I’m not yet ready to abandon my initial prediction that Kamala Harris will be the Democrat presidential nominee in 2020, but I am ready to revise the piece that I wrote in mid-April where I tried to determine the best case scenario for those of us who are conservative and think that the Democrats will win the White House in the upcoming election.
Peeking in at the current state of the Democrats’ race to the top leaves me aghast at the prospect that one of these people could actually end up leading our country for four years.
The frontrunner, Joe Biden, has just been a total train wreck recently. He hasn’t gotten over his propensity for touching and grabbing women, forcefully manhandling a college girl by the arm to emphasize his commitment to the idea that there are “at least” 3 genders. His second debate performance was rocky at best. He stumbled frequently over his words, and became an internet sensation overnight by botching his campaign text address. And as if all that wasn’t enough, the former Vice President used “black” and “poor” interchangeably at a recent race-pandering campaign stop, suggesting that “poor” kids are just as bright as white ones.
Elsewhere, Congressman Joaquin Castro, caused headaches for his presidential candidate brother Julian by doxing private citizens for contributing to President Trump. These citizens included a housewife and a Castro donor as well. It doesn’t take a genius to figure out how the Castro boys might be interested in wielding the power of government, should they get it.
Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren are in an epic battle to see who can give away more stuff that belongs to the taxpayer. For her part, Warren concluded her debate performance pandering to the make-someone-else-pay-for-my-college crowd. This is a woman who made just shy of a half million dollars to teach one college class.
If that hypocrisy isn’t rank enough, turn to her socialist rival, Bernie Sanders. While he and all his fellow contenders lament and object to the tone and tenor President Trump brings to political dialogue, Bernie chose to do his part for civility by calling the President “an idiot” on Twitter. Yes, that should tamp down and not inflame passions, Bernie. Well done.
Not to mention that Bernie is the guy who champions socialism, the wretched philosophy that has created more poverty, and hold more people in deplorable, hopeless conditions than any other in world history. His own website promoted an editorial that actually said the following:
"These days, the American dream is more apt to be realized in South America, in places such as Ecuador, Venezuela and Argentina, where incomes are actually more equal today than they are in the land of Horatio Alger. Who's the banana republic now?" the piece states.
The American dream is more achievable in Venezuela…where people are eating their pets to stay alive. Idiot indeed, Mr. Sanders.
You’ve got Pete Buttigieg overcompensating by trying desperately to appropriate Christian language to justify his political preferences, Kristen Gillibrand hilariously condescending to white suburban moms as though she’s going to “speak jive” to them on behalf of minority people in order to explain their privilege, and Kamala Harris getting owned by Tulsi Gabbard in the debate.
In fact, Gabbard’s debate performance, as well as her recent endearing ukulele video, and Andrew Yang’s refreshingly non-politician approach, are almost the only bright spots left for those of us wanting to avoid an impending disaster in 2020 and beyond. Almost. There is one other.
Colorado Senator Michael Bennet made the most refreshing, spectacular, and truly enticing campaign promise I’ve heard in a long, long time. Not just for the Democrats, but for any candidate, from any party. If you missed it, here was his vow:
If I could believe that – if I could really believe that – if I could honestly convince myself that he would just sit in the office and do nothing for four years except draw a paycheck and keep North Korea from attacking American interests, I’d be really tempted. And I doubt I’m alone.