Joe Biden and Kamala Harris go head-to-head on health care during presidential debate

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris go head-to-head on health care during presidential debate

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris go head-to-head on health care during presidential debate

By Bryan Wright 100 Comments August 22, 2019


IS GOING TO BE OUR LIVE GUEST AS WE CONTINUE TO LIVE FROM DETROI DETROIT.>>Laura: ROCK STAR PANEL TONIGHT, WE’VE GOT REINCE PRIEBUS, FORMER WHITE HOUSE CHIEF OF STAFF. BYRON YORK, “WASHINGTON EXAMINER,” FOX NEWS CONTRIBUTOR. AND DENNIS KUCINICH, FORMER DEMOCRATIC CONGRESSMAN AND FORMER 2008 CANDIDATE. HARVEY DILLON IS WITH US, TRUMP ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER. WHAT ARE PRESIDENT TRUMP AND HIS ALLIES THINKING TONIGHT WATCHING WHAT HAPPENED IN THIS SECOND DEMOCRATIC DEBATE?>>AS I WAS WATCHING IT, I THOUGHT THEY WERE TO GO STATEMENTS TO MAKE THEIR PRESIDENT TRUMP VERY CLEARLY BECAUSE, NUMBER ONE, DEMOCRATS ARE DEBATING THROWING OFF 200 MILLION PEOPLE OFF PRIVATE INSURANCE. THEY ARE TRASHING BARACK OBAMA, TALKING ABOUT MEDICARE FOR ALL, ANOTHER 32 TRILLION. THE SECOND WINNER IS JOE BIDEN BECAUSE ONE THING I LEARNED IN 2016 IS WHEN IT WAS ALL TRUMP ALL THE TIME COME ON THE MATTER GOOD, BAD, IN THE MIDDLE, TRUMP ALWAYS WON IN THAT BATTLE. ALL ABOUT JOE BIDEN, CONSTANTLY ATTACKING HIM, IT WAS ALL ABOUT BIDEN. PLUS 20 GOING INTO THE DEBATE. IF ANYTHING HE WAS HELPED BY THE DEBATE AND ULTIMATELY IT WAS A GOOD NIGHT FOR HIM AND A GREAT NIGHT FOR THE PRESIDENT.>>Laura: BYRON, WHAT STOOD OUT WHEN I WATCH THE THING IS MY GOODNESS, IF BARACK OBAMA SHOWED UP ON STAGE, HE WOULD BE ONE OF THE MORE CONSERVATIVE PEOPLE ON THAT STAGE. THEY WOULD HAVE TO ATTACK HIM STANDING RIGHT THERE. THIS WAS AMAZING TO SEE, THE PARTY OF DOOM AND GLOOM, PRETTY MUCH EVERYONE WAS DOOM AND GLOOM INSTEAD OF BIDEN WHO SAID, ELECT ME AND WE ARE GOING TO DO OBAMA 3.0.>>HE’S ALWAYS BEEN THE CANDIDATE OF RESTORATION. THERE ARE CANDIDATES OF TRANSFORMATION, HE’S THE CANDIDATE OF RESTORATION. WATCHING THIS, IF YOU ARE A DEMOCRAT AND YOU TRULY THINK THE HOUSE IS ON FIRE, WE ARE IN A BIG EMERGENCY BECAUSE OF DONALD TRUMP, THE DEBATE STARTED OUT WITH 40 MINUTES OF ARCANE DISCUSSION OF HEALTH CARE IN WHICH THEY DID DISCUSS WHETHER OR NOT TO TAKE AWAY PEOPLE’S PRIVATE INSURANCE, CAME TO NO PARTICULAR CONCLUSION, AND NOBODY GAVE THAT SENTENCE OF EMERGENCY THAT THE DEMOCRATIC BASE IS FEELING FOR THEY WEREN’T SEEING IT IN THEIR CANDIDATES.>>Laura: DENNIS KUCINICH, YOU ARGUED A LOT OF THESE ISSUES IN THE PAST THAT YOU HAVE TO TAKE ON THE BIG DOGS IN YOUR PARTY IN ORDER TO BE A TRANSFORMATIONAL CANDIDATE. BUT TONIGHT, IT WAS IN AWE THE THING TO WATCH BECAUSE, AGAIN, BARACK OBAMA A TWO TERM PRESIDENT, EXTREMELY POPULAR. GLOBAL SUPERSTAR, BUT PRETTY MUCH ALL OF THEM WERE HITTING OBAMA WITHOUT NECESSARILY SAYING IT. OBAMACARE, TRADE DEALS, THEY DID IT LAST NIGHT TOO. BIDEN IS THERE SAYING IT, THAT WAS THE PARTY OF HOPE AND CHANGE.>>THERE IS A COUPLE OF THINGS HERE. FIRST OF ALL, WE HAVE TO ACKNOWLEDGE THAT SOME OF THE DEFICIENCIES OF THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION CREATED THE OPENING OF DONALD TRUMP. AS FAR AS HEALTH CARE, THERE IS A REAL DIVIDE AMONG DEMOCRATS ON HEALTH CARE AND THERE HAS BEEN FOR DECADES. IN 2000, I WENT TO THE DEMOCRATIC PLATFORM’S COMMITTEE TO PRESENT MEDICARE FOR ALL AND IT WAS SHOT DOWN BY THE GORE CAMPAIGN. AND THE SUPPORT FOR MEDICARE OR FOR ALL IS GROWING. YOU WOULDN’T KNOW IT BY TONIGHT’S DEBATE, YOU WOULD KNOW IT FROM YESTERDAYS WITH BERNIE SANDERS.>>Laura: WE HAD THE LANING FOR JOHN DELANEY THE ONLY ONE WITH BUSINESS EXPERIENCE OTHER THAN ANDREW YANG. I RAN TWO HEALTH CARE COMPANIES — MEDICARE PAYS 80% FOR WHAT DOCTORS NEED TO COVER THEIR COSTS. MEDICARE FOR ALL WILL CRATER WHATEVER IT’S GOING TO CRATER, WHICH IS MEDICARE BUT WE’VE GOT KAMALA AND THEY ARE MIXING IT UP IN THE BEGINNING OVER THIS MEDICARE FOR ALL CONVERSATION. IT’S HARD TO FOLLOW FOR MOST PEOPLE WHO DON’T KNOW THE ISSUES FOR THIS IS HOW IT WENT DOWN.