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 Biden 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 RomneyGraham tries to help Trump and McConnell bury the hatchet GOP senator will 'probably' vote for debt limit increase Five questions and answers about the debt ceiling fight 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 TrumpJulian Castro knocks Biden administration over refugee policy Overnight Energy & Environment — League of Conservation Voters — Climate summit chief says US needs to 'show progress' on environment Five takeaways from Arizona's audit results 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 WarrenTreasury says more rental aid is reaching tenants, preventing evictions 11 senators urge House to pass .5T package before infrastructure bill Senate Democrats seeking information from SPACs, questioning 'misaligned incentives' 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 BrzezinskiEx-NBC anchor Kasie Hunt to join CNN Biden nominates Mark Brzezinski to be U.S. ambassador to Poland Kasie Hunt headed to CNN after NBC departure: report 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 BidenJoe BidenFighter jet escorts aircraft that entered restricted airspace during UN gathering Julian Castro knocks Biden administration over refugee policy FBI investigating alleged assault on Fort Bliss soldier at Afghan refugee camp MORE:
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 HarrisTwo 'View' hosts test positive for coronavirus ahead of Harris interview Rep. Karen Bass to run for mayor of Los Angeles: report Biden taps big bank skeptic to for top regulatory post 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 CastroJulian Castro knocks Biden administration over refugee policy Biden calls on Congress to extend eviction ban with days until expiration Cruz trolled on Twitter for slamming Democrats who fled Texas MORE (D-Texas):
You recently criticized your successor as Housing and Urban Development secretary, Ben CarsonBen CarsonRepublicans are the 21st-century Know-Nothing Party Sunday shows preview: Delta concerns prompt CDC mask update; bipartisan infrastructure bill to face challenges in Senate Government indoctrination, whether 'critical' or 'patriotic,' is wrong 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 CoulterMumford & Sons banjo player on hiatus after praising conservative journalist's book Library staffer fired after being accused of burning Trump, Coulter books Drudge congratulates Warnock, says Ann Coulter should have been GOP candidate 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.