The Democrats must become more conservative, abandon their progressive policies (even though they're popular with voters), and court swing voters

That's where I'm at right now. The progressive movement has failed for now so let's hand over control of how far bills go to Manchin, get some bipartisan bills passed that don't freak out the moderates, and try to turn down the pressure a bit.

Dem Corp is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the right-wing and is unreformable. Let it collapse under the weight of its own insignificance.

Maybe America has enough on its plate right now without legislating gigantic expensive social programs. Maybe this is a good time for the parties to work together a little bit.

Good coffee, good weed, and time on my hands...