>>VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN’S CAMPAIGN CALLED YOUR PLAN “A HAVE IT EVERY WHICH WAY APPROACH” AND ITS “PART OF THE CONFUSING PATTER DOWN THE PATTERN OF EQUIVOCATING YOUR HEALTH CARE STANDS.”>>HE’S PROBABLY CONFUSE HE’S NOT LISTENING.>>YOU SHOULD GET SOMETHING GOOD IN TEN YEARS, YOU SHOULD WONDER WHY IT TAKES TEN YEARS BUT IT WILL REQUIRE MIDDLE-CLASS TAXES TO GO UP, NOT DOWN.>>THE COST OF DOING NOTHING IS FAR TOO EXPENSIVE.>>Laura: DID JOE BIDEN WIN THAT EXCHANGE?>>I THINK HE POINTED OUT THAT KAMALA HARRIS IS ALL OVER THE PLACE. HE COULD’VE POINTED OUT THAT BERNIE’S PLAN ELIMINATES PRIVATE HEALTH CARE ALTOGETHER. HE JUST CAME OUT AND SET IT AND OWNED IT. KAMALA HARRIS’ A PROBLEM AS I WROTE IN A “WALL STREET JOURNAL” OP-ED ISSUE FLIP-FLOPPED ON EVERY SINGLE ISSUE. SHE WANTS TO HAVE IT EVERY SINGLE WAY. EVERY 30 MINUTES OF DISCUSSION AND HER HAVING FIVE TIMES THE AIRTIME OF THE OTHER CANDIDATES, SHE STILL WOULDN’T SAY HOW MUCH IT’S GOING TO COST AND WHAT IT REALLY ACCOMPLISHES BIT I DO THINK BIDEN DID A BETTER JOB IN THAT EXCHANGE THEN KAMALA HARRIS.>>I WOULD HAVE TO AGREE AND THAT SENATOR HARRIS HAS BEEN ALL OVER THE MAP. HER PROPOSAL ON THE SO-CALLED MEDICARE FOR ALL REALLY ISN’T. IT LOOKS LIKE A DUCK, BUT IT QUACKS LIKE AN INSURANCE COMPAN COMPANY.>>Laura: OKAY. BY WRITTEN, THE MOST UPSETTING BLOW TO HARRIS, AGAIN, WHO WAS BUILT UP MUCH LIKE BETO O’ROURKE WAS BUILT UP, BUTTIGIEG WAS BUILT UP, THAT IT WAS HARRIS, SHE’S BEEN BUILT UP FOR WEEKS AND WEEKS AND WEEKS, THIS WAS ANOTHER MOMENT FOR HER TO SHINE. THIS WAS THE MOST DEVASTATING BLOW TO HER. WATCH.>>SHE PUT OVER 1500 PEOPLE IN JAIL FOR MARIJUANA VIOLATIONS AND LAUGHED ABOUT IT WHEN SHE WAS ASKED IF SHE EVER SMOKED MARIJUANA. EVIDENCE THAT WOULD’VE FREED AN INNOCENT MAN FROM DEATH ROW UNTIL THE COURTS FORCE HER TO DO SO. SHE KEPT PEOPLE IN PRISON BEYOND THEIR SENTENCES TO USE HAVE THEM AS CHEAP LABOR IN THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA. THERE IS NO EXCUSE FOR THAT AND THE PEOPLE WHO SUFFERED UNDER URANUS PROSECUTOR, YOU OWE THEM AN APOLOGY.>>Laura: SHE ANSWERED NO, THAT’S NOT TRUE, BUT I DO NOT KNOW WHO IS GOING TO FACT-CHECK KAMALA HARRIS. THAT MIGHT WORK IN THE GENERAL FOR A KAMALA HARRIS. SHE’S TOUGH ON CRIME. IN THIS PRIMARY IN THIS TEMPERATURE, DOES THAT WORK?>>IT DOESN’T WORK. YOU CAN’T HAVE IT BOTH WAYS. ALSO, THESE CANDIDATES THAT ARE NOT KAMALA HARRIS AND NOT JOE BIDEN, THEY ARE PREPARING, PREPARING FOR THESE ATTACKS. TULSI GABBARD WENT THEY ARE READY TO ATTACK KAMALA HARRIS BECAUSE SHE’S IN THE SECOND POSITION. THESE OTHER CANDIDATES ARE ON THE ATTACK. HERE IS ONE THING THAT REMINDS ME OF 2016, THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN 2016 AND NOW. THE ONE THING DEMOCRATS ARE GETTING RIGHT THE REST OF THE FIELD IS THEY ARE ALL ATTACKING BIDEN. ALL TRYING TO TAKE HIM DOWN BUT IT’S NOT GOING TO WORK RIGHT NOW BUT THEY ARE ALL ATTACKING HIM. 2016, THE REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES DID NOT ATTACK DONALD TRUMP. THEY WERE AFRAID TO ATTACK DONALD TRUMP. THEY ONLY ATTACKED EACH OTHER, NOT EACH OTHER OUT OF THE GAME AND TRUMP WAS STANDING THERE AND AFRAID TO GO AFTER HIM. THEY ARE NOT AFRAID TO GO AFTER JOE BIDEN. THEY KNOW THAT IF THEY DON’T KNOCK HIM DOWN A COUPLE OF NOTCHES WITHIN THE NEXT TWO MONTHS, THINGS WILL BE VERY DIFFICULT BIT I ALSO THINK THE DNC IS ON THE BRINK OF LOSING COMPLETE CONTROL OVER THIS PRIMARY.>>Laura: EXPLAIN THIS TO US. IMPORTANT POINT THAT EVERYBODY NEEDS TO LISTEN TO WHAT REINCE PRIEBUS TELMEX IS SAYING.>>ONCE THE FIELD STARTS TO NARROW, IT TAKES NOTHING — IF CNN WANTS TO DO A DEBATE EVERY SINGLE NIGHT WITH SEVEN OF THESE CANDIDATES, THEY CAN GET THREE TIMES A VIEWERSHIP. IF YOU ARE 1% IN IOWA, WE ARE ALL 1% IN IOWA, LARA IS AT 30%.>>Laura: EXACTLY.>>WHY WOULD WE NOT HAVE A DEBATE EVERY NIGHT ON CNN, THE THREE OF US, TO CATCH UP? THE REASON THE DNC NEEDS TO GET CONTROL IS THESE 19, 18, 15 CANDIDATES ARE GOING TO GO ON THEIR OWN, GO ROGUE, AND THIS IS ABOUT TO BREAK LOOSE. I THINK YOU ARE SEEING THIS START.