CNN spiced up their Ted Cruz/Bernie Sanders debates by allowing both to bring a posse. Cruz chose Sen. Tim Scott. Bernie? He chose Sen. Maria Cantwell. Cute.
Spoiler alert: Ted Cruz laid out facts. Bernie Sanders laid out feelings.
There was one question Bernie hasn’t yet answered. Cruz was hoping Sen. Cantwell might enlighten people. Democrats vs Socialist. What’s the difference?
CRUZ: I’d like to ask you a question that I asked Bernie last time. Since this is a tax debate, what is the difference between a Democrat and a Socialist on taxes?
CANTWELL: I really though about this issue of your trying to divide the Democrats, but we’re a big tent party. And there’s room for Bernie and there’s room for me.
Because there isn’t a difference. Democrats just don’t want to admit it. Optics. It’s a thing.
She then regaled the uninterested audience about Seattle small businessmen. Big mistake. Huge. If she thought citing Seattle was a swell idea (see Research Shows Seattle’s Minimum Wage Hike Was a Huge Mistake and Seattle Spent More Money Defending Their Gun Tax Than They Collected From It), there’s room for her and Bernie in the Democrat Party. Except there will be plenty if infighting over how to spend the limited taxes collected by everyone who earns money, under that big tent. A fight we can avoid if we toss in an attractive lady. All the Democrats will fight over who gets to grope her first. That is, it seems, the Democrat way. Al Franken will bring his own photographer. Matt Lauer can report.
Democrats and socialists. There is no spoon.