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Harry Reid warns Democratic candidates about Medicare for all and open borders

August 20, 2019

  With the possible exception of a couple of candidates who nobody has ever heard of, and as such have no chance to win the nomination, the Democratic candidates for President have been trying to out-left each other. This has led the candidates to endorse Medicare for all and completely opening the borders.

  Because of this there is the concern among some that the Democrats are lurching too far to the left to win the general election and now you can put Harry Reid, of all people, in that category. He has a warning for the alt-leftists who are running for President. Here is what he had to say:

Reid was blunt when asked if he thought supporting Medicare for All would be problematic in the 2020 general election.

“Of course it would be,” he said. “How are you going to get it passed?”

“I think that we should focus on improving Obamacare. We can do that — without bringing something that would be much harder to sell,” he said when asked his thoughts on the debate over whether Democrats should pursue Medicare for All or a more modest Obamacare expansion. “Improving Obamacare: People understand that. They would appreciate that. It locks in many important things.”

What about opening the borders?

“There are so many more important things to do. Decriminalizing border crossings is not something that should be at the top of the list. It should be way, way down at the bottom of the list,” Reid said, responding with a curt “of course it is” when asked if supporting that position would be politically problematic in the general election.

“People want a fair immigration system. They don’t want an open-door invitation for everybody to come at once,” argued Reid.

  Democratic voters claim that the right misrepresents what the left means when they talk about decriminalizing illegal entry into the country but Harry Reid just admitted what we have been saying all along. Who would have ever though that Harry Reid would have turned into the voice of reason for the Democrats? Somewhere along the line the former Majority Leader turned into a hater…

  But seriously, there is no place in the Democratic party for common sense thinking so Harry Reid can afford to tell the truth only because he does not have to worry about facing the voters. I wonder what he would be saying if he was running for reelection…

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. August 21, 2019 1:18 pm

    I would say Reid is preparing for the dark horse to emerge….they probably have one staged for the proper moment…who it will be will be very interesting.

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  2. November 18, 2019 7:05 am

    What is an effective way to improve the quality of ideas other than debate?


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