Did The First Debate Prove Russia’s Already Hacked The Election?

 

You mean to tell me that the Democratic candidates are going to campaign on kitchen table issues like forced busing, reparations, open borders and banning private health insurance and that Putin has nothing to do with it?

I know the counterargument: America’s election can’t be hacked by a second rate country whose chief exports are vodka, brides and performance-enhancing drugs. To that, I have a two-word response: Marianne Williamson.

Imagine the Democratic pollsters (if any) charged with dusting off 45-year old polling data on busing. I know it’s a crowded primary and non-entities like Kirsten Gillibrand need to distinguish themselves from the rest of the pack. But Kamala Harris? My sense is that the California senator’s attack on Biden had less to do with his position on busing than to remind voters that he was a fixture in Washington during the Mesozoic era. And for those primary voters too dense to get the point, t-shirts depicting Harris as a five-year-old were ready for launch quicker than Eric Swalwell folded his campaign. 

Forced busing should be one of the tools at our disposal? Really? Clearly, Harris is taking the John “Bluto” Blutarski approach to the issues: “Over? Did you say over? Nothing is over until we decide it is!

Then there’s healthcare. It depends on the time of day you pose her the question, of course, but one iteration of Harris’ positions is that private insurance should be made a thing of the past with the exception of things like cosmetic surgery. If you can think of something more Democrat than kicking millions of Americans off their health insurance by design while leaving an exemption for celebrities to get their nose jobs, I’d like to hear it. 

Meanwhile, ordinary Americans find the news ever more befuddling, as corporations like Nike and Gillette seem hellbent on out-woking one another in the name of profit. The Betsy Ross flag can no longer be displayed in polite company? A man clad in lingerie is removed from a plane for wearing a MAGA hat? How does The Onion even stay in business? 

If Russia’s not meddling in the primary, how do you explain Beto choosing to answer the first question posed to him in Spanish? I felt like the car lot attendant in Ferris Buhler’s Day Off: “What country do you think this is?” Trump is no more admirable with the way he panders to his base by speaking English… 

Then, of course, there’s the issue of what to do with the children at the border. At this point, I wouldn’t be surprised to hear Virginia Governor Ralph Northam propose keeping them comfortable while their mothers consult with doctors on how to proceed. 

As for the eagerly-anticipated Sanders-Warren showdown, the only substantive difference between the two is that Bernie hates capitalism and Warren hates capitalists. They’ll probably they’ll pull the party so far left on fiscal issues that every candidate will eagerly raise his hand in support of national debt forgiveness. 

At the end of the day, the safe money is that Democrats will end up nominating a candidate who’s never lost an election: Stacy Abrams. 

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There are 21 comments.

  1. Front Seat Cat Member

    David – the ruskies are probably already following you for writing about fearless leader……gulp….

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WGFV3xptok

    Prediction: The ruskies will step up the alien sightings propaganda if their preferred candidate starts to slip…stay tuned….same bat time….same bat channel….

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    • July 10, 2019, at 5:44 AM PDT
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  2. She Thatcher
    She

    David Deeble: To that I have a two word response: Marianne Williamson.

    I hope she wins. I’d love to see a debate between Marianne Williamson and Donald Trump.

    • #2
    • July 10, 2019, at 5:47 AM PDT
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  3. Arahant Member

    David Deeble: I wouldn’t be surprised if they successfully pull the party so far left on fiscal issues that every candidate will eagerly raise his hand in support of…

    So many jokes could start right here.

    • I wouldn’t be surprised if they successfully pull the party so far left on fiscal issues that every candidate will eagerly raise his hand in support of…Che Guevara t-shirts for all.
    • I wouldn’t be surprised if they successfully pull the party so far left on fiscal issues that every candidate will eagerly raise his hand in support of…supplying every household with a rice cooker.
    • I wouldn’t be surprised if they successfully pull the party so far left on fiscal issues that every candidate will eagerly raise his hand in support of…sexual equality for ugly people with beautiful people being forced to date and sleep with them.
    • I wouldn’t be surprised if they successfully pull the party so far left on fiscal issues that every candidate will eagerly raise his hand in support of…abortions up to age twenty-six. After that, they’re off the family’s insurance and can be kicked out of the house instead.

    Take it from here, Ricochet.

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    • July 10, 2019, at 5:49 AM PDT
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  4. Arahant Member

    She (View Comment):

    David Deeble: To that I have a two word response: Marianne Williamson.

    I hope she wins. I’d love to see a debate between Marianne Williamson and Donald Trump.