>>Laura: BYRON, INTERESTING. I LIKE THE INJURY, PALACE INTRIGUE AT THE DNC.>>THIS IS THE LAST TIME YOU’LL SEE MOST OF THESE CANDIDATES ON STAGE IN THE DEBATE. THE RULES CHANGE THE NEXT TIME. YOU HAVE TO HAVE TO QUALIFY FOR THE DEBATE AT LEAST 2% IN THE POLLS, EITHER NATIONALLY OR IN THE NUMBER OF STAPLES. RIGHT NOW, SIX OR SEVEN MEMBERS — B1 LET’S GET SOME TELMEX BE ONE WHO WOULD YOU THINK ARE NOT GOING TO MAKE IT?>>THE ONES WHO STAY IN ARE THE TOP FOUR, BERNIE, BIDEN, HARRIS. WARREN, BOOKER MAY BE, BUTTIGIEG. THAT’S ABOUT IT. THE REST OF THEM ARE GOING AWAY.>>Laura: YOUR POINT IS THAT THEY CAN STILL POP UP ON CNN.>>WHAT’S TO STOP TEN OF THESE CANDIDATES IF THEY GET KNOCKED OUT? WHAT’S TO STOP THOSE TEN FROM DOING A DEBATE ON CNN?>>THEY HAVE NOT TIED TO DEBATE CALENDAR TO THE NOMINATION PROCESS.>>Laura: I GET WHAT YOU ARE SAYING.>>THEY HAVE NOT TIED IT TO THE RULE OF THE NOMINATION. IT’S A FREE-FOR-ALL.>>Laura: DENNIS KUCINICH, YOU AND I TALKED ABOUT THIS BEFORE THE SHOW BEGAN. I KEEP THINKING ABOUT THE GUYS — THEY COULD BE GUYS OR GALS, WHO ARE MASTER CAMPAIGNERS. BARACK OBAMA, BILL CLINTON, DONALD TRUMP, GEORGE W. BUSH. THAT’S NOT BECAUSE THEY WON, BUT THEY WERE PHENOMENAL RETAIL POLITICIANS. WHO ON THAT STAGE TONIGHT, OTHER THAN BIDEN, HAS THAT KIND OF COMMON TOUCH? CAN BE A LITTLE SELF-DEPRECATING. CAN THE SLUR HIS WORDS EVERY NOW AND THEN. I DO NOT THINK ANYONE CARES ABOUT THAT. WHO COMES CLOSE TO A RETAIL POLITICIAN WITH SOME PIZZAZZ? I DIDN’T SEE IT. I TRY TO LOOK AT IT AS AN ANALYST. I DID NOT SEE THAT KIND OF OBAMA/TRUMP GO GET IT. I DIDN’T SEE IT.>>IT’S STILL EARLY.>>Laura: MARIANNE WILLIAMSON, MAY BE.>>IT STILL EARLY IN THE CAMPAIGN. AND YOU CAN’T SPEAK ELECTED TO SOME OF THE OFFICE THESE PEOPLE HOLD WITHOUT HAVING SOME SKILL AT RETAIL. I WOULD NOT WRITE ANYBODY OFF RIGHT NOW. ALTHOUGH IT’S TRUE A PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE CAN DETERMINE IF SOMEONE’S GOING TO BE VISIBLE TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, THERE IS STILL A LOT OF MOVEMENT. AGAIN, TONIGHT — YOU PICKED IT UP. TULSI GABBARD, FOR EXAMPLE. THAT EXCHANGE SHE HAD WITH — B1 IT SHOWS HER VULNERABILITY. KAMALA HARRIS’ VULNERABILITY. IF YOU CAN’T ANSWER TULSI GABBARD — I LIKE TULSI GABBARD. YOU THINK YOU ARE GOING TO GO TOE-TO-TOE WITH TRUMP?>>A PROSECUTOR IS GOOD ON OFFENSE AND SHE’S GOOD ON OFFENSE. BUT SENATOR HARRIS DIDN’T DO WELL ON DEFENSE.>>Laura: DEMOCRATS HAVE A NEW PHRASE. WE CAN’T ANSWER OR DON’T WANT TO ANSWER THIS QUESTION. WATCH.>>STOPPED USING REPUBLICAN TALKING POINTS IN ORDER TO TALK WITH EACH OTHER ABOUT HOW TO BEST PROVIDE HEALTH CARE.>>YOUR QUESTION IS A REPUBLICAN TALKING POINT!>>WE CANNOT KEEP WITH REPUBLICAN TALKING POINTS ON THIS. YOU’VE GOT TO STOP.>>OPEN BORDERS IS A RIGHT WING TALKING POINT.>>Laura: THAT’S A CUTE TRICK, ISN’T IT?>>IT’S LAME WHEN YOU HEAR IT AGAIN AND AGAIN. WHAT THEY DO NOT LIKE IS THE REPUBLICAN REALITY OUTSIDE THAT ROOM. THE REALITY THAT DONALD TRUMP HAS BEEN THE BEST PRESIDENT EVER FOR CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM, WHICH IS SOMETHING, AFRICAN-AMERICAN JOBS, RISING TIDE FOR ALL AMERICANS, FOR EVERYTHING IN OUR ECONOMY. THEY DO NOT LIKE THOSE FACTS. THEY ARE PAINTING AND CONJURING A PICTURE OF THIS DYSTOPIAN AMERICA WHERE THE SEAS ARE RISING, WE ARE SHIVERING IN THE HUDDLES AND CAGES IN THE STREETS. I DO NOT THINK IT’S WORKING. IT’S VERY FAKE. LAURA, YOU ARE POINTING TO THIS. MOST OF THESE CANDIDATES ARE TOTALLY FAKE. KIRSTEN GILLIBRAND, THANKS FOR PLAYING. GO INTO OHIO AND EXPLAIN WHITENESS TO WHITE WOMEN? WHAT IS THAT? IT’S CRAZY. I THINK YOU ARE RIGHT, BIDEN IS THE ONLY ONE AUTHENTIC BUT HE’S GOT HIS OWN PROBLEMS. I ACTUALLY THINK HE IMPROVED FROM THE LAST DEBATE.>>Laura: THIS IS A NIGHTMARE FOR HARRIS TONIGHT. WE HAVEN’T EVEN GOTTEN TO THE TRADE STUFF, WHAT HAPPENED ON IMMIGRATION. CASTRO EMBARRASSED HIMSELF ON IMMIGRATION. TO THAT POINT HOW BIDEN POSITIONS HIMSELF, I THINK HE ROSE ABOVE ALL OF THIS. HE WAS UP THERE DEFENDING OBAMACARE. ALL THE REST OF THE PEOPLE ARE TRASHING OBAMACARE.