Democratic Debate Night!
The Democratic Party’s first presidential debate for the 2020 Election will be held in just a couple of hours, as of this writing. There are, as of this writing, seventy-one declared candidates, spanning thirty-two identity groups (forty-six if we include all those of Elizabeth Warren which are, as of this writing, still in arbitration); however, only ninety-four of the candidates will be participating in the first debate, due to a cap on carbon emissions.
As of this writing, the leading contenders in the primary process appear to be Marxist-Leninism, Maoism, and Castroism. There is even a guy named Castro among the candidates, which is pretty cool from a Democratic point of view. If you love mass starvation, toilet paper shortages, forced migration, rationed medicine, and thought police, you are sure to find plenty to appeal to your taste in this first round.
Regarding this first debate, one party adviser, who, as of this writing, chooses not to reveal his identity, lest the rest of us all laugh our heads off at a person who would admit to being a Democratic adviser, insists that, “Seriously, I bet a couple of the ones in back will try to go after people, but I don’t think it’s going to be crazytown.”
It’s not going to be crazytown. And how in the world is it not going to be that? If any modern Democratic Party policy discussion falls short of crazytown, then I shudder to think of how things will sound when they do get crazy.
But not to worry. As of this writing, I think we can rest assured that in spite of that “adviser” (grin) who is trying to lower expectations by insisting this will not be crazytown, it will be. And of course that is not a recommendation that you watch the debate itself. I certainly won’t, because I can’t think of a single thing I do in my daily life that would not be infinitely more interesting and beneficial to me than spending a moment on such nonsense.
For a proper analysis of the whole electoral scene heading into 2020, or at least one that treats the situation with the sobriety it deserves, I recommend this: