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Tue Apr 16, 2019, 05:46 PM

Fox News Town Hall Backfires As The Crowd Nearly Unanimously Supports Medicare For All

From the article:

In a major fail for Fox News as the network held a town hall with Bernie Sanders on Monday, nearly everyone in the bipartisan crowd raised their hands when asked whether they support a “Medicare for All” health care system.

After explaining that the audience is filled with folks of all political ideologies, Fox host Bret Baier first asked the crowd whether they are currently on private health insurance through their jobs, which prompted most hands to go up.

When Baier asked those same people whether they would trade their employer-provided health insurance for a “government-run” system, almost every hand in the crowd remained raised, and many audience members cheered for the idea.


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https://www.politicususa.com/2019/04/15/fox-news-town-hall-backfires-as-the-crowd-nearly-unanimously-supports-medicare-for-all.html

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Reply Fox News Town Hall Backfires As The Crowd Nearly Unanimously Supports Medicare For All (Original post)
guillaumeb Apr 2019 OP
The Velveteen Ocelot Apr 2019 #1
guillaumeb Apr 2019 #3
msongs Apr 2019 #2
guillaumeb Apr 2019 #4
donkeypoofed Apr 2019 #5
guillaumeb Apr 2019 #6
Girard442 Apr 2019 #7
gratuitous Apr 2019 #8
Skya Rhen Apr 2019 #9
ehrnst Apr 2019 #10
Joe941 Apr 2019 #11
DeminPennswoods Apr 2019 #12
guillaumeb Apr 2019 #13
DeminPennswoods Apr 2019 #14

Response to guillaumeb (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 05:47 PM

1. Oops. Bet they didn't see that coming.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 05:50 PM

3. Agreed.

It is a bi-partisan issue. Problems with the US healthcare system are one issue that Democrats can and should use. My suspicion is that many GOP voters know that the GOP has no plans to do anything to change a profit centered system that rewards politicians so well.

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Response to guillaumeb (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 05:48 PM

2. who chose the audience members? that tells us the expectations nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #2)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 05:51 PM

4. And even this supposed bi-partisan audience

recognizes the terrible performance of the US system.

FOX must make certain to choose the audience more carefully.

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Response to guillaumeb (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 05:57 PM

5. Too bad their Prez & McConnell dont give a shit about them

Should somebody tell them it'll never happen while Repukes control the Senate? Nah, let'em figure it out. It'll be a good brain-game for them.

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Response to donkeypoofed (Reply #5)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 05:59 PM

6. They might know.

Perhaps for many Trump voters racism is the main appeal.

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Response to guillaumeb (Original post)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 06:06 PM

7. Man, when you can't even trust Fox News to pack an audience with righty shills, who can you trust?

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Response to Girard442 (Reply #7)

Tue Apr 16, 2019, 06:12 PM

8. He even cued them: government run health care! Ooga booga!

Maybe nobody in the crowd heard the dog whistle that all things government are evil. You know, like how private pension funds that can be raided at whim have Social Security beat all hollow?

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Response to guillaumeb (Original post)

Wed Apr 17, 2019, 03:15 AM

9. An attendee, Mr. Nassar, said he and 70% of audience were Bernie supporters

Nassar, who was born and raised in the Lehigh Valley, said afterward he didn’t think America should intervene in foreign affairs unless it directly effects our national security.

“I do believe he is America first,” Nassar said of Sanders.

Nassar said he voted for Sanders in the 2016 primary, and was open-minded coming into Monday night’s event. He estimated about 70 percent of the audience was supportive of Sanders.

A crowd of Donald Trump supporters gathered April 15, 2019, outside SteelStacks in Bethlehem, ahead of the Sen. Bernie Sanders town hall. (Sarah Cassi | For lehighvalleylive.com)
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A crowd of Donald Trump supporters gathered April 15, 2019, outside SteelStacks in Bethlehem, ahead of the Sen. Bernie Sanders town hall. (Sarah Cassi | For lehighvalleylive.com)
As attendees walked toward the SteelStacks building, Trump supporters greeted them with Trump 2020 flags and signs including “Build the Wall” and “No Sanctuary for Criminals.”

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Response to guillaumeb (Original post)

Wed Apr 17, 2019, 07:10 AM

10. There were many, many Sanders supporters in the Town Hall.

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Response to guillaumeb (Original post)

Wed Apr 17, 2019, 07:15 AM

11. Bernie is the real deal. I'm feeling the Bern.

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Response to guillaumeb (Original post)

Wed Apr 17, 2019, 07:43 AM

12. I've heard it said a few times that for Trump voters,

Sanders was actually their second choice. Both are populists but from different ends of the political spectrum. That economic populism message continues to resonate with many Americans.

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Response to DeminPennswoods (Reply #12)

Wed Apr 17, 2019, 01:37 PM

13. Yes, the message resonates.

And we can address the economic distress without the Trump message of race based hate.

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #13)

Wed Apr 17, 2019, 01:40 PM

14. Agreed

nt

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