>>NOT A GREAT PLACE TO BE EITHER WITH THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.>>Laura: IT’S FAIRLY POPULAR.>>IT’S BETTER THAN GREEN NEW DEAL AND MEDICARE FOR ALL. HERE’S THE ISSUE YOU HIT ON. THE PROBLEM DEMOCRATS HAVE, ALL THESE POSITIONS COME IN GREEN NEW DEAL, MEDICARE FOR ALL, REPARATIONS, JOB SECURITY, MANDATORY PAID VACATION, HOW DOES THAT PLAY OUT IN PITTSBURGH, MILWAUKEE, COLUMBUS, CLEVELAND, WHAT DO THOSE PEOPLE THINK OF THOSE POSITIONS? IT DOESN’T WORK. YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT, I THINK CORY BOOKER SAID SOMETHING ABOUT THE PARIS CLAIMANT ACCORDS BEING CHILD’S PLAY.>>Laura: A NO-BRAINER.>>PRESIDENT TRUMP SAID IT WELL WHEN HE SAID WE ARE ABOUT PITTSBURGH, NOT PARIS. TRUMP WINS THAT ARGUMENT EVERY SINGLE DAY. THEY CAN HAVE THEIR DEBATE AS BYRON OPENED UP. THEY CAN HAVE THIS ESOTERIC DEBATE. BUT IN THE END, IT’S THE POSITIONS OF THIS PRESIDENT THAT IS GOING TO HELP THEM WIN IN THE MIDWEST AND THESE POSITIONS ARE GOING TO KILL THE DEMOCRAT PARTY.>>Laura: SPEW ENVIRON,A>>Laura: SPEW ENVIRON,D>>Laura: SPEW ENVIRON,A>>Laura: SPEW ENVIRON,L>>Laura: SPEW ENVIRON,T>>Laura: SPEW ENVIRON,O>>Laura: SPEW ENVIRON,F>>Laura: SPEW ENVIRON,M>>Laura: SPEW ENVIRON,N>>Laura: SPEW ENVIRON,Y WE ARE TALKING ABOUT>>Laura: TRILLIONS AND TRILLIONS OF DOLLARS, ANYBODY WHO WANTS TO COME IN WHEN YOU BOIL IT ALL DAY DOWN, UNLESS YOU’RE A MURDERER, BUT IF YOU SHOW UP YOU ARE GOING TO STAY. WE WILL DIE IN 12 YEARS. CLIMATE CHANGE, RISING SEAS, FLINT, MICHIGAN, SEGREGATION IN THE ’70s, RELITIGATING BUSING. THIS SEEMS LIKE A TOTAL DISCONNECT WHAT YOU WILL, DENNIS KUCINICH, TALKING ABOUT YOUR WHOLE LIFE. RENTS PREVIOUS FROM THE MIDWEST, THE RUST BELT IS WHERE THIS ELECTION WILL BE WON OR LOST IN MY VIEW.>>LAST NIGHT WAS A MORE PROGRESSIVE CROWD IN IMMIGRATION FOR THE LAST DEBATE THEY ALL RAISED THEIR HANDS AND SAID THEY WERE IN FAVOR OF D DECRIMINALIZING ILLEGAL BORDER D DECRIMINALIZING ILLEGAL BORDEC D DECRIMINALIZING ILLEGAL BORDEO D DECRIMINALIZING ILLEGAL BORDES D DECRIMINALIZING ILLEGAL BORDEN D DECRIMINALIZING ILLEGAL BORDE. LAST DON’T LIKE TONIGHT YOU HAD JOE BIDEN SAYING THAT IT’S ILLEGAL TO CROSS THE BORDER ILLEGALLY. HE IS NOT IN THE MAJORITY. ALL OF THIS IS GOING TO BE ON THE RECORD SO THEY ALL CAME OUT AND SAY WE ARE IN FAVOR OF EFFECTIVE OPEN BORDERS. THEY CAN TRY TO CHANGE THAT WHEN THE GENERAL ELECTION COMES AROUND THAT WE’VE ALREADY SEEN IT.>>Laura: LATER ON, WE’LL TALK ABOUT HOW DE BLASIO THREE TIMES TRIED TO TAKE OUT JOE BIDEN ON THE ISSUE OF IMMIGRATION. HE WENT THREE TIMES TO BITE AT THE APPLE OF DEPORTATION WHICH AGAIN, DENNIS, I KNOW YOU ARE MORE PROGRESSIVE THAN SOME OF THESE MIDWEST CENTRIST DEMOCRATS, BUT YOU STILL HAVE TO PUT TOGETHER THAT ELECTORAL MATH. HOW DO YOU PUT THE ELECTORAL MATH TOGETHER WHEN IT’S BASICALLY OPEN BORDERS, AND LESS SPENDING, GUARANTEED INCOMES, REPARATIONS, GREEN NEW DEAL, MEDICARE FOR ALL.>>Laura: I WOULD PRESENTED IN A DIFFERENT PACKAGE BUT I WOULD SAY MEDICARE FOR ALL MANDATORY. I THINK THEY CAN WIN ON THAT. I ALSO THINK YOU CAN WIN ON JOBS AND WAGES.>>Laura: 99% OF AMERICA HAS SEEN A WAGE INCREASE. “THE WALL STREET JOURNAL” PIECE TODAY WAS DEVASTATING ON THAT. 99% OF AMERICANS HAVE SEEN THEIR WAGES BASICALLY GO UP. BIG SCREAMING HEADLINE IN THE JOURNAL TODAY.>>THE QUESTION IS BY WHAT DEGREE.>>Laura: MORE THAN UNDER OBAMA.>>LOOK, I’M NOT ARGUING ABOUT THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION HERE VERSUS THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION. I AM SPEAKING IN A RELATIVE SENSE WHETHER OR NOT THERE IS HOPE FOR PARTICULARLY WORKING-CLASS PEOPLE IN OHIO WHO HAVE BEEN SHUT OUT OF A LOT OF THE GAINS IN THE ECONOMY.>>Laura: DOES ANYBODY ON THAT STAGE REALLY THINK THAT THEY ARE GOING TO DO A BETTER JOB AT CREATING JOBS THAN DONALD TRUMP OR THEY ARE GOING TO DO A BETTER JOB AT HEALTH CARE REFORM THAN BARACK OBAMA?