Even when the president is lying right to our face he still has a platform. This is called the Bully Pulpit.
During the health care debate during the Obama presidency many of us wanted him to use the bully pulpit to promote a Medicare for All system. It didn’t matter if it was unachievable at the time. What mattered most was that the idea would get out there so the people could consider it.
Contrary to the wishes of the people, Obama appointed Max Baucus to head up the debate. Max wouldn’t even allow supporters of single payer a seat at the table.
I guess what I am saying here is the media establishment, the Democratic Party establishment and corporate interests have conspired to force this relic health care system on the American people. For this the Democrats are as deserving of blame as anyone.
I will not vote for a Democrat that advocates half measures in health care reform. This is how we can determine if they are worthy of your vote. Do they support an authentic medicare for all system? If not they are certainly not trustworthy.
Right wing Republicans are going to do what they do—lie.