I think it would be more accurate to say this brought the US to 20th century health care, not 21st century. Although this is a huge accomplishment, we still have a long way to go on health care to take care of our citizens properly and to catch up with the more progressive nations in the world.
This is bad news for Dems electorally, although we knew it was coming. This shifts about 6-8 electoral votes away from blue or bluish states, and adds them to completely red states (while also shuffling around a few votes between purplish states). That adds the equivalent of an additional medium sized state to any formula Dems must take to win the next presidential election.
I'm actually okay with huge nuclear subsidies. Nuclear is clean, if handled correctly, and emits no greenhouse gases. The French get 80% of their power from nuclear, and they even export nuclear energy to Switzerland and other neighbors. Anything is better than fossil fuels.
Coal, on the other hand, is evil. If only we subsidized coal and wind like we subsidize coal...
Mostly though, no one is paying attention to anything except the primary race, and no one will pay attention to anything until after the presidential race concludes next fall.
I agree completely. That lil' bit of Pierce County is red, and everything else in the district is split pretty evenly or swings.
I wonder what will happen to this district after the next redistricting? I suppose it depends on whether Washington gets another seat or not (I've seen some recent projections indicating it might). Redistricting could be the end of Reichert, but it would unfortunately be a couple more terms away.
That's irrelevant for now, though, and Darcy needs to spend the next 18 months on the southeast King/Pierce county line!