Andrew Yang – Hahahahaha… the opposite of President Trump is an Asian man that likes math. WHAAATTT!. Funny, smart, to the point. Other people said stuff. Now every time someone says math, they think Yang. Maybe he can hire people to yell math at the polls.
Harris in a natural speaker, even in the minor flub, she handled it like a pro. Didn’t get nervous. Shows she can handle the pressure.
Biden was last to speak. Poignant. Commanded the stage. Got a pretty good ovation.
“yadda,yadda,yadda” My personal opinion. None of those plans will ever work until they come to the realization that healthcare is a national issue and should be exempt from capitalism, profiting, and socialism, the government will pay it with your taxes, and made into a practical issue, we take care of each other and we pay for it and be a stand alone independent agency. We HAVE TO pool our resources. This would allow for negotiating prices and keeping pharmaceuticals at a fair rate. Everyone talks price, great, how does keeping employer based or tax based health care offset that. Private businesses want to make money and the government is great at seeking ways to hike taxes by disguise. This is why you need that independent agency that is fully transparent and separate from any other agency. Lol, keeping it private will bring medical and pharmaceutical costs down, are you crazy, no one profits when you pay less and if you keep it as a for profit system, then they are going to seek profit, maybe we can pay with twinkies and cupcakes, like that at least Hostess can make some money, disclaimer: currently own shares in Hostess.
Hahahaha… math makes a resurgence in the political debate. Yang, you are a genius.
IMMIGRATION/DECRIMINALIZING BORDER CROSSING
Castro – The Marshal Plan. We all know he’s right. All other plans are band aids, Castro’s is a permanent fix. Some of us learn from history and some of us don’t. A whaaat! moment. Civil action for illegal immigration and what we need is some one with guts (Balls, you know he was thinking Balls, I’ll say it for you, Balls on this issue)
*A Marshall Plan is an amazing idea that would ensure the safety of our neighbors to the south and have a curbing effect on illegal immigration as well as boosting a slacking economy. I always wondered why businesses choose an authoritarian regime with goals of usurping democracy over democratic countries that are less than half the distance away. I am hoping this would mean opening drug interdiction bases manned by American or NATO troops and opening trade routes and re-directing businesses to the south. No plan will work unless you rid these countries of the scourge of drug running.
Harris – Is aghast at the treatment of women and children. Children have died. Being treated like felons and criminals. (If you get elected, you should think about Castro’s Marshal plan)
Bennet – Agrees with Harris. It’s Un-American. (If you get elected, you should think about Castro’s Marshal plan)
Gillibrand – People are being killed, extorted and raped. We need to do something. (If you get elected, you should think about Castro’s Marshal plan)
Biden – Crossing the border is a crime.
(Mr. Biden, Can you tell me England’s asylum laws, I’m betting that most people that come here couldn’t tell you what our asylum laws are or even have a clear understanding of them, it’s difficult when it’s life and death and unfortunately in a lot of cases it is) (If you get elected, you should think about Castro’s Marshal plan) (Lol, get in line?, the thieves and drug cartels can start at the back of the line and work their way up the line, if my family is in danger, I’m cutting the line, sorry!) (And stop giving countries money blindly without us there making sure they are implementing that money the right away, doesn’t promote good leadership, a mistake saying that you just gave money away and didn’t get your desired result)…. (Dumb people don’t deserve safety only people with PhD’s? because they have no schooling? Jesus Christ… Dude…. If they’re kicking out nimrods, I’m locking my doors, maybe you should too, at least when it comes to this issue. People with PhD’s aren’t fighting our wars, digging our needed ditches and harvesting our necessary crops. If we had a nation with people with only with PhD’s, we would have a nation doomed to fail) Couldn’t disagree more with you on this issue, came off badly, but luckily illegal citizens don’t vote. Wait, I’m legal and graduated from school, and I promise to try and get my PhD.
