CNN broadcast — Photo by Wendy Hodgkinson/Intellihub.com
Our forefathers would have turned over in their graves
By Shepard Ambellas
LAS VEGAS (INTELLIHUB) — Singer, songwriter, and self-proclaimed Democrat, Sheryl Crow kicked off CNN’s Democratic Debate after former CIA intern Anderson Cooper brought her on to sing the National Anthem with grace. Aside from the fact that CNN’s entire introduction for the debate looked like some sort of MKULTRA mind-control ritual all of the candidates looked surprisingly good, ready to put on a fight.
However early on it was clear Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley was reading from a script. He seemed real robotic if you want to know the truth. I wouldn’t believe one word this guy says, he’s too scripted in my opinion. But who am I to say anyways?
At 5:57 p.m. Hillary Clinton took the stage to make sure “opportunity is available for all children.” However her speech seemed like one long diatribe that all blended together.
Clinton soon moved on to talk about how she wants to “create jobs” and “invest in climate research.” Blah, blah, blah. Most of her intro speech was just rhetoric.
Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley — Photo by Wendy Hodgkinson/Intellihub.com
“Like most people I know I have a range of views,” Clinton later told CNN’s Anderson Cooper.
“I’m a progressive,” Hillary piped up.
Sen. Bernie Sanders as seen on CNN Tuesday night — Photo by Wendy Hodgkinson/Intellihub.com
6:02 p.m.: Bernie Sanders starting explaining Democratic Socialism and how it’s good for you.
Sanders was soon tripped up by Cooper’s questions and sounded rather shaky. Sanders said “no I don’t” consider myself a capitalist.
6:07 p.m.: Hillary speaks up, throws in her two cents but was quickly cut off as the attention was directed elsewhere.
6:08 p.m.: Gov. O’Malley explained why Americans should trust him despite the fact that the city of Baltimore has a high crime rate.
“We have saved over a thousand lives in Baltimore,” O’Malley said.
“Look, none of this was easy.”
Sen. Jim Webb as seen on CNN — Photo by Wendy Hodgkinson/Intellihub.com
Quickly Anderson shifted to Sen. Webb.
6:11 p.m.: Former U.S. Senator Jim Webb responds to Cooper briefly [nothing newsworthy].
6:13 p.m.: Bernie Sanders talks about “strawman” gun purchases.
6:14 p.m.: Hillary jumps in ripping Sanders apart on his voting record.
6:15 p.m.: “We need to strengthen and expand background checks,” Sanders said passionately.
O’Malley jumped in soon after saying Clinton and Sanders are all talk and no action. In my opinion O’Malley came across as just another politician who wants to trample Second Amendment gun rights in America.
I’m sorry folks but I have to say almost everyone but Hillary appeared to be nervous speaking at the debate almost as if they had no talent. Watching Trump is far more entertaining. And not because of the fact that he is an entertainer either, but rather the fact that he addresses real issues that affect real people in the real world.
6:23 p.m.: Sanders spoke about Syria.
‘I will do everything I can to make sure that the U.S. doesn’t get involved in another quagmire like the Iraq war,’ said Sanders, grabbing a small applause.
A minute later Hillary started bobbing and weaving what was being served to her on stage.
“[…] has this world gone mad?”, O’Malley said addressing the issue of warmongering.
“I support a long-game” when it comes to military strategy.
6:32 p.m.: Sen. Webb stated, “The greatest strategic threat that we have right now is resolving our relationship with China.”
6:34 p.m.: Clinton was asked by Cooper about Benghazi and answered defensively.
“American citizens did lose their lives in Benghazi,” Cooper told Clinton.
Hillary gave a long drawn out answers which sounded like dialogue from a bad Charlie Brown episode– wha, wha, wha, wha, wa, wha, wa.
6:38 p.m.: Sanders gave kudos to Sen. Webb for his service to the country.
“When I was a young man I strongly opposed the war in Vietnam” but “I supported the war in Afghanistan.”, Sanders said showing his conflicting views, sending mixed signals to the crowd.
Greatest Threats to the U.S.
Sanders said “climate change” while Sen. Webb said “cyber attacks.” Others briefly gave their stance. One said a “nuclear Iran” poses the biggest threat.
