Not really.
W. Island

I think his plans were feasible — especially when you work from the premise that in every negotiation you ask for everything and negotiate towards an agreeable point in between. I’ve watched too many “reasonable” democrats start by taking things like a private option off the table before they even begin; in hopes it will win them points with Republicans. Same can be said of Obama putting chained CPI on the table when discussing social security in order to curry favor with conservatives. What people kept calling unserious and infeasible during the election were what I would consider starting from a position of strength with somewhere to go. You can find legislation you don’t like from any politician whose been in public life as long as he has. Biden voted poorly on the side of credit card companies. Clinton’s famous war vote. I understand that happens sometimes. I particularly forgave Hillary’s war vote because she is a woman who needed to show she could hack being commander-in-chief. To overcome sexism, she took a vote I didn’t like. It happens, and the longer you’ve been in office the more of those you can pick apart. That doesn’t mean that fundamentally, his ideas are more progressive than hers; and he’d have fought harder to get more legislation farther to the left, which was what I wanted from a president.

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