Friday, October 23, 2020
Miles from the Mainstream
D. R. ZUKERMAN, proprietor

Politics Simultaneous With Baseball

October 19, 2019 --

What proved to be the final game of the National League Championship Series was played simultaneously with the October 15 Democratic debate. Indeed the game ended about five minutes after the Hate Trump debate, which seemed to LPR like an anti-Trump propaganda production made possible with the cooperation of the debate's producers, The anti-Trump New York Times and the anti-Trump CNN. The candidates reiterated their positions on healthcare, Senator Sanders again proposed taxes on the wealthy, Senator Warren insisted that she would raise taxes on the middle class.

The moderators did not ask if there would still be a middle class under a President Warren or a President Sanders. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, at one point was a profile in courage, as she directed barbs at the Times and CNN. saying, it was "despicable" for CNN to have called her an "asset of Russia," or for The New York Times to have called her a "Russian asset."

As president, she would be against "regime change wars, " she said.

Perhaps with the exception of Gabbard, the Democratic field seems agreed that, as former Vice President Biden said, without elaboration, President Trump is the "most corrupt" president "in modern history, " perhaps all history.

The moderators did not inquire if conviction of Mr. Trump for seeking information from Ukraine might itself amount to interference in the election. Unthinkable thought: what if voters get turned off by repetitive Democratic debates?

LPR guesses that the Russians will be blamed for that, too.