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: Joe Biden was under the klieg lights during the Democratic debates, and while he stumbled a few times as usual, he did little to hurt or help himself. But David Axelrod, chief strategist in Barack Obama’s two successful presidential campaigns, said there’s good news — and the same bad news — for Biden.
David Axelrod: I think the good news for Joe Biden is this was maybe the best he could do, and the bad news is this may be the best he could do … He had moments in which he was uncertain where he was on the defensive … Tonight, he had to be a gut fighter, and I think he paid some price for that.
Tim: Meanwhile, over on MSNBC, home of the left, analyst Rick Tyler observed that these presidential candidates seemed to take on their own former president more than President Trump.
Rick Tyler: The most disturbing thing is they went after President Barack Obama more so than they did the president of the United States, and it seemed as though a lot of Democrats were very upset about that. Biden, of course, was vice president under Barack Obama. He does use Barack Obama’s name quite a bit. What I don’t understand is why Biden didn’t answer although Barack Obama did have what they say is a record number of deportations, they changed the way they counted them. They turned turnarounds into deportations, that is, people who were caught at the border and immediately turned around. That was never counted as a deportation, and that probably accounts for the high numbers, and I don’t know why he didn’t bring that to the audience’s attention.
Tim: That’s a very good point. Obama’s deportation numbers definitely were inflated, but life goes on for the Democrats after the first two rounds of debates, as does the question of which of these candidates could actually beat Donald Trump. Now, the one guy who nailed Trump’s impending victory in 2016 as soundly as anyone in the country is the leftist filmmaker Michael Moore. And before you hear what he thinks the Democrats need to do to win this time, listen to what he said just before the 2016 vote and after the shocking victory of Brexit in England.
Michael Moore: It’s going to be the Brexit strategy. The middle of England is Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio, and Pennsylvania, and Mitt Romney lost by 64 electoral votes. The total electoral votes of those four states in the Rust Belt, 64. All he has to do is win those four states. I’m telling you, I was there during the Michigan primary, and he went there in front of a Ford and he said, “I’m telling you right now, they moved this factory to Mexico. I’m putting a tariff on the cars and that’s it.” And it was music to people’s ears and more people in Michigan in the Michigan primary voted Republican than Democrat in the primary this year. That should be a disturbing message.
Tim: Okay, so he got it exactly right. Trump won all of those states he mentioned in the Midwest, but this time Moore says, if the Democrats want to win, there’s only one candidate who can pull it off.
Michael Moore: It’s not enough just to beat Trump. The only way to remove Trump is to crush Trump, and that’s the question that has to be asked. Who can crush Trump? Who’s the street fighter? If the elections were held today, there is one person that would crush Trump, and she hasn’t announced yet, and her last name rhymes with Obama. In fact, it is Obama, Michelle Obama.
Tim: Well, there’s still time before the election, 16 months to be precise, but you’ve got to say just the fact that a leftist like Moore is panicked enough to demand a candidate that will never run tells you what Democrats really think about their chances of unseating President Trump. I can tell you this, if they keep trying to deny and talk down our roaring economy and record low unemployment, they’re not going to win. But when this week’s debates were over, Biden went back on the stump and did exactly that.
Joe Biden: The world has changed. President Trump has turned it upside down internationally. He has turned it upside down economically. We faced a different problem ten years ago when the economy collapsed because of Republican policies. Now we face a problem that the economy, as well as the soul of this country, is collapsing because of this presidency.
Tim: High economic growth, record low unemployment for blacks and Hispanics and women, but he says the economy is collapsing. And you wonder why people have trouble taking Joe Biden seriously.