Coulter: Debate questions that the Democrats should have been asked

The saddest thing about the Democrats’ latest debate is that no one was watching. (It was on CNN.) Democracy dies in darkness!

The most riveting moment came when Joe BidenJoe BidenSanders to headline Iowa event amid impeachment trial Hillicon Valley: Biden calls for revoking tech legal shield | DHS chief 'fully expects' Russia to try to interfere in 2020 | Smaller companies testify against Big Tech 'monopoly power' Hill.TV's Krystal Ball on Sanders-Warren feud: 'Don't play to the pundits, play to voters' MORE finally was forced to explain his demand, as vice president, that the Ukrainian president fire a prosecutor who was investigating the company that was paying Biden’s son millions of dollars.

Just kidding. Of course that didn’t happen. The media’s role in ferreting out the facts of Biden’s Ukrainian scandal is simply to announce repeatedly that the vice president is as clean as a whistle — That’s not true, it’s disproven, it’s been debunked!


Really — when? Who represented our side?

Mitt RomneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt RomneyRepublicans will pay on Election Day for politicizing Trump's impeachment Bring on the brokered convention GOP threatens to weaponize impeachment witnesses amid standoff MORE. He did his best but had to concede that Biden did absolutely nothing wrong and that Donald Trump is a gigantic liar.

Can’t we pick our own advocates?

Nope! It’s already been decided.

This — and I am not kidding — was CNN host Anderson Cooper’s question to Biden about Ukraine: “President TrumpDonald John TrumpNational Archives says it altered Trump signs, other messages in Women's March photo Dems plan marathon prep for Senate trial, wary of Trump trying to 'game' the process Democratic lawmaker dismisses GOP lawsuit threat: 'Take your letter and shove it' MORE has falsely accused your son of doing something wrong while serving on a company board in Ukraine. I want to point out there's no evidence of wrongdoing by either one of you. Having said that …”

The CNN debate moderators were smart enough not to ask about illegal aliens this time, avoiding the horrifying spectacle of all hands shooting up when the candidates are asked, “How many of you think illegal aliens should be given mansions in Bel Air?”


Most peculiarly, even when the candidates were asked specifically about the drug crisis, nobody mentioned Mexico. As has been well-documented by “Dreamland” author Sam Quinones, among others, more than 90 percent of the heroin in this country is brought in by Mexican immigrants, both legal and illegal.

Instead of hours of denouncing Trump, how about the next debate’s moderators ask the Democrats to explain some of their more bizarre pronouncements? Loads of them were made right there on CNN during the recent “Equality Town Hall.”

Some sample questions for the next debate:

Question for Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenSanders to headline Iowa event amid impeachment trial Hill.TV's Saagar Enjeti rips Sanders over handling of feud with Warren On The Money — Presented by Wells Fargo — Sanders defends vote against USMCA | China sees weakest growth in 29 years | Warren praises IRS move on student loans MORE (D-Mass.):

Recently you were asked what you would say to a man of faith who believes marriage is between one man and one woman. You replied: "Well, I'm going to assume it's a guy who said that and I'm gonna say, ‘Then just marry one woman. I'm cool with that. If you can find one.’ "

Thunderous applause! It was a huge hit. Everyone at MSNBC and CNN agrees it was the single wittiest remark ever delivered from a campaign stage. Mika BrzezinskiMika Emilie BrzezinskiBrzezinski on Sanders-Warren: Someone isn't telling the truth Scarborough to GOP: 'What job is worth selling your political soul over?' Mika Brzezinski: Buttigieg's 'age and experience' may explain fade in Iowa poll MORE had an accident sitting at her desk on “Morning Joe.”

Here’s a follow-up: Is your position, Good luck, loser! What woman would possibly marry a guy who thinks a marriage is between a man and a woman?

And when you say you’re “cool” with a guy marrying one woman, are you saying polygamy is on the table now? Or are Democrats considering making gay marriage mandatory?

Question for Vice President Biden:

At the same “Equality” town hall program on CNN, Shannon Scott told you that the U.S. military forced her to “choose between serving my country and my true identity as a transgender woman.”

You said, “If I were president, you would not have to choose … we're in a position where transgender men and women are in a position where they should be able to do anything anybody else in the world can do.” 

Question: How many transgenders would you be willing to see die to protect the Kurds?


Question for Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisSanders defends vote against USMCA: 'Not a single damn mention' of climate change The Hill's Morning Report — President Trump on trial Overnight Energy: Schumer votes against USMCA, citing climate impact | Republicans offer details on their environmental proposals | Microsoft aims to be carbon negative by 2030 MORE (D-Calif.):

Sen. Harris, you introduced yourself on CNN by announcing, “My pronouns are ‘she,’ ‘her,’ and ‘hers.’ ”

If people can choose their pronouns, irrespective of DNA, why can’t they also choose their race as Rachel Dolezal did and as at least one rich parent recently pleaded guilty and was sentenced for doing in the college cheating scandal?

And if people can choose their pronouns, irrespective of DNA, why can’t they self-identify as, say, non-racists, as President Trump has attempted to do on endless occasions?

Question for Julian CastroJulian CastroBiden says he would consider Castro, O'Rourke for VP, Cabinet positions Joaquin Castro follows brother in backing Warren Deval Patrick knocks lack of diversity in Democratic debate MORE (D-Texas):

You recently criticized your successor as Housing and Urban Development secretary, Ben CarsonBenjamin (Ben) Solomon CarsonTrump administration ending delay on over B in Puerto Rico disaster aid HUD to roll back Obama-era housing desegregation rule Trump tells California, New York to 'politely' ask him for help with homeless population MORE, for his remark that “big, hairy men" were trying to gain admittance to women's shelters. You tweeted: “19 Black trans women have been killed this year because comments like Ben Carson's normalize violence against them.”


Just a few weeks ago, a black transgender woman, Daniela Calderon, was shot six times in the abdomen, hip and chest in Dallas by a man yelling homophobic and transphobic slurs. The accused shooter is an illegal alien from Mexico, who had been deported in 2010 and was committing a felony by re-entering this country. He was released on bond and has now disappeared.

Question: Which would you say contributed more to the transphobic attack on Daniela Calderon — Ben Carson’s “comments” or our policy of refusing to control our borders? 

Question for Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas):

You were given a huge round of applause when you said “yes” to the following question: “Do you think religious institutions, like colleges, churches, charities, should they lose their tax-exempt status if they oppose same-sex marriage?”

Could you please answer that question again, so the Trump campaign can get another camera angle?

Ann CoulterAnn Hart CoulterMasked protesters arrested at Ann Coulter event on UC Berkeley campus Coulter blasts Trump on DACA: 'They can stay. You must go' Coulter: Debate questions that the Democrats should have been asked MORE is a lawyer, a syndicated columnist and conservative commentator, and the author of 13 New York Times bestsellers. The most recent, “Resistance Is Futile! How the Trump-Hating Left Lost Its Collective Mind,” was published in 2018. Follow her on Twitter @AnnCoulter.