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EPIC: Democrat leans into GOP Socialism attack and dares them on Medicare for All

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Could it be that Democrats are finally going to lean into the policies they want and know Americans are yearning for now? Doug Thornell, a former DNC Senior Adviser, did just that, and it came across as assertive.

When confronted with Medicare for All as Socialism Doug Thornell was bold.

Democrat leans into Medicare for All and Socialism

"Medicare is Socialism," Thornell said without missing a beat. "That was one of the attacks on Medicare when it was passed in the '60s. Ronald Reagan and others went after Medicare as Socialism. It's also very very popular. Republicans defend Medicare as much as Democrats."

Subsequently, in his prose, he took Bernie Sanders seriously unlike many in his ilk. It is a plausibility I have never heard from a DNC operative before.

The operative implicitly dared Republicans on the fight. Donald Trump wanted to equate Venezuela with Socialism. He would then tag Democrats as Socialists as he used the Venezuelan chaos for which the United States is partially responsible for as the outcome of having these "darn socialist" Democrats in power.

Democrats have been derelict in not making the Scandinavian countries, Canada, Israel, Australia, France, and New Zealand as better examples. But since Republicans have not yet made Medicare, a program many Americans are aware of, once they call Medicare for All, Socialist, as Democrats lean in, Americans start to implicitly, if not explicitly, start removing the stigma of the label.

One hopes many timid Democrats take the cue from Doug Thornell. We must be bold and show a conviction for our ideas especially since they line up perfectly with what Americans want. I will cover this today on Politics Done Right.

 

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Egberto WilliesEgberto Willies is a political activist, author, political blogger, radio show host, business owner, software developer, web designer, and mechanical engineer in Kingwood, TX. Egberto is an ardent Liberal that believes tolerance is essential. His favorite phrase is "political involvement should be a requirement for citizenship". He believes that we must get away from the current policies that reward those who simply move money/capital and produce nothing tangible for our society. If a change in policy does not occur, America will be no different than many oligarchic societies where a few are able to accumulate wealth while (more...)
 
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