Funny how all these career "progressives" are coming out of the woodwork and saying they always supported single payer
This would be egregious if it weren't so sad. Digby:
I've always been a fan of "Medicare for all" and I think that if the Court strikes down Obamacare tomorrow, liberals should organize around the idea
I mean, what Digby says is simply not true (unless she was a "secret fan"*).
Anybody who fought for single payer in 2009 knows Digby was part of the career "progressive" cabal that pushed the public option policy decoy, and ran interference for Obama to keep single payer out of the discourse. It's late, and I can't dig up the links, but ... Jeebus.
I won't speculate too much on motive. Or funding. Perhaps Digby, like other "progressives," feels the simple exhaustion and despair that must surely come from unswerving support for a President who has systematically betrayed everything he once claimed to be, and they once claimed to believe. Denial takes a lot of energy and leads to unforced errors, perhaps like this post.
NOTE * The litmus test for all of these late converts who "always supported" single payer is very simple: Show me the post you wrote when Dr. Margaret Flowers got herself arrested in Max Baucus's hearing room when he wouldn't put any single payer advocates on his panel. Because if that story isn't newsworthy, and isn't worth a post, I don't know what is.
NOTE Hat tip, Vast Left.