The Strategy: Force the Vote.
History shows us that which-ever party gains the majority in their respective houses of congress, will always seek to gain more power for their political group, rather than exercise that power for the will of the people they claim to represent.
On January 3rd, 2021, the Progressive wing of the Democratic party refused to demand a floor vote on a “medical for all bill” in exchange for supporting Nancy Pelosi’s bid for speaker of the House. This was a strategy simply called “Force the Vote.”
While not a realistic approach to accomplishing Medicare for All, it would have exposed the Democrats that claim to support M4A, but secretly oppose any implementation of the program.
This could have been accomplished with just six votes in the House of Representatives. Instead of putting the needs of their constituents first, they chose to support Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the Democratic Party.
The Democratic Party controls The House, The Senate, and The Presidency, and yet they refuse to even vote on a policy supported by %63 of Americans.
The solution was simple and yet extremely powerful. The game theory was solid. All that was needed was the courage to “do the job” as it was designed.
What is desperately needed are people elected to Congress with no allegiance to a political party.
So that the next time the country needs six votes, there will be legislators that are not beholden to some outdated and meaningless party agenda.