Last nights Democrat debate was déjà vu all over again. Every issue and position last night was discussed in the same manner, with the same rhetoric as it was 8 years ago, ie; “we need to invest in infrastructure”, “we need to invest in clean energy”, “we need to make the rich pay their fair share”, “millionaires and billionaires are ruining this country”, “republican war on women”, republican obstructionism”, “mass incarceration”, “leading from behind” etc, etc. And then of course we heard the usual populist giveaway ideas; free college tuition, expanded Medicare, and expanded family leave, along with the now obligatory deference to the BLM movement. A couple of my favorite moments was when Hillary said that she walked over to Wall Street and told the investment bankers to “knock it off”, and then when she stated that she didn’t take a position on Keystone, until she did take a position on Keystone. Those are two fine examples of leadership aren’t they?
The Democrats are again running on Hope and Change, and are seemingly prepared to say whatever they have to, too curry favor with whatever audience they are in front of. Not once did we hear specific policy ideas on any pressing issues. Instead we heard nothing more than populist platitudes and empty political rhetoric. Hint to the political class: if you have been working for over 30 years on all of these unresolved problems, it is time to step aside and let someone else give it a try. But of course all Democrats, and most current Republicans, have no interest in resolving problems, preferring instead to keep the wheel barrels of K street cash rolling in, and too keep average Americans at each others throats over divisive issues.