The tragedy (or missed opportunity) of the past two years is that the Biden administration, politically and legislatively, attempted to break, if not in full, with the logic and policies of neoliberalism – a logic and policies that date back to the mid-1970s. And yet, the coalition, including progressives and the left, that elected Biden, for all practical purposes, sat on its hands.
The same can’t be said about the Republican-MAGA movement. They furiously resisted Biden’s political/legislative agenda and defeated much of it, with the help of a couple of Senate Democrats.
Let’s hope that we don’t pay a steep price on election day for our inaction and more than occasional snipping at the Biden administration and Democratic legislators over the past two years.