Democrat Zoo - Debates Part II - Key Takeaways

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I confess. I missed Zoo part I. But if it was as humorous as part II, I missed a lot of laughs.

Then again, I don't speak Spanish. I might have missed the best part I jokes.

Taking Notice

I Would Have Missed This Joke

Is this the US?

I thought this was the US.

Perhaps I was mistaken.

Enough of that. Let's put a spotlight on what I did watch.

Debate Transcript

The New York Times provides a complete transcript.

Zoo Part II - Free Stuff

In zoo part II, all 10 Democrat candidates supported "free" health care for illegal aliens.

Let's not call that socialism.

Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper warned “if we don’t clearly define that we are not socialists, the Republicans are going to come every way they can and call us socialists”.

Noted.

Apparently, if we profess we are not socialists, we must not be.

Amazingly, free healthcare is not a "handout" either.

Pete Buttigieg said “This is not about a handout. This is an insurance program. And we do ourselves no favors by having 11 million undocumented people in our country unable to access health care.”

So, free healthcare is neither socialism nor a handout. It is simply a free benefit to 11 million people living here illegally.

That was the key joke of the evening.

Kidnapping and Child Abuse

In another notable moment, Author Marianne Williamson accused Trump of “kidnapping” and “child abuse.”

Of course, that proclamation quickly became unanimous.

No doubt they were all wondering: Why didn't I think of that first?

Crocodile Tears

Piling on to the moment we saw fake tears from Kamala Harris.

It was so obvious, I nearly cried myself.

Then Harris got into it with Joe Biden regarding busing. It was a heated display of "he said, she said".

I was hoping for a fist fight (I believe it would have been an entertaining knockout win for Harris in about two punches). Alas, we will never know. It was verbal fight only, broken up by the moderators.

No Time for Sanders

While the others were busy interrupting each other, Sanders got no time. He was both polite and pathetic.

He kept politely raising his hand hoping to be called on for a rebuttal, but never was.

When directly asked, he repeated the nonsensical idea that the word will end in 12 years if we do nothing about global warming.

He got no applause. For anything.

His time has come and gone. The millennials dumped him and the parties won't support him although he is the only honest one in the pack.

By that I means he genuinely believes what he says. At least he has the decency to admit he is a socialist.

Looks Matter

Mayor Pete Buttigieg actually looked and sounded presidential. This assumes, of course, that you only care about pronunciation rather than actual content of what he said.

That aside, he did have a well thought out reply to shootings in South Bend and the racial makeup of the police force.

Regardless, on a looks-sounds basis, Buttigieg was the likely winner.

Banning Guns

Harris said she would issue an executive order banning certain guns.

Rep. Eric Swalwell proposed buying back 15 million assault weapons and making compliance mandatory.

The "NRA is on the run," said Swalwell.

He then got into an exchange with Sanders who only wants to ban the guns, not buy them back.

Blue Ribbon for Biden

I award Joe Biden a blue ribbon for getting in the most words and time while saying nothing intelligible at all.

Fashionably Getting Attention

Andrew Yang did not wear a tie.

Gasp.

MSNBC anchor Brian Williams asked: “Mr. Yang, would it kill you to throw on a tie?”

Apparently, this was "Big News".

Noted.

Yang did repeat his pledge to give everyone in the US $1,000 a month no questions asked for everyone 18 or older. He would pay for this with value added taxes creating a "trickle up" economy.

Harness Love

Williamson was the only person to speak less than Bernie Sanders. The moderators shunned her. Her sappy closing speech provides all you need to know.

"So, Mr. President, if you’re listening, I want you to hear me please—you have harnessed fear for political purposes and only love can cast that out. So, I sir, I have a feeling you know what you’re doing. I’m going to harness love for political purposes. I will meet you on that field and, sir, love will win."

If you can find a video clip of that, play it. It's a riot.

Quite Entertaining

Provided you were not hoping for sensible plans and ideas, the debate was quite entertaining.

Mike "Mish" Shedlock

Comments (52)
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Stuki
Stuki

' “Mr. Yang, would it kill you to throw on a tie?”

Apparently, this was "Big News". '

In totalitarian hellholes, childish court intrigue is all there is. The captives' role, is merely to sit and watch nonsense like Game of Thrones, and to be impressed and gleeful when one of the half literate members of the ruling Court, says something snarky about another.

In addition to working ever harder for ever less, of course. With the delta being redistributed, by way of "asset appreciation," and "mandates," to court members. Gotta keep the hellholers flush in their hellholing, after all....

Je'Ri
Je'Ri

"In zoo part II, all 10 Democrat candidates supported "free" health care for illegal aliens.

Let's not call that socialism."

It's not socialism. In the rare cases where someone actually tries to break into a socialist country, the last thing they get is free benefits.

