i would be more impressed with that statement were it not for the fact that generally speaking, what Dems tend to push for is a lot more centrist in nature to begin with, which takes into account conservative ideas.Once again I am amazed at someone's inability to comprehend simple politics. I am never surprised by a liberal/Democrat supporting liberal/Democrat ideas and trying to stop conservative/Republican ideas. Are you honestly going to sit there and say that you ARE surprised by the reverse? Are you that dim?
again, taking the healthcare bill as an example: a conservative thinktank (heritage foundation) plan that was largely executed by a republican governor (with a basis of an individual mandate, supported by the GOP against the dems in the 90s...) was pushed forward as a democratic plan. and that was before negotiation with republicans.
whereas if you look at what liberals actually wanted-- single-payer, or failing that a public option-- was completely ignored, -by the dems-.
for the most part, i haven't seen this type of moderation from the republican side, or the willingness to negotiate. this scorched-earth, win-it-all/lose-it-all method of politics, is relatively new to american politics.