The Déjà vu Debate

The 2020 Democratic candidates are starting to get a little repetitive.

Same old song

Candidates found themselves having the same debate, answering the same questions, and reiterating identical talking points about health care, gun violence, and higher education. While they get the overall problems in these areas correct — health care is unaffordable and higher education is out of reach for many — the solutions offered up are often grand, sweeping, and lacking in detail. Instead of talking about ideas that — whatever their merit — will likely never become legislation, candidates could better spend their time on stage discussing concrete, achievable policy solutions that are likely to pass through Congress and have an immediate impact on Americans.

Affording Healthcare

In nearly every debate, the discussion about how to bring down those overall health care costs has been dominated by just one idea: Medicare for All (or Medicare for All Who Want It). But there are other, more immediately attainable policy solutions to the affordability problem, and some of them are already working their way through Congress.

Gun Regulations

More than two-thirds of gun-related deaths in the U.S. are due to suicide. For nearly two decades, Congress has refused to properly fund research into gun violence policies.

Better Higher Education Outcomes

Higher education tended to get lumped into larger discussions of jobs and income inequality, but when it was mentioned, the focus was on free public college and the elimination of student debt. For most students, investing in higher education leads to better job opportunities and higher lifetime earnings. We need candidates to look beyond debt relief to the issues that are holding students back from reaching their full potential and, in some cases, leaving them with debt but no degree.


Since the last debate, House Democrats officially launched an impeachment inquiry against President Trump, which all the candidates on this stage support and it showed just as much as previous debates.


12/20/2019 5:33 AMupdated: 12/20/2019 5:33 AM


  • Rick S.
    01/08/2020 07:05


  • Patrick M.
    01/01/2020 15:47

    All I hear is them contending that government needs yet more control over your choices and your money. As if they don't already tax the ever loving soul out of you in this country. We need less government and more freedom. We need less laws and mandates forcing Americans to act under a penalty of law and more that apply to only the government for breaking their oaths of office. And most of all, when the government tries to tell you that you don't need your guns you absolutely need your guns more than ever.

  • Nancy B.
    01/01/2020 15:44

    Trump is the best president this country has ever had!! And the shame is you all know it!! Trump has made America better!!!

  • Larry B.
    01/01/2020 14:19


  • Ray H.
    01/01/2020 03:49

    The facts of it is me and my son got a million dollars a piece

  • Jeff B.
    01/01/2020 03:44

    The fact is your a corrupt ex government official who thinks you deserve another shot at stealing more money.

  • Jesse K.
    01/01/2020 03:18

    Bernie be talking about Obama

  • Jesse K.
    01/01/2020 03:17

    Burnie you havent been awake at 3pm for 70 years let alone 3am in the morning

  • Steve L.
    01/01/2020 03:16

    What a joke!!

  • William B.
    01/01/2020 03:14

    Trump 2020

  • William C.
    01/01/2020 03:09

    Maybe because they have zero message but hatred and vitriol for an elected President - there is no message about anything from them but NEGATIVITY!

  • Juan C.
    01/01/2020 03:03

    If Barack Obama hadn't rescued the Auto industry, the Banking industry, and the housing industry, Donald Trump would not be reaping the benefits of the strong economy we have today!!!

  • David L.
    01/01/2020 02:53

    Total bunch of crazies.

  • Tom M.
    01/01/2020 02:52

    He's dangerous to them and their corruption

  • Benjamin S.
    01/01/2020 02:34

    You all in politics are sick and corruptos right and left.

  • Nellie P.
    01/01/2020 02:17

    Biggest crook of them all Joe biden

  • John G.
    01/01/2020 02:09


  • Nora G.
    01/01/2020 02:08

    What a bunch of jokes!!!

  • Kevin K.
    01/01/2020 01:49

    🖕💩💩👨🏿‍🎤🐫Democrat’s 🖕them

  • Royce P.
    01/01/2020 01:38

    Everyone of you JACKASSES have been in Congress from 30 to 50 years and have accomplished absolutely nothing and now that President Trump has set the economy on fire your all going to pull a rabbit out of your are and do a better job !!! PaLease Fools

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