Third quarter of the first hour, Hillary gets hit
CNN’s Anderson Cooper — Photo by Wendy Hodgkinson/Intellihub.com
After a commercial break CNN’s Anderson Cooper brought the viewers back in continuing with questions. Hillary was the first one hit. And oh boy was she hit hard. I wasn’t expecting it.
6:45 p.m.: “I’ve taken responsibility for it and I know it was a mistake,” Hillary said when asked by Cooper about her use of a private email server during her employment with the State Department. Hillary then proceeded to divert viewers attention from her email subject which burnt up the rest of her time.
Sanders jumped in saying he’s ‘tired about hearing her damn emails.’
Hillary Clinton — Photo by Wendy Hodgkinson/Intellihub.com
“So am I,” said Hillary.
6:50 p.m.: O’Malley covered for Clinton shifting focus of the emails to another subject.
6:51 p.m.: The question: “Do black lives matter or do all lives matter?” popped up.
To no surprise the answers bored me and were rather generic and stale.
As a side note at 9:56 p.m. my television shut itself off. [Twilight Zone theme plays in my mind.] When I got the TV back on the focus of the debate was on the economy.
6:57 p.m.: ‘I want to make sure that every single person in this country can make the most of their God-given potential.,’ Hillary said. “That’s why we need a Democrat in the White House.”
6:59 p.m.: O’Malley said “We need to reinstate Glass Steagall.”
7:00 p.m.: Bernie gets too over-energetic, goes overboard with body movements.
Hillary commented on Bernie Sander’s “passion and intensity.”
‘Congress does not regulate Wall Street–Wall Street regulates congress,’ Sanders spouted as Hillary held her jaw open.
“The people of our country need a president […] that will protect them from Wall Street.”, O’Malley pointed out just before Hillary piped up about “climate change” and how it ties to the economy.
Sanders said, “It was wrong to ask the middle-class bailout Wall Street.”
7:07 p.m.: Lincoln Chafee choked. It was the worst I have ever seen. An epic fail. I’m Chalking Chafee off as a non-contender.
All and all at this point Clinton looked the most solid, presentation wise. And no I don’t agree with one word she says, it’s all talk.
7:10 p.m.: “I would like students to work 10 hours a week” to pay for their education, Clinton said, continuing to babble about cutting Social Security before Sanders responded.
“You don’t cut Social Security you expand it,” Sanders said.
Around 7:20 p.m. the P.A.T.R.I.O.T. Act was addressed.
For the record Sen. Bernie Sanders was the “only one on stage who voted against the P.A.T.R.I.O.T. Act”, as Cooper pointed out.
7:22 p.m.: ‘Snowden should “face the music.”, Hillary said.
Sanders said that the whole Snowden ordeal was educating to the American public.
Before the next commercial break the subject of Marijuana came up.
7:35 p.m.: Hillary said, “Draw your own conclusion” I can run this country.
Sanders spoke up saying people “want change.” Hey wait a minute, isn’t that an old Obama line?
7:37 p.m.: O’Malley talks about “wind” energy which will “move us 100% to a clean electric grid by 2050.”
Webb then jumped in to talk about “safe” and “clean” nuclear power. “We need to solve this in a global way.”
Sanders maintained it’s a “moral issue” and that the “planet is at stake.”
Clinton said, “China and India” must “join with the rest of the world” or nothing will happen on the climate front.
7:44 p.m.: Sanders said “yes” on marijuana.
“I think we have to think through this war on drugs […] we got a lot of work to do in that area.”, said Sanders.
Hillary wouldn’t take a position but said she supports the “use of medical marijuana.”
“[…] we have huge populations in our prisons” of non-violent offenders.
7:47 p.m.: Sanders said Obama is a failure in a roundabout way.
Sanders went on to talk about free tuition and a raise in the minimum wage.
7:54 p.m. Chafee gives a hollow final statement.
7:55 p.m. In closing Web said he “will work it through” and knows “how to lead.”
7:56 p.m.: O’Malley gives a well prewritten solution which was also hollow.
7:59 p.m.: Sanders gives final words mentions the “billionaire class.”
7:59 p.m.: Hillary closes. Speaks about advice her “late mother” gave her. Vows to “raise incomes.”
What a bust.
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