Ever wonder why we can't have nice things like the "Medicare for All" single-payer healthcare system that almost 60% of all American adults want? (the number is probably much higher now then reported in the 2016 Gallup poll because of the huge influx of pro-Medicare for All supporting Millennials.)
I'm sure your knee jerk answer is "It's those damn Republican's fault!"
You'd be wrong, however.
When Obama was formulating his healthcare plan MfA wasn't even offered as an option for the Republican's to vote on.
You might wonder why that would be with so many American voters supporting it...
The answer is just the opposite of what you "knee jerked".
The people who killed that option and who CONTINUE to kill that option are Democrats... most especially the remnants of the Clinton created Democratic Leadership Council and their subsequent "spawn", the New Democrat Coalition.
Most people who are not political wonks are not familiar with these "fine" folks.
The DLC consisted of some of the most notable right of center Democrats (who loved to call themselves "moderates" but were anything but...) like,
BTW, you might note that several of these guys are the same ones who are currently advising the renowned racist and Trump administration insider Frank Gaffney, who is the architect of Trump's Muslim ban that I posted about yesterday.
^^THESE^^ are some of the establishment Democratic elitists who killed the MfA option and who are still busy doing the same thing.
Happily, for many, the DLC closed it's doors back in 2011. Unhappily, for people who are paying attention, they simply went back under their rocks for a bit and crawled out under the revitalized New Democrat Coalition in 2012.
There also is a LOT of them. Their rolls include 122 active Representatives and Senators, 46 former Representatives (aka connected lobbyists) and 21 former Senators (aka connected lobbyists, Part II) ~ most of which are DNC Super Delegates.
These stealth Republicans are guilty of blocking any true progressive agenda and most notably are totally responsible for preventing Medicare for All from even being considered.
Remember, these are the EXACT SAME PEOPLE who said, in an interview with the New York Times,
"they were pleased that none of the Democratic candidates supports a single-payer health care system, that they are all taking the environment seriously, and that they’re focusing on national security."
(read: lets give even MORE money to our corporate owners from Big Insurance and Big Defense!)
If you are interesting in reading even more about how the real villains we SHOULD be fighting are being two-faced, lying, kabuki Democrats, you should buy the latest issue of Jacobin, titled "JOURNEY TO THE DARK SIDE".
They also have a very informative article about who keeps undermining Medicare for all, found HERE.
SOOOOOOO... (you knew this was coming, right?)
Before doing the normal, brainwashed, "lesser evilism" think LOOK deeper into who the Democrats really are and who comprises almost ALL of the DNC leadership.
You'll see that they are the ones who represent the "greatest evil" and who have been screwing you over for decades.
Why can't we have nice things?
The answer is the elitist, corporately owned Democratic establishment!