How bad were this week’s Democratic debates? Well…if you like socialism, pandering and hearing 20 candidates bash President Trump whenever they possibly can, they were fine.
By most accounts, however, they were a dumpster fire. With the exception of Bernie Sanders who is and always has been a Democratic Socialist and has never presented himself as anything else, hypocrisy was on full display. The other candidates, many of whom were once considered moderate Democrats, spent their time trying to out-liberalize each other. We watched as they abandoned long-held political beliefs in their pursuit of power.
Game show host Pat Sajak offered the best assessment of the widely panned debates. He tweeted, “This could be worse. It could be a dinner party and I could be there.”
MSNBC’s professional Trump critic Joe Scarborough thought they were so bad, he apologized to his viewers saying his only hope is that people were not watching. He said the candidates were criticizing each other instead of focusing their ire on President Trump. He explained:
So they’re lined up in trench warfare, ready to get out of the trenches and charge Donald Trump. Instead, they all turn their guns on each other and shoot each other, and everybody is yelling at each other all night.
If you’re an American and this is your introduction to these candidates and the Democratic Party, and all you see are 12 people yelling at each other, trying to interrupt each other, insulting each other, you’re like, ‘You know what. I thought Donald Trump was a clown show. I’m changing the channel.’
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), who I’ve come to like a lot over the last few years, appeared on “Hannity” last night to weigh in on the debates. (Relevant segment begins at 11:30 in the video below.)
Look at the debate last night…the clown car is broken. There’s no brakes and it only steers to the left. It was scary to see the Democrats, every one of them, falling all over one another to get further and further and further left. You saw them embrace late term abortion, you saw them embrace 70 per cent tax rates, you saw them embrace socialism.
Cruz and Hannity discussed how most of the candidates took swipes at the Trump economy when, in fact, the economy is strong. Kamala Harris said the only Americans who are thriving in this economy are those who own stocks. She attributes the record low unemployment rate to people who are working two or three jobs. That is just not true.
Cruz brought up a recent tweet from comedian Bill Maher which he himself retweeted. As liberal, disrespectful and obnoxious as he often is, Maher frequently surprises with his honest commentary.
Not a promising start. Nobody came close to answering the first question, a good one: With 70% saying they like the economy, shld we make radical changes to it? Only interchangable chunks from the stump speeches. You're going to have to answer that at some point, guess not tonite
— Bill Maher (@billmaher) June 27, 2019
All in all, the 2020 Democratic presidential debates showed Americans what the Democratic Party has become. And it was disturbing.