A Few thoughts on the democratic debate/ Round 1

  
By:  vic-eldred  •  3 weeks ago  •  14 comments

A Few thoughts on the democratic debate/ Round 1
These are the things I've done for New York and I want to do them for the whole country".....Bill De Blasio

It's a little hard to gauge how these ten candidates performed. I am after all a life long Republican trying to evaluate liberal democrats. What I consider good and bad may not be how liberals see it. As for the overall performance of the group, I think it's fair to say that if a candidate named Donald Trump was on that stage last night, he probably would say "I can see your'e all having a bad night."

Remember a candidate only needed 1% to get in.

There were no big moments, no gaffs and no knock out punches.

I have to give my highest mark, a C, to former HUD Secretary Julian Castro who took some good shots at Beto O'Rourke, for some reason?  Maybe the state of Texas isn't big enough for both of them. He was the first to bring up the inevitable scene of the drowned migrant and his young daughter who died clinging to him. It seems Castro wants to make changes to US Immigration law, specifically dumping section 1325 which makes it a misdemeanor to illegally enter the country. In other words OPEN BORDERS. He then challenged O'Rourke to join him. It was hard to hear O'Rouke's fumbling response because Castro kept talking over him.

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Then we had De Blasio promising to make the whole country akin to the City of New York . De Blasio gets a D.

Liz Warren told us how she would stand up to Senate Leader Mitch McConnell.  Warren gets a D.

Rep Tulsi told us of her military record and why the US should stay out of unnecessary wars. She talked down Rep Tim Ryan on the middle east.  Another D.

Sen Cory Booker looked like he was doing a screen test for the play "I Claudius".   Spartacus gets an D-

Gov Jay Inslee seemed overwhelmed.   An F  

Both Rep Tim Ryan and Beto O'Rourke were outclassed by their opponents .  F & F

Former Maryland congressman John Delaney looked like the rank outsider and was treated as such by the moderators.  F and done!


In conclusion:

President Trump said he would watch this debate. If he did he's sleeping soundly tonight.


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Vic Eldred
1  author  Vic Eldred    3 weeks ago

New Yorkers finally got to see where Bill De Blasio was.

 
 
 
JohnRussell
2  JohnRussell    3 weeks ago

I don't think this debate means much at all.   No one hurt themselves. 

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
2.1  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  JohnRussell @2    3 weeks ago

A No Decision?

I think Delaney and Ryan are toast already.

 
 
 
Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
2.2  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom  replied to  JohnRussell @2    3 weeks ago
No one hurt themselves.

Except little dude on the end.  Delaney?  Yikes.

 
 
 
WallyW
2.3  WallyW  replied to  JohnRussell @2    3 weeks ago

Apparently no one stood out or impressed anyone either.

Tomorrow night will most likely be another snooze-fest.

 
 
 
Texan1211
2.4  Texan1211  replied to  JohnRussell @2    3 weeks ago
I don't think this debate means much at all. No one hurt themselves.

Sure they didn't strain a muscle when they all crawled out of the clown bus?

 
 
 
Heartland American
3  Heartland American    3 weeks ago

What a waste of time that event was.  I missed it to do my laundry.  

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
3.1  author  Vic Eldred  replied to  Heartland American @3    3 weeks ago

You took two hours?

 
 
 
JohnRussell
3.2  JohnRussell  replied to  Heartland American @3    3 weeks ago

Someone who didnt watch it knows it was a waste of time.  You dont prejudge much, do you? 

 
 
 
JohnRussell
4  JohnRussell    3 weeks ago

The format is not good. The moderators jump around without a plan and candidates get shorted. I didnt care at all for Chuck Todd in this thing. He talked too much and kept interrupting the answers. 

I think Elizabeth Warren came off as the most forceful and the most presidential. If she can shed the "socialist" accusation she can kick Trumps ass.  She's not gonna win, but Tulsi Gabbard would be the best looking president we've ever had.694940094001_4683860239001_22f0a443-e1dc

Any of these people will be a vast improvement over Trump. 

 
 
 
WallyW
4.1  WallyW  replied to  JohnRussell @4    3 weeks ago
He talked too much and kept interrupting the answers. 

Yeah, Chucky seems to talk over everyone.

With Warren it's not an accusation, it's a fact.

 
 
 
Split Personality
4.2  Split Personality  replied to  JohnRussell @4    3 weeks ago

Presumably they would work with allies and appoint vetted Cabinet members and Department heads while enforcing traditional ethics standards.

I don't believe any of the women golf like Trump  ( or Biden ), so there's an automatic savings, lol.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
5  Buzz of the Orient    3 weeks ago

So what kind of "debate" was it?  Was it "Hillary Clinton" style, where the participants were fed the questions before the debate so it would be a series of boring prepared speeches, or were there any real fireworks?   I'll bet it was just a lead-up to the "debate" where the chosen one will shine above the rest.

It's SHOWTIME!!!

 
 
 
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6  †hε pε⊕pレε'š ƒïšh    3 weeks ago

I learned that Julian Castro wants abortion rights for biological men?

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There ought to be an APB out for escaped psychiatric hospital patients.

Was this really serious? Tell me it was a satire debate?

 
 
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