The first Democratic debates are here, with 2020 contenders converging in Miami over two nights — first on Wednesday, again on Thursday — in a crucial battleground state.
In the initial months of the campaign season, the presidential hopefuls have sought to break out from a sprawling field. These 20 Democrats are hoping to reach Democratic primary voters beyond visits to coffee shops and house parties in early-nominating states — and to reset the playing field.
The two-night event, airing at 9 p.m. EDT on NBC, MSNBC and Telemundo, continues Thursday with 10 different candidates.
After a wonky, relatively cordial opening night, with only a few moments of sparring between competitors, the Thursday debate will give the next slate of candidates their first opportunities to differentiate themselves and pitch a wide array of policy prescriptions on the major issues like climate change, gun control, health care, foreign policy, immigration and criminal justice reform.
The second 10 candidates are:
Former Vice President Joe Biden
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders
California Sen. Kamala Harris
South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg
Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet
New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand
Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper
California Rep. Eric Swalwell
Spiritual author Marianne Williamson
Entrepreneur Andrew Yang
This ain’t worth a damn. She stoked racial division for personal gain.
Perfect match for 45, isn’t she?
Trump’s met his match with Harris.
I said he will need someone who can go toe-to-toe with him. Media calls Harris for filth, they can’t ignore 45 dies the same damn thing. Selling those ugly fucking red MAGA 🧢, steaks, and every other cheap item to make a profit. See where I’m going with this?
Gotta watch these people pretending to be Black women. When they’re busted they really show their asses when the jig is up. They’re not for Kamala but Bernie people wanting to take down Joe Biden.
President Carter told no lies……….
President Jimmy Carter is right. No lies told. Trump is not a legitimate president. Impeach, remove and prosecute this fraud. Then undo EVERYTHING he has done to destroy.
IIRC in 07 I think it was Soledad O’Brien who did an interview with Michelle Obama & said Barack Obama has 25 percent of the Black vote and Michelle said that will change. PBO didn’t attack Hillary to get the Black vote. He couldn’t afford to. He shined and that’s how he got it.
Liberal Phenom: PBO couldn’t run on race. Couldn’t attack a woman. Had to be careful how he ran against a war hero. Couldn’t attack palin for her racism. Had to be cool while his wife was attacked. And still he won big. That man is the most nimble politician ever.
Kamala Harris is running for POTUS, and as a Black woman, she knows what time it is. Don’t think for one minute that her opponents wouldn’t open up a can of whoop ass on her to get and stay ahead in the polls.
Like I said, she knows how to play the game, and she’s playing it to win. I ain’t mad at her.
Mythe is ride or die Joe. She wants someone to take out Trump.
Mythe: She (Kamala) is very appealing to a lot of blacks. White women will give her the Hillary treatment and we will lose.
I didn’t like that move Kamala made against Joe. She had already created buzz with the food fight line but then was so thirsty for attention. Kamala planned that attack. I do not feel good about what she did.
harris should have stuck to attacking 45.
Here’s teh money comment of the night from her:
“Trump is a national security threat to America.” FULL STOP.
Repost from Thursday’s open thread
I can read candidates’ policies on their websites. Better yet, most candidates talk a good talk, until they get elected, and then REALITY CHECK!!!
We need a candidate that can VERBALLY whip the living daylights out 45.
45 is a straight up LIAR & CON MAN. Call him on his lying with facts. doesn’t matter. bring facts and call out the LIES.
45 can’t string 2 coherent sentences together.
45 is a Narcissist – and for anyone who deals with him take a master class on how to deal with this piece-o-shit. LOOK HIM IN THE EYE, AND LAUGH AT HIM AT EVERY TURN.
45 is for the most part ILLITERATE. He’s not well-read. Use big words on him-roll over him with intelligence
45 uses aggressive bullying and rambling gibberish, as attempts to intimidate.
45’s a pansy and will fold, sulk, attempt to bully, wash, rinse repeat.
WHICH DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE CAN GO TOE-TOE WITH THIS SORRY EXCUSE OF A DIRT-BAG?
add to the fact that these cable stations interrupted any semblance of civil programming and aired all of 45’s disgusting, ugly, racist KLAN RALLIES.
Harris was commanding. Buttigieg performed well and likely got onto the radar of folks who only just started to pay attention. Biden and Sanders did not do themselves any favors and I wonder if their poll numbers slip. Yang did not do a good job of explaining the one issue he’s running for. Hickenlooper, Bennet, Gillibrand, and Swalwell did ok but didn’t land anything substantial. Williamson is inspiring a lot of hilarious tweets, so that’s probably not good if she wants to be taken seriously.
We are living in a country where the first black First Lady of these United States is to this day is still dehumanized because of her dark skin… and called an ape and and ‘tranny’ and everything but a child of God..
And this, unrelentingly for the past almost 12 years … and all to crickets from the now suddenly ‘woke’ black folks and feminists who never spoke up or pushed back on her behalf..
Or the media who either ignored it all, joined in, or sniffed and told her to suck it up and be ‘grateful’ for all the ‘opportunities’ America had ‘generously’ ‘given her’.. And á la the likes of Chris Matthews, scolded her and her husband for not being ‘grateful’ enough..
But here we are now suddenly, and Joe Biden.. the person who actually really had the back of the historic President through thick and thin, as his VP …is now being harangued on the basis of drummed up racial policies of yore, spearheaded by white supremacists who had the power and were the ruling majority… by a mixed race woman who had absolutely no qualms soliciting and taking money from the treasonous buffoon – in the thick of his Birtherism and him racially attacking the historic president and endangering and inciting hate and death threats on the historic President and his endlessly racially dehumanized black wife and their minor daughters..
Forgive me if I call bullshit..
