Democrats fight to outdo each other in giving away free stuff

Before the first Democratic party debate, an American friend of mine wrote on social media that he could hardly wait. Who will champion freeloading as a way of life? Who will champion murdering helpless babies? Who will champion the anti-Trumpers? Who will claim to be the least racist?

As it turned out, all ten candidates tried to outdo each other at all of those things. They didn’t even take turns. The debate turned out to be a poorly-acted rehash of the famous scene in Tim Burton’s Batman, where the Joker throws out handfuls of cash, shouting, “Money! Money! Money!” Except that there were ten Jokers and some of them were shouting in Spanish.

Democratic U.S. presidential contenders battled over health care coverage and border policy on Wednesday during a surprisingly heated first debate that laid bare the party’s divisions on whether to abolish private insurance and shift to a “Medicare-for-All” system.

In the first round of back-to-back debates, several of the lesser-known candidates vied for attention in the crowded race to take on Republican President Donald Trump, shouting over one another to grab the spotlight and prove they are capable of standing up to Trump in the November 2020 election.

Democrats have spent years declaring that Obamacare was the greatest innovation in healthcare since doctors started washing their hands, so it’s somewhat curious that they’re arguing vociferously over whether to fix it or just replace it altogether.

After years of defending former Democratic President Barack Obama’s landmark health care law — commonly known as Obamacare — from Republican attempts to repeal it, Democrats have struggled during the campaign to agree on the best approach to fixing it.

The Medicare for All approach pushed by Warren and Sanders, which has gained support in Congress, would create a government-operated plan that eliminates private insurance. It is modeled on the Medicare government health care program for seniors.

O’Rourke said private insurance is “fundamental to our ability to get everybody cared for,” but de Blasio cut him off.

Hubba, hubba, hubba! Money, money, money! Who do you trust? Me? I’m giving away free money!

In an affair that was all about trying to be noticed in the scrum, “Beto” O’Rourke’s sole point of difference is being a middle-aged man-child with a silly name, who makes cringey skateboarding campaign videos. Naturally, he became the hapless weed getting mud thrown in his face.

O’Rourke also came under attack from Castro over the separation of families and detention of migrants at the southern border. Castro said he would decriminalize border crossings by migrants, which he said had led to the separation of families. He challenged O’Rourke and others to support him.


The Democrats have finally gone right over the edge into an unabashed open-borders policy.

But O’Rourke’s humiliation wasn’t done. He set himself up for a good pantsing in the locker-room, with an embarrassing effort at pandering to Hispanic voters.

Late-night hosts poked fun at 2020 presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke for his use of Spanish during Wednesday’s Democratic primary debate, even comparing him to an “embarrassing dad at a Mexican restaurant.”

O’Rourke, who was a darling of the liberal media early in the process, spoke at length in Spanish about corporate welfare…The former congressman from El Paso, Texas, was widely mocked on social media for dodging NBC’s Savannah Guthrie’s first question in two languages — but the jokes didn’t stop once the debate ended.


The closed captions simply said, “speaking foreign language”. Oops.

But O’Rourke isn’t the only Democrat tripping himself up by trying to pander to the brown vote.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio was forced to apologize for citing Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara Thursday after he quoted the guerrilla leader to pump up a crowd of union members in Miami…”I understood it just to be a Spanish-language phrase,” he said.


Well, yes: in much the same way that Ein Reich, Ein Volk, Ein Fuhrer is a German-language phrase. The expressions on some of the crowd in the video are priceless.

Donald Trump, en route to the G20 in Japan, reserved his judgement to a single word: “Boring!”

But Trump was almost certainly anything but bored. He must have been laughing all the way to Osaka. If squabbling clown shows like this are the best the Democrats can muster, 2020 is in the bag.