Gabbard – It’s heartbreaking. We can do both, safe borders and have humane legal immigration. No more second class citizens they should be able to better themselves and get an education (plus if they don’t get a PhD, Biden is going to deport them) (If you get elected, you should think about Castro’s Marshal plan)
Yang – simply stated, Yang went Vinny bag of donuts on the situation. Yang said the reasons they say for detention and not allowing immigration are false or in other words “Everything these guys are saying is bullshit, thank you” (LOL. I hope you go up in the polling.) Good ovation. (If you get elected, you should think about Castro’s Marshal plan)
Booker (A Rhodes Scholar) – Repubs are loving this, we need to stick together. Crossing the border is not a crime, it’s a civil issue. Brought up the PhD issue, (in all fairness, I wrote that before Booker stated it) (If you get elected, you should think about Castro’s Marshal plan)
Gillibrand – Children are dying under the current system. We need to do better. (If you get elected, you should think about Castro’s Marshal plan)
CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM
Biden – People should receive help not just be thrown into a system that’s going to perfect the criminal skills. (Biden under attack, fights back) Invokes Obama, a good President that may be deemed great by historians (with PhD’s). Says Stop judging on me on my past. (Head scratcher)
Booker (A Rhodes Scholar)- We need to legalize marijuana. (ehhhh, no) Booker rips into Biden, Biden under constant attack. Kool- aid reference, classic, points for a retro slam. Continues his attacks on Biden policies.
Castro – Agrees with Booker and attacks Biden. Front runner is getting barraged with incoming rhetoric. End qualified immunity for law enforcement. Attacks De Blassio on the Gardner case.
Inslee – Washington is the apotheosis (That 25 cent word, $11.37 with inflation since that phrase was invoked, was for Biden so when he gets elected doesn’t try to deport me) of Criminal Justice Reform.
De Blassio – We were forced to wait, we will take action on the Gardner case. (Personal opinion, always do what an officer is asking you to do, if they’re wrong, they will face the consequences, do not engage in a fight with the police. My heartfelt condolences goes out to the Gardner family, I do not make a judgement on whether the officer was right or wrong, I don’t know enough about the situation to offer any kind of opinion) Attacks Biden on the Gardner case.
Yang – Stop the infighting. We are not our enemies. Focus on the solution not on the person next to you. We should focus on bettering people’s situation prior to needing the Criminal Justice System to get involved. Got cut off but was making an awesome point that he wasn’t allowed to finish.
Gillibrand – Officer in the Gardner case should be fired. Was adamant and resolute on the issue. Showed decisiveness. Strong, tough.
Harris – Me and Biden are on opposite sides of how to approach the busing issue with the Senators of that time. Makes a resounding point of stating that if those senators had their way, she would have never been a Senator, Booker would have never been a Senator and former President Obama would have never been in the position to have offered Biden the position of Vice President. whaaat! Continues into what is her strong point, Criminal Justice, and throughout a bombshell, stating that the Civil Rights Department recommended charges be filed in the Gardner case but was overruled by the AG. Damn! And that she would not allow this type of behavior to occur.
Biden – Biden attacks back. Attacks her honesty and ethics. He figuratively said, in the most direct way without actually saying it, “Everything she just said is Bullshit, thank you” dropped the mic and danced on her grave. whaaaatttt! They have lobbied hefty attacks on each other and have damaged each other heavily. Biden got off the floor and completely leveled Harris. I can tell Biden didn’t want to do it, but if you get knocked down, you better prepared to get that 10-8 round back in a big way and he did just that!
Gabbard – Harris placed 1500 people in jail for marijuana violations and laughed at her own usage. what!(Those sneaky left hooks that you don’t see coming can have a devastating, calamitous, destructive and crushing affect on one’s goals) Harris wants to be a prosecutorial President, what! (I hope that’s not true. That wouldn’t be her job, like she states it isn’t the job of the current President) And kept people in prison beyond their sentence to use them as cheap labor, wait WHAAAATT! (ooof, slavery, if true, it’s hard to believe) (Harris is visibly upset and shaken up, She needs to deny these charges or she will never beat Trump). Failed to disclose exonerating and exculpatory evidence that would have freed a man from death row… WTF!!! WHAAAAATTTTT!!!!! She needs to deny these allegations immediately, that’s a personal opinion. There is most likely something behind the scenes that we don’t know about. Did Gabbard used to be a sniper in the military, because she just set her sites on Harris and might have killed her chances.
Bennet – #Equalisnotequal. A great tag line with amazing logic behind it.
