Wow, What A Debate!

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  1. Sharlee01 profile image84
    Sharlee01posted 5 weeks ago

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    Wow, what a debate! So what are your thoughts on last night's debate? It certainly got a bit heated, and I might venture to say a bit crazy.

    Joe Biden repeatedly made it clear through his complaints he felt the rules of the debate were not up to his liking. He seemed confused with a few inappropriate statements.

    Mayor Pete ---  Took advantage of several occasions to make direct comments to Bernie Sanders. Pointing out the many dangers for the DNC nominating a democratic socialist. He went after Bernie's healthcare plan and the differences in his own healthcare plan. We also got a look at a lighter side of the mayor, he showed a bit of a sense of humor, when he made a good attempt to plug his website and encourage donations.  In my opinion, he won this debate hands down.

    Bernie got hit from every side, up down and around...  he seemed ill-prepared to defend his agenda in many cases giving little to no defense once he was off the usual script that he is so well known for... He had no real explanation of how he would pay for all the free stuff he is proposing. H even had to endure some booing from the crowd.

    Liz held her own and stayed about water one could say.  She may even be one of the night's winners.   The Massachusetts senator seemed most on her game while directing her attacks at  Bloomberg for his previous comments about women, and his overabundance of wealth.

    I hope you will take the time to share your thoughts on last night's debate.

    1. GA Anderson profile image91
      GA Andersonposted 5 weeks agoin reply to this

      I missed it so I guess I will have to settle for youtube highlights.

      GA

      1. Sharlee01 profile image84
        Sharlee01posted 5 weeks agoin reply to this

        I am out of the country.  I picked it up on Cspan in full. It is well worth watching.

        https://www.c-span.org/video/?469516-1/ … h-carolina

        1. GA Anderson profile image91
          GA Andersonposted 5 weeks agoin reply to this

          I found it on CBS On Demand.

          Ugh, that was ugly. There were times when I thought Sanders might have another heart attack.

          Bloomberg did slightly better than okay.

          Sanders was rude interrupting and speaking over everyone else. And only repeated the same stuff, regardless of the question.

          Warren did okay, except for her confrontation with Bloomberg when, in her words, she accuses him of telling a pregnant woman "to kill it." That was a cheap shot. She also seemed to be the second-worst for interrupting and speaking over others.

          Klobuchar was almost a potted plant stage prop. Except, when she was challenging Sanders to compare legislative records.

          Steyer did the worse when he introduced support for reparations.

          Biden did well. I especially liked that he was the most respectful of the debate rules, and I liked it when he pointed that out.

          And Buttigieg . . . once more I think he looked like the best candidate.

          Winning score:
          Biden
          Bloomberg
          Buttigieg
          Warren
          Klobuchar
          Sanders
          Steyer

          I think that when folks talk about this debate they won't be saying much about Steyer or Klobuchar. I wish she had fared better.

          GA

          1. Sharlee01 profile image84
            Sharlee01posted 5 weeks agoin reply to this

            I too wish we could have heard more from Klobuchar. I find her and Pete the most plausible candidates, with agendas that could sway independence in their direction.

            Warren to me goes with whatever way the wind blows. I found her comment in regard to accusing Bloomberg having said to one of his pregnant employees "kill it" was a very cheap shot. The comment was booed by some in the audience.  Although it was hard to tell who they were booing.

            .Biden, started off steady as she goes, and then at one point he claimed that “150 million people” had been shot to death on U.S. soil since 2007.  And as the debate was coming to an end Joe appeared to have literally run out of steam... He visibly struggled to present his final answers do to noticeable fatigue and started to lose his train of thought.

            I found Bernie very rattled, and more or less repeating his usual mantra. His sweeps at Bloomberg in regard to being a good friend to president Xi, left me scratching my head.  I think it was almost "silly".Sanders appeared to have trouble answering a number of questions about socialism, authoritarianism, guns, and how to pay for his costly health care and education plans. The boos he received seem to rattle him more than any question.

