In today's email from my Congresscritter Nancy Pelosi, I was glad to see this:
The contours of how to move on are totally obvious: compromise and fix as much as of the accumulated dreck in the existing Senate bill as possible through an amending reconciliation measure requiring only 50 votes. Then the House passes the existing Senate bill with the reconciliation amendments. No obstructing Republicans need be involved.
Democrats look like champions, not chumps.
How complicated is that? Everyone needs to call their Democratic reps and demand action.
And let's stop blaming the screaming Left for the difficulties getting this done. When the Left screams, it is because people are dying for lack of health care and fear (or fact) of bankruptcy. Progressives have compromised away single payer, and medicare for all, and the public option for next to nothing. If this crashes, it is not their fault. And it need not crash.
I don't know the original source of the graphic on this post. It came to me passed around in email, possibly in union circles.