Sunday, November 15, 2015

Dem Debate: No Answers on ISIS

Hat tip Gateway Pundit

Mary Kissel of the Wall Street Journal isn't the only one who thinks the Democrat candidates for president had nothing of substance to say about destroying ISIS in last night's debate in Des Moines. (The other was me.)

While Hillary Clinton basically promised more of the same Obama policies with "no boots on the ground", Bernie Sanders apparently thinks he can defeat ISIS by defeating climate change. As for Martin O'Malley, he stressed  the need for better intelligence and trying to figure out what ISIS is going to do before they do it.


Aside from national security, the candidates tried to outdo each other in terms of pandering to their base. All of them vowed to take down Wall Street. O'Malley, who was previously spanked for saying, "All lives matter" to a largely black audience and then apologized, found an opening to repeat, "black lives matter".

All three of them pandered to the college free tuition crowd-with the slight exception of Hillary, who advocated for debt free college.

Once again, Sanders handed the email issue away by repeating he was tired of hearing about Hillary's emails. The moderator tried to ask Hillary about it, specifically asking about the FBI investigation, but she swatted it away by referring to her 11-hour congressional testimony (which was separate from the FBI investigation) and talking about THE ISSUES THE VOTERS REALLY CARE ABOUT. The moderator declined to persist, and that was the end of Hillary's latest scandal in the debate.

Who won? You'll have to ask a Democrat.


elwood p suggins said...

I sure wish I could get back the cost of all my tuition, books, fees, other expenses, etc., as well as having all my student loans (which I paid off on/ahead of time, of course with interest) repaid, with compounded interest of at least 5 per cent (hopefully higher), for the last 56 years. Bet I could buy a new pickup with the money, you think???

Gary Fouse said...

With a shotgun rack in the back.

elwood p suggins said...

Yeah, to go with my bumper sticker that reads "I may be slow, but I am ahead of you". That really burns 'em up. Jerry Jeff sang about a bumper sticker that read "I'd rather be a roper than a doper".

BTW, do you know what has happened to Siarlys? He has been notably absent for quite a while, and I kinda miss not having my favorite old cantankerous, curmudgeonly, socialist/Marxist/Communist reprobate to occasionally kick around, a la Mr. Nixon.

elwood p suggins said...

Upon reflection, should have given you the whole verse about the redneck who:

Sure does like his Falstaff beer.
Likes to chase it down with that Wild Turkey liquor.
Drives a '57 GMC pickup truck.
Got a gun rack, got a roper not a doper bumper sticker.