And I don’t think we can lose the current one. It’s good that they’re starting to realize they should give people nice things, even though they still don’t seem to realize you have to be uncouth about it: that is, they hate tell people they gave them nice things, and they hate even more telling people Republicans want to take away their nice things (they are the only political party that seems to think politics is beneath them).
That said, that’s how you win in 2010. It’s still necessary, but not sufficient. Now, the very mechanisms of democracy are under assault, and I’m not seeing much in the way of alacrity, especially by Senate Democrats. It’s as if they don’t realize they’ll lose their Senate majority and probably the House majority if they don’t pass HR1/S1–and Manchin’s proposal to simply reauthorize the Voting Rights Act isn’t enough, since the radical right Roberts Court already gutted its key proposal.
There’s also a time crunch: there’s little point in passing legislation that wouldn’t affect the 2022 election by turning back the hundred plus bills Republicans have passed to restrict the franchise.
I don’t know if it’s age or just a party infrastructure that selects for excessive caution, but Senate Democrats need to fight the current war.