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1) You're assuming Democrats act independently. This is incorrect. I understand why you might think this way, because that's how the GOP behaves, but there's a key difference between the GOP and the Dems.
2) The GOP has a large network of cooperating interest groups that all are moving in the same general direction in terms of candidates that GOP candidates have to interact with.

The Dems filter ALL their campaign donations through political apparatuses managed by party leaders
3) Effectively, this means that if Pelosi, Schumer, or a neoliberal equally high up gives the thumbs down, they turn off the campaign donation spigot for a Democrat overnight.
4) This is why the Democrats are far more likely to vote as a unified block. Breaking away on an important vote means that they commit campaign suicide. After the shitshow that was passing Obamacare, with Democrat holdouts, necessitated the centralization of their donor machine.
5) That's why dealing with Nunchucks, Pelosi and Schumer, is so important. You have to get them to relent in order to free up the votes, at which point the crossovers occur. Until then, well, the stalemate continues.

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