“GOP Talking Points” Is Dems’ New Line of Defense

2019 August 1
by bc3b

The Democrats have a history of labeling anyone who criticizes or even questions minorities or issues related to minorities as racissst.

But, they realized that tactic doesn’t work so well when discussing economic and other issues that don’t involve minorities. As we reported yesterday, the Democratic presidential candidates collectively have proposed $200 trillion (with a T) in new spending. That breaks down to $625,000 for every man, woman, child (or whatever) living in the US (based on a population of 320 million people). That’s $625,000 per person (not per family). Naturally, the Democrats don’t want to discuss the cost of programs they are proposing (climate change, reparations, medicare for all, medical care for illegal aliens, forgiveness of student loans, free college, etc.) because  it would really scare voters with an IQ over 50.

So, what they are now doing is to label any discussion of these issues as “Republican talking points”. Of course, the Democrats know the media has their back and won’t question them in any way. They also realize using Excel or calculators with more than 8 digits is “beyond the pay grade” of 98% of the media.

Democratic presidential candidates unveiled a new line of defense against criticisms of their sweeping policy proposals during this week’s CNN debates.

The candidates swept aside any questions about the potential cost or relative lack of realism of their plans by crying that the debate moderators or their opponents were unfairly using “Republican talking points.”

Sanders started the trend during Tuesday’s night debate, wherein he alleged that CNN anchor Jake Tapper was using a “Republican talking point” by inquiring about the tax hikes on the middle class required by his Medicare-for-all plan.

“What I am talking about and others up here are talking about is no deductibles and no co-payments and Jake, your question is a Republican talking point,” Sanders asserted.

Sanders has openly admitted in the past that he will have to raise taxes on the middle class to pay for his approximately $30 trillion health care plan, which he also says will cover illegal immigrants.

Other candidates used Sanders’ tactic during the second night of the debate, apparently viewing it as an effective means to squirm out of answering any difficult questions about their proposals.

Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet suggested Wednesday that Sen. Harris was being dishonest by claiming that her own health care plan would not eliminate employer-based private insurance, stating, “We need to be honest about what’s in this plan. It bans employer-based insurance and taxes the middle class to the tune of $30 trillion.”

Harris immediately replied, “He — we cannot keep with the Republican talking points on this.  You got to stop … under my Medicare-for-all plan, yes, employers are not going to be able to dictate the kind of health care that their employees get.”

While Harris’ plan technically allows private insurers to continue to operate — unlike Sanders’ plan — those companies have to adhere to her strict Medicare-level standards in order to be allowed to even offer plans to consumers.

Bennet, who eventually got another chance to speak later on, was clearly frustrated by Harris’ pivot to the “Republican talking point” line and said, “this has nothing to do with Republican talking points or the pharmaceutical industry.”

Plus, Meet Russia’s Newest Secret Weapon

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Stuff you could never make up: Kamala Harris’ campaign blames Russia for Tulsi Gabbard’s attack in Wednesday night’s debate:

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/08/01/kamala-harris-campaign-claims-russians-are-behind-tulsi-gabbard-after-hawaii-democrat-lands-attack/

How do the Dems solve a problem like Tulsi – a candidate who borders on sane?

21 Responses leave one →
  1. 2019 August 1 6:52 pm
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    bc3b permalink

    Boy, those Russians surely do get around – if they aren’t suppressing the black vote in Michigan, they are undermining Willie Brown’s mattress cover. Before long we’re all going to be taking Russian lesions from from Mrs. drdog09.

    Never contributed to a Dem before, but I’m sending $5 to Tulsi.

  2. 2019 August 1 8:27 pm
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    TLS permalink

    And while the Dems are trying to create hysteria about Fake R talking points, Trump is plugging away with theirs ~ Never let a crisis go to waste:

    https://www.weaselzippers.us/427839-senate-confirms-a-slew-of-trumps-lifetime-judicial-nominees-while-democrats-are-busy-debating/

  3. 2019 August 2 4:43 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    BC,1,

    The Mrs is ready whenever you are!

