Shortly before yesterday’s debate, even Trump thought Joe Biden was the Democrat front-runner. However, it looks like Pocahontas might pull off a nomination.
Personally, I’ve never witnessed a spectacle quite like this second round of Democrat debates. The party is clearly divided. And the big question is: How do we beat Donald Trump?
Of course the answer is simple. You don’t. But they’re going to give it the “old college try” anyway. So let the train wreck roll on through.
The field of nominees remains crowded. And the differences within the party seem irreconcilable. It’s almost as if two separate parties should emerge from this mess of a platform liberals continue to build. Thus, a battle between moderates and progressives threatens to forever change the direction of Democrats.
As CNN pointed out:
The stark ideological divide within the Democratic Party was on full display during the second debate Tuesday night in Detroit, as the party’s moderate candidates repeatedly tangled with front-runners Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, describing their ideas like “Medicare for All” and the Green New Deal as “fairytale” or “wish list” economics.
Standing at the center of the stage because of their leading position in the polls, Warren and Sanders took incoming fire from all sides during the first of two nights of debates in Detroit, but took on the fight with vigor and landed clean punches in response.
At the center of the back-and-forth was the question that has bedeviled the party since 2016: Will nominating a firebrand progressive from the far left energize enough voters to win back the White House? Or would doing so demolish Democratic hopes by alienating the centrist voters who cast ballots for Trump in 2016?
Let me save these leftists a little time. It doesn’t matter who ultimately lands on the final ballot. Liberals don’t have a winner in their fold, and they know it.
Fairy Tale Promises
About the only takeaway from last night’s debate is the Democrat state of delusion. In fact, their empty declarations were coined “Fairy Tale Promises” by one of their own.
As Fox News explains:
Democratic presidential candidate John Delaney doubled down on his attack against progressive candidates Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, saying their impossible “fairy tale” promises will never happen.
The former Maryland congressman, who took on Warren specifically on the Democratic debate stage on Tuesday, appeared on “Fox & Friends” Wednesday morning reiterating his message of being a moderate Democrat standing against the rising tide of far-left policies in the primary.
“Either vote for someone who wants to solve problems and has ideas that are workable … or do we nominate someone who’s got a bunch of fairy tale economics or impossible promises, none of which will ever happen,” Delaney said. ‘As I said, they’ll turn off the independent voters and get the president reelected, in my opinion.”
Delaney is spot on. At this point, Dems are fueling Trump’s reelection with their ridiculousness.
Delaney, who’s polling at just a fraction of Warren and has an uphill battle to ensure he qualifies for later debates, said Warren isn’t the only one proposing impossible solutions.
“It’s not just Elizabeth Warren, it’s Bernie Sanders. If you take what they’re saying to an extreme, what’s next?” he asked. “Free vacations, free housing, free everything. I mean, at some point we do have to pay for these things.”
During the debate, Delaney drew the ire of progressives after saying “Democrats win when we run on real solutions, not impossible promises. When we run on things that are workable, not fairy tale economics.”
Warren attracted applause after firing back, saying “I don’t understand why anybody goes to all the trouble of running for president of the United States just to talk about what we really can’t do and shouldn’t fight for. I don’t get it.”
Despite the arguments thrust at Warren, she somehow emerged victorious. At least according to the mainstream media. However, Democrats are more delusional than we possibly envisioned if they put Warren on the ballot.
Warren will never hold up in a debate against President Trump. Every time she was pressed on an issue, she simply dismissed it as a “Republican talking point.” And her colleagues often made the same excuses for their inability to process facts.
“When you point out obvious flaws in the things they’re talking about, they say, well, that’s a Republican talking point,” he said. “And I’m like, no, it’s actually a fact that you should be able to defend.”
“When I point out that the things [Warren is] proposing are fairy tale economics, she says, oh, you’re not being ambitious enough.
“So I think it’s just kind of lazy and a dishonest response to people who don’t feel comfortable defending these kind of crazy proposals.”
If the Democrats don’t believe in Warren, there’s no way America will.
Her own party doesn’t believe Warren can win. Thus, they throw out every possible argument they can to get her off the A-list.
But let’s not ignore the arguments from the no-names on the B-list.
Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper warned that if Democrats want to “take private insurance away from 180 million Americans” — a reference to the fact that Medicare for All would phase out private health insurance — while guaranteeing that every American could get a government job through the Green New Deal, then “you might as well FedEx the election to Donald Trump.”
Sounds like a good idea to me. Let’s just call the win right now. Ironically, Democrats want to focus on “promises made.”
“We have to focus on where Donald Trump is failing,” Hickenlooper said. “Donald Trump is malpractice personified. We’ve got to point that out. … Why are we lurching from one international crisis to another? All things he promised American voters. We have to focus on that and the economy and jobs and training, so that we can promise a future for America that everybody wants to invest in.”
While misguided in his assessment of the past 3 years, Hickenlooper (who I don’t think any of us ever heard of before this debate debacle) is on the right track. Voters have to focus on the economy- which is booming under Trump. And jobs, which boast the lowest unemployment rates in my lifetime. Further, we have to think about the future we want to invest in.
Donald Trump isn’t “malpractice personified.” He’s “get it done” personified. And that’s the reason he’ll crush 2020 without breaking a sweat. Still, it will be quite entertaining to watch Warren step into the ring and take the beating she deserves.