Just the other day, we learned that Google considers Ben Shapiro to be a pipeline to Neo-Nazism. Now, the debate has shifted to whether Bret Stephens is a White Nationalist for criticizing the radicalism on display in the First 2020 Democratic Presidential Debate.
Holy Moly. Bret Stephens jumps out of the white nationalist closet here with all his “they” are not “us” bullshit. Wowzers. https://t.co/UWHxkVVJxy— Reza Aslan (@rezaaslan) June 29, 2019
Si ustedes siguen así, van a perder las elecciones. Y lo merecerán.
Translation for the linguistically benighted: “Democratic friends, if you go on like this, you’re going to lose the elections. And you’ll deserve it.”
In this week’s Democratic debates, it wasn’t just individual candidates who presented themselves to the public. It was also the party itself. What conclusions should ordinary people draw about what Democrats stand for, other than a thunderous repudiation of Donald Trump, and how they see America, other than as a land of unscrupulous profiteers and hapless victims?
Here’s what: a party that makes too many Americans feel like strangers in their own country. A party that puts more of its faith, and invests most of its efforts, in them instead of us. …
Calling for the decriminalization of border crossings (while opposing a wall)? That was a major theme of Wednesday’s debate, underlining the Republican contention that Democrats are a party of open borders, limitless amnesty and, in time, the Third World-ization of America. …
Harris, meanwhile, came across as Barack Obama in reverse, especially with her scurrilous attack on Biden for the sin of having had a functional political relationship with two former segregationist senators in the 1970s. This was portrayed as a clever debate move but it will come to haunt her. “
Yes, this the same Bret Stephens who wanted Blompf to sink the Iranian Navy and thought he was using anti-Semitic dogwhistles in 2016 and who wants to deport the White working class. He is a sort of tribune in the elite media for the neocon conventional wisdom.
For perhaps the first time in his life, Bret Stephens had a decent take. He wasn’t wrong about the message that was sent in the debate. Aside from Tulsi Gabbard, everyone else in the debate made a pretty strong case for reelecting Trump rather than winning over swing voters. I was also left with the impression that the Democrats have moved so far to the Left that there is a chance that they could blow this.