(Editor’s Note – Stan Welch’s Seem to Me column appears weekly on the opinion page of The Journal. This one is a day early for your enjoyment, or dismay, before or instead of watching the Democratic debate tonight)
By Stan Welch
I usually write this column on Tuesday, since the events of the day often lead to my choice of topic. I had considered not writing this specific one until tomorrow, Wednesday, even though that is press day, and I would really have to hustle to get it in. I was going to wait until then because the first Democratic presidential debate is going to be on television Tuesday night.
But the more I thought about it, the less reason I saw to delay. I mean, it’s not like Hillary or Bernie or those other two guys whose pictures are on the milk cartons are going to say anything new. The fact is that the liberal Democrats haven’t had anything new to say in a quarter century. And there is no other kind of Democrat.
So desperate is the DNC that they are giving Uncle Joe Biden until six o’clock tonight to show up if he wants to. This, of course, is despite the fact that he has yet to decide and declare officially that he is running. This is an absolutely unprecedented accommodation by the Democratic Party, and is a remarkable sign of weakness.
With that said, here’s a brief viewing guide for tonight’s debate.
Ask a Democrat any question about domestic American policy and their answer is short and simple: more government. Got a problem? Print a bunch of worthless money and throw it at the problem.