Inslee – I approached this topic with humility because bigotry hasn’t affected me like it has others. Honesty. I feel that I have a double responsibility to fix these issues.
Yang – Technology. By implementing a fair minimum wage and help the lower socioeconomic class. (Won’t get into the problem with that argument under this banner.)
Castro – Lets call people what they are, the President is a racist. We have to invest in educating people, and invest in our educational system and make the best education for everyone. (As my ex-girlfriend would say after we ate and I asked her if it was my turn to pay…Yep!!)
Gillibrand – White people’s skin is bullet proof?? (Huh, how about if you are hispanic and white, am I still Superman or is it Superhombre?) Gillibrand feels that white privilege is the reason why minorities are targeted and white people are not. Not a great argument. She needed to expound on how and if she meant the Criminal Justice System.
Inslee – We need clean air and clean water no matter who you are.
Biden – I have been on the front line from the Paris accords to this day.
Yang – (Rephrased) It’s too late, it’s already happening and if we don’t do something yesterday, we are in for one hell (because it’s hot, get it) of a ride.
Harris – Agrees with Inslee. Thinks that the current President embraces science fiction instead of science fact. A good line that would have went over better 10 minutes earlier.
Gillibrand – LOL…hahah.. The first thing I’m going to do is clorox the oval office. Bam! whaaaattt!!! Gillibrand is fervent supporter of the green new deal and is, by her enthusiasm, an unyielding and determined advocate for climate change solutions. I have goosebumps down my spine listening to her justify her position. I’m going to go plant a tree.
Gabbard (The Sniper) – Climate change is a personal… I love the way she says Hawaii… Growing up in the most remote island chain in the world, protecting our environment isn’t political, it’s a way of life, it’s part of our cultural. Prior to the new green deal I offered the Off Fossils Fuels Act…
H.R.3671 – Off Fossil Fuels for a Better Future Act115th Congress (2017-2018)
||Rep. Gabbard, Tulsi [D-HI-2] (Introduced 09/01/2017)
||House – Energy and Commerce; Ways and Means; Transportation and Infrastructure; Education and the Workforce; Science, Space, and Technology; Financial Services; Foreign Affairs
||House – 05/22/2018 Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy. (All Actions)
Booker (A Rhodes Scholar) – Is ranked at the top, along with Inslee, as the most proactive
leaders by Green Peace. Climate change is not a local issue, state issue, or a national
issue, it’s a global issue and we must join the accords and we must lead the charge.
De Blassio – I have led the charge against lead poisoning. I have led this in the biggest city
in the country.
Castro – People don’t have to guess what I will do, I have done it. I have gone in at the
federal level to reduce the amount of lead in this country.
LEADING THE PARTY
Biden – Because we did it. I manged an 87 billion dollar fund that revived the economy
during the 2008 bubble collapse.
Gilibrand – I can unite the country in red, blue and purple areas.
Yang – By putting the well being of the people ahead of the well being of corporations.
Gabbard (The Sniper) – The current President won the rust belt because the people in
those areas feel like that are being left behind instead of serving the needs of this
Booker (A Rhodes Scholar) – The truth. The suppression of our black voters by foreign nationals is why we lost Michigan. I will block voter suppression. (I know a little about that)
Harris – President Trump lied to the working people. The trade policy is a disaster. Trump betrayed the American people.
Gabbard – Fair Trade. Not trade deals that give away our sovereignty, our jobs and harm our environment. I would not keep the tariffs because there is no clear or strategic plan.
Biden – I would re-negotiate. Either we write the rules of trade or China does. The only way to do that is by partnering with our allies and standing firm.
De Blassio – Attacks Biden on NAFTA, which Biden concedes was not good for the country
Bennet – By infrastructure and by stopping letting politicians profit from business deals. No more pork.
WOMEN IN THE WORKPLACE (And it has become a battle royale and Biden is the belt holder being attacked)
Yang – We have to give women the economic freedom to make the changes that helps them by placing a dividend of $1000 a month in their hands.
