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Partnership for America's Health Care Future

This organization is running ads non-stop on YouTube. There isn't a lot of information about them, but they seem a bit shady.


They must be spending a fortune on these ads. I think there is some serious hand-wringing going on over Bernie. That has me thinking he's on to something with M4A (I've been on the fence regarding ACA versus M4A). Thoughts?

I believe restraint is in order when demonizing entire industries. But perhaps some swamp-draining is on order here.

Give 'em hell, Bernie!

I'm declaring for Biden for the SC primary

I do like Bernie, and the Bernie people were just at my house yesterday. Biden has more legislative accomplishments, which goes farther in my book than having all the progressive ideas. I'm looking past the election and the electability enigma. I think the Republicans will obstruct the hell out of Sanders, while the more moderate Biden can work with them to a degree.

Do we really want to start over with health care? The ACA is the established and entrenched law of the land. Replacing it with a new plan would make the new plan vulnerable to being torn down by the Republicans, leaving us exposed again. Bernie voted for the ACA in 2010 and I don't think anything has fundamentally changed to where we should format and reinstall a new health care operating system.

Go Joe!

The slippery slope of slippery slope arguments

The Republican guard dogs have used slippery slope arguments from their playbook to block common sense reforms or incremental improvements by the Democrats in may areas including:

- Gun control
- Recreational drug legalization
- Social programs / Socialism

Meanwhile, Trump has brought us down a slippery slope of anti-intellectualism. Now Bush 43 was not an intellectual, but I wouldn't characterize him as an anti-intellectual either. McCain and Romney were a mixed bag. But in only three years it has become mainstream to deny science, embrace fallacies, and even snicker at environmentalists.

Where was the Democratic Night Watch on this issue?

Talk-but-no-action candidate on assault weapons ban

I like Sanders on the environment (A+ rating from Greenpeace). I want to see this be a national priority from 2021 - 2024. I do not feel the assault weapons ban should be a priority. We need to bring the country back together and put wedge issues like this back in the closet in my opinion.

All the Dem candidates are in favor of an assault weapons ban, at least on paper. Are any of the candidates blowing any dog whistles to suggest an actual policy of inaction given the opportunity? Kind of like what Obama did?

I'm looking for a talk-but-no-action candidate in this regard.
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