Friday, October 16, 2015

The First Democrat Presidential Debate

The First Democrat Presidential Debate
Kevin Bryant 

I watched this debate twice. Yes, I know I should be in an insane asylum for doing so but I wanted to get a clearer picture of what actually happened before I commented on it. Many will believe that Hillary won that debate but that is not true. Hillary will get a boost from it but she will get that boost from two sources, those who had yet to decide who to vote for and those who actually saw a weak Bernie Sanders. 

The only one on that stage who was not in favor of doubling down on Obama’s 8 year agenda was Jim Webb. What did Jim Webb get for it, he was all but shut out of the second half of what turned out to be a rigged debate. That is correct, the debate was rigged. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the head of the DNC instructed the candidates to go easy on Hillary and lightly at each other. It also appears that CNN go that same message because I didn’t hear a single “gotcha” question all night. There was no he said this about you and she said that so please respond like CNN did for 90% of the Republican Debate.  

Hillary was better prepared that she had ever been for a debate. I don’t believe the questions were leaked to her campaign but I do believe the subject matter and the order of discussions were leaked. No one is that polished.  

Bernie was mild mannered Bernie. He allowed Hillary to get to the left of him in the debate. I predict that by the next debate you will be even further behind Hillary thanks to your poor performance.  

Lincoln Chaffee – This guy reminds me of the Sheldon Cooper character on the Big Bang Theory AFTER receiving a huge dose of electrical shock therapy and a partial lobotomy.  

Martin O’Malley – All he could say was “I did that in my state, I did that in my state”. Those 6 words were repeated so many times I would be dead from alcohol poisoning if I had to take a shot of Jim Beam for every time he said it. Well Martin, it’s nice to know you take credit for running Maryland into the ground.  

Last but not least we have Jim Webb. If Jim Webb ever decided to become a republican he would already start out to the right of Mitch McConnell and John Boehner and quite a few others….. Lamar Alexander, Thad Cochran, Susan Collins, Bob Corker, Lindsey Graham, Jeff Flake, John McCain and the list goes on……. Jim Webb had the best policy responses of the five for turning this country around yet he committed a huge sin. He dared to take 1970’s & 1980’s Democrat approach to leadership. Yes, If Jim Webb ran as a republican, he would at least in the top 12 of the 15 candidates left.  

BERNIE, WHAT THE HELL WERE YOU THINKING???????????? CNN gave you multiple openings to slam Hillary on Benghazi, Emails, Foreign Policy, National Security and others yet you spent half the time supporting her decisions and approaches. You let a communist, sexist pig named Debbie Wasserman Schultz remove your balls and then demand YOU shove them down your own throat and you complied. I am so disappointed in you.


604karen said...

Reminds me of Romney in the Obama vs Romney debate. Romney had a chance to go after Oabama, but caved.
They think we are fools out here in the fly over states, and the more than half the country that will vote for Hilliary are.

barb p said...

It seems to be a waste of time for the Democratic debate...the press has already decided Hillary is the 'chosen' one. I did enjoy Kevin's interpretation though!

bud s said...


Ron B said...

Kevin, Your thoughts are so right on. The "performance" was as much (or more so) for the media as the voter, dispersing the talking points as if they were grain for the sheep. Isn't it a sad day when one party has a proven liar, an admitted socialist and a couple of unknowns running for the highest office in the land?

Yes, If Webb had changed parties he could be a forceful contender for a top spot - a possibly great VP is nothing else. Not sure if there's a candidate worth anything running on the right except for possibly Cruz. Trump is a showman even though passionate and he and Carson talk a great media story but both have flipped so many times their heads are still spinning. Rubio is smart but still in my mind comes off as immature and not yet prepared for the power the office holds. Bush is a NO and the others haven't a snowflake's chance in hell of winning.

Are we to sit by and hold our noses AGAIN and vote for today's menu choices of a McLame, or Romney? Where's another Reagan when you need him? We're not going to get too many more chances to field a party of patriots that will turn this country around.