I’m not yet ready to abandon my initial prediction that
Kamala Harris will be the Democrat presidential nominee in 2020, but I am ready
to revise the piece that I wrote in mid-April where I tried to determine the best case scenario for
those of us who are conservative and think that the Democrats will win the
White House in the upcoming election.
Peeking in at the current state of the Democrats’ race to
the top leaves me aghast at the prospect that one of these people could
actually end up leading our country for four years.
The frontrunner, Joe Biden, has just been a total train
wreck recently. He hasn’t gotten over
his propensity for touching and grabbing women, forcefully manhandling a college girl by the arm to emphasize his commitment to the idea that there
are “at least” 3 genders. His second
debate performance was rocky at best. He
stumbled frequently over his words, and became an internet sensation overnight
by botching his campaign text address.
And as if all that wasn’t enough, the former Vice President used “black”
and “poor” interchangeably at a recent race-pandering campaign stop, suggesting that “poor” kids are just as bright as white ones.
Elsewhere, Congressman Joaquin Castro, caused headaches for
his presidential candidate brother Julian by doxing private citizens for
contributing to President Trump. These
citizens included a housewife and a Castro donor as well. It doesn’t take a genius to figure out how
the Castro boys might be interested in wielding the power of government, should
they get it.
Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren are in an epic battle to
see who can give away more stuff that belongs to the taxpayer. For her part, Warren concluded her debate
performance pandering to the make-someone-else-pay-for-my-college crowd. This is a woman who made just shy of a half
million dollars to teach one college class.
If that hypocrisy isn’t rank enough, turn to her socialist
rival, Bernie Sanders. While he and all
his fellow contenders lament and object to the tone and tenor President Trump
brings to political dialogue, Bernie chose to do his part for civility by calling the President “an idiot” on Twitter.
Yes, that should tamp down and not inflame passions, Bernie. Well done.
Not to mention that Bernie is the guy who champions
socialism, the wretched philosophy that has created more poverty, and hold more
people in deplorable, hopeless conditions than any other in world history. His own website promoted an editorial that actually said the following:
“These days, the American dream is more apt to be realized in South America, in places such as Ecuador, Venezuela and Argentina, where incomes are actually more equal today than they are in the land of Horatio Alger. Who’s the banana republic now?” the piece states.
The American dream is more achievable in Venezuela…where
people are eating their pets to stay alive.
Idiot indeed, Mr. Sanders.
You’ve got Pete Buttigieg overcompensating by trying
desperately to appropriate Christian language to justify his political
preferences, Kristen Gillibrand hilariously condescending to white suburban
moms as though she’s going to “speak jive” to them on behalf of minority people
in order to explain their privilege, and Kamala Harris getting owned by Tulsi
Gabbard in the debate.
In fact, Gabbard’s debate performance, as well as her recent
endearing ukulele video, and
Andrew Yang’s refreshingly non-politician approach, are almost the only bright
spots left for those of us wanting to avoid an impending disaster in 2020 and
beyond. Almost. There is one other.
Colorado Senator Michael Bennet made the most refreshing,
spectacular, and truly enticing campaign promise I’ve heard in a long, long
time. Not just for the Democrats, but
for any candidate, from any party. If
you missed it, here was his vow:
If I could believe that – if I could really believe that –
if I could honestly convince myself that he would just sit in the office and do
nothing for four years except draw a paycheck and keep North Korea from
attacking American interests, I’d be really tempted. And I doubt I’m alone.