First Democrat Debate Featured Yelling, Socialism and ‘Free Stuff’

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First Democrat Debate Featured Yelling, Socialism and 'Free Stuff'

By A.P. Dil­lon

This past Tues­day was the first 2016 Demo­c­rat Can­di­date debate. It was held on CNN and was con­ve­niently mod­er­ated by Clin­ton Global Ini­tia­tive mem­ber, Ander­son Cooper. Clin­ton and Sanders had the most talk­ing time. Gee.

To sum­ma­rize the debate, there was a lot of yelling, social­ism, talk of ‘free stuff’ and more yelling. One could eas­ily say the big take away is that America’s Demo­c­rat party is now openly social­ist.

Most of the coun­try might not know that, however.

The rat­ings for the debate are being billed as the ‘high­est in Demo­c­rat his­tory’ with pre­lim­i­nary num­bers show­ing that only 11% of Amer­i­cans tuned in. Based on that math, this debate looks to gar­ner around half of the view­er­ship for the first GOP debate.

For an alleged ‘sub­stan­tive debate’, edu­ca­tion and Com­mon Core were basi­cally ignored. Per­haps that is because all of the Demo­c­rat can­di­dates back Com­mon Core and would rather Jeb Bush take that toxic heat.

There was also quite a bit of com­plain­ing about the econ­omy, the sub­text of which was a hilar­i­ously sad assault on the failed poli­cies of Barack Obama. More­over, a bunch of rich, old white folks up on stage tried to con­vince us that they know what is best for our lives and, specif­i­cally, our money.

The field was old, white and weak, which lent itself to mak­ing Hillary Clin­ton look appeal­ing in the way that the last sand­wich on a heav­ily picked over buf­fet might. The major­ity of applause points came from rhetoric that is more applic­a­ble to the 2008 elec­tion cycle than this one.

A lit­tle recap.

Sanders: Went full social­ist. You never go full social­ist.
I kept wait­ing for him to yell, ‘MIC CHECK!” before each of his responses.
bernie and hillary debate oneSucked up to Hillary by pro­vid­ing cover on her email scan­dal, yelling “I think the Amer­i­can peo­ple are sick and tired of hear­ing about your damn emails.” Um, Bernie? Accord­ing to Google, they’re not sick of it.
Every answer he gave inevitably cir­cled back to cli­mate change and some ver­sion of ‘the com­mon good’. You know who else was all about the ‘com­mon good’?

Hillary: ‘I’m a woman. That’s all the qual­i­fi­ca­tion I need.‘
Favorite quote of the night: “I never took a posi­tion on Key­stone until I took a posi­tion on Key­stone.” Err, what?
Also, ‘noth­ing is my fault’ and ‘I’ll make an arch-​villain out of the NRA’. Can’t wait to see her poll num­bers slide, but that will be due to the vast right-​wing con­spir­acy.
She’ll likely be send­ing Ander­son Cooper a fruit bas­ket for let­ting her get out of answer­ing some of the ques­tions posed to her. Bernie will get a bas­ket too.

O’Malley: Hulk smash.
High­lights included ‘Bal­ti­more was awe­some when I was there’ and NRA is eeeeeevil! Except when he gets cash from them.

Chaf­fee: Open­ing, mid­dle and clos­ing were all awk­ward as you can get. I imag­ined Chaf­fee ask­ing him­self, ‘Alright, whose arm is up my back­side mak­ing my mouth move?‘
Key bits out of Chaf­fee included, “I have no scan­dals” and I have no idea why I voted the way I did. Also, he hasn’t changed on any issues, but party hopped any­way. What a hot mess.

Webb: The only one to say ‘All Lives Mat­ter’ and the only can­di­date who came across as rea­son­ably ratio­nal on most issues. Also the only can­di­date to nail the ‘biggest cur­rent threat’ ques­tion by includ­ing cyber attacks. This of course means that you can hit Twit­ter to see the lib­eral feed­ing frenzy tak­ing place on his polit­i­cal corpse.

