you know when bernie said he wanted to do all sorts of good shit everyone hit talked endlessly about "but how will he *do* it, what's his plan to get it through"

when you're a centrist, you can just go "oh, i wasn't going to actually do the things i said i would" and it's fine
see, i didn't expect bernie to actually accomplish everything he wanted, i just expected him to actually fight for it

biden's and other's plans were supposed to be more 'realistic' and thus better bc then they could 'actually pass' and whoops not happening either
"biden will hit the ground running!"

"ah! well, nevertheless,"
here's the thing about democrats:

people wouldn't be nearly as pissed at them if they looked like they were actually fighting before they lost/compromised

instead everyone pre-emptively gives up and offers rationalizations for why not even trying was the smart idea
"what do you want them to do?!?!" they ask

i, and many others, want them to at least FIGHT before giving us table scraps. that should not be a great ask

there is a brain poisoning of "if you're not 100 percent guaranteed victory, you shouldn't even bother" in dems
people would better swallow $1400 checks - which both it and $2000 checks are not nearly enough - if dems actually fought for the $2000 (preferably more) first, instead of knocking themselves down before even negotiating.
notably, that $2000 a month bill that kamala endorsed forever ago was an actually *good* idea.

why isn't she and biden using the bully pulpit every fucking day to fight for something she supposedly supports that would help millions, right?
here's another thing: "the republicans are blocking it! manchin is blocking it! sinema is blocking it!"


how about biden and other leaders go on tv and shit down their necks instead of going "we love bipartisanship and we don't wanna make anyone mad"
if republicans are a problem (they are), and manchin is a problem (he is), and sinema is a problem (she is), then democrats with power, leverage, influence should start acting like it instead of treating them as their BFFs
ronald reagan used to get on tv telling voters to call their reps to lower taxes! this is an established strategy! and the dems LOVE reagan!
bringing back schoolhouse rock to make an episode about bribes, intimidation, blackmail, leverage, so liberals can understand how congress and power in general actually works
"the rules say-" the rules say LOTS of things, i don't know why the last four years made you think the rules actually matter

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