Politically Speaking August 07 2019

August 8, 2019

I have to admit last Tuesday evening I watched the Democratic debates from start to finish, even though after 30 minutes I wanted to get back to reality and the land of the sane. Wednesday evening I just couldn’t listen all night. The reasons: I knew it would be the same old, same old, and frankly the company I chose to keep Wednesday evening was by far more intelligent than not just one, but all of the Democratic Presidential candidates combined.
The whole Democratic Presidential debate is based on who can beat President Donald J. Trump! And let me go on record and say that not one of them can! If they can, this country is in worse shape than I thought it was!
So exactly what do these Democratic Presidential hopefuls stand for? It’s pretty simple: Socialism!
The Democratic Party as a whole used to stand for the working class, or so I was told, but recently I’m questioning that.
Let’s take Bernie Sanders for example. Is he a Democrat? The answer is no. Is he a liberal? The answer is no! He is a Socialist? This is a man that has lived most of his life not holding a real job for very long but only being a career politician for his adult life. He’s pushed for years for more money per hour for the working class, and of late his push has been $15.00 per hour. I find this interesting since his own campaign workers have complained about falling short of that amount. Oh, those that speak with forked tongues!
It’s pretty bad when even Rahm Emmanuel warns against the new agenda of the Democratic Party. God help us!
So what was last week’s debate all about? It was pretty simple. Beat Trump! Beat Trump! Beat Trump! Hate! Hate! Hate! And of course, Racism! Racism! Racism! And free stuff and more free stuff!
The first night of the debates started with health care. I lost track of all the candidates’ plans. None had any validity to them. One even mentioned Canadian healthcare! Oh, that was Bernie Sanders. He said you come out with no bill. I say if you come out at all!
Medicare for all will not work.

1) Doctors won’t put up with it, nor should they. And guess what, I don’t blame them. But more on that later.

2) The small rural hospitals will fall like dominos.

There were a few other highlights. Tulsi Gabbard went after Kamala Harris, pointing out her record on criminal prosecutions. Harris so far has gotten a free pass from the media. This gave Gabbard a breakout moment, making her the most searched 2020 Democratic candidate on Google after the debate. As per Ms. Harris, it could be a long shot, but because of her record coming out and her lack of ability to effectively respond to attacks from Gabbard and Biden, I’m going to predict the two-person race will be between Joe Biden and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, with Sanders bouncing around!
Then there were the underlying attacks on Barack Obama’s legacy. The gist was he didn’t do enough, which won’t sit well with moderate Democrats.
But with all that said, trust the CNN fix is in. It’s all about Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, and that’s apparent from the time they were given on stage, from free health care to giving everyone $1,000 a month, and every other hair-brained idea the Democrats have.
The worst thing that could happen to the U.S.A. is that Trump isn’t re-elected.
In closing, let me point out a couple of important facts. I wish I could take credit, but I can’t. I have a number of friends who challenge my every thought, but especially one, God bless him. As I accused the Democratic Presidential candidates last Wednesday evening of being liberals, one of my friends was so quick to say, “No, Cathy, they aren’t liberals, they are socialists. There is a difference.”
The word liberal, through the years has changed, first being used as meaning minimal government interference to today’s meaning of government help in all things.
Socialists are a totally different breed. Almost all of these Presidential candidates are socialists, because they want the government to be in charge of all things. And if you want to know what you’re in for, take a trip to Venezuela.
My friend also mentioned magical thinking, which is a term used in anthropology, philosophy, and psychology, denoting causal relationships between actions and events. Magical thinking is the belief that one’s own thoughts, wishes or actions influence the course of events in the physical world.
In other words, magical thinking is a disorder of thought content (living in La La Land.) It all defies common sense!
My friend pointed out magical thinking in early childhood from believing in the Tooth Fairy to the Easter Bunny and Santa Claus. So are these Presidential candidates “magical thinkers” from La La Land who believe in the nonsense they spew, or do they all speak with a forked tongue?
In my opinion, I repeat, God help us if any of them win.
Food for thought this week: Check out Fabian Socialism. Thanks, my friend, for your worthwhile input.
Let me leave you with this thought:
“I have never understood why it is “greed” to want to keep the money you have earned but not greed to want to take somebody else’s money.”
— Thomas Sowell

Until next week.