BTW, how are Beto O'Rourke and Andrew Yang in the "adult" goup while Tulsi Gabbard and Elizabeth Warren are at the kiddies' table?

MntGoat
MntGoat

The big message I got from Dems in both debates is: "if people can find away to break the law and illegally sneak into the USA, we will embrace you, give you a ton of free stuff, and not deport you" "So come on in!". And a big F you to people who wait their turn, fill out the paperwork, go by the rules, and immigrate legally to the USA.

KidHorn
KidHorn

The democrats are publicly in full support of minorities. While I suspect privately they're telling their rich white donors their real plans. The nominee will be whoever the DNC wants and will almost certainly be whoever raises the most money. Since Biden is the favorite choice for rich white people, he'll get the most money and will be the nominee.

hmk
hmk

I never could stand listening to Trump speak he is so inarticulate and narcissistic. I finally realized its not just Trump who repulses me while speaking, its all politicians. These people are not socialists they are communists who will stop at nothing to MAKE you think their way when they gain power. I don't understand whats happening to our country. Both parties are completely incompetent. The one thing that concerns me is that the middle class is falling behind as a result of crony capitalism and this drives the unwashed masses into the open arms of communists. This has been the primary reasons communists gain power, the elite screw over the proletariat. The dems have no credible plan to reverse it appropriately, that is their biggest problem.

MntGoat
MntGoat

Kamala Harris really lost me and came off as a big fake phony when she tried to play the race card with Biden. Acting like she is some "sister from the hood" who had to be bussed. When her mom is a PHD scientist and dad a Stanford professor. She grew up as elite and privileged as you can get. Sickening to watch her pander to the African American vote, I hope they see though it.

Quatloo
Quatloo

The absolute worst candidates who have a chance are Kamala Harris and Julian Castro. Kamala is a ruthless authoritarian, basically the Democrat version of Chris Christie (only she changes her positions on the issues in every speech), and Julian Castro is closer to Fidel Castro than he is to the average American. Yet virtually all candidates said they would (1) give universal healthcare to anyone in America legally or illegally; and (2) make it legal for anyone to cross the border and come live in America. Really extraordinary!

Carlos_
Carlos_

@Mish I thought this was the US.

Ignorance has no limits. There is NO official language in the US. So yes this is the US and therefore they can speak whatever language the want to reach the audience they want get over it.

BillSanDiego
BillSanDiego

Yang was asked how he was going to come up with $3.2 trillion per year. He came up with $800 billion through an unconstitutional VAT, and explained the other 75% by waving his hands. Nobody called him on that except that one moderator asked how taking the money through the VAT and giving it back at $1000/mth made any sense. His answer to that was more hand waving.

Consensus seemed to be that the Democratic Party needs to BE Socialist while loudly proclaiming that they are NOT Socialist. Except for Andrew Yang who wants to go full Communist.

numike
numike

“One idiot is one idiot. Two idiots are two idiots. Ten thousand idiots are a political party.” ― Franz Kafka

Maximus_Minimus
Maximus_Minimus

So much circus and mediocrity. I hope, the deep state is still all right. /s

awc13
awc13

venezuala has free healthcare

Blurtman
Blurtman

Considering the diverse languages that immigrants bring to this country, I found it insulting to single only Spanish out. If you aren't going to address all of the other languages, then please just speak English. Pathetic pandering.

Onni4me
Onni4me

Looking at my Scandinavian welfare state it seems similar political leanings are expected even in the States. We who still work are inevitably worse off than those living off from the system. I work 6 days a week 65+ hours and have smaller income than those having couple of kids and living off the social welfare. Soon I believe I'll join them and have time to my hobbies and all is paid by the system...as long as the system can function, that is. We are heading towards a crash that comes from the similar style of virtual currency pumping that leads to all countries in the system becoming Venezuelas.

RonJ
RonJ

MSNBC anchor Brian Williams asked: “Mr. Yang, would it kill you to throw on a tie?”

Would it kill the moderator to actually be a moderator?

"Williamson was the only person to speak less than Bernie Sanders. The moderators shunned her."

It is not the moderator's job to play favorites. That is meddling.

Irondoor
Irondoor

If my father was still alive, he wouldn't have an operable TV in the house. They would have all been destroyed by flying objects during these two debates.

stillCJ
stillCJ

Editor

Mish likes songs to go with the subject. Here is one to go with the dummycrat debates: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8L6KGuTr9TI

mpowerOR
mpowerOR

If all Dems echo Bernie, then Bernie himself becomes obsolete.

Two coups occurred in '16:

  1. Trump co-opted a leaderless GOP
  2. Bernie fully infected the Dem base

The new landscape: Globalist Progressives vs. Populist/Nationalists