Peggy Noonan in the WSJ outlines her “favorite” panel-candidate moment from Tuesday night’s Democratic debate.
Bright Young Woman Journalist: “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: “That is correct.”
BYWJ: “Sen. Warren, what did you think when Sen. Sanders told you a woman could not win the election?”
Warren: “I disagreed.”
Like Judge Judy on Drugs:
“Ernie, did you hit Peggy on the head?”
“No, of course not.”
“Peggy, how did you feel when Ernie hit you on the head?”
The moment went uncorrected.
This is why people hate the press.
The Year of Magical Thinking
During the debate Tuesday, Elizabeth Warren was doing her “magical thinking about how universal Medicare won’t cost people a thing,” continues Ms. Noonan.
… it’s all savings with a few small tax increases on people we don’t like.
Does Warren Believe What She Says or Is It Make Believe?
She did believe, but she is seeing too many holes and now she is trapped in her magical thinking.
… she’s said it too often and now can only repeat it.
Bernie Sanders has the same magical thinking about the cost of things, who’ll pay, and what effect that will have on the nation’s life. But he gets away with it because he’s a declared socialist. His supporters don’t want realism and his foes don’t expect it. Ms. Warren says she’s a capitalist with a critique, so she faces a different burden.
No Compassion for Parents Who Stay at Home
What seemed to guide all the answers was a technocratic assumption that it’s best for little children to be raised by well-compensated strangers as mom is absorbed into the workforce, where she’ll finally achieve full self-actualization.
It was all so . . . cold. And detached from real life as many live it.
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