Strong Words for a Democrat: Is a 2020 Candidate Really Ready to 'Rain Down Death' on Our Enemies Abroad?



What the heck?

2020 presidential hopeful Andrew Yang has some strong words for America’s enemies, and he dished ’em out Friday in an interview with MSNBC’s Chris Hayes.


And he’s a Democrat.


Chris asked Andrew if, as an entrepreneur new to government, he’d be willing to order death to those with whom we’re in battle.

Andrew said he’s got the guts to rain it down, baby!

“Well, one of the paramount responsibilities of the commander-in-chief is to keep the American people safe. While raining death on other people is not my first choice, if that’s what it would take to keep the American people safe, I’m 100% ready to do just that.”

Strong, strong words for a Democrat. I thought they’re just supposed to be givin’ away free stuff and sayin’ dumb things (like here, here, here, here, and here).

Oh, wait — he was also asked about his plan for a “universal basic income.”

There we go.

Aaand we’re back.

Andrew explained that communism is totally an adherence to Martin Luther King’s dream, where a man is judged, not by the color of his skin, but by the content of his character. And also: He’s robbed by the government, which then gives his money to his neighbor.



“Martin Luther King championed it and called it the ‘guaranteed minimum income.’ It’s the policy where every citizen in America gets a certain amount of money to meet our basic needs, no questions asked. So my plan would put $1,000 a month in the hands of every American adult starting at age 18. This would make children and families stronger, improve our health, nutrition, graduation rates and help millions of Americans make transitions in this time of historic change.”

He said it’d only cost $33 billion per month.

That’s a relief.

Additionally, he assured, it’s all about innovation — you know, exactly what communism’s known for:

“The price tag is a bit less than that. In part, because we’re spending hundreds of billions of dollars on many, many programs that in part substitute out the costs. But the big change we have to make to afford this freedom dividend is who’s going to win—Amazon, Google, Facebook, Uber, the biggest tech companies. We have to put the American people in a position to benefit from those innovations.”


Sounds like he wants to rain down death on the economy.

Bombs away.



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