Courtesy of Instapundit’s Liz Shields, here’s the rundown for tonight's and tomorrow’s Democratic debates. It’s estimated that even if the moderators keep the questions short (no way) and everyone gets equal time (way no way), each candidate will get at most 10 minutes to convince us that he/she/xe should be President:
Wednesday: New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio; Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.); former HUD Secretary Julián Castro; former Rep. John Delaney (D-Md.); Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii); Gov. Jay Inslee (D-Wash.); Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.); former Rep. Robert Francis "Beto" O'Rourke (D-Texas); Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio); and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.)
Thursday: Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.); former Vice President Joe Biden; South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg; Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.); Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.); former Gov. John Hickenlooper (D-Colo.); Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.); Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.); Marianne Williamson; and Andrew Yang.
And those are just the ones who qualified! If you want to hear anyone with common sense, you’ll have to support Ami Horowitz’s bid to get onto the stage:
In a column for Fox News, former DNC chair Donna Brazile says she sometimes thinks of the debates the way I do, as a reality show like “The Bachelor.” She doesn’t mention this, but after the 2016 Democratic primaries, she above all people should know that in some reality shows, one side gets to see the questions and the winner has already been pre-selected. But Ms Brazile also makes the valid point that voters should watch these debates and think of them as a job interview where we are trying to choose our nation’s CEO.
I agree. And if you were choosing a CEO to run your business, here are some of the most basic interview questions you might ask:
Have you ever had any chief executive experience? Can you give me three examples of major projects or companies you successfully managed? Describe in your own words what you think the duties and goals of this job are. What are your three biggest accomplishments?
I could go on, but if they just asked those questions of the current gaggle of Democratic contenders, I think the evening would be over early. We’d decide to stick with the CEO we have now, although some of these applicants might be offered jobs in the mail room.
Project Veritas’ latest bombshell video of a top Google executive talking about the steps they’re taking to prevent another Trump in 2020 has already sparked a grilling in a Senate hearing. Sen. Ted Cruz became visibly angered and frustrated by a Google executive who claimed not to know about that story (that would have been a good place to remind her of the perjury laws). She rather snarkily replied that she had a “day job” and was too busy. Cruz snapped, "Well, I'm sorry this hearing is infringing on your day job."
It sounds as if some people at Google believe they are now too big and important even to have to answer to the US Senate, a delusion they need to be disabused of immediately.
Meanwhile, the Google executive who inadvertently let the bias cat out of the bag is claiming she was misrepresented or tricked by Project Veritas (she’s the real victim here!!) while simultaneously going into hiding and shutting down access to her media accounts – which sounds like exactly what you’d expect from someone at Google if you heard the Project Veritas video. You also won’t be surprised by this almost hilarious irony: YouTube (owned by Google) has removed the Project Veritas video that accuses Google of censoring speech it doesn’t like.
But Google can’t control all the information: on Tuesday, Project Veritas released another revelation. It’s a leaked internal document showing emails between Google employees allegedly referring to mainstream conservative voices Prager University, Jordan Peterson and Orthodox Jew Ben Shapiro as “Nazis using the dog whistles.” More at the link.
I usually don’t quote anonymous comments from social media sites because the sources can’t be vetted, but this one from the Daily Wire story’s comment board is so provocative, it’s worth reading and thinking about:
“I'm a software engineer who's worked in the industry for over twenty years. It has become a requirement, at least for the 'internet startup' model, for the owners to be hard-core leftists. They go way out of their way to hire leftists. They obsessively evangelize the leftist ideology internally and externally. In reality, they are close minded, hypocritical, self righteous, self important, ignorant, bullying, deluded, mean people who care nothing about anyone who is not a leftist believer. This is a fact. What is going on at Google is the norm. It is condoned. Don't kid yourself. These people have no respect for you.”
Finally, something else to think about as you watch the Democratic debates: At the link, Charlie Kirk details what putting any of these Democrats into the White House would mean for you, your family and America. It’s not a pretty sight, and bear in mind, this isn’t fearmongering. It’s based on what they’ve done in the past and already told us they would do if elected. Read this and you might start lining up tomorrow to reelect Trump.