Well, we’ve all seen the videos of Hillary faking accents to win over certain voters. Well YouTubers, you’ve got more material to work with! It seems as if these highlight reels only include those from the Democratic Party. Well, there are multiple reasons for this. Between both parties, the Democrats undeniably spend the most time separating Americans by race/ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, and economic status. Of course, their policy recommendations and speech will reflect this truth. For those who are paying attention and have a pulse, these attempts sometimes come off awkwardly or forced, similar to when a comedian’s joke fails to land with the audience.
Tonight’s first debate for the 2020 presidential election was no different. Right off the bat, the rhetoric was immediately cringe worthy, especially for a conservatarian like myself. It took only around ten minutes for the discussion to turn to cultural Marxism, or social justice, aka race and economic relations. For the party that supposedly claims to represent unity and peace, they sure do like to pin other groups off of one another. Later, much of the debate focused on the “lawlessness of Trump,” while also promoting illegal immigration. It was also interesting to watch Cory Booker claim to care about his community, while also advocating to pay for illegal immigrants’ healthcare. The math and the logic throughout the discourse never seemed to add up.
The most awkward and cringe worthy moment of the debate was early on in an exchange between Representatives Julian Castro and Cory Booker. Both were discussing their purported “solutions” for “comprehensive immigration reform (amnesty).” However, it almost seemed as if each candidate was trying to show off the new skills they learned from their 9th grade Spanish class. The best part was when Cory actually struggled to get the words out. This charade continued throughout the debate–if you haven’t watched it in full yet, I would leave a throw-up bucket next to the bedside.
It is time that Democrats stop pandering to individual subgroups and start recognizing what defines us all as Americans: the rule of law and the Constitution which enshrines all of our natural rights. I am not sure how I would react if someone was pandering to me solely because of my race, especially if they are not of the same ethnicity. I would immediately recognize it as an act of desperation; a distraction from not focusing on the core issues at hand and what actually benefits my life, our society and country as a whole. This pandering may just be the candidates pushing the simple party-line narrative that “we support diversity.” On the other hand, it may be due to the fact that President Donald Trump is making strong inroads with the hispanic community. Without a doubt, this is going to be another interesting election season. So far, it looks like President Donald Trump can start licking his chops.