And if folks buy this crap, America deserves not just 4 more years of a treasonous buffoon, but the stranglehold actual white supremacists will have over this country, its courts, etc. for decades to come..
Thanks so much for this post. I am glad to read along.👏👏👏👏
When she said that Ametia….
Whew…I FELT THAT😢😢
I’m going to vote for whoever the Democratic nominee is but right now I’m cruising with Julian Castro. My home town Latino brother!
My God, I love this song!!
Those with eyes saw a man more hurt than angry over an opportunistic mischaracterization and deliberate twisting of his words, by an unscrupulous opportunist.. who’s now suddenly talking up her ‘blackness’ for her own aggrandizement..
Harris is in the game & knows how to play it. I can see it, for what it is.
I know Julian Castro can go toe-to-toe with 45. I’m riding with him right now.
PBO showed this party how it’s done, but it appears folks didn’t learn a thing.
Castro can build a coalition & With the high Latino vote, he can do it
The measure of real power and capacity, is the ability to not only be an original, create new bars, and raise it.. but do it with honor..
The reason America elected its historic President was because he was an original, stood out for the best reasons, and was just that.. in addition to his rare talents, he was for all intents and purposes, honorable… and he didn’t do gratuitous..
And most importantly, he created his own playbook.. a new way of politics.. not the phony, contrived, dishonorable sort ..
Meanwhile, she’s as glaringly mediocre as she’s glaringly rehearsed, opportunistic and with no real conviction or vision.. she rips off others and recycles and blows with the wind..
And it’s not about the greater good, no matter this now fake ‘blackness’ …it’s all self-aggrandizement and all about her own blind ambition.. nothing to do with black folks s a whole.. or for the greater good..
Phony is as phony does..
Biden might have demurred when it came to pushing back hard at her and her preening fakery..
But in the end, it is important to note that the treasonous buffoon and his supporters have no such qualms about race, gender, chivalry and playing nice..
Joe Biden is a gentleman and for all intents and purposes, honorable.. He bit his tongue as the rehearsed, mediocre, fluffed-up opportunist propped up through the electoral ranks by state party poobah, tried to create a ‘moment’ at his expense..
Same as when the mediocre, fluffed-up manufactured candidate came for the historic president on the matter of immigration/deportation.. pretending that she gave ‘instructions’ to the sheriffs to ‘not act’ on the historic president’s deportation of those undocumented who’d committed crimes..
Yet somehow never found the cojones to ‘instruct’ the same sheriffs to stop murdering black folks on the daily… or ensure and put new rules in place over the justice apparatus she undeservedly was elected to oversee, to stop destroying black lives in various ways under the ‘justice’ system she supposedly ran..
Opportunism, blind ambition, cheap artifice will never trump integrity, honor, loyalty, real substance..
I too think she tried to create a moment like Julian Castro did last night. But that’s just me. I’m cruising with Julian Castro.
Sis, nothing I want more than for this treasonous buffoon, his kkklan and criminal cohort removed from the people’s house.. in handcuffs if possible..
But there are things I won’t abide or ignore in members of my own party..
And just like in 2016, it’s easy to see when Dems start losing..
Harris: Donald trump is the national security threat to America!!!
BWA HA HA HA.
KANALA HARRIS STRAIGHT UP CALLED TRUMP A NATIONAL SECURITY THREAT TO AMERICA
Pffffttt she’s as mediocre as she’s rehearsed..
She’s a fraud..
As unoriginal as she’s unconvincing in her aggrandizement..
I’m feeling Julian Castro. I’m gonna put my support behind him.
Where are the BLACK FEMALE MODERATORS? We are the DEMOCRATIC BASE, yes?
Bennett namedropping Mitch McConnell ok now!
Gillibrand looks like a dead corpse. The face POWDER tho
Like a white ghost
She’s lucky Biden bit his tongue..
Not only because he’d be immediately accused of ‘misogyny’ and ‘racism’ by the suddenly fake-woke and fake-feminists …if he’d rightly decided to take her on.. but because it’s not his way to attack a woman – no matter how much of a disingenuous, opportunistic pos.. it’s not how he proves his toughness or preparedness for office..
The treasonous buffoon however, has no such qualms… And he will be as petty and as unapologetic in his counter attacks – women included..
And Dems will soon find that out..
GO AWAY BERNIE SANDERS. Just go the fuck away!
He is comic relief.
The moderator questions are sooo juvenile.
Maybe because he is too old to run for president and everyone knows it including him. Same goes for Bernie.
LOL Raise your hand if you need to use the lavatory, boys & girls!
#DemDebate2 Gillibrand looks white as a ghost
Who’s going to crush Bernie Sanders tonight? #DemDebate2
Watched Queen Sugar.
Ralph Angel needed that talk with the Elder, who shared his truth.
” He wasn’t my father, but he was my DADDY”
Ralph Angel, you are Blue’s DADDY.
Aunt Vi passing like that? A.person that upsets your soul so much that you gotta blackout?😠
Hollywood — every woman needs one.
“He’s here to get something started…but, I ‘m gonna finish it.” 👏👏
” I know who you are….Jimmy Dell……get up out of town, before you catch these hands. ”
Like I said….every woman deserves a Hollywood.
Ralph Angel and the new young lady….They are cute…
I am glad that she ran his file…taking care of herself and her child. Ralph Angel has grown too. A couple of seasons ago, he would have gotten an attitude with her.
Micah is in the throes of ‘Fool’s Hill’ (teenage years).
Glad Charlie checked him and his attitude towards the death threats.
Nova….you are in my doghouse….I didn’t blame Aunt Vi…..not one bit.
Shiiiid… Aunt Vi: git going Nova. And don’t even try bringing flowers to my grave. Ooooh child.