Bernie Sanders stated "My hope is that the Republicans tonight will talk about the real issues impacting America, not set a phobia and not be racist." Do you think the Republicans accomplished this?
All of them don't tie their own shoelaces.
The Democrats just want to look tolerant and progressive. The Republican candidates are looking at what will happen if these attacks and immigration do keep occurring.
Why do democrats think republicans are racist (other than trump)?
Because the GOP brands itself the party of the "silent majority"
That's not a reason
That is a good reason, and the reason that Democrats think Republicans are Racist. Just looked at the elections in Nixon, Reagan, and Bush 41
That just doesn't have much to do with racism
You aren't very knowledgeable on election history. I'll post some documentaries and educational videos for you to watch. I'm not being biased, I'm just stating the facts.
I'll send those to you later, or do you want me to summarize?
I personally just disagree that the silent majority has to do with racism. The left likes to make everything about race when often it's a very small or nonexistent factor.
Didn't watch it
Republicans aren't smart enough.
Bold statement. Without any support.
That's a pretty unintelligent statement. I take it you are a Democrat? Your hypothesis is incorrect
I'm talking about the candidates. But if you want me to lump the lot of you, I can.
I was just being facetious. I find it bold to call one side incompetent/stupid. Both sides have equal stupidity. The right has trump who's a nut job radical and the left has Bernie who thinks getting rid of the people with money will help this country
Also, I'm not a Republican so when you say "lump the lot of 'you' " I take offense to that... My political party is non-existent. My political affiliation is to facts
Well sorry you take offense to that. But there is a factual correlation between lower intelligence and conservatism. Not saying that all conservatives are stupid; however, conservative policies are more favorable to those with lower intelligence.
How can you say that? There are dummies on both sides. No one side is smarter or dumber than the other
Yes they do. I'm just citing a scientific paper by Gordon Hodson and Michael A. Busseri published by the journal of Psychological Science. This paper was again referenced and explained by Dr. Goal Auzeen Saedi in the online magazine "Psychology Today".
How much you want to bet that study was conducted by liberals
You can look up the study, and it's counters. Science is impartial and not meant to be political. So I,don't accept a dismissal of science based on politics. Like I said, the study doesn't say conservatives are stupid, the study just find that more people with a lower IQ tend to hold conservative beliefs, that to me is a very interesting correlation. That's not to say that there are no stupid people in the Democratic Party either. But more people with lower IQs tend to hold conservative and racist beliefs according to this study.
Scientific results can easily be modified to tell the story you want them to. Sometimes they are outright falsified. The headline may be true or false, but even if it is true, the degree to which it is true matters a lot when determining if there is a meaningful difference between the averages.
Bernie doesn't have poll numbers like Trump so he'd better say something racist or get out of the race. 😵
Why Do People Care About Terrorism When Innocent People Are Shot In America Everyday
It's A Joke Really
Sadly Both Major Religions Can't Wait For Armageddon
And how do you propose we solve the problem of gun violence? Taking away people's guns? I'm sure gun owners will happily turn over their weapons. Why should responsible gun owners have their guns taken away? What should be done is increase the credentials to own a gun and up the screening process.
That's very big of you Sanders. Way to promote your narrative and agenda while attempting to undermine and slight anyone who disagrees with you.
Damn. Forgot all about warming.
Bernie wants us to be like Sweden, right? So he wants us to be the rape capital of the world by bringing in Islamic savages. What a total fucking moron.
Exactly! There's a video on YouTube talking about this I think it's called "why Sweden is leading the anti immigration race" or something along those lines
Liberals throw the race card so much that anything they don't like is racist and bigoted
That's because they only appeal to people who think and form opinions off of emotion. I'm not even sure if these liberals care about the causes they are "fighting for" I am willing to bet that they are only appealing to these people for their vote so they become powerful and make a stronger more regulated government.
He also posted something close to "I'm sad they didn't talk about income inequality" when it's a debate on terrorism and foreign policy. What an idiot.
Nope, just Rand Paul.
It's hard to believe that anyone who watched the entire debate could answer "yes" to this. Maybe someone will publish a count of how many times the words Muslims, Islam, ISIS, murder, kill, and build a wall were used - just to mention a few.
