What this “It could be worse, if the GOP was in charge you’d get nothing” argument has failed to grapple with for 30+ years is that failing to pass your agenda when in power guarantees that the GOP *will* be in charge again soon.
I’m angry the Build Back Better Act is getting pared back. But, in the alternative universe where a Republican holds Manchin’s seat, we’re in week 3 of a government shutdown and Ted Cruz vows to filibuster the bill reopening the government until Biden agrees to slash Medicaid.
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10:32 PM · Oct 27, 2021

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There is no way to get through to these people. They are simply incapable of accepting responsibility for their actions when in the majority. “I wonder if we lost because we governed badly and people didn’t like it” has never occurred to them and never will.
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And likely in mich larger numbers...I'm thinking about sitting the next one out if the Dems can't govern.
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If I didn’t want paid family leave or wanted to preserve the tax rate for billionaires why wouldn’t I just vote Republican?
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Democratic politics cycles between telling people they have to Vote Blue No Matter Who so that Democrats nominally control Congress, & lecturing people that they can’t expect Democrats in control of Congress to deliver anything because of the Democrats they put in Congress.
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Don't forget "now that we've elected Democrats we still can't get anything we want because we need to elect more Democrats" The minimum # of Dems necessary to accomplish anything is always the actual number of Dems + at least 1 more.
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But Ed, Biden has appointed TWENTY-FIVE federal judges. What more do you want?
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I can't wait for Obama to come out of his Netflix mansion again to lecture us about not being grateful for scraps.
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Give it two years. But Manchin will still be in the senate, not that he will be a Dem then either
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