from the American Spectator:
Nurse AOC Gets to Pick Democrats’ Presidential Winners and Losers
Healthcare remains the number one issue and again Republicans aren’t in the game.
Medicare for All may sound good,” John Delaney, a former Maryland congressman running for president, told the California Democratic Convention, “but it’s actually not good policy, nor is it good politics.”
The crowd booed, lengthily and lustily, as they had booed former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper for informing them that “socialism is not the answer.”
The enfant terrible of the Democratic Party quickly responded through the medium preferred by enfants terrible.
“Since there’s so many people running for President (& not enough for Senate), instead of obsessing over who’s a ‘frontrunner,’ maybe we can start w some general eliminations,” Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. “This awful, untrue line got boo’ed for a full minute. John Delaney, thank you but please sashay away.”
The exchange exhibits the best and worst about the Democratic presidential race.
On the one hand, Democrats, buoyed by their success on the issue in 2016, discuss health care — a lot. And why not? Healthcare costs approach $11,000 per person in the United States annually, or more than $3.5 trillion collectively. No nation comes close to spending anything close to that, and all but three other countries spend less than that in their entire economies.
On the other hand, Democrats air heretical thoughts at great risk. Ocasio-Cortez, one of the most listened to voices in the party, essentially instructed Delaney to drop out of the race because he disagrees with her on healthcare. Is there a party line on healthcare for Democrats?