Socialism Rules in First Democrat Presidential Debate

PolitiChicks.comSo who was the “winner” of the first Democrat debate? Did moderator Anderson Cooper play fair?  According to the time allotted each candidate, probably not.

FINAL Democrat Debate Talking Time

Clinton 30:25

Which Candidate Do You Support in the Republican Primaries?

Sanders 27:41

O’Malley 17:08

Webb 15:20

Chafee 9:05

Here are my thoughts on each candidate’s performance.  

Martin O’Malley:  I was hoping to see more of “O’Malley the rebel”, a man I had once admired after helping Baltimore get out of it’s drug-addled past.  Instead “O’Malley the politician” was on the debate stage, the man who took over Maryland and dragged it (and Baltimore) down the tubes.  When you are part of the political cycle nothing matters except paying back those you are in cahoots with. O’Malley’s whole schtick seemed to be running for V.P. instead of president.

Bernie Sanders:  Bernie claims to be for the people, but of course in a socialist kind of way.  If I’m honest, some of his talk about fairness and equality for the “have nots” (which the middle class has become) hit me hard.  In addition to having one child in college and two others headed there in the following years, education cost is definitely an important factor, especially if you want your children to go to any of the top schools. But as always, socialism takes too many leftist turns and when Bernie defended Hillary and downplayed her e-mail scandal he totally lost me.  Why would anyone vote for someone who is unable to maintain the simple task of keeping business and personal work separate?   I thought Bernie wanted to WIN?

Hillary Clinton: There was so much applause during that segment of “lets forget about her emails” that it made me wonder if this audience was planted.  Many of my liberal/Democrat friends question her implausible excuses on just about everything.  So far no one has addressed her thoughtless actions on her e-mails, Benghazi, and the so called “War on Women”.  So what qualifies her to be the leader of the free world?  Hillary said she thought Edward Snowden should be prosecuted, but shouldn’t Hillary serve a little jail time, too?  People are in jail for much less crimes.  Instead, throughout the debate everything important was side-stepped as “no big deal.”  Interestingly, Clinton claimed to believe in capitalism!  That is, if you believe capitalism means we work hard to earn the American dream, then allow the government to take it all away.

Jim Webb:  Webb spent most of his time legitimately whining about the inequality of time, with Cooper repeatedly ignoring his complaints. For people actually looking for a legitimate candidate, Webb didn’t do so bad. He was the only one who was truthful about what he has done and how he would handle issues as president.

Lincoln Chafee:  Since Mr. Chafee spent most of his time repeatedly saying he “has no scandals”  CNN and Anderson Cooper decided he didn’t need as much time as the others. Good luck to you sir!

Overall, the entire night was like watching the Hillary/Bernie Socialism Comedy Hour with a little O’Malley thrown in every now and then. And the fist-pumping and audience applause just made me sick.  

Jin Ah Jin

Virginia PolitiChick Jin Ah Jin has been the lead in campaigns for many politicians, including Ken Cuccinelli for both State Senate and Attorney General and she was appointed the Honorary Chairman for the Fairfax County Asian American Coalition for the McCain/ Palin campaign. Jin also assists in local minority grassroots politics in her state of Virginia. She believes if we can elect and support good officials whose root is the care of their constituents, then we can change things. In her past, Jin worked as a volunteer fundraiser for Mercy Corps raising awareness and money for the health and poverty of women and children in North Korea. She was also a volunteer fundraiser for the Korean American Association of Greater Washington, D.C. area and led the Education Committee to teach English for newly arrived legal immigrants to the area. In conjunction, she worked with the office of former Congressman Thomas Davis, who took the lead on reforms in the welfare bill for legal immigrants. Jin was a former Vice President of Resources, board member and Fundraising Gala chair for the Korean American Coalition of Washington, D.C. in 2001. She was on the Scholarship Committee and the co-chair of the golf tournament fundraiser for the U.S. Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce 2003-2006. More importantly, Jin is the mother of 6 children. She says her passion for service is led through her children's eyes: "I want change for my children. I want them to have a future where their dreams can become reality and where they can succeed without prejudice."

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