eternally screaming "the purpose of a system is what it does" at all the vbnmw types

the democrats have not effectively fulfilled a single major campaign promise in my entire life. do better


"oh but Obamacare and the Biden infrastructure bill-" are both shadows of what were promised because the Democratic establishment are fucking cowards who lie about their intentions during campaigns. do *better*.

@tindall going to require the passing of the silent/boomer generation that is refusing to let power go. It should surprise noone that both party leaders are extremely old.

@tindall wouldn't it be cool if y'all could vote for more than one party in such a gigantic country?

@tindall This seems a bit confused about the relationship between candidates’ intentions and results? Nobody can predict what laws they will be able to pass once elected.

Statements during campaigns are always optimistic at best because saying “who the hell knows what we’ll be able to pass” is too much honesty to get elected.

@skybrian do you think any one of them could honestly say that they're are using every option available to them to fulfill those promises? I don't.

@tindall I can’t answer this question because I don’t know what options were available. Partially because I didn’t follow Congressional politics very closely. I don’t know what “using every option available” would look like with such complex negotiations and Democrats having a bare majority in the Senate?

Like, are we going to blame Minchin and Sinema specifically, and does that mean the other senators and House Democrats are off the hook, because the “options available” were no options at all?

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