SAY WHAT? is the segment of Liberty Nation Radio where we unveil some of the most wacky, astonishing, and damnable things uttered by politicians and the chattering class.
Tim Donner: Okay, it’s time to continue announcing our awards for the participants in the first Democratic debates.
Most Frightening Candidate: Now, this is a very, very high bar, but I would submit Julian Castro, the open-borders activist and social justice warrior on the rampage, who went beyond just being radically pro-abortion in introducing a new phrase to the Democrats’ socialist lexicon.
Moderator: Would your plan cover abortion, Mr. Secretary?
Julian Castro: Yes, it would. I don’t believe only in reproductive freedom. I believe in reproductive justice. What that means is that just because a woman or let’s also not forget someone in the trans community, a trans female, is poor, doesn’t mean they shouldn’t have the right to exercise that right to choose.
Tim: Reproductive justice. Right. He actually said — did you hear that? — that a transgender, a male changing to a female, should have the right to choose an abortion at taxpayer expense. Fortunately, of course, we know something that Castro apparently doesn’t, that you can’t actually have a baby if you were born a male. So we’ll be spared at least having to pay for transgender abortions, thank goodness. And no statement better reflects the utter insanity of this party. But you’ve got to hand it to Castro. He managed to come up with an insane proposal that no other Democrat had thought of yet.
Julian Castro: We need a Marshall Plan for (emphasizing Spanish accent) Honduras and Guatemala and El Salvador so that people can find safety and opportunity at home instead of coming to the United States to seek it.
Tim: Funded, I’m sure, by those obscenely wealthy Americans who make too much money. And that brings up perhaps the single most frightening statement of the night, not that it’s anything new for New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio.
Bill de Blasio: You hear folks say there’s not enough money. What I say to them every single time is there’s plenty of money in this world. There’s plenty of money in this country. It’s just in the wrong hands.
Tim: There you go. President de Blasio will decide in whose hands the money should rightly be, and it’s not like most of the other candidates feel a whole lot differently. But intent on not being outflanked to his left, Sen. Spartacus, Cory Booker (D-NJ), drew a fine point on his own social justice agenda, raising the specter of something associated with, like, the 1950s, and don’t forget those black trannies.
Cory Booker: Civil rights is the place to begin, but in the African-American civil rights community, another place to focus on was to stop the lynching of African-Americans. We do not talk enough about Trans Americans, especially African-American Trans Americans.
Tim: Lynching, black transgenders. Okay. But then Spartacus admitted that he wants to round up all the guns because he doesn’t like them.
Cory Booker: The reason we have a problem right now is we’ve let the corporate gun lobby frame this debate. It is time that we have bold actions and a bold agenda. I will get that done as president of the United States because this is not about policy. This is personal.
Tim: Right. Let’s ignore a basic constitutional right because Spartacus doesn’t personally like guns.
Most Likable Candidate: Well, agree with his policies or not, there was an air of earnestness about Pete Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend, IN, and he was perhaps the only candidate who based his answers on logic instead of wild emotion, preferring the patient explanation to the hysterical rants of the likes of Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY).
Least Likable Candidate: That’s a tie between New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA). De Blasio was a Trump knock-off, a caricature of the typically loud, rude, bombastic New Yorker picking fights wherever he could find them. Swalwell acted the part of that kid in grammar school you couldn’t stand because he was always bragging, sucking up to the teacher, and providing a stream of unwanted advice.
And Swalwell is also the winner of the next prize which, I admit, we made up just for him.
The Biggest Punk: The remarkably self-satisfied Swalwell lectured Buttigieg about the mayor’s improper response to a recent police shooting in South Bend and provided instructions on how Buttigieg should run his town, drawing a lingering, icy stare from the normally unflappable Mayor Pete. But, wait, that’s not all. Swalwell basically told Joe Biden to pack it in because he’s too old. So get off the stage, old man.
Eric Swalwell: I was six years old when a presidential candidate came to the California Democratic Convention and said, “It’s time to pass the torch to a new generation of Americans.” That candidate was then Sen. Joe Biden. Joe Biden was right when he said it was time to pass the torch to a new generation of Americans 32 years ago. He’s still right today. If we’re going to solve the issues of automation, pass the torch. If we’re going to solve the issues of climate chaos, pass the torch. If we’re going to solve the issue of student loan debt, pass the torch.
Tim: I thought ageism wasn’t allowed in the Democratic Party.
Most Likely to Succeed: Well, given Biden’s ever-more geriatric countenance and appeal to the past instead of the future, Sanders’ scary diatribes against anyone who wears a suit, and the utter ineptitude of most of the other candidates, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) would have to get the nod. Yes, she is among the most radical of a hard-left field. An outspoken supporter of the catastrophic Green New Deal, Medicare-for-all and aggressive gun control measures, among other things, she did come on strong, exuding energy, drive, and passion. She was a model of the contemporary socialist woman. And her signature moment was attacking Biden for buddying up to racist Senate colleagues back in the day, and, like everything with these candidates, it was personal.
Kamala Harris: Growing up, my sister and I had to deal with the neighbor who told us her parents couldn’t play with us because we were black. I’m going to now direct this at Vice President Biden. I do not believe you are a racist, but I also believe, and it is personal, and I was actually very, it was hurtful to hear you talk about the reputations of two United States Senators who built their reputations and career on the segregation of race in this country. You also worked with them to oppose busing, and, you know, there was a little girl in California who was part of the second class to integrate her public schools, and she was bussed to school every day. And that little girl was me.
Tim: So that went viral and Kamala was declared the winner of these debates and now becomes the flavor of the month or perhaps longer than that.
Least Likely to Succeed: Well, there’s a tendency to pick a candidate like Sen. Michael Bennet from Colorado, dull as dishwater, or Andrew Yang, who didn’t see fit to even wear a tie, or former Maryland Rep. John Delaney, who was interrupted so many times when he started speaking that he might be developing an inferiority complex. But the winner really would have to be the loopy New Age author and guru, Marianne Williamson, who was asked about the first thing she would do as president.
Moderator: And, Ms. Williamson, with the last word.
Marianne Williamson: Well, my call is to the prime minister of New Zealand who said that her goal is to make New Zealand the place where it’s the best place in the world for a child to grow up. And I will tell her, girlfriend, you are so wrong. Because the United States of America is going to be the best place in the world for a child to grow up … Mr. President, if you’re listening, I want you to hear me, please. You have harnessed fear for political purposes and only love can cast that out. I’m going to harness love for political purposes. I will meet you on that field. And, sir, love will win.
Tim: Wow, just wow.
Biggest Trump-Hater: This final award has an extremely high bar because the field is ripe with contenders for this most cherished of awards. We’re going to call it a tie between the outspoken senators from California and Vermont. Harris wailed like a banshee about the evil chief executive, lifting the Trump-is-Hitler audience to its feet and likely propelling her into a hate-Trump tour coming soon to a voting district near you. But ol’ Bernie was not to be outdone.
Bernie Sanders: Trump is a pathological liar and a racist, and that he lied to the American people during his campaign. He said he was going to stand up for working families. Well, President Trump, you’re not standing up for working families when you try to throw 32 million people off their health care that they have, and that 83% of your tax benefits go to the top 1%. That’s how we beat Trump. We expose him for the fraud that he is.
Tim: And so the band will undoubtedly play on with an almost endless string of Trump hate-fests and glorification of government uber alles. The next debates are on the last two days of July.
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