Marianne Williamson drew the biggest applause at the second Democrat debate in Detroit — and that tells you everything that you need to know about the growing radicalism in the Democrat Party.
Despite a crowded field of candidates, the spirituality and self-help writer managed to set herself apart from the pack by appealing to the far-left id of the Democratic Party. By the end of the night, she was the most searched-for candidate on Google.
While the other low-polling Democrats on the debate stage struggled in vain to make their semi-coherent policy proposals seem more palatable to voters, Williamson took the opposite approach by openly embracing some of the most extreme ideas mentioned during the entire debate.
On the subject of race and inequality, Williamson peddled a plan to offer up to half a trillion dollars in reparations for slavery — while providing no concrete details about where this money would come from, of course.
“We need to recognize when it comes to the economic gap between black and whites in America, it does come from a great injustice that has never been dealt with,” she said, suggesting that American taxpayers would be perfectly happy to shell out between $200 billion and $500 billion in reparations, a sum she deemed “politically feasible.”
Williamson also called for eliminating student debt, scolding her fellow Democrat opponents for refusing to defend that redistributionist policy.
“I look at some of you and I almost wonder why you’re Democrats,” she said. "You almost think something is wrong with using the instruments of government to help people.” The audience erupted in applause.
Of course, Williamson didn’t really explain how she would eliminate student debt, just like she didn’t explain how much the average taxpayer would have to pay for her reparations scheme. Those sorts of petty details are beside the point — today’s Democrat Party base is only interested in hearing feel-good mantras.
Indeed, none of the other Democrats on stage bothered to seriously challenge Williamson, or even ask her to elaborate on her insane policy platform. No one accused her of avoiding big ideas or attacked her for being out of sync with the rest of the party. All that Williamson had to do to raise her profile was go further to the left than any of her opponents — and the trick worked like a charm.
Make no mistake, Williamson’s rising popularity will only make it harder for the few remaining plausibly-centrist Democrats to make their voices heard over the cacophony of the socialist radicals.
Marianne Williamson handily won the Democrat debate by promoting unhinged policies at every opportunity, and that just might mean that the dwindling moderate wing of the Democrat Party is truly beyond resuscitation.
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