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UNABASHED SOCIALISM IS NOW ACCEPTABLE
In the Democratic candidates' minds, college should be free, only some lives matter and climate change is our biggest national security threat. And all Americans deserve free healthcare ... and higher taxes.
Via National Review:
So yes, the candidates sounded like hard-Left, pie-in-the-sky, free-ice-cream-for-everyone, Socialist pander bears. But they do so because that is what the Democratic Party’s primary voters demand. Don’t blame them; blame the party rank-and-file that craves these promises, rhetoric, and worldview.
With that in mind, Hillary Clinton is the class of the field on that stage, and the only real obstacle to the nomination that remains is a Joe Biden bid. Compared with everyone else, she’s polished and knows what she’s doing. Even when she’s being robotic and inauthentic, she’s remembering her talking points, pivoting to her preferred issues. The software upgrades to her personality may look awkward when she’s alone, but she’s still a much, much better candidate than anybody else on that stage.
National Review: The Debate Lesson: America Now Has an Openly Socialist Party
JEB BUSH CAMPAIGN THINKS DONALD TRUMP DOTH PROTEST TOO MUCH
Donald Trump grew a bit flustered at a New Hampshire event Monday when a young female audience member accused him of not caring about women.
“So, maybe I'm wrong, maybe you can prove me wrong,” said Lauren Batchelder, “but I don't think you're a friend to women.”
Trump was apparently upset enough to take to Twitter, where he accused the Jeb Bush campaign of sending an "arrogant young woman" as a "plant" to undermine his speech.
The Hill reported:
The Bush campaign admitted that the female audience member, identified by a conservative website as Lauren Batchelder, had volunteered at events in New Hampshire for the former Florida governor, but pointed out she had never been a paid member of staff.
It also denied the accusation she was a plant, saying Batchelder spoke for herself and that her question was not sanctioned by the campaign.
“Like many in NH, Lauren is a student at St. A's [Saint Anselm College] who is passionate about and active in politics and attended this event on her own accord,” Bush campaign spokeswoman Allie Brandenburger wrote in an email.
“While this question was not sanctioned by the campaign, we can't help but notice Mr. Trump does seem to be very sensitive about being challenged by women.”
A few more bites:
"Bella has always gotten a lot of censure for getting rescued on multiple occasions, and people have complained about her being a typical damsel in distress. My answer to that has always been that Bella is a human in distress, a normal human being surrounded on all sides by people who are basically superheroes and supervillains." - Stephenie Meyer explains the story behind Life and Death, her reimagining of the first Twilight novel that swaps Bella and Edward's genders
“To some people. That’s some people’s opinions.” - Whoopi Goldberg on the abortion death count, via LifeNews.com
"Nothing but love for that family. I like idea of sending women the message to be happy in their own skin." - Amy Schumer makes nice with Khloé Kardashian after using her for a "Saturday Night Live" joke, via People