Psst… Jimmy Dore Is Right In His Fight With AOC
Watching this drama between Jimmy Dore and AOC unfold over Medicare for All has been very interesting. Jimmy put forward a simple strategy to move the ball forward for universal healthcare.
Nancy Pelosi wants to be Speaker of the House, again. She is less popular than COVID-19, Trump, and space herpes. Her power comes from being able to raise shiploads of cash from the American Aristocracy. However, the Dems lost seats in the House, so now every vote counts for her. The “Progressive” Caucus has grown, in part, because M4A is uber-popular and THEY ALL RAN ON IT.
From here the equation is simple. Pelosi needs votes and Progs need a floor vote for M4A while the nation is suffering through a pandemic. Progs should leverage their valuable votes to get that floor vote. Easy.
There is no downside for Medicare 4 All. At the very least, you smoke out some phonies that supported the policy just because it’s popular with voters. But, won’t vote for it because donors don’t like it. Then you know whom to primary next cycle. Everybody wins.
This logical, yet bold, strategy has caused the “Left” to split into two camps: Team Jimmy & Team AOC.
Team Jimmy is on a rampage. Stomping on AOC, her stans, Justice Democrats, and media folks that want to protect AOC & the Squad (eye roll emoji) from the wrath of Mama Bear Pelosi. They are taking zero prisoners. Me likey.
Team AOC is a cornucopia of bullshit reactions. Pearl clutching, gaslighting, career protectionism, misogyny, fear of Democratic Party/DNC backlash, the terror that is Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R), etc. They have even stooped to personal attacks on Jimmy’s intelligence, education, and credentials. This mostly White-on-White crime is hilarious.
Let’s be honest, Pelosi has been & always will be an impediment to progress. Thinking she will be pushed to the Left without a fight or change in strategy is stupid.
All of this is an effort to protect AOC, her political aspirations, and those trying to hang with the cool kids for their cut of the action.
If you’ve read my writing or listened to me over the last two years, you know I’m an unapologetic Reparationist. Therefore, I’ve learned that nearly all these folks are full of shit when it comes to true justice. #PureReparations
With that said, I’m glad to see someone standing up to establishment Dems and putting something they hold dear into play. They want Pelosi holding that gavel because that’s what donors want. If they can’t give donors what they want, they lose power. It’s not a quick process. But, that’s how it works.
I have some issues with some of Jimmy’s rhetorical choices in this fight. But, that will be covered on a future episode of Reset Race.
I must admit that at times like this I miss being on Twitter.