Since they spent most of the debate discussing whether or not 1.6 billion people were an inherent threat to America, and if it is permissible to spy on Americans, I'd say they failed miserably.
Billary Clinton lies routinely to keep the ears of the koolaid drinkers delighted, and yet is opposed to truth, honor, and freedom. We cannot thrive under another Bush or Clinton. How about a moderate for Prez?
Democrats never use fear to motivate votes against Republicans. Bernie Sanders is not a good moral figurehead. Hilary is even worse.
Far more than Bernie and Hillary ever do.
I'd say that some of them made the first, and all made the second and third.
Yes. Did anyone notice that one of the terrorists at San Bernardino was a family member?
A Non-citizen, immigrant family member. What does that say for current immigration policy?
Yeah, like Democrats deal with strong issues. How about the Economy and eliminating what we started, ISIS? Instead of worrying on using offensive terms. Merry Christmas, it's not Happy Holidays but Merry Christmas.
Terrible pole. Help Bernie with his hate speech.
Whoops! I'm responding to this poll after they already didn't live up to bernie's hopes.
The republicans and the democrats need to grow up! The republicans need to stop pretending they don't have some animosity against certain groups and the democrats need to stop dramaticising everything!
The republicans don't have animosity towards certain groups, we just think using facts instead of emotions. For example, it has been proven that some refugees would create problems in America, therefore we don't think they should be allowed to come. Democrats, on the other hand, choose to think emotionally, which isn't terrible, but they fail to see the bigger picture.
It's hard to talk about the real issues when the moderators ask questions that pit one candidate against another,
They do that themselves!
Spoken like a true Democrat
Not even close to a democrat! Good try though
I don't think none of them has a truly racist agenda. If they did, it wouldn't get them very far. But spreading fear and phobias? I think many of them accomplished that.
How can he say that? As if the Democrats were perfect and on point all the time. And besides, the criteria is handled by the news network, not them. Just like the earlier CNN debate with the question about fantasy football. They didn't bring that up, CNN did. Bernie Sanders needs to get real.
Seems like those criteria are controlled by CNN based on questions asked.
I saw no racism and not sure why he a democrat would mention racism which is more prevalent amongst his own party.
You realize it's Republicans who were defending the confederate flag, right?
Bernie does not get to set the agenda. For the moment Bernie is irrelevant to the republican candidates.
And to the democrats
Not all conservatives are racist, but all racists are conservative.
Not even close.
More are democrats
Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton and are not conservatives
Dems are FAR more racist than any other group. The dem party is the party of the KKK, segregation, Jim Crow and today they are blatantly guilty of intellectual fascism. Unless a person agrees with the dem talking point fallacies, the dems call names and attempt to suggest that there is something wrong with someone that disagrees with them. Disagreeing with dems is pretty easy considering their idiotic ideology.
Best part was when wolf blitzer dropped balloons on the stage and kasich started dabbing
Bernie is right. Even if you just look at the comments you would see that he's right. People have placed fear and scapegoating ahead of their own interests. One guy, Think, can't even accept the fact that national security is about more than just killing the bad guys. Then there are the issues of infrastructure, wealth inequality, and education. We increased the amount of money we'd spend on bombs this year by 30 billion dollars. That's just the increase on an already ridiculously high sum of money. That increase is already half the amount of money it would cost to establish free college education in America. Does even a single republican candidate discuss that? Fuck no. They want even more bombs. More fear. More death. That's not national security that's lunacy.
I don't need a free college education, the government is not my mother.
Well I'd certainly hope not xD but I'd rather them put their budget towards helpful, sensible things. That was my main point.
It's funny because Obama has decreased the military by 25% while in office. And free community college would not benefit anyone in our society, it would not be cost effective or even help the people getting the education. 61% of community college students don't earn a degree until they have gone for six years or more.
There was too much spreading of fear. Too much putting down our nation. It was a very negative exchange of ideas.
Really? You know the discussion was on foreign policy right?
What policy? Lower taxes build the military even larger, great policy?
Well Donut, your English needs a little work.
