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"We should not be afraid of big ideas". Sen Warren. Let's talk about this.

I just learned that one of the big compromises undertook by FDR was eliminating national health care from his Social Security bill.

President Truman worked and worked to get health care for all. He handed it off to Pres Eisenhower
but of course Eisenhower was a Republican and he had other goals such as the national highway program.

Then there was the much maligned LBJ, who fought and fought and fought the mainstream and naysayers and GOP to get his Medicare/Medicaid bill passed. He was a hero. He fought and made it work.

It is critically important to know our history in order to go forward. The Democrats were dragged to the middle by Pres Clinton, and have languished in the middle of the road for 25 years.

As author George Lakoff wrote about liberals is that we have accepted conservative terminology framed in a way to promote strict Republican hierarchy. Lakoff wrote that Liberals must cease using GOP terms such as “partial birth abortion” and “tax relief” because such phrases are manufactured specifically to allow for them to frame the debate. Liberals help them when we use their words.

When Elizabeth Warren says not to be afraid of big ideas, she is saying that we must not let Republicans tell us what to think by attaching scary labels.
Health care for all is not scary, don’t buy into it.

We must do all we can to stop using GOP frames. Be not afraid. Be LBJ be FDR. Fight.

Go big, or go home. Go Liz!

Read something, see something, say something.

Text elected officials.

text The word “Resist” to 50409

So, anyone watching CNN Climate Town Hall?

If so, thoughts?

Simply put. Warren is smart and also very grounded in her beliefs, vision and plans.

For me, one of her most impressive traits is that her star shines not because she puts energy in trying to diminish the stars of others. She just keeps going on her own path.

Your star will not shine more brightly just because you try to dim the other stars.

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