There are many more but I think these 5 are important
The traditional mainstream media's take on the Democratic Debate was interesting. First, most of the pundits of this elitist media on the Left, Right, or in between, claimed that Hillary won the debate. I sat there wondering, 'Were they watching the same debate I was watching? This morning I was going to write a piece on this type of cognitive dissonance by the traditional mainstream media. Coffee Party USA's Vince Lamb beat me to the punch with his piece that had graphs and all.
So here are 5 big takeaways from the Democratic Debate.
- The American corporatocracy is scared of Bernie Sanders. By all empirical measures, Bernie Sanders won the debate. He won it on Twitter. He won it on polls on most of the TV websites and on blog sites. Immediately after the debate there were no scientific polls. There were just reactions from controlled audiences on Fox and CNN. Sanders won them both. So why was there a blanket acceptance by the national punditry that Sanders won? Why were they all talking in unison? They had to. Sanders held is own and immediately became plausible to millions who had no clue who he is or what he represents.
- The Democratic Party is no longer in the throngs of the DLC. The Democratic Party on stage at the Democratic Debate was not a centrist party. It was not a center left party. It was a populist party. Even Hillary Clinton did her best to dispel her infatuation with pleading guilty for being moderate and centered as she boldly claim she is a progressive.
- The Democratic Candidates are a serious bunch. There was a lot of substantive issues discussed at the Democratic Debate. Some that are important but that generally aren't discussed. Glass-Steagall, banking, healthcare, and much more actually took center stage. Of course silliness had to be inserted somewhere. The traditional mainstream media did its job in showing their shallow disregard and lack of seriousness.
- Americans are very interested in what Democrats have to say. Many expected a lackluster viewership of the Democratic Debate. Why? Many accepted the narrative that the outcome is a far gone conclusion, Hillary Clinton will be coronated the Democratic nominee. The punditry lead by the pronouncements of their darling Donald Trump were proving wrong. North of 15 million Americans tuned in. That is the highest viewership of any Democratic Primary debate ever. It is true that it did not match the Republican Debate. It is understood that the Republican Debate would have gotten entertainment type numbers giving its clown cart nature.
- Democrats are very satisfied with President Obama's path for the country. There was not one policy critique of President Obama. In fact every candidate tried their best to be as close to him as possible. Better however was that they all wanted to expand on his policies from healthcare to immigration to education assistance and more.
The Democratic Party platform has always best represented the American people. Democrats have simply been lousy at articulating it. Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, and to a lesser extent the other candidates, are all doing a much better job. Moreover they are full throated populists now. One hopes they will continue going forward to the general.
Did you infer anything else from the debate. What are your thoughts?