It’s a new year and you know what that means. Another Democratic debate. Yipee-yahoo!
This debate was to feature 4 white men (3 of them really really old) and 2 white women (one who could be 1/1024 part Native-American).
What diversity from the folks who lecture us about our racism and sexism…
So this time, I thought it might be fun to just jot down my thoughts as the debate unfolds. It’s about 5 minutes from starting and I am giddy with excitement. Well, that’s not exactly true. I am debating whether I should stick with this or watch a dvd of the original Batman series.
First thought – why isn’t Tulsi Gabbard there? Oh…right. She’s a Russian asset.
First question about Iran and why they should be Commander in Chief.
Sanders says we shouldn’t have gone into Iraq. So did Trump, Bernie.
Biden: I made a mistake voting for the Iraq war but I was great in everything else. He also works in being VP under Obama into the question. Nicely done.
Sanders said the Iraq war was the worst foreign policy blunder in the country’s history. Wait, even worse than Trump????
Klobuchar – Trump is taking us to war with Iran. Really??? Criticizes Trump on pulling out of Iran deal. Trump doing that is EXACTLY why we are wining the conflict with Iran without a war. Even the NYT had to admit this.
Tom Steyer. GROAN. Can we trade him for Marianne Williamson? At least she was entertaining.
Biden: We are isolated in our conflict with Iran. It is truly dangerous how idiotic these people are. They HATE it when American is winning.
All the candidates are for moving troops out of the Middle East. Gee, where was this during the time Obama was President. Oh, and when Trump DID move troops out of Syria, they jumped up and down screaming. These people will oppose ANYTHING Trump does even if it contradicts something they said 5 minutes ago.
Biden is hard to understand. Bordering on slurring.
Ohh here we go. Tom Steyer is talking about the climate crisis in Australia on a question about the Mid-East. He apparently doesn’t know it is caused by arsonists.
Blitzer is actually being tough on these candidates which is causing the left to go bonkers and accuse him of being right wing. By the end of the night he will be a Russian media plant.
Steyer: “Iran is under tremendous pressure economically.” Gee, Tom why? I’ll tell you why. It’s one word: TRUMP!
Sanders: “I am against USMCA because it does not account for climate change and include drastic reductions in fossil fuels.” Good grief.
Now Steyer is talking about climate change being our biggest threat. Now Buttigieg. So the message from Democrats to American workers: You are less important than our fake climate change issue. I cannot wait until Trump makes mincemeat out of whoever wins this clown show.
I am noticing the Democrats like to talk about what they will do on “Day One” which usually includes executive orders. Oh the irony of that!
Ok, finally a question about Sanders saying “women can’t win”. He denies it then pivots to how Hillary won the election in 2016. Riggghhhht, Bernie.
Warren: “All the men on this stage have collectively lost 10 elections. The women on this stage have lost NONE.” HA! Gotta say Warren answered that one well.
Klobuchar just forgot someone’s name in a point she was making. Hilarious.
After a commercial break, it’s on to healthcare. B-O-R-I-N-G. I think my eyes may roll back into my head.
Sanders: “We’ve been talking about Medicare for All for 100 years.” OK. It’s obviously past his bedtime.
Biden: “Re-build Obamacare.” No surprise there.
Warren: “I have a plan on healthcare (and will do it without raising middle class taxes).”
Klobuchar: “I was in Vegas and someone said, ‘Don’t put your numbers on the wheel that isn’t on the wheel.””
WTH? As the night goes on these folks are losing their mind. We’re finding out what they sound like when they can talk more than 30 seconds. It ain’t pretty.
Buttigieg just worked climate change into a discussion about MFA. These people are obsessed over this issue.
Wow. Bernie just went on a rant about the corrupt insurance companies on a question from a concerned Iowa citizen on what will happen to employees of insurance companies if MFA is implemented. Steyer agrees. Remember these are the folks that say they care about the American worker. What a crock.
OK, that’s about all I can take of this.
To sum up:
- We should get out of the Middle East (which Trump is in the process of doing but won’t get any credit for it)
- Climate Change is our biggest threat.
- Healthcare for all. Whoooppeeeee!
- Trump is Bad.
I cannot wait until Trump gets to debate any of these candidates. It will be glorious.