New record: Presidential hopeful Kamala Harris blinks on ‘Medicare for All’ within 24 hours

New record: Presidential hopeful Kamala Harris blinks on ‘Medicare for All’ within 24 hours
NBC News video

There’s flip-flopping and then there’s FLIP-FLOPPING!! The latter is where a politician articulates a platform, then changes his position almost in the same breath. Examples of the latter are rare because they make a candidate look really weak. To learn exactly how weak, check on Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris’s poll standings a few days from now.

Going into Monday’s CNN town hall, Harris was an acknowledged frontrunner in the crowded Democratic field of contenders for the party’s presidential nomination. Despite her having expressed “openess” to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s socialist agenda a few weeks ago, voters had not heard Harris’s justification for adopting the absurdly expensive “Medicare for All” pipe dream until Monday when she said (at 0:43 in the video that follows):

The idea is that everyone gets access to medical care and you don’t have to go through the process of going through an insurance company, having them give you approval, going through the paperwork, all of the delay that may require — let’s eliminate all that.

Anyone who has been paying attention to the decades-old debate over socialized medicine knows that it is precisely under universal care that that bureaucracy — the endless paperwork, the long wait times — occur.

Trending: Democrats respond to the latest monstrous murder by illegal aliens

Harris apparently has not been paying attention, but two individuals who have are billionaires Michael Bloomberg and Howard Schultz, both of whom ridiculed Harris for her position on this bit of socialist idiocy. Schultz even quipped, “What will she shut down next: the coffee industry?”

It took Harris exactly one day to “moderate” her position. Via CNN:

[A] Harris adviser on Tuesday signaled that the candidate would also be open to the more moderate health reform plans, which would preserve the industry, being floated by other congressional Democrats. It represents a compromise position that risks angering “Medicare-for-all” proponents, who view eliminating private health insurance as key to enacting their comprehensive reform.

For your convenience, you may leave commments below using either the Spot.IM commenting system or the Facebook commenting system. If Spot.IM is not appearing for you, please disable AdBlock to leave a comment.

LU Staff

LU Staff

Promoting and defending liberty, as defined by the nation’s founders, requires both facts and philosophical thought, transcending all elements of our culture, from partisan politics to social issues, the workings of government, and entertainment and off-duty interests. Liberty Unyielding is committed to bringing together voices that will fuel the flame of liberty, with a dialogue that is lively and informative.


Commenting Policy

We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, profanity, vulgarity, doxing, or discourteous behavior. If a comment is spam, instead of replying to it please hover over that comment, click the ∨ icon, and mark it as spam. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain fruitful conversation.