Skip to comments.The Democratic Debate Debacle: Part II, Darkness Falls
Posted on 06/29/2019 1:46:16 AM PDT by Kaslin
In 1977 "Star Wars" took Hollywood and the world by storm. A new genre was not only introduced, but perfected. People were justifiably certain that no film, let alone a sequel, could actually compare. Then came "The Empire Strikes Back." Darker, more nuanced, and by many accounts, superior. When would we ever witness such a sea change again? Well, on June 27th, 2019 that question was answered.
On Wednesday night, when the closing bell rang on the first Democratic presidential debate, many were justifiably certain that we had seen the pinnacle of progressive hysteria. But where Wednesday seemed like a cast of not ready for primetime players, screaming for socialism, open borders, and identity politics, Thursday nights cast were the angry, grizzled, and pugnacious players in the race to the left. Not only more hysterical than their preceding contenders but mean spirited and ready to do anything to win. Well, at least the ones that seemed to know why they were there. (Marianne Williamson, Andrew Yang, you know this is for the presidency, right?)
The second greatest mistake one can make in a political campaign is to allow an opponent to define you in negative terms. The greatest sin is to define yourself in those terms. And that is just what the contenders did Thursday night.
Much like Wednesday nights debacle of Democrat discourse, the candidates screamed for socialism over a strong economy. They assailed the evil 1 percent. They assured the American people, 71 percent of whom feel we have a pretty good thing going, that they were wrong. Like a bad therapist telling a patient, Youre only happy because you think you're happy. Fortune cookies dispense greater wisdom.
Where Wednesdays participants praised open borders, Thursdays doubled down. They demanded that their socialist policies of free everything are not only for Americans who are dumb enough to fall for it but must be extended to illegal aliens. And that illegal aliens no longer be illegal.
And like Wednesday nights Democratic exercise in futility, Thursdays failed to provide a single reason to make a change from a successful Trump administration to the embrace of a socialist one with a centurys old demonstrable history of failure and misery.
But there was a much darker tone to Thursdays debacle. The Democrats showed not only how extreme they have become but how low they are willing to sink, not as politicians, but as people in general, to achieve their leftist aims. And they defined themselves in the process.
There are plenty of reasons to oppose Joe Biden. He is creepy, sleepy, slurry, and flips more than a 5-year-old on a trampoline. But when Kamala Harris attacked him on his non-role in segregation, she crossed a line she can never come back from. Not that she ever would.
This is the same Kamala Harris that not only fell for the Jussie Smollett hoax, but used it to stir racial division. Not to mention her close connections to both Smollett and his excuser Kim Foxx. This is the same Kamala Harris that took not only pride but center stage in the baseless and shameful attacks on Brett Kavanaugh. This is the same Kamala Harris that has a demonstrated history of using racism and victimhood, either real or perceived, as political weapons.
And by all accounts, she won the debate doing so and negatively defined herself in the process.
Bernie Sanders, no stranger to hyperbolic displays of socialism at the expense of constitutional democracy, announced a half-baked plan to rotate out federal judgeships. Not packing the Supreme Court, but, well, packing the Supreme Court. Allowing for the changing of the body of the highest court in the land by fiat of every new administration. So unconstitutional, irrational, and infeasible to be laughable, but definable. Socialism, by any means necessary.
Wednesday night saw the Democrats frame their case for unseating Trump based on socialism, open borders, and an America Second, Third, or Wherever philosophy. Thursday saw them etch that philosophy in stone.
They have framed their case as socialism, open borders, America last, and identity politics, and they lose on all of those issues. And rightfully so.
Donald Trump will win easily when this is the case the Democrats make. America will win when the Democrats make such ridiculous arguments. But the cost of the fight will be destructive. After all, can anyone recall the left losing anything without rioting?
On Thursday night Democrats assured a Trump re-election, which is great for the country, but darkness has fallen, and it seldom abates without a fight.
Unless they whittle this down to five or six candidates real quick, and drop the hyped-up socialist theme...it’s impossible for Trump to lose.
From these 20 candidates, there’s not a single one that any working-class southern Democratic voter would feel excited about or draw them to vote in November 2020. And if it ends with Beto...who flips from English to bad-Spanish every sixty seconds, it’ll go down the drain fast.
I guess, if these clowns turn America into a third world nation, no one will want to come here; immigration problem solved...
Those 20 candidates on stage = a used string of Christmas tree lights. When one goes out the entire string goes dark.
Were there 20 dark bulbs on stage or just one, hindering the others?
Mama told them there’d be days like this.
White men need not apply, old white men toast, young pseudo black female who is arrogant will be pushed to left of center, my guess. Unless this is kept in chaos until Hillary or Michelle are ushered in as the savior
They can say anything they want — because they’ve got the media and they’ve got vote fraud down to a science. This is going to be a tough win in 2020 for our great president.
Personally, I think that government under the Constitution is dead — killed by power-mad Leftist traitors and their media enablers.
The best we can hope for is that Trump goes full Franco or Pinochet on these evildoers.
As a professional deal-maker, I have to wonder whether Trump understands that there are some people who can’t be bargained with or reasoned with.
We saw 20 of them this week.
That's a brilliant metaphor.
For many logic escapes them. The religion of today is sentimentality. And the worst thing one can do is actually do something.
While watching Jurassic World I was struck by the stupidity of the Jeff Goldblum character when the idiots brought the baby Trex into their trailer. He just said, “hey, don’t do that .”
And that’s all he did. That was a perfect illustration of the idiocy of the left.
They think words are action.
“used string of Christmas tree lights. When one goes out the entire string goes dark.”
Their behavior since Hillary failed to win the election has been abominable. Under Obama, socialist dictatorship was so close that they could feel it; Hillary was going to complete the transformation of America into totalitarian dystopia. They already have resorted to violence, character defamation, and property destruction over our continued embrace of freedom. When Trump is reelected, their violence may explode. We have seen this happen before, in Russia, Germany, Cuba, and other places. (I don't know how China fell to communism.) We will have to stand firm for freedom, that is clear.
You appear to believe today’s edia has the same power to sway opinion as it did pre Trump.
And you could not be more wrong.
They are indeed Communists and I despise them all.
Socialists/Progressives/Globalists/Communists are all one and the same. They believe the ends justify the means, so they feel justified in practicing “socialist taqiyya,” that is, “holy lying,” to advance socialism and communism. This means they will adjust their outward camouflage to adapt to circumstances, but inside, they are always Communists.
“For many logic escapes them.”
Uh, I stand to be corrected but I think that the term “for many” implies that there are exceptions. If you are speaking of Democrats then who is the exception? It would appear to me that anyone who still calls himself a Democrat is by definition one who has no capacity for logic whatsoever.
There was a civil war between the Nationalists and the Communists that went on for years starting in the late 1920's. It was interrupted by World War II and began again in 1946. The Communists finally won in 1950.
-—(I don’t know how China fell to communism.)-——
Chang Kai Shack was arrogant, incompetent and above all, corrupt
Arrogant, incompetent and above all, corrupt sounds like the democrat party for sure they can’t hide it any longer.
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