“I imagine McConnell must have given a smug chuckle when he heard that exchange.”
You think Democrats should only advocate policies Republicans will let them pass. Got it. Entirely unhelpful and stupid but got it.
Sanders’ talk of “revolution” is metaphorical. Literally no one, except perhaps yourself, expects there aren’t going to be any guillotines rolled out onto the capitol to deal with the McConnells of the world. When it comes to carrying out a new agenda, it’s necessary to take the McConnells out of the equation. The same way Republicans just did with Democrats.