We’ll know exactly where the Democrats are going if they elect either Nancy Pelosi or Chuck Schumer as Speaker. That will send the signal it will be politics and business as usual, and nothing will be accomplished other than progressive theater. They may roll back a few of the Republicans’ most egregious power-grabs, but chances are they won’t roll them all the way back because that’s what the plutocrats who made fat donations to their campaigns, more even than to the Republicans, want.
The real irony is, of course, that if they were to throw out the ACA and replace it with Medicare for All, they’d have a lock on the kind of advances made Tuesday for at least a decade. Anyone taking bets on whether they’ll do it?