I like how the Spanish speakers are identified by host by speaking to them in Spanish. Someday, maybe we’ll have hosts who speak Chinese to Chinese candidates huh?
There is a recent, but perhaps late, movement to dedemonize Chinese people(such as MIT president pointing out a toxic environment for Chinese descendants). But candidate Yang is not a candidate who stand on a stage and talk about his suffering people. Black candidates and Hispanic candidates can stand there and question racist policies and oppose standing administration policy and orders against illegal immigration. The Chinese candidate should stand up against this injustice. It should be easy to say “I’m Chinese descendent, I think Trump is wrong to create intolerance and hatred for everything Chinese in America. Trump institutionalize racism against everything Chinese in the name of economic growth. Chinese Americans are great and my dad and myself are immigrants and living the American dream! My ancestors couldn’t come to America due to Chinese Exclusion act, and we’re practically headed there with Mexico!” This is a very real and tangible problem and is a microcosm of how Trump fight immigration and poor. Easy target to have missed. IMHO
I wonder if the express “Chinese maleficence” is too large an expression and too vague in sentiment. Clearly the next speaker(Buttigieg) had to pound that one down lest the public thinks Democrats were weak on anything Chinese. Let’s pound on Chinese human rights problems: they are using AI to enhance authoritarian regime.
Alas, perhaps survive one day to fight another day, hopefully.
Man, I live in the wrong state how I feel about immigration. I do think immigrants can be turned away, via deportation, if they did not prearrange entrance to the country and could not gain asylum for legitimate reasons once they are here. I feel so opposed to completely open boarder. We can make poverty an admissible reason for asylum but there should be procedure to moderate immigration. The boarder needs to be secured! The simple matter is that America cannot admit every single poor Mexican. We just can’t. What if climate change reestablished the ice bridge. Would any person in America oppose limiting Russian and Chinese immigrants walking through Canada to America? Jesus! Let’s please be truly honest about our xenophobia and the limits of our economical society and moderate immigration directly! (And that is to say I am fantasizing about a society with economy that can sustain unlimited immigration, but we don’t have it for sure) I’ll pay for every citizen to get healthcare, but I’m not willing to pay for any random unrestricted person to come and take that money.
Yay for “universal pre-K”
Yay for “universal single-payer healthcare”
Yay for “best country for children to grow up in.”
I wonder what will be the effect of linearly lowering microphone volume after time expires. But a test of ability to be heard in a crowd, which really is an important feature of a president, may be part of this.
“We must love our children more than our guns”
Huh “the problem is gun manufacturers did not put biometric locks into guns.” ???
Yay “rebuilding trust in UN”
Yay “EU and Latin America”
Yay, “NATO” this needs more explanation by each candidate IMHO.
Hah “first state to legalize marijuana”
WOW, “Not left, not right, but forward” that’s a good direction. But sorry can’t resist: “do you mean in the same direction the Chinese anthem sings about?” This is so sad how a good idea can get completely buried in our country’s hatred for anything and everything Chinese. It’s okay. Kamala is only third Black woman the presidential debate stage. Chinese candidate may make it some day…
Yay for solving, “3-am agenda to solve 3-am problems”, typing this at 2:30 only.
Yay for an URL in closing statement. Did anybody notice Kamal’s eyes white part is kinda blue?
Did I hear “yes we can?”
Did anybody notice the former HUD secretary Castro is running for president? That’s like the job of the show Designated Survivor’s president before he survived into presidency–in the show.
Shouldn’t illegal immigration be criminal? I don’t see a nonprofit or a farmer sitting on the boarder bringing civil suit against an illegal immigrant. The main reason being the punishment for the offense including jail and deportation is a very severe punishment that it merit criminal procedures. And seriously, there are infractions and misdemeanor class of crime that can be resolved with less serious punishment. But the federal government should secure the borders and the states can too secure its borders.
Why would Chinese government take this offer? Well, this is better than having US dollars and not being able to spend it. Also, China needs US to keep up its economy to continue buying its goods, so it should in theory be willing to pay for it.
Plus it looks good. US wins. China gets to export with no tariff. Done!