(Article by Matthew K. Burke from Politistick.com)
It was such a bloodbath for Soviet Sanders — so much so that leftist CNN decided not to have a discussion panel after the much-ballyhooed debate event and Twitter decided to downplay by refusing to trend any of the relevant hashtags that normally would go viral.
No matter who you were rooting for, it's easy to see that Cruz came prepared and Sanders came with the same three talking points. #CNNDebate
— Kassy Dillon (@KassyDillon) February 8, 2017
Bernie Sanders repeatedly referred to the United States as “the wealthiest country in the history of the world,” inadvertently admitting that good old-fashioned American capitalism led to such prosperity — a devastating blow to his argument that more socialism would somehow make things better — while Ted Cruz brilliantly argued that big government caused the current healthcare crisis with the Obamacare disaster, with Sanders painfully unable to argue that he, Obama, and the Democrat Party lied to the American people when they promised that they could “keep their doctor,” “keep their policies,” and that the “average American would see premiums drop by $2,500 per year.”
Bernie keeps saying that the US is "the wealthiest country in the world." He clearly hasn't thought through how we got that way #CNNdebate
— Dan Bongino (@dbongino) February 8, 2017
Sanders refused to address broken Democrat promises, promises that Americans are painfully experiencing today.
Sanders: Government is corrupt
Cruz: then why do you want government in charge of healthcare?
— Charles Signorile (@CharlieSigs) February 8, 2017
As expected, CNN filled the audience with sob stories from people touting Obamacare as the second coming. Although, those plants were handled by Ted Cruz with compassion, grace, and logic in responding to their concerns about the repeal of Obamacare and the replacements being discussed that would not negatively affect their current coverage. When some in the audience gave specific personal testimonies how their lives were damaged by Obamacare, heartless socialist Sanders treated them like the number they would be under socialized medicine, often turning to his Marxist talking points to bail him out when he had no logical answer to the failed Democrat Party disaster.
Ted Cruz holding up socialists' reaction to him destroying Bernie with facts:#CNNDebate pic.twitter.com/qTrq3RyRfr
— Julio Rosas (@Julio_Rosas11) February 8, 2017
Ted Cruz has been somewhat quiet on social media that past few days and it shows. He was obviously preparing to mob the floor with Bernie Sanders and came locked and loaded.
After Cruz provided statistic after statistic proving that government solutions like Medicare or Medicaid have higher rejection rates than private insurance companies, Sanders completely switched topics to usual Marxist claptrap no matter how much they harmed individuals.
Cruz also pointed out, to the inconvenience of Bernie, that voters spoke in the last election and voters overwhelmingly want Obamacare gutted:
“2010, 2014, 2016, I believe were a mandate from the voters. We’re tired of the premiums going up. We’re tired of deductibles going up,” Cruz said, noting all broken Obamacare promises. “Should Congress move swiftly to repeal Obamacare? Absolutely.”
— Michael Berry (@MichaelBerrySho) February 8, 2017
As they do in communist regimes, Sanders repeated the leftist narrative that “healthcare is a right” even though there has yet to be a country to deliver on that promise. “If you believe healthcare is a right, why on Earth did you help write Obamacare that caused six million people to have their health insurance canceled, to lose their doctors?” Cruz asked Sanders. “You’re denying her what you say is her right,” he said, referring to an attendee that didn’t receive care because of Obamacare — a lady who was suffering from MS. “Access to healthcare is a right,” Bernie robotically repeated without being able to explain where this newfound right came from. Ted Cruz hit a home run when he caught Sanders in one of many logical contradictions, which was a continual theme through the night:
Senator @tedcruz: If the problem is government corruption, why on earth would you give government more power? #cnndebate #truthbomb pic.twitter.com/FtRbmMz630
— Daniel Garza (@danielggarza) February 8, 2017
Cruz also trapped Sanders into admitting that government solutions were failures at the same time Bernie argued that more big government would cure all ills — the absolute opposite of what human history teaches:
Bernie: Yes, yes Senator Cruz, government-run Medicare/Medicaid have problems, but more Government will make our wildest dreams come true pic.twitter.com/IVJbqO2iI6
— Daniel Garza (@danielggarza) February 8, 2017
When Cruz documented with facts and examples that government-run healthcare invariably leads to rationing, Bernie looked like he just ran into a Mack truck, with weird facial expressions that in no way helped his argument.
It turns out that even if Bernie Sanders was given the debate questions in advance, as they are prone to, it didn’t help him. Ted Cruz, a national collegiate debate champion while at Princeton, crushed him like a grape.
In case you missed this important debate, watch below (Part I and Part II):
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