Last week, the Democrats, both those running for president and those activists in the MSM, repeatedly talked about the looming recession. At last night’s third Democrat presidential debate, hardly a word was said about the economy. Chief Washington Examiner Politics Correspondent Byron York notice that the subject of the economy didn’t make an appearance at the Democrats’ third presidential debate. Amazingly, ABC moderators didn’t ask a single question about the economy, either.
How can you have a 3-hour-long debate and not talk about the topic that most people want to talk about? That’s journalistic malpractice. In his article, York wrote “at the Democratic Party’s first one-night presidential debate, the first opportunity to showcase the party’s ten leading candidates, what role did the nation’s widespread economic anxieties play? Almost none. The candidates simply didn’t talk about it. (Nor did the ABC News moderators ask.) The word “recession” was uttered just once in the entire debate. (By Julian Castro, who noted the poll’s finding of recession fears.) Nor was the word “unemployment” ever spoken. Nor was there a discussion of job creation. Nor was there much of a discussion of wages.”
It’s almost as if ABC got the word from their boss (in this instance, DNC Chair Tom Perez) to not talk about the subject. I’m not accusing Chairman Perez of that. I’m merely stating that it’s as if Perez did that. It isn’t like Clintonista George Stephanopoulos was ever accused of rigging a debate by his former bosses. Oh wait. He has:
BRZEZINSKI:Jonathan Capehart, help me understand, tell me if I’m going down the wrong path here. It appears the Clinton campaign wants to do either a debate that no one will see, or a debate with a moderator that might not be completely fair towards Bernie Sanders. What do you think of the concept of a GMA debate with George Stephanopoulos.
Democrats understand that it’s virtually impossible to convince people that are spending extra money at Walmart because their take-home pay has increased thanks to the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act and because pay has increased by 3% over the past year. It’s easier to talk about ‘Democrat’ issues like health care and gun confiscation. DNC Chairman Tom Perez, in an attempt to spin what happened, said that health care is an economic issue:
Sorry, Tom, but creating jobs, tax policy, regulatory policy and rebuilding communities through a solid, comprehensive economic package qualifies as a discussion on the economy.