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FFL (GOP Delenda Est)1/25/2020 5:28:56 am PST

re: #102 LeftyRambles2413 (HappyWarrior)

I’m glad you brought up the EOs. I really think Sanders will struggle to pass legislation as President and it’s exhausting getting talked down to people. It’s like they have no idea how hard ACA was to first pass and then uphold in court. I might have more optimism if Sanders has more skill at passing legislation but it’s actually a great weakness of his.

And there is no reservoir of favors or goodwill within the Democratic Party for Sanders to draw on. He’s pretty much only a member of the party when he campaigns for the nomination. Once it’s over he withdraws back into his “Independent”* shell and just caucuses with the Democrats since it’s useful to *him* as otherwise he’d be out in the cold completely with no chance of committee assignments.

* - Not being part of the Democratic Party might be one of his selling points to the Bros and part of the progressive faction, but I also think it’s sort of cynical on his part as well. (And I am sort of surprised the Democratic Party didn’t tighten their participation rules after 2016.)