November 15, 2015 Dem debate part 2
9:55 Sanders says minimum wage increases jobs by putting money in hands of people leading to more jobs
9:56 O’Malley- what I did for Maryland I can do for America
9:56 Hillary calls for only $12 minimum because there are “no international comparisons”. Hillary lets herself get outbid. Very confident.
10:03 When asked about Wall St campaign contributions Hillary says hedge fund guys running superPAC against her.
10:05 Sanders – break up big banks.
10:06 Says something about Dem identity politics that Hillary is “proud” 60 percent of our donors were women.
10:06 Hillary- on 9/11 terrorists attack Wall St. But “I go after all of Wall Street not just the big banks.”
10:08 O’Malley mentions he won’t have Robert Rubin on CEA but fails to mention why that matters, kind of a fumble.
10:12 Hillary gun laws blah blah blah.
10:13 “I said I made a mistake on Iraq.” – Hillary.
10:13 “We need radical changes in mental health in America.’ – Sanders (begs for a joke here doesn’t it?)
10:13 O’Malley brags about gun record in Maryland. Given Baltimore’s murder rate maybe not a strong argument coming for him. What he did for Maryland he can do for America!
10:15 Sanders whacks O’Malley on Baltimore crime (good hit!). Calls for getting people to work together where there is a consensus (not practical).
This is another of these areas where Dems are whistling in a graveyard, given that the House is likely to be dominated by Republicans for the next decade or so (basically until the next failed Republican administration, I think)
10:24 Sanders- I can beat Republicans because most issues I care about are supported by most Americans but corrupt campaign finance system is preventing it. Not realistic- what prevents even noncontroversial liberal policies winning is that right-wing media has lock on Republican primary voters. Not something soluble by campaign finance reform.
10:31 O’Malley brags about criminal justice system achievements- again!
10:42 Clinton hits Sanders single payer plan- making states administer health plan risky, what if Republican governor?
10:42 Sanders- ACA has same problem
10:52 O’Malley against “divisive ideologies” and for “new era.” Sounds pretty old to me.
10:53 Clinton: I’ve spent my life evening the odds, blah blah. I will work hard (Republican viewers thinking: yes, that’s exactly the problem).
10:54 Sanders: inequality, child poverty, campaign finance, health insurance, paid medical leave. Crowd loves him.
It was really hard for this debate to keep my attention. I declare Sleep the winner!