And that my friend is the difference between the dems and the repubs. Dems hope instead of mandating and the repubs don't give two fucksThat was Obamas weakness instead of demanding actions by the banks in exchange for the bailout he hoped they would do the right thing.
Same thing with the ACA..instead of mandating states join and create exchanges he gave them the choice hoping they would. And instead, they sabotaged the ACA and then pointed and said look its failing.
They let the Right Wingnuts define the narrative and then it was too late