>>I DON’T SEE IT –>>WHERE IT IS IS REBUILD THE INFRASTRUCTURE.>>Laura: THE DEMOCRATS DON’T WANT TO BUILD THE INFRASTRUCTUR INFRASTRUCTURE.>>LAURA, HUGE MISTAKE.>>Laura: CASTOR ARGUING THIS IS NOT A GOOD ECONOMY TONIGHT.>>THAT’S RIDICULOUS FOR THEY WOULD HAVE NOTHING TO COMPLAIN ABOUT. THEY WOULD HAVE TO DEMONIZE THE PRESIDENT, WHICH IS GETTING VERY TIRED. NOT TALKING ABOUT SOLUTIONS FOR AMERICANS, THEY HAVE A COMPLETELY ALTERED VIEW OF REALITY. OTHER COUNTRIES CAN COME IN AND STAY HERE BUT THE TAXPAYERS ARE GOING TO PAY FOR IT. WITH WHAT MONEY? THEY REALLY FAIL AT THAT, AND WHEN IT COMES TO DONALD TRUMP GETTING UP AGAINST ANY OF THESE, THEY CAN’T WAIT TO SEE IT. AND NOT GOING TO SEE IT AS MANY OF THE OTHER GUEST HAVE POINTED OUT TONIGHT, MOST OF THESE PEOPLE ARE GOING TO TAKE THE CONSOLATION PRIZE AND GO FOR THE MOST PART. BUT I DO NOT SEE HOW MANY OF THEM ARE GOING TO DO BETTER THAN TRUMP ON A LOT OF THE ISSUES THEY TALKED ABOUT. BIDEN, THE LEADING CANDIDATE, HE TOOK SOME HITS FOR THE FACT THAT HIS ADMINISTRATION HAD DEPORTED MANY.>>Laura: I DO WANT TO GET BACK TO WHAT I MENTIONED, HITTING BIDEN, OTHER 2020 DEMS ALSO PILED ON THE PRESIDENT, OBAMA’S LEGACY.>>THE ISSUE CAME UP WITH ALL THOSE DEPORTATIONS, YOU ARE VICE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, I DIDN’T HEAR WHETHER YOU’D STOP THEM OR NOT USING YOUR POWER, INFLUENCE IN THE WHITE HOUSE.>>THE PRESIDENT CAME ALONG AND SAID HE’S THE GUY WHO CAME UP WITH A DREAMER DREAMERS. COMPARING HIM TO DONALD TRUMP I THINK IS ABSOLUTELY BIZARRE.>>I DO NOT HEAR AN ANSWER FROM THE VICE PRESIDENT.>>HE MOVED TO FIGHT MENTALLY CHANGE THE SYSTEM.>>MR. VICE PRESIDENT, YOU CAN HAVE CANNOT HAVE IT BOTH WAYS BUT YOU CAN’T DODGE IT WHEN IT’S NOT.>>Laura: PRESIDENT OBAMA HAD A LOT OF DEPORTATION SO THE CONCLUSION IS THAT OBAMA WAS TOO CONSERVATIVE FOR THIS DEMOCRATIC PARTY.>>IT’S A TOUGH SELL IN THE DEMOCRAT PARTY AND THAT’S WHY BIDEN IS 20 POINTS UP. BIDEN HAS TO BE CAREFUL HERE. THE PARTY, ME AND OTHERS — IT’S EASY FOR US TO DISMISS THIS ENTIRE FIELD AS COMPLETELY WACKO, BUT THE ONE GUY THAT IS NOT NECESSARILY IN THAT CATEGORY IS PLUS 20 OVER THE REST. SO I THINK IT’S IMPORTANT FOR THE PARTY TO FOCUS IN ON JOE BIDEN, TALK ABOUT THE FACT THAT HE’S FOR THE GREEN NEW DEAL. HE CAME OUT IN FAVOR OF IT. 93 TRILLION — I THINK IT’S IMPORTANT THAT WE DON’T LOSE SIGHT OF THAT. I THINK THAT BARACK OBAMA IS FAR TOO POPULAR STILL WITHIN DEMOCRAT BAYS. IT’S MUCH DIFFERENT THAN BUSH IN ’08 AND 2010 WHEN YOU HAD CRUZ AND MIKE LEE END.>>Laura: 65% OF DEMOCRATS WANT TO CONTINUE OBAMA’S LEGACY.>>I DO NOT THINK BIDEN LAID TO REST CONCERNS ABOUT HIS AGE, ABOUT HIS SHARPNESS. THERE WAS ENOUGH HALTING THIS IN HIS PERFORMANCE. DIFFICULTIES IN FORMULATING IDEAS. I DO NOT THINK THIS IS GOING AWAY AND THE AGENT IS GOING TO BE A PROBLEM FROM NOW ON FOR HIM BE A PROBLEM FROM NOW ON FOR HI.>>I WOULD HAVE TO AGREE WITH BYRON TO THE EXTENT THAT THE VICE PRESIDENT SEEMS TO INTERRUPT HIMSELF A FEW TIMES. HE BROKE THE FLOW OF HIS OWN PRESENTATION WHICH DIDN’T HELP THEM. I ALSO THINK THAT CORY BOOKER DID A PRETTY GOOD JOB IN PUTTING THE VICE PRESIDENT TO THE TEST.>>Laura: WAS CORY BOOKER NOT CATCHING ON WHY IS CORY BOOKER NOT CATCHING ON? HE’S ARTICULATE, WE WERE ARGUING NEWARK POLICE POLICY. WE WERE ARGUING NYPD, WE ARE ARGUING NEW WORK, THEN WE ARE ARGUING — IT SEEMS LIKE, NOT SAYING IT’S NOT IMPORTANT, BUT FOR A DEMOCRAT PRIMARY, IT SEEMED TO REALLY GRANULAR. I THINK MOST OF IT WENT OVER PEOPLE’S HEADS.>>EVEN IF YOU DO NOT GET IT TO THE GRANULAR ASPECTS OF IT, BIDEN HAD GOOD POINTS HOW HE LIED AND THE ACLU ACCUSED BOOKER AND ET CETERA. COMES ACROSS, IF YOU TURN THE VOLUME AND LOOK AT THE BODY LANGUAGE, COMES ACROSS AS VERY SHRILL, HYPER, IN-YOUR-FACE, WE SAW THAT IN THE KAVANAUGH HEARINGS, SEE THAT IN ALL OF HIS PERFORMANCES OVERALL. IT’S UP AT 11, THIS IS SPINAL TAP, THIS ONE NOTE AND IT’S TOO MUCH. PEOPLE DON’T WANT THAT. I THINK THEY WANT A BIDEN THAT’S FUNCTIONING FOR THAT’S WHAT IS THE PROBLEM. BIDEN HALTING, THE KIND OF MINI

