CBS’s second Democratic Debates 2015
Yesterday I have finally finished watching the second Democratic Debates of 2015, which took place on the 14th of November.
What was interesting is that CBS have “co-hosted” with Twitter: each time one of the candidates spoke, the graph on the bottom was showing live number of tweets mentioning this candidate, and the most controversial tweets (that for some reason included the promotional tweets in Spanish from Hillary’s account) were displayed in the box on the right.
Hilary once again has shown that she is pro-war, this time saying that “any military action we take against terrorists is covered by the bill they passed after 9-11, never mind the fact that the reason why ISIS exists in the first place was because of the Gulf War that she voted in favour of.
She has also shocked everyone by invoking 9-11 as a defence against the accusations that she is too “cozy” with Wall Street. And her argument against free college was “I don’t want to pay for Donald Trump’s kids to go to college”… Having a lot of money (as an example, Hillary has received $25 million in speaking fees since January 2014) can detach you from reality. But, unfortunately, when someone dresses professionally and talks confidently, we are used to believing them no matter what.
“Voters become disenchanted with the political system because of people like Hillary Clinton. Her complaint to Mr. Sanders during the debate—in response to discussing the corrupt role money plays in politics—that he was trying to “impugn her integrity,”
Nevertheless, it is fair to assume that Bernie has crushed this debate again. He has shown a solid understanding of the problems that the middle class faces, which are:
- The unfair tax system that favours the wealthy.
- The unreasonably low minimum wage, that is not high enough to cover living expenses for the average person.
- Unreasonably high education costs that prevent many people from getting education they want and need.
I think everyone understands that the Democrats will win this election. The question is, whether it will be Hillary or Bernie.
Dear Americans, it is not the first time you have a shot at a decent president (no pun intended), but the timing is right: everyone is tired of establishment politics of the ultra-rich buying elections, tired of big banks ruling the economy, tired of rich getting richer and taking advantage of everyone else, and the poor just getting poorer.
Guys, don’t fuck this up, please. The whole world is watching.