"One of the political benefits to Democrats of passing the Affordable Care Act, rather than following the crawl into a hole and die strategy urged upon them in all sincerity by Republicans, is that it shifted the debate to favorable terrain. Now Democrats are favoring the status quo, and Republicans are trying to pass a radical change. Indeed, now that the issue is repeal, it's Democrats who are united and Republicans who are divided, rather than the reverse."For all the talk about the Overton Window, hardly anyone seems to know how to actually shift it. This is how you shift it. Not by slamming the people trying to do good. Instead, you move it by actually racking up accomplishments that change the country.
Admittedly, it's much less satisfying to some people. I think we all know who I'm talking about.