A day later, Culberson, however, tried to edge around the same arguments that O’Donnell made to Abram, refusing to answer a simple yes or no question about whether he would have voted for Medicare in 1965.
He wouldn’t say.
But the browbeating continued and flustered Culberson finally allowed that Medicare is not socialism because it is “old”.
Old things, according to Culberson, are not socialistic.
He finally caved and admitted that he would have voted for Medicare.
Logically, putting Culberson in the paradoxical position of being in favor of a single-payer government run health care system (Medicare) before he was against it (“Obamacare”).