“Last week, Democrat Terry McAuliffe, the former governor of Virginia who says he is contemplating a run for president, warned the party away from bold solutions like Medicare for All, saying voters are not ready for policies that he characterized, without evidence, of being “unrealistic.”
First off, please Mr. McAuliffe, run for president. Go on stage and show the country how utterly cut off from most people’s existence you are, go on stage and play the dinosaur you are for all to see. You will be gone within weeks.
But beyond that, what great logic. It seems to basically say, well, Americans want to continue to pay more than anyone for healthcare, they want to continue to have the most inefficient system in the world. They want to continue to be burdened by this complex monster of a system instead of just going to the hospital and seeing your doctor when you feel the need. They want to continue to watch 45,000 people a year die from not having access to care, job lock, and bankruptcies. These people have no solutions, nothing on policy, and so those that do, they have no real alternatives or responses to them. So, instead of offering any solutions, they argue that something like single payer is impossible and they attack people personally. Very handy when you have dick to offer on policy. No vision, no alternatives, no coherent messaging, no imagination, no willingness to fight. Vote McAuliffe 2020! Catchy, yeah?
People can critique Sanders, for good reason at times, but let’s give him his credit for pushing this into the conversation. Yes, there were lots of people working on this issue for years, but it was given a huge shot in the arm because of 2016, and it has had an impact on popular opinion and the mass consciousness of people. We have moved on now to the elites trying their best to water it down and to make it as shitty as possible. In this rotten system, a sign of progress.