The Democrats held their first Presidential debate. They rounded up five candidates, but only Senator Sanders and Hillary Clinton drew much attention.
It was not much of a debate. They mainly battled over who could give away the most free stuff to the most people. Free college tuition, free health care for non-citizens, free family leave when you have a baby. Any discussion of how to pay for all the free stuff was put off until the next debate.
Late in the debate the moderator asked Clinton about her email server (which the FBI is still recovering classified emails from). But Sanders interrupted, “We’re all sick and tired of hearing about her emails.” The audience erupted in wild applause and the moderator dropped the topic. However, the FBI has not dropped it.
Because Mrs. Clinton served four years under President Obama, she was asked if she would be like a “third term of the Obama Administration.” She said, “Of course not. I’m different. I’m a woman.”
Senator Sanders made it pretty clear that if Hillary Clinton becomes President, he wants her to name him Ambassador to Denmark.
Hillary Clinton is back on the big stage again this Thursday, at the House Select Committee on Benghazi. Chairman Trey Gowdy will interview her about what she was doing before and during the Islamic terrorist attack that killed Ambassador Stevens and three other Americans in Libya. Of course, we already know what she was doing for a week or two after the attack: she was blaming the four deaths on a spontaneous riot by local citizens who got really mad after watching a controversial video. That committee interrogation will draw a lot of viewers, but no one will be paying closer attention than Vice-President Joe Biden.
Over in Syria, President Obama has welcomed Russia’s assistance in defeating ISIS. See, we’re over there helping some rebels go up against the Syrian dictator Assad, who has already killed about 250,000 of his own people, and we’re helping them fight ISIS at the same time. So our President was thrilled when Putin offered to help. He didn’t even mind when Putin invited Iran to send in thousands of soldiers to help also. You may remember that Obama said that Putin is weak. Now President Obama is poking fun at Putin’s army, “They can’t shoot straight. They aim their guns and cruise missiles at ISIS troops, yet their aim is so bad they keep hitting our friends who are fighting Assad. It’s hilarious.”
Historic quotes by Will Rogers:
“The American custom is that when you can’t beat a man at anything, why the last straw is to debate him.” Life magazine, Aug. 9, 1928
“If I wanted to start an insane asylum that would be 100 percent cuckoo, I would just admit applicants that thought they knew something about Russia.” DT #1291, Sept. 14, 1930