Democratic Clown Show Of A Debate Does Not Disappoint    

  By: Katie Petrick
   Published : June 28, 2019

Two nights of debates and not a whole lot was learned about the Democrat 2020 candidates for president, other than knowing that crazy is alive, but very, very sick.

The first of 12 Democratic presidential debates took place on Wednesday, June 26 and Thursday, June 27 in Miami, Florida. Ten candidates stood at the podiums each night, as they were the ones to qualify for the debates, though there are more than two dozen now vying to be the nominee competing against President Donald Trump.

Claiming to be chosen randomly as to which night the candidates appeared, Wednesday night’s line-up looked more like a family Thanksgiving dinner where there is an odd count so one adult has to sit at the kids’ table. But no one is sure as to who is the adult.

The NBC-affiliated moderators certainly thought it was Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), putting her in the middle of the stage, having her start the debate, and allowing her to answer almost every question, especially for the first hour. But poor Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH) was not allowed a word until 40 minutes into the debate. Talk about the patriarchy.

Thursday night had a full display of the truest patriarchy: the oldest and whitest of the men. Former vice president Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) were front and center to mutter through their respective platforms, with Biden riding the coattails of President Barack Obama while claiming Trump is enemy number one, and then Sanders believing everything can and should be free.

But it was Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) who brought the fireworks with her attitude toward pretty much everyone on stage, especially Joe Biden.

“Hey guys, you know what? America does not want to witness a food fight. They want to know how we’re going to put food on their table,” Harris said to calm the candidates who were talking over one another.

Each candidate, particularly on night two, attempted to get his or her points across while having to compete with Biden and Sanders for air-time. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) was especially good at just speaking over whomever was talking, decorum be damned.

Overall, nothing new was learned about the candidates for the Democratic ticket. In summary, the two evenings went as follows: Abortion, abortion, abortion. No private health insurance. Free, free, free. The world is ending because of climate change. I will get you my pretty, and your little gun, too. Come one, come all. Citizenship is global. Trump is to blame for everything.

But, there were 3 interesting highlights:

1. Numero uno: Español, cualquiera?

It was all about who could speak Spanish during the debate on night one. When asked if he supports a 70 percent marginal tax rate, former representative Robert (Beto) O’Rourke (D-TX) decided to not answer the question, but his non-response was given while speaking Spanish. He actually decided to trump (no pun intended) the avoidance of answering a question by speaking another language. Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) showed O’Rourke some side eye while O’Rourke was speaking, but later it was apparent that Booker was just stunned that he was being trumped (again, no pun intended). Booker, Julian Castro, who is the former secretary of Housing and Urban Development, and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D-IN), on night two, decided to test their Spanish-speaking skills. To note, Castro is the only Latino candidate in the race.

2. Mic Drop

The most excitement of night one came from a technical error, when the microphones of the moderators were left on so that those on stage and in the audience could hear mumblings from backstage. The candidates looked around in confusion, but no one knew it was out of character until moderator Chuck Todd asked the control room to “cut the mics.” When that did not happen, he was forced into a commercial break.

3. Pandering

After the awkward commercial break and for the rest of Wednesday, all the way through Thursday night’s debate, the candidates were in full pander mode. Whether it was Castro claiming that men can be pregnant or Booker saying that not enough attention is paid to black transgenders who are getting murdered, the candidates buttonholed themselves for their minority groups. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio decided to hold out his son as evidence for his level of wokeness.

“There’s something that sets me apart from all my colleagues running in this race and that is for the last 21 years I've been raising a black son in America,” he said.

Again, this was debate one of 12. There are plenty more of the incoherent, pandering, and downright lies to come.

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