    The funny thing is that she may be the only Democrat candidate who has half a chance of understanding him and his use of affirmations.

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    • July 10, 2019, at 5:51 AM PDT
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  5. She Thatcher
    She

    Arahant (View Comment):

    She (View Comment):

    David Deeble: To that I have a two word response: Marianne Williamson.

    I hope she wins. I’d love to see a debate between Marianne Williamson and Donald Trump.

    The funny thing is that she may be the only Democrat candidate who has half a chance of understanding him and his use of affirmations.

    Yes, it would be surreal, wouldn’t it?

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    • July 10, 2019, at 6:06 AM PDT
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  6. DonG Coolidge

    Harris is amazing. She knifed Biden with her “you’re not a racist, but…” attack, when her background includes slave-ownership and a fully integrated elementary school. The next day she endorsed position of 1978. She is has no shame, is a pathological liar on her history, and is willing to advocate both sides of any issue. She sounds like Trump!

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    • July 10, 2019, at 6:25 AM PDT
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  7. Arahant Member

    DonG (View Comment):
    She is has no shame, is a pathological liar on her history, and is willing to advocate both sides of any issue.

    Did she sleep her way to the top with Barbara Boxer, too?

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    • July 10, 2019, at 6:35 AM PDT
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  8. Old Bathos Member

    I think the Russian meddlers have a problem similar to that of writers at The Onion or Babylon Bee namely that the Democrats are moving beyond parody or brazenly stupid policies so fast that any falsehoods, disinformation tricks or satire seem rational by comparison.

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    • July 10, 2019, at 9:15 AM PDT
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  9. Tex929rr Coolidge

    Arahant (View Comment):

    • I wouldn’t be surprised if they successfully pull the party so far left on fiscal issues that every candidate will eagerly raise his hand in support of…sexual equality for ugly people with beautiful people being forced to date and sleep with them.

    Tell me more! 

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    • July 10, 2019, at 10:24 AM PDT
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  10. Arahant Member

    Tex929rr (View Comment):
    Tell me more! 

    Me, too, Tex. Me, too.

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    • July 10, 2019, at 10:29 AM PDT
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  11. Ray Kujawa Coolidge

    Arahant (View Comment):
    I wouldn’t be surprised if they successfully pull the party so far left on fiscal issues that every candidate will eagerly raise his hand in support of…Che Guevara t-shirts for all.

    Got mine at a squash tournament in Canada years ago. Never wore it, I make use of it a a second-rate dust cloth. (How’s that sound: “Second-rate dust cloths for all!”)

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    • July 10, 2019, at 12:23 PM PDT
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  12. Steven Seward Member

    David, this was a brilliantly written piece! I just might follow you.

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    • July 10, 2019, at 6:29 PM PDT
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  13. James Gawron Thatcher

    David,

    There is a dark horse candidate out there who hasn’t joined the race yet. I think he could give Marianne Williamson a run for her money.

    Regards,

    Jim

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    • July 11, 2019, at 9:04 AM PDT
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  14. CarolJoy, Above Top Secret Coolidge

    She (View Comment):

    David Deeble: To that I have a two word response: Marianne Williamson.

    I hope she wins. I’d love to see a debate between Marianne Williamson and Donald Trump.

    Plus as other more clever pundits than me have explained, Williamson will put aside the debate over needed health care reforms – if you have a health problem, just put a crystal on your kneecap!

    That will save the public a bundle of money!

     

     

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    • July 11, 2019, at 12:56 PM PDT
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  15. Steven Seward Member

    James Gawron (View Comment):

    David,

    There is a dark horse candidate out there who hasn’t joined the race yet. I think he could give Marianne Williamson a run for her money.

    Regards,

    Jim

    Yes, Jim. I think that guy will fit in really well with the Democrat field.

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    • July 11, 2019, at 5:14 PM PDT
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  16. James Gawron Thatcher

    Steven Seward (View Comment):

    James Gawron (View Comment):

    David,

    There is a dark horse candidate out there who hasn’t joined the race yet. I think he could give Marianne Williamson a run for her money.

    Regards,

    Jim

    Yes, Jim. I think that guy will fit in really well with the Democrat field.

    Steve,

    A match made in, well not heaven, but it was made somewhere.

