What do the 10 Democratic presidential candidates who participated in the inaugural debate of the 2020 campaign have in common? Not a single one of them has what it takes to make America great.
Throughout the two-hour debate, the Democrat Party’s first batch of candidates repeatedly demonstrated that they are simply incapable of fighting for our future economic success.
One by one, the debate participants lined up to answer softball questions from the liberal NBC and MSNBC moderators, wasting no time before attacking President Trump and downplaying the historic, rejuvenating effects of his remarkable economic policies.
Senator Elizabeth Warren, for instance, insisted that the economy is “doing great for a thinner and thinner slice at the top,” adding that the voters “need to make structural change in our government and in our economy.”
Similarly, Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke reiterated his promise to eliminate President Trump’s signature tax cuts for American workers, and New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio gave a full-throated defense of even more punitive tax rates, vowing to raise the top marginal income tax rate to a whopping 70 percent.
By attacking the policies that have led to the undeniable economic success we’ve enjoyed since President Trump took office, the Democrats aren’t just going after Trump himself — they’re openly undermining the very foundation of our ongoing economic renaissance.
Without the middle-income tax cuts, for instance, working families would be saddled with an extra $1,400 in taxes every year, assuming they could even find a job without the burst of hiring our economy has enjoyed thanks to the president’s historic tax cuts.
Although several of the candidates have endorsed the radical “Green New Deal,” a job-killing proposal that is estimated to cost $600,000 per American household — that’s $93 trillion in total! — none of them were brave enough to mention the proposal by name. Virtually all of them, however, expressed support for various elements of that destructive plan, with several even calling climate change the “greatest geopolitical threat” facing America today.
Warren, De Blasio, and Senator Amy Klobuchar, meanwhile, also pledged to “cancel” college debt, by which they mean making everybody else pay the debts of a privileged few.
Senator Bernie Sanders wasn’t on the stage for the first debate, but Warren enthusiastically pitched his trademark proposal for a government-run healthcare system. Seriously. President Trump had to bail out the Obama-era Veterans Administration because the Democrats couldn’t even manage to provide decent healthcare to our veterans, and now they want to subject the entire country to their lethal incompetence.
The Democrats, however, weren’t just content with attacking President Trump’s policies or touting their own radical redistributionist proposals. Throughout the event, they also resorted to the basest demagoguery — parroting the threadbare talking points that keep the Russia collusion hoax alive in the fevered imaginations of far-left Democrats.
When they weren’t pushing discredited conspiracy theories, the candidates took predictable and uninspired swipes at President Trump, describing his policies as “heinous” and “dangerous” but failing to offer compelling alternatives.
“My grandfather was actually separated from his family when he came to this country,” former Representative John Delaney interjected nonsensically while the candidates railed against the president’s “heinous” Muslim ban. We’ll never know what point Delaney may have been trying to make, though, since the moderators ignored him and moved on to other topics.
A little while later, as the candidates were expressing their indignation over America’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal, Klobuchar and Rep. Tulsi Gabbard both essentially admitted that Trump was right to tear up the deal and pursue a better one, saying they believe it is necessary to “renegotiate” the “imperfect” agreement.
Americans who watched the inaugural round of 2020 presidential debates this week were undoubtedly disgusted by what they saw — the Democrat Party can’t seem to shed its sick obsession with President Trump.
The saddest part is, they don’t even seem to realize that they’re attacking the very policies that have been making America great again under Donald Trump’s leadership. They clearly don’t have what it takes.