It’s felt weird for years
Nah, dude, you’re not getting it: Sanders is getting the participation trophy. He attended history while other people made it. Hillary Clinton and Ted Kennedy wrote, redrafted, argued, broke arms, and won for S-CHIP - which was basically the first program to guarantee universal health care for all children. (S-CHIP… Read more
Hey Ashley! I get what you’re saying - and, in general, I think this story is great and really well-written. I’m quibbling because I think Tanden was throwing (deserved) shade at Bernie as someone who talked a big game as a Senator but didn’t actually do shit, whereas Hillary talked a big game and actually did shit.… Read more
Yes - and I’m not shitting on him, personally, as an indolent college activist. I’m sure he was cool in college. My complaint is more that he benefits from really male version of left-wing politics that’s morally self-aggrandizing and proudly impractical. Plus, when his supporters dismiss Hillary as a corporate schill… Read more
I think you’re being kinda unkind to Tanden. What she’s saying is that it’s weird for AOC to credit Bernie with CHIP - the program AOC says she specifically benefited from - when CHIP’s passage is really due to Hillary, who worked harder on defining both the actual radical content of the bill and on ensuring it had… Read more
MY POINT, EXACTLY!!