Last week’s Democratic presidential primary debates stuck mostly to the expected script.
Candidates called for socialized healthcare, dramatically higher taxes, and vastly expanded government intervention in the economy.
They also obsessed over identity politics, which was epitomized by Rep. Julian Castro’s call for taxpayer-funded abortions for transgender females. Let that one sink in for a moment.
Perhaps the most revealing part of the two debates was the first question asked on the first night. Debate moderator Savannah Guthrie opened the proceedings by running through a list of Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s socialist policy proposals before pointing out that such a radical agenda “comes at a time when 71 percent of Americans say the economy is doing well, including 60 percent of Democrats.”