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Obert Muchena

If the American political system was not rigged, Tulsi would easily get the Democratic nomination and go on to trounce Trump come 2020

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Steven Bergh

Communism is dead!! Civil rights must be scrapped!!!

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Steven Bergh

Barrack Obama is a soab!!!!

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zeeshaan choudhry

Andrew yang 2020

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Jerry Bender

where do u dig up all these A-moral creeptards that love sitting around askin Pedovores softball questions all day for 15 minutes of posthuman pablum

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C P

Why isn’t booker catching?He comes across as an educated Al Sharpton, a scumbag

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Lawrence Peter Patenaude

Kamala Harris is soulless and evil ! Plain and simple!

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Lincoln257

Trump will only attack Biden because he knows that gets Biden in the news and that's who Trump wants to go up against, because he can compare his term vs the previous, only way he knows how to argue. That and name calling like Sleepy Joe. Trump knows nothing about the other candidates and their proposals. We cannot play into his hand. We need Yang, or maybe a Bernie/Yang ticket then we can get 8 more years of Yang after that.

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Victor Cardenas

President Trump was right when he said Sleepy Joe was exhausted. The guy is a dinosaur who doesn't know how to text his own campaign #! Also, why so many 3s in Sleepy Joe's #? Perhaps he's reminding people this is his 3rd attempt.

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eruselmas

From what I am hearing about harris she is totally corrupt she would probably make Obama look good. and IMO that would take some doing

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tammy donaldson

I think it will become perfectly clear that both parties are implementing the same goals while they fight amongst themselves..I think if you pay close attention to the border and the progress of the wall, or the lack of, you will see nothing ever really move in this issue..They bus in hundreds of thousands a day..go ahead and look it up..It has not stopped, nor will it..

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Nemesis

After Obama i have no idea why Kamala and Booker are running for Presidential candidates, they must be living in Nether land Nether land.

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Joe

Got money for corporate tax breaks but don't have money to give everyone health Care… The typical Republican way… You talking about Biden because you think Trump could win against him because he is Hillary 2.0 and shy away from talking about the real winner… Bernie… Typical of faux news…

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tammy donaldson

Good old bernie..Yeah, yeah, I'll raise the minimum wage..However, I'll just cut my employee's hours or lay some off..They will always double speak..When will people realize it's all a big club, as for you and I ? well, we're not in it, and never will be until this system is brought down and rebuilt…many changes need to be made…and just to start with, NO lobbyist and NO dual citizenship holders in government…and major term limits…The green deal is just a new way to extort people and lands, and eventually movement of people ..If anyone would just do honest, research, you would clearly see the earth has these cycles and nothing we can do will change it..start with ice core research..as well, they can't even tell you how much carbon dioxide volcanoes alone pump out..many people I have talked to, honestly never really stopped and thought about how the earth needs carbon dioxide in the air, we would not exist without it…man had no technology whatsoever and yet, it has happened many times..you have to look at the whole picture, look at agenda 21 and just how this green deal fits right in its place with that agenda..they are doing the same thing with this, as they did back in the eighties with the whole ozone layer, and we all would be dead in 20 yrs or so B.S..They are all liars pushing for their will on the world.

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Mug Numps

It would have been so nice to see just one of these demokraps raise the issue of Hunter Biden. Phuck liberals.

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Mug Numps

DNC puts Biden up against Trump ? Nice, Trump pulls pants down in first 2 min. Phuck demokraps.

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Mug Numps

Republican talking points…
Phuck demokraps.

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Mug Numps

Trump needs to cut off welfare to nigros on drugs and can't pass drug test.

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Ronald Hurst

at 13:16 I agree I'm in Columbus and it doesn't work and I want to choose my own insurance policy not a red tape over priced government mandate.

