Platitudes plus free stuff is hard to beat

Watched my first Democrat debate and very sobering. These people are practised liars who know what to say and what to avoid saying. Filled with empty rhetoric and appeals to be even better than Trump at building the economy, defending America, protecting Israel, and on and on. So far as I could see, there were no differences in the policy outcomes promised from those offered by the president, but that they will be done more fairly and with greater efficiency. Joe Biden did not appear addled or out of it, even with the occasional slip that no one on his side will blame him for.

With one third of Democrats ready to elect a self-confessed communist (whatever that means today), I won’t be comforted until the election is over and I have to start worrying about 2024. This is no sure-thing.

**DRUDGE POLL** WHO WON DEM DEBATE IN CHARLESTON

  • WARREN
    4%
  • STEYER
    10%
  • SANDERS
    30%
  • KLOBUCHAR
    15%
  • BUTTIGIEG
    10%
  • BLOOMBERG
    19%
  • BIDEN
    12%
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15 Responses to Platitudes plus free stuff is hard to beat

  1. I’ve watched bits and pieces of these Democrat debates and it’s a complete clown show. If any one of these clowns did become POTUS, there couldn’t be a country on the planet that would respect them. Honestly, it’s worse than a bunch of children debating where to go on holidays.

  2. stackja

    USA survived FDR, Jimmy Carter, Clintons and BO. DT is likely winner.
    But Dems have a reputation for dead voters voting often.

  3. Tom

    Bring on the Dems convention in July! If the Dems want to believe they have a real chance of winning in November, they have no alternative but to rig the vote against Bernie, even though the cardboard cutout that is Mini-Mike Bloomberg would be an electoral disaster.

    On the other hand, a fundamentalist election between Trump and an unreconstructed communist is just what America needs. Trump must confront and take seriously the failure of the free market system to give millenials hope for the future. It’s not enough for him to mouth platitudes about the free market and capitalism.

    He has to address the giant stuff-up where so many graduates are enslaved by student loans they’ll have to spend a lifetime repaying — the main reason Bernie’s simple-minded communist schtick is resonating with them.

    And Trump must provide a viable solution to the health care mess — BEFORE the election, not after it.

    Yet, Trump’s ace is the simple equation: socialism and an even bigger and more intrusive, high-taxing federal government will destroy the personal freedom of everyone in America (not to mention the economy) — except for the self-appointed ruling class.

    Remember: the reason why a Trump victory is not a foregone conclusion is that the “news media” is nothing of the kind — 90%+ of its product as measured by the Media Research Center is often vitriolic anti-Trump propaganda on behalf of the Democratic Party.

  4. I suspect that if thing just keep improving in the US, or even staying much the same, Trump will do well. Unlike Australia, when things are going smoothly for everyone, I don’t think Americans are willing to change for the sake of change.

  5. NoFixedAddress

    Steve,

    Sympathize with your sentiment

    With one third of Democrats ready to elect a self-confessed communist (whatever that means today), I won’t be comforted until the election is over and I have to start worrying about 2024. This is no sure-thing.

    But look at Trump’s visit to India as a pointer, his trade deals, FIRST STEP reforms, the general economy.

  6. a happy little debunker

    The media pundits are fervently wishing the global & US economies tank because of covid 19, because they think a global pandemic caused by communists will encourage even more communism.

  7. John Brumbke

    Tom, with respect, take your student loan garbage and shove it. Student debt is no one’s fault but the students who took it out.

  8. classical_hero

    Tom, how has the free market failed the young?

    One of the most outrageous statements was that Biden said that 130 million people have died since 2007 due to gun violence.

  9. Tel

    Tom, list the three sectors of the economy where you believe there has been the greatest “failure” in your opinion.

    Now list the three most successful sectors of the economy that are doing well.

  10. Squirrel

    A small silver lining in the cloud is the amusing thought that Bernie is promising to take (at least) half of Mike’s zillions.

  11. Colonel Crispin Berka

    Bernie is playing the FDR card.
    https://i.imgur.com/dtm0OyU.png
    Beware a communist bearing gift social programmes?

  12. Chris M

    Pete Buttplug has been ripping off Obama speech lines, doubt O would be happy with that.

  13. Chris M

    He [Trump] has to address the giant stuff-up where so many graduates are enslaved by student loans

    The obvious answer is to outsource the American students education to Australia where our dollar is worth a few cents and they can be educated, learn English, get proper food and coffee without having to tip and all at a bargain price – we all win! Free market competition baby…

  14. NoFixedAddress

    Chris M
    #3336074, posted on February 26, 2020 at 10:29 pm

    He [Trump] has to address the giant stuff-up where so many graduates are enslaved by student loans

    If I was American I think I’d be going to India.

  15. Chris M

    If I was American I think I’d be going to India.

    Sure. Pay them a few rupee to write your assignments and get a part time job in a call centre on the side.

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