Senator Kerry Flip Flops on Universal Health Care
by LindaSFNM, Fri Apr 04, 2008 at 09:06:48 AM EDT
Now that's a commitment of a supporter to say anything to agree with whom they've endorsed. He would rather back track from the Parties principle, and an issue a huge majority of Americans believe is a right, and what he himself had proposed as a presidenital candidate, so he could agree with the candidate for president he endorsed (Obama) and not mandate Health Care coverage for all americans?
Senator Kerry revealed his new position on This Week with George Stephanopoulis, when he NOW claims Hillary's Universal Health Care is a "non starter". Why? Because he claims "because it starts with a mandate that is unachievable in the Senate in what we need to do,”. WHAT? "In what we need to do"?
I think what THEY need to do is pass Universal Health Care, but apparently he no longer sees that as a moral right or a human, or even an American right.
Or is he saying he just doesn't want to try now, because he doesn't THINK he could pass it? Not according to:
"Mrs. Clinton’s proposal “does seem to me to be a plan that has the potential to achieve bipartisan support in the Congress,” a scholar at the Center for American Progress who served as policy director for the Edwards campaign, James Kvaal, said. Health care mandates have “historically been an idea that has some support among Republicans,” he said, because of their element of individual accountability and responsibility."
So did he think this way when HE proposed his mandated Universal Health Care? Or is he telling us he would not support Universal Health Care now because Obama isn't offering it?
How one can sacrifice the Democrats core principle, the American people's overwhelming desire for Universal Health Care and a moral right to our human race, because, at least we now get to the truth, even by Obama's own supporters, he does not offer a Universal Health Care.
I'm sure Senator Kerry's new position was equally disturbing to his former running mate, John Edwards, who has made Universal Health Care and ridding Poverty two important policies for the next Administration.