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Ronald Hurst

I keep 2 resumes with multiple companies all the time and have got more job offers starting about 2 years into Trumps presidency than 8 years under Obama and the average pay and benefits are higher. Where I currently work we got a $1.50 additional raise so they could keep us from taking the jobs currently being offered elsewhere and 40 hours more vacation, and a larger match to our 401k, this was all in addition to normal yearly raise. I'm in Ohio so yes Trump/current changes are benefiting me.

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Lois Cashner

Kamala is a joke she’s an idiot with a brainless knot on top.

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Lois Cashner

Kamala is again brainless her mouth runs but her brain doesn’t engage.

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Lois Cashner

I wouldn’t vote for Biden if he was the last pecker alive

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Lois Cashner

The republican talking points are the only ones making sense, demsrats have no valid talking points.

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These Eyes See Darkness Clearly

Fox News propaganda at work. CNN MSNBC as well. Y'all are ALL disgusting. All the no information voters who only get their political information from these places are.. I feel so sorry for you

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These Eyes See Darkness Clearly

Fox News are such hypocrites it's just sad. CNN and MSNBC are so disingenuous it's embarrassing. Anyone who gets their main source of information from these networks should be ashamed.

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Hamza Ajmal

BIDEN 2020

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timothy tunes

if biden wins.. keep your kids in the house…

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Trapper Bill

Just another dog and pony act and I'm not sure which is the dog and which is the pony this circus is going nowhere

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C P

Laura can’t stop talking Geeze I thought she was better than she comes across

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P P

Biden looks like Jeff Dunham's puppet Walter

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David Westhoff

Kasinach was horrible…

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Guy Colon

Trump 2020

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THEGAMINGHELP101

Is no one going to talk about the saint Berni Sanders that is all about the people does not even pay his own employs the $15/hr that he talks about all day long?

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Johnny B

Medacare for all = 1/4 of the economy destroyed by government control over taxation and rationing & ELIMITNATION of services…. Americans know you need to FIX it NOT implode it!! It's NOT that hard when you look at the opportunities we have in this country.

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Johnny B

Laura – NO Trump is NOT a retail Poliician – just an American BLUE COLLAR business man – hat became the Spoksman of OUR grass roots movement NOT Republican – YOU DONT GET IT – wow

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Johnny B

Trump one on many issues and primarily the WALL – they cannot defend open boarders and think they will win – most of America is frustrated by the House Dems BLOCKING what they know to be a nationa crisis and NOW that the SCOTUS has said YES to Billions in funding – THEY WILL NOT take the presidency ——- Conservatives need to reagain the house in 2020 we have the presidency for our movement – that's all

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Johnny B

God I love your guest Laura "this is Spinal Tap" up to 11 = GREAT LINE!

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Johnny B

The problem with Biden is yes he's a comfortable smelly old shoe, the good news about to our movement is Biden is a comfortable smelly old shoe!! Which biden do Dems want to vote for if he's the candidate because Trump will inialate him on stage in debates – Good luck minions of satan

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Logical

That progressive there couldn’t talk at all. Woman let the man speak.

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Raghu Seetharaman

Yang Gang 2020!

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king David

Buncha Losers !

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Joyora

that white girl really isnt respecful

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Joel Betances

Yang is the best candidate by far. All the others are corporate puppets

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Danny Timmons

Taxes go up in California all the time. The democrats know how to make up fake poles. Everyone of them will tell you

that that the pulls say they would beat Donald Trump today.

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Dan Jakeway

My father had a similar issue with not marrying a Roman Catholic. Here's the thing: the atrociously designed American intervention in World War 1 led to one my great grandfathers seeing a RIVER OF BLOOD there was so much violence in France. I'm almost certain he either had no Roman Catholic chaplain, and if he did, he was either a scoffer or Protestant scumbags worthy of hellfire harassed him. Long story short, Joe Biden married outside the Church and enjoyed it. You can tell because his big evil lying scumbag grin means he teaches his scumbag family that Roman Catholicism isn't truthful as he enjoys the fruits of our labors. May the Lord feed you your own lies as your nutrition in your excommunication. Filth.

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some guy on the internet

Can someone tell me the Republican healthcare plan?

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some guy on the internet

Did the Republican party ever abolish Obamacare?

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Alva Stewart

Atleast Republicans have talking points

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Rick Noel

WHAT A JOKE. NONE OF THEM ARE IN TOUCH WITH REALITY. THEY'RE ALL PLAYING MENTAL LYING GYMNASTICS.

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K Law

ANDREW YANG CAME OUT O.K. HE IS THE MOST ARTICULATE AND CLEAR ABOUT HIS POLICIES ON EVERY IMPORTANT ISSUES.

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Commie Putin

The way commies Kamala, NY mayor, and Booker cornered Biden like the bullies they really are, it will end up boosting Biden's poll numbers. Biden is the only sane one here who wants to secure America's border. If Julian race baiting Castro's plan of opening the border succeeds, it will be nightmare for the sovereignty of a country called USA. USA needs to protect its sovereignty and integrity from these clueless hispanic pandering commies.

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FYRFOX198

Tulsi dropped the Samoan Club on Kamaltoe Harris’s head.

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Rasha Wiley

Ppl keep asking why hasn't obuma endorse biden lol he won't he scared cos if he do all his lies and cover up will be exposed by all dems running for presidency

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k moods

hard to take gillibrand seriously when she reminds you so much of Holly Flax from the Office.

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hartbroslivestock

America ,you are a Bolshevik (2)JewishCommunist Takeover Messsss!!!!! Getting ready to explode …Looks like a Civil War a coming …

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Sam Floed

EX VP, never will receive that CREDIT he gave to OBAMA 8 Years ago. Why? Is so White, is so Christian and even he react like a very smart, he never knew OBAMA and his mission. He don't understand that from DEMOS he never will take that appreciation that he , Pelosi, Schumer, even Clinton's did for that Party. Now is different strategy, different Vision, different Plan for this "American" Political Party. Don't need smartness or explanation to understand this. Is so sad to happen this to USA.

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The One

Pervert biden

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lullabyemoon

Only an IDIOT would want Medicare for All. THAT MEANS EVERY PERSON IN THE WORLD GETS FREE HEALTHCARE FOREVER AT THE EXPENSE OF TAXPAYERS.

