Kathleen Parker: The empathy factor in 2020

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  • BYUalum South Jordan, UT
    May 3, 2019 11:02 p.m.

    The shock value of Kathleen Parker's articles are surreal.

    Let's see if I've got this straight; If the former VP is the Dem nominee and possibly elected President, we will then have four more years of another era of higher unemployment, more people on food stamps, immigration flood gates opened wide, and single payer healthcare, and a slide toward socialism (government-controlled everything), etc. Regulations would return on businesses and the aftermath of all that happened 2008-2015. The cover-up would be the billion dollar contract given to his son by Ukraine while he was VP.

    On the other hand, as KP so deftly implied the "evils" of Donald Trump would continue!

    Yes, that would be the greatest economic boom in 50 years (according to the Dredge report today)and the lowest unemployment of Hispanics, Blacks, and all women recorded. Under Trump we are energy independent, businesses are booming, tax cuts for all, and higher wages. We are better respected around the world and getting fair trade deals with other countries, etc.

    Frankly, I don't think the American people want to go backwards when we have been going forward for two years.

    Trump/Pence 2020

  • Vermonter Plymouth, MI
    May 3, 2019 1:04 p.m.

    Spot on opinion piece. The only thing Parker didn’t say is that Joe Biden doesn’t have a prayer of getting the Democratic nomination. But, she actually said it without specifically saying it. (Sure, he’s cute and cuddly, for a 76-year-old fossil.)

    The last 3 presidential elections, Democrats nominated a candidate with clear identity-politics bona fides. In case you haven’t noticed, Joe can’t check that box.

    But, perhaps, Parker is subliminally putting together her Democratic dream ticket—Buttigieg/Biden.

    But...it’s way too early.

  • SC Matt Saline, MI
    May 3, 2019 9:23 a.m.

    Buttigieg strikes me as "not crazy."

    That counts for something, maybe even enough to win the presidency.

    He's also not somebody who's going to try to divide the country. He wants to bring people together.

    In MI, I can vote in either primary, and it would be kind of useless to vote in the (R) presidential primary, so I will be voting in the (D) presidential primary. If Buttigieg is still in the race at that point, he'd get my vote before Biden for sure, but probably before any other (D) also. And he might be the only (D) I've seen so far who would get my vote.

    But it remains to be seen not only if America is ready for a gay man in the White House, but if the Democrats can nominate somebody who wants to bring the country together instead of a "fighter" to go against Trump.