Democratic National Debate
Comedy Central Democratic Roast
Cristal M Clark
Ahhh voting season is here, political rants are splashed across my Facebook minute by minute, political hate filled rhetoric is tweeted by the second, yes it would appear it’s that time again, to start picking fights or a side if you’d rather in the great, race to be our nations next president.
With this great race comes things like the Democratic National Debate and if you watched it the last two nights it was more or less a lot like a Comedy Central Roast, without any actual comedy and delivered by some folks who are not actual comedians but rather politicians.
The delivery, punch lines and insults could use some improvement, namely if you want someone’s vote try understanding the voters.
CNN is busy shoving the debate from the last two nights down everyone’s throats and delivering a wide range of interviews, interjecting their own insults hurled at the speakers over the last two nights while also giving each participant a chance to tell CNN viewers what they meant or say what they couldn’t.
Are you kidding this is a job interview, no one gets a second chance to clarify things in the real world. Come on.
A lot of emphasis this morning was placed on health care. I almost at one point had issues choking down my beloved coffee as one of the presidential runners who I will not name actually had the balls to say, she gets out there to meet voters and really understands what American’s want. Ummm no, you don’t honey.
Overall however, the Democrats are missing the whole mark. While trying to bring us together and making this about unity, they still fail to understand what made Trump the man he is today. That ill thought out idea of tagging his precedency with “Make America Great Again,” well it did strike a chord in more than just white men, you see that statement even I make fun of, actually does have a truer meaning to it if anyone is paying attention. One of the things Trump gets so well is how to speak to the working class, he misses the mark when it comes to actually making much of what he promises come true simply because he does not really understand how to create change in such a politically driven world.
Likewise what the Democrats are missing is the key ingredient to why so many Americans want to Make America Great Again, to them that means being able to have jobs that actually pay the bills, being able to afford to buy a home, food, vehicles, raise a family, afford health care, they don’t just want affordable health care, they want it all, the way it used to be back in the day, just without oppressing women and anyone who is not a white male. The person who can manage to speak to the working class at that level will win and so far, that has been one Donald J Trump.
We force other countries to do things, take for instance the current trade war, we need to our leaders at least to take a stand against businesses whose boards and owners live it up whilst employing individuals by the masses yet failing to pay them actual livable wages. Instead of bailing out banks, wall street and allowing businesses like Amazon to not pay Federal Taxes and provide free college tuition while also forgiving the college debt of everyone struggling to pay it back.
Trump understands these idea’s in the fullest capacity, not only that, what’s more is that he is able to give the illusion of a better America without having to actually make it better, because to do that he needs the help of others and he faces too much political red tape to actually achieve it. He simply capitalizes on the very idea and concept of making things better by making promises that speak to the masses who are not really about forgiving debts, bail outs and tax breaks for the corporate world. Giving a tax break for any company should be directly tied to that company having proven its workers from the top down are actually paid livable wages, but that is too easy of a concept but one that Trump can speak well to.
The Democrats thus far, are failing at this. They are speaking to a few of the idea’s and concepts but not all as whole, they want to unify which is great but if they really want the supporters who back Trump they are going to have to get on board with Trump’s idea of making America great again, while understanding how to accomplish that without putting each other’s idea’s down but by working together and capitalizing on the idea’s and making them better, into something tangible, something that will work for everyone. Forging college debt and/or providing free college to all is going to do very little in the way of unifying this country, it will in fact cause a much larger divide. Forcing people into any type of government insurance is not going to do it either nor is telling everyone what one has accomplished while in office, we no longer actually believe someone has accomplished something let alone anything without the help and support of others.
The Dems have a long way to go on the road to the white house, they might want to reconsider the approach here.
Cristal M Clark