NYT Columnist to Noah: Unlike Republicans 'Democrats Actually Care About Stuff'

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Just how low will the Democrats go? Nobody knows. In the unlikely event you missed Thursday night’s 2020 Democratic Presidential Primary debate, do not fret as liberal late-night sage, Trevor Noah, provided his eagerly anticipated analysis on The Daily Show immediately after the event.

It would have been an impressive feat for Noah to suppress his vitriol for President Trump, if only to cover the Democrats in the debate that took place minutes prior. Sadly, the impulse proved too tempting to resist as Noah posited the following observation to his guest and New York Times columnist Jamelle Bouie:

 

 

I found myself asking myself one question and that was, does Trump have an advantage because he would just blatantly lie on a debate stage? They would go like, who would pay for the wall? Mexico. What are you going to do with ISIS? I've got a secret plan… Does that give him an advantage in a debate?

Bouie offered no hesitation in putting his ignorance and lack of faith in Republicans across this country on full display in his response to Noah:

I think it does. I mean, one of the strangest things to me about all of this is that, Trump has no policy ideas. Like you said, he kind of just says what's on his mind…He will give you whatever answer he needs to get to the next question or get out of the interaction and the press treats him like that. Whereas, everyone knows that Democrats actually care about stuff.

Message received loud and clear. In order to “care about stuff,” one must only care about the things that liberals deem to be worthy of importance:

They made policies, so the press treats them like they care. And so that creates an automatic asymmetry because when you care, you do actually want to get the details correct. You want to make sure you're not doing something terrible. If you don't care either way, if it does not matter to you what happens, if you are just trying to pander to the greatest number of people like President Trump often is, then yeah you can just say whatever.

Isn’t it perplexing the same people who purport to care about policies then evade questions about policy ideas in order to rail against the President? Then again, this came from the same person who thought Donald Trump’s election was like the end of Civil War Reconstruction.

Transcript below:

Comedy Central's The Daily Show

09/12/19

11:32 p.m. Eastern

TREVOR NOAH: That's an interesting thing to say, be a little bit more vague. Because there was one point where they were asking Elizabeth Warren, will the taxes go up, specifically will taxes on the middle class go up? And then they specifically asked Biden, would you increase the number on immigration and specifically Bernie what would you do with the numbers? I found myself asking myself one question and that was, does Trump have an advantage because he would just blatantly lie on a debate stage? They would go like, who would pay for the wall? Mexico. What are you going to do with ISIS? I've got a secret plan.

JAMELLE BOUIE: Right.

NOAH: Does that give him an advantage in a debate?

BOUIE: I think it does. I mean, one of the strangest things to me about all of this is that, Trump has no policy ideas. Like you said, he kind of just says what's on his mind.

NOAH: Right

BOUIE: He will give you whatever answer he needs to get to the next question or get out of the interaction and the press treats him like that. Whereas, everyone knows that Democrats actually care about stuff.

NOAH: Right. They have policies.

BOUIE: They made policies, so the press treats them like they care. And so that creates an automatic asymmetry because when you care, you do actually want to get the details correct. You want to make sure you're not doing something terrible. If you don't care either way, if it does not matter to you what happens, if you are just trying to pander to the greatest number of people like President Trump often is, then yeah you can just say whatever. And it's hard to deal with that in the context of a 30 second response in a debate.

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