They Can Make You Laugh and Scare You at the Same Time
Pundits React to the 1st Democratic Party
Circus Debate of the 2020 Race
The first debate of the 2020 Democrats presidential primary season is in the books. Now, politicians, observers and commentators take their shots and skewer the candidate herd for their hypocrisy and… let’s go with tomfoolery.
Who Are the Candidates?
Obviously, the first thing anybody running for political office wants you to know is who they are. Or so you’d think anyways. Sometimes though, they just miss the mark. Are they superheroes? Take a look at Tim Ryan and make the call yourself.
— The Onion (@TheOnion) June 27, 2019
Then there’s Elizabeth Warren who may have been fighting to exercise her 5th Amendment right to remain silent about her prior claims.
BETO: I speak Spanish.
BOOKER: I can't believe you did my thing before me.
DE BLASIO: I have a black son.
BOOKER: I'm actually black tho, Bill.
KLOBUCHAR: …Um, I have an uncle with a deer stand?
WARREN: *don't say it, don't say it*
— Jason Howerton (@jason_howerton) June 27, 2019
Trying to be sophisticated is hard work! With all the talk going on about immigration, some candidates, like Beto O’Rourke, wanted to show their support by speaking to them in their native language. Sort of.
omg Booker’s face when Beto busted out the Spanish pic.twitter.com/O4oY4HowWK
— andi zeisler (@andizeisler) June 27, 2019
"Congressman O'Rourke – do you support a 70% top marginal tax rate?"
"Uhh…donde esta la biblioteca, mi llamo Beto la arana discoteca."
— Zach Heltzel (@zachheltzel) June 27, 2019
One wag even pondered on Beto’s fluency in a language shared by geeks and Lt. Worf.
I hope they ask Beto O'Rourke about Space Force if only to hear him answer it in fluent Klingon #DemDebate
— Matt Oswalt (@MattOswaltVA) June 27, 2019
Mid-Week Color Comics
Among the most poignant takes on the debate are those that come from the pens of some talented artists. Political cartoons use both words and images to make a big statement in a small rectangle. In the first example, a true image of the political ideology of the lefties and their feelings on the sanctity of human life.
— GrrrGraphics Cartoons (@GrrrGraphics) June 27, 2019
Another visual commentary brings into focus just how a good portion of the American population feels about the party of hate and its members. In deference to Liz Warren, we will refrain from calling them a tribe.
— Michael Ramirez (@Ramireztoons) June 28, 2019
The Best of the Rest
Wait! Evangelical liberals or just a bunch of babbling nutters? The cacophony was deafening.
All the Dems talking at once and some in a foreign language. Sounds like a cross between a prime-time cable news shout-fest and a Pentecostal Tent revival where everyone is speaking in tongues. Tower of Babel comes to prime time!
— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) June 28, 2019
Now here’s a woman who never met an opinion she didn’t like. This kind of takes Progressive Liberal hypocrisy to dizzying heights.
Why is Kirsten Gillibrand getting so much time? Perhaps because all sides of every issue should be heard, and she represents all of them.
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) June 28, 2019
Two nights, ten people each night, and a lot of head scratching. Many Americans were left wondering who all these people on their TV screens were.
this debate is like night one of The Bachelor when there are five dudes named Matt
— Mina Kimes (@minakimes) June 27, 2019
But we know…
— ACT for America (@ACTforAmerica) June 28, 2019
So Who Won the Thing Anyway?
Some are saying Elizabeth Warren won, others contend it was Kamala Harris. Nobody is saying it was Joe Biden (whose high point was knowing when to stop talking on one occasion).
Joe Biden ends his time after getting reamed by Kamala Harris over race, shows little fight: “My time’s up, I’m sorry”
Every other candidate continued fighting when their time expired except Biden, he just bowed out. Looks very weak pic.twitter.com/OciFRwZss4
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) June 28, 2019
Nor are there claims flying around that it was America that came out on top. But all-in-all it may have been the Babylon Bee that hit the nail on the head.
Spare Empty Podium Expected To Win Democratic Debates By Wide Marginhttps://t.co/0TXAs43VDN
— The Babylon Bee (@TheBabylonBee) June 26, 2019
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