Nuggets of Wisdom

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

First Democratic Debate Wrap-Up

If there’s one nice thing I have to say about last night, it was that the Democrats had far less “drama” at their debate than the GOP has had at theirs. Hillary and Bernie may be heated rivals, but at least they were civil enough to respect each other’s opinions and even shake hands. If any of the GOP candidates were to shake anything, it would be the breath out of their opponents. I’m no fan of the Democrats, but at least I can somewhat admire their civility.

Otherwise, it was the typical left-wing circle jerk you’d come to expect from such an event, with establishment Democrats (looking at Hillary) promising to bust the big banks (even though they bailed them out), end mass incarceration (even though they aided it), and bring an end to war (even though they approved of it).

If there was one candidate I somewhat liked, it would be Jim Webb. I’m not voting for the man by any means (and he’s obviously never going to get the ballot), but he would be someone I’d at least feel comfortable voting for, especially since he was the only one there to defend the Second Amendment: “There are people at high levels in this government who have bodyguards 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The average American does not have that and deserves the right to be able to protect their family.”

If you want a more in-depth analysis of how well the candidates stand up next to the facts, then check out PolitiFact or FactCheck for the record. And you want to see more of my thoughts on last night’s debate, check out my Twitter feed.