I mean, I’m just saying, even if you take the tack that this is some kind of incremental approach, we all have a limited amount of time on this planet. We do not have time to listen to the YOU LIE Party anyway, but we flap around pretending to do it so maybe they’ll vote for our thing? What fourth grader couldn’t tell you they were never gonna vote for it no matter how many concessions it included? Baucus could have put forth whatever halfass Sudoku puzzle the Republicans were waving around during Obama’s speech the other night, and the wingnuts would still oppose it for no other reason than that they want Democrats to suffer. This is how it works.
So knowing that, why not put together a good bill, a necessary bill, and actually solve the problem needs solving? If this is gonna be the hill you die on anyway, make it worth the fighting for.