Ohio is the scene of tonight’s Democratic presidential candidate debate. A hundred years in Toledo, Jack Dempsey won the heavyweight crown with a surprise knockout of giant Jess Willard. Will the top candidates similarly get busted up tonight?
Watching this debate is akin to a three hour mental root canal https://twitter.com/JimBovard/status/1184288897276284929
+ Sen Elizabeth Warren proclaims her 70,000 selfies as “the new measure of democracy.” No penalties for blurred shots or excessive filtering? #DemDebate
Joe Biden: “I did nothing wrong. I carried out the policy of the U.S.. govt. in rooting out corruption in Ukraine.” Biden was an absolute failure on that task.
Is it my imagination or is there much more raving than usual in the first hour of this Democratic debate? Was Red Bull the pre-debate drink of choice? #DemDebate
Sen. Cory Booker says the only person in the nation who enjoyed the question to Biden about his son’s kickbacks was Donald Trump. Is Booker that naive or is this the usual ritual malarkey? #DemDebate
How many viewers know what UBI stands for? Candidates throwing out the acronym like they are speaking at a Brookings forum #DemDebates
Sen. Elizabeth Warren just tossed out the ritual political DC BS line: “I’m shocked at the notion that anybody thinks I am punitive.” #DemDebate
Rep. @TulsiGabbard has the best answer of the night, denouncing both Obama & Trump administrations & the mainstream media for championing a “regime change war” in Syria that slaughtered vast #s of innocent people. #DemDebate https://twitter.com/JimBovard/status/1184276205291393024
Is @TulsiGabbard going to be the only person tonight who doesn’t speak total BS on Syria? Sad to see the Democratic Party hustling so much bull. #DemDebate
Steyer: “We are going to have to lead the world morally.” Lame audience – no guffaws.
Beto O’Rourke, commenting on his AR-15 seizure, says that “we don’t go door to door to enforce anything in this country.” So are the Democratic candidates pretending that the War on Drugs never occurred? https://twitter.com/JimBovard/status/1184281932361850880
Good point [email protected] – Police violence is also gun violence and we have to address that. #DemDebate
Curious that Democratic candidates are agreeing on a laundry list of crackdowns for the Attorney General to carry out – but almost none of them were done by Obama admin. #DemocraticDebate https://twitter.com/JimBovard/status/1184291168408002560
These closing statements are like the final drilling of a dentist long after the Novocaine wore off.