Let me make this clear: Gabby is superior in every way to Timby for anyone who shares my values and philosophy of government. I’ll frequently needle Gabby for not being progressive or vocal enough, that’s my job as a citizen, but I believe that almost any Democrat in Congress is better for America than almost any Republican.
One clear illustration is the recent SCHIP veto override vote, which Democrats lost 260 – 152. Gabby voted for the override; Timby has criticized Gabby frequently for her support of the SCHIP expansion, so it seems quite unlikely he would have voted for the override.
Regardless of both Gabby’s and Timby’s predisposition to gravitate toward the middle ground, on many issues Republican dogma simply won’t allow a candidate like Timby to espouse common-sensical and forward-thinking policies that make America and Americans healthier, wealthier and happier. Their philosophy is innately hostile to governance, so why allow them to govern? That is why Republicans are going to continue losing elections, and richly deserve to do so.