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How The Democrats Forgot The Public In Their Debate

How The Democrats Forgot The Public In Their Debate

I had a chance to watch the first democratic presidential debate last night, the biggest thing I got from watching it was how out of tune the left is with how the rest of America is thinking.

As they have gone further and further left, what the people want no longer matters, they are no longer working for us, as our politicians for years have been, they are working for an all-consuming progressive agenda, if you are not part of this, even the American people, then you should be ignored.

The amazing thing is this is the exact reason why President Trump came on the scene and surprised the whole establishment; this was done for this precise reason. ‘We the people’ felt ignored, Trump, spoke to many of us, took note of us, and even after being labeled stupid, uneducated, racist, and bigots (although these labels had nothing to do with reality), we voted for Trump in 2016 and threw the whole political world into chaos.

Has this lesson been learned by the left? No, they instead of listening to the American people, like Bill Clinton did during his second term, when he slid more towards a centralist position, the Democrats are today pushing further and further towards the extreme left, thus risking not only a repeat of 2016, but a explosion of reaction from ‘we the people’ that could dwarf what happened in 2016.

So let’s look at the main points of the debate.

Healthcare

The majority of the candidates last night came with the usual Democratic talking points that healthcare was a fundamental human right, which it is not if it was, then it would be implemented around the world, something impossible.

They then went on to debate if they should do away with all insurance, set up a one payer system, yet polling shows that the majority of Americans, due to the propaganda from the left, do not understand what Medicare for all entails.

A new Kaiser Family Foundation poll found majorities of respondents think they would still be paying premiums, deductibles, and co-pays.

As stated with the Hill:

Many Americans remain confused about just what the full impact of Medicare for All will be. Despite what the authors of two Medicare for All bills in Congress have said, a new Kaiser Family Foundation poll found majorities of respondents think they would still be paying premiums, deductibles, and co-pays.
Key findings: Sixty-nine percent of those surveyed said people would continue to pay deductibles and co-pays when using health care services. Meanwhile, 55 percent of respondents believe that people with private insurance would be able to keep their current plans, though a national health plan would replace that coverage under Medicare for All.
The reality: Under the plans being debated in Congress by Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) and White House hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), the single payer Medicare for All plan would cover virtually all services free of charge, and private health insurance would essentially cease to exist. Several Democrats running for president have backed the Senate version of Medicare for All, but candidates have largely avoided explaining the details of the plans they support.
Party divide: The poll also shows that if Democrats are serious about moving towards Medicare for All, they likely need to do a better job of messaging the positives and the negatives. According to the poll, only 24 percent of Democrats think that people who buy their insurance would not be able to keep their current plans. On the flip side, 53 percent of Republicans said they knew people’s current proposals would go away. But the one thing everyone seems to know: taxes will go up.

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Spanish used the first time in debates


While I have no issue with speaking in Spanish, we are in America, the laws, our constitution, our speech is conducted in English, this is the language of this nation. To act like we are obligated to cater to a group is nonsense, do they cater to us in Mexico, or anyplace else in central or South America, where most of our illegal migrants are coming from? We all know the answer to this if you wish to get along, learn Spanish.

I understand multiple languages, speak enough to get by in a few, but I had never demanded another learn English when I traveled outside of the US, nor will I allow another to dictate to me that I should learn their language when they are visiting here. It used to be part of citizenship; you had to learn the language to obtain it, why aren’t we still doing this?

And before some of you get bent out of shape, claim this is a racist attack, it is not, I encourage you to know your native language, I think doing so enriches all of us, keep your culture, we as Americans have been improved by adding so many cultures to the American experience.

But with this being stated, I would not go to France and demand they learn my language, nor Sweden, Russia, China, Japan, Brazil, or Mexico, I would learn to speak in their tongue, yet we are pressured to make way for this here, that is nonsense.

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Illegal Immigration

Illegal immigration, contrary to what the Left thinks, Americans don’t want to grant amnesty, open our borders, and allow lawlessness at our southern border. The majority of Americans not only want our borders secure but also want illegals returned to the nations they came from, this is utterly contrary to what the Left is trying to force on us.

Never once was this brought up in the debates. Instead, it was a contest over who could be the most far left regarding this; some even proposed taking off the books, making it a crime to come into the US illegally. It seems, in this, the Democrats are entirely tone deaf to what we want.

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Record Number Of Women Running

This was the highlight of the night; the problem was not women running, I think of many great women leaders, such as Margeret Thatcher, Golda Meir, sadly what we are getting today are the likes of socialist Dilma Rousseff of Brazil, Johanna Sigurdardottir of Ireland, and Angela Merkel of Germany. Show me a strong conservative candidate, I would vote for her, but not these people, we don’t need another far left leader in this nation.

I am happy to see women step into the forefront, but not these; I rue for the day when conservative women come forward, ones I can proudly vote for. There is great news, I do see some rising in the ranks, this will be a great thing for this nation one day, but not now.

About The Author

Timothy Benton

Author has studied Middle East History for the last 35 years, am a lifetime student of history. Has an interest in sports, tech, history and political events. Works as a Republican political commentator who looks at events from a conservative's perspective.

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