Good points. And they both undergird what is probably your and my main disagreement which is that I (likely too much) excuse the inability to get the perfect result if progress can be made. Politics is the art of the compromise, and the Democrats have made a lot of compromises in my lifetime.
Maybe Sanders represents a new energy that will sweep through Congress and enable rapid progressive action. It would be great! For forty years, government has mostly been about keeping the barbarians from burning it all down.
I’ll definitely read your piece!