But the debate was on what these candidates, as the commander in Chief, would do to protect their citizens.
ndull if Bush "kept us safe" the republican standard of protecting citizens is shamefully low
And that's their MAIN selling point
To the democrats, everything that goes against them is racist and bigoted. they use the race card all the time.
So all republicans are racist? Ok, Bernie
Take it easy on Mr Sanders. He's suffering from PTSD after the black lives matter goons assaulted him on stage in Portland.
I don't see how they were being racist (for the most part, at least). Many agreed that Muslims are good, but ISIS is bad. They had different strategies for taking them down. Personally, I believe Rand Paul's is the best and can guarantee future peace
xenophobia* and racism*
Can you provide an example of each?
No. They did the exact opposite.
National security was the declared topic of the debate, and while it's tough for foaming at the mouth Democrats, like you, to admit it, the Republican candidates talked precisely about the horrible failure of MrO's feeble attempts at securing our nation. They clearly differentiated themselves from the hide-her-head-in-the-sand Mrs Clinton who, as a faithful lemming, has committed to continue MrO's failed policies.
Paul certainly did
And i would say Cruz and Rubio also did that when devating foreign policy.
Lol. Bernie has a phobia about people keeping their own money and represents the crowd that thinks the white man is to blame for everything.
Mostly. They did seem to be focused on the "threat" from foreigners, and keeping America "safe", but that has kind of been their thing for a long time now.
Isn't it also a pesky fact that the declared topic of the debate was national security?
From USLegal: "National security is a corporate term covering both national defense and foreign relations of the U.S. It refers to the protection of a nation from attack or other danger by holding adequate armed forces and guarding state secrets. The term national security encompasses within it economic security, monetary security, energy security, environmental security, military security, political security and security of energy and natural resources. Specifically, national security means a circumstance that exists as a result of a military or defense advantage over any foreign nation or group of nations, or a friendly foreign relations position, or a defense position capable of successfully protesting hostile or destructive action."
This group of chumps seemed to focus their paranoia on a small part of the big picture.
Zod ... when all else falls, distract with seemingly relevant definitions that identify distinctions without a difference.
Or, when it becomes obvious parties to the discussion aren't familiar with the full scope of the topic, provide a simple definition as a public service.
Zod ... keep deflecting, because focusing on the issue of national security and citizen safety and MrO's failure on the topics is one of the things that will drown Mrs Clinton, and we wouldn't want that, would we?
You can look up "deflecting" on your own.
Zod ... no need, you provide ample examples of deflecting!
I think the use of the words "phobia" & "racist" were for dramatic effect, but there was a lot of fear-mongering which made it rather exhausting to watch!
Ummm is it just me, or did he say, "...not xenophobia and not racism"?
Some succeeded, like Paul or Graham in the pre-debate.
What bothered me most was that all they talked about was how Clinton is the worst. Most people watching that already think that Clinton sucks. When they all say that Clinton sucks, they don't set themselves apart at all, which is what the viewers want to see.
Was ... you know that Mrs Clinton's many failures were not the only thing the candidates talked about last night!
However, it's curious that you'd highlight this point, so I'll ask. Are you suggesting that Republicans shouldn't have the right to discuss the failures of this administration and it's lackeys, like Mrs Clinton?
They can talk about whatever the hell they want to talk about. If I were them, I would show voters why I'm best rather than saying why I'm better than the potential enemy that whoever this round might have to face. It's a waste of time, and there are other people they could complain about if they hate liberals that much. It's always Obama this, and Clinton that.
Was ... thanks for granting Republicans the right guaranteed by the constitution.
I can understand your anxiety because Mrs Clinton had nothing but failure to offer.
Screw Bernie. 😎
Yes...they avoided blaming everything on Manmade Global Warming and George Bush.
SD ... yes, and unlike Mrs Clinton and nutcase Mr Sanders, the Republican candidates avoided other non-issues like fairy dust and pixie wings.
Unlike Democrats, the Republican candidates came prepared to discuss the CNN identified topic for the debate, which was national security.
Those silly Republicans chose to stay focused on the serious topic of the debate. What were they thinking?
They did mention purple unicorns.
Such a loaded question lolol
Fuck Bernie Sanders.
Why would you do that to a 74 year old man?