Loc: Puget Sound, WA
Originally Posted By: Greger
if Obama and the Democrats in congress had read the views and wants of the public in general when it came to the ACA, they would have put it off for a couple of years and engaged in education of the people.
There's a lot of truth to that. Both the right and the left were against it. It went too far for conservatives and not far enough for liberals and there was never any compromise. A crappy bill got passed that nobody liked. Not a single Republican voted for it. The Supreme Court pulled its teeth and essentially nothing changed. A win for conservatives. Obama's entire reign was basically a win for conservatives and they capitalized on it when they elected Trump.
Democrats have nominated his VP, who was chosen because he was more conservative than Obama, and while we may get rid of Trump it will be another win for conservatives.
Biden is know for his ability to "work across the aisle". To compromise, to give up what liberals want in favor of what conservatives want...
You ever hear conservatives saying they need to "work across the aisle"...? They don't. They need to steamroll the opposition it's what they do and they're good at it.
I'm not sure what Democrats are good for or good at.
Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory is what they are most often hailed for....