In the televised pre-debate we again get buffoon Tom Perez spewing insincere nothings while ABC showed a split screen. On the half that was not Tom Perez there was Bernie Sanders disembarking transportation and, taking Jane Sanders’ hand, walking toward the venue entrance.
ABC moderators are at least civilized. We saw a blurb stating a wish that all the Debates be moderated by ABC. We think at least one network should be banned from moderating any future political debate. We have other ideas about how future political debates could be conducted; more on that another time.
Debate Eight Introductions
Yang dances onto the stage as if he is entering a prize fighter ring.
Debate Eight Part One
First question was for Biden - What did voters miss if they nominate Sanders or Buttigieg? Andrew Yang twirls a pen while Biden talks. How do we bring the party together? Yang, 1k a month. Warren, political corruption. Buttigieg, more Trump, then tries to slay Sanders. Excellent opening for Bernie Sanders. Biden, how much is it gonna cost? ACA is a crazy system that offers partial health care for anyone desperate for health insurance. Biden attaches himself to “if you want it.” Klobuchar says Medicare For All “kicks” people off insurance, goes back to the 2009 Medicare For All plan which did mandate non-for-profit health providers. Buttigieg lies about his position on health care.
Klobuchar shines with a club for Buttigieg; he “wanted to watch cartoons” while the Senate impeachment trial was taking place. Steyer wants to fight Trump on the economy. Buttigieg goes back again to Trump. Buttigieg is exhausted, in his own words.
As Buttigieg continues to use Trump whenever he doesn’t have a genuine response, Yang has something to say: ours problems did not start with Trump, and continues with Rev. Barber’s comment that Trump is a symptom.