Win­ner: Social­ism.
Loser: The Amer­i­can People.

To round out the night, a response to Deb­bie Wasser­man Schultz:

DM7 small LL1885A.P. Dil­lon resides in the Tri­an­gle area of North Car­olina and is the founder of LadyLib​er​ty1885​.com.
Her cur­rent and past writ­ing can also be found at IJ Review, Stop​Com​mon​CoreNC​.org, Heart​land​.org and Watch­dog Wire NC.
Catch her on Twit­ter: @LadyLiberty1885

By A.P. Dillon

This past Tuesday was the first 2016 Democrat Candidate debate. It was held on CNN and was conveniently moderated by Clinton Global Initiative member, Anderson Cooper. Clinton and Sanders had the most talking time. Gee.

To summarize the debate, there was a lot of yelling, socialism, talk of ‘free stuff‘ and more yelling.  One could easily say the big take away is that America’s Democrat party is now openly socialist.

Most of the country might not know that, however.

The ratings for the debate are being billed as the ‘highest in Democrat history’ with preliminary numbers showing that only 11% of Americans tuned in. Based on that math, this debate looks to garner around half of the viewership for the first GOP debate.

For an alleged ‘substantive debate’, education and Common Core were basically ignored. Perhaps that is because all of the Democrat candidates back Common Core and would rather Jeb Bush take that toxic heat.

There was also quite a bit of complaining about the economy, the subtext of which was a hilariously sad assault on the failed policies of Barack Obama. Moreover, a bunch of rich, old white folks up on stage tried to convince us that they know what is best for our lives and, specifically, our money.

The field was old, white and weak, which lent itself to making Hillary Clinton look appealing in the way that the last sandwich on a heavily picked over buffet might. The majority of applause points came from rhetoric that is more applicable to the 2008 election cycle than this one.

A little recap.

Sanders: Went full socialist. You never go full socialist.
I kept waiting for him to yell, ‘MIC CHECK!” before each of his responses.
bernie and hillary debate oneSucked up to Hillary by providing cover on her email scandal, yelling “I think the American people are sick and tired of hearing about your damn emails.”   Um, Bernie? According to Google, they’re not sick of it.
Every answer he gave inevitably circled back to climate change and some version of  ‘the common good’. You know who else was all about the ‘common good‘?

Hillary: ‘I’m a woman. That’s all the qualification I need.’
Favorite quote of the night: “I never took a position on Keystone until I took a position on Keystone.”  Err, what?
Also, ‘nothing is my fault’ and ‘I’ll make an arch-villain out of the NRA’. Can’t wait to see her poll numbers slide, but that will be due to the vast right-wing conspiracy.
She’ll likely be sending Anderson Cooper a fruit basket for letting her get out of answering some of the questions posed to her.  Bernie will get a basket too.

O’Malley: Hulk smash.
Highlights included ‘Baltimore was awesome when I was there’ and NRA is eeeeeevil!  Except when he gets cash from them.

Chaffee: Opening, middle and closing were all awkward as you can get. I imagined Chaffee asking himself, ‘Alright, whose arm is up my backside making my mouth move?’
Key bits out of Chaffee included, “I have no scandals” and I have no idea why I voted the way I did.  Also, he hasn’t changed on any issues, but party hopped anyway. What a hot mess.

Webb: The only one to say ‘All Lives Matter‘ and the only candidate who came across as reasonably rational on most issues. Also the only candidate to nail the ‘biggest current threat’ question by including cyber attacks. This of course means that you can hit Twitter to see the liberal feeding frenzy taking place on his political corpse.

Winner: Socialism.
Loser: The American People.

To round out the night, a response to Debbie Wasserman Schultz:

 

DM7 small LL1885A.P. Dillon resides in the Triangle area of North Carolina and is the founder of LadyLiberty1885.com.
Her current and past writing can also be found at IJ Review, StopCommonCoreNC.org, Heartland.org and Watchdog Wire NC.
Catch her on Twitter: @LadyLiberty1885