino (@agraybee) May 13, 2020
Anyone shocked by what the Media Village Idiots are convincing themselves is ‘a new & unexpected direction for Joe Biden’ is frankly too dumb to feed themselves with a fork. But, as my old man used to say, that’s why hamburgers (& cocktail weenies) were invented!
With primary opponents in the rear view, Biden has ditched "restore America" for some promises of big change and possible policy concessions. He didn't become new person, but pandemic changed the national mood at the same his political incentives shiftedhttps://t.co/xTtwiLc55r
— Steadman™ (@AsteadWesley) May 13, 2020
… “Yes, I’ve endorsed Vice President Biden and yes, we’re working to help organize progressives,” said Representative Barbara Lee of California, a former chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. “But we have to make sure that an agenda that speaks to the aspirations of all Americans is an agenda that he embraces.”
In recent weeks, Mr. Biden’s words and his policies have drifted left.
He announced a new plan last week focusing on systemic racism, and indicated in a Snapchat interview that he supported a federal rent bailout. In discussing big businesses and stimulus money, he recently snarled in a Politico interview, “This is the second time we’ve bailed their asses out.”
And this month, he was co-author of an op-ed article with Ms. Warren in McClatchy newspapers, acknowledging that “for many Americans, our economy wasn’t working even before the devastation of the Covid-19 crisis.”
“The blinders have been taken off,” Mr. Biden said at a recent fund-raiser. “Because of this Covid crisis, I think people are realizing: ‘My Lord. Look at what is possible.’”
Such a messaging shift presents both opportunities and challenges for Mr. Biden, who spent much of the primary keenly focused on how a presidential candidate’s promises would play in moderate states and in down-ballot races in the general election.
His recent words have been met with skepticism from progressive critics, who argue that his long legislative record in Washington suggests that the current changes are cosmetic. At the same time, at another fund-raiser, a donor told Mr. Biden’s wife that the candidate was already moving too far to the left — an illustration of the competing forces Mr. Biden must navigate.
Mr. Biden’s advisers have indicated to donors and other supporters this spring that the campaign is focused on uniting the Democratic Party before turning to broader general election outreach…