Kamala Harris

August 31, 2017 By: Juanita Jean Herownself Category: Uncategorized

Well howdy doody, I smiled first thing this morning.

California Senator Kamala Harris (D) announced during a town hall on Wednesday that she would support Sen. Bernie Sanders‘s (I-Vt.) “Medicare for All” bill, which would institute a single-payer health insurance system.

“I intend to co-sponsor the ‘Medicare for All’ bill because it’s just the right thing to do,” Harris announced Wednesday at a town hall in Oakland.

Indeed it is.  Maybe it’s just me, but I think it’s also the politically smart thing to do. It’s damn time that Democrats stood for something except election.

She will change the conversation and that’s a good thing.


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13 Comments to “Kamala Harris”

  1. This is just the natural outcome of creating Medicare anyway!

  2. I saw this newsy item last evening in a about 20-seconds clip with an “oh by the way” air-headed comment from one of the DFW newsreaders. Then it was over.

    And yes maggie above is right, it is a natural evolution of Medicare’s success.

  3. It is about time that Democrats actually stand for something other than not being Republicans. I think this was the primary reason for Hillary’s loss—not Bernie or emails, but that she didn’t emphasize what she would do as President. Her campaign ads were mostly about how bad Trump was. Trump’s promises were the primary part of his campaign—building that wall and overturning Obamacare.

  4. We can’t have that! That there’s commie pinkoism says every inbred brain dead Trump voter.

  5. Charles R Phillips says:

    Jerry Brown was too busy being governor, so he lent us his attorney general to whip some butt!

  6. Laurel Beckett says:

    The rock-star half of my Senate team, though even on Feinstein’s lesser days, she far outshines anyone on the other side of the aisle. And one of our friends, a recent Harvard Law grad, is on Harris’s DC staff.

    I’m enthusiastic about universal coverage, single-payer, too. The details of a plan and transition from the current patchwork will be complicated – it’s not an accident that ACA was longer than “War and Peace”. But we can DO this. I’m old enough to remember the skeptics saying Medicare would never work, and now old enough to be covered by it.

  7. Annabelle Lee says:

    Harris is ambitious, smart, photogenic… how long before the character assassination starts?

  8. Democrats stand for plenty. (Affordable health care for all, livable minimum wage, DACA, equal respect for all genders, equal pay for equal work, action on climate change, preserving our national lands, etc. etc.) It’s just that there’s so much garbage being thrown up in the air by Donnie and his idiot rightwing crew and their Congressional enablers that we look like the party of No, No, No, HELL No, and don’t have much time and airtime to get any other message across.

  9. 1smartcanerican says:

    I love Kamala Harris! I hope that she is a rising star with high aspirations 🙂 She was treated very poorly by the GOP when it was her turn to comment/ask questions. Those old white men shut her down constantly and raised my blood pressure while watching this nastiness.

    You go Kamala Harris!

  10. JAKvirginia says:

    Rhea? Democrats have the legislative resume to die for. Why we don’t shout it from the rooftops is beyond me. Pick your topic, it’s Democrats with the right and bright ideas. We can surely tell the world what we’re FOR because, my god, look at what we’ve DONE! Be silent when you’ve done bad? Okay. Makes sense. But to be silent when you’ve done good? Someday one of y’all is gonna have to explain Democrat’s thinking to me. Cause I surely don’t get it.

  11. Tilphousia says:

    Finally. Someone besides Bernie stands up for Medicare for all. About damn time.

  12. There are several Democratic senators who have signed onto the Medicare for All bill. I know we’re all shocked to our bones to hear that not one snacilbupeR has joined them.

  13. It’s a start, but I hope it’s more than just the real Medicare, which doesn’t cover dental (I’m sure), vision (I think), and probably some other important things as well. And supplemental Medicare insurance is private insurance, costs money, and is thus not an option for many folks.