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The Funniest Moments From The Third Democratic Presidential Debate Will Leave You In Stitches
For those of you who missed the Third Democratic Debate, like I did, here is a unintentionally funny video of the side-splitting highlights from the proceedings. The 10 Democratic front-runners took the stage Thursday at 8 p.m.
Joe Biden has graduated from making mind-numbing gaffes to mumbling gibberish that is quite similar to what people with dementia would say. We told you last week that our sources told us that Joe Biden will soon be stepping down, and his performance last night certainly gave much support to that position.
Biden Urges Parents To ‘Keep The Record Player On’ For Their Kids
FROM TAMPA BAY TIMES: Progressive Democrats Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders shared the stage for the first time with establishment favorite Joe Biden in a prime-time showdown that displayed opposing notions of electability in the party’s presidential nomination fight.
They were joined by the next tier of candidates, California Sen. Kamala Harris and Pete Buttigieg, mayor of South Bend, Ind.
Rounding out the field were Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar, New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, former U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke and former U.S. Housing Secretary Julián Castro, both from Texas, and New York venture capitalist Andrew Yang, who made a surprising offer in the opening minutes that helped him grab attention on social media.
In response to a final question about their biggest professional setback that elicited the most human responses from the candidates — and a moment to finally depart from the talking points — Mayor Pete Buttigieg had perhaps the most memorable answer.
“As a military officer serving Don’t Ask Don’t Tell and as an elected official in the state of Indiana when Mike Pence was governor, at a certain point, when it came to professional setbacks, I had to wondering whether just acknowledging who I was going to be the ultimate career-ending professional setback,” he said. It was a historic moment: a candidate for president discussing coming out on the debate stage.
It wouldn’t be a debate if Biden didn’t stump people with a strange turn of phrase.
The frontrunner was active and involved all night, returning attacks and dishing out his own retorts. But what had Twitter talking was a strange suggestion poor families should keep the record player on at night to make their kids smarter.
Here’s the gist of Biden’s argument: Kids coming from poor backgrounds hear 4 million fewer words by the time they get to school than kids in better financial circumstances (here’s what PolitiFact had to say about that).
Biden’s solution? Bring social workers into the home to teach underprivileged parents how to raise kids. Fine. But also: “Play the radio. Make sure the television, excuse me, make sure you have the record player on at night.” READ MORE
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