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Roland Braun

There are some skeletons in the Biden family finances and there is a Ukraine connection via his son and Biden's influence !!

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OG Sinatra

If biden wins 1776 is going to have a re run that's absolute fact and they will strip Americans of constitutional rights
2020trump

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Daddy Orphelia

Bernie for 2020 Periodt

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Surt Andvettsson

For Medicare For All to happen, AMA has to stop limiting the number allowed into Medical Industry.
That is also why we have so many Mud-Goblins in doctor offices now … they bring down earnings.
Same as with our tech industry.
H1-B Visas are being used to crush wages.

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Surt Andvettsson

They are NOT "African-Americans" anymore than I can be "Japanese/ Turkish/ Mexican/ Russian … "American"".
My ethnicity, heritage, history, culture, values are American … of Anglo-European heritage.
End of Story.

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bill ding

Kamala Harris. Arrogance and ignorance wrapped up in a smug racial identity package. Like Hillary, she lies when she doesn't even need to. She is a completely empty, totally corrupt dimwit.

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luv2rideaz3msn

The Medicare we have now doesn’t work

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luv2rideaz3msn

Democratic Party is completely. Insane

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Earl C Glaude Sr

I am being denied of my conservation rights to vote because of the laws being passed by the governor of California.

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zebb1111

the only one with any chance is Tulsi Gabbard. The people like her and for good reasons. she will also eat Biden alive in a 1 on 1 debate.

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Wenyuan Wu

It wasn’t 9 on 1. Yang and Gabbard never attacked trump

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Skylan H

Why doesn't fox host the bottom candidates? Maybe gain some new viewers and keep their campaigns alive and dividing the Demecrates base.

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stephen conner

Stop blessing Obama. He's a treasonous x pres

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Ben Toal

Sounds like clowns to me.

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Ben Toal

Gabbard should get the nomination.

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Bruce Niblett

Weird that Dana Carvey totally tricked these guys

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William Sr. Donaldson

I'm not into politics, but it sure looks like Democrats are idiots. We need a president that is for the people, not into destroying the American way. United we stand, devided we fall. Stop the Democrats from tearing us apart.

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Jeff Singer

Trump 2020

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phillip rubin

Look at the VA, or Canada and you'll see what single payer health care will be like….

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Betty Hancock

You're debating who the democrats are going to want as their candidate but we already know the dnc doesn't care. They're gonna nominate who they want, they don't care about their constituents. They know they're stupid and they'll think what CNN tells them to think

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Norman De George

Remember folks, your next door neighbor may have voted for one of these idiots. Please help your neighbors!

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Marcus Wilkins

The Free Health Care Movement:  
In the 1970s, leaders of the Black Panther Party decided that as a part of their mission, they would also provide members of minority communities with alternative health care clinics. Over the movement’s lifetime, there were numerous operating free clinics, each conducting research, treating patients, and spreading the mission and values of the BPP.
The Republican governor of California (Ronald Wilson Reagan) saw this as a Threat and took Legislative action Against them.

This is how California lost its right to open carry.🎯💯☻

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Raj Patel

Fake Conservatives, Fox News, Rince… Fake Fox..

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Barry Bretz

Did sleepy joe try to snif anyones head?

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Duc Nguyen

set back watch them fight that show America how stupid they are , enjoy the show

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Vincent Williams

18:05, Omg! I love that line.

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octoberboiy

The only 3 candidates who are not behaving like children are Joe Biden, Bernie and Elizabeth Warren. Everyone else needs to go home now. Cory Booker talks big but I haven’t forgotten his votes for Big Pharma.

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Alisia Lopez

I don’t want to have to pay for people’s Medicare because they can’t stop eating fast food. Heart disease keeps people on medication their whole lives and doing pointless heart surgeries. Our number one killer can be prevented and reversed.

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ELWATCH01

Republican talking point = facts, statistics, logic, proof VS democrats talking points = FEELINGS and NOTHING else!

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jupin1960

The Hawaiian Princess bodyslams Kamalamala the Ugandan Giant while Creepy Uncle Joe tries to remember his own name and to point out his unracist viewpoint that poor kids are just as smart as white kids. Meanwhile Pocohontas goes on a war dance over the bad orange man, comrade Bernie Slanders sings the communist manifesto, Pete butt judge makes eyes at Spartacus of the Hood and the fairy sprinkles love dust over everyone and leads them in a chorus of kumbaya. I feel so much better. I feel secure. I feel empowered. I feel validated. I never feel any of those with bad orange man. This election cycle I am going to get factscinated so I don't get infected with facts and have to use my brain to vote. I'm going to let my feelings be in charge this time. I just want to be as woke as all of them! Gosh I feel so good now I just want to smash something and hit someone with a pipe to really spread the love🤗

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Sassy's Nail Spa at South Hills Village

All politicians are lie one way or another. But most Democrats are liars and bankrupt. Republicans are liar but useful for our America people.

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Odin Coulombe

No demodork went after trump because what could they say,,trump done everything great even with demodorks all out war on him,when they should have been helping his great vision for america,,god bless him.

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Odin Coulombe

obama promised change and hope,but then dove right into destroying America from within,,he was the biggest lie ever,,he deserves firing squad.

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Odin Coulombe

all i see when i see a crowd of demos is are old enemy Communism,

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Odin Coulombe

i say give up 2020 trumps already won..trumps going to crush these america hating scums

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Resurgence Of The Shadow Dragons

"We value Truth over Facts"

"Poor kids can be just as bright and talented as white kids"

And the Democrats are no longer the party of Racism? Seeming to me that those roots run pretty deep, we should have abolished their party after they betrayed our Country, declared war to keep their slaves, and subsequently lost back in 1865.

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I wish I was wrong

I love democrats. I just hate to see them talking. Or looking. Or breathing.

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Gordon Brand

Love the display of our good old Red,White, and Blue! Not a flag in sight! But, the promotion of CNN cannot be ignored. This is all so sad to our beloved USA

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Dave

Tulsi Gabbard!

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Jeff Hodges

I don’t like any of them they are all creeps

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Nobody

don't make joe biden win

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