Friday, October 16, 2015
"The Democrats’ Gift to the GOP"
Noah Rothman writes for Commentary Magazine:
"From a Republican’s perspective, though, last night was a blessing. The first and only time in which the Democratic field will gather to debate in prime time on a weekday before the first votes are cast in Iowa and New Hampshire featured a cavalcade of liberal politicians all (with the notable exception of Jim Webb) pandering to the Democratic Party’s fringe elements. The candidates spent a fair bit of energy attempting to rehabilitate European-style socialism, competed over who would embrace the most restrictive gun rights policy, promised a bevy of 'free' services that none of them will ever be able to deliver, rejected the perfectly noncontroversial notion that 'all lives matter,' and assured their wide-eyed viewers that the greatest national security threat facing the nation was the weather and that the National Security Agency’s surveillance programs should be essentially mothballed. This is the stuff of GOP ad-makers’ dreams."