“What they are really telling you is they just won’t fight for it. Healthcare is a basic right, and I will fight for it,” Warren promises.
Free healthcare for all and abortion were center stage in the first round of the debates.
Washington Governor Jay Inslee said he was the only candidate on the stage who had passed a public healthcare option and a law protecting a woman’s right to reproductive health and health insurance.
That drew a sharp response from Senator Amy Klobuchar, referring to Elizabeth Warren and Tulsi Gabbard.
“There are three women up here who have fought pretty hard for a woman’s right to choose.”
Former mayor and head of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro focused on immigration policy. With the day’s headlines saturated by a troubling photo, a father and daughter who drowned after being lured by Democrat promises into braving the dangers. He blames laws instead of those who break them.
“Watching that image of Oscar and his daughter, Valeria, is heartbreaking,” Castro said. “It should also piss us all off.”
Suddenly, as reported by liberal outlet The Week, searches for Castro’s named jumped 2400 percent on Google.
“The reason that they’re separating these little children from their families is that they’re using section 1325 of that act which criminalizes coming across the border to incarcerate the parents and then separate them.”
“Some of us on this stage have called to end that section, to terminate it. Some, like Congressman O’Rourke, have not and I want to challenge all of the candidates to do that.”
Bill DeBlasio is reaching out to moderate conservatives but he’s sending the wrong signal if he wants to gain converts. He has a message:
“For all the American citizens out there who feel you’re falling behind, who feel the American dream’s not working for you.”
“The immigrants didn’t do that to you, the big corporations did that to you. The 1 percent did that to you.”
Corey Booker can’t sleep because of the Second Amendment.
“I hear gunshots in my neighborhood. I think I’m the only one, I hope I am the only one that had seven people shot in their neighborhood just last week.”
“For millions of Americans this is not a policy issue this is an urgency and for those who have not been affected, they’re tired of living in a country where their kids go to school to learn about reading writing and arithmetic and how to deal with an active shooter in their school.”
Elizabeth Warren isn’t saying gun confiscation is the answer but she’s willing to consider it.
“Gun violence is a national health emergency in this country. And we need to treat it like that. We can’t treat this as an across-the-board problem. We have to treat it like a public health emergency. That means bring data to bear and it means making real change in this country, whether it’s politically popular or not.”
Tim Ryan tussled with Tulsi Gabbard after making the remark that the Taliban “started flying planes into our buildings.”
“The Taliban didn’t attack us Al-Qaeda did,” Gabbard corrected.
One line of Ryan’s didn’t make it past the liberal censors into the highlight reel.
“We’ve lost all connection. We have got to change the center of gravity of the Democratic Party from coastal and elitist and Ivy League – which is the perception – to somebody from the forgotten communities that have been left behind for the last 30 years.”
Julian Castro wants to be the president to do the job. For him, “this is about getting America working again.” Conservative Americans wonder what rock he’s been under for the past decade. After liberal Democrat policies cratered our economy, it has come roaring back across the board under President Donald Trump’s administration, with unemployment way down for everyone — especially minorities.