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Democratic Debate: An Evening of Glitch’s, Gremlin’s and Grievances

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Democratic Debate: An Evening of Glitch’s, Gremlin’s and Grievances

Democratic Debate: An Evening of Glitch’s, Gremlin’s and Grievances
June 28
20:59 2019

The first 2020 Democratic Primary Debate kicked off last night with a thud, perhaps because it was confined to “B-list” candidates assembled on stage reminding us (regardless of our politics) just how ill-equipped these “wanna-be” candidates gathered on stage truly are.

Even NBC seemed ill-equipped to host this “not for prime-time” debate after an embarrassing technical glitch into the second hour of the debate forced the network to abruptly cut into an unscheduled commercial break.

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The technical meltdown began soon after “NBC Nightly News” anchor Lester Holt, “Today” co-host Savannah Guthrie, and Telumundo anchor Jose Diaz-Balart, ended the first hour slot as hosts, and handed the second hour slot over to “Meet The Press” moderator Chuck Todd and MSNBC host Rachel Maddow. However within moments of the switch-off things quickly derailed, as the candidates struggled to hear the moderators.

“I think we had a little mic issue in the back,” Todd said as he looked towards the control room at the back of the venue, later adding “We have the audience audio on.”

Todd attempted to continue with his line of questions on gun control, however the candidates were having trouble hearing the questions, some like Sen. Amy Klobuchar, (D-Minn) began smiling awkwardly and soon laughed at what was taking place.

“What is happening?” Maddow asked.

“We are hearing our colleagues’ audio,” Todd exclaimed. “If the control room can turn off the mics… if the control room can turn off the mics of our previous moderators…”

“You know, we prepared for everything,” Maddow sheepishly said. “We did not prepare for this.”

“We’re going to take a quick break, we’re gonna get this technical situation fixed,” Todd promised viewers.

The technical difficulties set social-media on fire, with the President once again chiming in on twitter.

“@NBCNews and @MSNBC should be ashamed of themselves for having such a horrible technical breakdown in the middle of the debate,” Trump tweeted…”Truly unprofessional and only worthy of a FAKE NEWS Organization, which they are!”

The President decided to even get a little creative mocking the festivities with his own brand of humor by posting a hilarious doctored video of himself appearing at the debate to the tune of “Crazy Train” by Ozzy Osborne.

However the technical glitch along with Trump’s inserting himself into the debate was just the beginning of the wacky “clown-show” debate beginning with a zany cast of characters including former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke, who apparently thought he was running for President of Mexico, speaking half the time in Spanish, which caught the attention of another “tin-foil” wearing character, former CBS anchor Dan Rather noting, “I think there are more candidates on stage who speak Spanish more fluently than our President speaks English,” an apparent dig at President Trump.

Rather oddly enough fitted perfectly onto the debate last evening because of his zany “what’s The Frequency, Kenneth?” comment after being attacked by a stranger in 1986, the then anchor swore to authorities investigating the alleged assault that was what the assailant had said as he beat the newsman. Rather at the time was having an ongoing dispute with the network, speculating that perhaps he made-up the comment.

However the antics on stage seemed no match at times, for what was taking place among the so called journalists off-stage who decided to fore-go asking any tough questions regarding the issues, and in some cases actually became cheerleaders for their desired candidate.

NBC anchor Savannah Guthrie started it off sounding more like Warren’s press secretary. “You have many plans, free college, free child care, government health care, cancellation of student debt, new taxes, new regulations, the breakup of major corporations.”

Guthrie said, before teeing up an economy question. Guthrie even used Warren’s plan to break up tech companies as the foundation for a question for Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey.

All in all, it was quite an evening watching second string indeed “second-rate” candidates purposing, free healthcare, free college tuitions, a $15 dollar minimum wage, open borders, eventual repeal of the Second Amendment, a guaranteed wage for all, and of course higher taxes.

Now comes the “A-team” headlined by “sleepy Joe” and “crazy Bernie”…can it get any better?

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  1. DrK
    DrK July 01, 19:54

    The Democrats are just crazy. No first world country is without border security and strict immigration standards. Who is going to pay for illegal healthcare, education, and social services? The middle class under their plans. They should be ashamed of themselves. And as a cold war vet I Am appalled that they want to steer America towards socialism while many of my fellow servicemen died to keep it a democracy.

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  2. Old Blue
    Old Blue July 01, 20:10

    Dim Wit’s very biased and negative view of the debate is a disservice to all of your readers. The microphone issue lasted 60 seconds (at most) out of two hours, Beto and Julian Castro and one of the moderators spoke Spanish for a minute or so as gesture of respect for Spanish-speaking viewers, and it was a lively 2 hour discussion among intelligent and experienced candidates about REAL solutions to REAL problems

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    • thinkr2
      thinkr2 July 01, 20:27

      Yeah, a real solution to low-paying jobs for college graduates is to make college free so there will be even more college graduates and wages for them will go even lower.

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    • Gourdhead
      Gourdhead July 02, 11:31

      Barring the mic issue, surely you jest?

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  3. Old doc
    Old doc July 01, 22:47

    If college is « free » and student debt forgiven why not go to the most expensive you can get into. If you are a college why not increase tuition teachers salaries build a squash court an Olympic pool etc as for free medical care the pitfalls are too obvious to mention

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