Yes Good Healthcare is Important; But Democracy is Even More Important
A very good point by Lluba over at the NY 2 Dems. Yes as regular readers know I am running for NY 2. Though we’ll see if/when I get Lluba on board with this!
“READ THIS! For everyone who complains that Dems are focusing too much on Russia, we can focus on the economy and health care all we want, but it won’t matter if we don’t have free and fair elections. Russia will just hack our next election!”
Agree entirely. Yes we need quality healthcare. But most of all we need faith in our democratic system. Not to say healthcare isn’t very important. But that the system is on the level is most important.
Think of it as a family. They have a college fund for their kids. That’s very important. But it’s something they’re working towards. This is like healthcare where we our having some victories. That with the most power since 1928, the GOP has failed to get anything done tells you everything you need to know about them. They are the dog who caught the car.
They’d have been better off if they never did. If Hillary had won-or I should say if the election wasn’t stolen from her-Paul Ryan’s reputation would still be intact today.
So we’re making progress on healthcare and will get there eventually-but first we got to defeat the GOP. Meanwhile Russia is like the family’s house catches on fire. This doesn’t mean they don’t care about their kids’ education anymore just that they got to put out the fire first. Russia is a fire in the House of Democracy.
Lluba’s post is referring the new bombshell that Russian hackers penetrated further into our election system than we knew.
I wrote about Reality Winner earlier.
I discussed the weird phenomenon that they both claim she revealed nothing new but yet also claim she deserved to be arrested.
It would seem that those two propositions would be mutually exclusive. If there was nothing new-why arrest her? Why was it classified at all?
It seems to to me that there was new information at least for the public. After the election the government officials had all blithely assured us that the election result itself wasn’t compromised.
But we didn’t realize how deeply Russian hackers were able to hack into the election system itself. How can we be so confident now?
Our intelligence agencies shouldn't be giving false comfort that the election results weren't hacked when they're not sure themselves. pic.twitter.com/Gds1BsxejD
— Amy Siskind (@Amy_Siskind) June 5, 2017
Another talking point you’re hearing from the MSM: there’s still no proof it changed the result of the election.
I’m sorry, but that’s not enough, not nearly enough. To say-yes Russia penetrated our election system but we have no proof it effected the result.
We need to be confident of this beyond a reasonable doubt it didn’t not just having no evidence that it did.
“It’s not just that [an election] has to be fair, it has to be demonstrably fair, so that the loser says, ‘Yep, I lost fair and square.’ If you can’t do that, you’re screwed,” said Schneier. “They’ll tear themselves apart if they’re convinced it’s not accurate.”
Again we need good healthcare, but the immediate threat is Russia subversion of our election-and perhaps the WH itself. Another virtue of Russia? It tables Trump’s entire agenda. There’s not time as they have to deal with Russia all day. Which indirectly protects us from TrumpCare.
“Trump’s legislative director acknowledges Russia is overwhelming his agenda.”
“President Donald Trump’s legislative director is acknowledging that the ongoing investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 election are overwhelming his legislative agenda as former FBI Director James Comey is set to appear at a blockbuster Senate hearing later this week.”
“There’s no doubt that keeping members focused on investigations detracts from our legislative agenda, detracts from what we’re trying to deliver for the American people,” said Marc Short, Trump’s director of legislative affairs, in a briefing with reporters on Monday night.
“More than four months into Trump’s presidency — and despite total GOP control of Washington — Trump has achieved very little on Capitol Hill, in part because the Russia scandal leaves little room for anything else. Republicans now face the prospect of going into the 2018 midterms with little to show voters, despite huge promises by Trump.”
“Obamacare is still the law of the land, funding for a border wall with Mexico is bogged down in partisan fighting, Trump’s budget proposal was dead on arrival, and the White House is way behind schedule on sending executive-branch nominees to the Senate for consideration.”
Feature not bug. Who wants to debate policy with Donald Trump?
P.S. As we saw in my poll out last week, the long awaited poll results are in, and right now I’m just 11 points down vs. Peter King (GOP-NY-District 2). And the voters don’t even know who I am yet.
There is nothing more important in getting answers to Trump-Russia collusion than a Democratic House in 2019. Please donate to help me in my part of the effort to fight for a Dem House.
Thank you. We must have a Dem House. And so, we will.