    Regards,

    Jim

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    • July 11, 2019, at 5:21 PM PDT
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  17. Randy Weivoda Moderator

    Brilliant post, David. Now to ruin the comic mood with a serious comment:

    David Deeble: Then there’s healthcare. It depends on the time of day you pose her the question, of course, but one iteration of Harris’ positions is that private insurance should be made a thing of the past with the exception of things like cosmetic surgery. If you can think of something more Democrat than kicking millions of Americans off their health insurance by design while leaving an exemption for celebrities to get their nose jobs, I’d like to hear it. 

    Bernie Sanders has said the same thing. Which shows how much they understand the economic principles of the industry they wish to destroy. What company is going to sell insurance for cosmetic surgery? Nobody is going to buy it except for those who are definitely planning on getting surgery, and you can’t make money selling insurance if you know that 100% of your clients are going to have surgery after buying the policy, then cancel it when the surgery and follow-up is done. Next thing we’ll have Sanders tell us he needs to personally regulate the nuclear power industry because he hates how those workers have to shovel uranium by hand into the nuclear furnaces.

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    • July 14, 2019, at 3:55 PM PDT
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  18. Steven Seward Member

    Randy Weivoda (View Comment):

    Brilliant post, David. Now to ruin the comic mood with a serious comment:

    David Deeble: Then there’s healthcare. It depends on the time of day you pose her the question, of course, but one iteration of Harris’ positions is that private insurance should be made a thing of the past with the exception of things like cosmetic surgery. If you can think of something more Democrat than kicking millions of Americans off their health insurance by design while leaving an exemption for celebrities to get their nose jobs, I’d like to hear it.

    Bernie Sanders has said the same thing. Which shows how much they understand the economic principles of the industry they wish to destroy. What company is going to sell insurance for cosmetic surgery? Nobody is going to buy it except for those who are definitely planning on getting surgery, and you can’t make money selling insurance if you know that 100% of your clients are going to have surgery after buying the policy, then cancel it when the surgery and follow-up is done. Next thing we’ll have Sanders tell us he needs to personally regulate the nuclear power industry because he hates how those workers have to shovel uranium by hand into the nuclear furnaces.

    As far as I know, insurance companies do not sell insurance for cosmetic surgery. It is all done by cash payments from the buyer to the surgeons or hospitals. That is one reason that the costs of cosmetic surgery are so incredibly low compared to health related surgery. “The Market” (the amount that people are willing to pay) determines the actual cost of cosmetic surgery and there are no games played with jacking up the price or cost-shifting by third parties.

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    • July 14, 2019, at 5:43 PM PDT
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  19. Randy Weivoda Moderator

    Steven Seward (View Comment):

    Randy Weivoda (View Comment):

    Brilliant post, David. Now to ruin the comic mood with a serious comment:

    David Deeble: Then there’s healthcare. It depends on the time of day you pose her the question, of course, but one iteration of Harris’ positions is that private insurance should be made a thing of the past with the exception of things like cosmetic surgery. If you can think of something more Democrat than kicking millions of Americans off their health insurance by design while leaving an exemption for celebrities to get their nose jobs, I’d like to hear it.

    Bernie Sanders has said the same thing. Which shows how much they understand the economic principles of the industry they wish to destroy. What company is going to sell insurance for cosmetic surgery? Nobody is going to buy it except for those who are definitely planning on getting surgery, and you can’t make money selling insurance if you know that 100% of your clients are going to have surgery after buying the policy, then cancel it when the surgery and follow-up is done. Next thing we’ll have Sanders tell us he needs to personally regulate the nuclear power industry because he hates how those workers have to shovel uranium by hand into the nuclear furnaces.

    As far as I know, insurance companies do not sell insurance for cosmetic surgery. It is all done by cash payments from the buyer to the surgeons or hospitals. That is one reason that the costs of cosmetic surgery are so incredibly low compared to health related surgery. “The Market” (the amount that people are willing to pay) determines the actual cost of cosmetic surgery and there are no games played with jacking up the price or cost-shifting by third parties.

    Right. If only the socialists knew that.

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    • July 14, 2019, at 6:10 PM PDT
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  20. The Reticulator Member

    Randy Weivoda (View Comment):
    Right. If only the socialists knew that.

     Oh, they know it all right. It’s why they work so hard to keep the voters from finding out. 

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    • July 14, 2019, at 9:57 PM PDT
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  21. Steven Seward Member

    The Reticulator (View Comment):

    Randy Weivoda (View Comment):
    Right. If only the socialists knew that.

    Oh, they know it all right. It’s why they work so hard to keep the voters from finding out.

    An old truism:

    Republicans strive to keep people informed. Democrats strive to keep people ignorant.

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    • July 15, 2019, at 4:53 AM PDT
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