Just got through watching the replay of the Democratic Debate:
1.) Russia – On Russia, Sanders refuses to go along with the neocon crowd that wants to isolate and antagonize Russia, whereas Hillary is much closer to Rubio in her desire to expand NATO to Russia’s borders. Both Sanders and Trump agree that the Cold War is over and that the US should work with Russia in Syria. In contrast, Rubio and Christie want to shoot down Russian planes in Syria and start World War III.
2.) Iraq – Trump and Sanders agree that Iraq was a disaster. Hillary voted for the Iraq War. ¡Jeb! thinks it was “a pretty good deal.” Rubio doesn’t think Iraq was a mistake. Sanders voted against it. Trump has been vocal in his opposition to the Iraq War. The cuckservatives at National Review were so supportive of the Iraq War that they tried to excommunicate the paleocons who opposed it at the time.
3.) Vets – In the debate, Bernie talked about how he wants to take care of the vets, which is a theme that Trump has repeatedly raised throughout the campaign.
4.) Campaign Finance – Almost the entire first hour of the Democratic Debate was spent on the subject of campaign finance, how Wall Street has corrupted politics with campaign contributions, the Citizens United decision, and how billionaires have turned politicians into puppets. Hillary Clinton, who is Wall Street’s second choice behind Jeb, has raised millions from Wall Street. When Bill Clinton was president, Robert Rubin of Goldman Sachs ran the Treasury Department.
Hillary has been taking a lot of heat lately for her speeches to Goldman Sachs. Trump has repeatedly pointed out how Cruz is a puppet of Goldman Sachs and how ¡Jeb! thought he could buy the election. From the outset of the campaign, Trump has claimed that ¡Jeb! is a puppet who is totally and completely controlled by the donors.
5.) Free Trade – The answer that Sanders gave on free trade was so great that I will link to the video here. Watch it yourself.
Sanders had me on my feet in applause with that answer on free trade. I completely agree and have said the same thing. Then he lost me with “I support comprehensive immigration reform.”
Suppose for a moment that the establishment gets what it wants and Marco Rubio ultimately wins the Republican nomination. Rubio is hated by Trump’s supporters because of the Gang of 8 amnesty. He would then go up against Hillary or Sanders.
Why would Rubio pick up Trump’s supporters? He’s worse than Sanders on foreign policy, campaign finance, and free trade. I wouldn’t vote for Rubio for the same reasons I didn’t vote for McCain in 2008.