OMG: I finally agree with Thomas Freidman on something…

Prior to Round 2 of the debates, he says: Dems may be handing Trump his re-election.

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Back in 2005, Thomas Friedman’s book “The World is Flat” did much to legitimize and promote globalization.

For better or for worse, the book had undeniable impact … becoming a bible of sorts and playbook for globalization.

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Since “Flat World”, Friedman veered far left and didn’t say much that I agreed with.

That is, until last week…

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In an NY Times opinion piece, Friedman observed:

“A lot of Americans were shocked by some of the things they heard (during the recent democratic presidential debates). I was shocked, too.

What shocked him?

I was shocked that so many candidates in the party whose nominee I was planning to support want to get rid of the private health insurance covering some 250 million Americans and have “Medicare for all” instead. I think we should strengthen Obamacare and eventually add a public option.

I was shocked that so many were ready to decriminalize illegal entry into our country. I think people should have to ring the doorbell before they enter my house or my country.

I was shocked at all those hands raised in support of providing comprehensive health coverage to undocumented immigrants. I think promises we’ve made to our fellow Americans should take priority, like to veterans in need of better health care.

And I was shocked by front-runner Joe Biden’s feeble response to the attack from Kamala Harris — and to the more extreme ideas promoted by those to his left.

Couldn’t have said it better myself, Tommy.

And, what does Friedman conclude?

A racist, divisive, climate-change-denying, woman-abusing jerk who is our president is going to get re-elected

Ouch!

And his remedy for the Dems:

Dear Democrats:

This is not complicated! Just nominate a decent, sane person, one committed to reunifying the country and creating more good jobs.

Hmmm.

Ironic that the guy who championed the migration of “good” American jobs to low cost labor markets is now championing the creation of good jobs.

As Forrest Gump would say: “What goes around, comes around.”

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One Response to “OMG: I finally agree with Thomas Freidman on something…”

  1. Mike Cirrito Says:

    I agree on most of your points above. A race to the hard left is a losing one. But I’ve had a recent, first-hand experience with the healthcare system in another country that causes me to pause on the idea of radical restructuring of our healthcare / insurance system.

    My 10 year old gets injured on a playground in South Africa. Requires an ambulance trip, ER admission, and two night stay in the hospital after having surgery. I was worried my insurance might not cover it and fretting about the potential bill….. $100k, $200k?

    In the final analysis, all this cost…….. < $5,000 USD!!!!!!!!! And guess what; the care, treatment and facilities were fantastic.

    Small sample size? Yes. But I have a newly opened mind about what state sponsored healthcare can accomplish and a new appreciation for just how 100% F%#*ed we are getting in this country.

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