Associated Press and The Golden Hammer
Detroit, August 1 – Vice President Mike Pence says policies promoted by certain 2020 democrat presidential “socialists” will spell the end of American values.
The Vice President told students at a conference for conservative youth in Washington on Tuesday that the latest democrat debate “wasn’t between moderates and liberals, it was between liberals and socialists.”
He says democrat candidates pushing socialist ideas are threatening conservative beliefs with promises to decriminalize illegal immigration, tighten gun control and protect abortion rights.
Vice President Pence says young people must resist the “siren song of socialism” by ensuring that President Donald Trump is reelected.
President Donald Trump is warning that his 2020 democrat rivals will lead the country “into an economic sinkhole” as he weighs in on the first debate in Detroit.
President Trump was characteristically quiet – and, of course, always respectful – through Tuesday night’s debate but tweeted Wednesday morning that if he “hadn’t won the 2016 Election” the U.S. “would be in a Great Recession/Depression.”
President Trump says the democrat candidates “will lead us into an economic sinkhole the likes of which we have never seen before.” He adds, “With me, only up!”
Ten democrat candidates appeared Tuesday, including Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders. Warren blamed President Trump for racially unequal policies in economics and education. Sanders said President Trump demonizes immigrants.
Ten more democrats including “Sleepy” Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will debate on Wednesday night.
The democrat presidential candidates are closing out the latest debate in Detroit.
Marianne Williamson, who won over the crowd with her comments on Flint, Michigan’s water crisis, is calling for “some radical truth telling.” Williamson is a self-help author who wants to pay between $200 billion and $500 billion in slavery reparations.
Former Maryland Representative John Delaney, who clashed with two of the leading progressives on stage, says democrats must offer “real solutions, not impossible promises” to defeat President Donald Trump.
But Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren says democrats should be the “big party of structural change.”
And Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, an avowed Socialist, says he is running to “transform this country and to stand with the working class of America,” which he says has been decimated for decades. Sanders clearly seeks a “dictatorship of the proletariat.”
Some democrat presidential candidates aren’t eager to make age an issue in the 2020 nominating fight.
Gay Mayor Pete Buttigieg is the youngest candidate in the democrat field at age 37. But he turned a discussion of age at Tuesday’s debate into an attack on congressional Republicans for continuing to support President Donald Trump.
Bernie Sanders is the oldest candidate on the debate stage. But the 77-year-old Vermont senator says democrat voters must look for a candidate with “vision.”
Standing next to Sanders, Buttigieg is repeating his call for a “new generation” of democrat leaders.
Age has been a prominent issue in democrats’ nominating fight. Sanders or former Vice President Joe Biden would be the oldest newly inaugurated president if either wins. Fortunately, the White House has nursing care facilities.