The field of 2020 Dems continues to jockey for position at the back of the pack. Yesterday Beto O’Rourke said that America “was founded on white supremacy and every single institution and structure that we have in this country still reflects the legacy of slavery and segregation and Jim Crow and suppression even in our democracy.” With that, current candidate Bill de Blasio saw an opening and pledged to lead a different cause:
— New York Post (@nypost) July 10, 2019
Well, isn’t that magnanimous of Comrade Bill, hypothetical US president!
Out of his own check book?
— Mike Parker (@MJP1313) July 10, 2019
lol out of his own pocket?
— HilltoDieOn (@thehiIItodieon) July 10, 2019
The President pays athletes? https://t.co/S0EhUDb6yb
— Cristian Rocca 🌐 (@free_shilling) July 10, 2019
From his own pockets or what
— Jeroen 🤡🌎 (@klimatheist) July 10, 2019
A “President De Blasio” (we can’t say that without laughing) wouldn’t be paying anybody, nor would his office have that authority. Other than that, solid pander, Mr. Mayor!
That's not what a president does. https://t.co/uOIwSXPQMN
— [shrug emoji] (@jtLOL) July 10, 2019
So, does the president pay the athletes?
— #SentencingReformNow (@mrvtherecruiter) July 10, 2019
This is the dumbest, most pandery, most unkeepable promise of all time https://t.co/D97J5NDcrT
— Eddie Zipperer (@EddieZipperer) July 10, 2019
Wow that is *literally* not the governments job. https://t.co/kY1LbmCf3z
— Calli Norton (@CalliNorton) July 10, 2019
But it is what a pandering president wannabe does.
— MorrisOcean1 (@morris_ocean1) July 10, 2019
My God the pandering never stops!
— Never Trumpers Suck (@Laddzter) July 10, 2019
We have a free market that determines pay rates for us, including women soccer athletes. The more you politicians mess with it, the more expensive everything becomes… please stay out of the free market.
— Colorado RedTraci (@goptraci) July 10, 2019
Two closing points from Dana Loesch, both equally compelling:
Not the job of a president and also how can he be trusted to do this when he can’t even hold a groundhog https://t.co/jAZxmkCk2H
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) July 10, 2019