Instead of “Yes we can,” many Democrats have adopted a new slogan this election year: “We shouldn’t even try.”
We shouldn’t try for single-payer system, they say. We’ll be lucky if we prevent Republicans from repealing Obamacare.
We shouldn’t try for a $15 an hour minimum wage. The best we can do is $12 an hour.
We shouldn’t try to restore the Glass-Steagall Act that used to separate investment and commercial banking, or bust up the biggest banks. We’ll be lucky to stop Republicans from repealing Dodd-Frank.
We shouldn’t try for free public higher education. As it is, Republicans are out to cut all federal education spending.