Ah, the Kimmel Test. That’s where we make all of our health care decisions based on a late night talk show host, since Democrats really have nothing else going for them.
Jimmy Kimmel is using comedy to point out some of the *absurdities* of the American health care system.. https://t.co/zMWtZ9uk8k
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) September 22, 2017
CNN decided to go a different route, by hosting a healthcare debate between two Republican Senators and two Democrat Senators, about the way forward on health care, repealing ObamaCare, and so on. A serious discussion between four people who are tasked with figuring out what to do.
— Mark Preston (@PrestonCNN) September 21, 2017
You’d think leftists would be pumped for the debate. Yet, here we are.
This should be a good thing for the left. Democrats seem to be all onboard for Bernie Sanders “Socialize All the Health Care Act.” I suppose that would make the Bern their “intellectual” leader when it comes to “reform.” But, then again, things didn’t go all too well for Bernie last time he debated a conservative on CNN (see WATCH: Ted Cruz Talks Pulverizing Bernie Sanders at Obamacare Debate! and Ted Cruz Uses Actual Numbers. Completely DESTROYS Bernie Sanders!).
— Steve Marmel (@Marmel) September 21, 2017
As one of countless MILLIONS of Americans with a serious illness, the media shouldn’t treat this as a reality show, and it’s become oneZ https://t.co/2RNrBdTe7E
— Montel Williams (@Montel_Williams) September 22, 2017
This is basically attempting to make entertainment out of possibly 30 million Americans losing healthcare. That's all this is. https://t.co/przaSMey57
— Charlotte Clymer🏳️🌈 (@cmclymer) September 21, 2017
I see. So, when a two-bit entertainer rants about politics and leftists agree with what he’s saying, that’s gospel. Because, this one time Jimmy Kimmel’s son had heart surgery. But, when a news network hosts four United States Senators to debate health care policy? That’s a major no bueno to the left. “Leave the healthcare debate to celebrities. They’re more qualified.”
But wait. It gets even better:
This is a gift to the Republicans. They want to make this a debate on the Cassidy/Graham bill vs. single payer.
— Marcus S. (@nirvanafanclub) September 22, 2017
That’s what this is really about. Most Americans don’t tune in to Senate deliberations on C-SPAN. A televised debate on a major network, on the other hand? Big difference. Any other time, leftists can trot out the word “free healthcare” and earn a crap ton of supporters. Now, they’ll have to actually bring their A-game and spill the details on their craptastic healthcare plans. That’s why they’re furious.
A televised debate just makes it harder for leftists to lie.