    Gabbard is the best shot the Dims have against Trump. Dims go with any of those Prog runners its a McGovern level loss. Gabbard would make it a Gore v Bush level loss.

    The Progs are missing an opportunity. Biden is probably their convention level best chance. Have Warren as VP. Biden is so senile, Warren will have him signing off on every Prog bill that comes down the pike. Nary a veto to be seen. There are ways to win by losing.

  4. 2019 August 2 6:16 am
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    justrand permalink

    I think the Democrat/media Echo-Chamber is downright adorable. Within 24 hours, EVERY Dem politician and media talking head was using the EXACT SAME PHRASE, “GOP Talking Points”, relentlessly.

    The Left has always been good at chanting, which is why they LOVE having a phrase that they can spout over and over and over…

    And they depend on their base being so drug-addled to not notice

  5. 2019 August 2 6:18 am
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    justrand permalink

    bc3b, Tulsi is a Russian bot, dontcha know?? That according to Kamela “mattress cover” Harris

  6. 2019 August 2 6:27 am
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    bc3b permalink

    JR #5 –

    I actually believe the media and the Dems are in actual collusion and have been for some time. How else can you explain George Stephanopoulos introducing the Dems’ “War on Women” meme at the 2012 New Hampshire GOP primary debate?

  7. 2019 August 2 6:33 am
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    bc3b permalink

    The few Dems who are “border line sane” (Tulsi, Bullock, Delaney) have absolutely no chance. Fortunately, neither does Kirsten the Barmaid.

  8. 2019 August 2 7:02 am
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    fight on permalink

    My quick take. Biden and Gabbard made an alliance that Gabbard would take out Harris, so it would not appear as Biden going after a woman of color. In exchange Gabbard gets VP or sec of defense in a Biden cabinet.

    Gabbard’s attack came out of nowhere. It was clearly premeditated in my view.

  9. 2019 August 2 7:03 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    BC,

    I think you can add Bernie and Beto to your list as well. Bernie has become that curmudgeon uncle everyone tolerated at Thankgiving dinner. Beto has not been offered a table to stand on in any of the debates so he fades as well.

  10. 2019 August 2 8:22 am
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    bc3b permalink

    drdog09 #10 –

    You are likely right. In 2016 Bernie was an oddity that the left gravitated around. In 2020, two-thirds of the Democrats have become Bernie.

    The viable candidates, in my humble opinion, are Biden, Warren, Harris and Mayor Pete as a long shot (only because he’s openly gay).

    Current Democratic polling:

    https://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2020/president/us/2020_democratic_presidential_nomination-6730.html

  11. 2019 August 2 8:29 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    Imagine a Biden-Warren ticket if you please. (gak)

    So how many states do they lose?

  12. 2019 August 2 11:26 am
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    bc3b permalink

    Tulsi tears into MSNBC anchor; says she (the anchor) was fed “talking points” by the Harris team:

    https://dailycaller.com/2019/08/01/gabbard-accuses-msnbc-anchor-of-being-fed-talking-points-by-harriss-team/

    She’s gutsy!

  13. 2019 August 2 11:41 am
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    bc3b permalink

    Tulsi has ads running on Daily Caller, Legal Insurrection and Breitbart today.

  14. 2019 August 2 11:43 am
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    bc3b permalink

    drdog09 –

    Harris and Booker scare me even more than Warren.

  15. 2019 August 2 11:56 am
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    bc3b permalink

    I know this is BuzzFeed, but apparently a Truman State University student with a fascination about death convinced five students to commit suicide:

    https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/tasneemnashrulla/fraternity-member-five-suicides-lawsuit?ref=bfnsplash

  16. 2019 August 2 2:21 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    Ratcliffe withdraws nomination for DNI

  17. 2019 August 2 2:43 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    Could be …..

  18. 2019 August 2 6:27 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    Ummm… not in California…

  19. 2019 August 2 6:43 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    AOC’s chief of staff leaves office — https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-08-02/ocasio-cortez-chief-staff-and-comms-director-abruptly-quit — The Prog has been under heat for months since the campaign finance funneling was discovered. Wonder is something even more damning is being kept under wraps??

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