The best part about all this is the division it's driving in the democrats as they abandon their plan and put up their hands and say "don't look at me, I wanted single payer." Meanwhile, they point at Ted Cruz for actually standing his ground and fighting for something - or more aptly, fighting against something... the very thing that the Democrats are abandoning themselves. The cognitive dissonance is instructive. Fight for what you believe in, because when you fight for what you don't believe in and it fails, you end up looking muddled and confused.
Ehyeh asher ehyeh.
"You and I are told we must choose between a left or right, but I suggest there is no such thing as a left or right. There is only an up or down. Up to man's age-old dream – the maximum of individual freedom consistent with order – or down to the ant heap of totalitarianism." -Ronald Reagan