Harris – Require corporations to pay an even wage or fine them. Enforce the Equal Pay Act. Women get pay paid 80 cents on the dollar, black women 61 cents, native american 58 cents and Latina women 53 cents on the dollar. I’m done with the conversation, I will fix it. (Front kick to the face of the other contenders and lays them out flat) (My mom and ex-wife are Latina, that hits home, literally, especially knowing that they are the smartest hard working people I know) Attacks Biden on the Hyde Amendment and flip flopping by withholding resources for poor women reproductive health care and for women of rape and incest. Harris has prosecuted rape and child molestation cases………
Gillibrand – It needs a broader conversation. Attacks Biden on past remarks that women belong at home. And here we go!!! On his remarks that women that work outside of the home causes the deterioration of the family, Gillibrand wants clarification.
Biden – Gillibrand’s remarks miscontsrued my stance. It was about giving families tax breaks. Gets defensive on the position and states that he is very pro woman (LOL, the current President says the same thing) and states that her attack is due to her Presidential run. And answers critique on the Hyde Amendment
Inslee – I have the largest pay increase for our teachers and for Nursing staffs in my state.
-The air has been sucked out of the room by the attacks on each other and the people clap less and the answers are less poignant. People came to be energized and got the little debate of horrors.
Booker (A Rhodes Scholar) – I will not be the “Tweet and Commander” and run the country in the twitter office. It has created a dangerous situation. I won’t reveal my plan but will do it reasonably and privately, so we don’t endanger anyone
Gabbard – (The only veteran on stage) – We were all lied to, this was the betrayal. I will get our brothers in arms out of war zones and not engage in frivolous armed conflicts. The damage that these wars inflict on our military and their families is irreversible. (A crack of emotion peeking through from the very stern faced Gabbard) Thank you for your service!
Yang – Stop the never ending wars, bring people home, and invest those funds in our communities. Our alliances are sputtering due to the President’s erratic behavior.
Inslee – These decisions are judgement calls. I voted against the Iraqi war and this goes to my judgement.
Biden – I was wrong and misled and did make a bad judgement call for the Iraq invasion. I opposed the surge in Afghanistan.
MUELLER REPORT/ CHARGES AGAINST TRUMP
Harris – I would never direct the DOJ to do anything. No one is above the law.
Booker (A Rhodes Scholar) – We have a President that’s acting like an Authoritarian and he should be impeached.
Castro – I agree with Booker, I believe that he should be impeached, I would not direct the DOJ but any competent DOJ would seek criminal charges. Impeach, and let McConnell get him off the hook.
De Blassio – Impeachment is obvious but it must not consume us and we should work for helping families.
Bennet – Impeachment is secondary, the first business of order should be beating him for the office of President
“yadda, yadda, yadda, ADIOS” President Trump needs to be beaten (not physically, I’m hoping) at the election polls.
And then Yang speaks and he kills it. Mixing a little humor with wit and tough policies, while the whole time looking like an AI Bot.
Booker (A Rhodes Scholar) shares inspirational family story, nice.
A wealth of dotcom sharing
Harris takes a somber tone and recites her work as a prosecutor. Predators are cowards…. Yes they are….
Biden, a battle for the soul of America…. I agree.
Yang, Castro and Gillibrand and I liked Gabbard (Hawaii) oh yeah, Bennet, well done and Math… Math is a winner, Math won in that debate.
Biden and Harris and the democratic Party.
This was the wrong time to for the front runners to challenge each other because the herd will thin out, that’s when you attack the record of you opponent if it’s necessary. I literally was going to watch the excorcist so I can watch something that isn’t as brutal as this debate. I was not comforted by the front runners, I didn’t get that warm fuzzy feeling that they gave me last time. They have an uphill battle, but it might have been better to air that dirty laundry now then later.
The “establishment” pick lost the last election, the “establishment” pick has the biggest chance to lose this election. I said it in 2016 prior to Bernie losing the nomination, you don’t have to be a genius to see that in this election. The last two Presidents were not “establishment” picks. Maybe our next pick should be a computer geek, an author, a mayor or a cantankerous old Senator that is an independent… I’m telling you, the people want something new not an “establishment” player. And I’ll be honest, I’ll vote for who I think is best but if I don’t like either one, I’m not voting and I’m sure there are a lot of people who think like I do, and do you know why, because we think that……