Funny thing about tweeting out easily digestible talking points. They can usually be debunked with easily digestible tweets. As Bernie Sanders learned when he tried shaming people for not supporting Medicare for All. Bernie felt the bern at the hands of our greatest living congressman, Rep. Dan Crenshaw. Who basically responded with “LOLWUT?” Only in nicer, more thoughtful words.
Oh this is an easy one.
Because your plan costs $32 trillion, and bankrupts my generation.
It takes away private employer plans from tens of millions of Americans.
But at least you recognize that Obamacare has not worked. We need more freedom and choice, not less. https://t.co/up41cjYIfN
— Dan Crenshaw (@DanCrenshawTX) April 3, 2019
Damn one-eyed congressman with his damn math (see Actual Insurers Smack Down Idiot Bernie’s “Medicare for All” and REBUTTAL: Why “Medicare For All” Can Never Work). How rude!
Set aside health policy for a minute. All it does is make me think about how difficult Obamacare has made life for loved ones. It’s difficult for me to write when I’m feeling stabby. The smartest thing Crenshaw did, and it’s something I’ve seen him do before, is frame his argument as “our generation.”
They way leftists sell their policies to young folk is as existential, systematic crises that will specifically affect THEIR generation. While too many on our side are more focused on their grandparents yelling at the TV when someone turned off Fox News and they can’t find the remote. Crenshaw talks specifically to his generation. The Millennials. The voters we need to convince our policies are right, and leftist policies are silly.
As the other side speaks to their generation about giving them tons of free stuff, it helps to have people on our side reminding HIS generation how much the free stuff will cost them.