Many of us here have been thinking this exact thing …
The competition of democracy ought to result in the spiraling upwards of ideas, a competition to see who can out-do the other in confronting problems.
What we’ve had is that the Democrats trying to address health care, climate, our broken immigration system, etc., while Republicans deny that they are problems and tear down attempts to deal with them — or insist on ideology versus data. Problem is … reality always wins in the end.
If we had cooperation, credit would be shared. Both the Democrats and Republicans would have higher approval ratings. And the country would be better off.