            Mayor Pete delivered a good debate performance that was packed with his usual talking points. He throughout the debate about gave rise to his concerns about the risks that would face the country and the Democratic Party if Sanders is nominated. I thought he did a well with all the confusion on that debate stage.

            I have to say out of all the debates this one held my attention. However, for all the wrong reasons.

            1. Randy Godwin profile image90
              Randy Godwinposted 5 weeks agoin reply to this

              I assume it fulfilled your fears, Shar? tongue

              1. Sharlee01 profile image84
                Sharlee01posted 5 weeks agoin reply to this

                You can say a lot about old Shar, but fearful, not in my personality. I just go with the flow.  Being fearful or worrying about something I have no control over is not my thing. I never look at the sky and thinking it might be falling, I look at it to see if it clear or cloudy.

                Not sure why you felt my comment showed me being fearful. I was just giving GA my opinion on the debate,  I was honest about what I felt about the candidates and their performances. I  hold no bias against any of these candidates. As I said the debate held my attention, the others were boring.

                Now let me ask you. What do you think would have given me cause to be fearful?

                1. Randy Godwin profile image90
                  Randy Godwinposted 5 weeks agoin reply to this

                  Trump goin' down, what else?  tongue How's the stock market looking, Shar?

                  1. GA Anderson profile image91
                    GA Andersonposted 5 weeks agoin reply to this

                    Damn Randy. Do you know any other tunes?

                    GA

                  2. Sharlee01 profile image84
                    Sharlee01posted 5 weeks agoin reply to this

                    Randy, At the very first talk of the coronavirus, we pulled all funds out of the market. We could see this one coming. We were not willing to take the beating we took in 2007- 2008. We had planned to make the move anyway with the pending election. The coronavirus pushed us into moving sooner.

                    Who knows what is coming at this point. We are waiting for the market to pull back a bit more before considering getting back in. So, you ask how is that market ?--- I would say it's a scary proposition at this point, The market was overbought and due for a correction. But this does not feel like a typical correction. This coronavirus will most likely keep this market unstable for some time.

                    Has Trump come down with the virus?  That's about the only thing that might keep him down for a while. LOL

            2. Valeant profile image96
              Valeantposted 5 weeks agoin reply to this

              Some like to feed their hatred.  Every paragraph ended with an insult.

              1. Sharlee01 profile image84
                Sharlee01posted 5 weeks agoin reply to this

                I was going to give a lengthy retort to your snarky comment. However, then I thought about why waste energy.  Anyone can read the comment I made in response to a conversation I was having with GA, and see I was simply critiquing the controversial debate. I saw pretty much was many journals saw and penned. I think it was not me feeding hatred, I think your comment dished it up pretty good...

                I hold no animosity toward anyone, let alone a cast of mere strangers on a debate stage. In fact, I feel each one of them is a very accomplished human being. I prefer you did not address my comments, we have nothing in common.

  2. profile image0
    Onusonusposted 5 weeks ago

    Bernie keeps defending communist dictators. He should probably stop, but he wont. Hilarious!
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    1. Sharlee01 profile image84
      Sharlee01posted 5 weeks agoin reply to this

      I am sure there will be some Trump ad's that include Bernie talking up Castro in the good old days.

      1. PrettyPanther profile image82
        PrettyPantherposted 5 weeks agoin reply to this

        As well as some Bernie ads showing Trump professing love for Kim Jong Un, and saying he believes Putin over his own intelligence people.

        1. Sharlee01 profile image84
          Sharlee01posted 5 weeks agoin reply to this

          Yes, as I said it will be a very dirty election. Plenty of mud to sling.

    2. Valeant profile image96
      Valeantposted 5 weeks agoin reply to this

      Just more Trump supporters hypocrisy on full display in the forums.

      https://hubstatic.com/14899972.png

      1. hard sun profile image89
        hard sunposted 5 weeks agoin reply to this

        But ANYONE who doesn't support need to just WAKE UP! lol.

  3. Live to Learn profile image79
    Live to Learnposted 5 weeks ago

    I'm curious how democrats feel about the obvious rigging of that audience?

    Will they ever wake up?

    1. Sharlee01 profile image84
      Sharlee01posted 5 weeks agoin reply to this

      It is clear they have not learned yet.  This is going to be a very dirty presidential election.  It is clear the Dems are on the same game as in 2016.

      1. Live to Learn profile image79
        Live to Learnposted 5 weeks agoin reply to this

        Exactly. Those who thought the DNC was about the people are growing more and more frustrated. The older democrats seem perfectly happy with whatever it takes to gain power, full well capable of seeing that the democrats have absolutely no agenda other than crippling attempts at serving the country. Making excuses as they go. I can't wait to see what they say in the end. It's Bernie or Bloomberg. A socialist or a racist who degrades women and has contempt for pretty much everyone.

        1. Randy Godwin profile image90
          Randy Godwinposted 5 weeks agoin reply to this

          "or a racist who degrades women and has contempt for pretty much everyone."

          This describes Trump to a tee. So we already have a POTUS who does this.

          1. wilderness profile image95
            wildernessposted 5 weeks agoin reply to this

            I win.  I bet my wife that would be your response.

            1. GA Anderson profile image91
              GA Andersonposted 5 weeks agoin reply to this

              That wasn't fair. It was a sucker bet. You will pay for it in the end. Did you forget: "Happy wife, happy life?" Or the more dire: "If mama ain't happy, ain't nobody happy?"

              GA

            2. PrettyPanther profile image82
              PrettyPantherposted 5 weeks agoin reply to this

              Because everyone knows who Trump is and some people don't care. It's just extra amusing when a Trump supporter criticizes someone for being exactly like Trump.

              1. wilderness profile image95
                wildernessposted 5 weeks agoin reply to this

                I don't find it amusing, particularly when the behavior is accompanied with a complaint of Trump doing the same.

                No, it is not amusing.  Just sad.

            3. Randy Godwin profile image90
              Randy Godwinposted 5 weeks agoin reply to this

              I bet my wife the same about yours! tongue

              It's pretty much everyone's view about Trump. DUH!

            4. Randy Godwin profile image90
              Randy Godwinposted 5 weeks agoin reply to this

              It's a good thing you won. Wouldn't want you to lose your wife. tongue

    2. Eastward profile image94
      Eastwardposted 5 weeks agoin reply to this

      It was so over the top it would have been comical if not related to the future of the country.

      No matter what happens, I will never vote for Bloomberg or any other candidate that thinks they can simply buy the election. If the DNC enables this, they will continue to lose the little legitimacy they have left:

      https://www.live5news.com/2020/02/06/ch … ssibility/

  4. PrettyPanther profile image82
    PrettyPantherposted 5 weeks ago

    I wasn't able to watch this debate but will try to find time soon.

  5. profile image0
    Onusonusposted 5 weeks ago

    For 50 trillion dollars we will save the planet from the disasters that we have fabricated. Fear, fear, fear.
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  6. hard sun profile image89
    hard sunposted 5 weeks ago

    If Bernie wins, the left voted a crazy socialist in --if Bernie loses they need to wake up and stop letting their party rig elections. The logic is not logical.

    1. Valeant profile image96
      Valeantposted 5 weeks agoin reply to this

      If they cannot divide the voters, they are doomed and they know it.

      And another example of that strong Trump economy...
      Top 8 Largest Dow Jones Drops in American History.
      1) Trump: -1,191 2/27/20
      2) Trump: -1,175 2/5/18
      3) Trump: -1,032 2/8/18
      4) Trump: -1,031 2/24/20
      5) Trump: -879 2/25/20
      6) Trump: -831 10/10/18
      7) Trump: -800 8/14/19
      8) Trump: -799 12/4/18

      1. Randy Godwin profile image90
        Randy Godwinposted 5 weeks agoin reply to this

        DOH! yikes

 
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