12 Democratic Senators sign on to co-sponsor Bernie Sanders' Medicare for All Bill

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    Padawanbater2 Well-Known Member

    Sens. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.)
    Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.)
    Cory Booker (D-N.J.)
    Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.)
    Kamala Harris (D-Calif.)
    Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii)
    Ed Markey (D-Mass.)
    Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.)
    Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii)
    Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.)
    Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.)
    Tom Udall (D-N.M.)

    Sanders and his supporters achieved this. What happened to "He wouldn't be able to get anything done!"?

    This shows some things; 1. there is wide support for medicare for all, 2. establishment Democrats are very much aware of the optics of not co-sponsoring medicare for all, 3. progressives are winning in the realm of ideas, 4. Sanders is likely gearing up for a 2020 run as the frontrunner

    abandonconflict Well-Known Member

    Frontrunner lol.

    Thanks, I needed a laugh.

    Huckster79 Well-Known Member

    Reguardless of 2020, it is now an everdyday topic, not one only shared by a few folks at political fringe...

    A spark to an ember to a tiny flame to a fire....

    Gay marriage, think it once in history thats not out of sight was really an issue just for the lgbt community... hell "dont ask dont tell" was a step forward! Then a few said gay marriage and most liberals didnt see it as their fight seemingly sympathetic but not empassioned for the cause, and eventually the liberal standard was civil unions (i still dont see any difference besides semanics) and then bit by bit, at an accelerating pace, we as a group blossomed, understanding the fight for gay rights, including marriage, was every liberals fight.

    We are seeing this same progression now on healthcare...God its fun being a progressive and growing together, i fully beleive we can see single payer in most of our lives...

    Huckster79 Well-Known Member

    Ever notice, liberals stance progressively changing comes from the bottom up? That it starts with the people? We give our politicians the agenda and talking points.

    But as conservative stances change over time (sometimes overnight lately) that they come from the top down? The leaders tell the masses what to think? The politicians tell the supports what the agenda and cause and talking points are...


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    schuylaar Well-Known Member

    too unelectable.
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    Fogdog Well-Known Member

    totally on board with this kind of stuff. I'll do exactly that with Ron Wyden. He's typically been supportive, so I'm curious if he has actually said he's not supportive or if he's just not signed on as co-sponsor.

    Fogdog Well-Known Member

    Has it passed through the Senate yet?

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    Fogdog Well-Known Member

    Tea party was pretty much a citizen's movement at first. Conservatives have their own rebellion going on.
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    Padawanbater2 Well-Known Member

    Sanders is expected to introduce the legislation tomorrow
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    tangerinegreen555 Well-Known Member

    Achieved what?

    Don't we need a hell of a lot more votes than that? So what does it really achieve?
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    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    The Republicans want to repeal healthcare or weaken it and Sanders wants to make it very clear to the American People that there is another alternative.

    I think that achieves the objective of getting it on the radar and highlighting a key difference between conservative and Progressive thinking- and who is on which side.

    Yes it will take a majority to get it passed- but now people have a bona fide issue to vote on.

    I think it's brilliant.

    SneekyNinja Well-Known Member

    I think it's a waste of political capital that we could use to fight Trump.

    Medicare for All will totally pass with Republicans controlling all three sections of Govt...

    Clueless cuck idiots...

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    Trump will pass.

    Making a big splash about healthcare right smack in the new administration's honeymoon period does a lot of good things, including fucking with their agenda and initiative.

    So it's an excellent Trump fighting strategy.

    But armchair idiots are oblivious.
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    SneekyNinja Well-Known Member

    Honeymoon period?

    Are you honestly f'in stupid?

    It's a waste of time and it's the reason so many people won't vote for Bernie.

    People want action, not tokenism and wasting of time.

    Tell us again how solar panels cool your roof, you armchair idiot.

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    Lol can't think of anything on your own, gotta steal mine?

    Funny how when the Democrats do it, it is never a waste- only when Bernie does it.

    Double standard much, Stinkydigit?
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    SneekyNinja Well-Known Member

    The Democrats do it at a time that is strategically important, when there's a chance it will pass.

    Even posting about this attempt is completely pointless, more wasted paper.

    Would you be this excited if he introduced a bill to give everyone a billion dollars?

    It'd be equally pointless but I bet it makes you feel nice, right?

    ttystikk Well-Known Member

    The only thing that stood a chance of passing when the Democrats did it was gas from Chuck Schumer's Mexican lunch.

    Bernie's strategy is to shine a light on every senator who doesn't get in board with single payer, which will be a wedge issue for upcoming midterm elections. Many progressive candidates will primary senators who don't come out in support of the bill, which will narratively impact their chances for reelection.

    But you wouldn't know strategy if it stuck a finger up your ass, Stinkydigit.
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