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Response to DonCoquixote (Reply #1)

Fri Mar 17, 2017, 01:59 PM

3. Spot on

The only way the Democrats win in 2018 is by offering a stark contrast to the Republican agenda.

The problem is and has been that the Democratic Party seems to offer only a slight difference these days. The interests that fund them are often the same as those that fund the Republicans.

A key example. Even now, the Democrats are still doggedly defending the ACA, a result of an attempt at a plan the Republicans could and would sign on to. After all, the very genesis of the ACA was from a paper presented to the Heritage Foundation. A version of it was implemented by Romney in Massachusetts and proved very popular.

But the Republicans didn't sign on.

But rather than up the ante and go for single payer or the public option the Democrats are fighting a rear guard action to keep the ACA alive when it needs to be dramatically revamped.

Why? Well, because the Democrats are as beholden to the health insurance industry as any Republican.

The Republicans, however, seem unafraid to just blow everything all to hell.

The only two that are aggressively proposing real solutions to real problems are Bernie Sanders (not a Democrat) and Elizabeth Warren.

Those who do not propose do not dispose.

The Democrats need to start proposing bills that are radical and practical and make a lot of noise about them. What, after all, do we have to lose?

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