Barry SCHWARTZ (Barijo ŜVARC) (chemoelectric) wrote,

My Sam Seder blog comment that, unfortunately, he probably will not see

Even if I weren’t always the last person to comment, Sam’s got a busted computer.

Here is what I wrote ( ):
Sam, you have got to be kidding that you are struggling with this. It is a progressive slam-dunk YES.

Do you want to be part of a movement of half-ass, incompetent, childish self-styled liberals who RISKED DITCHING UNIVERSAL COVERAGE AS A PRINCIPLE AND INSTITUTION OF AMERICAN LIFE because the compromises on how the dollars and cents should be counted and distributed irritate you? The right wing of the party is willing to go along with what I have capitalized above; don’t you understand that?

Sam, I have much respect for you, but people who don’t see this as a trivially easy problem are losing my respect. Bernie Sanders, for instance, has reduced himself to a petty demagogue, making up lies (that the causes of our crisis are obvious) and targetting Strawmen (that these 'obvious' causes are solely greedy companies). The benefits of the plan -- which Alan Grayson describes as preventing needless deaths -- Sanders explicitly referred to as ‘this, that, and the other thing’. This is the kind of man who is struggling with his decision! For me it is no struggle; for Alan Grayson it is no struggle. NO ONE should be struggling at this point.

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