Hillary Clinton, Single Payer, and the Overton Window by David Atkins | Political Animal | The Washington Monthly

Clinton’s argument is reflective of the larger primary debate: is it better to advocate for policies that are completely unlikely to make it through Congress in the hopes of a massive progressive turnout that upends politics as usual (a “political revolution,” as it were), or is it better to advocate for things that are simply highly unlikely to make it through Congress but still fall within the realm of the possible within current constraints?

-David Atkins

Source: Hillary Clinton, Single Payer, and the Overton Window by David Atkins | Political Animal | The Washington Monthly


This discussion keeps bringing me back to the following quote from Paulo Freire:

What can we do today so that tomorrow we can do what we are unable to do today?

Paulo Freire