“Last night the Democrats presented themselves an an openly left-wing party, to whose base Bernie’s honeymoon in the Soviet Union appears far less eccentric than Jim Webb doing his Scoop Jackson routine 40 years too late. Bernie thinks we should be more like Denmark, Sweden and Norway – just debt-ridden and with more race riots. As far as I can recall, the most pressing priority for the Democrats is free parental leave for illegal immigrants if they happen to have an anchor baby while enjoying their free college tuition. Insofar as foreign policy raised its head, it was something to be avoided at all costs. While crazy right-wing nutjobs worry about footling peripheral trifles like Isis, Putin, and Iranian nukes, smart Democrats are focused on the real global threat of “climate change”, which is why they’re committed to investing in wind-driven fax machines for all Obamacare sign-ups by 2020.” – Mark Steyn on the Democrat Debate.
The Democrat debate on Tuesday demonstrated conclusively that the Democrat Party is now openly socialist and Bernie Sanders represents its center. The Democrat debate essentially became a “Coming Out Party” for Socialists who had just been waiting in the dark among the coats and boats, afraid to express their true selves for fear of how society might react. However, now they are out and proud and ready to march at the front of the May Day parade.
It also demonstrated my axiom that the value proposition of the Democrat Party is “We will take money from other people and buy you stuff with it.” Among the FSFTG that the Democrats promised were:
- Free College Tuition
- (By implication) Free College for Illegal Immigrants
- Obamacare for Illegal Immigrants
- Paid Family Leave
- More Social Security benefits
But don’t worry about the debt because “the rich” are going to pay for all of it.
Buying votes with other people’s money, as per usual, while also promising to tear down (what’s left of) the capitalist system that created the wealth they now want to distribute. Hillary is commonly considered the winner of the debate because of her well-rehearsed soundbite answers and enthusiasm for the New Socialism (same as the Old Socialism). As Mark Steyn points out, she was an alpha female among beta males (which describes the Demographic make-up of the Democrat Party quite well).
More from Mr. Steyn below, beginning at about 4 minutes in: