Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Who won the first Democratic debate?

An "oracle" who sliced this pigeon open and read
its entrails would be able to tell you who "won" the
first Democratic debate as accurately as most of
the talking heads.
Oi, the pundits are at it tooth and nail. 

On CNN the morning after the debate, they had a "body language expert" who was reading the  shrugs and facial expressions of the candidates. In ancient Greece, they used to have oracles who read pigeon entrails. Personally, I think both are equally valid. Or equally ridiculous.

I'll let the polls tell me what Democratic viewers and the American people as a whole thought of the candidates. Frankly my dears, I don't give a flying fetlock what the talking heads think.

For whatever it's worth, my own opinion is that the real winners were the American people. We saw a debate in which the leading contenders and the not-so-leading contenders kept to focus on facts and on the needs of the American people.

That was a pretty stark contrast to Republican bushwah, magical thinking about the economy, and displays of outrageous narcissism among the I-can't-count-how-many Republican clown candidates for Commander-In-Chief. 

As a Democrat, I'm proud of last night's debate, whomever the commentators decide was the "winner."


Tony Ochoa said...

Incredible!A perfect reresentation of the democratic party the three stooges,one of the biggest criminals in american polotics,ang an admitted socialist.All trying to get the most votes by giving away free stuff.Think about it they all admit we're in dire straits with the deficit,what's their solution-give away more free s#%$t.Immigration problims-expand it! Unbelievable! If another democrat is elected-game over,get out while you can!

The New York Crank said...

NOTE: I received the comment above and posted it solely to demonstrate the kind of mentality progressives like Sanders and Clinton face today in trying to save the economy.

Rule of thumb: If the commentator can't master fifth grade spelling and grammar, he probably can't grasp economic concepts very easily either, especially if they involve investing money to make money.


Yours with extreme crankiness,
The New York Crank