Sunday was the last Democrat debate before the primary season starts.
And Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders – Martin O’Malley just isn’t in the game – gave America an excellent preview of what either of them would look like as president.
Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton (L) and Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) field questions from moderators Lester Holt and Andrea Mitchell (R) during the Democratic Candidates Debate hosted by NBC News and YouTube on January 17, 2016 in Charleston, South Carolina. This is the final debate for the Democratic candidates before the Iowa caucuses. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
First of all, it would be total chaos.
Both of them, but more specifically Sanders, were constantly going over the allotted time and interrupting the moderators. Politically, this means that we will see even more executive overreach with them than with President Barack Obama.
And when questioned about their policies, they would either evade the question or change the subject. Sanders did the former when asked why Vermont abandoned socialized medicine he so loves or how he would pay for nationwide socialized healthcare.
This chaos would also come in the form of ignoring the elephants in the room.
Both Clinton and Sanders talked about their desire to overturn Citizens United because “Congress is owned by Big Money.” However they ignore the fact that it is actually Big Government that causes the money flood. It was very obvious during the creation of Obamacare. The Department of Health and Human Services lured all the actors (pharmaceuticals, insurance companies) in order to better control them. If you think Washington is big now, you ain't seen nothin' yet.
Of course, no Democrat will never mention that their party received over $100 million in private donation, way more than Republicans. Nor will they mention that the top 26 organization contributors have 22 resolutely Democrat ones.
Second, we would see an unprecedented amount of discrimination. Oh, not towards favored “minorities” like African Americans or women. But towards people who actually create wealth and jobs: the dirty, selfish, puppy-eating, Koch brother-esque rich people. This is quite ironic coming from Clinton, who said that there is too much division in this country. And yet, she like Obama, doesn’t believe that the private sector creates jobs.
But this is no surprise coming from “democratic” socialist Sanders. He kept hammering the same jealousy over and over again, nearly foaming over them when interrupting the moderators. He said that the richest 1 percent, who pays 45 percent of all income tax, still isn’t doing its fair share. He said that Medicare for everyone would save money for the middle class. However he forgot to mention that the sheer increase in taxes would mean fewer jobs for them since “the rich” would continue to move away from the country.
Finally we would see a complete suppression of reason in economics and science.
Clinton praised Obama’s abysmal economic performance, pretending that he took us out of the recession. Therefore she believes that 10 percent real unemployment, long-term unemployment lasting over 40 weeks and record-low participation rates are worth praising. And she wants to hit the nail even harder by increasing the minimum wage, therefore making it harder for the low-skilled workers to get a job.
On his side, Sanders believes that 65 degrees around Christmas in Vermont, during an El Nino year, is the proof that climate change is real. We therefore need to listen to 0.3 percent of the scientists in order to move away from the fossil fuels he uses to tweet his nonsense and move around the country to spread his socialist gospel.
America, don’t screw this up again. Electing another Democratic president will bring the country to its knees. So unless you want to destroy the country once and for all, do something to avoid it.
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