FoxNews.com reports that
It was a battle for the soul of the Democratic Party on stage in Detroit.
Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren — the presidential primary field’s liberal standard-bearers — were pulled into what was essentially a two-hour fight with their more moderate rivals Tuesday night at the second round of Democratic debates.
The result was the party’s divide on full display, with the center-left (and lower-polling) contenders fiercely arguing that policies like “Medicare-for-all” and the Green New Deal will “FedEx the election” to President Trump, and the higher-polling candidates on the left flank just as fiercely arguing that their policies are just the kind of bold solutions America needs.
“I think Democrats win when we run on real solutions, not impossible promises,” said former Maryland Rep. John Delaney, who elbowed his way into claiming considerable airtime during the debate.
Warren shot back: “I don’t understand why anybody goes to all the trouble of running for president of the United States just to talk about what we really can’t do and shouldn’t fight for.” The line drew loud applause from the room and crystallized the essential debate in the Democratic primary right now, as many in the field gravitate toward liberal policy positions amid warnings from other candidates about the implications for next November.
Some of the biggest fireworks, though, broke out early in the CNN-hosted debate.
A number of the more centrist longshots for the nomination threw punches at the biggest proponents of a government-run single-payer health care system that would eliminate private insurance – Sens. Sanders of Vermont and Warren of Massachusetts, the two top-tier progressive candidates standing center stage on the first night of the second-round primary debates.
Even before the questioning got underway, Delaney took aim at both of them – arguing in his opening statement that “we can go down the road that Senator Sanders and Senator Warren want to take us, with bad policies like Medicare-for-all, free everything and impossible promises that will turn off independent voters and get Trump re-elected.”
Minutes later, Sanders succinctly responded, telling Delaney “you’re wrong.”
And pushing back against criticism by Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan challenging Sanders’ insistence that his Medicare-for-all bill will provide medical insurance equal to or better than the current plans Americans would lose if the country moved to a single-payer system, Sanders shot back: “I do know. And I wrote the damn bill.”
Warren joined Sanders in defending Medicare-for-all, chastising their critics.
“Let’s be clear about this. We are the Democrats. We are not about trying to take away health care from anyone. That’s what the Republicans are trying to do,” she said to applause from the crowd.
Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, making his debate debut, also took aim at Medicare-for-all, emphasizing that “at the end of the day I’m not going to support any plan that rips away quality health care from individuals. This is an example of wish list economics. It used to be Republicans who wanted to repeal and replace. Now we have Democrats as well.
Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke of Texas and Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota also took aim at a single-payer system.
The implementation of a State-Run Healthcare System has been a major goal of the Democrats, Liberals, Progressives, Communists, Socialists, Marxists, and Alinsky-ites, for decades now.
Call them what you will…I think they stink on ice. But, I digress…
To the Wayback Machine, Sherman! (That’s a reference to the “Rocky & Bullwinkle Show”, for you 20 year olds)
After Bill “Bubba” Clinton and Hillary “Cankles” Clinton ascended to the presidency in 1993, they immediately started to work on putting together a Plan for National Healthcare Reform, whether the American People actually thought we needed it, or not.
First, Bill appointed Hillary as the chair of the task force devising the plan. you see, Bubba had campaigned heavily on health care in the 1992 U.S. presidential election. After the task force was created in January 1993, the way it conducted business came under scrutiny by Congress and the public, alike. Like Obama’s promise concerning Obamacare, the Clinton Task Force’s goal was to come up with a comprehensive plan to provide universal health care for all Americans, which was to be a cornerstone of the administration’s first-term agenda.
In September of 1993, Clinton went before Congress and delivered a major healthcare speech, introduced Congress and the Nation to his and his little flower’s (Hillary, not Jennifer) Grand Scheme.
The core element of the proposed plan was an enforced mandate for employers to provide health insurance coverage to all of their employees through competitive but closely regulated health maintenance organizations.
Again…sound familiar, boys and girls?
Just like the Obamacare debacle, anybody with any sense whatsoever, including, but not limited to, Conservatives, Libertarians, and the Healthcare and the Health Insurance Industries, rose up against the Clintons’ plan.
The Health Insurance Industry even came out with a highly effective television ad, a “Harry and Louise” ad, designed to rally public support against the plan. Democrats, in an attempt to protect their phony-boloney jobs, started distancing themselves from the Clintons, and instead of uniting behind the First Couple’s National Healthcare Proposal, started presenting a number of competing plans of their own.
Bill and Hil’s Grand Scheme ultimately withered away amid the barrage of fire from the American Public and even further cemented the public’s perception of Ms. Rodham Clinton as the power-hungry shrew of a wife, behind her easy-going, people person husband, “good ol’ Bubba”.
The Clintons’ Grand Scheme was declared dead by Senate Majority Leader George J. Mitchell in September of 1994.
Our next stop during our journey through the inception of Obamacare, involves Former 2012 Republican Presidential Candidate Willard “Mitt” Romney.
Back in 2006, Romney signed a massive health-insurance overhaul into law as Governor of Massachusetts. “Romneycare” was packed with subsidies, exchanges, and mandates to extend coverage to the uninsured. Four years later, it became the model for the national nightmare known as Obamacare.
Why did I include “Mittens”?
Because…Romney IS a Democrat…in Republican’s clothing.
But, I digress…
And then came the biggest failure of all the “Universal Healthcare” Initiatives…Obamacare.
Americans did not get to keep their doctors…or their insurance plans.
It caused more devastation to America’s Healthcare System than Rosie O’ Donnell does to an all-you-can-eat buffet.
That brings us to the present.
Gentle Readers, make no mistake about it, the Democrats are in the middle of a Civil War with the Far Left Radicals like Warren, Sanders, and “The Squad” boldly going where no SANE person has gone before, while the Liberal p0oliticians in the party who tell the public that they are “Moderate” are attempting to fool the voters that they have the same core beliefs that they do.
The “Moderate” Democrats remind me of Paul Ryan and the Vichy Republicans.
All show and no go.
While they realize that their political party will commit mass seppuku of the run on a platform of far Left ideas and programs, clothed under the more palatable-sounding “Democratic Socialism”, they are being shouted down by the members of their party who fervently believe that they can actually make Marxism work…this time.
This misinformed belief goes along with their belief that Americans are anxious and willing to pay exorbitant income taxes in order to fund Single Payer Healthcare and their other “social programs” designed, as Former President Obama would say, to “share the wealth”.
Fat chance of that happening, Skippy.
But, hey “Smartest people in the room”, go ahead and “FedEx the election” to President Trump.
It will “ABSOLUTELY….POSITIVELY” KEEP AMERICA GREAT.
Until He Comes,