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Fri May 31, 2019, 02:14 PM

 

Pelosi and Biden: Perfect Together

To me, this is one of Biden's strongest attributes: He seems to be in sync with Nancy Pelosi.

I used to work in Washington and I know what it takes to get a bill through both houses of Congress, and then signed by the president. In short, it ain't easy.

The problem I see with many "progressive" programs being proposed in the 2020 campaign is that they don't stand much of a chance of ever becoming law, even if the Dems take back Senate control.

For example, Biden and Pelosi are strong ACA/Obamacare supporters, but not so supportive of "Medicare for All."

They helped get Obamacare passed, and they seem to be of like mind when it comes to the improvements they want to make in this incredibly important healthcare law (such as adding a public option).

With a President Biden and Speaker Pelosi working hand-in-hand on healthcare legislation it is likely such bills could eventually get passed and become law (assuming the Dems take back the Senate sometime in the foreseeable future).

I'm all about: what can we get done? What is realistic? What law can we get through Congress?

I'm not so much into pie-in-the-sky proposals that may get a lot of attention, and may even get a lot of primary votes, but in the end are nothing but empty promises.

If Nancy Pelosi won't support a proposal of one of our 2020 progressive candidates, then it won't become law, practically speaking.
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Response to Vidal (Original post)

Fri May 31, 2019, 04:00 PM

1. KR

 

If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden

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Response to Vidal (Original post)

Fri May 31, 2019, 04:36 PM

2. Exactly

 

You have to get what you can when you can.
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Response to DownriverDem (Reply #2)

Fri May 31, 2019, 04:36 PM

3. Agree

 

and it will be hard
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Response to Vidal (Original post)

Fri May 31, 2019, 06:37 PM

4. K&R

 

There are good reasons why it is not easy to get laws passed. Things should move slowly in most cases.
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