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Sat Aug 12, 2017, 08:31 AM

33. I'm sorry

 

I would just love to join in what has become a cottage industry in some circles, but Mr. Milbank's opinion is near ludicrous and clearly designed to foster division in our party.

His argument appears to be that single payer is so hated by Trump voters - apparently even more than it is hated by some Democrats - that it will be branded by them as "socialism" and we will fail to get them to switch to our side.

For this to be correct, you would have to accept that those same TRUMP VOTERS would not hate "Obamacare" - the Affordable Care Act - would not brand it as socialism and would consider switching their vote to, say, a Jim Justice.



No Trump voter who gives a F about healthcare policy is going to vote for a "Obamacare-supporting" Democrat who wouldn't also vote for a "Single-Payer-supporting" Democrat.

Oh wait a second, I get it. What Mr. Milbank is really saying is that if we run candidates who support policies favored by Senator Sanders - even if those policies are supported by Democratic Party leaders - those Democrats who STILL blame Sanders for our loss in 2016 will be so disloyal to our Party that they will not fight or vote for anyone from the Sanders wing.

I sure hope that isn't the case.

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