Democrat Zoo - Debates Part II - Key Takeaways


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”.


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.


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

Apparently, this was "Big News".


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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' “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....


"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?


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.


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.


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.