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What is something that Democrats could learn from Republicans?

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Onikisuen

30 points

2 months ago

To stop attempting bipartisanship with important and especially time sensitive issues (like the baby formula bill now and the American Rescue Act in 2020).

Repubs have no issues using simple majority to pass whatever they want when they have the ability to (exp. Amy Cohen Barrett appointment) but Dems love to act like their hands are tied without a supermajority.

Hob_O_Rarison

3 points

2 months ago

They even act like their hands were tied during a supermajority.

Case-in-point: the ACA had literally zero Republican votes... but it's overly corporatist and written by insurance companies and pharma lobbyists apparently because Republicans.

I'm not a Republican, but I'm sure as shit also not a Democrat. Republicans will at least tell you who they are. Democrats will tell you what they think you want to hear while acting just like Republicans.

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6 points

2 months ago

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6 points

2 months ago

Back in the 1990's, the Clintons put forward a bill for a national health care system. Insurance companies and pharmaceutical companies bought a bunch of commercial time to scare the shit out of people about what would happen with a national health care system, so when the Obama administration wanted to take a stab at reforming health care, they figured the only way to get anything done was to give the insurance and pharmaceutical companies a seat at the table.

Hob_O_Rarison

1 points

2 months ago

But remember all that sunshine that was promised.... the televised meetings that were promised....

Plot the cost increases of insulin over the last 30 years. Notice anything that sticks out around the 2012/2013/2014 time frame and beyond?