Democratic Presidential Disarray
I'm almost as upset that Democratic presidential candidates are squabbling as I am that Prince Harry and the former Meghan Markle apparently don't want to live in Los Angeles until President Donald Trump leaves office. Double bummer.
Speaking of doubles, did you know that Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders have accused each other of lying? How can this be? Progressives don't lie. With that in mind, one of them must be lying.
After Tuesday night's Democratic presidential debate, Warren and Sanders were noticed in an apparently heated exchange, and CNN later released the audio of the intra-socialist spat.
Word on the street, and on the ubiquitous mainstream media outlets that regularly present old stories as breaking news, is that in a December 2018 meeting, Sanders told Warren he didn't believe a woman could win a presidential election. How can this be? Progressives can't be sexist.
CNN's nonbiased, objective, fact-hunting, truth-seeking professional journalist Abby Phillip pseudo innocently asked sexist Sanders during the debate: "So, Sen. Sanders, I do want to be clear here: You're saying that you never told Sen. Warren that a woman could not win the election." Sanders was probably thinking, "Where did that come from?" -- especially if he never said it, which we have to assume, since progressives cannot lie.
Sanders predictably replied, "That is correct," at which point Warren must have been furious because she knew he was lying -- except she also must have been conflicted knowing that progressives don't lie.
Then Phillip turned to Warren and asked, "Sen. Warren, what did you think when Sen. Sanders told you a woman could not win the election?"
You might be thinking, "Wait, how can Phillip assume a fact not in evidence -- that Warren's version of the 2018 meeting is presumptively true and Sanders' isn't?" But if you are the least bit enlightened, you would then have to catch yourself and broom such a wicked thought from your mind because you know CNN doesn't employ biased and palpably unfair reporters.
Characteristically mild-mannered law professor Jonathan Turley was uncharacteristically outraged by CNN's taking sides. He tweeted: "CNN has long been viewed as anti-Sanders, but this is incredible. After asking Sanders to repeat his denial, Abby Phillips asserted that Sanders was lying: 'Senator Warren, what did you think when Senator Sanders told you a woman could not win the election?'"
Now fast-forward to the post-debate stage when Warren and Sanders stood before each other like passive progressive warriors, ready to accuse each other of dissembling.