Americans think HCR doesn't go far enough by two to one
An AP poll lets the cat out of the bag. Although the right, who want to repeal Obamacare because they feel that people shouldn't be forced to buy junk insurance*, get all the coverage in the "news" and the "opinion" columns, Americans who think HCR doesn't do enough outnumber the right by two to one (2 to 1: II to I; 11 to 01).
And that's why Opologists and career "progressives" suck harder then their mother's Hoover ever did:
Two to one. They threw that opportunity away while yammering about incrementalism and the best being the enemy of the good.** They got a smidge of access and some funding, and what they did in exchange was help The Big O bail out the insurance companies by keeping single payer off their front pages and banning its advocates. All this when everybody knows that single payer was the only proven solution on offer. And so what we laughingly call our "health" "care" "system" continues to murder by spreadsheet (and check this chart; it's the only one you need) -- thanks in part to their good offices.
Imagine if that AP poll had "Medicare for All" as an option people could chose! Wouldn't that put us a lot closer to a system that didn't murder people*** for profit? Of course it would. And imagine that the access bloggers and the career "progressives" had made it their priority to change the discourse to include the best policy, instead of going under the bleachers**** with Obama?
Worse, the access bloggers and the career "progressives" successfully created the so-called "public option" as a roach motel for energy on the left, and got people to buy into a mere marketing slogan as if it were an policy proposal, which the PO -- the "Progressive" Orgasm that never comes -- could not have been and never was, and to this to this very day the left side of the Overton Window on health care is occupied by vacuity, instead of a concrete policy proposal that can be shown by evidence and reasoning to work. Well done, all.
I'm not even going to throw in the links, the whole episode is so disgusting. Links on request, readers.
NOTE Hat tip, VastLeft, on "roach motel."
NOTE * A position I agree with, by the way.
NOTE ** Single payer as in Canada is, of course, the centrist solution. Nationalized health care, as in the UK, is the left solution. See how pragmatic single payer supporters are?
NOTE *** Oops. I wrote "people" when I should have written "customers" or, even better, "human resources." Sorry.
NOTE **** I love how Susie got Axelrod's attention. Nevertheless:
"[MADRAK] We're the girl you'll take under the bleachers but you won't be seen with in the light of day,"
Well, why wouldn't Axelrod think that?
UPDATE Here's an interesting data point: Blue Cross is marketing a "single payer" solution in MD. Remember how the access bloggers and career "progressives" told us to trust their savviness, and that "single payer" was too nerdy sounding and could never be sold? Oh well. I guess the corporate marketing weasels at Blue Cross think differently.