Loser Donnelly warns his party: When you talk 'Medicare-for-all,' you 'start losing the people in my state'
December 29, 2018 at 10:56 AM - Views: 155 #6110N2DocParticipant
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Outgoing Indiana Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly said Democrats need to be careful in promoting too many progressive ideas in red states like his because they’ll “start losing the people in my state.”
“Medicare-for-all” is a progressive stance that some Democrats worry could alienate Midwestern voters from the party going into the 2020 presidential election. It has become popular thanks to liberal leaders like Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.
When asked by CNN’s Dana Bash on “The Lead With Jake Tapper” if Democrats could be viable without appealing to interior state votes, Donnelly replied, “I don’t know how you do that.”
Donnelly said that during President Donald Trump’s visits to Indiana in the weeks before the midterms — in which Donnelly lost his seat — the President made not voting for Republicans seem like a personal betrayal by voters.
No you T W I T, if you had been a real progressive you might have stood a chance. You were a lousy imitation Republican, that’s all.
December 29, 2018 at 11:24 AM #6114BearianParticipant
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Which People? Clinton people? Also known as loser’s
December 29, 2018 at 1:41 PM #6170
December 29, 2018 at 6:36 PM #6238AnonymousInactive
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that “Medicare for all” would translate into Medicare being spread too thin – so seniors (the most frail demographic) will see their coverage slashed while younger, healthier people get a slab of the pie.
I don’t know if that’s what people fear. But if it is, the solution is to tackle people’s fears and explain the nuts-and-bolts of financing MFA.
December 29, 2018 at 11:36 AM #6118Ohio BarbarianModerator
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Promote good policies that help with ordinary people’s standard of living and you’ll start winning more and more voters. A radical idea, I know.
It is better to vote for what you want and not get it than to vote for what you don't want and get it.--Eugene Debs
Show me a man that gets rich by being a politician, and I'll show you a crook.--Harry Truman
December 29, 2018 at 11:41 AM #6120SegamiParticipant
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Why did he lose…….just take a look at this stack-of-sh*t’s ad. This empty suit offered nothing but ideas that favored republicans and Thirdway feckheads. He is part of a greater gang of Thirdway weasels like McCaskill, Heitkamp, Manchin……they are a disgrace to all who voted them into office.
Medicare For All | The Gold Standard Health Care Plan
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December 29, 2018 at 11:57 AM #6126game meatParticipant
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Obama won Indiana in 2008, the first time the state went blue since LBJ. People forget that while Obama governed as a moderate republican, his platform was pretty leftist, including, among other things, progressive healthcare reform.
December 29, 2018 at 11:59 AM #6127Cold Mountain TrailParticipant
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December 29, 2018 at 12:17 PM #6139SatanParticipant
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…and has the largest population of KKK members, north of the Mason-Dixon line?
David Lee Roth, Axl Rose, and John Mellencamp were all born in Indiana, so I guess it can’t be all terrible. But then, they also knew enough to leave the state.
"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable". - John F. Kennedy
December 29, 2018 at 12:23 PM #6143ravensongParticipant
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before you lost your Senate seat in November?
“A lie doesn't become truth, wrong doesn't become right, and evil doesn't become good, just because it's accepted by a majority.” ~ Booker T. Washington
The truth is, there’s no such thing as being “anti-Fascist.” Either you are a decent human being with a conscience, or you are a fascist.
December 29, 2018 at 12:27 PM #6145HalfCentury ManParticipant
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I have trouble believing he has any understanding of what is popular.
Corporatism is as favored by the general population as ambush root canal surgery is.
Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.
John F. Kennedy: 13 March 1962.
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December 31, 2018 at 1:58 AM #6594QuinnParticipant
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Have hard time believing he was for or maybe even fought but looked around earlier to see and couldn’t find anything, and after seeing one comment above, sounds like somebody needed to be straight on this. (Joe), if there was somebody) So good riddence and best of luck in his new endevers and try not to let the door hit u and your 1 term baggage on the way out the door
<!–more–>he was, did he know what he was doing, after seeing that above where folks
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